Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 211 85 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 39.51% 18.09% 15.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.89% 19.02% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 58 54
Southampton median daily rate £506 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.14% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £375 £300 £259
90th Percentile £544 £459 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £440 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate £46.62 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £43.07 £45.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £48.16 £45.00 £43.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +14.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 516 447 447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 95.11% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 280 308
Southampton median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £175 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 35
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £21.31 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.61% +52.21% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £48.09 £25.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% +2.00% +31.58%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Southampton over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Southampton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Southampton

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 109 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (46.45%) TDD
3 89 (42.18%) MongoDB
4 86 (40.76%) Java
5 85 (40.28%) BDD
6 82 (38.86%) NoSQL
7 81 (38.39%) Spring
8 80 (37.91%) Hibernate
9 77 (36.49%) Greenfield Project
10 73 (34.60%) MVC
11 66 (31.28%) JavaScript
12 59 (27.96%) Web Services
13 57 (27.01%) C#
14 56 (26.54%) Docker
15 55 (26.07%) Microservices
16 54 (25.59%) Git (software)
17 52 (24.64%) RESTful
17 52 (24.64%) Apache Cassandra
17 52 (24.64%) Spring Boot
17 52 (24.64%) Java 8
18 51 (24.17%) Jenkins
19 50 (23.70%) Maven
20 47 (22.27%) REST
21 44 (20.85%) .NET
21 44 (20.85%) JMS
22 43 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
23 42 (19.91%) Play Framework
23 42 (19.91%) Couchbase
23 42 (19.91%) Scala
23 42 (19.91%) Spring MVC

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (19.91%) MQSeries
2 27 (12.80%) JBoss
3 25 (11.85%) Jetty
3 25 (11.85%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.21%) CMS
5 6 (2.84%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.37%) IIS
7 4 (1.90%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.42%) Apache
8 3 (1.42%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.42%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.95%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (0.95%) SAP MM
1 2 (0.95%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (10.90%) Serverless
4 7 (3.32%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.32%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (3.32%) AWS Fargate
4 7 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.37%) npm
6 4 (1.90%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.42%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (1.42%) PaaS
7 3 (1.42%) SaaS
8 2 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (42.18%) MongoDB
2 82 (38.86%) NoSQL
3 52 (24.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 42 (19.91%) Couchbase
5 29 (13.74%) SQL Server
6 28 (13.27%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.32%) Big Data
8 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.37%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.37%) Redis
9 5 (2.37%) Riak
10 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.42%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.42%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.42%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.42%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 54 (25.59%) Git (software)
2 51 (24.17%) Jenkins
3 50 (23.70%) Maven
4 8 (3.79%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.42%) GitLab
8 2 (0.95%) JIRA
8 2 (0.95%) JUnit
8 2 (0.95%) Selenium
8 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.95%) Subversion
8 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.47%) NUnit
9 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.47%) WebSpeed
General
1 42 (19.91%) Games
2 5 (2.37%) Finance
3 3 (1.42%) Advertising
3 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (38.39%) Spring
2 80 (37.91%) Hibernate
3 59 (27.96%) Web Services
4 52 (24.64%) RESTful
4 52 (24.64%) Spring Boot
5 47 (22.27%) REST
6 44 (20.85%) .NET
6 44 (20.85%) JMS
7 42 (19.91%) Play Framework
7 42 (19.91%) Spring MVC
8 38 (18.01%) CSS
8 38 (18.01%) HTML
9 30 (14.22%) React
10 18 (8.53%) ASP.NET
10 18 (8.53%) JSON
11 14 (6.64%) HTML5
12 13 (6.16%) Sass
13 12 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (5.69%) CSS3
14 11 (5.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 77 (36.49%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.79%) User Experience
3 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.95%) Life Science
5 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.47%) Animation
6 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.47%) Social Media
6 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.47%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.37%) Windows
2 3 (1.42%) Android
2 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.95%) Unix
3 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (46.45%) TDD
3 85 (40.28%) BDD
4 73 (34.60%) MVC
5 55 (26.07%) Microservices
6 28 (13.27%) Software Engineering
7 27 (12.80%) Multithreading
8 26 (12.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 19 (9.00%) DevOps
10 17 (8.06%) Front End Development
11 12 (5.69%) Web Development
12 11 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (4.74%) Functional Programming
13 10 (4.74%) OO
14 9 (4.27%) Test Automation
15 8 (3.79%) Scrum
16 7 (3.32%) Analytics
16 7 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (3.32%) ETL
16 7 (3.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.76%) Java
2 66 (31.28%) JavaScript
3 57 (27.01%) C#
4 52 (24.64%) Java 8
5 42 (19.91%) Java 9
5 42 (19.91%) Scala
6 30 (14.22%) SQL
7 16 (7.58%) TypeScript
8 14 (6.64%) ES6
9 11 (5.21%) Python
10 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.42%) C++
12 3 (1.42%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.95%) XQuery
14 1 (0.47%) Delphi
14 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.37%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (26.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (15.17%) Ansible
2 28 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (13.27%) Puppet
3 25 (11.85%) Cobbler
4 8 (3.79%) Terraform
5 7 (3.32%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.47%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.74%) Oracle
3 5 (2.37%) SAP
4 3 (1.42%) hybris
5 2 (0.95%) Citrix
5 2 (0.95%) Databricks
5 2 (0.95%) Google
5 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe
6 1 (0.47%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.47%) Epicor
6 1 (0.47%) Informatica
6 1 (0.47%) Progress
6 1 (0.47%) Xamarin