The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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.

Software Developer
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 38 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.90% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 0.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £320 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 251 262 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 95.44% 94.58% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 174 291
Median daily rate £375 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Southampton

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Southampton

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) MVVM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) EAI
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
5 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Billing
5 1 (14.29%) Degree

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Dutch Language
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) MVVM
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) EAI
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
Southampton
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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