Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Software Developer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 44 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.90% 1.04% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.11% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Southampton median daily rate £345 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +50.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £375 £288
90th Percentile £392 £551 £340
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Southampton median hourly rate - - £37.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -2.38% -9.19% +8.82%

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 411 449 588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.15% 93.35% 97.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 289 403
Southampton median daily rate £388 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +5.52% +3.57%
10th Percentile £170 £187 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 51
Southampton median hourly rate £44.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.29% -12.50% +16.36%
10th Percentile £14.83 £10.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.49 £33.00 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% -12.77% +46.88%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Southampton over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 January 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) GWT
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) CTI
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) WiX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) GWT
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
1 1 (25.00%) OWASP
1 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle