Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 57 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 +16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.09% 0.19% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 0.20% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Southampton median daily rate £323 £330 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +7.32% -18.00%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £226
90th Percentile £375 £345 £375
Hampshire median daily rate £346 £343 £330
% change year-on-year +1.02% +3.79% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -5.88%

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 468 491 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.49% 95.53% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 345 529
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £195 £204 £260
90th Percentile £600 £488 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 60
Southampton median hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +12.15% -41.21%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £25.55 £18.75 £40.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -30.00%

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 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 25 July 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 9 (60.00%) SQL
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (20.00%) Spring
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) JSON
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (20.00%) Kafka
7 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Docker
7 3 (20.00%) Microservices
7 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) JSON
3 3 (20.00%) Kafka
3 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) EAI
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) SOLID
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) VB.NET
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL
5 1 (6.67%) F#
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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