The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 25 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 Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.39% 3.24% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 3.44% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £325 £349 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -7.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.62%  

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 247 262 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 95.37% 94.24% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 174 298
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 24
Median hourly rate £15.76 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +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 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Southampton

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (40.00%) Ember.js
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (20.00%) SignalR
4 1 (20.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (20.00%) NancyFx
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (20.00%) NuGet
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Software Engineer 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (20.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) NuGet
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) NancyFx
3 1 (20.00%) SignalR
3 1 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin