Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 18 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 Engineer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 18 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.99% 1.64% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 1.76% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Southampton median daily rate £388 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +26.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £353 £373 £360
90th Percentile £394 £513 £439
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £400 £334
% change year-on-year -3.13% +19.85% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Southampton median hourly rate £45.39 - £45.00
10th Percentile £42.00 - £42.50
90th Percentile £52.75 - £48.01
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.06 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.09% -5.26% +18.75%

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 416 455 586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.24% 93.24% 97.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 295 401
Southampton median daily rate £375 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +5.52% +3.57%
10th Percentile £170 £179 £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 44 51
Southampton median hourly rate £44.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.29% -12.50% +15.32%
10th Percentile £14.83 £10.43 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.49 £25.50 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £24.85
% change year-on-year -1.23% -18.51% +56.44%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 18 January 2018, 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 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 15 (83.33%) C#
3 14 (77.78%) C++
4 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 9 (50.00%) XML
5 9 (50.00%) .NET
5 9 (50.00%) UML
6 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
6 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (33.33%) OWASP
7 6 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) OOD
7 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (33.33%) Network Security
7 6 (33.33%) WCF
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) CTI
8 5 (27.78%) WiX
9 4 (22.22%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
10 3 (16.67%) Python
10 3 (16.67%) C

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Network Security
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) CTI
3 2 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 7 (38.89%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (27.78%) WiX
4 3 (16.67%) FishEye
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
5 2 (11.11%) ClearQuest
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Rational Rose
5 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
6 1 (5.56%) Android Studio
6 1 (5.56%) JUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Mockito
6 1 (5.56%) Moq
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
1 9 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (11.11%) ActiveX
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) MFC
3 2 (11.11%) OLE
3 2 (11.11%) STL
3 2 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
4 6 (33.33%) OOD
4 6 (33.33%) OWASP
5 4 (22.22%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Web Development
8 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) Image Processing
8 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (5.56%) Multithreaded Programming
8 1 (5.56%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Physics
8 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) C
4 3 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) DO-178B
1 2 (11.11%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) zsh
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) IBM