The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 26 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.52% 2.29% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.34% 3.05% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £406 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 142 164 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.36% 75.23% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 233
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (66.67%) TDD
4 16 (59.26%) DevOps
5 15 (55.56%) Product Management
5 15 (55.56%) Scrum
6 14 (51.85%) SaaS
7 6 (22.22%) Kafka
8 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (18.52%) Docker
8 5 (18.52%) PHP
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) JSON
9 4 (14.81%) Microservices
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) RESTful
9 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
9 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (14.81%) BDD
10 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
10 3 (11.11%) Big Data
10 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
10 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.11%) Apache Hive
10 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark
10 3 (11.11%) Sqoop
10 3 (11.11%) Akka

Software Engineering
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 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) SaaS
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) Sqoop
3 1 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) NuGet
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Linux Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Development Director
3 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Head of Development
3 2 (7.41%) Head of Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Chief Technical Officer
4 1 (3.70%) Head of Technology
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Kafka
2 4 (14.81%) JSON
2 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) Akka
3 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) LINQ
5 1 (3.70%) Sensu
5 1 (3.70%) SignalR
5 1 (3.70%) STL
5 1 (3.70%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
1 1 (3.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (66.67%) TDD
4 16 (59.26%) DevOps
5 15 (55.56%) Product Management
5 15 (55.56%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
7 3 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Open Source
9 1 (3.70%) ATDD
9 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
9 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PHP
2 3 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Grafana
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.70%) logstash
1 1 (3.70%) Marathon
1 1 (3.70%) Mesos
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
1 1 (3.70%) SaltStack
1 1 (3.70%) Splunk
1 1 (3.70%) VMware
1 1 (3.70%) Xamarin