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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 16 26 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.90% 5.76% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.78% 7.80% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 8
Median daily rate £850 £349 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +143.55% -5.99%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 205 205 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.74% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 131 242
Median daily rate £450 £368 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -5.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (62.50%) Product Management
3 15 (62.50%) Scrum
3 15 (62.50%) DevOps
4 14 (58.33%) SaaS
4 14 (58.33%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) C#
5 5 (20.83%) PHP
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (12.50%) OOP
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.33%) Mercurial
8 2 (8.33%) Use Case
8 2 (8.33%) Subversion
8 2 (8.33%) OO
8 2 (8.33%) Python
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) C
8 2 (8.33%) GIS
8 2 (8.33%) XML
8 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.33%) C++
8 2 (8.33%) HTML

Software Engineering
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) NuGet
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Development Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Head of Development
2 2 (8.33%) Head of Engineering
2 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Director
3 1 (4.17%) GIS Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Head of Digital
3 1 (4.17%) Head of Technology
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) LINQ
4 1 (4.17%) NancyFx
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) SignalR
4 1 (4.17%) STL
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (62.50%) DevOps
3 15 (62.50%) Product Management
3 15 (62.50%) Scrum
4 14 (58.33%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Use Case
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.17%) Microservices
7 1 (4.17%) MVC
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
7 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Prototyping
7 1 (4.17%) UML
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
1 5 (20.83%) PHP
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Marathon
1 1 (4.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Xamarin