Period
to 21 January 2020

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 6 months to 21 January 2020 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.79% 7.19% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 8.88% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 7
Southampton median daily rate £500 £525 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +35.48% -8.82%
10th Percentile £368 £400 £325
90th Percentile £648 £538 £394
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Southampton median hourly rate - £40.50 £45.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.77% +6.80%
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.56
% change year-on-year - +0.99% +3.62%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 420 383 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 83.83% 80.97% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 264 224
Southampton median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £336 £303 £266
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Southampton median hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £44.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.87% -66.34% +212.68%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.00 £14.72
90th Percentile £47.25 £31.35 £51.02
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +11.33% +6.19%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (76.47%) Azure
3 16 (47.06%) C#
3 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 16 (47.06%) Python
4 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
4 13 (38.24%) BDD
5 12 (35.29%) DevOps
5 12 (35.29%) Java
5 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (32.35%) TDD
7 9 (26.47%) Functional Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (23.53%) Node.js
8 8 (23.53%) Degree
9 7 (20.59%) ETL
9 7 (20.59%) Process Improvement
9 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.59%) React
9 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
10 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
11 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
11 5 (14.71%) Docker
11 5 (14.71%) Scala
11 5 (14.71%) Databricks
12 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (11.76%) Project Delivery
12 4 (11.76%) RESTful

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 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 26 (76.47%) Azure
2 3 (8.82%) AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.94%) GCP
3 1 (2.94%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (8.82%) Data Lake
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Neo4j
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) PyCharm
General
1 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Software Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (5.88%) React Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) DSP Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) ETL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Node.js
2 7 (20.59%) React
3 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (11.76%) RESTful
4 3 (8.82%) Spring Boot
5 2 (5.88%) .NET
5 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.88%) NumPy
5 2 (5.88%) Pandas
5 2 (5.88%) Vue.js
6 1 (2.94%) D3.js
6 1 (2.94%) Django
6 1 (2.94%) Flask
6 1 (2.94%) pytest
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) Spring
6 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.94%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) BDD
2 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
3 12 (35.29%) DevOps
4 11 (32.35%) TDD
5 9 (26.47%) Functional Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (20.59%) ETL
6 7 (20.59%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Project Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (8.82%) ERD
8 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) UML
8 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
1 16 (47.06%) Python
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) Scala
4 4 (11.76%) Go
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) Ruby
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.88%) Java 8
7 1 (2.94%) C
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Databricks
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) ESRI
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Talend