Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 41 31
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 22 11 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.62% 2.18% 6.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 2.97% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 26
Southampton median daily rate £388 £415 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% +12.16% +5.71%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £289
90th Percentile £394 £513 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £344
% change year-on-year +6.25% +16.36% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Southampton median hourly rate £45.39 - £45.00
10th Percentile £42.06 - £38.88
90th Percentile £51.02 - £47.72
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 340 370 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.43% 73.41% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 261 393
Southampton median daily rate £394 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £218 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 41
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% -44.97% +11.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.49 £35.20 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.02%

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 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 November 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 13 (59.09%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) C++
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) XML
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
5 7 (31.82%) UML
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) OOD
6 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) WCF
6 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
6 6 (27.27%) Network Security
6 6 (27.27%) OWASP
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (22.73%) WiX
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) CTI
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) PaaS
9 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript

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 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Network Security
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) CTI
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 6 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (22.73%) WiX
4 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (9.09%) FishEye
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (9.09%) VectorCAST
6 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
6 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Mockito
6 1 (4.55%) Moq
6 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) Java EE
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) MFC
4 1 (4.55%) OLE
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) STL
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) UML
3 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 6 (27.27%) OOD
3 6 (27.27%) OWASP
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) MVC
7 1 (4.55%) OO
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) BC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) DO-178B
1 2 (9.09%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) IBM