Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 15 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 25 45 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 8.50% 8.59% 5.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.84% 9.98% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 21
Median daily rate £449 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% -4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £513
90th Percentile £546 £600 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +11.76% -4.49% +3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £45.91 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +11.11% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.25 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -6.84% +9.20% +2.35%

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 254 451 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.39% 86.07% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 286 318
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £253 £275 £306
90th Percentile £633 £628 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.25 £19.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +139.09% +43.21%
10th Percentile £12.83 £13.67 £12.23
90th Percentile £40.90 £53.75 £48.01
Median hourly rate £31.61 £36.36 £33.14
% change year-on-year -13.06% +9.71% -2.53%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Southampton.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Southampton over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Southampton

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Southampton.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) DevOps
3 13 (52.00%) Azure
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (28.00%) Java
6 7 (28.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) Python
7 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (24.00%) DBS Check
8 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Selenium
8 5 (20.00%) HTML
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) SAP
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) ERP
8 5 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (16.00%) Terraform
9 4 (16.00%) ETL
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) JIRA
9 4 (16.00%) SAP ERP
9 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) 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 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Functions
2 2 (8.00%) Logic Apps
2 2 (8.00%) Serverless
3 1 (4.00%) Firebase
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) JMeter
4 3 (12.00%) Postman
4 3 (12.00%) Travis CI
5 2 (8.00%) Gatling
5 2 (8.00%) git-flow
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.00%) Geb
6 1 (4.00%) GitLab
6 1 (4.00%) Gradle
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) Spock
6 1 (4.00%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Azure Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Python Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Talend Developer
7 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) React
2 4 (16.00%) RESTful
3 3 (12.00%) OAuth
3 3 (12.00%) REST
3 3 (12.00%) Swagger
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) EDI
4 2 (8.00%) Jinja
4 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) Dropwizard
5 1 (4.00%) Ember.js
5 1 (4.00%) Kafka
5 1 (4.00%) Leaflet
5 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
5 1 (4.00%) OpenLayers
5 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
5 1 (4.00%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) DevOps
3 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (20.00%) ERP
4 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) Coaching
5 4 (16.00%) ETL
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Microservices
6 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C#
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Java 8
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
5 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) DBS Check
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Terraform
2 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Talend
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) Databricks
5 1 (4.00%) Embarcadero
5 1 (4.00%) Google