The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank - 36 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 2.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £263 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
390 402 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.06% 93.06% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 251 315
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Median hourly rate £30.25 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.51% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Lancashire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Lancashire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (64.29%) Ada
4 8 (57.14%) Integration Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (50.00%) SDLC
5 7 (50.00%) C++
6 6 (42.86%) UML
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Avionics
7 5 (35.71%) HOOD
8 4 (28.57%) OO
8 4 (28.57%) Degree
9 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) Perl
9 3 (21.43%) MS Office
10 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (14.29%) Serena
10 2 (14.29%) DCL
10 2 (14.29%) VAX
10 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (14.29%) HND
10 2 (14.29%) OOD
10 2 (14.29%) VMS
10 2 (14.29%) OpenVMS
10 2 (14.29%) VectorCAST
10 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (14.29%) VectorCAST
4 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (35.71%) Avionics
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
1 1 (7.14%) Django
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) PhoneGap
1 1 (7.14%) React
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) VAX
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) OpenVMS
1 2 (14.29%) VMS
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (42.86%) UML
5 5 (35.71%) HOOD
6 4 (28.57%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) OOD
7 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.14%) QMS
8 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Ada
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) DCL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft