The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 39 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.59% 1.46% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.55% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -0.66%
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
404 194 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.82% 94.63% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 98 160
Average daily rate £377 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £170 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) C++
3 5 (55.56%) UML
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) C
5 3 (33.33%) Ada
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QMS
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Qt
6 2 (22.22%) GTK+
6 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) OpenGL
6 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) OO
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) .NET

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) Doxygen
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Qt
1 2 (22.22%) GTK+
1 2 (22.22%) OpenGL
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) QMS
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 1 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) RAD
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Ada
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft