The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.68%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
171 74 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 97.16% 96.10% 90.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 55 61
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -60.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £7.75 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £37.90 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) APACS
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) Kinect
4 1 (16.67%) Autofac
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region that cited Software Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (16.67%) Maya
1 1 (16.67%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) Xcode
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) Autofac
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) APACS
2 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) Kinect
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Revenue Management
3 1 (16.67%) Yield Management
3 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Lua
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe