The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 30 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.13% - 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% - 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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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
216 79 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 96.43% 95.18% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 44 74
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Luton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 7 (53.85%) VB
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
1 7 (53.85%) Confluence
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (46.15%) OO
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Java EE
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) MyEclipse
4 4 (30.77%) ICEfaces
4 4 (30.77%) Puppet
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) FinalBuilder
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) Confluence
2 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (15.38%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (30.77%) MyEclipse
3 4 (30.77%) FinalBuilder
3 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
4 3 (23.08%) Log4Net
4 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) ICEfaces
2 4 (30.77%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) JSP
2 4 (30.77%) Struts
2 4 (30.77%) JSF
3 3 (23.08%) MSMQ
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) OO
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) RAD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) VB
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (30.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) JBoss