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 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 Engineer
Rank 33 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.14% - 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% - 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -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 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
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 24 December 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 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (75.00%) Confluence
3 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (75.00%) VB
3 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
5 4 (50.00%) IIS
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (50.00%) Puppet
5 4 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (25.00%) DevOps
7 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (25.00%) Retail
7 2 (25.00%) CMS
7 2 (25.00%) Log4Net
7 2 (25.00%) Web Services

Software Engineer
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 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 6 (75.00%) Confluence
2 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Maya
1 1 (12.50%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (25.00%) Log4Net
5 1 (12.50%) Xcode
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) MSMQ
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Physics
1 1 (12.50%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (12.50%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Game Development
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) VB
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Lua
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe