The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 15 24
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.44% 1.27% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.59% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£475 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
191 63 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.83% 79.75% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 37 90
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Luton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) OO
4 7 (63.64%) C#
4 7 (63.64%) .NET
4 7 (63.64%) Web Development
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) Java
6 5 (45.45%) Web Services
6 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
6 5 (45.45%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) Scrum
6 5 (45.45%) jQuery
6 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (36.36%) Analytics
7 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (36.36%) MyEclipse
7 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (36.36%) ICEfaces
7 4 (36.36%) Migration
7 4 (36.36%) Java EE
7 4 (36.36%) JSF
7 4 (36.36%) Ajax
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
7 4 (36.36%) JSP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (36.36%) JBoss
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MyEclipse
1 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Web Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 4 (36.36%) ICEfaces
3 4 (36.36%) Struts
3 4 (36.36%) JSF
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) Java EE
3 4 (36.36%) JSP
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) WPF
4 1 (9.09%) WF
4 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) OO
3 7 (63.64%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) RAD
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) MVVM
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
7 1 (9.09%) DevOps
7 1 (9.09%) UML
7 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (9.09%) Use Case
7 1 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) RUP
7 1 (9.09%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) C
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle