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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 34 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.90% 2.25% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.90% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£400 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Software Engineering
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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
198 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.84% 77.53% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 36 74
Average daily rate £438 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 18 September 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 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) OO
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (56.25%) TeamCity
4 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
5 8 (50.00%) Web Development
6 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) Extreme Programming
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) Kanban
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Testing
7 5 (31.25%) DevOps
8 4 (25.00%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) MyEclipse
8 4 (25.00%) ICEfaces
8 4 (25.00%) Software Architecture

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) TeamCity
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (25.00%) MyEclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Web Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) ICEfaces
3 4 (25.00%) Struts
3 4 (25.00%) JSP
3 4 (25.00%) JSF
3 4 (25.00%) Ajax
3 4 (25.00%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) WF
4 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
4 1 (6.25%) LINQ
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) OO
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
5 8 (50.00%) Web Development
6 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) Extreme Programming
7 5 (31.25%) Kanban
7 5 (31.25%) Agile Testing
7 5 (31.25%) DevOps
8 4 (25.00%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Software Architecture
8 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) RAD
9 3 (18.75%) UML
10 2 (12.50%) Validation
11 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 1 (6.25%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Ada
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) JBoss
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
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