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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 22 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.05% 5.95% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 7.33% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
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£575 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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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
124 150 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 84.93% 81.08% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 106 39
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) AOP
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) Mule
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) VectorCAST
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (16.67%) VectorCAST
2 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) AOP
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) IBM