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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 7 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 31 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.40% 2.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.24% 2.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate £370 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.68 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £36.98
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +5.46%
Software Engineering
Bedfordshire

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
170 142 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.95% 87.12% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 60
Average daily rate £438 £463 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 36 (72.00%) C#
1 36 (72.00%) .NET
2 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (66.00%) SOA
4 23 (46.00%) SOAP
4 23 (46.00%) REST
4 23 (46.00%) Low Latency
5 21 (42.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 21 (42.00%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 19 (38.00%) SC Cleared
8 18 (36.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (34.00%) Microservices
9 17 (34.00%) WCF
10 16 (32.00%) Rational Rhapsody
10 16 (32.00%) Rational DOORS
10 16 (32.00%) Ada
10 16 (32.00%) C++
10 16 (32.00%) SQL
10 16 (32.00%) UML
10 16 (32.00%) Validation
11 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (24.00%) Data Transformation
13 11 (22.00%) VectorCAST
13 11 (22.00%) OO
13 11 (22.00%) VxWorks
14 10 (20.00%) MSMQ
15 9 (18.00%) Multithreading
15 9 (18.00%) Atlassian
15 9 (18.00%) Confluence

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (18.00%) Confluence
2 6 (12.00%) Mule
3 5 (10.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 5 (10.00%) JBoss
4 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Rational DOORS
1 16 (32.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (22.00%) VectorCAST
3 9 (18.00%) JIRA
4 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Software Engineer
2 20 (40.00%) Architect
3 16 (32.00%) Technical Architect
4 10 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
4 10 (20.00%) Principal Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Ada Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Ada Software Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Messaging Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Designer
8 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Designer
9 1 (2.00%) Ada Developer
9 1 (2.00%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Data Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (72.00%) .NET
2 23 (46.00%) REST
2 23 (46.00%) SOAP
3 17 (34.00%) WCF
4 10 (20.00%) MSMQ
5 9 (18.00%) Middleware
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (10.00%) Apache Camel
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (36.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) SOA
2 23 (46.00%) Low Latency
3 21 (42.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 17 (34.00%) Microservices
5 16 (32.00%) UML
5 16 (32.00%) Validation
6 12 (24.00%) Data Transformation
7 11 (22.00%) OO
8 9 (18.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (18.00%) Multithreading
8 9 (18.00%) Software Architecture
9 8 (16.00%) AOP
9 8 (16.00%) TDD
9 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (10.00%) Open Source
11 5 (10.00%) Signal Processing
12 4 (8.00%) User Stories
13 3 (6.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (72.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) Ada
2 16 (32.00%) C++
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (38.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) HND
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Atlassian
3 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.00%) WSO2
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) Apigee
6 1 (2.00%) Mashery
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
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