The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Luton region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 31 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.03% 1.25% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.64% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
163 61 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 82.74% 76.25% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 33 45
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -52.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) OO
3 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (60.00%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) HTML
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (53.33%) Web Development
5 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Kanban
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Analytics
7 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (26.67%) ICEfaces
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) MyEclipse
7 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
7 4 (26.67%) Ajax
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
7 4 (26.67%) jQuery

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (26.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) TeamCity
1 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) MyEclipse
2 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ICEfaces
2 4 (26.67%) Ajax
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) JSF
2 4 (26.67%) Java EE
2 4 (26.67%) JSP
2 4 (26.67%) Struts
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) OO
3 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) Web Development
5 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Kanban
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Testing
6 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Analytics
7 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) RAD
8 2 (13.33%) UML
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss