The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 25 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.40% 0.82% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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 Peterborough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 99 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 77.62% 81.15% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 21
Average daily rate £375 £314 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -48.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.00 £75.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Software Engineering
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) 2G
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA