The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 12 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 6.41% 8.89% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.26% 13.79% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +8.33%
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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 Stevenage region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
54 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 69.23% 64.44% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 7
Average daily rate £525 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £170 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £660 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 (71.43%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) VHDL
4 2 (28.57%) Benchmarking
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Robotics
4 2 (28.57%) Mechatronics
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Doxygen
4 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (28.57%) SysML
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 (28.57%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Doxygen
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (28.57%) GCC
2 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
3 1 (14.29%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Avionics
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++/Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) OpenGL
1 2 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (28.57%) OpenCV
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (28.57%) VHDL
2 2 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (28.57%) Robotics
2 2 (28.57%) Mechatronics
3 1 (14.29%) Semantic Web
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) Benchmarking
1 2 (28.57%) SysML
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
1 2 (28.57%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) CMMI
2 1 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 2 (28.57%) ANSI C
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO