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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 5 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 15.09% 12.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.60% 18.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £35.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineering
Hertfordshire

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
43 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 81.13% 65.85% 65.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 12
Average daily rate £350 £310 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -24.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Average hourly rate £43.00 £14.85 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.56% +56.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) C
2 9 (56.25%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) UML
4 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
5 5 (31.25%) Simulink
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
6 4 (25.00%) Ada 95
6 4 (25.00%) SpaceWire
6 4 (25.00%) Cygwin
6 4 (25.00%) Avionics
6 4 (25.00%) ANSI C
6 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
6 4 (25.00%) Ada
6 4 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Python
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) LabWindows
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
8 2 (12.50%) Doxygen
8 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (12.50%) SysML
8 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (12.50%) Kinematics
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Simulink
2 2 (12.50%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SpaceWire
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 2 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) GCC
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Avionics
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Validation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (12.50%) OpenCV
1 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Django
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Mechatronics
2 2 (12.50%) Robotics
2 2 (12.50%) VHDL
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
4 2 (12.50%) CMMI
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 2 (12.50%) SysML
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C
2 9 (56.25%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) MATLAB
4 4 (25.00%) Ada
4 4 (25.00%) Ada 95
4 4 (25.00%) ANSI C
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.25%) C#
7 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ECSS
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Serena