Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 29 51
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 16 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.28% 4.75% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 4.99% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 5
Lancashire median daily rate £650 £640 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +52.38% +29.23%
10th Percentile £340 £363 £387
90th Percentile £665 £645 £555
North West median daily rate £425 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -8.11% +8.82% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £41.88 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +4.69% +8.11%
10th Percentile £33.41 £36.89 £37.50
90th Percentile £43.50 £47.38 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £41.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.46% +4.69% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 669 441 575
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.25% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 279 390
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +8.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £174
90th Percentile £650 £563 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 46 60
Lancashire median hourly rate £28.11 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.87% +9.68% +4.73%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.84 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.45 £53.00 £60.05
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.53% +12.86% -11.39%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -2 4 - -
Blackpool -13 4 £532 -16.95% 1
Blackburn - 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Spring
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (25.00%) JPA
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) JSF
4 4 (25.00%) Ajax
4 4 (25.00%) Java SE
4 4 (25.00%) Java EE
4 4 (25.00%) XHTML
4 4 (25.00%) Ada
4 4 (25.00%) JAXB
4 4 (25.00%) DHTML
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) JSP
4 4 (25.00%) Servlets
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) DOM
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) C++

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (6.25%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Rational Statemate
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.25%) Avionics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) Ajax
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) DHTML
2 4 (25.00%) DOM
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) Java EE
2 4 (25.00%) Java SE
2 4 (25.00%) JAXB
2 4 (25.00%) JPA
2 4 (25.00%) JSF
2 4 (25.00%) JSP
2 4 (25.00%) Servlets
2 4 (25.00%) XHTML
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Qt
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Availability Management
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Ada
4 3 (18.75%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Grafana
2 1 (6.25%) Graylog
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) EnterpriseDB
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) OpenText
2 1 (6.25%) Pega
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow