Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 35 64
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.82% 3.76% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 4.11% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £640 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.52% +52.38% +29.23%
10th Percentile £363 £635 £382
90th Percentile £609 £645 £440
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.63 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +10.34% -2.03%
10th Percentile £33.06 £36.63 £32.63
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.45 £40.88
North West median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% - +7.38%

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 624 511 734
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.58% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 282 456
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.75% -4.06%
10th Percentile £255 £300 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 58 75
Lancashire median hourly rate £33.50 £41.25 £36.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +12.95% +45.38%
10th Percentile £10.23 £12.09 £12.10
90th Percentile £64.84 £47.65 £54.64
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.52% +13.51% +0.11%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +17 7 - - 2
Blackpool -30 3 £375 -41.41%
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) MySQL
5 3 (25.00%) JUnit
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Ada
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (25.00%) SFIA
5 3 (25.00%) Slack
5 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (25.00%) Node.js
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared

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 3 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) Rational Statemate
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
1 3 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) WinForms
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) SFIA
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Ada
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MIL-STD-498
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft