The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.88% 2.60% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 2.73% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £35.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.60 £42.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 195 403 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 95.59% 95.27% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 238 210
Median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 6 - - 3
Blackpool - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Avionics
3 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) SDLC
4 8 (40.00%) HOOD
4 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
6 6 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) Ada
7 5 (25.00%) Perl
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) UML
7 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (25.00%) C++
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Qt
7 5 (25.00%) Military
8 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
8 4 (20.00%) Mercurial
8 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (20.00%) 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:

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (15.00%) VectorCAST
5 1 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (45.00%) Avionics
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Military
3 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) RIA
2 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Integration Testing
2 9 (45.00%) SDLC
3 8 (40.00%) HOOD
3 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (25.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (10.00%) Hazard Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) Change Control
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) High Availability
8 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) QMS
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Ada
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) COBOL
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) HND
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) ICL
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