Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 34 61
Rank change year-on-year -2 +27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.72% 4.46% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 4.90% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.14% - -
North West median daily rate £475 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +12.43% -0.59% +23.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £41.38 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +8.17% +3.38%
10th Percentile £33.13 £36.88 £32.50
90th Percentile £42.90 £43.18 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £40.50 £41.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.11% +3.44% +8.11%

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 530 510 832
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 91.07% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 288 519
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £228 £254 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £553
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £399
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.88% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 100
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% +70.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £14.63
90th Percentile £51.89 £53.00 £47.72
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%

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 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 27 May 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 13 £315 -
Blackpool -18 6 £438 -20.45%
Lytham St Annes - 2 £375 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) SDLC
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
5 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (26.92%) Ada
7 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) MySQL
7 6 (23.08%) JUnit
7 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) UML
7 6 (23.08%) Node.js
7 6 (23.08%) REST
7 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 6 (23.08%) Open Source
7 6 (23.08%) Confluence
7 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (23.08%) NoSQL

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 6 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
1 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Jasmine
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) JUnit
3 4 (15.38%) ClearCase
4 3 (11.54%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Avionics
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Node.js
1 6 (23.08%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 2 (7.69%) WCF
2 2 (7.69%) WinForms
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) RIA
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) SDLC
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
5 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 6 (23.08%) Coaching
5 6 (23.08%) Kanban
5 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) Microservices
5 6 (23.08%) Open Source
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) SFIA
5 6 (23.08%) TDD
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) UML
6 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Ada
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) MIL-STD-498
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Syncsort