Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 23 48
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 42 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.38% 5.93% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.50% 7.04% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 13
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £535 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.55% +16.30% +33.82%
10th Percentile £329 £400 £382
90th Percentile £571 £645 £670
North West median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £24.38 £38.56 £37.50
90th Percentile £43.60 £47.50 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 560 398 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.11% 84.32% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 240 397
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £259 £305 £250
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 34 62
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.93 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.12 £47.13 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.34% +42.70% -29.24%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Lancashire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Lancashire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Lancashire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Lancashire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Lancashire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Blackpool -8 27 £463 -13.55% 6
Preston +10 10 £400 - 7
Blackburn - 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) SDLC
3 14 (33.33%) BDD
3 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 13 (30.95%) User Experience
5 12 (28.57%) UX Design
6 11 (26.19%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (26.19%) Java
7 10 (23.81%) TDD
7 10 (23.81%) Degree
7 10 (23.81%) JIRA
7 10 (23.81%) SFIA
7 10 (23.81%) Confluence
8 9 (21.43%) Slack
8 9 (21.43%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (21.43%) HTML
8 9 (21.43%) CSS
9 8 (19.05%) Kanban
9 8 (19.05%) QA
9 8 (19.05%) Prototyping
9 8 (19.05%) REST
9 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 8 (19.05%) Coaching
10 7 (16.67%) Front End Development
10 7 (16.67%) Microservices
10 7 (16.67%) Spring Boot
10 7 (16.67%) Web Operations
10 7 (16.67%) Test Automation

Software Engineering
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 10 (23.81%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (2.38%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Slack
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) Blockchain
5 1 (2.38%) Firebird
5 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 7 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.52%) Burp Suite
5 4 (9.52%) JMeter
5 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.76%) JUnit
7 2 (4.76%) Rational Statemate
7 2 (4.76%) RStudio
7 2 (4.76%) Selenium
8 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.38%) GitLab
8 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.76%) Avionics
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Legal
1 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Designer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Interaction Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Content Designer
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) CSS
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
2 8 (19.05%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 6 (14.29%) .NET
4 6 (14.29%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.52%) Spring
5 4 (9.52%) Spring Security
5 4 (9.52%) XHTML
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.14%) Kafka
7 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.76%) Node.js
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) WCF
7 2 (4.76%) WinForms
8 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.38%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) User Experience
2 5 (11.90%) Wiki
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.38%) Blog
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) SDLC
3 14 (33.33%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) UX Design
5 10 (23.81%) SFIA
5 10 (23.81%) TDD
6 9 (21.43%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (19.05%) Coaching
7 8 (19.05%) Kanban
7 8 (19.05%) Prototyping
8 7 (16.67%) Front End Development
8 7 (16.67%) Microservices
8 7 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (16.67%) Web Development
8 7 (16.67%) Web Operations
9 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) OWASP
9 6 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) Java 8
5 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 4 (9.52%) Ada
6 4 (9.52%) VB
7 3 (7.14%) C
7 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.14%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) HND
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) HNC
4 1 (2.38%) PhD
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) WCAG
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (2.38%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Ansible
1 4 (9.52%) Nessus
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Terraform
4 1 (2.38%) Grafana
4 1 (2.38%) Graylog
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.76%) Tableau
3 1 (2.38%) Black Duck
3 1 (2.38%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (2.38%) OpenText
3 1 (2.38%) Pega
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow