Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 32 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 +24 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 48 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.48% 5.75% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.73% 6.78% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 21 6
Lancashire median daily rate £535 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +69.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £313
90th Percentile £645 £648 £424
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.63 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +9.80% -
10th Percentile £36.93 £37.50 £31.98
90th Percentile £44.95 £42.50 £44.20
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 377 487 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.31% 84.84% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 333 536
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £272 £213 £280
90th Percentile £615 £575 £658
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 78
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +12.16% +36.20%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.04 £17.84
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.21 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

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 17 December 2017.

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
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 17 December 2017. 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 +21 29 £535 -2.73% 1
Preston -8 11 - - 1
Blackburn - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (50.00%) Microservices
2 23 (47.92%) Linux
3 22 (45.83%) Git (software)
4 21 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (43.75%) TDD
4 21 (43.75%) Java
4 21 (43.75%) SQL
4 21 (43.75%) Mentoring
4 21 (43.75%) Coaching
4 21 (43.75%) SDLC
5 19 (39.58%) Test Automation
6 18 (37.50%) Kanban
6 18 (37.50%) JIRA
6 18 (37.50%) Scrum
6 18 (37.50%) SFIA
6 18 (37.50%) Confluence
6 18 (37.50%) Slack
7 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
7 17 (35.42%) Node.js
7 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
8 16 (33.33%) MySQL
9 14 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (29.17%) Open Source
9 14 (29.17%) REST
9 14 (29.17%) NoSQL
10 13 (27.08%) BDD
11 12 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery

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 18 (37.50%) Confluence
2 7 (14.58%) nginx
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (37.50%) Slack
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
2 16 (33.33%) MySQL
3 14 (29.17%) NoSQL
3 14 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (6.25%) Big Data
5 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 18 (37.50%) JIRA
3 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
4 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
5 10 (20.83%) Jasmine
5 10 (20.83%) JUnit
6 7 (14.58%) SonarQube
7 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.17%) ClearCase
9 2 (4.17%) Rational Robot
9 2 (4.17%) Rational Statemate
10 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Avionics
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
3 10 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (6.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.17%) MySQL Developer
9 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) Node.js
2 14 (29.17%) REST
3 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
4 5 (10.42%) React
4 5 (10.42%) WinForms
4 5 (10.42%) XML
5 4 (8.33%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.25%) HTML5
6 3 (6.25%) WCF
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (4.17%) WPF
7 2 (4.17%) XSD
7 2 (4.17%) XSLT
8 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (50.00%) Microservices
2 21 (43.75%) Coaching
2 21 (43.75%) Mentoring
2 21 (43.75%) SDLC
2 21 (43.75%) TDD
3 19 (39.58%) Test Automation
4 18 (37.50%) Kanban
4 18 (37.50%) Scrum
4 18 (37.50%) SFIA
5 14 (29.17%) Open Source
6 13 (27.08%) BDD
7 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (20.83%) DevOps
8 10 (20.83%) User Stories
9 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
9 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
9 7 (14.58%) Static Code Analysis
10 6 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (43.75%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.58%) Python
4 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.58%) VB
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) VBA
7 3 (6.25%) Ada
7 3 (6.25%) Scala
8 2 (4.17%) R
8 2 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Docker
2 5 (10.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.58%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle