Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 +29 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.46% 5.78% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.47% 6.61% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 7
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £535 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +27.38% +29.23%
10th Percentile £344 £528 £347
90th Percentile £638 £645 £460
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £41.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +11.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £33.10 £36.44 £31.85
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £39.13
% change year-on-year -6.51% +7.99% +5.74%

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 589 469 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 86.49% 87.50% 75.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 246 396
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +10.10% -0.97%
10th Percentile £271 £310 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 80
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.13 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +13.33% +22.87%
10th Percentile £12.40 £20.60 £13.43
90th Percentile £64.38 £52.60 £56.09
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 -12 29 £475 -11.21%
Preston +9 10 £314 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Java
3 17 (38.64%) Degree
3 17 (38.64%) UX Design
3 17 (38.64%) User Experience
4 14 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) Open Source
5 13 (29.55%) SFIA
6 12 (27.27%) SDLC
6 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 12 (27.27%) Kanban
6 12 (27.27%) Scrum
7 11 (25.00%) TDD
7 11 (25.00%) BDD
8 10 (22.73%) Coaching
9 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
9 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
9 9 (20.45%) ITIL
9 9 (20.45%) Finance
10 8 (18.18%) Service Management
10 8 (18.18%) Linux
10 8 (18.18%) SQL
10 8 (18.18%) MySQL
10 8 (18.18%) MongoDB
11 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
11 7 (15.91%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (15.91%) Node.js
11 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
11 7 (15.91%) JUnit

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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
2 3 (6.82%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Slack
2 3 (6.82%) IaaS
2 3 (6.82%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 8 (18.18%) MySQL
3 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) JUnit
2 7 (15.91%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (9.09%) ClearCase
3 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (2.27%) GitLab
5 1 (2.27%) RStudio
5 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Avionics
4 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Designer
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Interaction Designer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Designer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Backend Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Change and Release Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Change Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Coach
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Node.js
2 6 (13.64%) Spring Boot
3 5 (11.36%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
4 4 (9.09%) REST
5 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
5 3 (6.82%) Apache CXF
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 3 (6.82%) Spring Security
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
6 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.55%) WCF
6 2 (4.55%) WinForms
6 2 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) Kafka
7 1 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Wiki
3 2 (4.55%) RIA
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) UX Design
3 13 (29.55%) Open Source
3 13 (29.55%) SFIA
4 12 (27.27%) Kanban
4 12 (27.27%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) SDLC
5 11 (25.00%) BDD
5 11 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (22.73%) Coaching
7 9 (20.45%) ITIL
7 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
7 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.18%) Service Management
9 7 (15.91%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (15.91%) Front End Development
9 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.64%) Prototyping
10 6 (13.64%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 7 (15.91%) Ada
5 6 (13.64%) Java 8
6 3 (6.82%) C#
7 2 (4.55%) VB
7 2 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) MIL-STD-498
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.27%) Black Duck
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau