The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 28 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 23 22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton - 2.92% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.03% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 102 165 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 96.23% 96.49% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 107 132
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Luton

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Luton

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Luton

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Luton region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R