Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.86% 1.37% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.45% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Luton median daily rate £450 £51 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +786.18% -85.23% -21.65%
10th Percentile £380 £51 £342
90th Percentile £493 £51 £346
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £51 £344
% change year-on-year +786.18% -85.23% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 £50.78 £45.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £50.78 £41.25
% change year-on-year -10.61% +23.10% -13.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 313 275 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 94.18% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 182 194
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £275 £207 £206
90th Percentile £625 £594 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +2.99% +4.38% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 22
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% +122.22%
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.62 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.75 £41.83 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Luton over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) UML
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VxWorks
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) JBehave
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (50.00%) VectorCAST
1 3 (50.00%) SDET
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) ATDD
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) DO-178B

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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) JBehave
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (50.00%) VectorCAST
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) TestNG
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) SDET
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) UML
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) ATDD
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) Ada
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian