The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.77% 5.63% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 6.56% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £519 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.70% +2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £206 £563
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £615 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 155 122 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 97.48% 85.92% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 386 462
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £619 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 37
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +26.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Luton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Luton

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Luton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Luton

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Luton region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (33.33%) VectorCAST
4 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Ada
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) AOP
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Confluence
5 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Atlassian

Software Engineering
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 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (33.33%) VectorCAST
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Ada Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (33.33%) AOP
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) B2B
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Ada
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian