Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 31 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 -19 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.12% 2.09% 10.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.43% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 21
Luton median daily rate £550 £335 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.18% -41.74% +43.75%
10th Percentile £406 £106 £513
90th Percentile £601 £414 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £525 £413 £575
% change year-on-year +27.27% -28.26% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.95% -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £50.78 £41.25
% change year-on-year -10.61% +23.10% -13.16%

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 Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 293 247 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 91.28% 86.06% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 157 179
Luton median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.92% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £49.02 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £45.67 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +123.88%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (30.00%) VectorCAST
4 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
4 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (20.00%) DO-178B
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) AOP
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Ada
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache

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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (30.00%) VectorCAST
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Architect
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
2 5 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) AOP
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Ada
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian