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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank - 8 24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 0 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton - 12.50% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 13.91% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £588 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +67.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.54 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 91 151 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 89.22% 89.88% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 100 121
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +123.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Luton

Software Engineering
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (75.00%) R
2 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 3 (75.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Integration Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Python Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Statistics
1 3 (75.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft