Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 23 July 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +19 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 23 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.14% 2.67% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.06% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 0
Northamptonshire median daily rate £340 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £363 £375 £335
% change year-on-year -3.33% +11.94% +16.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% +14.29%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 611 654 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 83.36% 87.43% 79.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 500 446
Northamptonshire median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £253 £285 £258
90th Percentile £538 £575 £561
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.86 £15.88 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.69% -5.65% +18.07%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.13 £9.62
90th Percentile £102.10 £35.63 £23.30
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £17.40
% change year-on-year +18.64% -15.23% -17.14%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Northamptonshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Northamptonshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Northamptonshire

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +13 21 £340 -15.00% 3
Software Engineering
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 9 (39.13%) Automotive
1 9 (39.13%) C
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
1 9 (39.13%) FlexRay
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) MATLAB
3 6 (26.09%) Simulink
3 6 (26.09%) C++
3 6 (26.09%) Validation
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) SOAP
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) OO
5 4 (17.39%) XML
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) JSON
5 4 (17.39%) ZigBee
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.04%) MQTT
6 3 (13.04%) ISO 26262
6 3 (13.04%) MISRA C
6 3 (13.04%) MISRA
6 3 (13.04%) CSS3

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Simulink
2 3 (13.04%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) FlexRay
2 4 (17.39%) ZigBee
3 3 (13.04%) MQTT
3 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Gradle
2 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) JProfiler
General
1 9 (39.13%) Automotive
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 4 (17.39%) REST
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) CSS3
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) HTML5
3 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) JPA
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) XMPP
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (8.70%) Java EE
4 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) Validation
2 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (21.74%) OO
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) RAD
4 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) Bug Management
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
2 6 (26.09%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) MATLAB
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) IEC 61508
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 26262
1 3 (13.04%) MISRA
1 3 (13.04%) MISRA C
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) Perforce
2 1 (4.35%) WSO2