The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 3 months to 27 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 13 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 2.15% 3.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 3.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +7.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.68 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +8.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 89 77 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 95.70% 95.06% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 80
Median daily rate £300 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +162.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Peterborough

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Peterborough

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Peterborough

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Peterborough region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (50.00%) Simulink
2 2 (50.00%) Automotive
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 2 (50.00%) Simulink
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft