Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 23
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 9.93% 8.51% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.53% 8.99% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Stevenage median daily rate - - £288
Hertfordshire median daily rate £410 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +21.48% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Stevenage median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +28.05% +9.33%
10th Percentile £43.50 £45.65 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +21.95% -1.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Stevenage
Contract vacancies in Stevenage with a recognized job title 133 89 154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.68% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 59
Stevenage median daily rate £325 £288 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -30.72% +61.17%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £120
90th Percentile £404 £462 £570
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 26
Stevenage median hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +114.26% +38.68%
10th Percentile £10.66 £8.25 £9.78
90th Percentile £46.73 £53.75 £40.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.13% -11.76% +9.68%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stevenage.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Stevenage

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Stevenage

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Stevenage

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Stevenage region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 14 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 11 (78.57%) C
2 11 (78.57%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (71.43%) MATLAB
3 10 (71.43%) Simulink
3 10 (71.43%) UML
3 10 (71.43%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (57.14%) Ada
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) RS-422
6 4 (28.57%) LabWindows
6 4 (28.57%) Serena
7 3 (21.43%) Ada 95
7 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (14.29%) RIA

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 10 (71.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (14.29%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (71.43%) UML
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C
1 11 (78.57%) C++
2 10 (71.43%) MATLAB
3 8 (57.14%) Ada
4 3 (21.43%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Serena