The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 6 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 11.48% 18.18% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.07% 18.87% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 58 53 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 95.08% 96.36% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 9
Median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% +44.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £6.86 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £34.00
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 Stevenage

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Stevenage

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 23 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 Stevenage region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) MATLAB
3 6 (66.67%) Simulink
3 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (66.67%) UML
3 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (55.56%) Ada 95
4 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (55.56%) Ada
5 4 (44.44%) C++
5 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Yourdon
6 3 (33.33%) C
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Python
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) Java
7 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
8 1 (11.11%) Military
8 1 (11.11%) Serena
8 1 (11.11%) Qt
8 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
8 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
8 1 (11.11%) RIA
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (66.67%) Simulink
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) GDB
2 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
1 1 (11.11%) Qt
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) UML
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 4 (44.44%) Yourdon
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) MATLAB
2 5 (55.56%) Ada
2 5 (55.56%) Ada 95
3 4 (44.44%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) C
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Serena