The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 29 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.

Software Engineering
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 10.53% 20.00% 13.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.95% 23.91% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £525 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +72.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £49.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +40.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 Stevenage with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 43 46 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 75.44% 83.64% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 9
Median daily rate £328 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £252 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £49.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.19% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Stevenage

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 29 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 7 (63.64%) MATLAB
1 7 (63.64%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (54.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (54.55%) Simulink
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) UML
3 5 (45.45%) Ada
3 5 (45.45%) Ada 95
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Yourdon
5 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Qt
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) NetBeans

Software Engineering
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 6 (54.55%) Simulink
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) RS-422
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (54.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) GDB
General
1 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
2 2 (18.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Qt
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Integration Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) Yourdon
4 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) MATLAB
2 6 (54.55%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Ada
3 5 (45.45%) Ada 95
4 4 (36.36%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Python
7 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
7 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Serena