The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 13 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.75% 39.73% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 42.65% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 2
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£338 £306 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -1.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Developer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.47% 93.15% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 45 20
Average daily rate £290 £293 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% +27.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Bedford region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Bedford region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Logistics
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) UML
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) MVC
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Process Management
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) UNIX
6 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Middleware
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
7 1 (6.67%) LINQ
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.67%) Ajax
7 1 (6.67%) Spring
7 1 (6.67%) J2EE
7 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Logistics
2 5 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Process Management
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) OOD
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sun