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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.11% 15.38% 11.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 17.39% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £265 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £345 £421
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 £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
34 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 91.89% 88.46% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 16
Average daily rate £345 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -52.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015, 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 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) WCF
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) Logistics
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) LESS
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) XML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) LESS
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Logistics
3 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Facebook
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin