The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 10 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.56% 8.70% 14.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 10.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £250 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £322 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
35 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.74% 86.96% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.35% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £7.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £19.39 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Programmer
Bedfordshire

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Programmer
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) PhoneGap
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Xcode
2 1 (50.00%) Objective-C

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C