The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 36 1 12
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 16 67 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.87% 24.63% 8.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.09% 25.87% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 43 17
Average daily rate
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£370 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £200 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
391 259 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.67% 95.22% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 162 174
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
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 Bedfordshire

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -20 11 £438 +59.09% 9
Bedford -12 1 £338 +10.47% 6
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 48 (57.83%) .NET
2 37 (44.58%) JavaScript
2 37 (44.58%) HTML
3 34 (40.96%) CSS
4 33 (39.76%) MVC
5 32 (38.55%) C#
6 27 (32.53%) TDD
7 24 (28.92%) SQL
8 23 (27.71%) OO
9 22 (26.51%) CSS3
10 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (25.30%) ASP.NET
11 20 (24.10%) Ajax
12 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
13 18 (21.69%) Subversion
13 18 (21.69%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (20.48%) JSP
15 16 (19.28%) Java
15 16 (19.28%) LESS
15 16 (19.28%) Dojo
15 16 (19.28%) Django
16 14 (16.87%) jQuery
16 14 (16.87%) DOM
16 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
17 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
18 11 (13.25%) HTML5
19 10 (12.05%) Dependency Management
20 9 (10.84%) TeamCity
20 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
21 8 (9.64%) WebSphere

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 8 (9.64%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.02%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 5 (6.02%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.82%) CMS
4 3 (3.61%) Drupal
5 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.20%) concrete5
6 1 (1.20%) WordPress
6 1 (1.20%) Kentico
6 1 (1.20%) Confluence
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.20%) Maya
2 1 (1.20%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.20%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Subversion
2 9 (10.84%) TeamCity
3 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.41%) NUnit
7 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.20%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.20%) JIRA
7 1 (1.20%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.20%) Selenium
7 1 (1.20%) MSTest
7 1 (1.20%) MyEclipse
7 1 (1.20%) JUnit
7 1 (1.20%) Xcode
7 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Banking
2 2 (2.41%) Retail
2 2 (2.41%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (57.83%) .NET
2 37 (44.58%) HTML
3 34 (40.96%) CSS
4 22 (26.51%) CSS3
5 21 (25.30%) ASP.NET
6 20 (24.10%) Ajax
7 17 (20.48%) JSP
8 16 (19.28%) LESS
8 16 (19.28%) Dojo
8 16 (19.28%) Django
9 14 (16.87%) jQuery
9 14 (16.87%) DOM
10 11 (13.25%) HTML5
11 8 (9.64%) XML
11 8 (9.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 8 (9.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (8.43%) Web Services
13 6 (7.23%) Sass
14 5 (6.02%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) APACS
3 2 (2.41%) Social Media
3 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.20%) Kinect
4 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Physics
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) CMDB
4 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.20%) EMV
4 1 (1.20%) EFT
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) UNIX
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.20%) Android
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) MVC
2 27 (32.53%) TDD
3 23 (27.71%) OO
4 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (15.66%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.05%) Dependency Management
8 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.64%) Scrum
9 8 (9.64%) UML
10 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.02%) Process Management
11 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
11 5 (6.02%) Web Development
11 5 (6.02%) Logistics
12 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (2.41%) Content Management
13 2 (2.41%) Web Design
13 2 (2.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) JavaScript
2 32 (38.55%) C#
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 16 (19.28%) Java
5 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.23%) C++
7 4 (4.82%) C
8 3 (3.61%) PHP
9 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) PHP5
10 1 (1.20%) Lua
10 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
10 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) IBM
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) hybris
5 2 (2.41%) Sybase
6 1 (1.20%) Facebook
6 1 (1.20%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) Sun