The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 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 Bedfordshire 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 12 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 41 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.17% 17.07% 17.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.98% 18.04% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 36
Average daily rate £375 £250 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
411 194 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.95% 94.63% 89.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 113 116
Average daily rate £390 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.82%
Developer
East of England

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 15 April 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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -11 18 £375 +78.57% 10
Bedford -8 2 £258 -26.42% 16
Dunstable - 1 £340 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 3
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 44 (45.36%) .NET
2 41 (42.27%) SQL Server
3 40 (41.24%) C#
4 38 (39.18%) HTML
5 34 (35.05%) ASP.NET
6 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
7 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (23.71%) TDD
8 23 (23.71%) CSS
9 22 (22.68%) MVC
10 20 (20.62%) Scrum
10 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
11 19 (19.59%) SQL
11 19 (19.59%) HTML5
12 18 (18.56%) Web Services
13 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
14 16 (16.49%) Retail
15 15 (15.46%) CSS3
16 14 (14.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (14.43%) Visual Studio
17 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
17 13 (13.40%) TeamCity
17 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
17 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (12.37%) Java
19 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (11.34%) jQuery
19 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
20 10 (10.31%) WCF
20 10 (10.31%) hybris

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.22%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.15%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) Node.js
4 4 (4.12%) Papyrus
5 3 (3.09%) CMS
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.09%) WordPress
6 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Drupal
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Moodle
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.12%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) SNMP
1 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (42.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.12%) Neo4j
5 4 (4.12%) RavenDB
6 3 (3.09%) MySQL
7 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.06%) PowerCenter
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.40%) TeamCity
2 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.22%) Subversion
3 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.19%) NUnit
5 3 (3.09%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) MSTest
6 2 (2.06%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.03%) Toad
7 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.03%) JUnit
7 1 (1.03%) Xcode
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.03%) Moq
General
1 16 (16.49%) Retail
2 6 (6.19%) Marketing
3 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 4 (4.12%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.36%) .NET
2 38 (39.18%) HTML
3 34 (35.05%) ASP.NET
4 23 (23.71%) CSS
5 19 (19.59%) HTML5
6 18 (18.56%) Web Services
7 15 (15.46%) CSS3
8 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (11.34%) jQuery
10 10 (10.31%) WCF
11 9 (9.28%) XML
12 7 (7.22%) Spring
12 7 (7.22%) Dojo
12 7 (7.22%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
13 6 (6.19%) XHTML
14 5 (5.15%) XSLT
14 5 (5.15%) Ajax
14 5 (5.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.12%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.03%) EFT
2 1 (1.03%) NHS
2 1 (1.03%) AS400
2 1 (1.03%) APACS
2 1 (1.03%) Clustering
2 1 (1.03%) VLE
2 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.03%) iPhone
2 1 (1.03%) iPad
2 1 (1.03%) Social Media
2 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) UNIX
2 7 (7.22%) Windows
3 3 (3.09%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.06%) CentOS
4 2 (2.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.71%) TDD
3 22 (22.68%) MVC
4 20 (20.62%) Scrum
4 20 (20.62%) E-Commerce
5 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
6 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
7 10 (10.31%) OO
8 9 (9.28%) Workflow
8 9 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.19%) CRM
10 5 (5.15%) CQRS
11 4 (4.12%) Agile Testing
11 4 (4.12%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (4.12%) Kanban
11 4 (4.12%) Extreme Programming
11 4 (4.12%) SOA
12 3 (3.09%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (3.09%) BDD
13 2 (2.06%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 40 (41.24%) C#
2 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
3 19 (19.59%) SQL
4 12 (12.37%) Java
5 5 (5.15%) COBOL
5 5 (5.15%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.12%) PHP
7 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.09%) C++
8 2 (2.06%) VBA
8 2 (2.06%) VB
9 1 (1.03%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.03%) C
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.03%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) hybris
3 9 (9.28%) Oracle
4 5 (5.15%) Micro Focus
4 5 (5.15%) Informatica
5 4 (4.12%) HP
6 2 (2.06%) Zend
6 2 (2.06%) Adobe
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Sun
7 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.03%) Perforce
7 1 (1.03%) ATG
7 1 (1.03%) Demandware