The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 49 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Internet 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.97% 0.38% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 2.38% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£525 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.79
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +19.13%
Internet
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 42 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.74% 16.03% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 35
Average daily rate £338 £283 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% -14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Internet
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 Internet within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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 3 £525 - 1
Shefford - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Internet
East of England

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet.

1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Internet also 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 that cited Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Development
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle