The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank - 24 31
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 2.17% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.27% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £175 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £319 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £29.66
% change year-on-year
+34.06% +6.87%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
387 176 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.21% 95.65% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 103 118
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
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 Programmer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) hybris
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Xcode
4 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
2 1 (20.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) hybris