The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 30 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.59% 0.27% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.28% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £51 - £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.78 £51.30 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Software Engineer
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
297 351 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.29% 95.90% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 246 278
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 4 £51 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) UML
3 5 (41.67%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) Ada
3 5 (41.67%) VxWorks
3 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 5 (41.67%) VectorCAST
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SOA
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) HND
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) AIX
7 1 (8.33%) OOD
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) DB2

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (41.67%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) UML
3 5 (41.67%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Ada
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sunopsis