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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 32 19 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.08% 7.37% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 7.57% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £444 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.93% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £336 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £370 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 0
Median hourly rate - £50.68 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +8.97%

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
255 304 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.73% 97.44% 98.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 213 285
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 38 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -10 1 - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Bower
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) JBehave
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft