The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 38 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.59% 1.05% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.09% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £38.75 £35.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -12.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.50 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
402 184 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.36% 96.34% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 108 118
Average daily rate £400 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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 4 £300 - 1
Bedford - 1 £250 - 2
Biggleswade - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Ada
3 4 (36.36%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) hybris
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
5 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) iPhone
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) RSpec
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Xcode
3 1 (9.09%) Log4Net
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) MSMQ
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Ada
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) hybris