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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 41 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.85% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.96% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +19.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
454 209 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.42% 93.30% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 109 154
Average daily rate £400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.75 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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
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 23 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Luton - 5 £278 -
Bedford - - - - 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) UML
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) MyEclipse
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 4 (26.67%) ICEfaces
5 4 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (26.67%) JSF
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) Java EE
5 4 (26.67%) Ajax
5 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) DB2
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) JBoss
5 4 (26.67%) RAD
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (26.67%) JSP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (26.67%) MyEclipse
1 4 (26.67%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (13.33%) Log4Net
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) RSpec
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) JSF
2 4 (26.67%) Ajax
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) JSP
2 4 (26.67%) Struts
2 4 (26.67%) Java EE
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) ICEfaces
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (40.00%) UML
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) RAD
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
8 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (6.67%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) Ada
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
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