The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 42 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 1.77% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.88% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%
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
364 266 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.79% 94.33% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 155 120
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £350 - 2
Bedford - - - - 3
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) VB
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) Confluence
3 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (38.46%) Puppet
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) IIS
5 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) CMS
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) J2EE

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) Confluence
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.69%) JBoss
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Maya
1 1 (7.69%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
2 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
3 3 (23.08%) FinalBuilder
4 1 (7.69%) MyEclipse
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Log4Net
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) ICEfaces
4 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) Struts
4 1 (7.69%) MSMQ
4 1 (7.69%) JSF
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (7.69%) Kinect
1 1 (7.69%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
2 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Image Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Game Development
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) RAD
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) VB
2 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Lua
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (38.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
Luton, Bedfordshire
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