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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 43 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.93% 0.35% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 0.37% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
443 267 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.86% 94.68% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 147 246
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -18 6 £450 - 1
Bedford - - - -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (50.00%) .NET
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 7 (38.89%) VB
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
3 7 (38.89%) Confluence
4 6 (33.33%) Puppet
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) JSF
5 5 (27.78%) Java EE
5 5 (27.78%) jQuery
5 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
5 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 5 (27.78%) Ajax
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 6 (33.33%) IIS
3 5 (27.78%) JBoss
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.11%) CMS
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) MyEclipse
2 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
3 4 (22.22%) FinalBuilder
4 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 2 (11.11%) Log4Net
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) JSF
3 5 (27.78%) Ajax
3 5 (27.78%) JSP
3 5 (27.78%) Struts
3 5 (27.78%) Java EE
3 5 (27.78%) jQuery
3 5 (27.78%) ICEfaces
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) OO
4 5 (27.78%) RAD
4 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 4 (22.22%) Analytics
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) UML
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (5.56%) SOA
8 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (38.89%) VB
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCTS
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft