The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.71% 1.06% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.38% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Software Engineering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
418 217 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.13% 76.41% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 127 183
Average daily rate £425 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £17.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £44.00 £103.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bedfordshire region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Bedfordshire region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 3 £475 - 3
Bedford - 3 £480 - 4
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) .NET
4 10 (52.63%) OO
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 9 (47.37%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) Web Development
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
7 7 (36.84%) HTML
7 7 (36.84%) Java
7 7 (36.84%) Web Services
7 7 (36.84%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) jQuery
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Ajax
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
9 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
9 5 (26.32%) Migration
9 5 (26.32%) UNIX
9 5 (26.32%) JSP
9 5 (26.32%) Struts
9 5 (26.32%) JBoss
9 5 (26.32%) RAD
9 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
9 5 (26.32%) DB2
9 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (26.32%) JSF

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) JBoss
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
4 5 (26.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
1 5 (26.32%) MyEclipse
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
3 3 (15.79%) Subversion
4 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Chief Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) jQuery
4 6 (31.58%) Ajax
5 5 (26.32%) JSP
5 5 (26.32%) Struts
5 5 (26.32%) JSF
5 5 (26.32%) Java EE
5 5 (26.32%) ICEfaces
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) LINQ
8 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.53%) WCF
9 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (5.26%) XML
9 1 (5.26%) XSLT
9 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) OO
3 9 (47.37%) Web Development
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) RAD
5 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) UML
7 3 (15.79%) Use Case
7 3 (15.79%) Software Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.26%) DevOps
9 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.26%) Coaching
9 1 (5.26%) OOD
9 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCITP
1 1 (5.26%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
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