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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 33 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.15% 1.29% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.52% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Median daily rate £319 £575 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.49% +107.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £575 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £355 £345
% change year-on-year
+15.49% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £50.78 £51.90 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +9.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
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
281 330 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.98% 85.27% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 225 268
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £50.78 £51.30 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +97.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 3 £319 -44.49% 2
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) SOA
2 22 (62.86%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) SOAP
3 21 (60.00%) REST
4 19 (54.29%) Reverse Engineering
4 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (48.57%) Microservices
6 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (34.29%) User Stories
7 12 (34.29%) Middleware
8 11 (31.43%) Low Latency
8 11 (31.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
10 9 (25.71%) WCF
11 8 (22.86%) JBoss
12 7 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (17.14%) UML
13 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
14 5 (14.29%) C++
14 5 (14.29%) AOP
14 5 (14.29%) TDD
14 5 (14.29%) JIRA
14 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
14 5 (14.29%) Confluence
14 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) JBoss
2 5 (14.29%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.86%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) DB2
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (11.43%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.71%) Military
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Senior Developer
3 11 (31.43%) Architect
4 10 (28.57%) Designer
4 10 (28.57%) Technical Architect
5 9 (25.71%) Senior Designer
6 8 (22.86%) Software Engineer
7 6 (17.14%) .NET Designer
8 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
8 5 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (14.29%) SOA Designer
9 4 (11.43%) SOA Developer
10 3 (8.57%) Integration Architect
10 3 (8.57%) Integration Developer
10 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
10 3 (8.57%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (8.57%) Middleware Architect
10 3 (8.57%) Senior Architect
11 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
1 22 (62.86%) SOAP
2 21 (60.00%) REST
3 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (34.29%) Middleware
4 9 (25.71%) WCF
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (5.71%) MSMQ
7 1 (2.86%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (31.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) VxWorks
2 3 (8.57%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) SOA
2 19 (54.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 17 (48.57%) Microservices
4 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (34.29%) User Stories
6 11 (31.43%) Low Latency
7 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
8 6 (17.14%) UML
9 5 (14.29%) AOP
9 5 (14.29%) Data Transformation
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) OO
10 4 (11.43%) Validation
11 3 (8.57%) Embedded Software Development
11 3 (8.57%) ETL
11 3 (8.57%) Migration
12 1 (2.86%) Open Source
12 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
12 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) C++
3 4 (11.43%) Ada
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) COBOL
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Sunopsis
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Apigee
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) ESRI
6 1 (2.86%) Google
6 1 (2.86%) Luciad
6 1 (2.86%) Mashery
6 1 (2.86%) WSO2