The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.09% 1.55% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.03% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £375 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £38.75 £34.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.03 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.23 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 148 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.77% 76.29% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 91 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Software Engineering
East of England

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -7 7 £375 - 2
Bedford - - - - 2
Biggleswade - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) OO
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
4 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (23.53%) Kanban
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 4 (23.53%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) Ada
7 4 (23.53%) UML
7 4 (23.53%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Web Services
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) hybris
8 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) JIRA

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (11.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) RavenDB
2 2 (11.76%) Neo4j
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) PhoneGap
3 2 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (5.88%) Xcode
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Software Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Programmer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Principal Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) RESTful
5 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (11.76%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) MVC
3 7 (41.18%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 4 (23.53%) UML
6 4 (23.53%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (11.76%) CQRS
8 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
8 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Ada
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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