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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 19 8 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +38
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.73% 11.53% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.78% 14.05% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 5
Median daily rate £413 £563 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £344 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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
236 242 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.59% 82.03% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 155 275
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Bedford +7 7 £450 +33.33% 2
Luton -11 4 £374 -35.00%
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 9 (56.25%) Web Services
1 9 (56.25%) RESTful
2 8 (50.00%) Subversion
3 7 (43.75%) JIRA
4 5 (31.25%) Android
4 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Android Development
6 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
6 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
6 3 (18.75%) Apple Swift
6 3 (18.75%) Statistics
6 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
6 3 (18.75%) Core Animation
6 3 (18.75%) R
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) Objective-C
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Appium
8 1 (6.25%) API Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (6.25%) Git (software)

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 3 (18.75%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Subversion
2 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Appium
3 1 (6.25%) Calabash
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (18.75%) iOS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) RESTful
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Core Animation
3 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
1 3 (18.75%) Statistics
1 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Android Development
2 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
3 1 (6.25%) API Testing
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) Apple Swift
3 3 (18.75%) Objective-C
3 3 (18.75%) R
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin