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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 27 10 37
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.55% 9.51% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 10.76% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Median daily rate £500 £373 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.22% -32.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 0
Median hourly rate - £50.54 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +15.03%

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
242 288 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.00% 88.34% 83.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 203 266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 - 5 £275 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 11 (55.00%) Web Services
1 11 (55.00%) RESTful
2 10 (50.00%) Subversion
3 9 (45.00%) JIRA
4 7 (35.00%) Android
5 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (30.00%) Android Development
6 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (15.00%) R
8 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (15.00%) Core Animation
8 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
8 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
8 3 (15.00%) Statistics
8 3 (15.00%) Apache
8 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) DevOps

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 (15.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Subversion
2 9 (45.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Ant
4 1 (5.00%) Appium
4 1 (5.00%) Bower
4 1 (5.00%) Calabash
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Android Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) iOS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Integration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Objective-C Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) RESTful
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Core Animation
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (15.00%) Statistics
1 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Android
2 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Android Development
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.00%) API Testing
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (15.00%) R
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Xamarin