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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 40 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.83% 3.09% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.98% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
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£575 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £51.30 £42.50 £34.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.70% +24.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
305 352 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.02% 77.70% 74.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 230 89
Average daily rate £425 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -20.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £47.50 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 3 £575 +53.33%
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) AOP
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) Mule
3 2 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (28.57%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (14.29%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) AOP
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
3 1 (14.29%) IBM