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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 25 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.47% 0.84% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 0.97% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
Median daily rate £588 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £575 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £575 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.78 £51.30 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
254 308 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.13% 85.79% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 216 235
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +8 8 £588 +2.17% 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 28 (62.22%) C#
1 28 (62.22%) .NET
1 28 (62.22%) SOA
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (55.56%) SOAP
4 24 (53.33%) REST
5 21 (46.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 21 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (44.44%) Microservices
7 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (31.11%) Middleware
8 14 (31.11%) Low Latency
8 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (28.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
10 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (26.67%) User Stories
11 10 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (22.22%) WCF
11 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
11 10 (22.22%) JBoss
12 9 (20.00%) UML
12 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) Data Modelling
14 7 (15.56%) TDD
14 7 (15.56%) AOP
15 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
15 6 (13.33%) JIRA
15 6 (13.33%) Confluence

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 10 (22.22%) JBoss
2 6 (13.33%) Confluence
3 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.44%) Mule
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) DB2
1 3 (6.67%) GIS
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 6 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (11.11%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (6.67%) Military
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Architect
3 13 (28.89%) Technical Architect
4 12 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 12 (26.67%) Software Engineer
5 10 (22.22%) Designer
6 9 (20.00%) Senior Designer
7 6 (13.33%) .NET Designer
8 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 5 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (11.11%) SOA Designer
9 4 (8.89%) Integration Architect
9 4 (8.89%) SOA Developer
9 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (6.67%) Integration Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Messaging Architect
10 3 (6.67%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
10 3 (6.67%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (62.22%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) SOAP
3 24 (53.33%) REST
4 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (31.11%) Middleware
5 10 (22.22%) WCF
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.44%) MSMQ
8 1 (2.22%) Android SDK
8 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 21 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (28.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) SOA
2 21 (46.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 20 (44.44%) Microservices
4 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Low Latency
6 12 (26.67%) User Stories
7 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.00%) UML
9 8 (17.78%) Data Modelling
10 7 (15.56%) AOP
10 7 (15.56%) TDD
11 6 (13.33%) Data Transformation
12 5 (11.11%) OO
12 5 (11.11%) Validation
13 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
13 3 (6.67%) ETL
13 3 (6.67%) Migration
13 3 (6.67%) MODAF
13 3 (6.67%) Software Architecture
13 3 (6.67%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) C++
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) Ada
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.67%) ESRI
4 3 (6.67%) Luciad
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Sunopsis
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Apigee
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Mashery
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.22%) WSO2