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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 10 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 35 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.64% 1.80% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.99% 2.17% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 6
Average daily rate £370 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.39 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +4.72%
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
292 322 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.75% 82.78% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 259 116
Average daily rate £450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 29 £370 -17.77% 5
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 41 (64.06%) C#
2 40 (62.50%) .NET
3 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 36 (56.25%) SOA
5 27 (42.19%) Security Cleared
6 26 (40.63%) REST
6 26 (40.63%) SOAP
7 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
7 25 (39.06%) Low Latency
8 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (35.94%) Reverse Engineering
9 21 (32.81%) WCF
10 20 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
10 20 (31.25%) Microservices
10 20 (31.25%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (29.69%) C++
11 19 (29.69%) UML
12 18 (28.13%) SQL
13 17 (26.56%) Ada
13 17 (26.56%) Rational Rhapsody
14 16 (25.00%) Validation
15 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
16 14 (21.88%) OO
16 14 (21.88%) Data Transformation
17 13 (20.31%) MSMQ
18 12 (18.75%) VxWorks
18 12 (18.75%) VectorCAST
19 11 (17.19%) Confluence
19 11 (17.19%) Atlassian
19 11 (17.19%) JIRA

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (17.19%) Confluence
2 8 (12.50%) Mule
3 7 (10.94%) Apache ServiceMix
4 5 (7.81%) JBoss
5 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) GIS
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) DB2
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (26.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (18.75%) VectorCAST
4 11 (17.19%) JIRA
5 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.13%) Military
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Software Engineer
2 23 (35.94%) Architect
3 19 (29.69%) Technical Architect
4 11 (17.19%) Developer
5 10 (15.63%) Principal Engineer
5 10 (15.63%) Principal Software Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Ada Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Ada Software Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Messaging Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Integration Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Designer
9 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (62.50%) .NET
2 26 (40.63%) REST
2 26 (40.63%) SOAP
3 21 (32.81%) WCF
4 13 (20.31%) MSMQ
5 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
5 9 (14.06%) Middleware
6 7 (10.94%) Apache Camel
7 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (3.13%) QML
9 2 (3.13%) Qt
10 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.56%) Web Services
10 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (31.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.56%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) AIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) SOA
2 25 (39.06%) Low Latency
3 23 (35.94%) Reverse Engineering
4 20 (31.25%) Microservices
5 19 (29.69%) UML
6 16 (25.00%) Validation
7 14 (21.88%) Data Transformation
7 14 (21.88%) OO
8 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
8 9 (14.06%) Software Architecture
8 9 (14.06%) TDD
9 8 (12.50%) AOP
9 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (10.94%) Open Source
11 6 (9.38%) Signal Processing
12 4 (6.25%) User Stories
13 3 (4.69%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) C#
2 19 (29.69%) C++
3 18 (28.13%) SQL
4 17 (26.56%) Ada
5 4 (6.25%) C
6 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) COBOL
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.63%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) HND
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) Atlassian
3 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.94%) WSO2
4 3 (4.69%) ESRI
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
4 3 (4.69%) Luciad
5 1 (1.56%) Apigee
5 1 (1.56%) Mashery
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Sunopsis
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
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