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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.55% 1.53% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.45% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
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£400 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
452 163 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 87.77% 62.21% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 71 161
Average daily rate £425 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £585 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -18 5 £400 -
Bedford - 1 £385 - 3
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) OO
3 12 (54.55%) .NET
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (50.00%) C#
4 11 (50.00%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) Scrum
5 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (40.91%) Web Development
6 9 (40.91%) TeamCity
6 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
6 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
7 7 (31.82%) UML
7 7 (31.82%) SQL
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
8 6 (27.27%) TDD
8 6 (27.27%) Web Services
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) Kanban
9 5 (22.73%) jQuery
9 5 (22.73%) Agile Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
9 5 (22.73%) DevOps
9 5 (22.73%) Java
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) Extreme Programming
10 4 (18.18%) Validation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) TeamCity
1 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 4 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (18.18%) MyEclipse
3 3 (13.64%) Subversion
4 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) MSTest
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Web Developer
3 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) ICEfaces
5 4 (18.18%) JSF
5 4 (18.18%) Ajax
5 4 (18.18%) Java EE
5 4 (18.18%) Struts
5 4 (18.18%) JSP
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) OO
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) Web Development
3 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 7 (31.82%) UML
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (22.73%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Kanban
7 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
7 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) Migration
7 4 (18.18%) RAD
8 3 (13.64%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Ada
6 3 (13.64%) C++
7 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) JBoss