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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 29 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.10% 1.39% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 1.58% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
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£575 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £51.90 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.26% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.19 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +5.55%
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
304 444 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.55% 88.27% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 314 75
Average daily rate £425 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.92% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 +17 9 £575 +43.75%
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 8 (66.67%) SOA
2 8 (66.67%) WCF
2 8 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) REST
2 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (50.00%) Microservices
3 6 (50.00%) Mule
3 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) AOP
4 5 (41.67%) MSMQ
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
6 3 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Confluence
6 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
6 3 (25.00%) WSO2
6 3 (25.00%) Data Transformation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (50.00%) Mule
2 3 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) VectorCAST
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
1 8 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
1 8 (66.67%) WCF
1 8 (66.67%) REST
2 5 (41.67%) MSMQ
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SOA
1 8 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
1 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 6 (50.00%) Microservices
2 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) AOP
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Ada
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (25.00%) WSO2
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) ESRI
3 1 (8.33%) Luciad