The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 15 21 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 17 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.29% 3.61% 12.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.60% 3.61% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 13
Average daily rate £390 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £343 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
Developer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
177 166 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 96.72% 100.00% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 132 79
Average daily rate £450 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 9
Average hourly rate £50.68 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.40% -6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Luton region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Luton region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Luton region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title.

1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) HTML
5 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) HTML5
6 6 (22.22%) CSS3
6 6 (22.22%) User Experience
6 6 (22.22%) C++
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) XHTML
7 5 (18.52%) SOA
7 5 (18.52%) Microservices
7 5 (18.52%) Sass
7 5 (18.52%) LESS
7 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
7 5 (18.52%) Dojo
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (14.81%) REST
8 4 (14.81%) Confluence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region that cited Developer in their job title 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 with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) NUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.70%) Lombardi
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.70%) ProC
3 1 (3.70%) VectorCAST
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) CSS3
3 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 5 (18.52%) Dojo
4 5 (18.52%) LESS
4 5 (18.52%) Sass
4 5 (18.52%) XHTML
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (14.81%) REST
5 4 (14.81%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) Middleware
6 3 (11.11%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.41%) WCF
8 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.70%) Ember.js
8 1 (3.70%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
3 6 (22.22%) OO
4 5 (18.52%) Low Latency
4 5 (18.52%) Microservices
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) MVC
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) User Stories
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Data Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.41%) SEO
7 2 (7.41%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) UML
7 2 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) C++
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Ada
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) RPG
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle