The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Luton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 14 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 18 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.78% 20.27% 26.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.94% 20.55% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 16
Average daily rate £375 £210 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -39.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £168 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
181 73 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 88.29% 98.65% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 49 41
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Developer
Bedfordshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
3 18 (48.65%) C#
3 18 (48.65%) HTML
3 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET
5 14 (37.84%) MVC
6 13 (35.14%) TDD
7 12 (32.43%) E-Commerce
8 11 (29.73%) Scrum
9 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
9 9 (24.32%) TeamCity
10 8 (21.62%) HTML5
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) CSS
10 8 (21.62%) Web Services
11 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
11 7 (18.92%) SQL
11 7 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (18.92%) Retail
11 7 (18.92%) CSS3
11 7 (18.92%) WCF
12 6 (16.22%) Dojo
12 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
13 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (13.51%) hybris

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (18.92%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.81%) Papyrus
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (5.41%) CMS
5 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Exstream
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.41%) PowerCenter
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
1 9 (24.32%) TeamCity
2 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Toad
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) HTML
3 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET
4 8 (21.62%) HTML5
4 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) CSS3
5 7 (18.92%) WCF
6 6 (16.22%) Dojo
7 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.81%) Spring MVC
8 4 (10.81%) Spring
9 3 (8.11%) XSLT
9 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET
9 3 (8.11%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) XSD
9 3 (8.11%) LESS
10 2 (5.41%) Sass
10 2 (5.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) MVC
3 13 (35.14%) TDD
4 12 (32.43%) E-Commerce
5 11 (29.73%) Scrum
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Agile Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Kanban
8 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (10.81%) OO
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (5.41%) Workflow
10 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.41%) ETL
11 1 (2.70%) CRM
11 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
11 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C#
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) hybris
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Informatica
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) IBM