The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank - 7 -
Contract jobs citing Degree 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford - 11.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 80.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £125 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 7.69% 14.29% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £200 £125 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -67.74%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Bedford

Degree
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Ariba
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Xamarin
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Calabash
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Source to Pay

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) Calabash
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Source to Pay
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ariba
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Xamarin