The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 8 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 20.51% 3.85% 20.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.62% 4.35% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £388 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £338 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 37 23 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 94.87% 88.46% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 30
Median daily rate £390 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +44.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £210 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.81% -72.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Bedford

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Bedford

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Bedford

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (40.00%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) UML
3 6 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Break/Fix
5 4 (26.67%) Android
5 4 (26.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 4 (26.67%) Android Development
6 3 (20.00%) Microservices
6 3 (20.00%) Middleware
6 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Process Management
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) Ansible
7 2 (13.33%) Docker
7 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (13.33%) Node.js

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (26.67%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (40.00%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js
4 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) UML
2 4 (26.67%) Android Development
2 4 (26.67%) Break/Fix
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) Process Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Scorecard
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle