The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 19.44% 28.57% 30.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.00% 34.48% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +18.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 35 29 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.22% 82.86% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 23
Median daily rate £375 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -52.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Bedford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 12 (42.86%) Android
1 12 (42.86%) Android Development
2 8 (28.57%) iOS Development
2 8 (28.57%) Core Animation
2 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 8 (28.57%) Objective-C
2 8 (28.57%) Apple Swift
3 6 (21.43%) RESTful
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) Subversion
3 6 (21.43%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Finance
5 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.14%) Microservices
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (7.14%) Ansible
6 2 (7.14%) Docker
6 2 (7.14%) QA
6 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (7.14%) Node.js
6 2 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) .NET

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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Core Animation
2 6 (21.43%) RESTful
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) Node.js
4 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Android
2 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Android Development
2 8 (28.57%) iOS Development
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Microservices
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.57%) Data Validation
6 1 (3.57%) ETL
6 1 (3.57%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.57%) MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Open Source
6 1 (3.57%) Scorecard
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Apple Swift
1 8 (28.57%) Objective-C
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.57%) Telerik