The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 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
Java
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Java 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.69% 25.71% 10.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 56.25% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 12 16 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 30.77% 45.71% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 11
Median daily rate £450 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Java in Bedford

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Bedford

Java
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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 Java.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Capybara
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) API Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Calabash
3 2 (40.00%) Appium
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) HTML

Java
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Calabash
1 4 (80.00%) Capybara
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow