The median contractor rate for a Developer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 65 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.16% 11.01% 11.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.84% 11.63% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 27
Median daily rate £394 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £594 £431
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 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 345 301 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.37% 94.65% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 202 233
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +200.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Bedfordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Bedfordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Bedfordshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Bedfordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +8 44 £363 -3.33% 4
Bedford +1 8 £388 +14.81% 3
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 5
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) HTML
3 34 (30.09%) JavaScript
4 33 (29.20%) CSS
5 28 (24.78%) C#
6 27 (23.89%) .NET
7 25 (22.12%) Dojo
8 23 (20.35%) SQL
8 23 (20.35%) XML
9 22 (19.47%) HTML5
10 21 (18.58%) CSS3
10 21 (18.58%) Sass
10 21 (18.58%) LESS
10 21 (18.58%) Web Development
11 20 (17.70%) jQuery
12 18 (15.93%) TDD
13 17 (15.04%) JSON
13 17 (15.04%) OOP
13 17 (15.04%) Java
13 17 (15.04%) Progressive Enhancement
14 16 (14.16%) Microservices
14 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (13.27%) E-Commerce
15 15 (13.27%) J2EE
15 15 (13.27%) Oracle
16 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
16 14 (12.39%) OO
16 14 (12.39%) Finance
16 14 (12.39%) Front End Development

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 12 (10.62%) Apache
1 12 (10.62%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.08%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.42%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.77%) CMS
5 2 (1.77%) Confluence
5 2 (1.77%) Drupal
5 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) HTTP
2 2 (1.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.54%) DB2
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.77%) GIS
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.96%) Subversion
3 5 (4.42%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.65%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (1.77%) Babel
6 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.77%) webpack
7 1 (0.88%) Ant
7 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) NUnit
7 1 (0.88%) TestNG
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.63%) HTML
2 33 (29.20%) CSS
3 27 (23.89%) .NET
4 25 (22.12%) Dojo
5 23 (20.35%) XML
6 22 (19.47%) HTML5
7 21 (18.58%) CSS3
7 21 (18.58%) LESS
7 21 (18.58%) Sass
8 20 (17.70%) jQuery
9 17 (15.04%) JSON
10 15 (13.27%) J2EE
11 13 (11.50%) Ajax
11 13 (11.50%) REST
12 12 (10.62%) JSP
12 12 (10.62%) Node.js
13 11 (9.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
14 9 (7.96%) SOAP
15 8 (7.08%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Animation
2 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Social Media
4 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Android
2 9 (7.96%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.19%) Windows
4 6 (5.31%) Unix
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.58%) Web Development
3 18 (15.93%) TDD
4 17 (15.04%) OOP
4 17 (15.04%) Progressive Enhancement
5 16 (14.16%) Microservices
6 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.27%) E-Commerce
7 14 (12.39%) Front End Development
7 14 (12.39%) OO
8 13 (11.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 12 (10.62%) Android Development
9 12 (10.62%) SOA
10 11 (9.73%) MVC
11 10 (8.85%) User Stories
12 9 (7.96%) iOS Development
13 8 (7.08%) Prototyping
14 7 (6.19%) UML
15 6 (5.31%) ERP
15 6 (5.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.09%) JavaScript
2 28 (24.78%) C#
3 23 (20.35%) SQL
4 17 (15.04%) Java
5 10 (8.85%) C++
6 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.65%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.77%) ES6
8 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.27%) Oracle
3 12 (10.62%) IBM
4 6 (5.31%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.77%) Mapbox
7 1 (0.88%) Cerner
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.88%) Nintex
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) SAP