The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 2 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 48 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.33% 13.77% 10.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.11% 14.48% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 26
Median daily rate £350 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £316 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £589 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
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 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 265 290 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.67% 95.08% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 299
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +7 24 £318 -15.33% 7
Bedford -2 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Dunstable -3 4 £365 -39.91% 5
Developer
East of England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 28 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
3 26 (24.30%) HTML
4 24 (22.43%) Web Services
5 23 (21.50%) .NET
5 23 (21.50%) Android
6 22 (20.56%) Android Development
6 22 (20.56%) Java
6 22 (20.56%) C#
7 19 (17.76%) Apple iOS
8 18 (16.82%) CSS
9 17 (15.89%) SQL
9 17 (15.89%) SQL Server
9 17 (15.89%) iOS Development
10 16 (14.95%) AngularJS
11 15 (14.02%) Finance
11 15 (14.02%) TDD
12 14 (13.08%) XML
12 14 (13.08%) Web Development
13 13 (12.15%) jQuery
13 13 (12.15%) JSON
13 13 (12.15%) MVC
14 12 (11.21%) Subversion
15 11 (10.28%) Objective-C
15 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
15 11 (10.28%) JSP
15 11 (10.28%) JIRA
15 11 (10.28%) Apple Swift
16 10 (9.35%) Sass
16 10 (9.35%) HTML5

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (6.54%) Drupal
2 6 (5.61%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (4.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (3.74%) Apache
4 4 (3.74%) CMS
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.87%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) JBoss
5 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Google Play
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Blockchain
3 3 (2.80%) DB2
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.87%) GIS
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) QlikView
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Subversion
2 11 (10.28%) JIRA
3 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.80%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (1.87%) Babel
5 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.87%) webpack
6 1 (0.93%) Ant
6 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) TestNG
6 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.30%) HTML
2 24 (22.43%) Web Services
3 23 (21.50%) .NET
4 18 (16.82%) CSS
5 16 (14.95%) AngularJS
6 14 (13.08%) XML
7 13 (12.15%) jQuery
7 13 (12.15%) JSON
8 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
8 11 (10.28%) JSP
9 10 (9.35%) Core Animation
9 10 (9.35%) HTML5
9 10 (9.35%) RESTful
9 10 (9.35%) Sass
10 9 (8.41%) J2EE
11 8 (7.48%) CSS3
11 8 (7.48%) Java EE
12 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.54%) LESS
12 7 (6.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Animation
2 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) iSeries
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.50%) Android
2 19 (17.76%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.35%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) Android Development
3 17 (15.89%) iOS Development
4 15 (14.02%) TDD
5 14 (13.08%) Web Development
6 13 (12.15%) MVC
7 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.41%) Front End Development
8 9 (8.41%) OOP
9 8 (7.48%) OO
10 7 (6.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 7 (6.54%) Progressive Enhancement
11 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.67%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.67%) Scrum
13 4 (3.74%) Prototyping
14 3 (2.80%) Mobile Development
14 3 (2.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.56%) C#
2 22 (20.56%) Java
3 17 (15.89%) SQL
4 11 (10.28%) Apple Swift
4 11 (10.28%) Objective-C
5 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.87%) ES6
6 2 (1.87%) PHP
6 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) SDET
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle
2 7 (6.54%) IBM
3 5 (4.67%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.74%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.87%) Mapbox
5 2 (1.87%) Nintex
6 1 (0.93%) BEA
6 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago