Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 72 125 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.78% 18.80% 11.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.70% 19.56% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 75
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £302
90th Percentile £523 £525 £592
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £19.00
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £38.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +21.43% -17.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 567 639 638
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 96.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 445 435
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £160 £281 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 23
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -67.78% +73.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.20
90th Percentile £23.75 £31.15 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -15 23 £400 +12.28% 16
Bedford +1 14 £375 +7.14% 8
Dunstable -4 6 £400 +9.59% 3
Henlow - 3 £425 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.94%) C#
3 23 (31.94%) Oracle
4 22 (30.56%) SQL Server
5 21 (29.17%) ETL
6 16 (22.22%) Data Integration
7 15 (20.83%) .NET
7 15 (20.83%) HTML
7 15 (20.83%) CSS
7 15 (20.83%) XML
8 14 (19.44%) Informix
8 14 (19.44%) DB2
8 14 (19.44%) DataStage
8 14 (19.44%) Teradata
9 13 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (18.06%) Java
9 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
9 13 (18.06%) FTP
9 13 (18.06%) XML Schema
9 13 (18.06%) REST
10 12 (16.67%) Data Quality
10 12 (16.67%) Data Mapping
10 12 (16.67%) Data Management
10 12 (16.67%) QualityStage
11 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.28%) Web Services
11 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
11 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.94%) Mule
3 3 (4.17%) CMS
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.17%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.78%) 3ds Max
2 2 (2.78%) Maya
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (2.78%) Infor M3
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Magento
2 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) Office 365
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.78%) Serverless
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) FTP
2 1 (1.39%) Extranet
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.44%) DataStage
2 14 (19.44%) DB2
2 14 (19.44%) Informix
3 13 (18.06%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (16.67%) QualityStage
5 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
7 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (4.17%) MySQL
9 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.78%) OLAP
10 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.39%) Grunt
6 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.39%) JBehave
6 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.39%) MorphX
6 1 (1.39%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.39%) TestNG
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) .NET
1 15 (20.83%) CSS
1 15 (20.83%) HTML
1 15 (20.83%) XML
2 13 (18.06%) REST
2 13 (18.06%) XML Schema
3 11 (15.28%) Web Services
4 10 (13.89%) Middleware
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.11%) JSON
6 7 (9.72%) J2EE
6 7 (9.72%) jQuery
7 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (6.94%) .NET Core
8 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (6.94%) SOAP
9 4 (5.56%) HTML5
9 4 (5.56%) LINQ
10 3 (4.17%) RESTful
10 3 (4.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.78%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.39%) RIA
3 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) ETL
3 16 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 12 (16.67%) Data Management
4 12 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 10 (13.89%) ITIL
5 10 (13.89%) Logistics
5 10 (13.89%) MVC
5 10 (13.89%) TDD
6 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.50%) SDLC
6 9 (12.50%) Service Management
6 9 (12.50%) V-Model
7 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.72%) Microservices
9 6 (8.33%) BDD
9 6 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) SQL
2 23 (31.94%) C#
3 13 (18.06%) Java
3 13 (18.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) PHP
4 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) Lua
6 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.39%) Java 8
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) VBScript
7 1 (1.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Kibana
2 1 (1.39%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Oracle
2 14 (19.44%) Teradata
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.50%) Citrix
4 9 (12.50%) HP
4 9 (12.50%) IBM
5 5 (6.94%) Google
6 3 (4.17%) Mashery
6 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (4.17%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.78%) Adobe
7 2 (2.78%) Infor
7 2 (2.78%) Remedy
8 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.39%) hybris
8 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.39%) Nintex
8 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.39%) Tableau