Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 61 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.01% 14.01% 12.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.80% 14.59% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 81 51
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +22.22%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £278
90th Percentile £495 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £435 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +12.26% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year -3.33% +21.56% -1.28%

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 517 658 595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 96.06% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 443 382
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £189 £220 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £586
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -61.38%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.12 £10.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.69 £44.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -3.19% -25.77% +15.48%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -6 25 £400 -8.57% 36
Bedford -6 11 £388 +10.71% 17
Dunstable -10 4 £400 +10.34% 5
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 27 (44.26%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
3 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 19 (31.15%) C#
4 18 (29.51%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (27.87%) .NET
6 15 (24.59%) CSS
7 14 (22.95%) HTML
7 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
9 12 (19.67%) ETL
10 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (16.39%) MVC
10 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (16.39%) HTML5
11 9 (14.75%) REST
12 8 (13.11%) CSS3
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
12 8 (13.11%) Web Services
12 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
12 8 (13.11%) ERP
12 8 (13.11%) Web Development
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) MySQL
13 7 (11.48%) Git (software)

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 5 (8.20%) Mule
1 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.20%) WordPress
2 4 (6.56%) CMS
3 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.92%) 3ds Max
2 3 (4.92%) Maya
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Infor M3
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) FastStats
3 1 (1.64%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.64%) nopCommerce
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.64%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.64%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (11.48%) MySQL
7 6 (9.84%) OLAP
8 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.64%) Big Data
9 1 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.64%) Impala
9 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.64%) Presto
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.64%) Grunt
4 1 (1.64%) gulp
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) MorphX
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Games
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) CSS
3 14 (22.95%) HTML
4 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (16.39%) HTML5
6 9 (14.75%) REST
7 8 (13.11%) CSS3
7 8 (13.11%) Web Services
8 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.84%) jQuery
9 6 (9.84%) JSON
10 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
10 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (8.20%) Entity Framework
10 5 (8.20%) J2EE
11 4 (6.56%) RESTful
12 3 (4.92%) Node.js
12 3 (4.92%) React
12 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (4.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.92%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.92%) User Experience
3 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (29.51%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (19.67%) ETL
3 10 (16.39%) MVC
4 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.11%) ERP
4 8 (13.11%) Web Development
5 6 (9.84%) Contingency Planning
5 6 (9.84%) Front End Development
5 6 (9.84%) Scorecard
5 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
5 6 (9.84%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.20%) TDD
6 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.56%) Decision-Making
8 3 (4.92%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.92%) Game Development
8 3 (4.92%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (4.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) PHP
3 6 (9.84%) Python
4 3 (4.92%) Lua
5 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) ES6
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Kibana
2 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) Infor
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 3 (4.92%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) hybris
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Zend