Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 85 80 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.34% 12.56% 10.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.94% 13.33% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 77
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £406 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +20.37% -11.18%
10th Percentile £315 £253 £240
90th Percentile £525 £486 £488
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.03% +1.67% -

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 657 600 638
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.19% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 387 424
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +4.38% -3.32%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £212
90th Percentile £580 £580 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £41.60 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +3 45 £450 +20.00% 4
Bedford +2 16 £350 -22.22% 1
Dunstable +4 9 £350 +59.09% 5
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.18%) C#
3 22 (25.88%) E-Commerce
4 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 18 (21.18%) HTML
5 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
6 16 (18.82%) .NET
6 16 (18.82%) CSS
6 16 (18.82%) SOA
7 15 (17.65%) REST
8 14 (16.47%) SOAP
8 14 (16.47%) Web Services
9 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.12%) Java
10 12 (14.12%) Mobile App
10 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
10 12 (14.12%) Microservices
11 11 (12.94%) TeamCity
11 11 (12.94%) User Stories
11 11 (12.94%) SQL
12 10 (11.76%) CRM
12 10 (11.76%) Software Delivery
12 10 (11.76%) API Development
13 9 (10.59%) C++
13 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
13 9 (10.59%) HTML5
14 8 (9.41%) Android
14 8 (9.41%) WCF
14 8 (9.41%) Dojo

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 4 (4.71%) Apache
1 4 (4.71%) Confluence
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.18%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.71%) HTTP
3 3 (3.53%) AMQP
3 3 (3.53%) LDAP
3 3 (3.53%) SSL
3 3 (3.53%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) FTP
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.53%) DB2
5 3 (3.53%) GIS
5 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.35%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) DataStage
7 1 (1.18%) Informix
7 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.18%) QualityStage
7 1 (1.18%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.88%) Selenium
3 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.88%) webpack
4 4 (4.71%) Ant
4 4 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.71%) Babel
4 4 (4.71%) JBehave
4 4 (4.71%) JIRA
4 4 (4.71%) JUnit
4 4 (4.71%) Maven
4 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.71%) TestNG
5 3 (3.53%) Subversion
5 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.41%) Retail
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) HTML
2 16 (18.82%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) CSS
3 15 (17.65%) REST
4 14 (16.47%) SOAP
4 14 (16.47%) Web Services
5 9 (10.59%) HTML5
6 8 (9.41%) CSS3
6 8 (9.41%) Dojo
6 8 (9.41%) WCF
7 7 (8.24%) jQuery
7 7 (8.24%) Node.js
7 7 (8.24%) XML
8 6 (7.06%) Middleware
9 5 (5.88%) Ajax
9 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.88%) React
10 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.71%) JSON
10 4 (4.71%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.71%) RIA
2 4 (4.71%) Social Media
2 4 (4.71%) User Experience
3 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
2 8 (9.41%) Android
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.88%) E-Commerce
3 21 (24.71%) TDD
4 16 (18.82%) SOA
5 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.12%) Microservices
6 11 (12.94%) User Stories
7 10 (11.76%) API Development
7 10 (11.76%) CRM
7 10 (11.76%) Software Delivery
8 8 (9.41%) BDD
8 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.41%) ITIL
9 7 (8.24%) Multithreading
9 7 (8.24%) OOP
10 6 (7.06%) ETL
10 6 (7.06%) Web Development
11 5 (5.88%) Analytics
11 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) C#
2 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.12%) Java
4 11 (12.94%) SQL
5 9 (10.59%) C++
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 5 (5.88%) Perl
8 4 (4.71%) Ruby
9 3 (3.53%) ES6
10 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.18%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (1.18%) Scala
11 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.18%) Degree
1 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Xamarin
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.71%) Google
3 4 (4.71%) IBM
3 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.53%) Mapbox
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.18%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.18%) Capita
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Logi
5 1 (1.18%) Logi Analytics
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.18%) Sage
5 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.18%) Teradata
5 1 (1.18%) TIBCO