Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 8 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 60 78 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.32% 12.42% 14.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.39% 12.89% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 76 60
Bedfordshire median daily rate £423 £420 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +3.38% +20.37%
10th Percentile £315 £315 £287
90th Percentile £479 £500 £488
East of England median daily rate £438 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% +6.67%

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 448 605 541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.99% 96.34% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 425 350
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £131 £205
90th Percentile £584 £595 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.38% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +24.48% -67.87%
10th Percentile £14.40 £10.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.69 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% -2.50% -11.11%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +1 34 £425 -5.56% 20
Bedford -6 7 £388 +23.02% 9
Dunstable -7 2 £338 -3.57% 3
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Shefford - 1 - - 1
Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (43.33%) SQL
3 24 (40.00%) C#
4 23 (38.33%) .NET
5 19 (31.67%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
7 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (21.67%) HTML
8 13 (21.67%) CSS
9 12 (20.00%) ETL
9 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (20.00%) Entity Framework
10 11 (18.33%) TDD
10 11 (18.33%) MVC
11 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
12 9 (15.00%) LINQ
13 8 (13.33%) Web Development
13 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 7 (11.67%) Finance
14 7 (11.67%) CSS3

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 (8.33%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.67%) Mule
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.67%) Maya
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Infor M3
2 3 (5.00%) FastStats
2 3 (5.00%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 2 (3.33%) nopCommerce
4 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Office 365
4 3 (5.00%) GitHub
5 2 (3.33%) Silverpop
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.67%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.67%) PaaS
6 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) DHCP
1 2 (3.33%) DNS
1 2 (3.33%) FTP
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (3.33%) SMTP
1 2 (3.33%) SSH
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.33%) MySQL
5 5 (8.33%) OLAP
6 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.67%) Impala
7 1 (1.67%) Power BI
7 1 (1.67%) Presto
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.67%) Grunt
5 1 (1.67%) gulp
5 1 (1.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
2 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (21.67%) CSS
3 13 (21.67%) HTML
4 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 9 (15.00%) LINQ
6 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (11.67%) CSS3
6 7 (11.67%) HTML5
7 5 (8.33%) .NET Core
8 4 (6.67%) jQuery
8 4 (6.67%) Node.js
8 4 (6.67%) React
8 4 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.00%) RESTful
9 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.00%) ETL
4 11 (18.33%) MVC
4 11 (18.33%) TDD
5 9 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (13.33%) Web Development
7 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
8 6 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
9 5 (8.33%) ERP
9 5 (8.33%) Microservices
9 5 (8.33%) Scorecard
10 4 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
10 4 (6.67%) CQRS
10 4 (6.67%) DevOps
10 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 24 (40.00%) C#
3 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) Python
5 5 (8.33%) PHP
6 4 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) ES6
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.67%) C++
8 1 (1.67%) Lua
8 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
1 2 (3.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Kibana
2 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Google
3 4 (6.67%) Infor
3 4 (6.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 4 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.33%) Adobe
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Rockwell
5 1 (1.67%) Zend