The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java Developer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 25 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.85% 3.26% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 3.42% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Median daily rate £375 £393 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% -23.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

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 259 292 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.57% 95.11% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 198 298
Median daily rate £445 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £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 17 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Bedfordshire

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java Developer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Bedfordshire

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Bedfordshire

Java 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 Java Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 +8 1 £388 -5.48% 1
Dunstable - 1 £365 - 1
Java Developer
East of England

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Java 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (62.50%) Java EE
3 5 (62.50%) JSR 168
3 5 (62.50%) JSR 286
3 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (50.00%) JSP
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) DB2
5 3 (37.50%) RAD
5 3 (37.50%) Servlets
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) JSF
5 3 (37.50%) OSGi
5 3 (37.50%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (25.00%) JBoss

Java 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 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) Java EE
1 5 (62.50%) JSR 168
1 5 (62.50%) JSR 286
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) JSP
3 3 (37.50%) JSF
3 3 (37.50%) OSGi
3 3 (37.50%) Servlets
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) RAD
3 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle