Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Developer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 19 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.76% 1.91% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £485 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +34.72% -20.00%
10th Percentile £385 £408 £323
90th Percentile £533 £553 £420
East of England median daily rate £500 £461 £425
% change year-on-year +8.40% +8.53% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.08% - -

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 659 593 624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 94.28% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 383 413
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +4.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £165 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
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 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Bedfordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Bedfordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Bedfordshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 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 +5 17 £500 +3.09%
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Senior Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) C#
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) E-Commerce
2 13 (68.42%) SOA
3 10 (52.63%) C++
3 10 (52.63%) User Stories
3 10 (52.63%) Microservices
4 8 (42.11%) API Development
4 8 (42.11%) REST
4 8 (42.11%) SOAP
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 3 (15.79%) JBehave
8 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (15.79%) Confluence
8 3 (15.79%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
8 3 (15.79%) BDD
8 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
8 3 (15.79%) TestNG
8 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
8 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 3 (15.79%) AMQP
8 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Selenium

Senior 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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Ant
1 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) JBehave
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) JUnit
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
1 3 (15.79%) TestNG
1 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) REST
1 8 (42.11%) SOAP
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 3 (15.79%) LINQ
3 3 (15.79%) Middleware
3 3 (15.79%) MSMQ
3 3 (15.79%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Spring Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
1 3 (15.79%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) E-Commerce
2 13 (68.42%) SOA
3 10 (52.63%) Microservices
3 10 (52.63%) User Stories
4 8 (42.11%) API Development
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) ATDD
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (15.79%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) OOD
6 3 (15.79%) SDET
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 3 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Atlassian
1 3 (15.79%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft