The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 30 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.

Software Developer
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.51% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 272 305 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.44% 95.31% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 203 302
Median daily rate £438 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Bedfordshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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 - 5 £350 -
Bedford - 2 - -
Dunstable - 2 £293 -
Software Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Node.js
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) Ansible
4 2 (16.67%) Docker
4 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) ATDD
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) JSR 286
5 1 (8.33%) TestNG
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity

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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) JSF
5 1 (8.33%) JSP
5 1 (8.33%) JSR 168
5 1 (8.33%) JSR 286
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Struts
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) XSL
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) ATDD
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SDET
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM