The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 43
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - - 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56%  

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 344 305 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.82% 95.02% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 207 247
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit

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 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) JSF
5 1 (10.00%) JSP
5 1 (10.00%) JSR 168
5 1 (10.00%) JSR 286
5 1 (10.00%) Spring
5 1 (10.00%) Struts
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) XSL
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) ATDD
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) SDET
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle