The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 31 41
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.57% 1.54% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.63% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £360 £51 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +608.94% -  
East of England median daily rate £410 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +17.14% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.40 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% +8.29%  

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 337 307 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.29% 94.46% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 743 1330
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +28.78%  
10th Percentile £300 £230 £163
90th Percentile £575 £600 £494
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 112
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +227.27%  
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.75 £50.78 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 2 £360 +608.94%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (66.67%) VectorCAST
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Ada
2 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Management
3 1 (33.33%) Bower

Software Engineer 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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (66.67%) VectorCAST
2 1 (33.33%) Bower
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Management
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Ada
1 2 (66.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft