The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 37 28 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.36% 2.61% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 2.75% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.13% +5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £50.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% +10.38%  

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 265 291 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.67% 95.10% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 196 299
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £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 18 20
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Bedfordshire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics

Software Engineer 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Bower
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JBehave
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Luton, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago