Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 53 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.64% 1.44% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.50% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.41% +19.93%
10th Percentile £340 £363 £379
90th Percentile £510 £490 £513
East of England median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £45.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% - -
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.43% -6.11% +7.14%

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 432 602 532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 96.47% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 419 343
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £130 £205
90th Percentile £584 £594 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +24.48% -68.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £10.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £44.89 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £19.50 £20.90
% change year-on-year -11.13% -6.70% -7.58%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 0 1 - - 3
Bedford - 1 £350 - 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) C#

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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared