The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 35 8 43
Rank change year-on-year -27 +35  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.08% 10.46% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 11.81% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Median daily rate £500 £563 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +60.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 250 271 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.25% 88.56% 84.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 183 269
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bedford -3 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
1 11 (61.11%) RESTful
2 9 (50.00%) JIRA
2 9 (50.00%) Subversion
3 7 (38.89%) Android
4 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (33.33%) Android Development
5 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) Python
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) C#
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Apache
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
7 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (16.67%) Core Animation
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Statistics
7 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (16.67%) R
7 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
7 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
7 3 (16.67%) Apple Swift
8 2 (11.11%) REST
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Gherkin

Software Engineering
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 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JIRA
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Appium
3 1 (5.56%) Bower
3 1 (5.56%) Calabash
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 3 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) RESTful
1 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Core Animation
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Android
2 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Android Development
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (16.67%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
4 1 (5.56%) API Testing
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (5.56%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 3 (16.67%) R
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
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