Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Software Engineering
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 44 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 -21 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.90% 2.53% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 3.06% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 23
Bedfordshire median daily rate £525 £413 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -28.26% +43.75%
10th Percentile £339 £272 £376
90th Percentile £597 £488 £606
East of England median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £45.39 £50.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +23.10% -13.16%
10th Percentile £38.83 £50.78 £36.93
90th Percentile £49.95 £50.78 £53.02
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -1.23%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 576 523 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 83.97% 82.62% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 335 372
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% -5.29%
10th Percentile £266 £210 £240
90th Percentile £595 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Bedfordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -4 10 £550 +64.18% 2
Bedford -1 1 £338 -25.00%
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) SOA
2 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) C++
4 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (38.46%) Low Latency
5 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) VxWorks
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) UML
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (23.08%) VectorCAST
7 2 (15.38%) Microservices
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) DO-178B
7 2 (15.38%) Ada
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) AOP

Software Engineering
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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (23.08%) VectorCAST
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Ada Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Designer
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Architect
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) VxWorks
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 7 (53.85%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) Low Latency
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) AOP
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Microservices
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
7 1 (7.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Ada
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) DO-178B
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle