Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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.

Developer
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 33 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 12.45% 14.38% 12.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.20% 14.81% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 28
Luton median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £280 £350 £296
90th Percentile £498 £525 £500
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Luton median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 250 297 272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 97.06% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 223 182
Luton median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £246 £288 £207
90th Percentile £588 £638 £600
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Luton median hourly rate £50.00 £50.22 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +258.68% -64.10%
10th Percentile £23.90 £49.02 £11.61
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.75 £30.05
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +15.38% -65.33%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Luton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Luton

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Luton over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Luton

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Luton

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Developer 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 Luton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (51.52%) C#
3 15 (45.45%) .NET
4 13 (39.39%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
6 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (24.24%) LINQ
7 8 (24.24%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (24.24%) Entity Framework
7 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.21%) CSS
9 6 (18.18%) HTML
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.18%) MVC
9 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 5 (15.15%) Google
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
10 5 (15.15%) ETL
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 4 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) 3ds Max
1 3 (9.09%) Maya
1 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) nopCommerce
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
2 1 (3.03%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Silverpop
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) FTP
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (3.03%) SMTP
1 1 (3.03%) SSH
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.06%) MySQL
6 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.03%) Big Data
7 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) Impala
7 1 (3.03%) Presto
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.03%) MorphX
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (24.24%) Entity Framework
3 8 (24.24%) LINQ
4 7 (21.21%) CSS
5 6 (18.18%) HTML
6 5 (15.15%) .NET Core
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (6.06%) CSS3
8 2 (6.06%) HTML5
8 2 (6.06%) React
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
9 1 (3.03%) EDI
9 1 (3.03%) Redux
9 1 (3.03%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (3.03%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) TDD
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (24.24%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
5 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 4 (12.12%) CQRS
6 4 (12.12%) Decision-Making
6 4 (12.12%) DevOps
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 3 (9.09%) Game Development
7 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Physics
7 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Lua
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) ES6
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Google
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) hybris
4 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Zend