Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 3 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 25 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 8.53% 26.27% 10.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 26.91% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 33
Luton median daily rate £438 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +40.00%
10th Percentile £315 £266 £304
90th Percentile £499 £525 £605
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £19.00

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 268 249 304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.47% 97.65% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 173 211
Luton median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £219 £213 £275
90th Percentile £583 £575 £613
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 12
Luton median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £50.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -72.22% +187.94%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.00 £16.63
90th Percentile £44.50 £14.00 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -67.78% +100.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 17 (68.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (36.00%) TeamCity
4 9 (36.00%) BDD
5 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Selenium
7 5 (20.00%) REST
7 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 5 (20.00%) SDET
7 5 (20.00%) SOAP
7 5 (20.00%) MVC
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.00%) Ruby
8 4 (16.00%) Web Services
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (16.00%) Perl
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) Java

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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
1 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) JBehave
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) Ant
5 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.00%) JUnit
5 3 (12.00%) Maven
5 3 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (12.00%) TestNG
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.00%) Log4Net
7 1 (4.00%) NSubstitute
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) REST
2 5 (20.00%) SOAP
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 4 (16.00%) LINQ
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Core
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (12.00%) Middleware
4 3 (12.00%) WCF
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) JSON
6 1 (4.00%) Ninject
6 1 (4.00%) Symfony
6 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) RIA
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) TDD
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
6 5 (20.00%) SDET
6 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Microservices
7 4 (16.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) ATDD
8 3 (12.00%) CQRS
8 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.00%) Feature Driven Development
9 2 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Ruby
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) Java 8
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (12.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) SAP