Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 47 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 14.33% 10.73% 11.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.78% 11.40% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 25
Luton median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £278 £318
90th Percentile £525 £500 £515
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £413 £338
% change year-on-year +1.82% +22.22% -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Luton median hourly rate - - £39.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 318 272 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 94.12% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 180 194
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £273 £206 £206
90th Percentile £624 £594 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 22
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% +122.22%
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.62 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.75 £41.83 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) C#
3 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
4 19 (40.43%) TDD
5 16 (34.04%) REST
6 15 (31.91%) SOAP
6 15 (31.91%) SOA
7 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
7 12 (25.53%) User Stories
8 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
9 10 (21.28%) TeamCity
9 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (21.28%) C++
9 10 (21.28%) Microservices
9 10 (21.28%) API Development
10 9 (19.15%) Software Delivery
10 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 9 (19.15%) CSS
11 8 (17.02%) HTML
12 7 (14.89%) CRM
12 7 (14.89%) Web Services
12 7 (14.89%) Retail
12 7 (14.89%) BDD
12 7 (14.89%) WCF
13 6 (12.77%) Dojo
13 6 (12.77%) jQuery
13 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (10.64%) Ajax
14 5 (10.64%) 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 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) AMQP
3 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) GIS
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (21.28%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.38%) Ant
3 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (6.38%) Babel
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.38%) JBehave
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) JUnit
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
3 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
3 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.38%) TestNG
3 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.38%) webpack
General
1 7 (14.89%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) REST
2 15 (31.91%) SOAP
3 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 9 (19.15%) CSS
4 8 (17.02%) HTML
5 7 (14.89%) WCF
5 7 (14.89%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) Dojo
6 6 (12.77%) jQuery
7 5 (10.64%) Ajax
7 5 (10.64%) CSS3
7 5 (10.64%) HTML5
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.51%) JSON
8 4 (8.51%) Node.js
8 4 (8.51%) React
9 3 (6.38%) Electron Framework
9 3 (6.38%) Leaflet
9 3 (6.38%) Redux
9 3 (6.38%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Social Media
2 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.38%) RIA
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Android
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
3 19 (40.43%) TDD
4 15 (31.91%) SOA
5 12 (25.53%) User Stories
6 10 (21.28%) API Development
6 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (21.28%) Microservices
7 9 (19.15%) Software Delivery
8 7 (14.89%) BDD
8 7 (14.89%) CRM
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
10 5 (10.64%) OO
10 5 (10.64%) Web Development
11 4 (8.51%) ERP
11 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (8.51%) OOP
11 4 (8.51%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.28%) C++
4 5 (10.64%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) ES6
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Atlassian
1 3 (6.38%) Google
1 3 (6.38%) Mapbox
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft