Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 34 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 15.96% 13.07% 21.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 14.13% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 34
Luton median daily rate £420 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +23.29% -2.67%
10th Percentile £335 £324 £262
90th Percentile £488 £492 £426
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
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 204 283 205
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 92.48% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 220 139
Luton median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £252 £200
90th Percentile £594 £583 £625
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Luton median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +14.29% -72.22%
10th Percentile £15.70 £13.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £61.50 £19.38
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +89.06% +14.29% -67.06%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019, 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 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) C#
2 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 10 (29.41%) TDD
5 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (26.47%) HTML
5 9 (26.47%) CSS
5 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.59%) LINQ
7 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
7 7 (20.59%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.65%) ETL
8 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
9 5 (14.71%) Retail
9 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
9 5 (14.71%) MVC
9 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.76%) Office 365
10 4 (11.76%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing

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 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Appian
3 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) nopCommerce
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) Silverpop
4 1 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DHCP
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) FTP
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
1 2 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (5.88%) SMTP
1 2 (5.88%) SSH
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.94%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.88%) OLAP
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.94%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.94%) webpack
4 1 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
2 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (26.47%) CSS
2 9 (26.47%) HTML
3 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
3 7 (20.59%) LINQ
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (11.76%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (8.82%) .NET Core
6 3 (8.82%) CSS3
6 3 (8.82%) HTML5
7 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (5.88%) Redux
7 2 (5.88%) RESTful
7 2 (5.88%) Web Services
7 2 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (2.94%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) TDD
2 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 6 (17.65%) ETL
6 5 (14.71%) MVC
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
7 4 (11.76%) Microservices
7 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) Decision-Making
8 3 (8.82%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.88%) B2B
9 2 (5.88%) B2C
9 2 (5.88%) OOD
9 2 (5.88%) SOA
9 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) ES6
6 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HAProxy
1 2 (5.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Google
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) hybris
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Xamarin