The median contractor rate for a Developer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 26 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 25.24% 11.70% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.26% 12.12% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 7
Median daily rate £318 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £313 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £598 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 99 165 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 96.12% 96.49% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 132
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) Web Development
5 11 (25.00%) JSON
5 11 (25.00%) Sass
6 10 (22.73%) Front End Development
6 10 (22.73%) C#
7 9 (20.45%) .NET
7 9 (20.45%) Web Services
8 8 (18.18%) CSS
8 8 (18.18%) TDD
8 8 (18.18%) HTML5
8 8 (18.18%) LESS
9 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
9 7 (15.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 7 (15.91%) Animation
9 7 (15.91%) Progressive Enhancement
9 7 (15.91%) CSS3
9 7 (15.91%) Windows
9 7 (15.91%) SQL
10 6 (13.64%) Dojo
10 6 (13.64%) Drupal
10 6 (13.64%) jQuery
10 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (13.64%) iOS Development
11 5 (11.36%) Xamarin
11 5 (11.36%) Android Development
11 5 (11.36%) Mentoring

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 6 (13.64%) Drupal
2 4 (9.09%) CMS
3 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) JBoss
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Google Play
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Subversion
3 2 (4.55%) Babel
3 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) webpack
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (2.27%) TestNG
4 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) HTML
2 11 (25.00%) JSON
2 11 (25.00%) Sass
3 9 (20.45%) .NET
3 9 (20.45%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) CSS
4 8 (18.18%) HTML5
4 8 (18.18%) LESS
5 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
5 7 (15.91%) CSS3
6 6 (13.64%) Dojo
6 6 (13.64%) jQuery
7 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
7 5 (11.36%) JSP
7 5 (11.36%) Redux
7 5 (11.36%) XML
8 4 (9.09%) J2EE
8 4 (9.09%) REST
8 4 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (9.09%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Animation
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Web Development
3 10 (22.73%) Front End Development
4 8 (18.18%) TDD
5 7 (15.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 7 (15.91%) Progressive Enhancement
6 6 (13.64%) iOS Development
7 5 (11.36%) Android Development
7 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.36%) MVC
8 4 (9.09%) OOP
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
10 2 (4.55%) CRM
10 2 (4.55%) OO
10 2 (4.55%) SDLC
11 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.27%) ERP
11 1 (2.27%) RAD
11 1 (2.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) ES6
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Xamarin
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) Mapbox
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) BEA
4 1 (2.27%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) SAP