The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 12 9
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 44 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 27.50% 8.51% 12.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.03% 8.76% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 34
Luton median daily rate £375 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +66.66%  
10th Percentile £275 £270 £200
90th Percentile £525 £625 £414
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +14.28% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 157 137 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 98.13% 97.16% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 323 699
Luton median daily rate £475 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +41.66%  
10th Percentile £300 £136 £128
90th Percentile £575 £606 £525
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £330
% change year-on-year +5.88% +28.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 92
Luton median hourly rate £14.00 £46.07 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +268.56%  
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -67.77% +227.27%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 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 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) HTML
2 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 26 (37.14%) CSS
4 22 (31.43%) C#
5 21 (30.00%) Dojo
6 20 (28.57%) Sass
6 20 (28.57%) LESS
7 19 (27.14%) Web Development
8 18 (25.71%) jQuery
9 17 (24.29%) HTML5
9 17 (24.29%) CSS3
10 16 (22.86%) Progressive Enhancement
10 16 (22.86%) TDD
11 15 (21.43%) JSON
12 14 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 14 (20.00%) REST
12 14 (20.00%) Microservices
12 14 (20.00%) Front End Development
13 13 (18.57%) SOA
13 13 (18.57%) .NET
14 12 (17.14%) OOP
14 12 (17.14%) Ajax
14 12 (17.14%) Animation
14 12 (17.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 11 (15.71%) User Stories
15 11 (15.71%) Apache
15 11 (15.71%) C++
15 11 (15.71%) HTTP
16 10 (14.29%) J2EE

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 11 (15.71%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Drupal
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Lorenzo
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Skype
3 1 (1.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.29%) DB2
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) GIS
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) Babel
4 2 (2.86%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.86%) webpack
5 1 (1.43%) Ant
5 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) JUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Maven
5 1 (1.43%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.43%) TestNG
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.57%) Retail
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) HTML
2 26 (37.14%) CSS
3 21 (30.00%) Dojo
4 20 (28.57%) LESS
4 20 (28.57%) Sass
5 18 (25.71%) jQuery
6 17 (24.29%) CSS3
6 17 (24.29%) HTML5
7 15 (21.43%) JSON
8 14 (20.00%) REST
9 13 (18.57%) .NET
10 12 (17.14%) Ajax
11 10 (14.29%) J2EE
11 10 (14.29%) SOAP
11 10 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (11.43%) JSP
12 8 (11.43%) Node.js
12 8 (11.43%) XML
13 7 (10.00%) DOM
13 7 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Animation
2 4 (5.71%) Social Media
3 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Android
2 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Web Development
3 16 (22.86%) Progressive Enhancement
3 16 (22.86%) TDD
4 14 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 14 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 14 (20.00%) Microservices
5 13 (18.57%) SOA
6 12 (17.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 12 (17.14%) OOP
7 11 (15.71%) User Stories
8 8 (11.43%) API Development
8 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (11.43%) MVC
9 7 (10.00%) Android Development
9 7 (10.00%) OO
9 7 (10.00%) Prototyping
10 6 (8.57%) ERP
10 6 (8.57%) iOS Development
10 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
2 22 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (15.71%) C++
4 9 (12.86%) SQL
5 7 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) ES6
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Xamarin
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.86%) Mapbox
4 2 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.43%) Cerner
5 1 (1.43%) Cognos
5 1 (1.43%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) SAP