Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 20 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 21 73 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 7.47% 25.35% 10.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.20% 26.07% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 37
Luton median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £279 £275 £293
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
Bedfordshire median daily rate £406 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% +11.94%
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 256 280 316
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.10% 97.22% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 199 218
Luton median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £205 £249 £252
90th Percentile £588 £584 £600
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Luton median hourly rate £20.00 £31.83 £41.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.16% -22.44% +128.86%
10th Percentile £14.98 £17.48 £13.55
90th Percentile £61.50 £46.83 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.36% -63.75% +33.33%

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 August 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 August 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 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) MVC
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) LINQ
7 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (19.05%) MySQL
8 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
8 3 (14.29%) CSS
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) Adobe
8 3 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (14.29%) Google
8 3 (14.29%) Games
8 3 (14.29%) Maya
8 3 (14.29%) 3ds Max
8 3 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (14.29%) TeamCity

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 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) 3ds Max
1 3 (14.29%) Maya
1 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.76%) Impala
5 1 (4.76%) Presto
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Log4Net
4 1 (4.76%) MorphX
4 1 (4.76%) NSubstitute
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (19.05%) LINQ
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Core
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.52%) CSS3
4 2 (9.52%) React
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) AutoMapper
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) Kafka
5 1 (4.76%) Laravel
5 1 (4.76%) Ninject
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) MVC
2 5 (23.81%) BDD
2 5 (23.81%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) CQRS
4 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Game Development
4 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 3 (14.29%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Physics
4 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) Lua
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (4.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe
1 3 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) hybris
2 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Zend