The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 13 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.85% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 99 162 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 96.12% 96.43% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 107 132
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 £575 £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 7 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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Luton

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Luton

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) ATDD
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) TestNG
5 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Ant

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ATDD
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SDET