The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 8 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.82% 4.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.52% 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£638 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
27 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 69.23% 51.22% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 10
Average daily rate £413 £338 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +46.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £235 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -22.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bedford region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 8 (44.44%) WCF
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (33.33%) Middleware
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (5.56%) Front Office
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Head of Development
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Product Manager
4 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) WCF
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) MVC
4 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) People Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft