The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.49% 32.56% 6.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.81% 48.28% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£265 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 - £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
64 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 83.12% 67.44% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 8 20
Average daily rate £350 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £335 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire

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 1 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 6 (85.71%) Sun
2 6 (85.71%) Sun Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Hibernate
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 6 (85.71%) JSP
2 6 (85.71%) Servlets
2 6 (85.71%) Struts
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
3 5 (71.43%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) EJB
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Maven
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) Moodle
6 1 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) Animation
6 1 (14.29%) Interactive Media
6 1 (14.29%) Drupal

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Moodle
1 1 (14.29%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (14.29%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Java Developer
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Interactive Developer
3 1 (14.29%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
1 6 (85.71%) Hibernate
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) JSP
1 6 (85.71%) Servlets
1 6 (85.71%) Struts
2 5 (71.43%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) EJB
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Animation
2 1 (14.29%) E-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Sun
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle