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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.56% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
24 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 61.54% 78.26% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate £400 £315 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.39 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (28.57%) CQRS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) RavenDB
2 1 (14.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) MSTest
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) CQRS
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) MVVM
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Sun Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Sun
1 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint