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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.87% 36.99% 8.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.18% 50.00% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate
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£343 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +11.33%
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
55 54 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 87.30% 73.97% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 20
Average daily rate £400 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £736 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) JUnit
5 5 (31.25%) JSP
5 5 (31.25%) Servlets
5 5 (31.25%) Struts
5 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
5 5 (31.25%) Sun
5 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) EJB
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) MVC
7 3 (18.75%) Finance

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.25%) Moodle
1 1 (6.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JUnit
1 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) J2EE
1 5 (31.25%) JSP
1 5 (31.25%) Servlets
1 5 (31.25%) Struts
1 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
1 5 (31.25%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) jQuery
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) EJB
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
4 2 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.25%) Flash
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
3 1 (6.25%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Sun
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Primavera