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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.93% 41.54% 10.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.13% 58.70% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate
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£348 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
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
62 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 92.54% 70.77% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 18
Average daily rate £400 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £775 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
4 5 (31.25%) Sun
4 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) J2EE
4 5 (31.25%) JUnit
4 5 (31.25%) JSP
4 5 (31.25%) Servlets
4 5 (31.25%) Struts
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) EJB
6 3 (18.75%) CSS

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) Drupal
1 1 (6.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
1 5 (31.25%) JUnit
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java 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 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) E-Learning Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
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%) 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%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
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%) LINQ
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 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
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%) Primavera
4 1 (6.25%) SAP