The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 18 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 Bedfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 34 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.73% 4.71% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.71% 6.21% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 5
Average daily rate £375 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
350 145 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.55% 75.92% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 89 102
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.39 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.39% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bedfordshire region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 19 £375 +11.11% 6
Bedford - 1 £265 - 3
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 36 (60.00%) .NET
2 34 (56.67%) C#
2 34 (56.67%) E-Commerce
3 31 (51.67%) ASP.NET
4 29 (48.33%) HTML
5 27 (45.00%) Scrum
6 25 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 22 (36.67%) MVC
8 20 (33.33%) TDD
9 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
10 17 (28.33%) TeamCity
11 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 15 (25.00%) Web Services
12 14 (23.33%) CSS
13 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
13 13 (21.67%) Retail
14 12 (20.00%) CSS3
15 11 (18.33%) HTML5
16 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
17 9 (15.00%) WCF
17 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
18 8 (13.33%) Marketing
18 8 (13.33%) SOA
18 8 (13.33%) Java
18 8 (13.33%) XML
18 8 (13.33%) OO
18 8 (13.33%) hybris
19 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 5 (8.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) Papyrus
2 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Exstream
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) RavenDB
3 5 (8.33%) Neo4j
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Git (software)
1 17 (28.33%) TeamCity
2 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.67%) NUnit
3 7 (11.67%) Subversion
4 4 (6.67%) JIRA
5 3 (5.00%) Axure RP
5 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.33%) MSTest
7 1 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.67%) Moq
7 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.67%) Ant
7 1 (1.67%) JUnit
7 1 (1.67%) Toad
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.67%) Maven
7 1 (1.67%) Log4Net
General
1 13 (21.67%) Retail
2 8 (13.33%) Marketing
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Designer
4 5 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) User Experience Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Java Programmer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (60.00%) .NET
2 31 (51.67%) ASP.NET
3 29 (48.33%) HTML
4 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (25.00%) Web Services
6 14 (23.33%) CSS
7 12 (20.00%) CSS3
8 11 (18.33%) HTML5
9 9 (15.00%) WCF
10 8 (13.33%) XML
11 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (10.00%) XSLT
12 6 (10.00%) WSDL
12 6 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (10.00%) RESTful
13 5 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (6.67%) Silverlight
15 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
16 1 (1.67%) Reactive Extensions
16 1 (1.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) E-Commerce
2 27 (45.00%) Scrum
3 22 (36.67%) MVC
4 20 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (13.33%) SOA
7 8 (13.33%) OO
8 6 (10.00%) Web Development
8 6 (10.00%) B2C
8 6 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.33%) CQRS
9 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
10 4 (6.67%) Kanban
10 4 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (6.67%) Agile Testing
10 4 (6.67%) BDD
11 3 (5.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) C#
2 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.33%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) MCSE
2 1 (1.67%) MCSD
2 1 (1.67%) ISEB
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCTS
2 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) hybris
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Pega
4 1 (1.67%) F5
4 1 (1.67%) Sun
4 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.67%) Endeca
4 1 (1.67%) Unica