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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 15 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 33 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.67% 4.64% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% 6.08% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 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 £42.50 £37.45 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+13.48% +1.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 148 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.77% 76.29% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 91 101
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 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 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 23 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
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Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 19 £375 +11.11% 2
Bedford - 1 £265 -
Agile Software Development
East of England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 35 (61.40%) .NET
2 34 (59.65%) E-Commerce
3 33 (57.89%) C#
4 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
5 27 (47.37%) HTML
6 26 (45.61%) Scrum
7 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
8 21 (36.84%) MVC
9 19 (33.33%) TDD
10 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (29.82%) Git (software)
12 16 (28.07%) TeamCity
13 15 (26.32%) Web Services
14 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
15 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
15 12 (21.05%) Retail
16 11 (19.30%) CSS
17 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
18 9 (15.79%) WCF
18 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
18 9 (15.79%) HTML5
18 9 (15.79%) CSS3
19 8 (14.04%) hybris
19 8 (14.04%) Marketing
19 8 (14.04%) SOA
19 8 (14.04%) XML
19 8 (14.04%) Java
20 7 (12.28%) OO
20 7 (12.28%) Subversion
20 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (8.77%) Node.js
2 2 (3.51%) Papyrus
2 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.75%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Exstream
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) RavenDB
3 5 (8.77%) Neo4j
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.07%) TeamCity
3 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 7 (12.28%) Subversion
5 6 (10.53%) NUnit
6 4 (7.02%) JIRA
7 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.26%) Axure RP
8 2 (3.51%) MSTest
9 1 (1.75%) Ant
9 1 (1.75%) JUnit
9 1 (1.75%) Toad
9 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.75%) Maven
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.75%) Log4Net
9 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.75%) Moq
General
1 12 (21.05%) Retail
2 8 (14.04%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Technical Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Java Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (61.40%) .NET
2 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET
3 27 (47.37%) HTML
4 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (26.32%) Web Services
6 11 (19.30%) CSS
7 9 (15.79%) WCF
7 9 (15.79%) HTML5
7 9 (15.79%) CSS3
8 8 (14.04%) XML
9 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (10.53%) XSLT
10 6 (10.53%) WSDL
11 5 (8.77%) RESTful
11 5 (8.77%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 3 (5.26%) Silverlight
13 1 (1.75%) EJB
13 1 (1.75%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) CMDB
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) CentOS
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) E-Commerce
2 26 (45.61%) Scrum
3 21 (36.84%) MVC
4 19 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.04%) SOA
8 7 (12.28%) OO
9 6 (10.53%) Web Development
9 6 (10.53%) B2C
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.77%) CQRS
10 5 (8.77%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.02%) Agile Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Extreme Programming
11 4 (7.02%) Kanban
12 3 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
12 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) C#
2 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.04%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.02%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) ISEB
1 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) hybris
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.75%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) Unica
4 1 (1.75%) Endeca
4 1 (1.75%) Pega
4 1 (1.75%) F5