The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 22 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 21 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.75% 5.96% 5.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 10.36% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 20
Average daily rate £358 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £415 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
266 222 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.88% 57.51% 63.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 98 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
Cambridgeshire

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 39 (60.00%) Java
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 29 (44.62%) UNIX
4 26 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 23 (35.38%) Finance
6 22 (33.85%) TDD
6 22 (33.85%) Subversion
6 22 (33.85%) OO
7 21 (32.31%) Perl
8 20 (30.77%) Linux
9 18 (27.69%) CGI
10 16 (24.62%) Solaris
10 16 (24.62%) C#
11 15 (23.08%) Sybase
12 13 (20.00%) Apache
12 13 (20.00%) Sun
13 12 (18.46%) .NET
13 12 (18.46%) J2EE
13 12 (18.46%) QA
14 11 (16.92%) Multithreading
14 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
14 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
15 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (13.85%) Degree
16 9 (13.85%) Oracle
17 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
17 8 (12.31%) RabbitMQ
17 8 (12.31%) CQRS
18 7 (10.77%) MongoDB

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 26 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (20.00%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) concrete5
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Mingle
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) RFID
3 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.77%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.54%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Subversion
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) MSTest
3 3 (4.62%) NUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (1.54%) Robotium
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.54%) JMeter
4 1 (1.54%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Advertising
3 5 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Java Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Java Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Java Programmer
8 4 (6.15%) Programmer
9 3 (4.62%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.62%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) CGI
2 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 12 (18.46%) J2EE
3 8 (12.31%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (7.69%) J2SE
6 4 (6.15%) HTML
7 3 (4.62%) CSS
8 2 (3.08%) jQuery
8 2 (3.08%) NHibernate
8 2 (3.08%) CSS3
8 2 (3.08%) HTML5
8 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.54%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Open Source
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 29 (44.62%) UNIX
2 20 (30.77%) Linux
3 16 (24.62%) Solaris
4 4 (6.15%) Windows
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Android
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) TDD
1 22 (33.85%) OO
2 11 (16.92%) Multithreading
2 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
2 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
3 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
4 8 (12.31%) CQRS
5 7 (10.77%) OOD
6 6 (9.23%) MVC
6 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.69%) UML
8 4 (6.15%) Workflow
9 3 (4.62%) BDD
9 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.62%) Logistics
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.62%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) OOP
9 3 (4.62%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) Java
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 21 (32.31%) Perl
4 16 (24.62%) C#
5 5 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) PHP5
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
7 2 (3.08%) Magik
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) Groovy
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) Korn
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) ISEB
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Sybase
2 13 (20.00%) Sun
3 9 (13.85%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.08%) Perforce
5 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.08%) Zend
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