The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 13 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.67% 18.46% 20.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.91% 27.91% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 3
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£450 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -10.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
Agile Software Development
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 73.33% 66.15% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 18
Average daily rate £405 £363 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.38 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% -53.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 15 (78.95%) Perl
1 15 (78.95%) OO
1 15 (78.95%) Python
2 14 (73.68%) ClearCase
2 14 (73.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (73.68%) Subversion
2 14 (73.68%) Release Management
2 14 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (68.42%) Java
4 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
5 11 (57.89%) DV Cleared
5 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 10 (52.63%) Maven
6 10 (52.63%) UNIX
7 9 (47.37%) PHP
7 9 (47.37%) Ant
7 9 (47.37%) Lua
7 9 (47.37%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Sun
8 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
9 5 (26.32%) Ruby
9 5 (26.32%) C++
9 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
10 4 (21.05%) jQuery
10 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) J2EE
10 4 (21.05%) Spring

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (5.26%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) Big Data
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 14 (73.68%) ClearCase
1 14 (73.68%) Subversion
2 10 (52.63%) Maven
3 9 (47.37%) Ant
3 9 (47.37%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C++ Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) J2EE
1 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
1 4 (21.05%) Spring
1 4 (21.05%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) Struts
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) XSL
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) OO
2 14 (73.68%) Release Management
2 14 (73.68%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Perl
1 15 (78.95%) Python
2 13 (68.42%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) PHP
4 9 (47.37%) Lua
5 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
5 5 (26.32%) Ruby
5 5 (26.32%) C++
6 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) DV Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Sun
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
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