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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 3 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 52 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.14% 6.09% 23.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 43.33% 10.61% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.53%
Agile Software Development
Gloucestershire

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
120 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 81.08% 57.39% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 27 40
Average daily rate £425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015, 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 48 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 47 (54.65%) DV Cleared
3 41 (47.67%) Python
4 40 (46.51%) OO
5 39 (45.35%) Java
6 37 (43.02%) Perl
7 36 (41.86%) Subversion
8 34 (39.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 34 (39.53%) ClearCase
9 32 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (36.05%) Scrum
11 30 (34.88%) Ruby
11 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
11 30 (34.88%) Bash Shell
12 29 (33.72%) Release Management
13 25 (29.07%) C++
14 24 (27.91%) UNIX
14 24 (27.91%) OOD
15 20 (23.26%) PHP
16 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
17 18 (20.93%) J2EE
18 16 (18.60%) Maven
18 16 (18.60%) Ant
18 16 (18.60%) HTML
18 16 (18.60%) Apache Ivy
19 15 (17.44%) Lua
19 15 (17.44%) MySQL
20 14 (16.28%) SQL
21 13 (15.12%) .NET
21 13 (15.12%) Web Services

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (5.81%) Drupal
2 3 (3.49%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.63%) 2G
2 10 (11.63%) 2.5G
2 10 (11.63%) Wireshark
2 10 (11.63%) SDH
2 10 (11.63%) 3G
3 9 (10.47%) 4G
4 1 (1.16%) Modbus
4 1 (1.16%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) MySQL
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.81%) Couchbase
4 5 (5.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.16%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (41.86%) Subversion
2 34 (39.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 34 (39.53%) ClearCase
3 19 (22.09%) Git (software)
4 16 (18.60%) Maven
4 16 (18.60%) Ant
4 16 (18.60%) Apache Ivy
5 7 (8.14%) MSTest
5 7 (8.14%) NUnit
6 3 (3.49%) Selenium
6 3 (3.49%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (3.49%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.16%) ERwin
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
1 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (75.58%) Developer
2 25 (29.07%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.93%) C++ Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) J2EE
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 13 (15.12%) .NET
3 13 (15.12%) Web Services
4 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 10 (11.63%) CSS
5 10 (11.63%) STL
6 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.14%) HTML5
7 7 (8.14%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.98%) REST
8 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (5.81%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.65%) Spring
11 3 (3.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 3 (3.49%) Apache Flex
11 3 (3.49%) Django
11 3 (3.49%) RESTful
12 2 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Client/Server
1 10 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.33%) User Experience
2 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) UNIX
2 13 (15.12%) Linux
3 4 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) OO
2 32 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (36.05%) Scrum
4 29 (33.72%) Release Management
5 24 (27.91%) OOD
6 11 (12.79%) MVC
7 10 (11.63%) TDD
8 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.98%) BDD
9 6 (6.98%) User Stories
10 5 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (5.81%) CQRS
10 5 (5.81%) Functional Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Progressive Enhancement
10 5 (5.81%) SOA
11 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.65%) UML
11 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.67%) Python
2 39 (45.35%) Java
3 37 (43.02%) Perl
4 30 (34.88%) Ruby
4 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 30 (34.88%) Bash Shell
5 25 (29.07%) C++
6 20 (23.26%) PHP
7 15 (17.44%) Lua
8 14 (16.28%) SQL
9 9 (10.47%) C#
10 8 (9.30%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.33%) C
12 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 48 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 47 (54.65%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.63%) Sun Certification
4 9 (10.47%) OCPJP
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.49%) ISEB
6 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.16%) PMP
6 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Varnish
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Sun
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.16%) TIBCO