The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Livingston 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 17.39% 19.44% 25.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.05% 25.93% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £351 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% -12.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £382 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
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 Livingston region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Livingston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 82.61% 75.00% 68.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 29
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Livingston

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston 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 6 (66.67%) TDD
1 6 (66.67%) Ajax
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 5 (55.56%) Durandal
2 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
2 5 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (55.56%) QUnit
2 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
2 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) CSS3
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) Maven
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Spring MVC
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) Hudson
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Livingston 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) QUnit
1 5 (55.56%) Jasmine
2 4 (44.44%) JUnit
2 4 (44.44%) Maven
2 4 (44.44%) Hudson
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) PeopleTools
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) User Experience Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft Developer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Ajax
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) Durandal
2 5 (55.56%) Backbone.js
2 5 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) CSS3
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) Spring MVC
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PeopleCode
3 1 (11.11%) SQR
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Chordiant
1 1 (11.11%) Genesys