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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 22.58% 16.98% 14.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.56% 21.95% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £430 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Agile Software Development
West Lothian

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
43 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 69.35% 77.36% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 16
Average daily rate £375 £355 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Livingston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Livingston region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Livingston

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (50.00%) SQL
1 10 (50.00%) XML
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) XML Schema
3 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) QA
5 5 (25.00%) Spring
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
5 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (20.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (20.00%) Maven
6 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (15.00%) XPath
7 3 (15.00%) JSON
7 3 (15.00%) iBATIS
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Ant

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 4 (20.00%) Maven
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) Ant
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.00%) Toad
5 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (10.00%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (35.00%) XML Schema
3 5 (25.00%) Spring
4 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (15.00%) JDBC
5 3 (15.00%) RESTful
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) iBATIS
5 3 (15.00%) JMS
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (5.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Scrum
1 8 (40.00%) TDD
2 5 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (20.00%) BDD
3 4 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) eTOM
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) XPath
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Chordiant
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Genesys
2 2 (10.00%) Teradata
2 2 (10.00%) Netezza
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago