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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 16.95% 33.33% 46.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.83% 42.55% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.47% +2.85%
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
48 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 81.36% 78.33% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 13
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) XML
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
4 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) XML Schema
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 3 (20.00%) JUnit
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) JDBC
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Genesys
5 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) JMS
5 3 (20.00%) Chordiant
5 3 (20.00%) iBATIS
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) eTOM

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleTools
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (26.67%) XML Schema
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) JDBC
4 3 (20.00%) JMS
4 3 (20.00%) iBATIS
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) Velocity
5 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Pair Programming
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) eTOM
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleCode
3 1 (6.67%) SQR
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Genesys
1 3 (20.00%) Chordiant
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
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