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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 24.14% 20.31% 28.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.56% 26.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 17
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £319 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £364
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £36.40 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+22.25% -0.27%
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 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Livingston 74.14% 78.13% 86.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 31
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Livingston

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (30.30%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 8 (24.24%) Service Management
4 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Open Source
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Spring
5 6 (18.18%) J2EE
6 5 (15.15%) Ant
6 5 (15.15%) FitNesse
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
7 4 (12.12%) Software Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Selenium
7 4 (12.12%) XML
7 4 (12.12%) Oracle
7 4 (12.12%) XML Schema
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) Data Management
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Maven
8 3 (9.09%) IBM
8 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) RESTful

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Ant
1 5 (15.15%) FitNesse
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 2 (6.06%) PeopleTools
5 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Portal Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft Developer
6 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Development Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Software Development Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) J2EE
1 6 (18.18%) Spring
2 4 (12.12%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) XML Schema
3 3 (9.09%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.06%) iBATIS
4 2 (6.06%) JDBC
4 2 (6.06%) JMS
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) OLE
5 1 (3.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Service Management
2 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Open Source
3 6 (18.18%) TDD
4 5 (15.15%) SDLC
5 4 (12.12%) Data Management
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) Software Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.06%) BDD
7 2 (6.06%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.06%) User Stories
8 1 (3.03%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) XPath
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.03%) HP