The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 29 19 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 11 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.05% 4.33% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 6.33% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £395 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £390 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
290 158 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.33% 68.40% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 97 151
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £16.17 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.74% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -7 7 £400 -5.88% 9
Wellingborough - - - -
Brackley - - - - 2
Kettering - - - -
Agile Software Development
East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
5 4 (21.05%) MySQL
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Spring
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Ajax
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) Apache
6 3 (15.79%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) J2EE
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) Windows
7 2 (10.53%) AIX

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (15.79%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
1 4 (21.05%) Spring
2 3 (15.79%) Ajax
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) Symfony
3 2 (10.53%) CakePHP
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) EJB
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) iPhone
1 1 (5.26%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) CentOS
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) HPUX
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) IBM
1 2 (10.53%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.26%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sun
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
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