The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 14.29% 7.25% 25.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.86% 8.93% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £380 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+41.97% +8.73%
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 West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
28 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 80.00% 81.16% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 28
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Ajax
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 6 (54.55%) JUnit
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) Spring
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) Backbone.js
3 6 (54.55%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (54.55%) CSS3
3 6 (54.55%) Durandal
4 5 (45.45%) QUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Jasmine
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) Hudson
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) Maven
5 4 (36.36%) Smartphone
5 4 (36.36%) JSON
5 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
5 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 2 (18.18%) JMS
6 2 (18.18%) iBATIS
6 2 (18.18%) XML Schema

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JUnit
2 5 (45.45%) QUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Jasmine
3 4 (36.36%) Hudson
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) PeopleTools
4 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
4 1 (9.09%) jMock
4 1 (9.09%) Mockito
4 1 (9.09%) EasyMock
4 1 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) User Experience Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Ajax
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
1 7 (63.64%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) Spring
2 6 (54.55%) HTML5
2 6 (54.55%) Backbone.js
2 6 (54.55%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (54.55%) CSS3
2 6 (54.55%) Durandal
3 4 (36.36%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) JSON
3 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) JMS
4 2 (18.18%) iBATIS
4 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
4 2 (18.18%) JDBC
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PeopleCode
2 1 (9.09%) SQR
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Genesys
1 1 (9.09%) Chordiant