The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford - - 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.45
% change year-on-year +0.59% +12.81%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 33 24 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 84.62% 77.42% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 102 169
Median daily rate £390 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Bedford

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
1 5 (83.33%) Calabash
1 5 (83.33%) API Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SDET
2 4 (66.67%) Appium
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Android
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Capybara
4 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Calabash
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Appium
3 3 (50.00%) Capybara
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) API Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) SDET
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Xamarin