Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 6 months to 21 February 2018 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 143 114 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.59% 20.58% 14.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.05% 23.80% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 83 65
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £315 £339 £305
90th Percentile £601 £625 £610
East of England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.41% +12.50%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 549 479 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 86.73% 86.46% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 330 358
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £140 £263 £279
90th Percentile £615 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 56
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -65.00% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.33 £24.43 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +33.33%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bedfordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 91 £450 -5.26% 22
Bedford -9 7 £315 -30.00% 8
Dunstable - 3 £388 - 4
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 68 (47.55%) E-Commerce
2 63 (44.06%) C#
3 51 (35.66%) TDD
4 38 (26.57%) Java
5 32 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (21.68%) Retail
7 30 (20.98%) JIRA
8 29 (20.28%) TeamCity
9 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
9 28 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (19.58%) BDD
10 26 (18.18%) Software Delivery
11 25 (17.48%) SQL
11 25 (17.48%) Web Services
11 25 (17.48%) Selenium
11 25 (17.48%) Cucumber
11 25 (17.48%) SpecFlow
12 24 (16.78%) Microservices
13 23 (16.08%) SDET
13 23 (16.08%) Confluence
13 23 (16.08%) REST
13 23 (16.08%) Business Analysis
13 23 (16.08%) SOAP
13 23 (16.08%) .NET
14 22 (15.38%) Scrum
14 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
14 22 (15.38%) Waterfall
15 21 (14.69%) Ruby
15 21 (14.69%) Perl
15 21 (14.69%) Python

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 23 (16.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.40%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.69%) Google Analytics
2 11 (7.69%) PaaS
3 4 (2.80%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.40%) AMQP
3 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.59%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.20%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.50%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.80%) Redis
8 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.70%) Big Data
9 1 (0.70%) DataStage
9 1 (0.70%) DB2
9 1 (0.70%) Informix
9 1 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.70%) QualityStage
9 1 (0.70%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 30 (20.98%) JIRA
2 29 (20.28%) TeamCity
3 25 (17.48%) Cucumber
3 25 (17.48%) Selenium
3 25 (17.48%) SpecFlow
4 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 20 (13.99%) JBehave
5 20 (13.99%) SoapUI
6 16 (11.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (11.19%) Jenkins
7 15 (10.49%) WebDriver
8 12 (8.39%) JUnit
8 12 (8.39%) TestNG
9 11 (7.69%) Ant
9 11 (7.69%) Maven
10 4 (2.80%) Appium
10 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.40%) Protractor
11 2 (1.40%) Subversion
11 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (21.68%) Retail
2 14 (9.79%) Marketing
3 12 (8.39%) Advertising
4 8 (5.59%) Finance
5 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 46 (32.17%) Developer
2 30 (20.98%) Analyst
3 29 (20.28%) Business Analyst
4 26 (18.18%) Architect
5 21 (14.69%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (11.89%) C# Developer
7 13 (9.09%) E-Commerce Architect
7 13 (9.09%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 13 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
8 12 (8.39%) Project Manager
9 11 (7.69%) Senior Developer
10 9 (6.29%) Software Developer
11 8 (5.59%) Consultant
11 8 (5.59%) Developer in Test
12 7 (4.90%) Digital Architect
12 7 (4.90%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.90%) Lead Architect
13 6 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 6 (4.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.48%) Web Services
2 23 (16.08%) .NET
2 23 (16.08%) REST
2 23 (16.08%) SOAP
3 15 (10.49%) WCF
4 13 (9.09%) Middleware
4 13 (9.09%) Node.js
5 11 (7.69%) .NET Core
5 11 (7.69%) Kafka
6 4 (2.80%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.80%) RESTful
7 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.10%) JMS
7 3 (2.10%) Spring
7 3 (2.10%) Swagger
7 3 (2.10%) XML
8 2 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.40%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.40%) Servlets
8 2 (1.40%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) RIA
2 7 (4.90%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.50%) IVR
3 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.10%) User Experience
6 2 (1.40%) Infotainment
6 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) Robotics
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.20%) Windows
2 4 (2.80%) Android
2 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.80%) Linux
2 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.55%) E-Commerce
2 51 (35.66%) TDD
3 32 (22.38%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (19.58%) BDD
4 28 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
5 26 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 24 (16.78%) Microservices
7 23 (16.08%) Business Analysis
7 23 (16.08%) SDET
8 22 (15.38%) Scrum
8 22 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 20 (13.99%) CRM
9 20 (13.99%) User Stories
10 17 (11.89%) Data Modelling
11 16 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (10.49%) Analytics
12 15 (10.49%) Data Flow Diagram
12 15 (10.49%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 63 (44.06%) C#
2 38 (26.57%) Java
3 25 (17.48%) SQL
4 21 (14.69%) Perl
4 21 (14.69%) Python
4 21 (14.69%) Ruby
5 4 (2.80%) Apple Swift
6 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
1 2 (1.40%) PMP
1 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.59%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (10.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (9.09%) Google
2 12 (8.39%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle
4 5 (3.50%) Cognos
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
5 4 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.80%) SAP
6 3 (2.10%) Pega
7 2 (1.40%) hybris
8 1 (0.70%) CA
8 1 (0.70%) Chordiant
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.70%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) KANA
8 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.70%) Nimsoft
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.70%) Remedy
8 1 (0.70%) Siebel