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 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 65 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.21% 17.08% 9.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.12% 21.15% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 24
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £625 £630
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 £43.25 £42.25 £37.23
% change year-on-year +2.36% +13.49%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 323 260 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.48% 80.75% 86.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 178 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 48 £488 -2.50% 5
Henlow - 2 £375 -
Dunstable - 1 £425 - 3
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 52 (40.63%) E-Commerce
2 30 (23.44%) C#
3 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.31%) TDD
5 24 (18.75%) Web Development
5 24 (18.75%) JIRA
5 24 (18.75%) User Stories
6 23 (17.97%) SQL
6 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
7 22 (17.19%) HTML
8 21 (16.41%) Mobile App
9 20 (15.63%) CSS
10 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
10 19 (14.84%) jQuery
11 18 (14.06%) HTML5
11 18 (14.06%) REST
11 18 (14.06%) CSS3
12 17 (13.28%) Cucumber
12 17 (13.28%) Progressive Enhancement
12 17 (13.28%) SOA
12 17 (13.28%) Java
13 16 (12.50%) SOAP
13 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (12.50%) QA
13 16 (12.50%) Dojo
13 16 (12.50%) Business Analysis
13 16 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 16 (12.50%) Microservices
13 16 (12.50%) API Testing
14 15 (11.72%) Sass

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 12 (9.38%) Apache
2 11 (8.59%) Confluence
3 6 (4.69%) CMS
4 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.78%) Drupal
5 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Unica
2 1 (0.78%) Data Workbench
2 1 (0.78%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.91%) IaaS
4 2 (1.56%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) HTTP
2 9 (7.03%) WAN
3 5 (3.91%) DNS
4 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (0.78%) AMQP
6 1 (0.78%) SSL
6 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.34%) Redis
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.78%) DB2
4 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.78%) Power BI
4 1 (0.78%) QlikView
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (18.75%) JIRA
2 17 (13.28%) Cucumber
3 12 (9.38%) Selenium
4 10 (7.81%) Calabash
4 10 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.25%) Capybara
5 8 (6.25%) Subversion
6 7 (5.47%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.69%) Appium
7 6 (4.69%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.91%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.13%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.34%) JUnit
10 3 (2.34%) TestNG
11 2 (1.56%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.56%) Protractor
11 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.72%) Retail
2 14 (10.94%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (37.50%) Developer
2 24 (18.75%) Analyst
3 19 (14.84%) Business Analyst
4 15 (11.72%) Architect
4 15 (11.72%) UI Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Designer
5 14 (10.94%) Senior Designer
5 14 (10.94%) Senior Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Mobile Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Business Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.91%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.19%) HTML
2 20 (15.63%) CSS
3 19 (14.84%) jQuery
4 18 (14.06%) CSS3
4 18 (14.06%) HTML5
4 18 (14.06%) REST
5 16 (12.50%) Dojo
5 16 (12.50%) SOAP
6 15 (11.72%) LESS
6 15 (11.72%) Sass
7 13 (10.16%) Ajax
7 13 (10.16%) JSON
8 12 (9.38%) .NET
9 10 (7.81%) J2EE
9 10 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 8 (6.25%) DOM
10 8 (6.25%) JSP
10 8 (6.25%) Web Services
10 8 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.16%) Animation
3 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.91%) Social Media
6 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) RIA
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) DataPower
8 1 (0.78%) EPoS
8 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.59%) Android
3 8 (6.25%) Windows
4 7 (5.47%) Linux
5 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.63%) E-Commerce
2 26 (20.31%) TDD
3 24 (18.75%) User Stories
3 24 (18.75%) Web Development
4 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
5 17 (13.28%) Progressive Enhancement
5 17 (13.28%) SOA
6 16 (12.50%) API Testing
6 16 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 16 (12.50%) Microservices
6 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 14 (10.94%) Prototyping
7 14 (10.94%) Scrum
8 13 (10.16%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 12 (9.38%) Front End Development
9 12 (9.38%) OOP
10 11 (8.59%) BDD
10 11 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) C#
2 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 23 (17.97%) SQL
4 17 (13.28%) Java
5 15 (11.72%) Python
6 14 (10.94%) Ruby
7 13 (10.16%) C++
8 5 (3.91%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.13%) Perl
10 3 (2.34%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) PHP
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.25%) ISEB
2 4 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.34%) Degree
4 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.91%) Atlassian
2 5 (3.91%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.34%) IBM
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.56%) Cognos
4 2 (1.56%) Tableau
4 2 (1.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) Ensighten
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) WSO2