Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 125 124 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.22% 19.78% 20.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.54% 21.72% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 107
Bedfordshire median daily rate £461 £445 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -6.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £281 £355
90th Percentile £575 £580 £630
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +18.67% +4.17% -

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 531 571 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 90.15% 91.07% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 403 362
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +1.69%
10th Percentile £258 £282 £293
90th Percentile £583 £575 £611
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 24
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £16.25 £46.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.05% -64.89% +42.42%
10th Percentile £11.58 £14.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.90 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +26.00% +8.70%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 0 70 £488 +8.33% 20
Bedford +4 8 £315 -30.00% 6
Dunstable +3 7 £430 +1.12% 5
Henlow +1 3 £425 +13.33%
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 34 (27.20%) C#
1 34 (27.20%) SQL
2 32 (25.60%) E-Commerce
3 31 (24.80%) Waterfall
4 30 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (20.00%) Scrum
5 25 (20.00%) TDD
5 25 (20.00%) Analytics
6 23 (18.40%) Microservices
7 22 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (16.80%) JIRA
9 20 (16.00%) TeamCity
10 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
10 18 (14.40%) Marketing
10 18 (14.40%) Project Management
10 18 (14.40%) PRINCE2
10 18 (14.40%) SDLC
10 18 (14.40%) SDET
10 18 (14.40%) SpecFlow
10 18 (14.40%) BDD
11 17 (13.60%) XML
11 17 (13.60%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (13.60%) Retail
12 16 (12.80%) Java
13 15 (12.00%) User Stories
14 14 (11.20%) Big Data
14 14 (11.20%) .NET
14 14 (11.20%) Data Modelling
14 14 (11.20%) Data Mapping
15 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (5.60%) Confluence
2 6 (4.80%) Mule
3 5 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.80%) Drupal
6 1 (0.80%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.80%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.60%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.60%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.80%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) Google Analytics
4 5 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 2 (1.60%) Serverless
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.80%) Asana
6 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.20%) FTP
2 2 (1.60%) AMQP
3 1 (0.80%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) Big Data
2 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.60%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.20%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.20%) DataStage
4 9 (7.20%) DB2
4 9 (7.20%) Informix
4 9 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.20%) QualityStage
5 8 (6.40%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.80%) Apache Hive
7 6 (4.80%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.80%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.20%) Impala
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) JIRA
2 20 (16.00%) TeamCity
3 18 (14.40%) SpecFlow
4 12 (9.60%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.60%) JBehave
4 12 (9.60%) Selenium
4 12 (9.60%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (7.20%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.80%) JUnit
7 6 (4.80%) TestNG
7 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (4.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.20%) Ant
9 4 (3.20%) Maven
10 3 (2.40%) Subversion
11 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (14.40%) Marketing
2 17 (13.60%) Retail
3 12 (9.60%) Finance
4 6 (4.80%) Advertising
5 4 (3.20%) Back Office
6 3 (2.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Front Office
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Developer
2 25 (20.00%) Analyst
3 22 (17.60%) Project Manager
4 18 (14.40%) Business Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (6.40%) ETL Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) DataStage Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) DataStage ETL Developer
10 5 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Digital Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce Architect
10 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.60%) XML
2 14 (11.20%) .NET
3 13 (10.40%) Middleware
4 11 (8.80%) Web Services
5 10 (8.00%) .NET Core
5 10 (8.00%) XML Schema
6 9 (7.20%) JSON
6 9 (7.20%) Kafka
6 9 (7.20%) REST
7 6 (4.80%) J2EE
7 6 (4.80%) Node.js
8 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.00%) SOAP
8 5 (4.00%) Swagger
9 4 (3.20%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.40%) LINQ
10 3 (2.40%) WCF
11 2 (1.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.80%) User Experience
4 5 (4.00%) Infotainment
5 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.40%) RIA
7 1 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 3 (2.40%) Unix
3 2 (1.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) E-Commerce
2 31 (24.80%) Waterfall
3 30 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (20.00%) Analytics
4 25 (20.00%) Scrum
4 25 (20.00%) TDD
5 23 (18.40%) Microservices
6 18 (14.40%) BDD
6 18 (14.40%) PRINCE2
6 18 (14.40%) Project Management
6 18 (14.40%) SDET
6 18 (14.40%) SDLC
6 18 (14.40%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.60%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (12.00%) User Stories
9 14 (11.20%) Data Mapping
9 14 (11.20%) Data Modelling
10 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
10 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) C#
1 34 (27.20%) SQL
2 16 (12.80%) Java
3 13 (10.40%) Python
4 10 (8.00%) Ruby
5 9 (7.20%) Perl
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) Java 8
8 1 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.20%) PMP
3 1 (0.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) Data Quality
1 9 (7.20%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Docker
2 4 (3.20%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.40%) HDFS
4 1 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Kibana
1 4 (3.20%) Oozie
2 1 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Oracle
2 10 (8.00%) Google
3 9 (7.20%) Citrix
3 9 (7.20%) HP
3 9 (7.20%) Teradata
4 8 (6.40%) IBM
5 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.80%) SAP
6 5 (4.00%) hybris
7 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.20%) Cognos
7 4 (3.20%) Tableau
7 4 (3.20%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.40%) Alteryx
8 3 (2.40%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.40%) Perforce
9 2 (1.60%) Talend
10 1 (0.80%) Mashery
10 1 (0.80%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.80%) Twitter