Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21 -18
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 150 104 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.77% 16.33% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.86% 19.73% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 67 32
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £315 £348 £305
90th Percentile £595 £614 £598
East of England median daily rate £450 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £51.25
90th Percentile £42.50 - £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +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 580 527 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.73% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 336 377
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.34% -5.07%
10th Percentile £267 £210 £240
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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% 9
Bedford 0 7 £315 -30.00% 4
Henlow - 6 £365 -
Dunstable -2 3 £381 -27.38% 7
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 60 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 42 (28.00%) C#
3 37 (24.67%) JIRA
4 36 (24.00%) Retail
5 35 (23.33%) TDD
6 32 (21.33%) Java
7 29 (19.33%) SOA
8 28 (18.67%) User Stories
9 27 (18.00%) Test Automation
10 26 (17.33%) REST
11 25 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 25 (16.67%) SOAP
12 24 (16.00%) Web Services
12 24 (16.00%) SQL
12 24 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (16.00%) Confluence
12 24 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (14.67%) QA
13 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (14.00%) CRM
14 21 (14.00%) Git (software)
15 19 (12.67%) Analytics
15 19 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (12.67%) Selenium
16 18 (12.00%) Data Modelling
16 18 (12.00%) Mobile App
16 18 (12.00%) Microservices
17 17 (11.33%) Scrum
18 16 (10.67%) .NET
18 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis

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 24 (16.00%) Confluence
2 4 (2.67%) Apache
2 4 (2.67%) WildFly
3 3 (2.00%) JBoss
4 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.00%) SessionCam
2 2 (1.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.33%) Sauce Labs
3 6 (4.00%) Google Analytics
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.67%) PaaS
6 3 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.00%) SaaS
7 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.00%) Internet
2 6 (4.00%) LAN
2 6 (4.00%) WAN
3 5 (3.33%) AMQP
4 4 (2.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.33%) Redis
4 7 (4.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (2.67%) Snowflake Schema
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.00%) DB2
6 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Big Data
8 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (24.67%) JIRA
2 25 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 21 (14.00%) Git (software)
4 19 (12.67%) Selenium
5 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
6 14 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (9.33%) WebDriver
7 13 (8.67%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.67%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.00%) Appium
10 8 (5.33%) Bitbucket
10 8 (5.33%) JBehave
11 7 (4.67%) Calabash
12 6 (4.00%) Ant
12 6 (4.00%) JUnit
12 6 (4.00%) Maven
12 6 (4.00%) Protractor
12 6 (4.00%) TestNG
13 4 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 36 (24.00%) Retail
2 15 (10.00%) Finance
3 10 (6.67%) Banking
3 10 (6.67%) Marketing
4 8 (5.33%) Corporate Banking
4 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Avionics
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (31.33%) Developer
2 34 (22.67%) Analyst
3 31 (20.67%) Business Analyst
4 30 (20.00%) Architect
5 17 (11.33%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (10.67%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.33%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Tester
8 10 (6.67%) Designer
8 10 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
8 10 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 9 (6.00%) Senior Designer
10 8 (5.33%) QA Automation Tester
10 8 (5.33%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.67%) E-Commerce Architect
11 7 (4.67%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
11 7 (4.67%) Lead Architect
11 7 (4.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.33%) REST
2 25 (16.67%) SOAP
3 24 (16.00%) Web Services
4 16 (10.67%) .NET
5 8 (5.33%) Middleware
6 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.67%) Node.js
6 7 (4.67%) WCF
7 6 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (4.00%) HTML
7 6 (4.00%) JMS
8 5 (3.33%) Ajax
8 5 (3.33%) CSS
8 5 (3.33%) CSS3
8 5 (3.33%) HTML5
8 5 (3.33%) Java EE
8 5 (3.33%) jQuery
8 5 (3.33%) MSMQ
8 5 (3.33%) Servlets
9 4 (2.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.67%) RIA
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.33%) IVR
5 4 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.67%) Social Media
5 4 (2.67%) User Experience
6 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.67%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Robotics
7 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.67%) Apple iOS
2 15 (10.00%) Android
3 10 (6.67%) Windows
4 8 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.67%) Linux
6 2 (1.33%) Unix
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 35 (23.33%) TDD
3 29 (19.33%) SOA
4 28 (18.67%) User Stories
5 27 (18.00%) Test Automation
6 24 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (14.00%) CRM
9 19 (12.67%) Analytics
9 19 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 18 (12.00%) Microservices
11 17 (11.33%) Scrum
12 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis
12 16 (10.67%) Waterfall
13 15 (10.00%) BDD
13 15 (10.00%) Change Management
14 13 (8.67%) Project Management
15 12 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (8.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.00%) C#
2 32 (21.33%) Java
3 24 (16.00%) SQL
4 16 (10.67%) Ruby
5 15 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (8.00%) C++
7 11 (7.33%) Python
8 9 (6.00%) Apple Swift
8 9 (6.00%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.00%) ISEB
3 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.33%) PMO
4 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.33%) Atlassian
3 9 (6.00%) Google
4 8 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.00%) Oracle
6 3 (2.00%) Cognos
6 3 (2.00%) Ensighten
6 3 (2.00%) HP
6 3 (2.00%) IBM
6 3 (2.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.33%) hybris
7 2 (1.33%) Pega
7 2 (1.33%) SAP
7 2 (1.33%) Tableau
7 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.67%) Chordiant
8 1 (0.67%) Citrix
8 1 (0.67%) KANA
8 1 (0.67%) Remedy
8 1 (0.67%) Siebel