Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 81 138 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.46% 20.32% 17.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.23% 23.04% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 107 85
Bedfordshire median daily rate £456 £425 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -11.46% +7.87%
10th Percentile £362 £307 £380
90th Percentile £588 £575 £625
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 £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -0.60%

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 499 599 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.11% 88.22% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 424 369
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -66.36% +152.44%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.92 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £32.25 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +4.71%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -5 39 £500 +11.11% 18
Bedford +9 10 £315 -21.25% 8
Dunstable -2 6 £425 - 4
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (29.63%) Waterfall
2 23 (28.40%) Scrum
3 22 (27.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (27.16%) E-Commerce
4 21 (25.93%) SQL
4 21 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (23.46%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (22.22%) Analytics
7 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
8 16 (19.75%) Big Data
9 15 (18.52%) Web Services
9 15 (18.52%) Retail
10 14 (17.28%) Java
10 14 (17.28%) Hadoop
11 13 (16.05%) Marketing
11 13 (16.05%) JIRA
11 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
12 12 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (14.81%) Microservices
12 12 (14.81%) Data Structures
13 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
13 11 (13.58%) JSON
14 10 (12.35%) Mule
14 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.35%) Project Management
14 10 (12.35%) J2EE
15 9 (11.11%) C#
15 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
15 9 (11.11%) 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 10 (12.35%) Mule
2 7 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (7.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.47%) Confluence
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.94%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.70%) Serverless
6 2 (2.47%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.47%) SaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.75%) Big Data
3 14 (17.28%) Hadoop
4 12 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (11.11%) Apache Hive
7 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
7 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (8.64%) RDBMS
9 6 (7.41%) Impala
10 5 (6.17%) Apache Kudu
10 5 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (6.17%) OLAP
10 5 (6.17%) OLTP
10 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
12 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
13 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) JIRA
2 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.64%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.94%) Selenium
6 3 (3.70%) Subversion
7 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.47%) JBehave
7 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.23%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.23%) JUnit
8 1 (1.23%) TestNG
General
1 15 (18.52%) Retail
2 13 (16.05%) Marketing
3 8 (9.88%) Finance
4 4 (4.94%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Front Office
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Integration Developer
6 6 (7.41%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.17%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Data Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Integration Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Big Data Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Big Data Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) Web Services
2 11 (13.58%) JSON
3 10 (12.35%) J2EE
4 8 (9.88%) .NET
4 8 (9.88%) REST
5 6 (7.41%) Kafka
5 6 (7.41%) XML
6 5 (6.17%) .NET Core
6 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.94%) JMS
7 4 (4.94%) Middleware
7 4 (4.94%) Servlets
8 3 (3.70%) EJB
8 3 (3.70%) JDBC
8 3 (3.70%) LINQ
8 3 (3.70%) RESTful
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Data Structures
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) User Experience
4 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Waterfall
2 23 (28.40%) Scrum
3 22 (27.16%) E-Commerce
3 22 (27.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (23.46%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (22.22%) Analytics
6 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
7 12 (14.81%) Microservices
8 10 (12.35%) Project Management
8 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.11%) Visualisation
10 8 (9.88%) DevOps
10 8 (9.88%) TDD
11 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.64%) Data Flow Diagram
11 7 (8.64%) Data Science
11 7 (8.64%) ETL
11 7 (8.64%) Use Case
12 6 (7.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) C#
3 9 (11.11%) Python
4 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) Groovy
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.47%) PMP
2 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Apache Flume
2 5 (6.17%) HDFS
3 3 (3.70%) Docker
4 1 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Oozie
2 4 (4.94%) Kibana
3 3 (3.70%) Ansible
3 3 (3.70%) Terraform
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) hybris
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) Cognos
3 5 (6.17%) IBM
3 5 (6.17%) Infor
3 5 (6.17%) SAP
3 5 (6.17%) Tableau
4 4 (4.94%) Alteryx
4 4 (4.94%) Google
4 4 (4.94%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle
5 3 (3.70%) Perforce
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.23%) BT
7 1 (1.23%) Mashery
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) Talend