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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 62 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 21.91% 23.47% 15.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.22% 26.74% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 56
Median daily rate £425 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -12.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £608 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

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 256 273 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.46% 87.78% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 268
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 35 £425 -8.10% 9
Bedford +2 6 £450 +2.85% 2
Agile Software Development
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 42 (38.53%) E-Commerce
2 25 (22.94%) C#
2 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.02%) API Testing
4 23 (21.10%) TDD
5 22 (20.18%) Python
5 22 (20.18%) Ruby
5 22 (20.18%) Mobile App
6 21 (19.27%) Cucumber
7 20 (18.35%) QA
7 20 (18.35%) Java
8 19 (17.43%) JIRA
9 17 (15.60%) Web Development
9 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
9 17 (15.60%) HTML
9 17 (15.60%) SQL
9 17 (15.60%) Scrum
10 16 (14.68%) BDD
10 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (14.68%) Calabash
10 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
10 16 (14.68%) SDET
11 15 (13.76%) Selenium
11 15 (13.76%) Apple iOS
11 15 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (13.76%) Finance
11 15 (13.76%) CSS
12 14 (12.84%) .NET
12 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
12 14 (12.84%) Waterfall

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 8 (7.34%) CMS
2 6 (5.50%) Drupal
3 4 (3.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.83%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.92%) JBoss
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.92%) MS Office
1 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Unica
2 1 (0.92%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.09%) IaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) DNS
1 11 (10.09%) WAN
2 7 (6.42%) LAN
3 5 (4.59%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) SSL
4 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.59%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) Cucumber
2 19 (17.43%) JIRA
3 16 (14.68%) Calabash
4 15 (13.76%) Selenium
5 13 (11.93%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.17%) Capybara
7 9 (8.26%) Appium
7 9 (8.26%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.26%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.59%) Subversion
9 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.67%) JUnit
9 4 (3.67%) TestNG
10 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.83%) JBehave
12 1 (0.92%) Ant
12 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.92%) Maven
12 1 (0.92%) NUnit
General
1 15 (13.76%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Developer
2 23 (21.10%) Test Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) Architect
4 14 (12.84%) Applications Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (9.17%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.17%) Project Manager
8 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
8 9 (8.26%) Mobile Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) .NET Developer
9 8 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (5.50%) Angular Developer
11 6 (5.50%) AWS Architect
11 6 (5.50%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (5.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.59%) SQL Developer
12 5 (4.59%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.60%) HTML
2 16 (14.68%) AngularJS
3 15 (13.76%) CSS
4 14 (12.84%) .NET
5 12 (11.01%) jQuery
5 12 (11.01%) Web Services
6 9 (8.26%) HTML5
6 9 (8.26%) LESS
6 9 (8.26%) Sass
7 8 (7.34%) CSS3
7 8 (7.34%) Gherkin
7 8 (7.34%) J2EE
7 8 (7.34%) JSON
8 7 (6.42%) Dojo
8 7 (6.42%) REST
9 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.50%) Entity Framework
10 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (4.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.34%) Animation
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.92%) EPoS
4 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.92%) PMI
4 1 (0.92%) Social Media
4 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Apple iOS
2 13 (11.93%) Android
2 13 (11.93%) Windows
3 12 (11.01%) Linux
4 3 (2.75%) MVS
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.53%) E-Commerce
2 24 (22.02%) API Testing
3 23 (21.10%) TDD
4 17 (15.60%) Scrum
4 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
4 17 (15.60%) Web Development
5 16 (14.68%) BDD
5 16 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
7 11 (10.09%) High Availability
7 11 (10.09%) Load Balancing
7 11 (10.09%) Service Management
8 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
8 10 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.26%) ATDD
9 9 (8.26%) Feature Driven Development
9 9 (8.26%) MVC
9 9 (8.26%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) C#
1 25 (22.94%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.18%) Python
2 22 (20.18%) Ruby
3 20 (18.35%) Java
4 17 (15.60%) SQL
5 4 (3.67%) Perl
6 2 (1.83%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.83%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.42%) ISEB
2 3 (2.75%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.92%) PMP
3 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) QA
2 16 (14.68%) SDET
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) Xamarin
3 3 (2.75%) hybris
3 3 (2.75%) IBM
3 3 (2.75%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.92%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.92%) Pega
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