The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 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 28 April 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
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 11.90% 9.38% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.24% 11.76% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £235 £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +20.71%  

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 High Wycombe with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
High Wycombe
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 29 51 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 69.05% 79.69% 80.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 24
Median daily rate £230 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 £55.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.63% +400.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in High Wycombe.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in High Wycombe

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in High Wycombe.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 High Wycombe region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
1 4 (57.14%) API Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
3 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) QA Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Web Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Online Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) API Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA