The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 36 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 35.29% 32.53% 26.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 39.56% 36.00% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 41
Median daily rate £425 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £332 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £610 £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 £42.00 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.95%  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 91 150 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 89.22% 90.36% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 100 121
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +123.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Luton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Luton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Luton

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 39 (60.94%) E-Commerce
2 18 (28.13%) TDD
3 16 (25.00%) C#
4 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (18.75%) Windows
5 12 (18.75%) Linux
6 11 (17.19%) WAN
6 11 (17.19%) DNS
6 11 (17.19%) Service Management
6 11 (17.19%) Web Development
6 11 (17.19%) Load Balancing
6 11 (17.19%) QA
6 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.19%) Feature Driven Development
6 11 (17.19%) TeamCity
6 11 (17.19%) BDD
6 11 (17.19%) High Availability
6 11 (17.19%) ATDD
6 11 (17.19%) IaaS
6 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
6 11 (17.19%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (17.19%) SDET
7 10 (15.63%) SpecFlow
7 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (15.63%) Java
8 9 (14.06%) API Testing
9 8 (12.50%) REST
9 8 (12.50%) HTML
9 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 5 (7.81%) CMS
1 5 (7.81%) Drupal
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Data Workbench
1 1 (1.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (17.19%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) DNS
1 11 (17.19%) WAN
2 7 (10.94%) LAN
3 4 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) SSL
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) TeamCity
2 10 (15.63%) SpecFlow
3 7 (10.94%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) JUnit
4 5 (7.81%) TestNG
5 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.69%) JBehave
6 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.69%) Selenium
6 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.69%) Subversion
6 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.56%) Ant
7 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 5 (7.81%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Architect
3 11 (17.19%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) AWS Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Drupal Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) HTML
1 8 (12.50%) REST
2 7 (10.94%) HTML5
2 7 (10.94%) J2EE
2 7 (10.94%) JSON
3 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 6 (9.38%) CSS
3 6 (9.38%) CSS3
3 6 (9.38%) LESS
3 6 (9.38%) Sass
4 5 (7.81%) .NET
4 5 (7.81%) Dojo
4 5 (7.81%) jQuery
4 5 (7.81%) Web Services
5 4 (6.25%) JSP
6 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.69%) DOM
6 3 (4.69%) SAX
6 3 (4.69%) XML
6 3 (4.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Animation
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Linux
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) E-Commerce
2 18 (28.13%) TDD
3 11 (17.19%) ATDD
3 11 (17.19%) BDD
3 11 (17.19%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (17.19%) Feature Driven Development
3 11 (17.19%) High Availability
3 11 (17.19%) Load Balancing
3 11 (17.19%) Service Management
3 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
3 11 (17.19%) Web Development
4 10 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
5 9 (14.06%) API Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (9.38%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) C#
2 10 (15.63%) Java
3 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.38%) Python
3 6 (9.38%) Ruby
3 6 (9.38%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) ISEB
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) QA
1 11 (17.19%) SDET
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) hybris
2 1 (1.56%) Adobe
2 1 (1.56%) IBM
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle
2 1 (1.56%) Pega