The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 188 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.59% 12.89% 9.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.31% 18.31% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 62 52
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
Agile Software Development
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
664 426 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.73% 70.41% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 312 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 159 (36.98%) PHP
2 112 (26.05%) Zend
3 101 (23.49%) Scrum
4 100 (23.26%) Java
5 90 (20.93%) HTML
5 90 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (19.53%) Linux
7 80 (18.60%) Finance
8 79 (18.37%) jQuery
9 75 (17.44%) MySQL
10 73 (16.98%) JavaScript
11 72 (16.74%) MVC
12 66 (15.35%) TDD
13 63 (14.65%) Software Engineering
14 60 (13.95%) CSS
15 58 (13.49%) CentOS
16 57 (13.26%) Unit Testing
17 53 (12.33%) Project Management
18 52 (12.09%) Web Services
19 51 (11.86%) Zend Framework
20 49 (11.40%) Selenium
21 47 (10.93%) HTML5
22 44 (10.23%) Apache
23 43 (10.00%) Open Source
24 41 (9.53%) Spring
24 41 (9.53%) PHPUnit
24 41 (9.53%) Security Cleared
25 38 (8.84%) BDD
26 37 (8.60%) Web Development
26 37 (8.60%) SQL

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (10.23%) Apache
2 16 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.79%) Drupal
4 8 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.40%) Confluence
5 6 (1.40%) CMS
6 5 (1.16%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.70%) Kentico
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.23%) Liferay
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.23%) Mule
10 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.23%) Lync
10 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (2.56%) MS Project
2 9 (2.09%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) MS Office
5 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.16%) Magento
3 4 (0.93%) Shopify
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Cordys
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.05%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.63%) SaaS
4 4 (0.93%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.72%) Firewall
2 11 (2.56%) WAN
3 9 (2.09%) VPN
4 7 (1.63%) LDAP
4 7 (1.63%) LAN
5 4 (0.93%) Internet
6 3 (0.70%) VoIP
7 2 (0.47%) GSM
7 2 (0.47%) DVB
7 2 (0.47%) PPP
8 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.23%) Wireless
8 1 (0.23%) RNC
8 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.23%) LTE
8 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.23%) SDH
8 1 (0.23%) UMTS
8 1 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.44%) MySQL
2 19 (4.42%) CouchDB
3 15 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.40%) Hazelcast
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.47%) OLTP
9 2 (0.47%) OLAP
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.47%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 49 (11.40%) Selenium
2 41 (9.53%) PHPUnit
3 32 (7.44%) Git (software)
4 29 (6.74%) WebDriver
4 29 (6.74%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.42%) JMeter
6 18 (4.19%) JIRA
7 17 (3.95%) WATIR
8 16 (3.72%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.02%) JUnit
10 12 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.56%) Maven
12 10 (2.33%) FitNesse
13 9 (2.09%) Hudson
14 7 (1.63%) TestNG
14 7 (1.63%) Subversion
15 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
15 3 (0.70%) Ant
General
1 80 (18.60%) Finance
2 21 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.49%) Marketing
4 13 (3.02%) Electronics
5 12 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Legal
7 3 (0.70%) Publishing
7 3 (0.70%) Retail
7 3 (0.70%) Billing
8 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 203 (47.21%) Developer
2 103 (23.95%) PHP Developer
3 42 (9.77%) Analyst
3 42 (9.77%) Project Manager
4 41 (9.53%) Senior Developer
5 35 (8.14%) Tester
6 33 (7.67%) Java Developer
7 30 (6.98%) Senior PHP Developer
8 28 (6.51%) PHP Zend Developer
9 27 (6.28%) Software Engineer
10 24 (5.58%) Business Analyst
10 24 (5.58%) Architect
10 24 (5.58%) Web Developer
11 21 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (3.95%) Lead Developer
13 16 (3.72%) PHP Web Developer
13 16 (3.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.02%) Agile Business Analyst
15 11 (2.56%) Designer
15 11 (2.56%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.93%) HTML
2 79 (18.37%) jQuery
3 60 (13.95%) CSS
4 52 (12.09%) Web Services
5 51 (11.86%) Zend Framework
6 47 (10.93%) HTML5
7 41 (9.53%) Spring
8 36 (8.37%) Symfony
9 27 (6.28%) LAMP
10 23 (5.35%) .NET
11 19 (4.42%) SVG
11 19 (4.42%) Batik
11 19 (4.42%) RESTful
11 19 (4.42%) Akka
11 19 (4.42%) Play Framework
12 15 (3.49%) XML
13 14 (3.26%) Ajax
13 14 (3.26%) CSS3
14 13 (3.02%) REST
14 13 (3.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.00%) Open Source
2 17 (3.95%) User Experience
3 14 (3.26%) DTV
4 13 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.63%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.40%) Replication
8 5 (1.16%) CESG
9 4 (0.93%) PMI
9 4 (0.93%) Social Media
9 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.70%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.70%) W3C
10 3 (0.70%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.47%) IPTV
11 2 (0.47%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 84 (19.53%) Linux
2 58 (13.49%) CentOS
3 19 (4.42%) Ubuntu
3 19 (4.42%) UNIX
4 11 (2.56%) Fedora
5 9 (2.09%) Debian
6 3 (0.70%) Windows
6 3 (0.70%) Android
7 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.49%) Scrum
2 90 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (16.74%) MVC
4 66 (15.35%) TDD
5 63 (14.65%) Software Engineering
6 57 (13.26%) Unit Testing
7 53 (12.33%) Project Management
8 38 (8.84%) BDD
9 37 (8.60%) Web Development
10 36 (8.37%) PRINCE2
10 36 (8.37%) OO
11 32 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (6.74%) Automated Testing
13 28 (6.51%) E-Commerce
14 24 (5.58%) Validation
14 24 (5.58%) DevOps
14 24 (5.58%) Mentoring
15 23 (5.35%) Programme Management
16 21 (4.88%) Refactoring
16 21 (4.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 159 (36.98%) PHP
2 100 (23.26%) Java
3 73 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.60%) SQL
5 34 (7.91%) PHP5
6 29 (6.74%) Ruby
7 23 (5.35%) Scala
8 22 (5.12%) C#
9 21 (4.88%) Perl
10 16 (3.72%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.02%) Python
12 6 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.16%) C
14 2 (0.47%) C++
15 1 (0.23%) Fortran
15 1 (0.23%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.23%) Pascal
15 1 (0.23%) Prolog
15 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.65%) Degree
4 18 (4.19%) ISEB
5 8 (1.86%) HND
6 7 (1.63%) CCNA
6 7 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.47%) APMP
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) HNC
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.23%) P3O
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.72%) XenServer
2 10 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.63%) Samba
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (5.81%) Puppet
2 23 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.72%) Salt
4 4 (0.93%) Nagios
5 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.23%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 112 (26.05%) Zend
2 27 (6.28%) Red Hat
3 23 (5.35%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.19%) Oracle
5 17 (3.95%) VMware
6 12 (2.79%) SAP
7 11 (2.56%) Citrix
8 8 (1.86%) hybris
9 6 (1.40%) Casewise
10 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.70%) Facebook
11 2 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.47%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.47%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.47%) Google
11 2 (0.47%) Telerik
12 1 (0.23%) Sage
12 1 (0.23%) CA
12 1 (0.23%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.23%) JBoss
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