The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 434 510 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.81% 16.48% 15.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.96% 21.13% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 331 331
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £373
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.25 £47.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +4.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -
Agile Software Development
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 149 £400 - 49
Gloucestershire -2 74 £420 -1.17% 48
Wiltshire +4 68 £353 -12.42% 23
Somerset +1 44 £400 +23.07% 24
Devon 0 42 £388 +3.33% 9
Dorset +2 31 £440 +44.26% 21
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 391 (36.10%) Scrum
2 306 (28.25%) Java
3 279 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 254 (23.45%) JavaScript
5 243 (22.44%) HTML
6 203 (18.74%) SQL
7 192 (17.73%) CSS
8 182 (16.81%) C#
9 174 (16.07%) Finance
10 173 (15.97%) .NET
11 167 (15.42%) TDD
12 147 (13.57%) BDD
13 131 (12.10%) Git (software)
14 130 (12.00%) SQL Server
15 127 (11.73%) Microsoft
15 127 (11.73%) SC Cleared
16 120 (11.08%) Web Services
17 118 (10.90%) OO
18 113 (10.43%) Software Engineering
19 112 (10.34%) MVC
19 112 (10.34%) DV Cleared
20 111 (10.25%) Ruby
21 107 (9.88%) JIRA
22 106 (9.79%) Waterfall
23 105 (9.70%) Cucumber
24 90 (8.31%) Jenkins
25 89 (8.22%) Project Management
25 89 (8.22%) ASP.NET
26 88 (8.13%) AngularJS
26 88 (8.13%) QA

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 42 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (3.23%) Confluence
3 28 (2.59%) Apache
4 26 (2.40%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.94%) Node.js
6 21 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.66%) JBoss
8 16 (1.48%) CMS
9 13 (1.20%) IIS
10 9 (0.83%) SAS
10 9 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.46%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.77%) MS Office
3 14 (1.29%) MS Project
4 12 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.092%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 32 (2.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.65%) Magento
3 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.59%) Office 365
4 8 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.65%) SaaS
6 4 (0.37%) GitHub
6 4 (0.37%) IaaS
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.092%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.092%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.75%) HTTP
2 18 (1.66%) Internet
3 8 (0.74%) SAN
3 8 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.55%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.55%) Skype
5 5 (0.46%) Broadband
5 5 (0.46%) Firewall
5 5 (0.46%) HbbTV
6 4 (0.37%) DVB
6 4 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.28%) Network Security
8 2 (0.18%) SSH
9 1 (0.092%) DHCP
9 1 (0.092%) DNS
9 1 (0.092%) GSM
9 1 (0.092%) LDAP
9 1 (0.092%) RTP
9 1 (0.092%) SNMP
9 1 (0.092%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 47 (4.34%) NoSQL
4 46 (4.25%) MongoDB
5 38 (3.51%) RDBMS
6 37 (3.42%) MySQL
7 25 (2.31%) Big Data
7 25 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.94%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.66%) Neo4j
10 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.11%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.02%) DB2
13 10 (0.92%) OrientDB
14 8 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 131 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 107 (9.88%) JIRA
3 105 (9.70%) Cucumber
4 90 (8.31%) Jenkins
5 74 (6.83%) Selenium
6 57 (5.26%) Subversion
7 55 (5.08%) Maven
8 41 (3.79%) Capybara
9 35 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 35 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (2.86%) SpecFlow
11 30 (2.77%) Visual Studio
12 29 (2.68%) WebDriver
13 23 (2.12%) JUnit
14 20 (1.85%) IntelliJ
15 16 (1.48%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.48%) HP UFT
16 14 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 12 (1.11%) NUnit
17 12 (1.11%) WATIR
General
1 174 (16.07%) Finance
2 46 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.06%) Marketing
4 41 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 40 (3.69%) Retail
6 33 (3.05%) Electronics
7 25 (2.31%) Banking
8 15 (1.39%) Games
9 12 (1.11%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.46%) Back Office
10 5 (0.46%) Legal
10 5 (0.46%) Military
11 4 (0.37%) Billing
11 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Advertising
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Law
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.092%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 472 (43.58%) Developer
2 162 (14.96%) Java Developer
3 154 (14.22%) Analyst
4 101 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 80 (7.39%) .NET Developer
5 80 (7.39%) Business Analyst
6 57 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 57 (5.26%) Tester
7 56 (5.17%) Test Analyst
8 54 (4.99%) Software Developer
9 50 (4.62%) Architect
10 47 (4.34%) Software Engineer
11 41 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 41 (3.79%) Senior Developer
12 37 (3.42%) Agile Developer
13 36 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 34 (3.14%) Test Engineer
15 32 (2.95%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 27 (2.49%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (22.44%) HTML
2 192 (17.73%) CSS
3 173 (15.97%) .NET
4 120 (11.08%) Web Services
5 89 (8.22%) ASP.NET
6 88 (8.13%) AngularJS
7 84 (7.76%) Spring
8 81 (7.48%) jQuery
9 71 (6.56%) HTML5
10 66 (6.09%) Hibernate
11 60 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (5.45%) RESTful
13 54 (4.99%) REST
14 49 (4.52%) XML
15 47 (4.34%) J2EE
16 44 (4.06%) CSS3
17 41 (3.79%) WCF
18 39 (3.60%) Gherkin
19 31 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 31 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.57%) User Experience
2 80 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.99%) Mobile App
4 27 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.20%) Replication
7 11 (1.02%) Wiki
8 10 (0.92%) iPad
9 9 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 8 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.65%) Social Media
11 7 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.55%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.46%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.46%) DTV
13 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.46%) MPEG
13 5 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.20%) Linux
2 74 (6.83%) Windows
3 43 (3.97%) Unix
4 23 (2.12%) Android
5 18 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.46%) CentOS
10 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.092%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.092%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.092%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (36.10%) Scrum
2 167 (15.42%) TDD
3 147 (13.57%) BDD
4 118 (10.90%) OO
5 113 (10.43%) Software Engineering
6 112 (10.34%) MVC
7 106 (9.79%) Waterfall
8 89 (8.22%) Project Management
9 84 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
9 84 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (6.93%) DevOps
11 73 (6.74%) Test Automation
12 70 (6.46%) ITIL
13 67 (6.19%) E-Commerce
14 66 (6.09%) PRINCE2
14 66 (6.09%) Software Testing
15 64 (5.91%) UML
16 62 (5.72%) Programme Management
16 62 (5.72%) SDLC
17 57 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (28.25%) Java
2 254 (23.45%) JavaScript
3 203 (18.74%) SQL
4 182 (16.81%) C#
5 111 (10.25%) Ruby
6 81 (7.48%) Python
7 64 (5.91%) C++
8 44 (4.06%) C
9 28 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.49%) Perl
11 26 (2.40%) PHP
12 21 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.29%) Groovy
14 14 (1.29%) Scala
15 13 (1.20%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.83%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.83%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.83%) R
17 8 (0.74%) Lua
Qualifications
1 279 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 127 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 112 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 58 (5.36%) Degree
5 57 (5.26%) ISEB
6 47 (4.34%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.46%) APMP
11 5 (0.46%) CISSP
11 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.46%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.37%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.37%) GWAPT
12 4 (0.37%) OSCE
12 4 (0.37%) OSCP
12 4 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (8.13%) QA
2 27 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (1.85%) ISO 9001
4 19 (1.75%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.46%) OIPF
6 4 (0.37%) SLA
6 4 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.28%) GMP
7 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.092%) GAAP
8 1 (0.092%) MISRA
8 1 (0.092%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.092%) SDET
8 1 (0.092%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.65%) vSphere
4 5 (0.46%) Docker
5 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.092%) HDFS
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.092%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.092%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (2.22%) Puppet
3 6 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.37%) Ansible
4 4 (0.37%) yum
5 3 (0.28%) CloudHub
5 3 (0.28%) SCCM
6 2 (0.18%) Kibana
6 2 (0.18%) Mesos
6 2 (0.18%) Nagios
6 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.092%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.092%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.092%) logstash
7 1 (0.092%) Oozie
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.092%) Salt
7 1 (0.092%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 127 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.09%) Oracle
3 39 (3.60%) SAP
4 29 (2.68%) IBM
5 28 (2.59%) VMware
6 13 (1.20%) Telerik
7 12 (1.11%) HP
7 12 (1.11%) Rally
8 10 (0.92%) ATG
8 10 (0.92%) Cisco
9 9 (0.83%) Apple
9 9 (0.83%) EPiServer
10 8 (0.74%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.74%) Tableau
11 7 (0.65%) Adobe
11 7 (0.65%) Juniper
11 7 (0.65%) Nokia
11 7 (0.65%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.46%) Sun
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £375 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Rate: £34,673 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
New Cavendish Street, Central London
University of Westminster
Rate: £44,579 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £250 per day
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
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Bristol
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Chippenham
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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Dorset
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Rate: £300 - £380 per day
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Bristol
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
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Bristol
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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