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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 521 495 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.58% 15.34% 10.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.69% 19.90% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 331 172
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.53%
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
2402 2487 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.45% 77.07% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 1539 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 110 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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
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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 -2 152 £392 +11.92% 82
Gloucestershire +13 109 £425 +13.33% 28
Somerset +4 71 £323 -7.85% 33
Devon 0 64 £400 +3.22% 19
Wiltshire -3 61 £400 +11.11% 24
Dorset +11 25 £305 -12.85% 23
Cornwall - 3 £225 - 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 331 (32.74%) Scrum
2 288 (28.49%) Security Cleared
3 259 (25.62%) Java
4 204 (20.18%) JavaScript
5 201 (19.88%) .NET
6 186 (18.40%) SQL
6 186 (18.40%) HTML
7 164 (16.22%) C#
8 138 (13.65%) SC Cleared
9 137 (13.55%) Web Services
10 124 (12.27%) Finance
10 124 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
11 121 (11.97%) ASP.NET
12 118 (11.67%) CSS
13 116 (11.47%) Linux
13 116 (11.47%) HTML5
14 112 (11.08%) PHP
15 111 (10.98%) Microsoft
16 109 (10.78%) MVC
17 108 (10.68%) TDD
18 107 (10.58%) Git (software)
19 104 (10.29%) DV Cleared
20 102 (10.09%) jQuery
21 96 (9.50%) Python
22 89 (8.80%) OO
22 89 (8.80%) MySQL
23 86 (8.51%) Software Engineering
23 86 (8.51%) Waterfall
24 85 (8.41%) SQL Server
25 84 (8.31%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 50 (4.95%) Apache
2 25 (2.47%) CMS
3 23 (2.27%) JBoss
4 21 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.38%) Drupal
7 10 (0.99%) K2 blackpearl
7 10 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.79%) Node.js
8 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.59%) Mule
9 6 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.59%) Mule ESB
10 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.40%) Liferay
11 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 36 (3.56%) MS Project
2 32 (3.17%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.18%) MS Office
4 18 (1.78%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.99%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.89%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.18%) Summit
2 14 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.30%) Maximo
4 3 (0.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.099%) Findur
6 1 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.099%) Tridion
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.099%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.099%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.099%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.29%) Office 365
4 12 (1.19%) SaaS
5 7 (0.69%) PaaS
6 5 (0.49%) GitHub
7 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.20%) IaaS
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.099%) Force.com
9 1 (0.099%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.67%) SDH
2 18 (1.78%) Ethernet
3 16 (1.58%) Radio Access Network
3 16 (1.58%) RNC
3 16 (1.58%) UMTS
3 16 (1.58%) ATM
3 16 (1.58%) GSM
4 15 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.38%) 3G
6 11 (1.09%) Internet
6 11 (1.09%) Wireshark
7 10 (0.99%) 2G
7 10 (0.99%) 2.5G
8 9 (0.89%) 4G
9 7 (0.69%) HTTP
10 5 (0.49%) Extranet
11 4 (0.40%) IPsec
12 2 (0.20%) DLNA
12 2 (0.20%) IPv4
12 2 (0.20%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.80%) MySQL
2 85 (8.41%) SQL Server
3 40 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 28 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.78%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.29%) MS Access
9 11 (1.09%) Couchbase
9 11 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.89%) Big Data
11 7 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 107 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 61 (6.03%) JIRA
3 56 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (4.85%) Subversion
5 48 (4.75%) Selenium
6 43 (4.25%) ClearCase
7 42 (4.15%) Visual Studio
8 38 (3.76%) Jenkins
9 35 (3.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 34 (3.36%) Maven
10 34 (3.36%) PHPUnit
11 25 (2.47%) Cucumber
12 21 (2.08%) WebDriver
13 20 (1.98%) SoapUI
14 16 (1.58%) Apache Ivy
14 16 (1.58%) Ant
14 16 (1.58%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.48%) JUnit
16 14 (1.38%) MSTest
17 13 (1.29%) NUnit
General
1 124 (12.27%) Finance
2 58 (5.74%) Retail
3 41 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.57%) Banking
6 23 (2.27%) Marketing
7 20 (1.98%) Electronics
8 14 (1.38%) Back Office
9 9 (0.89%) Legal
10 6 (0.59%) Automotive
11 5 (0.49%) Games
11 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
12 4 (0.40%) Military
12 4 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.099%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 421 (41.64%) Developer
2 144 (14.24%) Analyst
3 114 (11.28%) .NET Developer
4 85 (8.41%) Java Developer
4 85 (8.41%) Business Analyst
5 77 (7.62%) Project Manager
6 71 (7.02%) Architect
7 58 (5.74%) PHP Developer
8 42 (4.15%) Software Engineer
8 42 (4.15%) Test Analyst
8 42 (4.15%) Senior Developer
9 38 (3.76%) Agile Business Analyst
10 37 (3.66%) Tester
11 30 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.67%) C++ Developer
13 24 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 24 (2.37%) SQL Developer
14 22 (2.18%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.08%) Designer
16 19 (1.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (19.88%) .NET
2 186 (18.40%) HTML
3 137 (13.55%) Web Services
4 121 (11.97%) ASP.NET
5 118 (11.67%) CSS
6 116 (11.47%) HTML5
7 102 (10.09%) jQuery
8 74 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (7.02%) .NET Framework
10 68 (6.73%) J2EE
11 55 (5.44%) Spring
12 50 (4.95%) Doctrine
13 47 (4.65%) XML
14 43 (4.25%) CSS3
15 38 (3.76%) Hibernate
16 36 (3.56%) RESTful
17 35 (3.46%) Zend Framework
18 31 (3.07%) REST
18 31 (3.07%) WPF
19 30 (2.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.63%) User Experience
2 65 (6.43%) Open Source
3 38 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.78%) GIS
7 16 (1.58%) DTV
8 10 (0.99%) Linked Data
8 10 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.89%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.59%) RIA
12 5 (0.49%) Replication
12 5 (0.49%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.40%) iPad
13 4 (0.40%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.40%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 116 (11.47%) Linux
2 42 (4.15%) CentOS
3 39 (3.86%) Windows
4 36 (3.56%) UNIX
5 28 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.08%) Android
7 12 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.40%) Fedora
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.099%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.099%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.099%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (32.74%) Scrum
2 124 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
3 109 (10.78%) MVC
4 108 (10.68%) TDD
5 89 (8.80%) OO
6 86 (8.51%) Software Engineering
6 86 (8.51%) Waterfall
7 84 (8.31%) E-Commerce
8 81 (8.01%) Unit Testing
9 80 (7.91%) Project Management
10 72 (7.12%) PRINCE2
11 71 (7.02%) BDD
12 66 (6.53%) SOA
13 65 (6.43%) Automated Testing
13 65 (6.43%) User Stories
14 56 (5.54%) Business Analysis
14 56 (5.54%) ITIL
15 55 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (5.24%) UML
17 51 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 259 (25.62%) Java
2 204 (20.18%) JavaScript
3 186 (18.40%) SQL
4 164 (16.22%) C#
5 112 (11.08%) PHP
6 96 (9.50%) Python
7 72 (7.12%) Ruby
8 54 (5.34%) C++
9 51 (5.04%) Perl
10 47 (4.65%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.36%) C
12 33 (3.26%) PL/SQL
13 29 (2.87%) VB.NET
14 18 (1.78%) VB
15 17 (1.68%) PHP5
16 15 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.48%) Lua
17 11 (1.09%) Groovy
18 9 (0.89%) VBA
19 7 (0.69%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 288 (28.49%) Security Cleared
2 138 (13.65%) SC Cleared
3 104 (10.29%) DV Cleared
4 50 (4.95%) ISEB
5 31 (3.07%) Degree
6 18 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.09%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.89%) OCPJP
9 7 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.59%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.49%) MCP
11 5 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.40%) APMP
12 4 (0.40%) HND
12 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.20%) CITP
14 2 (0.20%) MCSD
14 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.57%) QA
2 23 (2.27%) ISO 9001
3 22 (2.18%) ISO 14001
4 20 (1.98%) SLA
5 13 (1.29%) ISO 9000
5 13 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.30%) BS25999
6 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) WAI
8 1 (0.099%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.099%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.099%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.40%) Varnish
4 2 (0.20%) vSphere
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 39 (3.86%) Puppet
2 21 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.89%) Ansible
4 8 (0.79%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.40%) Salt
8 3 (0.30%) Nagios
9 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.20%) yum
9 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.20%) logstash
9 2 (0.20%) SELinux
10 1 (0.099%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.099%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 111 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.31%) Oracle
3 55 (5.44%) Zend
4 31 (3.07%) SAP
5 27 (2.67%) VMware
6 17 (1.68%) Google
7 16 (1.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 16 (1.58%) Ericsson
8 13 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.09%) Sun
10 9 (0.89%) Sencha
11 7 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.69%) Nokia
11 7 (0.69%) Juniper
11 7 (0.69%) Cisco
11 7 (0.69%) HP
11 7 (0.69%) ATG
12 6 (0.59%) hybris
13 5 (0.49%) TIBCO
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