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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 5 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 541 492 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.98% 15.55% 8.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.11% 21.31% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 354 134
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 6 3
Average hourly rate £39.25 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.75 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.11 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
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
2563 2309 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 72.98% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1521 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 146 £375 -6.25% 61
Devon +1 114 £393 +3.97% 22
Somerset +3 88 £365 +8.95% 31
Gloucestershire +8 81 £431 +6.48% 33
Wiltshire -2 61 £325 -7.14% 37
Dorset -7 22 £400 +14.28% 41
Cornwall - 2 £200 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 336 (32.31%) Scrum
2 253 (24.33%) Security Cleared
3 238 (22.88%) Java
4 213 (20.48%) .NET
5 203 (19.52%) JavaScript
6 202 (19.42%) HTML
7 193 (18.56%) C#
8 176 (16.92%) SQL
9 171 (16.44%) TDD
10 156 (15.00%) CSS
11 133 (12.79%) Finance
12 129 (12.40%) Web Services
13 124 (11.92%) DV Cleared
14 115 (11.06%) Project Management
15 113 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
16 111 (10.67%) Software Engineering
17 102 (9.81%) PRINCE2
18 100 (9.62%) MVC
19 99 (9.52%) E-Commerce
20 96 (9.23%) Linux
21 95 (9.13%) ASP.NET
22 92 (8.85%) OO
22 92 (8.85%) SC Cleared
23 89 (8.56%) SQL Server
24 88 (8.46%) BDD
25 86 (8.27%) Oracle
26 83 (7.98%) ISEB
27 81 (7.79%) Python
27 81 (7.79%) Unit Testing
28 80 (7.69%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (4.52%) Apache
2 35 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 35 (3.37%) Node.js
3 27 (2.60%) JBoss
4 26 (2.50%) CMS
5 21 (2.02%) IIS
6 14 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.38%) Drupal
12 4 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
12 4 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.38%) Confluence
13 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (2.50%) MS Project
2 18 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.25%) MS Office
5 11 (1.06%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.87%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.96%) Summit
3 3 (0.29%) Magento
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.19%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.19%) Maximo
4 2 (0.19%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.15%) SaaS
4 4 (0.38%) Office 365
5 3 (0.29%) Symantec.cloud
5 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.096%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.096%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.096%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.096%) Route 53
7 1 (0.096%) GitHub
7 1 (0.096%) IaaS
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.02%) Internet
2 12 (1.15%) HTTP
3 11 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.77%) SDH
4 8 (0.77%) WAN
4 8 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.67%) 2G
5 7 (0.67%) 2.5G
5 7 (0.67%) 3G
6 6 (0.58%) 4G
7 4 (0.38%) Firewall
8 2 (0.19%) DVB
8 2 (0.19%) ATM
8 2 (0.19%) Broadband
9 1 (0.096%) LAN
9 1 (0.096%) PBX
9 1 (0.096%) LDAP
9 1 (0.096%) VoIP
9 1 (0.096%) WLAN
9 1 (0.096%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.85%) MySQL
3 33 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 29 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.35%) SQLite
9 12 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.15%) DB2
10 11 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.87%) Big Data
13 8 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.58%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.38%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 80 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 54 (5.19%) Selenium
4 47 (4.52%) Subversion
5 45 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (3.46%) JIRA
7 35 (3.37%) SpecFlow
8 31 (2.98%) Cucumber
9 28 (2.69%) Maven
10 27 (2.60%) ClearCase
11 25 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 22 (2.12%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.83%) Ant
13 19 (1.83%) Apache Ivy
14 17 (1.63%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.44%) NUnit
16 14 (1.35%) WebDriver
17 13 (1.25%) LoadRunner
17 13 (1.25%) JUnit
18 12 (1.15%) JBehave
General
1 133 (12.79%) Finance
2 54 (5.19%) Retail
3 40 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 38 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.37%) Marketing
6 27 (2.60%) Electronics
7 26 (2.50%) Banking
8 10 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.77%) Games
10 7 (0.67%) Military
11 6 (0.58%) Local Government
11 6 (0.58%) Legal
12 5 (0.48%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Publishing
14 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.19%) Law
16 1 (0.096%) Automotive
16 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 408 (39.23%) Developer
2 191 (18.37%) Analyst
3 105 (10.10%) Business Analyst
4 101 (9.71%) Java Developer
5 90 (8.65%) .NET Developer
6 88 (8.46%) Project Manager
7 65 (6.25%) Architect
8 60 (5.77%) Software Engineer
9 57 (5.48%) Test Analyst
10 49 (4.71%) Tester
11 44 (4.23%) Agile Business Analyst
12 34 (3.27%) Senior Developer
13 28 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (2.69%) C# Developer
13 28 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
14 26 (2.50%) iOS Developer
15 25 (2.40%) Software Developer
16 24 (2.31%) SQL Developer
17 23 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (20.48%) .NET
2 202 (19.42%) HTML
3 156 (15.00%) CSS
4 129 (12.40%) Web Services
5 95 (9.13%) ASP.NET
6 77 (7.40%) .NET Framework
7 74 (7.12%) HTML5
8 57 (5.48%) AngularJS
9 55 (5.29%) jQuery
10 54 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (4.81%) CSS3
12 48 (4.62%) XML
13 45 (4.33%) REST
14 42 (4.04%) J2EE
15 36 (3.46%) SOAP
16 33 (3.17%) Entity Framework
17 28 (2.69%) JSP
18 26 (2.50%) Hibernate
18 26 (2.50%) WPF
19 25 (2.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.35%) User Experience
2 50 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 36 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.60%) DTV
6 16 (1.54%) GIS
6 16 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
7 13 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.06%) iPad
9 11 (1.06%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.06%) Mathematics
10 9 (0.87%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.58%) iPhone
11 6 (0.58%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.48%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.48%) Linked Data
13 4 (0.38%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 96 (9.23%) Linux
2 61 (5.87%) Apple iOS
3 53 (5.10%) Windows
4 47 (4.52%) Android
5 44 (4.23%) UNIX
6 17 (1.63%) CentOS
7 16 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.15%) Windows Phone
10 10 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
11 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.58%) Fedora
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.19%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.096%) Debian
15 1 (0.096%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (32.31%) Scrum
2 171 (16.44%) TDD
3 115 (11.06%) Project Management
4 113 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (10.67%) Software Engineering
6 102 (9.81%) PRINCE2
7 100 (9.62%) MVC
8 99 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 92 (8.85%) OO
10 88 (8.46%) BDD
11 81 (7.79%) Unit Testing
12 70 (6.73%) UML
13 67 (6.44%) Web Development
13 67 (6.44%) Waterfall
14 61 (5.87%) DevOps
15 59 (5.67%) Business Analysis
16 56 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (5.38%) User Stories
17 52 (5.00%) ITIL
18 51 (4.90%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (22.88%) Java
2 203 (19.52%) JavaScript
3 193 (18.56%) C#
4 176 (16.92%) SQL
5 81 (7.79%) Python
6 77 (7.40%) C++
7 65 (6.25%) PHP
8 63 (6.06%) Ruby
9 48 (4.62%) Perl
10 43 (4.13%) C
10 43 (4.13%) Objective-C
11 35 (3.37%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.40%) Apple Swift
13 18 (1.73%) Lua
14 16 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.44%) VB
16 12 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.06%) LINC
18 8 (0.77%) TypeScript
19 5 (0.48%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 253 (24.33%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.92%) DV Cleared
3 92 (8.85%) SC Cleared
4 83 (7.98%) ISEB
5 45 (4.33%) ISTQB
6 33 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (2.69%) Degree
8 15 (1.44%) Sun Certification
9 13 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.87%) PMP
10 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.58%) OCPJP
12 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.48%) APMP
13 3 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.19%) GWAPT
14 2 (0.19%) OSCP
14 2 (0.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.13%) QA
2 13 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.25%) ISO 9000
3 10 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.96%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.19%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) TickIT
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.096%) HL7
6 1 (0.096%) BS25999
System Software
1 8 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.67%) VirtualBox
2 7 (0.67%) Docker
3 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.096%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (3.75%) Puppet
2 33 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (2.21%) Ansible
4 16 (1.54%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.19%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.19%) yum
5 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.096%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.096%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.096%) logstash
6 1 (0.096%) Salt
6 1 (0.096%) Nagios
6 1 (0.096%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.096%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 86 (8.27%) Oracle
2 78 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.75%) SAP
4 36 (3.46%) Red Hat
5 24 (2.31%) IBM
6 20 (1.92%) VMware
6 20 (1.92%) Zend
7 15 (1.44%) Sun
8 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.06%) Unisys
9 11 (1.06%) Talend
10 10 (0.96%) Google
11 9 (0.87%) Lotus
11 9 (0.87%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.67%) OpenText
13 6 (0.58%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.58%) Apple
14 5 (0.48%) ATG
14 5 (0.48%) NetApp
Somerset
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £301 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £301 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chippenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £387 - £436 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £387 - £436 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago