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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 478 432 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.24% 14.87% 9.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.18% 19.73% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 295 158
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
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 £36.13 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +5.00%
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
2369 2190 1697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 75.39% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 1324 1074
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 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 85 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 26 March 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
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 26 March 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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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 -1 141 £400 +14.28% 92
Gloucestershire +6 102 £413 +10.00% 21
Wiltshire -6 70 £381 +2.69% 19
Devon 0 62 £400 +6.66% 17
Somerset 0 54 £328 -6.28% 36
Dorset +8 20 £305 -12.85% 22
Cornwall - 3 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 318 (33.02%) Scrum
2 281 (29.18%) Security Cleared
3 251 (26.06%) Java
4 210 (21.81%) JavaScript
5 200 (20.77%) SQL
6 181 (18.80%) HTML
7 180 (18.69%) .NET
8 161 (16.72%) C#
9 153 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
10 149 (15.47%) SC Cleared
11 132 (13.71%) Linux
12 122 (12.67%) PHP
12 122 (12.67%) Finance
13 118 (12.25%) ASP.NET
13 118 (12.25%) HTML5
14 114 (11.84%) Web Services
14 114 (11.84%) Microsoft
15 111 (11.53%) jQuery
16 108 (11.21%) CSS
17 107 (11.11%) Git (software)
18 105 (10.90%) TDD
19 100 (10.38%) MVC
20 99 (10.28%) Python
21 96 (9.97%) OO
22 95 (9.87%) DV Cleared
23 93 (9.66%) MySQL
24 89 (9.24%) Automated Testing
25 87 (9.03%) Software Engineering
25 87 (9.03%) Unit Testing
26 85 (8.83%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 64 (6.65%) Apache
2 24 (2.49%) JBoss
3 23 (2.39%) CMS
4 19 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.35%) Drupal
7 10 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.04%) K2 blackpearl
7 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.62%) Mule
9 6 (0.62%) Node.js
10 5 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.42%) Liferay
11 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 32 (3.32%) MS Excel
1 32 (3.32%) MS Project
2 19 (1.97%) MS Office
3 11 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.18%) Summit
2 14 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.31%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.10%) Tridion
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.10%) Findur
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.35%) Office 365
2 13 (1.35%) SaaS
3 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.83%) PaaS
5 6 (0.62%) GitHub
6 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.10%) Route 53
8 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.80%) SDH
2 20 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 18 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.66%) RNC
4 16 (1.66%) ATM
4 16 (1.66%) GSM
4 16 (1.66%) UMTS
4 16 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (1.45%) Internet
5 14 (1.45%) 3G
6 11 (1.14%) Wireshark
7 10 (1.04%) 2G
7 10 (1.04%) 2.5G
8 9 (0.93%) 4G
9 5 (0.52%) Extranet
9 5 (0.52%) HTTP
10 4 (0.42%) DVB
10 4 (0.42%) IPsec
10 4 (0.42%) Firewall
11 3 (0.31%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.66%) MySQL
2 85 (8.83%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.74%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.25%) MS Access
11 11 (1.14%) Couchbase
12 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.62%) Big Data
15 5 (0.52%) SQLite
15 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 107 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.65%) JIRA
3 63 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (5.50%) Subversion
5 51 (5.30%) Selenium
6 49 (5.09%) ClearCase
7 45 (4.67%) PHPUnit
8 40 (4.15%) Visual Studio
8 40 (4.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 39 (4.05%) Jenkins
10 36 (3.74%) Maven
11 28 (2.91%) Cucumber
12 19 (1.97%) SoapUI
12 19 (1.97%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.97%) Ant
13 18 (1.87%) Apache Ivy
14 17 (1.77%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.77%) JUnit
15 16 (1.66%) QuickTest Pro
16 14 (1.45%) NUnit
General
1 122 (12.67%) Finance
2 47 (4.88%) Retail
3 41 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.12%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.60%) Banking
6 22 (2.28%) Electronics
7 19 (1.97%) Back Office
7 19 (1.97%) Marketing
8 12 (1.25%) Legal
9 8 (0.83%) Automotive
10 6 (0.62%) Law
11 5 (0.52%) Games
11 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.42%) Military
12 4 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 407 (42.26%) Developer
2 121 (12.56%) Analyst
3 107 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 84 (8.72%) Java Developer
5 78 (8.10%) Project Manager
6 71 (7.37%) Architect
7 63 (6.54%) PHP Developer
8 62 (6.44%) Business Analyst
9 45 (4.67%) Software Engineer
10 44 (4.57%) Test Analyst
11 42 (4.36%) Tester
12 41 (4.26%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.63%) SQL Developer
14 32 (3.32%) C++ Developer
14 32 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.80%) C# Developer
16 24 (2.49%) Technical Architect
17 23 (2.39%) Test Engineer
18 22 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
19 21 (2.18%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (18.80%) HTML
2 180 (18.69%) .NET
3 118 (12.25%) ASP.NET
3 118 (12.25%) HTML5
4 114 (11.84%) Web Services
5 111 (11.53%) jQuery
6 108 (11.21%) CSS
7 79 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 66 (6.85%) J2EE
9 62 (6.44%) .NET Framework
10 61 (6.33%) Spring
11 56 (5.82%) Doctrine
12 51 (5.30%) XML
13 44 (4.57%) Zend Framework
14 42 (4.36%) Hibernate
15 37 (3.84%) CSS3
16 36 (3.74%) RESTful
17 32 (3.32%) REST
18 31 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 24 (2.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.85%) Open Source
2 55 (5.71%) User Experience
3 37 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.87%) DTV
7 17 (1.77%) GIS
7 17 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.04%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.04%) Linked Data
9 6 (0.62%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.62%) RIA
9 6 (0.62%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.52%) Replication
11 4 (0.42%) CESG
11 4 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.42%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 132 (13.71%) Linux
2 58 (6.02%) CentOS
3 43 (4.47%) UNIX
4 41 (4.26%) Windows
5 21 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.18%) Android
6 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.73%) Fedora
8 4 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.10%) VME
11 1 (0.10%) zOS
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (33.02%) Scrum
2 153 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (10.90%) TDD
4 100 (10.38%) MVC
5 96 (9.97%) OO
6 89 (9.24%) Automated Testing
7 87 (9.03%) Software Engineering
7 87 (9.03%) Unit Testing
8 85 (8.83%) Project Management
9 79 (8.20%) E-Commerce
9 79 (8.20%) Waterfall
10 70 (7.27%) PRINCE2
11 68 (7.06%) SOA
12 64 (6.65%) BDD
13 60 (6.23%) User Stories
14 59 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (5.71%) Test Scripting
16 54 (5.61%) UML
16 54 (5.61%) ITIL
17 49 (5.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 251 (26.06%) Java
2 210 (21.81%) JavaScript
3 200 (20.77%) SQL
4 161 (16.72%) C#
5 122 (12.67%) PHP
6 99 (10.28%) Python
7 80 (8.31%) Ruby
8 62 (6.44%) C++
9 58 (6.02%) Perl
10 57 (5.92%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.53%) PL/SQL
12 30 (3.12%) C
12 30 (3.12%) T-SQL
13 21 (2.18%) VB.NET
14 17 (1.77%) VB
14 17 (1.77%) Lua
15 14 (1.45%) PHP5
16 11 (1.14%) Groovy
17 9 (0.93%) Scala
18 8 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 281 (29.18%) Security Cleared
2 149 (15.47%) SC Cleared
3 95 (9.87%) DV Cleared
4 57 (5.92%) ISEB
5 31 (3.22%) Degree
6 26 (2.70%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.25%) Sun Certification
8 10 (1.04%) OCPJP
9 8 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.52%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.52%) MCP
12 4 (0.42%) HND
12 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.31%) APMP
13 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.31%) CCNA
14 2 (0.21%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.60%) QA
2 22 (2.28%) ISO 9001
3 21 (2.18%) ISO 14001
4 20 (2.08%) SLA
5 13 (1.35%) ISO 9000
5 13 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.31%) BS25999
7 2 (0.21%) WAI
8 1 (0.10%) JTAG
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.42%) Varnish
4 3 (0.31%) XenServer
4 3 (0.31%) Samba
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (4.26%) Puppet
2 26 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.73%) Salt
5 6 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.62%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
6 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.21%) yum
6 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.21%) logstash
6 2 (0.21%) SELinux
7 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 114 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.10%) Oracle
3 60 (6.23%) Zend
4 32 (3.32%) SAP
5 27 (2.80%) VMware
6 22 (2.28%) Google
7 16 (1.66%) Ericsson
7 16 (1.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 15 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.35%) Sun
9 13 (1.35%) HP
10 9 (0.93%) Sencha
11 8 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.83%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.73%) Nokia
12 7 (0.73%) Juniper
12 7 (0.73%) Cisco
13 6 (0.62%) ATG
13 6 (0.62%) hybris
14 5 (0.52%) Sitecore
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