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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 495 223 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.03% 9.44% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.63% 13.51% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 165 120
Average daily rate
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£400 £341 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.38 £42.80 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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 +1 195 £425 +21.42% 74
Gloucestershire +25 66 £450 +76.47% 21
Somerset +12 60 £325 +18.18% 25
Devon +1 60 £345 -1.42% 12
Wiltshire +6 58 £411 +30.47% 29
Dorset +1 8 £363 +20.83% 24
Cornwall - 3 - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 335 (34.01%) Scrum
2 276 (28.02%) Security Cleared
3 240 (24.37%) Java
4 214 (21.73%) SQL
5 205 (20.81%) JavaScript
6 189 (19.19%) HTML
7 186 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
8 181 (18.38%) Finance
9 179 (18.17%) Linux
10 174 (17.66%) SC Cleared
11 160 (16.24%) PHP
12 154 (15.63%) C#
13 153 (15.53%) .NET
14 136 (13.81%) jQuery
15 133 (13.50%) HTML5
16 122 (12.39%) CSS
17 115 (11.68%) TDD
18 114 (11.57%) Software Engineering
19 112 (11.37%) Project Management
20 108 (10.96%) Automated Testing
21 106 (10.76%) Git (software)
22 101 (10.25%) OO
23 100 (10.15%) ASP.NET
23 100 (10.15%) MySQL
24 94 (9.54%) Apache
25 93 (9.44%) MVC
26 90 (9.14%) Unit Testing
27 89 (9.04%) Microsoft
28 85 (8.63%) Zend
29 84 (8.53%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 94 (9.54%) Apache
2 29 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 26 (2.64%) JBoss
4 14 (1.42%) CMS
4 14 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.02%) Drupal
5 10 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.91%) K2 blackpearl
7 6 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.51%) ColdFusion
8 5 (0.51%) Railo
8 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.20%) Mule
11 2 (0.20%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 45 (4.57%) MS Project
2 30 (3.05%) MS Excel
3 28 (2.84%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (1.42%) MS Office
6 11 (1.12%) Fireworks
7 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.83%) Summit
2 14 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.41%) Visualfiles
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.30%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) Findur
7 1 (0.10%) Tridion
7 1 (0.10%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.10%) Shopify
7 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.10%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.52%) GitHub
1 15 (1.52%) SaaS
2 14 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.81%) Heroku
4 8 (0.81%) IaaS
5 5 (0.51%) PaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Office 365
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.23%) Internet
2 17 (1.73%) Firewall
3 13 (1.32%) LDAP
4 12 (1.22%) WAN
5 11 (1.12%) LAN
5 11 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.02%) SDH
7 9 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.91%) GSM
8 8 (0.81%) SSH
8 8 (0.81%) UMTS
9 7 (0.71%) ATM
9 7 (0.71%) RNC
9 7 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.51%) Extranet
10 5 (0.51%) VPN
11 4 (0.41%) AMQP
11 4 (0.41%) DVB
11 4 (0.41%) 3G
12 3 (0.30%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.15%) MySQL
2 79 (8.02%) SQL Server
3 29 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 24 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 22 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.73%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.42%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.81%) MS Access
14 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.51%) DB2
15 5 (0.51%) Big Data
15 5 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 106 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 75 (7.61%) Selenium
3 68 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (6.19%) PHPUnit
5 52 (5.28%) Jenkins
6 46 (4.67%) JIRA
7 44 (4.47%) ClearCase
8 42 (4.26%) Subversion
9 38 (3.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 36 (3.65%) Cucumber
11 33 (3.35%) Maven
12 32 (3.25%) Visual Studio
13 29 (2.94%) WebDriver
14 25 (2.54%) Ant
15 24 (2.44%) SpecFlow
15 24 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
15 24 (2.44%) JUnit
16 23 (2.34%) Eclipse
17 18 (1.83%) Apache Ivy
18 16 (1.62%) Hudson
General
1 181 (18.38%) Finance
2 32 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.64%) Retail
4 22 (2.23%) Electronics
4 22 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.03%) Marketing
5 20 (2.03%) Banking
6 19 (1.93%) Back Office
7 9 (0.91%) Legal
8 7 (0.71%) Automotive
9 5 (0.51%) Law
9 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.51%) Publishing
10 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 392 (39.80%) Developer
2 146 (14.82%) Analyst
3 104 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 95 (9.64%) .NET Developer
5 86 (8.73%) PHP Developer
6 77 (7.82%) Java Developer
7 76 (7.72%) Business Analyst
8 59 (5.99%) Architect
9 57 (5.79%) Tester
10 52 (5.28%) Software Engineer
11 48 (4.87%) Test Analyst
12 39 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.55%) C++ Developer
14 30 (3.05%) PHP Zend Developer
15 29 (2.94%) C# Developer
15 29 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (2.84%) SQL Developer
17 26 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
18 25 (2.54%) Test Engineer
19 23 (2.34%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (19.19%) HTML
2 153 (15.53%) .NET
3 136 (13.81%) jQuery
4 133 (13.50%) HTML5
5 122 (12.39%) CSS
6 100 (10.15%) ASP.NET
7 81 (8.22%) Doctrine
8 76 (7.72%) Web Services
8 76 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 57 (5.79%) Zend Framework
10 55 (5.58%) Spring
11 49 (4.97%) CSS3
12 48 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 42 (4.26%) J2EE
14 39 (3.96%) Hibernate
15 37 (3.76%) LAMP
16 36 (3.65%) XML
16 36 (3.65%) RESTful
17 23 (2.34%) REST
17 23 (2.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.92%) Open Source
2 61 (6.19%) User Experience
3 29 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.83%) DTV
7 13 (1.32%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.91%) CESG
9 9 (0.91%) Replication
9 9 (0.91%) RMADS
10 8 (0.81%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.71%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.61%) RIA
12 6 (0.61%) Social Media
13 5 (0.51%) GIS
13 5 (0.51%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.51%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 179 (18.17%) Linux
2 84 (8.53%) CentOS
3 58 (5.89%) UNIX
4 32 (3.25%) Windows
5 18 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.83%) Android
6 17 (1.73%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.61%) Fedora
10 5 (0.51%) zOS
10 5 (0.51%) Debian
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (34.01%) Scrum
2 186 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
3 115 (11.68%) TDD
4 114 (11.57%) Software Engineering
5 112 (11.37%) Project Management
6 108 (10.96%) Automated Testing
7 101 (10.25%) OO
8 93 (9.44%) MVC
9 90 (9.14%) Unit Testing
10 81 (8.22%) Waterfall
11 75 (7.61%) PRINCE2
12 63 (6.40%) E-Commerce
13 62 (6.29%) Software Testing
14 61 (6.19%) User Stories
15 56 (5.69%) BDD
16 53 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (5.38%) Mentoring
17 51 (5.18%) Test Automation
17 51 (5.18%) Test Scripting
18 44 (4.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 240 (24.37%) Java
2 214 (21.73%) SQL
3 205 (20.81%) JavaScript
4 160 (16.24%) PHP
5 154 (15.63%) C#
6 80 (8.12%) Ruby
7 70 (7.11%) Python
8 66 (6.70%) Perl
9 58 (5.89%) Bash Shell
10 56 (5.69%) C++
11 51 (5.18%) T-SQL
12 35 (3.55%) C
13 26 (2.64%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.83%) PHP5
15 15 (1.52%) Lua
16 10 (1.02%) Scala
17 9 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.61%) Groovy
19 5 (0.51%) CFML
20 4 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 276 (28.02%) Security Cleared
2 174 (17.66%) SC Cleared
3 78 (7.92%) DV Cleared
4 60 (6.09%) ISEB
5 37 (3.76%) Degree
5 37 (3.76%) ISTQB
6 22 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (1.22%) Sun Certification
9 11 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.12%) CCNA
10 9 (0.91%) HND
11 8 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.61%) CEH
12 6 (0.61%) CISSP
13 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.51%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.20%) APMP
14 2 (0.20%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.65%) QA
2 23 (2.34%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.83%) ISO 14001
4 11 (1.12%) SLA
5 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.71%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.20%) BS25999
7 2 (0.20%) P3O
7 2 (0.20%) WAI
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) JTAG
8 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (1.62%) XenServer
2 11 (1.12%) Samba
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.10%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (3.45%) Puppet
2 31 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.93%) Salt
5 6 (0.61%) Ansible
6 3 (0.30%) SELinux
6 3 (0.30%) logstash
6 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.30%) yum
6 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 89 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 85 (8.63%) Zend
3 84 (8.53%) Oracle
4 26 (2.64%) VMware
5 25 (2.54%) SAP
5 25 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.03%) Google
6 20 (2.03%) HP
7 16 (1.62%) Sun
8 12 (1.22%) Citrix
9 10 (1.02%) IBM
9 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.71%) Ericsson
10 7 (0.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.61%) Casewise
12 5 (0.51%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.51%) ATG
12 5 (0.51%) Sencha
12 5 (0.51%) EPiServer
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