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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 490 212 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.72% 9.48% 7.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.28% 13.34% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 152 141
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +4.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £33.45 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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
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 September 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.

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 +2 193 £400 +33.33% 70
Somerset +14 80 £345 +7.81% 25
Devon +5 70 £375 - 20
Wiltshire +12 59 £350 +10.23% 31
Gloucestershire -1 45 £450 +24.48% 32
Dorset +6 25 £330 -22.35% 16
Cornwall - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 319 (32.82%) Scrum
2 234 (24.07%) Security Cleared
3 212 (21.81%) Java
4 182 (18.72%) HTML
4 182 (18.72%) PHP
5 180 (18.52%) SQL
6 177 (18.21%) C#
7 174 (17.90%) JavaScript
8 173 (17.80%) .NET
9 162 (16.67%) Finance
9 162 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 148 (15.23%) CSS
11 143 (14.71%) TDD
12 136 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
13 133 (13.68%) jQuery
14 132 (13.58%) Unit Testing
15 130 (13.37%) Linux
16 121 (12.45%) Project Management
17 119 (12.24%) MVC
18 115 (11.83%) Zend
19 99 (10.19%) HTML5
20 97 (9.98%) Software Engineering
20 97 (9.98%) Web Services
21 96 (9.88%) OO
22 95 (9.77%) ASP.NET
23 92 (9.47%) BDD
24 89 (9.16%) PRINCE2
25 88 (9.05%) SQL Server
26 85 (8.74%) MySQL
27 81 (8.33%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 56 (5.76%) Apache
2 33 (3.40%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.26%) K2 blackpearl
4 20 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.95%) Drupal
6 16 (1.65%) CMS
7 11 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.72%) Confluence
10 5 (0.51%) ColdFusion
10 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.51%) Railo
10 5 (0.51%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.41%) IIS
12 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.31%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (3.19%) MS Project
2 26 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.16%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (1.34%) MS Office
6 12 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.13%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.93%) Summit
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.51%) Magento
4 4 (0.41%) Shopify
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Maximo
5 1 (0.10%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.10%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.44%) SaaS
3 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.44%) GitHub
4 8 (0.82%) Heroku
4 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.72%) IaaS
5 7 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.51%) Office 365
7 3 (0.31%) Force.com
8 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.47%) Internet
2 16 (1.65%) Firewall
3 11 (1.13%) WAN
4 9 (0.93%) LDAP
4 9 (0.93%) VPN
5 8 (0.82%) SSH
6 7 (0.72%) LAN
7 3 (0.31%) Extranet
7 3 (0.31%) HTTP
7 3 (0.31%) VoIP
7 3 (0.31%) GSM
7 3 (0.31%) AMQP
8 2 (0.21%) LTE
8 2 (0.21%) UMTS
8 2 (0.21%) PPP
8 2 (0.21%) SSL
8 2 (0.21%) DVB
9 1 (0.10%) Intranet
9 1 (0.10%) 3G
9 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.74%) MySQL
3 40 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.88%) RDBMS
5 25 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (2.37%) CouchDB
7 19 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.03%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.72%) Big Data
13 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.62%) Hazelcast
13 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (6.89%) Selenium
2 63 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 42 (4.32%) PHPUnit
5 39 (4.01%) Jenkins
6 34 (3.50%) Maven
7 33 (3.40%) Visual Studio
8 31 (3.19%) Subversion
9 30 (3.09%) WebDriver
10 29 (2.98%) JUnit
10 29 (2.98%) JIRA
11 26 (2.67%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.67%) SpecFlow
12 22 (2.26%) ClearCase
13 21 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 21 (2.16%) JMeter
14 19 (1.95%) Ant
15 17 (1.75%) WATIR
16 16 (1.65%) SoapUI
17 15 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 162 (16.67%) Finance
2 36 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.09%) Back Office
4 29 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.26%) Marketing
6 19 (1.95%) Electronics
7 18 (1.85%) Retail
8 7 (0.72%) Legal
9 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.51%) Publishing
10 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 441 (45.37%) Developer
2 131 (13.48%) Analyst
3 116 (11.93%) Project Manager
4 114 (11.73%) PHP Developer
5 96 (9.88%) .NET Developer
6 87 (8.95%) Java Developer
7 71 (7.30%) Business Analyst
8 55 (5.66%) Tester
9 54 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 45 (4.63%) Architect
10 45 (4.63%) Test Analyst
11 44 (4.53%) Web Developer
12 41 (4.22%) Software Engineer
13 33 (3.40%) SQL Developer
14 30 (3.09%) Senior PHP Developer
15 29 (2.98%) PHP Zend Developer
16 26 (2.67%) Agile Project Manager
16 26 (2.67%) C# Developer
17 24 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
18 22 (2.26%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (18.72%) HTML
2 173 (17.80%) .NET
3 148 (15.23%) CSS
4 133 (13.68%) jQuery
5 99 (10.19%) HTML5
6 97 (9.98%) Web Services
7 95 (9.77%) ASP.NET
8 71 (7.30%) Spring
9 61 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (5.45%) CSS3
11 52 (5.35%) Zend Framework
12 48 (4.94%) XML
13 39 (4.01%) J2EE
14 37 (3.81%) Symfony
14 37 (3.81%) LAMP
15 36 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 32 (3.29%) SOAP
17 31 (3.19%) RESTful
17 31 (3.19%) Hibernate
18 30 (3.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.56%) Open Source
2 49 (5.04%) User Experience
3 29 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.06%) DTV
6 17 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.93%) GIS
9 9 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.93%) Reference Data
10 8 (0.82%) Wiki
11 7 (0.72%) Replication
11 7 (0.72%) RMADS
12 6 (0.62%) RIA
12 6 (0.62%) CESG
12 6 (0.62%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.51%) PMI
13 5 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 130 (13.37%) Linux
2 60 (6.17%) CentOS
3 48 (4.94%) UNIX
4 23 (2.37%) Windows
5 20 (2.06%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.13%) Fedora
7 9 (0.93%) Debian
7 9 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.72%) Android
10 4 (0.41%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.10%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (32.82%) Scrum
2 143 (14.71%) TDD
3 136 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
4 132 (13.58%) Unit Testing
5 121 (12.45%) Project Management
6 119 (12.24%) MVC
7 97 (9.98%) Software Engineering
8 96 (9.88%) OO
9 92 (9.47%) BDD
10 89 (9.16%) PRINCE2
11 72 (7.41%) Waterfall
12 67 (6.89%) Web Development
13 61 (6.28%) Automated Testing
14 59 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (5.56%) Software Testing
16 49 (5.04%) SOA
17 42 (4.32%) Business Analysis
18 41 (4.22%) E-Commerce
19 40 (4.12%) Programme Management
20 39 (4.01%) UML
Programming Languages
1 212 (21.81%) Java
2 182 (18.72%) PHP
3 180 (18.52%) SQL
4 177 (18.21%) C#
5 174 (17.90%) JavaScript
6 48 (4.94%) Ruby
7 45 (4.63%) T-SQL
8 40 (4.12%) Perl
9 35 (3.60%) PHP5
9 35 (3.60%) Python
10 30 (3.09%) C++
10 30 (3.09%) Scala
11 29 (2.98%) C
12 24 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.93%) Lua
14 7 (0.72%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.51%) CFML
16 4 (0.41%) Groovy
16 4 (0.41%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 234 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 162 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 65 (6.69%) ISEB
4 50 (5.14%) DV Cleared
5 48 (4.94%) ISTQB
6 46 (4.73%) Degree
7 37 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 16 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.82%) HND
11 7 (0.72%) CISSP
11 7 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.72%) CCNA
12 6 (0.62%) CEH
12 6 (0.62%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.51%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.12%) QA
2 13 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 7 (0.72%) ISO 9000
4 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.41%) SLA
6 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.21%) P3O
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (1.65%) XenServer
2 10 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.72%) Samba
4 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.21%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (2.98%) Puppet
2 25 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.75%) Salt
4 5 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.41%) Nagios
6 3 (0.31%) Ansible
7 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) YUM
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 115 (11.83%) Zend
2 81 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 77 (7.92%) Oracle
4 33 (3.40%) SAP
5 28 (2.88%) Red Hat
6 19 (1.95%) VMware
7 16 (1.65%) JBoss
8 11 (1.13%) Citrix
9 8 (0.82%) hybris
9 8 (0.82%) Sun
9 8 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.72%) IBM
11 6 (0.62%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.62%) Casewise
11 6 (0.62%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.51%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.41%) Facebook
13 4 (0.41%) Google
14 3 (0.31%) Telerik
14 3 (0.31%) Twitter
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Rate: Negotiable
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