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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 500 302 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.67% 12.32% 8.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.65% 17.16% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 209 132
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.96 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.44 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
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 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 194 £400 +14.28% 98
Gloucestershire +18 83 £413 -17.50% 46
Wiltshire +3 68 £375 +7.14% 19
Devon -1 54 £486 +49.61% 7
Somerset +8 43 £400 +14.28% 31
Dorset -4 10 £363 -21.62% 36
Cornwall - 4 - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 311 (31.96%) Scrum
2 278 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 245 (25.18%) Java
4 210 (21.58%) JavaScript
5 197 (20.25%) SQL
6 191 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (18.91%) HTML
8 171 (17.57%) Linux
9 165 (16.96%) SC Cleared
10 164 (16.86%) PHP
11 160 (16.44%) Finance
12 143 (14.70%) .NET
13 138 (14.18%) C#
13 138 (14.18%) jQuery
14 136 (13.98%) HTML5
15 114 (11.72%) Project Management
16 110 (11.31%) CSS
17 109 (11.20%) Software Engineering
17 109 (11.20%) Git (software)
18 108 (11.10%) Automated Testing
18 108 (11.10%) Microsoft
19 105 (10.79%) MySQL
20 103 (10.59%) OO
21 102 (10.48%) TDD
22 97 (9.97%) MVC
23 96 (9.87%) Apache
24 92 (9.46%) ASP.NET
25 91 (9.35%) Web Services
26 86 (8.84%) Waterfall
26 86 (8.84%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 96 (9.87%) Apache
2 26 (2.67%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.47%) JBoss
4 20 (2.06%) CMS
5 17 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.34%) Drupal
7 9 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.51%) Railo
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.51%) ColdFusion
10 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
10 4 (0.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (4.01%) MS Project
2 30 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.95%) Photoshop
4 18 (1.85%) MS Office
5 10 (1.03%) Fireworks
5 10 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (2.06%) Summit
2 15 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.41%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.31%) Magento
4 3 (0.31%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.10%) Shopify
6 1 (0.10%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Tridion
6 1 (0.10%) Findur
6 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.44%) SaaS
2 13 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.92%) Office 365
4 9 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.72%) GitHub
5 7 (0.72%) PaaS
6 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.31%) Force.com
8 2 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.64%) Internet
2 13 (1.34%) Ethernet
2 13 (1.34%) SDH
3 12 (1.23%) Firewall
3 12 (1.23%) LDAP
3 12 (1.23%) WAN
4 11 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.13%) LAN
5 9 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (0.92%) RNC
5 9 (0.92%) UMTS
5 9 (0.92%) ATM
5 9 (0.92%) GSM
6 5 (0.51%) HTTP
6 5 (0.51%) Extranet
7 4 (0.41%) 3G
7 4 (0.41%) DVB
7 4 (0.41%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.41%) 2G
7 4 (0.41%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (10.79%) MySQL
2 69 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 27 (2.77%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.82%) MS Access
12 8 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.82%) Big Data
13 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.51%) SQLite
14 5 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 109 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 69 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (7.09%) Selenium
3 61 (6.27%) PHPUnit
4 55 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 55 (5.65%) JIRA
5 44 (4.52%) ClearCase
6 41 (4.21%) Subversion
7 37 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 35 (3.60%) Cucumber
9 33 (3.39%) Maven
10 28 (2.88%) Visual Studio
11 26 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
12 25 (2.57%) WebDriver
12 25 (2.57%) Ant
13 22 (2.26%) JUnit
14 20 (2.06%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.95%) Apache Ivy
16 17 (1.75%) SoapUI
17 16 (1.64%) Hudson
General
1 160 (16.44%) Finance
2 35 (3.60%) Retail
3 31 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.36%) Electronics
6 22 (2.26%) Marketing
7 21 (2.16%) Banking
8 18 (1.85%) Back Office
9 13 (1.34%) Legal
10 7 (0.72%) Automotive
11 6 (0.62%) Law
12 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Military
14 2 (0.21%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) Games
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
15 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (41.32%) Developer
2 123 (12.64%) Analyst
3 93 (9.56%) Project Manager
4 88 (9.04%) PHP Developer
5 86 (8.84%) Java Developer
6 83 (8.53%) .NET Developer
7 67 (6.89%) Business Analyst
7 67 (6.89%) Architect
8 53 (5.45%) Tester
9 44 (4.52%) Software Engineer
10 43 (4.42%) Test Analyst
11 41 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 33 (3.39%) C++ Developer
13 29 (2.98%) PHP Zend Developer
14 28 (2.88%) C# Developer
15 26 (2.67%) Test Engineer
15 26 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
16 25 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
16 25 (2.57%) SQL Developer
17 23 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (18.91%) HTML
2 143 (14.70%) .NET
3 138 (14.18%) jQuery
4 136 (13.98%) HTML5
5 110 (11.31%) CSS
6 92 (9.46%) ASP.NET
7 91 (9.35%) Web Services
8 78 (8.02%) Doctrine
9 74 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (6.37%) Spring
11 59 (6.06%) Zend Framework
12 52 (5.34%) J2EE
13 49 (5.04%) CSS3
14 47 (4.83%) Hibernate
15 46 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 42 (4.32%) XML
17 39 (4.01%) RESTful
18 34 (3.49%) LAMP
19 28 (2.88%) .NET Framework
20 23 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.32%) Open Source
2 62 (6.37%) User Experience
3 35 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (1.95%) DTV
7 16 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.44%) GIS
9 13 (1.34%) Digital Media
10 12 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.92%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.72%) Social Media
12 7 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.62%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.62%) RIA
13 6 (0.62%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.62%) Linked Data
14 4 (0.41%) MPEG
14 4 (0.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 171 (17.57%) Linux
2 82 (8.43%) CentOS
3 59 (6.06%) UNIX
4 38 (3.91%) Windows
5 20 (2.06%) Android
6 18 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.13%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.82%) Fedora
10 5 (0.51%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.10%) VME
12 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (31.96%) Scrum
2 191 (19.63%) Continuous Integration
3 114 (11.72%) Project Management
4 109 (11.20%) Software Engineering
5 108 (11.10%) Automated Testing
6 103 (10.59%) OO
7 102 (10.48%) TDD
8 97 (9.97%) MVC
9 86 (8.84%) Waterfall
9 86 (8.84%) Unit Testing
10 76 (7.81%) PRINCE2
11 70 (7.19%) E-Commerce
12 67 (6.89%) User Stories
13 54 (5.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (5.55%) Mentoring
14 53 (5.45%) Software Testing
14 53 (5.45%) ITIL
15 52 (5.34%) Test Scripting
16 48 (4.93%) UML
17 47 (4.83%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 245 (25.18%) Java
2 210 (21.58%) JavaScript
3 197 (20.25%) SQL
4 164 (16.86%) PHP
5 138 (14.18%) C#
6 79 (8.12%) Python
7 73 (7.50%) Ruby
8 60 (6.17%) Perl
9 55 (5.65%) Bash Shell
9 55 (5.65%) C++
10 46 (4.73%) T-SQL
11 33 (3.39%) C
12 29 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.06%) PHP5
14 17 (1.75%) Lua
15 14 (1.44%) VB
16 11 (1.13%) Scala
17 10 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.72%) Groovy
19 5 (0.51%) CFML
Qualifications
1 278 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 165 (16.96%) SC Cleared
3 77 (7.91%) DV Cleared
4 60 (6.17%) ISEB
5 38 (3.91%) Degree
6 31 (3.19%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (1.34%) Sun Certification
9 11 (1.13%) CCNA
9 11 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.72%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.72%) HND
12 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.21%) MCP
13 2 (0.21%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.60%) QA
2 22 (2.26%) ISO 9001
3 20 (2.06%) ISO 14001
4 13 (1.34%) SLA
5 12 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.03%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.31%) BS25999
8 2 (0.21%) WAI
9 1 (0.10%) P3O
9 1 (0.10%) JTAG
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (1.13%) XenServer
1 11 (1.13%) Samba
2 10 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.41%) Varnish
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
6 2 (0.21%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (3.08%) Puppet
2 29 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.34%) Salt
5 5 (0.51%) Ansible
6 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.21%) yum
7 2 (0.21%) SELinux
7 2 (0.21%) logstash
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 108 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.63%) Zend
3 82 (8.43%) Oracle
4 34 (3.49%) SAP
5 32 (3.29%) VMware
6 22 (2.26%) Google
6 22 (2.26%) Red Hat
6 22 (2.26%) HP
7 17 (1.75%) Sun
8 12 (1.23%) Citrix
9 11 (1.13%) IBM
10 10 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (0.92%) Ericsson
12 8 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.72%) Cisco
13 7 (0.72%) Juniper
13 7 (0.72%) Nokia
14 5 (0.51%) Sencha
14 5 (0.51%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day 300-400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + 12 month contract
Posted: 10 days ago