The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 30 41 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 33.71% 24.85% 20.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.97% 30.37% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 8
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £441 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 135 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.76% 81.82% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 113 16
Average daily rate £399 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Taunton region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Taunton region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 66 (79.52%) .NET
2 56 (67.47%) C#
3 41 (49.40%) Unit Testing
4 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
5 35 (42.17%) Scrum
5 35 (42.17%) SQL
5 35 (42.17%) ASP.NET
6 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
7 32 (38.55%) .NET Framework
8 20 (24.10%) UML
8 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
9 19 (22.89%) HTML
9 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
10 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
10 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
11 17 (20.48%) MVC
11 17 (20.48%) Oracle
11 17 (20.48%) ITIL
12 16 (19.28%) ISEB
12 16 (19.28%) WPF
13 14 (16.87%) Workflow
14 13 (15.66%) Web Services
15 12 (14.46%) SOA
15 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (14.46%) Entity Framework
16 11 (13.25%) Change Control
16 11 (13.25%) BDD
16 11 (13.25%) Content Management
16 11 (13.25%) CRM
16 11 (13.25%) IIS

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 11 (13.25%) IIS
1 11 (13.25%) CMS
2 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.64%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Big Data
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
3 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.05%) Back Office
2 10 (12.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (63.86%) Developer
2 48 (57.83%) .NET Developer
3 21 (25.30%) SQL Developer
4 11 (13.25%) Architect
4 11 (13.25%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.02%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (3.61%) .NET Team Leader
8 3 (3.61%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.61%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) WPF Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (79.52%) .NET
2 35 (42.17%) ASP.NET
3 32 (38.55%) .NET Framework
4 19 (22.89%) HTML
5 16 (19.28%) WPF
6 13 (15.66%) Web Services
7 12 (14.46%) Entity Framework
8 8 (9.64%) WF
8 8 (9.64%) CSS
9 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.02%) WCF
11 1 (1.20%) XML
11 1 (1.20%) JSP
11 1 (1.20%) SOAP
11 1 (1.20%) HTML5
11 1 (1.20%) REST
11 1 (1.20%) CSS3
11 1 (1.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (1.20%) PostGIS
11 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) GIS
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Unit Testing
2 35 (42.17%) Scrum
3 20 (24.10%) UML
4 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
5 17 (20.48%) ITIL
5 17 (20.48%) MVC
6 14 (16.87%) Workflow
7 12 (14.46%) SOA
8 11 (13.25%) CRM
8 11 (13.25%) Content Management
8 11 (13.25%) BDD
8 11 (13.25%) Change Control
9 10 (12.05%) Information Security
9 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
10 8 (9.64%) Refactoring
10 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (67.47%) C#
2 35 (42.17%) SQL
3 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.25%) VB.NET
5 10 (12.05%) C++
6 9 (10.84%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (40.96%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.28%) ISEB
4 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.23%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) ISO 9000
1 10 (12.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
1 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.48%) Oracle
3 11 (13.25%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) Telerik
4 1 (1.20%) Veeam
4 1 (1.20%) Zerto