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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 29 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.66% 7.55% 16.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.88% 9.76% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 2
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£335 £312 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% -23.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £256 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £343 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +9.33%
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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
104 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.25% 77.36% 70.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 28 13
Average daily rate £400 £339 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £253 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 58 (81.69%) Security Cleared
2 56 (78.87%) Scrum
3 48 (67.61%) SC Cleared
4 47 (66.20%) C#
5 45 (63.38%) SQL
6 36 (50.70%) .NET
7 35 (49.30%) Unit Testing
8 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET
9 23 (32.39%) SOA
10 20 (28.17%) TDD
11 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (25.35%) ISTQB
12 18 (25.35%) ISEB
13 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
13 16 (22.54%) T-SQL
13 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (22.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (21.13%) K2 blackpearl
15 14 (19.72%) BDD
15 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
16 13 (18.31%) Code Coverage
17 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
17 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
18 10 (14.08%) Gherkin
18 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
19 8 (11.27%) Project Management
19 8 (11.27%) ITIL
19 8 (11.27%) SQL Server

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 15 (21.13%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) IaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.90%) SpecFlow
3 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.86%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) eggPlant
General
1 7 (9.86%) Back Office
2 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (52.11%) Developer
2 33 (46.48%) .NET Developer
3 16 (22.54%) SQL Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Test Team Leader
6 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Tester
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) .NET
2 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 10 (14.08%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.63%) jQuery
7 3 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.82%) WCF
8 2 (2.82%) CSS
8 2 (2.82%) LINQ
8 2 (2.82%) HTML
8 2 (2.82%) Web Services
8 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (1.41%) Task Parallel Library
9 1 (1.41%) JSP
9 1 (1.41%) WPF
9 1 (1.41%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) RMADS
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Scrum
2 35 (49.30%) Unit Testing
3 23 (32.39%) SOA
4 20 (28.17%) TDD
5 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
5 14 (19.72%) BDD
6 13 (18.31%) Code Coverage
7 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
7 12 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.27%) Test Management
8 8 (11.27%) Project Management
8 8 (11.27%) ITIL
8 8 (11.27%) MVC
9 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.04%) Information Assurance
10 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.04%) User Stories
11 4 (5.63%) OWASP
11 4 (5.63%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (66.20%) C#
2 45 (63.38%) SQL
3 16 (22.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) C++
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (81.69%) Security Cleared
2 48 (67.61%) SC Cleared
3 18 (25.35%) ISEB
3 18 (25.35%) ISTQB
4 16 (22.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) CEH
6 4 (5.63%) CISSP
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO 9000
1 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds