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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 22 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 39.29% 15.56% 5.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 44.90% 21.88% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 4
Average daily rate £400 £638 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £739 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.40 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.62% +0.41%
Agile Software Development
Somerset

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
49 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 87.50% 71.11% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 39
Average daily rate £400 £600 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 44 (62.86%) Scrum
2 34 (48.57%) .NET
3 32 (45.71%) C#
3 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
3 32 (45.71%) SpecFlow
4 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 30 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 30 (42.86%) HTML
5 29 (41.43%) JavaScript
6 28 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 26 (37.14%) IIS
7 26 (37.14%) Selenium
7 26 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (35.71%) Automated Testing
9 20 (28.57%) SQL
10 18 (25.71%) Software Engineering
11 16 (22.86%) MVC
11 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
12 15 (21.43%) Oracle
12 15 (21.43%) C++
12 15 (21.43%) Windows
12 15 (21.43%) SharePoint
12 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (20.00%) CSS
14 13 (18.57%) UML
14 13 (18.57%) Service Delivery
14 13 (18.57%) .NET Framework
14 13 (18.57%) Security Testing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (37.14%) IIS
2 15 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) CMS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) IaaS
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) GIS
3 5 (7.14%) QGIS
4 4 (5.71%) Big Data
5 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 32 (45.71%) SpecFlow
2 26 (37.14%) Selenium
2 26 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
5 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.43%) GitLab
6 1 (1.43%) Gradle
6 1 (1.43%) JBehave
6 1 (1.43%) JIRA
6 1 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 6 (8.57%) Back Office
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (65.71%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Analyst
4 13 (18.57%) Test Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.57%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.14%) WPF Developer
9 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.86%) Agile Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
12 1 (1.43%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 1 (1.43%) Digital Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) .NET
2 30 (42.86%) HTML
3 28 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 14 (20.00%) CSS
5 13 (18.57%) .NET Framework
6 12 (17.14%) HTML5
7 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (15.71%) WCF
8 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (12.86%) WPF
10 7 (10.00%) Entity Framework
11 6 (8.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 5 (7.14%) PostGIS
13 4 (5.71%) Web Services
14 3 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
14 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
14 3 (4.29%) Apache Camel
15 2 (2.86%) CSS3
15 2 (2.86%) XML
16 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Windows
1 15 (21.43%) Windows Server
1 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (62.86%) Scrum
2 30 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 25 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 18 (25.71%) Software Engineering
5 16 (22.86%) MVC
6 13 (18.57%) BDD
6 13 (18.57%) Security Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Service Delivery
6 13 (18.57%) UML
7 12 (17.14%) ITIL
7 12 (17.14%) Refactoring
7 12 (17.14%) Waterfall
8 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 10 (14.29%) Release Management
9 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 10 (14.29%) Test Management
10 9 (12.86%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (12.86%) Functional Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Load Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) C#
2 29 (41.43%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 15 (21.43%) C++
5 10 (14.29%) Java
6 9 (12.86%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) ISTQB
4 10 (14.29%) ISEB
5 8 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) Telerik
4 2 (2.86%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.43%) Capita