Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 597 413 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 28.51% 21.94% 22.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.31% 26.92% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 272 271
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £270
90th Percentile £551 £506 £544
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +6.06% +7.14% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 3
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +26.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £35.00 £43.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £64.75 £49.75 £42.35
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +18.66% -15.66% -3.49%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,792 1,534 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.58% 81.51% 84.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,258 1,007 906
Bristol median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £284 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 38 59
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £48.25 £47.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.26%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bristol

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 176 (29.48%) Scrum
2 157 (26.30%) Java
3 136 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 126 (21.11%) TDD
6 114 (19.10%) Finance
7 111 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 109 (18.26%) SQL
9 108 (18.09%) .NET
10 106 (17.76%) Test Automation
11 98 (16.42%) HTML
12 90 (15.08%) C#
12 90 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (14.91%) CSS
13 89 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
14 84 (14.07%) Oracle
15 82 (13.74%) SQL Server
16 78 (13.07%) Microsoft
17 75 (12.56%) MVC
18 69 (11.56%) Git (software)
18 69 (11.56%) DevOps
19 68 (11.39%) OO
20 67 (11.22%) ASP.NET
20 67 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (11.06%) Migration
22 60 (10.05%) BDD
23 59 (9.88%) RESTful
24 57 (9.55%) Security Cleared
25 55 (9.21%) JIRA
25 55 (9.21%) Linux

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (6.87%) Tomcat
2 40 (6.70%) WebLogic
3 38 (6.37%) Confluence
4 31 (5.19%) OpenStack
4 31 (5.19%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.35%) CMS
6 12 (2.01%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.34%) JBoss
8 7 (1.17%) Apache
9 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.67%) Jetty
12 3 (0.50%) Drupal
12 3 (0.50%) IIS
12 3 (0.50%) Mule
12 3 (0.50%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 111 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.53%) SaaS
4 29 (4.86%) PaaS
5 26 (4.36%) IaaS
6 24 (4.02%) Boomi
7 14 (2.35%) Office 365
8 10 (1.68%) npm
9 8 (1.34%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.84%) GitHub
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.67%) NuGet
12 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.34%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.02%) HTTP
2 13 (2.18%) WAN
3 3 (0.50%) Internet
3 3 (0.50%) Intranet
4 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.17%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.37%) MySQL
3 33 (5.53%) NoSQL
3 33 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.18%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.51%) Big Data
7 8 (1.34%) Power BI
8 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.01%) HBase
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.01%) SQLite
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.84%) GIS
10 5 (0.84%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 55 (9.21%) JIRA
3 52 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 40 (6.70%) NUnit
4 40 (6.70%) Selenium
5 37 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (5.86%) JUnit
7 31 (5.19%) MSTest
8 30 (5.03%) Maven
9 22 (3.69%) Cucumber
10 21 (3.52%) Subversion
11 17 (2.85%) Hudson
11 17 (2.85%) Visual Studio
12 14 (2.35%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.18%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.68%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.51%) Ant
15 9 (1.51%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 114 (19.10%) Finance
2 33 (5.53%) Banking
3 29 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.35%) Marketing
6 19 (3.18%) Electronics
7 15 (2.51%) Retail
8 9 (1.51%) Law
9 8 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.84%) Advertising
12 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.67%) Publishing
13 3 (0.50%) Games
14 2 (0.34%) Back Office
14 2 (0.34%) Billing
14 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Avionics
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 273 (45.73%) Developer
2 80 (13.40%) Java Developer
3 73 (12.23%) .NET Developer
4 72 (12.06%) Analyst
5 47 (7.87%) Architect
6 41 (6.87%) Project Manager
7 32 (5.36%) Software Developer
8 29 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 29 (4.86%) C# Developer
8 29 (4.86%) Scrum Master
8 29 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 28 (4.69%) Agile Developer
10 25 (4.19%) Test Analyst
11 24 (4.02%) .NET Software Developer
12 22 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (3.52%) Technical Architect
14 20 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.18%) Scala Developer
16 17 (2.85%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (18.09%) .NET
2 98 (16.42%) HTML
3 89 (14.91%) CSS
4 67 (11.22%) ASP.NET
5 59 (9.88%) RESTful
6 53 (8.88%) AngularJS
7 52 (8.71%) Web Services
8 51 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (8.38%) JSON
10 45 (7.54%) jQuery
10 45 (7.54%) REST
10 45 (7.54%) Spring
11 43 (7.20%) Node.js
11 43 (7.20%) React
12 35 (5.86%) XML
13 24 (4.02%) SOAP
14 23 (3.85%) Gherkin
15 22 (3.69%) HTML5
16 21 (3.52%) Hibernate
17 19 (3.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (2.85%) User Experience
4 13 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.51%) Fintech
6 9 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.34%) Wiki
8 7 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.84%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.67%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.50%) Blog
11 3 (0.50%) Clustering
11 3 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.50%) PMI
11 3 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.21%) Linux
2 20 (3.35%) Unix
3 19 (3.18%) Windows
4 10 (1.68%) Android
5 6 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) MVS
8 2 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (29.48%) Scrum
2 136 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
3 126 (21.11%) TDD
4 106 (17.76%) Test Automation
5 90 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (12.56%) MVC
7 69 (11.56%) DevOps
8 68 (11.39%) OO
9 66 (11.06%) Migration
10 60 (10.05%) BDD
11 52 (8.71%) Project Management
12 50 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (8.21%) Microservices
14 48 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
14 48 (8.04%) Waterfall
15 45 (7.54%) Kanban
16 43 (7.20%) Unit Testing
17 36 (6.03%) SDLC
17 36 (6.03%) User Stories
18 34 (5.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 157 (26.30%) Java
2 133 (22.28%) JavaScript
3 109 (18.26%) SQL
4 90 (15.08%) C#
5 34 (5.70%) Python
6 28 (4.69%) Scala
7 24 (4.02%) Ruby
8 17 (2.85%) PHP
9 16 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.01%) Java 8
11 11 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.34%) C++
13 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.84%) C
14 5 (0.84%) Korn
14 5 (0.84%) Perl
14 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.67%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.19%) Degree
4 27 (4.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (2.35%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.01%) ISEB
7 10 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.67%) MBA
9 4 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.50%) PMP
11 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.19%) QA
2 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.84%) HL7
3 5 (0.84%) PMO
4 4 (0.67%) ARP4754
4 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) BS25999
6 1 (0.17%) EMIR
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) MISRA
6 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 41 (6.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) Xen
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) KVM
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (8.38%) Ansible
2 46 (7.71%) Puppet
3 44 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.51%) Terraform
6 3 (0.50%) Kibana
7 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.34%) WMI
8 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.17%) Grafana
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) Icinga
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.17%) Suricata
Vendors
1 84 (14.07%) Oracle
2 78 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.02%) Dell
4 21 (3.52%) SAP
5 19 (3.18%) Google
6 9 (1.51%) Tableau
7 6 (1.01%) Perforce
8 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.84%) Hortonworks
8 5 (0.84%) IBM
8 5 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.67%) VMware
10 3 (0.50%) CA
10 3 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.50%) Cadence
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco
10 3 (0.50%) hybris
10 3 (0.50%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.50%) Teradata
11 2 (0.34%) GENBAND