Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 > Somerset
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 150 121 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 32.61% 26.19% 29.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.97% 32.79% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 98
Somerset median daily rate £430 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +21.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £350 £298 £213
90th Percentile £590 £540 £440
South West median daily rate £438 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +6.06% +7.14% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 24
Somerset median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +3.05% -6.29%
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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 395 369 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 85.87% 79.87% 81.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 240 202
Somerset median daily rate £424 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +9.64% -5.41%
10th Percentile £275 £160 £213
90th Percentile £574 £525 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 77
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £23.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.89% -41.14% -7.60%
10th Percentile £37.99 £12.40 £14.58
90th Percentile £45.60 £44.13 £43.00
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 Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Somerset

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Somerset

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Somerset

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Somerset

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +1 69 £401 -5.76% 23
Taunton 0 41 £513 +26.54% 19
Street -1 6 £445 -11.00%
Yeovil -6 5 - - 1
Wells - 3 £438 -
Clevedon 0 1 £388 +29.17%
Bridgwater - 1 £325 - 1
Portishead - 1 £600 -
Agile Software Development
South West

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 Somerset region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 53 (35.33%) Scrum
2 48 (32.00%) C#
3 46 (30.67%) Test Automation
4 41 (27.33%) Security Cleared
5 33 (22.00%) Java
6 32 (21.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
8 29 (19.33%) Linux
9 28 (18.67%) SQL
9 28 (18.67%) .NET
10 26 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 25 (16.67%) HTML
12 24 (16.00%) CSS
13 23 (15.33%) BDD
13 23 (15.33%) QA
14 21 (14.00%) GIS
15 19 (12.67%) DV Cleared
16 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (11.33%) Security Testing
16 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
16 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
16 17 (11.33%) Ansible
17 15 (10.00%) Jenkins
17 15 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
17 15 (10.00%) ASP.NET
17 15 (10.00%) Active Directory
17 15 (10.00%) MVC
17 15 (10.00%) Finance

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 4 (2.67%) Mule
2 3 (2.00%) JBoss
3 2 (1.33%) Apache
3 2 (1.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.67%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 6 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.00%) Route 53
4 2 (1.33%) Apigee
5 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.67%) GitHub
5 1 (0.67%) Office 365
5 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) Firewall
1 14 (9.33%) Kerberos
1 14 (9.33%) Network Security
1 14 (9.33%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (5.33%) Bluetooth
2 8 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.67%) SSH
3 1 (0.67%) SSL
3 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.00%) GIS
2 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.67%) Big Data
7 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.00%) MySQL
8 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 26 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 14 (9.33%) Selenium
5 11 (7.33%) Maven
6 10 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (6.00%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.33%) JMeter
9 7 (4.67%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.00%) JIRA
11 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.67%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.00%) MSTest
12 3 (2.00%) NUnit
13 2 (1.33%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.33%) NeoLoad
13 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.67%) Gradle
14 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.67%) Electronics
3 10 (6.67%) Marketing
3 10 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.67%) Billing
5 3 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (30.00%) Developer
2 23 (15.33%) Test Leader
3 15 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.33%) .NET Developer
5 12 (8.00%) Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
7 9 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.00%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.67%) Embedded Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.67%) .NET
2 25 (16.67%) HTML
3 24 (16.00%) CSS
4 15 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (9.33%) LDAP
6 12 (8.00%) .NET Core
6 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.67%) Spring
8 7 (4.67%) HTML5
8 7 (4.67%) JSON
8 7 (4.67%) REST
8 7 (4.67%) Spring Boot
9 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.33%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (3.33%) Web Services
11 4 (2.67%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.67%) Device Driver
2 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.00%) User Experience
4 2 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) BYOD
5 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.67%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.33%) Linux
2 14 (9.33%) CentOS
2 14 (9.33%) Unix
3 7 (4.67%) Windows
4 5 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.00%) Android
7 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.33%) Scrum
2 46 (30.67%) Test Automation
3 32 (21.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 26 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 23 (15.33%) BDD
6 17 (11.33%) Security Testing
6 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
7 15 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (10.00%) MVC
8 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.67%) DevOps
8 13 (8.67%) TDD
9 12 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.33%) Computer Science
10 11 (7.33%) Programme Management
11 10 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (6.67%) OO
11 10 (6.67%) Test Strategy
12 9 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.00%) C#
2 33 (22.00%) Java
3 28 (18.67%) SQL
4 25 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.33%) C++
6 11 (7.33%) Go
6 11 (7.33%) Python
7 10 (6.67%) C
8 7 (4.67%) Embedded C++
9 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.67%) Java 8
10 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.67%) Scala
10 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.33%) Delphi
12 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (27.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.67%) DV Cleared
3 15 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.67%) Degree
5 11 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.67%) CLAS
7 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.33%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) PMO
3 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (11.33%) Ansible
2 3 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.00%) Terraform
3 2 (1.33%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.33%) Kibana
3 2 (1.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (9.33%) Red Hat
2 12 (8.00%) SAP
3 10 (6.67%) hybris
3 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (1.33%) Amdocs
5 2 (1.33%) Civica
5 2 (1.33%) Cramer
5 2 (1.33%) Google
6 1 (0.67%) ESRI