Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 87 134 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.19% 32.06% 26.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.23% 37.33% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 108 85
Somerset median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £375 £354 £311
90th Percentile £613 £600 £539
South West median daily rate £459 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +1.94% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Somerset median hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -17.16% +3.05%
10th Percentile £22.90 £35.00 £38.13
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £144.15
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -14.63%

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 359 359 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 83.29% 85.89% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 246 231
Somerset median daily rate £439 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +7.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £159
90th Percentile £600 £581 £513
South West median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 18
Somerset median hourly rate £39.50 £41.83 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +77.98% -41.25%
10th Percentile £13.96 £21.28 £13.35
90th Percentile £46.55 £45.43 £44.13
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -13.58% +35.00% -20.00%

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 25 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Somerset over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 February 2020. 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
Taunton -3 32 £444 -17.44%
Bath -5 24 £450 +16.13% 30
Street +5 10 £488 +1.83%
Yeovil 0 8 £450 - 5
Agile Software Development
South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 33 (37.93%) Azure
2 30 (34.48%) Scrum
2 30 (34.48%) DevOps
3 28 (32.18%) .NET
4 27 (31.03%) Java
5 26 (29.89%) Test Automation
5 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
6 24 (27.59%) C#
7 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
8 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
8 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
10 16 (18.39%) XML
11 15 (17.24%) Finance
12 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
13 13 (14.94%) Web Services
13 13 (14.94%) Manufacturing
14 12 (13.79%) Unit Testing
14 12 (13.79%) Public Sector
15 11 (12.64%) Event Store
15 11 (12.64%) Deployment Automation
15 11 (12.64%) Software Engineering
15 11 (12.64%) Marketing
15 11 (12.64%) JIRA
15 11 (12.64%) TDD
15 11 (12.64%) HTML
15 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
16 10 (11.49%) SQL
16 10 (11.49%) CSS

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 8 (9.20%) Confluence
2 6 (6.90%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) nginx
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.15%) Appian
4 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Sketch
2 2 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.30%) InVision
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) Figma
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 33 (37.93%) Azure
2 8 (9.20%) AWS
3 5 (5.75%) GCP
4 4 (4.60%) SaaS
5 3 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.45%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.30%) IaaS
6 2 (2.30%) PaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Serverless
6 2 (2.30%) Slack
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.15%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.15%) Force.com
7 1 (1.15%) GitHub
7 1 (1.15%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Firewall
1 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) Event Store
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.15%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.15%) HBase
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Power BI
5 1 (1.15%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.64%) JIRA
3 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.20%) Selenium
4 7 (8.05%) Subversion
5 5 (5.75%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.75%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.75%) Sahi
5 5 (5.75%) WATIR
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.30%) Mocha
7 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.15%) Appium
8 1 (1.15%) JUnit
8 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 13 (14.94%) Manufacturing
3 12 (13.79%) Public Sector
4 11 (12.64%) Marketing
5 7 (8.05%) Electronics
5 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
6 6 (6.90%) Retail
7 3 (3.45%) Law
8 1 (1.15%) Billing
8 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (49.43%) Developer
2 14 (16.09%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Architect
5 6 (6.90%) Azure Developer
5 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Scrum Master
6 5 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Salesforce Architect
7 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.18%) .NET
2 16 (18.39%) XML
3 13 (14.94%) Web Services
4 11 (12.64%) HTML
5 10 (11.49%) CSS
6 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.20%) Gherkin
6 8 (9.20%) React
7 7 (8.05%) HTML5
7 7 (8.05%) Java EE
7 7 (8.05%) SOAP
8 6 (6.90%) Swing
9 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.75%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (5.75%) REST
9 5 (5.75%) XSD
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.60%) JSON
10 4 (4.60%) Node.js
10 4 (4.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.05%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.75%) User Experience
6 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) DevOps
1 30 (34.48%) Scrum
2 26 (29.89%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
4 12 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 11 (12.64%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (12.64%) Software Engineering
5 11 (12.64%) TDD
6 10 (11.49%) BDD
6 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (11.49%) Microservices
7 9 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.20%) MVC
9 7 (8.05%) Kanban
9 7 (8.05%) Manual Testing
9 7 (8.05%) OO
9 7 (8.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) Java
2 24 (27.59%) C#
3 19 (21.84%) PowerShell
4 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.49%) SQL
6 5 (5.75%) Python
7 4 (4.60%) Ruby
7 4 (4.60%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.45%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.30%) C
9 2 (2.30%) Java 8
10 1 (1.15%) ES6
10 1 (1.15%) ES7
10 1 (1.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.15%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) XPath
10 1 (1.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.15%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.05%) Terraform
3 5 (5.75%) Ansible
4 3 (3.45%) Packer
5 2 (2.30%) Grafana
5 2 (2.30%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) SAP
3 7 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (6.90%) Siemens
5 5 (5.75%) Google
6 4 (4.60%) Demandware
7 3 (3.45%) Adobe
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) Sony
8 1 (1.15%) ATG
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.15%) Cadence
8 1 (1.15%) ESRI
8 1 (1.15%) hybris
8 1 (1.15%) Tableau