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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
South West / Somerset
Rank 1 3 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 69 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 32.55% 24.53% 15.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.57% 30.37% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 46
Median daily rate £350 £410 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £525 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 3
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% -10.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.55%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 166 214 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.30% 80.75% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 176
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +5 20 £350 -10.25% 27
Taunton 0 20 £290 -29.69% 8
Yeovil +2 14 £450 -14.28% 2
Street 0 2 £558 +93.91% 1
Glastonbury - 1 £458 - 1
Agile Software Development
South West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 88 (57.14%) Scrum
2 84 (54.55%) C#
3 66 (42.86%) .NET
4 58 (37.66%) Java
5 50 (32.47%) Security Cleared
6 48 (31.17%) SQL
7 45 (29.22%) Software Engineering
8 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
8 41 (26.62%) SQL Server
9 37 (24.03%) BDD
10 33 (21.43%) Git (software)
11 32 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (20.13%) HTML
13 28 (18.18%) TDD
14 27 (17.53%) UML
14 27 (17.53%) MVC
15 26 (16.88%) Automated Testing
16 25 (16.23%) Selenium
16 25 (16.23%) Finance
17 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.58%) C++
17 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
17 24 (15.58%) CSS
17 24 (15.58%) Test Automation
18 23 (14.94%) Web Development
19 22 (14.29%) QA
19 22 (14.29%) Time Management
19 22 (14.29%) Unit Testing
19 22 (14.29%) OO
20 21 (13.64%) JavaScript

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 7 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.25%) Apache
2 5 (3.25%) JBoss
2 5 (3.25%) NServiceBus
2 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.95%) CMS
3 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.65%) Liferay
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.95%) IaaS
4 2 (1.30%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) Slack
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.95%) Firewall
2 3 (1.95%) LDAP
2 3 (1.95%) Network Security
3 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.65%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (7.79%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.55%) Big Data
7 6 (3.90%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.60%) HBase
10 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.95%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.95%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 32 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (16.23%) Selenium
4 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
4 18 (11.69%) SpecFlow
5 17 (11.04%) Cucumber
6 16 (10.39%) Eclipse
7 15 (9.74%) Visual Studio
8 10 (6.49%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (5.84%) Maven
10 8 (5.19%) Ant
10 8 (5.19%) JIRA
10 8 (5.19%) Subversion
11 7 (4.55%) Gradle
11 7 (4.55%) JUnit
12 6 (3.90%) Apache Buildr
12 6 (3.90%) jMock
12 6 (3.90%) Mercurial
12 6 (3.90%) WATIR
13 5 (3.25%) Sahi
General
1 25 (16.23%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.25%) Electronics
4 5 (3.25%) Marketing
4 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.95%) Games
5 3 (1.95%) Military
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (42.86%) Developer
2 25 (16.23%) C# Developer
3 22 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 20 (12.99%) Analyst
4 20 (12.99%) Software Engineer
5 19 (12.34%) Java Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 14 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
7 13 (8.44%) Test Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) Tester
9 9 (5.84%) Architect
10 8 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.19%) Developer in Test
10 8 (5.19%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.90%) HTML Developer
12 6 (3.90%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (42.86%) .NET
2 31 (20.13%) HTML
3 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 24 (15.58%) CSS
4 19 (12.34%) .NET Framework
5 16 (10.39%) Gherkin
5 16 (10.39%) HTML5
5 16 (10.39%) Web Services
6 15 (9.74%) XML
7 13 (8.44%) JSP
7 13 (8.44%) Spring
7 13 (8.44%) WPF
8 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (5.19%) Ajax
9 8 (5.19%) RESTful
9 8 (5.19%) SOAP
10 7 (4.55%) EJB
10 7 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.90%) jQuery
11 6 (3.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) User Experience
2 11 (7.14%) RIA
3 5 (3.25%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) Animation
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) HTC Vive
6 1 (0.65%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.49%) Linux
2 5 (3.25%) Windows
3 2 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) CentOS
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (57.14%) Scrum
2 45 (29.22%) Software Engineering
3 37 (24.03%) BDD
4 28 (18.18%) TDD
5 27 (17.53%) MVC
5 27 (17.53%) UML
6 26 (16.88%) Automated Testing
7 24 (15.58%) Test Automation
8 23 (14.94%) Web Development
9 22 (14.29%) OO
9 22 (14.29%) Time Management
9 22 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (9.74%) Pair Programming
13 14 (9.09%) Kanban
14 13 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (8.44%) Test Planning
15 11 (7.14%) DevOps
15 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 84 (54.55%) C#
2 58 (37.66%) Java
3 48 (31.17%) SQL
4 24 (15.58%) C++
5 21 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.49%) Ruby
7 8 (5.19%) Python
8 6 (3.90%) Ada
9 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.30%) Perl
12 2 (1.30%) Scala
13 1 (0.65%) C
13 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (32.47%) Security Cleared
2 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) ISEB
4 3 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Docker
2 5 (3.25%) HDFS
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) Ansible
2 3 (1.95%) Oozie
3 2 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.44%) Oracle
3 11 (7.14%) ATG
4 5 (3.25%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.25%) hybris
4 5 (3.25%) SAP
5 4 (2.60%) Sybase
5 4 (2.60%) VMware
6 2 (1.30%) BEA
6 2 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) Luciad
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.65%) Talend
7 1 (0.65%) Teradata
7 1 (0.65%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.65%) WorldPay
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