Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 December 2018 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
England > South West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,735 1,304 1,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.79% 23.47% 19.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.23% 28.14% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,148 839 798
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £563 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 31 30
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £35.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -15.66% -2.92%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £37.53
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £42.84
% change year-on-year -1.74% +0.37% +4.49%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,556 4,634 4,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.78% 83.42% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,556 2,914 3,124
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 197 295
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Bristol +2 657 £425 +9.68% 212
Wiltshire +1 413 £475 +13.10% 67
Gloucestershire 0 200 £475 +11.76% 66
Somerset +1 160 £425 +6.25% 54
Devon -1 138 £400 -5.88% 66
Dorset 0 64 £438 +9.38% 75
Cornwall -2 12 £320 -8.57% 24
Avon 0 2 £550 +69.23%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 474 (27.32%) Scrum
2 366 (21.10%) Java
3 360 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 346 (19.94%) Finance
5 323 (18.62%) .NET
6 310 (17.87%) C#
7 303 (17.46%) Test Automation
8 295 (17.00%) JavaScript
9 245 (14.12%) SQL
9 245 (14.12%) TDD
10 236 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
11 232 (13.37%) SC Cleared
12 228 (13.14%) Git (software)
13 217 (12.51%) Amazon AWS
13 217 (12.51%) HTML
13 217 (12.51%) SQL Server
14 209 (12.05%) DevOps
15 206 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
16 197 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
17 195 (11.24%) CSS
18 189 (10.89%) Microsoft
18 189 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
19 178 (10.26%) JIRA
20 176 (10.14%) Oracle
21 165 (9.51%) Linux
22 163 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
23 160 (9.22%) Microservices
24 156 (8.99%) BDD
25 150 (8.65%) ASP.NET
26 149 (8.59%) MVC

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 95 (5.48%) Confluence
2 58 (3.34%) Tomcat
3 47 (2.71%) WebLogic
4 46 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 43 (2.48%) OpenStack
5 43 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 32 (1.84%) JBoss
7 28 (1.61%) CMS
8 22 (1.27%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.75%) Apache
9 13 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.63%) Drupal
11 10 (0.58%) SAS
12 9 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.40%) IIS
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.29%) Mule
16 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 47 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 27 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.058%) Flinto
9 1 (0.058%) HipChat
9 1 (0.058%) InDesign
9 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Primavera
3 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.058%) Actimize
6 1 (0.058%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.058%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 236 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (12.51%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.84%) npm
4 29 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (1.67%) Office 365
5 26 (1.50%) PaaS
6 23 (1.33%) SaaS
7 17 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (0.86%) NuGet
9 13 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (0.63%) GitHub
10 11 (0.63%) IaaS
11 10 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.58%) Apigee
11 10 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.52%) Serverless
13 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.36%) Firewall
1 41 (2.36%) HTTP
2 27 (1.56%) Network Security
3 22 (1.27%) Kerberos
4 16 (0.92%) Internet
5 15 (0.86%) OpenLDAP
6 14 (0.81%) WAN
7 10 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.52%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.46%) BGP
9 8 (0.46%) OSPF
10 6 (0.35%) DNS
10 6 (0.35%) SAN
11 5 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.23%) DMVPN
12 4 (0.23%) Intranet
12 4 (0.23%) SMS
12 4 (0.23%) SSL
12 4 (0.23%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.32%) MySQL
3 67 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 56 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 34 (1.96%) Big Data
9 31 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.73%) GIS
11 29 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.38%) IBM InfoSphere
14 22 (1.27%) Power BI
14 22 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.15%) DataStage
16 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.86%) Apache Hive
18 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database
19 13 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 228 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 178 (10.26%) JIRA
3 130 (7.49%) Jenkins
4 129 (7.44%) Selenium
5 96 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 86 (4.96%) Cucumber
7 71 (4.09%) Maven
8 68 (3.92%) NUnit
9 67 (3.86%) JUnit
10 50 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 47 (2.71%) MSTest
11 47 (2.71%) SpecFlow
12 40 (2.31%) Visual Studio
13 37 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 37 (2.13%) JMeter
14 36 (2.07%) SoapUI
15 32 (1.84%) WebDriver
16 29 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
17 23 (1.33%) TeamCity
18 22 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 346 (19.94%) Finance
2 100 (5.76%) Banking
3 62 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 62 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 55 (3.17%) Marketing
5 52 (3.00%) Retail
6 36 (2.07%) Electronics
7 26 (1.50%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.04%) Back Office
9 15 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.69%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.63%) Billing
11 11 (0.63%) Law
12 10 (0.58%) Games
13 9 (0.52%) Advertising
13 9 (0.52%) Automotive
13 9 (0.52%) Military
14 8 (0.46%) Publishing
15 5 (0.29%) Legal
16 3 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 649 (37.41%) Developer
2 197 (11.35%) Analyst
3 167 (9.63%) Java Developer
4 148 (8.53%) .NET Developer
5 113 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 103 (5.94%) Architect
6 103 (5.94%) Business Analyst
7 69 (3.98%) Test Analyst
8 66 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 63 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 57 (3.29%) Scrum Master
11 52 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 50 (2.88%) Test Leader
13 48 (2.77%) Software Developer
14 44 (2.54%) Delivery Manager
15 43 (2.48%) Tester
16 41 (2.36%) Software Engineer
17 39 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
17 39 (2.25%) Consultant
18 37 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (18.62%) .NET
2 217 (12.51%) HTML
3 195 (11.24%) CSS
4 150 (8.65%) ASP.NET
5 139 (8.01%) REST
6 115 (6.63%) AngularJS
7 111 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 102 (5.88%) Web Services
9 98 (5.65%) React
10 97 (5.59%) Node.js
11 81 (4.67%) Spring
12 78 (4.50%) .NET Framework
12 78 (4.50%) XML
13 76 (4.38%) RESTful
14 75 (4.32%) jQuery
15 63 (3.63%) HTML5
15 63 (3.63%) JSON
16 59 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 59 (3.40%) SOAP
17 54 (3.11%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.15%) User Experience
3 67 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 39 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.10%) Fintech
9 15 (0.86%) DataPower
10 14 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.69%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.58%) NHS
12 10 (0.58%) Social Media
12 10 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (0.52%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.52%) Wiki
14 8 (0.46%) PMI
14 8 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (9.51%) Linux
2 107 (6.17%) Windows
3 61 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 51 (2.94%) Unix
5 25 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.33%) CentOS
7 19 (1.10%) Android
8 15 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.17%) Debian
12 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.12%) MVS
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (27.32%) Scrum
2 303 (17.46%) Test Automation
3 245 (14.12%) TDD
4 209 (12.05%) DevOps
5 206 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
6 197 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
7 163 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 160 (9.22%) Microservices
9 156 (8.99%) BDD
10 149 (8.59%) MVC
11 141 (8.13%) Waterfall
12 136 (7.84%) Migration
13 132 (7.61%) Project Management
14 121 (6.97%) Software Engineering
15 120 (6.92%) SDLC
16 114 (6.57%) OO
17 108 (6.22%) Unit Testing
18 106 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
19 104 (5.99%) Kanban
19 104 (5.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 366 (21.10%) Java
2 310 (17.87%) C#
3 295 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 245 (14.12%) SQL
5 133 (7.67%) Python
6 82 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 66 (3.80%) C
8 45 (2.59%) PHP
9 37 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 34 (1.96%) C++
11 30 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.67%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.61%) Ruby
14 26 (1.50%) Java 8
14 26 (1.50%) Scala
14 26 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.15%) Perl
16 14 (0.81%) Go
16 14 (0.81%) TypeScript
16 14 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 360 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 232 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 109 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 86 (4.96%) Degree
5 60 (3.46%) ISEB
6 56 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 30 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (1.04%) CCNA
12 18 (1.04%) MCSE
12 18 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 17 (0.98%) MCSA
14 15 (0.86%) OCA
14 15 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
15 14 (0.81%) CISSP
16 11 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.36%) QA
2 21 (1.21%) PMO
3 19 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.69%) GDPR
5 9 (0.52%) WCAG
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) ARP4754
7 4 (0.23%) HL7
8 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) MISRA
9 2 (0.12%) SLA
10 1 (0.058%) BS25999
10 1 (0.058%) EMIR
10 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.058%) RMADS
10 1 (0.058%) SEPA
System Software
1 118 (6.80%) Docker
2 43 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.52%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.46%) vSphere
6 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.23%) Firmware
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.12%) Xen
9 1 (0.058%) KVM
9 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.058%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 102 (5.88%) Ansible
2 79 (4.55%) Puppet
3 70 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (3.86%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.84%) vCenter Server
6 24 (1.38%) Terraform
7 17 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.81%) PowerCLI
9 11 (0.63%) HP ALM
10 9 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
10 9 (0.52%) WMI
11 7 (0.40%) Kibana
12 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.35%) Nagios
12 6 (0.35%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 5 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.23%) Amdocs OSS
15 3 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 189 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 176 (10.14%) Oracle
3 64 (3.69%) Atlassian
4 57 (3.29%) VMware
5 43 (2.48%) SAP
6 38 (2.19%) Cisco
6 38 (2.19%) IBM
7 33 (1.90%) Teradata
8 31 (1.79%) Google
9 29 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.04%) Splunk
11 17 (0.98%) Tableau
12 14 (0.81%) HP
12 14 (0.81%) McAfee
13 12 (0.69%) Adobe
13 12 (0.69%) Netezza
14 10 (0.58%) hybris
14 10 (0.58%) Juniper
15 9 (0.52%) CA
15 9 (0.52%) Zend