Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,395 1,230 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.59% 23.28% 16.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.61% 28.06% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 843 676
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £310 £288 £294
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 30
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% -1.78% +18.50%
10th Percentile £26.25 £35.99 £32.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £45.42
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +18.06%

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 4,151 4,384 4,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 82.10% 82.97% 80.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,483 2,835 3,125
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 201 246
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.49 £14.13 £13.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +2 442 £425 +3.66% 218
Wiltshire +2 255 £474 +18.44% 56
Gloucestershire +1 207 £420 +5.00% 79
Devon +1 160 £390 -8.24% 31
Somerset 0 126 £445 +14.84% 50
Dorset +3 100 £425 +30.77% 69
Cornwall +3 13 £363 -36.68% 12
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 314 (22.51%) Finance
2 307 (22.01%) Scrum
3 278 (19.93%) Security Cleared
4 277 (19.86%) Java
5 269 (19.28%) .NET
6 256 (18.35%) C#
7 222 (15.91%) Test Automation
8 210 (15.05%) JavaScript
9 192 (13.76%) DevOps
10 178 (12.76%) SQL
11 170 (12.19%) JIRA
12 168 (12.04%) HTML
13 155 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 154 (11.04%) Git (software)
15 151 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
15 151 (10.82%) SQL Server
15 151 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 150 (10.75%) Jenkins
17 148 (10.61%) SC Cleared
18 147 (10.54%) Linux
19 146 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
20 137 (9.82%) CSS
21 129 (9.25%) Web Services
22 128 (9.18%) TDD
23 124 (8.89%) Microsoft
24 123 (8.82%) ASP.NET
25 120 (8.60%) MVC
26 119 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
27 117 (8.39%) Docker
28 114 (8.17%) Banking

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 98 (7.03%) Confluence
2 25 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.65%) IIS
4 22 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.36%) JBoss
7 18 (1.29%) CMS
8 17 (1.22%) SAS
8 17 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.00%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.79%) Apache
10 11 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.57%) nginx
13 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.50%) Kentico
14 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.29%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.072%) CATIA
6 1 (0.072%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.072%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.072%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.072%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 155 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.58%) IaaS
3 22 (1.58%) SaaS
4 21 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (1.51%) PaaS
5 20 (1.43%) GitHub
6 18 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.00%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.00%) Office 365
9 13 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
9 13 (0.93%) Serverless
10 10 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.72%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.50%) FinancialForce
11 7 (0.50%) npm
11 7 (0.50%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.58%) Firewall
2 28 (2.01%) SMS
3 27 (1.94%) Network Security
4 23 (1.65%) HTTP
5 21 (1.51%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.57%) Internet
7 6 (0.43%) DNS
7 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.36%) LAN
9 4 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.29%) Intranet
9 4 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (0.29%) SSH
9 4 (0.29%) Wireless
10 2 (0.14%) DKIM
10 2 (0.14%) DMARC
10 2 (0.14%) NAS
10 2 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.59%) Hadoop
3 52 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (3.37%) Big Data
5 44 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 22 (1.58%) MySQL
9 21 (1.51%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.22%) DataStage
11 17 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.15%) DB2
12 16 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
13 15 (1.08%) Power BI
14 13 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 170 (12.19%) JIRA
2 154 (11.04%) Git (software)
3 150 (10.75%) Jenkins
4 82 (5.88%) Selenium
5 66 (4.73%) Maven
6 63 (4.52%) Cucumber
7 61 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (3.15%) Ant
9 43 (3.08%) TeamCity
10 41 (2.94%) NUnit
11 38 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 38 (2.72%) Visual Studio
12 37 (2.65%) Artifactory
13 32 (2.29%) Bitbucket
14 31 (2.22%) Eclipse
14 31 (2.22%) JUnit
15 25 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
16 23 (1.65%) JMeter
16 23 (1.65%) SonarQube
16 23 (1.65%) Vagrant
General
1 314 (22.51%) Finance
2 114 (8.17%) Banking
3 55 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 52 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.51%) Marketing
6 34 (2.44%) Retail
7 28 (2.01%) Electronics
8 27 (1.94%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.29%) Legal
9 18 (1.29%) Military
10 15 (1.08%) Automotive
11 13 (0.93%) Law
12 10 (0.72%) Back Office
13 6 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.36%) Publishing
15 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 440 (31.54%) Developer
2 232 (16.63%) Analyst
3 133 (9.53%) Business Analyst
4 116 (8.32%) Architect
5 102 (7.31%) Java Developer
6 90 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 88 (6.31%) .NET Developer
8 74 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 54 (3.87%) Software Engineer
10 51 (3.66%) Test Analyst
11 45 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 43 (3.08%) Consultant
13 38 (2.72%) Tester
14 37 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
15 36 (2.58%) .NET Architect
16 35 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
17 32 (2.29%) Software Developer
18 30 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
18 30 (2.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 30 (2.15%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (19.28%) .NET
2 168 (12.04%) HTML
3 137 (9.82%) CSS
4 129 (9.25%) Web Services
5 123 (8.82%) ASP.NET
6 108 (7.74%) REST
7 82 (5.88%) XML
8 77 (5.52%) jQuery
9 76 (5.45%) AngularJS
10 75 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 74 (5.30%) Spring
12 66 (4.73%) .NET Framework
13 58 (4.16%) React
14 57 (4.09%) HTML5
15 56 (4.01%) SOAP
16 54 (3.87%) RESTful
17 53 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (3.58%) JSON
19 44 (3.15%) J2EE
20 43 (3.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.58%) User Experience
3 43 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.65%) iPad
5 23 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 10 (0.72%) Wiki
10 8 (0.57%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.57%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.43%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.36%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.36%) PKI
12 5 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 147 (10.54%) Linux
2 75 (5.38%) Windows
3 57 (4.09%) Unix
4 35 (2.51%) CentOS
5 25 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.14%) Android
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.072%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.072%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (22.01%) Scrum
2 222 (15.91%) Test Automation
3 192 (13.76%) DevOps
4 151 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 146 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (9.18%) TDD
7 120 (8.60%) MVC
8 119 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
9 113 (8.10%) PRINCE2
10 112 (8.03%) Microservices
11 111 (7.96%) Project Management
12 107 (7.67%) Waterfall
13 104 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 99 (7.10%) BDD
15 96 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 94 (6.74%) Unit Testing
17 93 (6.67%) SDLC
18 84 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (5.95%) OO
20 80 (5.73%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 277 (19.86%) Java
2 256 (18.35%) C#
3 210 (15.05%) JavaScript
4 178 (12.76%) SQL
5 90 (6.45%) Python
6 56 (4.01%) PowerShell
7 53 (3.80%) C
8 42 (3.01%) C++
9 37 (2.65%) Ruby
10 36 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 33 (2.37%) Java 8
11 33 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 29 (2.08%) PHP
13 28 (2.01%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.86%) TypeScript
15 22 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.15%) Groovy
17 12 (0.86%) Perl
18 11 (0.79%) Embedded C++
19 9 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 278 (19.93%) Security Cleared
2 148 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 54 (3.87%) Degree
5 42 (3.01%) ISEB
6 40 (2.87%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.51%) CISSP
8 16 (1.15%) PMP
9 12 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.72%) APMP
11 10 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.72%) CISM
12 8 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
12 8 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.57%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.50%) CISA
13 7 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.36%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.66%) QA
2 16 (1.15%) GDPR
3 14 (1.00%) PMO
4 12 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.65%) BS25999
7 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.57%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.50%) GCP
9 6 (0.43%) COBIT
10 4 (0.29%) RMADS
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) SLA
11 2 (0.14%) WAI
12 1 (0.072%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.072%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 117 (8.39%) Docker
2 22 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.51%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.29%) HDFS
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) Ceph
8 2 (0.14%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.072%) Firmware
9 1 (0.072%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (6.59%) Ansible
2 59 (4.23%) Puppet
3 57 (4.09%) Kubernetes
4 28 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.86%) Terraform
6 23 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.08%) Nagios
8 11 (0.79%) Packer
9 7 (0.50%) Oozie
9 7 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
10 5 (0.36%) Grafana
10 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
11 4 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 124 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 89 (6.38%) Oracle
3 50 (3.58%) Atlassian
4 47 (3.37%) SAP
5 37 (2.65%) Red Hat
6 23 (1.65%) Teradata
6 23 (1.65%) VMware
7 21 (1.51%) Google
8 20 (1.43%) MuleSoft
9 17 (1.22%) Cisco
9 17 (1.22%) Tableau
10 16 (1.15%) Sitecore
10 16 (1.15%) Splunk
11 15 (1.08%) IBM
11 15 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.72%) Adobe
13 9 (0.65%) Juniper
14 8 (0.57%) Citrix
14 8 (0.57%) McAfee
14 8 (0.57%) MKS