Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 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 1,574 1,209 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.55% 22.20% 16.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.66% 26.63% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 785 696
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £300
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £472 £450
% change year-on-year +0.58% +4.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 28
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +7.64%
10th Percentile £26.25 £33.10 £32.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £53.75 £46.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.92
% change year-on-year - -0.98% +14.45%

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 4,676 4,540 4,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.80% 83.36% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 2,880 3,157
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 188 267
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.09 £12.79 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +2 575 £425 +10.03% 228
Wiltshire +2 309 £450 +11.11% 65
Gloucestershire +1 205 £440 +17.80% 55
Devon +1 144 £375 -12.28% 51
Somerset -1 122 £430 +7.50% 58
Dorset +6 98 £425 +2.10% 69
Cornwall +1 15 £331 +14.22% 16
Avon - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 387 (24.59%) Scrum
2 346 (21.98%) Finance
3 324 (20.58%) Java
4 310 (19.70%) .NET
5 296 (18.81%) C#
6 281 (17.85%) Security Cleared
7 262 (16.65%) JavaScript
8 255 (16.20%) Test Automation
9 236 (14.99%) SQL
10 219 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 213 (13.53%) HTML
12 205 (13.02%) SQL Server
13 179 (11.37%) Git (software)
14 177 (11.25%) TDD
15 176 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
16 173 (10.99%) Oracle
17 170 (10.80%) CSS
18 166 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 165 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
19 165 (10.48%) DevOps
20 162 (10.29%) Microsoft
21 161 (10.23%) SC Cleared
22 159 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
23 156 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
24 150 (9.53%) JIRA
25 141 (8.96%) ASP.NET
26 139 (8.83%) MVC
27 137 (8.70%) Jenkins
28 136 (8.64%) Waterfall
29 129 (8.20%) SDLC

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 85 (5.40%) Confluence
2 51 (3.24%) WebSphere
3 50 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 43 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 40 (2.54%) OpenStack
6 34 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.84%) JBoss
8 28 (1.78%) CMS
9 20 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.14%) IIS
11 12 (0.76%) Drupal
11 12 (0.76%) SAS
12 11 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.44%) Apache
14 7 (0.44%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.44%) Kentico
15 6 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.064%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 17 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.25%) Primavera
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.064%) Actimize
6 1 (0.064%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.064%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 219 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (1.72%) npm
5 22 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (1.33%) NuGet
7 17 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.02%) Office 365
9 15 (0.95%) SaaS
10 14 (0.89%) GitHub
10 14 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
11 10 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.64%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.51%) Serverless
13 7 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.38%) PaaS
15 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.35%) HTTP
2 25 (1.59%) Firewall
3 22 (1.40%) Kerberos
4 21 (1.33%) Network Security
4 21 (1.33%) SMS
5 11 (0.70%) Internet
6 8 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (0.32%) LAN
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.25%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.25%) DNS
9 4 (0.25%) Intranet
9 4 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.25%) SSH
9 4 (0.25%) Wireless
10 3 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.13%) DKIM
11 2 (0.13%) DMARC
11 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.13%) MySQL
3 63 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (3.30%) Hadoop
4 52 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 51 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 41 (2.60%) Big Data
8 27 (1.72%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
11 21 (1.33%) DataStage
11 21 (1.33%) Power BI
12 20 (1.27%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (1.14%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.08%) DB2
16 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.89%) MongoDB
18 9 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 179 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 150 (9.53%) JIRA
3 137 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 117 (7.43%) Selenium
5 79 (5.02%) NUnit
6 74 (4.70%) Cucumber
7 64 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 60 (3.81%) Maven
9 46 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 45 (2.86%) JUnit
11 43 (2.73%) TeamCity
12 42 (2.67%) MSTest
13 41 (2.60%) SpecFlow
14 40 (2.54%) Bitbucket
15 39 (2.48%) Ant
16 38 (2.41%) Visual Studio
17 29 (1.84%) Eclipse
18 28 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
19 25 (1.59%) Artifactory
20 24 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 346 (21.98%) Finance
2 114 (7.24%) Banking
3 61 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 57 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.67%) Marketing
6 39 (2.48%) Retail
7 32 (2.03%) Electronics
8 27 (1.72%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.40%) Military
10 15 (0.95%) Legal
11 14 (0.89%) Back Office
12 11 (0.70%) Automotive
13 10 (0.64%) Advertising
14 9 (0.57%) Games
15 8 (0.51%) Law
16 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.32%) Billing
18 4 (0.25%) Publishing
19 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 565 (35.90%) Developer
2 248 (15.76%) Analyst
3 146 (9.28%) Java Developer
4 141 (8.96%) Business Analyst
5 119 (7.56%) .NET Developer
6 112 (7.12%) Architect
7 101 (6.42%) Project Manager
8 66 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 62 (3.94%) Test Analyst
10 58 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 54 (3.43%) Software Engineer
12 47 (2.99%) Tester
13 44 (2.80%) Consultant
14 42 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
15 41 (2.60%) Software Developer
15 41 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 36 (2.29%) React Developer
17 36 (2.29%) Senior Developer
18 33 (2.10%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (19.70%) .NET
2 213 (13.53%) HTML
3 170 (10.80%) CSS
4 141 (8.96%) ASP.NET
5 126 (8.01%) REST
6 110 (6.99%) Web Services
7 101 (6.42%) XML
8 97 (6.16%) AngularJS
9 86 (5.46%) jQuery
10 84 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
11 79 (5.02%) .NET Framework
12 73 (4.64%) React
13 72 (4.57%) JSON
13 72 (4.57%) Spring
14 70 (4.45%) Node.js
15 69 (4.38%) HTML5
16 64 (4.07%) RESTful
17 61 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 58 (3.68%) SOAP
19 48 (3.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 156 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.81%) User Experience
3 51 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.76%) Fintech
10 11 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.70%) iPad
11 10 (0.64%) Wiki
12 9 (0.57%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.57%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.51%) NHS
14 7 (0.44%) PMI
14 7 (0.44%) Robotics
15 6 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.94%) Linux
2 88 (5.59%) Windows
3 47 (2.99%) Unix
4 38 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.46%) CentOS
7 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.25%) Android
11 3 (0.19%) Debian
11 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.064%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.064%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.064%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (24.59%) Scrum
2 255 (16.20%) Test Automation
3 177 (11.25%) TDD
4 176 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
5 166 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 165 (10.48%) DevOps
7 159 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
8 139 (8.83%) MVC
9 136 (8.64%) Waterfall
10 129 (8.20%) SDLC
11 123 (7.81%) OO
11 123 (7.81%) Project Management
11 123 (7.81%) Software Engineering
12 121 (7.69%) Microservices
13 118 (7.50%) PRINCE2
14 114 (7.24%) Migration
15 113 (7.18%) Unit Testing
16 106 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (6.48%) BDD
18 86 (5.46%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 324 (20.58%) Java
2 296 (18.81%) C#
3 262 (16.65%) JavaScript
4 236 (14.99%) SQL
5 103 (6.54%) Python
6 75 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 60 (3.81%) C
8 45 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 43 (2.73%) C++
9 43 (2.73%) PHP
10 38 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.72%) Java 8
12 25 (1.59%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.14%) Ruby
15 17 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.95%) Perl
17 12 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.57%) VB
18 9 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 281 (17.85%) Security Cleared
2 161 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 70 (4.45%) Degree
4 62 (3.94%) DV Cleared
5 58 (3.68%) ISEB
6 49 (3.11%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.27%) PMP
8 15 (0.95%) CISSP
9 12 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.70%) APMP
10 11 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.57%) CCNA
12 9 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.57%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.51%) CISM
13 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.07%) QA
2 19 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.08%) GDPR
4 16 (1.02%) GCP
4 16 (1.02%) PMO
5 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.57%) WCAG
6 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) ARP4754
8 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.13%) IFRS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) WAI
9 1 (0.064%) BS25999
9 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.064%) MISRA
System Software
1 101 (6.42%) Docker
2 27 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.44%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.13%) Ceph
7 2 (0.13%) HDFS
7 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.064%) Firmware
8 1 (0.064%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 107 (6.80%) Ansible
2 89 (5.65%) Puppet
3 71 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.65%) Terraform
6 22 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.83%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.76%) Packer
9 9 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
9 9 (0.57%) WMI
10 8 (0.51%) Nagios
11 7 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
12 5 (0.32%) Grafana
12 5 (0.32%) Oozie
12 5 (0.32%) PowerCLI
12 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
14 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 173 (10.99%) Oracle
2 162 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.37%) Atlassian
4 40 (2.54%) SAP
5 30 (1.91%) IBM
6 28 (1.78%) Google
6 28 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 28 (1.78%) Teradata
6 28 (1.78%) VMware
7 23 (1.46%) Cisco
8 18 (1.14%) Splunk
9 17 (1.08%) Sitecore
10 13 (0.83%) Tableau
11 12 (0.76%) Adobe
12 11 (0.70%) Juniper
12 11 (0.70%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.70%) Zend
13 10 (0.64%) McAfee
14 9 (0.57%) Citrix
14 9 (0.57%) Salesforce.com