Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,279 1,140 1,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.26% 21.28% 19.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.16% 26.29% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 828 896
South West median daily rate £410 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -0.64% -2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £300
90th Percentile £575 £544 £514
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 43
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -3.49% +22.86%
10th Percentile £25.13 £36.25 £34.45
90th Percentile £51.13 £47.85 £56.20
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +22.14%

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 4,241 4,337 4,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.46% 80.97% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,639 2,900 3,437
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 248
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -5.77% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 421 £400 - 195
Wiltshire +2 261 £425 +6.25% 45
Gloucestershire +2 198 £425 - 66
Devon 0 140 £410 +9.33% 38
Somerset 0 119 £425 +21.43% 56
Dorset +7 75 £400 +12.28% 60
Cornwall 0 7 £350 - 14
Avon - 1 £325 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 327 (25.57%) Scrum
2 305 (23.85%) Finance
3 270 (21.11%) Java
4 252 (19.70%) JavaScript
5 238 (18.61%) .NET
6 231 (18.06%) C#
7 205 (16.03%) Security Cleared
8 201 (15.72%) SQL
9 198 (15.48%) HTML
10 190 (14.86%) CSS
11 158 (12.35%) Git (software)
12 152 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 152 (11.88%) DevOps
13 147 (11.49%) MVC
14 145 (11.34%) TDD
15 138 (10.79%) Test Automation
16 137 (10.71%) Banking
17 133 (10.40%) Web Services
18 128 (10.01%) JIRA
19 127 (9.93%) Jenkins
20 126 (9.85%) Project Management
21 125 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
22 119 (9.30%) BDD
23 117 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
24 115 (8.99%) Linux
24 115 (8.99%) ASP.NET
25 114 (8.91%) Microsoft
26 113 (8.84%) AngularJS
27 110 (8.60%) SQL Server
28 109 (8.52%) REST

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 54 (4.22%) Confluence
2 32 (2.50%) CMS
3 28 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.72%) SAS
5 20 (1.56%) Apache
6 16 (1.25%) IIS
7 15 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.63%) Kentico
11 8 (0.63%) nginx
11 8 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.47%) Mule
13 6 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.078%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.078%) InDesign
7 1 (0.078%) InVision
7 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.078%) Pixate
7 1 (0.078%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.16%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.078%) Exstream
5 1 (0.078%) Maximo
5 1 (0.078%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.078%) Primavera
5 1 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 97 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.88%) Office 365
4 23 (1.80%) GitHub
4 23 (1.80%) PaaS
5 21 (1.64%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.56%) IaaS
7 18 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.41%) SaaS
8 16 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.25%) Serverless
9 12 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.63%) npm
11 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.39%) Route 53
13 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.58%) Firewall
2 26 (2.03%) SMS
3 24 (1.88%) Network Security
4 23 (1.80%) Kerberos
5 21 (1.64%) LDAP
6 20 (1.56%) Internet
7 18 (1.41%) HTTP
8 11 (0.86%) DNS
8 11 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (0.78%) DHCP
10 7 (0.55%) Skype
10 7 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.47%) Intranet
11 6 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.47%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.39%) SSL
13 4 (0.31%) LAN
13 4 (0.31%) WAN
14 3 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.99%) Hadoop
4 39 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 39 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.89%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.19%) MySQL
7 26 (2.03%) IBM InfoSphere
8 25 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.80%) Big Data
9 23 (1.80%) DataStage
9 23 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 15 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.17%) SAS EBI
14 13 (1.02%) DB2
14 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 158 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 128 (10.01%) JIRA
3 127 (9.93%) Jenkins
4 90 (7.04%) Maven
4 90 (7.04%) Selenium
5 60 (4.69%) Cucumber
6 48 (3.75%) Visual Studio
7 38 (2.97%) SoapUI
8 34 (2.66%) TeamCity
9 32 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (2.42%) WebDriver
11 30 (2.35%) Ant
12 29 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (2.19%) Bitbucket
13 28 (2.19%) Gradle
13 28 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 26 (2.03%) Subversion
15 25 (1.95%) NUnit
16 22 (1.72%) JUnit
General
1 305 (23.85%) Finance
2 137 (10.71%) Banking
3 83 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 80 (6.25%) Marketing
5 78 (6.10%) Manufacturing
6 62 (4.85%) Electronics
7 53 (4.14%) Retail Banking
8 27 (2.11%) Retail
9 14 (1.09%) Back Office
10 13 (1.02%) Legal
11 12 (0.94%) Law
12 10 (0.78%) Military
13 8 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.55%) Automotive
15 5 (0.39%) Advertising
16 3 (0.23%) Avionics
16 3 (0.23%) Billing
16 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 486 (38.00%) Developer
2 210 (16.42%) Analyst
3 126 (9.85%) Java Developer
4 104 (8.13%) .NET Developer
5 101 (7.90%) Architect
6 86 (6.72%) Test Analyst
7 80 (6.25%) Project Manager
8 78 (6.10%) Business Analyst
9 68 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 43 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 40 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (2.97%) Banking Analyst
13 35 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 33 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
14 33 (2.58%) Software Engineer
14 33 (2.58%) Technical Architect
15 32 (2.50%) Agile Developer
15 32 (2.50%) Designer
16 31 (2.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 29 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (18.61%) .NET
2 198 (15.48%) HTML
3 190 (14.86%) CSS
4 133 (10.40%) Web Services
5 115 (8.99%) ASP.NET
6 113 (8.84%) AngularJS
7 109 (8.52%) REST
8 101 (7.90%) jQuery
9 99 (7.74%) SOAP
10 75 (5.86%) Spring
11 69 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 68 (5.32%) XML
13 67 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 66 (5.16%) JSON
15 58 (4.53%) .NET Framework
16 55 (4.30%) RESTful
17 52 (4.07%) HTML5
17 52 (4.07%) React
18 44 (3.44%) Node.js
19 43 (3.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.19%) User Experience
2 82 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 11 (0.86%) iPad
10 10 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 9 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.63%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.63%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.47%) Fintech
13 6 (0.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.99%) Linux
2 56 (4.38%) Unix
2 56 (4.38%) Windows
3 37 (2.89%) CentOS
4 19 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.63%) Android
6 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.63%) VMS
6 8 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.39%) AIX
7 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.23%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.078%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.078%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (25.57%) Scrum
2 152 (11.88%) DevOps
2 152 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 147 (11.49%) MVC
4 145 (11.34%) TDD
5 138 (10.79%) Test Automation
6 126 (9.85%) Project Management
7 125 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
8 119 (9.30%) BDD
9 117 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
10 101 (7.90%) Waterfall
11 93 (7.27%) Unit Testing
12 88 (6.88%) Programme Management
13 75 (5.86%) Web Development
14 74 (5.79%) Migration
15 72 (5.63%) Software Engineering
16 71 (5.55%) Kanban
17 70 (5.47%) PRINCE2
18 67 (5.24%) Test Scripting
19 66 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 270 (21.11%) Java
2 252 (19.70%) JavaScript
3 231 (18.06%) C#
4 201 (15.72%) SQL
5 85 (6.65%) Python
6 79 (6.18%) C
7 38 (2.97%) C++
8 34 (2.66%) Ruby
9 32 (2.50%) PHP
10 26 (2.03%) Groovy
11 25 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.95%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.56%) Scala
13 18 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.17%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.09%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.94%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.63%) ES6
17 8 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 205 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 103 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.39%) DV Cleared
4 55 (4.30%) Degree
5 30 (2.35%) ISEB
6 27 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (2.03%) CISSP
8 22 (1.72%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.63%) CLAS
14 7 (0.55%) CISM
15 6 (0.47%) CCIE
15 6 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.47%) PMP
16 5 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.18%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) PMO
3 12 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.55%) BS25999
6 5 (0.39%) COBIT
6 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.39%) GDPR
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.31%) RMADS
7 4 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) P3O
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
8 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (5.86%) Docker
2 27 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.31%) Firmware
8 3 (0.23%) vSphere
8 3 (0.23%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) HDFS
9 2 (0.16%) IAG
10 1 (0.078%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.078%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.078%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (3.67%) Ansible
2 23 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.64%) Puppet
4 14 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.63%) Rancher
7 7 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
7 7 (0.55%) Nagios
8 5 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.39%) Terraform
9 3 (0.23%) Kibana
10 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.16%) Icinga
10 2 (0.16%) logstash
10 2 (0.16%) Oozie
10 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.078%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.078%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.078%) SCCM
11 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 114 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 90 (7.04%) SAP
3 77 (6.02%) Oracle
4 37 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 26 (2.03%) Teradata
6 23 (1.80%) Tableau
7 22 (1.72%) HP
8 21 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.41%) IBM
10 17 (1.33%) MuleSoft
11 15 (1.17%) VMware
12 14 (1.09%) Adobe
12 14 (1.09%) Hortonworks
13 13 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
14 12 (0.94%) hybris
14 12 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.86%) Cisco
16 10 (0.78%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.70%) ArcSight
17 9 (0.70%) CA