Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,560 1,369 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.14% 26.98% 24.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.94% 32.52% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 875 874
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £284
90th Percentile £625 £563 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 31 36
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -15.66% -1.78%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £58.40 £51.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 5,042 4,210 4,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.47% 82.96% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,234 2,555 2,857
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.78% +4.80%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £615 £556 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 183 226
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -1.25%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.30 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.48 £47.50 £50.13
England median hourly rate £24.76 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.52% -12.00% +8.70%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 0 501 £463 +8.82% 74
Wiltshire +1 458 £475 +5.56% 34
Gloucestershire -2 180 £475 +13.43% 33
Devon 0 177 £475 +18.75% 24
Somerset 0 98 £438 -0.57% 15
Dorset -6 38 £425 +0.59% 21
Cornwall -6 8 £313 -16.67% 5
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 382 (24.49%) Scrum
2 366 (23.46%) Security Cleared
3 336 (21.54%) Finance
4 323 (20.71%) Java
5 281 (18.01%) JavaScript
6 246 (15.77%) Test Automation
7 242 (15.51%) DevOps
8 228 (14.62%) SC Cleared
9 224 (14.36%) C#
10 207 (13.27%) .NET
10 207 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
11 198 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 198 (12.69%) Microsoft
12 189 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
13 186 (11.92%) CSS
13 186 (11.92%) TDD
14 184 (11.79%) SQL
14 184 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
15 182 (11.67%) JIRA
16 180 (11.54%) HTML
17 168 (10.77%) Git (software)
18 151 (9.68%) DV Cleared
19 148 (9.49%) Waterfall
20 140 (8.97%) Python
21 139 (8.91%) Jenkins
22 127 (8.14%) SQL Server
23 122 (7.82%) Software Engineering
24 119 (7.63%) Web Services
24 119 (7.63%) Windows
24 119 (7.63%) BDD

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
1 107 (6.86%) Confluence
2 26 (1.67%) JBoss
3 24 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.22%) Apache
5 17 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 15 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.77%) CMS
8 11 (0.71%) IIS
8 11 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.45%) WildFly
11 6 (0.38%) Mule
12 5 (0.32%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.32%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.32%) nginx
12 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.45%) Sketch
8 6 (0.38%) InVision
9 4 (0.26%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.064%) Figma
12 1 (0.064%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.064%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.77%) SAP CRM
4 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.58%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.26%) BASE24
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.064%) Maximo
7 1 (0.064%) Primavera
7 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 207 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.65%) SaaS
4 35 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
5 34 (2.18%) GitHub
5 34 (2.18%) PaaS
6 30 (1.92%) IaaS
7 29 (1.86%) OpenShift
8 27 (1.73%) Office 365
8 27 (1.73%) Serverless
9 25 (1.60%) Boomi
10 24 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.41%) Azure Functions
12 21 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (1.09%) npm
14 15 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.58%) Azure Stack
17 8 (0.51%) iPaaS
17 8 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.05%) Firewall
2 28 (1.79%) DNS
2 28 (1.79%) HTTP
3 11 (0.71%) VPN
4 9 (0.58%) Internet
4 9 (0.58%) SSH
5 8 (0.51%) FTP
5 8 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (0.51%) LAN
5 8 (0.51%) SMTP
6 7 (0.45%) Network Security
6 7 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (0.45%) SAN
6 7 (0.45%) WAN
7 6 (0.38%) Skype
7 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.26%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.26%) SSL
9 4 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.86%) NoSQL
4 26 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 25 (1.60%) Big Data
6 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.22%) MySQL
10 16 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.03%) GIS
11 15 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
14 8 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.51%) DB2
14 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.45%) HBase
16 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 182 (11.67%) JIRA
2 168 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 139 (8.91%) Jenkins
4 106 (6.79%) Selenium
5 88 (5.64%) Cucumber
6 64 (4.10%) Maven
7 53 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 52 (3.33%) Bitbucket
9 46 (2.95%) Visual Studio
10 44 (2.82%) JUnit
11 42 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
12 37 (2.37%) JMeter
13 33 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
14 28 (1.79%) WebDriver
15 27 (1.73%) SonarQube
16 26 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (1.54%) SoapUI
18 23 (1.47%) Eclipse
19 22 (1.41%) Hudson
20 21 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 336 (21.54%) Finance
2 90 (5.77%) Retail
3 79 (5.06%) Banking
4 67 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 60 (3.85%) Marketing
6 56 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 51 (3.27%) Electronics
8 22 (1.41%) Aerospace
9 18 (1.15%) Military
10 14 (0.90%) Back Office
11 12 (0.77%) Law
11 12 (0.77%) Publishing
12 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.58%) Billing
13 9 (0.58%) Legal
14 4 (0.26%) Local Government
14 4 (0.26%) Retail Finance
15 3 (0.19%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 475 (30.45%) Developer
2 241 (15.45%) Analyst
3 149 (9.55%) Architect
4 120 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 103 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 91 (5.83%) Test Analyst
7 80 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 74 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 69 (4.42%) Software Developer
10 66 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 56 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 53 (3.40%) Test Engineer
12 53 (3.40%) Tester
13 50 (3.21%) Technical Architect
14 46 (2.95%) C# Developer
15 40 (2.56%) Designer
15 40 (2.56%) Scrum Master
16 37 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (2.31%) Test Leader
18 35 (2.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (13.27%) .NET
2 186 (11.92%) CSS
3 180 (11.54%) HTML
4 119 (7.63%) Web Services
5 116 (7.44%) REST
5 116 (7.44%) RESTful
6 100 (6.41%) AngularJS
7 81 (5.19%) Spring
8 79 (5.06%) JSON
8 79 (5.06%) Node.js
8 79 (5.06%) XML
9 77 (4.94%) SOAP
10 74 (4.74%) ASP.NET
10 74 (4.74%) jQuery
11 70 (4.49%) React
12 61 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 52 (3.33%) .NET Core
14 47 (3.01%) Middleware
15 38 (2.44%) Hibernate
15 38 (2.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.27%) User Experience
3 50 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 39 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 27 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (1.03%) Private Cloud
8 14 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 14 (0.90%) TMS320
9 13 (0.83%) State Machine
10 12 (0.77%) iPad
10 12 (0.77%) NHS
11 9 (0.58%) DataPower
11 9 (0.58%) Fintech
11 9 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (7.63%) Windows
2 94 (6.03%) Linux
3 57 (3.65%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.63%) Unix
5 26 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 24 (1.54%) Android
7 21 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.64%) VMS
11 6 (0.38%) CentOS
12 5 (0.32%) Solaris
12 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) AIX
13 2 (0.13%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.13%) Debian
13 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.064%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (24.49%) Scrum
2 246 (15.77%) Test Automation
3 242 (15.51%) DevOps
4 189 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 186 (11.92%) TDD
6 184 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (9.49%) Waterfall
8 122 (7.82%) Software Engineering
9 119 (7.63%) BDD
9 119 (7.63%) Microservices
10 115 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 112 (7.18%) Kanban
12 111 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 102 (6.54%) Project Management
14 99 (6.35%) MVC
15 86 (5.51%) OO
16 85 (5.45%) Mentoring
17 83 (5.32%) PRINCE2
18 82 (5.26%) SDLC
19 80 (5.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 323 (20.71%) Java
2 281 (18.01%) JavaScript
3 224 (14.36%) C#
4 184 (11.79%) SQL
5 140 (8.97%) Python
6 94 (6.03%) C
7 61 (3.91%) PowerShell
8 48 (3.08%) Ruby
9 46 (2.95%) Java 8
10 45 (2.88%) C++
11 37 (2.37%) Scala
12 27 (1.73%) T-SQL
12 27 (1.73%) TypeScript
13 26 (1.67%) ES6
14 24 (1.54%) PHP
15 21 (1.35%) Perl
16 17 (1.09%) VB
17 16 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 16 (1.03%) Shell Script
18 15 (0.96%) ES7
Qualifications
1 366 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 228 (14.62%) SC Cleared
3 151 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 65 (4.17%) ISEB
5 61 (3.91%) Degree
5 61 (3.91%) ISTQB
6 49 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 32 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.60%) CISSP
9 23 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.41%) MCSA
10 22 (1.41%) MCSE
10 22 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (1.35%) CCNA
11 21 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.71%) APMP
13 11 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.64%) OCA
14 10 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.45%) QA
2 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (0.58%) MISRA
2 9 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.51%) DO-178B
3 8 (0.51%) MISRA C
3 8 (0.51%) PMO
4 6 (0.38%) SLA
5 5 (0.32%) COBIT
5 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.32%) GDPR
5 5 (0.32%) PSD2
6 4 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.26%) HL7
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.19%) IFRS
8 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.064%) GPG13
System Software
1 109 (6.99%) Docker
2 53 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 53 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.71%) NDS
5 9 (0.58%) vSphere
6 8 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.45%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.38%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.26%) LXC
10 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.064%) iptables
12 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.064%) NFS
12 1 (0.064%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 56 (3.59%) Ansible
3 36 (2.31%) vCenter Server
4 29 (1.86%) Terraform
5 24 (1.54%) Puppet
6 21 (1.35%) PowerCLI
7 20 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (1.22%) HP ALM
9 16 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (1.03%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.83%) SCOM
11 12 (0.77%) SCCM
12 11 (0.71%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 9 (0.58%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
16 6 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 198 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 114 (7.31%) Oracle
3 78 (5.00%) SAP
4 74 (4.74%) VMware
5 58 (3.72%) Atlassian
6 43 (2.76%) Cisco
7 31 (1.99%) IBM
8 29 (1.86%) Google
9 26 (1.67%) HP
10 25 (1.60%) Dell
11 23 (1.47%) hybris
12 17 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.03%) NetIQ
14 15 (0.96%) CA
15 14 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.90%) Tripwire
16 13 (0.83%) ForgeRock
17 12 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
17 12 (0.77%) Citrix
17 12 (0.77%) McAfee