Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 950 1,570 1,396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 26.98% 26.17% 27.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.03% 30.69% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 1,084 903
Median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £310
90th Percentile £625 £625 £571
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 58 31
Median hourly rate £44.76 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.60 £51.25
England median hourly rate £39.77 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% - +4.65%

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 2,966 5,116 4,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.24% 85.27% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 3,271 2,569
Median daily rate £468 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% +4.52%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 300 190
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -17.72%
10th Percentile £15.28 £12.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year +15.00% +12.11% -10.80%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South West

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 0 287 £525 +10.53% 44
Wiltshire -1 245 £454 -4.47% 27
Devon 0 205 £481 +1.21% 40
Gloucestershire 0 91 £510 +7.26% 38
Somerset -1 64 £440 -2.22% 34
Dorset +1 26 £500 +17.65% 12
Cornwall +9 7 £369 +18.00% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 331 (34.84%) Security Cleared
2 297 (31.26%) Scrum
3 241 (25.37%) SC Cleared
4 237 (24.95%) Java
5 199 (20.95%) AWS
6 181 (19.05%) Public Sector
7 178 (18.74%) DevOps
8 165 (17.37%) Azure
9 162 (17.05%) Python
10 153 (16.11%) Web Services
11 146 (15.37%) Finance
12 145 (15.26%) JIRA
13 137 (14.42%) TDD
14 134 (14.11%) JavaScript
15 133 (14.00%) Test Automation
16 118 (12.42%) C#
17 111 (11.68%) SQL
18 110 (11.58%) Microsoft
19 108 (11.37%) Git (software)
19 108 (11.37%) Waterfall
20 107 (11.26%) Software Engineering
21 100 (10.53%) Project Management
22 98 (10.32%) DV Cleared
23 94 (9.89%) Jenkins
23 94 (9.89%) .NET
24 93 (9.79%) Kanban
25 90 (9.47%) C
25 90 (9.47%) Linux
26 89 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
27 85 (8.95%) Mentoring

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 76 (8.00%) Confluence
2 37 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (2.74%) Mule
4 26 (2.74%) Red Hat Fuse
5 25 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 20 (2.11%) Apache
7 17 (1.79%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.84%) CMS
10 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.42%) R Markdown
11 4 (0.42%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.42%) WordPress
12 3 (0.32%) DNN
13 2 (0.21%) Jetty
13 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.95%) InVision
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.32%) Sketch
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.11%) PlantUML
8 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.21%) Magento
4 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) Primavera
5 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 199 (20.95%) AWS
2 165 (17.37%) Azure
3 41 (4.32%) Serverless
4 26 (2.74%) GCP
4 26 (2.74%) SaaS
5 19 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
6 18 (1.89%) Office 365
7 16 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.26%) PaaS
9 11 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.95%) GitHub
11 8 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.74%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.63%) npm
14 5 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (0.53%) Yarn
15 4 (0.42%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.26%) Skype
2 10 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.95%) Ethernet
4 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.74%) DNS
6 6 (0.63%) Firewall
7 5 (0.53%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) HTTP
8 4 (0.42%) Intranet
8 4 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.42%) X.500
9 3 (0.32%) Network Security
9 3 (0.32%) VoIP
10 2 (0.21%) IPsec
10 2 (0.21%) LAN
10 2 (0.21%) SSL
10 2 (0.21%) WAN
10 2 (0.21%) Wireless
11 1 (0.11%) PPP
11 1 (0.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.37%) Hadoop
3 21 (2.21%) Big Data
3 21 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.37%) Apache Accumulo
6 13 (1.37%) Apache Hive
6 13 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.26%) HBase
7 12 (1.26%) MySQL
8 11 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.53%) DB2
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 145 (15.26%) JIRA
2 108 (11.37%) Git (software)
3 94 (9.89%) Jenkins
4 52 (5.47%) Cucumber
4 52 (5.47%) Selenium
5 45 (4.74%) Maven
6 38 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 38 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (2.74%) SpecFlow
9 25 (2.63%) JUnit
10 20 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 16 (1.68%) Mockito
11 16 (1.68%) WebDriver
12 13 (1.37%) Gradle
12 13 (1.37%) JMeter
13 12 (1.26%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.26%) GoogleTest
14 11 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 181 (19.05%) Public Sector
2 146 (15.37%) Finance
3 62 (6.53%) Marketing
4 58 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 57 (6.00%) Manufacturing
6 56 (5.89%) Electronics
7 21 (2.21%) Military
8 20 (2.11%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.58%) Banking
10 11 (1.16%) Publishing
10 11 (1.16%) Retail
11 8 (0.84%) Law
12 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Avionics
13 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) German Language
14 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Police
15 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 336 (35.37%) Developer
2 101 (10.63%) Java Developer
3 85 (8.95%) Project Manager
4 77 (8.11%) Analyst
5 52 (5.47%) Software Engineer
6 51 (5.37%) Senior Developer
6 51 (5.37%) Software Developer
7 50 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
8 49 (5.16%) .NET Developer
9 48 (5.05%) Architect
10 46 (4.84%) Business Analyst
11 38 (4.00%) Lead Developer
12 36 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 35 (3.68%) Test Engineer
14 34 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
15 27 (2.84%) Consultant
16 26 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
17 24 (2.53%) Python Developer
18 22 (2.32%) C# Developer
19 21 (2.21%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (16.11%) Web Services
2 94 (9.89%) .NET
3 77 (8.11%) HTML
4 74 (7.79%) CSS
4 74 (7.79%) SOAP
5 68 (7.16%) RESTful
6 58 (6.11%) Spring
7 53 (5.58%) AngularJS
8 51 (5.37%) REST
8 51 (5.37%) XML
9 50 (5.26%) JSON
9 50 (5.26%) Node.js
10 44 (4.63%) Spring Boot
11 43 (4.53%) ASP.NET
11 43 (4.53%) Middleware
12 38 (4.00%) Apache Camel
13 29 (3.05%) Swagger
14 28 (2.95%) .NET Framework
14 28 (2.95%) React
15 26 (2.74%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 37 (3.89%) User Experience
4 34 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.42%) PKI
6 19 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.47%) NHS
9 11 (1.16%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.95%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.63%) TMS320
13 5 (0.53%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.42%) Replication
15 3 (0.32%) Data Structures
16 2 (0.21%) Cloud Native
16 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
16 2 (0.21%) Fat Client
16 2 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.47%) Linux
2 54 (5.68%) Windows
3 20 (2.11%) Unix
4 19 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.47%) CentOS
7 12 (1.26%) FreeRTOS
7 12 (1.26%) ThreadX
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.53%) Android
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.11%) Fedora
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (31.26%) Scrum
2 178 (18.74%) DevOps
3 137 (14.42%) TDD
4 133 (14.00%) Test Automation
5 108 (11.37%) Waterfall
6 107 (11.26%) Software Engineering
7 100 (10.53%) Project Management
8 93 (9.79%) Kanban
9 89 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (8.95%) Mentoring
11 84 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (7.58%) Microservices
13 70 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (7.16%) PRINCE2
14 68 (7.16%) SDLC
15 67 (7.05%) Programme Management
16 66 (6.95%) Migration
17 65 (6.84%) BDD
18 60 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
18 60 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 237 (24.95%) Java
2 162 (17.05%) Python
3 134 (14.11%) JavaScript
4 118 (12.42%) C#
5 111 (11.68%) SQL
6 90 (9.47%) C
7 55 (5.79%) C++
8 47 (4.95%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.84%) Java 8
10 24 (2.53%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.42%) XPath
12 20 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 19 (2.00%) Scala
14 18 (1.89%) Groovy
15 17 (1.79%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.47%) Ruby
17 12 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.16%) Embedded C
18 11 (1.16%) Embedded C++
18 11 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 331 (34.84%) Security Cleared
2 241 (25.37%) SC Cleared
3 98 (10.32%) DV Cleared
4 59 (6.21%) Degree
5 32 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.53%) AWS Certification
7 21 (2.21%) APMP
8 15 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.58%) ISTQB
9 14 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (1.26%) ISEB
11 10 (1.05%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.63%) MCSE
12 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.53%) CISSP
13 5 (0.53%) MCSA
14 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.42%) MBA
15 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.79%) QA
2 8 (0.84%) GDPR
3 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.63%) MISRA
4 6 (0.63%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.42%) NIST
6 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.32%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) WCAG
7 2 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) JTAG
8 1 (0.11%) NCSC
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 69 (7.26%) Docker
2 30 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (0.95%) HDFS
5 9 (0.95%) NDS
5 9 (0.95%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 9 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.95%) vSphere
6 8 (0.84%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.11%) Postfix
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (3.47%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.16%) Ansible
3 22 (2.32%) Terraform
4 13 (1.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 10 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.84%) PowerCLI
7 8 (0.84%) Puppet
8 6 (0.63%) SCCM
8 6 (0.63%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.63%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.63%) WSUS
9 4 (0.42%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.42%) Packer
10 3 (0.32%) Nagios
11 2 (0.21%) Cacti
11 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.21%) Graphite
11 2 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 110 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.58%) SAP
3 66 (6.95%) Oracle
4 59 (6.21%) Google
5 44 (4.63%) Atlassian
6 33 (3.47%) VMware
7 27 (2.84%) WSO2
8 23 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (2.21%) Talend
10 17 (1.79%) NetIQ
11 15 (1.58%) ForgeRock
12 14 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.26%) Hortonworks
14 10 (1.05%) IBM
15 8 (0.84%) HP
15 8 (0.84%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.74%) Adobe
16 7 (0.74%) NEC
16 7 (0.74%) Twitter
17 5 (0.53%) Tableau