Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,648 1,588 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.82% 27.87% 22.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.26% 32.56% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,091 1,028 784
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £629 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 25
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -2.27% +6.99%
10th Percentile £31.09 £26.55 £27.25
90th Percentile £56.80 £47.20 £53.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.38
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.02% +0.87%

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 5,446 4,877 4,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.33% 85.59% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,383 3,029 2,900
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £272 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.54% +2.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 226 187
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +5.10% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.10% -10.13% +1.09%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Wiltshire 0 503 £463 +2.78% 91
Bristol +1 499 £450 +5.88% 189
Devon 0 222 £430 +16.22% 54
Gloucestershire -2 198 £475 +5.56% 70
Somerset 0 100 £495 +16.47% 41
Dorset -12 30 £425 - 46
Cornwall +10 9 £450 +24.14% 15
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 447 (27.12%) Scrum
2 439 (26.64%) Security Cleared
3 330 (20.02%) Java
4 295 (17.90%) DevOps
5 284 (17.23%) Finance
6 283 (17.17%) SC Cleared
7 256 (15.53%) JavaScript
8 238 (14.44%) AWS
9 227 (13.77%) SQL
10 225 (13.65%) Public Sector
11 219 (13.29%) C#
12 212 (12.86%) Python
13 211 (12.80%) Test Automation
14 210 (12.74%) Microsoft
15 201 (12.20%) Azure
16 190 (11.53%) JIRA
17 186 (11.29%) Linux
18 172 (10.44%) CSS
19 169 (10.25%) .NET
19 169 (10.25%) Software Engineering
20 168 (10.19%) Git (software)
21 162 (9.83%) Waterfall
21 162 (9.83%) Docker
22 158 (9.59%) DV Cleared
23 152 (9.22%) TDD
24 149 (9.04%) HTML
25 147 (8.92%) C
25 147 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
26 140 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
27 137 (8.31%) Project Management

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 96 (5.83%) Confluence
2 49 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.70%) JBoss
4 20 (1.21%) CMS
5 17 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.85%) Apache
8 10 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.49%) nginx
9 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.30%) Camunda
12 5 (0.30%) IIS
12 5 (0.30%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Sketch
8 3 (0.18%) InVision
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.061%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.061%) Figma
9 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.061%) UXPin
9 1 (0.061%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.73%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.30%) BASE24
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.24%) Magento
7 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) Minerva
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.061%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.061%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 238 (14.44%) AWS
2 201 (12.20%) Azure
3 61 (3.70%) Serverless
4 47 (2.85%) Office 365
5 45 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 41 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
7 33 (2.00%) Amazon S3
7 33 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 32 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (1.58%) Power Platform
10 24 (1.46%) GCP
11 21 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 19 (1.15%) PaaS
14 17 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (0.85%) Apigee
15 14 (0.85%) Azure Stack
15 14 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.73%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.33%) Firewall
2 19 (1.15%) DNS
3 18 (1.09%) SAN
3 18 (1.09%) WAN
4 13 (0.79%) Internet
4 13 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.73%) FTP
5 12 (0.73%) LAN
6 10 (0.61%) Ethernet
7 9 (0.55%) HTTP
8 8 (0.49%) DHCP
8 8 (0.49%) Network Security
8 8 (0.49%) VPN
9 5 (0.30%) OpenVPN
9 5 (0.30%) SSL
10 4 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.24%) NAS
10 4 (0.24%) VoIP
11 3 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (2.18%) Hadoop
5 34 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (1.88%) Big Data
7 26 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 21 (1.27%) MySQL
10 21 (1.27%) Power BI
11 19 (1.15%) DB2
11 19 (1.15%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
14 14 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.79%) DataStage
16 12 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 190 (11.53%) JIRA
2 168 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 110 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 106 (6.43%) Selenium
5 97 (5.89%) Cucumber
6 50 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
7 47 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 30 (1.82%) Maven
8 30 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (1.46%) Eclipse
9 24 (1.46%) JUnit
10 21 (1.27%) WebDriver
11 20 (1.21%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (1.03%) Subversion
13 16 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
13 16 (0.97%) GitLab
14 15 (0.91%) Ant
14 15 (0.91%) GoogleTest
General
1 284 (17.23%) Finance
2 225 (13.65%) Public Sector
3 63 (3.82%) Retail
4 61 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 58 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 52 (3.16%) Banking
7 48 (2.91%) Marketing
8 36 (2.18%) Electronics
9 34 (2.06%) Military
10 22 (1.33%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.15%) Billing
12 16 (0.97%) Local Government
13 15 (0.91%) Legal
14 14 (0.85%) Law
15 11 (0.67%) Publishing
16 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.36%) Automotive
18 4 (0.24%) Back Office
18 4 (0.24%) Games
19 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 463 (28.09%) Developer
2 253 (15.35%) Analyst
3 153 (9.28%) Business Analyst
4 125 (7.58%) Architect
5 95 (5.76%) Software Engineer
6 89 (5.40%) Project Manager
7 80 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 72 (4.37%) Test Engineer
9 63 (3.82%) Software Developer
10 59 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 59 (3.58%) Test Analyst
11 43 (2.61%) Technical Leader
12 41 (2.49%) Senior Developer
12 41 (2.49%) Tester
13 38 (2.31%) C# Developer
13 38 (2.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 36 (2.18%) Scrum Master
14 36 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.12%) .NET Developer
16 33 (2.00%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.44%) CSS
2 169 (10.25%) .NET
3 149 (9.04%) HTML
4 109 (6.61%) XML
5 106 (6.43%) Web Services
6 103 (6.25%) Node.js
7 98 (5.95%) AngularJS
8 89 (5.40%) RESTful
9 84 (5.10%) React
10 69 (4.19%) Spring
11 64 (3.88%) SOAP
12 61 (3.70%) REST
13 55 (3.34%) .NET Core
14 53 (3.22%) JSON
15 47 (2.85%) Redux
16 45 (2.73%) ASP.NET
16 45 (2.73%) Middleware
17 42 (2.55%) Sass
18 39 (2.37%) jQuery
19 37 (2.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.49%) User Experience
3 49 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 43 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
11 18 (1.09%) Robotics
12 13 (0.79%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.73%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.73%) PKI
14 10 (0.61%) Digital Media
15 9 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.55%) NHS
16 8 (0.49%) PMI
16 8 (0.49%) Replication
17 7 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 186 (11.29%) Linux
2 108 (6.55%) Windows
3 48 (2.91%) Unix
4 25 (1.52%) FreeRTOS
5 23 (1.40%) Android
5 23 (1.40%) CentOS
5 23 (1.40%) ThreadX
5 23 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.55%) Solaris
11 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.30%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Debian
14 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.061%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (27.12%) Scrum
2 295 (17.90%) DevOps
3 211 (12.80%) Test Automation
4 169 (10.25%) Software Engineering
5 162 (9.83%) Waterfall
6 152 (9.22%) TDD
7 147 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
8 140 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 137 (8.31%) Project Management
10 124 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (7.46%) Microservices
11 123 (7.46%) User Stories
12 99 (6.01%) PRINCE2
13 92 (5.58%) Migration
13 92 (5.58%) SDLC
14 90 (5.46%) Project Delivery
15 87 (5.28%) Business Analysis
16 86 (5.22%) CRM
17 85 (5.16%) BDD
17 85 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 330 (20.02%) Java
2 256 (15.53%) JavaScript
3 227 (13.77%) SQL
4 219 (13.29%) C#
5 212 (12.86%) Python
6 147 (8.92%) C
7 108 (6.55%) C++
8 55 (3.34%) TypeScript
9 40 (2.43%) Ruby
10 30 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 27 (1.64%) Java 8
11 27 (1.64%) PHP
12 23 (1.40%) Scala
12 23 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.21%) Perl
15 19 (1.15%) ES6
16 14 (0.85%) VB
17 13 (0.79%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.73%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 439 (26.64%) Security Cleared
2 283 (17.17%) SC Cleared
3 158 (9.59%) DV Cleared
4 77 (4.67%) ISEB
5 65 (3.94%) Degree
6 58 (3.52%) ISTQB
7 30 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.76%) AWS Certification
9 21 (1.27%) CISSP
10 20 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 19 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.79%) MCSA
14 11 (0.67%) CISA
14 11 (0.67%) CISM
14 11 (0.67%) MCSE
14 11 (0.67%) RHCE
15 10 (0.61%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.25%) QA
2 25 (1.52%) PMO
3 21 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.67%) GDPR
4 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.61%) SLA
6 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.49%) RMADS
7 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.24%) MISRA
9 4 (0.24%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.18%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.18%) NIST
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) JTAG
11 2 (0.12%) NCSC
12 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 162 (9.83%) Docker
2 55 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.67%) NDS
5 10 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.55%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 9 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.55%) vSphere
7 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.30%) Gluster
8 5 (0.30%) LXC
8 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.30%) oVirt
9 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.061%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.061%) HDFS
10 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (7.10%) Kubernetes
2 102 (6.19%) Ansible
3 53 (3.22%) Terraform
4 33 (2.00%) Puppet
5 31 (1.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 22 (1.33%) SCCM
7 18 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.09%) SCOM
8 16 (0.97%) WSUS
9 15 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (0.73%) Nessus
10 12 (0.73%) Nmap
11 11 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.61%) Kibana
13 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 8 (0.49%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.42%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 210 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.10%) Oracle
3 70 (4.25%) Atlassian
4 66 (4.00%) SAP
5 46 (2.79%) VMware
6 44 (2.67%) Google
7 39 (2.37%) Red Hat
8 38 (2.31%) HP
9 33 (2.00%) NetIQ
10 29 (1.76%) Cisco
11 25 (1.52%) ForgeRock
12 22 (1.33%) Citrix
12 22 (1.33%) IBM
13 18 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.03%) Teradata
15 16 (0.97%) Tripwire
16 14 (0.85%) hybris
17 12 (0.73%) BMC
18 11 (0.67%) Tableau
19 10 (0.61%) ServiceNow