Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 678 1,633 1,512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 26.48% 25.91% 28.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.14% 30.42% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 1,115 1,006
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £629 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 39
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £58.40 £47.10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +1.18%

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 2,177 5,368 4,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.04% 85.18% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,343 3,389 2,773
Median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £270
90th Percentile £638 £625 £563
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 308 222
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £15.63 £13.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £51.06 £53.58 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.65 £21.50
% change year-on-year +41.99% +14.65% -7.53%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 0 199 £525 +16.67% 73
Wiltshire -1 184 £475 - 28
Devon 0 139 £481 +2.56% 29
Gloucestershire 0 70 £515 +8.42% 32
Somerset -1 47 £423 -10.86% 34
Dorset 0 16 £500 +25.00% 11
Cornwall +1 2 £325 -18.75% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 272 (40.12%) Security Cleared
2 207 (30.53%) Scrum
3 181 (26.70%) SC Cleared
4 157 (23.16%) Java
5 145 (21.39%) AWS
6 142 (20.94%) DevOps
7 138 (20.35%) Public Sector
8 128 (18.88%) Azure
9 118 (17.40%) Finance
10 116 (17.11%) TDD
11 111 (16.37%) Python
12 106 (15.63%) JIRA
13 104 (15.34%) Web Services
14 100 (14.75%) Microsoft
15 90 (13.27%) DV Cleared
15 90 (13.27%) Test Automation
16 88 (12.98%) JavaScript
17 82 (12.09%) SQL
18 81 (11.95%) Kanban
19 79 (11.65%) C#
20 78 (11.50%) Project Management
21 76 (11.21%) Programme Management
21 76 (11.21%) Jenkins
22 72 (10.62%) Waterfall
23 70 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
24 69 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
24 69 (10.18%) Confluence
25 68 (10.03%) Git (software)
26 67 (9.88%) SAP
27 66 (9.73%) SOAP

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 69 (10.18%) Confluence
2 30 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (2.95%) Mule
4 20 (2.95%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (2.95%) Red Hat Fuse
5 17 (2.51%) NServiceBus
6 12 (1.77%) Apache
7 10 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.03%) CMS
8 7 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.29%) DNN
11 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.15%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.44%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Magento
2 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 145 (21.39%) AWS
2 128 (18.88%) Azure
3 24 (3.54%) Serverless
4 23 (3.39%) Office 365
5 17 (2.51%) SaaS
6 15 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.77%) GCP
8 9 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.03%) GitHub
10 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.74%) PaaS
12 4 (0.59%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.44%) IaaS
13 3 (0.44%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.06%) Skype
2 10 (1.47%) VoIP
3 9 (1.33%) LAN
3 9 (1.33%) WAN
4 7 (1.03%) DNS
5 6 (0.88%) Firewall
6 5 (0.74%) DHCP
6 5 (0.74%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.44%) HTTP
7 3 (0.44%) Network Security
7 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.29%) IPsec
8 2 (0.29%) SSL
8 2 (0.29%) Wireless
9 1 (0.15%) Broadband
9 1 (0.15%) Internet
9 1 (0.15%) PPP
9 1 (0.15%) VLAN
9 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.80%) Hadoop
3 15 (2.21%) Apache Accumulo
3 15 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.62%) MySQL
7 10 (1.47%) Big Data
7 10 (1.47%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.44%) MS Access
11 3 (0.44%) Power BI
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 106 (15.63%) JIRA
2 76 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 68 (10.03%) Git (software)
4 40 (5.90%) Selenium
5 38 (5.60%) Maven
6 35 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (3.83%) Cucumber
8 25 (3.69%) Bitbucket
9 21 (3.10%) SpecFlow
10 18 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (2.51%) JUnit
12 13 (1.92%) JMeter
12 13 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.47%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.33%) GoogleTest
14 9 (1.33%) Mockito
14 9 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
16 7 (1.03%) DbUnit
16 7 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (20.35%) Public Sector
2 118 (17.40%) Finance
3 65 (9.59%) Marketing
3 65 (9.59%) Telecoms
4 63 (9.29%) Manufacturing
5 61 (9.00%) Electronics
6 20 (2.95%) Military
7 15 (2.21%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.47%) Banking
9 8 (1.18%) Publishing
10 7 (1.03%) Law
10 7 (1.03%) Retail
11 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 221 (32.60%) Developer
2 64 (9.44%) Java Developer
3 61 (9.00%) Analyst
4 57 (8.41%) Project Manager
5 42 (6.19%) Architect
6 39 (5.75%) .NET Developer
6 39 (5.75%) Business Analyst
7 38 (5.60%) Delivery Manager
8 36 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 30 (4.42%) Lead Developer
10 28 (4.13%) Software Engineer
11 25 (3.69%) Software Developer
12 24 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
13 21 (3.10%) Test Engineer
14 20 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (2.80%) Tester
16 17 (2.51%) C# Developer
17 15 (2.21%) Consultant
17 15 (2.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.34%) Web Services
2 66 (9.73%) .NET
2 66 (9.73%) SOAP
3 56 (8.26%) RESTful
4 55 (8.11%) HTML
5 51 (7.52%) CSS
6 45 (6.64%) JSON
7 41 (6.05%) XML
8 38 (5.60%) ASP.NET
9 37 (5.46%) REST
10 34 (5.01%) Middleware
10 34 (5.01%) Spring
11 31 (4.57%) Apache Camel
12 28 (4.13%) .NET Framework
12 28 (4.13%) Node.js
13 26 (3.83%) XSLT
14 24 (3.54%) Swagger
14 24 (3.54%) WireMock
15 23 (3.39%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.72%) Public Cloud
3 26 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.39%) User Experience
5 20 (2.95%) PKI
6 13 (1.92%) NHS
7 12 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.74%) TMS320
12 4 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.44%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.15%) Algorithms
15 1 (0.15%) Cloud Native
15 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.14%) Linux
2 34 (5.01%) Windows
3 21 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (2.51%) CentOS
4 17 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (1.33%) Unix
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.59%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (0.59%) ThreadX
9 3 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Fedora
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (30.53%) Scrum
2 142 (20.94%) DevOps
3 116 (17.11%) TDD
4 90 (13.27%) Test Automation
5 81 (11.95%) Kanban
6 78 (11.50%) Project Management
7 76 (11.21%) Programme Management
8 72 (10.62%) Waterfall
9 70 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (9.00%) Digital Marketing
13 57 (8.41%) PRINCE2
14 52 (7.67%) Software Engineering
15 51 (7.52%) Migration
16 50 (7.37%) BDD
17 48 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
18 45 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (6.34%) Microservices
20 41 (6.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (23.16%) Java
2 111 (16.37%) Python
3 88 (12.98%) JavaScript
4 82 (12.09%) SQL
5 79 (11.65%) C#
6 53 (7.82%) C
7 36 (5.31%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.83%) Bash Shell
9 25 (3.69%) C++
9 25 (3.69%) XPath
10 21 (3.10%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.92%) Perl
11 13 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.62%) Ruby
13 10 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.33%) Groovy
15 8 (1.18%) Java 8
16 7 (1.03%) PHP
17 6 (0.88%) Scala
18 5 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 272 (40.12%) Security Cleared
2 181 (26.70%) SC Cleared
3 90 (13.27%) DV Cleared
4 36 (5.31%) Degree
5 17 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.21%) AWS Certification
7 14 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.62%) APMP
9 9 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (1.18%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.03%) DBS Check
11 7 (1.03%) ISEB
12 6 (0.88%) MCSE
12 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.74%) MCSA
14 4 (0.59%) CISSP
15 3 (0.44%) CCNA
15 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.10%) QA
2 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.74%) MISRA
3 5 (0.74%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.59%) GDPR
5 3 (0.44%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.29%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.29%) NIST
6 2 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS
7 1 (0.15%) JTAG
7 1 (0.15%) P3O
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (6.64%) Docker
2 32 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.47%) vSphere
6 8 (1.18%) NDS
6 8 (1.18%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 6 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.29%) HDFS
8 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.15%) Postfix
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (3.54%) Ansible
2 22 (3.24%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.51%) Terraform
4 13 (1.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 7 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.03%) Puppet
5 7 (1.03%) SCCM
5 7 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.03%) WSUS
6 5 (0.74%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.44%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Cacti
8 2 (0.29%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.29%) Packer
8 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 100 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.88%) SAP
3 50 (7.37%) Oracle
4 33 (4.87%) Atlassian
5 32 (4.72%) Google
6 27 (3.98%) VMware
7 21 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (3.10%) Talend
7 21 (3.10%) WSO2
8 18 (2.65%) NetIQ
9 17 (2.51%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.21%) ForgeRock
11 10 (1.47%) BiZZdesign
11 10 (1.47%) HP
12 9 (1.33%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.18%) IBM
14 7 (1.03%) NEC
14 7 (1.03%) Novell
15 5 (0.74%) Twitter
16 4 (0.59%) hybris