Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 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 1,628 1,740 1,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.11% 27.52% 22.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.53% 31.91% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,076 1,133 835
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £343 £313 £297
90th Percentile £629 £575 £562
England median daily rate £500 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 32
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.36% +8.58% -8.93%
10th Percentile £27.82 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.75 £47.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £43.13
% change year-on-year +2.35% -1.45% +0.29%

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 5,513 5,453 4,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.02% 86.24% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,488 3,433 2,983
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 218 198
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.68 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +19.08% +18.24%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.62 £12.68
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.08
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +2.22%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 0 514 £450 -5.26% 68
Bristol -1 458 £448 +5.29% 191
Devon +1 225 £434 +11.28% 55
Gloucestershire -1 201 £500 +5.26% 104
Somerset -1 115 £460 +4.55% 56
Dorset -12 29 £421 -2.32% 68
Cornwall +10 13 £525 +47.37% 6
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 470 (28.87%) Security Cleared
2 451 (27.70%) Scrum
3 321 (19.72%) Java
4 316 (19.41%) SC Cleared
5 275 (16.89%) DevOps
6 271 (16.65%) JavaScript
7 236 (14.50%) Test Automation
8 232 (14.25%) AWS
9 231 (14.19%) Finance
10 229 (14.07%) C#
11 214 (13.14%) Python
12 212 (13.02%) Public Sector
13 209 (12.84%) Microsoft
14 207 (12.71%) Azure
15 206 (12.65%) JIRA
16 205 (12.59%) Linux
17 203 (12.47%) SQL
18 174 (10.69%) .NET
19 173 (10.63%) Software Engineering
20 172 (10.57%) Git (software)
21 154 (9.46%) CSS
22 150 (9.21%) Docker
23 147 (9.03%) C
23 147 (9.03%) Waterfall
24 145 (8.91%) C++
25 144 (8.85%) Project Management
26 143 (8.78%) DV Cleared
27 138 (8.48%) TDD
28 135 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
29 133 (8.17%) Stakeholder 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
1 111 (6.82%) Confluence
2 60 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.23%) CMS
5 19 (1.17%) JBoss
6 15 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.61%) Apache
8 9 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.43%) nginx
10 7 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.37%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.18%) Camunda
13 3 (0.18%) Drupal
13 3 (0.18%) IIS
13 3 (0.18%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 50 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.49%) Sketch
6 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.31%) InVision
8 4 (0.25%) Figma
9 2 (0.12%) Marvel
9 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.061%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.061%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.061%) InDesign
10 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.061%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.061%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 41 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) BASE24
3 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.37%) Magento
5 6 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Minerva
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.061%) Maximo
9 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.061%) SAP PS
9 1 (0.061%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.061%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 232 (14.25%) AWS
2 207 (12.71%) Azure
3 64 (3.93%) Serverless
4 45 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 45 (2.76%) Office 365
5 35 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (2.09%) Amazon S3
7 32 (1.97%) Power Platform
8 29 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 26 (1.60%) GCP
10 25 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 19 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.11%) PaaS
15 15 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.68%) Apigee
17 10 (0.61%) Amazon Glacier
17 10 (0.61%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.04%) Internet
3 16 (0.98%) Ethernet
4 15 (0.92%) WAN
5 13 (0.80%) DNS
5 13 (0.80%) SAN
6 11 (0.68%) FTP
7 9 (0.55%) DHCP
7 9 (0.55%) Firewall
8 7 (0.43%) LAN
8 7 (0.43%) VPN
9 6 (0.37%) HTTP
9 6 (0.37%) Network Security
9 6 (0.37%) Skype
9 6 (0.37%) TETRA
10 5 (0.31%) SSL
11 4 (0.25%) NAS
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.18%) DMZ
12 3 (0.18%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 31 (1.90%) Big Data
6 26 (1.60%) Power BI
7 25 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.41%) MySQL
9 21 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.11%) DB2
10 18 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.80%) DataStage
12 13 (0.80%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.80%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.68%) Informix
14 11 (0.68%) QualityStage
14 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 206 (12.65%) JIRA
2 172 (10.57%) Git (software)
3 121 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 121 (7.43%) Selenium
4 113 (6.94%) Cucumber
5 50 (3.07%) Visual Studio
6 45 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 37 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (2.15%) Maven
10 31 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 27 (1.66%) GoogleTest
12 26 (1.60%) JUnit
13 25 (1.54%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.41%) GitLab
15 22 (1.35%) WebDriver
16 21 (1.29%) Subversion
17 16 (0.98%) NetBeans
17 16 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
18 15 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 231 (14.19%) Finance
2 212 (13.02%) Public Sector
3 64 (3.93%) Manufacturing
4 55 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.26%) Marketing
6 50 (3.07%) Retail
7 42 (2.58%) Military
8 39 (2.40%) Electronics
9 37 (2.27%) Banking
10 22 (1.35%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.17%) Billing
12 16 (0.98%) Local Government
13 12 (0.74%) Legal
14 7 (0.43%) Automotive
14 7 (0.43%) Law
15 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.25%) Games
16 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 455 (27.95%) Developer
2 221 (13.57%) Analyst
3 130 (7.99%) Business Analyst
4 95 (5.84%) Project Manager
5 94 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 90 (5.53%) Architect
7 87 (5.34%) Test Engineer
8 84 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 67 (4.12%) Software Developer
10 55 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 55 (3.38%) Test Analyst
11 51 (3.13%) .NET Developer
12 42 (2.58%) C++ Software Engineer
13 41 (2.52%) Technical Leader
14 40 (2.46%) Senior Developer
15 39 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 39 (2.40%) Scrum Master
15 39 (2.40%) Tester
16 35 (2.15%) C# Developer
16 35 (2.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (10.69%) .NET
2 154 (9.46%) CSS
3 129 (7.92%) HTML
4 120 (7.37%) Node.js
4 120 (7.37%) Web Services
5 101 (6.20%) React
6 100 (6.14%) XML
7 96 (5.90%) AngularJS
8 75 (4.61%) RESTful
9 74 (4.55%) Spring
10 53 (3.26%) .NET Core
11 50 (3.07%) JSON
11 50 (3.07%) SOAP
12 49 (3.01%) Redux
13 47 (2.89%) ASP.NET
14 44 (2.70%) REST
15 42 (2.58%) Middleware
16 40 (2.46%) Gherkin
16 40 (2.46%) Sass
17 37 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.62%) User Experience
3 48 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 29 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 13 (0.80%) Robotics
11 12 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (0.74%) NHS
11 12 (0.74%) PKI
12 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.55%) Tandem
13 9 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
14 8 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 205 (12.59%) Linux
2 107 (6.57%) Windows
3 44 (2.70%) Unix
4 32 (1.97%) FreeRTOS
5 30 (1.84%) ThreadX
6 22 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.23%) CentOS
8 17 (1.04%) Windows Server
9 16 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.74%) Android
11 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.25%) Debian
13 4 (0.25%) Solaris
14 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.061%) pSOS
15 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (27.70%) Scrum
2 275 (16.89%) DevOps
3 236 (14.50%) Test Automation
4 173 (10.63%) Software Engineering
5 147 (9.03%) Waterfall
6 144 (8.85%) Project Management
7 138 (8.48%) TDD
8 135 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
9 133 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 123 (7.56%) User Stories
11 117 (7.19%) Microservices
12 114 (7.00%) PRINCE2
13 93 (5.71%) Project Delivery
14 85 (5.22%) BDD
15 84 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
15 84 (5.16%) Migration
16 80 (4.91%) Kanban
16 80 (4.91%) UML
16 80 (4.91%) Unit Testing
17 77 (4.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 321 (19.72%) Java
2 271 (16.65%) JavaScript
3 229 (14.07%) C#
4 214 (13.14%) Python
5 203 (12.47%) SQL
6 147 (9.03%) C
7 145 (8.91%) C++
8 65 (3.99%) TypeScript
9 39 (2.40%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.21%) Ruby
11 30 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.47%) Scala
13 21 (1.29%) Java 8
13 21 (1.29%) PHP
14 16 (0.98%) GLSL
14 16 (0.98%) HLSL
15 15 (0.92%) ES6
16 14 (0.86%) Embedded C++
17 12 (0.74%) Embedded C
17 12 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 470 (28.87%) Security Cleared
2 316 (19.41%) SC Cleared
3 143 (8.78%) DV Cleared
4 75 (4.61%) Degree
5 72 (4.42%) ISEB
6 54 (3.32%) ISTQB
7 35 (2.15%) AWS Certification
8 34 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 16 (0.98%) CISM
11 16 (0.98%) CISSP
12 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.68%) RHCE
14 10 (0.61%) CISA
14 10 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.61%) MCSA
15 9 (0.55%) MCSE
15 9 (0.55%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.48%) QA
2 29 (1.78%) PMO
3 20 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.92%) GDPR
5 13 (0.80%) RMADS
6 7 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.43%) SLA
7 6 (0.37%) NCSC
8 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.18%) JTAG
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) NIST
11 2 (0.12%) WCAG
12 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.061%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.061%) P3O
12 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (9.21%) Docker
2 40 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.86%) vSphere
5 9 (0.55%) NDS
5 9 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 7 (0.43%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.31%) Gluster
7 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.31%) oVirt
7 5 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.18%) HDFS
8 3 (0.18%) LXC
9 2 (0.12%) Firmware
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.061%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 111 (6.82%) Kubernetes
2 91 (5.59%) Ansible
3 58 (3.56%) Terraform
4 27 (1.66%) Puppet
5 26 (1.60%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 24 (1.47%) SCCM
7 17 (1.04%) SCOM
8 13 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.74%) WSUS
10 10 (0.61%) Kibana
10 10 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.43%) Nessus
12 7 (0.43%) Nmap
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 7 (0.43%) PowerCLI
13 6 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 209 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 97 (5.96%) Oracle
3 82 (5.04%) Atlassian
4 73 (4.48%) SAP
5 60 (3.69%) Google
6 38 (2.33%) VMware
7 31 (1.90%) HP
7 31 (1.90%) NetIQ
7 31 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.54%) ForgeRock
10 19 (1.17%) Teradata
11 17 (1.04%) Citrix
12 15 (0.92%) Adobe
13 14 (0.86%) Cisco
13 14 (0.86%) hybris
13 14 (0.86%) IBM
14 13 (0.80%) Tableau
15 12 (0.74%) Pega
16 8 (0.49%) Novell