Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,682 1,207 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.83% 21.91% 18.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.59% 26.34% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,084 779 753
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -2.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £575 £530 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 25
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £37.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -11.24% +7.64%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £31.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £53.75 £50.16
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.80
% change year-on-year -1.16% +0.47% +9.04%

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 5,161 4,583 4,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.40% 83.18% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,188 2,898 3,168
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 189 267
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.79 £12.48
90th Percentile £49.63 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +2 620 £425 +13.33% 249
Wiltshire +1 387 £475 +18.75% 79
Gloucestershire 0 198 £475 +26.67% 88
Devon +1 140 £381 -10.29% 62
Somerset 0 135 £425 +5.92% 83
Dorset +6 87 £438 +5.42% 66
Cornwall -2 13 £356 +22.84% 26
Avon - 2 £550 - 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 428 (25.45%) Scrum
2 362 (21.52%) Finance
3 360 (21.40%) Java
4 334 (19.86%) Security Cleared
5 318 (18.91%) .NET
6 280 (16.65%) C#
7 256 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 252 (14.98%) JavaScript
9 237 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 227 (13.50%) SQL
11 226 (13.44%) Git (software)
12 210 (12.49%) SC Cleared
13 207 (12.31%) TDD
14 202 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
15 199 (11.83%) HTML
16 198 (11.77%) SQL Server
17 197 (11.71%) DevOps
18 182 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
19 180 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 177 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
21 176 (10.46%) Oracle
22 175 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
23 173 (10.29%) CSS
24 163 (9.69%) Microsoft
25 155 (9.22%) Migration
26 154 (9.16%) JIRA
27 142 (8.44%) Linux
28 139 (8.26%) Microservices
29 138 (8.20%) Jenkins
30 136 (8.09%) REST

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 90 (5.35%) Confluence
2 62 (3.69%) Tomcat
3 51 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 48 (2.85%) WebLogic
5 44 (2.62%) OpenStack
6 41 (2.44%) JBoss
7 30 (1.78%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.37%) CMS
9 19 (1.13%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.71%) Drupal
10 12 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.65%) Apache
11 11 (0.65%) IIS
11 11 (0.65%) SAS
12 10 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.42%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.30%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 41 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.24%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.059%) CATIA
9 1 (0.059%) Flinto
9 1 (0.059%) InDesign
9 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Primavera
3 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.059%) Actimize
5 1 (0.059%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.059%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.059%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.059%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 237 (14.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (1.78%) npm
5 24 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (1.25%) SaaS
7 20 (1.19%) Office 365
7 20 (1.19%) PaaS
8 18 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.01%) NuGet
10 15 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.65%) GitHub
12 11 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
13 10 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.54%) IaaS
14 9 (0.54%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.48%) Serverless
15 8 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.26%) Firewall
2 32 (1.90%) HTTP
3 28 (1.66%) Network Security
4 24 (1.43%) Kerberos
5 15 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
6 14 (0.83%) WAN
7 11 (0.65%) SMS
8 8 (0.48%) BGP
8 8 (0.48%) Internet
8 8 (0.48%) OSPF
9 5 (0.30%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.30%) Multicast
9 5 (0.30%) SAN
9 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.24%) DMVPN
10 4 (0.24%) Intranet
10 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.18%) SSL
11 3 (0.18%) VPN
12 2 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.22%) MySQL
3 62 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 54 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (2.97%) Hadoop
7 41 (2.44%) Relational Database
8 31 (1.84%) Big Data
9 24 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
9 24 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.19%) DataStage
10 20 (1.19%) Power BI
11 19 (1.13%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.95%) Apache Hive
12 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.65%) DB2
14 7 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 226 (13.44%) Git (software)
2 154 (9.16%) JIRA
3 138 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 122 (7.25%) Selenium
5 74 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 72 (4.28%) Cucumber
7 67 (3.98%) NUnit
8 63 (3.75%) Maven
9 59 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 56 (3.33%) JUnit
11 47 (2.79%) MSTest
12 45 (2.68%) Bitbucket
13 41 (2.44%) SpecFlow
14 35 (2.08%) Ant
14 35 (2.08%) Visual Studio
15 34 (2.02%) TeamCity
16 32 (1.90%) JMeter
17 25 (1.49%) SoapUI
17 25 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
18 24 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 362 (21.52%) Finance
2 117 (6.96%) Banking
3 65 (3.86%) Manufacturing
4 53 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.03%) Marketing
6 43 (2.56%) Retail
7 31 (1.84%) Electronics
8 27 (1.61%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.13%) Back Office
10 18 (1.07%) Military
11 13 (0.77%) Automotive
11 13 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.59%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.59%) Games
13 8 (0.48%) Advertising
13 8 (0.48%) Law
13 8 (0.48%) Legal
13 8 (0.48%) Publishing
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
15 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 616 (36.62%) Developer
2 201 (11.95%) Analyst
3 176 (10.46%) Java Developer
4 126 (7.49%) .NET Developer
5 119 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 117 (6.96%) Project Manager
7 111 (6.60%) Architect
8 69 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 61 (3.63%) Consultant
10 55 (3.27%) Test Analyst
11 52 (3.09%) Senior Developer
12 51 (3.03%) C# Developer
13 46 (2.73%) Software Engineer
14 41 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
15 38 (2.26%) Tester
16 37 (2.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 37 (2.20%) Scrum Master
17 34 (2.02%) Software Developer
18 33 (1.96%) C# .NET Developer
18 33 (1.96%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (18.91%) .NET
2 199 (11.83%) HTML
3 173 (10.29%) CSS
4 136 (8.09%) REST
5 133 (7.91%) ASP.NET
6 96 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 95 (5.65%) React
8 88 (5.23%) Web Services
9 87 (5.17%) Node.js
10 85 (5.05%) XML
11 83 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
12 79 (4.70%) .NET Framework
13 74 (4.40%) Spring
14 70 (4.16%) HTML5
15 69 (4.10%) jQuery
16 54 (3.21%) JSON
16 54 (3.21%) RESTful
17 53 (3.15%) J2EE
18 51 (3.03%) SOAP
19 49 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 177 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.40%) User Experience
3 54 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 37 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 16 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 16 (0.95%) Fintech
10 14 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.71%) Wiki
12 10 (0.59%) PMI
12 10 (0.59%) Social Media
13 9 (0.54%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.54%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.48%) DataPower
14 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 142 (8.44%) Linux
2 104 (6.18%) Windows
3 50 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 47 (2.79%) Unix
5 25 (1.49%) CentOS
6 18 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.77%) Android
9 11 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.18%) Debian
13 2 (0.12%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.12%) MVS
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
14 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.059%) Solaris
14 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (25.45%) Scrum
2 256 (15.22%) Test Automation
3 207 (12.31%) TDD
4 197 (11.71%) DevOps
5 182 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
6 180 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 175 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (9.22%) Migration
9 139 (8.26%) Microservices
10 135 (8.03%) PRINCE2
10 135 (8.03%) Project Management
11 134 (7.97%) SDLC
12 131 (7.79%) Waterfall
13 129 (7.67%) MVC
14 128 (7.61%) Software Engineering
15 121 (7.19%) BDD
16 112 (6.66%) OO
17 106 (6.30%) Unit Testing
18 96 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (5.29%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 360 (21.40%) Java
2 280 (16.65%) C#
3 252 (14.98%) JavaScript
4 227 (13.50%) SQL
5 123 (7.31%) Python
6 86 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 67 (3.98%) C
8 40 (2.38%) C++
8 40 (2.38%) T-SQL
9 39 (2.32%) PHP
10 33 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 31 (1.84%) Java 8
12 27 (1.61%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.07%) Perl
14 18 (1.07%) Ruby
15 16 (0.95%) Scala
15 16 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.71%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 334 (19.86%) Security Cleared
2 210 (12.49%) SC Cleared
3 83 (4.93%) DV Cleared
4 79 (4.70%) Degree
5 53 (3.15%) ISEB
6 51 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 25 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 23 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (1.19%) CISSP
9 20 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.01%) PMP
10 17 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (0.89%) CCNA
12 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.77%) MCSE
13 13 (0.77%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.71%) CISM
14 12 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.52%) QA
2 23 (1.37%) PMO
3 18 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.01%) GDPR
5 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.54%) WCAG
9 2 (0.12%) ARP4754
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.12%) SLA
10 1 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.059%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.059%) MISRA
10 1 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 113 (6.72%) Docker
2 42 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.18%) Firmware
8 3 (0.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.12%) HDFS
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.12%) Xen
10 1 (0.059%) Ceph
10 1 (0.059%) KVM
Systems Management
1 118 (7.02%) Ansible
2 91 (5.41%) Puppet
3 76 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 34 (2.02%) Terraform
6 27 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 26 (1.55%) vCenter Server
8 10 (0.59%) Packer
8 10 (0.59%) PowerCLI
9 9 (0.54%) Amdocs OSS
9 9 (0.54%) WMI
10 8 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.42%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.36%) Nagios
13 5 (0.30%) Oozie
14 4 (0.24%) Grafana
14 4 (0.24%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 3 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 176 (10.46%) Oracle
2 163 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 54 (3.21%) VMware
5 38 (2.26%) SAP
6 35 (2.08%) Cisco
7 33 (1.96%) Google
8 32 (1.90%) Teradata
9 31 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.72%) IBM
11 23 (1.37%) Splunk
12 15 (0.89%) MuleSoft
13 12 (0.71%) Adobe
14 11 (0.65%) Apigee
14 11 (0.65%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.59%) Juniper
15 10 (0.59%) McAfee
15 10 (0.59%) Tableau
15 10 (0.59%) Veeam
16 9 (0.54%) Citrix