Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1303 1116 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.48% 19.98% 18.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.92% 24.75% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 793 905
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £563 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 51
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -2.92% +22.14%
10th Percentile £26.25 £37.53 £30.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £48.00 £54.90
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.92 £41.00
% change year-on-year +0.19% +4.68% +17.14%

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 4505 4509 5254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.19% 80.73% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2822 3026 3600
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £260 £249 £255
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 284 262
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £13.39
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 -1 405 £388 -3.13% 124
Wiltshire +1 274 £420 +2.44% 18
Gloucestershire +2 191 £425 -5.03% 24
Devon +1 170 £425 +1.19% 10
Somerset -1 115 £400 +14.29% 24
Dorset +6 72 £400 +6.67% 37
Cornwall -1 9 £325 - 8
Avon - 1 £325 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 369 (28.32%) Scrum
2 322 (24.71%) Finance
3 285 (21.87%) JavaScript
4 277 (21.26%) Java
5 240 (18.42%) .NET
6 235 (18.04%) C#
7 216 (16.58%) Security Cleared
8 208 (15.96%) SQL
9 203 (15.58%) HTML
10 192 (14.74%) CSS
11 157 (12.05%) MVC
12 156 (11.97%) Test Automation
13 152 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 145 (11.13%) Project Management
15 144 (11.05%) Git (software)
16 143 (10.97%) TDD
17 134 (10.28%) Banking
18 133 (10.21%) AngularJS
19 130 (9.98%) Web Services
20 126 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
20 126 (9.67%) BDD
21 123 (9.44%) DevOps
22 122 (9.36%) ASP.NET
23 117 (8.98%) Microsoft
24 113 (8.67%) Jenkins
25 111 (8.52%) SC Cleared
25 111 (8.52%) SQL Server
26 110 (8.44%) JIRA
27 109 (8.37%) REST
28 104 (7.98%) jQuery

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 40 (3.07%) Confluence
2 33 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.30%) CMS
4 23 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.53%) Apache
5 20 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.15%) IIS
7 14 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.92%) JBoss
8 12 (0.92%) SAS
9 11 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.61%) Kentico
12 7 (0.54%) nginx
12 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) InDesign
8 1 (0.077%) InVision
8 1 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.077%) Pixate
8 1 (0.077%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.077%) Maximo
5 1 (0.077%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.077%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.07%) Office 365
4 22 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (1.46%) Serverless
6 18 (1.38%) GitHub
7 15 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.84%) SaaS
10 10 (0.77%) PaaS
11 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.61%) IaaS
12 8 (0.61%) npm
13 6 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 6 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.46%) Route 53
13 6 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.07%) SMS
2 17 (1.30%) Internet
3 16 (1.23%) HTTP
4 11 (0.84%) DNS
4 11 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (0.77%) DHCP
6 8 (0.61%) Firewall
6 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (0.46%) Intranet
7 6 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (0.46%) Skype
7 6 (0.46%) SSL
7 6 (0.46%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.31%) LAN
8 4 (0.31%) Network Security
8 4 (0.31%) VPN
8 4 (0.31%) WAN
9 3 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 29 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 27 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
7 26 (2.00%) MySQL
8 23 (1.77%) DataStage
9 21 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.38%) DB2
12 17 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.15%) Big Data
14 13 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.92%) Ingres
16 11 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 144 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 113 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 110 (8.44%) JIRA
4 94 (7.21%) Selenium
5 72 (5.53%) Maven
6 65 (4.99%) Cucumber
7 52 (3.99%) Visual Studio
8 44 (3.38%) SoapUI
9 37 (2.84%) Gradle
9 37 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (2.69%) Subversion
11 33 (2.53%) WebDriver
12 32 (2.46%) TeamCity
13 28 (2.15%) Ant
14 27 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (2.07%) SpecFlow
15 26 (2.00%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.69%) JUnit
17 21 (1.61%) NUnit
18 19 (1.46%) JMeter
General
1 322 (24.71%) Finance
2 134 (10.28%) Banking
3 90 (6.91%) Marketing
3 90 (6.91%) Telecoms
4 83 (6.37%) Manufacturing
5 73 (5.60%) Electronics
6 58 (4.45%) Retail Banking
7 27 (2.07%) Retail
8 13 (1.00%) Legal
9 12 (0.92%) Back Office
9 12 (0.92%) Military
10 8 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.38%) Law
12 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.23%) Avionics
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 507 (38.91%) Developer
2 219 (16.81%) Analyst
3 130 (9.98%) Java Developer
4 117 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 98 (7.52%) Architect
6 92 (7.06%) Test Analyst
7 83 (6.37%) Project Manager
8 79 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 74 (5.68%) C# Developer
10 48 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 40 (3.07%) Banking Analyst
12 39 (2.99%) Software Engineer
13 38 (2.92%) Agile Developer
14 37 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
14 37 (2.84%) Senior Developer
15 33 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 32 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
17 31 (2.38%) Designer
18 30 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (18.42%) .NET
2 203 (15.58%) HTML
3 192 (14.74%) CSS
4 133 (10.21%) AngularJS
5 130 (9.98%) Web Services
6 122 (9.36%) ASP.NET
7 109 (8.37%) REST
8 104 (7.98%) jQuery
9 102 (7.83%) SOAP
10 81 (6.22%) Spring
11 80 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 75 (5.76%) JSON
13 69 (5.30%) XML
14 67 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 58 (4.45%) React
15 58 (4.45%) RESTful
16 56 (4.30%) .NET Framework
17 49 (3.76%) HTML5
18 45 (3.45%) Node.js
19 40 (3.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.37%) User Experience
2 86 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.00%) iPad
10 12 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 12 (0.92%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.84%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.61%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.61%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.54%) RIA
15 6 (0.46%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.75%) Linux
2 47 (3.61%) Windows
3 31 (2.38%) Unix
4 25 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (1.53%) CentOS
6 12 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.61%) Android
10 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.38%) AIX
11 5 (0.38%) VMS
12 4 (0.31%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.077%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (28.32%) Scrum
2 157 (12.05%) MVC
3 156 (11.97%) Test Automation
4 152 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 145 (11.13%) Project Management
6 143 (10.97%) TDD
7 126 (9.67%) BDD
7 126 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (9.44%) DevOps
9 99 (7.60%) Programme Management
9 99 (7.60%) Waterfall
10 98 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (6.45%) Software Engineering
12 82 (6.29%) Web Development
13 81 (6.22%) Unit Testing
14 79 (6.06%) Migration
15 78 (5.99%) PRINCE2
16 75 (5.76%) Kanban
17 72 (5.53%) Digital Marketing
18 71 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 285 (21.87%) JavaScript
2 277 (21.26%) Java
3 235 (18.04%) C#
4 208 (15.96%) SQL
5 82 (6.29%) Python
6 80 (6.14%) C
7 41 (3.15%) C++
8 32 (2.46%) PHP
9 29 (2.23%) TypeScript
10 27 (2.07%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.92%) Ruby
12 21 (1.61%) Groovy
13 18 (1.38%) Scala
14 17 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.00%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.84%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.77%) Apex Code
19 9 (0.69%) ES6
19 9 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 216 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 111 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.91%) DV Cleared
4 62 (4.76%) Degree
5 32 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (2.30%) ISEB
7 28 (2.15%) CISSP
8 22 (1.69%) ISTQB
9 17 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.00%) CISM
11 13 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (0.92%) HND
13 9 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (0.69%) CLAS
14 8 (0.61%) IISP
15 6 (0.46%) CCIE
15 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.83%) QA
2 16 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.23%) PMO
3 10 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.46%) COBIT
5 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.31%) SLA
7 3 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.077%) HL7
9 1 (0.077%) P3O
System Software
1 48 (3.68%) Docker
2 20 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.54%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.31%) Firmware
8 3 (0.23%) Xen
9 2 (0.15%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.15%) IAG
9 2 (0.15%) vSphere
10 1 (0.077%) HDFS
10 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.077%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.077%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.15%) Ansible
3 11 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.84%) Puppet
4 10 (0.77%) Rancher
5 9 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
7 6 (0.46%) Terraform
8 5 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.31%) Kibana
9 4 (0.31%) Nagios
10 3 (0.23%) logstash
11 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.15%) Icinga
11 2 (0.15%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.077%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.077%) SCCM
12 1 (0.077%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 117 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 92 (7.06%) SAP
3 86 (6.60%) Oracle
4 27 (2.07%) Teradata
5 26 (2.00%) IBM
6 21 (1.61%) HP
7 18 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.15%) VMware
9 14 (1.07%) Hortonworks
10 13 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
10 13 (1.00%) hybris
10 13 (1.00%) Tableau
11 12 (0.92%) Adobe
11 12 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.84%) Cisco
12 11 (0.84%) Sencha
13 10 (0.77%) Google
13 10 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.77%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.69%) Symantec