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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 679 453 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.35% 15.16% 16.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.75% 19.08% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 321 339
Median daily rate £410 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +1.81% +6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.77% -10.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2208 2374 2566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.42% 79.45% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1565 1661
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 139 96
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +16.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £23.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 186 £425 +9.67% 82
Wiltshire +7 160 £400 +13.47% 34
Devon +1 107 £437 +12.77% 24
Gloucestershire +4 81 £410 -2.38% 40
Somerset +2 69 £375 -6.25% 20
Dorset +6 24 £325 -26.13% 17
Cornwall - 5 £573 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 439 (33.59%) Scrum
2 353 (27.01%) Security Cleared
3 342 (26.17%) Java
4 295 (22.57%) Finance
5 255 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 255 (19.51%) C#
6 238 (18.21%) .NET
7 234 (17.90%) SC Cleared
8 233 (17.83%) HTML
9 214 (16.37%) CSS
10 189 (14.46%) SQL
11 168 (12.85%) Project Management
12 144 (11.02%) Microsoft
13 138 (10.56%) MVC
14 133 (10.18%) BDD
15 132 (10.10%) Selenium
16 131 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
16 131 (10.02%) DevOps
17 130 (9.95%) Web Services
18 129 (9.87%) TDD
19 128 (9.79%) Oracle
20 126 (9.64%) Git (software)
21 119 (9.10%) Programme Management
22 114 (8.72%) SQL Server
22 114 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
22 114 (8.72%) QA
23 108 (8.26%) Software Engineering
24 105 (8.03%) PRINCE2
24 105 (8.03%) Linux
24 105 (8.03%) JIRA

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 70 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.06%) Confluence
3 36 (2.75%) Apache
4 35 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
5 31 (2.37%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.76%) JBoss
7 21 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.45%) IIS
9 18 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.99%) nginx
10 13 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.77%) CMS
11 10 (0.77%) NServiceBus
12 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.54%) SAS
14 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 65 (4.97%) Microsoft Project
2 40 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.23%) CPLEX
8 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.15%) InDesign
10 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 76 (5.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 38 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.38%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.31%) Primavera
6 4 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.077%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.077%) HFM
8 1 (0.077%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.077%) Magento
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.98%) Office 365
4 25 (1.91%) GitHub
5 13 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.99%) IaaS
6 11 (0.84%) SaaS
7 10 (0.77%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.46%) PaaS
11 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.38%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.31%) Heroku
13 3 (0.23%) Route 53
14 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.077%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.98%) Internet
2 24 (1.84%) DNS
3 16 (1.22%) LDAP
4 14 (1.07%) HTTP
5 12 (0.92%) Firewall
6 10 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.77%) VoIP
7 8 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.61%) LAN
7 8 (0.61%) SSL
8 7 (0.54%) DHCP
8 7 (0.54%) Network Security
8 7 (0.54%) PuTTY
8 7 (0.54%) WAN
8 7 (0.54%) WinSCP
9 6 (0.46%) Skype
9 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.38%) FTP
10 5 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.59%) Hadoop
3 40 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 36 (2.75%) Big Data
6 32 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 28 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 27 (2.07%) NoSQL
9 26 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (1.15%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.84%) HBase
17 11 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 132 (10.10%) Selenium
2 126 (9.64%) Git (software)
3 105 (8.03%) JIRA
4 103 (7.88%) Jenkins
5 101 (7.73%) Cucumber
6 92 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 54 (4.13%) WebDriver
8 52 (3.98%) Visual Studio
9 44 (3.37%) SpecFlow
10 43 (3.29%) Ant
10 43 (3.29%) Maven
11 40 (3.06%) TeamCity
12 37 (2.83%) JUnit
13 31 (2.37%) Eclipse
14 28 (2.14%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.76%) Vagrant
16 21 (1.61%) Subversion
17 20 (1.53%) SoapUI
18 19 (1.45%) Gradle
19 18 (1.38%) JMeter
General
1 295 (22.57%) Finance
2 100 (7.65%) Marketing
3 96 (7.35%) Banking
3 96 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 84 (6.43%) Manufacturing
5 79 (6.04%) Electronics
6 54 (4.13%) Retail
7 33 (2.52%) Retail Banking
8 12 (0.92%) Aerospace
8 12 (0.92%) Games
9 10 (0.77%) Military
10 5 (0.38%) Advertising
10 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.38%) Legal
11 4 (0.31%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Back Office
12 3 (0.23%) Local Government
13 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.077%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 479 (36.65%) Developer
2 184 (14.08%) Analyst
3 164 (12.55%) Java Developer
4 91 (6.96%) .NET Developer
5 88 (6.73%) Business Analyst
6 77 (5.89%) C# Developer
7 76 (5.81%) Test Analyst
8 71 (5.43%) Tester
9 69 (5.28%) Architect
10 60 (4.59%) Project Manager
11 41 (3.14%) Java Engineer
12 36 (2.75%) Automation Tester
13 35 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 35 (2.68%) Software Engineer
14 34 (2.60%) Automation Test Analyst
15 33 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
16 32 (2.45%) Consultant
17 31 (2.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 31 (2.37%) Software Developer
18 30 (2.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (18.21%) .NET
2 233 (17.83%) HTML
3 214 (16.37%) CSS
4 130 (9.95%) Web Services
5 103 (7.88%) AngularJS
6 100 (7.65%) ASP.NET
7 98 (7.50%) Spring
8 93 (7.12%) REST
9 87 (6.66%) XML
10 86 (6.58%) HTML5
11 77 (5.89%) SOAP
12 75 (5.74%) .NET Framework
13 68 (5.20%) jQuery
14 66 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (4.67%) J2EE
16 57 (4.36%) Hibernate
16 57 (4.36%) RESTful
17 51 (3.90%) JSON
18 47 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (3.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.65%) User Experience
2 61 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 23 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.45%) RIA
9 14 (1.07%) PMI
10 11 (0.84%) CESG
11 10 (0.77%) NHS
12 9 (0.69%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
14 7 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.54%) iPad
14 7 (0.54%) Linked Data
14 7 (0.54%) Web 2.0
15 6 (0.46%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 105 (8.03%) Linux
2 70 (5.36%) Windows
3 29 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.53%) Unix
5 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.30%) Android
7 13 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
11 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.38%) CentOS
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.077%) AIX
15 1 (0.077%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.077%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (33.59%) Scrum
2 168 (12.85%) Project Management
3 138 (10.56%) MVC
4 133 (10.18%) BDD
5 131 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
5 131 (10.02%) DevOps
6 129 (9.87%) TDD
7 119 (9.10%) Programme Management
8 114 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
9 108 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 105 (8.03%) PRINCE2
11 98 (7.50%) Test Automation
12 92 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (6.66%) Waterfall
14 83 (6.35%) Test Scripting
15 78 (5.97%) Digital Marketing
16 76 (5.81%) SDLC
17 75 (5.74%) Automated Testing
18 72 (5.51%) Unit Testing
19 66 (5.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 342 (26.17%) Java
2 255 (19.51%) C#
2 255 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 189 (14.46%) SQL
4 92 (7.04%) Python
5 69 (5.28%) C++
6 64 (4.90%) C
7 58 (4.44%) Ruby
8 40 (3.06%) PL/SQL
9 26 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.99%) Perl
10 23 (1.76%) Scala
11 19 (1.45%) T-SQL
12 13 (0.99%) Groovy
12 13 (0.99%) PowerShell
13 12 (0.92%) F#
13 12 (0.92%) PHP
14 11 (0.84%) Apex Code
15 10 (0.77%) VB
15 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 353 (27.01%) Security Cleared
2 234 (17.90%) SC Cleared
3 98 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 83 (6.35%) ISEB
5 53 (4.06%) Degree
6 36 (2.75%) ISTQB
7 35 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.38%) CISSP
10 14 (1.07%) APMG
10 14 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.69%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.61%) CITP
13 8 (0.61%) CLAS
14 7 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
14 7 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.54%) MBCS
15 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.72%) QA
2 38 (2.91%) PMO
3 22 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.15%) GPG13
8 2 (0.15%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.15%) SDET
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.077%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (3.98%) Docker
2 31 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.69%) HDFS
5 8 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.54%) vSphere
6 7 (0.54%) Xen
7 6 (0.46%) Firmware
7 6 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.38%) vCloud
9 4 (0.31%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.077%) KVM
11 1 (0.077%) LXC
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.077%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (3.83%) Ansible
2 40 (3.06%) Puppet
3 18 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.92%) Terraform
4 12 (0.92%) vRealize
5 9 (0.69%) Kibana
6 8 (0.61%) logstash
7 7 (0.54%) Icinga
8 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.31%) Salt
9 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.23%) Oozie
10 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.077%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.077%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.077%) Netcool
11 1 (0.077%) SCCM
11 1 (0.077%) SELinux
Vendors
1 144 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 128 (9.79%) Oracle
3 90 (6.89%) SAP
4 44 (3.37%) VMware
5 30 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 26 (1.99%) HP
7 21 (1.61%) Google
8 19 (1.45%) Cloudera
9 17 (1.30%) ATG
10 15 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.07%) IBM
11 14 (1.07%) Sencha
12 12 (0.92%) hybris
13 11 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.69%) Hyperion
15 8 (0.61%) Informatica
15 8 (0.61%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.61%) Talend
16 7 (0.54%) Cisco
17 6 (0.46%) Software AG
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day Outside of IR35
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £251 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 16 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Rate: £38,929 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 25 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago