Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1250 964 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.79% 15.99% 16.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.59% 20.13% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 690 743
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £297 £297 £298
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 26
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £39.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +8.31% -4.27%
10th Percentile £34.70 £32.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.50 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.67 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.40% +18.53% +1.41%

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 4531 4790 5118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.61% 79.46% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2913 3176 3367
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £259
90th Percentile £538 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 237 217
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +1 330 £400 - 111
Wiltshire +4 259 £400 +10.34% 25
Devon 0 213 £431 +14.93% 18
Gloucestershire +3 155 £381 -10.29% 18
Somerset +2 147 £389 +3.67% 25
Dorset -1 42 £400 -5.88% 29
Cornwall - 10 £265 - 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 361 (28.88%) Scrum
2 331 (26.48%) Security Cleared
3 298 (23.84%) JavaScript
4 290 (23.20%) Java
5 274 (21.92%) Finance
6 248 (19.84%) Test Automation
7 234 (18.72%) HTML
8 228 (18.24%) .NET
9 220 (17.60%) C#
9 220 (17.60%) CSS
10 218 (17.44%) SC Cleared
11 195 (15.60%) SQL
12 169 (13.52%) Project Management
13 166 (13.28%) MVC
14 142 (11.36%) Git (software)
15 141 (11.28%) DevOps
16 140 (11.20%) Jenkins
17 131 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
17 131 (10.48%) Microsoft
18 130 (10.40%) AngularJS
19 127 (10.16%) TDD
20 122 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
21 119 (9.52%) Web Services
22 118 (9.44%) Linux
23 113 (9.04%) BDD
24 112 (8.96%) SQL Server
25 110 (8.80%) Programme Management
26 108 (8.64%) ASP.NET
27 107 (8.56%) Oracle
28 103 (8.24%) PRINCE2

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 42 (3.36%) Confluence
2 40 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.32%) Apache
4 27 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (1.52%) nginx
8 16 (1.28%) JBoss
9 14 (1.12%) IIS
10 13 (1.04%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.04%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.88%) ArcGIS
12 11 (0.88%) SAS
13 10 (0.80%) CMS
13 10 (0.80%) NServiceBus
14 8 (0.64%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (3.84%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
8 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.32%) Magento
4 3 (0.24%) OpenText Process Suite
4 3 (0.24%) Primavera
5 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.080%) HFM
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.080%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.24%) GitHub
4 26 (2.08%) Office 365
5 18 (1.44%) Amazon S3
6 16 (1.28%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.88%) IaaS
10 9 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.40%) Route 53
13 5 (0.40%) SaaS
14 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.16%) PaaS
14 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.56%) Internet
2 15 (1.20%) DNS
3 12 (0.96%) HTTP
3 12 (0.96%) LDAP
4 10 (0.80%) Firewall
5 9 (0.72%) SMS
6 8 (0.64%) PuTTY
6 8 (0.64%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.48%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.40%) Network Security
8 5 (0.40%) VPN
8 5 (0.40%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.32%) AMQP
9 4 (0.32%) DHCP
9 4 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.32%) LAN
9 4 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.32%) SAN
9 4 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.64%) Hadoop
3 42 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 40 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.72%) Big Data
6 34 (2.72%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.76%) Apache Hive
7 22 (1.76%) MySQL
8 20 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.04%) HBase
13 13 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 142 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 140 (11.20%) Jenkins
3 100 (8.00%) Selenium
3 100 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (7.28%) JIRA
5 81 (6.48%) Cucumber
6 65 (5.20%) Maven
7 58 (4.64%) Visual Studio
8 42 (3.36%) TeamCity
9 41 (3.28%) Vagrant
10 35 (2.80%) SpecFlow
11 34 (2.72%) Ant
12 33 (2.64%) WebDriver
13 32 (2.56%) Gradle
14 28 (2.24%) Bitbucket
14 28 (2.24%) JUnit
15 27 (2.16%) Eclipse
16 25 (2.00%) Subversion
17 23 (1.84%) SoapUI
18 16 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 274 (21.92%) Finance
2 103 (8.24%) Marketing
3 101 (8.08%) Banking
4 93 (7.44%) Telecoms
5 88 (7.04%) Electronics
6 87 (6.96%) Manufacturing
7 50 (4.00%) Retail
8 39 (3.12%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.72%) Local Government
11 8 (0.64%) Military
12 5 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 3 (0.24%) Back Office
13 3 (0.24%) Games
13 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Legal
13 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 502 (40.16%) Developer
2 178 (14.24%) Analyst
3 151 (12.08%) Java Developer
4 109 (8.72%) .NET Developer
5 81 (6.48%) Test Analyst
6 76 (6.08%) Project Manager
7 74 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 71 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 63 (5.04%) Architect
10 51 (4.08%) Software Developer
11 41 (3.28%) Tester
12 38 (3.04%) Consultant
12 38 (3.04%) Senior Developer
13 37 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
14 33 (2.64%) ASP.NET Developer
15 32 (2.56%) Software Engineer
16 31 (2.48%) Designer
17 26 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
17 26 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
18 25 (2.00%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (18.72%) HTML
2 228 (18.24%) .NET
3 220 (17.60%) CSS
4 130 (10.40%) AngularJS
5 119 (9.52%) Web Services
6 108 (8.64%) ASP.NET
7 101 (8.08%) Spring
8 86 (6.88%) REST
8 86 (6.88%) XML
9 80 (6.40%) jQuery
10 76 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (5.44%) .NET Framework
12 64 (5.12%) JSON
13 59 (4.72%) RESTful
13 59 (4.72%) SOAP
14 58 (4.64%) HTML5
15 56 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 49 (3.92%) React
17 43 (3.44%) Hibernate
18 41 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.24%) User Experience
2 70 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.08%) PMI
7 17 (1.36%) Cloud Native
7 17 (1.36%) NHS
8 15 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.12%) RIA
10 13 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.64%) iPad
12 8 (0.64%) Linked Data
13 7 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.56%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 118 (9.44%) Linux
2 53 (4.24%) Windows
3 37 (2.96%) Unix
4 34 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.76%) CentOS
7 20 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.80%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.40%) Android
12 4 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Debian
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.080%) AIX
15 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.080%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (28.88%) Scrum
2 248 (19.84%) Test Automation
3 169 (13.52%) Project Management
4 166 (13.28%) MVC
5 141 (11.28%) DevOps
6 131 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (10.16%) TDD
8 122 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 113 (9.04%) BDD
10 110 (8.80%) Programme Management
11 103 (8.24%) PRINCE2
12 98 (7.84%) Software Engineering
13 94 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (6.96%) SDLC
15 86 (6.88%) Digital Marketing
16 80 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
17 77 (6.16%) Test Scripting
18 71 (5.68%) Web Development
19 70 (5.60%) User Stories
20 67 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 298 (23.84%) JavaScript
2 290 (23.20%) Java
3 220 (17.60%) C#
4 195 (15.60%) SQL
5 88 (7.04%) Python
6 55 (4.40%) C
7 53 (4.24%) Ruby
8 51 (4.08%) C++
9 28 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 27 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.84%) PHP
12 17 (1.36%) Perl
13 15 (1.20%) Groovy
13 15 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.88%) Scala
15 10 (0.80%) VB
16 9 (0.72%) Embedded C++
16 9 (0.72%) F#
16 9 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 331 (26.48%) Security Cleared
2 218 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 89 (7.12%) DV Cleared
4 65 (5.20%) Degree
5 64 (5.12%) ISEB
6 47 (3.76%) ISTQB
7 33 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 31 (2.48%) PMI Certification
9 30 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (1.36%) CISSP
11 16 (1.28%) CLAS
12 15 (1.20%) PMP
13 13 (1.04%) CITP
14 12 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
14 12 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.96%) MBCS
15 11 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.80%) HND
16 10 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.00%) QA
2 22 (1.76%) JSP 440
3 21 (1.68%) PMO
4 16 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.32%) HL7
7 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.16%) GPG13
9 2 (0.16%) WCAG
10 1 (0.080%) FINREP
10 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.080%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (5.60%) Docker
2 28 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.52%) VirtualBox
4 17 (1.36%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.64%) vSphere
7 6 (0.48%) Xen
8 5 (0.40%) HDFS
8 5 (0.40%) vCloud
9 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.24%) Firmware
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.16%) KVM
10 2 (0.16%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.080%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.080%) LXC
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.080%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 47 (3.76%) Ansible
2 30 (2.40%) Puppet
3 19 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.04%) vRealize
5 12 (0.96%) Terraform
6 7 (0.56%) Oozie
7 5 (0.40%) Rancher
8 4 (0.32%) Kibana
8 4 (0.32%) logstash
9 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.16%) Salt
10 2 (0.16%) SCCM
10 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.080%) Consul
11 1 (0.080%) Grafana
11 1 (0.080%) Graphite
Vendors
1 131 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.56%) Oracle
3 92 (7.36%) SAP
4 43 (3.44%) VMware
5 35 (2.80%) Red Hat
6 27 (2.16%) Google
7 23 (1.84%) Sencha
8 21 (1.68%) Cloudera
9 20 (1.60%) HP
10 18 (1.44%) hybris
11 17 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.04%) IBM
13 12 (0.96%) ATG
14 11 (0.88%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.80%) ESRI
16 9 (0.72%) Adobe
17 7 (0.56%) Cisco
18 6 (0.48%) Informatica
18 6 (0.48%) Software AG
18 6 (0.48%) Teradata
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