The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 30 March 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
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 16 10 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 47.06% 31.25% 33.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 72.73% 40.00% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 43
Median daily rate £313 £438 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +33.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £558 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

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 Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 22 25 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 64.71% 78.13% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 101
Median daily rate £313 £438 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £530 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 Taunton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Taunton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Taunton over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 35 (72.92%) C#
2 33 (68.75%) .NET
3 31 (64.58%) Scrum
4 26 (54.17%) BDD
5 25 (52.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.25%) SpecFlow
8 14 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
8 14 (29.17%) TDD
8 14 (29.17%) QA
8 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
10 12 (25.00%) Kanban
10 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (25.00%) Gherkin
10 12 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
11 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (20.83%) Java
12 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
13 9 (18.75%) Selenium
13 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
13 9 (18.75%) Hadoop
13 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
14 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
14 8 (16.67%) WPF
15 7 (14.58%) SQL
15 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 5 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.33%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.42%) Apache Hive
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.25%) HBase
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.17%) QGIS
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (31.25%) SpecFlow
3 9 (18.75%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.25%) Sahi
5 3 (6.25%) WATIR
6 2 (4.17%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) NUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.08%) Back Office
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 5 (10.42%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Hadoop Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.17%) Web Applications Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.67%) WPF
5 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) XML
8 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.17%) Apache Camel
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.17%) PostGIS
9 1 (2.08%) CSS
9 1 (2.08%) HTML
9 1 (2.08%) Middleware
9 1 (2.08%) Velocity
9 1 (2.08%) WF
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) CentOS
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Scrum
2 26 (54.17%) BDD
3 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) Test Automation
6 12 (25.00%) Kanban
6 12 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
9 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.50%) MVC
10 6 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 5 (10.42%) Line Management
11 5 (10.42%) Open Source
12 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.33%) System Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) C#
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
1 2 (4.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (6.25%) Oozie
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Cloudera
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