Period
to 18 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 September 2021 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 > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 221 114 455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.82% 21.43% 22.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.35% 25.56% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 69 262
10th Percentile £342 £269 £307
25th Percentile £400 £310 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £358 £400
Median % change year-on-year +22.47% -10.54% -3.03%
75th Percentile £525 £438 £488
90th Percentile £600 £495 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
10th Percentile £17.78 " "
25th Percentile £18.19 " £35.00
Median hourly rate £20.75 - £40.00
75th Percentile £22.69 " £46.00
90th Percentile £22.73 " £46.24
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +10.47%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,086 446 1,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.65% 83.83% 83.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 269 1,011
10th Percentile £210 £249 £228
25th Percentile £320 £313 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £410 £376 £401
Median % change year-on-year +9.19% -6.24% +0.13%
75th Percentile £513 £453 £500
90th Percentile £588 £540 £575
England median daily rate £513 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 26 85
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £10.63
25th Percentile £10.43 £11.21 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.61 £14.97 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -2.40% +4.83% -7.87%
75th Percentile £23.42 £33.70 £21.75
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.08 £46.46
England median hourly rate £24.08 £26.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year -9.13% +15.57% +17.59%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire +5 88 £500 +16.28% 91
Northamptonshire 0 54 £400 +26.98% 29
Leicestershire -4 32 £403 -4.73% 44
Derbyshire -9 23 £475 +5.56% 50
Lincolnshire 0 8 £475 -2.56% 22
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 65 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 62 (28.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 62 (28.05%) Scrum
3 54 (24.43%) Finance
4 44 (19.91%) Project Management
4 44 (19.91%) Azure
5 43 (19.46%) DevOps
6 41 (18.55%) Waterfall
7 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
8 30 (13.57%) SQL
9 28 (12.67%) JavaScript
10 27 (12.22%) Migration
10 27 (12.22%) Project Delivery
10 27 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 25 (11.31%) JIRA
12 25 (11.31%) .NET
12 25 (11.31%) SDLC
13 24 (10.86%) C#
13 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
14 21 (9.50%) Java
14 21 (9.50%) E-Commerce
14 21 (9.50%) Retail
15 20 (9.05%) Banking
15 20 (9.05%) ITIL
16 19 (8.60%) CSS
16 19 (8.60%) AWS
17 18 (8.14%) Business Analysis
17 18 (8.14%) HTML
18 17 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.71%) Confluence
2 6 (2.71%) JBoss
3 5 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.81%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.90%) IIS
6 2 (0.90%) Mule
6 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) InVision
2 2 (0.90%) Marvel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.90%) Sketch
2 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) BASE24
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.91%) Azure
2 19 (8.60%) AWS
3 11 (4.98%) PaaS
4 10 (4.52%) IaaS
5 9 (4.07%) Power Platform
5 9 (4.07%) SaaS
6 6 (2.71%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (2.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 5 (2.26%) Serverless
8 4 (1.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.81%) Azure Pipelines
8 4 (1.81%) GCP
8 4 (1.81%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.36%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.90%) AWS Step Functions
10 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.17%) DNS
2 6 (2.71%) Firewall
3 5 (2.26%) WAN
4 4 (1.81%) DHCP
4 4 (1.81%) MPLS
4 4 (1.81%) PBX
4 4 (1.81%) SD-WAN
4 4 (1.81%) Skype
4 4 (1.81%) VoIP
4 4 (1.81%) VPN
4 4 (1.81%) Wireless
5 3 (1.36%) ATM
6 2 (0.90%) 802.15
6 2 (0.90%) IPv6
6 2 (0.90%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.45%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) IPv4
7 1 (0.45%) LAN
7 1 (0.45%) SMS
7 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.07%) RDBMS
2 9 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.71%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.26%) Big Data
6 5 (2.26%) DB2
6 5 (2.26%) MySQL
6 5 (2.26%) Power BI
7 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.81%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.81%) Spark SQL
8 3 (1.36%) Event Store
8 3 (1.36%) Impala
8 3 (1.36%) Metadata
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (11.31%) JIRA
2 10 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.07%) Selenium
4 5 (2.26%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.81%) REST Assured
6 3 (1.36%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.36%) JUnit
6 3 (1.36%) Postman
6 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.90%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.90%) Gradle
7 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.90%) Maven
7 2 (0.90%) Newman
7 2 (0.90%) NUnit
7 2 (0.90%) Storybook
7 2 (0.90%) Subversion
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 65 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 54 (24.43%) Finance
3 21 (9.50%) Retail
4 20 (9.05%) Banking
5 14 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (3.62%) Aerospace
8 7 (3.17%) Public Sector
9 6 (2.71%) Automotive
10 5 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.36%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.90%) Marketing
13 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.45%) Games
14 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (22.62%) Project Manager
2 36 (16.29%) Developer
3 28 (12.67%) Analyst
4 24 (10.86%) Architect
5 22 (9.95%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.98%) Product Owner
8 10 (4.52%) Designer
9 9 (4.07%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.07%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.07%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (3.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (3.17%) Scrum Master
12 6 (2.71%) Development Manager
12 6 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) UX Designer
13 5 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Architect
13 5 (2.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.31%) .NET
2 19 (8.60%) CSS
3 18 (8.14%) HTML
4 16 (7.24%) .NET Core
5 12 (5.43%) Middleware
6 11 (4.98%) REST
7 8 (3.62%) RESTful
7 8 (3.62%) Web Services
8 7 (3.17%) Node.js
9 6 (2.71%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.71%) jQuery
9 6 (2.71%) React
10 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.81%) SAP Basis
12 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.36%) HTML5
12 3 (1.36%) SOAP
12 3 (1.36%) XML
13 2 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.33%) User Experience
2 13 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.81%) PKI
8 3 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.36%) Tandem
9 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.90%) FMCG
9 2 (0.90%) NHS
9 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.45%) Blog
10 1 (0.45%) CMDB
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.79%) Linux
2 9 (4.07%) Unix
3 7 (3.17%) Windows
4 6 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.81%) AIX
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.05%) Scrum
1 62 (28.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (19.91%) Project Management
3 43 (19.46%) DevOps
4 41 (18.55%) Waterfall
5 27 (12.22%) Migration
5 27 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (12.22%) Project Delivery
6 26 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 25 (11.31%) SDLC
8 24 (10.86%) PRINCE2
9 21 (9.50%) E-Commerce
10 20 (9.05%) ITIL
11 18 (8.14%) Business Analysis
12 17 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (7.24%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.24%) Software Delivery
14 14 (6.33%) BDD
14 14 (6.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 14 (6.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.57%) SQL
2 28 (12.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (10.86%) C#
4 21 (9.50%) Java
5 8 (3.62%) Python
6 5 (2.26%) C++
6 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.26%) TypeScript
7 4 (1.81%) Scala
8 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.36%) Ruby
8 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.90%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) Go
10 1 (0.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) Degree
2 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.36%) ISEB
3 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.36%) PMP
3 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) APMP
4 2 (0.90%) CCNA
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.90%) MCSA
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.98%) Data Quality
1 11 (4.98%) QA
2 6 (2.71%) COBIT
2 6 (2.71%) GDPR
3 4 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.81%) SLA
4 3 (1.36%) PMO
4 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.90%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.90%) GRC
6 1 (0.45%) PSD2
6 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (4.07%) Docker
2 6 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.36%) HDFS
3 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
4 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.81%) Puppet
2 4 (1.81%) Terraform
3 3 (1.36%) Ansible
3 3 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.90%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.90%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.45%) Grafana
5 1 (0.45%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.33%) Oracle
2 14 (6.33%) SAP
3 7 (3.17%) Citrix
4 6 (2.71%) Cisco
4 6 (2.71%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.71%) Software AG
5 5 (2.26%) HP
5 5 (2.26%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.36%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.36%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.36%) Databricks
6 3 (1.36%) Google
6 3 (1.36%) IBM
6 3 (1.36%) Teradata
6 3 (1.36%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Adobe
7 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.90%) Cadence