The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 June 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 / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 535 499 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.25% 20.01% 14.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.59% 24.99% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 322 263
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £39.63 £35.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -6.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.05 £30.65 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £43.58 £70.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Essex +5 195 £500 +60.00% 23
Cambridgeshire -1 111 £400 +6.66% 106
Hertfordshire -1 93 £450 +5.88% 52
Bedfordshire -1 63 £450 -10.00% 15
Norfolk 0 44 £450 - 10
East Anglia +4 14 £450 +0.55%
Suffolk -9 12 £325 -30.66% 11
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 411 (39.41%) TDD
2 323 (30.97%) Scrum
3 280 (26.85%) Java
4 205 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
5 199 (19.08%) SOA
6 195 (18.70%) Finance
7 192 (18.41%) DevOps
8 186 (17.83%) Test Automation
9 173 (16.59%) Oracle
10 167 (16.01%) Git (software)
11 162 (15.53%) XML
12 159 (15.24%) JavaScript
13 151 (14.48%) SQL
14 148 (14.19%) Linux
15 147 (14.09%) .NET
16 146 (14.00%) Middleware
17 142 (13.61%) C#
18 141 (13.52%) E-Commerce
18 141 (13.52%) Jenkins
19 132 (12.66%) BDD
20 130 (12.46%) User Stories
21 126 (12.08%) HTML
21 126 (12.08%) Kanban
22 122 (11.70%) JIRA
23 121 (11.60%) CSS
24 117 (11.22%) JSON
25 113 (10.83%) Mentoring
26 101 (9.68%) Web Services
27 100 (9.59%) Coaching
28 99 (9.49%) Waterfall

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 80 (7.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 60 (5.75%) Confluence
3 58 (5.56%) JBoss
4 54 (5.18%) Apache
5 48 (4.60%) WebLogic
6 38 (3.64%) Mule
7 36 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
8 35 (3.36%) CMS
9 20 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (1.34%) SharePoint
13 11 (1.05%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.86%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.77%) Apache Solr
16 8 (0.77%) IIS
17 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
18 6 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) MS Visio
1 15 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.19%) Snagit
8 2 (0.19%) UXPin
9 1 (0.096%) InDesign
9 1 (0.096%) InVision
Business Applications
1 62 (5.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.96%) SDL Web 8
3 8 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.48%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.38%) Magento
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.38%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.19%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.19%) Unica
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.97%) IaaS
4 27 (2.59%) PaaS
5 17 (1.63%) Office 365
6 13 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.67%) SaaS
8 7 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.48%) Boomi
10 5 (0.48%) GitHub
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.19%) G Suite
12 2 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 76 (7.29%) HTTP
2 58 (5.56%) SSL
2 58 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.73%) DNS
3 18 (1.73%) Internet
4 15 (1.44%) LDAP
5 11 (1.05%) WAN
6 10 (0.96%) Skype
7 8 (0.77%) Intranet
8 6 (0.58%) LAN
9 4 (0.38%) Firewall
9 4 (0.38%) SMS
9 4 (0.38%) Wireless
10 3 (0.29%) MQTT
10 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.29%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.19%) IMAP
11 2 (0.19%) SMTP
11 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.25%) Relational Database
2 81 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 49 (4.70%) MySQL
4 33 (3.16%) Big Data
5 32 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 19 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.53%) Hadoop
7 16 (1.53%) MariaDB
7 16 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.34%) Ingres
9 14 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.96%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 167 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 141 (13.52%) Jenkins
3 122 (11.70%) JIRA
4 79 (7.57%) Maven
5 70 (6.71%) Subversion
6 66 (6.33%) Selenium
7 57 (5.47%) Cucumber
8 51 (4.89%) SoapUI
9 44 (4.22%) JUnit
10 36 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (2.49%) Mockito
12 24 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (2.30%) JMeter
13 19 (1.82%) Appium
13 19 (1.82%) gulp
13 19 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
14 18 (1.73%) Calabash
14 18 (1.73%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.63%) SpecFlow
16 15 (1.44%) Grunt
General
1 195 (18.70%) Finance
2 85 (8.15%) Marketing
3 76 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 72 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 65 (6.23%) Electronics
6 64 (6.14%) Retail
7 18 (1.73%) Law
8 16 (1.53%) Banking
8 16 (1.53%) Legal
9 15 (1.44%) Automotive
10 10 (0.96%) Local Government
10 10 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.77%) Games
12 6 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.38%) Back Office
14 3 (0.29%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.096%) Advertising
16 1 (0.096%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 398 (38.16%) Developer
2 147 (14.09%) Java Developer
3 130 (12.46%) Analyst
4 102 (9.78%) Architect
5 81 (7.77%) Business Analyst
6 72 (6.90%) Agile Developer
7 64 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 58 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 57 (5.47%) Project Manager
10 49 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (4.31%) Tester
12 44 (4.22%) Designer
13 39 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (3.55%) C# Developer
14 37 (3.55%) Node.js Developer
14 37 (3.55%) Scrum Master
15 36 (3.45%) Integration Developer
16 35 (3.36%) Consultant
16 35 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
17 33 (3.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (15.53%) XML
2 147 (14.09%) .NET
3 146 (14.00%) Middleware
4 126 (12.08%) HTML
5 121 (11.60%) CSS
6 117 (11.22%) JSON
7 101 (9.68%) Web Services
8 89 (8.53%) REST
9 86 (8.25%) XSLT
10 84 (8.05%) Spring
11 82 (7.86%) J2EE
12 73 (7.00%) Node.js
13 71 (6.81%) AngularJS
14 68 (6.52%) HTML5
15 64 (6.14%) SOAP
16 63 (6.04%) RESTful
17 62 (5.94%) jQuery
18 47 (4.51%) CSS3
19 44 (4.22%) Hibernate
20 43 (4.12%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.27%) Mobile App
4 50 (4.79%) User Experience
5 39 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 29 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.25%) Animation
13 10 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.86%) Social Media
15 8 (0.77%) DataPower
15 8 (0.77%) N-Tier
16 7 (0.67%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.58%) Graphic Design
18 5 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 148 (14.19%) Linux
2 66 (6.33%) Windows
3 61 (5.85%) Unix
4 38 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 37 (3.55%) Android
5 37 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.07%) Mac OS X
7 16 (1.53%) Solaris
8 13 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.96%) CoreOS
10 10 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.58%) VME
13 4 (0.38%) HPUX
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.29%) AIX
14 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (39.41%) TDD
2 323 (30.97%) Scrum
3 205 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
4 199 (19.08%) SOA
5 192 (18.41%) DevOps
6 186 (17.83%) Test Automation
7 141 (13.52%) E-Commerce
8 132 (12.66%) BDD
9 130 (12.46%) User Stories
10 126 (12.08%) Kanban
11 113 (10.83%) Mentoring
12 100 (9.59%) Coaching
13 99 (9.49%) Waterfall
14 97 (9.30%) Project Management
15 92 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
16 89 (8.53%) MVC
17 84 (8.05%) Configuration Management
17 84 (8.05%) Microservices
17 84 (8.05%) OO
17 84 (8.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 280 (26.85%) Java
2 159 (15.24%) JavaScript
3 151 (14.48%) SQL
4 142 (13.61%) C#
5 60 (5.75%) Python
6 44 (4.22%) XPath
7 33 (3.16%) C
8 32 (3.07%) Groovy
9 30 (2.88%) Perl
10 28 (2.68%) Ruby
11 23 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.01%) C++
13 18 (1.73%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.53%) Scala
15 14 (1.34%) PHP
15 14 (1.34%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.05%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.96%) Clojure
17 10 (0.96%) Go
17 10 (0.96%) Rust
Qualifications
1 44 (4.22%) Degree
2 33 (3.16%) ISEB
3 32 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 18 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.58%) PMP
9 6 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.38%) CISSP
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.29%) CEH
12 3 (0.29%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.94%) QA
2 17 (1.63%) GDPR
3 15 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.44%) PMO
4 13 (1.25%) NIST 800
5 11 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.29%) SLA
8 3 (0.29%) WAI
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.19%) SEPA
9 2 (0.19%) WCAG
10 1 (0.096%) IFRS
10 1 (0.096%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.096%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (5.75%) Docker
2 14 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.29%) Firmware
6 3 (0.29%) HDFS
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.19%) Xen
8 1 (0.096%) KVM
8 1 (0.096%) LXC
8 1 (0.096%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 80 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (5.94%) Puppet
3 39 (3.74%) Ansible
4 7 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.29%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.29%) Terraform
7 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
7 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.096%) Grafana
8 1 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.096%) Mesos
8 1 (0.096%) Oozie
8 1 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 173 (16.59%) Oracle
2 85 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 82 (7.86%) SAP
4 78 (7.48%) WSO2
5 27 (2.59%) Adobe
5 27 (2.59%) IBM
6 15 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 14 (1.34%) Google
7 14 (1.34%) VMware
8 12 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.05%) HP
10 10 (0.96%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.77%) JDA
12 6 (0.58%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.48%) Dell
13 5 (0.48%) Fujitsu
13 5 (0.48%) Omniture
14 4 (0.38%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.38%) Telerik
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