Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 2019 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
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 986 1,109 1,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.18% 22.00% 24.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.99% 25.75% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 736 838
East of England median daily rate £475 £478 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +6.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £348 £338 £306
90th Percentile £605 £594 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £40.40 £25.80 £35.20
90th Percentile £56.60 £61.25 £46.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% -0.58%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,653 4,306 4,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.87% 85.42% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 2,461 2,403
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £240
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 253 267
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.22 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £24.96 £21.33 £23.14
% change year-on-year +17.03% -7.84% +0.61%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +1 311 £464 +0.27% 105
Cambridgeshire 0 276 £450 +4.05% 182
Essex 0 235 £475 -9.52% 33
Bedfordshire 0 63 £485 -3.00% 36
Suffolk +1 61 £413 -2.94% 29
Norfolk -4 39 £513 +5.40% 14
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 318 (32.25%) Scrum
2 317 (32.15%) Java
3 239 (24.24%) TDD
4 189 (19.17%) Git (software)
5 186 (18.86%) JIRA
6 185 (18.76%) DevOps
7 174 (17.65%) AWS
7 174 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 172 (17.44%) Finance
9 156 (15.82%) Oracle
9 156 (15.82%) Linux
10 135 (13.69%) Web Services
11 129 (13.08%) C#
12 128 (12.98%) .NET
12 128 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
13 122 (12.37%) BDD
14 120 (12.17%) Jenkins
15 114 (11.56%) Test Automation
16 113 (11.46%) Software Engineering
17 112 (11.36%) Python
18 110 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
19 107 (10.85%) HTML
20 106 (10.75%) CSS
20 106 (10.75%) Security Cleared
21 105 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
22 104 (10.55%) SQL
22 104 (10.55%) Project Management
23 99 (10.04%) E-Commerce
24 97 (9.84%) MySQL
25 95 (9.63%) Microservices

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 72 (7.30%) Confluence
2 50 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (4.67%) Mule
4 44 (4.46%) Oracle Service Bus
4 44 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 31 (3.14%) CMS
6 29 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.33%) Apache
7 23 (2.33%) Apache Spark
8 22 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.22%) IIS
11 10 (1.01%) JBoss
12 9 (0.91%) SAS
13 8 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.41%) CoreMedia CMS
16 4 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.61%) Sketch
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 35 (3.55%) Magento
2 4 (0.41%) Fredhopper
2 4 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.20%) Actimize
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 174 (17.65%) AWS
2 86 (8.72%) Azure
3 33 (3.35%) Power Platform
3 33 (3.35%) Serverless
4 27 (2.74%) Amazon S3
5 24 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (2.43%) GCP
6 21 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
6 21 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
8 18 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 14 (1.42%) Office 365
10 13 (1.32%) GitHub
11 11 (1.12%) PaaS
12 9 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
13 7 (0.71%) IaaS
13 7 (0.71%) SaaS
14 6 (0.61%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.23%) Ethernet
3 9 (0.91%) WAN
4 8 (0.81%) Internet
4 8 (0.81%) Wireless
5 7 (0.71%) LAN
6 6 (0.61%) DHCP
6 6 (0.61%) Firewall
7 5 (0.51%) HTTP
7 5 (0.51%) Skype
8 4 (0.41%) 4G
9 3 (0.30%) Broadband
9 3 (0.30%) SSL
9 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.20%) MPLS
10 2 (0.20%) NFC
10 2 (0.20%) RS-232
10 2 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.84%) MySQL
2 61 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 57 (5.78%) Oracle Database
4 31 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (3.04%) Power BI
6 28 (2.84%) Big Data
6 28 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 26 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
7 26 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.72%) Apache Hive
9 15 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.91%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.71%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 189 (19.17%) Git (software)
2 186 (18.86%) JIRA
3 120 (12.17%) Jenkins
4 51 (5.17%) Selenium
5 50 (5.07%) JUnit
6 46 (4.67%) Visual Studio
7 40 (4.06%) SoapUI
8 32 (3.25%) Cucumber
9 25 (2.54%) Eclipse
9 25 (2.54%) Grunt
9 25 (2.54%) Jasmine
9 25 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
9 25 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (2.23%) Bower
11 22 (2.23%) NetBeans
12 20 (2.03%) Maven
12 20 (2.03%) Rational Rhapsody
12 20 (2.03%) Subversion
13 18 (1.83%) WebDriver
General
1 172 (17.44%) Finance
2 75 (7.61%) Retail
3 68 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 56 (5.68%) Telecoms
5 53 (5.38%) Manufacturing
5 53 (5.38%) Marketing
6 51 (5.17%) Games
7 48 (4.87%) Electronics
8 26 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (2.33%) Military
10 22 (2.23%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.12%) Banking
12 7 (0.71%) Law
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
15 3 (0.30%) Back Office
16 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.10%) Advertising
17 1 (0.10%) Automotive
17 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (33.98%) Developer
2 115 (11.66%) Java Developer
3 102 (10.34%) Analyst
4 81 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 78 (7.91%) Senior Developer
6 70 (7.10%) Architect
7 60 (6.09%) Business Analyst
8 52 (5.27%) Software Engineer
9 50 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 48 (4.87%) Senior Java Developer
11 47 (4.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 40 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (3.35%) C# Developer
14 30 (3.04%) .NET Developer
14 30 (3.04%) Data Engineer
15 29 (2.94%) Python Developer
16 27 (2.74%) Data Analyst
16 27 (2.74%) Tester
17 26 (2.64%) Scrum Master
18 24 (2.43%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.69%) Web Services
2 128 (12.98%) .NET
3 107 (10.85%) HTML
4 106 (10.75%) CSS
5 85 (8.62%) SOAP
6 79 (8.01%) Spring
7 75 (7.61%) RESTful
8 74 (7.51%) AngularJS
9 68 (6.90%) React
10 65 (6.59%) Node.js
11 63 (6.39%) jQuery
12 59 (5.98%) Middleware
13 51 (5.17%) Spring Boot
14 47 (4.77%) Apache Camel
15 46 (4.67%) ASP.NET
16 43 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (4.16%) JSON
18 39 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 36 (3.65%) REST
19 36 (3.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.30%) User Experience
2 65 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 46 (4.67%) Algorithms
5 29 (2.94%) W3C
6 22 (2.23%) Data Structures
6 22 (2.23%) Vector Graphics
7 16 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.32%) Life Science
11 12 (1.22%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.01%) PKI
13 7 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.71%) Wiki
14 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (15.82%) Linux
2 79 (8.01%) Windows
3 74 (7.51%) Unix
4 40 (4.06%) CentOS
5 32 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.03%) Android
7 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.30%) AIX
12 3 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (32.25%) Scrum
2 239 (24.24%) TDD
3 185 (18.76%) DevOps
4 128 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (12.37%) BDD
6 114 (11.56%) Test Automation
7 113 (11.46%) Software Engineering
8 110 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
9 105 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
10 104 (10.55%) Project Management
11 99 (10.04%) E-Commerce
12 95 (9.63%) Microservices
13 90 (9.13%) SOA
14 84 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 83 (8.42%) Analytics
16 72 (7.30%) Kanban
16 72 (7.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 70 (7.10%) Project Delivery
17 70 (7.10%) Waterfall
18 66 (6.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 317 (32.15%) Java
2 174 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 129 (13.08%) C#
4 112 (11.36%) Python
5 104 (10.55%) SQL
6 83 (8.42%) C++
7 69 (7.00%) C
8 55 (5.58%) Java 8
9 35 (3.55%) Ruby
10 32 (3.25%) PHP
11 25 (2.54%) Embedded C++
12 23 (2.33%) Embedded C
13 22 (2.23%) GLSL
13 22 (2.23%) HLSL
13 22 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.72%) Perl
15 16 (1.62%) R
16 14 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.22%) Groovy
17 12 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 106 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.42%) Degree
3 76 (7.71%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.32%) ISEB
6 13 (1.32%) OCPJP
6 13 (1.32%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.32%) Sun Certification
7 12 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.12%) PMP
9 7 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.30%) CCNA
12 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.56%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.51%) PMO
2 5 (0.51%) SLA
3 4 (0.41%) GxP
4 3 (0.30%) GDPR
4 3 (0.30%) IEC 62304
4 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) P3O
6 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 66 (6.69%) Docker
2 14 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.30%) Ceph
5 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) HDFS
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (7.10%) Ansible
2 50 (5.07%) Terraform
3 31 (3.14%) Kubernetes
4 23 (2.33%) Puppet
5 15 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.51%) WSUS
8 4 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.41%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.30%) Grafana
9 3 (0.30%) Packer
9 3 (0.30%) Salt
9 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.20%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.10%) Kibana
11 1 (0.10%) Nessus
11 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 156 (15.82%) Oracle
2 72 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.00%) SAP
4 60 (6.09%) Red Hat
5 52 (5.27%) IBM
6 49 (4.97%) WSO2
7 38 (3.85%) Talend
8 26 (2.64%) Sitecore
9 22 (2.23%) hybris
10 19 (1.93%) VMware
11 17 (1.72%) Google
12 13 (1.32%) Sun
13 12 (1.22%) Adobe
14 11 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.01%) Informatica
16 9 (0.91%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.91%) Citrix
17 8 (0.81%) Tableau
18 7 (0.71%) Cisco