Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 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 of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 521 237 897
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 20.80% 19.17% 22.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.99% 22.70% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 163 566
10th Percentile £325 £313 £350
25th Percentile £406 £396 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% -3.59%
75th Percentile £558 £538 £540
90th Percentile £625 £605 £616
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 13
10th Percentile £26.63 £33.35 £41.25
25th Percentile £40.25 £38.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £49.00 £46.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.38% +1.09% +98.94%
75th Percentile £59.77 £61.13 £49.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £69.45 "
England median hourly rate £56.50 £42.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +34.52% -11.58% +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 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 2,085 1,044 3,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.23% 84.47% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 636 2,073
10th Percentile £170 £238 £250
25th Percentile £313 £313 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £435 £440
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.14% +0.57%
75th Percentile £541 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £612
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 79 191
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.87 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.85 £15.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £33.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -52.24% +91.43% -
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £49.55 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.01 £25.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +12.58% +12.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the East of England

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

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

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the East of England

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 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
Hertfordshire +5 204 £475 -5.00% 133
Essex 0 146 £500 - 34
Cambridgeshire -5 93 £500 +11.11% 129
Suffolk +3 34 £375 -11.82% 11
Bedfordshire +1 32 £550 +37.50% 13
Norfolk 0 15 £533 +18.33% 11
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 of England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 160 (30.71%) Scrum
2 158 (30.33%) Social Skills
3 151 (28.98%) Java
4 142 (27.26%) Software Engineering
5 102 (19.58%) JIRA
6 94 (18.04%) Git (software)
7 92 (17.66%) Security Cleared
8 90 (17.27%) DevOps
9 89 (17.08%) Microservices
10 86 (16.51%) TDD
10 86 (16.51%) C#
10 86 (16.51%) Oracle
11 83 (15.93%) SC Cleared
11 83 (15.93%) AWS
12 82 (15.74%) Azure
12 82 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (15.55%) Confluence
14 80 (15.36%) Spring
15 78 (14.97%) C++
16 71 (13.63%) JavaScript
17 70 (13.44%) .NET
17 70 (13.44%) Linux
18 66 (12.67%) Microsoft
18 66 (12.67%) Spring Boot
19 65 (12.48%) SQL
20 63 (12.09%) Test Automation
21 61 (11.71%) User Stories
22 60 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
22 60 (11.52%) Degree
23 56 (10.75%) Finance

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 81 (15.55%) Confluence
2 10 (1.92%) IBM Domino
3 7 (1.34%) IIS
4 6 (1.15%) JBoss
4 6 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.96%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) CMS
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.19%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.15%) Sketch
6 4 (0.77%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.38%) Marvel
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.19%) Figma
9 1 (0.19%) InVision
9 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) Simulink
9 1 (0.19%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.73%) Magento
3 7 (1.34%) Shopify
4 5 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.58%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 83 (15.93%) AWS
2 82 (15.74%) Azure
3 27 (5.18%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (2.11%) GCP
5 9 (1.73%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.73%) SaaS
6 8 (1.54%) GitHub
6 8 (1.54%) Serverless
7 7 (1.34%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (1.15%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (1.15%) PaaS
9 5 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.96%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.07%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.15%) Multicast
3 6 (1.15%) WAN
4 5 (0.96%) DNS
4 5 (0.96%) Firewall
4 5 (0.96%) HTTP
4 5 (0.96%) IPv4
4 5 (0.96%) LAN
4 5 (0.96%) Modbus
4 5 (0.96%) RS-422
4 5 (0.96%) RS-485
5 4 (0.77%) DECT
5 4 (0.77%) IPv6
5 4 (0.77%) PPP
5 4 (0.77%) UPnP
5 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.58%) Broadband
6 3 (0.58%) MPLS
6 3 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.79%) MySQL
2 45 (8.64%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 27 (5.18%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.92%) Big Data
7 10 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.54%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.34%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.34%) Power BI
11 6 (1.15%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.77%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 102 (19.58%) JIRA
2 94 (18.04%) Git (software)
3 43 (8.25%) Jenkins
4 40 (7.68%) Visual Studio
5 21 (4.03%) Checkstyle
6 20 (3.84%) GitLab
7 19 (3.65%) Eclipse
8 18 (3.45%) JMeter
9 17 (3.26%) Selenium
10 16 (3.07%) NetBeans
10 16 (3.07%) Rational Rhapsody
11 14 (2.69%) Cucumber
12 12 (2.30%) Maven
12 12 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (1.92%) CppUnit
13 10 (1.92%) PVCS
13 10 (1.92%) SonarQube
14 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.54%) Cypress.io
16 7 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 158 (30.33%) Social Skills
2 56 (10.75%) Finance
3 55 (10.56%) Retail
4 42 (8.06%) Public Sector
5 41 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (5.37%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (4.80%) Aerospace
8 22 (4.22%) Documentation Skills
9 16 (3.07%) Military
10 14 (2.69%) Electronics
11 12 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (2.30%) Marketing
12 11 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
12 11 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.73%) Automotive
13 9 (1.73%) Manufacturing
14 7 (1.34%) Law
15 6 (1.15%) Banking
15 6 (1.15%) Local Government
15 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 140 (26.87%) Developer
2 58 (11.13%) Analyst
3 57 (10.94%) Software Engineer
4 53 (10.17%) Java Developer
5 45 (8.64%) Business Analyst
6 39 (7.49%) Architect
6 39 (7.49%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.95%) Consultant
8 30 (5.76%) C# Developer
9 28 (5.37%) C Software Engineer
9 28 (5.37%) Embedded Engineer
10 27 (5.18%) Embedded C Engineer
11 25 (4.80%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 25 (4.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 24 (4.61%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.41%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (4.03%) Software Developer
15 19 (3.65%) .NET Developer
15 19 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.36%) Spring
2 70 (13.44%) .NET
3 66 (12.67%) Spring Boot
4 42 (8.06%) XML
5 41 (7.87%) Node.js
6 39 (7.49%) CSS
7 38 (7.29%) HTML
7 38 (7.29%) Web Services
8 34 (6.53%) React
9 29 (5.57%) J2SE
10 28 (5.37%) JSON
11 27 (5.18%) REST
12 26 (4.99%) MFC
13 21 (4.03%) HTML5
14 17 (3.26%) AngularJS
14 17 (3.26%) RESTful
14 17 (3.26%) SOAP
15 16 (3.07%) ActiveX
15 16 (3.07%) DirectX
15 16 (3.07%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.72%) User Experience
2 27 (5.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.88%) NHS
5 13 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.30%) Life Science
7 11 (2.11%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
10 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.15%) W3C
13 5 (0.96%) CMDB
13 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
15 3 (0.58%) 3D Printing
15 3 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.44%) Linux
2 51 (9.79%) Windows
3 25 (4.80%) Unix
4 13 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.54%) Android
6 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.96%) OpenWrt
8 3 (0.58%) Solaris
8 3 (0.58%) VMS
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (30.71%) Scrum
2 142 (27.26%) Software Engineering
3 90 (17.27%) DevOps
4 89 (17.08%) Microservices
5 86 (16.51%) TDD
6 82 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (12.09%) Test Automation
8 61 (11.71%) User Stories
9 60 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
10 55 (10.56%) BDD
10 55 (10.56%) Project Management
11 51 (9.79%) Unit Testing
12 47 (9.02%) Validation
13 45 (8.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 40 (7.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (6.91%) Waterfall
17 34 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (6.53%) PRINCE2
17 34 (6.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 151 (28.98%) Java
2 86 (16.51%) C#
3 78 (14.97%) C++
4 71 (13.63%) JavaScript
5 65 (12.48%) SQL
6 54 (10.36%) Python
7 45 (8.64%) Java 8
8 42 (8.06%) C
9 40 (7.68%) Java 11
10 24 (4.61%) Embedded C
11 17 (3.26%) Bash Shell
12 16 (3.07%) GLSL
12 16 (3.07%) HLSL
12 16 (3.07%) Scala
12 16 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.30%) Embedded C++
14 11 (2.11%) PHP
14 11 (2.11%) VBA
15 10 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 83 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 60 (11.52%) Degree
4 23 (4.41%) OCPJP
4 23 (4.41%) Sun Certification
5 18 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.92%) ISEB
8 9 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.34%) PMP
11 4 (0.77%) CAPM
11 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.58%) PhD
13 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.22%) QA
2 16 (3.07%) Accessibility
3 7 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.34%) SLA
4 5 (0.96%) PMO
5 4 (0.77%) JTAG
6 3 (0.58%) GDPR
6 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.38%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (7.49%) Docker
2 14 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.96%) Firmware
5 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 2 (0.38%) Postfix
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (5.37%) Ansible
2 24 (4.61%) Kubernetes
3 21 (4.03%) Terraform
4 8 (1.54%) Data Guard
4 8 (1.54%) Puppet
5 6 (1.15%) Kibana
6 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.58%) Avamar
7 3 (0.58%) Grafana
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.58%) Packer
7 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.38%) SCCM
9 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.19%) Rancher
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (16.51%) Oracle
2 66 (12.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.41%) Sun
4 18 (3.45%) SAP
4 18 (3.45%) VMware
5 17 (3.26%) hybris
6 15 (2.88%) ServiceNow
7 12 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.30%) IBM
7 12 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.92%) Xerox
9 9 (1.73%) Adobe
10 8 (1.54%) Google
11 6 (1.15%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.15%) Splunk
11 6 (1.15%) WSO2
12 5 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.96%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.96%) Informatica
13 4 (0.77%) webMethods