Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 728 1,034 1,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.55% 23.23% 23.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.68% 27.08% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 683 829
East of England median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £360 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 17
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.17 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +241.82% -68.28% +7.10%
10th Percentile £42.50 £12.55 £36.40
90th Percentile £49.00 £46.45 £46.70
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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 2,950 3,818 4,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.26% 85.76% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 2,249 2,359
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £209 £256 £254
90th Percentile £600 £588 £584
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 183 231
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -39.68% -3.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.25 £49.75
England median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.56% -3.13%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +1 265 £430 -11.57% 105
Cambridgeshire +1 220 £463 +2.78% 173
Essex -1 99 £500 -1.96% 38
Bedfordshire 0 62 £463 -2.63% 31
Suffolk 0 61 £400 +6.67% 23
Norfolk -5 20 £525 +2.44% 16
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 193 (26.51%) Scrum
2 140 (19.23%) DevOps
3 131 (17.99%) AWS
4 130 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 123 (16.90%) JIRA
6 107 (14.70%) C#
7 106 (14.56%) .NET
7 106 (14.56%) Security Cleared
8 105 (14.42%) Java
8 105 (14.42%) Python
9 100 (13.74%) Git (software)
10 99 (13.60%) Finance
10 99 (13.60%) Software Engineering
11 98 (13.46%) SQL
12 87 (11.95%) Test Automation
13 84 (11.54%) Degree
14 83 (11.40%) CSS
14 83 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (10.85%) Linux
16 77 (10.58%) HTML
16 77 (10.58%) SC Cleared
17 76 (10.44%) User Experience
17 76 (10.44%) TDD
18 73 (10.03%) Jenkins
19 71 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
19 71 (9.75%) Microsoft
20 69 (9.48%) Project Management
20 69 (9.48%) Confluence
20 69 (9.48%) Waterfall
21 67 (9.20%) C++

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 69 (9.48%) Confluence
2 22 (3.02%) Apache
3 20 (2.75%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.79%) CMS
7 12 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.24%) IIS
8 9 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.96%) nginx
9 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.82%) SAS
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.55%) JBoss
12 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.27%) Documentum
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (1.65%) Sketch
2 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.55%) InVision
7 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.41%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.14%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 19 (2.61%) Magento
2 7 (0.96%) Shopify
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 131 (17.99%) AWS
2 62 (8.52%) Azure
3 46 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 33 (4.53%) Amazon S3
5 26 (3.57%) Serverless
6 22 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 15 (2.06%) CloudFront
8 13 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (1.79%) GitHub
9 11 (1.51%) Office 365
10 8 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.10%) SaaS
11 7 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) Amazon SageMaker
12 6 (0.82%) AWS Step Functions
12 6 (0.82%) PaaS
13 5 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.43%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.02%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.34%) Internet
4 16 (2.20%) HTTP
5 13 (1.79%) Firewall
5 13 (1.79%) IPv4
5 13 (1.79%) IPv6
6 10 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.10%) Broadband
7 8 (1.10%) UPnP
7 8 (1.10%) Wireless
7 8 (1.10%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.96%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.82%) 802.11
9 6 (0.82%) DOCSIS
9 6 (0.82%) DSL
9 6 (0.82%) Telnet
9 6 (0.82%) WAN
9 6 (0.82%) WLAN
9 6 (0.82%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.18%) Power BI
3 33 (4.53%) Amazon Redshift
4 30 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.71%) Big Data
6 26 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.75%) MySQL
8 18 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.92%) OLAP
10 14 (1.92%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.37%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
13 8 (1.10%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
15 6 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
15 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 123 (16.90%) JIRA
2 100 (13.74%) Git (software)
3 73 (10.03%) Jenkins
4 30 (4.12%) Rational Rhapsody
5 29 (3.98%) Selenium
6 19 (2.61%) Bitbucket
6 19 (2.61%) Jasmine
7 15 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.92%) Grunt
8 14 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
8 14 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.79%) GitLab
10 12 (1.65%) Zephyr
11 11 (1.51%) NetBeans
11 11 (1.51%) SoapUI
11 11 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.37%) Subversion
13 9 (1.24%) Maven
General
1 99 (13.60%) Finance
2 50 (6.87%) Retail
3 32 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 21 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.75%) Games
6 19 (2.61%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.47%) Marketing
8 11 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.51%) Military
9 10 (1.37%) Back Office
9 10 (1.37%) Law
10 9 (1.24%) Electronics
11 6 (0.82%) Advertising
12 4 (0.55%) Legal
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 211 (28.98%) Developer
2 87 (11.95%) Analyst
3 53 (7.28%) Architect
4 50 (6.87%) Project Manager
4 50 (6.87%) Software Engineer
5 46 (6.32%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (5.08%) .NET Developer
8 33 (4.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 32 (4.40%) C++ Software Engineer
10 29 (3.98%) Data Engineer
11 28 (3.85%) C# Developer
12 27 (3.71%) C Software Engineer
12 27 (3.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 21 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
14 20 (2.75%) React Developer
15 19 (2.61%) Java Developer
16 17 (2.34%) Consultant
16 17 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (2.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.56%) .NET
2 83 (11.40%) CSS
3 77 (10.58%) HTML
4 57 (7.83%) Web Services
5 56 (7.69%) Node.js
6 54 (7.42%) AngularJS
7 53 (7.28%) React
8 43 (5.91%) jQuery
9 39 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 30 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (3.98%) JSON
12 25 (3.43%) ASP.NET
13 24 (3.30%) HTML5
14 23 (3.16%) Sass
15 22 (3.02%) CSS3
16 21 (2.88%) REST
17 20 (2.75%) XML
18 19 (2.61%) SOAP
19 18 (2.47%) RESTful
20 17 (2.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.44%) User Experience
2 59 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 17 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.06%) W3C
7 13 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.24%) Vector Graphics
11 7 (0.96%) ASIC
11 7 (0.96%) PKI
12 6 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.82%) IPTV
12 6 (0.82%) Life Science
13 5 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.69%) Social Media
14 4 (0.55%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.85%) Linux
2 41 (5.63%) Windows
3 19 (2.61%) Unix
4 15 (2.06%) Android
5 14 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.82%) CentOS
10 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.55%) Debian
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (26.51%) Scrum
2 140 (19.23%) DevOps
3 99 (13.60%) Software Engineering
4 87 (11.95%) Test Automation
5 83 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (10.44%) TDD
7 71 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (9.48%) Project Management
8 69 (9.48%) Waterfall
9 62 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (8.24%) Kanban
11 59 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (8.10%) Visualisation
12 52 (7.14%) User Stories
13 49 (6.73%) Unit Testing
14 47 (6.46%) Analytics
14 47 (6.46%) MVC
15 45 (6.18%) ETL
16 43 (5.91%) E-Commerce
16 43 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 107 (14.70%) C#
3 105 (14.42%) Java
3 105 (14.42%) Python
4 98 (13.46%) SQL
5 67 (9.20%) C++
6 65 (8.93%) C
7 41 (5.63%) Embedded C++
8 36 (4.95%) Embedded C
9 32 (4.40%) Ruby
10 25 (3.43%) PHP
11 15 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.79%) Perl
13 13 (1.79%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.51%) GLSL
14 11 (1.51%) HLSL
15 8 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 106 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 84 (11.54%) Degree
3 77 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.34%) CISSP
6 15 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.37%) PMP
8 8 (1.10%) ISEB
9 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.55%) IIBA
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.41%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.27%) CCNA
12 2 (0.27%) CISA
12 2 (0.27%) CISM
12 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.27%) SANS
13 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.75%) QA
2 9 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.10%) JTAG
3 8 (1.10%) NCSC
4 7 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.82%) PMO
6 5 (0.69%) GxP
7 4 (0.55%) SLA
8 3 (0.41%) NIST
8 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.27%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) GDPR
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (5.77%) Docker
2 12 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.82%) Firmware
5 4 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) Ceph
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) LXC
7 1 (0.14%) NFS
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (5.63%) Ansible
2 26 (3.57%) Terraform
3 24 (3.30%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.61%) Puppet
5 8 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.10%) Kibana
6 7 (0.96%) logstash
6 7 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.82%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.55%) Packer
10 3 (0.41%) WSUS
11 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.27%) Grafana
11 2 (0.27%) Mesos
11 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.14%) Nagios
12 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 71 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.77%) Oracle
3 24 (3.30%) SAP
4 22 (3.02%) IBM
5 21 (2.88%) Tableau
6 14 (1.92%) Cognos
7 13 (1.79%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.65%) Adobe
8 12 (1.65%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.24%) Talend
10 8 (1.10%) Cisco
10 8 (1.10%) HP
10 8 (1.10%) hybris
10 8 (1.10%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.10%) VMware
11 7 (0.96%) Ariba
11 7 (0.96%) Citrix
11 7 (0.96%) Google
11 7 (0.96%) Informatica
11 7 (0.96%) MicroStrategy