Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1258 884 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.60% 18.14% 15.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.78% 22.28% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 591 593
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £308 £275 £278
90th Percentile £579 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 41
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.93%
10th Percentile £35.30 £31.54 £31.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%

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 4224 3967 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.60% 81.41% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 2297 2755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 312 392
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Essex +3 369 £513 +22.39% 19
Cambridgeshire 0 324 £373 -6.75% 58
Hertfordshire -1 271 £388 -11.43% 73
Bedfordshire 0 148 £450 -5.26% 19
Norfolk +5 117 £463 +2.78% 27
Suffolk -3 39 £450 +8.43% 10
East Anglia +1 10 £450 -18.18%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 467 (37.12%) TDD
2 370 (29.41%) Scrum
3 343 (27.27%) Finance
4 285 (22.66%) SOA
5 276 (21.94%) Java
6 234 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
7 219 (17.41%) Middleware
8 203 (16.14%) Oracle
9 197 (15.66%) .NET
10 195 (15.50%) XML
11 191 (15.18%) JIRA
12 184 (14.63%) SQL
13 183 (14.55%) C#
14 177 (14.07%) JavaScript
15 173 (13.75%) Web Services
16 170 (13.51%) JSON
17 168 (13.35%) Git (software)
17 168 (13.35%) DevOps
18 161 (12.80%) E-Commerce
19 159 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
19 159 (12.64%) Test Automation
20 155 (12.32%) User Stories
21 152 (12.08%) Telecoms
22 151 (12.00%) Jenkins
23 148 (11.76%) Maven
24 146 (11.61%) Marketing
25 140 (11.13%) Kanban
26 131 (10.41%) SAP
27 130 (10.33%) Linux
27 130 (10.33%) BDD

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
1 108 (8.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 101 (8.03%) Confluence
3 98 (7.79%) Mule
4 76 (6.04%) Oracle Service Bus
5 54 (4.29%) JBoss
6 45 (3.58%) Apache
7 43 (3.42%) Tomcat
8 33 (2.62%) WebLogic
9 28 (2.23%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.83%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.75%) SharePoint
12 21 (1.67%) CMS
13 15 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.72%) IIS
15 8 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.56%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.56%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.40%) Mule ESB
17 5 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.40%) HipChat
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (0.56%) SDL Web 8
4 4 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.24%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
6 2 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.16%) Unica
7 1 (0.079%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.079%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 120 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.75%) SaaS
4 18 (1.43%) PaaS
5 15 (1.19%) GitHub
6 13 (1.03%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.72%) npm
9 8 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.48%) IaaS
12 5 (0.40%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.40%) Office 365
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.24%) Route 53
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.37%) HTTP
2 41 (3.26%) SSL
2 41 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.91%) Wireless
4 22 (1.75%) Internet
5 15 (1.19%) Bluetooth
6 13 (1.03%) LAN
7 11 (0.87%) WAN
8 9 (0.72%) MQTT
8 9 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.64%) DNS
9 8 (0.64%) LDAP
10 7 (0.56%) 3GPP
10 7 (0.56%) LTE
11 5 (0.40%) AMQP
11 5 (0.40%) ATM
11 5 (0.40%) Firewall
12 4 (0.32%) NAS
12 4 (0.32%) NGN
12 4 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.84%) Relational Database
3 56 (4.45%) MySQL
4 54 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.54%) Big Data
7 32 (2.54%) Oracle Database
8 30 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 26 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.67%) Redis
12 20 (1.59%) DB2
13 15 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.95%) Ingres
15 11 (0.87%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 191 (15.18%) JIRA
2 168 (13.35%) Git (software)
3 151 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 148 (11.76%) Maven
5 65 (5.17%) Subversion
6 61 (4.85%) SoapUI
7 60 (4.77%) Selenium
8 52 (4.13%) Cucumber
9 50 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (3.90%) JUnit
11 33 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 33 (2.62%) TeamCity
12 31 (2.46%) WebDriver
13 28 (2.23%) JIRA Agile
14 27 (2.15%) Gradle
15 25 (1.99%) JMeter
16 24 (1.91%) Bitbucket
17 21 (1.67%) Visual Studio
18 17 (1.35%) Jasmine
18 17 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 343 (27.27%) Finance
2 152 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 146 (11.61%) Marketing
4 129 (10.25%) Manufacturing
5 119 (9.46%) Electronics
6 86 (6.84%) Retail
7 22 (1.75%) Law
8 20 (1.59%) Banking
9 16 (1.27%) Legal
10 15 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.03%) Automotive
12 11 (0.87%) Games
13 9 (0.72%) Advertising
14 8 (0.64%) Back Office
15 7 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.56%) Local Government
16 6 (0.48%) Publishing
17 3 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.24%) French Language
18 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 472 (37.52%) Developer
2 175 (13.91%) Analyst
3 147 (11.69%) Architect
4 120 (9.54%) Business Analyst
5 98 (7.79%) Java Developer
6 97 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 96 (7.63%) Agile Developer
8 84 (6.68%) .NET Developer
8 84 (6.68%) Project Manager
9 78 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
10 76 (6.04%) C# Developer
11 71 (5.64%) Integration Developer
12 61 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 61 (4.85%) Tester
13 59 (4.69%) SOA Developer
14 57 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 57 (4.53%) Scrum Master
15 40 (3.18%) SQL Developer
16 39 (3.10%) Consultant
16 39 (3.10%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (17.41%) Middleware
2 197 (15.66%) .NET
3 195 (15.50%) XML
4 173 (13.75%) Web Services
5 170 (13.51%) JSON
6 124 (9.86%) SOAP
7 121 (9.62%) XSLT
8 118 (9.38%) REST
9 112 (8.90%) CSS
10 108 (8.59%) HTML
11 106 (8.43%) RESTful
11 106 (8.43%) Spring
12 96 (7.63%) Node.js
13 86 (6.84%) Apache Camel
14 83 (6.60%) AngularJS
15 77 (6.12%) Swagger
16 75 (5.96%) WireMock
17 67 (5.33%) HTML5
18 65 (5.17%) J2EE
19 56 (4.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
2 68 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.07%) User Experience
8 23 (1.83%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (1.11%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.95%) RIA
13 8 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.64%) Fintech
14 7 (0.56%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.56%) VHDL
15 6 (0.48%) Device Driver
15 6 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 130 (10.33%) Linux
2 65 (5.17%) Unix
3 38 (3.02%) Windows
4 36 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (2.07%) Mac OS X
6 23 (1.83%) Solaris
7 20 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.43%) Android
9 10 (0.79%) AIX
10 9 (0.72%) HPUX
11 6 (0.48%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.079%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.079%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (37.12%) TDD
2 370 (29.41%) Scrum
3 285 (22.66%) SOA
4 234 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 168 (13.35%) DevOps
6 161 (12.80%) E-Commerce
7 159 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
7 159 (12.64%) Test Automation
8 155 (12.32%) User Stories
9 140 (11.13%) Kanban
10 130 (10.33%) BDD
11 126 (10.02%) Digital Marketing
12 125 (9.94%) Programme Management
13 109 (8.66%) Mentoring
14 104 (8.27%) Coaching
14 104 (8.27%) SDLC
15 101 (8.03%) Microservices
16 95 (7.55%) Waterfall
17 91 (7.23%) Configuration Management
18 89 (7.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (21.94%) Java
2 184 (14.63%) SQL
3 183 (14.55%) C#
4 177 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 84 (6.68%) Python
6 80 (6.36%) XPath
7 63 (5.01%) C
8 56 (4.45%) Ruby
9 38 (3.02%) C++
9 38 (3.02%) Perl
10 32 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.31%) Groovy
12 25 (1.99%) Embedded C
13 20 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.19%) PHP
15 14 (1.11%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.03%) Scala
17 12 (0.95%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.72%) VBScript
19 8 (0.64%) X++
Qualifications
1 48 (3.82%) Degree
2 37 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.07%) ISEB
4 20 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.32%) PMP
12 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.17%) QA
2 20 (1.59%) GDPR
3 16 (1.27%) PMO
4 14 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.64%) WCAG
7 7 (0.56%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.56%) NIST 800
8 5 (0.40%) GCP
9 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.079%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) EMIR
9 1 (0.079%) MiFID
9 1 (0.079%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 109 (8.66%) Docker
2 10 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.72%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.40%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.40%) HDFS
4 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.16%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.079%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (4.93%) Puppet
2 59 (4.69%) Ansible
3 57 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.56%) Terraform
7 6 (0.48%) Grafana
7 6 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.40%) Mesos
8 5 (0.40%) Rancher
9 4 (0.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 3 (0.24%) Nessus
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.16%) Packer
12 1 (0.079%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.079%) Oozie
12 1 (0.079%) yum
Vendors
1 203 (16.14%) Oracle
2 131 (10.41%) SAP
3 103 (8.19%) WSO2
4 78 (6.20%) Microsoft
5 62 (4.93%) Atlassian
6 29 (2.31%) IBM
7 21 (1.67%) HP
8 19 (1.51%) Google
9 18 (1.43%) Adobe
10 16 (1.27%) Cloudera
11 12 (0.95%) Perforce
11 12 (0.95%) VMware
12 11 (0.87%) New Relic
12 11 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.79%) CA
13 10 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
14 9 (0.72%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.56%) hybris
16 6 (0.48%) Teradata
16 6 (0.48%) webMethods