Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 263 736 1,047
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 17.96% 20.39% 23.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.74% 24.47% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 475 728
Median daily rate £475 £450 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £360
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £13.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +241.82% -68.28%
10th Percentile £30.25 £42.50 £12.55
90th Percentile £52.43 £54.10 £46.45
England median hourly rate £43.58 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +5.56% +4.65%

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 1,210 3,008 3,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.65% 83.35% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 1,822 2,320
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £250
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 192 180
Median hourly rate £33.00 £17.75 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.92% +0.85% -36.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.95 £50.50
Median hourly rate £26.80 £20.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +30.72% -5.79% -0.14%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Essex +1 93 £484 -3.25% 22
Hertfordshire -2 73 £513 +19.19% 81
Cambridgeshire -1 62 £475 +2.70% 84
Bedfordshire -2 17 £438 -7.89% 14
Suffolk -4 11 £450 +20.00% 6
Norfolk -3 7 £325 -38.10% 14
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 79 (30.04%) Java
2 77 (29.28%) Scrum
3 66 (25.10%) Security Cleared
4 54 (20.53%) SC Cleared
5 48 (18.25%) JIRA
5 48 (18.25%) DevOps
6 46 (17.49%) Oracle
7 44 (16.73%) Software Engineering
8 43 (16.35%) AWS
9 42 (15.97%) Microservices
10 40 (15.21%) SQL
11 38 (14.45%) Linux
11 38 (14.45%) TDD
12 37 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (13.31%) Git (software)
14 34 (12.93%) Test Automation
14 34 (12.93%) C#
14 34 (12.93%) C++
15 33 (12.55%) Python
16 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
17 31 (11.79%) Jenkins
18 30 (11.41%) Web Services
18 30 (11.41%) Azure
18 30 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (11.03%) Spring
20 28 (10.65%) MySQL
20 28 (10.65%) Docker
21 26 (9.89%) C
22 25 (9.51%) ETL
23 23 (8.75%) Microsoft

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 20 (7.60%) Confluence
2 9 (3.42%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.04%) Apache
3 8 (3.04%) CMS
3 8 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.66%) JBoss
5 5 (1.90%) Headless CMS
6 4 (1.52%) IIS
6 4 (1.52%) SAS
7 3 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) Documentum
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.90%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) Simulink
5 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) InVision
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.38%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Sketch
6 1 (0.38%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Magento
2 5 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.14%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.76%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.38%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Shopify
5 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.35%) AWS
2 30 (11.41%) Azure
3 12 (4.56%) Power Platform
4 9 (3.42%) GitHub
5 7 (2.66%) SaaS
6 5 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
7 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.52%) Azure Stack
7 4 (1.52%) Serverless
8 3 (1.14%) GCP
8 3 (1.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.76%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.76%) Office 365
9 2 (0.76%) SpeedCurve
9 2 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.66%) Ethernet
3 6 (2.28%) Modbus
3 6 (2.28%) RS-422
3 6 (2.28%) RS-485
4 4 (1.52%) SSL
5 3 (1.14%) HTTP
5 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.76%) Internet
6 2 (0.76%) IPv4
6 2 (0.76%) IPv6
6 2 (0.76%) VPN
7 1 (0.38%) 802.11
7 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) Multicast
7 1 (0.38%) Skype
7 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.65%) MySQL
2 19 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.56%) Big Data
4 12 (4.56%) Power BI
5 11 (4.18%) Pentaho
6 10 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.66%) Amazon Aurora
8 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.52%) DB2
11 4 (1.52%) DbVisualizer
11 4 (1.52%) MS Access
12 3 (1.14%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 48 (18.25%) JIRA
2 35 (13.31%) Git (software)
3 31 (11.79%) Jenkins
4 17 (6.46%) Selenium
5 10 (3.80%) Maven
5 10 (3.80%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (3.42%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.04%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.66%) Artifactory
8 7 (2.66%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.66%) GitLab
8 7 (2.66%) JUnit
8 7 (2.66%) NetBeans
8 7 (2.66%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.28%) REST Assured
10 5 (1.90%) Subversion
11 4 (1.52%) JMeter
11 4 (1.52%) Postman
12 3 (1.14%) Cypress.io
12 3 (1.14%) Mockito
General
1 22 (8.37%) Finance
2 16 (6.08%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.32%) Retail
4 13 (4.94%) Aerospace
5 10 (3.80%) Electronics
6 9 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (3.04%) Military
8 7 (2.66%) Games
9 6 (2.28%) Law
10 4 (1.52%) Marketing
11 3 (1.14%) Automotive
11 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.38%) Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Front Office
13 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (25.86%) Developer
2 33 (12.55%) Analyst
3 26 (9.89%) Architect
3 26 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 25 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.60%) Software Engineer
6 17 (6.46%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.80%) C Software Engineer
7 10 (3.80%) Data Engineer
7 10 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (3.42%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (3.42%) Scrum Master
8 9 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (3.42%) Technical Business Analyst
9 8 (3.04%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.66%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (2.66%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.66%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.28%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.41%) Web Services
2 29 (11.03%) Spring
3 19 (7.22%) XML
4 17 (6.46%) .NET
5 16 (6.08%) Node.js
5 16 (6.08%) REST
5 16 (6.08%) SOAP
6 15 (5.70%) J2EE
6 15 (5.70%) Spring Boot
7 14 (5.32%) CSS
7 14 (5.32%) HTML
8 11 (4.18%) Middleware
8 11 (4.18%) RESTful
9 9 (3.42%) HTML5
9 9 (3.42%) JSON
10 8 (3.04%) JSP
10 8 (3.04%) Kafka
10 8 (3.04%) OpenGL
10 8 (3.04%) Qt
11 7 (2.66%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (4.18%) User Experience
3 6 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.90%) Taxonomies
5 4 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.14%) FMCG
6 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.38%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.45%) Linux
2 22 (8.37%) Unix
3 14 (5.32%) Windows
4 7 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.38%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.38%) VMS
6 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.28%) Scrum
2 48 (18.25%) DevOps
3 44 (16.73%) Software Engineering
4 42 (15.97%) Microservices
5 38 (14.45%) TDD
6 37 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (12.93%) Test Automation
8 30 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (9.51%) ETL
10 23 (8.75%) Kanban
10 23 (8.75%) User Stories
10 23 (8.75%) Waterfall
11 21 (7.98%) Configuration Management
11 21 (7.98%) E-Commerce
11 21 (7.98%) Mentoring
11 21 (7.98%) UML
12 20 (7.60%) Data Modelling
13 19 (7.22%) Project Delivery
14 18 (6.84%) BDD
14 18 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.04%) Java
2 40 (15.21%) SQL
3 34 (12.93%) C#
3 34 (12.93%) C++
4 33 (12.55%) Python
5 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
6 26 (9.89%) C
7 19 (7.22%) Java 8
8 9 (3.42%) Perl
9 7 (2.66%) GLSL
9 7 (2.66%) HLSL
9 7 (2.66%) Ruby
10 6 (2.28%) Embedded C
10 6 (2.28%) PHP
11 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.52%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.14%) Ada
13 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.14%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 54 (20.53%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.46%) Degree
4 10 (3.80%) ISEB
5 8 (3.04%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.52%) OCPJP
8 4 (1.52%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.38%) PMP
10 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.08%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.76%) GxP
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.38%) JTAG
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (10.65%) Docker
2 7 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) NFS
4 1 (0.38%) Postfix
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (8.75%) Kubernetes
2 19 (7.22%) Ansible
3 14 (5.32%) Terraform
4 7 (2.66%) Puppet
5 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.76%) Grafana
6 2 (0.76%) Kibana
6 2 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (17.49%) Oracle
2 23 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.42%) IBM
4 7 (2.66%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.28%) hybris
6 5 (1.90%) SAP
6 5 (1.90%) Splunk
6 5 (1.90%) WSO2
7 4 (1.52%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.52%) Google
7 4 (1.52%) Sun
7 4 (1.52%) Talend
8 3 (1.14%) Adobe
8 3 (1.14%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.14%) Xerox
9 2 (0.76%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco
9 2 (0.76%) New Relic
9 2 (0.76%) Pega
9 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com