Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,170 1,263 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.03% 24.70% 18.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.19% 29.26% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 875 583
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £358 £309 £271
90th Percentile £600 £578 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 26
East of England median hourly rate £35.29 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.78% - +6.74%
10th Percentile £12.55 £35.30 £31.45
90th Percentile £61.25 £48.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%

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 4,303 4,317 3,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.69% 84.42% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,546 2,484 2,303
East of England median daily rate £438 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £250 £240 £221
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 269 319
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £30.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.53% -3.23% +30.53%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.50 £12.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 0 403 £525 +2.44% 44
Hertfordshire 0 310 £475 +22.58% 117
Cambridgeshire +1 244 £450 +20.32% 216
Suffolk +4 82 £400 -11.11% 35
Bedfordshire -3 75 £500 +11.11% 59
Norfolk -2 53 £488 +5.41% 23
East Anglia -10 4 £525 +16.67% 24
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 373 (31.88%) Java
2 342 (29.23%) Scrum
3 284 (24.27%) TDD
4 242 (20.68%) Finance
5 238 (20.34%) Web Services
6 226 (19.32%) JIRA
7 219 (18.72%) Test Automation
8 218 (18.63%) DevOps
9 181 (15.47%) Oracle
10 180 (15.38%) SQL
11 175 (14.96%) Linux
12 164 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
13 162 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
14 159 (13.59%) C#
15 157 (13.42%) JavaScript
15 157 (13.42%) Git (software)
16 155 (13.25%) SOAP
17 152 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
18 144 (12.31%) SOA
18 144 (12.31%) Jenkins
19 142 (12.14%) .NET
20 140 (11.97%) Microsoft
21 130 (11.11%) Ansible
22 127 (10.85%) RESTful
23 124 (10.60%) Microservices
24 123 (10.51%) Greenfield Project
25 121 (10.34%) HTML
26 120 (10.26%) XML
26 120 (10.26%) User Stories
27 118 (10.09%) CSS

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
1 115 (9.83%) Confluence
2 80 (6.84%) Mule
3 63 (5.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 56 (4.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 31 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 25 (2.14%) Apache
8 19 (1.62%) JBoss
9 17 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.94%) CMS
13 8 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.60%) SAS
14 7 (0.60%) WildFly
15 5 (0.43%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.34%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.17%) HipChat
7 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.17%) Windchill
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.085%) InVision
8 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.085%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Infor M3
2 6 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.26%) HFM
3 3 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.17%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.085%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 164 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.82%) GitHub
4 29 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (1.71%) Office 365
6 16 (1.37%) SaaS
7 11 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.68%) PaaS
10 7 (0.60%) IaaS
10 7 (0.60%) Serverless
11 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.43%) npm
12 5 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 34 (2.91%) HTTP
3 24 (2.05%) SSL
4 18 (1.54%) Software-Defined Networking
5 14 (1.20%) Ethernet
6 13 (1.11%) Internet
7 11 (0.94%) LAN
8 10 (0.85%) SSH
9 8 (0.68%) Broadband
10 7 (0.60%) WAN
10 7 (0.60%) Wireless
11 6 (0.51%) DNS
11 6 (0.51%) Firewall
12 5 (0.43%) SAN
12 5 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
13 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.34%) Skype
13 4 (0.34%) SNMP
13 4 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.07%) MySQL
3 43 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.50%) Hadoop
5 39 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (2.99%) Big Data
7 33 (2.82%) NoSQL
8 31 (2.65%) Pentaho
8 31 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (1.88%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.88%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.20%) Impala
15 13 (1.11%) Power BI
16 11 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 226 (19.32%) JIRA
2 157 (13.42%) Git (software)
3 144 (12.31%) Jenkins
4 74 (6.32%) Selenium
5 73 (6.24%) Maven
6 68 (5.81%) SoapUI
7 59 (5.04%) Subversion
8 50 (4.27%) Visual Studio
9 41 (3.50%) JUnit
10 37 (3.16%) JMeter
11 31 (2.65%) Eclipse
12 27 (2.31%) GitLab
13 26 (2.22%) Cucumber
14 22 (1.88%) Bitbucket
14 22 (1.88%) Jasmine
15 21 (1.79%) LoadRunner
16 18 (1.54%) gulp
16 18 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 242 (20.68%) Finance
2 116 (9.91%) Marketing
3 111 (9.49%) Telecoms
4 99 (8.46%) Manufacturing
5 91 (7.78%) Electronics
6 75 (6.41%) Retail
7 23 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.20%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.20%) Legal
8 14 (1.20%) Military
9 8 (0.68%) Publishing
10 7 (0.60%) Back Office
10 7 (0.60%) Banking
11 6 (0.51%) Advertising
11 6 (0.51%) Games
12 4 (0.34%) Automotive
12 4 (0.34%) Local Government
13 2 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.085%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.085%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 436 (37.26%) Developer
2 162 (13.85%) Java Developer
3 132 (11.28%) Analyst
4 110 (9.40%) Architect
5 92 (7.86%) Senior Developer
6 66 (5.64%) Business Analyst
6 66 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 56 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 55 (4.70%) .NET Developer
8 55 (4.70%) Tester
9 53 (4.53%) Senior Java Developer
10 51 (4.36%) Integration Developer
11 49 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (3.16%) C# Developer
13 35 (2.99%) Test Analyst
14 33 (2.82%) Agile Developer
15 32 (2.74%) SQL Developer
16 31 (2.65%) Automation Tester
17 30 (2.56%) Designer
17 30 (2.56%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (20.34%) Web Services
2 155 (13.25%) SOAP
3 142 (12.14%) .NET
4 127 (10.85%) RESTful
5 121 (10.34%) HTML
6 120 (10.26%) XML
7 118 (10.09%) CSS
8 106 (9.06%) REST
9 104 (8.89%) Spring
10 102 (8.72%) JSON
11 95 (8.12%) AngularJS
12 92 (7.86%) Middleware
13 63 (5.38%) Apache Camel
14 61 (5.21%) HTML5
15 60 (5.13%) J2EE
15 60 (5.13%) Spring Boot
16 55 (4.70%) ASP.NET
17 54 (4.62%) Node.js
18 49 (4.19%) jQuery
19 45 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.51%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.53%) User Experience
4 36 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.54%) Reference Data
10 14 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.20%) Replication
11 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.85%) Clustering
13 9 (0.77%) Fintech
14 8 (0.68%) Life Science
15 6 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
15 6 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (14.96%) Linux
2 98 (8.38%) Windows
3 93 (7.95%) Unix
4 23 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.45%) Solaris
6 15 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.20%) CentOS
8 12 (1.03%) Android
9 10 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.68%) AIX
11 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.085%) Debian
14 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.085%) VME
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (29.23%) Scrum
2 284 (24.27%) TDD
3 219 (18.72%) Test Automation
4 218 (18.63%) DevOps
5 162 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
7 144 (12.31%) SOA
8 124 (10.60%) Microservices
9 120 (10.26%) User Stories
10 116 (9.91%) Software Engineering
11 113 (9.66%) Kanban
12 111 (9.49%) Waterfall
13 104 (8.89%) Programme Management
14 97 (8.29%) BDD
15 96 (8.21%) Project Management
16 91 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
17 88 (7.52%) Configuration Management
17 88 (7.52%) Problem-Solving
18 85 (7.26%) Coaching
18 85 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (31.88%) Java
2 180 (15.38%) SQL
3 159 (13.59%) C#
4 157 (13.42%) JavaScript
5 109 (9.32%) Java 8
6 65 (5.56%) Python
7 47 (4.02%) Perl
8 44 (3.76%) Ruby
9 43 (3.68%) PL/SQL
10 40 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.82%) XPath
12 31 (2.65%) C++
13 30 (2.56%) Groovy
14 29 (2.48%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.22%) C
16 25 (2.14%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.54%) Go
17 18 (1.54%) TypeScript
18 16 (1.37%) Scala
19 14 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 102 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 75 (6.41%) Degree
4 32 (2.74%) ISEB
5 30 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.22%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.77%) MCSA
9 9 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.60%) CCNA
10 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.60%) MCSE
11 6 (0.51%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.51%) PMP
12 5 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.44%) QA
2 21 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.54%) PMO
4 4 (0.34%) GDPR
4 4 (0.34%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.085%) GLP
6 1 (0.085%) GMP
6 1 (0.085%) GxP
6 1 (0.085%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.085%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.085%) MISRA
6 1 (0.085%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.085%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.085%) SEPA
System Software
1 98 (8.38%) Docker
2 27 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.51%) HDFS
5 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.26%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.085%) Ceph
7 1 (0.085%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.085%) vSphere
7 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (11.11%) Ansible
2 50 (4.27%) Puppet
3 39 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.25%) Terraform
5 17 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.77%) Kibana
7 9 (0.77%) Opsview
7 9 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.68%) Salt
9 6 (0.51%) Grafana
9 6 (0.51%) Oozie
9 6 (0.51%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.43%) logstash
11 4 (0.34%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.34%) Mesos
12 3 (0.26%) Nagios
12 3 (0.26%) SCCM
12 3 (0.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 181 (15.47%) Oracle
2 140 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 103 (8.80%) SAP
4 62 (5.30%) WSO2
5 33 (2.82%) Talend
6 23 (1.97%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.79%) IBM
8 19 (1.62%) webMethods
9 18 (1.54%) VMware
10 16 (1.37%) Google
11 15 (1.28%) Adobe
11 15 (1.28%) Informatica
12 13 (1.11%) Cisco
13 12 (1.03%) New Relic
14 10 (0.85%) hybris
15 9 (0.77%) BEA
15 9 (0.77%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.68%) CA
16 8 (0.68%) HP