Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,003 1,140 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.25% 24.60% 18.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.25% 29.02% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 800 664
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.68% -1.39%
10th Percentile £30.90 £35.25 £30.60
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.50 £45.60
England median hourly rate £44.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +18.06%

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 3,973 3,929 4,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.19% 84.77% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,249 2,331 2,503
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £238 £231 £246
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 257 293
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% +37.78% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.15 £12.91
90th Percentile £48.18 £50.24 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Hertfordshire 0 275 £425 -10.53% 108
Essex 0 261 £525 +6.06% 48
Cambridgeshire +1 225 £425 +13.33% 191
Bedfordshire 0 118 £500 +17.65% 32
Suffolk +9 71 £425 +17.24% 32
Norfolk -1 62 £488 +8.33% 36
East Anglia -9 7 £525 +16.67%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 286 (28.51%) Java
2 272 (27.12%) Scrum
2 272 (27.12%) TDD
3 220 (21.93%) Finance
4 212 (21.14%) Web Services
5 157 (15.65%) Test Automation
6 152 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (15.15%) SQL
7 150 (14.96%) DevOps
8 143 (14.26%) JIRA
9 141 (14.06%) C#
10 139 (13.86%) JavaScript
11 136 (13.56%) .NET
12 130 (12.96%) Oracle
13 124 (12.36%) XML
13 124 (12.36%) RESTful
14 123 (12.26%) Waterfall
14 123 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
15 119 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
16 118 (11.76%) E-Commerce
17 117 (11.67%) SOAP
18 112 (11.17%) SQL Server
18 112 (11.17%) Microsoft
19 111 (11.07%) SOA
20 110 (10.97%) SAP
20 110 (10.97%) Marketing
21 108 (10.77%) JSON
21 108 (10.77%) Jenkins
22 107 (10.67%) Linux
22 107 (10.67%) Middleware

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 79 (7.88%) Mule
2 59 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 53 (5.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 52 (5.18%) Confluence
5 24 (2.39%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.99%) JBoss
7 18 (1.79%) Apache
8 17 (1.69%) CMS
9 16 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.80%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.60%) Predix
14 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
16 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.30%) IIS
16 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.20%) SAP EP
Applications
1 21 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.90%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.20%) InVision
8 1 (0.100%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.100%) HipChat
8 1 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.100%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.00%) Magento
3 6 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.100%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.100%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.100%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.100%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.100%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.100%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 119 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.09%) GitHub
4 29 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (1.99%) SaaS
6 13 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 12 (1.20%) Office 365
8 11 (1.10%) PaaS
9 9 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.60%) npm
11 6 (0.60%) Veeva
12 4 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.40%) Serverless
13 3 (0.30%) IaaS
14 2 (0.20%) G Suite
14 2 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.39%) HTTP
2 31 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.79%) SSL
4 13 (1.30%) Internet
5 12 (1.20%) FTP
6 10 (1.00%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (0.70%) Broadband
8 6 (0.60%) DNS
8 6 (0.60%) Firewall
9 5 (0.50%) LAN
9 5 (0.50%) WAN
10 4 (0.40%) DHCP
11 3 (0.30%) SSH
11 3 (0.30%) VLAN
11 3 (0.30%) Wireless
11 3 (0.30%) WLAN
12 2 (0.20%) AMQP
12 2 (0.20%) SAN
12 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 37 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 30 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.89%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.89%) MySQL
7 26 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (2.19%) Big Data
10 20 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.60%) Geospatial Data
13 15 (1.50%) DB2
14 13 (1.30%) Apache Hive
15 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.10%) Impala
16 11 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (1.00%) DataStage
17 10 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 143 (14.26%) JIRA
2 108 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 105 (10.47%) Git (software)
4 80 (7.98%) Maven
5 64 (6.38%) Selenium
6 40 (3.99%) SoapUI
7 39 (3.89%) JUnit
8 37 (3.69%) Cucumber
9 33 (3.29%) Visual Studio
10 30 (2.99%) Subversion
11 28 (2.79%) JMeter
12 24 (2.39%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.19%) gulp
14 17 (1.69%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.69%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.60%) webpack
16 15 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.50%) Bitbucket
16 15 (1.50%) GitLab
General
1 220 (21.93%) Finance
2 110 (10.97%) Marketing
3 92 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 87 (8.67%) Manufacturing
5 77 (7.68%) Electronics
6 67 (6.68%) Retail
7 18 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.50%) Advertising
9 14 (1.40%) Back Office
10 11 (1.10%) Games
10 11 (1.10%) Law
11 10 (1.00%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.00%) Legal
11 10 (1.00%) Military
12 6 (0.60%) Automotive
12 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.50%) Billing
14 3 (0.30%) Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 356 (35.49%) Developer
2 121 (12.06%) Analyst
3 102 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 94 (9.37%) Project Manager
5 85 (8.47%) Architect
6 74 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 69 (6.88%) Business Analyst
8 65 (6.48%) .NET Developer
9 59 (5.88%) Integration Developer
10 46 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (4.29%) C# Developer
12 40 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 40 (3.99%) Scrum Master
12 40 (3.99%) Tester
13 34 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
14 29 (2.89%) SOA Developer
15 28 (2.79%) Test Analyst
16 27 (2.69%) Agile Developer
16 27 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 26 (2.59%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (21.14%) Web Services
2 136 (13.56%) .NET
3 124 (12.36%) RESTful
3 124 (12.36%) XML
4 117 (11.67%) SOAP
5 108 (10.77%) JSON
6 107 (10.67%) Middleware
7 100 (9.97%) REST
8 98 (9.77%) CSS
9 94 (9.37%) HTML
10 77 (7.68%) AngularJS
11 67 (6.68%) Spring
12 66 (6.58%) Apache Camel
13 59 (5.88%) Node.js
14 56 (5.58%) ASP.NET
15 55 (5.48%) J2EE
16 54 (5.38%) XSLT
17 51 (5.08%) HTML5
18 48 (4.79%) Swagger
19 44 (4.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.67%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.08%) User Experience
4 32 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.80%) e-Learning
11 8 (0.80%) Podcast
12 7 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.60%) CESG
13 6 (0.60%) EPoS
13 6 (0.60%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.60%) Replication
14 5 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 107 (10.67%) Linux
2 59 (5.88%) Windows
3 40 (3.99%) Unix
4 22 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.70%) Android
7 7 (0.70%) Solaris
8 4 (0.40%) AIX
9 3 (0.30%) CentOS
9 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.100%) Debian
11 1 (0.100%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.100%) SUSE
11 1 (0.100%) VME
11 1 (0.100%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.100%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (27.12%) Scrum
1 272 (27.12%) TDD
2 157 (15.65%) Test Automation
3 152 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 150 (14.96%) DevOps
5 123 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
5 123 (12.26%) Waterfall
6 118 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 111 (11.07%) SOA
8 98 (9.77%) Kanban
9 94 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (9.17%) BDD
11 89 (8.87%) Programme Management
12 88 (8.77%) Project Management
13 82 (8.18%) Microservices
13 82 (8.18%) Software Engineering
13 82 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
15 74 (7.38%) User Stories
16 70 (6.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 286 (28.51%) Java
2 152 (15.15%) SQL
3 141 (14.06%) C#
4 139 (13.86%) JavaScript
5 78 (7.78%) Java 8
6 52 (5.18%) Python
7 45 (4.49%) XPath
8 43 (4.29%) Perl
9 41 (4.09%) Ruby
10 35 (3.49%) C
11 25 (2.49%) ES6
12 24 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.89%) C++
15 18 (1.79%) Groovy
16 17 (1.69%) Go
16 17 (1.69%) Scala
17 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.40%) PHP
19 13 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 81 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.69%) Degree
4 27 (2.69%) ISEB
5 20 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (1.50%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 13 (1.30%) PMP
9 7 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.50%) CLAS
12 4 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.30%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.68%) QA
2 20 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.40%) PMO
4 8 (0.80%) GDPR
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.100%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.100%) GxP
6 1 (0.100%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.100%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.100%) MISRA
6 1 (0.100%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.100%) SLA
6 1 (0.100%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (7.58%) Docker
2 18 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.60%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.50%) HDFS
4 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.100%) Ceph
5 1 (0.100%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.100%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 57 (5.68%) Ansible
2 23 (2.29%) Puppet
3 22 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.60%) Terraform
5 11 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.00%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.70%) Oozie
8 5 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.40%) Kibana
9 4 (0.40%) Nessus
9 4 (0.40%) Rancher
9 4 (0.40%) Salt
10 3 (0.30%) Consul
10 3 (0.30%) Grafana
10 3 (0.30%) Opsview
11 2 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 130 (12.96%) Oracle
2 112 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 110 (10.97%) SAP
4 59 (5.88%) WSO2
5 40 (3.99%) IBM
6 35 (3.49%) Atlassian
7 24 (2.39%) Google
8 23 (2.29%) HP
9 20 (1.99%) hybris
10 14 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.20%) Citrix
12 11 (1.10%) Tableau
12 11 (1.10%) Talend
12 11 (1.10%) Teradata
13 9 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
13 9 (0.90%) Cognos
13 9 (0.90%) VMware
14 8 (0.80%) Adobe
15 6 (0.60%) Mapbox
15 6 (0.60%) Red Hat