Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,032 925 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.16% 21.15% 17.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.39% 25.25% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 678 614
East of England median daily rate £463 £445 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £325 £274 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £595
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% +21.53%
10th Percentile £30.90 £21.90 £29.50
90th Percentile £50.90 £46.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.72% +19.85%

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 3,768 3,663 4,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.56% 83.76% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,111 2,185 2,402
East of England median daily rate £438 £403 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.56% -2.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £229 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 262 320
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.12% +23.91% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.45 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.73 £50.69
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%

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 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 0 277 £513 +17.82% 49
Hertfordshire 0 277 £413 -17.50% 88
Cambridgeshire +1 228 £390 +11.43% 212
Bedfordshire 0 141 £460 +8.24% 36
Norfolk +2 97 £465 +3.33% 30
Suffolk -5 41 £425 +13.33% 34
East Anglia - 6 £750 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 349 (33.82%) TDD
2 286 (27.71%) Java
3 279 (27.03%) Scrum
4 236 (22.87%) Finance
5 203 (19.67%) Web Services
6 177 (17.15%) C#
7 168 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 162 (15.70%) .NET
8 162 (15.70%) E-Commerce
9 161 (15.60%) SQL
10 149 (14.44%) JavaScript
11 147 (14.24%) Oracle
12 146 (14.15%) BDD
13 142 (13.76%) XML
14 141 (13.66%) Jenkins
15 134 (12.98%) Test Automation
16 132 (12.79%) SOA
17 130 (12.60%) SOAP
18 128 (12.40%) JIRA
19 127 (12.31%) RESTful
20 124 (12.02%) Middleware
21 122 (11.82%) Maven
22 121 (11.72%) Marketing
22 121 (11.72%) Git (software)
23 117 (11.34%) DevOps
24 116 (11.24%) Waterfall
24 116 (11.24%) JSON
24 116 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
25 114 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
26 108 (10.47%) HTML

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 68 (6.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 61 (5.91%) Mule
3 54 (5.23%) Oracle Service Bus
4 50 (4.84%) Confluence
5 34 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 32 (3.10%) JBoss
7 22 (2.13%) CMS
8 21 (2.03%) Apache
9 17 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
10 16 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.78%) IIS
13 7 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.58%) Predix
14 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.097%) HipChat
5 1 (0.097%) InVision
5 1 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.45%) Magento
2 9 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.29%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.19%) Unica
5 1 (0.097%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.097%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.097%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.097%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.097%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 100 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.68%) Google Analytics
4 29 (2.81%) PaaS
5 26 (2.52%) GitHub
6 12 (1.16%) SaaS
7 11 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.97%) Office 365
9 9 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.58%) npm
11 6 (0.58%) Veeva
12 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.29%) Serverless
14 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.78%) HTTP
2 27 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 22 (2.13%) SSL
4 17 (1.65%) Internet
5 11 (1.07%) FTP
6 5 (0.48%) DNS
6 5 (0.48%) MQTT
7 4 (0.39%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.39%) IMAP
7 4 (0.39%) SMTP
8 3 (0.29%) SMS
8 3 (0.29%) WAN
8 3 (0.29%) Wireless
9 2 (0.19%) AMQP
9 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.097%) DMZ
10 1 (0.097%) Firewall
10 1 (0.097%) LAN
10 1 (0.097%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 58 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 46 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.20%) MySQL
6 31 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.13%) DB2
8 22 (2.13%) Redis
9 19 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (1.36%) Geospatial Data
14 13 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.16%) Big Data
15 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (1.07%) DataStage
16 11 (1.07%) QualityStage
17 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 141 (13.66%) Jenkins
2 128 (12.40%) JIRA
3 122 (11.82%) Maven
4 121 (11.72%) Git (software)
5 72 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 67 (6.49%) Selenium
7 61 (5.91%) JUnit
8 59 (5.72%) SoapUI
9 37 (3.59%) Subversion
10 36 (3.49%) TeamCity
11 27 (2.62%) SpecFlow
12 26 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (2.23%) JBehave
13 23 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (2.23%) Visual Studio
14 22 (2.13%) Gradle
14 22 (2.13%) JMeter
14 22 (2.13%) WebDriver
15 21 (2.03%) Zephyr
16 17 (1.65%) Ant
General
1 236 (22.87%) Finance
2 121 (11.72%) Marketing
3 87 (8.43%) Manufacturing
4 85 (8.24%) Telecoms
5 73 (7.07%) Electronics
6 70 (6.78%) Retail
7 27 (2.62%) Advertising
8 15 (1.45%) Law
9 14 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.26%) Automotive
11 12 (1.16%) Legal
12 9 (0.87%) Back Office
13 8 (0.78%) Publishing
14 7 (0.68%) Games
15 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.48%) Banking
17 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.39%) Military
18 3 (0.29%) Billing
18 3 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 386 (37.40%) Developer
2 127 (12.31%) Analyst
3 117 (11.34%) Project Manager
4 108 (10.47%) Java Developer
5 104 (10.08%) Architect
6 79 (7.66%) Senior Developer
7 74 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
8 71 (6.88%) Business Analyst
9 61 (5.91%) .NET Developer
9 61 (5.91%) Integration Developer
10 59 (5.72%) C# Developer
11 50 (4.84%) Agile Developer
11 50 (4.84%) Tester
12 44 (4.26%) Scrum Master
13 39 (3.78%) Digital Architect
14 37 (3.59%) Digital Solutions Architect
15 35 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
16 33 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
17 31 (3.00%) Test Analyst
18 28 (2.71%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (19.67%) Web Services
2 162 (15.70%) .NET
3 142 (13.76%) XML
4 130 (12.60%) SOAP
5 127 (12.31%) RESTful
6 124 (12.02%) Middleware
7 116 (11.24%) JSON
8 108 (10.47%) HTML
9 106 (10.27%) CSS
10 105 (10.17%) REST
11 95 (9.21%) Node.js
12 84 (8.14%) Spring
13 75 (7.27%) Apache Camel
14 73 (7.07%) AngularJS
15 61 (5.91%) XSLT
16 60 (5.81%) J2EE
17 59 (5.72%) jQuery
18 54 (5.23%) HTML5
19 53 (5.14%) Swagger
20 49 (4.75%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.55%) User Experience
4 26 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.45%) Fintech
9 12 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.07%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.87%) W3C
13 8 (0.78%) Life Science
14 7 (0.68%) CESG
14 7 (0.68%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.68%) RIA
15 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.50%) Linux
2 45 (4.36%) Windows
3 31 (3.00%) Unix
4 21 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.78%) Android
8 7 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.48%) AIX
9 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.48%) Solaris
10 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.097%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.097%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (33.82%) TDD
2 279 (27.03%) Scrum
3 168 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (15.70%) E-Commerce
5 146 (14.15%) BDD
6 134 (12.98%) Test Automation
7 132 (12.79%) SOA
8 117 (11.34%) DevOps
9 116 (11.24%) Waterfall
10 114 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
11 98 (9.50%) Kanban
11 98 (9.50%) Microservices
12 97 (9.40%) Project Management
13 91 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (8.72%) MVC
15 89 (8.62%) OO
15 89 (8.62%) User Stories
16 88 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
17 87 (8.43%) Programme Management
18 82 (7.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 286 (27.71%) Java
2 177 (17.15%) C#
3 161 (15.60%) SQL
4 149 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 66 (6.40%) Python
6 58 (5.62%) Ruby
7 55 (5.33%) Java 8
8 52 (5.04%) XPath
9 47 (4.55%) C
10 46 (4.46%) Perl
11 21 (2.03%) Scala
12 20 (1.94%) Groovy
13 16 (1.55%) PHP
13 16 (1.55%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.45%) ES6
15 14 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.26%) C++
17 10 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.78%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 73 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.71%) ISEB
4 26 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 25 (2.42%) Degree
6 10 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.87%) PMP
7 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.58%) CLAS
10 5 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.19%) MCSD
14 1 (0.097%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.097%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.23%) QA
2 17 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.26%) GDPR
4 11 (1.07%) PMO
5 7 (0.68%) WCAG
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.097%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.097%) P3O
System Software
1 95 (9.21%) Docker
2 12 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.097%) HDFS
5 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (4.17%) Ansible
2 34 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (3.20%) Puppet
4 20 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.84%) HP ALM
6 11 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.97%) Terraform
8 7 (0.68%) Nessus
9 5 (0.48%) Grafana
10 4 (0.39%) Rancher
11 3 (0.29%) Consul
12 2 (0.19%) Oozie
12 2 (0.19%) Salt
12 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.097%) Graphite
13 1 (0.097%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.097%) Icinga
13 1 (0.097%) Kibana
13 1 (0.097%) logstash
13 1 (0.097%) Nagios
Vendors
1 147 (14.24%) Oracle
2 104 (10.08%) SAP
3 66 (6.40%) WSO2
4 65 (6.30%) Microsoft
5 51 (4.94%) IBM
6 46 (4.46%) Google
7 37 (3.59%) Atlassian
8 32 (3.10%) HP
9 21 (2.03%) hybris
10 19 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.26%) Teradata
12 11 (1.07%) Adobe
13 10 (0.97%) Citrix
14 8 (0.78%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.68%) Qualys
16 6 (0.58%) AppDynamics
16 6 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
16 6 (0.58%) Coveo
16 6 (0.58%) Mapbox