Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 355 990 1,044
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 21.23% 22.80% 21.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.47% 26.71% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 630 705
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £330 £350 £340
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Median hourly rate £52.75 £45.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.30% +1.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £45.75 £33.60 £30.90
90th Percentile £70.95 £56.60 £61.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +1.18%

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 1,394 3,707 4,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.37% 85.36% 85.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 2,141 2,368
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £255 £283 £239
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 200 248
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.57% +0.52% -36.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.39 £11.18
90th Percentile £59.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +13.95% -7.98%

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 0 155 £513 +7.89% 24
Hertfordshire -2 84 £425 -8.11% 51
Cambridgeshire -1 76 £450 - 58
Suffolk 0 22 £400 -3.03% 5
Bedfordshire -5 14 £400 -20.00% 5
Norfolk -7 3 £513 - 5
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 129 (36.34%) Java
2 122 (34.37%) Scrum
3 98 (27.61%) Microservices
4 88 (24.79%) TDD
5 85 (23.94%) AWS
6 78 (21.97%) Security Cleared
7 77 (21.69%) Spring
8 74 (20.85%) SC Cleared
9 67 (18.87%) JIRA
9 67 (18.87%) Spring Boot
10 58 (16.34%) Kanban
11 56 (15.77%) JavaScript
12 54 (15.21%) DevOps
13 52 (14.65%) Git (software)
14 50 (14.08%) BDD
15 49 (13.80%) Test Automation
16 48 (13.52%) SQL
17 47 (13.24%) .NET
18 46 (12.96%) User Stories
19 45 (12.68%) Oracle
20 43 (12.11%) Confluence
21 41 (11.55%) Azure
21 41 (11.55%) C#
22 38 (10.70%) Web Services
23 37 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (10.42%) Public Sector
24 35 (9.86%) Finance
25 34 (9.58%) Linux
26 33 (9.30%) Node.js
27 32 (9.01%) Problem-Solving

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 43 (12.11%) Confluence
2 8 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.41%) Apache
4 5 (1.41%) IIS
4 5 (1.41%) Mule
4 5 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.85%) CMS
6 3 (0.85%) JBoss
6 3 (0.85%) SAS
6 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.13%) Sketch
3 3 (0.85%) Figma
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.85%) Open Workbench
4 2 (0.56%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.28%) Shopify
2 1 (0.28%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 85 (23.94%) AWS
2 41 (11.55%) Azure
3 17 (4.79%) Power Platform
4 15 (4.23%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (2.25%) Serverless
7 7 (1.97%) npm
8 6 (1.69%) Office 365
8 6 (1.69%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.69%) SaaS
9 5 (1.41%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.13%) Datadog
10 4 (1.13%) GCP
11 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.85%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.85%) IaaS
12 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.51%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.10%) HTTP
3 10 (2.82%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.69%) SSL
5 3 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.85%) SMS
5 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.56%) DHCP
6 2 (0.56%) DNS
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) Internet
6 2 (0.56%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) 802.11
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
7 1 (0.28%) IPv4
7 1 (0.28%) IPv6
7 1 (0.28%) LAN
7 1 (0.28%) SMTP
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
7 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.45%) MySQL
2 25 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 21 (5.92%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.66%) Power BI
6 12 (3.38%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (2.54%) Data Lake
9 8 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.97%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (1.97%) Big Data
10 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.69%) Data Mart
11 6 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
12 5 (1.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.41%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (18.87%) JIRA
2 52 (14.65%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 26 (7.32%) SoapUI
5 20 (5.63%) Selenium
6 16 (4.51%) Visual Studio
7 14 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.66%) Checkstyle
8 13 (3.66%) JUnit
9 12 (3.38%) Eclipse
9 12 (3.38%) Maven
10 11 (3.10%) JMeter
11 10 (2.82%) NetBeans
11 10 (2.82%) Zephyr
12 9 (2.54%) Subversion
13 8 (2.25%) REST Assured
14 6 (1.69%) ER Studio
14 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio Code
15 5 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (1.41%) webpack
General
1 37 (10.42%) Public Sector
2 35 (9.86%) Finance
3 20 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.38%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.38%) Military
6 11 (3.10%) Retail
7 8 (2.25%) Electronics
7 8 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.97%) Marketing
9 4 (1.13%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Avionics
12 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (34.65%) Developer
2 59 (16.62%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.99%) Senior Developer
4 38 (10.70%) Analyst
5 35 (9.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (7.89%) Architect
6 28 (7.89%) AWS Developer
6 28 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 26 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 22 (6.20%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.23%) Tester
10 13 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (3.38%) Data Engineer
12 10 (2.82%) Angular Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Node.js Developer
12 10 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (2.54%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.54%) Scrum Master
13 9 (2.54%) Technical Business Analyst
13 9 (2.54%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.69%) Spring
2 67 (18.87%) Spring Boot
3 47 (13.24%) .NET
4 38 (10.70%) Web Services
5 33 (9.30%) Node.js
6 31 (8.73%) AngularJS
6 31 (8.73%) HTML
7 30 (8.45%) CSS
8 26 (7.32%) SOAP
9 23 (6.48%) React
10 20 (5.63%) J2SE
10 20 (5.63%) RESTful
11 17 (4.79%) HTML5
12 16 (4.51%) XML
13 15 (4.23%) jQuery
13 15 (4.23%) Middleware
14 14 (3.94%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.94%) J2EE
15 13 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (3.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (4.23%) User Experience
3 7 (1.97%) Life Science
4 6 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.13%) FMCG
5 4 (1.13%) Reference Data
6 3 (0.85%) Biotechnology
6 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.85%) NHS
7 2 (0.56%) Clustering
7 2 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.56%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.56%) W3C
8 1 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.58%) Linux
2 19 (5.35%) Windows
3 16 (4.51%) Unix
4 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (34.37%) Scrum
2 98 (27.61%) Microservices
3 88 (24.79%) TDD
4 58 (16.34%) Kanban
5 54 (15.21%) DevOps
6 50 (14.08%) BDD
7 49 (13.80%) Test Automation
8 46 (12.96%) User Stories
9 37 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (8.45%) Software Engineering
12 29 (8.17%) Analytics
12 29 (8.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 28 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (7.89%) Project Management
14 26 (7.32%) Mentoring
15 24 (6.76%) Data Modelling
15 24 (6.76%) ETL
16 22 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (5.92%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 129 (36.34%) Java
2 56 (15.77%) JavaScript
3 48 (13.52%) SQL
4 41 (11.55%) C#
5 31 (8.73%) Java 8
6 17 (4.79%) TypeScript
7 16 (4.51%) C
7 16 (4.51%) Python
8 13 (3.66%) C++
9 11 (3.10%) Perl
10 10 (2.82%) GLSL
10 10 (2.82%) HLSL
11 7 (1.97%) ES6
11 7 (1.97%) PHP
12 5 (1.41%) XPath
13 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.13%) R
13 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 74 (20.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.20%) Degree
4 11 (3.10%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.54%) ISEB
6 8 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.25%) PMP
7 7 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.97%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.97%) Sun Certification
8 4 (1.13%) CISSP
8 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.85%) OCP
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.85%) PhD
9 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.56%) IIBA
10 2 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.04%) QA
2 9 (2.54%) GDPR
3 7 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.13%) CDISC
4 4 (1.13%) HL7
5 3 (0.85%) GxP
6 2 (0.56%) DICOM
6 2 (0.56%) PMO
7 1 (0.28%) ITGC
7 1 (0.28%) NCSC
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.63%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) NFS
3 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.56%) Postfix
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Xen
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) Firmware
4 1 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.82%) Ansible
1 10 (2.82%) Terraform
2 9 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.41%) Puppet
4 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
5 1 (0.28%) Rancher
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (12.68%) Oracle
2 29 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.79%) Talend
4 9 (2.54%) SAP
4 9 (2.54%) WSO2
5 7 (1.97%) Sun
6 5 (1.41%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.13%) Databricks
7 4 (1.13%) Sparx
7 4 (1.13%) Tableau
8 3 (0.85%) BEA
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe
9 2 (0.56%) HP
9 2 (0.56%) IBM
9 2 (0.56%) Informatica
9 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.56%) Progress
9 2 (0.56%) VMware
9 2 (0.56%) webMethods