Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,136 876 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.84% 19.40% 15.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.42% 23.90% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 586 528
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £281
90th Percentile £588 £569 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 39
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% -5.33%
10th Percentile £36.40 £31.65 £31.52
90th Percentile £46.70 £46.00 £59.20
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +22.14%

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 3,997 3,666 4,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.86% 81.20% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,309 2,111 2,367
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £260 £215 £238
90th Percentile £588 £544 £575
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 286 396
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £33.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.63 £11.63
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
Cambridgeshire +1 290 £375 -6.25% 208
Hertfordshire -1 289 £406 -9.72% 141
Essex 0 284 £513 +18.50% 80
Bedfordshire -1 143 £450 - 29
Norfolk +8 117 £456 +8.89% 50
Suffolk -2 42 £454 +21.00% 26
East Anglia -1 3 £618 +17.62% 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 409 (36.00%) TDD
2 321 (28.26%) Scrum
3 314 (27.64%) Finance
4 274 (24.12%) Java
5 208 (18.31%) SOA
6 203 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
7 202 (17.78%) .NET
8 199 (17.52%) C#
9 194 (17.08%) Web Services
10 181 (15.93%) Oracle
11 162 (14.26%) E-Commerce
12 161 (14.17%) SQL
13 159 (14.00%) JavaScript
14 158 (13.91%) JIRA
15 157 (13.82%) XML
16 153 (13.47%) Middleware
17 147 (12.94%) Git (software)
17 147 (12.94%) Jenkins
18 144 (12.68%) Maven
19 142 (12.50%) BDD
20 140 (12.32%) SOAP
21 138 (12.15%) Test Automation
22 132 (11.62%) JSON
23 131 (11.53%) RESTful
24 127 (11.18%) Marketing
25 120 (10.56%) User Stories
26 118 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
26 118 (10.39%) DevOps
27 113 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
28 112 (9.86%) Telecoms

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 89 (7.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 76 (6.69%) Confluence
3 74 (6.51%) Mule
4 63 (5.55%) Oracle Service Bus
5 46 (4.05%) JBoss
6 35 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.55%) WebSphere
8 23 (2.02%) Apache
8 23 (2.02%) CMS
9 20 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.23%) Apache ServiceMix
12 13 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.88%) IIS
14 9 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.35%) Drupal
16 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.44%) HipChat
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.62%) Magento
4 5 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
5 4 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.18%) Unica
8 1 (0.088%) HFM
8 1 (0.088%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.088%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.46%) Google Analytics
3 28 (2.46%) PaaS
4 18 (1.58%) SaaS
5 15 (1.32%) GitHub
6 13 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.26%) IaaS
11 3 (0.26%) Veeva
12 2 (0.18%) Office 365
12 2 (0.18%) Route 53
12 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.26%) HTTP
2 24 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.02%) SSL
4 20 (1.76%) Wireless
5 15 (1.32%) Internet
6 11 (0.97%) Bluetooth
6 11 (0.97%) DNS
6 11 (0.97%) LAN
7 10 (0.88%) WAN
8 7 (0.62%) 3GPP
8 7 (0.62%) LTE
9 6 (0.53%) Firewall
9 6 (0.53%) MQTT
9 6 (0.53%) SMTP
10 5 (0.44%) ATM
11 4 (0.35%) FTP
11 4 (0.35%) IMAP
11 4 (0.35%) NAS
11 4 (0.35%) SAN
12 3 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 59 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 54 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.70%) MySQL
6 30 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.11%) DB2
9 24 (2.11%) Redis
9 24 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.06%) Big Data
12 12 (1.06%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.88%) Ingres
14 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 158 (13.91%) JIRA
2 147 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 147 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 144 (12.68%) Maven
4 77 (6.78%) SoapUI
5 75 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 72 (6.34%) Selenium
7 64 (5.63%) JUnit
8 45 (3.96%) Subversion
8 45 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (3.52%) TeamCity
10 36 (3.17%) WebDriver
11 29 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (2.55%) Gradle
12 26 (2.29%) JMeter
12 26 (2.29%) Visual Studio
13 24 (2.11%) JBehave
14 21 (1.85%) Bitbucket
15 19 (1.67%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 314 (27.64%) Finance
2 127 (11.18%) Marketing
3 112 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 99 (8.71%) Manufacturing
5 88 (7.75%) Electronics
6 87 (7.66%) Retail
7 21 (1.85%) Advertising
8 16 (1.41%) Legal
9 15 (1.32%) Automotive
10 14 (1.23%) Banking
10 14 (1.23%) Law
10 14 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.88%) Back Office
11 10 (0.88%) Publishing
12 7 (0.62%) Local Government
13 6 (0.53%) Games
14 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.26%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) Front Office
17 1 (0.088%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 451 (39.70%) Developer
2 153 (13.47%) Analyst
3 145 (12.76%) Architect
4 110 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 105 (9.24%) Business Analyst
6 101 (8.89%) Project Manager
7 94 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
8 91 (8.01%) Senior Developer
9 84 (7.39%) .NET Developer
9 84 (7.39%) C# Developer
10 83 (7.31%) Agile Developer
11 61 (5.37%) Integration Developer
12 57 (5.02%) Tester
13 55 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
14 46 (4.05%) Scrum Master
15 45 (3.96%) SQL Developer
16 39 (3.43%) SOA Developer
17 36 (3.17%) Digital Architect
18 34 (2.99%) Consultant
19 33 (2.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (17.78%) .NET
2 194 (17.08%) Web Services
3 157 (13.82%) XML
4 153 (13.47%) Middleware
5 140 (12.32%) SOAP
6 132 (11.62%) JSON
7 131 (11.53%) RESTful
8 103 (9.07%) REST
9 102 (8.98%) HTML
10 101 (8.89%) Spring
11 100 (8.80%) CSS
12 92 (8.10%) Node.js
13 84 (7.39%) XSLT
14 80 (7.04%) AngularJS
15 76 (6.69%) Apache Camel
16 64 (5.63%) Swagger
17 62 (5.46%) WireMock
18 59 (5.19%) jQuery
19 56 (4.93%) J2EE
20 55 (4.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
2 76 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.82%) User Experience
4 31 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (2.73%) Virtual Team
5 23 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.50%) Fintech
9 17 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 13 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.88%) Life Science
13 9 (0.79%) RIA
14 7 (0.62%) VHDL
14 7 (0.62%) W3C
15 6 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.27%) Linux
2 45 (3.96%) Unix
3 37 (3.26%) Windows
4 18 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 13 (1.14%) Android
7 12 (1.06%) Solaris
8 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.79%) AIX
10 8 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.088%) CentOS
13 1 (0.088%) HPUX
13 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (36.00%) TDD
2 321 (28.26%) Scrum
3 208 (18.31%) SOA
4 203 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (14.26%) E-Commerce
6 142 (12.50%) BDD
7 138 (12.15%) Test Automation
8 120 (10.56%) User Stories
9 118 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
9 118 (10.39%) DevOps
10 107 (9.42%) Microservices
11 103 (9.07%) SDLC
12 102 (8.98%) Kanban
13 99 (8.71%) Programme Management
13 99 (8.71%) Project Management
13 99 (8.71%) Waterfall
14 96 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 94 (8.27%) Digital Marketing
16 93 (8.19%) MVC
17 92 (8.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 274 (24.12%) Java
2 199 (17.52%) C#
3 161 (14.17%) SQL
4 159 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 80 (7.04%) Python
6 69 (6.07%) Ruby
7 63 (5.55%) XPath
8 57 (5.02%) C
9 42 (3.70%) Perl
10 25 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.11%) Groovy
12 20 (1.76%) C++
12 20 (1.76%) Embedded C
13 15 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.32%) Scala
14 14 (1.23%) PHP
14 14 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.70%) AWK
16 8 (0.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 43 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 37 (3.26%) Degree
3 27 (2.38%) ISEB
4 20 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (0.62%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.62%) PMP
9 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.26%) CCNA
12 3 (0.26%) CISM
12 3 (0.26%) CISSP
13 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.81%) QA
2 16 (1.41%) GDPR
3 13 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.14%) PMO
4 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.79%) WCAG
6 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) GCP
6 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.26%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.088%) COBIT
8 1 (0.088%) EMIR
8 1 (0.088%) MiFID
8 1 (0.088%) P3O
8 1 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 112 (9.86%) Docker
2 11 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.088%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (4.58%) Ansible
2 34 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (2.90%) Puppet
4 17 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.70%) Grafana
7 5 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.44%) Mesos
7 5 (0.44%) Rancher
8 4 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 3 (0.26%) Nessus
9 3 (0.26%) Terraform
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.088%) Oozie
11 1 (0.088%) yum
Vendors
1 181 (15.93%) Oracle
2 107 (9.42%) SAP
3 76 (6.69%) WSO2
4 69 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 63 (5.55%) Atlassian
6 33 (2.90%) Google
7 32 (2.82%) IBM
8 21 (1.85%) HP
9 16 (1.41%) Adobe
9 16 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.23%) New Relic
11 13 (1.14%) hybris
12 10 (0.88%) AppDynamics
12 10 (0.88%) Perforce
12 10 (0.88%) VMware
13 9 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.70%) Dynatrace
14 8 (0.70%) Xamarin
15 6 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
15 6 (0.53%) MuleSoft