Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 421 370 990
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 19.11% 21.14% 22.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.53% 25.48% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 259 620
10th Percentile £341 £331 £360
25th Percentile £402 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £538 £531 £526
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 8
10th Percentile £36.69 £47.90 £35.18
25th Percentile £44.00 £51.13 £41.25
Median hourly rate £46.00 £59.00 £45.75
Median % change year-on-year -22.03% +28.96% +3.98%
75th Percentile £51.63 £68.25 £53.88
90th Percentile £56.63 £72.30 £56.80
England median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +6.15%

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 1,869 1,452 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.84% 82.97% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 896 2,193
10th Percentile £158 £255 £281
25th Percentile £300 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 82 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.61 £48.61 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £24.15 £22.93
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.31% +11.85%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 +3 183 £475 +10.47% 113
Essex -2 96 £500 -2.44% 52
Cambridgeshire -5 61 £463 +2.78% 133
Suffolk 0 29 £375 -6.25% 18
Norfolk +11 28 £533 +3.90% 11
Bedfordshire +4 23 £538 +34.38% 25
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 120 (28.50%) Scrum
2 109 (25.89%) Java
3 102 (24.23%) Social Skills
4 92 (21.85%) Software Engineering
5 85 (20.19%) Microservices
6 81 (19.24%) DevOps
6 81 (19.24%) AWS
7 80 (19.00%) C#
8 75 (17.81%) Git (software)
9 64 (15.20%) TDD
9 64 (15.20%) JIRA
10 63 (14.96%) Azure
10 63 (14.96%) .NET
11 60 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (14.01%) Security Cleared
12 59 (14.01%) JavaScript
13 56 (13.30%) SQL
14 53 (12.59%) Oracle
15 51 (12.11%) Retail
16 50 (11.88%) SC Cleared
16 50 (11.88%) Unit Testing
17 49 (11.64%) Spring
17 49 (11.64%) Degree
18 48 (11.40%) C++
19 45 (10.69%) Project Management
20 44 (10.45%) Linux
21 43 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
22 42 (9.98%) Finance
22 42 (9.98%) Test Automation
23 40 (9.50%) Python

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 39 (9.26%) Confluence
2 21 (4.99%) IBM Domino
3 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.43%) CMS
5 5 (1.19%) Apache
5 5 (1.19%) IIS
5 5 (1.19%) JBoss
5 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (2.85%) Sketch
2 11 (2.61%) Zeplin
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.24%) Figma
7 1 (0.24%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 18 (4.28%) Magento
2 8 (1.90%) Shopify
3 6 (1.43%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (19.24%) AWS
2 63 (14.96%) Azure
3 20 (4.75%) GCP
4 12 (2.85%) Serverless
5 11 (2.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 8 (1.90%) GitHub
7 7 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
7 7 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.66%) IaaS
7 7 (1.66%) PaaS
8 6 (1.43%) SaaS
9 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.95%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.95%) Azure Storage
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.61%) Ethernet
2 10 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.19%) Broadband
4 5 (1.19%) HTTP
5 4 (0.95%) IPv4
5 4 (0.95%) Modbus
5 4 (0.95%) RS-422
5 4 (0.95%) RS-485
6 3 (0.71%) DECT
6 3 (0.71%) Firewall
6 3 (0.71%) Internet
6 3 (0.71%) IPv6
6 3 (0.71%) Multicast
6 3 (0.71%) PPP
6 3 (0.71%) UPnP
7 2 (0.48%) MPLS
7 2 (0.48%) VLAN
7 2 (0.48%) VPN
7 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.60%) MySQL
2 21 (4.99%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.28%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.85%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.61%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.14%) Big Data
10 8 (1.90%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.43%) DB2
12 6 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
13 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
15 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.71%) Power BI
15 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 75 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 64 (15.20%) JIRA
3 38 (9.03%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.89%) Visual Studio
5 17 (4.04%) GitLab
5 17 (4.04%) Maven
5 17 (4.04%) Selenium
6 16 (3.80%) Eclipse
7 12 (2.85%) Cypress.io
7 12 (2.85%) Rational Rhapsody
8 11 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.38%) NetBeans
10 9 (2.14%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.66%) ESLint
11 7 (1.66%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.66%) webpack
12 6 (1.43%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.43%) JMeter
12 6 (1.43%) REST Assured
13 5 (1.19%) PVCS
General
1 102 (24.23%) Social Skills
2 51 (12.11%) Retail
3 42 (9.98%) Finance
4 29 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.04%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.56%) Aerospace
7 14 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.85%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.85%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.38%) Military
10 9 (2.14%) Automotive
10 9 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.90%) Electronics
12 6 (1.43%) Law
12 6 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.71%) Marketing
14 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.48%) Banking
14 2 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 108 (25.65%) Developer
2 45 (10.69%) Architect
3 43 (10.21%) Software Engineer
4 42 (9.98%) Analyst
5 40 (9.50%) Java Developer
6 38 (9.03%) Project Manager
7 34 (8.08%) Business Analyst
8 27 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 20 (4.75%) Azure Architect
10 20 (4.75%) C Software Engineer
11 18 (4.28%) .NET Developer
11 18 (4.28%) Embedded Engineer
12 17 (4.04%) AWS Architect
12 17 (4.04%) Embedded C Engineer
12 17 (4.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 17 (4.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 16 (3.80%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
14 14 (3.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.96%) .NET
2 49 (11.64%) Spring
3 37 (8.79%) Spring Boot
4 34 (8.08%) Node.js
5 33 (7.84%) Web Services
6 32 (7.60%) CSS
6 32 (7.60%) HTML
6 32 (7.60%) React
7 22 (5.23%) JSON
8 21 (4.99%) HTML5
8 21 (4.99%) XML
9 19 (4.51%) J2SE
10 17 (4.04%) AngularJS
10 17 (4.04%) REST
10 17 (4.04%) RESTful
11 16 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 15 (3.56%) ASP.NET
12 15 (3.56%) Jest
13 14 (3.33%) .NET Core
13 14 (3.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (4.99%) User Experience
3 18 (4.28%) Cloud Native
4 14 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.09%) W3C
6 12 (2.85%) Life Science
6 12 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.85%) NHS
7 8 (1.90%) Biotechnology
8 6 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.43%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.19%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.71%) CMDB
11 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.45%) Linux
2 26 (6.18%) Windows
3 20 (4.75%) Android
4 19 (4.51%) Unix
5 16 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.71%) OpenWrt
7 3 (0.71%) VMS
8 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.50%) Scrum
2 92 (21.85%) Software Engineering
3 85 (20.19%) Microservices
4 81 (19.24%) DevOps
5 64 (15.20%) TDD
6 60 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 45 (10.69%) Project Management
9 43 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (9.98%) Test Automation
11 40 (9.50%) E-Commerce
12 39 (9.26%) BDD
13 37 (8.79%) SDLC
13 37 (8.79%) Validation
13 37 (8.79%) Waterfall
14 33 (7.84%) Software Testing
15 29 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (6.89%) Project Delivery
15 29 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (6.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 109 (25.89%) Java
2 80 (19.00%) C#
3 59 (14.01%) JavaScript
4 56 (13.30%) SQL
5 48 (11.40%) C++
6 40 (9.50%) Python
7 33 (7.84%) C
7 33 (7.84%) Java 8
8 25 (5.94%) Java 11
8 25 (5.94%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.04%) Embedded C
10 16 (3.80%) Scala
11 14 (3.33%) PHP
12 12 (2.85%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.38%) Embedded C++
13 10 (2.38%) ES6
13 10 (2.38%) GLSL
13 10 (2.38%) HLSL
14 9 (2.14%) Ruby
15 7 (1.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 59 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 50 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 49 (11.64%) Degree
4 14 (3.33%) OCPJP
4 14 (3.33%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.66%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.95%) CAPM
7 4 (0.95%) ISEB
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.71%) PhD
8 3 (0.71%) PMP
9 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.46%) Accessibility
2 15 (3.56%) QA
3 5 (1.19%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.71%) JTAG
4 3 (0.71%) SLA
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.36%) Docker
2 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.95%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) Postfix
6 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 25 (5.94%) Ansible
2 21 (4.99%) Kubernetes
3 17 (4.04%) Terraform
4 7 (1.66%) Kibana
5 5 (1.19%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.95%) Grafana
6 4 (0.95%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.71%) Avamar
7 3 (0.71%) SCCM
7 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.48%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.24%) Iperf
Vendors
1 53 (12.59%) Oracle
2 29 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.94%) hybris
4 21 (4.99%) Xerox
5 16 (3.80%) Adobe
5 16 (3.80%) IBM
6 14 (3.33%) Google
6 14 (3.33%) Sun
7 11 (2.61%) SAP
8 8 (1.90%) VMware
9 7 (1.66%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.66%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.43%) Databricks
10 6 (1.43%) Splunk
11 5 (1.19%) BT
11 5 (1.19%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.19%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.95%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.95%) webMethods