Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,046 1,134 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.50% 23.84% 19.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.44% 27.91% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 822 596
East of England median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £273
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 30
East of England median hourly rate £13.17 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.28% +7.10% +0.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £36.40 £31.65
90th Percentile £46.45 £46.70 £46.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% -0.58%

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 3,812 4,063 3,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.64% 85.43% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,259 2,343 2,131
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £257 £213
90th Percentile £588 £585 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 233 295
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £33.17 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.46% +2.05% +9.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 0 381 £510 -0.49% 42
Hertfordshire 0 270 £488 +21.88% 136
Cambridgeshire -1 215 £450 +20.00% 209
Bedfordshire 0 67 £475 +5.56% 59
Suffolk +3 60 £375 -17.36% 28
Norfolk -2 48 £513 +13.89% 16
East Anglia -6 2 £525 -14.98% 33
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 323 (30.88%) Java
2 308 (29.45%) Scrum
3 224 (21.41%) TDD
3 224 (21.41%) JIRA
4 192 (18.36%) Finance
5 184 (17.59%) DevOps
6 174 (16.63%) Oracle
7 173 (16.54%) Test Automation
8 166 (15.87%) Web Services
9 160 (15.30%) SQL
10 158 (15.11%) Linux
11 155 (14.82%) Git (software)
11 155 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
12 131 (12.52%) SOA
13 127 (12.14%) Jenkins
14 126 (12.05%) Confluence
14 126 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (11.85%) JavaScript
16 120 (11.47%) Security Cleared
17 119 (11.38%) C#
17 119 (11.38%) SOAP
18 117 (11.19%) Microservices
19 115 (10.99%) .NET
20 114 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
21 107 (10.23%) User Stories
22 106 (10.13%) Microsoft
23 104 (9.94%) Ansible
24 103 (9.85%) HTML
25 101 (9.66%) Waterfall
26 100 (9.56%) Software Engineering

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
1 126 (12.05%) Confluence
2 59 (5.64%) Mule
3 46 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 41 (3.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 31 (2.96%) WebLogic
6 26 (2.49%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.53%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.34%) Apache
10 13 (1.24%) JBoss
11 12 (1.15%) CMS
11 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.15%) SAS
12 11 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.86%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.76%) WildFly
15 7 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.48%) IBM Domino
17 4 (0.38%) GlassFish
18 3 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) HipChat
6 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.096%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.38%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.29%) HFM
4 3 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.096%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.096%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.096%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.096%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 155 (14.82%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.87%) GitHub
4 20 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (1.91%) Office 365
5 18 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 16 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 15 (1.43%) Serverless
8 13 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.05%) SaaS
10 9 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.57%) PaaS
13 5 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.48%) npm
13 5 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.39%) HTTP
3 21 (2.01%) SSL
4 17 (1.63%) Ethernet
5 14 (1.34%) Internet
6 13 (1.24%) LAN
7 9 (0.86%) WAN
8 8 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
9 7 (0.67%) Firewall
10 6 (0.57%) SSH
11 5 (0.48%) SNMP
11 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.38%) Broadband
12 4 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (0.38%) DNS
12 4 (0.38%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.38%) SAN
12 4 (0.38%) VPN
12 4 (0.38%) Wireless
13 3 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.55%) MySQL
2 76 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.02%) Big Data
4 39 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.63%) Pentaho
6 33 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.87%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.77%) NoSQL
9 27 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 21 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (1.53%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.15%) Power BI
16 11 (1.05%) Ingres
16 11 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 224 (21.41%) JIRA
2 155 (14.82%) Git (software)
3 127 (12.14%) Jenkins
4 57 (5.45%) Maven
5 54 (5.16%) Selenium
6 52 (4.97%) SoapUI
7 47 (4.49%) Subversion
8 46 (4.40%) Visual Studio
9 37 (3.54%) JUnit
10 31 (2.96%) Eclipse
11 27 (2.58%) JMeter
12 22 (2.10%) GitLab
12 22 (2.10%) Jasmine
13 19 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
13 19 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (1.72%) Bitbucket
15 17 (1.63%) Cucumber
15 17 (1.63%) NetBeans
16 15 (1.43%) gulp
17 14 (1.34%) Robot Framework
General
1 192 (18.36%) Finance
2 84 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 81 (7.74%) Retail
4 75 (7.17%) Marketing
5 71 (6.79%) Manufacturing
6 61 (5.83%) Electronics
7 27 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.63%) Military
10 13 (1.24%) Legal
11 7 (0.67%) Banking
11 7 (0.67%) Publishing
12 5 (0.48%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 4 (0.38%) Back Office
14 3 (0.29%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 364 (34.80%) Developer
2 133 (12.72%) Analyst
3 132 (12.62%) Java Developer
4 119 (11.38%) Architect
5 75 (7.17%) Senior Developer
6 70 (6.69%) Project Manager
7 62 (5.93%) Business Analyst
8 57 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
9 49 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (4.21%) Tester
11 41 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
12 40 (3.82%) Integration Developer
13 38 (3.63%) .NET Developer
14 37 (3.54%) Test Analyst
15 32 (3.06%) Designer
16 28 (2.68%) Agile Developer
16 28 (2.68%) SQL Developer
17 27 (2.58%) Scrum Master
18 26 (2.49%) Lead Developer
19 23 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (15.87%) Web Services
2 119 (11.38%) SOAP
3 115 (10.99%) .NET
4 103 (9.85%) HTML
5 92 (8.80%) CSS
6 90 (8.60%) RESTful
6 90 (8.60%) Spring
7 86 (8.22%) XML
8 79 (7.55%) REST
9 74 (7.07%) AngularJS
10 71 (6.79%) JSON
11 65 (6.21%) Middleware
12 57 (5.45%) Spring Boot
13 55 (5.26%) Node.js
14 50 (4.78%) J2EE
15 48 (4.59%) Apache Camel
16 47 (4.49%) HTML5
17 39 (3.73%) jQuery
17 39 (3.73%) React
18 36 (3.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.41%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.21%) User Experience
4 30 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 29 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.53%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.34%) Reference Data
12 13 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.86%) Fintech
14 9 (0.86%) Life Science
14 9 (0.86%) Replication
15 7 (0.67%) Clustering
15 7 (0.67%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 158 (15.11%) Linux
2 92 (8.80%) Unix
3 87 (8.32%) Windows
4 18 (1.72%) Solaris
5 15 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.24%) CentOS
7 12 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.96%) AIX
8 10 (0.96%) Android
9 8 (0.76%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (29.45%) Scrum
2 224 (21.41%) TDD
3 184 (17.59%) DevOps
4 173 (16.54%) Test Automation
5 131 (12.52%) SOA
6 126 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (11.19%) Microservices
8 114 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
9 107 (10.23%) User Stories
10 101 (9.66%) Waterfall
11 100 (9.56%) Software Engineering
12 95 (9.08%) Project Management
13 94 (8.99%) BDD
14 90 (8.60%) Kanban
15 85 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (7.65%) Coaching
17 79 (7.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 75 (7.17%) Configuration Management
19 74 (7.07%) SDLC
20 73 (6.98%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 323 (30.88%) Java
2 160 (15.30%) SQL
3 124 (11.85%) JavaScript
4 119 (11.38%) C#
5 78 (7.46%) Java 8
6 74 (7.07%) Python
7 40 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 38 (3.63%) PL/SQL
9 37 (3.54%) Ruby
10 35 (3.35%) C++
10 35 (3.35%) Perl
11 24 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.20%) Groovy
13 22 (2.10%) C
13 22 (2.10%) XPath
14 20 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.82%) ES6
16 17 (1.63%) GLSL
16 17 (1.63%) HLSL
16 17 (1.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 120 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 90 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.79%) Degree
4 26 (2.49%) ISEB
5 24 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.96%) MCSA
11 8 (0.76%) MCSE
11 8 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.67%) CCNA
12 7 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.48%) PMP
15 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.41%) QA
2 22 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.53%) PMO
4 6 (0.57%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.096%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.096%) GCP
7 1 (0.096%) GLP
7 1 (0.096%) GMP
7 1 (0.096%) GxP
7 1 (0.096%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.096%) SEPA
System Software
1 74 (7.07%) Docker
2 20 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.38%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.29%) HDFS
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.096%) vSphere
8 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 104 (9.94%) Ansible
2 47 (4.49%) Puppet
3 37 (3.54%) Terraform
4 36 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.15%) Kibana
7 11 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.96%) Salt
9 5 (0.48%) Grafana
9 5 (0.48%) logstash
9 5 (0.48%) Opsview
9 5 (0.48%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.38%) Cacti
11 3 (0.29%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.29%) Nagios
11 3 (0.29%) Oozie
11 3 (0.29%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.29%) SCCM
11 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 174 (16.63%) Oracle
2 106 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 74 (7.07%) SAP
4 46 (4.40%) WSO2
5 27 (2.58%) IBM
6 25 (2.39%) Talend
7 24 (2.29%) VMware
8 18 (1.72%) webMethods
9 17 (1.63%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.43%) Informatica
12 14 (1.34%) Google
13 13 (1.24%) Cisco
14 11 (1.05%) Adobe
14 11 (1.05%) BEA
15 10 (0.96%) New Relic
16 9 (0.86%) CA
16 9 (0.86%) hybris
16 9 (0.86%) Pega
17 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow