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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
England / East of England
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 502 421 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.40% 17.36% 16.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.35% 21.49% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 288 240
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £324 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.44 £40.00 £29.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £54.00 £40.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.77% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1771 1959 2037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.56% 80.78% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1166 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +5 153 £450 +9.75% 28
Hertfordshire +5 137 £525 +16.66% 63
Cambridgeshire 0 93 £350 -12.50% 75
Bedfordshire 0 62 £448 -0.55% 20
Norfolk -1 32 £450 +12.50% 21
Suffolk -4 25 £375 -9.09% 17
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 338 (36.98%) TDD
2 333 (36.43%) Java
3 281 (30.74%) Scrum
4 179 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
5 175 (19.15%) BDD
6 161 (17.61%) DevOps
7 155 (16.96%) Finance
8 148 (16.19%) JavaScript
9 141 (15.43%) .NET
10 138 (15.10%) Oracle
11 131 (14.33%) E-Commerce
12 119 (13.02%) C#
13 117 (12.80%) JIRA
13 117 (12.80%) Git (software)
14 111 (12.14%) SQL
15 108 (11.82%) SOA
16 106 (11.60%) HTML
16 106 (11.60%) Web Services
16 106 (11.60%) Jenkins
17 99 (10.83%) Selenium
18 96 (10.50%) SQL Server
19 93 (10.18%) OO
19 93 (10.18%) Kanban
20 89 (9.74%) Linux
21 88 (9.63%) QA
21 88 (9.63%) Waterfall
22 84 (9.19%) CSS
22 84 (9.19%) MVC
23 83 (9.08%) XML
24 81 (8.86%) Project Management

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 45 (4.92%) Confluence
2 40 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 39 (4.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (3.06%) JBoss
6 27 (2.95%) Apache
7 25 (2.74%) CMS
8 20 (2.19%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.42%) IIS
11 12 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.20%) Apache Spark
12 11 (1.20%) WordPress
13 10 (1.09%) Drupal
14 6 (0.66%) Mule
14 6 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.55%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 27 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.64%) MS Office
2 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.77%) MS Project
5 6 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.22%) UXPin
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.77%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.66%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.55%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.44%) Magento
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.22%) Unica
9 1 (0.11%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.41%) IaaS
4 17 (1.86%) PaaS
5 8 (0.88%) SaaS
6 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.55%) Boomi
6 5 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.44%) GitHub
7 4 (0.44%) Office 365
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle CX
7 4 (0.44%) Veeva
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.33%) Route 53
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.22%) G Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.16%) HTTP
1 38 (4.16%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.39%) SSL
3 22 (2.41%) DNS
3 22 (2.41%) Internet
4 13 (1.42%) WAN
5 10 (1.09%) Intranet
5 10 (1.09%) SMS
6 9 (0.98%) LAN
7 7 (0.77%) LDAP
8 6 (0.66%) Firewall
9 4 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.33%) Wireless
10 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.22%) DSL
11 2 (0.22%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.22%) Frame Relay
11 2 (0.22%) MPLS
11 2 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.27%) Big Data
4 31 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.19%) MySQL
8 18 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.31%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 117 (12.80%) Git (software)
1 117 (12.80%) JIRA
2 106 (11.60%) Jenkins
3 99 (10.83%) Selenium
4 78 (8.53%) Cucumber
5 49 (5.36%) Maven
6 48 (5.25%) SoapUI
7 41 (4.49%) WebDriver
8 39 (4.27%) Subversion
9 38 (4.16%) JUnit
10 34 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 32 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (2.84%) Appium
12 26 (2.84%) JBehave
13 23 (2.52%) JIRA Agile
14 22 (2.41%) Eclipse
15 19 (2.08%) Calabash
16 18 (1.97%) Gradle
17 17 (1.86%) Ant
18 16 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 155 (16.96%) Finance
2 68 (7.44%) Marketing
3 63 (6.89%) Retail
4 41 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 39 (4.27%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.74%) Electronics
7 19 (2.08%) Banking
8 18 (1.97%) Legal
9 17 (1.86%) Automotive
10 10 (1.09%) Back Office
10 10 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.66%) Games
12 5 (0.55%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Military
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 335 (36.65%) Developer
2 158 (17.29%) Java Developer
3 130 (14.22%) Analyst
4 96 (10.50%) Architect
5 72 (7.88%) Business Analyst
6 61 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 58 (6.35%) Project Manager
8 52 (5.69%) .NET Developer
9 51 (5.58%) Agile Developer
10 47 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 40 (4.38%) C# Developer
12 39 (4.27%) Agile Java Developer
13 35 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (3.83%) Test Analyst
14 34 (3.72%) Scrum Master
14 34 (3.72%) Tester
15 31 (3.39%) Test Engineer
16 29 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
17 28 (3.06%) Consultant
17 28 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (15.43%) .NET
2 106 (11.60%) HTML
2 106 (11.60%) Web Services
3 84 (9.19%) CSS
4 83 (9.08%) XML
5 75 (8.21%) J2EE
5 75 (8.21%) Spring
6 74 (8.10%) RESTful
7 69 (7.55%) AngularJS
8 68 (7.44%) jQuery
9 64 (7.00%) REST
10 62 (6.78%) JSON
11 57 (6.24%) Hibernate
11 57 (6.24%) HTML5
12 56 (6.13%) Middleware
13 45 (4.92%) ASP.NET
14 41 (4.49%) SOAP
15 40 (4.38%) XSLT
16 38 (4.16%) Node.js
17 36 (3.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 43 (4.70%) User Experience
4 34 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 31 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.95%) Data Structures
7 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.64%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.31%) Social Media
12 9 (0.98%) iPad
13 8 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.77%) Animation
14 7 (0.77%) DataPower
14 7 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.66%) Clustering
15 6 (0.66%) PMI
16 5 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.74%) Linux
2 55 (6.02%) Android
3 49 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 48 (5.25%) Windows
5 37 (4.05%) Unix
6 13 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.09%) CoreOS
8 10 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.66%) VME
10 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.55%) Solaris
11 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.33%) MVS
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (36.98%) TDD
2 281 (30.74%) Scrum
3 179 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
4 175 (19.15%) BDD
5 161 (17.61%) DevOps
6 131 (14.33%) E-Commerce
7 108 (11.82%) SOA
8 93 (10.18%) Kanban
8 93 (10.18%) OO
9 88 (9.63%) Waterfall
10 84 (9.19%) MVC
11 81 (8.86%) Project Management
11 81 (8.86%) User Stories
12 79 (8.64%) Open Source
13 78 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 76 (8.32%) Software Engineering
15 69 (7.55%) Test Automation
16 65 (7.11%) Mentoring
17 61 (6.67%) Coaching
18 59 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (36.43%) Java
2 148 (16.19%) JavaScript
3 119 (13.02%) C#
4 111 (12.14%) SQL
5 56 (6.13%) Python
6 50 (5.47%) Ruby
7 32 (3.50%) Scala
8 24 (2.63%) PHP
9 23 (2.52%) Groovy
10 22 (2.41%) Perl
11 21 (2.30%) C
12 18 (1.97%) Go
12 18 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.86%) Clojure
13 17 (1.86%) Rust
14 16 (1.75%) C++
14 16 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.64%) F#
16 14 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (5.69%) Degree
2 26 (2.84%) ISEB
3 21 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.98%) PMP
7 8 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.66%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CISSP
10 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CCNP
11 2 (0.22%) CEH
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (9.63%) QA
2 21 (2.30%) SDET
3 17 (1.86%) PMO
4 8 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.66%) GDPR
7 3 (0.33%) SLA
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.22%) SEPA
8 2 (0.22%) WAI
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 40 (4.38%) Docker
2 12 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.11%) LXC
8 1 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 52 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (5.36%) Puppet
3 39 (4.27%) Ansible
4 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.66%) Terraform
4 6 (0.66%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 4 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.22%) SCCM
6 2 (0.22%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.11%) Mesos
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 138 (15.10%) Oracle
2 66 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.91%) Adobe
4 45 (4.92%) SAP
5 29 (3.17%) IBM
5 29 (3.17%) WSO2
6 14 (1.53%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.53%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
7 12 (1.31%) VMware
8 9 (0.98%) HP
9 7 (0.77%) Google
9 7 (0.77%) hybris
9 7 (0.77%) JDA
10 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.55%) Dell
11 5 (0.55%) Fujitsu
11 5 (0.55%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.55%) Sun
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Norwich, Norfolk
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day + Bonus & Benefits
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: From £80,000 to £101,000 per annum Includes Bonus & Benefit
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Cambridge Intelligence
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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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Cambridge
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