Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,060 1,167 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.39% 23.96% 19.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.17% 28.16% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 821 626
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £293
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 33
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £34.42 £35.35 £30.80
90th Percentile £61.25 £45.81 £45.60
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.38 £42.84
% change year-on-year -0.86% +1.25% +9.82%

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 4,212 4,144 4,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.99% 85.07% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,439 2,405 2,379
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 267 323
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.70 £46.06
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Essex 0 323 £525 +2.44% 53
Hertfordshire +1 288 £475 +11.76% 129
Cambridgeshire +1 237 £438 +16.67% 176
Suffolk +8 92 £420 -1.18% 20
Bedfordshire -3 78 £450 +4.05% 36
Norfolk -1 45 £481 +5.48% 18
East Anglia -11 5 £525 +16.67% 39
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 336 (31.70%) Java
2 314 (29.62%) Scrum
3 284 (26.79%) TDD
4 226 (21.32%) Finance
5 225 (21.23%) Web Services
6 194 (18.30%) JIRA
7 188 (17.74%) Test Automation
8 169 (15.94%) DevOps
9 162 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (14.25%) SQL
11 149 (14.06%) JavaScript
12 148 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
13 145 (13.68%) Oracle
14 143 (13.49%) C#
14 143 (13.49%) Linux
15 141 (13.30%) Git (software)
16 138 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
17 137 (12.92%) SOAP
18 136 (12.83%) .NET
19 126 (11.89%) Microsoft
20 122 (11.51%) RESTful
20 122 (11.51%) Jenkins
21 121 (11.42%) SOA
22 115 (10.85%) Greenfield Project
23 112 (10.57%) Software Engineering
24 110 (10.38%) Java 8
25 108 (10.19%) REST
26 107 (10.09%) Kanban
27 106 (10.00%) CSS
28 105 (9.91%) XML

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 96 (9.06%) Confluence
2 84 (7.92%) Mule
3 63 (5.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 57 (5.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 23 (2.17%) Apache
6 22 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.60%) JBoss
8 16 (1.51%) SharePoint
8 16 (1.51%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.42%) CMS
9 15 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.38%) SAS
14 3 (0.28%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.28%) nginx
14 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (0.85%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.19%) Windchill
9 1 (0.094%) HipChat
9 1 (0.094%) InVision
9 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.57%) Infor M3
2 6 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.28%) HFM
4 3 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.094%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.094%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 148 (13.96%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
4 23 (2.17%) GitHub
4 23 (2.17%) SaaS
5 11 (1.04%) Office 365
6 10 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.75%) PaaS
9 7 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.47%) IaaS
11 4 (0.38%) Serverless
12 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.28%) Heroku
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.25%) TCP/IP
2 35 (3.30%) HTTP
3 26 (2.45%) SSL
4 17 (1.60%) Software-Defined Networking
5 15 (1.42%) Ethernet
6 10 (0.94%) LAN
7 9 (0.85%) Broadband
7 9 (0.85%) Internet
7 9 (0.85%) SSH
8 8 (0.75%) Wireless
9 7 (0.66%) DNS
10 6 (0.57%) Firewall
10 6 (0.57%) WAN
10 6 (0.57%) WLAN
11 5 (0.47%) SAN
11 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.38%) DHCP
12 4 (0.38%) FTP
12 4 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.91%) MySQL
3 43 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.74%) Big Data
6 29 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (2.26%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.79%) Pentaho
12 18 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.23%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.23%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.04%) Impala
15 11 (1.04%) OLAP
16 10 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 194 (18.30%) JIRA
2 141 (13.30%) Git (software)
3 122 (11.51%) Jenkins
4 73 (6.89%) Maven
5 65 (6.13%) Selenium
6 50 (4.72%) SoapUI
7 48 (4.53%) Subversion
8 45 (4.25%) Visual Studio
9 33 (3.11%) JMeter
10 29 (2.74%) JUnit
11 26 (2.45%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.45%) Eclipse
12 19 (1.79%) GitLab
13 17 (1.60%) Jasmine
14 16 (1.51%) gulp
14 16 (1.51%) LoadRunner
15 15 (1.42%) Bitbucket
15 15 (1.42%) NetBeans
15 15 (1.42%) Zephyr
16 14 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 226 (21.32%) Finance
2 102 (9.62%) Marketing
3 99 (9.34%) Telecoms
4 95 (8.96%) Manufacturing
5 85 (8.02%) Electronics
6 67 (6.32%) Retail
7 15 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 15 (1.42%) Military
7 15 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.94%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Back Office
10 7 (0.66%) Advertising
10 7 (0.66%) Games
11 6 (0.57%) Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) Local Government
13 3 (0.28%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
14 1 (0.094%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.094%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 403 (38.02%) Developer
2 147 (13.87%) Java Developer
3 118 (11.13%) Analyst
4 92 (8.68%) Architect
5 86 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 71 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 71 (6.70%) Project Manager
7 58 (5.47%) Integration Developer
8 56 (5.28%) .NET Developer
9 45 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
10 42 (3.96%) Tester
11 40 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 40 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (3.21%) Agile Developer
12 34 (3.21%) C# Developer
13 33 (3.11%) Designer
13 33 (3.11%) Scrum Master
13 33 (3.11%) Test Analyst
14 27 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 26 (2.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (21.23%) Web Services
2 137 (12.92%) SOAP
3 136 (12.83%) .NET
4 122 (11.51%) RESTful
5 108 (10.19%) REST
6 106 (10.00%) CSS
7 105 (9.91%) XML
8 101 (9.53%) HTML
9 98 (9.25%) JSON
10 93 (8.77%) Spring
11 92 (8.68%) Middleware
12 90 (8.49%) AngularJS
13 67 (6.32%) Apache Camel
14 57 (5.38%) HTML5
15 55 (5.19%) ASP.NET
15 55 (5.19%) J2EE
15 55 (5.19%) Node.js
16 52 (4.91%) Spring Boot
17 39 (3.68%) jQuery
17 39 (3.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.85%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.19%) User Experience
4 34 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.23%) Replication
11 12 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.13%) Reference Data
12 11 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.75%) Clustering
14 8 (0.75%) Fintech
15 7 (0.66%) Life Science
16 6 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 143 (13.49%) Linux
2 74 (6.98%) Unix
3 65 (6.13%) Windows
4 23 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.32%) CentOS
6 13 (1.23%) Solaris
7 12 (1.13%) Android
8 8 (0.75%) AIX
9 6 (0.57%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.094%) Debian
12 1 (0.094%) VME
12 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.094%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (29.62%) Scrum
2 284 (26.79%) TDD
3 188 (17.74%) Test Automation
4 169 (15.94%) DevOps
5 162 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 138 (13.02%) Business Intelligence
7 121 (11.42%) SOA
8 112 (10.57%) Software Engineering
9 107 (10.09%) Kanban
10 105 (9.91%) Waterfall
11 100 (9.43%) User Stories
12 98 (9.25%) Microservices
13 96 (9.06%) E-Commerce
14 93 (8.77%) BDD
14 93 (8.77%) Programme Management
15 91 (8.58%) Project Management
16 83 (7.83%) Digital Marketing
16 83 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
17 81 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 67 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 336 (31.70%) Java
2 151 (14.25%) SQL
3 149 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 143 (13.49%) C#
5 110 (10.38%) Java 8
6 55 (5.19%) Python
7 43 (4.06%) Perl
8 39 (3.68%) Ruby
9 35 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 35 (3.30%) XPath
10 34 (3.21%) Shell Script
11 27 (2.55%) Groovy
12 25 (2.36%) C++
13 23 (2.17%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.89%) C
14 20 (1.89%) Go
14 20 (1.89%) Scala
15 19 (1.79%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.60%) ES6
17 15 (1.42%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 85 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 70 (6.60%) Degree
3 66 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.74%) ISEB
5 22 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.85%) PMP
9 8 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.38%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.38%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.26%) QA
2 18 (1.70%) PMO
3 15 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.19%) GxP
5 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.094%) GLP
6 1 (0.094%) GMP
6 1 (0.094%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.094%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.094%) MISRA
6 1 (0.094%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.094%) SEPA
6 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (8.21%) Docker
2 18 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.47%) HDFS
4 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.094%) Ceph
7 1 (0.094%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.094%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.094%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 100 (9.43%) Ansible
2 30 (2.83%) Puppet
3 25 (2.36%) Terraform
4 24 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.04%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.85%) Opsview
9 8 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.57%) Kibana
10 6 (0.57%) Oozie
11 4 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.38%) Salt
12 3 (0.28%) Cacti
12 3 (0.28%) Grafana
12 3 (0.28%) Mesos
12 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.28%) vRealize
12 3 (0.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 2 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 145 (13.68%) Oracle
2 126 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 103 (9.72%) SAP
4 62 (5.85%) WSO2
5 27 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 22 (2.08%) Talend
7 15 (1.42%) Google
7 15 (1.42%) Informatica
8 13 (1.23%) IBM
9 12 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.04%) Adobe
11 10 (0.94%) Cognos
11 10 (0.94%) hybris
11 10 (0.94%) VMware
11 10 (0.94%) webMethods
12 9 (0.85%) New Relic
13 8 (0.75%) Cisco
13 8 (0.75%) HP
13 8 (0.75%) Tableau
14 7 (0.66%) ServiceNow