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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 513 339 503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 20.05% 18.76% 21.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.21% 22.13% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 199 329
10th Percentile £378 £342 £325
25th Percentile £444 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.16% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £588 £537 £538
90th Percentile £688 £588 £600
England median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 3
10th Percentile £42.50 £38.95 £47.90
25th Percentile £47.50 £42.00 £51.13
Median hourly rate £57.00 £45.00 £59.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -23.73% +18.00%
75th Percentile £70.25 £48.75 £68.25
90th Percentile £77.16 £55.20 £72.30
England median hourly rate £50.50 £47.93 £47.83
% change year-on-year +5.37% +0.20% +0.69%

Agile 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 2,119 1,532 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.84% 84.78% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,265 877 1,202
10th Percentile £205 £163 £225
25th Percentile £363 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £447
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -4.97% -0.61%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £599 £600
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 188 111
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.89
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.68 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% -7.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £53.44 £37.35 £39.65
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.99 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.16% +11.36% -2.22%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in the East of England

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Agile in the East of England

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in the East of England

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Agile in the East of England

Agile
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile in the East of England

Agile
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 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -2 162 £550 +12.82% 104
Essex +3 131 £500 +0.10% 12
Cambridgeshire -1 129 £500 +11.11% 89
Bedfordshire 0 45 £500 - 14
Suffolk +2 39 £525 +40.00% 12
Norfolk -13 6 £488 -4.41% 6
Agile
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 174 (33.92%) Scrum
2 157 (30.60%) Social Skills
3 110 (21.44%) JIRA
4 106 (20.66%) Software Engineering
5 98 (19.10%) Java
6 92 (17.93%) DevOps
7 91 (17.74%) Security Cleared
8 87 (16.96%) AWS
8 87 (16.96%) Project Management
9 85 (16.57%) Microsoft
10 84 (16.37%) Azure
11 82 (15.98%) SC Cleared
12 76 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (13.84%) C#
13 71 (13.84%) CI/CD
14 67 (13.06%) Degree
15 59 (11.50%) Finance
16 57 (11.11%) C++
16 57 (11.11%) SQL
16 57 (11.11%) Business Analysis
17 55 (10.72%) Confluence
18 54 (10.53%) Jenkins
18 54 (10.53%) User Stories
18 54 (10.53%) Coaching
19 53 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (10.33%) JavaScript
20 52 (10.14%) Waterfall
21 50 (9.75%) Linux
22 48 (9.36%) Oracle
22 48 (9.36%) TDD

Agile
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 55 (10.72%) Confluence
2 18 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.75%) SAS
6 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.58%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) nginx
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) Drupal
8 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.19%) CICS
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.39%) Mingle
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Shopify
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.58%) Magento
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 87 (16.96%) AWS
2 84 (16.37%) Azure
3 33 (6.43%) GCP
4 21 (4.09%) Power Platform
5 14 (2.73%) GitHub
6 12 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.95%) Serverless
8 9 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
9 8 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.56%) IaaS
9 8 (1.56%) PaaS
9 8 (1.56%) Tricentis Tosca
10 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.97%) Trello
13 4 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.78%) SaaS
14 3 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.43%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.04%) Ethernet
3 9 (1.75%) DNS
4 7 (1.36%) HTTP
5 3 (0.58%) 4G
5 3 (0.58%) Internet
5 3 (0.58%) LTE
6 2 (0.39%) BGP
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 2 (0.39%) IPv4
6 2 (0.39%) IPv6
6 2 (0.39%) LAN
6 2 (0.39%) Multicast
6 2 (0.39%) OSPF
6 2 (0.39%) PPP
6 2 (0.39%) UPnP
6 2 (0.39%) WAN
6 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.39%) xDSL
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.09%) Power BI
1 21 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.95%) Data Lake
4 10 (1.95%) MySQL
5 9 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (1.75%) Big Data
5 9 (1.75%) Pentaho
6 8 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.56%) Impala
7 7 (1.36%) Presto
8 6 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.78%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.58%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 110 (21.44%) JIRA
2 54 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 43 (8.38%) Git (software)
4 36 (7.02%) Visual Studio
5 32 (6.24%) Eclipse
6 24 (4.68%) GitLab
7 16 (3.12%) Selenium
8 15 (2.92%) JUnit
9 14 (2.73%) Bitbucket
10 12 (2.34%) JMeter
11 10 (1.95%) NetBeans
12 9 (1.75%) Postman
13 8 (1.56%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.56%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.56%) Zephyr
14 7 (1.36%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.17%) CircleCI
15 6 (1.17%) Gradle
15 6 (1.17%) webpack
16 5 (0.97%) Cucumber
General
1 157 (30.60%) Social Skills
2 59 (11.50%) Finance
3 45 (8.77%) Presentation Skills
4 39 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 32 (6.24%) Public Sector
7 27 (5.26%) Influencing Skills
8 18 (3.51%) Retail
9 17 (3.31%) Marketing
10 14 (2.73%) Aerospace
10 14 (2.73%) Automotive
10 14 (2.73%) Military
11 11 (2.14%) Banking
12 10 (1.95%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.17%) Publishing
13 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (0.97%) Law
15 3 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (15.98%) Developer
2 76 (14.81%) Analyst
3 60 (11.70%) Project Manager
4 51 (9.94%) Business Analyst
5 48 (9.36%) Software Engineer
6 36 (7.02%) Scrum Master
7 34 (6.63%) Architect
8 22 (4.29%) C# Software Engineer
9 20 (3.90%) C++ Software Engineer
9 20 (3.90%) Java Developer
9 20 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.12%) Data Engineer
11 16 (3.12%) Test Manager
12 15 (2.92%) Software Developer
13 13 (2.53%) Agile Coach
14 12 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (2.34%) Test Analyst
15 11 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.16%) .NET
2 36 (7.02%) React
3 35 (6.82%) Spring
4 30 (5.85%) Web Services
5 29 (5.65%) HTML
6 27 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 26 (5.07%) REST
8 25 (4.87%) CSS
9 23 (4.48%) Node.js
10 21 (4.09%) JSON
11 20 (3.90%) Spring Boot
12 17 (3.31%) RESTful
12 17 (3.31%) XML
13 16 (3.12%) ASP.NET
13 16 (3.12%) Kafka
14 15 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (2.73%) HTML5
16 13 (2.53%) .NET Core
16 13 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (2.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.58%) User Experience
2 22 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.90%) Cloud Native
4 19 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.75%) IoT
7 9 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.97%) Replication
10 4 (0.78%) Data Fabric
10 4 (0.78%) Legacy Applications
10 4 (0.78%) Life Science
11 3 (0.58%) CMDB
11 3 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.75%) Linux
2 44 (8.58%) Windows
3 12 (2.34%) Unix
4 10 (1.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.19%) CentOS
6 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.19%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.19%) VMS
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (33.92%) Scrum
2 106 (20.66%) Software Engineering
3 92 (17.93%) DevOps
4 87 (16.96%) Project Management
5 76 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (13.84%) CI/CD
7 57 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 54 (10.53%) Coaching
8 54 (10.53%) User Stories
9 53 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (10.14%) Waterfall
11 48 (9.36%) TDD
12 47 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (9.16%) Migration
13 44 (8.58%) Collaborative Working
13 44 (8.58%) Validation
14 43 (8.38%) Microservices
15 42 (8.19%) SDLC
16 38 (7.41%) Change Management
16 38 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.10%) Java
2 71 (13.84%) C#
3 57 (11.11%) C++
3 57 (11.11%) SQL
4 53 (10.33%) JavaScript
5 47 (9.16%) Python
6 20 (3.90%) PL/SQL
7 19 (3.70%) C
7 19 (3.70%) TypeScript
8 17 (3.31%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.12%) Go
10 13 (2.53%) Scala
11 10 (1.95%) GLSL
11 10 (1.95%) HLSL
12 9 (1.75%) Groovy
13 6 (1.17%) Bash
13 6 (1.17%) Perl
14 5 (0.97%) R
14 5 (0.97%) VBA
15 4 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 91 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 82 (15.98%) SC Cleared
3 67 (13.06%) Degree
4 21 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 16 (3.12%) PhD
7 9 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (1.56%) ISEB
8 8 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.78%) PMP
12 2 (0.39%) APMP
12 2 (0.39%) CCNP
12 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.58%) QA
2 10 (1.95%) GxP
3 7 (1.36%) PMO
4 3 (0.58%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) DICOM
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.19%) NCSC
6 1 (0.19%) P3O
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (5.46%) Docker
2 11 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.56%) vSphere
4 4 (0.78%) Firmware
5 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 34 (6.63%) Ansible
1 34 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.29%) Terraform
3 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.17%) Packer
4 6 (1.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.39%) Control-M
6 2 (0.39%) Grafana
6 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.19%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.19%) VxRail
Vendors
1 85 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.36%) Oracle
3 19 (3.70%) SAP
4 16 (3.12%) AppDynamics
4 16 (3.12%) CheckPoint
4 16 (3.12%) Google
5 12 (2.34%) IBM
6 11 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.14%) Informatica
7 9 (1.75%) Adobe
7 9 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.56%) Talend
9 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.17%) hybris
11 5 (0.97%) Splunk
12 4 (0.78%) Databricks
12 4 (0.78%) Guidewire
13 3 (0.58%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.58%) Snow