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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 511 383 423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 20.37% 19.05% 20.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.37% 22.41% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 214 291
10th Percentile £385 £341 £331
25th Percentile £444 £406 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.42% - -
75th Percentile £605 £538 £531
90th Percentile £707 £588 £600
England median daily rate £550 £523 £500
% change year-on-year +5.16% +4.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 3
10th Percentile £47.00 £36.69 £47.90
25th Percentile £48.88 £41.81 £51.13
Median hourly rate £60.50 £45.00 £59.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.44% -23.73% +21.65%
75th Percentile £70.75 £50.00 £68.25
90th Percentile £77.03 £53.25 £72.30
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.53% -1.59%

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 2,097 1,709 1,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.61% 84.98% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 970 1,052
10th Percentile £213 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £300 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £535 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 210 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.44 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +30.17% -19.20% +30.40%
75th Percentile £52.81 £34.89 £48.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.05 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.46 £24.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year +18.56% +5.17% -0.17%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 0 193 £563 +18.42% 56
Essex +3 126 £500 +0.05% 16
Cambridgeshire -5 110 £475 +2.70% 97
Suffolk 0 38 £525 +40.00% 19
Bedfordshire +4 35 £500 -2.44% 8
Norfolk -14 7 £425 -17.07% 2
Agile
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 186 (36.40%) Scrum
2 151 (29.55%) Social Skills
3 116 (22.70%) JIRA
4 109 (21.33%) Software Engineering
5 105 (20.55%) DevOps
6 100 (19.57%) Java
7 96 (18.79%) Azure
8 90 (17.61%) Security Cleared
9 85 (16.63%) Microsoft
10 83 (16.24%) SC Cleared
10 83 (16.24%) AWS
11 82 (16.05%) Project Management
12 78 (15.26%) CI/CD
13 69 (13.50%) Jenkins
14 67 (13.11%) C#
15 65 (12.72%) C++
15 65 (12.72%) Coaching
16 64 (12.52%) Degree
17 62 (12.13%) Python
18 61 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
19 58 (11.35%) SQL
19 58 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
20 56 (10.96%) Confluence
21 55 (10.76%) User Stories
21 55 (10.76%) Migration
22 54 (10.57%) Finance
23 52 (10.18%) TDD
23 52 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
24 51 (9.98%) Oracle
25 49 (9.59%) Linux

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 56 (10.96%) Confluence
2 24 (4.70%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.76%) SAS
3 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.59%) Apache
5 3 (0.59%) nginx
6 2 (0.39%) Drupal
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.20%) Mingle
6 1 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Magento
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.59%) Shopify
4 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 96 (18.79%) Azure
2 83 (16.24%) AWS
3 43 (8.41%) GCP
4 32 (6.26%) Azure DevOps
5 20 (3.91%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.54%) Amazon S3
6 13 (2.54%) GitHub
7 12 (2.35%) Amazon EKS
8 10 (1.96%) Serverless
9 9 (1.76%) Google Kubernetes Engine
9 9 (1.76%) IaaS
9 9 (1.76%) PaaS
10 8 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.57%) Tricentis Tosca
11 7 (1.37%) SAP Commerce Cloud
11 7 (1.37%) Slack
12 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.07%) TCP/IP
2 28 (5.48%) Ethernet
3 11 (2.15%) DNS
4 6 (1.17%) 4G
4 6 (1.17%) HTTP
4 6 (1.17%) LTE
5 4 (0.78%) Modbus
5 4 (0.78%) RS-422
5 4 (0.78%) RS-485
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 2 (0.39%) G.fast
6 2 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.39%) IPv4
6 2 (0.39%) IPv6
6 2 (0.39%) Multicast
6 2 (0.39%) PPP
6 2 (0.39%) SMS
6 2 (0.39%) UPnP
6 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.39%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.07%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.91%) Power BI
2 20 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.96%) MySQL
5 9 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.76%) Pentaho
5 9 (1.76%) Presto
6 8 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (1.57%) Big Data
6 8 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.57%) Impala
7 7 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.37%) Data Lake
7 7 (1.37%) Parquet
8 6 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.78%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 116 (22.70%) JIRA
2 69 (13.50%) Jenkins
3 37 (7.24%) Git (software)
4 32 (6.26%) Visual Studio
5 29 (5.68%) Eclipse
6 28 (5.48%) GitLab
7 15 (2.94%) JUnit
8 14 (2.74%) CircleCI
8 14 (2.74%) Selenium
9 13 (2.54%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.15%) JMeter
11 8 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.57%) Maven
11 8 (1.57%) Zephyr
12 7 (1.37%) Gradle
12 7 (1.37%) NetBeans
12 7 (1.37%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.37%) webpack
13 6 (1.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 151 (29.55%) Social Skills
2 54 (10.57%) Finance
3 42 (8.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 41 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (7.83%) Public Sector
6 37 (7.24%) Presentation Skills
7 23 (4.50%) Aerospace
8 21 (4.11%) Influencing Skills
9 18 (3.52%) Retail
10 16 (3.13%) Marketing
11 14 (2.74%) Publishing
12 13 (2.54%) Electronics
13 12 (2.35%) Automotive
13 12 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (2.15%) Military
15 10 (1.96%) Manufacturing
16 8 (1.57%) Banking
16 8 (1.57%) Law
17 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
18 4 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (15.85%) Developer
2 69 (13.50%) Analyst
3 55 (10.76%) Project Manager
4 44 (8.61%) Business Analyst
5 43 (8.41%) Software Engineer
6 42 (8.22%) Architect
6 42 (8.22%) Scrum Master
7 26 (5.09%) Data Engineer
8 23 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
9 22 (4.31%) C# Software Engineer
10 19 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.13%) Software Developer
12 15 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 14 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.54%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
14 13 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 12 (2.35%) Test Analyst
16 11 (2.15%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.22%) .NET
2 38 (7.44%) Spring
3 35 (6.85%) React
4 28 (5.48%) Web Services
5 27 (5.28%) AngularJS
5 27 (5.28%) HTML
6 26 (5.09%) CSS
6 26 (5.09%) Kafka
7 21 (4.11%) Node.js
7 21 (4.11%) REST
7 21 (4.11%) Spring Boot
8 19 (3.72%) XML
9 18 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (3.13%) JSON
11 15 (2.94%) RESTful
12 13 (2.54%) HTML5
12 13 (2.54%) OAuth
13 12 (2.35%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.35%) SOAP
14 11 (2.15%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.44%) User Experience
2 28 (5.48%) Cloud Native
3 23 (4.50%) Public Cloud
4 22 (4.31%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.15%) IoT
8 9 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.98%) Data Fabric
10 5 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
11 4 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.78%) Legacy Applications
11 4 (0.78%) Replication
11 4 (0.78%) Wiki
12 3 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.59%) CMDB
12 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.59%) Linux
2 45 (8.81%) Windows
3 14 (2.74%) Unix
4 12 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.20%) VMS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (36.40%) Scrum
2 109 (21.33%) Software Engineering
3 105 (20.55%) DevOps
4 82 (16.05%) Project Management
5 78 (15.26%) CI/CD
6 65 (12.72%) Coaching
7 61 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (10.76%) Migration
9 55 (10.76%) User Stories
10 52 (10.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 52 (10.18%) TDD
11 48 (9.39%) Business Analysis
11 48 (9.39%) Waterfall
12 47 (9.20%) Microservices
13 40 (7.83%) Use Case
14 39 (7.63%) Infrastructure as Code
14 39 (7.63%) Test Automation
14 39 (7.63%) Validation
15 38 (7.44%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 100 (19.57%) Java
2 67 (13.11%) C#
3 65 (12.72%) C++
4 62 (12.13%) Python
5 58 (11.35%) SQL
6 48 (9.39%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.68%) Go
8 23 (4.50%) Scala
9 21 (4.11%) TypeScript
10 19 (3.72%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.13%) C
13 11 (2.15%) Groovy
14 7 (1.37%) GLSL
14 7 (1.37%) HLSL
14 7 (1.37%) Perl
15 6 (1.17%) R
16 5 (0.98%) ES6
17 4 (0.78%) Bash
17 4 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 83 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 64 (12.52%) Degree
4 25 (4.89%) PhD
5 24 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.17%) ISEB
8 6 (1.17%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 3 (0.59%) RHCA
11 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CCNP
12 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.20%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.83%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) PMO
3 6 (1.17%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.98%) GxP
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) DICOM
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.20%) NCSC
6 1 (0.20%) P3O
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (5.68%) Docker
2 14 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.96%) vSphere
4 3 (0.59%) Firmware
4 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (8.81%) Kubernetes
2 38 (7.44%) Ansible
3 27 (5.28%) Terraform
4 7 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.37%) Packer
5 6 (1.17%) Puppet
6 4 (0.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.39%) Control-M
7 2 (0.39%) Grafana
8 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.20%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.20%) VxRail
Vendors
1 85 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.98%) Oracle
3 20 (3.91%) Google
4 18 (3.52%) SAP
5 16 (3.13%) AppDynamics
5 16 (3.13%) IBM
6 11 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.15%) Informatica
7 10 (1.96%) Adobe
7 10 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.57%) Talend
9 7 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.17%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.98%) Remedy
11 5 (0.98%) Splunk
11 5 (0.98%) VMware
12 4 (0.78%) Databricks
13 3 (0.59%) Dynatrace
13 3 (0.59%) Snow