Period
to 31 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 31 July 2021 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.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
England > East of England
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 77 114
Rank change year-on-year -17 +37 +29
Contract jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 28 29 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.27% 1.73% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.07% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 50
10th Percentile £473 £400 £425
25th Percentile £505 £461 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £480 £523
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -8.13% -2.79%
75th Percentile £576 £538 £540
90th Percentile £660 £588 £638
England median daily rate £530 £518 £528
% change year-on-year +2.42% -1.90% -4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £53.00
England median hourly rate £56.68 - £53.00

Scaled Agile Framework 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 1,885 1,400 3,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.33% 83.73% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,092 872 2,160
10th Percentile £156 £253 £280
25th Percentile £300 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £606 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 77 190
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.39
25th Percentile £12.69 £14.75 £12.90
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.15 £48.17 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.91 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.81 £25.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -8.76% +9.03% +14.65%

Scaled Agile Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the East of England

Scaled Agile Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the East of England

Scaled Agile Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework in the East of England over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scaled Agile Framework in the East of England

Scaled Agile Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the East of England

Scaled Agile Framework
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 Scaled Agile Framework within the East of England region over the 6 months to 31 July 2021. 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 +1 18 £530 +8.72% 5
Hertfordshire -18 7 - - 4
Norfolk - 2 £520 -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - - 1
Scaled Agile Framework
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 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 Scaled Agile Framework.

1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 14 (50.00%) JIRA
3 14 (50.00%) AWS
3 14 (50.00%) Microservices
4 13 (46.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (46.43%) Spring Boot
4 13 (46.43%) Confluence
4 13 (46.43%) BDD
4 13 (46.43%) Oracle Database
4 13 (46.43%) Java 8
4 13 (46.43%) Epics
4 13 (46.43%) Java 11
4 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 13 (46.43%) Pair Programming
4 13 (46.43%) OCPJP
4 13 (46.43%) Spring
4 13 (46.43%) MySQL
4 13 (46.43%) Oracle
4 13 (46.43%) J2SE
4 13 (46.43%) Sun
4 13 (46.43%) Sun Certification
5 12 (42.86%) User Stories
6 11 (39.29%) Social Skills
7 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (21.43%) Project Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
10 5 (17.86%) User Experience

Scaled Agile Framework
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 13 (46.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) MySQL
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle Database
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (17.86%) Checkstyle
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (39.29%) Social Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
1 13 (46.43%) Java Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) J2SE
1 13 (46.43%) Spring
1 13 (46.43%) Spring Boot
2 4 (14.29%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) WSDL
2 4 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (17.86%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Life Science
3 2 (7.14%) Renewable Energy
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) VMS
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Microservices
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) BDD
3 13 (46.43%) Epics
3 13 (46.43%) Pair Programming
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 12 (42.86%) User Stories
5 10 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 6 (21.43%) Project Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) DevOps
8 5 (17.86%) Kanban
8 5 (17.86%) Open Source
8 5 (17.86%) Validation
9 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) Java 11
2 13 (46.43%) Java 8
3 4 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) OCPJP
1 13 (46.43%) Sun Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
1 13 (46.43%) Sun
2 4 (14.29%) hybris
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com