The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
South East / Home Counties
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 12.50% 7.14% 36.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.75% 7.14% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £415 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.86% +17.06%  

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 Home Counties with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Home Counties
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16 14 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 66.67% 100.00% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Home Counties

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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 Home Counties

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the Home Counties

Agile Software Development
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 22 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 Home Counties region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Nimsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) Nimsoft