Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 98 114 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.43% 20.92% 19.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.63% 25.50% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 77 68
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +15.86%
10th Percentile £369 £325 £302
90th Percentile £550 £656 £658
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 368 447 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.21% 82.02% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 327 341
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +14.81%
10th Percentile £216 £206 £193
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.07% +3.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 8
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% -15.77% +56.41%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £47.15 £46.00 £110.55
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.01% -11.11% -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Kent

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Kent

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Kent over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Kent

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Kent

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 21 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
Maidstone +5 11 £400 -5.88% 9
West Malling +7 10 £413 +3.13% 15
Tunbridge Wells 0 7 £368 +5.00% 10
Rochester - 3 £548 -
Dartford - 3 £400 - 7
Dover +1 2 £425 +14.48% 2
Chatham -2 2 £450 -18.18%
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 58 (59.18%) .NET
2 55 (56.12%) C#
3 54 (55.10%) Scrum
4 43 (43.88%) SQL
5 40 (40.82%) .NET Framework
6 39 (39.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 35 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (32.65%) TDD
9 31 (31.63%) CMS
10 30 (30.61%) Entity Framework
11 29 (29.59%) Sitecore
12 27 (27.55%) Finance
13 25 (25.51%) ASP.NET
14 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
14 22 (22.45%) AngularJS
15 20 (20.41%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (19.39%) OAuth
16 19 (19.39%) API Development
17 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
18 15 (15.31%) RESTful
19 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
19 13 (13.27%) HTML
19 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
19 13 (13.27%) SOA
20 12 (12.24%) MVC
21 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
21 11 (11.22%) CSS
21 11 (11.22%) TeamCity
22 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 31 (31.63%) CMS
2 20 (20.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (3.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.02%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.08%) Power BI
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) OLAP
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (3.06%) PowerPivot
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.06%) SSDT
5 3 (3.06%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) TeamCity
2 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (4.08%) Selenium
4 4 (4.08%) Subversion
4 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.06%) JIRA
6 2 (2.04%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.04%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.02%) Appium
7 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.02%) Grunt
7 1 (1.02%) gulp
7 1 (1.02%) MSTest
7 1 (1.02%) NUnit
7 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.02%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 27 (27.55%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Advertising
3 3 (3.06%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.04%) Law
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
5 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (71.43%) Developer
2 44 (44.90%) .NET Developer
3 19 (19.39%) C# Developer
4 18 (18.37%) Senior .NET Developer
4 18 (18.37%) Senior Developer
5 16 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (13.27%) SQL Developer
7 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Sitecore Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
11 6 (6.12%) Azure Developer
11 6 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (6.12%) UI Developer
11 6 (6.12%) WCF Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Angular Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (5.10%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (59.18%) .NET
2 40 (40.82%) .NET Framework
3 39 (39.80%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (30.61%) Entity Framework
5 25 (25.51%) ASP.NET
6 22 (22.45%) AngularJS
7 19 (19.39%) OAuth
8 15 (15.31%) RESTful
9 13 (13.27%) HTML
10 11 (11.22%) CSS
11 8 (8.16%) WCF
12 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
12 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.14%) REST
13 6 (6.12%) HTML5
13 6 (6.12%) Sass
14 4 (4.08%) jQuery
14 4 (4.08%) Web Services
15 3 (3.06%) Ajax
15 3 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) CMDB
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) Android
2 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.10%) Scrum
2 32 (32.65%) TDD
3 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
4 19 (19.39%) API Development
5 13 (13.27%) SOA
5 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
6 12 (12.24%) MVC
7 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.18%) Front End Development
8 9 (9.18%) Kanban
9 8 (8.16%) BDD
9 8 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (8.16%) OO
9 8 (8.16%) SOLID
10 7 (7.14%) Economics
10 7 (7.14%) ETL
11 6 (6.12%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 6 (6.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 55 (56.12%) C#
2 43 (43.88%) SQL
3 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (3.06%) Java
5 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.06%) VB
6 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
7 1 (1.02%) R
7 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) GDPR
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) Sitecore
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.16%) Oracle
4 3 (3.06%) BMC
4 3 (3.06%) Capita
4 3 (3.06%) Remedy
5 2 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) Anite
6 1 (1.02%) Facebook
6 1 (1.02%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.02%) Workday
6 1 (1.02%) Xamarin