Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 4 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 107 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.78% 17.93% 13.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.30% 21.53% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 75
Kent median daily rate £400 £406 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +20.37% -3.57%
10th Percentile £337 £291 £260
90th Percentile £684 £550 £560
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -9.47% +26.67%

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 423 418 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 78.19% 83.27% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 302 359
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £261 £202 £199
90th Percentile £634 £550 £501
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 29
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £21.78 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.73% +11.67% -18.75%
10th Percentile £25.50 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.71 £29.92 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
West Malling 0 14 £413 +10.00% 10
Maidstone -8 14 £405 -1.82% 8
Dartford - 5 £400 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -1 4 £350 -6.67% 1
Chatham -1 2 £600 +26.32%
Dover - 2 £350 - 1
Folkestone +2 1 £340 -
Tonbridge - 1 £650 - 1
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 65 (60.75%) .NET
2 58 (54.21%) C#
3 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
4 48 (44.86%) Scrum
5 43 (40.19%) TDD
5 43 (40.19%) SQL Server
6 41 (38.32%) MVC
7 39 (36.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (35.51%) ASP.NET
9 34 (31.78%) CSS
9 34 (31.78%) HTML
10 33 (30.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (27.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
13 26 (24.30%) Web Services
14 24 (22.43%) N-Tier
14 24 (22.43%) Oracle
14 24 (22.43%) WCF
15 23 (21.50%) Web Development
15 23 (21.50%) SQL
16 22 (20.56%) Finance
16 22 (20.56%) Refactoring
17 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
18 17 (15.89%) .NET Framework
18 17 (15.89%) Test Automation
19 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio
20 14 (13.08%) HTML5
21 13 (12.15%) Change Control
21 13 (12.15%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (2.80%) CMS
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (27.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.80%) npm
3 3 (2.80%) PaaS
4 2 (1.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
2 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 4 (3.74%) SMTP
2 4 (3.74%) SSL
3 3 (2.80%) AMQP
4 2 (1.87%) DHCP
4 2 (1.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.80%) Big Data
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Visual Studio
2 13 (12.15%) Selenium
3 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (7.48%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.54%) NUnit
6 5 (4.67%) Fiddler
6 5 (4.67%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (3.74%) JIRA
7 4 (3.74%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.74%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.80%) Bower
8 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.80%) JMeter
8 3 (2.80%) MSTest
9 2 (1.87%) Appium
9 2 (1.87%) Moq
9 2 (1.87%) NuGet
9 2 (1.87%) TestComplete
General
1 22 (20.56%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Advertising
3 6 (5.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Hindi Language
4 2 (1.87%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (47.66%) Developer
2 41 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 17 (15.89%) C# Developer
4 14 (13.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (11.21%) Architect
6 11 (10.28%) Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (7.48%) .NET Web Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Web Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 7 (6.54%) Scrum Master
10 6 (5.61%) .NET Architect
10 6 (5.61%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.67%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) Tester
12 4 (3.74%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (60.75%) .NET
2 39 (36.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 38 (35.51%) ASP.NET
4 34 (31.78%) CSS
4 34 (31.78%) HTML
5 33 (30.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (24.30%) Web Services
7 24 (22.43%) WCF
8 20 (18.69%) AngularJS
9 17 (15.89%) .NET Framework
10 14 (13.08%) HTML5
11 13 (12.15%) SOAP
12 12 (11.21%) Entity Framework
12 12 (11.21%) jQuery
12 12 (11.21%) REST
13 10 (9.35%) CSS3
14 8 (7.48%) ADO.NET
14 8 (7.48%) JSON
15 7 (6.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (6.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.43%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.80%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Fintech
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.86%) Scrum
2 43 (40.19%) TDD
3 41 (38.32%) MVC
4 32 (29.91%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (21.50%) Web Development
6 22 (20.56%) Refactoring
7 17 (15.89%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.15%) Change Control
9 12 (11.21%) Microservices
10 11 (10.28%) SOA
11 9 (8.41%) SDLC
11 9 (8.41%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.48%) DevOps
13 7 (6.54%) Kanban
13 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
14 6 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (5.61%) Defect Management
14 6 (5.61%) Matrix Management
14 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.21%) C#
2 29 (27.10%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.50%) SQL
4 10 (9.35%) Java
5 6 (5.61%) Go
5 6 (5.61%) Python
5 6 (5.61%) Ruby
5 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.74%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) DBS Check
1 5 (4.67%) ISEB
2 4 (3.74%) Degree
3 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.80%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.80%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.21%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) GDPR
2 3 (2.80%) PSD2
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.43%) Oracle
3 3 (2.80%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.87%) VMware
4 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.93%) Capita
5 1 (0.93%) HP