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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Agile Software Development
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 50 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.92% 18.58% 16.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.58% 23.62% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 29
Median daily rate £450 £494 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +31.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £700 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 212 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 78.64% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -1 8 £350 - 1
Chatham - 7 £575 -
Folkestone - 6 £375 - 3
Maidstone -3 5 - - 1
West Malling -8 2 £400 +6.66% 2
Dover - 1 £368 -
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 35 (36.84%) C#
2 33 (34.74%) .NET
3 32 (33.68%) Finance
4 24 (25.26%) Scrum
5 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
6 22 (23.16%) Oracle
6 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
7 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET
8 18 (18.95%) HTML
8 18 (18.95%) Web Services
8 18 (18.95%) WCF
9 16 (16.84%) Mobile App
9 16 (16.84%) Project Management
10 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
10 14 (14.74%) MVC
10 14 (14.74%) MVVM
10 14 (14.74%) WPF
11 13 (13.68%) .NET Framework
11 13 (13.68%) RESTful
11 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (13.68%) TDD
11 13 (13.68%) CSS
11 13 (13.68%) User Experience
12 12 (12.63%) Web Development
13 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
13 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (11.58%) Multithreading
13 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (11.58%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (11.58%) Infragistics

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 5 (5.26%) Confluence
2 4 (4.21%) CMS
3 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.11%) PaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.05%) NewSQL
3 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.53%) JIRA
3 8 (8.42%) Selenium
4 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.21%) JMeter
6 4 (4.21%) JUnit
6 4 (4.21%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.11%) Axure RP
8 2 (2.11%) jMock
8 2 (2.11%) Maven
8 2 (2.11%) Mockito
8 2 (2.11%) Subversion
9 1 (1.05%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Advertising
3 6 (6.32%) Legal
3 6 (6.32%) Publishing
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Local Government
4 4 (4.21%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) .NET Developer
3 15 (15.79%) Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) WPF Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Business Analyst
6 10 (10.53%) Designer
7 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Development Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Programme Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) UX Designer
10 4 (4.21%) Development Project Manager
10 4 (4.21%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Test Automation Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Tester
10 4 (4.21%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.74%) .NET
2 20 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 18 (18.95%) HTML
3 18 (18.95%) WCF
3 18 (18.95%) Web Services
4 14 (14.74%) WPF
5 13 (13.68%) .NET Framework
5 13 (13.68%) CSS
5 13 (13.68%) RESTful
6 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.32%) HTML5
8 5 (5.26%) XML
9 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.21%) CSS3
9 4 (4.21%) jQuery
9 4 (4.21%) Spring
10 3 (3.16%) .NET Core
10 3 (3.16%) JSON
10 3 (3.16%) LINQ
10 3 (3.16%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Mobile App
2 13 (13.68%) User Experience
3 11 (11.58%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (11.58%) Virtual Team
4 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.21%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Android
1 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Scrum
2 16 (16.84%) Project Management
3 14 (14.74%) MVC
3 14 (14.74%) MVVM
4 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.68%) TDD
5 12 (12.63%) Web Development
6 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.58%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (11.58%) Multithreaded Programming
6 11 (11.58%) Multithreading
6 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
7 9 (9.47%) BDD
7 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.37%) Regression Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.32%) OO
10 5 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.84%) C#
2 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.47%) Java
4 4 (4.21%) Ruby
5 3 (3.16%) SQL
5 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.05%) LINC
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) ISEB
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) OCPJP
4 2 (2.11%) PMP
5 1 (1.05%) CBAP
5 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) WCAG
2 3 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.11%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.11%) PMO
4 1 (1.05%) GDPR
4 1 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 11 (11.58%) Infragistics
3 5 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) SAP
4 4 (4.21%) Workday
5 3 (3.16%) Adobe
5 3 (3.16%) Blue Prism
6 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix
7 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.05%) VMware
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Tonbridge, Kent
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