Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 68 108 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.10% 20.38% 17.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.44% 25.59% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 77 55
Kent median daily rate £458 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +3.33% +9.17%
10th Percentile £371 £328 £286
90th Percentile £688 £675 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £50.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.65% -4.44%

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 303 422 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.11% 79.62% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 319 277
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -5.41% +9.63%
10th Percentile £180 £214 £199
90th Percentile £633 £615 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £26.06 £10.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.29% +144.72% -53.19%
10th Percentile £15.19 £25.20 £9.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.10 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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
Tunbridge Wells +2 9 - - 11
West Malling -4 8 £413 - 14
Maidstone +13 6 £475 +23.38% 18
Tonbridge +2 5 £675 +3.85% 2
Chatham -1 3 - - 5
Canterbury - 2 £475 -
Folkestone 0 1 - - 1
Dartford -2 1 £380 +15.15% 5
Dover -6 1 £450 +28.57%
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 £750 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 1
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 47 (69.12%) .NET
2 43 (63.24%) C#
3 39 (57.35%) .NET Framework
4 36 (52.94%) TDD
5 34 (50.00%) Scrum
5 34 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (41.18%) Entity Framework
7 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
8 25 (36.76%) CMS
9 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (29.41%) SQL
11 20 (29.41%) AngularJS
12 19 (27.94%) MVC
13 18 (26.47%) RESTful
13 18 (26.47%) BDD
14 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
14 16 (23.53%) TeamCity
15 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
15 15 (22.06%) Sitecore
15 15 (22.06%) Finance
16 14 (20.59%) .NET Core
17 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (19.12%) Deployment Automation
17 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
18 12 (17.65%) SOLID
18 12 (17.65%) HTML
18 12 (17.65%) E-Commerce
18 12 (17.65%) SOA

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 25 (36.76%) CMS
2 12 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) AMQP
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) Lumira
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) TeamCity
2 9 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 7 (10.29%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.94%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) MSTest
6 2 (2.94%) NUnit
6 2 (2.94%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.94%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (72.06%) Developer
2 38 (55.88%) .NET Developer
3 21 (30.88%) C# Developer
4 20 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 16 (23.53%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (13.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (10.29%) SQL Developer
9 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Azure Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Agile Developer
10 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Agile C# Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Architect
11 3 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (69.12%) .NET
2 39 (57.35%) .NET Framework
3 34 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (41.18%) Entity Framework
5 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET
6 20 (29.41%) AngularJS
7 18 (26.47%) RESTful
8 14 (20.59%) .NET Core
9 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (17.65%) HTML
11 11 (16.18%) CSS
12 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET Core
13 9 (13.24%) Web Services
14 8 (11.76%) OAuth
14 8 (11.76%) REST
15 6 (8.82%) WCF
16 3 (4.41%) Angular 2
16 3 (4.41%) HTML5
16 3 (4.41%) JSON
17 2 (2.94%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) CMDB
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) TDD
2 34 (50.00%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (27.94%) MVC
5 18 (26.47%) BDD
6 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
7 13 (19.12%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 12 (17.65%) SOA
8 12 (17.65%) SOLID
9 11 (16.18%) OO
10 10 (14.71%) API Development
10 10 (14.71%) Economics
11 8 (11.76%) Web Development
12 7 (10.29%) DevOps
12 7 (10.29%) Kanban
13 5 (7.35%) Continuous Deployment
13 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) C#
2 20 (29.41%) SQL
3 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) R
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.47%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Sitecore
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.47%) BMC
5 1 (1.47%) Remedy
5 1 (1.47%) Workday