Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 117 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.99% 18.96% 13.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.53% 23.00% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 58 53
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £333 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.26
% change year-on-year - +11.77% -2.40%

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 425 413 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.89% 82.44% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 286 282
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £203
90th Percentile £625 £559 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -7 12 £425 +21.43% 2
Chatham 0 10 £575 +64.29% 1
West Malling -7 5 £343 +24.55% 1
Dover - 5 £368 -
Folkestone - 4 £340 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -3 3 £350 -6.67% 5
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Tonbridge -2 1 £650 +83.10%
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 54 (46.15%) .NET
2 52 (44.44%) C#
3 51 (43.59%) TDD
4 47 (40.17%) Scrum
5 40 (34.19%) SQL Server
6 39 (33.33%) MVC
7 36 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 33 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (27.35%) ASP.NET
10 31 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (25.64%) HTML
12 28 (23.93%) Web Services
13 27 (23.08%) CSS
13 27 (23.08%) Finance
14 26 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (21.37%) Oracle
16 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
16 23 (19.66%) N-Tier
17 22 (18.80%) Web Development
17 22 (18.80%) Refactoring
18 21 (17.95%) WCF
19 17 (14.53%) SQL
19 17 (14.53%) AngularJS
20 15 (12.82%) .NET Framework
21 13 (11.11%) Entity Framework
21 13 (11.11%) Change Control
21 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
22 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
22 12 (10.26%) Waterfall
22 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 3 (2.56%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) SAS
3 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) npm
4 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) HTTP
1 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.85%) AMQP
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) SMTP
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.85%) Big Data
4 1 (0.85%) NewSQL
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.69%) JIRA
2 9 (7.69%) Selenium
3 8 (6.84%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.27%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.42%) Fiddler
5 4 (3.42%) JMeter
5 4 (3.42%) Subversion
5 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.56%) Firebug
6 3 (2.56%) NUnit
7 2 (1.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.71%) MSTest
7 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.85%) JUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Mockito
8 1 (0.85%) Moq
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Advertising
3 8 (6.84%) Banking
4 7 (5.98%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Hindi Language
5 3 (2.56%) Japanese Language
5 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (47.01%) Developer
2 40 (34.19%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.68%) Analyst
4 12 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (6.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.98%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (5.98%) Designer
9 7 (5.98%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 7 (5.98%) Tester
9 7 (5.98%) Web Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Architect
10 6 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (4.27%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) HTML Developer
11 5 (4.27%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.15%) .NET
2 33 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 32 (27.35%) ASP.NET
4 30 (25.64%) HTML
5 28 (23.93%) Web Services
6 27 (23.08%) CSS
7 26 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (17.95%) WCF
9 17 (14.53%) AngularJS
10 15 (12.82%) .NET Framework
11 13 (11.11%) Entity Framework
12 11 (9.40%) jQuery
13 10 (8.55%) XML
14 9 (7.69%) HTML5
14 9 (7.69%) SOAP
15 8 (6.84%) JSON
16 7 (5.98%) ADO.NET
16 7 (5.98%) CSS3
16 7 (5.98%) REST
16 7 (5.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) N-Tier
2 8 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.84%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.84%) User Experience
3 6 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.56%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) PMI
6 2 (1.71%) Fintech
6 2 (1.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.13%) Windows
2 3 (2.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.71%) Android
3 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.59%) TDD
2 47 (40.17%) Scrum
3 39 (33.33%) MVC
4 31 (26.50%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (18.80%) Refactoring
5 22 (18.80%) Web Development
6 13 (11.11%) Change Control
6 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.26%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.55%) SDLC
9 9 (7.69%) BDD
10 8 (6.84%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.84%) Project Management
11 7 (5.98%) Kanban
11 7 (5.98%) OO
12 6 (5.13%) Microservices
12 6 (5.13%) OOP
12 6 (5.13%) Open Source
12 6 (5.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.44%) C#
2 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.53%) SQL
4 12 (10.26%) Java
5 10 (8.55%) Ruby
6 8 (6.84%) Go
6 8 (6.84%) Python
7 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) ISEB
2 3 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.56%) PSD2
2 3 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.37%) Oracle
3 6 (5.13%) Xamarin
4 5 (4.27%) HP
4 5 (4.27%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.42%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.71%) Adobe
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.85%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Workday