Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 106 90 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.70% 21.18% 19.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.97% 25.79% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 68
Kent median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £374 £325
90th Percentile £641 £550 £590
South East median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% +0.11% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 393 349 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.15% 82.12% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 225 327
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £266 £237 £205
90th Percentile £633 £604 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 18
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £39.38 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +48.39% -26.80%
10th Percentile £35.60 £11.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.50 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £23.75 £19.66
% change year-on-year +34.74% +20.80% -12.62%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Maidstone +3 20 £438 +9.38% 20
Chatham +1 13 £575 +27.78% 2
West Malling +1 13 £400 -3.03% 20
Tunbridge Wells +4 11 £525 +42.86% 11
Dover -1 2 £305 -23.75%
Folkestone - 2 £463 - 3
Tonbridge - 2 £675 - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 - 4
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 46 (43.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (38.68%) Finance
3 37 (34.91%) Scrum
4 34 (32.08%) .NET
5 27 (25.47%) C#
6 24 (22.64%) AngularJS
7 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
8 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
9 20 (18.87%) SQL
10 18 (16.98%) TDD
10 18 (16.98%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.98%) TypeScript
11 15 (14.15%) DevOps
11 15 (14.15%) RESTful
12 14 (13.21%) Project Management
12 14 (13.21%) Sass
13 13 (12.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
14 12 (11.32%) CSS
14 12 (11.32%) HTML
14 12 (11.32%) Node.js
14 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (11.32%) SDLC
15 11 (10.38%) JIRA
15 11 (10.38%) MS Visio
15 11 (10.38%) Validation
16 10 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (9.43%) T-SQL
16 10 (9.43%) ITIL

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 (5.66%) Confluence
1 6 (5.66%) IIS
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Visio
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (43.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.43%) IaaS
2 10 (9.43%) PaaS
3 8 (7.55%) Power Platform
3 8 (7.55%) SaaS
4 6 (5.66%) npm
5 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.83%) Office 365
6 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.94%) Apigee
7 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) DHCP
1 3 (2.83%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) Skype
2 2 (1.89%) VLAN
3 1 (0.94%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (7.55%) Power BI
4 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.77%) SSDT
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.94%) DB2
8 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) JIRA
2 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.66%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.66%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (4.72%) Selenium
6 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.89%) git-flow
7 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.94%) Appium
8 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.94%) JMeter
8 1 (0.94%) MSTest
8 1 (0.94%) NUnit
8 1 (0.94%) Subversion
8 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (0.94%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (38.68%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Advertising
4 4 (3.77%) Legal
5 3 (2.83%) Billing
5 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Games
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Developer
2 14 (13.21%) .NET Developer
2 14 (13.21%) Angular Developer
3 13 (12.26%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (12.26%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.32%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.49%) Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Database Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Senior .NET Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.55%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Database Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.08%) .NET
2 24 (22.64%) AngularJS
3 15 (14.15%) RESTful
4 14 (13.21%) Sass
5 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
5 13 (12.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (11.32%) CSS
6 12 (11.32%) HTML
6 12 (11.32%) Node.js
7 9 (8.49%) .NET Framework
8 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (6.60%) Web Services
10 6 (5.66%) HTML5
10 6 (5.66%) JSON
10 6 (5.66%) LESS
11 5 (4.72%) REST
12 3 (2.83%) .NET Core
12 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.83%) Jest
12 3 (2.83%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) CMDB
2 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.83%) User Experience
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.77%) Windows
2 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Scrum
2 18 (16.98%) TDD
2 18 (16.98%) Test Automation
3 15 (14.15%) DevOps
4 14 (13.21%) Project Management
5 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (11.32%) SDLC
6 11 (10.38%) Validation
7 10 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.43%) ITIL
7 10 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
7 10 (9.43%) Waterfall
8 9 (8.49%) ETL
8 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.55%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.66%) Migration
11 6 (5.66%) Six Sigma
11 6 (5.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.47%) C#
2 20 (18.87%) SQL
3 18 (16.98%) TypeScript
4 10 (9.43%) ES6
4 10 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.55%) Java
6 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) RPG
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.83%) ISEB
2 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.89%) MCSA
3 2 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.94%) Degree
4 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Docker
2 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) LXC
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.77%) Puppet
2 3 (2.83%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.89%) Ansible
3 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.89%) SCOM
3 2 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) BMC
2 7 (6.60%) Remedy
3 6 (5.66%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.77%) webMethods
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix
5 3 (2.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 3 (2.83%) HP
5 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) Dell
6 2 (1.89%) hybris
6 2 (1.89%) Kofax
6 2 (1.89%) Tableau
6 2 (1.89%) VMware
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.94%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.94%) Xamarin