Period
to 26 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 November 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 808 2,736 4,092
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 20.76% 20.49% 24.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.18% 23.79% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 1,708 2,659
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £338
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 84
Median hourly rate £46.75 £47.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £23.76 £24.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £84.98 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,341 11,499 14,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.82% 86.10% 87.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,970 6,780 8,699
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 515 476
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £10.25 £13.05 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -4.93%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 November 2020. 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
Hampshire 0 277 £475 - 102
Thames Valley -1 252 £485 +7.78% 178
Berkshire 0 158 £525 +11.11% 87
West Sussex 0 113 £450 -5.26% 36
Surrey 0 101 £455 -7.14% 77
Buckinghamshire -2 75 £433 -1.14% 40
East Sussex +1 31 £463 +12.80% 43
Kent +4 19 £375 -18.92% 28
Oxfordshire -2 19 £431 -4.17% 51
Sussex -1 2 £509 +4.36% 6
M4 Corridor 0 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 242 (29.95%) DevOps
2 216 (26.73%) Scrum
3 179 (22.15%) Security Cleared
4 160 (19.80%) Azure
5 128 (15.84%) JIRA
6 111 (13.74%) SC Cleared
6 111 (13.74%) SQL
7 108 (13.37%) Microsoft
8 103 (12.75%) Java
9 101 (12.50%) C#
9 101 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 93 (11.51%) Finance
11 89 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
12 86 (10.64%) Kubernetes
13 85 (10.52%) Linux
14 84 (10.40%) JavaScript
15 83 (10.27%) Git (software)
16 82 (10.15%) Microservices
17 81 (10.02%) Waterfall
18 78 (9.65%) AWS
19 77 (9.53%) .NET
20 75 (9.28%) Docker
21 73 (9.03%) User Experience
21 73 (9.03%) CSS
21 73 (9.03%) Project Management
22 72 (8.91%) HTML
22 72 (8.91%) Jenkins
23 71 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
24 70 (8.66%) Windows
25 69 (8.54%) Oracle

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 59 (7.30%) Confluence
2 18 (2.23%) IIS
2 18 (2.23%) WebLogic
3 17 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.98%) Apache
5 10 (1.24%) CMS
5 10 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.74%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.74%) Documentum
8 5 (0.62%) SAP Portal
9 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.50%) nginx
9 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.50%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (5.94%) MS Visio
2 45 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.62%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.37%) InVision
6 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.25%) Sketch
7 2 (0.25%) Windchill
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.74%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.62%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.37%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.25%) Shopify
6 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 160 (19.80%) Azure
2 78 (9.65%) AWS
3 31 (3.84%) IaaS
4 28 (3.47%) GitHub
5 21 (2.60%) OpenShift
5 21 (2.60%) Serverless
6 19 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (2.35%) Power Platform
7 18 (2.23%) PaaS
8 17 (2.10%) SaaS
9 13 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.49%) GCP
10 12 (1.49%) Office 365
11 10 (1.24%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.11%) Azure Functions
12 9 (1.11%) Logic Apps
13 8 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.46%) Firewall
2 23 (2.85%) DNS
3 21 (2.60%) DHCP
4 18 (2.23%) VLAN
5 15 (1.86%) WAN
6 14 (1.73%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (1.73%) VSAN
7 10 (1.24%) LAN
8 9 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.99%) SNMP
9 8 (0.99%) VPN
10 7 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (0.87%) DMZ
11 6 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.62%) IPsec
13 4 (0.50%) DSL
13 4 (0.50%) HTTP
13 4 (0.50%) POP3
13 4 (0.50%) SMTP
13 4 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 14 (1.73%) Power BI
5 13 (1.61%) Big Data
6 12 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.24%) Data Lake
7 10 (1.24%) MySQL
8 9 (1.11%) SAP HANA
9 8 (0.99%) GIS
10 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.87%) Tableau
11 6 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.74%) EDRMS
11 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 128 (15.84%) JIRA
2 83 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 72 (8.91%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.94%) Selenium
5 28 (3.47%) GitLab
6 27 (3.34%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 19 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 19 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.86%) JMeter
11 13 (1.61%) webpack
12 12 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (1.49%) Postman
12 12 (1.49%) Visual Studio
13 11 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (1.36%) Subversion
14 10 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (1.11%) Cypress.io
General
1 93 (11.51%) Finance
2 66 (8.17%) Public Sector
3 39 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.33%) Marketing
5 28 (3.47%) Publishing
6 24 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.73%) Automotive
7 14 (1.73%) Retail
8 12 (1.49%) Electronics
9 11 (1.36%) Banking
10 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.74%) Legal
12 5 (0.62%) Law
13 4 (0.50%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.37%) Back Office
14 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.25%) Billing
15 2 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 160 (19.80%) Developer
2 106 (13.12%) Architect
3 70 (8.66%) Analyst
4 49 (6.06%) Designer
5 43 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (5.20%) Business Analyst
7 39 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 29 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 28 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.34%) Java Developer
11 26 (3.22%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
13 22 (2.72%) Agile Coach
13 22 (2.72%) Senior Developer
13 22 (2.72%) Test Engineer
14 21 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (2.60%) Consultant
14 21 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
15 19 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 17 (2.10%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (9.53%) .NET
2 73 (9.03%) CSS
3 72 (8.91%) HTML
4 56 (6.93%) Web Services
5 54 (6.68%) RESTful
6 38 (4.70%) React
7 37 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 35 (4.33%) Spring
9 34 (4.21%) REST
10 30 (3.71%) ASP.NET
11 29 (3.59%) JSON
12 23 (2.85%) .NET Core
13 22 (2.72%) SOAP
13 22 (2.72%) XML
14 19 (2.35%) Spring Boot
15 17 (2.10%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.98%) Node.js
16 16 (1.98%) Swagger
17 15 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (1.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.03%) User Experience
2 53 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 27 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.73%) Cloud Native
8 11 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.62%) Life Science
12 5 (0.62%) Replication
12 5 (0.62%) Robotics
13 4 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.52%) Linux
2 70 (8.66%) Windows
3 34 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.22%) Unix
5 22 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.23%) CentOS
7 16 (1.98%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (1.61%) Android
10 12 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.99%) Solaris
12 7 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.37%) Debian
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.25%) SUSE
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (29.95%) DevOps
2 216 (26.73%) Scrum
3 101 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 89 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (10.15%) Microservices
6 81 (10.02%) Waterfall
7 73 (9.03%) Project Management
8 71 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (8.42%) User Stories
11 66 (8.17%) Migration
12 65 (8.04%) Configuration Management
12 65 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 61 (7.55%) Software Engineering
14 60 (7.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 58 (7.18%) ITIL
16 54 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery
18 50 (6.19%) BDD
18 50 (6.19%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.74%) SQL
2 103 (12.75%) Java
3 101 (12.50%) C#
4 84 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 58 (7.18%) Python
6 57 (7.05%) PowerShell
7 27 (3.34%) C
8 25 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.85%) C++
9 23 (2.85%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.23%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.10%) Scala
12 12 (1.49%) Java 8
13 11 (1.36%) Ruby
14 10 (1.24%) Go
15 7 (0.87%) Kotlin
16 6 (0.74%) ABAP
16 6 (0.74%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.74%) VB
16 6 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 179 (22.15%) Security Cleared
2 111 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 68 (8.42%) DV Cleared
4 52 (6.44%) Degree
5 23 (2.85%) ISTQB
6 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.73%) ISEB
8 12 (1.49%) DBS Check
8 12 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.11%) MCAD
10 8 (0.99%) APMP
10 8 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.87%) CCNA
11 7 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.87%) PMP
11 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.46%) QA
2 34 (4.21%) SLA
3 11 (1.36%) PMO
4 10 (1.24%) GDPR
5 8 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.74%) COBIT
6 6 (0.74%) NIST
7 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.37%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.37%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.37%) P3O
9 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.25%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 75 (9.28%) Docker
2 65 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.82%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.85%) VMware NSX
4 23 (2.85%) vSphere
5 14 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.11%) Firmware
6 9 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.74%) NFS
8 6 (0.74%) VMFS
9 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.37%) HDFS
10 2 (0.25%) vCloud
11 1 (0.12%) iptables
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 86 (10.64%) Kubernetes
2 57 (7.05%) Terraform
3 54 (6.68%) Ansible
4 34 (4.21%) Puppet
5 27 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.72%) vRealize
7 21 (2.60%) Packer
8 14 (1.73%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.99%) SCCM
11 7 (0.87%) Kibana
12 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.74%) vMotion
13 5 (0.62%) Foglight
13 5 (0.62%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.62%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.50%) Grafana
14 4 (0.50%) Nessus
14 4 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 108 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.54%) Oracle
2 69 (8.54%) VMware
3 57 (7.05%) SAP
4 43 (5.32%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (3.84%) Cisco
6 27 (3.34%) MuleSoft
7 23 (2.85%) Dell
8 20 (2.48%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.23%) Red Hat
9 18 (2.23%) Splunk
10 15 (1.86%) Adobe
11 14 (1.73%) webMethods
12 13 (1.61%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.49%) Juniper
13 12 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.24%) BEA
14 10 (1.24%) Citrix
14 10 (1.24%) Google
15 7 (0.87%) Veeam