Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3,955 3,465 3,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.85% 21.28% 17.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.79% 25.29% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,590 2,209 1,985
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £310
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 63 58
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
10th Percentile £23.30 £27.00 £37.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.20 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.38 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.02% +0.87% +9.55%

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 14,231 13,701 14,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.82% 84.16% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,543 8,115 8,880
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £259 £255
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 477 554
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -10.87% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.46% -1.30% +6.82%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the South East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor 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 18 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley 0 1,607 £450 +5.88% 423
Surrey +1 969 £500 +11.11% 197
Berkshire +1 752 £425 - 176
Hampshire +2 710 £450 +5.88% 206
Oxfordshire +1 430 £475 +1.06% 124
Buckinghamshire -1 426 £425 - 123
West Sussex 0 342 £450 - 59
East Sussex 0 175 £438 +9.38% 72
Kent +1 95 £425 +6.25% 71
Middlesex -5 21 £438 -12.50% 4
Sussex -1 6 £438 -5.41% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 1,285 (32.49%) Scrum
2 892 (22.55%) Java
3 855 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 760 (19.22%) Finance
5 734 (18.56%) TDD
6 692 (17.50%) Test Automation
7 657 (16.61%) C#
8 593 (14.99%) HTML
9 591 (14.94%) .NET
10 588 (14.87%) SQL
11 558 (14.11%) DevOps
12 551 (13.93%) Git (software)
13 536 (13.55%) CSS
14 534 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
15 492 (12.44%) Jenkins
16 475 (12.01%) AngularJS
17 461 (11.66%) Project Management
18 452 (11.43%) JIRA
19 451 (11.40%) BDD
20 440 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
21 430 (10.87%) Microsoft
22 411 (10.39%) Microservices
23 403 (10.19%) RESTful
23 403 (10.19%) Spring
24 400 (10.11%) Linux
25 397 (10.04%) Waterfall
26 393 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
27 384 (9.71%) Web Services
28 371 (9.38%) User Experience
29 369 (9.33%) Problem-Solving

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
1 196 (4.96%) Confluence
2 118 (2.98%) CMS
3 98 (2.48%) Apache
3 98 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 55 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 52 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
7 47 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 39 (0.99%) IIS
9 39 (0.99%) MQSeries
10 37 (0.94%) JBoss
11 35 (0.88%) Drupal
11 35 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 28 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 26 (0.66%) GemFire
14 22 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 20 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 108 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.68%) InVision
7 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.18%) UserZoom
9 4 (0.10%) CATIA
9 4 (0.10%) HipChat
10 3 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.025%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.025%) EViews
12 1 (0.025%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 43 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 11 (0.28%) Magento
6 11 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.23%) Eloqua
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.15%) SAP APO
10 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
11 5 (0.13%) SAP MDM
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 440 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 393 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (2.65%) Serverless
4 95 (2.40%) PaaS
5 78 (1.97%) GitHub
6 70 (1.77%) SaaS
7 60 (1.52%) Office 365
8 48 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 39 (0.99%) OpenShift
10 38 (0.96%) Google Analytics
10 38 (0.96%) IaaS
11 32 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
12 31 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
13 30 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (0.71%) Amazon S3
15 27 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
16 25 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
17 24 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
18 21 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 21 (0.53%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.33%) HTTP
2 54 (1.37%) Internet
3 39 (0.99%) SSL
4 38 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.71%) WAN
6 26 (0.66%) Firewall
7 24 (0.61%) LAN
8 23 (0.58%) SNMP
9 21 (0.53%) DNS
10 19 (0.48%) PuTTY
11 18 (0.46%) SAN
12 14 (0.35%) Skype
13 12 (0.30%) Kerberos
14 11 (0.28%) Network Security
15 10 (0.25%) WinSCP
16 8 (0.20%) DHCP
17 7 (0.18%) DSL
18 6 (0.15%) Software-Defined Networking
18 6 (0.15%) VPN
19 5 (0.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 218 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 208 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 187 (4.73%) Big Data
5 150 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 143 (3.62%) Hadoop
7 108 (2.73%) MySQL
8 106 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 94 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
10 91 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 58 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 56 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 52 (1.31%) Power BI
14 51 (1.29%) HBase
15 48 (1.21%) Redis
16 47 (1.19%) RDBMS
16 47 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 42 (1.06%) Data Lake
18 41 (1.04%) Couchbase
19 39 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 551 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 492 (12.44%) Jenkins
3 452 (11.43%) JIRA
4 258 (6.52%) Selenium
5 183 (4.63%) Cucumber
6 160 (4.05%) Maven
7 155 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 134 (3.39%) Visual Studio
9 120 (3.03%) JUnit
10 117 (2.96%) Subversion
11 101 (2.55%) SoapUI
12 95 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 78 (1.97%) Eclipse
14 74 (1.87%) TeamCity
15 57 (1.44%) JMeter
16 56 (1.42%) Bitbucket
17 51 (1.29%) SpecFlow
18 50 (1.26%) Ant
18 50 (1.26%) IntelliJ
19 49 (1.24%) WebDriver
General
1 760 (19.22%) Finance
2 165 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 162 (4.10%) Retail
4 155 (3.92%) Marketing
5 123 (3.11%) Banking
6 63 (1.59%) Games
7 45 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.04%) Publishing
9 31 (0.78%) Back Office
10 30 (0.76%) Legal
10 30 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 25 (0.63%) Automotive
12 23 (0.58%) Advertising
13 19 (0.48%) Law
14 17 (0.43%) Billing
15 12 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.28%) Front Office
16 11 (0.28%) German Language
17 9 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,499 (37.90%) Developer
2 502 (12.69%) Analyst
3 417 (10.54%) Java Developer
4 314 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 292 (7.38%) .NET Developer
6 243 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 222 (5.61%) Architect
8 172 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 152 (3.84%) Scrum Master
10 147 (3.72%) Test Analyst
11 142 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 142 (3.59%) Software Engineer
12 136 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 132 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
14 120 (3.03%) Tester
15 115 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
16 114 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
17 111 (2.81%) Angular Developer
18 102 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
19 98 (2.48%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (14.99%) HTML
2 591 (14.94%) .NET
3 536 (13.55%) CSS
4 475 (12.01%) AngularJS
5 403 (10.19%) RESTful
5 403 (10.19%) Spring
6 384 (9.71%) Web Services
7 361 (9.13%) REST
8 263 (6.65%) ASP.NET
9 247 (6.25%) HTML5
10 244 (6.17%) Node.js
11 239 (6.04%) jQuery
12 229 (5.79%) JSON
13 223 (5.64%) React
14 220 (5.56%) Spring Boot
15 209 (5.28%) .NET Framework
16 196 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web API
17 194 (4.91%) XML
18 181 (4.58%) SOAP
19 151 (3.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 371 (9.38%) User Experience
2 298 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 195 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
4 167 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 159 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 96 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.67%) Virtual Team
9 60 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 34 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 30 (0.76%) PMI
14 29 (0.73%) Data Centre
15 28 (0.71%) Public Cloud
16 27 (0.68%) CMDB
17 25 (0.63%) Mainframe
17 25 (0.63%) Smart Meter
18 21 (0.53%) Fintech
19 20 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 400 (10.11%) Linux
2 231 (5.84%) Windows
3 174 (4.40%) Unix
4 76 (1.92%) Android
5 75 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 38 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 32 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 21 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
11 17 (0.43%) CentOS
12 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.28%) Solaris
15 8 (0.20%) AIX
16 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.10%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,285 (32.49%) Scrum
2 734 (18.56%) TDD
3 692 (17.50%) Test Automation
4 558 (14.11%) DevOps
5 534 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
6 461 (11.66%) Project Management
7 451 (11.40%) BDD
8 411 (10.39%) Microservices
9 397 (10.04%) Waterfall
10 369 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
11 361 (9.13%) Kanban
12 344 (8.70%) SDLC
13 334 (8.45%) MVC
14 330 (8.34%) User Stories
15 327 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 306 (7.74%) Software Engineering
17 267 (6.75%) E-Commerce
18 241 (6.09%) OO
19 228 (5.76%) PRINCE2
20 218 (5.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 892 (22.55%) Java
2 855 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 657 (16.61%) C#
4 588 (14.87%) SQL
5 264 (6.68%) Python
6 189 (4.78%) Java 8
7 175 (4.42%) Scala
8 136 (3.44%) Ruby
9 93 (2.35%) C++
9 93 (2.35%) PHP
10 92 (2.33%) TypeScript
11 83 (2.10%) Groovy
12 66 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 65 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 59 (1.49%) C
14 59 (1.49%) Go
14 59 (1.49%) PL/SQL
15 57 (1.44%) Perl
16 54 (1.37%) Bash Shell
17 48 (1.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 288 (7.28%) Degree
2 238 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 192 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.12%) ISEB
5 76 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 64 (1.62%) PMP
7 54 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 50 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 32 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 27 (0.68%) Master's Degree
13 26 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (0.40%) CISM
15 16 (0.40%) CISSP
16 15 (0.38%) APMP
16 15 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
17 11 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
18 10 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (7.08%) QA
2 100 (2.53%) PMO
3 65 (1.64%) GDPR
4 46 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.78%) SLA
6 20 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.15%) COBIT
10 6 (0.15%) GCP
10 6 (0.15%) GxP
10 6 (0.15%) MISRA
11 5 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.13%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.13%) ISO 31000
11 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.10%) WCAG
13 3 (0.076%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.076%) JSP 440
System Software
1 310 (7.84%) Docker
2 60 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 50 (1.26%) HDFS
4 45 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 33 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (0.51%) vSphere
7 14 (0.35%) oVirt
7 14 (0.35%) RHEV
8 11 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.25%) Firmware
10 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.10%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.051%) XenApp
13 1 (0.025%) ACF2
13 1 (0.025%) KVM
13 1 (0.025%) RACF
13 1 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.025%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 138 (3.49%) Puppet
2 129 (3.26%) Ansible
3 113 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 99 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (2.40%) Terraform
6 49 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 31 (0.78%) Kibana
8 27 (0.68%) HP ALM
9 23 (0.58%) Grafana
10 20 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.33%) SCCM
12 12 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.28%) Salt
14 9 (0.23%) Amdocs OSS
14 9 (0.23%) Mesos
14 9 (0.23%) Packer
15 8 (0.20%) Nagios
16 7 (0.18%) Automic
16 7 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
17 6 (0.15%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 430 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 289 (7.31%) Oracle
3 121 (3.06%) SAP
4 94 (2.38%) Google
4 94 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (1.59%) VMware
6 58 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 57 (1.44%) HP
8 44 (1.11%) Adobe
9 43 (1.09%) IBM
10 41 (1.04%) Sitecore
11 35 (0.88%) Cloudera
11 35 (0.88%) Tableau
12 32 (0.81%) Splunk
13 30 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 30 (0.76%) webMethods
14 29 (0.73%) Remedy
14 29 (0.73%) ServiceNow
15 27 (0.68%) Cisco
15 27 (0.68%) Workday