Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,209 3,583 3,979
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 19.72% 23.81% 23.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.47% 27.19% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 2,219 2,591
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £579
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 73 65
Median hourly rate £37.39 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £20.38 £21.74 £33.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £82.50 £54.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +0.56% +5.29%

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 5,152 13,180 14,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.05% 87.59% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,004 7,862 8,704
Median daily rate £450 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.78% +4.49%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £278
90th Percentile £619 £606 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 503 506
Median hourly rate £29.80 £31.35 £24.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +30.44% +20.15%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £53.25 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Thames Valley 0 457 £475 +5.56% 117
Hampshire -1 326 £475 +5.56% 86
Berkshire 0 319 £480 +1.05% 47
Surrey 0 216 £460 -6.79% 45
West Sussex 0 127 £475 +5.56% 37
Buckinghamshire -8 90 £400 -8.57% 30
East Sussex -1 49 £450 - 27
Oxfordshire -2 48 £450 - 40
Kent +2 26 £450 -7.22% 23
Middlesex +2 3 £340 -38.18%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 348 (28.78%) Scrum
2 280 (23.16%) DevOps
3 270 (22.33%) Azure
4 247 (20.43%) SQL
5 196 (16.21%) Java
6 191 (15.80%) JIRA
7 180 (14.89%) Microsoft
8 165 (13.65%) JavaScript
9 164 (13.56%) Test Automation
10 156 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
11 154 (12.74%) AWS
12 153 (12.66%) C#
13 150 (12.41%) Analytics
14 148 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 146 (12.08%) Finance
16 145 (11.99%) Security Cleared
17 144 (11.91%) Waterfall
18 124 (10.26%) Git (software)
19 121 (10.01%) Confluence
19 121 (10.01%) SC Cleared
20 118 (9.76%) .NET
20 118 (9.76%) Linux
21 117 (9.68%) Python
22 115 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
23 111 (9.18%) SDLC
24 109 (9.02%) Data Modelling
25 108 (8.93%) Project Management
26 106 (8.77%) HTML
27 105 (8.68%) SAP
28 99 (8.19%) CSS

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
1 121 (10.01%) Confluence
2 33 (2.73%) CMS
3 23 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.41%) Apache
6 17 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.41%) SAP Portal
7 16 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.99%) IIS
9 9 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.74%) nginx
9 9 (0.74%) SAP EP
10 8 (0.66%) SAS
10 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.58%) WordPress
12 6 (0.50%) Drupal
12 6 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.83%) Sketch
7 7 (0.58%) InVision
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.33%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.25%) UXPin
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 39 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.99%) SAP HCM
5 11 (0.91%) SAP PSCD
6 10 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.58%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.25%) assyst
10 3 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.25%) Primavera
11 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.17%) SAP GTS
11 2 (0.17%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 270 (22.33%) Azure
2 154 (12.74%) AWS
3 91 (7.53%) Power Platform
4 53 (4.38%) IaaS
4 53 (4.38%) PaaS
5 51 (4.22%) Serverless
6 32 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (2.40%) Amazon S3
7 29 (2.40%) GitHub
8 28 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (1.41%) SaaS
12 15 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (1.08%) Office 365
13 13 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (1.08%) Trello
13 13 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.41%) HTTP
2 10 (0.83%) Firewall
2 10 (0.83%) WAN
3 9 (0.74%) DNS
3 9 (0.74%) FTP
3 9 (0.74%) LAN
3 9 (0.74%) Skype
4 8 (0.66%) DSL
4 8 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (0.58%) Internet
6 6 (0.50%) VPN
7 5 (0.41%) DHCP
7 5 (0.41%) SNMP
7 5 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.33%) 5G
8 4 (0.33%) BGP
8 4 (0.33%) OSPF
8 4 (0.33%) SSL
8 4 (0.33%) VSAN
9 3 (0.25%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.11%) Power BI
3 84 (6.95%) Data Lake
4 78 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (5.54%) Big Data
6 53 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (2.15%) HDInsight
8 24 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.74%) MySQL
11 20 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.49%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.41%) Hadoop
14 16 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
14 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
16 12 (0.99%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 191 (15.80%) JIRA
2 124 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 65 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 62 (5.13%) Selenium
5 55 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 35 (2.89%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 21 (1.74%) Eclipse
7 21 (1.74%) JMeter
7 21 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.57%) Maven
9 16 (1.32%) JUnit
10 15 (1.24%) SpecFlow
11 14 (1.16%) Ant
12 13 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (0.91%) git-flow
13 11 (0.91%) Mocha
13 11 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.83%) Axure RP
15 9 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 146 (12.08%) Finance
2 87 (7.20%) Public Sector
3 63 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 46 (3.80%) Retail
5 40 (3.31%) Marketing
6 25 (2.07%) Banking
7 18 (1.49%) Automotive
8 16 (1.32%) Legal
9 15 (1.24%) Publishing
10 7 (0.58%) Digital Economy
11 6 (0.50%) Law
12 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.41%) Military
13 4 (0.33%) Back Office
13 4 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.25%) Police
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 343 (28.37%) Developer
2 197 (16.29%) Analyst
3 128 (10.59%) Business Analyst
4 92 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 75 (6.20%) Architect
6 71 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (5.05%) Designer
8 52 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 36 (2.98%) Consultant
10 36 (2.98%) Scrum Master
11 34 (2.81%) Senior Developer
12 31 (2.56%) Software Engineer
13 28 (2.32%) Azure Engineer
14 27 (2.23%) Tester
15 26 (2.15%) SAP Developer
16 25 (2.07%) Software Developer
16 25 (2.07%) Test Analyst
17 22 (1.82%) C# Developer
17 22 (1.82%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (9.76%) .NET
2 106 (8.77%) HTML
3 99 (8.19%) CSS
4 75 (6.20%) Web Services
5 69 (5.71%) Node.js
6 67 (5.54%) RESTful
7 64 (5.29%) AngularJS
8 57 (4.71%) React
9 54 (4.47%) XML
10 50 (4.14%) ASP.NET
11 47 (3.89%) Spring
12 43 (3.56%) .NET Framework
13 41 (3.39%) REST
14 35 (2.89%) SOAP
15 30 (2.48%) Spring Boot
16 27 (2.23%) Entity Framework
17 26 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.99%) HTML5
19 23 (1.90%) JSON
20 22 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.78%) User Experience
2 80 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 26 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 23 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (0.74%) Cloud Native
9 9 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.66%) W3C
11 7 (0.58%) PKI
11 7 (0.58%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.50%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.50%) Replication
13 5 (0.41%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.41%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 118 (9.76%) Linux
2 94 (7.78%) Windows
3 37 (3.06%) Unix
4 23 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.57%) VMS
6 16 (1.32%) Android
7 13 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.58%) AIX
10 7 (0.58%) CentOS
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.41%) Debian
12 4 (0.33%) Solaris
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.33%) zOS
13 3 (0.25%) SUSE
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (28.78%) Scrum
2 280 (23.16%) DevOps
3 164 (13.56%) Test Automation
4 156 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 150 (12.41%) Analytics
6 148 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 144 (11.91%) Waterfall
8 115 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (9.18%) SDLC
10 109 (9.02%) Data Modelling
11 108 (8.93%) Project Management
12 97 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (7.44%) Project Delivery
14 89 (7.36%) TDD
15 80 (6.62%) Software Engineering
15 80 (6.62%) User Stories
16 78 (6.45%) Kanban
17 75 (6.20%) Microservices
18 74 (6.12%) CRM
19 70 (5.79%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 247 (20.43%) SQL
2 196 (16.21%) Java
3 165 (13.65%) JavaScript
4 153 (12.66%) C#
5 117 (9.68%) Python
6 55 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.56%) Java 8
8 39 (3.23%) Scala
9 36 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.81%) C
11 29 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.65%) ABAP
14 19 (1.57%) Ruby
15 18 (1.49%) TypeScript
16 17 (1.41%) C++
17 13 (1.08%) Groovy
17 13 (1.08%) Perl
17 13 (1.08%) PHP
18 11 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 145 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 121 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 82 (6.78%) Degree
4 24 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 18 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.49%) ISEB
6 14 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.16%) PMP
7 13 (1.08%) DBS Check
7 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.66%) CISSP
10 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.58%) CISM
11 7 (0.58%) MCITP
11 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.50%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.12%) QA
2 19 (1.57%) GDPR
3 17 (1.41%) PMO
4 15 (1.24%) SLA
5 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.50%) GxP
8 5 (0.41%) NCSC
8 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.33%) NIST
10 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.25%) WCAG
11 2 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.083%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.083%) IFRS
System Software
1 70 (5.79%) Docker
2 26 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (1.74%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.58%) RACF
5 7 (0.58%) vSphere
6 6 (0.50%) NFS
6 6 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.25%) HDFS
8 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.17%) vCloud
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.083%) Firmware
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (5.21%) Terraform
2 60 (4.96%) Kubernetes
3 46 (3.80%) Ansible
4 31 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.07%) Puppet
6 16 (1.32%) Packer
7 9 (0.74%) Kibana
8 7 (0.58%) Consul
9 5 (0.41%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.33%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.33%) vRealize
11 3 (0.25%) MIIS
11 3 (0.25%) Nessus
11 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.17%) IBM Guardium
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 180 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 105 (8.68%) SAP
3 88 (7.28%) Oracle
4 28 (2.32%) Google
5 25 (2.07%) Informatica
6 23 (1.90%) Databricks
6 23 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 21 (1.74%) Adobe
8 20 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.49%) IBM
9 18 (1.49%) webMethods
10 16 (1.32%) VMware
10 16 (1.32%) Xamarin
11 15 (1.24%) Tableau
12 12 (0.99%) Cisco
12 12 (0.99%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.91%) Atlassian
14 10 (0.83%) BEA
14 10 (0.83%) Splunk
15 9 (0.74%) Hortonworks