Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 702 3,168 3,930
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 19.80% 22.02% 23.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.10% 25.26% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 1,916 2,628
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £356 £331 £331
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 55 88
Median hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.55% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £20.10 £22.45 £31.00
90th Percentile £61.73 £83.25 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% -0.58%

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 3,039 12,540 14,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.73% 87.14% 86.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,802 7,459 8,529
Median daily rate £463 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £631 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 481 515
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +25.97% +19.07%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.05 £11.21
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +19.08% -9.48%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -2 246 £500 +11.11% 152
Hampshire 0 240 £475 +5.56% 102
Berkshire 0 170 £525 +10.53% 79
Surrey 0 87 £438 -12.50% 58
West Sussex 0 72 £450 -1.10% 27
Buckinghamshire -9 53 £438 - 40
East Sussex +1 30 £463 +4.52% 27
Oxfordshire 0 23 £450 - 33
Kent +1 17 £413 -10.81% 26
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
Sussex -1 1 £550 +15.79% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 203 (28.92%) DevOps
2 161 (22.93%) Scrum
3 151 (21.51%) Azure
4 131 (18.66%) Security Cleared
5 118 (16.81%) JIRA
6 109 (15.53%) Microsoft
7 108 (15.38%) SQL
8 102 (14.53%) Java
9 98 (13.96%) SC Cleared
10 92 (13.11%) Test Automation
11 87 (12.39%) C#
12 84 (11.97%) Git (software)
13 80 (11.40%) Finance
14 78 (11.11%) AWS
15 77 (10.97%) Linux
16 75 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (10.40%) JavaScript
19 71 (10.11%) Waterfall
20 66 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
21 65 (9.26%) Public Sector
21 65 (9.26%) HTML
22 64 (9.12%) Windows
23 62 (8.83%) CSS
24 59 (8.40%) .NET
24 59 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
24 59 (8.40%) Kubernetes
25 58 (8.26%) Microservices
26 57 (8.12%) User Experience
26 57 (8.12%) Project Management

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 53 (7.55%) Confluence
2 20 (2.85%) IIS
3 16 (2.28%) Apache
4 15 (2.14%) CMS
5 13 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.42%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.71%) nginx
9 5 (0.71%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.57%) SAP EP
10 4 (0.57%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.43%) WordPress
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.28%) Drupal
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.71%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.57%) Sketch
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) InVision
7 2 (0.28%) Windchill
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.14%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.14%) GIMP
8 1 (0.14%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.71%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.28%) Shopify
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 151 (21.51%) Azure
2 78 (11.11%) AWS
3 36 (5.13%) Power Platform
4 34 (4.84%) PaaS
5 31 (4.42%) IaaS
6 29 (4.13%) GitHub
7 17 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.28%) Serverless
9 15 (2.14%) OpenShift
10 13 (1.85%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.57%) Logic Apps
12 10 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.28%) SaaS
14 8 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.14%) Azure Functions
14 8 (1.14%) GCP
15 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.85%) Firewall
2 14 (1.99%) DNS
3 12 (1.71%) DHCP
3 12 (1.71%) VLAN
4 11 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (1.42%) WAN
6 8 (1.14%) DMZ
7 7 (1.00%) Skype
8 5 (0.71%) LAN
9 4 (0.57%) SNMP
9 4 (0.57%) VPN
9 4 (0.57%) VSAN
9 4 (0.57%) Wireless
10 3 (0.43%) DSL
11 2 (0.28%) BGP
11 2 (0.28%) FTP
11 2 (0.28%) Internet
11 2 (0.28%) MPLS
11 2 (0.28%) OSPF
11 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.70%) Power BI
3 26 (3.70%) Data Lake
4 23 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.85%) Big Data
6 16 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.71%) HDInsight
9 12 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.42%) Essbase
10 10 (1.42%) MySQL
10 10 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.14%) Oracle Smart View
12 7 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.00%) GIS
12 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 118 (16.81%) JIRA
2 84 (11.97%) Git (software)
3 57 (8.12%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.41%) Selenium
5 23 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 19 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 17 (2.42%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.99%) GitLab
9 14 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.85%) Bitbucket
10 13 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.85%) webpack
11 12 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (1.57%) Maven
13 9 (1.28%) Ant
13 9 (1.28%) JUnit
13 9 (1.28%) SonarQube
13 9 (1.28%) Subversion
14 8 (1.14%) Eclipse
General
1 80 (11.40%) Finance
2 65 (9.26%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.99%) Marketing
3 28 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.42%) Publishing
5 13 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.71%) Banking
7 11 (1.57%) Retail
8 6 (0.85%) Automotive
9 5 (0.71%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.71%) Electronics
9 5 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.71%) Legal
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.57%) Law
11 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Police
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (21.94%) Developer
2 79 (11.25%) Analyst
3 72 (10.26%) Architect
4 53 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 47 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 40 (5.70%) Designer
7 38 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 28 (3.99%) Java Developer
9 27 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
9 27 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 24 (3.42%) Software Engineer
11 23 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
12 21 (2.99%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.71%) Test Engineer
15 17 (2.42%) Agile Coach
15 17 (2.42%) Product Owner
16 16 (2.28%) AWS Engineer
16 16 (2.28%) Consultant
17 15 (2.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.26%) HTML
2 62 (8.83%) CSS
3 59 (8.40%) .NET
4 41 (5.84%) RESTful
4 41 (5.84%) Web Services
5 30 (4.27%) REST
6 29 (4.13%) Spring
7 28 (3.99%) AngularJS
7 28 (3.99%) React
8 26 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 22 (3.13%) XML
10 21 (2.99%) Node.js
10 21 (2.99%) SOAP
11 19 (2.71%) .NET Core
12 14 (1.99%) JSON
12 14 (1.99%) Spring Boot
13 13 (1.85%) HTML5
13 13 (1.85%) Swagger
14 12 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (1.71%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.12%) User Experience
2 46 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.85%) PKI
10 5 (0.71%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.71%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.57%) Replication
11 4 (0.57%) Robotics
12 3 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.97%) Linux
2 64 (9.12%) Windows
3 21 (2.99%) Unix
4 20 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.42%) Android
6 16 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.14%) CentOS
7 15 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.00%) Solaris
9 7 (1.00%) VMS
10 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.43%) Debian
12 3 (0.43%) SUSE
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (28.92%) DevOps
2 161 (22.93%) Scrum
3 92 (13.11%) Test Automation
4 75 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (10.11%) Waterfall
7 66 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (8.26%) Microservices
10 57 (8.12%) Project Management
11 56 (7.98%) Analytics
12 53 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 51 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 50 (7.12%) Configuration Management
14 50 (7.12%) Project Delivery
15 49 (6.98%) TDD
16 48 (6.84%) Decision-Making
16 48 (6.84%) User Stories
17 45 (6.41%) ITIL
18 44 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 108 (15.38%) SQL
2 102 (14.53%) Java
3 87 (12.39%) C#
4 73 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 49 (6.98%) Python
6 39 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 24 (3.42%) C
8 21 (2.99%) Scala
9 18 (2.56%) Java 8
9 18 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.28%) C++
11 13 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.57%) Ruby
14 9 (1.28%) Go
14 9 (1.28%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.14%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.14%) Kotlin
16 6 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (18.66%) Security Cleared
2 98 (13.96%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.12%) Degree
4 28 (3.99%) ISTQB
5 27 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.42%) DBS Check
9 9 (1.28%) ISEB
9 9 (1.28%) MCAD
10 7 (1.00%) PMP
11 6 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.85%) EXIN
11 6 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.71%) APMP
12 5 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.57%) ACCA
13 4 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.84%) QA
2 15 (2.14%) SLA
3 13 (1.85%) PMO
4 10 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.14%) GDPR
6 6 (0.85%) COBIT
7 3 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.43%) NCSC
7 3 (0.43%) NIST
7 3 (0.43%) P3O
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 41 (5.84%) Docker
2 30 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.28%) vSphere
5 12 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.42%) Firmware
7 6 (0.85%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.28%) RACF
8 2 (0.28%) vCloud
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 59 (8.40%) Kubernetes
2 37 (5.27%) Terraform
3 33 (4.70%) Ansible
4 31 (4.42%) Puppet
5 27 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.28%) Packer
7 9 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.14%) SCCM
9 7 (1.00%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.71%) Kibana
11 4 (0.57%) Grafana
11 4 (0.57%) Nessus
12 3 (0.43%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.43%) IBM Guardium
12 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.43%) SCOM
12 3 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 109 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.26%) Oracle
3 46 (6.55%) SAP
4 31 (4.42%) VMware
5 20 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 17 (2.42%) Splunk
7 16 (2.28%) MuleSoft
8 15 (2.14%) Adobe
9 14 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.99%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.85%) Cisco
11 12 (1.71%) Google
11 12 (1.71%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.57%) Informatica
13 10 (1.42%) Databricks
14 9 (1.28%) Citrix
14 9 (1.28%) Hortonworks
15 7 (1.00%) Remedy
15 7 (1.00%) Xamarin