Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,937 3,997 3,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.45% 24.31% 21.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.82% 28.06% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 2,586 2,237
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £329 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 90 74
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £24.00 £32.00 £27.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £51.03 £50.25
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -1.16% +0.19%

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 11,833 14,244 13,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.42% 86.62% 84.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,995 8,560 8,239
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +2.21% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 503 460
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +21.35% -1.11%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.79 £11.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £51.20 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.08 £21.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +14.67% -14.29% +8.89%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 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
Thames Valley 0 1,174 £450 - 419
Berkshire -1 763 £475 +11.76% 182
Hampshire 0 687 £450 - 211
Surrey 0 547 £500 - 158
Buckinghamshire +1 285 £438 +2.94% 113
West Sussex 0 270 £473 +5.29% 79
East Sussex 0 134 £410 -6.29% 49
Oxfordshire -1 128 £450 -5.26% 125
Kent 0 82 £444 +4.41% 56
Sussex +2 13 £475 +8.57%
Middlesex -2 9 £550 +22.22% 3
M4 Corridor +3 2 - -
Home Counties +2 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 835 (28.43%) Scrum
2 625 (21.28%) DevOps
3 584 (19.88%) Azure
4 494 (16.82%) JavaScript
5 493 (16.79%) SQL
6 478 (16.28%) Java
7 468 (15.93%) C#
8 456 (15.53%) Finance
9 452 (15.39%) Test Automation
10 437 (14.88%) JIRA
11 435 (14.81%) .NET
12 422 (14.37%) TDD
13 401 (13.65%) Microsoft
14 380 (12.94%) HTML
15 377 (12.84%) Git (software)
16 348 (11.85%) CSS
17 341 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
18 336 (11.44%) AngularJS
19 306 (10.42%) SQL Server
20 299 (10.18%) AWS
21 295 (10.04%) Project Management
22 292 (9.94%) Python
23 277 (9.43%) Waterfall
24 270 (9.19%) Security Cleared
25 267 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
26 262 (8.92%) Jenkins
27 246 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
28 242 (8.24%) Software Engineering
29 235 (8.00%) Degree
30 234 (7.97%) Analytics

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
1 201 (6.84%) Confluence
2 78 (2.66%) Apache
3 53 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 46 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 38 (1.29%) CMS
6 34 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 33 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 23 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.75%) IIS
9 22 (0.75%) JBoss
10 19 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 19 (0.65%) Drupal
11 18 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (0.58%) Umbraco
13 16 (0.54%) GeoServer
14 15 (0.51%) Jupyter
14 15 (0.51%) nginx
15 14 (0.48%) SAP Portal
16 12 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.78%) Sketch
7 15 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
10 9 (0.31%) Figma
11 7 (0.24%) InVision
11 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.14%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.10%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.034%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.034%) SPSS
15 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 17 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 10 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.31%) SessionCam
6 9 (0.31%) Sonata
7 8 (0.27%) SAP MDG
7 8 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
7 8 (0.27%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.24%) assyst
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.14%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.14%) SAP MDM
11 4 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 584 (19.88%) Azure
2 299 (10.18%) AWS
3 128 (4.36%) PaaS
4 103 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 88 (3.00%) SaaS
6 85 (2.89%) GitHub
6 85 (2.89%) IaaS
7 63 (2.15%) Serverless
8 58 (1.97%) OpenShift
9 57 (1.94%) GCP
10 40 (1.36%) Amazon S3
11 35 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 34 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
13 33 (1.12%) Office 365
14 32 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (0.89%) Google Analytics
16 26 (0.89%) npm
17 25 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
18 23 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.09%) HTTP
2 25 (0.85%) Firewall
3 21 (0.72%) Internet
4 19 (0.65%) WAN
5 18 (0.61%) DNS
6 13 (0.44%) Wireless
7 12 (0.41%) DSL
7 12 (0.41%) Skype
7 12 (0.41%) SSL
8 11 (0.37%) Network Security
8 11 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.31%) 3GPP
9 9 (0.31%) Bluetooth
9 9 (0.31%) LAN
9 9 (0.31%) ZigBee
10 8 (0.27%) Broadband
10 8 (0.27%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.24%) SSH
12 6 (0.20%) DMZ
12 6 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.58%) Relational Database
3 104 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (3.40%) Power BI
5 88 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 84 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (2.66%) Big Data
8 77 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 76 (2.59%) Data Lake
10 68 (2.32%) MySQL
11 61 (2.08%) MongoDB
12 58 (1.97%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 33 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.09%) GIS
16 31 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
17 29 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (0.92%) Redis
19 24 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 22 (0.75%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 437 (14.88%) JIRA
2 377 (12.84%) Git (software)
3 262 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 197 (6.71%) Selenium
5 141 (4.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 117 (3.98%) Cucumber
7 113 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 88 (3.00%) Bitbucket
9 83 (2.83%) TeamCity
10 72 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 63 (2.15%) Maven
12 58 (1.97%) SpecFlow
13 53 (1.80%) Subversion
14 50 (1.70%) JUnit
15 46 (1.57%) JMeter
16 40 (1.36%) Eclipse
17 39 (1.33%) webpack
18 33 (1.12%) WebDriver
19 32 (1.09%) gulp
20 30 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 456 (15.53%) Finance
2 196 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 109 (3.71%) Retail
4 107 (3.64%) Banking
4 107 (3.64%) Public Sector
5 64 (2.18%) Marketing
6 40 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.02%) Legal
8 23 (0.78%) Automotive
9 22 (0.75%) Law
10 19 (0.65%) Billing
11 16 (0.54%) Publishing
12 14 (0.48%) Games
13 11 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.34%) Advertising
14 10 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.31%) Military
16 8 (0.27%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 953 (32.45%) Developer
2 353 (12.02%) Analyst
3 186 (6.33%) Architect
4 184 (6.26%) Business Analyst
5 177 (6.03%) Project Manager
6 174 (5.92%) .NET Developer
7 158 (5.38%) Java Developer
8 126 (4.29%) Scrum Master
9 117 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
10 110 (3.75%) C# Developer
11 100 (3.40%) Senior Developer
12 99 (3.37%) Software Engineer
13 98 (3.34%) Consultant
14 87 (2.96%) Designer
15 84 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
16 82 (2.79%) Software Developer
17 70 (2.38%) Angular Developer
18 69 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 69 (2.35%) Test Engineer
19 66 (2.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (14.81%) .NET
2 380 (12.94%) HTML
3 348 (11.85%) CSS
4 336 (11.44%) AngularJS
5 209 (7.12%) RESTful
6 198 (6.74%) Node.js
7 190 (6.47%) ASP.NET
8 182 (6.20%) REST
9 180 (6.13%) Spring
10 176 (5.99%) Web Services
11 159 (5.41%) XML
12 154 (5.24%) React
13 147 (5.01%) JSON
14 137 (4.66%) .NET Core
15 121 (4.12%) .NET Framework
16 111 (3.78%) HTML5
17 108 (3.68%) SOAP
18 90 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
19 89 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
20 86 (2.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (6.16%) User Experience
3 80 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 53 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 51 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
8 39 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 38 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 30 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 29 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 26 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (0.85%) Life Science
15 20 (0.68%) PMI
16 16 (0.54%) Smart City
17 13 (0.44%) Cloud Native
18 12 (0.41%) Graphic Design
18 12 (0.41%) Smart Meter
19 11 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 221 (7.52%) Linux
2 196 (6.67%) Windows
3 104 (3.54%) Unix
4 49 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 46 (1.57%) Android
6 42 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 26 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.37%) CentOS
11 10 (0.34%) VMS
12 8 (0.27%) Debian
12 8 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.17%) AIX
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (28.43%) Scrum
2 625 (21.28%) DevOps
3 452 (15.39%) Test Automation
4 422 (14.37%) TDD
5 341 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
6 295 (10.04%) Project Management
7 277 (9.43%) Waterfall
8 267 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 246 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
10 242 (8.24%) Software Engineering
11 234 (7.97%) Analytics
12 222 (7.56%) User Stories
13 211 (7.18%) BDD
14 205 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
14 205 (6.98%) Kanban
15 197 (6.71%) Microservices
16 182 (6.20%) SDLC
17 177 (6.03%) ITIL
18 175 (5.96%) MVC
19 168 (5.72%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 494 (16.82%) JavaScript
2 493 (16.79%) SQL
3 478 (16.28%) Java
4 468 (15.93%) C#
5 292 (9.94%) Python
6 115 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 101 (3.44%) TypeScript
8 82 (2.79%) C++
9 81 (2.76%) C
10 78 (2.66%) Java 8
11 73 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 67 (2.28%) Scala
13 62 (2.11%) PHP
14 60 (2.04%) Ruby
14 60 (2.04%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 47 (1.60%) Bash Shell
17 32 (1.09%) ES6
18 31 (1.06%) Groovy
19 29 (0.99%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 270 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 235 (8.00%) Degree
3 203 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 77 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 68 (2.32%) ISEB
6 55 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (1.09%) PMP
10 27 (0.92%) Master's Degree
11 26 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 16 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.41%) PhD
18 11 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
19 9 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (7.66%) QA
2 42 (1.43%) PMO
3 30 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.89%) SLA
5 24 (0.82%) COBIT
6 22 (0.75%) GDPR
7 10 (0.34%) MISRA
8 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.20%) NIST
9 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.14%) WCAG
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.068%) EMIR
12 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.068%) MiFID
13 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.034%) RMADS
System Software
1 227 (7.73%) Docker
2 53 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.34%) Firmware
7 7 (0.24%) HDFS
7 7 (0.24%) LXC
8 6 (0.20%) RACF
9 4 (0.14%) NFS
9 4 (0.14%) vSphere
10 3 (0.10%) vCloud
11 1 (0.034%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.034%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.034%) XenApp
11 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 157 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 132 (4.49%) Ansible
3 68 (2.32%) Terraform
4 63 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (1.94%) Puppet
6 17 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.58%) Kibana
7 12 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 9 (0.31%) Grafana
9 7 (0.24%) Salt
9 7 (0.24%) SCCM
9 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.20%) logstash
11 5 (0.17%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.10%) SCOM
13 3 (0.10%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.10%) WSUS
14 2 (0.068%) Istio
Vendors
1 401 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 211 (7.18%) Oracle
3 116 (3.95%) SAP
4 95 (3.23%) Google
5 72 (2.45%) Atlassian
6 54 (1.84%) IBM
6 54 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (1.67%) Tableau
8 46 (1.57%) VMware
9 45 (1.53%) Adobe
10 39 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 38 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 35 (1.19%) webMethods
13 31 (1.06%) Cisco
14 30 (1.02%) Remedy
15 25 (0.85%) MuleSoft
16 24 (0.82%) HP
17 21 (0.72%) Citrix
18 18 (0.61%) Informatica
18 18 (0.61%) Sitecore