Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4,203 3,632 3,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.73% 21.68% 18.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.49% 25.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,654 2,377 1,913
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £306
90th Percentile £600 £575 £555
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 56
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26.65 £33.30 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.92
% change year-on-year -1.16% +0.19% +5.98%

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 14,751 14,133 13,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.35% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,866 8,490 8,236
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 460 581
South East median hourly rate £25.56 £23.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.13% -4.76% -3.40%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +1 1,571 £450 +2.86% 409
Surrey 0 1,019 £500 +5.26% 191
Hampshire +3 821 £450 +9.09% 205
Berkshire +1 811 £450 +11.80% 203
Buckinghamshire +1 400 £438 +9.38% 84
West Sussex 0 396 £450 - 101
Oxfordshire 0 362 £494 -1.25% 122
East Sussex 0 203 £450 +20.00% 60
Kent -1 99 £425 +6.25% 88
Middlesex +1 32 £475 - 2
Sussex +3 7 £450 -14.29%
M4 Corridor +3 5 £600 +71.43%
Home Counties - 1 £420 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,376 (32.74%) Scrum
2 962 (22.89%) Java
3 862 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 824 (19.61%) TDD
5 768 (18.27%) Test Automation
6 706 (16.80%) C#
6 706 (16.80%) SQL
7 697 (16.58%) Finance
8 673 (16.01%) .NET
9 648 (15.42%) Git (software)
10 642 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
11 623 (14.82%) DevOps
12 587 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 579 (13.78%) HTML
14 577 (13.73%) CSS
15 549 (13.06%) AngularJS
16 545 (12.97%) JIRA
17 519 (12.35%) BDD
18 498 (11.85%) Jenkins
19 489 (11.63%) Microsoft
20 446 (10.61%) Spring
21 444 (10.56%) REST
22 440 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
23 425 (10.11%) MVC
24 404 (9.61%) Linux
25 403 (9.59%) Microservices
26 386 (9.18%) Web Services
27 385 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
28 381 (9.06%) Project Management
29 375 (8.92%) SQL Server

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
1 290 (6.90%) Confluence
2 132 (3.14%) CMS
3 102 (2.43%) Apache
4 90 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 77 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 73 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 69 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 63 (1.50%) WebSphere
9 52 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 46 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 43 (1.02%) MQSeries
12 35 (0.83%) JBoss
13 33 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
14 32 (0.76%) Drupal
15 31 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 30 (0.71%) IIS
16 30 (0.71%) nginx
17 29 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 22 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 109 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.83%) InVision
7 18 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.048%) UXPin
11 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.024%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.024%) EViews
11 1 (0.024%) Mingle
11 1 (0.024%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 46 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.29%) SAP MM
5 11 (0.26%) Magento
6 9 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 9 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 8 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.14%) Eloqua
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.14%) SAP APO
9 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.12%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
11 4 (0.095%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 587 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 440 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (3.55%) GitHub
4 116 (2.76%) Serverless
5 113 (2.69%) PaaS
6 75 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
6 75 (1.78%) Office 365
7 72 (1.71%) IaaS
8 54 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (1.24%) SaaS
10 45 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 45 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
11 41 (0.98%) Google Analytics
12 39 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 37 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 37 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
14 35 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
15 32 (0.76%) OpenShift
16 30 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 30 (0.71%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 104 (2.47%) HTTP
2 61 (1.45%) Internet
3 58 (1.38%) SSL
4 50 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.76%) DNS
5 32 (0.76%) Firewall
6 22 (0.52%) WAN
7 21 (0.50%) Skype
8 19 (0.45%) LAN
9 17 (0.40%) SNMP
10 16 (0.38%) DSL
11 15 (0.36%) DHCP
12 12 (0.29%) SAN
13 8 (0.19%) L2TP
13 8 (0.19%) MPLS
13 8 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (0.14%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.14%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.14%) Network Security
14 6 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 284 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 199 (4.73%) MongoDB
4 173 (4.12%) Big Data
5 147 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 145 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 135 (3.21%) MySQL
8 134 (3.19%) Hadoop
9 98 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 92 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 79 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 73 (1.74%) Power BI
13 65 (1.55%) Data Lake
14 51 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 42 (1.00%) Couchbase
15 42 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
15 42 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 42 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (0.98%) Redis
17 40 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 648 (15.42%) Git (software)
2 545 (12.97%) JIRA
3 498 (11.85%) Jenkins
4 296 (7.04%) Selenium
5 207 (4.93%) Cucumber
6 177 (4.21%) Visual Studio
7 175 (4.16%) Maven
8 159 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 148 (3.52%) JUnit
10 137 (3.26%) Subversion
11 135 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 103 (2.45%) SoapUI
13 84 (2.00%) JMeter
14 70 (1.67%) Eclipse
15 67 (1.59%) WebDriver
16 66 (1.57%) IntelliJ
16 66 (1.57%) TeamCity
17 65 (1.55%) Protractor
18 61 (1.45%) Gradle
19 58 (1.38%) NUnit
General
1 697 (16.58%) Finance
2 215 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 194 (4.62%) Retail
4 143 (3.40%) Marketing
5 116 (2.76%) Banking
6 62 (1.48%) Games
7 43 (1.02%) Publishing
8 38 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 36 (0.86%) Back Office
9 36 (0.86%) Legal
10 31 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.48%) Automotive
12 19 (0.45%) Billing
13 15 (0.36%) Advertising
13 15 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.26%) Front Office
14 11 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.19%) German Language
16 7 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,717 (40.85%) Developer
2 496 (11.80%) Analyst
3 466 (11.09%) Java Developer
4 338 (8.04%) .NET Developer
5 267 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 232 (5.52%) Business Analyst
7 224 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 211 (5.02%) Architect
9 202 (4.81%) Senior Developer
10 173 (4.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 169 (4.02%) Scrum Master
12 154 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
13 149 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
14 147 (3.50%) Software Engineer
15 135 (3.21%) Test Analyst
16 131 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
17 126 (3.00%) Tester
18 105 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
19 99 (2.36%) Test Engineer
20 97 (2.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (16.01%) .NET
2 579 (13.78%) HTML
3 577 (13.73%) CSS
4 549 (13.06%) AngularJS
5 446 (10.61%) Spring
6 444 (10.56%) REST
7 386 (9.18%) Web Services
8 371 (8.83%) RESTful
9 304 (7.23%) ASP.NET
10 300 (7.14%) JSON
11 277 (6.59%) Node.js
12 267 (6.35%) HTML5
13 251 (5.97%) React
14 248 (5.90%) .NET Framework
15 245 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 229 (5.45%) jQuery
17 225 (5.35%) Spring Boot
18 216 (5.14%) SOAP
19 211 (5.02%) XML
20 161 (3.83%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 360 (8.57%) User Experience
2 289 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
4 140 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 107 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 80 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 79 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 71 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 37 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 37 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 32 (0.76%) Fintech
12 31 (0.74%) PMI
12 31 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 27 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (0.59%) iPad
14 25 (0.59%) Life Science
15 21 (0.50%) Social Media
16 15 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 404 (9.61%) Linux
2 263 (6.26%) Windows
3 160 (3.81%) Unix
4 79 (1.88%) Android
5 56 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 35 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 31 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 27 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.52%) CentOS
10 21 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.24%) AIX
13 9 (0.21%) Solaris
14 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.095%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.071%) VME
18 3 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,376 (32.74%) Scrum
2 824 (19.61%) TDD
3 768 (18.27%) Test Automation
4 642 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
5 623 (14.82%) DevOps
6 519 (12.35%) BDD
7 425 (10.11%) MVC
8 403 (9.59%) Microservices
9 385 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
10 381 (9.06%) Project Management
11 372 (8.85%) SDLC
12 367 (8.73%) Waterfall
13 366 (8.71%) Kanban
14 354 (8.42%) User Stories
15 315 (7.49%) Software Engineering
16 307 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 296 (7.04%) OO
18 289 (6.88%) E-Commerce
19 233 (5.54%) Unit Testing
20 232 (5.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 962 (22.89%) Java
2 862 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 706 (16.80%) C#
3 706 (16.80%) SQL
4 249 (5.92%) Python
5 207 (4.93%) Java 8
6 180 (4.28%) Scala
7 125 (2.97%) Ruby
8 104 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 98 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 98 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 92 (2.19%) C++
11 79 (1.88%) PHP
11 79 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 66 (1.57%) Groovy
13 58 (1.38%) Perl
14 53 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 53 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.19%) Go
16 48 (1.14%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 293 (6.97%) Degree
2 274 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 233 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 97 (2.31%) ISEB
5 79 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 53 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 45 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 42 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 42 (1.00%) PMP
9 33 (0.79%) Master's Degree
10 32 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 25 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 18 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.26%) APMP
14 11 (0.26%) CISSP
14 11 (0.26%) MCSE
15 10 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.21%) IIBA
17 8 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (7.90%) QA
2 108 (2.57%) PMO
3 45 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.86%) GDPR
5 26 (0.62%) SLA
6 14 (0.33%) WCAG
7 10 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.17%) COBIT
10 6 (0.14%) GxP
11 4 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.071%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.071%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.071%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.071%) MISRA
13 2 (0.048%) GAMP
13 2 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.024%) DICOM
14 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 356 (8.47%) Docker
2 53 (1.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 47 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 46 (1.09%) HDFS
5 23 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.24%) vSphere
8 9 (0.21%) Firmware
8 9 (0.21%) oVirt
8 9 (0.21%) RHEV
9 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 5 (0.12%) OpenDJ
10 4 (0.095%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.071%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.048%) KVM
12 2 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 182 (4.33%) Ansible
2 167 (3.97%) Puppet
3 139 (3.31%) Kubernetes
4 104 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (1.97%) Terraform
6 52 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 31 (0.74%) Grafana
8 26 (0.62%) Kibana
9 19 (0.45%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.31%) SCOrch
11 12 (0.29%) CloudForms
12 11 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
13 10 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.17%) Graphite
15 6 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
16 5 (0.12%) Mesos
16 5 (0.12%) Nagios
16 5 (0.12%) Packer
16 5 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 489 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 306 (7.28%) Oracle
3 121 (2.88%) SAP
4 105 (2.50%) Google
5 101 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 91 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 72 (1.71%) Adobe
8 48 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 46 (1.09%) VMware
10 41 (0.98%) IBM
11 36 (0.86%) HP
12 35 (0.83%) ServiceNow
13 34 (0.81%) Workday
14 30 (0.71%) webMethods
15 25 (0.59%) Remedy
16 24 (0.57%) Cloudera
16 24 (0.57%) Red Hat
17 23 (0.55%) Cisco
18 22 (0.52%) Tableau
19 21 (0.50%) Informatica