Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,097 1,599 3,649
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 19.71% 20.53% 24.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.50% 24.34% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1,065 2,224
10th Percentile £350 £313 £338
25th Percentile £406 £388 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% +5.56%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £550
90th Percentile £631 £600 £625
England median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 64
10th Percentile £25.50 £18.25 £24.80
25th Percentile £40.75 £37.16 £40.99
Median hourly rate £56.50 £47.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.95% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £55.63
90th Percentile £67.85 £65.40 £60.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.92% +0.69% +5.56%

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 4,875 6,570 13,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.60% 84.34% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,061 4,087 7,900
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
25th Percentile £363 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £540 £531 £538
90th Percentile £625 £610 £606
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 277 477
10th Percentile £11.73 £12.83 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £14.94
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £24.91
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -15.70% +20.60%
75th Percentile £46.15 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.00 £56.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +5.51%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 0 510 £475 +5.56% 239
Berkshire +1 326 £475 - 124
Hampshire -3 259 £475 +4.40% 181
Surrey 0 136 £500 +5.26% 125
Buckinghamshire +4 130 £473 +16.88% 69
West Sussex 0 106 £504 +6.11% 37
Oxfordshire 0 54 £463 +2.78% 46
Kent +4 34 £393 -12.78% 38
East Sussex -1 19 £518 +8.95% 49
Middlesex 0 2 £485 +7.42%
Sussex - 2 £326 - 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 335 (30.54%) Scrum
2 322 (29.35%) Social Skills
3 299 (27.26%) DevOps
4 229 (20.88%) JIRA
5 225 (20.51%) Azure
6 179 (16.32%) Finance
7 168 (15.31%) Security Cleared
8 163 (14.86%) Java
9 158 (14.40%) SQL
10 149 (13.58%) Waterfall
11 138 (12.58%) Microsoft
11 138 (12.58%) AWS
12 134 (12.22%) JavaScript
13 130 (11.85%) Confluence
13 130 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
14 123 (11.21%) User Stories
15 122 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (10.94%) Git (software)
16 120 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 112 (10.21%) Test Automation
18 111 (10.12%) Project Management
19 109 (9.94%) Docker
20 106 (9.66%) Kanban
21 101 (9.21%) SC Cleared
21 101 (9.21%) TDD
22 98 (8.93%) .NET
22 98 (8.93%) Linux
23 96 (8.75%) Microservices
24 95 (8.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
25 93 (8.48%) Degree

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
1 130 (11.85%) Confluence
2 29 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.55%) CMS
4 19 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.19%) Apache
7 10 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.91%) Jadu
7 10 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 10 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 9 (0.82%) FileNet
8 9 (0.82%) nginx
9 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.46%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.36%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.27%) IIS
12 3 (0.27%) SAS
13 2 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 44 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.28%) Chatbot
6 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.91%) Sketch
8 8 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.55%) Figma
10 5 (0.46%) InVision
11 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.18%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.10%) Teamcenter
2 19 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.55%) Magento
4 6 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.36%) Workfront
7 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.27%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.27%) SAP EWM
8 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.091%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.091%) Maximo
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 225 (20.51%) Azure
2 138 (12.58%) AWS
3 45 (4.10%) Serverless
4 37 (3.37%) Microsoft 365
5 35 (3.19%) GCP
6 33 (3.01%) Power Platform
7 26 (2.37%) SaaS
8 22 (2.01%) OpenShift
8 22 (2.01%) PaaS
9 19 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
11 17 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.37%) Amazon S3
13 15 (1.37%) GitHub
13 15 (1.37%) IaaS
14 12 (1.09%) Azure Logic Apps
14 12 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 11 (1.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.56%) Firewall
2 37 (3.37%) LAN
3 25 (2.28%) WAN
4 21 (1.91%) DNS
4 21 (1.91%) VPN
5 20 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.73%) DHCP
7 16 (1.46%) SNMP
8 13 (1.19%) IPsec
8 13 (1.19%) POP3
8 13 (1.19%) SMTP
8 13 (1.19%) VLAN
9 12 (1.09%) Unified Communications
10 11 (1.00%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (0.82%) MPLS
11 9 (0.82%) Wireless
12 8 (0.73%) HTTP
13 7 (0.64%) BGP
13 7 (0.64%) OSPF
13 7 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 33 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.01%) Big Data
6 22 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.01%) Power BI
7 21 (1.91%) Data Lake
8 18 (1.64%) MySQL
9 16 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.09%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (0.91%) Snowflake Schema
13 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 229 (20.88%) JIRA
2 120 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 89 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.19%) Selenium
5 29 (2.64%) Cucumber
6 27 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 22 (2.01%) Maven
8 20 (1.82%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.82%) JUnit
9 18 (1.64%) JMeter
9 18 (1.64%) Subversion
10 15 (1.37%) GitLab
11 13 (1.19%) SonarQube
12 12 (1.09%) Postman
13 11 (1.00%) FishEye
13 11 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.91%) TestNG
15 9 (0.82%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.82%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 322 (29.35%) Social Skills
2 179 (16.32%) Finance
3 90 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (6.47%) Telecoms
5 60 (5.47%) Public Sector
6 58 (5.29%) Marketing
7 48 (4.38%) Automotive
8 43 (3.92%) Presentation Skills
9 37 (3.37%) Manufacturing
10 27 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
10 27 (2.46%) Retail
11 26 (2.37%) Law
12 25 (2.28%) Banking
13 22 (2.01%) Electronics
14 18 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
15 16 (1.46%) Games
15 16 (1.46%) Publishing
16 11 (1.00%) Local Government
16 11 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
17 10 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 271 (24.70%) Developer
2 142 (12.94%) Analyst
3 119 (10.85%) Architect
4 97 (8.84%) Business Analyst
5 85 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 55 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
7 49 (4.47%) Scrum Master
8 48 (4.38%) Java Developer
9 41 (3.74%) .NET Developer
10 34 (3.10%) Consultant
11 33 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (2.83%) Designer
13 30 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 29 (2.64%) React Developer
14 29 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.46%) Tester
16 24 (2.19%) Software Engineer
17 23 (2.10%) C# Developer
18 20 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
18 20 (1.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.93%) .NET
2 77 (7.02%) CSS
3 76 (6.93%) Web Services
4 71 (6.47%) RESTful
5 69 (6.29%) HTML
5 69 (6.29%) Node.js
6 61 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 59 (5.38%) JSON
8 55 (5.01%) React
8 55 (5.01%) Spring
9 50 (4.56%) REST
10 37 (3.37%) Spring Boot
11 35 (3.19%) .NET Core
11 35 (3.19%) XML
12 30 (2.73%) ASP.NET
13 24 (2.19%) HTML5
13 24 (2.19%) SOAP
14 23 (2.10%) Kafka
15 20 (1.82%) .NET Framework
15 20 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.65%) User Experience
2 35 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.01%) Cloud Native
5 21 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
8 14 (1.28%) Life Science
8 14 (1.28%) Social Media
8 14 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.19%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.00%) Mobile Games
12 9 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (8.93%) Linux
2 70 (6.38%) Windows
3 27 (2.46%) Android
4 24 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.09%) Unix
7 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.36%) AIX
10 3 (0.27%) OpenWrt
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.091%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.091%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (30.54%) Scrum
2 299 (27.26%) DevOps
3 149 (13.58%) Waterfall
4 130 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
5 123 (11.21%) User Stories
6 122 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (10.21%) Test Automation
9 111 (10.12%) Project Management
10 106 (9.66%) Kanban
11 101 (9.21%) TDD
12 96 (8.75%) Microservices
13 95 (8.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 79 (7.20%) SDLC
15 68 (6.20%) Project Delivery
16 67 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 67 (6.11%) Mentoring
17 65 (5.93%) Requirements Gathering
18 62 (5.65%) Coaching
18 62 (5.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 163 (14.86%) Java
2 158 (14.40%) SQL
3 134 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 86 (7.84%) Python
5 76 (6.93%) C#
6 42 (3.83%) TypeScript
7 34 (3.10%) Go
8 33 (3.01%) Scala
9 28 (2.55%) C
10 27 (2.46%) Java 8
11 24 (2.19%) C++
12 22 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.73%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.64%) PHP
15 16 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.00%) Apex Code
16 11 (1.00%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.00%) R
17 9 (0.82%) ES6
17 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 168 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 101 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 93 (8.48%) Degree
4 46 (4.19%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.01%) CCNA
8 20 (1.82%) CCNP
9 16 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (1.00%) MCAD
12 10 (0.91%) ISEB
13 9 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.73%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.64%) APMP
15 7 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.55%) CISSP
16 6 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.83%) QA
2 29 (2.64%) GDPR
3 17 (1.55%) SLA
4 13 (1.19%) PMO
5 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) NIST
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.18%) OASIS TOSCA
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.091%) MiFID
8 1 (0.091%) UCITS
8 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (9.94%) Docker
2 29 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.82%) HDFS
5 8 (0.73%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.64%) Firmware
7 6 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.091%) iptables
11 1 (0.091%) LXC
11 1 (0.091%) NFS
11 1 (0.091%) RHEV
11 1 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 87 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 59 (5.38%) Ansible
3 45 (4.10%) Terraform
4 12 (1.09%) Kibana
5 11 (1.00%) Grafana
6 8 (0.73%) Istio
6 8 (0.73%) Packer
7 7 (0.64%) SCCM
8 6 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.55%) Puppet
9 5 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.46%) Oozie
9 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.46%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.36%) MIIS
11 3 (0.27%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 138 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.02%) Oracle
3 54 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (3.74%) SAP
5 39 (3.56%) Cisco
6 33 (3.01%) VMware
7 32 (2.92%) Google
8 23 (2.10%) Siemens
9 22 (2.01%) IBM
10 20 (1.82%) MuleSoft
11 19 (1.73%) Adobe
12 17 (1.55%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.19%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.09%) Juniper
14 12 (1.09%) Kronos
14 12 (1.09%) webMethods
15 9 (0.82%) Databricks
15 9 (0.82%) Dell
16 8 (0.73%) BEA
16 8 (0.73%) hybris