Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3,794 3,140 2,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.03% 20.37% 15.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.23% 24.44% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,425 1,997 1,878
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +6.41%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 54 54
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
10th Percentile £32.50 £27.90 £36.63
90th Percentile £55.25 £65.76 £54.68
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +18.06%

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 13,935 12,847 14,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.60% 83.35% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,208 7,435 9,100
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 493 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.63% -20.40% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.12 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 0 1,626 £443 +4.12% 417
Surrey +2 862 £495 +15.00% 195
Berkshire +2 763 £424 +5.94% 198
Hampshire +3 676 £425 -5.56% 238
Buckinghamshire -1 447 £425 - 89
Oxfordshire +1 417 £455 +1.00% 130
West Sussex 0 376 £440 -3.25% 64
East Sussex 0 109 £425 +11.48% 55
Kent -1 72 £425 +1.19% 66
Middlesex -3 32 £450 -7.02% 7
M4 Corridor - 12 £375 -
Sussex -4 5 - - 2
Home Counties +8 3 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,101 (29.02%) Scrum
2 842 (22.19%) Java
3 818 (21.56%) JavaScript
4 773 (20.37%) Finance
5 675 (17.79%) TDD
6 612 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 585 (15.42%) HTML
8 571 (15.05%) DevOps
9 546 (14.39%) C#
10 507 (13.36%) .NET
10 507 (13.36%) CSS
11 490 (12.92%) AngularJS
12 484 (12.76%) Jenkins
13 475 (12.52%) Git (software)
14 473 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
15 458 (12.07%) SQL
16 446 (11.76%) JIRA
17 429 (11.31%) Project Management
18 408 (10.75%) Linux
19 390 (10.28%) Spring
20 383 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
21 379 (9.99%) Microsoft
22 372 (9.80%) Microservices
23 365 (9.62%) SQL Server
24 363 (9.57%) BDD
25 356 (9.38%) User Experience
26 352 (9.28%) RESTful
26 352 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
26 352 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
27 346 (9.12%) Waterfall

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
1 211 (5.56%) Confluence
2 125 (3.29%) Apache
3 119 (3.14%) Apache Spark
4 82 (2.16%) CMS
5 67 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 61 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 55 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 48 (1.27%) JBoss
9 42 (1.11%) SharePoint
10 39 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 38 (1.00%) IIS
12 36 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 29 (0.76%) GemFire
14 28 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 28 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
14 28 (0.74%) Drupal
15 23 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.53%) WordPress
17 16 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 15 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 91 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 58 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.37%) InVision
8 10 (0.26%) HipChat
9 7 (0.18%) UserZoom
10 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.13%) CATIA
12 3 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.079%) SPSS
13 2 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.053%) InDesign
13 2 (0.053%) Pipeline Pilot
13 2 (0.053%) UXPin
14 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 38 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 7 (0.18%) SAP APO
7 7 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.13%) Magento
9 4 (0.11%) Primavera
10 3 (0.079%) OpenText MBPM
10 3 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.079%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.079%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.079%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.079%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 383 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.82%) PaaS
4 104 (2.74%) Serverless
5 97 (2.56%) GitHub
6 68 (1.79%) SaaS
7 58 (1.53%) IaaS
8 49 (1.29%) OpenShift
9 42 (1.11%) Office 365
10 38 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 36 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (0.84%) Google Analytics
13 24 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
14 23 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (0.50%) Slack
16 18 (0.47%) npm
17 16 (0.42%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
19 13 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.98%) HTTP
2 51 (1.34%) Firewall
3 43 (1.13%) Internet
4 40 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.87%) PuTTY
6 24 (0.63%) WinSCP
7 21 (0.55%) Kerberos
7 21 (0.55%) LAN
7 21 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
7 21 (0.55%) SSL
8 16 (0.42%) DNS
8 16 (0.42%) WAN
9 15 (0.40%) Skype
9 15 (0.40%) SNMP
10 12 (0.32%) SMS
11 11 (0.29%) SAN
11 11 (0.29%) VPN
12 9 (0.24%) DHCP
12 9 (0.24%) Network Security
13 6 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 221 (5.82%) Big Data
3 151 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 141 (3.72%) Hadoop
5 134 (3.53%) MongoDB
6 125 (3.29%) MySQL
7 120 (3.16%) NoSQL
8 98 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 95 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
10 77 (2.03%) HBase
11 71 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
12 70 (1.85%) Redis
13 67 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 49 (1.29%) Power BI
15 46 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
16 41 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (0.98%) Apache Hive
19 36 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 31 (0.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 484 (12.76%) Jenkins
2 475 (12.52%) Git (software)
3 446 (11.76%) JIRA
4 270 (7.12%) Selenium
5 151 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 146 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 131 (3.45%) Maven
8 124 (3.27%) Subversion
9 113 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 103 (2.71%) JUnit
11 95 (2.50%) Eclipse
12 87 (2.29%) SoapUI
13 80 (2.11%) TeamCity
14 67 (1.77%) Bitbucket
15 65 (1.71%) Gradle
16 59 (1.56%) Ant
17 58 (1.53%) WebDriver
18 55 (1.45%) SpecFlow
18 55 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
19 52 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 773 (20.37%) Finance
2 180 (4.74%) Retail
3 158 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 149 (3.93%) Banking
5 133 (3.51%) Marketing
6 50 (1.32%) Publishing
7 35 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 33 (0.87%) Games
9 23 (0.61%) Automotive
10 19 (0.50%) Legal
11 18 (0.47%) Advertising
11 18 (0.47%) Law
12 16 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.40%) Back Office
13 15 (0.40%) Billing
14 12 (0.32%) Electronics
15 9 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.21%) German Language
16 8 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,353 (35.66%) Developer
2 490 (12.92%) Analyst
3 364 (9.59%) Java Developer
4 327 (8.62%) Project Manager
5 287 (7.56%) Business Analyst
6 221 (5.82%) Architect
7 201 (5.30%) .NET Developer
8 145 (3.82%) Scrum Master
9 138 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
10 134 (3.53%) Designer
10 134 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 130 (3.43%) Senior Developer
12 126 (3.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 121 (3.19%) C# Developer
14 119 (3.14%) Angular Developer
15 111 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
16 102 (2.69%) Software Engineer
17 101 (2.66%) React Developer
18 100 (2.64%) Tester
19 98 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (15.42%) HTML
2 507 (13.36%) .NET
2 507 (13.36%) CSS
3 490 (12.92%) AngularJS
4 390 (10.28%) Spring
5 352 (9.28%) RESTful
6 331 (8.72%) Web Services
7 309 (8.14%) REST
8 267 (7.04%) Node.js
9 253 (6.67%) React
10 249 (6.56%) HTML5
11 227 (5.98%) jQuery
12 200 (5.27%) ASP.NET
13 198 (5.22%) JSON
14 193 (5.09%) Spring Boot
15 169 (4.45%) CSS3
16 159 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
17 150 (3.95%) XML
18 149 (3.93%) .NET Framework
19 142 (3.74%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 356 (9.38%) User Experience
2 267 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 163 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
5 93 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 78 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 60 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 56 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 41 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 39 (1.03%) Data Centre
12 33 (0.87%) iPad
13 30 (0.79%) CMDB
13 30 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 28 (0.74%) Public Cloud
15 25 (0.66%) Smart Meter
16 24 (0.63%) PMI
17 21 (0.55%) Fintech
18 19 (0.50%) Life Science
18 19 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 408 (10.75%) Linux
2 207 (5.46%) Unix
3 204 (5.38%) Windows
4 83 (2.19%) Android
4 83 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 48 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 32 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 19 (0.50%) CentOS
9 19 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.24%) AIX
13 7 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.16%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.13%) Solaris
15 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,101 (29.02%) Scrum
2 675 (17.79%) TDD
3 612 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 571 (15.05%) DevOps
5 473 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
6 429 (11.31%) Project Management
7 372 (9.80%) Microservices
8 363 (9.57%) BDD
9 352 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
9 352 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 346 (9.12%) Waterfall
11 299 (7.88%) User Stories
12 289 (7.62%) SDLC
13 283 (7.46%) E-Commerce
14 280 (7.38%) Software Engineering
15 275 (7.25%) Kanban
16 229 (6.04%) MVC
17 223 (5.88%) Analytics
18 214 (5.64%) Unit Testing
19 213 (5.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 842 (22.19%) Java
2 818 (21.56%) JavaScript
3 546 (14.39%) C#
4 458 (12.07%) SQL
5 224 (5.90%) Python
6 158 (4.16%) Java 8
7 123 (3.24%) Ruby
8 113 (2.98%) TypeScript
9 101 (2.66%) Scala
10 82 (2.16%) PHP
11 74 (1.95%) C++
11 74 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 70 (1.85%) C
13 67 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 63 (1.66%) ES6
15 62 (1.63%) T-SQL
16 58 (1.53%) Groovy
17 51 (1.34%) Go
17 51 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 48 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 282 (7.43%) Degree
2 218 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 161 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 78 (2.06%) ISTQB
5 69 (1.82%) ISEB
6 68 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 61 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 56 (1.48%) PMP
9 33 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 28 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 23 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 22 (0.58%) CISSP
15 19 (0.50%) CISM
15 19 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.45%) Master's Degree
17 14 (0.37%) PgMP
18 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.27%) QA
2 69 (1.82%) PMO
3 64 (1.69%) GDPR
4 33 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.37%) SLA
8 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 13485
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 31000
9 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.13%) MISRA
10 4 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.11%) WCAG
11 3 (0.079%) COBIT
System Software
1 254 (6.69%) Docker
2 88 (2.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 66 (1.74%) HDFS
4 51 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (0.95%) Active Directory
6 29 (0.76%) vSphere
7 15 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.32%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.21%) Firmware
11 5 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.13%) oVirt
11 5 (0.13%) RHEV
11 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.079%) XenApp
13 2 (0.053%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.026%) ACF2
14 1 (0.026%) KVM
14 1 (0.026%) RACF
14 1 (0.026%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 113 (2.98%) Ansible
2 112 (2.95%) Puppet
3 90 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (2.19%) Terraform
5 79 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 77 (2.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 37 (0.98%) HP ALM
8 33 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (0.58%) Kibana
10 21 (0.55%) Salt
11 13 (0.34%) Packer
11 13 (0.34%) SCCM
12 12 (0.32%) Automic
13 11 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.24%) Grafana
15 7 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (0.18%) Opsview
16 6 (0.16%) vRealize
17 5 (0.13%) Perfmon
17 5 (0.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 379 (9.99%) Microsoft
2 328 (8.65%) Oracle
3 111 (2.93%) SAP
4 105 (2.77%) Google
5 85 (2.24%) VMware
6 72 (1.90%) HP
6 72 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
7 62 (1.63%) IBM
8 60 (1.58%) Atlassian
9 59 (1.56%) Adobe
10 54 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 50 (1.32%) Tableau
12 39 (1.03%) Cisco
13 33 (0.87%) New Relic
14 32 (0.84%) Splunk
14 32 (0.84%) webMethods
15 28 (0.74%) Cloudera
16 27 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 26 (0.69%) Sitecore
18 25 (0.66%) Talend