Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,398 3,918 3,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.94% 24.78% 21.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.72% 28.38% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,526 2,465 2,287
South East median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £315
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 56
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.00 £38.83
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.15 £51.75
England median hourly rate £36.70 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -13.65% -4.49% +5.95%

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 9,702 13,807 13,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.73% 87.33% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,831 8,291 8,324
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 487 426
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £26.65 £24.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% +7.55% +10.13%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.02 £50.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.88 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.78% -0.50% +1.05%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 0 938 £450 -5.26% 382
Berkshire 0 624 £460 -0.54% 206
Hampshire 0 603 £475 +5.56% 238
Surrey 0 433 £476 -3.79% 200
West Sussex 0 269 £475 +5.56% 66
Buckinghamshire -3 206 £425 -5.56% 81
Oxfordshire 0 108 £450 -10.00% 95
East Sussex 0 94 £425 -10.53% 40
Kent +1 48 £500 +6.38% 34
Sussex -1 9 £488 +8.33% 3
Middlesex -2 3 £463 -2.63% 2
Home Counties 0 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 696 (29.02%) Scrum
2 521 (21.73%) Azure
3 514 (21.43%) DevOps
4 489 (20.39%) SQL
5 391 (16.31%) Microsoft
6 379 (15.80%) Test Automation
7 367 (15.30%) Java
8 339 (14.14%) C#
9 337 (14.05%) Finance
10 336 (14.01%) JavaScript
11 327 (13.64%) JIRA
12 314 (13.09%) .NET
13 313 (13.05%) Analytics
14 285 (11.88%) TDD
15 278 (11.59%) Python
16 263 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 262 (10.93%) HTML
18 261 (10.88%) Waterfall
19 249 (10.38%) Git (software)
20 246 (10.26%) Security Cleared
20 246 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
21 241 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
22 238 (9.92%) CSS
23 227 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
24 223 (9.30%) AWS
25 222 (9.26%) SQL Server
25 222 (9.26%) Project Management
26 209 (8.72%) SC Cleared
27 207 (8.63%) AngularJS
28 194 (8.09%) Confluence

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
1 194 (8.09%) Confluence
2 54 (2.25%) Apache
2 54 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 37 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 35 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 31 (1.29%) CMS
7 20 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 19 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (0.79%) SAP Portal
8 19 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.75%) Jupyter
9 18 (0.75%) SAS
10 16 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (0.67%) JBoss
11 15 (0.63%) IIS
12 14 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.58%) Drupal
13 13 (0.54%) nginx
14 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 69 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.42%) InVision
6 10 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.29%) Sketch
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.17%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.13%) Zeplin
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.042%) Figma
11 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.042%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 52 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.58%) SAP HCM
5 12 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.46%) SessionCam
7 10 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.29%) assyst
9 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.29%) SAP MDG
10 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.25%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.25%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.25%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 521 (21.73%) Azure
2 223 (9.30%) AWS
3 133 (5.55%) Power Platform
4 109 (4.55%) PaaS
5 77 (3.21%) IaaS
6 69 (2.88%) Serverless
7 61 (2.54%) GitHub
8 59 (2.46%) SaaS
9 43 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 43 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
10 41 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
11 37 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (1.50%) GCP
13 33 (1.38%) Google Analytics
14 32 (1.33%) Data Lake Analytics
15 31 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
16 28 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
17 22 (0.92%) OpenShift
18 21 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.46%) HTTP
2 25 (1.04%) DNS
3 18 (0.75%) Firewall
4 16 (0.67%) SSL
4 16 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.67%) WAN
5 13 (0.54%) VPN
6 9 (0.38%) LAN
6 9 (0.38%) Wireless
7 8 (0.33%) DSL
8 7 (0.29%) 5G
8 7 (0.29%) Broadband
8 7 (0.29%) Internet
8 7 (0.29%) Skype
9 6 (0.25%) IPv6
9 6 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (0.25%) VoIP
10 5 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.21%) PPP
10 5 (0.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 134 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 128 (5.34%) Power BI
4 121 (5.05%) Data Lake
5 86 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
6 82 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 81 (3.38%) Big Data
8 70 (2.92%) NoSQL
9 67 (2.79%) MongoDB
10 48 (2.00%) HDInsight
11 44 (1.83%) MySQL
12 42 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 34 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 29 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (1.17%) Redis
18 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (1.00%) GIS
20 23 (0.96%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 327 (13.64%) JIRA
2 249 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 150 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 141 (5.88%) Selenium
5 114 (4.75%) Visual Studio
6 88 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 86 (3.59%) Cucumber
8 49 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 46 (1.92%) Bitbucket
11 41 (1.71%) SpecFlow
12 36 (1.50%) JMeter
13 34 (1.42%) Subversion
14 33 (1.38%) JUnit
15 26 (1.08%) Eclipse
16 24 (1.00%) Postman
17 23 (0.96%) gulp
17 23 (0.96%) IntelliJ
17 23 (0.96%) Maven
18 22 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 337 (14.05%) Finance
2 120 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 112 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 72 (3.00%) Retail
5 68 (2.84%) Marketing
6 53 (2.21%) Banking
7 29 (1.21%) Legal
8 25 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.96%) Automotive
10 16 (0.67%) Law
11 13 (0.54%) Billing
12 11 (0.46%) Back Office
12 11 (0.46%) Electronics
13 9 (0.38%) Military
13 9 (0.38%) Publishing
14 8 (0.33%) Local Government
15 7 (0.29%) Advertising
15 7 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 712 (29.69%) Developer
2 334 (13.93%) Analyst
3 203 (8.47%) Business Analyst
4 167 (6.96%) Project Manager
5 144 (6.01%) Architect
6 140 (5.84%) .NET Developer
7 128 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 113 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 113 (4.71%) Scrum Master
9 77 (3.21%) Consultant
10 71 (2.96%) C# Developer
11 60 (2.50%) Software Engineer
12 59 (2.46%) Designer
13 57 (2.38%) Senior Developer
14 54 (2.25%) Test Analyst
14 54 (2.25%) Tester
15 48 (2.00%) Scala Developer
16 44 (1.83%) Full Stack Developer
17 43 (1.79%) Product Owner
17 43 (1.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (13.09%) .NET
2 262 (10.93%) HTML
3 238 (9.92%) CSS
4 207 (8.63%) AngularJS
5 149 (6.21%) Web Services
6 134 (5.59%) RESTful
7 130 (5.42%) Spring
8 127 (5.30%) ASP.NET
9 118 (4.92%) REST
10 108 (4.50%) Node.js
11 98 (4.09%) React
12 86 (3.59%) .NET Core
12 86 (3.59%) JSON
13 84 (3.50%) HTML5
14 80 (3.34%) XML
15 68 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 63 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 62 (2.59%) .NET Framework
18 60 (2.50%) SOAP
19 59 (2.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 193 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (5.17%) User Experience
3 52 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 44 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 30 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 25 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 23 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 20 (0.83%) Smart City
11 15 (0.63%) Cloud Native
12 13 (0.54%) PMI
13 11 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.38%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.38%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 183 (7.63%) Linux
2 160 (6.67%) Windows
3 75 (3.13%) Unix
4 33 (1.38%) Android
5 27 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
9 13 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.46%) AIX
11 9 (0.38%) VMS
12 7 (0.29%) CentOS
13 6 (0.25%) Debian
13 6 (0.25%) OpenVMS
13 6 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.13%) Solaris
16 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (29.02%) Scrum
2 514 (21.43%) DevOps
3 379 (15.80%) Test Automation
4 313 (13.05%) Analytics
5 285 (11.88%) TDD
6 263 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 261 (10.88%) Waterfall
8 246 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 241 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
10 227 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
11 222 (9.26%) Project Management
12 194 (8.09%) SDLC
13 182 (7.59%) Software Engineering
13 182 (7.59%) User Stories
14 152 (6.34%) ITIL
15 151 (6.30%) Kanban
16 150 (6.26%) BDD
17 142 (5.92%) MVC
18 139 (5.80%) Data Modelling
19 134 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 489 (20.39%) SQL
2 367 (15.30%) Java
3 339 (14.14%) C#
4 336 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 278 (11.59%) Python
6 130 (5.42%) PowerShell
7 100 (4.17%) Scala
8 77 (3.21%) C
9 66 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 55 (2.29%) C++
11 54 (2.25%) Ruby
12 51 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 50 (2.09%) Java 8
14 49 (2.04%) TypeScript
15 38 (1.58%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.42%) Bash Shell
17 31 (1.29%) PHP
18 30 (1.25%) R
19 29 (1.21%) ABAP
20 24 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 246 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 209 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 169 (7.05%) Degree
4 44 (1.83%) ISEB
5 36 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 34 (1.42%) Master's Degree
7 29 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 26 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (1.08%) PMP
9 23 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 18 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (0.46%) PhD
15 10 (0.42%) MCSE
15 10 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (7.55%) QA
2 38 (1.58%) PMO
3 24 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.96%) GDPR
4 23 (0.96%) SLA
5 14 (0.58%) COBIT
6 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.42%) NIST
8 8 (0.33%) WCAG
9 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.17%) GxP
11 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.13%) SEPA
12 2 (0.083%) EMIR
12 2 (0.083%) MiFID
13 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.042%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.042%) P3O
System Software
1 145 (6.05%) Docker
2 48 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 44 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.33%) HDFS
6 6 (0.25%) NFS
6 6 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.083%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.083%) vCloud
8 2 (0.083%) vSphere
9 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.042%) Firmware
9 1 (0.042%) LXC
9 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.042%) XenApp
9 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 109 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 86 (3.59%) Ansible
3 83 (3.46%) Terraform
4 46 (1.92%) Puppet
5 35 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.83%) Kibana
7 12 (0.50%) Grafana
7 12 (0.50%) SCCM
8 10 (0.42%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.13%) MIIS
11 3 (0.13%) Netcool
11 3 (0.13%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.13%) SCOM
12 2 (0.083%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.083%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.083%) logstash
12 2 (0.083%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 391 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 179 (7.46%) Oracle
3 116 (4.84%) SAP
4 94 (3.92%) Google
5 56 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (2.13%) webMethods
7 49 (2.04%) Adobe
8 46 (1.92%) Tableau
9 37 (1.54%) ServiceNow
10 34 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 26 (1.08%) BEA
12 25 (1.04%) VMware
13 22 (0.92%) Citrix
14 18 (0.75%) Cisco
15 17 (0.71%) IBM
15 17 (0.71%) Remedy
16 16 (0.67%) Informatica
17 15 (0.63%) MuleSoft
18 14 (0.58%) HP
18 14 (0.58%) Red Hat