Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 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 1,948 3,894 3,818
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 20.05% 24.90% 22.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.96% 28.42% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,238 2,459 2,523
Median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £320
90th Percentile £625 £623 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 58 43
Median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £18.25 £31.10 £31.40
90th Percentile £71.38 £55.00 £53.50
England median hourly rate £43.74 £44.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% - +4.14%

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 8,130 13,701 14,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.69% 87.60% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,759 8,283 8,410
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £285
90th Percentile £603 £605 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 478 441
Median hourly rate £23.88 £24.47 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +8.77% -0.04%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% -6.00%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 0 771 £450 -5.26% 272
Berkshire -1 503 £463 -4.15% 128
Hampshire 0 500 £475 +2.70% 139
Surrey 0 349 £465 -6.06% 118
West Sussex 0 202 £489 +8.67% 48
Buckinghamshire -3 169 £425 -5.56% 60
Oxfordshire 0 99 £450 -5.26% 84
East Sussex 0 77 £425 -10.53% 43
Kent -3 40 £450 -18.18% 31
Sussex -4 5 £488 +8.33%
Middlesex -3 3 £340 -30.26% 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 578 (29.67%) Scrum
2 408 (20.94%) Azure
3 402 (20.64%) SQL
4 401 (20.59%) DevOps
5 315 (16.17%) Microsoft
6 302 (15.50%) Test Automation
7 291 (14.94%) Java
8 271 (13.91%) Analytics
9 267 (13.71%) JIRA
10 260 (13.35%) C#
11 251 (12.89%) JavaScript
12 248 (12.73%) Finance
13 233 (11.96%) Python
14 232 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
15 231 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 230 (11.81%) .NET
17 228 (11.70%) Waterfall
18 219 (11.24%) Security Cleared
19 218 (11.19%) AWS
20 208 (10.68%) Git (software)
21 204 (10.47%) SDLC
22 189 (9.70%) Project Management
23 186 (9.55%) SC Cleared
24 184 (9.45%) TDD
25 168 (8.62%) Confluence
26 167 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
27 166 (8.52%) HTML
28 164 (8.42%) SQL Server
29 160 (8.21%) Linux
30 158 (8.11%) Data Modelling

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
1 168 (8.62%) Confluence
2 49 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.10%) CMS
4 39 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 37 (1.90%) Apache
6 35 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 32 (1.64%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.98%) Jupyter
10 16 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.82%) SAS
11 15 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.72%) IIS
12 14 (0.72%) SAP Portal
13 13 (0.67%) Drupal
14 11 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.51%) nginx
16 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.46%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 73 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.36%) InVision
6 7 (0.36%) Sketch
7 4 (0.21%) SPSS
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) UXPin
9 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.051%) Figma
10 1 (0.051%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 61 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.62%) SAP HCM
5 11 (0.56%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.51%) SAP PSCD
7 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.36%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
9 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
10 3 (0.15%) assyst
10 3 (0.15%) Magento
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.15%) Primavera
10 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 408 (20.94%) Azure
2 218 (11.19%) AWS
3 114 (5.85%) Power Platform
4 77 (3.95%) Serverless
5 76 (3.90%) PaaS
6 53 (2.72%) IaaS
7 47 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
8 40 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 40 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
9 39 (2.00%) SaaS
10 34 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (1.69%) GitHub
12 29 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (1.33%) GCP
14 22 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
14 22 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 21 (1.08%) Google Analytics
16 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.92%) Office 365
16 18 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.54%) HTTP
2 19 (0.98%) DNS
3 14 (0.72%) WAN
4 13 (0.67%) Firewall
4 13 (0.67%) SSL
4 13 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.67%) VPN
5 12 (0.62%) LAN
6 11 (0.56%) DSL
6 11 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (0.51%) Internet
7 10 (0.51%) Skype
8 9 (0.46%) FTP
9 8 (0.41%) Wireless
10 7 (0.36%) VoIP
11 6 (0.31%) IPv6
12 5 (0.26%) 5G
12 5 (0.26%) SNMP
13 4 (0.21%) MQTT
13 4 (0.21%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (5.65%) Power BI
4 107 (5.49%) Data Lake
5 86 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (4.06%) Big Data
7 51 (2.62%) NoSQL
8 49 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 40 (2.05%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.00%) HDInsight
11 35 (1.80%) MySQL
12 34 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 30 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (1.33%) Oracle Database
16 25 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 19 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 19 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.98%) GIS
Development Applications
1 267 (13.71%) JIRA
2 208 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 103 (5.29%) Selenium
4 100 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 81 (4.16%) Visual Studio
6 64 (3.29%) Cucumber
7 44 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 36 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.80%) JMeter
9 35 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (1.44%) SpecFlow
11 27 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.23%) JUnit
13 23 (1.18%) Maven
14 22 (1.13%) Subversion
15 15 (0.77%) Postman
16 14 (0.72%) GitLab
17 13 (0.67%) ProC
17 13 (0.67%) SonarQube
17 13 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 248 (12.73%) Finance
2 99 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 92 (4.72%) Public Sector
4 69 (3.54%) Retail
5 64 (3.29%) Marketing
6 40 (2.05%) Banking
7 28 (1.44%) Legal
8 26 (1.33%) Automotive
9 20 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.77%) Publishing
11 11 (0.56%) Electronics
12 10 (0.51%) Law
13 9 (0.46%) Back Office
14 8 (0.41%) Billing
14 8 (0.41%) Local Government
15 7 (0.36%) Military
15 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.26%) Advertising
16 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 581 (29.83%) Developer
2 285 (14.63%) Analyst
3 185 (9.50%) Business Analyst
4 152 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 108 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 104 (5.34%) .NET Developer
7 91 (4.67%) Architect
8 83 (4.26%) Java Developer
9 81 (4.16%) Scrum Master
10 58 (2.98%) Consultant
11 57 (2.93%) Designer
12 53 (2.72%) Tester
13 46 (2.36%) Test Analyst
14 45 (2.31%) Software Developer
15 44 (2.26%) Software Engineer
16 42 (2.16%) Senior Developer
17 40 (2.05%) C# Developer
18 39 (2.00%) Data Business Analyst
19 36 (1.85%) Data Scientist
19 36 (1.85%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (11.81%) .NET
2 166 (8.52%) HTML
3 147 (7.55%) CSS
4 125 (6.42%) Web Services
5 122 (6.26%) AngularJS
6 100 (5.13%) Node.js
6 100 (5.13%) RESTful
7 89 (4.57%) ASP.NET
7 89 (4.57%) Spring
8 86 (4.41%) XML
9 82 (4.21%) React
10 77 (3.95%) REST
11 64 (3.29%) JSON
12 57 (2.93%) .NET Framework
13 51 (2.62%) SOAP
14 50 (2.57%) HTML5
15 44 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (2.05%) XSLT
17 39 (2.00%) .NET Core
18 38 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 155 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.93%) User Experience
3 39 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 35 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (1.44%) Public Cloud
6 25 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 18 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 16 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 13 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
11 13 (0.67%) Cloud Native
12 12 (0.62%) Smart City
13 11 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.56%) PMI
14 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Lidar
15 8 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 160 (8.21%) Linux
2 125 (6.42%) Windows
3 48 (2.46%) Unix
4 23 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (0.92%) Android
6 13 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.62%) AIX
7 12 (0.62%) VMS
7 12 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.36%) CentOS
9 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.31%) Debian
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.26%) OpenVMS
11 5 (0.26%) Solaris
11 5 (0.26%) zOS
12 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (29.67%) Scrum
2 401 (20.59%) DevOps
3 302 (15.50%) Test Automation
4 271 (13.91%) Analytics
5 232 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
6 231 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 228 (11.70%) Waterfall
8 204 (10.47%) SDLC
9 189 (9.70%) Project Management
10 184 (9.45%) TDD
11 167 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
12 158 (8.11%) Data Modelling
13 155 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
14 141 (7.24%) User Stories
15 139 (7.14%) Software Engineering
16 136 (6.98%) Kanban
16 136 (6.98%) Project Delivery
17 124 (6.37%) BDD
18 117 (6.01%) Migration
19 116 (5.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 402 (20.64%) SQL
2 291 (14.94%) Java
3 260 (13.35%) C#
4 251 (12.89%) JavaScript
5 233 (11.96%) Python
6 90 (4.62%) PowerShell
7 66 (3.39%) Scala
8 63 (3.23%) C
9 59 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 57 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 52 (2.67%) Java 8
12 42 (2.16%) C++
13 35 (1.80%) Ruby
14 32 (1.64%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.49%) TypeScript
16 27 (1.39%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.03%) Groovy
18 19 (0.98%) ABAP
19 18 (0.92%) Perl
20 17 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 219 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 186 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 137 (7.03%) Degree
4 38 (1.95%) ISEB
5 37 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 33 (1.69%) Master's Degree
7 25 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 22 (1.13%) PMP
10 20 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
13 12 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.56%) CISM
14 11 (0.56%) PhD
15 10 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (0.46%) CISSP
16 9 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.42%) QA
2 29 (1.49%) PMO
3 21 (1.08%) GDPR
4 20 (1.03%) SLA
5 14 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.51%) NIST
7 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.41%) WCAG
8 7 (0.36%) COBIT
9 6 (0.31%) GxP
10 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.15%) SEPA
12 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.10%) NCSC
13 1 (0.051%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 120 (6.16%) Docker
2 36 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.56%) NFS
5 9 (0.46%) HDFS
6 8 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.26%) RACF
9 2 (0.10%) vSphere
10 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.051%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 98 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 81 (4.16%) Terraform
3 67 (3.44%) Ansible
4 31 (1.59%) Puppet
5 30 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.72%) Kibana
7 9 (0.46%) SCCM
8 8 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 8 (0.41%) Packer
9 7 (0.36%) Consul
9 7 (0.36%) Grafana
9 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.26%) MIIS
10 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.15%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.10%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.10%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.10%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 315 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 146 (7.49%) Oracle
3 121 (6.21%) SAP
4 57 (2.93%) Google
5 45 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (2.16%) Tableau
7 30 (1.54%) webMethods
8 23 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 22 (1.13%) BEA
9 22 (1.13%) Informatica
10 21 (1.08%) Adobe
11 19 (0.98%) IBM
12 18 (0.92%) Databricks
13 17 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.72%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.72%) VMware
15 13 (0.67%) Cisco
15 13 (0.67%) Xamarin
16 12 (0.62%) Cloudera
17 11 (0.56%) Splunk