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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1650 1476 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.31% 16.47% 13.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.65% 20.09% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 946 833
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £36.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £52.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +4 285 £418 +4.37% 61
Berkshire +5 277 £400 - 85
Surrey -1 265 £436 -5.67% 114
Hampshire +5 249 £425 +6.25% 126
Oxfordshire +1 240 £475 +8.57% 58
West Sussex 0 153 £475 +10.46% 38
East Sussex 0 98 £409 -9.16% 34
Kent 0 51 £450 -8.86% 22
Middlesex +2 24 £469 +4.16% 4
Sussex 0 7 £463 -2.63%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 1012 (32.04%) Scrum
2 768 (24.31%) Java
3 643 (20.35%) JavaScript
4 597 (18.90%) TDD
5 574 (18.17%) HTML
6 570 (18.04%) Finance
7 529 (16.75%) SQL
8 505 (15.99%) CSS
9 477 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
10 447 (14.15%) Test Automation
11 433 (13.71%) C#
12 423 (13.39%) Git (software)
13 410 (12.98%) DevOps
14 388 (12.28%) .NET
15 374 (11.84%) REST
16 372 (11.78%) Linux
17 355 (11.24%) Web Services
18 354 (11.21%) Jenkins
19 335 (10.60%) JIRA
20 332 (10.51%) AngularJS
21 328 (10.38%) Microsoft
22 323 (10.22%) Waterfall
23 319 (10.10%) Oracle
24 301 (9.53%) BDD
25 294 (9.31%) Spring
26 289 (9.15%) SQL Server
27 285 (9.02%) Project Management
28 284 (8.99%) HTML5
29 269 (8.52%) SDLC
30 265 (8.39%) User Experience

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
1 121 (3.83%) Confluence
2 111 (3.51%) Apache
3 95 (3.01%) JBoss
4 81 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 80 (2.53%) CMS
6 78 (2.47%) WebLogic
7 73 (2.31%) SharePoint
8 68 (2.15%) WebSphere
9 54 (1.71%) Apache Spark
10 43 (1.36%) IIS
11 42 (1.33%) nginx
12 40 (1.27%) OpenStack
13 39 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 33 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (0.85%) WebSphere Process Server
16 26 (0.82%) Drupal
17 21 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
20 17 (0.54%) EPiServer
Applications
1 66 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 49 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.38%) InVision
9 11 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.032%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.032%) Mingle
13 1 (0.032%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 51 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.35%) Magento
4 11 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.13%) Primavera
8 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.095%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.095%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.095%) Staffware
9 3 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 220 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (2.91%) GitHub
4 84 (2.66%) SaaS
5 69 (2.18%) PaaS
6 42 (1.33%) OpenShift
7 41 (1.30%) IaaS
8 30 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 27 (0.85%) Office 365
10 21 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.28%) Bluemix
15 9 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
17 6 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.88%) HTTP
2 72 (2.28%) Internet
3 43 (1.36%) Firewall
4 34 (1.08%) SSL
4 34 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.95%) DNS
6 24 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (0.66%) WAN
8 18 (0.57%) LDAP
9 17 (0.54%) Intranet
9 17 (0.54%) LAN
10 14 (0.44%) PuTTY
10 14 (0.44%) WinSCP
11 11 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 11 (0.35%) SAN
12 10 (0.32%) ATM
12 10 (0.32%) NAS
13 7 (0.22%) DVB
13 7 (0.22%) SMTP
14 6 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.54%) MongoDB
3 138 (4.37%) NoSQL
4 123 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 122 (3.86%) Oracle Database
6 113 (3.58%) Big Data
7 90 (2.85%) MySQL
8 89 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 82 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 47 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 46 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (1.36%) Redis
14 41 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
14 41 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 37 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 35 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
17 33 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
18 31 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
19 30 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 423 (13.39%) Git (software)
2 354 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 335 (10.60%) JIRA
4 220 (6.96%) Selenium
5 180 (5.70%) Maven
6 134 (4.24%) JUnit
7 127 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 110 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 95 (3.01%) Subversion
10 92 (2.91%) Visual Studio
11 72 (2.28%) IntelliJ
12 65 (2.06%) WebDriver
13 59 (1.87%) Gradle
13 59 (1.87%) Mockito
14 57 (1.80%) Eclipse
15 52 (1.65%) TeamCity
16 44 (1.39%) Protractor
17 41 (1.30%) Ant
17 41 (1.30%) Bitbucket
18 40 (1.27%) Mocha
General
1 570 (18.04%) Finance
2 216 (6.84%) Banking
3 140 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 118 (3.74%) Retail
5 112 (3.55%) Marketing
6 83 (2.63%) Publishing
7 38 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.08%) Advertising
9 32 (1.01%) Legal
10 26 (0.82%) Electronics
11 23 (0.73%) Back Office
12 19 (0.60%) Games
12 19 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 14 (0.44%) Law
14 13 (0.41%) Automotive
15 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.35%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.28%) Local Government
17 6 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 1217 (38.52%) Developer
2 412 (13.04%) Analyst
3 318 (10.07%) Java Developer
4 250 (7.91%) Business Analyst
5 207 (6.55%) .NET Developer
6 201 (6.36%) Architect
6 201 (6.36%) Project Manager
7 131 (4.15%) C# Developer
8 127 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
9 125 (3.96%) Designer
10 119 (3.77%) Senior Developer
11 118 (3.74%) Agile Developer
11 118 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 109 (3.45%) Scrum Master
13 94 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
13 94 (2.98%) Tester
14 92 (2.91%) Scala Developer
15 82 (2.60%) Test Analyst
16 81 (2.56%) Consultant
16 81 (2.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (18.17%) HTML
2 505 (15.99%) CSS
3 388 (12.28%) .NET
4 374 (11.84%) REST
5 355 (11.24%) Web Services
6 332 (10.51%) AngularJS
7 294 (9.31%) Spring
8 284 (8.99%) HTML5
9 241 (7.63%) Node.js
9 241 (7.63%) XML
10 233 (7.38%) JSON
11 216 (6.84%) SOAP
12 209 (6.62%) jQuery
13 205 (6.49%) RESTful
14 181 (5.73%) CSS3
15 143 (4.53%) ASP.NET
16 112 (3.55%) .NET Framework
17 106 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
18 96 (3.04%) Hibernate
18 96 (3.04%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 265 (8.39%) User Experience
2 210 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 121 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 107 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 60 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 59 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 54 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.49%) PMI
10 39 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 26 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (0.63%) Online Banking
13 17 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
13 17 (0.54%) Social Media
14 16 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.47%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.47%) Smart Meter
15 15 (0.47%) Video on Demand
16 14 (0.44%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 372 (11.78%) Linux
2 205 (6.49%) Unix
3 192 (6.08%) Windows
4 77 (2.44%) Android
5 70 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.04%) AIX
9 21 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.54%) CentOS
12 16 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 15 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.28%) SUSE
16 8 (0.25%) Solaris
17 7 (0.22%) Debian
17 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1012 (32.04%) Scrum
2 597 (18.90%) TDD
3 477 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
4 447 (14.15%) Test Automation
5 410 (12.98%) DevOps
6 323 (10.22%) Waterfall
7 301 (9.53%) BDD
8 285 (9.02%) Project Management
9 269 (8.52%) SDLC
10 263 (8.33%) MVC
11 235 (7.44%) Open Source
12 209 (6.62%) Microservices
13 208 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 201 (6.36%) Software Engineering
15 192 (6.08%) Web Development
16 191 (6.05%) Kanban
17 187 (5.92%) Unit Testing
18 185 (5.86%) User Stories
19 177 (5.60%) PRINCE2
20 176 (5.57%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 768 (24.31%) Java
2 643 (20.35%) JavaScript
3 529 (16.75%) SQL
4 433 (13.71%) C#
5 217 (6.87%) Python
6 156 (4.94%) Scala
7 131 (4.15%) Ruby
8 117 (3.70%) PHP
9 98 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 79 (2.50%) C++
11 78 (2.47%) T-SQL
12 73 (2.31%) Perl
13 71 (2.25%) C
14 58 (1.84%) PowerShell
15 55 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 50 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 41 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 36 (1.14%) Groovy
19 33 (1.04%) Bash Shell
20 29 (0.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 228 (7.22%) Degree
2 204 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 164 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 121 (3.83%) ISEB
5 82 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 61 (1.93%) PMI Certification
7 37 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (0.85%) PMP
11 20 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.41%) CISSP
14 12 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (5.67%) QA
2 63 (1.99%) PMO
3 37 (1.17%) GDPR
4 27 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.76%) SLA
6 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 10 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.19%) WCAG
9 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.095%) COBIT
11 3 (0.095%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.095%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.063%) GAAP
12 2 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.063%) P3O
System Software
1 193 (6.11%) Docker
2 41 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.47%) HDFS
4 15 (0.47%) vSphere
5 13 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.38%) Xen
7 11 (0.35%) KVM
7 11 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.19%) Varnish
10 6 (0.19%) vCloud
10 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.063%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 121 (3.83%) Puppet
2 78 (2.47%) Ansible
3 56 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 21 (0.66%) Grafana
7 20 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
8 19 (0.60%) Terraform
9 18 (0.57%) Kibana
10 17 (0.54%) logstash
11 13 (0.41%) vRealize
12 11 (0.35%) Mesos
12 11 (0.35%) SCOM
13 10 (0.32%) Cobbler
13 10 (0.32%) Netcool
14 8 (0.25%) Consul
14 8 (0.25%) SCCM
15 6 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.16%) Rsyslog
16 5 (0.16%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 328 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 319 (10.10%) Oracle
3 91 (2.88%) HP
4 89 (2.82%) SAP
5 69 (2.18%) VMware
6 67 (2.12%) IBM
7 64 (2.03%) Google
8 62 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 60 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 40 (1.27%) Adobe
11 40 (1.27%) Talend
12 37 (1.17%) Remedy
13 36 (1.14%) CA
14 34 (1.08%) Cisco
15 27 (0.85%) Atlassian
15 27 (0.85%) CA Agile Central
15 27 (0.85%) Splunk
16 25 (0.79%) Apple
17 22 (0.70%) webMethods
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