Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3636 3042 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.60% 18.24% 15.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.10% 22.10% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 1906 1944
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £314 £306 £293
90th Percentile £585 £550 £520
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 35
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.06% -4.66%
10th Percentile £25.81 £36.25 £31.45
90th Percentile £50.25 £59.31 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%

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 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 1657 £440 +3.53% 218
Surrey 0 689 £475 +5.56% 101
Berkshire +2 616 £403 +0.63% 92
Buckinghamshire +2 610 £400 -3.61% 40
Hampshire +2 533 £425 +1.19% 131
Oxfordshire +1 431 £500 +11.11% 86
West Sussex 0 334 £450 - 38
East Sussex 0 180 £400 - 31
Kent -2 117 £400 +14.29% 20
Middlesex -1 47 £475 +5.56% 3
Sussex +4 13 £475 +35.71% 7
M4 Corridor -2 2 £350 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1276 (35.09%) Scrum
2 919 (25.28%) Java
3 760 (20.90%) TDD
4 701 (19.28%) Finance
5 658 (18.10%) JavaScript
6 580 (15.95%) SQL
7 575 (15.81%) HTML
8 553 (15.21%) Test Automation
9 551 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
10 539 (14.82%) CSS
11 530 (14.58%) Git (software)
12 494 (13.59%) C#
13 489 (13.45%) DevOps
14 450 (12.38%) Jenkins
15 445 (12.24%) JIRA
16 441 (12.13%) Microsoft
17 440 (12.10%) Linux
18 430 (11.83%) .NET
19 405 (11.14%) AngularJS
20 395 (10.86%) BDD
21 393 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
22 386 (10.62%) REST
22 386 (10.62%) SQL Server
23 378 (10.40%) Spring
24 376 (10.34%) Waterfall
25 374 (10.29%) Web Services
26 357 (9.82%) Project Management
27 339 (9.32%) Oracle
28 335 (9.21%) Kanban
29 306 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management

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
1 218 (6.00%) Confluence
2 108 (2.97%) Apache
3 81 (2.23%) Apache Spark
3 81 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 77 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 61 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 60 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 59 (1.62%) CMS
8 54 (1.49%) OpenStack
9 51 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 49 (1.35%) JBoss
11 38 (1.05%) Drupal
11 38 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 26 (0.72%) IIS
14 25 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.41%) GemFire
16 14 (0.39%) NServiceBus
16 14 (0.39%) SAS
17 13 (0.36%) Alfresco
Applications
1 68 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 51 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.25%) InVision
9 3 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.055%) InDesign
10 2 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.055%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.028%) Flinto
11 1 (0.028%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 40 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.52%) Magento
3 16 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 7 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.17%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.083%) Lawson
11 3 (0.083%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle BRM
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 393 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 215 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (3.00%) PaaS
4 70 (1.93%) IaaS
4 70 (1.93%) SaaS
5 53 (1.46%) GitHub
6 50 (1.38%) Serverless
7 43 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (1.18%) npm
8 42 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 41 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (1.07%) Office 365
11 31 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.58%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.55%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.50%) Slack
15 13 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
15 13 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 111 (3.05%) HTTP
2 55 (1.51%) Internet
3 49 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 37 (1.02%) Firewall
5 26 (0.72%) SSL
6 19 (0.52%) Network Security
7 17 (0.47%) DNS
8 15 (0.41%) WAN
9 12 (0.33%) LAN
10 10 (0.28%) Intranet
10 10 (0.28%) SAN
11 9 (0.25%) DHCP
11 9 (0.25%) Tactical Data Link
12 8 (0.22%) CTI
12 8 (0.22%) LDAP
12 8 (0.22%) NAS
13 7 (0.19%) SMS
14 5 (0.14%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.14%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 163 (4.48%) NoSQL
3 158 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 157 (4.32%) Big Data
5 128 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 128 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 124 (3.41%) Hadoop
7 115 (3.16%) MySQL
8 98 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 94 (2.59%) Oracle Database
10 84 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 78 (2.15%) Redis
12 75 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 36 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (0.85%) HBase
14 31 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (0.72%) OLAP
16 24 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
17 22 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 530 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 450 (12.38%) Jenkins
3 445 (12.24%) JIRA
4 234 (6.44%) Selenium
5 198 (5.45%) Maven
6 148 (4.07%) JUnit
7 144 (3.96%) Subversion
8 135 (3.71%) Visual Studio
9 133 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 106 (2.92%) Cucumber
11 80 (2.20%) Eclipse
12 79 (2.17%) IntelliJ
13 76 (2.09%) Gradle
14 70 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 62 (1.71%) Ant
15 62 (1.71%) Bitbucket
16 58 (1.60%) gulp
17 55 (1.51%) WebDriver
18 54 (1.49%) Jasmine
18 54 (1.49%) Protractor
General
1 701 (19.28%) Finance
2 207 (5.69%) Banking
3 198 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 126 (3.47%) Retail
5 122 (3.36%) Marketing
6 85 (2.34%) Publishing
7 55 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.29%) Electronics
9 32 (0.88%) Billing
10 22 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (0.58%) Advertising
11 21 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.58%) Games
12 20 (0.55%) Back Office
13 18 (0.50%) Legal
14 17 (0.47%) Automotive
15 16 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.22%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 1432 (39.38%) Developer
2 400 (11.00%) Analyst
3 385 (10.59%) Java Developer
4 275 (7.56%) Project Manager
5 239 (6.57%) .NET Developer
6 226 (6.22%) Architect
7 216 (5.94%) Business Analyst
8 165 (4.54%) Scrum Master
9 156 (4.29%) C# Developer
9 156 (4.29%) Senior Developer
10 137 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 130 (3.58%) Agile Developer
12 129 (3.55%) Designer
13 126 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
14 119 (3.27%) SQL Developer
15 108 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 106 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
17 103 (2.83%) Tester
18 90 (2.48%) Consultant
18 90 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (15.81%) HTML
2 539 (14.82%) CSS
3 430 (11.83%) .NET
4 405 (11.14%) AngularJS
5 386 (10.62%) REST
6 378 (10.40%) Spring
7 374 (10.29%) Web Services
8 276 (7.59%) JSON
9 237 (6.52%) XML
10 233 (6.41%) HTML5
11 231 (6.35%) RESTful
12 226 (6.22%) SOAP
13 225 (6.19%) ASP.NET
14 208 (5.72%) Node.js
15 199 (5.47%) jQuery
16 156 (4.29%) Spring Boot
17 149 (4.10%) J2EE
18 144 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
18 144 (3.96%) React
19 143 (3.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 274 (7.54%) User Experience
2 184 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 111 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 64 (1.76%) Virtual Team
7 62 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 55 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 40 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 39 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 34 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (0.83%) PMI
13 27 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 27 (0.74%) Social Media
14 25 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 22 (0.61%) Cloud Native
16 19 (0.52%) Fintech
17 17 (0.47%) CMDB
18 15 (0.41%) Replication
19 13 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 440 (12.10%) Linux
2 225 (6.19%) Unix
3 205 (5.64%) Windows
4 59 (1.62%) Android
5 55 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 42 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 40 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 25 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.41%) AIX
12 13 (0.36%) Debian
12 13 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.28%) CentOS
13 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.22%) Solaris
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1276 (35.09%) Scrum
2 760 (20.90%) TDD
3 553 (15.21%) Test Automation
4 551 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 489 (13.45%) DevOps
6 395 (10.86%) BDD
7 376 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 357 (9.82%) Project Management
9 335 (9.21%) Kanban
10 306 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 304 (8.36%) SDLC
12 302 (8.31%) Microservices
13 297 (8.17%) MVC
14 273 (7.51%) Web Development
15 223 (6.13%) User Stories
16 220 (6.05%) Software Engineering
17 208 (5.72%) Open Source
18 204 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
19 203 (5.58%) Unit Testing
20 190 (5.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 919 (25.28%) Java
2 658 (18.10%) JavaScript
3 580 (15.95%) SQL
4 494 (13.59%) C#
5 179 (4.92%) Python
6 164 (4.51%) Scala
7 140 (3.85%) Ruby
8 134 (3.69%) T-SQL
9 107 (2.94%) PHP
10 78 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 74 (2.04%) C++
12 67 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 54 (1.49%) TypeScript
14 51 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.38%) C
16 47 (1.29%) Groovy
17 44 (1.21%) Go
18 36 (0.99%) ES6
19 32 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 252 (6.93%) Degree
2 165 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 113 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.89%) ISEB
5 99 (2.72%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.51%) PMI Certification
7 47 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (1.27%) PMP
9 43 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (0.50%) AWS Certification
14 16 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.30%) MCSE
17 10 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 7 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
19 7 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (7.37%) QA
2 61 (1.68%) GDPR
3 60 (1.65%) PMO
4 30 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.61%) SLA
6 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.17%) COBIT
9 6 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.17%) GCP
9 6 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.17%) MiFID
10 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 4 (0.11%) WCAG
11 3 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.083%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.083%) PSD2
11 3 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.055%) GAAP
System Software
1 280 (7.70%) Docker
2 54 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 28 (0.77%) HDFS
6 15 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.30%) vSphere
8 8 (0.22%) oVirt
8 8 (0.22%) RHEV
8 8 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.17%) XenApp
11 5 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.14%) Xen
12 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.083%) KVM
13 3 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.055%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 187 (5.14%) Puppet
2 159 (4.37%) Ansible
3 110 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (1.87%) Terraform
5 38 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 24 (0.66%) Grafana
8 23 (0.63%) Mesos
8 23 (0.63%) Salt
9 22 (0.61%) Kibana
10 20 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
11 17 (0.47%) SCCM
12 14 (0.39%) SCOM
13 9 (0.25%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.22%) logstash
14 8 (0.22%) Netcool
15 7 (0.19%) Packer
16 6 (0.17%) Consul
17 5 (0.14%) Galera Cluster
17 5 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 441 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 339 (9.32%) Oracle
3 134 (3.69%) SAP
4 99 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 87 (2.39%) IBM
6 77 (2.12%) Red Hat
7 69 (1.90%) HP
8 54 (1.49%) VMware
9 48 (1.32%) Google
10 40 (1.10%) Talend
11 39 (1.07%) Adobe
12 35 (0.96%) Tableau
13 33 (0.91%) MuleSoft
14 29 (0.80%) Twitter
15 27 (0.74%) ServiceNow
16 25 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 25 (0.69%) Cloudera
17 23 (0.63%) Sitecore
18 22 (0.61%) webMethods
19 21 (0.58%) Telerik