The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7860 6699 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.48% 14.53% 11.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.62% 19.26% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5487 4547 3422
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 31 39
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.24 £33.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £77.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.95%
Agile Software Development
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36351 34773 30324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.21% 75.40% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23239 21322 18460
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1077 1109
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the England region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in England

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in England

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the England region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in England

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 4060 £450 +5.88% 1302
South East +3 1239 £380 +2.70% 536
Yorkshire +3 576 £350 +7.69% 253
South West +3 507 £400 +14.28% 285
North West +1 489 £400 +14.28% 355
East of England +7 443 £413 +3.12% 158
West Midlands +9 237 £400 +23.07% 148
East Midlands +2 213 £375 +3.44% 118
North East +5 84 £375 +42.85% 42
Midlands +3 14 £466 +43.46% 1
South Coast - - - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 4681 (29.33%) Scrum
2 4480 (28.07%) Java
3 3739 (23.43%) TDD
4 3450 (21.62%) HTML
5 3447 (21.60%) JavaScript
6 2846 (17.83%) Finance
7 2833 (17.75%) .NET
8 2769 (17.35%) SQL
9 2626 (16.45%) CSS
10 2614 (16.38%) C#
11 2020 (12.66%) Web Services
12 1992 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
13 1922 (12.04%) Linux
14 1790 (11.22%) BDD
15 1730 (10.84%) MVC
15 1730 (10.84%) HTML5
16 1712 (10.73%) OO
17 1671 (10.47%) Project Management
18 1634 (10.24%) SQL Server
19 1528 (9.57%) jQuery
20 1515 (9.49%) Microsoft
21 1493 (9.36%) Oracle
22 1488 (9.32%) E-Commerce
23 1484 (9.30%) Waterfall
24 1463 (9.17%) Git (software)
25 1340 (8.40%) XML
26 1308 (8.20%) Banking
27 1236 (7.74%) Python
28 1192 (7.47%) ASP.NET
29 1167 (7.31%) Ruby

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 594 (3.72%) Apache
2 571 (3.58%) Node.js
3 538 (3.37%) CMS
4 468 (2.93%) SharePoint
5 374 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 238 (1.49%) Confluence
7 232 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 229 (1.43%) JBoss
9 220 (1.38%) IIS
10 216 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 142 (0.89%) Drupal
12 125 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 121 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 119 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
15 114 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
16 108 (0.68%) OpenStack
17 99 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
18 98 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
19 97 (0.61%) Apache Solr
20 90 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 760 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 300 (1.88%) MS Project
3 275 (1.72%) MS Office
4 199 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 161 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 141 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 72 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 36 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 30 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 22 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 19 (0.12%) Mingle
13 18 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 13 (0.081%) InfoPath
15 11 (0.069%) SPSS
16 10 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.038%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.038%) RoboHelp
18 5 (0.031%) FrameMaker
19 4 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 223 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 55 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 53 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 46 (0.29%) Magento
6 41 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.15%) Maximo
7 24 (0.15%) Summit
8 21 (0.13%) RMDS
9 17 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 17 (0.11%) Agresso
10 14 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 13 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
11 13 (0.081%) SAP BPC
11 13 (0.081%) thinkFolio
12 12 (0.075%) IntelliMatch
12 12 (0.075%) Markit EDM
12 12 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.069%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 306 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 260 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 184 (1.15%) SaaS
4 116 (0.73%) PaaS
5 96 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 78 (0.49%) GitHub
8 57 (0.36%) Force.com
9 50 (0.31%) IaaS
10 47 (0.29%) Office 365
11 44 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.19%) Heroku
13 16 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.081%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.069%) Joyent
15 11 (0.069%) Basecamp
15 11 (0.069%) ElastiCache
15 11 (0.069%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.063%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 448 (2.81%) HTTP
2 322 (2.02%) Internet
3 134 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 125 (0.78%) Intranet
5 101 (0.63%) SSL
6 90 (0.56%) DNS
7 88 (0.55%) Firewall
8 73 (0.46%) ATM
9 66 (0.41%) SDH
10 65 (0.41%) Ethernet
11 64 (0.40%) GSM
12 60 (0.38%) SAN
13 59 (0.37%) UMTS
13 59 (0.37%) RNC
13 59 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
14 57 (0.36%) LDAP
15 43 (0.27%) VPN
16 37 (0.23%) AMQP
17 31 (0.19%) WAN
18 30 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1634 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 677 (4.24%) MySQL
3 648 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 640 (4.01%) MongoDB
5 482 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 455 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 375 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 365 (2.29%) Big Data
9 344 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 332 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 330 (2.07%) Hadoop
12 299 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
13 269 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 204 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 199 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 164 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
17 143 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 123 (0.77%) Redis
19 117 (0.73%) DB2
20 112 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1463 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 997 (6.25%) Selenium
3 988 (6.19%) JIRA
4 971 (6.08%) Jenkins
5 898 (5.63%) Subversion
6 741 (4.64%) Maven
7 736 (4.61%) Cucumber
8 654 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 524 (3.28%) JUnit
10 520 (3.26%) Visual Studio
11 324 (2.03%) WebDriver
12 313 (1.96%) TeamCity
13 307 (1.92%) Eclipse
14 291 (1.82%) Ant
15 281 (1.76%) NUnit
16 237 (1.49%) Jasmine
17 219 (1.37%) SpecFlow
18 198 (1.24%) Grunt
19 182 (1.14%) Mockito
20 173 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 2846 (17.83%) Finance
2 1308 (8.20%) Banking
3 661 (4.14%) Retail
4 551 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 451 (2.83%) Front Office
6 417 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 404 (2.53%) Marketing
8 332 (2.08%) Games
9 270 (1.69%) Publishing
10 212 (1.33%) Legal
11 152 (0.95%) Back Office
12 146 (0.91%) Advertising
13 140 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 94 (0.59%) Law
15 92 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 77 (0.48%) Electronics
17 65 (0.41%) Automotive
18 63 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 45 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 39 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6955 (43.58%) Developer
2 2316 (14.51%) Analyst
3 1694 (10.61%) Java Developer
4 1474 (9.24%) Business Analyst
5 1402 (8.79%) Project Manager
6 1038 (6.50%) .NET Developer
7 958 (6.00%) Senior Developer
8 926 (5.80%) Architect
9 721 (4.52%) C# Developer
10 506 (3.17%) Test Analyst
11 458 (2.87%) Tester
12 431 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 424 (2.66%) Front-End Developer
14 407 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 398 (2.49%) Agile Business Analyst
16 366 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
17 365 (2.29%) Web Developer
18 348 (2.18%) Consultant
19 347 (2.17%) Designer
20 315 (1.97%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3450 (21.62%) HTML
2 2833 (17.75%) .NET
3 2626 (16.45%) CSS
4 2020 (12.66%) Web Services
5 1730 (10.84%) HTML5
6 1528 (9.57%) jQuery
7 1340 (8.40%) XML
8 1192 (7.47%) ASP.NET
9 1066 (6.68%) Spring
10 1013 (6.35%) AngularJS
11 997 (6.25%) CSS3
12 926 (5.80%) REST
13 864 (5.41%) RESTful
14 832 (5.21%) J2EE
15 714 (4.47%) JSON
16 690 (4.32%) WCF
17 687 (4.30%) .NET Framework
18 677 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
19 668 (4.19%) Hibernate
20 663 (4.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1081 (6.77%) User Experience
2 1020 (6.39%) Open Source
3 911 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 635 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 385 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 285 (1.79%) Derivative
7 269 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 239 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 225 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 222 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 166 (1.04%) Digital Media
12 162 (1.02%) Fixed Income
13 152 (0.95%) Algorithms
14 148 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 138 (0.86%) iPad
16 134 (0.84%) Social Media
17 129 (0.81%) Data Integration
18 116 (0.73%) Equities
19 109 (0.68%) iPhone
20 95 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1922 (12.04%) Linux
2 950 (5.95%) UNIX
3 916 (5.74%) Windows
4 556 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 550 (3.45%) Android
6 207 (1.30%) CentOS
7 203 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 152 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 131 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 87 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 71 (0.44%) Solaris
12 46 (0.29%) AIX
13 45 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 43 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 32 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 29 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.088%) Windows XP
19 12 (0.075%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4681 (29.33%) Scrum
2 3739 (23.43%) TDD
3 1992 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
4 1790 (11.22%) BDD
5 1730 (10.84%) MVC
6 1712 (10.73%) OO
7 1671 (10.47%) Project Management
8 1488 (9.32%) E-Commerce
9 1484 (9.30%) Waterfall
10 1048 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 975 (6.11%) PRINCE2
11 975 (6.11%) DevOps
12 962 (6.03%) User Stories
13 952 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 908 (5.69%) SOA
15 845 (5.29%) Kanban
16 830 (5.20%) Web Development
17 797 (4.99%) Unit Testing
18 692 (4.34%) Mentoring
19 686 (4.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4480 (28.07%) Java
2 3447 (21.60%) JavaScript
3 2769 (17.35%) SQL
4 2614 (16.38%) C#
5 1236 (7.74%) Python
6 1167 (7.31%) Ruby
7 861 (5.40%) PHP
8 514 (3.22%) Scala
9 447 (2.80%) C++
10 352 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 348 (2.18%) Perl
12 309 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 303 (1.90%) C
14 291 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 226 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 198 (1.24%) Objective-C
17 157 (0.98%) Groovy
18 156 (0.98%) PowerShell
19 129 (0.81%) VB.NET
20 115 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 1029 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1018 (6.38%) Degree
3 524 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 490 (3.07%) ISEB
5 295 (1.85%) VCP4
6 232 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 214 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 188 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 147 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 120 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 116 (0.73%) PMP
12 96 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 79 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 40 (0.25%) Sun Certification
15 34 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (0.19%) BC Cleared
17 26 (0.16%) HND
18 23 (0.14%) MCTS
19 17 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
19 17 (0.11%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1038 (6.50%) QA
2 98 (0.61%) SLA
3 61 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 40 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.17%) P3O
8 23 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 21 (0.13%) EMIR
10 19 (0.12%) COBIT
11 18 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 18 (0.11%) FATCA
12 13 (0.081%) ISO 9000
13 11 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.063%) Basel III
14 10 (0.063%) GxP
15 9 (0.056%) WAI
16 7 (0.044%) MiFID
16 7 (0.044%) COREP
16 7 (0.044%) PMBOK
System Software
1 195 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 82 (0.51%) Docker
4 62 (0.39%) Varnish
5 53 (0.33%) vSphere
6 49 (0.31%) vCloud
7 36 (0.23%) HDFS
7 36 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 32 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 31 (0.19%) KVM
10 25 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 22 (0.14%) Xen
12 21 (0.13%) Hyper-V
13 16 (0.10%) NFS
14 15 (0.094%) QEMU
15 14 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 13 (0.081%) VMware ESX
16 13 (0.081%) Firmware
17 12 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (0.056%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 767 (4.81%) Puppet
2 480 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 196 (1.23%) Ansible
4 185 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 155 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 135 (0.85%) Nagios
7 69 (0.43%) Salt
8 63 (0.39%) ZABBIX
9 56 (0.35%) Graphite
10 46 (0.29%) Kibana
11 34 (0.21%) Graylog
12 32 (0.20%) Cobbler
13 29 (0.18%) Tivoli
14 28 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
15 25 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 24 (0.15%) yum
17 23 (0.14%) logstash
18 20 (0.13%) Zenoss
19 19 (0.12%) Icinga
20 18 (0.11%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1515 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 1493 (9.36%) Oracle
3 328 (2.06%) VMware
4 248 (1.55%) SAP
5 232 (1.45%) Google
6 227 (1.42%) IBM
7 197 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 194 (1.22%) Zend
9 192 (1.20%) HP
10 182 (1.14%) Adobe
11 156 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 141 (0.88%) hybris
13 122 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 114 (0.71%) Sybase
15 113 (0.71%) TIBCO
16 95 (0.60%) Tableau
17 80 (0.50%) Atlassian
18 79 (0.50%) Perforce
19 78 (0.49%) ATG
20 73 (0.46%) Cisco
Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: £385 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
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Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
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Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
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Rate: £540 - £570 per day
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London
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Rate: £450 per day
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Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
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Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lancashire
Connectus
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North West
Vertical IT
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