The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3929 3139 2747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 6.74% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.70% 9.18% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2751 2189 1827
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £564 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 22
Average hourly rate £33.50 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £30.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £51.25 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36732 34187 37631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.42% 73.38% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23130 21200 22120
Average daily rate £407 £412 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 979 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £48.84 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Agile Software Development
UK

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 +7 2406 £425 -5.55% 624
South East +5 503 £375 - 226
East of England +1 218 £375 -11.76% 83
North West +12 215 £350 +5.66% 127
South West +17 189 £375 +3.44% 94
Yorkshire +22 176 £325 +1.56% 82
West Midlands +9 109 £350 +16.66% 50
East Midlands -8 69 £350 -12.50% 55
North East +5 42 £385 -3.75% 35
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2167 (27.65%) Scrum
2 1919 (24.49%) TDD
3 1917 (24.46%) Java
4 1736 (22.15%) HTML
5 1697 (21.66%) JavaScript
6 1465 (18.70%) C#
7 1427 (18.21%) .NET
8 1416 (18.07%) CSS
9 1311 (16.73%) Finance
10 1296 (16.54%) SQL
11 1016 (12.97%) BDD
12 1014 (12.94%) Web Services
13 994 (12.69%) OO
14 946 (12.07%) MVC
15 931 (11.88%) SQL Server
16 922 (11.77%) jQuery
17 890 (11.36%) HTML5
18 882 (11.26%) E-Commerce
19 879 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
20 813 (10.38%) Project Management
21 762 (9.72%) XML
22 743 (9.48%) ASP.NET
23 720 (9.19%) Oracle
24 713 (9.10%) QA
25 705 (9.00%) Linux
26 676 (8.63%) Microsoft
27 591 (7.54%) Git (software)
28 588 (7.50%) Degree
28 588 (7.50%) CSS3
29 579 (7.39%) PHP

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 285 (3.64%) CMS
2 252 (3.22%) Apache
3 215 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 192 (2.45%) Node.js
5 170 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 137 (1.75%) IIS
7 114 (1.45%) Confluence
8 98 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 91 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 72 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 72 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 61 (0.78%) Drupal
12 52 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 41 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 40 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 37 (0.47%) WordPress
17 31 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
18 28 (0.36%) nginx
19 26 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 320 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 104 (1.33%) MS Office
3 102 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 100 (1.28%) MS Project
5 78 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
7 46 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.10%) Fireworks
10 8 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.038%) Stata
12 2 (0.026%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.026%) Mingle
13 1 (0.013%) Gephi
13 1 (0.013%) SPSS
13 1 (0.013%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.013%) InDesign
13 1 (0.013%) Windchill
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 105 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.36%) Magento
3 23 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 23 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.14%) Summit
5 11 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (0.13%) RMDS
6 10 (0.13%) ION MarketView
6 10 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.10%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.077%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.064%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.064%) Temenos T24
11 5 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.051%) Maximo
12 4 (0.051%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 122 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 122 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (1.05%) SaaS
3 54 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.36%) Force.com
6 27 (0.34%) GitHub
7 26 (0.33%) Office 365
8 25 (0.32%) PaaS
9 23 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.20%) IaaS
11 14 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.10%) Heroku
14 7 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.089%) Rackspace Cloud
14 7 (0.089%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.089%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.064%) Joyent
16 1 (0.013%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 190 (2.42%) Internet
2 153 (1.95%) HTTP
3 80 (1.02%) DNS
4 62 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 50 (0.64%) LDAP
6 45 (0.57%) Intranet
7 39 (0.50%) SSL
8 31 (0.40%) Firewall
9 23 (0.29%) SAN
10 17 (0.22%) AMQP
10 17 (0.22%) VPN
11 16 (0.20%) VoIP
12 15 (0.19%) Network Security
13 14 (0.18%) WAN
13 14 (0.18%) LAN
14 12 (0.15%) DSL
14 12 (0.15%) NAS
15 11 (0.14%) FTP
16 10 (0.13%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 931 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 497 (6.34%) MySQL
3 312 (3.98%) NoSQL
4 298 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 280 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 252 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
7 243 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 167 (2.13%) Big Data
9 160 (2.04%) Oracle Database
10 130 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 122 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 109 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 104 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 95 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
15 82 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
15 82 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 76 (0.97%) Hadoop
17 75 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 45 (0.57%) DB2
19 44 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 591 (7.54%) Git (software)
2 527 (6.73%) Selenium
3 454 (5.79%) Cucumber
4 408 (5.21%) JIRA
5 404 (5.16%) Subversion
6 399 (5.09%) Visual Studio
7 377 (4.81%) Jenkins
8 368 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 326 (4.16%) Maven
10 259 (3.31%) JUnit
11 215 (2.74%) WebDriver
12 141 (1.80%) TeamCity
13 137 (1.75%) NUnit
14 129 (1.65%) Eclipse
15 127 (1.62%) Ant
16 120 (1.53%) Jasmine
17 103 (1.31%) Hudson
18 96 (1.23%) SpecFlow
19 80 (1.02%) FitNesse
20 78 (1.00%) RSpec
General
1 1311 (16.73%) Finance
2 563 (7.18%) Banking
3 443 (5.65%) Retail
4 287 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 232 (2.96%) Front Office
6 217 (2.77%) Marketing
7 193 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 162 (2.07%) Publishing
9 116 (1.48%) Games
10 114 (1.45%) Back Office
11 91 (1.16%) Legal
12 76 (0.97%) Advertising
13 55 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 38 (0.48%) Automotive
15 38 (0.48%) Electronics
16 31 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.36%) Law
18 25 (0.32%) Local Government
19 23 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3523 (44.96%) Developer
2 1098 (14.01%) Analyst
3 699 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 689 (8.79%) Business Analyst
5 643 (8.21%) Java Developer
6 559 (7.13%) .NET Developer
7 386 (4.93%) Senior Developer
8 367 (4.68%) Tester
9 339 (4.33%) Architect
10 322 (4.11%) C# Developer
11 291 (3.71%) Web Developer
12 279 (3.56%) Test Analyst
13 273 (3.48%) Front-End Developer
14 245 (3.13%) PHP Developer
15 232 (2.96%) Agile Project Manager
16 223 (2.85%) Agile Business Analyst
17 217 (2.77%) ScrumMaster
18 215 (2.74%) Designer
19 171 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
20 169 (2.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1736 (22.15%) HTML
2 1427 (18.21%) .NET
3 1416 (18.07%) CSS
4 1014 (12.94%) Web Services
5 922 (11.77%) jQuery
6 890 (11.36%) HTML5
7 762 (9.72%) XML
8 743 (9.48%) ASP.NET
9 588 (7.50%) CSS3
10 536 (6.84%) Spring
11 454 (5.79%) Ajax
12 414 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 398 (5.08%) JSON
14 388 (4.95%) RESTful
15 357 (4.56%) WCF
16 336 (4.29%) REST
17 334 (4.26%) .NET Framework
18 328 (4.19%) SOAP
18 328 (4.19%) J2EE
18 328 (4.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 479 (6.11%) Open Source
2 394 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 263 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 136 (1.74%) iPad
5 125 (1.60%) Social Media
6 123 (1.57%) Derivative
7 121 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 106 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 104 (1.33%) Digital Media
10 99 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 95 (1.21%) iPhone
12 86 (1.10%) Visualisation
13 80 (1.02%) Client/Server
14 77 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 71 (0.91%) Data Integration
16 70 (0.89%) Credit Risk
17 56 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
17 56 (0.71%) Mathematics
18 54 (0.69%) Equities
18 54 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 705 (9.00%) Linux
2 491 (6.27%) Windows
3 370 (4.72%) UNIX
4 355 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 297 (3.79%) Android
6 85 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (0.94%) CentOS
8 56 (0.71%) Solaris
9 49 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 22 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.28%) AIX
14 18 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.17%) Debian
17 12 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.14%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2167 (27.65%) Scrum
2 1919 (24.49%) TDD
3 1016 (12.97%) BDD
4 994 (12.69%) OO
5 946 (12.07%) MVC
6 882 (11.26%) E-Commerce
7 879 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
8 813 (10.38%) Project Management
9 561 (7.16%) User Stories
10 513 (6.55%) Software Engineering
11 479 (6.11%) Unit Testing
12 449 (5.73%) Web Development
13 428 (5.46%) Kanban
14 427 (5.45%) Test Automation
15 384 (4.90%) PRINCE2
16 361 (4.61%) DevOps
17 345 (4.40%) Waterfall
18 342 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
19 330 (4.21%) Business Analysis
20 329 (4.20%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1917 (24.46%) Java
2 1697 (21.66%) JavaScript
3 1465 (18.70%) C#
4 1296 (16.54%) SQL
5 579 (7.39%) PHP
6 533 (6.80%) Ruby
7 450 (5.74%) Python
8 260 (3.32%) C++
9 225 (2.87%) Scala
10 201 (2.57%) T-SQL
11 156 (1.99%) Perl
12 134 (1.71%) Groovy
13 127 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 118 (1.51%) PHP5
15 116 (1.48%) C
16 110 (1.40%) Objective-C
17 95 (1.21%) VB.NET
18 92 (1.17%) Shell Script
19 71 (0.91%) Bash Shell
20 59 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 588 (7.50%) Degree
2 366 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 257 (3.28%) ISEB
4 211 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 144 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 73 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 66 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 62 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 53 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 52 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 33 (0.42%) PMP
12 29 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.19%) Sun Certification
13 15 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.15%) MCITP
15 11 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 10 (0.13%) CBAP
17 9 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 9 (0.11%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 713 (9.10%) QA
2 37 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 20 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 12 (0.15%) Basel III
5 11 (0.14%) SLA
6 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.13%) WCAG
7 8 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.10%) WAI
7 8 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
7 8 (0.10%) EMIR
8 7 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.089%) Basel II
9 4 (0.051%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.051%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.051%) MiFID
9 4 (0.051%) HL7
9 4 (0.051%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.038%) COREP
System Software
1 68 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 66 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.29%) vSphere
4 19 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.15%) XenServer
7 11 (0.14%) vCloud
8 10 (0.13%) HDFS
9 8 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.089%) Varnish
11 5 (0.064%) NFS
12 4 (0.051%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.051%) Cygwin
13 2 (0.026%) UAG
13 2 (0.026%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.026%) Docker
13 2 (0.026%) KVM
14 1 (0.013%) GridGain
14 1 (0.013%) Xen
Systems Management
1 245 (3.13%) Puppet
2 192 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 54 (0.69%) Nagios
5 42 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 39 (0.50%) Ansible
7 29 (0.37%) Salt
8 24 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 23 (0.29%) SCCM
10 19 (0.24%) Opsview
11 17 (0.22%) ZABBIX
11 17 (0.22%) Capistrano
12 10 (0.13%) Foglight
12 10 (0.13%) YUM
13 9 (0.11%) collectd
14 7 (0.089%) Cobbler
14 7 (0.089%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 5 (0.064%) Ganglia
15 5 (0.064%) CFEngine
16 4 (0.051%) Oozie
Vendors
1 720 (9.19%) Oracle
2 676 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 194 (2.48%) JBoss
4 187 (2.39%) Zend
5 130 (1.66%) Adobe
6 127 (1.62%) IBM
7 104 (1.33%) VMware
8 99 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 92 (1.17%) ATG
10 88 (1.12%) HP
11 78 (1.00%) SAP
12 76 (0.97%) Sybase
13 64 (0.82%) hybris
14 63 (0.80%) Red Hat
15 61 (0.78%) Business Objects
16 59 (0.75%) Google
17 54 (0.69%) Endeca
18 53 (0.68%) TIBCO
19 52 (0.66%) Sitecore
20 49 (0.63%) Perforce
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive day rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago