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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8135 7533 5228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.07% 14.66% 11.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.01% 19.49% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5642 5255 3657
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 27 61
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £27.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.09 £99.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 0 4173 £450 +5.88% 1394
South East +2 1249 £380 +1.33% 480
Yorkshire +3 646 £365 +10.60% 230
North West +2 540 £400 +6.66% 319
South West +1 486 £389 +11.07% 258
East of England +4 407 £400 - 195
East Midlands +5 276 £383 +3.37% 94
West Midlands +13 250 £388 +6.16% 133
North East +4 106 £375 +44.23% 37
Midlands +2 15 £466 +16.56% 2
South Coast - 2 - -
Agile Software Development
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Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4661 (29.60%) Scrum
2 4398 (27.93%) Java
3 3582 (22.75%) TDD
4 3354 (21.30%) JavaScript
5 3300 (20.96%) HTML
6 2840 (18.03%) Finance
7 2810 (17.84%) .NET
8 2708 (17.20%) SQL
9 2597 (16.49%) C#
10 2518 (15.99%) CSS
11 1945 (12.35%) Web Services
12 1859 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
13 1823 (11.58%) Linux
14 1727 (10.97%) BDD
15 1701 (10.80%) SQL Server
16 1688 (10.72%) HTML5
17 1640 (10.41%) Project Management
18 1628 (10.34%) MVC
19 1594 (10.12%) OO
20 1557 (9.89%) Oracle
21 1477 (9.38%) Waterfall
22 1470 (9.33%) Microsoft
23 1463 (9.29%) jQuery
24 1437 (9.12%) E-Commerce
25 1415 (8.99%) Git (software)
26 1302 (8.27%) XML
27 1287 (8.17%) Banking
28 1225 (7.78%) ASP.NET
29 1129 (7.17%) Python
30 1116 (7.09%) User Experience

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 617 (3.92%) Node.js
2 518 (3.29%) CMS
3 516 (3.28%) Apache
4 435 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 352 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 266 (1.69%) JBoss
7 254 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 243 (1.54%) Confluence
9 235 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 225 (1.43%) IIS
11 125 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 120 (0.76%) Drupal
12 120 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 113 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 113 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
14 102 (0.65%) Umbraco
15 99 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
16 96 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 93 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 87 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 691 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 268 (1.70%) MS Project
3 246 (1.56%) MS Office
4 189 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 146 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 122 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 64 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 27 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 26 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 14 (0.089%) Mingle
14 12 (0.076%) Fireworks
15 9 (0.057%) RoboHelp
15 9 (0.057%) FrameMaker
16 6 (0.038%) SPSS
16 6 (0.038%) Acrobat
17 5 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
18 4 (0.025%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 184 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 51 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 48 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 45 (0.29%) Magento
6 39 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 26 (0.17%) Maximo
8 21 (0.13%) Summit
9 17 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 16 (0.10%) Markit EDM
11 15 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
11 15 (0.095%) RMDS
12 14 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 12 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
15 11 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.070%) Tridion
15 11 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
15 11 (0.070%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 604 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 167 (1.06%) SaaS
4 135 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 104 (0.66%) GitHub
6 97 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 97 (0.62%) PaaS
7 69 (0.44%) IaaS
8 62 (0.39%) Office 365
9 51 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 50 (0.32%) Force.com
11 39 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 39 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (0.24%) Heroku
13 34 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (0.15%) Google App Engine
15 18 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 14 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 440 (2.79%) HTTP
2 324 (2.06%) Internet
3 135 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 107 (0.68%) Firewall
5 98 (0.62%) SSL
6 92 (0.58%) Intranet
7 85 (0.54%) DNS
8 73 (0.46%) ATM
9 72 (0.46%) SDH
10 69 (0.44%) Ethernet
11 66 (0.42%) LDAP
12 65 (0.41%) GSM
13 62 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
14 61 (0.39%) RNC
14 61 (0.39%) UMTS
15 58 (0.37%) SAN
16 53 (0.34%) VPN
17 41 (0.26%) FTP
18 39 (0.25%) DHCP
19 36 (0.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1701 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 681 (4.32%) MongoDB
3 612 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 599 (3.80%) MySQL
5 541 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
6 463 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 417 (2.65%) Big Data
8 380 (2.41%) Hadoop
9 378 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 363 (2.31%) Oracle Database
11 339 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 307 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
13 271 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 240 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 194 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 194 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 157 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 122 (0.77%) Redis
18 118 (0.75%) DB2
19 110 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1415 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 977 (6.20%) JIRA
3 947 (6.01%) Selenium
4 922 (5.85%) Jenkins
5 909 (5.77%) Subversion
6 688 (4.37%) Maven
7 687 (4.36%) Cucumber
8 596 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 504 (3.20%) Visual Studio
10 501 (3.18%) JUnit
11 331 (2.10%) WebDriver
12 282 (1.79%) TeamCity
13 268 (1.70%) Eclipse
14 262 (1.66%) Ant
15 240 (1.52%) NUnit
16 220 (1.40%) SpecFlow
17 204 (1.30%) Jasmine
18 195 (1.24%) Grunt
19 156 (0.99%) Mockito
20 154 (0.98%) SoapUI
General
1 2840 (18.03%) Finance
2 1287 (8.17%) Banking
3 737 (4.68%) Retail
4 538 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 437 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 423 (2.69%) Front Office
7 385 (2.44%) Marketing
8 304 (1.93%) Games
9 233 (1.48%) Publishing
10 163 (1.04%) Legal
11 156 (0.99%) Advertising
12 155 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 148 (0.94%) Back Office
14 93 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 92 (0.58%) Law
16 75 (0.48%) Electronics
17 72 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 62 (0.39%) Automotive
19 49 (0.31%) Billing
20 38 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6809 (43.24%) Developer
2 2289 (14.54%) Analyst
3 1693 (10.75%) Java Developer
4 1464 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 1426 (9.06%) Project Manager
6 1032 (6.55%) .NET Developer
7 926 (5.88%) Architect
8 897 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 714 (4.53%) C# Developer
10 507 (3.22%) Test Analyst
11 446 (2.83%) Tester
12 394 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
13 386 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
14 373 (2.37%) Agile Business Analyst
15 369 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
16 350 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
17 348 (2.21%) Consultant
17 348 (2.21%) Web Developer
18 323 (2.05%) ScrumMaster
19 319 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3300 (20.96%) HTML
2 2810 (17.84%) .NET
3 2518 (15.99%) CSS
4 1945 (12.35%) Web Services
5 1688 (10.72%) HTML5
6 1463 (9.29%) jQuery
7 1302 (8.27%) XML
8 1225 (7.78%) ASP.NET
9 1086 (6.90%) AngularJS
10 994 (6.31%) CSS3
11 956 (6.07%) Spring
12 914 (5.80%) REST
13 815 (5.18%) J2EE
14 810 (5.14%) RESTful
15 719 (4.57%) JSON
16 695 (4.41%) .NET Framework
17 668 (4.24%) SOAP
18 658 (4.18%) WCF
19 656 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
20 632 (4.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1116 (7.09%) User Experience
2 940 (5.97%) Open Source
3 902 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 663 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 366 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 285 (1.81%) Derivative
7 272 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 235 (1.49%) Visualisation
9 232 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 192 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 159 (1.01%) Digital Media
12 150 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 146 (0.93%) iPad
14 137 (0.87%) Algorithms
15 117 (0.74%) Equities
16 112 (0.71%) iPhone
17 109 (0.69%) Data Integration
18 107 (0.68%) Data Structures
19 103 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
20 95 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1823 (11.58%) Linux
2 907 (5.76%) UNIX
3 898 (5.70%) Windows
4 608 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 583 (3.70%) Android
6 196 (1.24%) Mac OS X
7 171 (1.09%) CentOS
8 165 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 80 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 75 (0.48%) Solaris
12 53 (0.34%) AIX
13 49 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 44 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 28 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
16 27 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 25 (0.16%) Windows 7
18 13 (0.083%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.083%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4661 (29.60%) Scrum
2 3582 (22.75%) TDD
3 1859 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
4 1727 (10.97%) BDD
5 1640 (10.41%) Project Management
6 1628 (10.34%) MVC
7 1594 (10.12%) OO
8 1477 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 1437 (9.12%) E-Commerce
10 1035 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 978 (6.21%) PRINCE2
12 925 (5.87%) Software Engineering
13 903 (5.73%) User Stories
14 898 (5.70%) DevOps
15 873 (5.54%) SOA
16 820 (5.21%) Unit Testing
17 810 (5.14%) Kanban
18 791 (5.02%) Web Development
19 697 (4.43%) Business Analysis
20 648 (4.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4398 (27.93%) Java
2 3354 (21.30%) JavaScript
3 2708 (17.20%) SQL
4 2597 (16.49%) C#
5 1129 (7.17%) Python
6 1071 (6.80%) Ruby
7 748 (4.75%) PHP
8 477 (3.03%) Scala
9 422 (2.68%) C++
10 368 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 312 (1.98%) Perl
12 307 (1.95%) C
13 295 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 284 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 218 (1.38%) Objective-C
16 208 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 157 (1.00%) PowerShell
18 154 (0.98%) Groovy
18 154 (0.98%) VB.NET
19 117 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 1030 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 986 (6.26%) Degree
3 499 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 464 (2.95%) ISEB
5 260 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 209 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 177 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 120 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 115 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 108 (0.69%) PMP
11 96 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 73 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 25 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.15%) HND
15 24 (0.15%) BC Cleared
16 17 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
16 17 (0.11%) MCTS
17 15 (0.095%) APMP
18 14 (0.089%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1010 (6.41%) QA
2 99 (0.63%) SLA
3 56 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 44 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 35 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.16%) EMIR
8 20 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 20 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 19 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 19 (0.12%) P3O
10 17 (0.11%) FATCA
11 15 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.076%) COBIT
13 10 (0.064%) WAI
13 10 (0.064%) GxP
14 8 (0.051%) HL7
14 8 (0.051%) Basel III
15 6 (0.038%) MiFID
15 6 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 212 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (0.66%) Docker
3 88 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 64 (0.41%) Varnish
5 58 (0.37%) vSphere
5 58 (0.37%) vCloud
6 46 (0.29%) HDFS
7 40 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 36 (0.23%) Xen
8 36 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (0.22%) KVM
10 32 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 28 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 24 (0.15%) QEMU
13 16 (0.10%) Firmware
14 15 (0.095%) NFS
15 13 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.057%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (0.057%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 698 (4.43%) Puppet
2 469 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
3 216 (1.37%) Ansible
4 160 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
5 144 (0.91%) Vagrant
6 96 (0.61%) Nagios
7 74 (0.47%) Salt
8 72 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 47 (0.30%) Kibana
10 38 (0.24%) Graphite
11 35 (0.22%) StatsD
12 32 (0.20%) yum
13 29 (0.18%) Cobbler
14 27 (0.17%) Graylog
15 26 (0.17%) logstash
16 25 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 25 (0.16%) Tivoli
17 23 (0.15%) Zenoss
18 21 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
19 19 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1557 (9.89%) Oracle
2 1470 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 331 (2.10%) VMware
4 259 (1.64%) IBM
5 238 (1.51%) Google
6 237 (1.50%) SAP
7 196 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 186 (1.18%) Adobe
9 180 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 178 (1.13%) HP
11 163 (1.04%) hybris
12 143 (0.91%) Zend
13 137 (0.87%) Sitecore
14 133 (0.84%) Tableau
15 123 (0.78%) Sybase
16 104 (0.66%) TIBCO
17 86 (0.55%) Apple
18 85 (0.54%) Atlassian
19 75 (0.48%) Informatica
20 74 (0.47%) Cisco
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