The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Project Management over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Project Management
Rank 488 470 515
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +45
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 119 113 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.29% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 28
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£450 £465 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Agile Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Agile Project Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK.

Agile Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Agile Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK.

Agile Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Project Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -16 117 £450 -3.22% 23
London -26 55 £475 +2.15% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 16 £400 -3.03% 1
North East -8 16 £400 -3.03% 1
Tyne and Wear -8 16 £400 -3.03% 1
West Yorkshire +3 15 £425 -
Yorkshire -1 15 £425 -
Leeds -2 13 £400 -
North West -18 12 £390 -12.35% 1
City of London -1 11 £488 +3.72% 5
East Midlands -6 8 £650 -
Cheshire -10 7 £263 -41.01%
Nottinghamshire - 7 £650 -
Nottingham - 7 £650 -
West Midlands -6 6 £525 +82.60% 1
Manchester -11 4 £500 +53.84% 1
South West - 4 £390 - 5
East of England - 4 - - 1
Telford - 3 £600 -
Exeter - 3 £405 -
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Shropshire - 3 £600 -
Devon - 3 £405 -
Edinburgh -1 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 - -
Birmingham -8 2 £250 -13.04% 1
South East -14 2 £443 +14.19%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

Agile Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 263 (100.00%) Project Management
1 263 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (29.66%) Open Source
3 56 (21.29%) Scrum
4 49 (18.63%) Java
5 48 (18.25%) User Stories
6 43 (16.35%) Finance
7 39 (14.83%) PRINCE2
8 36 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (12.93%) .NET
10 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
11 29 (11.03%) Waterfall
12 28 (10.65%) Service Delivery
13 27 (10.27%) TDD
13 27 (10.27%) BDD
13 27 (10.27%) Data Protection
14 26 (9.89%) QA
15 25 (9.51%) Ruby
16 23 (8.75%) Law
17 21 (7.98%) C#
17 21 (7.98%) SQL
18 20 (7.60%) XML
18 20 (7.60%) Microsoft
18 20 (7.60%) JIRA
18 20 (7.60%) Security Cleared
19 19 (7.22%) RESTful
19 19 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (7.22%) DevOps
19 19 (7.22%) Programme Management
19 19 (7.22%) Web Services

Agile Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Agile Project Management 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 Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.66%) Confluence
2 6 (2.28%) CMS
2 6 (2.28%) CICS
3 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.76%) JBoss
4 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.38%) Lync
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) MS Excel
1 9 (3.42%) MS Project
2 5 (1.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.90%) Magento
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) SaaS
1 3 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) DNS
1 3 (1.14%) MPLS
2 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) ATM
2 2 (0.76%) Skype
2 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 15 (5.70%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.66%) DB2
4 5 (1.90%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.52%) MySQL
6 3 (1.14%) Redis
6 3 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.76%) QlikView
7 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (7.60%) JIRA
2 9 (3.42%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.90%) Sahi
3 5 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.90%) WATIR
3 5 (1.90%) Selenium
4 3 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) JUnit
5 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 43 (16.35%) Finance
2 23 (8.75%) Law
3 15 (5.70%) Banking
4 11 (4.18%) Retail
5 6 (2.28%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.52%) Automotive
8 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.14%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Billing
9 2 (0.76%) French Language
9 2 (0.76%) Front Office
9 2 (0.76%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 94 (35.74%) Project Manager
2 46 (17.49%) Delivery Manager
3 38 (14.45%) Agile Project Manager
4 26 (9.89%) Analyst
5 22 (8.37%) Architect
6 19 (7.22%) Programme Manager
7 14 (5.32%) Digital Architect
8 13 (4.94%) Senior Manager
9 12 (4.56%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.18%) Agile Business Analyst
10 11 (4.18%) QA Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Delivery Project Manager
12 9 (3.42%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (3.04%) Product Manager
13 8 (3.04%) ScrumMaster
13 8 (3.04%) Senior Architect
14 7 (2.66%) Digital Project Manager
14 7 (2.66%) Service Manager
14 7 (2.66%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.93%) .NET
2 20 (7.60%) XML
3 19 (7.22%) RESTful
3 19 (7.22%) Web Services
4 9 (3.42%) HTML
5 7 (2.66%) JMS
5 7 (2.66%) J2EE
5 7 (2.66%) JSP
6 6 (2.28%) JNDI
6 6 (2.28%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.28%) CSS
6 6 (2.28%) JDBC
7 5 (1.90%) JSON
8 3 (1.14%) jQuery
8 3 (1.14%) HTML5
8 3 (1.14%) CSS3
8 3 (1.14%) Leaflet
8 3 (1.14%) Flask
8 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.76%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 78 (29.66%) Open Source
2 11 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.80%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.42%) User Experience
5 8 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.66%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.28%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.14%) PMI
9 3 (1.14%) IVR
10 2 (0.76%) Informatics
10 2 (0.76%) IPTV
10 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.76%) New Media
11 1 (0.38%) Social Media
11 1 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.66%) Linux
2 3 (1.14%) VME
3 2 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (100.00%) Project Management
1 263 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.29%) Scrum
3 48 (18.25%) User Stories
4 39 (14.83%) PRINCE2
5 36 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
7 29 (11.03%) Waterfall
8 28 (10.65%) Service Delivery
9 27 (10.27%) TDD
9 27 (10.27%) BDD
9 27 (10.27%) Data Protection
10 19 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.22%) DevOps
10 19 (7.22%) Programme Management
11 18 (6.84%) E-Commerce
12 17 (6.46%) Automated Testing
13 16 (6.08%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.08%) Risk Management
13 16 (6.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.63%) Java
2 25 (9.51%) Ruby
3 21 (7.98%) C#
3 21 (7.98%) SQL
4 18 (6.84%) Python
5 17 (6.46%) C++
6 9 (3.42%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.28%) PHP
8 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.38%) PHP5
10 1 (0.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.70%) Degree
3 12 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.42%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.66%) PMP
7 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.14%) MCTS
9 2 (0.76%) CITP
9 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ISEB
10 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.89%) QA
2 6 (2.28%) BS25999
3 4 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (7.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.66%) IBM
3 5 (1.90%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.52%) Google
4 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.14%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.14%) Fujitsu
5 3 (1.14%) ICL
6 2 (0.76%) ATG
6 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.76%) Avaya
6 2 (0.76%) Adobe
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle
6 2 (0.76%) SAP
6 2 (0.76%) hybris
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.38%) Cognos
7 1 (0.38%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
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