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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Project Management
Rank 497 499 532
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +33
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 132 116 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 70 36
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£425 £455 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 127 £425 -5.55% 30
London -14 63 £450 -5.26% 12
City of London -4 18 £475 +11.76% 4
North West -8 17 £398 -0.62% 1
South West +4 10 £350 -34.88% 3
Tyne and Wear - 9 £400 - 1
North East - 9 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £400 - 1
South East -10 8 £500 +19.40% 4
Yorkshire -27 8 £400 +0.62% 1
Lancashire +17 7 £390 -
East Midlands -3 7 £650 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £650 -
Nottingham - 7 £650 -
Cheshire - 7 £371 -
West Yorkshire -25 6 £396 -0.31% 1
Blackpool - 6 £396 -
Leeds -30 5 £400 +0.62% 1
Exeter - 5 £338 -
Devon - 5 £338 - 1
Scotland -2 3 - -
Bristol -3 3 £350 -34.88%
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Manchester -15 3 £525 +31.25% 1
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Warrington - 3 £468 -
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
East of England - 3 £375 - 6
West Midlands -3 2 £256 -46.05% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £435 -

Agile Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Project Management
1 243 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.93%) Scrum
3 50 (20.58%) User Stories
4 45 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 42 (17.28%) Finance
6 40 (16.46%) Open Source
7 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (13.99%) TDD
9 33 (13.58%) BDD
10 32 (13.17%) Mentoring
11 31 (12.76%) QA
11 31 (12.76%) Java
12 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared
13 23 (9.47%) SQL
13 23 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (9.05%) Web Services
15 21 (8.64%) Service Delivery
16 20 (8.23%) XML
17 19 (7.82%) .NET
17 19 (7.82%) JIRA
18 18 (7.41%) Banking
18 18 (7.41%) Automated Testing
19 17 (7.00%) SC Cleared
19 17 (7.00%) RESTful
19 17 (7.00%) Test Automation
19 17 (7.00%) MongoDB
20 16 (6.58%) NoSQL
20 16 (6.58%) Waterfall
20 16 (6.58%) Coaching

Agile Project Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (4.53%) Confluence
2 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.65%) CMS
3 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Lync
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (6.17%) MS Project
2 14 (5.76%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.94%) MS Office
4 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.06%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.65%) Mingle
7 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) SAP HR
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.23%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) SaaS
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.65%) DNS
2 3 (1.23%) MPLS
3 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.82%) Skype
3 2 (0.82%) Intranet
3 2 (0.82%) ATM
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) MongoDB
2 16 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.35%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.47%) MySQL
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.82%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.82%) QlikView
7 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (7.82%) JIRA
2 9 (3.70%) Selenium
3 7 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.06%) Sahi
4 5 (2.06%) WATIR
4 5 (2.06%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.65%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.65%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.82%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 42 (17.28%) Finance
2 18 (7.41%) Banking
3 8 (3.29%) Retail
4 6 (2.47%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.47%) Marketing
5 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.23%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Front Office
7 2 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (38.68%) Project Manager
2 63 (25.93%) Delivery Manager
3 39 (16.05%) Agile Project Manager
4 26 (10.70%) Analyst
5 16 (6.58%) Delivery Project Manager
6 14 (5.76%) Senior Manager
7 13 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Developer
8 12 (4.94%) Digital Project Manager
9 11 (4.53%) QA Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) ScrumMaster
11 9 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Programme Manager
11 9 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
12 7 (2.88%) Architect
12 7 (2.88%) Portfolio Manager
13 6 (2.47%) Quality Analyst
13 6 (2.47%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.05%) Web Services
2 20 (8.23%) XML
3 19 (7.82%) .NET
4 17 (7.00%) RESTful
5 12 (4.94%) HTML
6 10 (4.12%) .NET Framework
7 9 (3.70%) HTML5
8 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.06%) CSS
8 5 (2.06%) Middleware
9 4 (1.65%) Velocity
9 4 (1.65%) jQuery
9 4 (1.65%) WPF
9 4 (1.65%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.82%) CSS3
10 2 (0.82%) JSON
10 2 (0.82%) VXML
11 1 (0.41%) LAMP
11 1 (0.41%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.94%) Mobile App
1 12 (4.94%) User Experience
2 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.88%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.47%) Online Banking
5 5 (2.06%) Social Media
6 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.82%) Handset
7 2 (0.82%) IVR
7 2 (0.82%) IPTV
7 2 (0.82%) iPad
7 2 (0.82%) iPhone
7 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.82%) New Media
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.29%) Android
1 8 (3.29%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.65%) Windows
2 4 (1.65%) Linux
3 3 (1.23%) VME
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (100.00%) Project Management
1 243 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (25.93%) Scrum
3 50 (20.58%) User Stories
4 45 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 40 (16.46%) Open Source
6 39 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (13.99%) TDD
8 33 (13.58%) BDD
9 32 (13.17%) Mentoring
10 23 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.64%) Service Delivery
12 18 (7.41%) Automated Testing
13 17 (7.00%) Test Automation
14 16 (6.58%) Waterfall
14 16 (6.58%) Coaching
15 15 (6.17%) Software Delivery
15 15 (6.17%) Kanban
16 14 (5.76%) ITIL
17 13 (5.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.76%) Java
2 23 (9.47%) SQL
3 10 (4.12%) PHP
4 9 (3.70%) C#
5 8 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.29%) Ruby
6 3 (1.23%) C++
6 3 (1.23%) COBOL
6 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.41%) X++
8 1 (0.41%) PHP5
8 1 (0.41%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (3.70%) PMP
5 8 (3.29%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.47%) Degree
7 5 (2.06%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (2.06%) MCTS
7 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.76%) QA
2 6 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.06%) P3O
4 3 (1.23%) BS25999
4 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Varnish
Vendors
1 14 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.29%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.06%) SAP
4 4 (1.65%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.23%) Micro Focus
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle
5 3 (1.23%) Adobe
5 3 (1.23%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.82%) Avaya
6 2 (0.82%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.41%) QAD
7 1 (0.41%) Teradata
7 1 (0.41%) Tableau
7 1 (0.41%) Cognos
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.41%) webMethods
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