The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development 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 Software Development over the 3 months to 9 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.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 18 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4022 3107 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 6.20% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.27% 8.52% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2130 1753
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 £288 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 22
Average hourly rate £38.25 £41.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.70% +10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £30.20 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.20 £49.00 £53.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39153 36468 39605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.83% 70.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24372 21974 22630
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1060 1390
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £12.79 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.70 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Agile Software Development
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 Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
England +3 3699 £400 -5.88% 1381
London +8 2284 £425 -5.55% 671
City of London +1 481 £475 +5.55% 222
South East +4 468 £375 +3.44% 225
East of England +8 204 £375 -3.22% 82
North West +7 194 £350 +1.81% 112
South West +12 187 £375 +3.44% 109
Scotland +19 173 £375 +11.11% 45
Yorkshire +31 171 £325 - 87
West Yorkshire +31 146 £331 +5.15% 55
Berkshire +7 128 £375 -3.22% 45
Edinburgh +31 120 £393 +16.29% 21
Leeds +22 115 £338 +9.75% 45
Surrey +11 109 £400 - 56
Bristol +23 108 £375 +7.14% 29
Hampshire -2 103 £356 +3.63% 52
Manchester +9 90 £340 +4.61% 78
West Midlands -3 89 £370 +11.27% 35
Wales +21 81 £400 +35.24% 22
Buckinghamshire 0 65 £350 - 13
East Midlands -3 63 £325 -18.75% 46
South Wales +8 56 £431 +56.81% 14
Reading 0 56 £425 - 25
Cambridgeshire -9 52 £423 +12.66% 29
Milton Keynes -2 48 £350 -5.40% 8
North East +9 44 £385 -9.41% 16
Cambridge +2 42 £425 +13.33% 24
Cheshire +3 41 £361 -3.66% 20
Bedfordshire +2 37 £380 -6.46% 19
Glasgow +1 37 £350 +3.70% 19

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2350 (27.53%) Scrum
2 2202 (25.80%) Java
3 2043 (23.94%) TDD
4 1844 (21.61%) HTML
5 1806 (21.16%) JavaScript
6 1563 (18.31%) C#
7 1533 (17.96%) .NET
8 1503 (17.61%) CSS
9 1471 (17.23%) SQL
10 1442 (16.90%) Finance
11 1129 (13.23%) Web Services
12 1065 (12.48%) BDD
13 1013 (11.87%) SQL Server
14 1003 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
15 993 (11.63%) OO
16 987 (11.56%) MVC
17 965 (11.31%) jQuery
18 922 (10.80%) Project Management
19 895 (10.49%) HTML5
20 889 (10.42%) XML
21 882 (10.33%) E-Commerce
22 839 (9.83%) Oracle
23 808 (9.47%) Linux
24 763 (8.94%) ASP.NET
25 743 (8.71%) QA
26 727 (8.52%) Microsoft
27 654 (7.66%) Spring
28 639 (7.49%) Degree
29 630 (7.38%) Selenium
30 621 (7.28%) Banking

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 308 (3.61%) CMS
2 269 (3.15%) Apache
3 248 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 204 (2.39%) Node.js
5 190 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 141 (1.65%) IIS
7 116 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 110 (1.29%) Confluence
9 102 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 88 (1.03%) Umbraco
11 84 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 69 (0.81%) Drupal
13 55 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 44 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 44 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 40 (0.47%) Alfresco
16 39 (0.46%) nginx
17 37 (0.43%) WordPress
17 37 (0.43%) Apache Solr
17 37 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 318 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 101 (1.18%) MS Office
2 101 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 100 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 96 (1.12%) MS Project
5 49 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 15 (0.18%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.082%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.047%) Mingle
13 2 (0.023%) Stata
13 2 (0.023%) InDesign
14 1 (0.012%) Windchill
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.012%) Quicktime
14 1 (0.012%) SPSS
14 1 (0.012%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 112 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.42%) Google Analytics
3 29 (0.34%) Magento
4 20 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.12%) RMDS
7 10 (0.12%) Summit
8 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.094%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.094%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.094%) Tridion
9 8 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.070%) SiteCatalyst
12 5 (0.059%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 120 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (1.03%) SaaS
4 75 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (0.32%) Office 365
7 26 (0.30%) GitHub
8 24 (0.28%) IaaS
9 23 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 23 (0.27%) PaaS
10 20 (0.23%) Force.com
11 13 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.12%) Heroku
14 8 (0.094%) Joyent
15 7 (0.082%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (0.082%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
15 7 (0.082%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.012%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 196 (2.30%) Internet
2 191 (2.24%) HTTP
3 79 (0.93%) DNS
4 75 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 63 (0.74%) LDAP
6 61 (0.71%) Intranet
7 47 (0.55%) SSL
8 36 (0.42%) Firewall
9 26 (0.30%) SAN
10 24 (0.28%) AMQP
11 21 (0.25%) Network Security
12 18 (0.21%) VPN
13 15 (0.18%) VoIP
13 15 (0.18%) WAN
13 15 (0.18%) 4G
14 14 (0.16%) 2G
14 14 (0.16%) 3G
15 13 (0.15%) FTP
16 12 (0.14%) LAN
17 11 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1013 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 517 (6.06%) MySQL
3 381 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 333 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 329 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 287 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
7 273 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 208 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 173 (2.03%) Big Data
10 147 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 131 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 121 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 116 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 112 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
15 106 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 87 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 84 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 80 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 61 (0.71%) DB2
20 57 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 630 (7.38%) Selenium
2 582 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 477 (5.59%) Cucumber
4 437 (5.12%) Subversion
5 433 (5.07%) Visual Studio
6 408 (4.78%) JIRA
7 400 (4.69%) Jenkins
8 395 (4.63%) Maven
9 369 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 312 (3.66%) JUnit
11 229 (2.68%) WebDriver
12 162 (1.90%) TeamCity
13 154 (1.80%) Eclipse
14 146 (1.71%) Ant
15 145 (1.70%) NUnit
16 117 (1.37%) Jasmine
17 112 (1.31%) Hudson
18 108 (1.27%) SoapUI
19 100 (1.17%) SpecFlow
20 99 (1.16%) FitNesse
General
1 1442 (16.90%) Finance
2 621 (7.28%) Banking
3 448 (5.25%) Retail
4 296 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 226 (2.65%) Front Office
6 224 (2.62%) Marketing
7 200 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 185 (2.17%) Publishing
9 121 (1.42%) Back Office
10 111 (1.30%) Games
11 94 (1.10%) Legal
12 88 (1.03%) Advertising
13 51 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 49 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.42%) Electronics
16 34 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 34 (0.40%) Automotive
17 31 (0.36%) Law
18 28 (0.33%) Billing
19 24 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3765 (44.11%) Developer
2 1212 (14.20%) Analyst
3 777 (9.10%) Java Developer
4 749 (8.78%) Business Analyst
5 734 (8.60%) Project Manager
6 572 (6.70%) .NET Developer
7 424 (4.97%) Senior Developer
8 405 (4.75%) Tester
9 404 (4.73%) Architect
10 336 (3.94%) C# Developer
11 308 (3.61%) Test Analyst
12 303 (3.55%) Web Developer
13 289 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
14 267 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
15 239 (2.80%) Agile Business Analyst
16 238 (2.79%) Agile Project Manager
17 236 (2.77%) PHP Developer
18 221 (2.59%) Designer
19 185 (2.17%) Software Engineer
20 182 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1844 (21.61%) HTML
2 1533 (17.96%) .NET
3 1503 (17.61%) CSS
4 1129 (13.23%) Web Services
5 965 (11.31%) jQuery
6 895 (10.49%) HTML5
7 889 (10.42%) XML
8 763 (8.94%) ASP.NET
9 654 (7.66%) Spring
10 590 (6.91%) CSS3
11 494 (5.79%) Ajax
12 454 (5.32%) JSON
13 428 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 422 (4.94%) RESTful
15 378 (4.43%) SOAP
16 376 (4.41%) REST
17 375 (4.39%) J2EE
18 373 (4.37%) WCF
19 343 (4.02%) .NET Framework
20 341 (4.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 535 (6.27%) Open Source
2 378 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 273 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 132 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 124 (1.45%) Derivative
6 121 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 120 (1.41%) Social Media
8 115 (1.35%) iPad
9 101 (1.18%) Digital Media
10 92 (1.08%) Fixed Income
11 90 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 81 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 80 (0.94%) iPhone
14 68 (0.80%) Visualisation
15 63 (0.74%) Data Integration
15 63 (0.74%) Credit Risk
16 62 (0.73%) Mathematics
17 57 (0.67%) W3C
18 55 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
19 54 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 808 (9.47%) Linux
2 543 (6.36%) Windows
3 449 (5.26%) UNIX
4 375 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 300 (3.51%) Android
6 96 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (0.95%) CentOS
8 68 (0.80%) Solaris
9 64 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 47 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (0.35%) AIX
14 22 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 19 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.12%) Debian
17 10 (0.12%) Fedora
18 9 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2350 (27.53%) Scrum
2 2043 (23.94%) TDD
3 1065 (12.48%) BDD
4 1003 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
5 993 (11.63%) OO
6 987 (11.56%) MVC
7 922 (10.80%) Project Management
8 882 (10.33%) E-Commerce
9 611 (7.16%) User Stories
10 547 (6.41%) Software Engineering
11 504 (5.91%) Unit Testing
12 500 (5.86%) Web Development
13 457 (5.35%) Kanban
14 452 (5.30%) Test Automation
15 415 (4.86%) PRINCE2
16 411 (4.82%) SOA
17 405 (4.75%) Waterfall
18 398 (4.66%) DevOps
19 380 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
20 349 (4.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2202 (25.80%) Java
2 1806 (21.16%) JavaScript
3 1563 (18.31%) C#
4 1471 (17.23%) SQL
5 601 (7.04%) PHP
6 568 (6.65%) Ruby
7 484 (5.67%) Python
8 275 (3.22%) C++
9 258 (3.02%) Scala
10 206 (2.41%) Perl
11 204 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 147 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 134 (1.57%) Groovy
14 121 (1.42%) C
15 110 (1.29%) Objective-C
15 110 (1.29%) PHP5
16 108 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 96 (1.12%) VB.NET
18 64 (0.75%) PowerShell
19 62 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 639 (7.49%) Degree
2 415 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 279 (3.27%) ISEB
4 259 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 162 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 64 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 62 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 59 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 53 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 33 (0.39%) PMP
11 24 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 12 (0.14%) CISSP
14 12 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.12%) CBAP
15 10 (0.12%) MAPM
15 10 (0.12%) CISM
16 9 (0.11%) MCITP
16 9 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (8.71%) QA
2 36 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.21%) SLA
4 17 (0.20%) Basel III
5 16 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.16%) WCAG
8 11 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 11 (0.13%) EMIR
9 10 (0.12%) WAI
10 9 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.094%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.082%) Basel II
13 6 (0.070%) COREP
13 6 (0.070%) FINREP
13 6 (0.070%) SNOMED CT
14 5 (0.059%) ISO 9000
14 5 (0.059%) GPG13
15 4 (0.047%) AIFMD
15 4 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 61 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
3 19 (0.22%) vSphere
4 16 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.16%) Varnish
6 12 (0.14%) HDFS
7 11 (0.13%) vCloud
8 9 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.094%) XenServer
10 7 (0.082%) KVM
11 6 (0.070%) Xen
12 5 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.047%) Cygwin
13 4 (0.047%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.047%) NFS
14 2 (0.023%) UAG
15 1 (0.012%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.012%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.012%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 261 (3.06%) Puppet
2 219 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 57 (0.67%) Nagios
5 48 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 37 (0.43%) Ansible
7 30 (0.35%) Salt
8 23 (0.27%) SCCM
9 21 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 20 (0.23%) Capistrano
10 20 (0.23%) Opsview
11 16 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.18%) collectd
13 10 (0.12%) Foglight
14 9 (0.11%) YUM
14 9 (0.11%) StatsD
15 8 (0.094%) Ganglia
16 7 (0.082%) HAProxy
17 5 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 5 (0.059%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 839 (9.83%) Oracle
2 727 (8.52%) Microsoft
3 253 (2.96%) JBoss
4 173 (2.03%) Zend
5 146 (1.71%) IBM
6 118 (1.38%) Adobe
7 106 (1.24%) HP
8 102 (1.20%) VMware
9 97 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 94 (1.10%) Sybase
11 93 (1.09%) ATG
12 87 (1.02%) SAP
13 85 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 70 (0.82%) Google
15 61 (0.71%) hybris
16 57 (0.67%) Endeca
17 56 (0.66%) Apple
17 56 (0.66%) Business Objects
18 55 (0.64%) Cognos
19 53 (0.62%) Sitecore
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