The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9448 8102 6126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.15% 15.08% 12.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.14% 19.84% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6670 5698 4196
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 73
Average hourly rate £39.01 £35.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -9.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £25.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £60.65 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%

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
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
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 £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 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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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 0 8721 £425 +6.25% 3447
London +1 4587 £450 +5.88% 1479
South East +4 1288 £400 +6.66% 536
City of London +3 1166 £475 +5.55% 467
Yorkshire -1 580 £350 +7.69% 270
South West +2 570 £400 +6.66% 266
North West 0 535 £386 +8.42% 331
West Yorkshire +2 481 £350 +7.69% 198
East of England +5 455 £400 +6.66% 234
Leeds +1 406 £350 +7.69% 160
Scotland +1 373 £361 -9.68% 150
Hampshire +6 316 £375 +2.73% 108
West Midlands +6 312 £360 -4.00% 172
East Midlands +4 234 £375 +7.14% 95
Berkshire +1 221 £400 +14.28% 110
Wales -1 214 £400 -7.24% 46
Bristol -1 214 £400 +6.66% 111
Edinburgh -3 194 £361 -9.68% 80
Manchester -3 186 £375 +7.14% 174
Cheshire +14 180 £400 +6.66% 105
Surrey -1 176 £425 +6.25% 99
North East +4 171 £400 +15.94% 56
Tyne and Wear +5 155 £408 +18.11% 42
South Wales 0 153 £400 -8.57% 41
Buckinghamshire +2 151 £400 +9.96% 39
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 146 £416 +25.11% 32
West Sussex +14 142 £363 -12.12% 38
Oxfordshire +10 130 £403 +7.33% 59
Cambridgeshire +3 130 £388 -3.12% 95
Glasgow +14 123 £350 - 43

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 5468 (29.80%) Scrum
2 4801 (26.16%) Java
3 4307 (23.47%) TDD
4 3912 (21.32%) JavaScript
5 3622 (19.74%) HTML
6 3458 (18.84%) Finance
7 3299 (17.98%) SQL
8 3249 (17.70%) .NET
9 2981 (16.24%) C#
10 2848 (15.52%) CSS
11 2201 (11.99%) Web Services
12 2172 (11.84%) SQL Server
13 2164 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
14 1978 (10.78%) BDD
15 1972 (10.75%) HTML5
16 1951 (10.63%) MVC
17 1898 (10.34%) Project Management
18 1888 (10.29%) Linux
19 1771 (9.65%) OO
20 1760 (9.59%) Oracle
21 1691 (9.21%) E-Commerce
22 1690 (9.21%) Microsoft
23 1683 (9.17%) Waterfall
24 1617 (8.81%) jQuery
25 1609 (8.77%) Git (software)
26 1553 (8.46%) Banking
27 1512 (8.24%) XML
28 1432 (7.80%) ASP.NET
29 1381 (7.53%) AngularJS
30 1307 (7.12%) SDLC

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 700 (3.81%) Node.js
2 526 (2.87%) CMS
3 517 (2.82%) Apache
4 473 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 463 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 397 (2.16%) JBoss
7 380 (2.07%) Confluence
8 369 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 244 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 233 (1.27%) IIS
11 171 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 149 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 135 (0.74%) Drupal
14 124 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 123 (0.67%) Umbraco
16 121 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
17 109 (0.59%) OpenStack
18 102 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
19 93 (0.51%) SAS
20 92 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 761 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 298 (1.62%) MS Office
3 297 (1.62%) MS Project
4 233 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 150 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 147 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 74 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 27 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 24 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 23 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 21 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
13 20 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 15 (0.082%) FrameMaker
14 15 (0.082%) RoboHelp
15 12 (0.065%) SPSS
16 11 (0.060%) AutoCAD
17 10 (0.054%) Open Workbench
17 10 (0.054%) Siemens NX
18 9 (0.049%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 228 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.38%) Magento
3 61 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 59 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 36 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 34 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 24 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 22 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 20 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 18 (0.098%) Adobe Campaign
11 16 (0.087%) Markit EDM
11 16 (0.087%) RMDS
12 15 (0.082%) SAP SCM
12 15 (0.082%) thinkFolio
12 15 (0.082%) Endur
13 14 (0.076%) Maximo
14 13 (0.071%) Summit
14 13 (0.071%) Tridion
15 12 (0.065%) Teamcenter
16 11 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 715 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 371 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (1.01%) SaaS
4 172 (0.94%) GitHub
5 167 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 90 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 74 (0.40%) Office 365
8 73 (0.40%) IaaS
9 68 (0.37%) PaaS
10 66 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 50 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 48 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 43 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 43 (0.23%) Force.com
14 40 (0.22%) Heroku
15 31 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 31 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 23 (0.13%) Google App Engine
18 20 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 486 (2.65%) HTTP
2 382 (2.08%) Internet
3 156 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 111 (0.60%) SSL
5 98 (0.53%) Firewall
6 93 (0.51%) Intranet
7 77 (0.42%) DNS
8 76 (0.41%) LDAP
9 65 (0.35%) ATM
9 65 (0.35%) SDH
10 60 (0.33%) SAN
11 59 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 58 (0.32%) GSM
13 56 (0.31%) UMTS
14 55 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
15 54 (0.29%) RNC
16 48 (0.26%) VPN
17 43 (0.23%) Network Security
18 40 (0.22%) AMQP
19 39 (0.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2172 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 807 (4.40%) MongoDB
3 787 (4.29%) MySQL
4 746 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 665 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
6 606 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 495 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 418 (2.28%) Big Data
9 408 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 398 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 381 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 364 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
13 357 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 314 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 246 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 242 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 235 (1.28%) RDBMS
18 190 (1.04%) DB2
19 130 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
20 123 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1609 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 1189 (6.48%) JIRA
3 1126 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 1117 (6.09%) Selenium
5 1004 (5.47%) Subversion
6 790 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 739 (4.03%) Maven
8 675 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 580 (3.16%) JUnit
10 542 (2.95%) Visual Studio
11 388 (2.11%) WebDriver
12 304 (1.66%) Ant
13 296 (1.61%) Eclipse
14 285 (1.55%) NUnit
15 278 (1.51%) TeamCity
16 259 (1.41%) SpecFlow
17 252 (1.37%) Jasmine
18 216 (1.18%) Grunt
19 184 (1.00%) SoapUI
20 178 (0.97%) JMeter
General
1 3458 (18.84%) Finance
2 1553 (8.46%) Banking
3 933 (5.08%) Retail
4 593 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 496 (2.70%) Marketing
6 490 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 444 (2.42%) Front Office
8 294 (1.60%) Games
9 249 (1.36%) Publishing
10 204 (1.11%) Legal
11 193 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 189 (1.03%) Back Office
13 131 (0.71%) Advertising
14 109 (0.59%) Law
15 102 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 94 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 78 (0.43%) Electronics
18 75 (0.41%) Automotive
19 69 (0.38%) Billing
20 50 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7893 (43.01%) Developer
2 2744 (14.95%) Analyst
3 1858 (10.12%) Java Developer
4 1722 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 1713 (9.33%) Project Manager
6 1207 (6.58%) .NET Developer
7 1163 (6.34%) Architect
8 945 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 809 (4.41%) C# Developer
10 629 (3.43%) Test Analyst
11 515 (2.81%) Tester
12 464 (2.53%) Agile Business Analyst
13 462 (2.52%) Front-End Developer
14 439 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
15 430 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 429 (2.34%) Web Developer
17 403 (2.20%) Consultant
18 375 (2.04%) Agile Project Manager
19 371 (2.02%) ScrumMaster
20 357 (1.95%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3622 (19.74%) HTML
2 3249 (17.70%) .NET
3 2848 (15.52%) CSS
4 2201 (11.99%) Web Services
5 1972 (10.75%) HTML5
6 1617 (8.81%) jQuery
7 1512 (8.24%) XML
8 1432 (7.80%) ASP.NET
9 1381 (7.53%) AngularJS
10 1220 (6.65%) Spring
11 1199 (6.53%) CSS3
12 1106 (6.03%) REST
13 1008 (5.49%) RESTful
14 916 (4.99%) JSON
15 913 (4.97%) J2EE
16 842 (4.59%) .NET Framework
17 805 (4.39%) SOAP
18 799 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 710 (3.87%) Hibernate
20 687 (3.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1284 (7.00%) User Experience
2 1043 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 808 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 370 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 303 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 287 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 272 (1.48%) Visualisation
8 245 (1.34%) Derivative
9 211 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 164 (0.89%) Digital Media
11 154 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 150 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 138 (0.75%) iPad
14 134 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 131 (0.71%) Data Integration
16 127 (0.69%) NHS
17 120 (0.65%) Algorithms
18 117 (0.64%) iPhone
19 116 (0.63%) Equities
20 112 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1888 (10.29%) Linux
2 1087 (5.92%) UNIX
3 1017 (5.54%) Windows
4 717 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 657 (3.58%) Android
6 188 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 185 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 136 (0.74%) CentOS
9 109 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 86 (0.47%) AIX
11 84 (0.46%) Solaris
12 73 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 44 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 36 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
16 29 (0.16%) Windows 7
17 28 (0.15%) Debian
18 16 (0.087%) VME
19 14 (0.076%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5468 (29.80%) Scrum
2 4307 (23.47%) TDD
3 2164 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
4 1978 (10.78%) BDD
5 1951 (10.63%) MVC
6 1898 (10.34%) Project Management
7 1771 (9.65%) OO
8 1691 (9.21%) E-Commerce
9 1683 (9.17%) Waterfall
10 1307 (7.12%) SDLC
11 1213 (6.61%) PRINCE2
12 1201 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 1098 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 1075 (5.86%) SOA
15 1074 (5.85%) User Stories
16 1073 (5.85%) Software Engineering
17 974 (5.31%) Open Source
18 929 (5.06%) DevOps
19 897 (4.89%) Kanban
20 856 (4.66%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4801 (26.16%) Java
2 3912 (21.32%) JavaScript
3 3299 (17.98%) SQL
4 2981 (16.24%) C#
5 1114 (6.07%) Python
6 1017 (5.54%) Ruby
7 776 (4.23%) PHP
8 529 (2.88%) Scala
9 459 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 456 (2.48%) C++
11 403 (2.20%) Perl
12 381 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 301 (1.64%) C
14 297 (1.62%) Objective-C
15 275 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 235 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 207 (1.13%) PowerShell
18 186 (1.01%) Groovy
19 163 (0.89%) VB.NET
20 128 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1295 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 1029 (5.61%) Degree
3 703 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 524 (2.86%) ISEB
5 312 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 257 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 209 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 143 (0.78%) PMP
9 140 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 128 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 111 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 96 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 43 (0.23%) Sun Certification
14 36 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
15 33 (0.18%) MCTS
16 32 (0.17%) CISSP
17 27 (0.15%) APMP
18 26 (0.14%) MCSD
19 23 (0.13%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1139 (6.21%) QA
2 134 (0.73%) SLA
3 75 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 68 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 45 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 28 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 21 (0.11%) P3O
9 20 (0.11%) EMIR
9 20 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 20 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.071%) FATCA
11 12 (0.065%) Basel III
11 12 (0.065%) COBIT
11 12 (0.065%) ISO 14001
11 12 (0.065%) PMBOK
12 10 (0.054%) WAI
12 10 (0.054%) HL7
13 7 (0.038%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 242 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 187 (1.02%) Docker
3 103 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 68 (0.37%) Varnish
5 57 (0.31%) vCloud
6 49 (0.27%) vSphere
7 40 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 40 (0.22%) KVM
8 38 (0.21%) HDFS
9 32 (0.17%) Xen
10 28 (0.15%) QEMU
10 28 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 18 (0.098%) VirtualBox
12 17 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.082%) Firmware
14 13 (0.071%) GridGain
15 12 (0.065%) NFS
15 12 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (0.060%) VMware ESX
17 9 (0.049%) Squid
Systems Management
1 698 (3.80%) Puppet
2 536 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 208 (1.13%) Ansible
4 175 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 133 (0.72%) Vagrant
6 82 (0.45%) Salt
7 61 (0.33%) Nagios
8 53 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 42 (0.23%) Kibana
10 37 (0.20%) StatsD
11 36 (0.20%) Rundeck
11 36 (0.20%) yum
12 27 (0.15%) Graphite
12 27 (0.15%) Graylog
13 26 (0.14%) logstash
13 26 (0.14%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.13%) HAProxy
15 21 (0.11%) Cobbler
16 20 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 16 (0.087%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1760 (9.59%) Oracle
2 1690 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 372 (2.03%) IBM
4 358 (1.95%) VMware
5 314 (1.71%) SAP
6 256 (1.39%) Adobe
7 240 (1.31%) Google
8 232 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 214 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 207 (1.13%) HP
11 185 (1.01%) hybris
12 155 (0.84%) Sitecore
12 155 (0.84%) Atlassian
13 153 (0.83%) Tableau
14 143 (0.78%) Sybase
15 140 (0.76%) Zend
16 119 (0.65%) TIBCO
17 111 (0.60%) Informatica
18 101 (0.55%) Business Objects
19 95 (0.52%) Apple
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