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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8776 6978 6466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 13.24% 11.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.52% 17.87% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6124 4841 4312
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £562 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 75 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.62 £23.13 £22.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +2 8074 £413 +3.12% 2915
London +2 4690 £438 -2.23% 1332
South East -1 1087 £380 +4.10% 443
City of London 0 973 £450 - 416
South West +10 501 £375 +15.38% 195
East of England +1 491 £399 -0.31% 185
North West +2 386 £360 +10.76% 269
Scotland +5 339 £388 +10.71% 96
Yorkshire +4 324 £340 +4.61% 229
Berkshire +7 261 £375 - 74
West Midlands +4 238 £350 +6.06% 115
Wales +5 237 £375 -6.25% 59
Hampshire 0 229 £375 +7.14% 102
West Yorkshire +3 218 £350 +7.69% 132
Manchester +2 214 £350 +3.70% 145
Bristol +3 198 £400 +33.33% 67
Edinburgh +12 197 £396 +13.21% 47
Surrey +4 191 £400 +10.34% 120
East Midlands +1 173 £425 +32.29% 97
Leeds +1 169 £350 +7.69% 104
North East +18 151 £375 -1.96% 52
Buckinghamshire 0 148 £400 +6.66% 35
South Wales +7 140 £375 +5.63% 43
Tyne and Wear +11 133 £375 -1.96% 50
Hertfordshire +2 132 £391 -2.18% 45
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 128 £377 -1.50% 49
Southampton +9 118 £365 -8.75% 25
Milton Keynes +1 117 £400 - 17
Cambridgeshire -3 110 £350 -17.64% 78
Glasgow +6 105 £388 +0.64% 31

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5125 (30.18%) Scrum
2 4279 (25.20%) Java
3 4106 (24.18%) TDD
4 3559 (20.96%) HTML
5 3456 (20.35%) JavaScript
6 3026 (17.82%) .NET
7 2965 (17.46%) CSS
8 2932 (17.27%) Finance
9 2914 (17.16%) C#
10 2852 (16.79%) SQL
11 2162 (12.73%) MVC
12 2107 (12.41%) BDD
13 2080 (12.25%) Web Services
14 2019 (11.89%) OO
15 1859 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
16 1825 (10.75%) SQL Server
17 1786 (10.52%) HTML5
18 1782 (10.49%) Project Management
19 1703 (10.03%) Linux
20 1694 (9.98%) XML
21 1689 (9.95%) E-Commerce
22 1644 (9.68%) jQuery
23 1631 (9.60%) Oracle
24 1507 (8.87%) Microsoft
25 1415 (8.33%) ASP.NET
26 1390 (8.19%) Waterfall
27 1337 (7.87%) Banking
28 1253 (7.38%) Spring
29 1240 (7.30%) QA
30 1224 (7.21%) Git (software)

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 592 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 581 (3.42%) Apache
3 569 (3.35%) CMS
4 454 (2.67%) Node.js
5 444 (2.61%) Tomcat
6 255 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 231 (1.36%) Confluence
8 220 (1.30%) IIS
9 193 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 172 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 152 (0.90%) Drupal
12 145 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 132 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 99 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 98 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
16 92 (0.54%) Apache Solr
17 86 (0.51%) Umbraco
18 76 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
19 64 (0.38%) nginx
20 60 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 735 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 333 (1.96%) MS Project
3 271 (1.60%) MS Office
4 256 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 215 (1.27%) Photoshop
6 156 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 125 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 33 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 31 (0.18%) Fireworks
11 29 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 19 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 12 (0.071%) SPSS
14 6 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
15 4 (0.024%) InDesign
16 3 (0.018%) Mingle
17 2 (0.012%) Stata
18 1 (0.006%) Open Workbench
18 1 (0.006%) FastStats
18 1 (0.006%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 237 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 59 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 50 (0.29%) RMDS
5 46 (0.27%) Magento
6 41 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 37 (0.22%) Agresso
8 34 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 29 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 28 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 26 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
12 22 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
13 21 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
13 21 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 19 (0.11%) ION MarketView
15 17 (0.10%) Markit EDM
15 17 (0.10%) Summit
16 16 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
17 13 (0.077%) SAP CO
17 13 (0.077%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 289 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 175 (1.03%) SaaS
4 128 (0.75%) PaaS
5 119 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 103 (0.61%) GitHub
7 98 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 80 (0.47%) IaaS
9 76 (0.45%) Office 365
10 64 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 59 (0.35%) Force.com
12 28 (0.16%) Heroku
13 18 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.10%) Google Apps
15 13 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.053%) ElastiCache
16 9 (0.053%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 8 (0.047%) Google App Engine
17 8 (0.047%) Basecamp
18 7 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 412 (2.43%) HTTP
2 367 (2.16%) Internet
3 125 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 124 (0.73%) Intranet
5 117 (0.69%) DNS
6 110 (0.65%) SSL
7 100 (0.59%) Firewall
8 62 (0.37%) LDAP
9 50 (0.29%) SAN
10 41 (0.24%) VPN
11 40 (0.24%) WAN
12 37 (0.22%) LAN
13 29 (0.17%) FTP
14 27 (0.16%) AMQP
15 25 (0.15%) HTTPS
16 24 (0.14%) VoIP
17 22 (0.13%) SSH
18 21 (0.12%) Extranet
19 20 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1825 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 890 (5.24%) MySQL
3 672 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 549 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 545 (3.21%) MongoDB
6 467 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 459 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 348 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 303 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 295 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 293 (1.73%) Big Data
12 255 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 230 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
14 229 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 175 (1.03%) Hadoop
16 165 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
17 144 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 140 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
19 128 (0.75%) Redis
20 115 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1224 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 1101 (6.48%) Selenium
3 960 (5.65%) JIRA
4 900 (5.30%) Jenkins
5 851 (5.01%) Subversion
6 802 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 748 (4.40%) Maven
8 682 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 664 (3.91%) Visual Studio
10 548 (3.23%) JUnit
11 410 (2.41%) WebDriver
12 321 (1.89%) Eclipse
13 281 (1.65%) Ant
14 254 (1.50%) NUnit
15 252 (1.48%) TeamCity
16 248 (1.46%) Hudson
17 242 (1.43%) Jasmine
18 225 (1.32%) SpecFlow
19 168 (0.99%) SoapUI
20 160 (0.94%) RSpec
General
1 2932 (17.27%) Finance
2 1337 (7.87%) Banking
3 837 (4.93%) Retail
4 611 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 485 (2.86%) Marketing
6 463 (2.73%) Front Office
7 395 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 337 (1.98%) Publishing
9 311 (1.83%) Games
10 225 (1.32%) Legal
11 218 (1.28%) Back Office
12 189 (1.11%) Advertising
13 157 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 108 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 85 (0.50%) Electronics
16 72 (0.42%) Automotive
17 55 (0.32%) Law
17 55 (0.32%) Billing
18 53 (0.31%) Retail Banking
19 43 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7386 (43.49%) Developer
2 2643 (15.56%) Analyst
3 1649 (9.71%) Business Analyst
4 1546 (9.10%) Java Developer
5 1491 (8.78%) Project Manager
6 1134 (6.68%) .NET Developer
7 852 (5.02%) Senior Developer
8 819 (4.82%) Architect
9 702 (4.13%) C# Developer
10 602 (3.54%) Test Analyst
11 574 (3.38%) Tester
12 544 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
13 535 (3.15%) Front-End Developer
14 529 (3.12%) Web Developer
15 498 (2.93%) Designer
16 442 (2.60%) PHP Developer
17 421 (2.48%) ScrumMaster
18 392 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
19 369 (2.17%) Consultant
20 366 (2.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3559 (20.96%) HTML
2 3026 (17.82%) .NET
3 2965 (17.46%) CSS
4 2080 (12.25%) Web Services
5 1786 (10.52%) HTML5
6 1694 (9.98%) XML
7 1644 (9.68%) jQuery
8 1415 (8.33%) ASP.NET
9 1253 (7.38%) Spring
10 1191 (7.01%) CSS3
11 862 (5.08%) REST
12 843 (4.96%) RESTful
13 834 (4.91%) Ajax
14 833 (4.91%) AngularJS
15 821 (4.83%) J2EE
16 816 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 807 (4.75%) WCF
18 771 (4.54%) SOAP
19 757 (4.46%) JSON
20 713 (4.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1187 (6.99%) User Experience
2 1071 (6.31%) Open Source
3 960 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 775 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 479 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 273 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 248 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 244 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 210 (1.24%) Derivative
10 205 (1.21%) Social Media
11 204 (1.20%) iPad
12 202 (1.19%) Fixed Income
13 185 (1.09%) Digital Media
14 171 (1.01%) iPhone
15 162 (0.95%) Visualisation
16 157 (0.92%) Data Integration
17 122 (0.72%) Client/Server
18 119 (0.70%) N-Tier
19 114 (0.67%) Credit Risk
20 98 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1703 (10.03%) Linux
2 895 (5.27%) UNIX
3 871 (5.13%) Windows
4 661 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 544 (3.20%) Android
6 170 (1.00%) CentOS
7 137 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 113 (0.67%) Solaris
9 91 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 89 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 85 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 67 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 54 (0.32%) AIX
14 52 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 34 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 33 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 29 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
19 28 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
20 24 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5125 (30.18%) Scrum
2 4106 (24.18%) TDD
3 2162 (12.73%) MVC
4 2107 (12.41%) BDD
5 2019 (11.89%) OO
6 1859 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
7 1782 (10.49%) Project Management
8 1689 (9.95%) E-Commerce
9 1390 (8.19%) Waterfall
10 1109 (6.53%) PRINCE2
11 1056 (6.22%) User Stories
12 1003 (5.91%) Unit Testing
13 954 (5.62%) Software Engineering
14 908 (5.35%) Web Development
15 902 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 845 (4.98%) Business Analysis
17 824 (4.85%) Kanban
18 822 (4.84%) SOA
19 723 (4.26%) DevOps
20 702 (4.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4279 (25.20%) Java
2 3456 (20.35%) JavaScript
3 2914 (17.16%) C#
4 2852 (16.79%) SQL
5 1083 (6.38%) PHP
6 1075 (6.33%) Ruby
7 893 (5.26%) Python
8 537 (3.16%) Scala
9 495 (2.91%) C++
10 386 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 354 (2.08%) Perl
12 308 (1.81%) PL/SQL
13 272 (1.60%) C
14 250 (1.47%) Objective-C
15 190 (1.12%) Groovy
16 170 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 148 (0.87%) Bash Shell
18 146 (0.86%) PHP5
19 145 (0.85%) PowerShell
20 144 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1120 (6.60%) Degree
2 884 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 581 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 521 (3.07%) ISEB
5 311 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 151 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 150 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 140 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 140 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 85 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 78 (0.46%) PMP
11 68 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
13 39 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 26 (0.15%) APMP
15 25 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
16 23 (0.14%) CISSP
17 22 (0.13%) MCITP
18 21 (0.12%) Sun Certification
19 19 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1240 (7.30%) QA
2 73 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.29%) SLA
4 48 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.16%) COBIT
6 28 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.16%) EMIR
7 23 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 19 (0.11%) WCAG
8 19 (0.11%) WAI
9 18 (0.11%) Basel III
10 17 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 16 (0.094%) HL7
11 16 (0.094%) P3O
12 12 (0.071%) Solvency II
12 12 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.065%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.047%) FATCA
15 7 (0.041%) GPG13
System Software
1 147 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 47 (0.28%) vCloud
4 34 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 28 (0.16%) Varnish
6 23 (0.14%) vSphere
7 21 (0.12%) XenServer
8 16 (0.094%) Xen
9 15 (0.088%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.077%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.077%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.077%) Docker
11 12 (0.071%) NFS
12 11 (0.065%) KVM
13 8 (0.047%) Samba
14 7 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.035%) HDFS
16 5 (0.029%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.029%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.018%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 521 (3.07%) Puppet
2 385 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 250 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 103 (0.61%) Nagios
5 101 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 84 (0.49%) Ansible
7 55 (0.32%) Salt
8 43 (0.25%) ZABBIX
9 32 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 28 (0.16%) SCCM
10 28 (0.16%) YUM
11 25 (0.15%) Capistrano
12 24 (0.14%) Graylog2
13 20 (0.12%) Kibana
14 19 (0.11%) Oozie
15 18 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (0.10%) Zenoss
17 15 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Management
17 15 (0.088%) Opsview
18 14 (0.082%) logstash
Vendors
1 1631 (9.60%) Oracle
2 1507 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 364 (2.14%) JBoss
4 348 (2.05%) Zend
5 309 (1.82%) IBM
6 274 (1.61%) SAP
7 249 (1.47%) VMware
8 229 (1.35%) Adobe
9 211 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 188 (1.11%) HP
11 183 (1.08%) Google
12 144 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 140 (0.82%) ATG
14 139 (0.82%) hybris
15 119 (0.70%) Sybase
16 115 (0.68%) Sitecore
17 114 (0.67%) Informatica
18 99 (0.58%) Business Objects
19 94 (0.55%) TIBCO
20 90 (0.53%) Perforce
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Surrey
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