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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8112 6872 5126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.07% 11.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.49% 18.95% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5688 4689 3567
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +1 7505 £425 +6.25% 3263
London +1 3915 £450 +5.88% 1363
South East +3 1179 £400 +6.66% 574
City of London +1 937 £450 - 467
Yorkshire +3 508 £363 +11.53% 265
South West +5 495 £400 +14.28% 240
North West +2 474 £394 +12.50% 329
East of England +3 443 £415 +3.75% 215
West Yorkshire +3 413 £375 +11.11% 195
Scotland +6 380 £400 +14.28% 126
Leeds +1 327 £375 +15.38% 138
Hampshire +5 307 £365 +4.28% 114
Berkshire +4 301 £388 +3.33% 138
West Midlands +8 220 £375 +15.38% 129
Edinburgh +5 220 £375 +7.14% 59
Manchester +2 209 £375 +7.14% 192
Surrey +2 195 £425 +3.34% 97
Bristol 0 193 £400 +14.28% 90
East Midlands +2 157 £375 +7.14% 98
Cambridgeshire +2 146 £375 -6.25% 102
Wales +1 143 £444 +18.33% 43
Southampton +3 128 £384 +22.80% 46
Buckinghamshire -2 124 £388 -3.12% 41
Lancashire +3 114 £400 -3.03% 32
North East +12 110 £431 +16.55% 32
Glasgow +8 110 £425 +41.66% 48
Cheshire 0 103 £385 +10.00% 73
South Wales +1 97 £444 +18.33% 35
Tyne and Wear +15 94 £450 +12.50% 28
Oxfordshire +1 91 £450 +28.57% 68

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5068 (29.75%) Scrum
2 4844 (28.43%) Java
3 4010 (23.54%) TDD
4 3692 (21.67%) HTML
5 3663 (21.50%) JavaScript
6 3149 (18.48%) Finance
7 2939 (17.25%) SQL
7 2939 (17.25%) .NET
8 2929 (17.19%) CSS
9 2759 (16.20%) C#
10 2252 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
11 2087 (12.25%) Web Services
12 2008 (11.79%) Linux
13 1940 (11.39%) BDD
14 1898 (11.14%) MVC
15 1869 (10.97%) OO
16 1842 (10.81%) HTML5
17 1770 (10.39%) Project Management
18 1753 (10.29%) SQL Server
19 1673 (9.82%) jQuery
20 1608 (9.44%) Oracle
21 1599 (9.39%) Microsoft
22 1581 (9.28%) XML
23 1535 (9.01%) Waterfall
24 1532 (8.99%) Git (software)
25 1519 (8.92%) E-Commerce
26 1423 (8.35%) Banking
27 1270 (7.45%) ASP.NET
28 1253 (7.36%) Spring
29 1216 (7.14%) Python

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 649 (3.81%) Apache
2 582 (3.42%) CMS
3 550 (3.23%) Node.js
4 534 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 450 (2.64%) Tomcat
6 327 (1.92%) JBoss
7 252 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 229 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 228 (1.34%) IIS
10 224 (1.31%) Confluence
11 147 (0.86%) Drupal
12 130 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 129 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 119 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
15 113 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 106 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
17 103 (0.60%) Apache Solr
17 103 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
18 91 (0.53%) OpenStack
18 91 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 767 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 285 (1.67%) MS Project
3 266 (1.56%) MS Office
4 215 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 174 (1.02%) Photoshop
6 163 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 97 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 36 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 32 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 24 (0.14%) PowerPivot
12 22 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 19 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 18 (0.11%) Mingle
15 12 (0.070%) SPSS
16 11 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
17 7 (0.041%) Acrobat
18 3 (0.018%) InDesign
19 2 (0.012%) Final Cut Pro
19 2 (0.012%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 244 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 52 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 50 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 48 (0.28%) Magento
6 40 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 27 (0.16%) RMDS
8 25 (0.15%) Summit
9 21 (0.12%) Agresso
10 19 (0.11%) Maximo
10 19 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 16 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
12 15 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
12 15 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.088%) IntelliMatch
13 14 (0.082%) SAP BPC
14 13 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 13 (0.076%) ION MarketView
15 11 (0.065%) SAP ERP
15 11 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 303 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 280 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 189 (1.11%) SaaS
4 141 (0.83%) PaaS
5 106 (0.62%) GitHub
6 103 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 81 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (0.42%) IaaS
9 64 (0.38%) Force.com
10 51 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 51 (0.30%) Office 365
11 30 (0.18%) Heroku
12 14 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.065%) Joyent
14 10 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.059%) Basecamp
15 9 (0.053%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.053%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 465 (2.73%) HTTP
2 349 (2.05%) Internet
3 141 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 126 (0.74%) Intranet
5 103 (0.60%) Firewall
6 102 (0.60%) SSL
7 84 (0.49%) DNS
8 69 (0.41%) SAN
9 52 (0.31%) LDAP
10 50 (0.29%) ATM
11 47 (0.28%) AMQP
12 46 (0.27%) VPN
13 45 (0.26%) HTTPS
14 42 (0.25%) WAN
14 42 (0.25%) LAN
15 38 (0.22%) GSM
15 38 (0.22%) Ethernet
16 37 (0.22%) SDH
17 33 (0.19%) RNC
17 33 (0.19%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1753 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 758 (4.45%) MySQL
3 738 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 685 (4.02%) MongoDB
5 515 (3.02%) NoSQL
6 487 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 410 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 352 (2.07%) Oracle Database
9 348 (2.04%) Big Data
10 347 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 328 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
12 284 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 278 (1.63%) Hadoop
14 257 (1.51%) RDBMS
15 203 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 201 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 134 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 131 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
18 131 (0.77%) Redis
19 128 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1532 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 1178 (6.91%) Selenium
3 1146 (6.73%) Jenkins
4 1051 (6.17%) JIRA
5 965 (5.66%) Subversion
6 858 (5.04%) Maven
7 780 (4.58%) Cucumber
8 724 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 640 (3.76%) JUnit
10 551 (3.23%) Visual Studio
11 386 (2.27%) Eclipse
12 385 (2.26%) WebDriver
13 340 (2.00%) Ant
14 296 (1.74%) TeamCity
15 280 (1.64%) Jasmine
16 276 (1.62%) NUnit
17 236 (1.39%) Hudson
18 219 (1.29%) SpecFlow
19 211 (1.24%) Grunt
20 193 (1.13%) Mockito
General
1 3149 (18.48%) Finance
2 1423 (8.35%) Banking
3 644 (3.78%) Retail
4 565 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 451 (2.65%) Front Office
6 441 (2.59%) Marketing
7 416 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 323 (1.90%) Games
9 298 (1.75%) Publishing
10 221 (1.30%) Legal
11 151 (0.89%) Back Office
12 150 (0.88%) Advertising
13 136 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 104 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 91 (0.53%) Law
16 82 (0.48%) Electronics
17 65 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 64 (0.38%) Automotive
19 41 (0.24%) French Language
20 39 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7492 (43.98%) Developer
2 2469 (14.49%) Analyst
3 1813 (10.64%) Java Developer
4 1537 (9.02%) Business Analyst
5 1409 (8.27%) Project Manager
6 1065 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 1037 (6.09%) Senior Developer
8 989 (5.81%) Architect
9 709 (4.16%) C# Developer
10 568 (3.33%) Test Analyst
11 512 (3.01%) Tester
12 474 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
13 453 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
14 429 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
15 426 (2.50%) Designer
16 425 (2.49%) Web Developer
17 393 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
18 371 (2.18%) ScrumMaster
19 369 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
20 338 (1.98%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3692 (21.67%) HTML
2 2939 (17.25%) .NET
3 2929 (17.19%) CSS
4 2087 (12.25%) Web Services
5 1842 (10.81%) HTML5
6 1673 (9.82%) jQuery
7 1581 (9.28%) XML
8 1270 (7.45%) ASP.NET
9 1253 (7.36%) Spring
10 1151 (6.76%) CSS3
11 1020 (5.99%) REST
12 1018 (5.98%) AngularJS
13 902 (5.29%) J2EE
13 902 (5.29%) RESTful
14 784 (4.60%) JSON
15 776 (4.56%) SOAP
16 752 (4.41%) Ajax
17 744 (4.37%) WCF
18 730 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 724 (4.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1165 (6.84%) User Experience
2 1146 (6.73%) Open Source
3 994 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 646 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 436 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 275 (1.61%) Derivative
7 261 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 242 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 229 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 204 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 188 (1.10%) Digital Media
12 186 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 184 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 157 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 155 (0.91%) iPad
16 141 (0.83%) Social Media
17 136 (0.80%) Data Integration
18 121 (0.71%) iPhone
19 113 (0.66%) Equities
20 105 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2008 (11.79%) Linux
2 1055 (6.19%) UNIX
3 963 (5.65%) Windows
4 608 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 577 (3.39%) Android
6 245 (1.44%) CentOS
7 175 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 161 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 153 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 93 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (0.41%) Solaris
12 64 (0.38%) AIX
13 59 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 55 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 44 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
17 34 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
18 18 (0.11%) Windows 8
19 16 (0.094%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5068 (29.75%) Scrum
2 4010 (23.54%) TDD
3 2252 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
4 1940 (11.39%) BDD
5 1898 (11.14%) MVC
6 1869 (10.97%) OO
7 1770 (10.39%) Project Management
8 1535 (9.01%) Waterfall
9 1519 (8.92%) E-Commerce
10 1036 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 1023 (6.00%) User Stories
12 1012 (5.94%) DevOps
13 1002 (5.88%) PRINCE2
14 988 (5.80%) SOA
15 985 (5.78%) Software Engineering
16 879 (5.16%) Web Development
17 876 (5.14%) Kanban
18 839 (4.92%) Unit Testing
19 752 (4.41%) Mentoring
20 719 (4.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4844 (28.43%) Java
2 3663 (21.50%) JavaScript
3 2939 (17.25%) SQL
4 2759 (16.20%) C#
5 1216 (7.14%) Python
6 1191 (6.99%) Ruby
7 969 (5.69%) PHP
8 593 (3.48%) Scala
9 490 (2.88%) C++
10 416 (2.44%) Perl
11 404 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 357 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 316 (1.85%) C
14 290 (1.70%) Bash Shell
15 250 (1.47%) Shell Script
16 213 (1.25%) Objective-C
17 172 (1.01%) Groovy
18 170 (1.00%) PowerShell
19 122 (0.72%) VB.NET
20 98 (0.58%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1058 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 1040 (6.10%) Degree
3 568 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 540 (3.17%) ISEB
5 245 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 199 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 174 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 140 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 131 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 102 (0.60%) PMP
11 100 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 84 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 51 (0.30%) Sun Certification
14 49 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (0.23%) BC Cleared
16 26 (0.15%) MCTS
17 25 (0.15%) HND
18 24 (0.14%) APMP
19 23 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
20 22 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1147 (6.73%) QA
2 76 (0.45%) SLA
3 69 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 43 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 32 (0.19%) COBIT
7 31 (0.18%) P3O
8 24 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 24 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 20 (0.12%) EMIR
10 18 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 16 (0.094%) FATCA
12 13 (0.076%) HL7
12 13 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
13 12 (0.070%) Basel III
13 12 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.059%) WAI
15 8 (0.047%) COREP
16 7 (0.041%) WCAG
16 7 (0.041%) GxP
System Software
1 186 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.38%) Docker
4 58 (0.34%) vCloud
5 55 (0.32%) Varnish
6 48 (0.28%) vSphere
7 32 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 29 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 28 (0.16%) HDFS
10 27 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 24 (0.14%) Hyper-V
12 22 (0.13%) Xen
13 19 (0.11%) KVM
14 16 (0.094%) VMware ESX
15 14 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 14 (0.082%) NFS
16 13 (0.076%) XenServer
17 11 (0.065%) Samba
17 11 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (0.053%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 769 (4.51%) Puppet
2 500 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 233 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 195 (1.14%) Ansible
5 160 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 137 (0.80%) Nagios
7 71 (0.42%) ZABBIX
8 61 (0.36%) Salt
9 59 (0.35%) Graphite
10 47 (0.28%) Kibana
11 30 (0.18%) Graylog2
12 29 (0.17%) logstash
13 28 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
14 24 (0.14%) yum
14 24 (0.14%) Tivoli
15 23 (0.14%) Control-M
15 23 (0.14%) Cobbler
16 22 (0.13%) Zenoss
17 21 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 19 (0.11%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1608 (9.44%) Oracle
2 1599 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 335 (1.97%) VMware
4 281 (1.65%) SAP
5 259 (1.52%) IBM
6 244 (1.43%) Google
7 235 (1.38%) HP
8 234 (1.37%) Zend
9 204 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 202 (1.19%) Adobe
11 176 (1.03%) Red Hat
12 135 (0.79%) Sybase
13 129 (0.76%) hybris
14 122 (0.72%) Sitecore
15 106 (0.62%) TIBCO
16 93 (0.55%) Informatica
17 87 (0.51%) Perforce
18 84 (0.49%) Atlassian
19 82 (0.48%) Cisco
20 79 (0.46%) Twitter
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