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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4524 3605 3119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.00% 6.75% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.79% 9.22% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3066 2489 2126
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £554 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 28
Average hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £27.35 £20.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.80 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+41.97% +8.73%

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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 +4 4175 £413 - 1417
London +8 2498 £440 -2.22% 647
South East -2 519 £375 - 227
City of London 0 481 £453 +0.55% 204
East of England -4 255 £375 -11.76% 83
North West +14 231 £350 +3.70% 136
South West +3 208 £375 +7.14% 88
Scotland +5 196 £400 +14.28% 71
Yorkshire +12 188 £330 +4.76% 90
West Yorkshire +19 142 £350 +11.11% 57
Manchester +12 133 £350 +1.81% 86
Edinburgh +19 130 £400 +14.28% 26
West Midlands +7 125 £350 +11.11% 52
Berkshire +3 125 £375 -6.25% 33
Hampshire -8 123 £370 +5.71% 43
Leeds +14 108 £350 +16.47% 41
Bristol +7 100 £400 +33.33% 26
Surrey +18 98 £388 +3.33% 57
Wales +24 77 £400 +45.45% 29
Buckinghamshire -8 76 £388 +1.63% 20
Cambridgeshire -7 75 £400 -9.09% 37
East Midlands -17 71 £425 +24.08% 60
North East +18 61 £385 +4.40% 39
Milton Keynes -9 60 £400 +3.22% 9
South Wales +15 57 £375 +36.36% 24
Tyne and Wear +12 56 £375 +3.44% 29
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 54 £375 +3.44% 28
Cambridge -4 53 £420 +1.81% 30
Cheshire +17 50 £350 +16.66% 32
Southampton +6 47 £365 +10.60% 14

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 2286 (26.99%) Scrum
2 2220 (26.21%) Java
3 2047 (24.17%) TDD
4 1912 (22.57%) HTML
5 1828 (21.58%) JavaScript
6 1556 (18.37%) CSS
7 1475 (17.41%) C#
8 1454 (17.17%) .NET
9 1410 (16.65%) Finance
10 1362 (16.08%) SQL
11 1120 (13.22%) Web Services
12 1087 (12.83%) OO
13 1083 (12.79%) BDD
14 1044 (12.33%) MVC
15 1039 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
16 1020 (12.04%) HTML5
17 959 (11.32%) jQuery
18 915 (10.80%) XML
19 909 (10.73%) SQL Server
20 905 (10.68%) Project Management
21 894 (10.55%) E-Commerce
22 830 (9.80%) Linux
23 798 (9.42%) Oracle
24 758 (8.95%) Microsoft
25 720 (8.50%) QA
26 716 (8.45%) ASP.NET
27 676 (7.98%) CSS3
28 652 (7.70%) Degree
29 642 (7.58%) User Stories
30 641 (7.57%) Git (software)

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 295 (3.48%) CMS
2 288 (3.40%) Apache
3 231 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 218 (2.57%) Node.js
5 207 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 140 (1.65%) IIS
7 122 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 121 (1.43%) Confluence
9 102 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 85 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 60 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 56 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 54 (0.64%) Umbraco
14 53 (0.63%) Drupal
15 45 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 41 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (0.44%) WordPress
17 37 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.30%) nginx
19 23 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 370 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 112 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 111 (1.31%) MS Project
4 107 (1.26%) MS Office
5 99 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 49 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 13 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.071%) SPSS
14 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.035%) Stata
16 2 (0.024%) Mingle
17 1 (0.012%) Gephi
17 1 (0.012%) InDesign
17 1 (0.012%) Niku Workbench
17 1 (0.012%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 118 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 27 (0.32%) Magento
4 15 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.17%) RMDS
5 14 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.13%) Summit
6 11 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 9 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.11%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.094%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.083%) SiteCatalyst
11 6 (0.071%) Tridion
11 6 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.071%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.059%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (1.06%) SaaS
4 57 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (0.48%) PaaS
7 39 (0.46%) GitHub
8 36 (0.43%) Force.com
9 35 (0.41%) Office 365
10 25 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 20 (0.24%) IaaS
12 16 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.13%) Heroku
13 11 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.083%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.071%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.024%) Google App Engine
18 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 193 (2.28%) HTTP
2 190 (2.24%) Internet
3 78 (0.92%) DNS
4 60 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 47 (0.55%) LDAP
6 46 (0.54%) Intranet
7 40 (0.47%) SSL
8 37 (0.44%) Firewall
9 22 (0.26%) SAN
10 19 (0.22%) Network Security
11 17 (0.20%) VPN
12 16 (0.19%) VoIP
13 13 (0.15%) LAN
13 13 (0.15%) FTP
13 13 (0.15%) DSL
13 13 (0.15%) AMQP
13 13 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (0.14%) 4G
15 11 (0.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 522 (6.16%) MySQL
3 367 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 325 (3.84%) NoSQL
5 276 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 238 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 220 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 172 (2.03%) Big Data
9 169 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 139 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 126 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 120 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 112 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
14 106 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 85 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 81 (0.96%) Hadoop
17 79 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
18 70 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 48 (0.57%) DB2
20 45 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 641 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 596 (7.04%) Selenium
3 483 (5.70%) Cucumber
4 462 (5.45%) Subversion
5 458 (5.41%) JIRA
6 443 (5.23%) Jenkins
7 398 (4.70%) Visual Studio
8 381 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 371 (4.38%) Maven
10 308 (3.64%) JUnit
11 216 (2.55%) WebDriver
12 172 (2.03%) Eclipse
13 152 (1.79%) Ant
14 147 (1.74%) Jasmine
15 138 (1.63%) NUnit
16 131 (1.55%) TeamCity
17 125 (1.48%) Hudson
18 107 (1.26%) RSpec
19 103 (1.22%) SpecFlow
20 92 (1.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 1410 (16.65%) Finance
2 577 (6.81%) Banking
3 434 (5.12%) Retail
4 288 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 243 (2.87%) Front Office
6 237 (2.80%) Marketing
7 176 (2.08%) Publishing
8 174 (2.05%) Telecoms
9 134 (1.58%) Games
10 111 (1.31%) Legal
11 97 (1.15%) Back Office
12 73 (0.86%) Advertising
13 62 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 43 (0.51%) Law
16 40 (0.47%) Electronics
17 38 (0.45%) Automotive
18 30 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 25 (0.30%) Local Government
20 22 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3851 (45.47%) Developer
2 1214 (14.33%) Analyst
3 777 (9.17%) Business Analyst
3 777 (9.17%) Java Developer
4 711 (8.39%) Project Manager
5 574 (6.78%) .NET Developer
6 421 (4.97%) Senior Developer
7 367 (4.33%) Architect
8 337 (3.98%) C# Developer
9 322 (3.80%) Tester
10 303 (3.58%) Web Developer
11 287 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
12 282 (3.33%) Test Analyst
13 280 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
14 249 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
15 241 (2.85%) PHP Developer
16 232 (2.74%) Agile Project Manager
17 214 (2.53%) Designer
18 194 (2.29%) Software Engineer
19 188 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1912 (22.57%) HTML
2 1556 (18.37%) CSS
3 1454 (17.17%) .NET
4 1120 (13.22%) Web Services
5 1020 (12.04%) HTML5
6 959 (11.32%) jQuery
7 915 (10.80%) XML
8 716 (8.45%) ASP.NET
9 676 (7.98%) CSS3
10 618 (7.30%) Spring
11 488 (5.76%) Ajax
12 473 (5.58%) RESTful
13 424 (5.01%) JSON
14 398 (4.70%) REST
15 391 (4.62%) WCF
16 390 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 387 (4.57%) J2EE
18 379 (4.47%) AngularJS
19 367 (4.33%) SOAP
20 346 (4.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 540 (6.38%) Open Source
2 391 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 295 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 148 (1.75%) Social Media
5 147 (1.74%) iPad
6 130 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 116 (1.37%) Derivative
8 115 (1.36%) iPhone
9 108 (1.28%) Fixed Income
10 101 (1.19%) Digital Media
11 94 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 90 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 82 (0.97%) Visualisation
14 79 (0.93%) Data Integration
15 72 (0.85%) Client/Server
16 64 (0.76%) Credit Risk
17 60 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
18 59 (0.70%) Mathematics
19 55 (0.65%) W3C
20 53 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 830 (9.80%) Linux
2 498 (5.88%) Windows
3 457 (5.40%) UNIX
4 383 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 284 (3.35%) Android
6 103 (1.22%) CentOS
7 75 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 61 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (0.67%) Solaris
10 49 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.32%) AIX
13 26 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 25 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 20 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 18 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.18%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2286 (26.99%) Scrum
2 2047 (24.17%) TDD
3 1087 (12.83%) OO
4 1083 (12.79%) BDD
5 1044 (12.33%) MVC
6 1039 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
7 905 (10.68%) Project Management
8 894 (10.55%) E-Commerce
9 642 (7.58%) User Stories
10 584 (6.89%) Unit Testing
11 580 (6.85%) Software Engineering
12 506 (5.97%) Web Development
13 438 (5.17%) Test Automation
14 428 (5.05%) Kanban
15 405 (4.78%) Waterfall
16 393 (4.64%) PRINCE2
16 393 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 379 (4.47%) DevOps
18 371 (4.38%) Business Analysis
19 343 (4.05%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2220 (26.21%) Java
2 1828 (21.58%) JavaScript
3 1475 (17.41%) C#
4 1362 (16.08%) SQL
5 613 (7.24%) PHP
6 577 (6.81%) Ruby
7 507 (5.99%) Python
8 286 (3.38%) Scala
9 281 (3.32%) C++
10 211 (2.49%) Perl
11 201 (2.37%) T-SQL
12 162 (1.91%) PL/SQL
13 130 (1.53%) C
14 125 (1.48%) Groovy
15 123 (1.45%) Objective-C
16 117 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 112 (1.32%) PHP5
18 83 (0.98%) VB.NET
19 80 (0.94%) Bash Shell
20 77 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 652 (7.70%) Degree
2 368 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 234 (2.76%) ISEB
4 231 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 137 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 67 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 61 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 60 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 52 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 44 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (0.40%) PMP
13 28 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.20%) MCITP
15 16 (0.19%) Sun Certification
16 12 (0.14%) CISSP
17 11 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 11 (0.13%) MAPM
18 9 (0.11%) BC Cleared
18 9 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (8.50%) QA
2 31 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.14%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.11%) Basel III
6 9 (0.11%) WCAG
6 9 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.094%) SLA
7 8 (0.094%) SNOMED CT
7 8 (0.094%) HL7
8 7 (0.083%) Basel II
8 7 (0.083%) WAI
8 7 (0.083%) GPG13
8 7 (0.083%) EMIR
9 6 (0.071%) COBIT
10 5 (0.059%) MiFID
10 5 (0.059%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.047%) Solvency II
System Software
1 70 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.22%) vSphere
4 18 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (0.20%) XenServer
6 16 (0.19%) vCloud
7 11 (0.13%) KVM
8 9 (0.11%) Xen
9 8 (0.094%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.094%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.083%) Varnish
11 6 (0.071%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.059%) Samba
13 4 (0.047%) NFS
13 4 (0.047%) HDFS
14 3 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.035%) Cygwin
14 3 (0.035%) Docker
15 2 (0.024%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.024%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 266 (3.14%) Puppet
2 221 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 69 (0.81%) Vagrant
5 52 (0.61%) Nagios
6 49 (0.58%) Ansible
7 41 (0.48%) Salt
8 29 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 22 (0.26%) SCCM
10 20 (0.24%) Capistrano
11 18 (0.21%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.17%) YUM
12 14 (0.17%) Opsview
13 10 (0.12%) collectd
13 10 (0.12%) Foglight
14 8 (0.094%) StatsD
14 8 (0.094%) Icinga
14 8 (0.094%) logstash
15 7 (0.083%) Oozie
15 7 (0.083%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 798 (9.42%) Oracle
2 758 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 226 (2.67%) JBoss
4 198 (2.34%) Zend
5 129 (1.52%) IBM
6 123 (1.45%) Adobe
7 115 (1.36%) VMware
8 112 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 87 (1.03%) ATG
10 83 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 81 (0.96%) SAP
11 81 (0.96%) HP
12 80 (0.94%) Sybase
13 67 (0.79%) hybris
14 59 (0.70%) Google
15 58 (0.68%) TIBCO
16 56 (0.66%) Perforce
17 53 (0.63%) Business Objects
18 48 (0.57%) Endeca
19 47 (0.55%) Sitecore
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