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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 17 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4205 3263 2825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.69% 6.39% 4.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.38% 8.77% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2909 2249 1840
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 22
Average hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.60 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +2 3875 £400 -5.88% 1410
London +8 2388 £425 -5.55% 682
City of London +2 498 £463 +2.77% 206
South East +6 496 £375 - 242
East of England +2 221 £375 -9.09% 85
North West +8 210 £350 +5.66% 125
South West +20 193 £375 +3.44% 91
Scotland +13 181 £400 +17.64% 64
Yorkshire +26 160 £320 -1.53% 73
Berkshire +14 145 £363 -9.37% 45
Edinburgh +24 128 £400 +21.21% 25
West Yorkshire +30 126 £325 - 44
Hampshire -8 103 £365 +4.28% 48
West Midlands +2 102 £350 +11.55% 47
Surrey +13 100 £400 - 71
Bristol +15 99 £375 +7.14% 30
Manchester +8 99 £340 +4.61% 70
Leeds +18 90 £325 +8.15% 33
Wales +29 88 £425 +54.54% 21
Buckinghamshire +1 74 £364 -1.68% 19
Cambridgeshire -8 66 £425 - 35
East Midlands -11 63 £325 -18.75% 48
South Wales +22 61 £425 +54.54% 15
Reading +4 60 £425 - 17
Milton Keynes -4 54 £363 -3.33% 9
Cambridge -2 48 £425 +6.91% 23
Cheshire +11 46 £375 +3.44% 32
North East +7 43 £392 -1.93% 27
Glasgow +5 38 £360 +12.94% 30
Bedfordshire -3 37 £400 -1.53% 23

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 2322 (27.52%) Scrum
2 2182 (25.86%) Java
3 2040 (24.18%) TDD
4 1863 (22.08%) HTML
5 1808 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 1523 (18.05%) CSS
7 1507 (17.86%) C#
8 1478 (17.52%) .NET
9 1418 (16.80%) SQL
10 1404 (16.64%) Finance
11 1108 (13.13%) Web Services
12 1066 (12.63%) BDD
13 1053 (12.48%) OO
14 997 (11.82%) MVC
15 983 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
16 969 (11.48%) jQuery
17 960 (11.38%) SQL Server
18 933 (11.06%) HTML5
19 919 (10.89%) Project Management
20 893 (10.58%) E-Commerce
21 878 (10.41%) XML
22 821 (9.73%) Oracle
23 794 (9.41%) Linux
24 741 (8.78%) ASP.NET
25 735 (8.71%) QA
26 713 (8.45%) Microsoft
27 636 (7.54%) Degree
28 633 (7.50%) Spring
29 621 (7.36%) CSS3
30 605 (7.17%) User Stories

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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
1 292 (3.46%) CMS
2 266 (3.15%) Apache
3 232 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 189 (2.24%) Node.js
5 185 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 139 (1.65%) IIS
7 121 (1.43%) WebSphere
8 120 (1.42%) Confluence
9 104 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 79 (0.94%) Umbraco
11 77 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (0.72%) Drupal
13 52 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 44 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 44 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
15 40 (0.47%) WordPress
15 40 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
15 40 (0.47%) Apache Solr
16 33 (0.39%) Alfresco
17 31 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 333 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 109 (1.29%) MS Office
3 102 (1.21%) MS Project
4 99 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 96 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 44 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 15 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 8 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.071%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.024%) Stata
12 2 (0.024%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.012%) InDesign
13 1 (0.012%) Windchill
13 1 (0.012%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.012%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.012%) SPSS
13 1 (0.012%) Gephi
13 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 108 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.33%) Magento
3 27 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 23 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 11 (0.13%) Summit
7 10 (0.12%) RMDS
7 10 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 9 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.095%) Markit EDM
10 7 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
11 6 (0.071%) SiteCatalyst
12 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.059%) Tridion
12 5 (0.059%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 131 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (1.02%) SaaS
4 62 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (0.36%) GitHub
7 26 (0.31%) Office 365
8 25 (0.30%) PaaS
9 23 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.24%) Force.com
11 19 (0.23%) IaaS
12 15 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.11%) Heroku
15 7 (0.083%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (0.083%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.059%) Joyent
17 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.38%) Internet
2 192 (2.28%) HTTP
3 81 (0.96%) DNS
4 69 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 67 (0.79%) LDAP
6 51 (0.60%) Intranet
7 46 (0.55%) SSL
8 38 (0.45%) Firewall
9 25 (0.30%) SAN
10 17 (0.20%) VPN
10 17 (0.20%) Network Security
10 17 (0.20%) AMQP
11 15 (0.18%) 4G
11 15 (0.18%) VoIP
11 15 (0.18%) WAN
12 14 (0.17%) LAN
12 14 (0.17%) 3G
12 14 (0.17%) 2G
13 13 (0.15%) FTP
14 12 (0.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 960 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 525 (6.22%) MySQL
3 365 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 320 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 316 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 265 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 249 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 197 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 167 (1.98%) Big Data
10 134 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 126 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 123 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 106 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 104 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 102 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
16 83 (0.98%) Hadoop
16 83 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 77 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 58 (0.69%) DB2
19 47 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 601 (7.12%) Git (software)
2 599 (7.10%) Selenium
3 466 (5.52%) Cucumber
4 451 (5.34%) Subversion
5 430 (5.10%) JIRA
6 422 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 409 (4.85%) Jenkins
8 390 (4.62%) Maven
9 377 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 313 (3.71%) JUnit
11 222 (2.63%) WebDriver
12 152 (1.80%) TeamCity
12 152 (1.80%) Eclipse
13 150 (1.78%) Ant
14 142 (1.68%) NUnit
15 134 (1.59%) Jasmine
16 117 (1.39%) Hudson
17 97 (1.15%) SpecFlow
18 95 (1.13%) RSpec
19 94 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1404 (16.64%) Finance
2 585 (6.93%) Banking
3 454 (5.38%) Retail
4 282 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 235 (2.79%) Front Office
6 224 (2.65%) Marketing
7 199 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 167 (1.98%) Publishing
9 120 (1.42%) Games
10 118 (1.40%) Back Office
11 95 (1.13%) Legal
12 80 (0.95%) Advertising
13 54 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 39 (0.46%) Electronics
16 35 (0.41%) Automotive
17 33 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.33%) Law
19 25 (0.30%) Local Government
20 23 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3765 (44.62%) Developer
2 1195 (14.16%) Analyst
3 758 (8.98%) Java Developer
4 756 (8.96%) Project Manager
5 750 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 572 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 407 (4.82%) Senior Developer
8 379 (4.49%) Tester
9 368 (4.36%) Architect
10 325 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 307 (3.64%) Web Developer
12 300 (3.56%) Test Analyst
13 294 (3.48%) Front-End Developer
14 256 (3.03%) ScrumMaster
15 254 (3.01%) Agile Project Manager
16 245 (2.90%) PHP Developer
17 244 (2.89%) Agile Business Analyst
18 218 (2.58%) Designer
19 185 (2.19%) Software Engineer
20 180 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1863 (22.08%) HTML
2 1523 (18.05%) CSS
3 1478 (17.52%) .NET
4 1108 (13.13%) Web Services
5 969 (11.48%) jQuery
6 933 (11.06%) HTML5
7 878 (10.41%) XML
8 741 (8.78%) ASP.NET
9 633 (7.50%) Spring
10 621 (7.36%) CSS3
11 500 (5.93%) Ajax
12 450 (5.33%) JSON
13 427 (5.06%) RESTful
14 407 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 376 (4.46%) REST
16 375 (4.44%) J2EE
17 365 (4.33%) SOAP
18 360 (4.27%) WCF
19 348 (4.12%) .NET Framework
20 331 (3.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 527 (6.25%) Open Source
2 403 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 281 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 134 (1.59%) iPad
5 132 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 125 (1.48%) Social Media
7 124 (1.47%) Derivative
8 109 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (1.24%) Digital Media
10 99 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 94 (1.11%) iPhone
12 85 (1.01%) Visualisation
13 84 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 80 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 72 (0.85%) Data Integration
16 66 (0.78%) Credit Risk
17 63 (0.75%) Mathematics
18 57 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
19 55 (0.65%) Market Risk
20 53 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 794 (9.41%) Linux
2 525 (6.22%) Windows
3 430 (5.10%) UNIX
4 373 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 303 (3.59%) Android
6 89 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (1.00%) CentOS
8 66 (0.78%) Solaris
8 66 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 50 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (0.34%) AIX
13 23 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.15%) Debian
17 10 (0.12%) Fedora
17 10 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2322 (27.52%) Scrum
2 2040 (24.18%) TDD
3 1066 (12.63%) BDD
4 1053 (12.48%) OO
5 997 (11.82%) MVC
6 983 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
7 919 (10.89%) Project Management
8 893 (10.58%) E-Commerce
9 605 (7.17%) User Stories
10 551 (6.53%) Software Engineering
11 537 (6.36%) Unit Testing
12 509 (6.03%) Web Development
13 454 (5.38%) Test Automation
14 441 (5.23%) Kanban
15 415 (4.92%) PRINCE2
16 405 (4.80%) Waterfall
17 378 (4.48%) DevOps
18 365 (4.33%) SOA
19 363 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
20 337 (3.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2182 (25.86%) Java
2 1808 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 1507 (17.86%) C#
4 1418 (16.80%) SQL
5 600 (7.11%) PHP
6 564 (6.68%) Ruby
7 466 (5.52%) Python
8 267 (3.16%) C++
9 253 (3.00%) Scala
10 211 (2.50%) Perl
11 204 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 146 (1.73%) PL/SQL
13 139 (1.65%) Groovy
14 126 (1.49%) C
15 117 (1.39%) PHP5
16 112 (1.33%) Objective-C
17 100 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 95 (1.13%) VB.NET
19 70 (0.83%) Bash Shell
20 63 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 636 (7.54%) Degree
2 418 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 262 (3.11%) ISEB
4 258 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 152 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 73 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 69 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 63 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 58 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 58 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 37 (0.44%) PMP
11 28 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.18%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
14 11 (0.13%) MAPM
14 11 (0.13%) MCITP
15 10 (0.12%) CBAP
15 10 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 9 (0.11%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (8.71%) QA
2 38 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 12 (0.14%) Basel III
5 11 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.13%) WCAG
5 11 (0.13%) SLA
6 8 (0.095%) SNOMED CT
6 8 (0.095%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.095%) EMIR
7 7 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.083%) Basel II
7 7 (0.083%) WAI
8 6 (0.071%) GPG13
9 5 (0.059%) MiFID
10 4 (0.047%) HL7
10 4 (0.047%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.047%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.036%) FATCA
System Software
1 68 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 64 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.26%) vSphere
4 19 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.14%) XenServer
7 11 (0.13%) Varnish
7 11 (0.13%) vCloud
8 10 (0.12%) HDFS
9 8 (0.095%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.083%) KVM
11 6 (0.071%) Xen
12 5 (0.059%) NFS
13 4 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.047%) Cygwin
13 4 (0.047%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.024%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.024%) UAG
14 2 (0.024%) Docker
15 1 (0.012%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 260 (3.08%) Puppet
2 209 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 110 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 56 (0.66%) Nagios
5 52 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 42 (0.50%) Ansible
7 33 (0.39%) Salt
8 23 (0.27%) SCCM
8 23 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 22 (0.26%) Capistrano
10 19 (0.23%) Opsview
11 17 (0.20%) ZABBIX
12 13 (0.15%) collectd
13 10 (0.12%) YUM
13 10 (0.12%) Foglight
14 9 (0.11%) StatsD
15 7 (0.083%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 7 (0.083%) Cobbler
15 7 (0.083%) Ganglia
16 6 (0.071%) logstash
Vendors
1 821 (9.73%) Oracle
2 713 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 250 (2.96%) JBoss
4 182 (2.16%) Zend
5 147 (1.74%) IBM
6 121 (1.43%) Adobe
7 103 (1.22%) VMware
8 101 (1.20%) HP
9 94 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 91 (1.08%) ATG
11 88 (1.04%) Sybase
12 83 (0.98%) SAP
13 82 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 66 (0.78%) hybris
15 62 (0.73%) Google
16 58 (0.69%) Business Objects
17 57 (0.68%) TIBCO
18 56 (0.66%) Endeca
19 55 (0.65%) Perforce
20 53 (0.63%) Apple
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