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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4225 3272 2831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 6.40% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.43% 8.78% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2922 2249 1845
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 £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 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 £21.34 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.80 £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
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 +3 3892 £401 -5.76% 1421
London +8 2402 £425 -5.55% 669
South East +3 496 £375 - 238
City of London +2 496 £463 +2.77% 209
East of England +3 217 £375 -10.44% 92
North West +7 211 £350 +3.70% 122
South West +16 192 £375 +3.44% 95
Scotland +10 184 £400 +14.28% 62
Yorkshire +21 167 £325 +0.77% 80
Berkshire +16 144 £363 -14.70% 45
West Yorkshire +28 133 £339 +4.23% 48
Edinburgh +21 129 £400 +17.64% 25
West Midlands +5 106 £350 +7.69% 51
Hampshire -5 104 £365 +4.28% 43
Manchester +9 100 £340 +4.61% 67
Surrey +10 99 £400 - 74
Bristol +18 98 £375 +7.14% 33
Leeds +19 97 £340 +13.14% 36
Wales +27 88 £425 +54.54% 21
Buckinghamshire -1 75 £365 -1.35% 17
Cambridgeshire -7 66 £425 - 43
East Midlands -12 62 £325 -18.75% 52
South Wales +18 61 £425 +54.54% 15
Reading +5 60 £425 - 17
Milton Keynes -3 55 £366 -2.33% 6
Cambridge -2 48 £425 +6.91% 27
Cheshire +8 47 £375 +3.44% 30
North East +4 40 £385 -3.75% 33
Glasgow -3 40 £366 +6.54% 27
Bedfordshire -2 36 £400 -1.53% 22

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 2327 (27.52%) Scrum
2 2178 (25.76%) Java
3 2044 (24.17%) TDD
4 1860 (22.00%) HTML
5 1811 (21.42%) JavaScript
6 1522 (18.00%) CSS
7 1511 (17.87%) C#
8 1485 (17.56%) .NET
9 1412 (16.70%) Finance
10 1411 (16.69%) SQL
11 1118 (13.22%) Web Services
12 1069 (12.64%) BDD
13 1055 (12.48%) OO
14 992 (11.73%) MVC
15 980 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
16 965 (11.41%) jQuery
17 961 (11.36%) SQL Server
18 932 (11.02%) HTML5
19 907 (10.73%) Project Management
20 895 (10.58%) E-Commerce
21 877 (10.37%) XML
22 815 (9.64%) Oracle
23 792 (9.37%) Linux
24 747 (8.83%) ASP.NET
25 733 (8.67%) QA
26 710 (8.40%) Microsoft
27 635 (7.51%) Degree
28 628 (7.43%) Spring
29 620 (7.33%) CSS3
30 607 (7.18%) Git (software)

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 295 (3.49%) CMS
2 267 (3.16%) Apache
3 227 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 190 (2.25%) Node.js
5 186 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 140 (1.66%) IIS
7 122 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 120 (1.42%) Confluence
9 101 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 78 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 75 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 62 (0.73%) Drupal
13 52 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 44 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 44 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
15 42 (0.50%) Apache Solr
16 40 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
17 38 (0.45%) WordPress
18 33 (0.39%) Alfresco
19 30 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 330 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 107 (1.27%) MS Office
3 102 (1.21%) MS Project
4 100 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 95 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.57%) 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
1 109 (1.29%) 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%) WebTrends
10 7 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.071%) SiteCatalyst
12 5 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.059%) Tridion
12 5 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 133 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (1.03%) SaaS
4 63 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.37%) GitHub
7 26 (0.31%) Office 365
7 26 (0.31%) PaaS
8 23 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.24%) Force.com
10 19 (0.22%) IaaS
11 15 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.11%) Heroku
14 7 (0.083%) CloudFront
14 7 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
14 7 (0.083%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.059%) Joyent
16 1 (0.012%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 203 (2.40%) Internet
2 191 (2.26%) HTTP
3 82 (0.97%) DNS
4 69 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 67 (0.79%) LDAP
6 51 (0.60%) Intranet
7 46 (0.54%) SSL
8 39 (0.46%) Firewall
9 25 (0.30%) SAN
10 19 (0.22%) Network Security
11 17 (0.20%) AMQP
11 17 (0.20%) VPN
12 15 (0.18%) VoIP
12 15 (0.18%) 4G
13 14 (0.17%) 2G
13 14 (0.17%) WAN
13 14 (0.17%) LAN
13 14 (0.17%) 3G
14 13 (0.15%) FTP
14 13 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 961 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 524 (6.20%) MySQL
3 366 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 323 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 316 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 262 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 248 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 192 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 166 (1.96%) Big Data
10 135 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 127 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 123 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 106 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 103 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 99 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 82 (0.97%) Hadoop
16 82 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
17 76 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 56 (0.66%) DB2
19 46 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 607 (7.18%) Git (software)
2 599 (7.08%) Selenium
3 465 (5.50%) Cucumber
4 451 (5.33%) Subversion
5 432 (5.11%) JIRA
6 420 (4.97%) Visual Studio
7 412 (4.87%) Jenkins
8 388 (4.59%) Maven
9 376 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 313 (3.70%) JUnit
11 222 (2.63%) WebDriver
12 153 (1.81%) Eclipse
13 152 (1.80%) TeamCity
14 149 (1.76%) Ant
15 140 (1.66%) NUnit
16 134 (1.58%) Jasmine
17 116 (1.37%) Hudson
18 96 (1.14%) SpecFlow
19 94 (1.11%) RSpec
20 92 (1.09%) SoapUI
General
1 1412 (16.70%) Finance
2 585 (6.92%) Banking
3 459 (5.43%) Retail
4 282 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 235 (2.78%) Front Office
6 226 (2.67%) Marketing
7 197 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 170 (2.01%) Publishing
9 119 (1.41%) Games
9 119 (1.41%) Back Office
10 97 (1.15%) Legal
11 80 (0.95%) Advertising
12 55 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 40 (0.47%) Electronics
15 37 (0.44%) Automotive
16 34 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.33%) Law
18 25 (0.30%) Local Government
19 24 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3780 (44.70%) Developer
2 1191 (14.08%) Analyst
3 759 (8.98%) Project Manager
4 758 (8.96%) Java Developer
5 749 (8.86%) Business Analyst
6 581 (6.87%) .NET Developer
7 405 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 376 (4.45%) Tester
9 366 (4.33%) Architect
10 325 (3.84%) C# Developer
11 303 (3.58%) Web Developer
12 298 (3.52%) Test Analyst
13 293 (3.46%) Front-End Developer
14 255 (3.02%) ScrumMaster
15 254 (3.00%) Agile Project Manager
16 247 (2.92%) PHP Developer
17 245 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
18 221 (2.61%) Designer
19 186 (2.20%) Software Engineer
20 182 (2.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1860 (22.00%) HTML
2 1522 (18.00%) CSS
3 1485 (17.56%) .NET
4 1118 (13.22%) Web Services
5 965 (11.41%) jQuery
6 932 (11.02%) HTML5
7 877 (10.37%) XML
8 747 (8.83%) ASP.NET
9 628 (7.43%) Spring
10 620 (7.33%) CSS3
11 493 (5.83%) Ajax
12 448 (5.30%) JSON
13 429 (5.07%) RESTful
14 412 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 377 (4.46%) J2EE
16 373 (4.41%) REST
17 367 (4.34%) SOAP
18 360 (4.26%) WCF
19 351 (4.15%) .NET Framework
20 330 (3.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 529 (6.26%) Open Source
2 406 (4.80%) Mobile App
3 283 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 137 (1.62%) iPad
5 133 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 126 (1.49%) Social Media
7 124 (1.47%) Derivative
8 109 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 105 (1.24%) Digital Media
10 98 (1.16%) Fixed Income
11 97 (1.15%) iPhone
12 86 (1.02%) Visualisation
13 83 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 79 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 72 (0.85%) Data Integration
16 68 (0.80%) Credit Risk
17 63 (0.75%) Mathematics
18 57 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
19 54 (0.64%) Market Risk
19 54 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 792 (9.37%) Linux
2 526 (6.22%) Windows
3 426 (5.04%) UNIX
4 375 (4.43%) Apple iOS
5 304 (3.60%) Android
6 88 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (0.99%) CentOS
8 66 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 65 (0.77%) Solaris
10 50 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (0.34%) AIX
14 23 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.15%) Debian
18 12 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.13%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2327 (27.52%) Scrum
2 2044 (24.17%) TDD
3 1069 (12.64%) BDD
4 1055 (12.48%) OO
5 992 (11.73%) MVC
6 980 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
7 907 (10.73%) Project Management
8 895 (10.58%) E-Commerce
9 605 (7.15%) User Stories
10 552 (6.53%) Software Engineering
11 534 (6.32%) Unit Testing
12 512 (6.05%) Web Development
13 451 (5.33%) Test Automation
14 446 (5.27%) Kanban
15 412 (4.87%) PRINCE2
16 402 (4.75%) Waterfall
17 379 (4.48%) DevOps
18 368 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 357 (4.22%) SOA
20 340 (4.02%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2178 (25.76%) Java
2 1811 (21.42%) JavaScript
3 1511 (17.87%) C#
4 1411 (16.69%) SQL
5 603 (7.13%) PHP
6 566 (6.69%) Ruby
7 469 (5.55%) Python
8 270 (3.19%) C++
9 252 (2.98%) Scala
10 212 (2.51%) Perl
11 203 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 140 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 138 (1.63%) Groovy
14 129 (1.53%) C
15 118 (1.40%) PHP5
16 115 (1.36%) Objective-C
17 100 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 96 (1.14%) VB.NET
19 71 (0.84%) Bash Shell
20 62 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 635 (7.51%) Degree
2 417 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 265 (3.13%) ISEB
4 255 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 153 (1.81%) ISTQB
6 73 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 66 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 64 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 59 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 57 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 36 (0.43%) PMP
12 28 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.18%) Sun Certification
15 11 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.13%) MAPM
15 11 (0.13%) MCITP
15 11 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 10 (0.12%) CBAP
16 10 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 733 (8.67%) QA
2 38 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 12 (0.14%) Basel III
5 11 (0.13%) WCAG
5 11 (0.13%) SLA
6 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.095%) SNOMED CT
7 8 (0.095%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.095%) EMIR
8 7 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.083%) GPG13
8 7 (0.083%) Basel II
8 7 (0.083%) WAI
9 5 (0.059%) MiFID
9 5 (0.059%) HL7
10 4 (0.047%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.047%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.035%) FATCA
System Software
1 69 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 64 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.26%) vSphere
4 19 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.14%) XenServer
6 12 (0.14%) 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
1 261 (3.09%) Puppet
2 209 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 56 (0.66%) Nagios
5 52 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 43 (0.51%) Ansible
7 33 (0.39%) Salt
8 24 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 23 (0.27%) SCCM
10 22 (0.26%) Capistrano
11 19 (0.22%) Opsview
12 17 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.15%) collectd
14 10 (0.12%) YUM
14 10 (0.12%) Foglight
15 9 (0.11%) StatsD
16 7 (0.083%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 7 (0.083%) Cobbler
16 7 (0.083%) Ganglia
17 6 (0.071%) logstash
Vendors
1 815 (9.64%) Oracle
2 710 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 252 (2.98%) JBoss
4 186 (2.20%) Zend
5 151 (1.79%) IBM
6 121 (1.43%) Adobe
7 102 (1.21%) VMware
8 100 (1.18%) HP
9 94 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 91 (1.08%) ATG
11 87 (1.03%) Sybase
12 82 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 81 (0.96%) SAP
14 66 (0.78%) hybris
15 64 (0.76%) Google
16 61 (0.72%) Business Objects
17 57 (0.67%) TIBCO
18 56 (0.66%) Endeca
19 55 (0.65%) Perforce
20 53 (0.63%) Apple
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