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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10546 8672 7119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.06% 15.34% 13.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.11% 20.17% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7367 5989 4929
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 44 71
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £22.81 £23.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 9784 £425 +3.65% 3416
London 0 4923 £470 +8.04% 1445
South East +4 1493 £400 +6.66% 522
City of London +2 1075 £475 +5.55% 329
North West +2 808 £425 +18.05% 366
Yorkshire +1 641 £385 +18.46% 273
South West -1 523 £383 +2.00% 238
West Yorkshire +1 484 £375 +10.29% 197
East of England +1 469 £403 +2.87% 204
Scotland +4 458 £375 - 159
Leeds +1 430 £385 +13.23% 164
West Midlands +3 377 £388 +6.89% 163
Hampshire +3 338 £350 -4.10% 117
Berkshire +3 319 £393 +4.66% 115
North East +1 306 £450 +19.44% 63
Cheshire +14 297 £440 +25.71% 113
Manchester 0 292 £423 +20.98% 190
Tyne and Wear 0 274 £450 +20.00% 54
Surrey +4 271 £414 +6.89% 90
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 259 £450 +18.42% 49
Edinburgh -1 249 £389 -2.81% 75
East Midlands +2 238 £386 -9.11% 129
Wales -1 194 £375 -3.22% 49
Buckinghamshire -3 166 £400 +3.22% 37
Oxfordshire +13 156 £413 +10.00% 60
Cambridgeshire +2 147 £375 - 86
South Wales 0 146 £363 -3.33% 43
Bristol 0 143 £375 -6.25% 66
Reading +5 142 £420 +5.00% 46
Glasgow +14 129 £325 -13.33% 67

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5816 (29.54%) Scrum
2 5031 (25.56%) Java
3 4709 (23.92%) TDD
4 4325 (21.97%) JavaScript
5 4021 (20.43%) HTML
6 3731 (18.95%) Finance
7 3458 (17.57%) SQL
8 3318 (16.85%) .NET
9 3218 (16.35%) CSS
10 3126 (15.88%) C#
11 2356 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
12 2300 (11.68%) SQL Server
13 2238 (11.37%) BDD
14 2224 (11.30%) Web Services
15 2088 (10.61%) HTML5
16 2041 (10.37%) MVC
17 2040 (10.36%) Project Management
18 1930 (9.80%) Waterfall
19 1898 (9.64%) Linux
20 1833 (9.31%) Git (software)
21 1785 (9.07%) Oracle
22 1761 (8.95%) Microsoft
23 1741 (8.84%) OO
24 1713 (8.70%) jQuery
25 1692 (8.59%) E-Commerce
26 1690 (8.58%) Banking
27 1626 (8.26%) AngularJS
28 1545 (7.85%) User Experience
29 1519 (7.72%) XML
30 1457 (7.40%) ASP.NET

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 865 (4.39%) Node.js
2 584 (2.97%) Apache
3 557 (2.83%) CMS
4 546 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 470 (2.39%) Confluence
6 467 (2.37%) JBoss
7 449 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 438 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 266 (1.35%) IIS
10 234 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 204 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 167 (0.85%) Drupal
13 148 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 145 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
15 144 (0.73%) Jetty
16 139 (0.71%) nginx
17 131 (0.67%) Apache Spark
18 123 (0.62%) Umbraco
19 113 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
20 106 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 784 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 351 (1.78%) MS Office
3 267 (1.36%) MS Project
4 261 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 202 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 177 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 83 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 39 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 34 (0.17%) PowerPivot
10 32 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 17 (0.086%) InfoPath
12 17 (0.086%) Fireworks
13 16 (0.081%) Mingle
14 12 (0.061%) FrameMaker
14 12 (0.061%) RoboHelp
15 10 (0.051%) AutoCAD
15 10 (0.051%) Siemens NX
16 9 (0.046%) Open Workbench
17 8 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 233 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.44%) Magento
3 82 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 55 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 35 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 27 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 22 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 21 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 20 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
10 18 (0.091%) Teamcenter
11 17 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
12 16 (0.081%) WebTrends
12 16 (0.081%) Endur
13 15 (0.076%) SAP PS
13 15 (0.076%) SAP SCM
14 14 (0.071%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.071%) Tridion
15 12 (0.061%) RMDS
16 11 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 790 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 357 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (1.08%) GitHub
4 181 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 180 (0.91%) SaaS
6 117 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 107 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 78 (0.40%) IaaS
9 70 (0.36%) PaaS
10 67 (0.34%) Office 365
11 61 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 56 (0.28%) Google App Engine
13 50 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 38 (0.19%) Force.com
15 37 (0.19%) Heroku
16 35 (0.18%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
17 30 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 28 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 26 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 543 (2.76%) HTTP
2 388 (1.97%) Internet
3 190 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 141 (0.72%) SSL
5 114 (0.58%) DNS
6 107 (0.54%) Firewall
7 86 (0.44%) FTP
8 84 (0.43%) Intranet
9 77 (0.39%) LDAP
10 72 (0.37%) DHCP
11 59 (0.30%) SAN
12 51 (0.26%) IPsec
13 48 (0.24%) WAN
14 46 (0.23%) VPN
15 40 (0.20%) LAN
15 40 (0.20%) Network Security
16 31 (0.16%) SSH
17 29 (0.15%) 4G
18 28 (0.14%) 3G
19 27 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2300 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 901 (4.58%) MongoDB
3 845 (4.29%) MySQL
4 772 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 693 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 689 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 493 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 489 (2.48%) Big Data
9 460 (2.34%) Hadoop
10 423 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
11 416 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 378 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 371 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
14 306 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
15 301 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 291 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
17 229 (1.16%) RDBMS
18 208 (1.06%) DB2
19 152 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
20 143 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1833 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 1324 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 1300 (6.60%) JIRA
4 1155 (5.87%) Selenium
5 1019 (5.18%) Subversion
6 842 (4.28%) Cucumber
7 811 (4.12%) Maven
8 732 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 571 (2.90%) JUnit
10 562 (2.85%) Visual Studio
11 397 (2.02%) WebDriver
12 316 (1.61%) Eclipse
13 283 (1.44%) Ant
14 271 (1.38%) TeamCity
15 262 (1.33%) SpecFlow
16 257 (1.31%) NUnit
17 249 (1.26%) Grunt
18 244 (1.24%) Jasmine
19 211 (1.07%) JMeter
20 193 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 3731 (18.95%) Finance
2 1690 (8.58%) Banking
3 912 (4.63%) Retail
4 621 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 543 (2.76%) Marketing
6 474 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 460 (2.34%) Front Office
8 316 (1.61%) Publishing
9 250 (1.27%) Games
10 239 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 216 (1.10%) Legal
12 182 (0.92%) Back Office
13 149 (0.76%) Advertising
14 121 (0.61%) Law
15 118 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 100 (0.51%) Electronics
17 90 (0.46%) Automotive
18 88 (0.45%) Billing
19 86 (0.44%) Financial Institution
20 82 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8524 (43.30%) Developer
2 3002 (15.25%) Analyst
3 1953 (9.92%) Java Developer
4 1868 (9.49%) Business Analyst
5 1710 (8.69%) Project Manager
6 1228 (6.24%) Architect
7 1168 (5.93%) .NET Developer
8 1021 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 789 (4.01%) C# Developer
10 689 (3.50%) Test Analyst
11 593 (3.01%) Front-End Developer
12 575 (2.92%) Tester
13 505 (2.57%) Agile Business Analyst
14 469 (2.38%) ScrumMaster
15 459 (2.33%) Web Developer
16 442 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
17 432 (2.19%) Designer
18 399 (2.03%) Agile Project Manager
19 398 (2.02%) Consultant
20 388 (1.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4021 (20.43%) HTML
2 3318 (16.85%) .NET
3 3218 (16.35%) CSS
4 2224 (11.30%) Web Services
5 2088 (10.61%) HTML5
6 1713 (8.70%) jQuery
7 1626 (8.26%) AngularJS
8 1519 (7.72%) XML
9 1457 (7.40%) ASP.NET
10 1320 (6.71%) Spring
11 1264 (6.42%) CSS3
12 1215 (6.17%) REST
13 1094 (5.56%) RESTful
14 969 (4.92%) JSON
15 926 (4.70%) J2EE
16 914 (4.64%) SOAP
17 771 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
18 765 (3.89%) .NET Framework
19 703 (3.57%) Hibernate
20 656 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1545 (7.85%) User Experience
2 1216 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 887 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 401 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 310 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 299 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 257 (1.31%) Visualisation
7 257 (1.31%) Derivative
8 225 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 171 (0.87%) Digital Media
10 158 (0.80%) Fixed Income
11 147 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 139 (0.71%) iPad
13 138 (0.70%) Credit Risk
14 135 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 131 (0.67%) Social Media
16 129 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 129 (0.66%) NHS
17 127 (0.65%) Algorithms
18 124 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1898 (9.64%) Linux
2 1168 (5.93%) UNIX
3 970 (4.93%) Windows
4 779 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 675 (3.43%) Android
6 183 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 171 (0.87%) Mac OS X
8 169 (0.86%) CentOS
9 158 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 111 (0.56%) Solaris
11 89 (0.45%) AIX
12 69 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 55 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.19%) Windows 7
16 36 (0.18%) Windows Phone
17 32 (0.16%) Debian
18 25 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
19 21 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5816 (29.54%) Scrum
2 4709 (23.92%) TDD
3 2356 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
4 2238 (11.37%) BDD
5 2041 (10.37%) MVC
6 2040 (10.36%) Project Management
7 1930 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 1741 (8.84%) OO
9 1692 (8.59%) E-Commerce
10 1409 (7.16%) SDLC
11 1311 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 1207 (6.13%) PRINCE2
13 1175 (5.97%) User Stories
14 1173 (5.96%) Unit Testing
15 1096 (5.57%) Software Engineering
16 1079 (5.48%) Open Source
17 1065 (5.41%) SOA
18 1061 (5.39%) DevOps
19 1023 (5.20%) Kanban
20 929 (4.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5031 (25.56%) Java
2 4325 (21.97%) JavaScript
3 3458 (17.57%) SQL
4 3126 (15.88%) C#
5 1108 (5.63%) Python
6 973 (4.94%) Ruby
7 828 (4.21%) PHP
8 684 (3.47%) Scala
9 573 (2.91%) C++
10 534 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 409 (2.08%) Perl
12 401 (2.04%) PL/SQL
13 340 (1.73%) Objective-C
14 283 (1.44%) C
15 269 (1.37%) Bash Shell
16 259 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 252 (1.28%) Groovy
18 236 (1.20%) PowerShell
19 168 (0.85%) VB
19 168 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1451 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 1061 (5.39%) Degree
3 798 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 577 (2.93%) ISEB
5 328 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 291 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 206 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 147 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 143 (0.73%) PMP
10 138 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 116 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 79 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 59 (0.30%) Sun Certification
14 41 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
15 40 (0.20%) APMP
16 38 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
17 32 (0.16%) CISSP
18 30 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 28 (0.14%) BC Cleared
20 26 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1238 (6.29%) QA
2 88 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 84 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (0.41%) SLA
5 59 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 41 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.16%) TickIT
8 24 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 24 (0.12%) P3O
9 23 (0.12%) EMIR
9 23 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 22 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.091%) Basel III
12 16 (0.081%) HL7
13 14 (0.071%) WAI
13 14 (0.071%) COBIT
14 11 (0.056%) WCAG
14 11 (0.056%) PMBOK
15 10 (0.051%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 276 (1.40%) Docker
2 256 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 72 (0.37%) Varnish
5 63 (0.32%) HDFS
6 52 (0.26%) Xen
7 51 (0.26%) vCloud
8 45 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 39 (0.20%) vSphere
10 32 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 26 (0.13%) KVM
12 18 (0.091%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.086%) VMware ESX
14 16 (0.081%) QEMU
15 15 (0.076%) GridGain
15 15 (0.076%) Squid
16 14 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
17 13 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
18 12 (0.061%) Firmware
19 11 (0.056%) NFS
Systems Management
1 690 (3.51%) Puppet
2 552 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (1.28%) Ansible
4 208 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 127 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 78 (0.40%) Salt
7 68 (0.35%) ZABBIX
8 50 (0.25%) logstash
9 44 (0.22%) Nagios
10 40 (0.20%) Rundeck
11 39 (0.20%) Kibana
12 38 (0.19%) StatsD
12 38 (0.19%) yum
13 35 (0.18%) Oozie
14 33 (0.17%) Capistrano
15 28 (0.14%) HAProxy
16 27 (0.14%) Graphite
17 24 (0.12%) Tivoli
18 23 (0.12%) SCCM
19 20 (0.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1785 (9.07%) Oracle
2 1761 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 414 (2.10%) IBM
4 379 (1.93%) SAP
5 371 (1.88%) VMware
6 327 (1.66%) Adobe
7 319 (1.62%) Google
8 227 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 214 (1.09%) HP
10 209 (1.06%) hybris
11 205 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 165 (0.84%) Informatica
13 164 (0.83%) Atlassian
14 162 (0.82%) Sitecore
15 145 (0.74%) Sybase
16 141 (0.72%) Tableau
17 116 (0.59%) TIBCO
18 114 (0.58%) Zend
19 112 (0.57%) Apple
20 102 (0.52%) Teradata
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Salt
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
DCS Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wales
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £430.00 per annum
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