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 29 August 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
29 Aug 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 4533 3566 3116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.01% 6.77% 5.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 9.24% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2465 2123
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 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
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 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 4189 £413 - 1278
London +8 2502 £448 -0.55% 586
South East -3 515 £375 - 194
City of London +1 488 £459 +1.94% 189
East of England -4 256 £375 -11.76% 75
North West +15 239 £350 +3.70% 131
South West +6 209 £375 +7.14% 82
Scotland +8 198 £400 +14.28% 68
Yorkshire +9 189 £330 +4.76% 80
West Yorkshire +20 144 £350 +11.11% 47
Edinburgh +19 131 £400 +14.28% 26
Manchester +12 131 £350 +1.81% 81
West Midlands +12 128 £350 +11.11% 46
Berkshire +7 126 £375 -6.25% 31
Hampshire -4 120 £375 +7.14% 37
Leeds +15 109 £350 +16.47% 32
Bristol +6 100 £400 +33.33% 20
Surrey +15 98 £388 +3.33% 50
Buckinghamshire -10 76 £388 +3.33% 20
Cambridgeshire -7 75 £400 -9.09% 31
East Midlands -20 71 £425 +21.42% 54
Wales +18 70 £400 +45.45% 26
North East +18 61 £385 +4.40% 35
Milton Keynes -11 60 £400 +3.22% 10
Cheshire +21 57 £400 +33.33% 31
Tyne and Wear +12 56 £375 +3.44% 27
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 54 £375 +3.44% 26
Cambridge -5 53 £420 +1.81% 24
South Wales +11 51 £370 +34.54% 21
Glasgow -2 48 £388 +10.71% 28

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2296 (27.03%) Scrum
2 2233 (26.29%) Java
3 2048 (24.11%) TDD
4 1919 (22.60%) HTML
5 1836 (21.62%) JavaScript
6 1563 (18.40%) CSS
7 1483 (17.46%) C#
8 1459 (17.18%) .NET
9 1421 (16.73%) Finance
10 1369 (16.12%) SQL
11 1121 (13.20%) Web Services
12 1096 (12.90%) OO
13 1085 (12.78%) BDD
14 1048 (12.34%) MVC
15 1037 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
16 1022 (12.03%) HTML5
17 966 (11.37%) jQuery
18 910 (10.71%) Project Management
18 910 (10.71%) XML
19 902 (10.62%) E-Commerce
20 900 (10.60%) SQL Server
21 830 (9.77%) Linux
22 802 (9.44%) Oracle
23 752 (8.85%) Microsoft
24 727 (8.56%) QA
25 723 (8.51%) ASP.NET
26 681 (8.02%) CSS3
27 659 (7.76%) Degree
28 641 (7.55%) User Stories
29 639 (7.52%) Git (software)

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.47%) CMS
2 288 (3.39%) Apache
3 230 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 218 (2.57%) Node.js
5 208 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 137 (1.61%) IIS
7 125 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 120 (1.41%) Confluence
9 104 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 84 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 59 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 56 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 54 (0.64%) Umbraco
14 53 (0.62%) Drupal
15 45 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 42 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
17 37 (0.44%) WordPress
17 37 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.29%) nginx
19 24 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 368 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 113 (1.33%) Photoshop
3 111 (1.31%) MS Project
4 107 (1.26%) MS Office
5 100 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 49 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 11 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 11 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.071%) SPSS
13 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.035%) Stata
15 2 (0.024%) Mingle
16 1 (0.012%) Gephi
16 1 (0.012%) InDesign
16 1 (0.012%) Niku Workbench
16 1 (0.012%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 117 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.33%) Magento
3 16 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.16%) RMDS
6 12 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.13%) Summit
8 10 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 10 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 9 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 8 (0.094%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.082%) SiteCatalyst
12 6 (0.071%) Tridion
12 6 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.071%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.071%) Temenos T24
13 4 (0.047%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (1.06%) SaaS
4 57 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (0.47%) PaaS
7 38 (0.45%) GitHub
8 36 (0.42%) Force.com
9 34 (0.40%) Office 365
10 24 (0.28%) 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 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.082%) 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
1 194 (2.28%) HTTP
2 192 (2.26%) Internet
3 78 (0.92%) DNS
4 60 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 46 (0.54%) LDAP
6 45 (0.53%) Intranet
7 40 (0.47%) SSL
8 36 (0.42%) Firewall
9 21 (0.25%) SAN
10 19 (0.22%) Network Security
11 17 (0.20%) VPN
12 16 (0.19%) VoIP
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
14 12 (0.14%) LAN
15 11 (0.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 523 (6.16%) MySQL
3 362 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 325 (3.83%) NoSQL
5 282 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 234 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 220 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 174 (2.05%) Big Data
9 170 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 134 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 125 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 119 (1.40%) RDBMS
13 113 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 107 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 86 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
16 81 (0.95%) Hadoop
17 75 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
18 69 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 49 (0.58%) DB2
20 45 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 639 (7.52%) Git (software)
2 598 (7.04%) Selenium
3 488 (5.75%) Cucumber
4 462 (5.44%) Subversion
5 458 (5.39%) JIRA
6 442 (5.20%) Jenkins
7 400 (4.71%) Visual Studio
8 381 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 375 (4.42%) Maven
10 311 (3.66%) JUnit
11 218 (2.57%) WebDriver
12 172 (2.03%) Eclipse
13 155 (1.83%) Ant
14 146 (1.72%) Jasmine
15 139 (1.64%) NUnit
16 133 (1.57%) TeamCity
17 127 (1.50%) Hudson
18 107 (1.26%) RSpec
19 103 (1.21%) SpecFlow
20 92 (1.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 1421 (16.73%) Finance
2 584 (6.88%) Banking
3 440 (5.18%) Retail
4 291 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 240 (2.83%) Front Office
6 237 (2.79%) Marketing
7 176 (2.07%) Publishing
8 173 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 132 (1.55%) Games
10 110 (1.30%) Legal
11 101 (1.19%) Back Office
12 74 (0.87%) Advertising
13 61 (0.72%) 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 (0.29%) Local Government
20 22 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3851 (45.34%) Developer
2 1220 (14.36%) Analyst
3 777 (9.15%) Business Analyst
4 775 (9.13%) Java Developer
5 712 (8.38%) Project Manager
6 575 (6.77%) .NET Developer
7 420 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 364 (4.29%) Architect
9 338 (3.98%) C# Developer
10 324 (3.81%) Tester
11 305 (3.59%) Web Developer
12 289 (3.40%) Front-End Developer
13 288 (3.39%) Test Analyst
14 281 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
15 251 (2.96%) ScrumMaster
16 243 (2.86%) PHP Developer
17 232 (2.73%) Agile Project Manager
18 216 (2.54%) Designer
19 197 (2.32%) Software Engineer
20 189 (2.23%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1919 (22.60%) HTML
2 1563 (18.40%) CSS
3 1459 (17.18%) .NET
4 1121 (13.20%) Web Services
5 1022 (12.03%) HTML5
6 966 (11.37%) jQuery
7 910 (10.71%) XML
8 723 (8.51%) ASP.NET
9 681 (8.02%) CSS3
10 617 (7.26%) Spring
11 491 (5.78%) Ajax
12 473 (5.57%) RESTful
13 432 (5.09%) JSON
14 394 (4.64%) REST
15 392 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 391 (4.60%) WCF
16 391 (4.60%) J2EE
17 379 (4.46%) AngularJS
18 367 (4.32%) SOAP
19 348 (4.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 543 (6.39%) Open Source
2 391 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 294 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 148 (1.74%) iPad
5 145 (1.71%) Social Media
6 129 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 118 (1.39%) Derivative
8 115 (1.35%) iPhone
9 110 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 102 (1.20%) Digital Media
11 94 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 83 (0.98%) Visualisation
14 79 (0.93%) Data Integration
15 71 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 64 (0.75%) Credit Risk
17 60 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
18 59 (0.69%) Mathematics
19 54 (0.64%) W3C
20 52 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 830 (9.77%) Linux
2 500 (5.89%) Windows
3 459 (5.40%) UNIX
4 382 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 285 (3.36%) Android
6 102 (1.20%) CentOS
7 75 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 61 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (0.67%) Solaris
10 50 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.32%) AIX
13 25 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 20 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 18 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
16 17 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.18%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2296 (27.03%) Scrum
2 2048 (24.11%) TDD
3 1096 (12.90%) OO
4 1085 (12.78%) BDD
5 1048 (12.34%) MVC
6 1037 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
7 910 (10.71%) Project Management
8 902 (10.62%) E-Commerce
9 641 (7.55%) User Stories
10 583 (6.86%) Software Engineering
10 583 (6.86%) Unit Testing
11 505 (5.95%) Web Development
12 446 (5.25%) Test Automation
13 430 (5.06%) Kanban
14 404 (4.76%) Waterfall
15 393 (4.63%) PRINCE2
15 393 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 376 (4.43%) DevOps
17 371 (4.37%) Business Analysis
18 342 (4.03%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2233 (26.29%) Java
2 1836 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 1483 (17.46%) C#
4 1369 (16.12%) SQL
5 613 (7.22%) PHP
6 585 (6.89%) Ruby
7 510 (6.00%) Python
8 285 (3.36%) Scala
9 279 (3.29%) C++
10 214 (2.52%) Perl
11 200 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 163 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 130 (1.53%) C
14 129 (1.52%) Groovy
15 119 (1.40%) Objective-C
15 119 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 113 (1.33%) PHP5
17 84 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 80 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 76 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 659 (7.76%) Degree
2 367 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 241 (2.84%) ISEB
4 233 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 139 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 66 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 64 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 60 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 53 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 42 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 35 (0.41%) PMP
11 35 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.20%) MCITP
14 16 (0.19%) Sun Certification
15 12 (0.14%) CISSP
16 11 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
16 11 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 11 (0.13%) MAPM
17 9 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 727 (8.56%) QA
2 32 (0.38%) 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
8 7 (0.082%) HL7
8 7 (0.082%) Basel II
8 7 (0.082%) WAI
8 7 (0.082%) GPG13
8 7 (0.082%) 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 71 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.24%) vSphere
4 18 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.19%) vCloud
5 16 (0.19%) XenServer
6 10 (0.12%) KVM
7 9 (0.11%) Xen
8 8 (0.094%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.094%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.082%) Varnish
10 6 (0.071%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.047%) HDFS
11 4 (0.047%) Samba
11 4 (0.047%) NFS
12 3 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.035%) Cygwin
12 3 (0.035%) Docker
13 2 (0.024%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.024%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 263 (3.10%) Puppet
2 219 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (0.80%) Vagrant
5 52 (0.61%) Nagios
6 49 (0.58%) Ansible
7 40 (0.47%) 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 (0.16%) YUM
12 14 (0.16%) 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 (0.082%) Oozie
15 7 (0.082%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 802 (9.44%) Oracle
2 752 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 227 (2.67%) JBoss
4 199 (2.34%) Zend
5 132 (1.55%) IBM
6 126 (1.48%) Adobe
7 115 (1.35%) VMware
8 112 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 86 (1.01%) ATG
10 84 (0.99%) HP
11 83 (0.98%) Sybase
12 82 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 80 (0.94%) SAP
14 66 (0.78%) hybris
15 58 (0.68%) Google
15 58 (0.68%) TIBCO
16 56 (0.66%) Perforce
17 53 (0.62%) Business Objects
18 48 (0.57%) Endeca
19 47 (0.55%) Sitecore
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 6 Months, chance of extension
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £340 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago