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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8824 8134 5563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.79% 14.43% 11.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.71% 19.33% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6047 5604 3825
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 37 74
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.87 £25.00 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.44 £101.60 £51.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +1 8135 £423 +5.62% 3203
London 0 4173 £450 +5.88% 1408
South East +2 1249 £380 +1.33% 495
City of London 0 952 £475 +5.55% 437
Yorkshire +3 646 £365 +10.60% 233
North West +2 540 £400 +6.66% 326
West Yorkshire +2 524 £365 +10.60% 161
South West +1 486 £389 +11.07% 262
Leeds +1 423 £365 +12.30% 126
East of England +4 407 £400 - 199
Scotland +1 345 £375 - 92
Hampshire +8 302 £375 +1.35% 94
Berkshire +5 284 £400 +14.28% 92
East Midlands +5 276 £383 +3.37% 103
West Midlands +13 250 £388 +6.16% 134
Wales 0 236 £400 -5.88% 45
Manchester +1 228 £375 +7.14% 148
Surrey -1 189 £400 +2.89% 104
Cheshire +3 186 £400 +6.52% 116
Edinburgh -4 181 £350 -6.66% 39
Buckinghamshire +4 150 £355 +1.42% 30
South Wales 0 149 £400 -4.76% 39
Bristol -2 133 £388 +10.71% 105
Glasgow +4 125 £425 +14.86% 38
Southampton +5 120 £375 +2.73% 22
Reading +12 116 £400 +19.40% 41
Cambridgeshire +8 114 £395 +5.33% 80
Milton Keynes +5 111 £363 +3.57% 22
Gloucestershire +14 108 £425 +9.67% 36
North East +4 106 £375 +44.23% 38

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

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2 4816 (28.24%) Java
3 3844 (22.54%) TDD
4 3600 (21.11%) JavaScript
5 3505 (20.55%) HTML
6 3155 (18.50%) Finance
7 3010 (17.65%) SQL
8 2995 (17.56%) .NET
9 2737 (16.05%) C#
10 2720 (15.95%) CSS
11 2084 (12.22%) Web Services
12 1991 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
13 1947 (11.42%) Linux
14 1885 (11.05%) SQL Server
15 1827 (10.71%) BDD
16 1794 (10.52%) HTML5
17 1765 (10.35%) Project Management
18 1740 (10.20%) MVC
19 1734 (10.17%) Oracle
20 1697 (9.95%) OO
21 1595 (9.35%) jQuery
22 1591 (9.33%) Microsoft
23 1577 (9.25%) Waterfall
24 1494 (8.76%) Git (software)
25 1492 (8.75%) XML
26 1466 (8.60%) E-Commerce
27 1429 (8.38%) Banking
28 1321 (7.75%) ASP.NET
29 1200 (7.04%) User Experience
30 1189 (6.97%) Security Cleared

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 628 (3.68%) Node.js
2 544 (3.19%) CMS
3 533 (3.13%) Apache
4 477 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 406 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 347 (2.03%) JBoss
7 301 (1.77%) WebSphere
8 269 (1.58%) Confluence
9 255 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 243 (1.43%) IIS
11 131 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
12 126 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
13 122 (0.72%) Drupal
14 119 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
15 117 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 107 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
17 105 (0.62%) Umbraco
18 103 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 99 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
20 88 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 734 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 277 (1.62%) MS Project
3 254 (1.49%) MS Office
4 201 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 148 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 134 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 77 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 32 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 30 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 27 (0.16%) PowerPivot
11 20 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 18 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 18 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 14 (0.082%) Mingle
14 10 (0.059%) FrameMaker
15 9 (0.053%) RoboHelp
16 8 (0.047%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.035%) SPSS
18 5 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
19 4 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 213 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.32%) Google Analytics
3 52 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 51 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 46 (0.27%) Magento
6 39 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 26 (0.15%) Maximo
8 23 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 22 (0.13%) Summit
10 18 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 15 (0.088%) RMDS
11 15 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 12 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
14 12 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
14 12 (0.070%) SAP BPC
15 11 (0.065%) Tridion
15 11 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 628 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 320 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (1.08%) SaaS
4 140 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 106 (0.62%) GitHub
6 102 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 101 (0.59%) PaaS
8 79 (0.46%) IaaS
9 62 (0.36%) Office 365
10 51 (0.30%) Force.com
10 51 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 41 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 39 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (0.22%) Heroku
14 34 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (0.14%) Google App Engine
16 18 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.088%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 14 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
18 14 (0.082%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 478 (2.80%) HTTP
2 344 (2.02%) Internet
3 145 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 111 (0.65%) Firewall
5 100 (0.59%) SSL
6 95 (0.56%) Intranet
7 89 (0.52%) DNS
8 82 (0.48%) ATM
9 81 (0.48%) SDH
10 78 (0.46%) Ethernet
11 74 (0.43%) GSM
12 71 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
13 70 (0.41%) RNC
13 70 (0.41%) LDAP
13 70 (0.41%) UMTS
14 60 (0.35%) SAN
15 53 (0.31%) VPN
16 43 (0.25%) DHCP
17 42 (0.25%) FTP
18 39 (0.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1885 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 732 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 729 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 642 (3.76%) MySQL
5 583 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 477 (2.80%) NoSQL
7 433 (2.54%) Big Data
8 404 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 402 (2.36%) Oracle Database
10 394 (2.31%) Hadoop
11 389 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 316 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 289 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 254 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 245 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 203 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
17 158 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 145 (0.85%) DB2
19 124 (0.73%) Redis
20 122 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1494 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 1065 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1064 (6.24%) Selenium
4 1023 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 991 (5.81%) Subversion
6 772 (4.53%) Maven
7 760 (4.46%) Cucumber
8 649 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 612 (3.59%) JUnit
10 557 (3.27%) Visual Studio
11 365 (2.14%) WebDriver
12 331 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 312 (1.83%) Ant
14 292 (1.71%) TeamCity
15 248 (1.45%) NUnit
16 236 (1.38%) SpecFlow
17 235 (1.38%) Jasmine
18 212 (1.24%) Grunt
19 173 (1.01%) Mockito
20 164 (0.96%) Hudson
General
1 3155 (18.50%) Finance
2 1429 (8.38%) Banking
3 769 (4.51%) Retail
4 563 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 461 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 451 (2.64%) Front Office
7 411 (2.41%) Marketing
8 309 (1.81%) Games
9 240 (1.41%) Publishing
10 172 (1.01%) Legal
11 164 (0.96%) Back Office
12 161 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 156 (0.91%) Advertising
14 97 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 93 (0.55%) Law
16 87 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 81 (0.48%) Electronics
18 63 (0.37%) Automotive
19 49 (0.29%) Billing
20 40 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7370 (43.22%) Developer
2 2525 (14.81%) Analyst
3 1897 (11.12%) Java Developer
4 1604 (9.41%) Business Analyst
5 1530 (8.97%) Project Manager
6 1098 (6.44%) .NET Developer
7 998 (5.85%) Architect
8 956 (5.61%) Senior Developer
9 735 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 576 (3.38%) Test Analyst
11 505 (2.96%) Tester
12 427 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
13 399 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
14 392 (2.30%) Agile Business Analyst
15 387 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
16 381 (2.23%) Web Developer
17 376 (2.21%) Consultant
18 371 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
19 351 (2.06%) Designer
20 347 (2.03%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3505 (20.55%) HTML
2 2995 (17.56%) .NET
3 2720 (15.95%) CSS
4 2084 (12.22%) Web Services
5 1794 (10.52%) HTML5
6 1595 (9.35%) jQuery
7 1492 (8.75%) XML
8 1321 (7.75%) ASP.NET
9 1141 (6.69%) AngularJS
10 1128 (6.62%) Spring
11 1071 (6.28%) CSS3
12 993 (5.82%) REST
13 876 (5.14%) J2EE
14 867 (5.08%) RESTful
15 792 (4.64%) JSON
16 767 (4.50%) .NET Framework
17 736 (4.32%) SOAP
18 732 (4.29%) Hibernate
19 716 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
20 684 (4.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1200 (7.04%) User Experience
2 998 (5.85%) Open Source
3 994 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 686 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 397 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 291 (1.71%) Derivative
7 287 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 249 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 246 (1.44%) Visualisation
10 193 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 172 (1.01%) Digital Media
12 160 (0.94%) Fixed Income
13 147 (0.86%) iPad
14 141 (0.83%) Algorithms
15 124 (0.73%) Equities
16 120 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 120 (0.70%) Data Integration
17 114 (0.67%) iPhone
17 114 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
17 114 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1947 (11.42%) Linux
2 1025 (6.01%) UNIX
3 974 (5.71%) Windows
4 632 (3.71%) Apple iOS
5 625 (3.67%) Android
6 203 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 183 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 175 (1.03%) CentOS
9 118 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 87 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (0.45%) Solaris
12 62 (0.36%) AIX
13 49 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 30 (0.18%) Windows 7
16 29 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 28 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
19 13 (0.076%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.076%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5008 (29.37%) Scrum
2 3844 (22.54%) TDD
3 1991 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
4 1827 (10.71%) BDD
5 1765 (10.35%) Project Management
6 1740 (10.20%) MVC
7 1697 (9.95%) OO
8 1577 (9.25%) Waterfall
9 1466 (8.60%) E-Commerce
10 1081 (6.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 1063 (6.23%) PRINCE2
12 1000 (5.86%) Software Engineering
13 997 (5.85%) SOA
14 985 (5.78%) User Stories
15 944 (5.54%) DevOps
16 929 (5.45%) Unit Testing
17 838 (4.91%) Kanban
18 834 (4.89%) Web Development
19 751 (4.40%) Business Analysis
20 703 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4816 (28.24%) Java
2 3600 (21.11%) JavaScript
3 3010 (17.65%) SQL
4 2737 (16.05%) C#
5 1160 (6.80%) Python
6 1103 (6.47%) Ruby
7 779 (4.57%) PHP
8 520 (3.05%) Scala
9 435 (2.55%) C++
10 399 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 380 (2.23%) Perl
12 359 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 328 (1.92%) C
14 300 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 223 (1.31%) Objective-C
15 223 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 163 (0.96%) PowerShell
17 162 (0.95%) Groovy
18 159 (0.93%) VB.NET
19 120 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1189 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 1038 (6.09%) Degree
3 621 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 526 (3.08%) ISEB
5 286 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 230 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 182 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 132 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 126 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 115 (0.67%) PMP
11 102 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 98 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 46 (0.27%) Sun Certification
14 40 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (0.19%) MCTS
16 28 (0.16%) BC Cleared
17 27 (0.16%) HND
18 24 (0.14%) MCSD
19 22 (0.13%) MCITP
20 21 (0.12%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1069 (6.27%) QA
2 124 (0.73%) SLA
3 57 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 51 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 36 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.15%) EMIR
8 24 (0.14%) P3O
9 21 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 20 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 19 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 17 (0.100%) FATCA
13 15 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (0.070%) HL7
14 12 (0.070%) COBIT
15 10 (0.059%) WAI
15 10 (0.059%) GxP
16 8 (0.047%) Basel III
17 6 (0.035%) MiFID
17 6 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 223 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (0.62%) Docker
3 88 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 65 (0.38%) Varnish
5 61 (0.36%) vSphere
6 58 (0.34%) vCloud
7 46 (0.27%) HDFS
8 40 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 37 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 36 (0.21%) Xen
10 36 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 35 (0.21%) KVM
12 28 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 24 (0.14%) QEMU
14 16 (0.094%) Firmware
15 15 (0.088%) NFS
16 13 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 11 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (0.053%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 9 (0.053%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 717 (4.20%) Puppet
2 480 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
3 221 (1.30%) Ansible
4 179 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 147 (0.86%) Vagrant
6 96 (0.56%) Nagios
7 74 (0.43%) Salt
8 73 (0.43%) ZABBIX
9 47 (0.28%) Kibana
10 39 (0.23%) Graphite
11 38 (0.22%) StatsD
12 32 (0.19%) yum
13 29 (0.17%) Cobbler
14 27 (0.16%) logstash
14 27 (0.16%) Graylog
15 25 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 25 (0.15%) Tivoli
16 23 (0.13%) Zenoss
17 21 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
18 19 (0.11%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1734 (10.17%) Oracle
2 1591 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 343 (2.01%) VMware
4 278 (1.63%) IBM
5 259 (1.52%) SAP
6 244 (1.43%) Google
7 205 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 200 (1.17%) HP
9 198 (1.16%) Adobe
10 197 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 164 (0.96%) hybris
12 151 (0.89%) Sybase
13 146 (0.86%) Zend
14 144 (0.84%) Sitecore
15 136 (0.80%) Tableau
16 107 (0.63%) TIBCO
17 88 (0.52%) Informatica
17 88 (0.52%) Atlassian
18 86 (0.50%) Apple
19 77 (0.45%) Cisco
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