Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 22,796 24,745 20,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 27.46% 27.03% 24.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.44% 31.16% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,726 17,637 14,516
England median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £360 £340 £315
90th Percentile £660 £627 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 191 157
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £22.84 £23.25 £28.00
90th Percentile £60.53 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £44.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.81% +3.49% +1.18%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,500 79,409 72,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.33% 86.76% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,147 52,730 47,608
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,943 2,164 1,910
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.28
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.21% -13.95% -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 11,937 £525 +2.44% 1,078
South East 0 3,540 £475 +5.56% 465
North of England 0 2,899 £450 +5.88% 522
Midlands 0 1,824 £450 - 262
South West 0 1,618 £475 +11.76% 241
Yorkshire 0 1,326 £450 +7.14% 198
West Midlands 0 1,249 £463 +2.78% 148
North West 0 1,196 £450 +5.88% 290
East of England 0 940 £475 - 201
East Midlands 0 535 £400 - 113
North East 0 377 £436 +2.65% 34
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 5,973 (26.20%) Scrum
2 5,398 (23.68%) Java
3 4,623 (20.28%) DevOps
4 4,517 (19.81%) Finance
5 4,513 (19.80%) JavaScript
6 4,329 (18.99%) TDD
7 3,716 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
8 3,363 (14.75%) SQL
9 3,282 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 3,082 (13.52%) Git (software)
11 3,062 (13.43%) Test Automation
12 3,053 (13.39%) HTML
13 2,949 (12.94%) JIRA
14 2,885 (12.66%) C#
15 2,845 (12.48%) .NET
16 2,725 (11.95%) CSS
17 2,693 (11.81%) Microservices
18 2,623 (11.51%) Python
19 2,578 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
20 2,511 (11.02%) Docker
21 2,430 (10.66%) Jenkins
22 2,329 (10.22%) BDD
23 2,258 (9.91%) AngularJS
24 2,100 (9.21%) Linux
25 2,053 (9.01%) Microsoft
26 1,983 (8.70%) Web Services
27 1,980 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
28 1,933 (8.48%) User Experience
29 1,914 (8.40%) Security Cleared
30 1,894 (8.31%) Kanban

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,469 (6.44%) Confluence
2 549 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 460 (2.02%) Apache
4 430 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 426 (1.87%) CMS
6 423 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 201 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 174 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 164 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 161 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 158 (0.69%) nginx
12 142 (0.62%) JBoss
13 126 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 123 (0.54%) Mule
15 116 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 112 (0.49%) IIS
17 111 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
18 97 (0.43%) Apache Solr
19 77 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
20 72 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 447 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 371 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 288 (1.26%) Sketch
4 224 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 195 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 190 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
7 175 (0.77%) InVision
8 119 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 71 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 62 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
11 45 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 38 (0.17%) Zeplin
13 29 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 26 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 24 (0.11%) Figma
16 18 (0.079%) Marvel
17 17 (0.075%) Chatbot
18 13 (0.057%) Camtasia
18 13 (0.057%) XMetaL
19 8 (0.035%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 333 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 49 (0.21%) Magento
4 45 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 36 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 34 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 33 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 32 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 28 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 25 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 24 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 22 (0.097%) R3 Corda
12 22 (0.097%) SAP ERP
13 21 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
14 20 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
15 19 (0.083%) assyst
15 19 (0.083%) Primavera
16 18 (0.079%) SAP CO
16 18 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
17 16 (0.070%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3,716 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3,282 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 710 (3.11%) Serverless
4 631 (2.77%) GitHub
5 594 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 584 (2.56%) PaaS
7 517 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 508 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
9 466 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 438 (1.92%) Power Platform
11 428 (1.88%) SaaS
12 422 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 357 (1.57%) IaaS
14 356 (1.56%) OpenShift
15 335 (1.47%) Office 365
16 283 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
17 265 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
18 233 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
19 207 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
20 205 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 348 (1.53%) HTTP
2 226 (0.99%) Internet
3 213 (0.93%) Firewall
4 180 (0.79%) DNS
5 179 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 135 (0.59%) SSL
7 117 (0.51%) VPN
8 94 (0.41%) WAN
9 84 (0.37%) Skype
10 82 (0.36%) FTP
11 71 (0.31%) Network Security
12 69 (0.30%) DHCP
13 63 (0.28%) LAN
14 52 (0.23%) Intranet
15 46 (0.20%) Unified Communications
16 45 (0.20%) Ethernet
17 44 (0.19%) Kerberos
18 36 (0.16%) Wireless
19 35 (0.15%) IPsec
19 35 (0.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,784 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 1,014 (4.45%) NoSQL
3 950 (4.17%) Big Data
4 803 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 739 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
6 726 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 711 (3.12%) MySQL
8 709 (3.11%) Relational Database
9 565 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 420 (1.84%) Power BI
11 399 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 325 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 289 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 265 (1.16%) RDBMS
15 258 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 246 (1.08%) Redis
17 228 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
18 218 (0.96%) Apache Hive
19 202 (0.89%) Data Lake
20 200 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3,082 (13.52%) Git (software)
2 2,949 (12.94%) JIRA
3 2,430 (10.66%) Jenkins
4 1,142 (5.01%) Selenium
5 860 (3.77%) Cucumber
6 806 (3.54%) Maven
7 627 (2.75%) Visual Studio
8 593 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 569 (2.50%) JUnit
10 505 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 457 (2.00%) Bitbucket
12 418 (1.83%) Subversion
13 386 (1.69%) TeamCity
14 366 (1.61%) Mockito
15 292 (1.28%) WebDriver
16 271 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 269 (1.18%) Jasmine
18 261 (1.14%) SpecFlow
19 254 (1.11%) webpack
20 242 (1.06%) gulp
General
1 4,517 (19.81%) Finance
2 1,758 (7.71%) Banking
3 1,121 (4.92%) Retail
4 753 (3.30%) Marketing
5 594 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 565 (2.48%) Front Office
7 383 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 332 (1.46%) Legal
9 304 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 254 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 211 (0.93%) Electronics
12 198 (0.87%) Games
13 197 (0.86%) Publishing
14 190 (0.83%) Law
15 140 (0.61%) Back Office
16 138 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 118 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 110 (0.48%) Advertising
19 75 (0.33%) Billing
20 73 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 8,562 (37.56%) Developer
2 2,444 (10.72%) Analyst
3 2,216 (9.72%) Java Developer
4 1,723 (7.56%) Architect
5 1,425 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1,351 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 1,157 (5.08%) Senior Developer
8 1,091 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 1,074 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 819 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
11 787 (3.45%) React Developer
12 774 (3.40%) C# Developer
13 717 (3.15%) Designer
14 700 (3.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 649 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
16 552 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
17 536 (2.35%) Scrum Master
18 523 (2.29%) Python Developer
19 510 (2.24%) Tester
20 493 (2.16%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,053 (13.39%) HTML
2 2,845 (12.48%) .NET
3 2,725 (11.95%) CSS
4 2,258 (9.91%) AngularJS
5 1,983 (8.70%) Web Services
6 1,795 (7.87%) React
7 1,755 (7.70%) Node.js
8 1,749 (7.67%) REST
9 1,641 (7.20%) Spring
10 1,554 (6.82%) RESTful
11 1,199 (5.26%) HTML5
12 1,104 (4.84%) JSON
13 992 (4.35%) ASP.NET
14 962 (4.22%) SOAP
15 957 (4.20%) XML
16 812 (3.56%) Spring Boot
17 805 (3.53%) Kafka
18 770 (3.38%) jQuery
19 670 (2.94%) CSS3
20 654 (2.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,933 (8.48%) User Experience
2 1,444 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 977 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
4 784 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 452 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 358 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 344 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 293 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 283 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 282 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 281 (1.23%) Algorithms
12 263 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 249 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 229 (1.00%) Derivative
15 185 (0.81%) Cloud Native
16 180 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 167 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
18 151 (0.66%) Hedge funds
19 149 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 114 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,100 (9.21%) Linux
2 1,001 (4.39%) Windows
3 909 (3.99%) Unix
4 465 (2.04%) Android
5 437 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 222 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 192 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 174 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 157 (0.69%) CentOS
10 109 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 80 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 62 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (0.19%) VMS
14 43 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 43 (0.19%) Solaris
15 29 (0.13%) Debian
16 27 (0.12%) AIX
17 25 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (0.097%) Windows 7
19 20 (0.088%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,973 (26.20%) Scrum
2 4,623 (20.28%) DevOps
3 4,329 (18.99%) TDD
4 3,062 (13.43%) Test Automation
5 2,693 (11.81%) Microservices
6 2,578 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
7 2,329 (10.22%) BDD
8 1,980 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
9 1,894 (8.31%) Kanban
10 1,804 (7.91%) Project Management
11 1,676 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,605 (7.04%) Software Engineering
13 1,570 (6.89%) Waterfall
14 1,537 (6.74%) Analytics
15 1,497 (6.57%) User Stories
16 1,378 (6.04%) SDLC
17 1,296 (5.69%) MVC
18 1,273 (5.58%) E-Commerce
19 1,147 (5.03%) Front End Development
20 1,134 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5,398 (23.68%) Java
2 4,513 (19.80%) JavaScript
3 3,363 (14.75%) SQL
4 2,885 (12.66%) C#
5 2,623 (11.51%) Python
6 1,120 (4.91%) Java 8
7 708 (3.11%) Ruby
8 693 (3.04%) Scala
9 687 (3.01%) TypeScript
10 587 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 563 (2.47%) ES6
12 510 (2.24%) Bash Shell
13 441 (1.93%) C++
14 424 (1.86%) PHP
15 394 (1.73%) T-SQL
16 361 (1.58%) C
17 281 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 264 (1.16%) PL/SQL
19 245 (1.07%) Go
20 225 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,914 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 1,389 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 1,222 (5.36%) Degree
4 327 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 319 (1.40%) ISEB
6 314 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 285 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 210 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 194 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 177 (0.78%) PMP
11 140 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 108 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 101 (0.44%) DBS Check
14 90 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 86 (0.38%) CISSP
16 85 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
17 77 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 72 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 71 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
20 68 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,257 (5.51%) QA
2 255 (1.12%) PMO
3 184 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 152 (0.67%) GDPR
5 82 (0.36%) SLA
6 71 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 60 (0.26%) PSD2
8 56 (0.25%) WCAG
9 53 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 52 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 39 (0.17%) MiFID
12 34 (0.15%) COBIT
13 32 (0.14%) NIST
14 30 (0.13%) NCSC
14 30 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 24 (0.11%) GxP
16 23 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
17 18 (0.079%) MISRA
18 16 (0.070%) SEPA
19 13 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 2,511 (11.02%) Docker
2 346 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 188 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 103 (0.45%) HDFS
6 54 (0.24%) vSphere
7 44 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 42 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 35 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 26 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 21 (0.092%) Firmware
12 21 (0.092%) Postfix
13 17 (0.075%) Squid
13 17 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.061%) vCloud
15 13 (0.057%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.053%) XenApp
16 12 (0.053%) XenDesktop
17 11 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,548 (6.79%) Kubernetes
2 1,118 (4.90%) Ansible
3 1,004 (4.40%) Terraform
4 609 (2.67%) Puppet
5 464 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 116 (0.51%) Kibana
7 99 (0.43%) Grafana
8 87 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 86 (0.38%) Packer
10 79 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 74 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
12 73 (0.32%) Consul
13 69 (0.30%) SCCM
14 62 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
15 57 (0.25%) logstash
16 55 (0.24%) HP ALM
17 50 (0.22%) Nagios
18 48 (0.21%) Salt
18 48 (0.21%) ZABBIX
19 40 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2,053 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 1,341 (5.88%) Oracle
3 727 (3.19%) Google
4 622 (2.73%) SAP
5 464 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 459 (2.01%) Atlassian
7 417 (1.83%) Adobe
8 351 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 321 (1.41%) IBM
10 289 (1.27%) VMware
11 273 (1.20%) Tableau
12 264 (1.16%) Splunk
13 209 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 183 (0.80%) MuleSoft
15 147 (0.64%) Cisco
16 144 (0.63%) HP
17 133 (0.58%) Informatica
18 116 (0.51%) hybris
19 111 (0.49%) WSO2
20 107 (0.47%) Sitecore