Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 25,785 22,222 22,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 27.42% 24.46% 22.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.79% 28.51% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,371 15,954 16,598
England median daily rate £484 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 164 162
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.38 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.86% +0.87% +9.55%
10th Percentile £22.30 £28.00 £30.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.75 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.84
% change year-on-year -1.73% +0.96% +7.10%

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 81,105 77,935 85,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.78% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,098 51,736 56,875
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,220 1,899 2,139
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 0 13,508 £525 +5.00% 2,763
South East +1 3,959 £450 +2.86% 1,053
North of England +1 3,440 £425 +3.03% 1,196
Midlands 0 2,175 £450 +5.88% 695
South West +1 1,623 £425 +6.25% 610
Yorkshire 0 1,596 £425 +1.19% 464
North West 0 1,439 £425 +3.03% 640
West Midlands 0 1,407 £450 +5.88% 401
East of England 0 1,075 £475 +5.56% 466
East Midlands +1 735 £413 -1.79% 293
North East 0 426 £425 +6.25% 92
South Coast +4 4 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 6,951 (26.96%) Scrum
2 6,786 (26.32%) Java
3 5,705 (22.13%) TDD
4 5,377 (20.85%) JavaScript
5 5,286 (20.50%) Finance
6 4,328 (16.78%) DevOps
7 4,021 (15.59%) Test Automation
8 3,806 (14.76%) SQL
9 3,761 (14.59%) HTML
10 3,698 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
11 3,659 (14.19%) C#
12 3,617 (14.03%) Git (software)
13 3,603 (13.97%) .NET
14 3,499 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
15 3,361 (13.03%) CSS
16 3,143 (12.19%) BDD
17 3,068 (11.90%) Jenkins
18 3,042 (11.80%) Microservices
19 2,969 (11.51%) JIRA
20 2,848 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
21 2,752 (10.67%) AngularJS
22 2,649 (10.27%) Docker
23 2,502 (9.70%) Web Services
24 2,383 (9.24%) Linux
25 2,327 (9.02%) SQL Server
26 2,308 (8.95%) Spring
27 2,257 (8.75%) Python
28 2,198 (8.52%) Microsoft
29 2,158 (8.37%) Banking
30 2,140 (8.30%) User Experience

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 1,405 (5.45%) Confluence
2 576 (2.23%) CMS
3 517 (2.01%) Apache Spark
4 479 (1.86%) Apache
5 448 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 435 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 387 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 357 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 273 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 233 (0.90%) JBoss
11 185 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 176 (0.68%) nginx
13 163 (0.63%) IIS
14 159 (0.62%) Mule
15 157 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 147 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 123 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 114 (0.44%) Drupal
19 87 (0.34%) NServiceBus
20 85 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 496 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 334 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 329 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 252 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 185 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 130 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 120 (0.47%) InVision
8 64 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 41 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 34 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 27 (0.10%) Chatbot
12 21 (0.081%) CATIA
13 19 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
14 12 (0.047%) UserZoom
15 10 (0.039%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.027%) HipChat
16 7 (0.027%) InDesign
16 7 (0.027%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.023%) Windchill
18 5 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 236 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.24%) Magento
3 57 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 50 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 30 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 29 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 28 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 26 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 26 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 25 (0.097%) thinkFolio
11 23 (0.089%) ENOVIA
12 22 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
12 22 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
12 22 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
13 21 (0.081%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.074%) Eloqua
14 19 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
15 18 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3,698 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2,848 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 681 (2.64%) GitHub
4 467 (1.81%) PaaS
5 453 (1.76%) Serverless
6 442 (1.71%) SaaS
7 405 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 374 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 298 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 285 (1.11%) Amazon S3
11 280 (1.09%) IaaS
12 253 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
13 249 (0.97%) npm
14 245 (0.95%) Office 365
15 232 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
16 163 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 150 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
18 139 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 122 (0.47%) Google Analytics
20 112 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 570 (2.21%) HTTP
2 288 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 259 (1.00%) Internet
4 246 (0.95%) SSL
5 242 (0.94%) Firewall
6 200 (0.78%) DNS
7 141 (0.55%) SMS
8 94 (0.36%) Network Security
9 87 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 62 (0.24%) WAN
11 61 (0.24%) VPN
12 60 (0.23%) Skype
13 59 (0.23%) LAN
14 54 (0.21%) FTP
15 49 (0.19%) SAN
16 47 (0.18%) Intranet
17 42 (0.16%) HTTPS
18 39 (0.15%) DHCP
19 37 (0.14%) AMQP
20 31 (0.12%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,327 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 1,373 (5.32%) NoSQL
3 1,077 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 1,048 (4.06%) MongoDB
5 1,006 (3.90%) Big Data
5 1,006 (3.90%) MySQL
6 977 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 785 (3.04%) Hadoop
8 722 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
9 424 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 368 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 362 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 314 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 298 (1.16%) Apache Hive
14 269 (1.04%) Power BI
15 248 (0.96%) HBase
16 235 (0.91%) Redis
17 222 (0.86%) Oracle Database
18 197 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 176 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,617 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 3,068 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 2,969 (11.51%) JIRA
4 1,756 (6.81%) Selenium
5 1,278 (4.96%) Maven
6 1,162 (4.51%) Cucumber
7 764 (2.96%) JUnit
8 658 (2.55%) Visual Studio
9 643 (2.49%) Subversion
10 631 (2.45%) TeamCity
11 584 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 445 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 433 (1.68%) WebDriver
14 396 (1.54%) SoapUI
15 381 (1.48%) SpecFlow
15 381 (1.48%) webpack
16 377 (1.46%) Mockito
17 369 (1.43%) JMeter
18 356 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
19 355 (1.38%) Bitbucket
General
1 5,286 (20.50%) Finance
2 2,158 (8.37%) Banking
3 1,311 (5.08%) Retail
4 775 (3.01%) Marketing
5 643 (2.49%) Front Office
6 572 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 530 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 363 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 303 (1.18%) Games
10 296 (1.15%) Legal
11 275 (1.07%) Publishing
12 244 (0.95%) Back Office
13 220 (0.85%) Advertising
14 219 (0.85%) Electronics
15 208 (0.81%) Law
16 207 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 167 (0.65%) Retail Banking
18 128 (0.50%) Automotive
18 128 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 56 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 10,666 (41.37%) Developer
2 3,035 (11.77%) Java Developer
3 2,830 (10.98%) Analyst
4 1,814 (7.04%) Business Analyst
5 1,636 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 1,610 (6.24%) .NET Developer
7 1,568 (6.08%) Architect
8 1,337 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 1,197 (4.64%) C# Developer
10 1,182 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 1,008 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 921 (3.57%) React Developer
13 848 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
14 711 (2.76%) Scrum Master
15 683 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
16 660 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
17 659 (2.56%) Angular Developer
18 638 (2.47%) Tester
19 635 (2.46%) Designer
20 605 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,761 (14.59%) HTML
2 3,603 (13.97%) .NET
3 3,361 (13.03%) CSS
4 2,752 (10.67%) AngularJS
5 2,502 (9.70%) Web Services
6 2,308 (8.95%) Spring
7 2,096 (8.13%) RESTful
8 2,033 (7.88%) REST
9 2,010 (7.80%) Node.js
10 2,001 (7.76%) React
11 1,813 (7.03%) HTML5
12 1,405 (5.45%) ASP.NET
13 1,215 (4.71%) Spring Boot
14 1,172 (4.55%) jQuery
14 1,172 (4.55%) JSON
15 1,129 (4.38%) CSS3
16 1,114 (4.32%) XML
17 1,008 (3.91%) SOAP
18 959 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 856 (3.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,140 (8.30%) User Experience
2 1,773 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1,379 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 919 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 806 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 619 (2.40%) Fintech
7 473 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 415 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 376 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 340 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 293 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 289 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 285 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 274 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 262 (1.02%) Data Centre
16 230 (0.89%) Public Cloud
17 227 (0.88%) Derivative
18 226 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
19 216 (0.84%) Equities
20 158 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,383 (9.24%) Linux
2 1,284 (4.98%) Windows
3 1,143 (4.43%) Unix
4 613 (2.38%) Android
4 613 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 266 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 264 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 217 (0.84%) CentOS
8 182 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 82 (0.32%) VMS
10 81 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 75 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 71 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 68 (0.26%) Solaris
14 44 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 41 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (0.14%) AIX
17 31 (0.12%) Debian
18 30 (0.12%) Windows 7
19 26 (0.10%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,951 (26.96%) Scrum
2 5,705 (22.13%) TDD
3 4,328 (16.78%) DevOps
4 4,021 (15.59%) Test Automation
5 3,499 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
6 3,143 (12.19%) BDD
7 3,042 (11.80%) Microservices
8 2,097 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
8 2,097 (8.13%) Project Management
9 2,085 (8.09%) Kanban
10 2,065 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,962 (7.61%) Waterfall
12 1,919 (7.44%) Software Engineering
13 1,894 (7.35%) MVC
14 1,841 (7.14%) E-Commerce
15 1,807 (7.01%) SDLC
16 1,774 (6.88%) OO
17 1,595 (6.19%) User Stories
18 1,410 (5.47%) Analytics
19 1,405 (5.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6,786 (26.32%) Java
2 5,377 (20.85%) JavaScript
3 3,806 (14.76%) SQL
4 3,659 (14.19%) C#
5 2,257 (8.75%) Python
6 1,595 (6.19%) Java 8
7 885 (3.43%) Scala
8 789 (3.06%) Ruby
9 639 (2.48%) TypeScript
10 624 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 585 (2.27%) PHP
12 563 (2.18%) PowerShell
13 511 (1.98%) ES6
14 499 (1.94%) T-SQL
15 488 (1.89%) Groovy
16 480 (1.86%) C++
17 400 (1.55%) Perl
18 364 (1.41%) Shell Script
19 340 (1.32%) Go
20 328 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 2,008 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 1,521 (5.90%) Degree
3 1,486 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 386 (1.50%) ISEB
5 359 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 309 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 215 (0.83%) PMP
8 209 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 206 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 179 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 132 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 131 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 130 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 115 (0.45%) CISSP
15 103 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 95 (0.37%) AWS Certification
17 89 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
18 88 (0.34%) CISM
19 86 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 68 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,632 (6.33%) QA
2 335 (1.30%) PMO
3 258 (1.00%) GDPR
4 212 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 160 (0.62%) GCP
6 88 (0.34%) SLA
7 68 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.23%) WCAG
9 59 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 51 (0.20%) PSD2
11 46 (0.18%) MiFID
12 29 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 28 (0.11%) COBIT
14 27 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
15 26 (0.10%) WAI
16 18 (0.070%) GxP
17 17 (0.066%) ISO 9001
18 16 (0.062%) EMIR
18 16 (0.062%) JSP 440
19 14 (0.054%) MISRA
System Software
1 2,649 (10.27%) Docker
2 270 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 258 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (0.66%) HDFS
5 104 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 86 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 75 (0.29%) vSphere
8 65 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 54 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 42 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 26 (0.10%) Xen
12 22 (0.085%) vCloud
13 19 (0.074%) XenApp
14 18 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.066%) Varnish
16 16 (0.062%) etcd
16 16 (0.062%) Firmware
16 16 (0.062%) flannel
16 16 (0.062%) OpenAM
17 15 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,357 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1,160 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 1,109 (4.30%) Puppet
4 939 (3.64%) Terraform
5 814 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 195 (0.76%) Kibana
7 190 (0.74%) Grafana
8 148 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
9 142 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
10 140 (0.54%) Nagios
11 129 (0.50%) Packer
12 128 (0.50%) Mesos
13 123 (0.48%) Prometheus
14 113 (0.44%) logstash
15 86 (0.33%) Salt
16 78 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
17 75 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
18 72 (0.28%) HP ALM
19 63 (0.24%) Consul
20 61 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,198 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 1,685 (6.53%) Oracle
3 702 (2.72%) Google
4 621 (2.41%) SAP
5 458 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
6 382 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 351 (1.36%) VMware
8 336 (1.30%) Adobe
9 313 (1.21%) IBM
10 310 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 284 (1.10%) Splunk
12 233 (0.90%) Tableau
13 204 (0.79%) ServiceNow
14 190 (0.74%) Sitecore
15 180 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 166 (0.64%) Cloudera
17 150 (0.58%) HP
18 140 (0.54%) Cisco
19 139 (0.54%) Informatica
20 136 (0.53%) New Relic