Period
to 24 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8,410 15,866 25,582
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 24.49% 24.15% 28.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.30% 28.17% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,375 11,254 18,523
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £350 £356
90th Percentile £665 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 137 170
Median hourly rate £43.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £21.34 £19.69 £22.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -9.57% +7.43% -0.57%

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 29,713 56,314 80,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.51% 85.73% 87.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,290 38,093 54,417
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,654 1,891
Median hourly rate £26.72 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.34% -6.82% -
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in England.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in England

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 4,855 £525 - 1,403
North of England 0 1,011 £450 - 824
South East -1 848 £475 +2.70% 517
Midlands 0 530 £428 -4.89% 427
North West +1 484 £450 -2.70% 456
South West -1 472 £488 +8.33% 311
Yorkshire 0 382 £450 - 286
West Midlands 0 358 £428 -9.89% 255
East of England -1 258 £475 +5.56% 218
East Midlands +1 157 £459 +7.94% 170
North East 0 148 £464 +9.12% 82
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 2,032 (24.16%) Java
2 1,866 (22.19%) Finance
3 1,842 (21.90%) DevOps
4 1,794 (21.33%) Scrum
5 1,645 (19.56%) AWS
6 1,562 (18.57%) Azure
7 1,486 (17.67%) JavaScript
8 1,316 (15.65%) Python
9 1,309 (15.56%) SQL
10 1,271 (15.11%) Security Cleared
11 1,139 (13.54%) TDD
12 1,136 (13.51%) Microservices
13 1,068 (12.70%) JIRA
14 1,037 (12.33%) Software Engineering
15 1,009 (12.00%) Test Automation
16 1,005 (11.95%) SC Cleared
17 944 (11.22%) Docker
18 935 (11.12%) Git (software)
19 914 (10.87%) Kubernetes
20 890 (10.58%) Jenkins
21 879 (10.45%) React
22 859 (10.21%) Public Sector
23 847 (10.07%) Web Services
24 780 (9.27%) User Experience
25 762 (9.06%) Banking
26 730 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
27 726 (8.63%) Microsoft
28 720 (8.56%) Node.js
29 697 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
30 682 (8.11%) HTML

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
1 611 (7.27%) Confluence
2 169 (2.01%) Apache
3 149 (1.77%) Apache Spark
4 132 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 119 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 117 (1.39%) CMS
7 88 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 80 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 66 (0.78%) Mule
10 56 (0.67%) JBoss
11 51 (0.61%) Red Hat Fuse
12 46 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 41 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (0.40%) SAS
14 34 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 30 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
16 30 (0.36%) IIS
17 29 (0.34%) nginx
18 24 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 165 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 123 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 87 (1.03%) Sketch
5 76 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 61 (0.73%) InVision
6 61 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 33 (0.39%) Adobe XD
8 32 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 28 (0.33%) Zeplin
10 21 (0.25%) Chatbot
11 18 (0.21%) Photoshop
12 16 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
13 12 (0.14%) Figma
14 9 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
14 9 (0.11%) UserZoom
15 6 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (0.059%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 65 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 21 (0.25%) Magento
3 21 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.25%) Teamcenter
4 18 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 13 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 12 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
8 11 (0.13%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.083%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.083%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.083%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,645 (19.56%) AWS
2 1,562 (18.57%) Azure
3 533 (6.34%) Serverless
4 492 (5.85%) GCP
5 364 (4.33%) GitHub
6 327 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
7 268 (3.19%) Amazon S3
8 249 (2.96%) Power Platform
9 198 (2.35%) PaaS
10 181 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
11 177 (2.10%) SaaS
12 160 (1.90%) IaaS
13 127 (1.51%) Office 365
13 127 (1.51%) OpenShift
14 123 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
15 120 (1.43%) Slack
16 111 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
17 92 (1.09%) Azure Functions
18 88 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
19 83 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (1.46%) Firewall
2 105 (1.25%) HTTP
3 99 (1.18%) DNS
4 71 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 65 (0.77%) Internet
6 58 (0.69%) DHCP
7 45 (0.54%) WAN
8 40 (0.48%) VPN
9 37 (0.44%) SSL
10 35 (0.42%) LAN
11 34 (0.40%) Network Security
12 27 (0.32%) Skype
13 26 (0.31%) VLAN
14 25 (0.30%) HTTPS
15 24 (0.29%) VSAN
15 24 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (0.27%) Wireless
17 22 (0.26%) Unified Communications
18 20 (0.24%) 5G
18 20 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 287 (3.41%) MySQL
3 259 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 258 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 254 (3.02%) Big Data
6 239 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 213 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 205 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 196 (2.33%) Power BI
10 192 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 141 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 135 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 134 (1.59%) Data Lake
14 93 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 89 (1.06%) Tableau
16 87 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
17 85 (1.01%) Oracle Database
18 82 (0.98%) RDBMS
19 73 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
20 66 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,068 (12.70%) JIRA
2 935 (11.12%) Git (software)
3 890 (10.58%) Jenkins
4 319 (3.79%) Maven
5 281 (3.34%) Selenium
6 220 (2.62%) Cucumber
7 209 (2.49%) GitLab
8 199 (2.37%) JUnit
9 139 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 116 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 116 (1.38%) Mockito
11 102 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 102 (1.21%) Gradle
12 93 (1.11%) webpack
13 92 (1.09%) JMeter
14 84 (1.00%) Subversion
15 82 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 79 (0.94%) Postman
17 74 (0.88%) Visual Studio
18 71 (0.84%) SonarQube
General
1 1,866 (22.19%) Finance
2 859 (10.21%) Public Sector
3 762 (9.06%) Banking
4 495 (5.89%) Front Office
5 283 (3.37%) Marketing
6 229 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 228 (2.71%) Retail
8 206 (2.45%) Telecoms
9 144 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 114 (1.36%) Law
11 109 (1.30%) Electronics
12 87 (1.03%) Legal
13 70 (0.83%) Publishing
14 68 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 62 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 50 (0.59%) Games
17 45 (0.54%) Back Office
18 39 (0.46%) Advertising
18 39 (0.46%) Aerospace
18 39 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,803 (33.33%) Developer
2 763 (9.07%) Analyst
3 758 (9.01%) Architect
4 677 (8.05%) Java Developer
5 509 (6.05%) Business Analyst
6 431 (5.12%) Project Manager
7 423 (5.03%) Software Engineer
8 395 (4.70%) React Developer
9 380 (4.52%) Designer
10 353 (4.20%) Senior Developer
11 287 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
12 284 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 282 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
14 248 (2.95%) AWS Developer
15 239 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
16 228 (2.71%) Python Developer
17 218 (2.59%) .NET Developer
18 202 (2.40%) Consultant
19 200 (2.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 190 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 879 (10.45%) React
2 847 (10.07%) Web Services
3 720 (8.56%) Node.js
4 682 (8.11%) HTML
5 669 (7.95%) .NET
6 657 (7.81%) AngularJS
7 625 (7.43%) Spring
8 617 (7.34%) REST
9 614 (7.30%) CSS
10 419 (4.98%) Spring Boot
11 384 (4.57%) RESTful
12 370 (4.40%) JSON
13 315 (3.75%) HTML5
14 307 (3.65%) XML
15 291 (3.46%) Kafka
16 220 (2.62%) SOAP
17 219 (2.60%) Vue.js
18 200 (2.38%) Redux
19 167 (1.99%) ASP.NET
19 167 (1.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 780 (9.27%) User Experience
2 595 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (3.42%) Fixed Income
4 272 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 248 (2.95%) Derivative
6 233 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
7 203 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 197 (2.34%) Equities
9 167 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 164 (1.95%) Hedge funds
11 152 (1.81%) Public Cloud
12 149 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
13 136 (1.62%) Data Structures
14 134 (1.59%) Cloud Native
15 132 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
16 130 (1.55%) Virtual Team
17 108 (1.28%) Data Centre
18 100 (1.19%) Algorithms
19 96 (1.14%) NHS
20 95 (1.13%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 636 (7.56%) Linux
2 340 (4.04%) Windows
3 280 (3.33%) Unix
4 220 (2.62%) Android
5 204 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 98 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 58 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (0.44%) Mac OS X
8 37 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 30 (0.36%) CentOS
10 29 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 25 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.21%) Solaris
13 18 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.14%) AIX
15 10 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.12%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
17 7 (0.083%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,842 (21.90%) DevOps
2 1,794 (21.33%) Scrum
3 1,139 (13.54%) TDD
4 1,136 (13.51%) Microservices
5 1,037 (12.33%) Software Engineering
6 1,009 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 730 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
8 697 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 665 (7.91%) Project Management
10 663 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
11 630 (7.49%) BDD
12 581 (6.91%) Kanban
13 571 (6.79%) User Stories
14 557 (6.62%) Waterfall
15 550 (6.54%) SDLC
16 547 (6.50%) Analytics
17 500 (5.95%) Migration
18 499 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
19 452 (5.37%) Project Delivery
20 441 (5.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2,032 (24.16%) Java
2 1,486 (17.67%) JavaScript
3 1,316 (15.65%) Python
4 1,309 (15.56%) SQL
5 647 (7.69%) C#
6 379 (4.51%) TypeScript
7 372 (4.42%) Java 8
8 332 (3.95%) Kotlin
9 304 (3.61%) Scala
10 204 (2.43%) C
11 185 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 168 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 168 (2.00%) C++
13 152 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 141 (1.68%) Go
15 136 (1.62%) Shell Script
16 129 (1.53%) PHP
17 117 (1.39%) Ruby
18 115 (1.37%) R
19 111 (1.32%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,271 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 1,005 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 479 (5.70%) Degree
4 219 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 103 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 92 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 82 (0.98%) ISEB
8 76 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 63 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 58 (0.69%) PMP
11 56 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 45 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
14 41 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 39 (0.46%) Master's Degree
16 37 (0.44%) AWS Certification
17 33 (0.39%) CISSP
17 33 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
18 28 (0.33%) PhD
19 24 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (5.32%) QA
2 99 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 92 (1.09%) PMO
4 78 (0.93%) GDPR
5 69 (0.82%) SLA
6 37 (0.44%) WCAG
7 34 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.34%) NIST
9 25 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 22 (0.26%) COBIT
11 19 (0.23%) NCSC
12 15 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.17%) PMBOK
14 13 (0.15%) MiFID
15 12 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
16 10 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
17 9 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
18 8 (0.095%) COREP
18 8 (0.095%) HIPAA
19 7 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 944 (11.22%) Docker
2 137 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 105 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (0.46%) HDFS
4 39 (0.46%) VMware NSX
5 36 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (0.34%) vSphere
7 20 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 15 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.14%) Firmware
10 12 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.11%) GlusterFS
12 8 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.095%) NFS
13 7 (0.083%) NDS
13 7 (0.083%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 6 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.071%) VMFS
15 4 (0.048%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 914 (10.87%) Kubernetes
2 568 (6.75%) Terraform
3 365 (4.34%) Ansible
4 149 (1.77%) Puppet
5 110 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 62 (0.74%) Grafana
8 47 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 38 (0.45%) Kibana
10 30 (0.36%) Packer
11 26 (0.31%) vCenter Server
11 26 (0.31%) vRealize
12 18 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (0.21%) Salt
12 18 (0.21%) SCCM
13 16 (0.19%) HP ALM
14 15 (0.18%) Consul
15 14 (0.17%) Nagios
15 14 (0.17%) Rundeck
16 13 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 726 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 532 (6.33%) Oracle
3 270 (3.21%) Google
4 246 (2.93%) SAP
5 224 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 201 (2.39%) Splunk
7 170 (2.02%) Atlassian
8 159 (1.89%) MuleSoft
9 134 (1.59%) Adobe
10 132 (1.57%) VMware
11 100 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 97 (1.15%) AppDynamics
13 94 (1.12%) Databricks
14 86 (1.02%) IBM
15 79 (0.94%) Cisco
15 79 (0.94%) Red Hat
16 58 (0.69%) webMethods
17 57 (0.68%) Informatica
18 49 (0.58%) HP
19 43 (0.51%) BEA