Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 18,910 26,205 23,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.73% 27.75% 25.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.66% 31.92% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,909 18,455 17,238
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £360 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 223 193
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -1.16% -
10th Percentile £24.00 £21.42 £26.40
90th Percentile £72.03 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.69 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.95% -1.91% -1.16%

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 65,985 82,098 80,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.29% 86.94% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,713 54,993 54,082
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,029 2,093 1,911
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.93% +1.34%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 9,858 £525 - 1,662
South East 0 2,779 £473 +2.16% 793
North of England 0 2,446 £450 +5.88% 999
South West -1 1,616 £450 +5.88% 496
Midlands 0 1,302 £450 - 561
Yorkshire 0 1,078 £450 +5.88% 374
North West 0 1,030 £450 +5.88% 537
West Midlands 0 920 £475 +5.56% 321
East of England 0 843 £450 -9.95% 396
East Midlands -2 364 £425 - 237
North East 0 338 £426 -3.40% 88
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 4,980 (26.34%) Scrum
2 4,186 (22.14%) Java
3 3,877 (20.50%) DevOps
4 3,806 (20.13%) Finance
5 3,722 (19.68%) JavaScript
6 3,330 (17.61%) TDD
7 2,998 (15.85%) AWS
8 2,982 (15.77%) Azure
9 2,877 (15.21%) SQL
10 2,533 (13.40%) Python
11 2,486 (13.15%) C#
12 2,471 (13.07%) Test Automation
13 2,425 (12.82%) JIRA
14 2,279 (12.05%) Git (software)
15 2,222 (11.75%) .NET
16 2,216 (11.72%) HTML
17 2,161 (11.43%) Microservices
18 2,091 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
19 2,086 (11.03%) CSS
20 1,944 (10.28%) Microsoft
21 1,939 (10.25%) Security Cleared
22 1,875 (9.92%) Docker
23 1,776 (9.39%) AngularJS
24 1,773 (9.38%) Jenkins
25 1,695 (8.96%) BDD
26 1,662 (8.79%) React
27 1,586 (8.39%) Kanban
28 1,567 (8.29%) Linux
29 1,525 (8.06%) Project Management
30 1,524 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management

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 1,264 (6.68%) Confluence
2 410 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 368 (1.95%) Apache Spark
4 336 (1.78%) Apache
5 327 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 249 (1.32%) CMS
7 147 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 126 (0.67%) IIS
9 121 (0.64%) JBoss
10 116 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 107 (0.57%) nginx
12 105 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 89 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 70 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
15 69 (0.36%) Drupal
16 64 (0.34%) OpenStack
17 63 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 54 (0.29%) SAS
19 53 (0.28%) Umbraco
20 48 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 381 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 344 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 198 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 192 (1.02%) Sketch
5 182 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 167 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 121 (0.64%) Photoshop
8 113 (0.60%) InVision
9 67 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 48 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 34 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 31 (0.16%) Zeplin
13 29 (0.15%) Figma
14 27 (0.14%) Adobe XD
15 17 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
16 16 (0.085%) GIMP
16 16 (0.085%) Marvel
17 15 (0.079%) Chatbot
18 7 (0.037%) InDesign
18 7 (0.037%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 298 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.38%) Magento
3 42 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 41 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 39 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 39 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 36 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 35 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 33 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 33 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
9 19 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 19 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 19 (0.10%) Temenos T24
10 18 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.090%) Shopify
12 16 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
13 15 (0.079%) BASE24
13 15 (0.079%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2,998 (15.85%) AWS
2 2,982 (15.77%) Azure
3 599 (3.17%) GCP
4 594 (3.14%) Serverless
5 573 (3.03%) GitHub
6 556 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 400 (2.12%) PaaS
8 365 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 350 (1.85%) Amazon S3
10 326 (1.72%) SaaS
11 323 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 301 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
12 301 (1.59%) Office 365
13 291 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
14 249 (1.32%) OpenShift
15 242 (1.28%) IaaS
16 194 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
17 188 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
18 130 (0.69%) npm
19 129 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 240 (1.27%) HTTP
2 186 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 164 (0.87%) Firewall
4 154 (0.81%) Internet
5 108 (0.57%) DNS
6 99 (0.52%) SSL
7 93 (0.49%) VPN
8 89 (0.47%) WAN
9 52 (0.27%) LAN
10 49 (0.26%) FTP
10 49 (0.26%) Skype
11 47 (0.25%) Network Security
12 45 (0.24%) Ethernet
13 42 (0.22%) DHCP
14 39 (0.21%) Intranet
15 35 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (0.17%) SAN
16 33 (0.17%) Unified Communications
17 30 (0.16%) Wireless
18 23 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,416 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 705 (3.73%) Big Data
3 654 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 647 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 586 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 561 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 521 (2.76%) Power BI
8 502 (2.65%) MySQL
9 486 (2.57%) MongoDB
10 398 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 370 (1.96%) Hadoop
12 244 (1.29%) Data Lake
13 228 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
14 219 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 198 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 186 (0.98%) RDBMS
17 166 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 162 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
19 140 (0.74%) Apache Hive
20 135 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2,425 (12.82%) JIRA
2 2,279 (12.05%) Git (software)
3 1,773 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 986 (5.21%) Selenium
5 706 (3.73%) Cucumber
6 540 (2.86%) Maven
7 479 (2.53%) JUnit
8 422 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 395 (2.09%) Visual Studio
10 365 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 356 (1.88%) TeamCity
12 308 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 280 (1.48%) Mockito
14 244 (1.29%) Subversion
15 227 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 215 (1.14%) WebDriver
17 214 (1.13%) JMeter
18 211 (1.12%) SpecFlow
19 203 (1.07%) Jasmine
20 200 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 3,806 (20.13%) Finance
2 1,320 (6.98%) Banking
3 1,281 (6.77%) Public Sector
4 725 (3.83%) Retail
5 615 (3.25%) Marketing
6 599 (3.17%) Front Office
7 434 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 360 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 266 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 240 (1.27%) Legal
11 195 (1.03%) Games
12 184 (0.97%) Law
13 157 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 143 (0.76%) Publishing
15 134 (0.71%) Electronics
16 122 (0.65%) Advertising
17 119 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 107 (0.57%) Back Office
19 106 (0.56%) Retail Banking
20 75 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 7,022 (37.13%) Developer
2 1,961 (10.37%) Analyst
3 1,547 (8.18%) Java Developer
4 1,208 (6.39%) Business Analyst
5 1,206 (6.38%) Architect
6 1,102 (5.83%) Project Manager
7 976 (5.16%) Senior Developer
8 895 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 836 (4.42%) .NET Developer
10 708 (3.74%) React Developer
11 619 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 616 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 600 (3.17%) C# Developer
14 562 (2.97%) Designer
15 538 (2.85%) Software Engineer
16 535 (2.83%) Python Developer
17 525 (2.78%) Scrum Master
18 501 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
19 433 (2.29%) Consultant
20 430 (2.27%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,222 (11.75%) .NET
2 2,216 (11.72%) HTML
3 2,086 (11.03%) CSS
4 1,776 (9.39%) AngularJS
5 1,662 (8.79%) React
6 1,511 (7.99%) Web Services
7 1,489 (7.87%) Node.js
8 1,199 (6.34%) REST
9 1,185 (6.27%) Spring
10 1,135 (6.00%) RESTful
11 839 (4.44%) HTML5
12 794 (4.20%) ASP.NET
13 790 (4.18%) JSON
14 700 (3.70%) XML
15 599 (3.17%) SOAP
16 570 (3.01%) Spring Boot
17 551 (2.91%) Kafka
17 551 (2.91%) Redux
18 505 (2.67%) CSS3
19 502 (2.65%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,503 (7.95%) User Experience
2 1,189 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 851 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 606 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 346 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 338 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 322 (1.70%) Derivative
8 320 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 307 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 298 (1.58%) Fixed Income
11 265 (1.40%) Data Centre
12 253 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 220 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 213 (1.13%) Algorithms
15 205 (1.08%) Data Structures
16 178 (0.94%) Equities
17 137 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
18 122 (0.65%) Cloud Native
19 120 (0.63%) NHS
20 97 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,567 (8.29%) Linux
2 856 (4.53%) Windows
3 618 (3.27%) Unix
4 430 (2.27%) Android
5 395 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 229 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 162 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 106 (0.56%) CentOS
9 90 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 86 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 68 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 67 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 34 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 32 (0.17%) FreeRTOS
15 30 (0.16%) ThreadX
15 30 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (0.15%) Debian
17 27 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (0.13%) VMS
19 24 (0.13%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,980 (26.34%) Scrum
2 3,877 (20.50%) DevOps
3 3,330 (17.61%) TDD
4 2,471 (13.07%) Test Automation
5 2,161 (11.43%) Microservices
6 2,091 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
7 1,695 (8.96%) BDD
8 1,586 (8.39%) Kanban
9 1,525 (8.06%) Project Management
10 1,524 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,501 (7.94%) Software Engineering
12 1,468 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
13 1,387 (7.33%) Analytics
14 1,319 (6.98%) Waterfall
15 1,249 (6.60%) User Stories
16 1,089 (5.76%) SDLC
17 1,075 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
18 1,025 (5.42%) Front End Development
19 984 (5.20%) Migration
20 974 (5.15%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4,186 (22.14%) Java
2 3,722 (19.68%) JavaScript
3 2,877 (15.21%) SQL
4 2,533 (13.40%) Python
5 2,486 (13.15%) C#
6 687 (3.63%) Java 8
7 638 (3.37%) Ruby
8 624 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 607 (3.21%) C++
10 534 (2.82%) Scala
11 529 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 464 (2.45%) C
13 414 (2.19%) Bash Shell
14 361 (1.91%) PHP
15 348 (1.84%) ES6
16 286 (1.51%) T-SQL
17 263 (1.39%) Shell Script
18 240 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 225 (1.19%) R
20 203 (1.07%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,939 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 1,399 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 1,081 (5.72%) Degree
4 271 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 262 (1.39%) ISEB
6 246 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 236 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 212 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 159 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 154 (0.81%) PMP
11 137 (0.72%) AWS Certification
12 85 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 85 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 74 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 70 (0.37%) CISSP
15 61 (0.32%) DBS Check
16 58 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 56 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 46 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
19 44 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,086 (5.74%) QA
2 251 (1.33%) PMO
3 153 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 129 (0.68%) GDPR
5 101 (0.53%) WCAG
6 85 (0.45%) SLA
7 60 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 52 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 45 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 39 (0.21%) NCSC
11 35 (0.19%) MiFID
12 33 (0.17%) COBIT
13 28 (0.15%) NIST
14 25 (0.13%) PSD2
15 23 (0.12%) Solvency II
16 17 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
16 17 (0.090%) GxP
17 16 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 14 (0.074%) IFRS
19 13 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,875 (9.92%) Docker
2 270 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 153 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (0.28%) HDFS
6 50 (0.26%) vSphere
7 40 (0.21%) Postfix
8 35 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 26 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.13%) Firmware
11 17 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 15 (0.079%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.069%) LXC
14 11 (0.058%) XenApp
15 10 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.053%) PowerDNS
15 10 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.053%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.048%) NDS
16 9 (0.048%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,255 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 839 (4.44%) Terraform
3 814 (4.30%) Ansible
4 384 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 373 (1.97%) Puppet
6 118 (0.62%) Kibana
7 100 (0.53%) Grafana
8 79 (0.42%) SCCM
9 75 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 71 (0.38%) Packer
11 65 (0.34%) Prometheus
12 61 (0.32%) Salt
13 58 (0.31%) Consul
14 51 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
15 47 (0.25%) Nagios
16 45 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
17 42 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
17 42 (0.22%) logstash
18 39 (0.21%) HP ALM
19 32 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,944 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 1,000 (5.29%) Oracle
3 684 (3.62%) Google
4 566 (2.99%) SAP
5 441 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 326 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 302 (1.60%) Tableau
8 266 (1.41%) Adobe
9 253 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 244 (1.29%) VMware
11 195 (1.03%) IBM
12 190 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 170 (0.90%) Splunk
14 158 (0.84%) MuleSoft
15 116 (0.61%) Cisco
16 115 (0.61%) Informatica
17 111 (0.59%) Databricks
18 109 (0.58%) HP
19 97 (0.51%) Citrix
20 88 (0.47%) hybris