Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 24,094 21,298 19,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.83% 23.94% 20.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.43% 28.49% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,612 15,195 14,378
England median daily rate £475 £450 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.94% +3.86%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 170 177
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -3.43% +21.53%
10th Percentile £24.09 £24.50 £28.40
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +21.53%

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 79,171 74,757 81,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.03% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,371 49,864 53,505
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,911 2,050 2,392
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.35 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 13,110 £500 +4.17% 2,798
South East +1 3,738 £450 +5.88% 1,073
North of England +1 3,000 £425 +3.03% 1,275
Midlands +1 1,908 £425 - 610
Yorkshire +1 1,435 £415 -2.35% 517
South West +1 1,278 £413 +5.10% 495
North West 0 1,231 £425 +3.03% 663
West Midlands 0 1,164 £425 - 317
East of England +1 1,102 £450 +1.12% 535
East Midlands +2 712 £400 - 293
North East 0 362 £438 +9.38% 95
South Coast +1 3 £500 -9.09%
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 6,459 (26.81%) Java
2 6,427 (26.67%) Scrum
3 5,709 (23.69%) TDD
4 5,103 (21.18%) Finance
5 4,873 (20.22%) JavaScript
6 3,739 (15.52%) DevOps
7 3,548 (14.73%) HTML
8 3,447 (14.31%) SQL
9 3,436 (14.26%) Git (software)
10 3,396 (14.09%) Test Automation
11 3,314 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
12 3,288 (13.65%) BDD
13 3,278 (13.61%) C#
14 3,190 (13.24%) CSS
15 3,169 (13.15%) .NET
16 2,965 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
17 2,788 (11.57%) Jenkins
18 2,685 (11.14%) JIRA
19 2,625 (10.89%) Web Services
20 2,411 (10.01%) AngularJS
21 2,352 (9.76%) Banking
22 2,330 (9.67%) Linux
23 2,229 (9.25%) Microservices
24 2,197 (9.12%) Project Management
25 2,159 (8.96%) Kanban
26 2,123 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
27 2,083 (8.65%) Python
28 2,072 (8.60%) SQL Server
29 2,020 (8.38%) Docker
30 2,014 (8.36%) RESTful

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 1,330 (5.52%) Confluence
2 606 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 599 (2.49%) Apache
4 582 (2.42%) CMS
5 529 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 480 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
7 401 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 346 (1.44%) SharePoint
9 315 (1.31%) JBoss
10 261 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 243 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 226 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 195 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 185 (0.77%) IIS
15 182 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
16 173 (0.72%) nginx
17 140 (0.58%) Mule
18 129 (0.54%) Apache Solr
19 123 (0.51%) Drupal
20 102 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 428 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 318 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
3 297 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
4 266 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 210 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 166 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 95 (0.39%) InVision
8 86 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 75 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 34 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 26 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 23 (0.095%) HipChat
13 12 (0.050%) InDesign
14 11 (0.046%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.042%) Simulink
16 9 (0.037%) SPSS
16 9 (0.037%) UserZoom
17 8 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
18 6 (0.025%) UXPin
19 5 (0.021%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 286 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.27%) Magento
3 54 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 51 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 37 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 37 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 25 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 25 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
8 24 (0.100%) Markit EDM
9 22 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 21 (0.087%) NetSuite
11 20 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
12 18 (0.075%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.058%) Oracle Retail
14 13 (0.054%) SAP FI
14 13 (0.054%) Summit
15 12 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
15 12 (0.050%) SAP CO
15 12 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2,965 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1,902 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 528 (2.19%) GitHub
3 528 (2.19%) PaaS
4 394 (1.64%) SaaS
5 386 (1.60%) IaaS
6 358 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
7 355 (1.47%) Serverless
8 281 (1.17%) Amazon S3
9 257 (1.07%) npm
10 242 (1.00%) Office 365
11 238 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
12 226 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
13 170 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
14 148 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 146 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
16 141 (0.59%) Slack
17 138 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 136 (0.56%) Google Analytics
19 117 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 543 (2.25%) HTTP
2 350 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 312 (1.29%) Firewall
4 305 (1.27%) Internet
5 225 (0.93%) SSL
6 208 (0.86%) DNS
7 196 (0.81%) SMS
8 124 (0.51%) Network Security
9 75 (0.31%) Kerberos
10 70 (0.29%) VPN
11 69 (0.29%) LAN
11 69 (0.29%) WAN
12 68 (0.28%) FTP
13 66 (0.27%) Intranet
14 59 (0.24%) Skype
15 55 (0.23%) DHCP
16 50 (0.21%) Bluetooth
17 46 (0.19%) SAN
18 43 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
19 38 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,072 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 1,421 (5.90%) NoSQL
3 1,129 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 1,006 (4.18%) MySQL
5 955 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 950 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 909 (3.77%) Big Data
8 706 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 602 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
10 403 (1.67%) RDBMS
11 397 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 355 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 319 (1.32%) Redis
14 306 (1.27%) Oracle Database
15 243 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 215 (0.89%) HBase
17 198 (0.82%) Apache Hive
18 197 (0.82%) Power BI
19 181 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
20 177 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3,436 (14.26%) Git (software)
2 2,788 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 2,685 (11.14%) JIRA
4 1,433 (5.95%) Selenium
5 1,331 (5.52%) Maven
6 1,074 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 883 (3.66%) JUnit
8 674 (2.80%) TeamCity
9 667 (2.77%) Subversion
10 520 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 511 (2.12%) Visual Studio
12 461 (1.91%) WebDriver
13 450 (1.87%) Gradle
14 419 (1.74%) Mockito
15 365 (1.51%) NUnit
16 353 (1.47%) Jasmine
17 351 (1.46%) gulp
18 342 (1.42%) webpack
19 326 (1.35%) Bitbucket
20 325 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 5,103 (21.18%) Finance
2 2,352 (9.76%) Banking
3 1,100 (4.57%) Retail
4 770 (3.20%) Marketing
5 675 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 590 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 539 (2.24%) Front Office
8 361 (1.50%) Games
9 319 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 294 (1.22%) Publishing
10 294 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 283 (1.17%) Legal
12 220 (0.91%) Law
13 210 (0.87%) Electronics
14 178 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 175 (0.73%) Back Office
16 164 (0.68%) Advertising
17 113 (0.47%) Automotive
18 75 (0.31%) Billing
19 63 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9,727 (40.37%) Developer
2 2,950 (12.24%) Analyst
3 2,843 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 1,918 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 1,577 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 1,514 (6.28%) Architect
7 1,354 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 1,275 (5.29%) .NET Developer
9 1,166 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,111 (4.61%) C# Developer
11 933 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 785 (3.26%) Agile Developer
13 744 (3.09%) Designer
14 682 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
15 681 (2.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 680 (2.82%) Scrum Master
17 571 (2.37%) Tester
18 555 (2.30%) Test Analyst
19 543 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
19 543 (2.25%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,548 (14.73%) HTML
2 3,190 (13.24%) CSS
3 3,169 (13.15%) .NET
4 2,625 (10.89%) Web Services
5 2,411 (10.01%) AngularJS
6 2,014 (8.36%) RESTful
7 2,005 (8.32%) Spring
8 1,965 (8.16%) REST
9 1,744 (7.24%) Node.js
10 1,723 (7.15%) HTML5
11 1,614 (6.70%) React
12 1,267 (5.26%) ASP.NET
13 1,248 (5.18%) JSON
14 1,191 (4.94%) jQuery
15 1,156 (4.80%) XML
16 1,082 (4.49%) SOAP
17 1,052 (4.37%) CSS3
18 886 (3.68%) Hibernate
19 882 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
20 803 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,942 (8.06%) User Experience
2 1,544 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1,060 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 918 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 595 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 507 (2.10%) Fintech
7 453 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 399 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 368 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 304 (1.26%) Algorithms
11 298 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 270 (1.12%) Derivative
13 264 (1.10%) Data Structures
14 240 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 218 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
16 209 (0.87%) Public Cloud
17 192 (0.80%) Fixed Income
18 155 (0.64%) Equities
19 150 (0.62%) iPad
20 144 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,330 (9.67%) Linux
2 1,168 (4.85%) Unix
3 1,025 (4.25%) Windows
4 611 (2.54%) Android
5 586 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 331 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 209 (0.87%) CentOS
8 195 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 158 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 126 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 105 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 83 (0.34%) VMS
13 62 (0.26%) Solaris
14 58 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 41 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 37 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (0.14%) AIX
19 28 (0.12%) CoreOS
20 24 (0.100%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,427 (26.67%) Scrum
2 5,709 (23.69%) TDD
3 3,739 (15.52%) DevOps
4 3,396 (14.09%) Test Automation
5 3,314 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3,288 (13.65%) BDD
7 2,229 (9.25%) Microservices
8 2,197 (9.12%) Project Management
9 2,159 (8.96%) Kanban
10 2,123 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,876 (7.79%) Waterfall
12 1,850 (7.68%) MVC
13 1,806 (7.50%) E-Commerce
14 1,778 (7.38%) User Stories
15 1,614 (6.70%) Software Engineering
16 1,606 (6.67%) OO
17 1,586 (6.58%) SDLC
18 1,438 (5.97%) Open Source
19 1,408 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
20 1,337 (5.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6,459 (26.81%) Java
2 4,873 (20.22%) JavaScript
3 3,447 (14.31%) SQL
4 3,278 (13.61%) C#
5 2,083 (8.65%) Python
6 1,085 (4.50%) Ruby
7 1,037 (4.30%) Scala
8 583 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 488 (2.03%) PHP
10 477 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 463 (1.92%) ES6
12 441 (1.83%) TypeScript
13 427 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 397 (1.65%) Groovy
15 376 (1.56%) C
16 364 (1.51%) C++
17 318 (1.32%) Perl
18 313 (1.30%) Shell Script
19 279 (1.16%) PL/SQL
20 257 (1.07%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,696 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 1,503 (6.24%) Degree
3 1,168 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 294 (1.22%) ISEB
5 264 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 230 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 225 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 218 (0.90%) PMP
9 217 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 211 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 143 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 129 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 118 (0.49%) CISSP
14 108 (0.45%) Master's Degree
15 91 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 89 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 83 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
18 75 (0.31%) AWS Certification
19 70 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
20 63 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,567 (6.50%) QA
2 348 (1.44%) PMO
3 296 (1.23%) GDPR
4 138 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 115 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 102 (0.42%) MiFID
7 96 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 85 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 73 (0.30%) WCAG
10 62 (0.26%) GCP
11 56 (0.23%) SLA
12 28 (0.12%) PSD2
13 25 (0.10%) EMIR
14 23 (0.095%) ISO 9001
15 21 (0.087%) WAI
16 19 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
16 19 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 15 (0.062%) IFRS
18 13 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 12 (0.050%) COBIT
System Software
1 2,020 (8.38%) Docker
2 243 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 211 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (0.49%) HDFS
5 90 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 85 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 55 (0.23%) vCloud
8 52 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 41 (0.17%) vSphere
10 40 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 28 (0.12%) Firmware
12 19 (0.079%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.071%) VirtualBox
14 16 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.066%) Xen
14 16 (0.066%) XenApp
14 16 (0.066%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.054%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.050%) Postfix
16 12 (0.050%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,274 (5.29%) Ansible
2 1,141 (4.74%) Puppet
3 850 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 620 (2.57%) Kubernetes
5 614 (2.55%) Terraform
6 203 (0.84%) Kibana
7 200 (0.83%) Grafana
8 169 (0.70%) logstash
9 110 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 101 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 99 (0.41%) Nagios
12 93 (0.39%) Salt
13 77 (0.32%) Mesos
14 76 (0.32%) Rancher
15 75 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
16 68 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
17 61 (0.25%) Prometheus
18 59 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
19 58 (0.24%) Packer
20 48 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,824 (7.57%) Microsoft
2 1,585 (6.58%) Oracle
3 549 (2.28%) SAP
4 487 (2.02%) Google
5 466 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
6 414 (1.72%) Adobe
7 407 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 396 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 349 (1.45%) IBM
10 311 (1.29%) VMware
11 281 (1.17%) Splunk
12 226 (0.94%) HP
13 197 (0.82%) Tableau
14 154 (0.64%) AppDynamics
15 141 (0.59%) Cisco
16 139 (0.58%) hybris
16 139 (0.58%) Sitecore
17 138 (0.57%) MuleSoft
18 115 (0.48%) Apple
19 113 (0.47%) ServiceNow