Period
to 21 February 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14,959 25,531 24,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.13% 28.13% 25.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.31% 32.13% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,044 17,754 17,612
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 208 177
England median hourly rate £38.10 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.35% -5.56% +6.51%
10th Percentile £26.29 £26.25 £24.09
90th Percentile £57.95 £55.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.64 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.74% -5.56% +5.88%

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 52,834 79,460 80,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.24% 87.54% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,603 53,140 54,351
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,694 1,992 1,969
England median hourly rate £23.00 £24.04 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +0.17% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%

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 2020.

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 7,612 £530 +0.95% 2,234
South East 0 2,210 £463 -2.63% 1,039
North of England 0 1,997 £450 +2.86% 1,285
South West -1 1,356 £453 +0.56% 563
Midlands 0 1,067 £450 - 636
North West 0 874 £460 +5.14% 700
Yorkshire 0 758 £450 +5.88% 472
West Midlands 0 737 £463 +2.78% 371
East of England 0 652 £455 -4.21% 412
North East 0 366 £425 -5.56% 113
East Midlands -1 323 £426 -5.33% 264
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 3,889 (26.00%) Scrum
2 3,342 (22.34%) Java
3 3,090 (20.66%) DevOps
4 2,734 (18.28%) Finance
5 2,727 (18.23%) JavaScript
6 2,575 (17.21%) Azure
7 2,466 (16.49%) AWS
8 2,346 (15.68%) SQL
9 2,315 (15.48%) TDD
10 1,924 (12.86%) Python
11 1,920 (12.84%) JIRA
12 1,907 (12.75%) Test Automation
13 1,869 (12.49%) Security Cleared
14 1,824 (12.19%) C#
15 1,811 (12.11%) Git (software)
16 1,734 (11.59%) .NET
17 1,705 (11.40%) Microservices
18 1,667 (11.14%) Microsoft
19 1,613 (10.78%) HTML
20 1,484 (9.92%) Docker
21 1,481 (9.90%) CSS
22 1,462 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
23 1,445 (9.66%) SC Cleared
24 1,426 (9.53%) Jenkins
25 1,363 (9.11%) Web Services
26 1,348 (9.01%) Software Engineering
27 1,305 (8.72%) AngularJS
28 1,252 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
29 1,222 (8.17%) Public Sector
30 1,221 (8.16%) Problem-Solving

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 1,013 (6.77%) Confluence
2 315 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 282 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 277 (1.85%) Apache Spark
5 197 (1.32%) Apache
6 184 (1.23%) CMS
7 162 (1.08%) WebLogic
8 131 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 99 (0.66%) IIS
10 92 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 90 (0.60%) nginx
12 74 (0.49%) JBoss
13 67 (0.45%) SAS
14 59 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 58 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 53 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
17 49 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
18 47 (0.31%) Drupal
19 42 (0.28%) Umbraco
20 35 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 304 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 274 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 177 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 129 (0.86%) Sketch
5 123 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 113 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 93 (0.62%) InVision
8 86 (0.57%) Photoshop
9 53 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 24 (0.16%) Chatbot
12 22 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 20 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
14 18 (0.12%) Figma
14 18 (0.12%) Zeplin
15 10 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.060%) GIMP
17 8 (0.053%) InDesign
18 7 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 234 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 44 (0.29%) Magento
3 44 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 42 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
7 27 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 22 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 21 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 19 (0.13%) Shopify
11 18 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.11%) SAP HCM
13 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 16 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 14 (0.094%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.094%) SAP BPC
15 13 (0.087%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2,575 (17.21%) Azure
2 2,466 (16.49%) AWS
3 528 (3.53%) Serverless
4 490 (3.28%) GCP
5 489 (3.27%) Power Platform
6 467 (3.12%) GitHub
7 346 (2.31%) PaaS
8 318 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
9 295 (1.97%) SaaS
10 293 (1.96%) Amazon S3
11 291 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
12 240 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 219 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
14 213 (1.42%) OpenShift
15 206 (1.38%) Office 365
16 204 (1.36%) IaaS
17 195 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
18 135 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
19 114 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
20 110 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 210 (1.40%) HTTP
2 147 (0.98%) Firewall
3 145 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 135 (0.90%) DNS
5 112 (0.75%) Internet
6 88 (0.59%) SSL
7 73 (0.49%) VPN
8 65 (0.43%) WAN
9 53 (0.35%) Ethernet
10 51 (0.34%) DHCP
10 51 (0.34%) Skype
11 50 (0.33%) Network Security
12 45 (0.30%) LAN
13 39 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (0.25%) HTTPS
15 31 (0.21%) Intranet
16 30 (0.20%) DSL
16 30 (0.20%) Wireless
17 29 (0.19%) IPv6
18 26 (0.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,146 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 542 (3.62%) Big Data
3 505 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 481 (3.22%) MySQL
5 460 (3.08%) Power BI
6 452 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 449 (3.00%) Relational Database
8 446 (2.98%) NoSQL
9 376 (2.51%) MongoDB
10 363 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 276 (1.85%) Data Lake
12 251 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 216 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
14 180 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
15 175 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 153 (1.02%) Redis
17 151 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 147 (0.98%) Oracle Database
19 142 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
20 137 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,920 (12.84%) JIRA
2 1,811 (12.11%) Git (software)
3 1,426 (9.53%) Jenkins
4 695 (4.65%) Selenium
5 512 (3.42%) Cucumber
6 470 (3.14%) Maven
7 412 (2.75%) JUnit
8 318 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 299 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 290 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 233 (1.56%) Mockito
12 225 (1.50%) Bitbucket
12 225 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 204 (1.36%) GitLab
14 188 (1.26%) Gradle
15 159 (1.06%) Artifactory
15 159 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
16 153 (1.02%) SpecFlow
17 150 (1.00%) SonarQube
18 149 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 2,734 (18.28%) Finance
2 1,222 (8.17%) Public Sector
3 904 (6.04%) Banking
4 539 (3.60%) Front Office
5 514 (3.44%) Retail
6 466 (3.12%) Marketing
7 316 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 261 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 213 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 169 (1.13%) Legal
11 140 (0.94%) Law
12 116 (0.78%) Electronics
13 113 (0.76%) Games
14 110 (0.74%) Publishing
15 98 (0.66%) Back Office
16 97 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 83 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 72 (0.48%) Advertising
19 68 (0.45%) Financial Institution
20 66 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,513 (36.85%) Developer
2 1,512 (10.11%) Analyst
3 1,318 (8.81%) Java Developer
4 1,071 (7.16%) Architect
5 947 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 869 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 727 (4.86%) Senior Developer
8 699 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 651 (4.35%) .NET Developer
10 511 (3.42%) React Developer
11 478 (3.20%) Designer
12 445 (2.97%) C# Developer
13 437 (2.92%) Software Engineer
14 434 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 410 (2.74%) Scrum Master
16 408 (2.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 369 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
18 348 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
19 342 (2.29%) Consultant
20 321 (2.15%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,734 (11.59%) .NET
2 1,613 (10.78%) HTML
3 1,481 (9.90%) CSS
4 1,363 (9.11%) Web Services
5 1,305 (8.72%) AngularJS
6 1,203 (8.04%) React
7 1,092 (7.30%) Node.js
8 1,020 (6.82%) Spring
9 940 (6.28%) REST
10 879 (5.88%) RESTful
11 651 (4.35%) HTML5
12 572 (3.82%) XML
13 564 (3.77%) JSON
14 555 (3.71%) ASP.NET
15 514 (3.44%) Spring Boot
16 450 (3.01%) SOAP
17 414 (2.77%) Kafka
18 381 (2.55%) .NET Core
19 358 (2.39%) Redux
20 349 (2.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,164 (7.78%) User Experience
2 1,044 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 658 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 428 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 305 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 289 (1.93%) Derivative
7 262 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 255 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
9 253 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 245 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 229 (1.53%) Equities
12 224 (1.50%) Management Information System
13 213 (1.42%) Data Centre
14 207 (1.38%) Data Structures
15 183 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 147 (0.98%) Algorithms
17 112 (0.75%) NHS
18 110 (0.74%) Blog
18 110 (0.74%) Cloud Native
19 109 (0.73%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,203 (8.04%) Linux
2 699 (4.67%) Windows
3 452 (3.02%) Unix
4 344 (2.30%) Android
5 298 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 151 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 148 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 74 (0.49%) CentOS
10 73 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 51 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 51 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 33 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
14 30 (0.20%) ThreadX
15 29 (0.19%) AIX
15 29 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (0.18%) Solaris
16 27 (0.18%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,889 (26.00%) Scrum
2 3,090 (20.66%) DevOps
3 2,315 (15.48%) TDD
4 1,907 (12.75%) Test Automation
5 1,705 (11.40%) Microservices
6 1,462 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
7 1,348 (9.01%) Software Engineering
8 1,252 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,221 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
10 1,186 (7.93%) Analytics
10 1,186 (7.93%) BDD
11 1,126 (7.53%) Kanban
12 1,123 (7.51%) Waterfall
13 1,116 (7.46%) Project Management
14 978 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
15 960 (6.42%) SDLC
16 937 (6.26%) User Stories
17 791 (5.29%) Project Delivery
18 786 (5.25%) Migration
19 701 (4.69%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3,342 (22.34%) Java
2 2,727 (18.23%) JavaScript
3 2,346 (15.68%) SQL
4 1,924 (12.86%) Python
5 1,824 (12.19%) C#
6 571 (3.82%) Java 8
7 536 (3.58%) Ruby
8 485 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 481 (3.22%) TypeScript
10 471 (3.15%) C++
11 438 (2.93%) C
12 428 (2.86%) Scala
13 331 (2.21%) Bash Shell
14 283 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 270 (1.80%) R
16 255 (1.70%) PHP
17 238 (1.59%) PL/SQL
18 208 (1.39%) ES6
19 202 (1.35%) Shell Script
20 188 (1.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,869 (12.49%) Security Cleared
2 1,445 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 896 (5.99%) Degree
4 237 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 202 (1.35%) ISEB
6 181 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 180 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 180 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 119 (0.80%) PMP
9 109 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 102 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 77 (0.51%) DBS Check
12 74 (0.49%) AWS Certification
13 71 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 70 (0.47%) CISSP
15 59 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 57 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 44 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 40 (0.27%) CISM
18 40 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 798 (5.33%) QA
2 174 (1.16%) PMO
3 119 (0.80%) GDPR
4 116 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 86 (0.57%) WCAG
6 63 (0.42%) SLA
7 60 (0.40%) NCSC
8 44 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 33 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 30 (0.20%) NIST
11 29 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 27 (0.18%) IFRS
13 26 (0.17%) COBIT
14 25 (0.17%) Solvency II
15 23 (0.15%) GxP
16 21 (0.14%) MiFID
17 20 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 15 (0.10%) ISO 20022
19 14 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 13 (0.087%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,484 (9.92%) Docker
2 204 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 120 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 112 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (0.37%) HDFS
6 48 (0.32%) Postfix
7 44 (0.29%) vSphere
8 31 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 25 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 22 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.12%) Hyper-V
12 18 (0.12%) XenApp
13 17 (0.11%) Firmware
13 17 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 14 (0.094%) NDS
15 14 (0.094%) VirtualBox
16 12 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
17 11 (0.074%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,080 (7.22%) Kubernetes
2 768 (5.13%) Terraform
3 599 (4.00%) Ansible
4 271 (1.81%) Puppet
5 229 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (0.57%) Packer
7 81 (0.54%) Kibana
8 79 (0.53%) Grafana
9 65 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 62 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 60 (0.40%) SCCM
12 54 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 43 (0.29%) Nagios
13 43 (0.29%) Rancher
14 42 (0.28%) Consul
15 41 (0.27%) Salt
16 40 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
17 38 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
18 37 (0.25%) logstash
19 31 (0.21%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,667 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 872 (5.83%) Oracle
3 515 (3.44%) SAP
4 490 (3.28%) Google
5 318 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 226 (1.51%) Tableau
7 218 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 212 (1.42%) VMware
9 206 (1.38%) Adobe
10 171 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 158 (1.06%) IBM
12 121 (0.81%) ServiceNow
13 116 (0.78%) MuleSoft
14 113 (0.76%) Informatica
15 96 (0.64%) Cisco
16 90 (0.60%) Citrix
17 85 (0.57%) Splunk
18 81 (0.54%) hybris
19 77 (0.51%) webMethods
20 76 (0.51%) Cognos