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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
UK / England
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9985 10175 7702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.20% 20.91% 16.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.08% 25.21% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7029 7231 5312
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 65
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £30.30 £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £52.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.77% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 5051 £500 +5.26% 1533
South East +2 1509 £437 +9.18% 551
South West +3 656 £400 - 252
Yorkshire 0 646 £413 -1.78% 303
North West 0 584 £413 -2.94% 362
East of England +2 502 £450 +5.88% 232
West Midlands 0 442 £450 +12.50% 165
North East 0 281 £390 -12.84% 60
East Midlands 0 267 £400 +6.66% 101
Midlands +4 28 £350 -22.22% 8
South Coast - 3 £550 -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 5888 (28.88%) Scrum
2 5629 (27.61%) Java
3 4521 (22.18%) TDD
4 4393 (21.55%) JavaScript
5 3818 (18.73%) Finance
6 3624 (17.78%) HTML
7 3193 (15.66%) CSS
8 3028 (14.85%) SQL
9 2792 (13.70%) DevOps
10 2629 (12.90%) .NET
11 2624 (12.87%) BDD
12 2603 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 2596 (12.73%) Git (software)
14 2589 (12.70%) C#
15 2427 (11.91%) Linux
16 2130 (10.45%) Web Services
17 2076 (10.18%) Jenkins
18 2052 (10.07%) AngularJS
18 2052 (10.07%) JIRA
19 1899 (9.32%) Banking
20 1853 (9.09%) Python
21 1849 (9.07%) User Experience
22 1841 (9.03%) Project Management
23 1772 (8.69%) Microsoft
24 1735 (8.51%) HTML5
25 1715 (8.41%) Oracle
26 1710 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
27 1690 (8.29%) MVC
28 1672 (8.20%) Security Cleared
29 1665 (8.17%) Spring

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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
1 923 (4.53%) Confluence
2 516 (2.53%) Apache
3 500 (2.45%) CMS
4 465 (2.28%) Apache Spark
5 464 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 419 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 359 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
7 359 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 300 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 290 (1.42%) JBoss
10 256 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 247 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 167 (0.82%) nginx
13 147 (0.72%) IIS
14 130 (0.64%) Drupal
15 124 (0.61%) OpenStack
16 118 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
17 114 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
18 99 (0.49%) Apache Solr
19 89 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 788 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 286 (1.40%) MS Office
3 283 (1.39%) MS Project
4 217 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 213 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 139 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 88 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 70 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 54 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 39 (0.19%) HipChat
11 34 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
12 33 (0.16%) InVision
13 10 (0.049%) InDesign
14 8 (0.039%) Flinto
15 6 (0.029%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.029%) SPSS
16 5 (0.025%) Mingle
16 5 (0.025%) UXPin
17 4 (0.020%) Gliffy
18 3 (0.015%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 405 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 262 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 71 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 48 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 42 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 38 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 34 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 33 (0.16%) Magento
9 27 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 24 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 21 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 21 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 19 (0.093%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 16 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
13 16 (0.078%) SAP FI
14 15 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
15 14 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
15 14 (0.069%) RMDS
16 13 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
16 13 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1710 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1067 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 448 (2.20%) GitHub
4 436 (2.14%) PaaS
5 350 (1.72%) SaaS
6 346 (1.70%) IaaS
7 230 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 215 (1.05%) Office 365
9 159 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 156 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 109 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 74 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 73 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 66 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 63 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 56 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
17 55 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
18 54 (0.26%) Heroku
19 49 (0.24%) OpenShift
20 43 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 680 (3.34%) HTTP
2 348 (1.71%) Internet
3 246 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 219 (1.07%) SSL
5 193 (0.95%) DNS
6 175 (0.86%) Firewall
7 136 (0.67%) LDAP
8 123 (0.60%) VPN
9 80 (0.39%) Intranet
10 76 (0.37%) WAN
11 71 (0.35%) LAN
12 61 (0.30%) Network Security
13 57 (0.28%) Kerberos
13 57 (0.28%) Skype
14 47 (0.23%) SAN
15 45 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (0.22%) SSH
16 43 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (0.21%) HTTPS
18 41 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1659 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 948 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 916 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 863 (4.23%) Big Data
5 835 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 721 (3.54%) MySQL
7 716 (3.51%) Hadoop
8 674 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
9 532 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 408 (2.00%) Oracle Database
11 318 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 291 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 225 (1.10%) Redis
14 214 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 207 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 205 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 197 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 190 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
19 174 (0.85%) HBase
20 167 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2596 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 2076 (10.18%) Jenkins
3 2052 (10.07%) JIRA
4 1381 (6.77%) Selenium
5 964 (4.73%) Cucumber
6 845 (4.15%) Maven
7 731 (3.59%) JUnit
8 704 (3.45%) Subversion
9 647 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 570 (2.80%) WebDriver
11 442 (2.17%) TeamCity
12 423 (2.07%) Visual Studio
13 334 (1.64%) Gradle
14 323 (1.58%) Mockito
15 284 (1.39%) Grunt
16 282 (1.38%) gulp
17 270 (1.32%) Ant
18 259 (1.27%) SoapUI
19 258 (1.27%) Jasmine
20 250 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 3818 (18.73%) Finance
2 1899 (9.32%) Banking
3 986 (4.84%) Retail
4 771 (3.78%) Marketing
5 588 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 520 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 371 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 368 (1.81%) Front Office
9 308 (1.51%) Games
10 295 (1.45%) Publishing
11 279 (1.37%) Legal
12 275 (1.35%) Electronics
13 201 (0.99%) Advertising
14 197 (0.97%) Back Office
15 135 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 118 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 105 (0.52%) Law
18 81 (0.40%) Automotive
19 60 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
20 56 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8423 (41.32%) Developer
2 2400 (11.77%) Java Developer
3 2363 (11.59%) Analyst
4 1563 (7.67%) Business Analyst
5 1409 (6.91%) Architect
6 1241 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 1146 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 1108 (5.44%) .NET Developer
9 876 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 865 (4.24%) C# Developer
11 811 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 806 (3.95%) Agile Developer
13 749 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 619 (3.04%) Tester
15 574 (2.82%) Designer
16 531 (2.60%) Consultant
17 519 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
18 514 (2.52%) Scala Developer
19 496 (2.43%) Scrum Master
20 485 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3624 (17.78%) HTML
2 3193 (15.66%) CSS
3 2629 (12.90%) .NET
4 2130 (10.45%) Web Services
5 2052 (10.07%) AngularJS
6 1735 (8.51%) HTML5
7 1665 (8.17%) Spring
8 1614 (7.92%) REST
9 1442 (7.07%) RESTful
10 1327 (6.51%) XML
11 1310 (6.43%) Node.js
12 1201 (5.89%) jQuery
13 1193 (5.85%) JSON
14 1164 (5.71%) CSS3
15 1032 (5.06%) ASP.NET
16 915 (4.49%) SOAP
17 805 (3.95%) React
18 695 (3.41%) J2EE
19 673 (3.30%) Hibernate
20 597 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1849 (9.07%) User Experience
2 1276 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 705 (3.46%) Mobile App
4 521 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 333 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 282 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 266 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 229 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 227 (1.11%) Fintech
9 227 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 220 (1.08%) Data Centre
11 196 (0.96%) Derivative
12 175 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 168 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 163 (0.80%) Social Media
15 162 (0.79%) Public Cloud
16 161 (0.79%) Equities
17 147 (0.72%) iPad
18 89 (0.44%) Credit Risk
19 87 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2427 (11.91%) Linux
2 1073 (5.26%) Unix
3 1002 (4.92%) Windows
4 575 (2.82%) Android
5 557 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 353 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 200 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 181 (0.89%) CentOS
9 131 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 128 (0.63%) AIX
11 124 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 79 (0.39%) Solaris
13 71 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 66 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 52 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 43 (0.21%) Windows XP
17 40 (0.20%) CoreOS
17 40 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.13%) Windows 2000
19 21 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5888 (28.88%) Scrum
2 4521 (22.18%) TDD
3 2792 (13.70%) DevOps
4 2624 (12.87%) BDD
5 2603 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 1841 (9.03%) Project Management
7 1690 (8.29%) MVC
8 1632 (8.01%) Waterfall
9 1569 (7.70%) E-Commerce
10 1513 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 1482 (7.27%) Kanban
12 1432 (7.02%) OO
13 1398 (6.86%) Software Engineering
14 1382 (6.78%) Open Source
15 1361 (6.68%) SDLC
16 1254 (6.15%) User Stories
17 1185 (5.81%) Microservices
18 1151 (5.65%) Web Development
19 1097 (5.38%) Front End Development
20 1030 (5.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5629 (27.61%) Java
2 4393 (21.55%) JavaScript
3 3028 (14.85%) SQL
4 2589 (12.70%) C#
5 1853 (9.09%) Python
6 1209 (5.93%) Scala
7 1180 (5.79%) Ruby
8 518 (2.54%) PHP
9 453 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 433 (2.12%) C++
11 411 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 399 (1.96%) Perl
13 362 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 338 (1.66%) C
15 330 (1.62%) T-SQL
16 324 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 249 (1.22%) Groovy
18 228 (1.12%) ES6
19 195 (0.96%) Apple Swift
20 178 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 1672 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 1218 (5.97%) Degree
3 1104 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 445 (2.18%) ISEB
5 273 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 256 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 249 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 153 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 147 (0.72%) PMP
10 123 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 88 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 80 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 65 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 58 (0.28%) CISSP
15 57 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
16 48 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
17 47 (0.23%) PhD
18 45 (0.22%) APMP
19 41 (0.20%) AWS Certification
20 39 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1310 (6.43%) QA
2 284 (1.39%) PMO
3 181 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 144 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 125 (0.61%) SDET
6 118 (0.58%) MiFID
7 81 (0.40%) SLA
8 78 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 76 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 61 (0.30%) WCAG
11 59 (0.29%) EMIR
12 57 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
13 30 (0.15%) FATCA
14 29 (0.14%) WAI
15 28 (0.14%) COBIT
15 28 (0.14%) GDPR
16 18 (0.088%) ISO 9001
16 18 (0.088%) PMBOK
17 17 (0.083%) SEPA
18 14 (0.069%) IFRS
System Software
1 1197 (5.87%) Docker
2 222 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 219 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 86 (0.42%) HDFS
6 75 (0.37%) vCloud
7 52 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 47 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 44 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (0.18%) vSphere
11 33 (0.16%) Xen
12 32 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 31 (0.15%) Squid
14 27 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 27 (0.13%) Postfix
15 24 (0.12%) Shibboleth
16 23 (0.11%) NFS
17 22 (0.11%) VMware ESX
18 19 (0.093%) KVM
19 15 (0.074%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1103 (5.41%) Puppet
2 887 (4.35%) Ansible
3 684 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 267 (1.31%) Terraform
5 265 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 158 (0.78%) Kibana
7 126 (0.62%) Salt
8 125 (0.61%) logstash
9 105 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 103 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 91 (0.45%) Nagios
12 63 (0.31%) Mesos
13 54 (0.26%) Grafana
14 52 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
14 52 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
15 47 (0.23%) Packer
16 44 (0.22%) Graphite
16 44 (0.22%) HAProxy
17 40 (0.20%) Rancher
18 36 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1772 (8.69%) Microsoft
2 1715 (8.41%) Oracle
3 516 (2.53%) SAP
4 450 (2.21%) VMware
5 390 (1.91%) Adobe
6 363 (1.78%) Google
7 348 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 337 (1.65%) Atlassian
9 296 (1.45%) IBM
10 269 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 218 (1.07%) HP
12 186 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 180 (0.88%) Splunk
14 153 (0.75%) Sitecore
15 121 (0.59%) hybris
16 120 (0.59%) Cisco
17 113 (0.55%) Sybase
18 104 (0.51%) Tableau
19 101 (0.50%) Cloudera
20 100 (0.49%) Informatica
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday