Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 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 7,875 22,147 25,857
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 24.77% 26.65% 27.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.69% 30.54% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,551 15,578 18,689
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £351 £360 £350
90th Percentile £700 £663 £632
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 211 204
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.42 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £69.00 £57.06
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -

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 27,444 72,520 82,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.31% 87.28% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,431 48,220 54,687
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 955 2,002 2,223
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.58 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.42% +14.30% -7.53%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -12.92%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 -1 4,328 £550 +4.76% 728
South East 0 996 £475 +2.15% 355
North of England 0 885 £450 - 496
South West -1 676 £500 +5.26% 203
Midlands 0 544 £435 -3.33% 243
Yorkshire 0 416 £450 - 152
West Midlands 0 400 £450 -3.23% 153
North West 0 363 £450 - 269
East of England 0 356 £475 - 150
East Midlands 0 142 £415 +3.75% 88
North East 0 106 £450 +5.88% 75
South Coast - 2 £506 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2,086 (26.49%) Java
2 1,952 (24.79%) Scrum
3 1,917 (24.34%) DevOps
4 1,742 (22.12%) Finance
5 1,702 (21.61%) AWS
6 1,630 (20.70%) Azure
7 1,469 (18.65%) JavaScript
8 1,305 (16.57%) Security Cleared
9 1,260 (16.00%) SQL
10 1,258 (15.97%) TDD
11 1,146 (14.55%) Python
12 1,112 (14.12%) Test Automation
13 1,047 (13.30%) Microservices
14 1,034 (13.13%) Git (software)
15 1,028 (13.05%) JIRA
16 997 (12.66%) SC Cleared
17 938 (11.91%) Web Services
18 915 (11.62%) Docker
19 912 (11.58%) Jenkins
20 901 (11.44%) Software Engineering
21 853 (10.83%) C#
22 819 (10.40%) Public Sector
23 810 (10.29%) Kubernetes
24 794 (10.08%) .NET
24 794 (10.08%) Microsoft
25 780 (9.90%) React
26 777 (9.87%) HTML
27 747 (9.49%) BDD
28 744 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
29 705 (8.95%) Banking

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
1 603 (7.66%) Confluence
2 179 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 169 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 160 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 96 (1.22%) CMS
6 94 (1.19%) Apache
7 73 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 67 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 61 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 57 (0.72%) Mule
11 55 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 55 (0.70%) SAS
12 47 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
13 46 (0.58%) JBoss
14 41 (0.52%) IIS
15 28 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
15 28 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 23 (0.29%) nginx
17 22 (0.28%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 188 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 183 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 83 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.91%) Sketch
6 65 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 47 (0.60%) InVision
8 27 (0.34%) Chatbot
9 22 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.22%) Adobe XD
10 17 (0.22%) Figma
11 14 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.18%) Zeplin
12 12 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.038%) InDesign
14 3 (0.038%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.038%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 109 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 24 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 22 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
5 19 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.19%) Magento
6 15 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 13 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 13 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 12 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.14%) Teamcenter
11 10 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 8 (0.10%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.10%) SAP SD
12 8 (0.10%) Visualfiles
13 7 (0.089%) Endur
13 7 (0.089%) SAP PSCD
14 6 (0.076%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,702 (21.61%) AWS
2 1,630 (20.70%) Azure
3 466 (5.92%) GCP
4 326 (4.14%) Serverless
5 262 (3.33%) GitHub
6 227 (2.88%) Power Platform
7 213 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
8 201 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
9 185 (2.35%) Amazon S3
10 175 (2.22%) PaaS
11 163 (2.07%) SaaS
12 162 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
13 155 (1.97%) OpenShift
14 142 (1.80%) Amazon ECS
15 113 (1.43%) IaaS
16 108 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
17 94 (1.19%) Office 365
18 83 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
19 71 (0.90%) Slack
20 67 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 129 (1.64%) HTTP
2 102 (1.30%) SSL
3 101 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 95 (1.21%) Firewall
5 83 (1.05%) DNS
6 70 (0.89%) Skype
7 54 (0.69%) Internet
8 45 (0.57%) HTTPS
9 40 (0.51%) WAN
10 30 (0.38%) DHCP
11 28 (0.36%) VoIP
12 26 (0.33%) VPN
13 25 (0.32%) LAN
13 25 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
14 23 (0.29%) Unified Communications
15 21 (0.27%) FTP
16 19 (0.24%) Wireless
17 15 (0.19%) Broadband
17 15 (0.19%) Ethernet
18 14 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 280 (3.56%) Big Data
3 272 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 254 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 252 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 241 (3.06%) MySQL
7 227 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 214 (2.72%) Relational Database
9 207 (2.63%) Power BI
10 178 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 145 (1.84%) Hadoop
12 131 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
13 128 (1.63%) Data Lake
14 126 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 106 (1.35%) Oracle Database
16 98 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 92 (1.17%) Redis
18 73 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 58 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,034 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 1,028 (13.05%) JIRA
3 912 (11.58%) Jenkins
4 375 (4.76%) Selenium
5 312 (3.96%) Cucumber
6 299 (3.80%) Maven
7 270 (3.43%) JUnit
8 195 (2.48%) GitLab
9 176 (2.23%) Mockito
10 144 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 143 (1.82%) Artifactory
12 130 (1.65%) JMeter
13 127 (1.61%) Visual Studio
14 121 (1.54%) Bitbucket
15 108 (1.37%) Subversion
16 104 (1.32%) RStudio
17 101 (1.28%) TeamCity
18 97 (1.23%) Gradle
19 92 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
20 91 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,742 (22.12%) Finance
2 819 (10.40%) Public Sector
3 705 (8.95%) Banking
4 577 (7.33%) Front Office
5 298 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 253 (3.21%) Marketing
7 205 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 170 (2.16%) Retail
9 119 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 101 (1.28%) Electronics
11 89 (1.13%) Legal
12 75 (0.95%) Publishing
13 68 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 67 (0.85%) Law
15 50 (0.63%) Games
15 50 (0.63%) Local Government
16 47 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 45 (0.57%) Back Office
18 42 (0.53%) Military
19 38 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,879 (36.56%) Developer
2 837 (10.63%) Java Developer
3 769 (9.77%) Analyst
4 579 (7.35%) Architect
5 495 (6.29%) Business Analyst
6 453 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 375 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 327 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 317 (4.03%) AWS Developer
10 293 (3.72%) Software Engineer
11 289 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
12 272 (3.45%) Designer
13 269 (3.42%) .NET Developer
14 266 (3.38%) React Developer
15 234 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 220 (2.79%) C# Developer
17 217 (2.76%) Python Developer
18 202 (2.57%) Consultant
19 180 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 176 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 938 (11.91%) Web Services
2 794 (10.08%) .NET
3 780 (9.90%) React
4 777 (9.87%) HTML
5 704 (8.94%) CSS
6 697 (8.85%) AngularJS
7 599 (7.61%) Node.js
8 560 (7.11%) Spring
9 539 (6.84%) REST
10 383 (4.86%) RESTful
11 368 (4.67%) Spring Boot
12 313 (3.97%) HTML5
13 281 (3.57%) XML
14 272 (3.45%) ASP.NET
15 267 (3.39%) SOAP
16 253 (3.21%) Vue.js
17 241 (3.06%) JSON
18 226 (2.87%) Kafka
19 223 (2.83%) Redux
20 195 (2.48%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 649 (8.24%) User Experience
2 569 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 471 (5.98%) Fixed Income
4 365 (4.63%) Derivative
5 326 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 324 (4.11%) Equities
7 293 (3.72%) Hedge funds
8 263 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
9 189 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 150 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 144 (1.83%) Management Information System
12 134 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
13 107 (1.36%) Virtual Team
14 105 (1.33%) Data Centre
15 85 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 83 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 81 (1.03%) Cloud Native
18 73 (0.93%) Algorithms
19 53 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
20 51 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 657 (8.34%) Linux
2 364 (4.62%) Windows
3 338 (4.29%) Unix
4 187 (2.37%) Android
5 139 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 95 (1.21%) Mac OS X
7 91 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 58 (0.74%) CentOS
10 39 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 35 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
12 31 (0.39%) VMS
13 30 (0.38%) Solaris
14 20 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.15%) Debian
19 9 (0.11%) CoreOS
19 9 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,952 (24.79%) Scrum
2 1,917 (24.34%) DevOps
3 1,258 (15.97%) TDD
4 1,112 (14.12%) Test Automation
5 1,047 (13.30%) Microservices
6 901 (11.44%) Software Engineering
7 747 (9.49%) BDD
8 744 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
9 688 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
10 631 (8.01%) Kanban
11 602 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 590 (7.49%) Analytics
13 589 (7.48%) SDLC
14 588 (7.47%) Project Management
15 579 (7.35%) Waterfall
16 521 (6.62%) Migration
17 508 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
18 478 (6.07%) User Stories
19 458 (5.82%) Decision-Making
20 455 (5.78%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2,086 (26.49%) Java
2 1,469 (18.65%) JavaScript
3 1,260 (16.00%) SQL
4 1,146 (14.55%) Python
5 853 (10.83%) C#
6 398 (5.05%) Java 8
7 278 (3.53%) TypeScript
8 216 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 206 (2.62%) C
10 182 (2.31%) Scala
11 161 (2.04%) Kotlin
12 153 (1.94%) R
12 153 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 144 (1.83%) C++
14 143 (1.82%) Bash Shell
14 143 (1.82%) Ruby
15 129 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 112 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 96 (1.22%) ES6
18 87 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,305 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 997 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 446 (5.66%) Degree
4 243 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 123 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 121 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 114 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 90 (1.14%) ISEB
9 55 (0.70%) CISSP
10 53 (0.67%) DBS Check
11 48 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 46 (0.58%) PMP
13 40 (0.51%) AWS Certification
13 40 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 35 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
16 32 (0.41%) CISM
17 30 (0.38%) Master's Degree
18 28 (0.36%) APMP
19 26 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (5.65%) QA
2 84 (1.07%) PMO
3 79 (1.00%) GDPR
4 67 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 54 (0.69%) WCAG
6 47 (0.60%) SLA
7 27 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.22%) NCSC
8 17 (0.22%) NIST
9 16 (0.20%) COBIT
9 16 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.18%) P3O
10 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 13 (0.17%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.11%) MiFID
14 8 (0.10%) Basel III
14 8 (0.10%) GxP
14 8 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 915 (11.62%) Docker
2 141 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 55 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.36%) vSphere
6 17 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 17 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.17%) HDFS
8 13 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 12 (0.15%) NFS
10 8 (0.10%) Firmware
10 8 (0.10%) NDS
10 8 (0.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 7 (0.089%) RACF
12 5 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.063%) Xen
13 4 (0.051%) Postfix
13 4 (0.051%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 810 (10.29%) Kubernetes
2 519 (6.59%) Terraform
3 362 (4.60%) Ansible
4 181 (2.30%) Puppet
5 170 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 55 (0.70%) Packer
8 51 (0.65%) Kibana
9 43 (0.55%) Salt
10 35 (0.44%) logstash
11 29 (0.37%) Grafana
12 26 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (0.30%) SCCM
13 24 (0.30%) SCOM
13 24 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 22 (0.28%) Consul
14 22 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.28%) Zipkin
15 16 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
16 15 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 794 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 544 (6.91%) Oracle
3 376 (4.77%) Google
4 287 (3.64%) SAP
5 140 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
6 119 (1.51%) Splunk
7 118 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 111 (1.41%) VMware
9 102 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 98 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 97 (1.23%) Databricks
12 89 (1.13%) Tableau
13 87 (1.10%) Adobe
14 84 (1.07%) MuleSoft
15 77 (0.98%) IBM
16 73 (0.93%) AppDynamics
17 67 (0.85%) Informatica
18 62 (0.79%) Cisco
19 55 (0.70%) Talend
20 51 (0.65%) Bloomberg