Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 25,927 21,617 22,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 27.28% 24.46% 21.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.78% 28.73% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,479 15,402 16,253
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £631 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 167 151
England median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +1.18% +18.06%
10th Percentile £22.40 £28.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.25 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +18.06%

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 81,574 75,234 85,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 49,567 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 1,939 2,055
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 13,474 £513 +2.50% 2,690
South East 0 4,056 £450 +2.86% 1,004
North of England +1 3,762 £425 +3.66% 1,179
Midlands +1 2,122 £450 +5.88% 584
Yorkshire 0 1,755 £425 +1.19% 448
North West 0 1,586 £425 +3.03% 647
South West +1 1,482 £425 +6.25% 479
West Midlands 0 1,384 £450 +5.88% 356
East of England 0 1,010 £475 +5.56% 425
East Midlands +1 701 £400 -5.33% 228
North East 0 451 £420 +9.09% 84
South Coast +1 4 £425 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 7,051 (27.20%) Scrum
2 6,606 (25.48%) Java
3 5,810 (22.41%) TDD
4 5,422 (20.91%) JavaScript
5 5,342 (20.60%) Finance
6 4,231 (16.32%) DevOps
7 3,887 (14.99%) HTML
8 3,815 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 3,811 (14.70%) SQL
10 3,588 (13.84%) C#
11 3,582 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
12 3,565 (13.75%) Git (software)
13 3,513 (13.55%) .NET
14 3,442 (13.28%) CSS
15 3,395 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
16 3,086 (11.90%) BDD
17 2,969 (11.45%) Jenkins
18 2,916 (11.25%) JIRA
19 2,846 (10.98%) Microservices
20 2,755 (10.63%) AngularJS
21 2,669 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
22 2,518 (9.71%) Web Services
23 2,497 (9.63%) Linux
24 2,366 (9.13%) SQL Server
25 2,359 (9.10%) Docker
26 2,247 (8.67%) Kanban
27 2,217 (8.55%) Project Management
28 2,210 (8.52%) User Experience
29 2,208 (8.52%) Banking
30 2,189 (8.44%) Python

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 1,392 (5.37%) Confluence
2 579 (2.23%) Apache Spark
3 563 (2.17%) CMS
4 545 (2.10%) Apache
5 473 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 457 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
7 351 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 341 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 262 (1.01%) JBoss
10 231 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 199 (0.77%) OpenStack
12 174 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
13 170 (0.66%) nginx
14 164 (0.63%) IIS
15 155 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 147 (0.57%) Mule
17 144 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 103 (0.40%) Drupal
19 90 (0.35%) Documentum
20 88 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 469 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 324 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 323 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 257 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 190 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 132 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 117 (0.45%) InVision
8 71 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 64 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 32 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 25 (0.096%) Chatbot
12 23 (0.089%) UserZoom
13 18 (0.069%) CATIA
13 18 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
14 17 (0.066%) HipChat
15 13 (0.050%) Stata
16 10 (0.039%) Fireworks
17 8 (0.031%) InDesign
18 7 (0.027%) SPSS
19 6 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 261 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (0.22%) Magento
4 55 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 33 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 29 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 29 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 27 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 26 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 24 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
10 24 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
11 23 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
12 22 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
12 22 (0.085%) SAP FI
12 22 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
13 20 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
13 20 (0.077%) thinkFolio
14 19 (0.073%) ENOVIA
14 19 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3,582 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2,669 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 650 (2.51%) GitHub
4 500 (1.93%) PaaS
5 447 (1.72%) Serverless
6 429 (1.65%) SaaS
7 375 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 314 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 300 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 294 (1.13%) IaaS
11 276 (1.06%) npm
12 242 (0.93%) Amazon S3
13 239 (0.92%) Office 365
14 222 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
15 182 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
16 136 (0.52%) Slack
17 135 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
18 132 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 122 (0.47%) OpenShift
20 119 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 565 (2.18%) HTTP
2 304 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 302 (1.16%) Internet
4 271 (1.05%) Firewall
5 243 (0.94%) DNS
6 226 (0.87%) SSL
7 215 (0.83%) SMS
8 102 (0.39%) Network Security
9 80 (0.31%) WAN
10 75 (0.29%) FTP
11 74 (0.29%) LAN
12 73 (0.28%) VPN
13 72 (0.28%) Kerberos
14 57 (0.22%) DHCP
14 57 (0.22%) Skype
15 48 (0.19%) Intranet
16 46 (0.18%) SAN
17 40 (0.15%) Software-Defined Networking
18 38 (0.15%) AMQP
19 36 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,366 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 1,296 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1,134 (4.37%) Big Data
4 1,067 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 1,002 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
6 996 (3.84%) MongoDB
7 959 (3.70%) MySQL
8 772 (2.98%) Hadoop
9 756 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
10 401 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 365 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 347 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 312 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 285 (1.10%) Power BI
15 283 (1.09%) HBase
16 278 (1.07%) Oracle Database
17 276 (1.06%) Apache Hive
18 235 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
19 233 (0.90%) Redis
20 188 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,565 (13.75%) Git (software)
2 2,969 (11.45%) Jenkins
3 2,916 (11.25%) JIRA
4 1,641 (6.33%) Selenium
5 1,187 (4.58%) Maven
6 1,120 (4.32%) Cucumber
7 748 (2.89%) JUnit
8 675 (2.60%) Visual Studio
9 666 (2.57%) Subversion
10 654 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 599 (2.31%) TeamCity
12 452 (1.74%) WebDriver
13 422 (1.63%) SpecFlow
14 413 (1.59%) webpack
15 394 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
16 381 (1.47%) SoapUI
17 373 (1.44%) NUnit
18 368 (1.42%) Mockito
19 353 (1.36%) Gradle
20 349 (1.35%) gulp
General
1 5,342 (20.60%) Finance
2 2,208 (8.52%) Banking
3 1,290 (4.98%) Retail
4 755 (2.91%) Marketing
5 596 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 586 (2.26%) Front Office
7 554 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 335 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 330 (1.27%) Games
10 298 (1.15%) Legal
11 265 (1.02%) Publishing
12 246 (0.95%) Back Office
13 220 (0.85%) Law
14 219 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 209 (0.81%) Electronics
16 202 (0.78%) Advertising
17 186 (0.72%) Financial Institution
18 125 (0.48%) Automotive
19 95 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 59 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10,445 (40.29%) Developer
2 2,958 (11.41%) Analyst
3 2,852 (11.00%) Java Developer
4 1,883 (7.26%) Business Analyst
5 1,701 (6.56%) Architect
6 1,699 (6.55%) Project Manager
7 1,529 (5.90%) .NET Developer
8 1,376 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 1,171 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,158 (4.47%) C# Developer
11 952 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 925 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
13 890 (3.43%) React Developer
14 773 (2.98%) Scrum Master
15 658 (2.54%) Designer
16 652 (2.51%) Angular Developer
17 627 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
18 608 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
19 607 (2.34%) Tester
20 589 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,887 (14.99%) HTML
2 3,513 (13.55%) .NET
3 3,442 (13.28%) CSS
4 2,755 (10.63%) AngularJS
5 2,518 (9.71%) Web Services
6 2,181 (8.41%) Spring
7 2,104 (8.12%) RESTful
8 2,038 (7.86%) REST
9 2,031 (7.83%) Node.js
10 1,963 (7.57%) React
11 1,830 (7.06%) HTML5
12 1,457 (5.62%) ASP.NET
13 1,247 (4.81%) jQuery
14 1,207 (4.66%) JSON
15 1,161 (4.48%) XML
16 1,129 (4.35%) CSS3
17 1,023 (3.95%) SOAP
18 995 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
19 976 (3.76%) Spring Boot
20 870 (3.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,210 (8.52%) User Experience
2 1,821 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1,301 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
4 944 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 651 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 599 (2.31%) Fintech
7 491 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 436 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 366 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 315 (1.21%) Virtual Team
11 307 (1.18%) Algorithms
12 287 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 279 (1.08%) Data Centre
14 266 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
15 265 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 264 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 229 (0.88%) Public Cloud
18 226 (0.87%) Derivative
19 199 (0.77%) Equities
20 193 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,497 (9.63%) Linux
2 1,204 (4.64%) Windows
3 1,096 (4.23%) Unix
4 705 (2.72%) Android
5 685 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 368 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 258 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 209 (0.81%) CentOS
9 156 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 117 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 79 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 73 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 60 (0.23%) VMS
14 59 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 58 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 52 (0.20%) Solaris
17 39 (0.15%) AIX
18 28 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 27 (0.10%) Debian
20 26 (0.10%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,051 (27.20%) Scrum
2 5,810 (22.41%) TDD
3 4,231 (16.32%) DevOps
4 3,815 (14.71%) Test Automation
5 3,395 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3,086 (11.90%) BDD
7 2,846 (10.98%) Microservices
8 2,247 (8.67%) Kanban
9 2,217 (8.55%) Project Management
10 2,186 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
11 2,170 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 2,031 (7.83%) Waterfall
13 1,941 (7.49%) MVC
14 1,937 (7.47%) E-Commerce
15 1,865 (7.19%) Software Engineering
16 1,768 (6.82%) OO
17 1,751 (6.75%) SDLC
18 1,632 (6.29%) User Stories
19 1,497 (5.77%) Open Source
20 1,455 (5.61%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6,606 (25.48%) Java
2 5,422 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 3,811 (14.70%) SQL
4 3,588 (13.84%) C#
5 2,189 (8.44%) Python
6 1,492 (5.75%) Java 8
7 905 (3.49%) Scala
8 872 (3.36%) Ruby
9 638 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 616 (2.38%) TypeScript
11 544 (2.10%) ES6
12 512 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 506 (1.95%) PHP
14 492 (1.90%) T-SQL
15 462 (1.78%) C++
16 433 (1.67%) Groovy
17 382 (1.47%) Perl
18 372 (1.43%) C
19 338 (1.30%) Go
20 333 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,081 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 1,529 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 1,491 (5.75%) Degree
4 382 (1.47%) ISEB
5 303 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 298 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 233 (0.90%) PMP
8 228 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 221 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 202 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 152 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 145 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 130 (0.50%) CISSP
14 122 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 120 (0.46%) Master's Degree
16 99 (0.38%) CISM
17 97 (0.37%) AWS Certification
18 94 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
19 86 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
20 67 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,550 (5.98%) QA
2 319 (1.23%) PMO
3 303 (1.17%) GDPR
4 209 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 142 (0.55%) GCP
6 95 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 87 (0.34%) SLA
8 66 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 63 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 56 (0.22%) WCAG
11 53 (0.20%) MiFID
12 35 (0.13%) PSD2
13 27 (0.10%) COBIT
14 19 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
15 18 (0.069%) EMIR
16 16 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 16 (0.062%) WAI
17 15 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
18 13 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 13 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,359 (9.10%) Docker
2 261 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 249 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (0.62%) HDFS
5 122 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 113 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 74 (0.29%) vSphere
8 68 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 55 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 46 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 30 (0.12%) Xen
12 23 (0.089%) vCloud
13 20 (0.077%) XenApp
14 19 (0.073%) Varnish
15 17 (0.066%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.062%) etcd
16 16 (0.062%) flannel
16 16 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
16 16 (0.062%) XenDesktop
17 13 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,209 (4.66%) Ansible
2 1,100 (4.24%) Puppet
3 999 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 884 (3.41%) Terraform
5 768 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 168 (0.65%) Kibana
7 156 (0.60%) Grafana
8 126 (0.49%) Packer
9 124 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 123 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
11 118 (0.46%) logstash
12 109 (0.42%) Mesos
13 102 (0.39%) Nagios
14 95 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 95 (0.37%) Salt
15 91 (0.35%) HP ALM
16 82 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
17 78 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
18 72 (0.28%) Consul
19 68 (0.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2,136 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 1,697 (6.55%) Oracle
3 664 (2.56%) Google
4 630 (2.43%) SAP
5 462 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
6 403 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 377 (1.45%) Adobe
8 366 (1.41%) IBM
9 365 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 337 (1.30%) VMware
11 265 (1.02%) Splunk
12 226 (0.87%) Tableau
13 198 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 189 (0.73%) HP
15 185 (0.71%) ServiceNow
16 174 (0.67%) Cisco
17 156 (0.60%) Cloudera
18 149 (0.57%) MuleSoft
19 136 (0.52%) Informatica
20 127 (0.49%) New Relic