Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 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 6,947 19,400 26,131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 25.16% 25.21% 27.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.03% 29.03% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,382 13,575 18,749
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £346 £360 £356
90th Percentile £681 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 197 225
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.02 £21.42
90th Percentile £58.70 £78.75 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

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 23,930 66,836 82,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.68% 86.85% 87.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,390 44,400 55,090
Median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1,997 2,189
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -11.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.93 £21.00
% change year-on-year +46.29% +13.93% -12.04%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 4,009 £525 - 1,191
North of England 0 798 £450 - 674
South East -1 757 £475 +2.43% 475
Midlands 0 479 £435 -3.33% 354
South West -1 458 £475 +5.56% 289
North West 0 350 £425 -5.56% 379
West Midlands 0 322 £428 -9.89% 213
Yorkshire 0 317 £450 - 214
East of England 0 236 £475 - 210
East Midlands +1 148 £468 +10.98% 138
North East 0 134 £467 +9.88% 81
South Coast - 2 £506 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 1,883 (27.11%) Java
2 1,728 (24.87%) DevOps
3 1,625 (23.39%) Finance
4 1,596 (22.97%) Scrum
5 1,533 (22.07%) AWS
6 1,387 (19.97%) Azure
7 1,223 (17.60%) Security Cleared
8 1,221 (17.58%) JavaScript
9 1,111 (15.99%) Python
10 1,074 (15.46%) SQL
11 1,016 (14.63%) Microservices
12 1,005 (14.47%) TDD
13 957 (13.78%) Test Automation
14 946 (13.62%) SC Cleared
15 865 (12.45%) JIRA
16 863 (12.42%) Web Services
17 849 (12.22%) Git (software)
18 826 (11.89%) Software Engineering
19 788 (11.34%) Jenkins
20 781 (11.24%) Docker
21 761 (10.95%) Public Sector
22 759 (10.93%) Kubernetes
23 725 (10.44%) Banking
24 690 (9.93%) React
25 688 (9.90%) HTML
26 681 (9.80%) AngularJS
27 665 (9.57%) Microsoft
28 644 (9.27%) BDD
29 634 (9.13%) C#
30 629 (9.05%) .NET

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
1 514 (7.40%) Confluence
2 135 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 131 (1.89%) Apache
4 123 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 114 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 82 (1.18%) CMS
7 68 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 67 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 65 (0.94%) Mule
10 50 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
11 46 (0.66%) JBoss
12 38 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 36 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 32 (0.46%) IIS
15 31 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 25 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 20 (0.29%) NServiceBus
19 19 (0.27%) Appian
19 19 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 153 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 146 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 69 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 60 (0.86%) Sketch
6 53 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 45 (0.65%) InVision
8 27 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.33%) Adobe XD
10 20 (0.29%) Chatbot
11 19 (0.27%) Zeplin
12 18 (0.26%) Figma
13 14 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
14 12 (0.17%) Photoshop
15 6 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 5 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.058%) Marvel
17 4 (0.058%) UserZoom
18 2 (0.029%) Flinto
18 2 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 74 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 23 (0.33%) Teamcenter
4 13 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.16%) Magento
7 10 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.10%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.086%) Endur
11 6 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.086%) Shopify
12 5 (0.072%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 1,533 (22.07%) AWS
2 1,387 (19.97%) Azure
3 450 (6.48%) GCP
4 329 (4.74%) Serverless
5 272 (3.92%) GitHub
6 242 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
7 207 (2.98%) Amazon S3
8 200 (2.88%) Power Platform
9 193 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
10 147 (2.12%) OpenShift
11 143 (2.06%) PaaS
12 137 (1.97%) Amazon ECS
13 130 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 130 (1.87%) SaaS
14 125 (1.80%) IaaS
15 110 (1.58%) Office 365
16 96 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
17 89 (1.28%) Apigee
18 86 (1.24%) Slack
19 67 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 127 (1.83%) Firewall
2 111 (1.60%) DNS
3 98 (1.41%) HTTP
4 69 (0.99%) SSL
5 66 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 58 (0.83%) Internet
7 55 (0.79%) DHCP
8 52 (0.75%) Skype
9 49 (0.71%) WAN
10 39 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
11 31 (0.45%) HTTPS
12 30 (0.43%) LAN
12 30 (0.43%) VPN
13 29 (0.42%) VLAN
14 21 (0.30%) VoIP
15 19 (0.27%) Unified Communications
15 19 (0.27%) VSAN
16 18 (0.26%) Network Security
17 17 (0.24%) 5G
17 17 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 244 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 241 (3.47%) MySQL
4 222 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 214 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 200 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 191 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 183 (2.63%) Big Data
9 171 (2.46%) Power BI
10 119 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 112 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 109 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
13 104 (1.50%) Hadoop
14 92 (1.32%) Data Lake
15 78 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 77 (1.11%) Tableau
17 72 (1.04%) Oracle Database
18 63 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 62 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
20 54 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 865 (12.45%) JIRA
2 849 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 788 (11.34%) Jenkins
4 309 (4.45%) Selenium
5 272 (3.92%) Maven
6 270 (3.89%) Cucumber
7 229 (3.30%) JUnit
8 204 (2.94%) GitLab
9 178 (2.56%) Mockito
10 117 (1.68%) Artifactory
11 109 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
12 107 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 105 (1.51%) JMeter
14 94 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 88 (1.27%) Bitbucket
16 83 (1.19%) Subversion
17 81 (1.17%) Gradle
18 79 (1.14%) RStudio
19 77 (1.11%) Jasmine
20 68 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,625 (23.39%) Finance
2 761 (10.95%) Public Sector
3 725 (10.44%) Banking
4 538 (7.74%) Front Office
5 278 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 242 (3.48%) Marketing
7 208 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 138 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 119 (1.71%) Electronics
10 95 (1.37%) Retail
11 70 (1.01%) Legal
12 69 (0.99%) Publishing
13 57 (0.82%) Law
14 56 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 53 (0.76%) Back Office
16 52 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
17 43 (0.62%) Games
18 40 (0.58%) Aerospace
19 32 (0.46%) Retail Banking
20 31 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,430 (34.98%) Developer
2 704 (10.13%) Java Developer
3 634 (9.13%) Architect
4 615 (8.85%) Analyst
5 413 (5.95%) Business Analyst
6 338 (4.87%) Project Manager
7 326 (4.69%) Software Engineer
8 282 (4.06%) AWS Engineer
9 280 (4.03%) Designer
10 277 (3.99%) AWS Developer
11 272 (3.92%) Senior Developer
12 257 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
13 244 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 218 (3.14%) .NET Developer
15 217 (3.12%) Python Developer
16 211 (3.04%) React Developer
17 200 (2.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 176 (2.53%) Full Stack Developer
19 174 (2.50%) Java Engineer
20 173 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (12.42%) Web Services
2 690 (9.93%) React
3 688 (9.90%) HTML
4 681 (9.80%) AngularJS
5 629 (9.05%) .NET
6 612 (8.81%) CSS
7 549 (7.90%) REST
8 528 (7.60%) Spring
9 524 (7.54%) Node.js
10 357 (5.14%) RESTful
11 339 (4.88%) Spring Boot
12 295 (4.25%) HTML5
12 295 (4.25%) JSON
13 268 (3.86%) Vue.js
14 267 (3.84%) XML
15 232 (3.34%) ASP.NET
15 232 (3.34%) SOAP
16 202 (2.91%) Kafka
17 182 (2.62%) Redux
18 170 (2.45%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 626 (9.01%) User Experience
2 498 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 461 (6.64%) Fixed Income
4 415 (5.97%) Derivative
5 337 (4.85%) Equities
6 317 (4.56%) Hedge funds
7 295 (4.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 230 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
9 224 (3.22%) Mobile App
10 166 (2.39%) Management Information System
11 141 (2.03%) Public Cloud
12 104 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 104 (1.50%) Virtual Team
13 99 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 88 (1.27%) Data Centre
15 87 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 73 (1.05%) NHS
17 72 (1.04%) Algorithms
18 68 (0.98%) Cloud Native
19 52 (0.75%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 590 (8.49%) Linux
2 314 (4.52%) Windows
3 267 (3.84%) Unix
4 171 (2.46%) Android
5 157 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 89 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 85 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 61 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (0.79%) CentOS
10 43 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
11 39 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.29%) Solaris
14 18 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 18 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.19%) VMS
16 12 (0.17%) Debian
17 11 (0.16%) AIX
17 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
18 6 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,728 (24.87%) DevOps
2 1,596 (22.97%) Scrum
3 1,016 (14.63%) Microservices
4 1,005 (14.47%) TDD
5 957 (13.78%) Test Automation
6 826 (11.89%) Software Engineering
7 644 (9.27%) BDD
8 609 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
9 579 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 548 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 527 (7.59%) Project Management
12 518 (7.46%) Kanban
13 507 (7.30%) Asset Management
14 496 (7.14%) User Stories
15 468 (6.74%) Waterfall
16 463 (6.66%) Migration
17 460 (6.62%) Analytics
18 450 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
19 446 (6.42%) SDLC
20 400 (5.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,883 (27.11%) Java
2 1,221 (17.58%) JavaScript
3 1,111 (15.99%) Python
4 1,074 (15.46%) SQL
5 634 (9.13%) C#
6 350 (5.04%) Java 8
7 254 (3.66%) Kotlin
8 220 (3.17%) TypeScript
9 202 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 198 (2.85%) Scala
11 182 (2.62%) C
12 149 (2.14%) R
13 134 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 130 (1.87%) C++
15 114 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 104 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 101 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 91 (1.31%) Apple Swift
19 88 (1.27%) PHP
20 87 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,223 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 946 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 348 (5.01%) Degree
4 212 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 104 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 95 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 79 (1.14%) ISEB
8 74 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 45 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 42 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 39 (0.56%) PMP
12 38 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 36 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 35 (0.50%) Master's Degree
15 33 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (0.43%) AWS Certification
17 29 (0.42%) CISSP
18 27 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
19 23 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 21 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (5.37%) QA
2 84 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 79 (1.14%) PMO
4 76 (1.09%) GDPR
5 51 (0.73%) SLA
6 48 (0.69%) WCAG
7 37 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 25 (0.36%) COBIT
9 25 (0.36%) NIST
10 20 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.26%) NCSC
12 14 (0.20%) PMBOK
13 13 (0.19%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.13%) MiFID
16 7 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
16 7 (0.10%) GxP
16 7 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 6 (0.086%) COREP
System Software
1 781 (11.24%) Docker
2 148 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 90 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.50%) vSphere
5 29 (0.42%) VMware NSX
6 22 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.23%) HDFS
9 15 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 15 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.16%) Firmware
11 11 (0.16%) NDS
11 11 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 8 (0.12%) NFS
13 6 (0.086%) GlusterFS
13 6 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.072%) Postfix
14 5 (0.072%) vCloud
14 5 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 759 (10.93%) Kubernetes
2 402 (5.79%) Terraform
3 311 (4.48%) Ansible
4 157 (2.26%) Puppet
5 131 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (0.94%) Prometheus
7 48 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
8 47 (0.68%) Kibana
9 45 (0.65%) Packer
10 37 (0.53%) Grafana
11 30 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 27 (0.39%) SCCM
13 26 (0.37%) ZABBIX
14 23 (0.33%) logstash
15 20 (0.29%) Salt
15 20 (0.29%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.26%) HP ALM
17 17 (0.24%) vRealize
18 15 (0.22%) Nagios
18 15 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 665 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 471 (6.78%) Oracle
3 337 (4.85%) Google
4 216 (3.11%) SAP
5 199 (2.86%) Splunk
6 156 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 120 (1.73%) VMware
8 119 (1.71%) MuleSoft
9 118 (1.70%) Atlassian
10 103 (1.48%) AppDynamics
11 101 (1.45%) Databricks
12 95 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 88 (1.27%) Adobe
14 69 (0.99%) Red Hat
15 66 (0.95%) IBM
16 64 (0.92%) Cisco
17 48 (0.69%) Talend
18 46 (0.66%) Sybase
19 44 (0.63%) HP
20 38 (0.55%) Informatica