Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14,995 8,061 22,385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 26.23% 24.69% 26.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.48% 28.37% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,634 5,850 15,697
10th Percentile £369 £358 £360
25th Percentile £432 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £666
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 83 178
10th Percentile £23.75 £20.50 £21.19
25th Percentile £39.60 £26.70 £40.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £47.60
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -0.20% +6.96%
75th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £56.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £63.60 £72.01
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year +5.82% +2.72% +5.75%

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 50,862 28,413 73,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.98% 87.02% 88.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,270 19,308 49,683
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
25th Percentile £409 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 778 1,914
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.37 £11.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.95 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.80 £22.97
Median % change year-on-year -7.26% +7.99% +12.02%
75th Percentile £46.75 £46.40 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.45 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +8.89% +12.50%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 8,743 £550 - 2,406
North of England 0 1,591 £475 +5.56% 1,139
South East 0 1,538 £490 +3.16% 735
Midlands -1 890 £475 +7.34% 628
North West +1 787 £475 +5.56% 632
South West 0 758 £489 +0.26% 401
West Midlands 0 677 £475 +5.56% 389
Yorkshire 0 636 £475 +5.56% 384
East of England -1 425 £475 - 354
East Midlands -3 199 £425 +0.59% 235
North East 0 171 £500 +8.99% 123
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 3,542 (23.62%) Scrum
2 3,365 (22.44%) Social Skills
3 3,317 (22.12%) Finance
4 3,156 (21.05%) DevOps
5 2,965 (19.77%) Java
6 2,909 (19.40%) Azure
7 2,630 (17.54%) AWS
8 2,418 (16.13%) SQL
9 2,203 (14.69%) JavaScript
10 2,079 (13.86%) TDD
11 1,950 (13.00%) JIRA
12 1,817 (12.12%) Python
13 1,813 (12.09%) Software Engineering
14 1,789 (11.93%) Microservices
15 1,638 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 1,558 (10.39%) Git (software)
17 1,551 (10.34%) Test Automation
18 1,521 (10.14%) Docker
19 1,493 (9.96%) React
20 1,477 (9.85%) Security Cleared
21 1,424 (9.50%) Banking
22 1,413 (9.42%) Kubernetes
23 1,376 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
24 1,373 (9.16%) .NET
25 1,362 (9.08%) Project Management
25 1,362 (9.08%) Jenkins
26 1,309 (8.73%) C#
27 1,245 (8.30%) User Experience
28 1,230 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
29 1,203 (8.02%) Microsoft

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 1,042 (6.95%) Confluence
2 301 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 256 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 246 (1.64%) Apache
5 196 (1.31%) CMS
6 145 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 109 (0.73%) SAS
7 109 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 101 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 83 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
10 75 (0.50%) JBoss
11 70 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 62 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 57 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 56 (0.37%) nginx
15 50 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
16 47 (0.31%) IIS
17 45 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 44 (0.29%) Mule
18 44 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 266 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 264 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 181 (1.21%) Sketch
4 158 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 156 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 135 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 105 (0.70%) Figma
8 103 (0.69%) InVision
9 69 (0.46%) Zeplin
10 51 (0.34%) Photoshop
11 43 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 42 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
13 35 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
14 29 (0.19%) Adobe XD
15 27 (0.18%) Chatbot
16 20 (0.13%) Marvel
17 12 (0.080%) UserZoom
18 9 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
19 5 (0.033%) InDesign
19 5 (0.033%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 106 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.35%) Magento
3 48 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 47 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 33 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 29 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 20 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 20 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 19 (0.13%) Teamcenter
9 18 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.12%) Shopify
10 17 (0.11%) Summit
11 16 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
12 13 (0.087%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 13 (0.087%) SAP PSCD
13 12 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2,909 (19.40%) Azure
2 2,630 (17.54%) AWS
3 881 (5.88%) Serverless
4 793 (5.29%) GCP
5 521 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
6 496 (3.31%) Power Platform
7 480 (3.20%) GitHub
8 407 (2.71%) SaaS
9 392 (2.61%) PaaS
10 370 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 294 (1.96%) IaaS
12 253 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
13 242 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
14 211 (1.41%) AWS Step Functions
15 203 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 177 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
17 167 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
18 163 (1.09%) OpenShift
19 150 (1.00%) Azure Functions
20 140 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 180 (1.20%) Firewall
2 165 (1.10%) HTTP
3 128 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 118 (0.79%) DNS
5 104 (0.69%) SSL
6 102 (0.68%) Internet
7 78 (0.52%) LAN
8 77 (0.51%) WAN
9 76 (0.51%) VPN
10 63 (0.42%) 5G
11 56 (0.37%) 2G
12 55 (0.37%) DHCP
13 45 (0.30%) MVNO
14 44 (0.29%) GSM
14 44 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
15 42 (0.28%) HTTPS
16 39 (0.26%) Kerberos
17 38 (0.25%) SAN
18 36 (0.24%) Unified Communications
18 36 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 518 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 474 (3.16%) NoSQL
4 463 (3.09%) Big Data
5 439 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 422 (2.81%) Power BI
7 335 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 329 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 329 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 305 (2.03%) MySQL
10 271 (1.81%) Hadoop
11 266 (1.77%) Data Lake
12 243 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
13 181 (1.21%) Tableau
14 173 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
14 173 (1.15%) Oracle Database
15 171 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 146 (0.97%) Redis
17 124 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
18 121 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,950 (13.00%) JIRA
2 1,558 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 1,362 (9.08%) Jenkins
4 521 (3.47%) Maven
5 422 (2.81%) Selenium
6 414 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 301 (2.01%) JUnit
8 273 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 247 (1.65%) GitLab
10 226 (1.51%) TeamCity
11 194 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 175 (1.17%) Postman
13 160 (1.07%) Subversion
14 154 (1.03%) Mockito
15 148 (0.99%) Gradle
16 135 (0.90%) JMeter
17 133 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
18 132 (0.88%) webpack
19 109 (0.73%) Cypress.io
20 107 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3,365 (22.44%) Social Skills
2 3,317 (22.12%) Finance
3 1,424 (9.50%) Banking
4 1,137 (7.58%) Public Sector
5 1,092 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
6 696 (4.64%) Front Office
7 589 (3.93%) Retail
8 543 (3.62%) Presentation Skills
9 489 (3.26%) Investment Banking
10 458 (3.05%) Marketing
11 399 (2.66%) Telecoms
12 337 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
13 220 (1.47%) Manufacturing
14 175 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
14 175 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
15 154 (1.03%) Legal
16 151 (1.01%) Games
17 119 (0.79%) Electronics
18 116 (0.77%) Publishing
19 107 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4,434 (29.57%) Developer
2 1,661 (11.08%) Analyst
3 1,249 (8.33%) Architect
4 1,171 (7.81%) Business Analyst
5 1,153 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1,059 (7.06%) Java Developer
7 705 (4.70%) Designer
8 607 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 589 (3.93%) React Developer
10 559 (3.73%) Software Engineer
11 455 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 453 (3.02%) .NET Developer
13 439 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
14 401 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
15 396 (2.64%) Delivery Manager
16 388 (2.59%) Consultant
17 383 (2.55%) C# Developer
18 380 (2.53%) Scrum Master
19 324 (2.16%) Data Engineer
20 312 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,493 (9.96%) React
2 1,373 (9.16%) .NET
3 1,085 (7.24%) HTML
4 1,071 (7.14%) Spring
5 1,067 (7.12%) Node.js
6 1,037 (6.92%) Web Services
7 959 (6.40%) CSS
8 923 (6.16%) AngularJS
9 877 (5.85%) REST
10 677 (4.51%) RESTful
11 642 (4.28%) Spring Boot
12 568 (3.79%) Kafka
13 476 (3.17%) JSON
14 399 (2.66%) .NET Core
15 398 (2.65%) HTML5
16 362 (2.41%) XML
17 298 (1.99%) Redux
18 293 (1.95%) SOAP
19 289 (1.93%) GraphQL
20 277 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,245 (8.30%) User Experience
2 372 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 347 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 343 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 295 (1.97%) Cloud Native
6 283 (1.89%) Fixed Income
7 261 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 249 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 242 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 237 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 235 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
12 229 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 214 (1.43%) Derivative
14 212 (1.41%) Management Information System
15 207 (1.38%) Algorithms
16 152 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
17 148 (0.99%) NHS
18 140 (0.93%) Data Centre
19 135 (0.90%) Equities
20 74 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 997 (6.65%) Linux
2 582 (3.88%) Windows
3 492 (3.28%) Unix
4 293 (1.95%) Android
5 259 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 124 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 80 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (0.23%) CentOS
8 34 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 29 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 28 (0.19%) AIX
11 21 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
12 20 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 19 (0.13%) VMS
14 18 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.11%) zOS
16 15 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
17 13 (0.087%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,542 (23.62%) Scrum
2 3,156 (21.05%) DevOps
3 2,079 (13.86%) TDD
4 1,813 (12.09%) Software Engineering
5 1,789 (11.93%) Microservices
6 1,638 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,551 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 1,376 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
9 1,362 (9.08%) Project Management
10 1,230 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
11 1,181 (7.88%) Waterfall
12 1,166 (7.78%) SDLC
13 1,143 (7.62%) Analytics
14 1,142 (7.62%) User Stories
15 1,002 (6.68%) BDD
15 1,002 (6.68%) Full Stack Development
16 966 (6.44%) Project Delivery
17 959 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 955 (6.37%) Kanban
19 839 (5.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,965 (19.77%) Java
2 2,418 (16.13%) SQL
3 2,203 (14.69%) JavaScript
4 1,817 (12.12%) Python
5 1,309 (8.73%) C#
6 917 (6.12%) TypeScript
7 511 (3.41%) Java 8
8 501 (3.34%) Scala
9 394 (2.63%) C++
10 380 (2.53%) PowerShell
11 328 (2.19%) Kotlin
12 316 (2.11%) C
13 291 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 275 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 227 (1.51%) Go
16 182 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 181 (1.21%) PHP
18 175 (1.17%) Java 11
19 147 (0.98%) T-SQL
20 145 (0.97%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,477 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 1,107 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 916 (6.11%) Degree
4 252 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 166 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 158 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 154 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 147 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 125 (0.83%) ISEB
10 121 (0.81%) PMP
11 74 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 71 (0.47%) AWS Certification
13 69 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 65 (0.43%) CISSP
15 56 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
16 50 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 47 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
19 42 (0.28%) DBS Check
20 36 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 794 (5.30%) QA
2 411 (2.74%) Accessibility
3 211 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 206 (1.37%) PMO
5 180 (1.20%) GDPR
6 76 (0.51%) SLA
7 64 (0.43%) WCAG
8 52 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 42 (0.28%) NIST
11 40 (0.27%) COBIT
12 31 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 27 (0.18%) GRC
14 24 (0.16%) MiFID
15 23 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 18 (0.12%) PMBOK
17 13 (0.087%) IFRS
18 11 (0.073%) HL7
18 11 (0.073%) ISO 20022
19 10 (0.067%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,521 (10.14%) Docker
2 219 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 145 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.33%) HDFS
5 48 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (0.21%) GridGain
7 29 (0.19%) vSphere
8 26 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
10 24 (0.16%) RACF
11 21 (0.14%) Firmware
12 19 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 17 (0.11%) Hyper-V
14 14 (0.093%) NFS
15 12 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.067%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 10 (0.067%) XenApp
17 9 (0.060%) Virtual Desktop
18 8 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
18 8 (0.053%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,413 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 924 (6.16%) Terraform
3 633 (4.22%) Ansible
4 190 (1.27%) Puppet
5 170 (1.13%) Grafana
6 153 (1.02%) Prometheus
7 150 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 67 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 63 (0.42%) Kibana
10 47 (0.31%) Packer
11 37 (0.25%) Nagios
11 37 (0.25%) SCCM
12 33 (0.22%) Istio
13 29 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
14 25 (0.17%) ZABBIX
15 23 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 22 (0.15%) HP ALM
16 22 (0.15%) vRealize
17 21 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
18 19 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,203 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 1,085 (7.24%) Oracle
3 488 (3.25%) Google
4 473 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
5 396 (2.64%) SAP
6 261 (1.74%) Adobe
7 251 (1.67%) Databricks
8 231 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 215 (1.43%) IBM
10 213 (1.42%) VMware
11 192 (1.28%) Splunk
12 171 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 156 (1.04%) MuleSoft
14 125 (0.83%) Informatica
15 110 (0.73%) Cisco
16 100 (0.67%) Red Hat
17 91 (0.61%) hybris
18 79 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
19 71 (0.47%) HP
20 67 (0.45%) New Relic