Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 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 18,170 6,887 19,456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 27.02% 25.19% 25.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.24% 28.82% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,147 5,036 13,616
10th Percentile £393 £350 £360
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £588
90th Percentile £713 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 55 154
10th Percentile £23.46 £19.75 £19.92
25th Percentile £41.50 £21.50 £34.44
Median hourly rate £56.00 £42.00 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.64% +10.59%
75th Percentile £65.38 £54.34 £55.00
90th Percentile £71.80 £58.00 £82.50
UK median hourly rate £54.25 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +29.17% -6.67% +5.88%

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 60,087 23,896 67,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.37% 87.40% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,274 16,485 45,742
10th Percentile £316 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £586 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,488 683 1,907
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.75 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.33 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.80% +11.11% +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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 10,501 £560 +6.67% 2,487
North of England 0 1,920 £488 +8.33% 1,101
South East +1 1,867 £500 +5.26% 797
Midlands 0 1,186 £500 +17.65% 634
South West +1 940 £493 +3.79% 402
North West +1 932 £475 +6.74% 607
West Midlands 0 903 £500 +16.82% 422
Yorkshire 0 837 £500 +11.11% 365
East of England -1 507 £491 +3.42% 341
East Midlands -2 265 £463 +15.63% 211
North East 0 168 £495 +4.21% 129
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4,334 (23.85%) Social Skills
2 4,260 (23.45%) Scrum
3 4,172 (22.96%) Finance
4 3,822 (21.03%) DevOps
5 3,460 (19.04%) Azure
6 3,429 (18.87%) Java
7 2,995 (16.48%) AWS
8 2,749 (15.13%) SQL
9 2,620 (14.42%) JavaScript
10 2,368 (13.03%) JIRA
11 2,287 (12.59%) TDD
12 2,119 (11.66%) Microservices
13 2,105 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 2,099 (11.55%) Software Engineering
15 2,051 (11.29%) Python
16 1,966 (10.82%) Test Automation
17 1,909 (10.51%) Git (software)
18 1,768 (9.73%) Docker
19 1,759 (9.68%) Project Management
20 1,745 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
21 1,715 (9.44%) Security Cleared
22 1,691 (9.31%) Kubernetes
23 1,648 (9.07%) React
24 1,643 (9.04%) C#
25 1,614 (8.88%) Microsoft
26 1,599 (8.80%) Jenkins
27 1,543 (8.49%) .NET
28 1,536 (8.45%) Banking
29 1,496 (8.23%) Waterfall
30 1,413 (7.78%) Public Sector

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 1,277 (7.03%) Confluence
2 338 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 306 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 280 (1.54%) CMS
5 220 (1.21%) Apache
6 157 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 122 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 116 (0.64%) SAS
8 116 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 79 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 78 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 76 (0.42%) JBoss
12 74 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 73 (0.40%) IIS
14 60 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 56 (0.31%) nginx
16 54 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
17 45 (0.25%) Drupal
18 42 (0.23%) Mule
19 38 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 323 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 301 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 205 (1.13%) Sketch
4 193 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 193 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 151 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 130 (0.72%) InVision
7 114 (0.63%) Figma
8 60 (0.33%) Zeplin
9 58 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 45 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 41 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 38 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
13 37 (0.20%) Marvel
14 32 (0.18%) Chatbot
15 25 (0.14%) Adobe XD
16 11 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
16 11 (0.061%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.033%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 118 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 50 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 41 (0.23%) Magento
5 37 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 35 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 34 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 26 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 22 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 21 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 17 (0.094%) Markit EDM
12 15 (0.083%) NetSuite
12 15 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
12 15 (0.083%) Shopify
13 14 (0.077%) Endur
14 13 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
15 11 (0.061%) SAP CRM
15 11 (0.061%) SAP HCM
16 10 (0.055%) Maximo
16 10 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3,460 (19.04%) Azure
2 2,995 (16.48%) AWS
3 944 (5.20%) Serverless
4 831 (4.57%) GCP
5 615 (3.38%) GitHub
6 612 (3.37%) Power Platform
7 576 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
8 542 (2.98%) SaaS
9 459 (2.53%) PaaS
10 449 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 330 (1.82%) IaaS
12 322 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
13 280 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
14 248 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
15 234 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 233 (1.28%) AWS Step Functions
17 199 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
18 190 (1.05%) OpenShift
19 184 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
20 171 (0.94%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 217 (1.19%) Firewall
2 213 (1.17%) HTTP
3 139 (0.76%) Internet
4 138 (0.76%) DNS
5 118 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 93 (0.51%) SSL
7 86 (0.47%) 5G
7 86 (0.47%) WAN
8 80 (0.44%) 2G
9 79 (0.43%) LAN
10 68 (0.37%) MVNO
10 68 (0.37%) VPN
11 66 (0.36%) GSM
12 63 (0.35%) Network Security
13 49 (0.27%) DHCP
14 48 (0.26%) Packet Switching
15 47 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
16 43 (0.24%) HTTPS
16 43 (0.24%) Intranet
17 42 (0.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 586 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 579 (3.19%) NoSQL
4 544 (2.99%) Big Data
5 534 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 526 (2.89%) Power BI
7 414 (2.28%) MySQL
8 403 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 372 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 354 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
11 342 (1.88%) Data Lake
12 300 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
13 278 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 239 (1.32%) Oracle Database
15 213 (1.17%) Tableau
16 205 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
17 198 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 163 (0.90%) RDBMS
19 152 (0.84%) Redis
20 142 (0.78%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 2,368 (13.03%) JIRA
2 1,909 (10.51%) Git (software)
3 1,599 (8.80%) Jenkins
4 629 (3.46%) Maven
5 548 (3.02%) Selenium
6 535 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 353 (1.94%) GitLab
8 328 (1.81%) JUnit
9 325 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 267 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 252 (1.39%) Postman
12 225 (1.24%) Visual Studio
13 199 (1.10%) Gradle
14 197 (1.08%) Subversion
15 193 (1.06%) JMeter
15 193 (1.06%) Mockito
16 183 (1.01%) SpecFlow
17 154 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
18 150 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
19 142 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 4,334 (23.85%) Social Skills
2 4,172 (22.96%) Finance
3 1,536 (8.45%) Banking
4 1,413 (7.78%) Public Sector
5 1,403 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
6 812 (4.47%) Retail
7 811 (4.46%) Presentation Skills
8 727 (4.00%) Front Office
9 604 (3.32%) Marketing
10 529 (2.91%) Investment Banking
11 490 (2.70%) Telecoms
12 420 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
13 263 (1.45%) Legal
14 240 (1.32%) Manufacturing
15 232 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
16 188 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
17 182 (1.00%) Games
18 148 (0.81%) Electronics
19 137 (0.75%) Law
20 129 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5,126 (28.21%) Developer
2 2,079 (11.44%) Analyst
3 1,579 (8.69%) Project Manager
4 1,491 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 1,406 (7.74%) Architect
6 1,198 (6.59%) Java Developer
7 755 (4.16%) Designer
8 748 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 729 (4.01%) Senior Developer
10 554 (3.05%) React Developer
11 538 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 533 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
13 511 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
14 505 (2.78%) .NET Developer
15 458 (2.52%) Consultant
16 452 (2.49%) Scrum Master
17 416 (2.29%) C# Developer
18 403 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
19 395 (2.17%) Data Engineer
20 346 (1.90%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,648 (9.07%) React
2 1,543 (8.49%) .NET
3 1,309 (7.20%) HTML
4 1,211 (6.66%) Spring
5 1,188 (6.54%) CSS
6 1,173 (6.46%) Node.js
7 1,162 (6.40%) Web Services
8 1,074 (5.91%) REST
9 1,047 (5.76%) AngularJS
10 828 (4.56%) RESTful
11 788 (4.34%) Spring Boot
12 590 (3.25%) Kafka
13 585 (3.22%) JSON
14 475 (2.61%) HTML5
15 458 (2.52%) XML
16 446 (2.45%) .NET Core
17 362 (1.99%) SOAP
18 349 (1.92%) .NET Framework
19 335 (1.84%) ASP.NET
20 328 (1.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,356 (7.46%) User Experience
2 444 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 425 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
4 397 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
5 387 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 314 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 304 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 295 (1.62%) Cloud Native
9 291 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 286 (1.57%) Data Structures
11 280 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 280 (1.54%) Management Information System
12 267 (1.47%) Derivative
13 229 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 225 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
15 219 (1.21%) Algorithms
16 213 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
17 167 (0.92%) Equities
17 167 (0.92%) NHS
18 123 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,200 (6.60%) Linux
2 778 (4.28%) Windows
3 566 (3.12%) Unix
4 317 (1.74%) Android
5 308 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 144 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 102 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 46 (0.25%) CentOS
10 38 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 33 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 32 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 22 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 21 (0.12%) AIX
15 21 (0.12%) VMS
15 21 (0.12%) zOS
16 20 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
17 16 (0.088%) Solaris
18 14 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,260 (23.45%) Scrum
2 3,822 (21.03%) DevOps
3 2,287 (12.59%) TDD
4 2,119 (11.66%) Microservices
5 2,105 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,099 (11.55%) Software Engineering
7 1,966 (10.82%) Test Automation
8 1,759 (9.68%) Project Management
9 1,745 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
10 1,496 (8.23%) Waterfall
11 1,394 (7.67%) Analytics
12 1,380 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
13 1,374 (7.56%) User Stories
14 1,347 (7.41%) SDLC
15 1,302 (7.17%) Project Delivery
16 1,156 (6.36%) BDD
17 1,120 (6.16%) Migration
18 1,119 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,096 (6.03%) Full Stack Development
20 1,085 (5.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,429 (18.87%) Java
2 2,749 (15.13%) SQL
3 2,620 (14.42%) JavaScript
4 2,051 (11.29%) Python
5 1,643 (9.04%) C#
6 1,097 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 593 (3.26%) Scala
8 588 (3.24%) Java 8
9 430 (2.37%) C++
10 395 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 372 (2.05%) Bash Shell
12 368 (2.03%) C
13 329 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 322 (1.77%) Kotlin
15 260 (1.43%) Java 11
16 242 (1.33%) Go
17 214 (1.18%) PHP
18 203 (1.12%) Shell Script
19 197 (1.08%) Ruby
20 152 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,715 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 1,348 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 1,045 (5.75%) Degree
4 241 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 235 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 214 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 205 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 197 (1.08%) PMP
9 185 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 133 (0.73%) ISEB
11 89 (0.49%) CISSP
12 87 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 80 (0.44%) AWS Certification
13 80 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 78 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 72 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 72 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 69 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 54 (0.30%) DBS Check
18 50 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 864 (4.76%) QA
2 488 (2.69%) Accessibility
3 337 (1.85%) PMO
4 271 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 233 (1.28%) GDPR
6 83 (0.46%) SLA
7 67 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 63 (0.35%) WCAG
9 60 (0.33%) COBIT
10 55 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 44 (0.24%) NIST
12 43 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 33 (0.18%) GRC
14 32 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
15 29 (0.16%) PMBOK
16 22 (0.12%) MiFID
17 20 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
17 20 (0.11%) NCSC
18 19 (0.10%) IFRS
19 16 (0.088%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,768 (9.73%) Docker
2 299 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 154 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (0.29%) HDFS
6 39 (0.21%) vSphere
7 28 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (0.14%) RACF
9 22 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 22 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.12%) GridGain
11 20 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 17 (0.094%) Firmware
13 15 (0.083%) NFS
14 12 (0.066%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 12 (0.066%) Platform Symphony
15 11 (0.061%) Hyper-V
16 10 (0.055%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.055%) XenApp
17 9 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,691 (9.31%) Kubernetes
2 1,155 (6.36%) Terraform
3 745 (4.10%) Ansible
4 209 (1.15%) Puppet
5 166 (0.91%) Grafana
6 155 (0.85%) Prometheus
7 154 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 84 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 79 (0.43%) Kibana
10 54 (0.30%) Packer
11 43 (0.24%) SCCM
12 34 (0.19%) Istio
13 27 (0.15%) Control-M
13 27 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
14 26 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
14 26 (0.14%) Nagios
14 26 (0.14%) Tivoli
14 26 (0.14%) ZABBIX
15 25 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 25 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,614 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 1,186 (6.53%) Oracle
3 527 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
4 486 (2.67%) Google
5 476 (2.62%) SAP
6 283 (1.56%) Adobe
7 270 (1.49%) Databricks
8 234 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 228 (1.25%) VMware
10 225 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 225 (1.24%) Splunk
11 195 (1.07%) IBM
12 176 (0.97%) Informatica
13 164 (0.90%) MuleSoft
14 118 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 110 (0.61%) Cisco
16 103 (0.57%) hybris
17 95 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
18 77 (0.42%) Cloudera
19 71 (0.39%) webMethods