Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26,205 23,502 22,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 27.75% 25.20% 23.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.12% 29.33% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,455 17,238 16,254
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 193 165
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £21.42 £26.40 £29.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.91% -1.16% +6.49%

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 80,141 83,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.39% 85.93% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,643 53,829 55,407
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 1,902 2,238
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 13,664 £525 +5.00% 2,918
South East 0 4,064 £463 +2.78% 1,175
North of England +1 3,328 £425 +1.19% 1,298
Midlands 0 2,237 £450 +6.76% 694
South West +1 1,718 £425 +6.25% 657
West Midlands 0 1,512 £450 +5.88% 430
Yorkshire 0 1,446 £425 +1.19% 476
North West 0 1,435 £425 - 706
East of England 0 1,168 £500 +11.06% 513
East Midlands 0 701 £425 +5.59% 262
North East 0 460 £441 +5.63% 116
South Coast +3 4 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6,959 (26.56%) Java
2 6,951 (26.53%) Scrum
3 5,655 (21.58%) TDD
4 5,305 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 5,300 (20.23%) Finance
6 4,557 (17.39%) DevOps
7 4,239 (16.18%) Test Automation
8 3,890 (14.84%) SQL
9 3,855 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
10 3,691 (14.09%) Git (software)
11 3,652 (13.94%) C#
12 3,616 (13.80%) HTML
13 3,592 (13.71%) .NET
14 3,584 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
15 3,289 (12.55%) Microservices
16 3,271 (12.48%) CSS
17 3,239 (12.36%) Jenkins
18 3,181 (12.14%) BDD
19 3,167 (12.09%) JIRA
20 3,081 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 2,816 (10.75%) Docker
22 2,734 (10.43%) AngularJS
23 2,463 (9.40%) Web Services
24 2,381 (9.09%) Linux
25 2,377 (9.07%) Spring
26 2,327 (8.88%) Microsoft
27 2,271 (8.67%) Python
28 2,259 (8.62%) SQL Server
29 2,210 (8.43%) REST
30 2,180 (8.32%) 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 1,549 (5.91%) Confluence
2 607 (2.32%) CMS
3 484 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 478 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 449 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 428 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 405 (1.55%) Apache
8 361 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 326 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 256 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 220 (0.84%) JBoss
12 170 (0.65%) Mule
13 166 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 153 (0.58%) IIS
15 149 (0.57%) nginx
16 148 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
17 131 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 116 (0.44%) Drupal
19 101 (0.39%) SAS
20 97 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 517 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 361 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 288 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 246 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 187 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 126 (0.48%) InVision
7 120 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 52 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 42 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 38 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 29 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 19 (0.073%) UserZoom
13 12 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
14 11 (0.042%) CATIA
15 10 (0.038%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.027%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.023%) HipChat
17 6 (0.023%) UXPin
18 5 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
18 5 (0.019%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 323 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.21%) Magento
3 49 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 38 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 36 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 32 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 29 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 28 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 25 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
10 22 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.076%) Markit EDM
11 20 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
11 20 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
12 19 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
13 18 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
13 18 (0.069%) SAP ERP
13 18 (0.069%) SAP MM
14 16 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
14 16 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
15 15 (0.057%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3,855 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3,081 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 732 (2.79%) GitHub
4 521 (1.99%) PaaS
5 452 (1.72%) SaaS
6 450 (1.72%) Serverless
7 423 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 379 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 332 (1.27%) IaaS
10 297 (1.13%) Amazon S3
11 291 (1.11%) Office 365
12 276 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 275 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
14 252 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 217 (0.83%) npm
16 211 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
17 143 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 138 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
19 126 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 123 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 518 (1.98%) HTTP
2 272 (1.04%) Internet
3 247 (0.94%) Firewall
4 222 (0.85%) SSL
5 218 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 163 (0.62%) DNS
7 86 (0.33%) Network Security
8 82 (0.31%) Kerberos
9 79 (0.30%) WAN
10 70 (0.27%) VPN
11 69 (0.26%) Skype
12 65 (0.25%) SAN
13 61 (0.23%) LAN
14 55 (0.21%) HTTPS
15 50 (0.19%) SMS
16 44 (0.17%) AMQP
17 39 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
18 35 (0.13%) FTP
18 35 (0.13%) Intranet
18 35 (0.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,259 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1,475 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 1,111 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 1,039 (3.96%) MySQL
5 1,032 (3.94%) MongoDB
6 1,029 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
7 946 (3.61%) Big Data
8 818 (3.12%) Hadoop
9 686 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
10 423 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 406 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 396 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 307 (1.17%) Power BI
14 289 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 274 (1.05%) Apache Hive
16 240 (0.92%) Redis
17 233 (0.89%) Oracle Database
18 223 (0.85%) Data Lake
18 223 (0.85%) HBase
19 167 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,691 (14.09%) Git (software)
2 3,239 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 3,167 (12.09%) JIRA
4 1,857 (7.09%) Selenium
5 1,382 (5.27%) Maven
6 1,223 (4.67%) Cucumber
7 842 (3.21%) JUnit
8 652 (2.49%) Subversion
9 650 (2.48%) Visual Studio
10 610 (2.33%) TeamCity
11 533 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 517 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
13 476 (1.82%) WebDriver
14 437 (1.67%) JMeter
15 415 (1.58%) SoapUI
16 397 (1.51%) Bitbucket
17 369 (1.41%) Mockito
18 356 (1.36%) NUnit
19 351 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
20 347 (1.32%) gulp
General
1 5,300 (20.23%) Finance
2 2,180 (8.32%) Banking
3 1,332 (5.08%) Retail
4 770 (2.94%) Marketing
5 716 (2.73%) Front Office
6 603 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 508 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 360 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 298 (1.14%) Publishing
10 296 (1.13%) Legal
11 285 (1.09%) Games
12 240 (0.92%) Back Office
13 230 (0.88%) Electronics
14 216 (0.82%) Law
15 214 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 187 (0.71%) Advertising
17 140 (0.53%) Retail Banking
18 122 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 108 (0.41%) Automotive
20 76 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 10,838 (41.36%) Developer
2 3,227 (12.31%) Java Developer
3 2,764 (10.55%) Analyst
4 1,738 (6.63%) Business Analyst
5 1,563 (5.96%) .NET Developer
6 1,535 (5.86%) Project Manager
7 1,512 (5.77%) Architect
8 1,391 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 1,231 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,215 (4.64%) C# Developer
11 955 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 877 (3.35%) React Developer
13 794 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
14 759 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 737 (2.81%) Tester
16 689 (2.63%) Designer
17 674 (2.57%) Scrum Master
18 632 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 617 (2.35%) Angular Developer
20 616 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,616 (13.80%) HTML
2 3,592 (13.71%) .NET
3 3,271 (12.48%) CSS
4 2,734 (10.43%) AngularJS
5 2,463 (9.40%) Web Services
6 2,377 (9.07%) Spring
7 2,210 (8.43%) REST
8 2,093 (7.99%) Node.js
9 2,072 (7.91%) React
10 2,050 (7.82%) RESTful
11 1,806 (6.89%) HTML5
12 1,359 (5.19%) Spring Boot
13 1,320 (5.04%) ASP.NET
14 1,259 (4.80%) JSON
15 1,143 (4.36%) XML
16 1,085 (4.14%) jQuery
17 1,058 (4.04%) CSS3
18 995 (3.80%) SOAP
19 936 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
20 858 (3.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2,094 (7.99%) User Experience
2 1,788 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1,457 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 871 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 856 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 623 (2.38%) Fintech
7 474 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 432 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 400 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 341 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 305 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 291 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 290 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 255 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 251 (0.96%) Data Structures
16 239 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 238 (0.91%) Derivative
18 220 (0.84%) Equities
19 212 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
20 143 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,381 (9.09%) Linux
2 1,390 (5.30%) Windows
3 1,186 (4.53%) Unix
4 544 (2.08%) Android
5 522 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 301 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 260 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 208 (0.79%) CentOS
9 140 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 113 (0.43%) VMS
11 84 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 84 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 73 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 68 (0.26%) Solaris
14 36 (0.14%) AIX
15 33 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
17 25 (0.095%) Windows 7
18 22 (0.084%) Debian
18 22 (0.084%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,951 (26.53%) Scrum
2 5,655 (21.58%) TDD
3 4,557 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4,239 (16.18%) Test Automation
5 3,584 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
6 3,289 (12.55%) Microservices
7 3,181 (12.14%) BDD
8 2,140 (8.17%) Kanban
9 2,127 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
10 2,001 (7.64%) Project Management
11 1,969 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,949 (7.44%) Waterfall
13 1,926 (7.35%) Software Engineering
14 1,793 (6.84%) SDLC
15 1,792 (6.84%) MVC
16 1,746 (6.66%) E-Commerce
17 1,707 (6.51%) OO
18 1,675 (6.39%) User Stories
19 1,467 (5.60%) Open Source
20 1,423 (5.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6,959 (26.56%) Java
2 5,305 (20.24%) JavaScript
3 3,890 (14.84%) SQL
4 3,652 (13.94%) C#
5 2,271 (8.67%) Python
6 1,682 (6.42%) Java 8
7 881 (3.36%) Scala
8 745 (2.84%) Ruby
9 639 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 621 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 581 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 576 (2.20%) PHP
13 497 (1.90%) ES6
14 476 (1.82%) T-SQL
15 449 (1.71%) Groovy
16 432 (1.65%) C++
17 390 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 380 (1.45%) Perl
19 335 (1.28%) PL/SQL
20 326 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 2,149 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 1,540 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1,530 (5.84%) Degree
4 393 (1.50%) ISEB
5 365 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 340 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 276 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 261 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 168 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 160 (0.61%) PMP
11 133 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 119 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 116 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 113 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 110 (0.42%) AWS Certification
16 107 (0.41%) CISSP
17 104 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 68 (0.26%) CISM
18 68 (0.26%) DBS Check
19 66 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,763 (6.73%) QA
2 345 (1.32%) PMO
3 224 (0.85%) GDPR
4 197 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 80 (0.31%) WCAG
6 77 (0.29%) SLA
7 63 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 63 (0.24%) PSD2
8 57 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 57 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 38 (0.15%) MiFID
10 27 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
11 25 (0.095%) WAI
12 21 (0.080%) COBIT
13 17 (0.065%) GxP
13 17 (0.065%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.061%) JSP 440
15 15 (0.057%) EMIR
16 13 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (0.046%) Basel III
System Software
1 2,816 (10.75%) Docker
2 292 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 233 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (0.66%) HDFS
5 95 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 76 (0.29%) vSphere
7 69 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 50 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 39 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 36 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 26 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (0.088%) OpenAM
14 17 (0.065%) vCloud
14 17 (0.065%) XenApp
15 16 (0.061%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.057%) Firmware
17 14 (0.053%) Xen
18 13 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (0.050%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,583 (6.04%) Ansible
2 1,299 (4.96%) Kubernetes
3 1,195 (4.56%) Puppet
4 1,029 (3.93%) Terraform
5 852 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 188 (0.72%) Kibana
7 170 (0.65%) Grafana
8 145 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
9 126 (0.48%) Nagios
10 125 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 109 (0.42%) Prometheus
12 106 (0.40%) logstash
12 106 (0.40%) Packer
13 101 (0.39%) Mesos
14 97 (0.37%) ZABBIX
15 84 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
16 79 (0.30%) HP ALM
17 77 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
18 72 (0.27%) Salt
19 65 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,327 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 1,856 (7.08%) Oracle
3 731 (2.79%) Google
4 620 (2.37%) SAP
5 440 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 415 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 355 (1.35%) VMware
8 345 (1.32%) Adobe
9 305 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 289 (1.10%) IBM
11 252 (0.96%) Splunk
12 211 (0.81%) Tableau
13 207 (0.79%) MuleSoft
14 203 (0.77%) ServiceNow
15 174 (0.66%) Sitecore
16 162 (0.62%) Cloudera
17 159 (0.61%) Cisco
18 148 (0.56%) HP
19 130 (0.50%) Informatica
20 129 (0.49%) Pega