Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 25,418 23,639 21,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 27.89% 25.59% 23.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.06% 29.77% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,711 17,405 15,306
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 157 175
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -0.58%
10th Percentile £25.12 £25.09 £25.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.74% +1.18% -0.58%

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 79,291 79,414 77,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.99% 85.98% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,957 53,601 51,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,954 1,844 2,171
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.93 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% - -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 13,272 £525 +5.00% 2,993
South East 0 3,957 £475 +5.56% 1,247
North of England 0 3,234 £425 - 1,331
Midlands 0 2,198 £450 +7.14% 739
South West +1 1,691 £438 +6.06% 647
West Midlands 0 1,505 £450 +5.88% 440
Yorkshire 0 1,416 £425 +1.19% 529
North West 0 1,344 £429 +0.88% 667
East of England 0 1,044 £488 +8.33% 478
East Midlands 0 668 £450 +12.50% 298
North East 0 480 £450 +2.86% 135
South Coast +1 3 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 6,584 (25.90%) Java
2 6,477 (25.48%) Scrum
3 5,247 (20.64%) TDD
4 5,037 (19.82%) Finance
5 5,027 (19.78%) JavaScript
6 4,549 (17.90%) DevOps
7 4,182 (16.45%) Test Automation
8 3,833 (15.08%) SQL
9 3,756 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
10 3,541 (13.93%) Git (software)
11 3,497 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
12 3,438 (13.53%) HTML
12 3,438 (13.53%) C#
13 3,383 (13.31%) .NET
14 3,250 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 3,163 (12.44%) Microservices
16 3,143 (12.37%) Jenkins
17 3,134 (12.33%) JIRA
18 3,043 (11.97%) CSS
19 3,003 (11.81%) BDD
20 2,740 (10.78%) Docker
21 2,595 (10.21%) AngularJS
22 2,359 (9.28%) Python
23 2,344 (9.22%) Microsoft
24 2,317 (9.12%) Linux
25 2,260 (8.89%) Web Services
26 2,241 (8.82%) REST
27 2,213 (8.71%) Spring
28 2,171 (8.54%) SQL Server
29 2,166 (8.52%) Security Cleared

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 1,615 (6.35%) Confluence
2 569 (2.24%) CMS
3 487 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 476 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
5 450 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 416 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 398 (1.57%) Apache
8 375 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 355 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 252 (0.99%) OpenStack
11 221 (0.87%) JBoss
12 163 (0.64%) Mule
13 158 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
14 157 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 156 (0.61%) nginx
16 136 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 136 (0.54%) IIS
17 106 (0.42%) SAS
18 98 (0.39%) Drupal
19 92 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 523 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 367 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 258 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 245 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 217 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 144 (0.57%) InVision
7 119 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 50 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 48 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 46 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 31 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.071%) UserZoom
13 10 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
14 7 (0.028%) CATIA
15 6 (0.024%) HipChat
15 6 (0.024%) Open Workbench
15 6 (0.024%) SPSS
16 5 (0.020%) UXPin
17 4 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.016%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 327 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.21%) Magento
3 41 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 39 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 31 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 30 (0.12%) Endur
7 27 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 26 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
9 22 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
10 20 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
10 20 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 17 (0.067%) SAP ERP
12 16 (0.063%) Markit EDM
12 16 (0.063%) SAP CRM
13 14 (0.055%) SAP MM
14 13 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
14 13 (0.051%) SAP S/4HANA
15 12 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
15 12 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,756 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3,250 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 755 (2.97%) GitHub
4 583 (2.29%) PaaS
5 520 (2.05%) Serverless
6 490 (1.93%) SaaS
7 464 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 386 (1.52%) IaaS
9 341 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
10 314 (1.24%) Office 365
11 311 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
12 291 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 281 (1.11%) Amazon S3
14 279 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 218 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
16 171 (0.67%) OpenShift
17 165 (0.65%) npm
18 141 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 129 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 124 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 505 (1.99%) HTTP
2 266 (1.05%) Firewall
3 264 (1.04%) Internet
4 227 (0.89%) SSL
5 215 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 180 (0.71%) DNS
7 97 (0.38%) VPN
8 82 (0.32%) Network Security
9 80 (0.31%) WAN
10 76 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 69 (0.27%) Skype
12 65 (0.26%) LAN
13 62 (0.24%) SAN
14 57 (0.22%) FTP
15 50 (0.20%) DHCP
16 49 (0.19%) HTTPS
17 41 (0.16%) Intranet
18 38 (0.15%) SNMP
19 36 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
20 34 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,171 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 1,444 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 1,072 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 1,035 (4.07%) MySQL
5 979 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 901 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
7 865 (3.40%) Big Data
8 759 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 674 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
10 421 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 413 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 391 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 357 (1.40%) Power BI
14 274 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 253 (1.00%) Redis
16 250 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 242 (0.95%) Data Lake
18 238 (0.94%) Apache Hive
19 194 (0.76%) HBase
20 160 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3,541 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 3,143 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 3,134 (12.33%) JIRA
4 1,718 (6.76%) Selenium
5 1,309 (5.15%) Maven
6 1,194 (4.70%) Cucumber
7 824 (3.24%) JUnit
8 678 (2.67%) Subversion
9 635 (2.50%) Visual Studio
10 579 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 570 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 549 (2.16%) TeamCity
13 455 (1.79%) WebDriver
14 417 (1.64%) JMeter
15 395 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 360 (1.42%) Mockito
17 359 (1.41%) SoapUI
18 344 (1.35%) Gradle
19 327 (1.29%) NUnit
20 323 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5,037 (19.82%) Finance
2 2,105 (8.28%) Banking
3 1,297 (5.10%) Retail
4 728 (2.86%) Marketing
5 671 (2.64%) Front Office
6 579 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 463 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 321 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 310 (1.22%) Legal
10 288 (1.13%) Publishing
11 247 (0.97%) Games
12 212 (0.83%) Back Office
13 208 (0.82%) Electronics
14 207 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 199 (0.78%) Law
16 146 (0.57%) Advertising
17 127 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 124 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 92 (0.36%) Billing
20 84 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10,090 (39.70%) Developer
2 2,925 (11.51%) Java Developer
3 2,668 (10.50%) Analyst
4 1,653 (6.50%) Business Analyst
5 1,610 (6.33%) Architect
6 1,458 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 1,345 (5.29%) .NET Developer
8 1,314 (5.17%) Senior Developer
9 1,202 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,119 (4.40%) C# Developer
11 836 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 833 (3.28%) React Developer
13 790 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 751 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
15 748 (2.94%) Designer
16 737 (2.90%) Tester
17 649 (2.55%) Scrum Master
18 595 (2.34%) Angular Developer
19 585 (2.30%) Software Engineer
20 559 (2.20%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,438 (13.53%) HTML
2 3,383 (13.31%) .NET
3 3,043 (11.97%) CSS
4 2,595 (10.21%) AngularJS
5 2,260 (8.89%) Web Services
6 2,241 (8.82%) REST
7 2,213 (8.71%) Spring
8 1,982 (7.80%) Node.js
9 1,973 (7.76%) React
10 1,969 (7.75%) RESTful
11 1,628 (6.40%) HTML5
12 1,279 (5.03%) JSON
13 1,276 (5.02%) Spring Boot
14 1,173 (4.61%) ASP.NET
15 1,079 (4.25%) XML
16 1,017 (4.00%) SOAP
17 980 (3.86%) jQuery
18 897 (3.53%) CSS3
19 802 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
20 757 (2.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2,038 (8.02%) User Experience
2 1,672 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 1,359 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 807 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 644 (2.53%) Fintech
6 451 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 369 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 369 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 322 (1.27%) Fixed Income
9 320 (1.26%) Data Centre
10 306 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 290 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 287 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 224 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 214 (0.84%) Derivative
15 209 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
16 208 (0.82%) Public Cloud
17 193 (0.76%) Equities
18 163 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
19 157 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,317 (9.12%) Linux
2 1,366 (5.37%) Windows
3 1,160 (4.56%) Unix
4 526 (2.07%) Android
5 449 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 269 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 262 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 185 (0.73%) CentOS
9 128 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 108 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 99 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 94 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 90 (0.35%) VMS
14 69 (0.27%) Solaris
15 35 (0.14%) AIX
16 34 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
18 30 (0.12%) Mac OS
19 19 (0.075%) Oracle Linux
20 18 (0.071%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,477 (25.48%) Scrum
2 5,247 (20.64%) TDD
3 4,549 (17.90%) DevOps
4 4,182 (16.45%) Test Automation
5 3,497 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
6 3,163 (12.44%) Microservices
7 3,003 (11.81%) BDD
8 2,125 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 2,006 (7.89%) Kanban
10 1,959 (7.71%) Project Management
11 1,864 (7.33%) Waterfall
12 1,859 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 1,793 (7.05%) Software Engineering
14 1,700 (6.69%) SDLC
15 1,680 (6.61%) User Stories
16 1,678 (6.60%) MVC
17 1,604 (6.31%) E-Commerce
18 1,602 (6.30%) OO
19 1,469 (5.78%) Analytics
20 1,395 (5.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6,584 (25.90%) Java
2 5,027 (19.78%) JavaScript
3 3,833 (15.08%) SQL
4 3,438 (13.53%) C#
5 2,359 (9.28%) Python
6 1,478 (5.81%) Java 8
7 819 (3.22%) Scala
8 778 (3.06%) Ruby
9 616 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 606 (2.38%) TypeScript
11 563 (2.21%) PHP
12 559 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 509 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 501 (1.97%) ES6
15 396 (1.56%) Shell Script
16 366 (1.44%) C++
17 364 (1.43%) Perl
18 363 (1.43%) Groovy
19 337 (1.33%) PL/SQL
20 285 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 2,166 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 1,561 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 1,474 (5.80%) Degree
4 382 (1.50%) ISEB
5 366 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 330 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 308 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 299 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 180 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 169 (0.66%) PMP
11 131 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 116 (0.46%) AWS Certification
13 101 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 99 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 98 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 98 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 85 (0.33%) CISSP
17 82 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
18 74 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
19 69 (0.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,674 (6.59%) QA
2 320 (1.26%) PMO
3 191 (0.75%) GDPR
4 190 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 93 (0.37%) WCAG
6 81 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 71 (0.28%) SLA
8 69 (0.27%) PSD2
9 48 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 39 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 37 (0.15%) MiFID
12 27 (0.11%) WAI
13 24 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
14 16 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (0.063%) JSP 440
15 15 (0.059%) Basel III
15 15 (0.059%) COBIT
16 14 (0.055%) EMIR
16 14 (0.055%) ISO 9001
17 13 (0.051%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,740 (10.78%) Docker
2 293 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 233 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 163 (0.64%) HDFS
5 101 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 80 (0.31%) vSphere
7 68 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 33 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 31 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 31 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 30 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.083%) OpenAM
13 15 (0.059%) vCloud
14 14 (0.055%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.047%) Xen
17 11 (0.043%) Firmware
17 11 (0.043%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 1,532 (6.03%) Ansible
2 1,294 (5.09%) Kubernetes
3 1,114 (4.38%) Puppet
4 980 (3.86%) Terraform
5 806 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 202 (0.79%) Kibana
7 159 (0.63%) Grafana
8 132 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
9 121 (0.48%) Nagios
10 118 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 114 (0.45%) logstash
11 114 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 98 (0.39%) Prometheus
13 94 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
14 93 (0.37%) Packer
15 83 (0.33%) HP ALM
15 83 (0.33%) Salt
16 79 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
17 68 (0.27%) Mesos
18 53 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,344 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 1,868 (7.35%) Oracle
3 739 (2.91%) Google
4 579 (2.28%) SAP
5 473 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 392 (1.54%) Adobe
7 353 (1.39%) VMware
8 329 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 320 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 299 (1.18%) IBM
11 261 (1.03%) Splunk
12 220 (0.87%) ServiceNow
13 219 (0.86%) Tableau
14 181 (0.71%) MuleSoft
15 167 (0.66%) Cisco
16 157 (0.62%) Cloudera
17 142 (0.56%) HP
17 142 (0.56%) hybris
18 141 (0.55%) Pega
19 136 (0.54%) Sitecore