Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 24,615 20,154 20,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.72% 24.00% 21.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.13% 28.32% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,647 14,307 15,154
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 167 161
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £24.09 £28.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £57.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +19.44%

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 79,072 71,167 81,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.85% 84.75% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,518 46,917 54,414
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 1,911 2,101
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 12,930 £513 +2.50% 2,853
South East +1 3,803 £450 +5.88% 1,013
North of England +1 3,552 £425 +6.25% 1,202
Midlands +1 1,984 £438 +4.17% 519
Yorkshire 0 1,710 £413 -0.60% 474
North West 0 1,475 £425 +3.03% 616
South West 0 1,369 £425 +6.25% 509
West Midlands +1 1,250 £450 +5.88% 303
East of England 0 991 £475 +6.26% 427
East Midlands +1 694 £410 +2.50% 216
North East 0 400 £425 +7.12% 112
South Coast -1 3 £425 -22.73%
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 6,493 (26.38%) Scrum
2 6,334 (25.73%) Java
3 5,622 (22.84%) TDD
4 5,117 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 5,067 (20.59%) Finance
6 4,050 (16.45%) DevOps
7 3,673 (14.92%) HTML
8 3,510 (14.26%) SQL
8 3,510 (14.26%) Test Automation
9 3,465 (14.08%) Git (software)
10 3,378 (13.72%) C#
11 3,347 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
12 3,296 (13.39%) .NET
13 3,286 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
14 3,272 (13.29%) CSS
15 3,089 (12.55%) BDD
16 2,912 (11.83%) Jenkins
17 2,724 (11.07%) JIRA
18 2,605 (10.58%) AngularJS
19 2,572 (10.45%) Microservices
20 2,530 (10.28%) Web Services
21 2,442 (9.92%) Linux
22 2,347 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
23 2,219 (9.01%) SQL Server
24 2,208 (8.97%) Project Management
25 2,197 (8.93%) Docker
26 2,195 (8.92%) Python
27 2,158 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
28 2,146 (8.72%) Kanban
29 2,136 (8.68%) 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 1,331 (5.41%) Confluence
2 613 (2.49%) Apache
3 584 (2.37%) CMS
4 557 (2.26%) Apache Spark
5 527 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 487 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 370 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 302 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 283 (1.15%) JBoss
10 220 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 217 (0.88%) OpenStack
12 192 (0.78%) nginx
13 182 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 180 (0.73%) IIS
15 176 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
16 160 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 155 (0.63%) Mule
18 99 (0.40%) Drupal
19 98 (0.40%) SAS
20 95 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 447 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 301 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 297 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
4 279 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 191 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 157 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 125 (0.51%) InVision
8 85 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 80 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 30 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 25 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 24 (0.098%) UserZoom
13 21 (0.085%) Chatbot
14 18 (0.073%) HipChat
15 14 (0.057%) CATIA
16 13 (0.053%) InDesign
17 12 (0.049%) SPSS
17 12 (0.049%) Stata
18 9 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
19 4 (0.016%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 245 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.27%) Magento
3 63 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 30 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 29 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 27 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 25 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 23 (0.093%) NetSuite
10 22 (0.089%) SAP FI
11 20 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
11 20 (0.081%) SAP CO
11 20 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
11 20 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
12 18 (0.073%) Eagle PACE
12 18 (0.073%) thinkFolio
13 17 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
13 17 (0.069%) Summit
13 17 (0.069%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3,347 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2,347 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 581 (2.36%) GitHub
4 533 (2.17%) PaaS
5 455 (1.85%) Serverless
6 405 (1.65%) SaaS
7 353 (1.43%) IaaS
8 342 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 313 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
10 274 (1.11%) npm
11 271 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 243 (0.99%) Amazon S3
13 240 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
14 222 (0.90%) Office 365
15 177 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 149 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 134 (0.54%) OpenShift
18 133 (0.54%) Slack
19 129 (0.52%) Google Analytics
20 122 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 561 (2.28%) HTTP
2 342 (1.39%) Firewall
3 332 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 300 (1.22%) Internet
5 252 (1.02%) DNS
6 235 (0.95%) SSL
7 226 (0.92%) SMS
8 117 (0.48%) Network Security
9 95 (0.39%) FTP
10 89 (0.36%) Kerberos
11 80 (0.33%) VPN
12 71 (0.29%) WAN
13 70 (0.28%) LAN
14 61 (0.25%) DHCP
14 61 (0.25%) Intranet
15 47 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
16 44 (0.18%) Skype
17 36 (0.15%) PuTTY
17 36 (0.15%) SAN
18 32 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,219 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 1,323 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 1,057 (4.29%) Big Data
4 1,009 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 993 (4.03%) MySQL
6 971 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 962 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 763 (3.10%) Hadoop
9 727 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
10 388 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 374 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 313 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 292 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 281 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 276 (1.12%) HBase
16 271 (1.10%) Redis
17 265 (1.08%) Power BI
18 256 (1.04%) Apache Hive
19 229 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
20 181 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3,465 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 2,912 (11.83%) Jenkins
3 2,724 (11.07%) JIRA
4 1,497 (6.08%) Selenium
5 1,213 (4.93%) Maven
6 1,095 (4.45%) Cucumber
7 772 (3.14%) JUnit
8 655 (2.66%) Subversion
9 627 (2.55%) Visual Studio
10 617 (2.51%) TeamCity
11 612 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 437 (1.78%) WebDriver
13 414 (1.68%) Gradle
14 391 (1.59%) webpack
15 390 (1.58%) SpecFlow
16 375 (1.52%) Jasmine
17 374 (1.52%) Mockito
18 359 (1.46%) NUnit
19 355 (1.44%) gulp
20 321 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5,067 (20.59%) Finance
2 2,136 (8.68%) Banking
3 1,212 (4.92%) Retail
4 759 (3.08%) Marketing
5 579 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 519 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 439 (1.78%) Front Office
8 359 (1.46%) Games
9 319 (1.30%) Legal
10 298 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 265 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 248 (1.01%) Publishing
13 213 (0.87%) Law
14 199 (0.81%) Back Office
15 185 (0.75%) Advertising
15 185 (0.75%) Electronics
16 156 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 118 (0.48%) Automotive
18 76 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 43 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9,670 (39.28%) Developer
2 2,858 (11.61%) Analyst
3 2,714 (11.03%) Java Developer
4 1,852 (7.52%) Business Analyst
5 1,650 (6.70%) Architect
6 1,638 (6.65%) Project Manager
7 1,339 (5.44%) .NET Developer
8 1,308 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 1,196 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,073 (4.36%) C# Developer
11 919 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
12 841 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 738 (3.00%) Scrum Master
14 731 (2.97%) React Developer
15 722 (2.93%) Designer
16 621 (2.52%) Agile Developer
17 618 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
18 608 (2.47%) Angular Developer
19 579 (2.35%) Tester
20 562 (2.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,673 (14.92%) HTML
2 3,296 (13.39%) .NET
3 3,272 (13.29%) CSS
4 2,605 (10.58%) AngularJS
5 2,530 (10.28%) Web Services
6 2,060 (8.37%) Spring
7 2,045 (8.31%) RESTful
8 2,037 (8.28%) REST
9 1,900 (7.72%) Node.js
10 1,766 (7.17%) React
11 1,701 (6.91%) HTML5
12 1,352 (5.49%) ASP.NET
13 1,181 (4.80%) jQuery
14 1,161 (4.72%) JSON
15 1,130 (4.59%) XML
16 1,074 (4.36%) CSS3
17 1,042 (4.23%) SOAP
18 917 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
19 859 (3.49%) Hibernate
20 849 (3.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2,089 (8.49%) User Experience
2 1,666 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1,233 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
4 900 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 579 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 539 (2.19%) Fintech
7 457 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 434 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 345 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 341 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 289 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 265 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
13 253 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 244 (0.99%) Data Centre
15 237 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 224 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 204 (0.83%) Derivative
18 190 (0.77%) Fixed Income
19 179 (0.73%) iPad
20 145 (0.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,442 (9.92%) Linux
2 1,064 (4.32%) Windows
3 1,053 (4.28%) Unix
4 698 (2.84%) Android
5 635 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 404 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 249 (1.01%) CentOS
8 212 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 151 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 145 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 79 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 75 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 61 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 50 (0.20%) VMS
16 43 (0.17%) Solaris
17 31 (0.13%) AIX
18 28 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 27 (0.11%) Debian
20 26 (0.11%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,493 (26.38%) Scrum
2 5,622 (22.84%) TDD
3 4,050 (16.45%) DevOps
4 3,510 (14.26%) Test Automation
5 3,286 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
6 3,089 (12.55%) BDD
7 2,572 (10.45%) Microservices
8 2,208 (8.97%) Project Management
9 2,158 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 2,146 (8.72%) Kanban
11 2,069 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
12 1,972 (8.01%) Waterfall
13 1,960 (7.96%) MVC
14 1,930 (7.84%) E-Commerce
15 1,760 (7.15%) Software Engineering
16 1,638 (6.65%) User Stories
17 1,628 (6.61%) OO
18 1,604 (6.52%) SDLC
19 1,433 (5.82%) Open Source
20 1,393 (5.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6,334 (25.73%) Java
2 5,117 (20.79%) JavaScript
3 3,510 (14.26%) SQL
4 3,378 (13.72%) C#
5 2,195 (8.92%) Python
6 1,400 (5.69%) Java 8
7 1,009 (4.10%) Ruby
8 917 (3.73%) Scala
9 637 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 545 (2.21%) TypeScript
11 503 (2.04%) ES6
12 482 (1.96%) PHP
13 459 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 455 (1.85%) PowerShell
15 431 (1.75%) Groovy
16 386 (1.57%) C++
17 380 (1.54%) C
18 376 (1.53%) Perl
19 334 (1.36%) Shell Script
20 279 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,927 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 1,497 (6.08%) Degree
3 1,396 (5.67%) SC Cleared
4 310 (1.26%) ISEB
5 262 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 247 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 245 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 244 (0.99%) PMP
9 215 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 198 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 153 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 152 (0.62%) CISSP
13 137 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 135 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 105 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 96 (0.39%) AWS Certification
17 93 (0.38%) CISM
18 85 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
19 82 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
20 59 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,465 (5.95%) QA
2 309 (1.26%) PMO
3 299 (1.21%) GDPR
4 165 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 112 (0.46%) GCP
6 98 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 93 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 75 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 62 (0.25%) SLA
10 51 (0.21%) WCAG
11 50 (0.20%) MiFID
12 32 (0.13%) PSD2
13 22 (0.089%) EMIR
14 21 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 20 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
16 17 (0.069%) COBIT
16 17 (0.069%) ISO 9001
17 16 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 14 (0.057%) IFRS
18 14 (0.057%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,197 (8.93%) Docker
2 258 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 145 (0.59%) HDFS
5 127 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 113 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 74 (0.30%) vSphere
8 60 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 58 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 41 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 38 (0.15%) vCloud
12 35 (0.14%) Xen
13 19 (0.077%) Varnish
14 17 (0.069%) XenApp
15 15 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.061%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.057%) etcd
16 14 (0.057%) flannel
16 14 (0.057%) XenDesktop
17 13 (0.053%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,231 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1,110 (4.51%) Puppet
3 832 (3.38%) Terraform
4 819 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 810 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
6 166 (0.67%) Kibana
7 156 (0.63%) Grafana
8 135 (0.55%) logstash
9 119 (0.48%) Salt
10 112 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
11 110 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 107 (0.43%) Packer
13 106 (0.43%) HP ALM
14 100 (0.41%) Nagios
15 88 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
16 84 (0.34%) Mesos
17 78 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
18 75 (0.30%) Prometheus
19 67 (0.27%) ZABBIX
20 64 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,918 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 1,554 (6.31%) Oracle
3 632 (2.57%) Google
4 575 (2.34%) SAP
5 435 (1.77%) Red Hat
6 423 (1.72%) Adobe
7 415 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 362 (1.47%) Atlassian
9 359 (1.46%) IBM
10 347 (1.41%) VMware
11 290 (1.18%) Splunk
12 229 (0.93%) Tableau
13 195 (0.79%) HP
14 165 (0.67%) Cisco
15 153 (0.62%) Sitecore
16 151 (0.61%) ServiceNow
17 144 (0.59%) Cloudera
18 143 (0.58%) hybris
19 134 (0.54%) MuleSoft
20 125 (0.51%) New Relic