Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10,017 22,768 24,748
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 24.77% 27.72% 26.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.87% 31.66% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,913 16,016 17,853
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £358 £340
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 199 172
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £21.05 £26.57 £24.09
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +4.65%

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 34,702 71,919 80,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.81% 87.55% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,211 47,792 53,386
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,134 1,886 2,133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 5,154 £544 +3.57% 637
South East 0 1,396 £465 -2.11% 291
North of England 0 1,253 £450 - 426
South West -1 942 £488 +2.63% 213
Midlands 0 738 £450 - 196
Yorkshire 0 519 £450 - 130
North West +1 518 £461 +2.50% 237
West Midlands 0 502 £450 -2.70% 117
East of England 0 477 £475 - 149
East Midlands 0 231 £423 +5.63% 79
North East 0 217 £425 -5.56% 59
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 2,469 (24.65%) Scrum
2 2,450 (24.46%) Java
3 2,284 (22.80%) DevOps
4 1,979 (19.76%) Azure
5 1,950 (19.47%) Finance
6 1,941 (19.38%) AWS
7 1,862 (18.59%) JavaScript
8 1,660 (16.57%) SQL
9 1,528 (15.25%) TDD
10 1,496 (14.93%) Security Cleared
11 1,365 (13.63%) Test Automation
12 1,319 (13.17%) Python
13 1,291 (12.89%) JIRA
14 1,238 (12.36%) Git (software)
15 1,211 (12.09%) Microservices
16 1,193 (11.91%) SC Cleared
17 1,178 (11.76%) C#
18 1,123 (11.21%) Docker
19 1,102 (11.00%) .NET
20 1,096 (10.94%) Web Services
21 1,053 (10.51%) Jenkins
22 1,046 (10.44%) Microsoft
23 1,008 (10.06%) Software Engineering
24 970 (9.68%) Public Sector
25 949 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
26 943 (9.41%) HTML
27 899 (8.97%) React
28 887 (8.85%) AngularJS
29 883 (8.82%) Kubernetes
30 873 (8.72%) CSS

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
1 708 (7.07%) Confluence
2 224 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 222 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 204 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 141 (1.41%) CMS
6 111 (1.11%) Apache
7 106 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 87 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 86 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 69 (0.69%) SAS
11 58 (0.58%) Red Hat Fuse
12 54 (0.54%) IIS
13 51 (0.51%) WebSphere
14 46 (0.46%) JBoss
14 46 (0.46%) Mule
15 39 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.37%) nginx
17 31 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
18 25 (0.25%) Drupal
19 23 (0.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 225 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 196 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (1.05%) Sketch
4 101 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 69 (0.69%) InVision
6 68 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 67 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 29 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 24 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 19 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 18 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.17%) Zeplin
13 14 (0.14%) Adobe XD
14 12 (0.12%) Figma
15 9 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
17 5 (0.050%) Open Workbench
18 4 (0.040%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 141 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 33 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 24 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 20 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.19%) Magento
8 18 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 16 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 15 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 15 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 14 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
12 13 (0.13%) SAP HCM
13 12 (0.12%) NetSuite
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
14 9 (0.090%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,979 (19.76%) Azure
2 1,941 (19.38%) AWS
3 434 (4.33%) GCP
4 369 (3.68%) Serverless
5 319 (3.18%) Power Platform
6 312 (3.11%) GitHub
7 239 (2.39%) SaaS
8 238 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 238 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
9 224 (2.24%) PaaS
10 216 (2.16%) Amazon S3
11 188 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 165 (1.65%) OpenShift
13 143 (1.43%) IaaS
14 137 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
15 131 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
16 124 (1.24%) Office 365
17 110 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
18 76 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
19 71 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 167 (1.67%) HTTP
2 106 (1.06%) DNS
3 105 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 94 (0.94%) Firewall
5 89 (0.89%) SSL
6 68 (0.68%) Skype
7 55 (0.55%) HTTPS
8 52 (0.52%) Internet
9 44 (0.44%) DHCP
10 40 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 39 (0.39%) VPN
12 36 (0.36%) WAN
13 33 (0.33%) Network Security
14 27 (0.27%) LAN
15 24 (0.24%) Wireless
16 23 (0.23%) DSL
17 21 (0.21%) IPv6
18 20 (0.20%) FTP
18 20 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
19 19 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 756 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 402 (4.01%) Big Data
3 336 (3.35%) MySQL
4 333 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
5 302 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 300 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 292 (2.92%) Power BI
8 277 (2.77%) Relational Database
9 270 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 270 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 193 (1.93%) Data Lake
11 187 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 146 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
13 141 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 129 (1.29%) Redis
15 121 (1.21%) Oracle Database
16 117 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 113 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 89 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
19 77 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,291 (12.89%) JIRA
2 1,238 (12.36%) Git (software)
3 1,053 (10.51%) Jenkins
4 466 (4.65%) Selenium
5 337 (3.36%) Maven
6 333 (3.32%) Cucumber
7 274 (2.74%) JUnit
8 196 (1.96%) Mockito
9 192 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 180 (1.80%) GitLab
11 175 (1.75%) Bitbucket
12 156 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 154 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
14 147 (1.47%) Artifactory
15 128 (1.28%) Gradle
16 125 (1.25%) JMeter
17 122 (1.22%) SpecFlow
18 120 (1.20%) TeamCity
19 108 (1.08%) Subversion
20 105 (1.05%) RStudio
General
1 1,950 (19.47%) Finance
2 970 (9.68%) Public Sector
3 697 (6.96%) Banking
4 553 (5.52%) Front Office
5 298 (2.97%) Retail
6 287 (2.87%) Marketing
7 278 (2.78%) Investment Banking
8 230 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 126 (1.26%) Legal
10 125 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 89 (0.89%) Electronics
12 85 (0.85%) Publishing
13 77 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 67 (0.67%) Games
15 65 (0.65%) Law
16 58 (0.58%) Back Office
17 54 (0.54%) Financial Institution
18 52 (0.52%) Military
19 48 (0.48%) Aerospace
20 47 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,694 (36.88%) Developer
2 1,006 (10.04%) Java Developer
3 1,003 (10.01%) Analyst
4 728 (7.27%) Architect
5 650 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 564 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 467 (4.66%) Senior Developer
8 441 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 420 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 377 (3.76%) React Developer
11 333 (3.32%) Designer
12 316 (3.15%) AWS Developer
13 308 (3.07%) C# Developer
14 304 (3.03%) Software Engineer
15 278 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
16 259 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
17 258 (2.58%) Consultant
18 248 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
19 241 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 227 (2.27%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,102 (11.00%) .NET
2 1,096 (10.94%) Web Services
3 943 (9.41%) HTML
4 899 (8.97%) React
5 887 (8.85%) AngularJS
6 873 (8.72%) CSS
7 726 (7.25%) Node.js
8 654 (6.53%) Spring
9 620 (6.19%) REST
10 542 (5.41%) RESTful
11 406 (4.05%) Spring Boot
12 392 (3.91%) HTML5
13 379 (3.78%) XML
14 364 (3.63%) ASP.NET
15 354 (3.53%) SOAP
16 328 (3.27%) JSON
17 295 (2.94%) Kafka
18 266 (2.66%) .NET Core
19 264 (2.64%) Redux
20 228 (2.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 819 (8.18%) User Experience
2 696 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 386 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 329 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 293 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 279 (2.79%) Derivative
7 270 (2.70%) Equities
8 230 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 228 (2.28%) Hedge funds
10 168 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 167 (1.67%) Public Cloud
12 160 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 131 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 126 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 122 (1.22%) Data Centre
16 93 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 89 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 88 (0.88%) Cloud Native
19 67 (0.67%) NHS
20 56 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 833 (8.32%) Linux
2 481 (4.80%) Windows
3 367 (3.66%) Unix
4 235 (2.35%) Android
5 181 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 124 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 112 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 86 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 52 (0.52%) CentOS
10 51 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 34 (0.34%) Solaris
12 33 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 29 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.26%) VMS
16 20 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.17%) AIX
18 12 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
18 12 (0.12%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,469 (24.65%) Scrum
2 2,284 (22.80%) DevOps
3 1,528 (15.25%) TDD
4 1,365 (13.63%) Test Automation
5 1,211 (12.09%) Microservices
6 1,008 (10.06%) Software Engineering
7 949 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
8 858 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 836 (8.35%) BDD
10 800 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 766 (7.65%) Waterfall
12 759 (7.58%) Analytics
13 728 (7.27%) SDLC
14 724 (7.23%) Kanban
15 707 (7.06%) Project Management
16 684 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
17 575 (5.74%) Migration
18 570 (5.69%) User Stories
19 539 (5.38%) Project Delivery
20 498 (4.97%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2,450 (24.46%) Java
2 1,862 (18.59%) JavaScript
3 1,660 (16.57%) SQL
4 1,319 (13.17%) Python
5 1,178 (11.76%) C#
6 473 (4.72%) Java 8
7 358 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 302 (3.01%) C
9 297 (2.96%) PowerShell
10 259 (2.59%) Scala
11 238 (2.38%) Ruby
12 209 (2.09%) C++
13 194 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 178 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 175 (1.75%) Bash Shell
16 167 (1.67%) Kotlin
17 165 (1.65%) Shell Script
18 161 (1.61%) R
19 118 (1.18%) PHP
20 116 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,496 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 1,193 (11.91%) SC Cleared
3 597 (5.96%) Degree
4 215 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 163 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 132 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 115 (1.15%) ISEB
7 115 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 70 (0.70%) CISSP
9 65 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 64 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 62 (0.62%) PMP
12 57 (0.57%) DBS Check
13 55 (0.55%) AWS Certification
14 49 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 48 (0.48%) Master's Degree
16 44 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
16 44 (0.44%) CISM
17 35 (0.35%) APMP
17 35 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (5.17%) QA
2 104 (1.04%) GDPR
3 99 (0.99%) PMO
4 75 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 52 (0.52%) SLA
6 39 (0.39%) WCAG
7 33 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.30%) NIST
9 29 (0.29%) NCSC
10 26 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 24 (0.24%) IFRS
12 18 (0.18%) GxP
12 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.13%) PSD2
14 12 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 12 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.11%) COBIT
15 11 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 11 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,123 (11.21%) Docker
2 172 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 64 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (0.39%) HDFS
6 30 (0.30%) vSphere
7 22 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 20 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 19 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (0.16%) XenApp
12 14 (0.14%) Postfix
13 9 (0.090%) NDS
13 9 (0.090%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 9 (0.090%) NFS
14 8 (0.080%) Firmware
14 8 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.080%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 883 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 610 (6.09%) Terraform
3 413 (4.12%) Ansible
4 178 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 178 (1.78%) Puppet
5 62 (0.62%) Packer
6 57 (0.57%) Prometheus
7 45 (0.45%) Salt
8 41 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 37 (0.37%) Kibana
10 31 (0.31%) Grafana
10 31 (0.31%) Rancher
11 29 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 27 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 27 (0.27%) SCCM
13 26 (0.26%) logstash
14 24 (0.24%) Consul
15 22 (0.22%) Zipkin
16 20 (0.20%) Istio
16 20 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,046 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 653 (6.52%) Oracle
3 380 (3.79%) SAP
4 372 (3.71%) Google
5 180 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 147 (1.47%) VMware
7 144 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 139 (1.39%) Adobe
9 121 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 119 (1.19%) IBM
11 118 (1.18%) Tableau
12 97 (0.97%) Informatica
13 87 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 84 (0.84%) Databricks
15 79 (0.79%) Splunk
16 68 (0.68%) Cisco
17 64 (0.64%) MuleSoft
18 60 (0.60%) Talend
19 54 (0.54%) Cloudera
20 53 (0.53%) Bloomberg