Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 24049 22478 20053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.31% 23.55% 19.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.88% 27.96% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17682 16036 14601
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 166 174
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.92 £40.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +5.95% +15.74%
10th Percentile £28.00 £30.63 £28.33
90th Percentile £51.47 £59.31 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +6.17% +15.71%

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 80495 80390 85393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.21% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54277 53538 56368
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1843 2142 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 13272 £500 +5.26% 1584
South East +1 3624 £450 +5.88% 551
North of England +1 2748 £425 +1.19% 707
Midlands +1 1850 £420 -1.18% 263
South West +1 1313 £400 - 220
East of England +1 1259 £450 +4.65% 248
Yorkshire +1 1249 £421 -0.88% 289
North West 0 1197 £425 +6.25% 372
West Midlands 0 1074 £425 +0.83% 136
East Midlands +1 746 £403 -4.73% 125
North East +3 320 £425 +4.17% 46
South Coast - 2 £575 -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 6728 (27.98%) Scrum
2 6616 (27.51%) Java
3 5718 (23.78%) TDD
4 5280 (21.96%) Finance
5 4935 (20.52%) JavaScript
6 3694 (15.36%) SQL
7 3682 (15.31%) HTML
8 3535 (14.70%) DevOps
9 3385 (14.08%) Git (software)
10 3287 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
11 3280 (13.64%) CSS
12 3221 (13.39%) BDD
13 3209 (13.34%) Test Automation
14 3150 (13.10%) C#
15 3092 (12.86%) .NET
16 2752 (11.44%) Jenkins
17 2728 (11.34%) JIRA
18 2670 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
19 2648 (11.01%) Web Services
20 2624 (10.91%) Banking
21 2547 (10.59%) AngularJS
22 2375 (9.88%) Linux
23 2165 (9.00%) Kanban
24 2130 (8.86%) Project Management
25 2118 (8.81%) Spring
26 2086 (8.67%) REST
27 2063 (8.58%) Microservices
28 2058 (8.56%) RESTful
29 2053 (8.54%) Python
30 1995 (8.30%) SQL Server

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 1273 (5.29%) Confluence
2 563 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 557 (2.32%) Apache
4 542 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 541 (2.25%) CMS
6 462 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
7 399 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 388 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 349 (1.45%) JBoss
10 265 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 254 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 251 (1.04%) OpenStack
13 177 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
13 177 (0.74%) IIS
14 169 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 160 (0.67%) Mule
16 156 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 156 (0.65%) nginx
17 151 (0.63%) Drupal
18 94 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 422 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 311 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 304 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 246 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 184 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 165 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 95 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 94 (0.39%) InVision
9 69 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 41 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 39 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 25 (0.10%) Simulink
13 24 (0.100%) HipChat
14 18 (0.075%) InDesign
15 12 (0.050%) Chatbot
16 10 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
17 8 (0.033%) UXPin
18 6 (0.025%) Mingle
18 6 (0.025%) SPSS
19 4 (0.017%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 296 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.26%) Magento
4 41 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 40 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 38 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 37 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 34 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 34 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 31 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 28 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 19 (0.079%) ION MarketView
12 17 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.067%) Endur
13 16 (0.067%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
14 14 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
15 13 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
16 12 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2670 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1514 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 512 (2.13%) GitHub
4 435 (1.81%) PaaS
5 373 (1.55%) SaaS
6 355 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 315 (1.31%) IaaS
8 255 (1.06%) Serverless
9 244 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 242 (1.01%) Office 365
11 233 (0.97%) npm
12 174 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
13 165 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 153 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 151 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
16 138 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 120 (0.50%) OpenShift
18 111 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 109 (0.45%) Slack
20 106 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 587 (2.44%) HTTP
2 345 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 324 (1.35%) Internet
4 239 (0.99%) SSL
5 218 (0.91%) Firewall
6 191 (0.79%) DNS
7 189 (0.79%) SMS
8 96 (0.40%) Network Security
9 88 (0.37%) WAN
10 86 (0.36%) LAN
11 83 (0.35%) Intranet
12 81 (0.34%) VPN
13 76 (0.32%) LDAP
14 63 (0.26%) Kerberos
15 57 (0.24%) Bluetooth
16 54 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
17 49 (0.20%) FTP
17 49 (0.20%) SAN
18 44 (0.18%) DHCP
18 44 (0.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1995 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 1450 (6.03%) NoSQL
3 1258 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 1018 (4.23%) MySQL
5 976 (4.06%) Big Data
6 940 (3.91%) Relational Database
7 931 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
8 813 (3.38%) Hadoop
9 625 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 424 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 411 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 367 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 357 (1.48%) Oracle Database
14 290 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 274 (1.14%) Redis
16 260 (1.08%) HBase
17 212 (0.88%) Apache Hive
18 180 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
19 176 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
20 162 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3385 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 2752 (11.44%) Jenkins
3 2728 (11.34%) JIRA
4 1341 (5.58%) Selenium
5 1272 (5.29%) Maven
6 1030 (4.28%) Cucumber
7 867 (3.61%) JUnit
8 741 (3.08%) Subversion
9 669 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 489 (2.03%) Visual Studio
11 486 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 466 (1.94%) WebDriver
13 418 (1.74%) Gradle
14 404 (1.68%) Mockito
15 359 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 351 (1.46%) gulp
17 327 (1.36%) SoapUI
18 325 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 310 (1.29%) NUnit
20 296 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5280 (21.96%) Finance
2 2624 (10.91%) Banking
3 1107 (4.60%) Retail
4 913 (3.80%) Marketing
5 807 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 783 (3.26%) Investment Banking
7 715 (2.97%) Front Office
8 463 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 393 (1.63%) Electronics
10 352 (1.46%) Publishing
11 325 (1.35%) Games
12 303 (1.26%) Retail Banking
13 253 (1.05%) Legal
14 201 (0.84%) Back Office
15 200 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 193 (0.80%) Law
17 156 (0.65%) Advertising
18 113 (0.47%) Automotive
19 79 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 78 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10153 (42.22%) Developer
2 2995 (12.45%) Java Developer
3 2916 (12.13%) Analyst
4 1876 (7.80%) Business Analyst
5 1524 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 1436 (5.97%) Architect
7 1377 (5.73%) Senior Developer
8 1336 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 1158 (4.82%) C# Developer
10 1100 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
11 988 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
12 914 (3.80%) Agile Developer
13 746 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
14 728 (3.03%) Designer
15 699 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 621 (2.58%) Scrum Master
17 613 (2.55%) Angular Developer
18 610 (2.54%) Tester
19 591 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
20 539 (2.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3682 (15.31%) HTML
2 3280 (13.64%) CSS
3 3092 (12.86%) .NET
4 2648 (11.01%) Web Services
5 2547 (10.59%) AngularJS
6 2118 (8.81%) Spring
7 2086 (8.67%) REST
8 2058 (8.56%) RESTful
9 1829 (7.61%) HTML5
10 1748 (7.27%) Node.js
11 1584 (6.59%) React
12 1475 (6.13%) JSON
13 1291 (5.37%) XML
14 1273 (5.29%) ASP.NET
15 1133 (4.71%) jQuery
16 1105 (4.59%) CSS3
17 1091 (4.54%) SOAP
18 891 (3.70%) Hibernate
19 855 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
20 758 (3.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1927 (8.01%) User Experience
2 1475 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1103 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
4 916 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 613 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 442 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 422 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 414 (1.72%) Fintech
9 400 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 392 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 350 (1.46%) Derivative
12 322 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 296 (1.23%) Fixed Income
14 250 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 248 (1.03%) Data Centre
16 214 (0.89%) Equities
17 167 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
17 167 (0.69%) Social Media
18 163 (0.68%) Public Cloud
19 160 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2375 (9.88%) Linux
2 1135 (4.72%) Unix
3 1005 (4.18%) Windows
4 637 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 624 (2.59%) Android
6 316 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 183 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 172 (0.72%) CentOS
9 137 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 136 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 97 (0.40%) Solaris
12 83 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 70 (0.29%) VMS
14 56 (0.23%) AIX
14 56 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 52 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 42 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 35 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (0.12%) CoreOS
19 22 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6728 (27.98%) Scrum
2 5718 (23.78%) TDD
3 3535 (14.70%) DevOps
4 3287 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3221 (13.39%) BDD
6 3209 (13.34%) Test Automation
7 2165 (9.00%) Kanban
8 2130 (8.86%) Project Management
9 2063 (8.58%) Microservices
10 1987 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 1854 (7.71%) MVC
12 1820 (7.57%) Waterfall
13 1696 (7.05%) User Stories
14 1683 (7.00%) E-Commerce
15 1608 (6.69%) OO
16 1605 (6.67%) SDLC
17 1573 (6.54%) Software Engineering
18 1469 (6.11%) Open Source
19 1249 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
19 1249 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6616 (27.51%) Java
2 4935 (20.52%) JavaScript
3 3694 (15.36%) SQL
4 3150 (13.10%) C#
5 2053 (8.54%) Python
6 1149 (4.78%) Scala
7 1020 (4.24%) Ruby
8 577 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 528 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 491 (2.04%) PHP
11 427 (1.78%) C++
12 418 (1.74%) PowerShell
13 403 (1.68%) ES6
14 394 (1.64%) TypeScript
15 362 (1.51%) Groovy
16 358 (1.49%) C
17 338 (1.41%) Shell Script
18 300 (1.25%) Apple Swift
19 295 (1.23%) Perl
20 294 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1751 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 1451 (6.03%) Degree
3 1207 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 376 (1.56%) ISEB
5 271 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 264 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 246 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 237 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 230 (0.96%) PMP
10 219 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 124 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 112 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 107 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 94 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 88 (0.37%) CISSP
16 71 (0.30%) AWS Certification
17 69 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
17 69 (0.29%) Master's Degree
18 67 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
19 57 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1481 (6.16%) QA
2 339 (1.41%) PMO
3 237 (0.99%) GDPR
4 222 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 154 (0.64%) MiFID
6 103 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 99 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 75 (0.31%) WCAG
9 73 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 58 (0.24%) SLA
11 44 (0.18%) GCP
12 43 (0.18%) EMIR
13 38 (0.16%) WAI
14 32 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
15 27 (0.11%) COBIT
16 25 (0.10%) JSP 440
17 24 (0.100%) PSD2
18 21 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 17 (0.071%) ISO 9001
20 14 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1892 (7.87%) Docker
2 229 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 196 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (0.55%) HDFS
5 77 (0.32%) vCloud
6 74 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 72 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 67 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 41 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 36 (0.15%) vSphere
11 30 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (0.11%) Firmware
13 25 (0.10%) Xen
14 20 (0.083%) VirtualBox
15 19 (0.079%) XenApp
16 16 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.067%) Postfix
16 16 (0.067%) Squid
17 14 (0.058%) XenDesktop
18 13 (0.054%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1166 (4.85%) Puppet
2 1148 (4.77%) Ansible
3 821 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 546 (2.27%) Terraform
5 533 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 213 (0.89%) Kibana
7 190 (0.79%) logstash
8 188 (0.78%) Grafana
9 127 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 105 (0.44%) ZABBIX
11 100 (0.42%) Nagios
12 93 (0.39%) Rancher
13 86 (0.36%) Salt
14 83 (0.35%) Mesos
15 76 (0.32%) Prometheus
16 68 (0.28%) Packer
17 52 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
18 49 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
19 47 (0.20%) Consul
19 47 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1852 (7.70%) Microsoft
2 1779 (7.40%) Oracle
3 722 (3.00%) SAP
4 419 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 382 (1.59%) IBM
6 377 (1.57%) Google
7 375 (1.56%) Atlassian
8 369 (1.53%) Adobe
9 358 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 336 (1.40%) VMware
11 266 (1.11%) Splunk
12 236 (0.98%) HP
13 211 (0.88%) Tableau
14 159 (0.66%) hybris
15 155 (0.64%) WSO2
16 148 (0.62%) AppDynamics
17 145 (0.60%) Sitecore
18 142 (0.59%) Apple
19 138 (0.57%) TIBCO
20 128 (0.53%) MuleSoft