Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 22669 22805 19107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.80% 23.15% 18.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.29% 27.53% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16467 16440 13790
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 164 154
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.92 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.70% +11.79%
10th Percentile £27.00 £26.40 £24.83
90th Percentile £53.23 £59.31 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%

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 77390 82828 85071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.07% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51866 55257 56146
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £633 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1783 2118 2467
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.54 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%

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 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 12366 £500 +5.26% 1212
South East 0 3472 £450 +5.88% 476
North of England 0 2620 £420 -1.18% 570
Midlands +1 1724 £425 +1.19% 250
East of England +1 1268 £450 +5.88% 200
South West +2 1206 £400 +3.23% 176
North West 0 1171 £425 +1.19% 285
Yorkshire +1 1161 £420 -1.18% 252
West Midlands 0 999 £425 +3.66% 125
East Midlands +1 704 £420 -1.18% 123
North East +5 294 £400 -5.88% 33
South Coast - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 6430 (28.36%) Scrum
2 6270 (27.66%) Java
3 5449 (24.04%) TDD
4 5015 (22.12%) Finance
5 4759 (20.99%) JavaScript
6 3761 (16.59%) HTML
7 3559 (15.70%) SQL
8 3371 (14.87%) CSS
9 3199 (14.11%) DevOps
10 3162 (13.95%) Git (software)
11 3056 (13.48%) Test Automation
12 3050 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
13 2925 (12.90%) C#
14 2834 (12.50%) BDD
15 2815 (12.42%) .NET
16 2608 (11.50%) Banking
17 2604 (11.49%) AngularJS
18 2534 (11.18%) JIRA
19 2456 (10.83%) Jenkins
20 2321 (10.24%) Web Services
21 2250 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
22 2249 (9.92%) Linux
23 2006 (8.85%) Python
24 1992 (8.79%) Project Management
25 1978 (8.73%) Spring
25 1978 (8.73%) REST
26 1941 (8.56%) Kanban
27 1911 (8.43%) RESTful
28 1891 (8.34%) HTML5
29 1871 (8.25%) Microservices

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 1131 (4.99%) Confluence
2 530 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 510 (2.25%) Apache
4 501 (2.21%) CMS
5 471 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 453 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 372 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 347 (1.53%) WebSphere
9 341 (1.50%) JBoss
10 290 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 235 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 235 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 158 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 157 (0.69%) Mule
14 156 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
15 155 (0.68%) Drupal
15 155 (0.68%) nginx
16 152 (0.67%) IIS
17 140 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 87 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 452 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 320 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 296 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 264 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 193 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 183 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 104 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 84 (0.37%) InVision
9 70 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 54 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 29 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
12 25 (0.11%) Simulink
13 22 (0.097%) HipChat
14 19 (0.084%) InDesign
15 10 (0.044%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
16 9 (0.040%) UXPin
17 8 (0.035%) SPSS
18 7 (0.031%) Mingle
19 5 (0.022%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 272 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.31%) Magento
4 44 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
5 42 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 38 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 33 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 32 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 30 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 26 (0.11%) Temenos T24
11 23 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
12 21 (0.093%) ION MarketView
13 17 (0.075%) Endur
14 16 (0.071%) SAP ERP
15 15 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
16 14 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
16 14 (0.062%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
16 14 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
16 14 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
17 13 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2250 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1292 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 449 (1.98%) GitHub
4 380 (1.68%) PaaS
5 313 (1.38%) SaaS
6 257 (1.13%) IaaS
7 242 (1.07%) Office 365
8 241 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 231 (1.02%) npm
10 212 (0.94%) Serverless
11 166 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 164 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 153 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 133 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
15 112 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
16 108 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
16 108 (0.48%) OpenShift
17 86 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 77 (0.34%) Google Analytics
19 75 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 569 (2.51%) HTTP
2 296 (1.31%) Internet
3 255 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 200 (0.88%) SSL
5 182 (0.80%) Firewall
6 154 (0.68%) DNS
7 150 (0.66%) SMS
8 91 (0.40%) LDAP
9 87 (0.38%) WAN
10 85 (0.37%) Intranet
10 85 (0.37%) LAN
11 73 (0.32%) Network Security
12 69 (0.30%) VPN
13 57 (0.25%) Kerberos
13 57 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (0.21%) Bluetooth
15 45 (0.20%) SAN
16 41 (0.18%) Skype
17 40 (0.18%) HTTPS
18 34 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1800 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 1309 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 1216 (5.36%) MongoDB
4 996 (4.39%) Big Data
5 980 (4.32%) MySQL
6 944 (4.16%) Relational Database
7 838 (3.70%) Hadoop
8 825 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
9 608 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 380 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 364 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 357 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 312 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 268 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 249 (1.10%) HBase
16 231 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 227 (1.00%) Redis
18 164 (0.72%) Power BI
19 152 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
20 151 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3162 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 2534 (11.18%) JIRA
3 2456 (10.83%) Jenkins
4 1215 (5.36%) Selenium
5 1132 (4.99%) Maven
6 892 (3.93%) Cucumber
7 777 (3.43%) JUnit
8 776 (3.42%) Subversion
9 588 (2.59%) TeamCity
10 536 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 447 (1.97%) Visual Studio
11 447 (1.97%) WebDriver
12 386 (1.70%) gulp
13 371 (1.64%) Mockito
14 357 (1.57%) Jasmine
15 351 (1.55%) Gradle
16 345 (1.52%) Grunt
17 300 (1.32%) IntelliJ
18 289 (1.27%) SoapUI
19 284 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 5015 (22.12%) Finance
2 2608 (11.50%) Banking
3 1227 (5.41%) Retail
4 948 (4.18%) Marketing
5 841 (3.71%) Investment Banking
6 789 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 773 (3.41%) Front Office
8 522 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 452 (1.99%) Electronics
10 303 (1.34%) Publishing
11 276 (1.22%) Games
12 226 (1.00%) Legal
13 204 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 199 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 185 (0.82%) Back Office
16 158 (0.70%) Law
17 144 (0.64%) Advertising
18 105 (0.46%) Automotive
19 85 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 68 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9885 (43.61%) Developer
2 2862 (12.63%) Java Developer
3 2797 (12.34%) Analyst
4 1787 (7.88%) Business Analyst
5 1446 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 1334 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 1324 (5.84%) Architect
8 1250 (5.51%) .NET Developer
9 1064 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 985 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
11 896 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 892 (3.93%) Agile Developer
13 742 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
14 734 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 686 (3.03%) Angular Developer
16 680 (3.00%) Designer
17 575 (2.54%) Tester
18 563 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
19 535 (2.36%) Scrum Master
20 532 (2.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3761 (16.59%) HTML
2 3371 (14.87%) CSS
3 2815 (12.42%) .NET
4 2604 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 2321 (10.24%) Web Services
6 1978 (8.73%) REST
6 1978 (8.73%) Spring
7 1911 (8.43%) RESTful
8 1891 (8.34%) HTML5
9 1782 (7.86%) Node.js
10 1552 (6.85%) React
11 1505 (6.64%) JSON
12 1300 (5.73%) XML
13 1190 (5.25%) ASP.NET
14 1151 (5.08%) CSS3
15 1128 (4.98%) jQuery
16 997 (4.40%) SOAP
17 801 (3.53%) Hibernate
18 712 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
19 696 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1793 (7.91%) User Experience
2 1391 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1055 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 866 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 584 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 417 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 400 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 372 (1.64%) Derivative
9 360 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 354 (1.56%) Management Information System
11 341 (1.50%) Fintech
12 318 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 302 (1.33%) Fixed Income
14 232 (1.02%) Data Centre
15 226 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 214 (0.94%) Equities
17 163 (0.72%) Social Media
18 144 (0.64%) iPad
19 134 (0.59%) PMI
20 128 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2249 (9.92%) Linux
2 1047 (4.62%) Unix
3 1004 (4.43%) Windows
4 614 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 589 (2.60%) Android
6 299 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 166 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 162 (0.71%) CentOS
9 141 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 112 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 110 (0.49%) Solaris
12 74 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 72 (0.32%) AIX
14 70 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 57 (0.25%) VMS
16 47 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (0.18%) Windows 7
18 35 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (0.14%) CoreOS
20 23 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6430 (28.36%) Scrum
2 5449 (24.04%) TDD
3 3199 (14.11%) DevOps
4 3056 (13.48%) Test Automation
5 3050 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2834 (12.50%) BDD
7 1992 (8.79%) Project Management
8 1941 (8.56%) Kanban
9 1871 (8.25%) Microservices
10 1831 (8.08%) MVC
11 1769 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 1727 (7.62%) Waterfall
13 1582 (6.98%) OO
14 1551 (6.84%) SDLC
15 1533 (6.76%) User Stories
16 1511 (6.67%) E-Commerce
17 1502 (6.63%) Software Engineering
18 1436 (6.33%) Open Source
19 1237 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
20 1211 (5.34%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 6270 (27.66%) Java
2 4759 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 3559 (15.70%) SQL
4 2925 (12.90%) C#
5 2006 (8.85%) Python
6 1146 (5.06%) Scala
7 959 (4.23%) Ruby
8 509 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 501 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 496 (2.19%) PHP
11 445 (1.96%) C++
12 398 (1.76%) TypeScript
13 365 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 342 (1.51%) ES6
15 335 (1.48%) Shell Script
16 328 (1.45%) C
17 324 (1.43%) Groovy
18 308 (1.36%) PL/SQL
19 287 (1.27%) Apple Swift
20 285 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1615 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 1345 (5.93%) Degree
3 1146 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 396 (1.75%) ISEB
5 263 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 263 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 236 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 220 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 215 (0.95%) PMP
9 203 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 111 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 106 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 96 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 92 (0.41%) CISSP
14 81 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 66 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 63 (0.28%) Master's Degree
17 62 (0.27%) CISM
18 50 (0.22%) AWS Certification
19 47 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1337 (5.90%) QA
2 309 (1.36%) PMO
3 243 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 197 (0.87%) GDPR
5 170 (0.75%) MiFID
6 108 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 87 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 73 (0.32%) WCAG
9 60 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 57 (0.25%) SLA
11 51 (0.22%) EMIR
12 38 (0.17%) WAI
13 36 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
14 31 (0.14%) JSP 440
15 27 (0.12%) GCP
16 25 (0.11%) COBIT
17 24 (0.11%) PSD2
18 20 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 17 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
20 12 (0.053%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1639 (7.23%) Docker
2 199 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 125 (0.55%) HDFS
5 73 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 67 (0.30%) Apache Flume
6 67 (0.30%) vCloud
7 58 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 46 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 37 (0.16%) Xen
10 27 (0.12%) vSphere
11 26 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.093%) Firmware
12 21 (0.093%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.066%) KVM
13 15 (0.066%) Squid
13 15 (0.066%) Varnish
14 14 (0.062%) NFS
14 14 (0.062%) Postfix
15 12 (0.053%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1067 (4.71%) Puppet
2 1013 (4.47%) Ansible
3 729 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 464 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 430 (1.90%) Terraform
6 162 (0.71%) logstash
7 161 (0.71%) Kibana
8 135 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 124 (0.55%) Grafana
10 95 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 85 (0.37%) Nagios
12 74 (0.33%) Mesos
13 72 (0.32%) Rancher
14 69 (0.30%) Salt
15 59 (0.26%) Packer
16 54 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
17 50 (0.22%) Oozie
18 48 (0.21%) SCCM
19 46 (0.20%) Prometheus
20 44 (0.19%) Consul
Vendors
1 1794 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 1743 (7.69%) Oracle
3 777 (3.43%) SAP
4 373 (1.65%) IBM
5 362 (1.60%) Google
6 353 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
7 337 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 331 (1.46%) Adobe
9 327 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 322 (1.42%) VMware
11 247 (1.09%) HP
12 202 (0.89%) Splunk
13 188 (0.83%) WSO2
14 184 (0.81%) Tableau
15 157 (0.69%) Sitecore
16 155 (0.68%) hybris
17 142 (0.63%) TIBCO
18 136 (0.60%) Apple
18 136 (0.60%) Cloudera
19 126 (0.56%) Sybase