Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10,386 13,012 24,734
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 24.92% 24.16% 28.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.62% 28.27% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,427 9,175 17,462
10th Percentile £358 £355 £356
25th Percentile £419 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 133 160
10th Percentile £22.10 £20.60 £26.17
25th Percentile £25.50 £39.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £56.50 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £63.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £43.58 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +5.56% -

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 36,288 46,034 77,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.05% 85.49% 87.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,976 31,050 52,879
10th Percentile £303 £290 £304
25th Percentile £400 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,197 1,399 1,770
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.30 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.34 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.15% -5.16% +4.65%
75th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.28 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year +22.07% -5.29% +8.10%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 6,095 £525 -2.78% 1,779
North of England 0 1,125 £450 - 877
South East 0 999 £475 +4.67% 581
North West +1 593 £450 -2.70% 484
South West 0 592 £500 +5.26% 359
Midlands 0 578 £425 -5.56% 483
West Midlands 0 411 £426 -5.86% 324
Yorkshire 0 410 £450 - 301
East of England 0 321 £495 +7.03% 294
East Midlands 0 153 £400 -5.88% 154
North East 0 122 £475 +11.76% 92
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 2,287 (22.02%) Scrum
2 2,277 (21.92%) Finance
3 2,194 (21.12%) DevOps
4 2,151 (20.71%) Java
5 2,038 (19.62%) Azure
6 1,953 (18.80%) AWS
7 1,739 (16.74%) JavaScript
8 1,646 (15.85%) SQL
9 1,450 (13.96%) TDD
10 1,449 (13.95%) Python
11 1,391 (13.39%) Security Cleared
12 1,373 (13.22%) Software Engineering
13 1,352 (13.02%) JIRA
14 1,301 (12.53%) Microservices
15 1,127 (10.85%) Test Automation
16 1,109 (10.68%) Docker
17 1,091 (10.50%) Git (software)
18 1,081 (10.41%) React
19 1,076 (10.36%) SC Cleared
20 1,060 (10.21%) Kubernetes
21 988 (9.51%) Public Sector
22 976 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
23 967 (9.31%) Jenkins
24 953 (9.18%) User Experience
25 934 (8.99%) .NET
26 933 (8.98%) Banking
27 901 (8.68%) Web Services
28 882 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
29 871 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
30 868 (8.36%) Microsoft

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
1 715 (6.88%) Confluence
2 203 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 201 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 193 (1.86%) Apache
5 116 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 114 (1.10%) CMS
7 74 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 63 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 63 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 52 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 51 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
10 51 (0.49%) SAS
11 50 (0.48%) JBoss
12 46 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 42 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
14 38 (0.37%) Mule
15 36 (0.35%) nginx
16 31 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 26 (0.25%) Drupal
18 24 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 198 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 174 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 95 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 95 (0.91%) Sketch
5 70 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 53 (0.51%) InVision
7 40 (0.39%) Figma
7 40 (0.39%) Zeplin
8 36 (0.35%) Adobe XD
9 29 (0.28%) Chatbot
10 28 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 26 (0.25%) Photoshop
12 25 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 24 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 12 (0.12%) UserZoom
15 6 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.029%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 80 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 39 (0.38%) Magento
4 27 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 24 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 23 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 23 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 23 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
7 21 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (0.15%) Summit
9 14 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
10 12 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
10 12 (0.12%) Shopify
11 11 (0.11%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (0.067%) NetSuite
13 7 (0.067%) SAP HCM
13 7 (0.067%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,038 (19.62%) Azure
2 1,953 (18.80%) AWS
3 696 (6.70%) Serverless
4 555 (5.34%) GCP
5 418 (4.02%) AWS Lambda
6 371 (3.57%) GitHub
7 355 (3.42%) Power Platform
8 305 (2.94%) Amazon S3
9 254 (2.45%) SaaS
10 248 (2.39%) PaaS
11 195 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
12 173 (1.67%) IaaS
13 172 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
14 158 (1.52%) AWS Step Functions
15 154 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
16 127 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
17 119 (1.15%) OpenShift
18 106 (1.02%) Azure Functions
19 103 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
20 94 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 116 (1.12%) Firewall
2 100 (0.96%) HTTP
3 92 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 85 (0.82%) Internet
5 83 (0.80%) DNS
6 68 (0.65%) WAN
7 57 (0.55%) LAN
8 56 (0.54%) VPN
9 43 (0.41%) SSL
10 39 (0.38%) DHCP
11 37 (0.36%) Unified Communications
12 36 (0.35%) HTTPS
12 36 (0.35%) Skype
13 35 (0.34%) Network Security
14 28 (0.27%) Wireless
15 27 (0.26%) MPLS
15 27 (0.26%) SMTP
16 26 (0.25%) VLAN
16 26 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (0.23%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 346 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 327 (3.15%) Big Data
4 319 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 279 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 276 (2.66%) Power BI
7 254 (2.45%) MySQL
8 253 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 248 (2.39%) MongoDB
10 243 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
11 214 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 201 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
13 163 (1.57%) Data Lake
14 128 (1.23%) Tableau
15 116 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
16 113 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 99 (0.95%) Oracle Database
18 96 (0.92%) RDBMS
18 96 (0.92%) Redis
19 82 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,352 (13.02%) JIRA
2 1,091 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 967 (9.31%) Jenkins
4 334 (3.22%) Maven
5 309 (2.98%) Selenium
6 243 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 191 (1.84%) JUnit
8 179 (1.72%) GitLab
9 175 (1.68%) Bitbucket
10 122 (1.17%) webpack
11 118 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 115 (1.11%) Gradle
12 115 (1.11%) TeamCity
13 109 (1.05%) Visual Studio
14 105 (1.01%) Mockito
15 102 (0.98%) Postman
16 90 (0.87%) JMeter
17 82 (0.79%) Subversion
18 78 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 78 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 2,277 (21.92%) Finance
2 988 (9.51%) Public Sector
3 933 (8.98%) Banking
4 575 (5.54%) Front Office
5 355 (3.42%) Retail
6 339 (3.26%) Marketing
7 285 (2.74%) Investment Banking
8 238 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 164 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 134 (1.29%) Law
11 119 (1.15%) Legal
12 100 (0.96%) Electronics
13 87 (0.84%) Publishing
14 86 (0.83%) Games
15 76 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 61 (0.59%) Automotive
17 60 (0.58%) Financial Institution
18 49 (0.47%) Back Office
18 49 (0.47%) Retail Banking
19 47 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,346 (32.22%) Developer
2 1,036 (9.97%) Analyst
3 923 (8.89%) Architect
4 781 (7.52%) Java Developer
5 686 (6.61%) Business Analyst
6 625 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 558 (5.37%) React Developer
8 507 (4.88%) Designer
9 452 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 444 (4.27%) Software Engineer
11 345 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
12 322 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 314 (3.02%) .NET Developer
14 305 (2.94%) AWS Developer
15 294 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
16 287 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
17 260 (2.50%) Consultant
18 240 (2.31%) Python Developer
19 239 (2.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 236 (2.27%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,081 (10.41%) React
2 934 (8.99%) .NET
3 901 (8.68%) Web Services
4 864 (8.32%) Node.js
5 782 (7.53%) HTML
6 710 (6.84%) CSS
7 703 (6.77%) Spring
8 697 (6.71%) AngularJS
9 626 (6.03%) REST
10 465 (4.48%) RESTful
11 412 (3.97%) Spring Boot
12 395 (3.80%) Kafka
13 369 (3.55%) JSON
14 310 (2.98%) HTML5
15 275 (2.65%) XML
16 263 (2.53%) .NET Core
17 221 (2.13%) SOAP
18 212 (2.04%) GraphQL
19 208 (2.00%) Redux
20 196 (1.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 953 (9.18%) User Experience
2 761 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 302 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
3 302 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 231 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 229 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 222 (2.14%) Cloud Native
7 186 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 186 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 184 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 183 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 172 (1.66%) Derivative
11 160 (1.54%) Public Cloud
12 148 (1.42%) Algorithms
13 147 (1.42%) Management Information System
14 122 (1.17%) Equities
15 111 (1.07%) Data Centre
16 103 (0.99%) NHS
17 72 (0.69%) Hedge funds
18 67 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 704 (6.78%) Linux
2 394 (3.79%) Windows
3 327 (3.15%) Unix
4 236 (2.27%) Android
5 206 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 98 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 32 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 31 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 22 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.18%) CentOS
12 19 (0.18%) OpenWrt
13 17 (0.16%) AIX
14 14 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
16 10 (0.096%) Windows Server 2019
17 8 (0.077%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,287 (22.02%) Scrum
2 2,194 (21.12%) DevOps
3 1,450 (13.96%) TDD
4 1,373 (13.22%) Software Engineering
5 1,301 (12.53%) Microservices
6 1,127 (10.85%) Test Automation
7 976 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 882 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
9 871 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
10 829 (7.98%) Project Management
11 761 (7.33%) BDD
12 759 (7.31%) Analytics
13 757 (7.29%) SDLC
14 756 (7.28%) Waterfall
15 721 (6.94%) User Stories
16 674 (6.49%) Kanban
17 581 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
18 576 (5.55%) Project Delivery
19 565 (5.44%) Migration
20 535 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,151 (20.71%) Java
2 1,739 (16.74%) JavaScript
3 1,646 (15.85%) SQL
4 1,449 (13.95%) Python
5 833 (8.02%) C#
6 625 (6.02%) TypeScript
7 398 (3.83%) Java 8
8 342 (3.29%) Scala
9 302 (2.91%) Kotlin
10 252 (2.43%) PowerShell
11 241 (2.32%) C++
12 215 (2.07%) C
13 185 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 183 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 175 (1.68%) Go
16 143 (1.38%) PHP
17 139 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 135 (1.30%) Ruby
19 129 (1.24%) ES6
20 128 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,391 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 1,076 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 678 (6.53%) Degree
4 263 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 130 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 106 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 94 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 93 (0.90%) ISEB
9 76 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 73 (0.70%) PMP
11 54 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 52 (0.50%) AWS Certification
12 52 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (0.40%) PhD
14 40 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 40 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (0.37%) CCNP
16 35 (0.34%) CISSP
17 33 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
18 31 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (5.83%) QA
2 133 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 111 (1.07%) GDPR
4 98 (0.94%) PMO
5 80 (0.77%) SLA
6 52 (0.50%) WCAG
7 33 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.23%) NIST
9 19 (0.18%) MiFID
10 17 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 15 (0.14%) COBIT
11 15 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
13 12 (0.12%) JTAG
14 11 (0.11%) GRC
15 9 (0.087%) ISO 20022
15 9 (0.087%) NCSC
16 8 (0.077%) COREP
16 8 (0.077%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,109 (10.68%) Docker
2 170 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 107 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.53%) HDFS
5 46 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (0.26%) VMware NSX
7 22 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 21 (0.20%) GridGain
9 18 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.14%) vSphere
13 14 (0.13%) Firmware
14 13 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
15 11 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 9 (0.087%) NFS
17 5 (0.048%) GlusterFS
18 4 (0.039%) ProxySG
18 4 (0.039%) Snort
18 4 (0.039%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,060 (10.21%) Kubernetes
2 702 (6.76%) Terraform
3 397 (3.82%) Ansible
4 124 (1.19%) Puppet
5 102 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 77 (0.74%) Grafana
8 42 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 34 (0.33%) Kibana
10 29 (0.28%) Packer
11 26 (0.25%) vRealize
12 23 (0.22%) SCCM
13 22 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 21 (0.20%) HP ALM
14 21 (0.20%) Oozie
15 20 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
15 20 (0.19%) Nagios
16 18 (0.17%) vCenter Server
17 16 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 868 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 668 (6.43%) Oracle
3 290 (2.79%) Google
4 287 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
5 275 (2.65%) SAP
6 174 (1.68%) Atlassian
7 157 (1.51%) Splunk
8 155 (1.49%) MuleSoft
9 152 (1.46%) Adobe
10 139 (1.34%) VMware
11 133 (1.28%) IBM
12 132 (1.27%) Databricks
13 96 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 93 (0.90%) Cisco
15 74 (0.71%) Red Hat
16 70 (0.67%) HP
16 70 (0.67%) Informatica
17 57 (0.55%) AppDynamics
18 56 (0.54%) webMethods
19 49 (0.47%) hybris