Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 20 May 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 19,276 11,755 10,779
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 27.16% 25.53% 24.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.31% 28.76% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,849 8,341 7,675
10th Percentile £406 £363 £353
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £590
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 118 103
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.35 £20.50
25th Percentile £39.75 £26.25 £37.16
Median hourly rate £50.25 £45.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +11.67% -5.92% +0.69%
75th Percentile £65.00 £58.00 £57.50
90th Percentile £76.63 £67.50 £65.20
UK median hourly rate £50.77 £45.00 £47.67
% change year-on-year +12.82% -5.59% +4.45%

Agile 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 63,587 40,873 37,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.58% 88.76% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,268 28,167 25,510
10th Percentile £350 £311 £300
25th Percentile £433 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £687 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +8.59% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,601 1,256 1,083
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% +13.82% -4.33%
75th Percentile £51.00 £46.05 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £58.71 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.84% +13.33% -

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in England

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile in England.

Daily rate trend for Agile in England

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in England

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile in England.

Hourly rate trend for Agile in England

Agile
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile in England

Agile
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London 0 11,768 £590 +12.38% 1,618
South East 0 1,789 £525 +10.53% 503
North of England 0 1,692 £500 +5.26% 697
Midlands +1 1,242 £513 +17.21% 373
West Midlands +1 1,001 £525 +16.67% 254
North West 0 899 £500 +6.38% 412
South West -1 851 £525 +5.00% 283
Yorkshire 0 658 £500 +5.26% 216
East of England 0 504 £500 +3.09% 223
East Midlands -1 227 £475 +17.28% 116
North East 0 139 £500 - 71
South Coast - 3 £800 -
Agile
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 4,762 (24.70%) Finance
2 4,723 (24.50%) Scrum
3 4,667 (24.21%) Social Skills
4 4,311 (22.36%) DevOps
5 3,852 (19.98%) Azure
6 3,122 (16.20%) AWS
7 3,112 (16.14%) Java
8 2,886 (14.97%) CI/CD
9 2,773 (14.39%) JIRA
10 2,589 (13.43%) SQL
11 2,587 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 2,533 (13.14%) JavaScript
13 2,392 (12.41%) Python
14 2,276 (11.81%) Security Cleared
15 2,194 (11.38%) Microservices
16 2,170 (11.26%) Microsoft
17 2,137 (11.09%) Project Management
18 2,099 (10.89%) Software Engineering
19 2,077 (10.78%) TDD
20 2,025 (10.51%) Test Automation
21 1,984 (10.29%) Waterfall
22 1,868 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
23 1,864 (9.67%) C#
24 1,816 (9.42%) Git (software)
25 1,801 (9.34%) SC Cleared
26 1,773 (9.20%) Banking
27 1,705 (8.85%) Docker
28 1,696 (8.80%) Public Sector
29 1,681 (8.72%) React
30 1,656 (8.59%) .NET

Agile
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 1,531 (7.94%) Confluence
2 420 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 304 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 231 (1.20%) Apache
5 223 (1.16%) CMS
6 158 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 116 (0.60%) SAS
8 92 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 89 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 88 (0.46%) IIS
11 72 (0.37%) nginx
12 69 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
13 67 (0.35%) JBoss
14 63 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 60 (0.31%) WebLogic
16 56 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 47 (0.24%) Drupal
18 44 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 44 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
19 43 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 417 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 307 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 302 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
4 262 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 196 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 128 (0.66%) Sketch
7 75 (0.39%) InVision
8 68 (0.35%) Adobe XD
9 36 (0.19%) Zeplin
10 35 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 30 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 27 (0.14%) Photoshop
13 18 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 16 (0.083%) Marvel
14 16 (0.083%) SPSS
15 10 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.047%) UserZoom
17 7 (0.036%) Chatbot
18 6 (0.031%) OrCAD
18 6 (0.031%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 159 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 47 (0.24%) Shopify
4 35 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 33 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 25 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 22 (0.11%) assyst
8 22 (0.11%) Magento
9 21 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 20 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
11 19 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 18 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
13 15 (0.078%) Maximo
14 14 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
15 13 (0.067%) SAP ERP
15 13 (0.067%) SAP FI
16 12 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3,852 (19.98%) Azure
2 3,122 (16.20%) AWS
3 979 (5.08%) GCP
4 727 (3.77%) Serverless
5 719 (3.73%) Power Platform
6 706 (3.66%) GitHub
7 533 (2.77%) SaaS
8 484 (2.51%) PaaS
9 406 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
10 404 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
11 339 (1.76%) IaaS
12 304 (1.58%) Amazon S3
13 249 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
14 248 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 233 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
16 200 (1.04%) OpenShift
17 197 (1.02%) Azure Functions
18 186 (0.96%) PowerApps
19 162 (0.84%) Azure Logic Apps
20 156 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 218 (1.13%) Firewall
2 194 (1.01%) DNS
3 165 (0.86%) HTTP
4 145 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 126 (0.65%) Internet
6 104 (0.54%) Network Security
7 72 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 72 (0.37%) WAN
8 64 (0.33%) VPN
9 57 (0.30%) DHCP
10 50 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 48 (0.25%) SSL
12 46 (0.24%) LAN
13 43 (0.22%) Broadband
13 43 (0.22%) SSH
14 40 (0.21%) FTP
15 38 (0.20%) Wireless
16 37 (0.19%) Skype
17 36 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,029 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 666 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 587 (3.05%) Power BI
4 571 (2.96%) NoSQL
5 510 (2.65%) Big Data
6 502 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 499 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 406 (2.11%) MongoDB
9 310 (1.61%) MySQL
10 306 (1.59%) Data Lake
11 195 (1.01%) Tableau
12 183 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
13 177 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 155 (0.80%) Hadoop
15 151 (0.78%) Redis
16 145 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 136 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
18 133 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
19 131 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 126 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,773 (14.39%) JIRA
2 1,816 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 1,412 (7.33%) Jenkins
4 543 (2.82%) GitLab
5 489 (2.54%) Maven
6 462 (2.40%) Selenium
7 361 (1.87%) Cucumber
8 308 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 295 (1.53%) Bitbucket
10 258 (1.34%) JUnit
11 252 (1.31%) Visual Studio
12 231 (1.20%) Postman
13 226 (1.17%) Gradle
14 220 (1.14%) Cypress.io
15 195 (1.01%) webpack
16 167 (0.87%) JMeter
17 157 (0.81%) Subversion
18 137 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
19 132 (0.68%) SoapUI
20 131 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4,762 (24.70%) Finance
2 4,667 (24.21%) Social Skills
3 1,773 (9.20%) Banking
4 1,696 (8.80%) Public Sector
5 1,584 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
6 941 (4.88%) Retail
7 847 (4.39%) Front Office
8 725 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
9 579 (3.00%) Investment Banking
10 560 (2.91%) Influencing Skills
11 530 (2.75%) Marketing
12 454 (2.36%) Telecoms
13 398 (2.06%) Legal
14 242 (1.26%) Law
15 232 (1.20%) Manufacturing
16 201 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
17 190 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
18 176 (0.91%) Publishing
19 164 (0.85%) Financial Institution
20 149 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,754 (24.66%) Developer
2 2,491 (12.92%) Analyst
3 1,826 (9.47%) Business Analyst
4 1,787 (9.27%) Project Manager
5 1,528 (7.93%) Architect
6 1,232 (6.39%) Java Developer
7 775 (4.02%) Software Engineer
8 721 (3.74%) Senior Developer
9 709 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
10 705 (3.66%) Designer
11 646 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
12 632 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
13 588 (3.05%) Scrum Master
14 552 (2.86%) .NET Developer
15 466 (2.42%) Python Developer
16 458 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
17 413 (2.14%) Data Engineer
18 404 (2.10%) React Developer
19 374 (1.94%) Product Owner
20 369 (1.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,681 (8.72%) React
2 1,656 (8.59%) .NET
3 1,431 (7.42%) HTML
4 1,307 (6.78%) CSS
5 996 (5.17%) REST
6 944 (4.90%) Spring
7 869 (4.51%) Node.js
8 816 (4.23%) RESTful
9 789 (4.09%) AngularJS
10 690 (3.58%) Kafka
11 643 (3.34%) Spring Boot
12 574 (2.98%) Web Services
13 506 (2.63%) JSON
14 492 (2.55%) HTML5
15 464 (2.41%) .NET Core
16 434 (2.25%) .NET Framework
17 421 (2.18%) ASP.NET
18 413 (2.14%) XML
19 299 (1.55%) Redux
19 299 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,359 (7.05%) User Experience
2 449 (2.33%) Virtual Team
3 429 (2.23%) Public Cloud
4 428 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 423 (2.19%) Derivative
6 406 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 400 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 371 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 371 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 362 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 361 (1.87%) Hedge funds
11 336 (1.74%) Equities
12 333 (1.73%) Fixed Income
13 272 (1.41%) Data Centre
14 260 (1.35%) Data Structures
15 251 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
16 235 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 226 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
18 217 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
19 170 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,197 (6.21%) Linux
2 791 (4.10%) Windows
3 487 (2.53%) Unix
4 247 (1.28%) Android
5 217 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 173 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 120 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (0.40%) CentOS
9 63 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 58 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 42 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 42 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 39 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (0.16%) VMS
14 24 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
15 18 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (0.093%) Windows Server 2016
16 16 (0.083%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.067%) Solaris
18 11 (0.057%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,723 (24.50%) Scrum
2 4,311 (22.36%) DevOps
3 2,886 (14.97%) CI/CD
4 2,587 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,194 (11.38%) Microservices
6 2,137 (11.09%) Project Management
7 2,099 (10.89%) Software Engineering
8 2,077 (10.78%) TDD
9 2,025 (10.51%) Test Automation
10 1,984 (10.29%) Waterfall
11 1,868 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
12 1,643 (8.52%) Analytics
13 1,491 (7.74%) SDLC
14 1,451 (7.53%) Project Delivery
15 1,440 (7.47%) User Stories
16 1,358 (7.05%) Kanban
17 1,293 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
18 1,245 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,221 (6.33%) Migration
20 1,089 (5.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 3,112 (16.14%) Java
2 2,589 (13.43%) SQL
3 2,533 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 2,392 (12.41%) Python
5 1,864 (9.67%) C#
6 1,055 (5.47%) TypeScript
7 567 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 400 (2.08%) Bash
9 389 (2.02%) Scala
10 346 (1.79%) C
11 344 (1.78%) C++
12 328 (1.70%) Go
13 230 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 221 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 212 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 177 (0.92%) Ruby
17 166 (0.86%) Kotlin
18 160 (0.83%) R
19 156 (0.81%) PHP
20 131 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,276 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 1,801 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 1,027 (5.33%) Degree
4 337 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 235 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 230 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 223 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 216 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 188 (0.98%) PMP
10 127 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 105 (0.54%) ISEB
12 88 (0.46%) CISSP
13 85 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 83 (0.43%) APMP
15 80 (0.42%) Master's Degree
16 74 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 69 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 65 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 64 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 60 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,162 (6.03%) QA
2 523 (2.71%) Accessibility
3 420 (2.18%) PMO
4 234 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 226 (1.17%) GDPR
6 118 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 106 (0.55%) WCAG
8 101 (0.52%) SLA
9 90 (0.47%) NIST
10 45 (0.23%) NCSC
11 44 (0.23%) MiFID
12 42 (0.22%) GxP
13 39 (0.20%) COBIT
14 36 (0.19%) IFRS
14 36 (0.19%) PCI DSS
15 24 (0.12%) GRC
16 22 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 22 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
17 21 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 20 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,705 (8.85%) Docker
2 312 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 165 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (0.33%) HDFS
5 59 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (0.26%) vSphere
7 28 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 27 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (0.12%) NFS
10 18 (0.093%) VMware NSX
11 17 (0.088%) Firmware
12 16 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.047%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.042%) GridGain
15 8 (0.042%) vCloud
15 8 (0.042%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 8 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.036%) OpenSSH
16 7 (0.036%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,648 (8.55%) Kubernetes
2 1,251 (6.49%) Terraform
3 696 (3.61%) Ansible
4 220 (1.14%) Puppet
5 149 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (0.77%) Prometheus
6 142 (0.74%) Grafana
7 109 (0.57%) Packer
8 102 (0.53%) Kibana
9 83 (0.43%) Consul
10 64 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 51 (0.26%) logstash
12 50 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 49 (0.25%) Istio
14 43 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 39 (0.20%) SCCM
16 30 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
17 27 (0.14%) HP ALM
17 27 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
18 22 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,170 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 1,011 (5.24%) Oracle
3 553 (2.87%) SAP
4 529 (2.74%) Google
5 520 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 327 (1.70%) ServiceNow
7 274 (1.42%) Databricks
8 270 (1.40%) VMware
9 238 (1.23%) Splunk
10 228 (1.18%) Atlassian
11 217 (1.13%) Adobe
12 169 (0.88%) IBM
13 138 (0.72%) Informatica
14 129 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 126 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 105 (0.54%) Cisco
17 104 (0.54%) AppDynamics
18 98 (0.51%) Talend
19 87 (0.45%) Cloudera
20 84 (0.44%) hybris