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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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 19,509 13,796 9,197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 27.08% 26.16% 24.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.15% 29.32% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,023 9,789 6,666
10th Percentile £408 £363 £356
25th Percentile £469 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £523 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.16% +4.60% -
75th Percentile £663 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +9.27% +0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 139 89
10th Percentile £31.00 £22.75 £20.43
25th Percentile £39.75 £34.50 £26.65
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £65.59 £62.00 £55.00
90th Percentile £76.64 £68.36 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £49.50 £46.42
% change year-on-year +11.11% +6.65% +2.42%

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 64,699 47,052 32,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.80% 89.23% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,177 32,521 21,961
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £448 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,573 1,396 862
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.80 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate £28.41 £24.00 £22.67
Median % change year-on-year +18.38% +5.86% -1.06%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.45 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £24.80 £22.93
% change year-on-year +17.97% +8.16% +0.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 11,922 £600 +9.09% 1,604
North of England 0 1,769 £500 +5.26% 678
South East 0 1,746 £525 +7.69% 526
Midlands +1 1,295 £513 +13.89% 410
West Midlands +1 1,049 £525 +10.74% 272
North West 0 924 £510 +8.51% 360
South West -1 887 £525 +5.00% 319
Yorkshire 0 694 £500 +5.26% 245
East of England 0 511 £525 +10.42% 215
East Midlands +2 234 £500 +17.65% 138
North East 0 157 £523 +3.72% 73
South Coast - 3 £800 -
Agile
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4,957 (25.41%) Finance
2 4,867 (24.95%) Scrum
3 4,721 (24.20%) Social Skills
4 4,392 (22.51%) DevOps
5 3,825 (19.61%) Azure
6 3,253 (16.67%) Java
7 3,186 (16.33%) AWS
8 2,938 (15.06%) CI/CD
9 2,898 (14.85%) JIRA
10 2,730 (13.99%) SQL
11 2,602 (13.34%) JavaScript
12 2,595 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 2,563 (13.14%) Python
14 2,369 (12.14%) Security Cleared
15 2,259 (11.58%) Microservices
16 2,188 (11.22%) Project Management
17 2,157 (11.06%) Microsoft
18 2,144 (10.99%) Software Engineering
19 2,102 (10.77%) Test Automation
20 2,080 (10.66%) TDD
21 1,976 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
22 1,902 (9.75%) Git (software)
23 1,895 (9.71%) Waterfall
24 1,890 (9.69%) SC Cleared
25 1,828 (9.37%) Banking
26 1,768 (9.06%) Public Sector
27 1,765 (9.05%) C#
28 1,746 (8.95%) React
29 1,717 (8.80%) Kubernetes
30 1,691 (8.67%) Docker

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 1,586 (8.13%) Confluence
2 401 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 331 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 249 (1.28%) Apache
5 193 (0.99%) CMS
6 118 (0.60%) SAS
7 95 (0.49%) nginx
8 90 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
9 88 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 80 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 77 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 76 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 73 (0.37%) JBoss
14 65 (0.33%) IIS
15 63 (0.32%) Mule
16 52 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 47 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 43 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
20 39 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 440 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 340 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 302 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
4 248 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 197 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 120 (0.62%) Sketch
7 69 (0.35%) InVision
8 55 (0.28%) Adobe XD
9 35 (0.18%) Zeplin
10 33 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 33 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 29 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 20 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 14 (0.072%) SPSS
14 12 (0.062%) OrCAD
15 11 (0.056%) UserZoom
16 10 (0.051%) Marvel
17 9 (0.046%) Chatbot
18 8 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
19 6 (0.031%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 160 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 51 (0.26%) Shopify
4 38 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 33 (0.17%) HiPortfolio
6 32 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 32 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 27 (0.14%) assyst
8 24 (0.12%) Magento
9 23 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 23 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 21 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 20 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
12 18 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
13 17 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
13 17 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
14 16 (0.082%) Maximo
15 15 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 12 (0.062%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3,825 (19.61%) Azure
2 3,186 (16.33%) AWS
3 1,083 (5.55%) GCP
4 1,014 (5.20%) Azure DevOps
5 753 (3.86%) Serverless
6 732 (3.75%) GitHub
7 692 (3.55%) Power Platform
8 534 (2.74%) SaaS
9 448 (2.30%) PaaS
10 443 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
11 400 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
12 329 (1.69%) Amazon S3
13 304 (1.56%) IaaS
14 282 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
15 241 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 238 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
17 206 (1.06%) OpenShift
18 185 (0.95%) PowerApps
19 155 (0.79%) Azure Functions
20 147 (0.75%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 234 (1.20%) Firewall
2 227 (1.16%) DNS
3 166 (0.85%) HTTP
4 154 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 124 (0.64%) Network Security
6 108 (0.55%) Internet
7 86 (0.44%) Ethernet
8 79 (0.40%) VPN
9 72 (0.37%) WAN
10 65 (0.33%) DHCP
11 59 (0.30%) HTTPS
12 52 (0.27%) LAN
13 50 (0.26%) IPv4
14 47 (0.24%) SSH
15 45 (0.23%) SSL
16 42 (0.22%) Broadband
16 42 (0.22%) FTP
17 41 (0.21%) SMTP
18 40 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 640 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 573 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 559 (2.87%) Power BI
5 516 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
6 505 (2.59%) Big Data
7 484 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 382 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 308 (1.58%) MySQL
10 254 (1.30%) Data Lake
11 180 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 180 (0.92%) Tableau
12 178 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 172 (0.88%) Hadoop
14 163 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 150 (0.77%) Redis
16 142 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 136 (0.70%) DynamoDB
18 131 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
19 127 (0.65%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2,898 (14.85%) JIRA
2 1,902 (9.75%) Git (software)
3 1,495 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 562 (2.88%) GitLab
5 500 (2.56%) Maven
6 486 (2.49%) Selenium
7 361 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 326 (1.67%) Bitbucket
9 299 (1.53%) TeamCity
10 267 (1.37%) JUnit
11 265 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 238 (1.22%) Gradle
13 225 (1.15%) Cypress.io
14 222 (1.14%) Postman
15 190 (0.97%) webpack
16 166 (0.85%) JMeter
17 160 (0.82%) Artifactory
18 152 (0.78%) Subversion
19 145 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
20 144 (0.74%) Eclipse
General
1 4,957 (25.41%) Finance
2 4,721 (24.20%) Social Skills
3 1,828 (9.37%) Banking
4 1,768 (9.06%) Public Sector
5 1,671 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 936 (4.80%) Retail
7 890 (4.56%) Front Office
8 693 (3.55%) Presentation Skills
9 561 (2.88%) Influencing Skills
9 561 (2.88%) Investment Banking
10 516 (2.64%) Marketing
11 418 (2.14%) Telecoms
12 387 (1.98%) Legal
13 241 (1.24%) Law
14 238 (1.22%) Manufacturing
15 213 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
16 178 (0.91%) Publishing
17 176 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
18 159 (0.82%) Automotive
19 154 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4,845 (24.83%) Developer
2 2,495 (12.79%) Analyst
3 1,875 (9.61%) Project Manager
4 1,804 (9.25%) Business Analyst
5 1,533 (7.86%) Architect
6 1,216 (6.23%) Java Developer
7 788 (4.04%) Software Engineer
8 724 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 718 (3.68%) Senior Developer
10 687 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 678 (3.48%) Designer
12 615 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
13 577 (2.96%) Scrum Master
14 522 (2.68%) .NET Developer
15 518 (2.66%) AWS Engineer
16 496 (2.54%) Python Developer
17 423 (2.17%) React Developer
18 416 (2.13%) Data Engineer
19 357 (1.83%) Senior Manager
20 356 (1.82%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,746 (8.95%) React
2 1,557 (7.98%) .NET
3 1,480 (7.59%) HTML
4 1,370 (7.02%) CSS
5 1,061 (5.44%) REST
6 959 (4.92%) Spring
7 882 (4.52%) RESTful
8 841 (4.31%) Node.js
9 793 (4.06%) AngularJS
10 739 (3.79%) Kafka
11 643 (3.30%) Spring Boot
12 558 (2.86%) Web Services
13 531 (2.72%) HTML5
14 510 (2.61%) JSON
15 431 (2.21%) .NET Core
16 419 (2.15%) XML
17 409 (2.10%) .NET Framework
18 392 (2.01%) ASP.NET
19 322 (1.65%) SOAP
20 315 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,347 (6.90%) User Experience
2 444 (2.28%) Virtual Team
3 442 (2.27%) Derivative
3 442 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 419 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 406 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 393 (2.01%) Hedge funds
7 390 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 374 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 373 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 369 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 360 (1.85%) Cloud Native
12 345 (1.77%) Equities
13 272 (1.39%) Data Centre
14 271 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
15 263 (1.35%) Data Structures
16 244 (1.25%) Algorithms
17 240 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
18 226 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
19 151 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,309 (6.71%) Linux
2 754 (3.86%) Windows
3 491 (2.52%) Unix
4 254 (1.30%) Android
5 222 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 154 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 126 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 66 (0.34%) CentOS
9 63 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 45 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 43 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 34 (0.17%) VMS
13 32 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 30 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (0.092%) Windows Server 2016
16 17 (0.087%) Solaris
16 17 (0.087%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.082%) AIX
18 15 (0.077%) Windows Server 2019
19 14 (0.072%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,867 (24.95%) Scrum
2 4,392 (22.51%) DevOps
3 2,938 (15.06%) CI/CD
4 2,595 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,259 (11.58%) Microservices
6 2,188 (11.22%) Project Management
7 2,144 (10.99%) Software Engineering
8 2,102 (10.77%) Test Automation
9 2,080 (10.66%) TDD
10 1,976 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
11 1,895 (9.71%) Waterfall
12 1,676 (8.59%) Analytics
13 1,500 (7.69%) SDLC
14 1,476 (7.57%) Project Delivery
15 1,427 (7.31%) User Stories
16 1,422 (7.29%) Kanban
17 1,331 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
18 1,238 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,184 (6.07%) Migration
20 1,120 (5.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3,253 (16.67%) Java
2 2,730 (13.99%) SQL
3 2,602 (13.34%) JavaScript
4 2,563 (13.14%) Python
5 1,765 (9.05%) C#
6 1,058 (5.42%) TypeScript
7 542 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 469 (2.40%) Scala
9 414 (2.12%) C++
10 389 (1.99%) Bash
11 387 (1.98%) C
12 377 (1.93%) Go
13 271 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 255 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 188 (0.96%) R
16 178 (0.91%) Ruby
17 174 (0.89%) Kotlin
18 168 (0.86%) T-SQL
19 137 (0.70%) ES6
19 137 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,369 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 1,890 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 1,047 (5.37%) Degree
4 368 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 232 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 218 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 203 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 185 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 165 (0.85%) PMP
10 114 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 105 (0.54%) ISEB
12 84 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 80 (0.41%) CISSP
14 79 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 75 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 71 (0.36%) APMP
17 70 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
17 70 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 69 (0.35%) Master's Degree
19 59 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,195 (6.13%) QA
2 527 (2.70%) Accessibility
3 419 (2.15%) PMO
4 246 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 215 (1.10%) GDPR
6 105 (0.54%) WCAG
7 104 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 98 (0.50%) SLA
9 88 (0.45%) NIST
10 50 (0.26%) MiFID
11 47 (0.24%) NCSC
12 39 (0.20%) COBIT
13 34 (0.17%) IFRS
14 33 (0.17%) GxP
14 33 (0.17%) PCI DSS
15 32 (0.16%) GRC
16 26 (0.13%) EMIR
17 21 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 18 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 18 (0.092%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1,691 (8.67%) Docker
2 280 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 195 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (0.42%) HDFS
5 70 (0.36%) vSphere
6 60 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 28 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (0.13%) NFS
10 23 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 22 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (0.097%) Firmware
12 19 (0.097%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.072%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 10 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.046%) iptables
16 9 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.046%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,717 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 1,310 (6.71%) Terraform
3 773 (3.96%) Ansible
4 262 (1.34%) Puppet
5 168 (0.86%) Grafana
6 154 (0.79%) Prometheus
7 151 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 148 (0.76%) Packer
9 107 (0.55%) Kibana
10 92 (0.47%) Consul
11 66 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 57 (0.29%) Istio
13 49 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
14 45 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 38 (0.19%) logstash
16 37 (0.19%) SCCM
17 31 (0.16%) HP ALM
18 28 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
18 28 (0.14%) vCenter Server
19 27 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,157 (11.06%) Microsoft
2 1,086 (5.57%) Oracle
3 553 (2.83%) Google
4 549 (2.81%) SAP
5 529 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
6 347 (1.78%) ServiceNow
7 303 (1.55%) VMware
8 260 (1.33%) Databricks
9 246 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 232 (1.19%) Splunk
11 224 (1.15%) Adobe
12 189 (0.97%) IBM
13 157 (0.80%) Informatica
14 133 (0.68%) MuleSoft
15 114 (0.58%) Cisco
16 109 (0.56%) Red Hat
17 107 (0.55%) AppDynamics
18 98 (0.50%) Talend
19 94 (0.48%) Citrix
20 86 (0.44%) Dynatrace