Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 777 859 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 34.72% 33.18% 29.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.36% 37.79% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 609 759
Leeds median daily rate £420 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.39% +9.15%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £545 £538 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £380
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Leeds median hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.33% -32.22% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +80.33% -32.22% -

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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1925 2273 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.01% 87.79% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1536 1988
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.35 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Leeds

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Leeds

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Leeds

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 246 (31.66%) Java
2 217 (27.93%) JavaScript
3 200 (25.74%) Scrum
4 180 (23.17%) TDD
5 161 (20.72%) Git (software)
6 148 (19.05%) SQL
7 135 (17.37%) HTML
8 128 (16.47%) Test Automation
9 125 (16.09%) Spring
10 118 (15.19%) CSS
11 111 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 104 (13.38%) Finance
13 103 (13.26%) DevOps
14 102 (13.13%) Jenkins
15 100 (12.87%) BDD
16 95 (12.23%) Microservices
17 93 (11.97%) MongoDB
17 93 (11.97%) NoSQL
18 90 (11.58%) Node.js
19 89 (11.45%) AngularJS
20 87 (11.20%) Python
20 87 (11.20%) Hibernate
20 87 (11.20%) Software Engineering
21 86 (11.07%) JIRA
22 84 (10.81%) C#
23 83 (10.68%) Open Source
24 82 (10.55%) .NET
24 82 (10.55%) Linux
25 76 (9.78%) React
26 74 (9.52%) User Experience

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 50 (6.44%) Confluence
2 25 (3.22%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.57%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.45%) OpenStack
5 17 (2.19%) CMS
6 14 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.16%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.03%) JBoss
10 7 (0.90%) nginx
10 7 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.77%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.64%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.64%) Jetty
12 5 (0.64%) Tornado
13 4 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.51%) Apache
14 3 (0.39%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
8 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.47%) GitHub
3 21 (2.70%) Slack
4 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.16%) IaaS
6 8 (1.03%) PaaS
7 7 (0.90%) SaaS
8 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.64%) Heroku
9 5 (0.64%) Trello
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.39%) Loggly
10 3 (0.39%) Serverless
10 3 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.26%) Google Play
11 2 (0.26%) npm
11 2 (0.26%) Office 365
12 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.29%) HTTP
2 9 (1.16%) LAN
2 9 (1.16%) VPN
2 9 (1.16%) WAN
3 6 (0.77%) SMS
4 5 (0.64%) AMQP
5 4 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.39%) Broadband
6 3 (0.39%) Firewall
7 2 (0.26%) DNS
7 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.97%) MongoDB
1 93 (11.97%) NoSQL
2 66 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 63 (8.11%) MySQL
4 41 (5.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (4.12%) Big Data
5 32 (4.12%) Hadoop
6 28 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (3.09%) Apache Hive
9 22 (2.83%) Sqoop
10 20 (2.57%) HBase
10 20 (2.57%) Impala
11 12 (1.54%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.42%) Redis
12 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.16%) Couchbase
13 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 161 (20.72%) Git (software)
2 102 (13.13%) Jenkins
3 86 (11.07%) JIRA
4 68 (8.75%) Maven
5 52 (6.69%) Selenium
6 43 (5.53%) Subversion
7 38 (4.89%) Cucumber
8 34 (4.38%) Mercurial
8 34 (4.38%) WebDriver
9 32 (4.12%) JUnit
10 21 (2.70%) Jasmine
11 16 (2.06%) Gradle
12 14 (1.80%) Grunt
13 13 (1.67%) gulp
13 13 (1.67%) LoadRunner
13 13 (1.67%) Vagrant
13 13 (1.67%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.54%) Hudson
14 12 (1.54%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.42%) IntelliJ
General
1 104 (13.38%) Finance
2 27 (3.47%) Marketing
3 24 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.83%) Banking
5 16 (2.06%) Games
6 10 (1.29%) Retail
7 9 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.77%) Publishing
9 4 (0.51%) Electronics
9 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.26%) iGaming
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (49.42%) Developer
2 135 (17.37%) Java Developer
3 97 (12.48%) Analyst
4 63 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 62 (7.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 51 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 49 (6.31%) Project Manager
8 40 (5.15%) Architect
9 39 (5.02%) Tester
10 34 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.99%) Agile Business Analyst
12 28 (3.60%) Automation Tester
12 28 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 28 (3.60%) SQL Developer
13 27 (3.47%) C# Developer
13 27 (3.47%) Scala Developer
14 26 (3.35%) HTML Developer
14 26 (3.35%) Senior Developer
15 24 (3.09%) Agile Developer
15 24 (3.09%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (17.37%) HTML
2 125 (16.09%) Spring
3 118 (15.19%) CSS
4 90 (11.58%) Node.js
5 89 (11.45%) AngularJS
6 87 (11.20%) Hibernate
7 82 (10.55%) .NET
8 76 (9.78%) React
9 58 (7.46%) RESTful
10 55 (7.08%) HTML5
11 54 (6.95%) ASP.NET
12 46 (5.92%) CSS3
13 42 (5.41%) Spring Boot
14 41 (5.28%) Web Services
15 37 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (4.50%) XML
17 34 (4.38%) jQuery
18 33 (4.25%) JSON
19 32 (4.12%) Kafka
19 32 (4.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.52%) User Experience
2 55 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.86%) Algorithms
4 30 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 29 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.77%) Blog
8 6 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.77%) NHS
9 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (0.64%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.51%) Media Streaming
10 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.39%) Clustering
11 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.39%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.55%) Linux
2 34 (4.38%) Unix
3 29 (3.73%) Android
4 22 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.03%) Windows
7 6 (0.77%) CentOS
8 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Solaris
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (25.74%) Scrum
2 180 (23.17%) TDD
3 128 (16.47%) Test Automation
4 111 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (13.26%) DevOps
6 100 (12.87%) BDD
7 95 (12.23%) Microservices
8 87 (11.20%) Software Engineering
9 83 (10.68%) Open Source
10 71 (9.14%) Kanban
11 66 (8.49%) MVC
12 65 (8.37%) Project Management
13 64 (8.24%) OO
13 64 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (6.44%) Front End Development
15 48 (6.18%) User Stories
16 45 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (5.79%) SDLC
17 42 (5.41%) Data Modelling
17 42 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 246 (31.66%) Java
2 217 (27.93%) JavaScript
3 148 (19.05%) SQL
4 87 (11.20%) Python
5 84 (10.81%) C#
6 56 (7.21%) Scala
7 47 (6.05%) PHP
8 45 (5.79%) T-SQL
9 33 (4.25%) Bash Shell
10 30 (3.86%) Ruby
11 29 (3.73%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.67%) Kotlin
13 12 (1.54%) Apple Swift
13 12 (1.54%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.29%) C++
15 8 (1.03%) VB
16 7 (0.90%) VB6
17 6 (0.77%) C
17 6 (0.77%) Go
18 5 (0.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (5.41%) Degree
2 22 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.80%) ISEB
5 10 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.39%) APMP
8 3 (0.39%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.39%) CCDP
8 3 (0.39%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.39%) CISM
8 3 (0.39%) CISSP
8 3 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.93%) PMO
2 14 (1.80%) QA
3 11 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.90%) GDPR
5 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.39%) WCAG
6 2 (0.26%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 67 (8.62%) Docker
2 20 (2.57%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.77%) Xen
4 4 (0.51%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.39%) XenServer
6 2 (0.26%) HDFS
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (6.44%) Puppet
2 28 (3.60%) Ansible
3 24 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.32%) Prometheus
5 11 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.29%) Rancher
7 9 (1.16%) Terraform
8 7 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.90%) Nagios
9 4 (0.51%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.51%) Graphite
10 3 (0.39%) Grafana
10 3 (0.39%) Icinga
10 3 (0.39%) Opsview
10 3 (0.39%) Packer
10 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.26%) Oozie
11 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 58 (7.46%) Oracle
2 33 (4.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.57%) Tableau
4 18 (2.32%) Sitecore
5 16 (2.06%) Red Hat
5 16 (2.06%) SAP
6 14 (1.80%) Google
7 10 (1.29%) HP
7 10 (1.29%) Informatica
8 9 (1.16%) Talend
8 9 (1.16%) VMware
8 9 (1.16%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.90%) Adobe
9 7 (0.90%) Splunk
10 6 (0.77%) New Relic
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco
12 3 (0.39%) Apple
12 3 (0.39%) EnterpriseDB
12 3 (0.39%) IBM
12 3 (0.39%) Rackspace