Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 760 766 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 34.47% 31.92% 30.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.58% 37.06% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 497 727
Leeds median daily rate £410 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £633
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
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 1,873 2,067 2,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 84.94% 86.13% 86.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,314 1,360 1,809
Leeds median daily rate £407 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £270 £265 £275
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 58
Leeds median hourly rate £26.75 £13.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.15% -10.74% +7.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.63 £9.99
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.98 £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +10.34% -5.57% +5.90%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018, 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.

1 243 (31.97%) Java
2 221 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 201 (26.45%) Scrum
4 186 (24.47%) TDD
5 169 (22.24%) Git (software)
6 158 (20.79%) SQL
7 147 (19.34%) Test Automation
8 134 (17.63%) HTML
9 125 (16.45%) Spring
10 124 (16.32%) Microservices
11 123 (16.18%) CSS
12 112 (14.74%) Jenkins
13 110 (14.47%) BDD
14 104 (13.68%) JIRA
15 100 (13.16%) C#
16 95 (12.50%) .NET
16 95 (12.50%) Software Engineering
17 93 (12.24%) Kanban
18 89 (11.71%) Finance
19 88 (11.58%) SQL Server
20 86 (11.32%) Hibernate
20 86 (11.32%) Node.js
21 84 (11.05%) MongoDB
21 84 (11.05%) AngularJS
21 84 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
22 81 (10.66%) Maven
23 78 (10.26%) DevOps
24 75 (9.87%) NoSQL
25 73 (9.61%) User Experience
26 72 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management

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 67 (8.82%) Confluence
2 18 (2.37%) CMS
3 16 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.05%) Apache
7 8 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.05%) JBoss
8 7 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.92%) SAS
8 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.79%) nginx
10 5 (0.66%) Jetty
10 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.66%) Tornado
11 4 (0.53%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.26%) InVision
8 1 (0.13%) GIMP
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.53%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.08%) Slack
3 26 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.84%) IaaS
5 12 (1.58%) GitHub
6 9 (1.18%) SaaS
7 8 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.05%) Trello
8 7 (0.92%) PaaS
9 5 (0.66%) Heroku
10 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.39%) CloudBees
10 3 (0.39%) Loggly
10 3 (0.39%) Office 365
10 3 (0.39%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.39%) Serverless
10 3 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.92%) AMQP
2 6 (0.79%) HTTP
3 5 (0.66%) Internet
3 5 (0.66%) SMS
4 4 (0.53%) 2G
4 4 (0.53%) Firewall
5 3 (0.39%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) Broadband
6 2 (0.26%) DSL
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.13%) LAN
7 1 (0.13%) LDAP
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.05%) MongoDB
3 75 (9.87%) NoSQL
4 56 (7.37%) MySQL
5 44 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 35 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (2.76%) Big Data
9 20 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.84%) Relational Database
13 13 (1.71%) Redis
14 10 (1.32%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.32%) Power BI
14 10 (1.32%) Riak
15 9 (1.18%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.92%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 169 (22.24%) Git (software)
2 112 (14.74%) Jenkins
3 104 (13.68%) JIRA
4 81 (10.66%) Maven
5 48 (6.32%) Selenium
6 42 (5.53%) Cucumber
7 37 (4.87%) Subversion
8 36 (4.74%) JUnit
9 30 (3.95%) Mercurial
10 29 (3.82%) WebDriver
11 23 (3.03%) Grunt
11 23 (3.03%) gulp
11 23 (3.03%) Jasmine
12 20 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (2.37%) Gradle
14 13 (1.71%) Visual Studio
15 11 (1.45%) SoapUI
16 10 (1.32%) Android Studio
16 10 (1.32%) Vagrant
17 9 (1.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 89 (11.71%) Finance
2 24 (3.16%) Games
3 22 (2.89%) Banking
4 21 (2.76%) Marketing
5 17 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.18%) Retail
8 4 (0.53%) Local Government
9 3 (0.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.26%) iGaming
10 2 (0.26%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (50.66%) Developer
2 128 (16.84%) Java Developer
3 103 (13.55%) Analyst
4 65 (8.55%) .NET Developer
4 65 (8.55%) Business Analyst
5 56 (7.37%) JavaScript Developer
6 46 (6.05%) Project Manager
7 34 (4.47%) Architect
7 34 (4.47%) C# Developer
8 33 (4.34%) Software Engineer
9 31 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 31 (4.08%) SQL Developer
9 31 (4.08%) Tester
10 29 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (3.42%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.29%) Agile Developer
13 25 (3.29%) Java Engineer
14 24 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 22 (2.89%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (17.63%) HTML
2 125 (16.45%) Spring
3 123 (16.18%) CSS
4 95 (12.50%) .NET
5 86 (11.32%) Hibernate
5 86 (11.32%) Node.js
6 84 (11.05%) AngularJS
7 67 (8.82%) React
8 65 (8.55%) Spring Boot
9 63 (8.29%) ASP.NET
10 58 (7.63%) RESTful
11 57 (7.50%) HTML5
12 52 (6.84%) CSS3
13 44 (5.79%) REST
14 43 (5.66%) jQuery
15 41 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (5.26%) Web Services
17 39 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (4.47%) Sass
19 29 (3.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.61%) User Experience
2 59 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 27 (3.55%) Data Structures
5 26 (3.42%) Algorithms
6 24 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.05%) Blog
8 8 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.92%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) NHS
11 4 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.53%) iPhone
11 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.53%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.39%) Social Media
13 2 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.50%) Linux
2 36 (4.74%) Apple iOS
3 35 (4.61%) Android
4 25 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.97%) Unix
6 6 (0.79%) Windows
7 5 (0.66%) CentOS
8 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (26.45%) Scrum
2 186 (24.47%) TDD
3 147 (19.34%) Test Automation
4 124 (16.32%) Microservices
5 110 (14.47%) BDD
6 95 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 93 (12.24%) Kanban
8 84 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (10.26%) DevOps
10 72 (9.47%) OO
10 72 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (8.82%) MVC
12 66 (8.68%) Open Source
13 60 (7.89%) Project Management
14 56 (7.37%) Mentoring
15 55 (7.24%) SDLC
16 53 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (6.84%) Front End Development
18 50 (6.58%) User Stories
19 46 (6.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 243 (31.97%) Java
2 221 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 158 (20.79%) SQL
4 100 (13.16%) C#
5 57 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 56 (7.37%) Python
7 41 (5.39%) Scala
8 37 (4.87%) PHP
8 37 (4.87%) Ruby
9 22 (2.89%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.63%) Objective-C
11 12 (1.58%) Apple Swift
11 12 (1.58%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.18%) C++
13 7 (0.92%) Go
13 7 (0.92%) VB
14 6 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.79%) VB6
15 5 (0.66%) COBOL
15 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (4.87%) Degree
2 12 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.18%) ISEB
4 8 (1.05%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.53%) MCSE
7 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.39%) APMP
8 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.26%) IIBA
9 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) CCIE
10 1 (0.13%) CCNP
10 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.03%) QA
2 9 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.18%) GDPR
2 9 (1.18%) PMO
3 4 (0.53%) GCP
4 3 (0.39%) WCAG
5 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (7.50%) Docker
2 3 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) HDFS
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.13%) Varnish
4 1 (0.13%) vCloud
4 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (4.34%) Puppet
2 21 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.24%) Ansible
4 11 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.92%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.92%) Terraform
6 6 (0.79%) Graphite
6 6 (0.79%) Rancher
7 5 (0.66%) Grafana
7 5 (0.66%) Nagios
8 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.53%) Opsview
9 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.26%) Consul
10 2 (0.26%) Graylog
10 2 (0.26%) Oozie
10 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.13%) Kibana
11 1 (0.13%) Packer
11 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (5.92%) Oracle
2 29 (3.82%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.29%) Tableau
4 21 (2.76%) Red Hat
5 17 (2.24%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.45%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.32%) Google
7 10 (1.32%) SAP
8 9 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.05%) Adobe
10 7 (0.92%) New Relic
10 7 (0.92%) Splunk
10 7 (0.92%) VMware
11 5 (0.66%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.53%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.39%) Apple
13 3 (0.39%) HP
13 3 (0.39%) Informatica
13 3 (0.39%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.39%) Talend