Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 537 909 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 31.59% 37.88% 35.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.70% 42.38% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 676 639
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £556 £538 £545
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
Leeds median hourly rate £25.22 £24.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -56.36% +80.33%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.22 £24.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +5.08% -56.36% +80.33%

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 1,504 2,145 1,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.47% 89.38% 88.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,493 1,359
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -0.12%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 39 22
Leeds median hourly rate £20.86 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.68% +3.03% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.24 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.90 £28.97
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year +10.00% +19.72% -2.07%

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 14 October 2019.

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

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Leeds over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 160 (29.80%) Java
2 146 (27.19%) Scrum
3 126 (23.46%) Test Automation
4 101 (18.81%) Microservices
5 100 (18.62%) DevOps
6 97 (18.06%) Git (software)
7 92 (17.13%) Finance
7 92 (17.13%) Docker
8 88 (16.39%) AWS
9 85 (15.83%) JavaScript
10 84 (15.64%) SQL
11 81 (15.08%) Azure
12 78 (14.53%) TDD
13 74 (13.78%) AngularJS
14 73 (13.59%) Spring Boot
15 69 (12.85%) C#
15 69 (12.85%) JIRA
16 67 (12.48%) .NET
17 65 (12.10%) Microsoft
18 64 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
19 60 (11.17%) Kanban
20 58 (10.80%) Java 8
21 56 (10.43%) Spring
21 56 (10.43%) Jenkins
22 54 (10.06%) BDD
23 53 (9.87%) Confluence
24 51 (9.50%) SQL Server
24 51 (9.50%) CSS
24 51 (9.50%) User Experience
25 46 (8.57%) HTML

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 53 (9.87%) Confluence
2 21 (3.91%) CMS
3 18 (3.35%) Drupal
4 13 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (2.05%) Mule
6 6 (1.12%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (0.74%) Apache
7 4 (0.74%) OpenEdge
7 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.56%) nginx
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.68%) Sketch
4 8 (1.49%) InVision
5 7 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.12%) XMetaL
7 5 (0.93%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.39%) AWS
2 81 (15.08%) Azure
3 42 (7.82%) GitHub
4 29 (5.40%) Slack
5 14 (2.61%) GCP
6 11 (2.05%) npm
7 10 (1.86%) Serverless
8 5 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.74%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.56%) Heroku
10 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.30%) Internet
2 6 (1.12%) HTTP
3 5 (0.93%) DNS
3 5 (0.93%) FTP
3 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.74%) SSL
5 3 (0.56%) DHCP
5 3 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.56%) IPsec
6 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.19%) Broadband
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) ICMP
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.19%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.59%) MongoDB
3 29 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.61%) Big Data
7 13 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.68%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.68%) MySQL
9 9 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.30%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.93%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.74%) Riak
13 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 97 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 69 (12.85%) JIRA
3 56 (10.43%) Jenkins
4 44 (8.19%) Mockito
5 43 (8.01%) Selenium
6 30 (5.59%) Maven
6 30 (5.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 29 (5.40%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.54%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.35%) Xcode
10 17 (3.17%) JUnit
10 17 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.23%) JMeter
11 12 (2.23%) Protractor
11 12 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (2.23%) WebDriver
12 11 (2.05%) Jasmine
12 11 (2.05%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.86%) Gatling
13 10 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (17.13%) Finance
2 43 (8.01%) Public Sector
3 29 (5.40%) Banking
4 20 (3.72%) Retail
5 12 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.49%) Legal
7 7 (1.30%) Marketing
7 7 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.93%) Law
9 4 (0.74%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 232 (43.20%) Developer
2 68 (12.66%) Java Developer
3 57 (10.61%) Analyst
4 31 (5.77%) .NET Developer
5 26 (4.84%) Tester
6 25 (4.66%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.47%) Test Analyst
8 21 (3.91%) Architect
8 21 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 21 (3.91%) Designer
8 21 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (3.54%) Angular Developer
10 19 (3.54%) PHP Developer
10 19 (3.54%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.54%) SQL Developer
11 17 (3.17%) Agile Developer
11 17 (3.17%) Android Developer
12 15 (2.79%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (13.78%) AngularJS
2 73 (13.59%) Spring Boot
3 67 (12.48%) .NET
4 56 (10.43%) Spring
5 51 (9.50%) CSS
6 46 (8.57%) HTML
7 45 (8.38%) Node.js
8 40 (7.45%) React
8 40 (7.45%) REST
9 36 (6.70%) Web Services
10 34 (6.33%) RESTful
11 33 (6.15%) JSON
12 25 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (4.66%) Kafka
13 24 (4.47%) ActiveMQ
13 24 (4.47%) Redux
14 22 (4.10%) XML
15 21 (3.91%) ASP.NET
15 21 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (3.35%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.50%) User Experience
2 38 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.28%) NHS
5 15 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.93%) Video Editing
11 4 (0.74%) Wiki
12 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.37%) Life Science
13 2 (0.37%) Social Media
14 1 (0.19%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.19%) IVR
14 1 (0.19%) New Media
14 1 (0.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.89%) Linux
2 24 (4.47%) Android
3 22 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 22 (4.10%) Unix
4 17 (3.17%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.86%) Windows
6 2 (0.37%) CentOS
6 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (27.19%) Scrum
2 126 (23.46%) Test Automation
3 101 (18.81%) Microservices
4 100 (18.62%) DevOps
5 78 (14.53%) TDD
6 64 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (11.17%) Kanban
8 54 (10.06%) BDD
9 43 (8.01%) Pair Programming
10 34 (6.33%) SDLC
10 34 (6.33%) User Stories
11 32 (5.96%) Software Testing
12 31 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (5.59%) Web Development
14 29 (5.40%) Project Delivery
14 29 (5.40%) Project Management
15 28 (5.21%) Coaching
16 27 (5.03%) MVC
17 22 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 160 (29.80%) Java
2 85 (15.83%) JavaScript
3 84 (15.64%) SQL
4 69 (12.85%) C#
5 58 (10.80%) Java 8
6 34 (6.33%) Python
7 33 (6.15%) TypeScript
8 23 (4.28%) PHP
9 18 (3.35%) Apple Swift
10 15 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.61%) ES6
12 12 (2.23%) Scala
13 10 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.12%) IronPython
14 6 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.12%) XAML
15 5 (0.93%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.74%) C++
17 3 (0.56%) C
17 3 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 17 (3.17%) Degree
3 16 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.79%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.42%) ISEB
6 4 (0.74%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.74%) CISSP
6 4 (0.74%) GIAC
6 4 (0.74%) ISSAP
6 4 (0.74%) SANS
7 3 (0.56%) IIBA
8 2 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.37%) MCSE
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.40%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) SLA
3 3 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.56%) WCAG
4 2 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 92 (17.13%) Docker
2 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.56%) HDFS
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (7.45%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.17%) Ansible
3 11 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.86%) Terraform
5 9 (1.68%) Puppet
6 8 (1.49%) Grafana
7 6 (1.12%) Rancher
8 4 (0.74%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.37%) Nagios
11 1 (0.19%) Consul
11 1 (0.19%) Graphite
11 1 (0.19%) Kibana
11 1 (0.19%) Packer
11 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 65 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.15%) Splunk
3 22 (4.10%) AppDynamics
4 20 (3.72%) Tableau
5 16 (2.98%) Google
6 10 (1.86%) F5
7 9 (1.68%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.49%) Talend
9 7 (1.30%) Adobe
9 7 (1.30%) HP
10 6 (1.12%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.12%) Oracle
11 5 (0.93%) BT
11 5 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.74%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.74%) UiPath
13 3 (0.56%) Databricks
13 3 (0.56%) Dataiku
13 3 (0.56%) IBM
13 3 (0.56%) Red Hat