Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Coach was £593 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Coach
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 669 680 741
Rank change year-on-year +11 +61 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Coach 229 207 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 141 99
UK median daily rate £593 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
90th Percentile £788 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £566 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +7.86% -4.55% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Agile Coach
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Agile Coach in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Coach in the UK

Agile Coach
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Coach in the UK

Agile Coach
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Coach over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Coach in the UK

Agile Coach
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Coach within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England 0 188 £590 +12.38% 9
UK excluding London +65 134 £566 +7.86% 6
London -20 90 £600 +9.09% 5
South East +7 39 £600 +14.29% 1
Scotland +33 35 £700 +55.56% 2
Midlands +41 26 £500 -4.76%
East Midlands +14 21 £450 -35.71%
East of England - 19 £600 - 2
South West +3 9 £370 -13.95%
North of England +38 5 £457 -18.84% 1
North West +25 3 £440 -
West Midlands +13 3 £550 +4.76%
Yorkshire +12 2 £473 -15.91% 1
Wales -2 1 £450 -12.20%

Agile Coach Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Agile Coach contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Agile Coach in the job title.

1 229 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (71.62%) Scrum
3 128 (55.90%) Coaching
4 100 (43.67%) Kanban
5 59 (25.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 47 (20.52%) JIRA
6 47 (20.52%) User Stories
7 41 (17.90%) Mentoring
8 40 (17.47%) Finance
9 38 (16.59%) TDD
10 34 (14.85%) DevOps
11 30 (13.10%) BDD
12 29 (12.66%) Software Delivery
13 28 (12.23%) Banking
14 24 (10.48%) Confluence
15 16 (6.99%) Waterfall
15 16 (6.99%) Virtual Team
15 16 (6.99%) Acceptance Criteria
16 15 (6.55%) Security Cleared
16 15 (6.55%) Programme Management
17 14 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (6.11%) Probabilistic Estimation
17 14 (6.11%) JIRA Agile
17 14 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (5.68%) Test Automation
19 12 (5.24%) Project Management
20 11 (4.80%) Java
20 11 (4.80%) SOA

Agile Coach Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (10.48%) Confluence
2 2 (0.87%) Alfresco
2 2 (0.87%) CMS
2 2 (0.87%) Drupal
2 2 (0.87%) Liferay
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.49%) PaaS
1 8 (3.49%) SaaS
1 8 (3.49%) Trello
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.31%) NGN
2 1 (0.44%) Network Security
2 1 (0.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.31%) Big Data
2 2 (0.87%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (20.52%) JIRA
2 14 (6.11%) JIRA Agile
3 9 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.06%) Subversion
5 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.75%) VersionOne
6 4 (1.75%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.31%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.31%) FxCop
7 3 (1.31%) Hudson
7 3 (1.31%) Maven
7 3 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.31%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (17.47%) Finance
2 28 (12.23%) Banking
3 5 (2.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.31%) Publishing
6 2 (0.87%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.06%) Velocity
2 2 (0.87%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) Node.js
3 1 (0.44%) HTML
3 1 (0.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.99%) Virtual Team
2 14 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.75%) PMI
4 3 (1.31%) User Experience
5 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.44%) Fintech
6 1 (0.44%) Online Games
6 1 (0.44%) RIA
6 1 (0.44%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (71.62%) Scrum
3 128 (55.90%) Coaching
4 100 (43.67%) Kanban
5 59 (25.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 47 (20.52%) User Stories
7 41 (17.90%) Mentoring
8 38 (16.59%) TDD
9 34 (14.85%) DevOps
10 30 (13.10%) BDD
11 29 (12.66%) Software Delivery
12 16 (6.99%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (6.99%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.55%) Programme Management
14 14 (6.11%) Probabilistic Estimation
14 14 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.68%) Test Automation
16 12 (5.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.80%) Java
2 2 (0.87%) C#
3 1 (0.44%) C
3 1 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.75%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.62%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (3.93%) Atlassian
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.75%) Oracle
3 3 (1.31%) Progress
4 2 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (0.87%) IBM
4 2 (0.87%) OpenText
5 1 (0.44%) HP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP