Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Agile Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Project Management over the 6 months to 22 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 Project Management
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 524 630
Rank change year-on-year -22 +106 -25
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 355 404 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.46% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 266 209
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -5.43%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £312
90th Percentile £600 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.05% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £42.78 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.62% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.78 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +151.62% - -

Agile Project Management 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Agile Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Project Management in the UK

Agile Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Project Management in the UK

Agile Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Project Management over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Project Management in the UK

Agile Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Project Management in the UK

Agile Project Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -22 332 £500 +11.11% 23
UK excluding London +14 177 £435 -3.33% 14
London -59 171 £500 +11.11% 11
North of England +57 64 £451 +9.06% 4
South East +5 35 £445 +9.20% 3
North West +10 32 £413 -13.16% 1
Midlands +15 25 £521 +13.26% 2
South West +15 24 £408 -9.44%
Yorkshire +22 23 £450 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +22 21 £525 +14.13%
Scotland -15 12 £363 -25.26% 1
North East +58 10 £528 +27.88% 1
East of England -7 10 £455 -4.21% 3
Wales +26 8 £338 -20.59%
East Midlands -7 6 £534 +24.19% 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Agile Project Management.

1 355 (100.00%) Project Management
1 355 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (34.65%) Scrum
3 98 (27.61%) Finance
4 96 (27.04%) User Stories
5 84 (23.66%) PRINCE2
6 77 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 76 (21.41%) Security Cleared
8 57 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
9 56 (15.77%) Service Delivery
10 55 (15.49%) SC Cleared
11 54 (15.21%) JIRA
12 52 (14.65%) Coaching
13 51 (14.37%) Mentoring
14 48 (13.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 39 (10.99%) Migration
15 39 (10.99%) Management Information System
16 37 (10.42%) Office 365
17 33 (9.30%) Microsoft
18 32 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (8.73%) Degree
20 30 (8.45%) CRM
20 30 (8.45%) Kanban
21 28 (7.89%) Data Protection
21 28 (7.89%) SDLC
22 27 (7.61%) Open Source
23 26 (7.32%) Confluence
23 26 (7.32%) Windows
24 25 (7.04%) Programme Management
25 24 (6.76%) Data Protection Act

Agile Project Management
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 26 (7.32%) Confluence
2 18 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.51%) CMS
4 5 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (5.92%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.42%) Office 365
2 16 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.54%) Slack
3 9 (2.54%) Trello
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) G Suite
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.25%) Internet
2 2 (0.56%) DOCSIS
2 2 (0.56%) Intranet
2 2 (0.56%) Skype
2 2 (0.56%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) VPLS
2 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.28%) Firewall
3 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.25%) Big Data
2 7 (1.97%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.69%) Apache Hive
3 6 (1.69%) Clusterpoint
3 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.41%) HBase
4 5 (1.41%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.13%) MS Access
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (15.21%) JIRA
2 12 (3.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.25%) gulp
5 6 (1.69%) Appium
5 6 (1.69%) Selenium
5 6 (1.69%) TestDirector
5 6 (1.69%) VersionOne
5 6 (1.69%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.13%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.56%) Checkstyle
9 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.56%) FxCop
9 2 (0.56%) Hudson
9 2 (0.56%) Maven
9 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.56%) TestNG
General
1 98 (27.61%) Finance
2 15 (4.23%) Banking
2 15 (4.23%) Financial Institution
3 9 (2.54%) Marketing
4 8 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Legal
6 6 (1.69%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.41%) Law
8 4 (1.13%) Front Office
8 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.85%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (29.30%) Delivery Manager
2 81 (22.82%) Project Manager
3 43 (12.11%) Scrum Master
4 35 (9.86%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 27 (7.61%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 26 (7.32%) Senior Manager
7 25 (7.04%) Analyst
8 22 (6.20%) Agile Project Manager
9 20 (5.63%) Product Manager
10 18 (5.07%) Architect
11 17 (4.79%) Developer
12 16 (4.51%) Senior Project Manager
13 15 (4.23%) Implementation Manager
14 14 (3.94%) Agile Scrum Master
15 13 (3.66%) Business Analyst
16 12 (3.38%) Development Manager
17 11 (3.10%) Service Manager
18 10 (2.82%) CRM Manager
19 9 (2.54%) Agile Business Analyst
19 9 (2.54%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.51%) Web Services
2 13 (3.66%) CSS
3 12 (3.38%) .NET
3 12 (3.38%) HTML
3 12 (3.38%) XML
4 9 (2.54%) jQuery
5 8 (2.25%) Sass
6 7 (1.97%) .NET Core
6 7 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.69%) Flash
7 6 (1.69%) J2EE
8 5 (1.41%) XForms
8 5 (1.41%) XSD
8 5 (1.41%) XSL
9 3 (0.85%) Middleware
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.56%) CSS3
10 2 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (16.06%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (10.99%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (3.66%) PMI
5 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.97%) NHS
7 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.69%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.69%) PlayStation
7 6 (1.69%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.41%) Fintech
8 5 (1.41%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.13%) User Experience
10 3 (0.85%) CESG
10 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.32%) Windows
2 13 (3.66%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.82%) Linux
4 8 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.69%) Unix
7 5 (1.41%) AIX
7 5 (1.41%) Solaris
7 5 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 355 (100.00%) Project Management
2 123 (34.65%) Scrum
3 96 (27.04%) User Stories
4 84 (23.66%) PRINCE2
5 77 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (15.77%) Service Delivery
7 52 (14.65%) Coaching
8 51 (14.37%) Mentoring
9 48 (13.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 39 (10.99%) Migration
11 32 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (8.45%) CRM
12 30 (8.45%) Kanban
13 28 (7.89%) Data Protection
13 28 (7.89%) SDLC
14 27 (7.61%) Open Source
15 25 (7.04%) Programme Management
16 23 (6.48%) Information Assurance
17 22 (6.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.20%) Java
2 21 (5.92%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.10%) C#
4 10 (2.82%) SQL
5 6 (1.69%) Perl
5 6 (1.69%) Python
5 6 (1.69%) VBScript
6 5 (1.41%) C
6 5 (1.41%) XPath
6 5 (1.41%) XQuery
7 4 (1.13%) Ruby
8 2 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) Go
9 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) Scala
9 1 (0.28%) SOQL
9 1 (0.28%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 76 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.73%) Degree
4 17 (4.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (3.66%) CTC Cleared
5 13 (3.66%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.41%) CISSP
8 5 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.13%) MCSE
9 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.56%) APMP
10 2 (0.56%) CCNA
10 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.56%) GSAE
10 2 (0.56%) PMP
11 1 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) QA
2 7 (1.97%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.97%) PMO
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) COBIT
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.56%) GAAP
5 2 (0.56%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (1.69%) BladeLogic
1 6 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.69%) SCCM
2 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.56%) Kibana
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Salt
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (2.82%) CA Agile Central
4 9 (2.54%) Progress
5 8 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.97%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.69%) BMC
7 6 (1.69%) Oracle
7 6 (1.69%) Tripwire
8 5 (1.41%) MapR
8 5 (1.41%) Nuix
8 5 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.41%) Splunk
8 5 (1.41%) Workday
9 4 (1.13%) Cisco
9 4 (1.13%) Citrix
10 3 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.85%) SAP
10 3 (0.85%) VMware
11 2 (0.56%) NetApp