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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 449 411 528
Rank change year-on-year -38 +117  
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 166 247 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.55% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 163 84
UK median daily rate £500 £462 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +7.42%  
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £665 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Agile Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 10 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 152 £500 +8.46% 26
London -25 85 £500 +3.35% 10
UK excluding London +11 78 £500 +11.11% 18
Midlands +13 22 £515 +19.76% 2
East of England - 22 £500 -
North of England +10 11 £375 -21.05% 7
Wales +4 8 £501 +17.94% 2
South East -6 8 £475 +8.57% 5
Scotland +31 5 £423 -15.50%
South West -5 2 £750 +100.00% 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Project Management
1 337 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (36.50%) Scrum
3 98 (29.08%) PRINCE2
4 79 (23.44%) ITIL
5 78 (23.15%) User Stories
6 77 (22.85%) Finance
7 74 (21.96%) Service Delivery
8 69 (20.47%) Security Cleared
9 56 (16.62%) SC Cleared
10 54 (16.02%) Coaching
11 48 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (12.17%) Mentoring
13 38 (11.28%) Management Information System
14 36 (10.68%) Windows
14 36 (10.68%) SDLC
15 35 (10.39%) Programme Management
16 34 (10.09%) JIRA
17 32 (9.50%) Office 365
18 31 (9.20%) Open Source
19 30 (8.90%) Data Protection
20 29 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 27 (8.01%) Information Assurance
22 26 (7.72%) Data Protection Act
22 26 (7.72%) JavaScript
23 24 (7.12%) Degree
23 24 (7.12%) Test Automation
24 23 (6.82%) Java
25 22 (6.53%) Service Management
25 22 (6.53%) Microsoft

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 13 (3.86%) CMS
2 11 (3.26%) Confluence
2 11 (3.26%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.19%) IIS
6 4 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.89%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.89%) JBoss
7 3 (0.89%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.89%) SAS
8 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (3.86%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Mingle
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.89%) Staffware
3 2 (0.59%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.50%) Office 365
2 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.97%) IaaS
3 10 (2.97%) PaaS
4 9 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.19%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.97%) Internet
2 8 (2.37%) Firewall
2 8 (2.37%) Skype
3 3 (0.89%) LDAP
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.53%) Hadoop
2 18 (5.34%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.75%) HBase
4 14 (4.15%) Apache Hive
4 14 (4.15%) Big Data
4 14 (4.15%) Neo4j
5 12 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.48%) DB2
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.19%) MS Access
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (10.09%) JIRA
2 10 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.97%) Selenium
3 7 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.78%) TestDirector
4 6 (1.78%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.19%) gulp
5 4 (1.19%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.89%) TestNG
7 2 (0.59%) Appium
7 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.59%) Gradle
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.59%) Subversion
8 1 (0.30%) Maven
8 1 (0.30%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (22.85%) Finance
2 18 (5.34%) Legal
3 10 (2.97%) Banking
3 10 (2.97%) Local Government
4 7 (2.08%) Retail
5 5 (1.48%) Marketing
6 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.19%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Front Office
7 3 (0.89%) Publishing
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (27.00%) Project Manager
2 83 (24.63%) Delivery Manager
3 50 (14.84%) Scrum Master
4 37 (10.98%) Analyst
5 29 (8.61%) Agile Scrum Master
6 27 (8.01%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 25 (7.42%) Senior Manager
8 22 (6.53%) Architect
8 22 (6.53%) Product Manager
9 19 (5.64%) Agile Project Manager
9 19 (5.64%) Programme Manager
10 18 (5.34%) Agile Delivery Manager
11 17 (5.04%) Business Analyst
12 15 (4.45%) Data Architect
13 12 (3.56%) Delivery Project Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Senior Delivery Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Senior Project Manager
13 12 (3.56%) Technical Manager
14 11 (3.26%) Deployment Manager
15 10 (2.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.93%) Web Services
2 12 (3.56%) XML
3 11 (3.26%) J2EE
4 10 (2.97%) .NET
4 10 (2.97%) HTML
5 7 (2.08%) Flash
5 7 (2.08%) jQuery
6 6 (1.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.48%) CSS
8 4 (1.19%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.19%) Sass
9 3 (0.89%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.89%) JSP
9 3 (0.89%) Middleware
9 3 (0.89%) Spring
9 3 (0.89%) Struts
10 2 (0.59%) Ajax
10 2 (0.59%) XSD
10 2 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (11.28%) Management Information System
3 26 (7.72%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (4.15%) Reference Data
5 13 (3.86%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.56%) PMI
7 10 (2.97%) User Experience
8 9 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.37%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.78%) PlayStation
12 5 (1.48%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.89%) Fintech
13 3 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
14 2 (0.59%) CESG
14 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.59%) NHS
14 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
15 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.68%) Windows
2 20 (5.93%) Windows 10
3 17 (5.04%) Linux
4 11 (3.26%) Unix
5 9 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.48%) AIX
8 5 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.48%) Solaris
8 5 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.19%) Android
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.89%) zOS
11 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 337 (100.00%) Project Management
2 123 (36.50%) Scrum
3 98 (29.08%) PRINCE2
4 79 (23.44%) ITIL
5 78 (23.15%) User Stories
6 74 (21.96%) Service Delivery
7 54 (16.02%) Coaching
8 41 (12.17%) Mentoring
9 36 (10.68%) SDLC
10 35 (10.39%) Programme Management
11 31 (9.20%) Open Source
12 30 (8.90%) Data Protection
13 29 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (8.01%) Information Assurance
15 24 (7.12%) Test Automation
16 22 (6.53%) Migration
16 22 (6.53%) Service Management
17 21 (6.23%) DevOps
17 21 (6.23%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.72%) JavaScript
2 23 (6.82%) Java
3 17 (5.04%) SQL
4 10 (2.97%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.08%) C#
6 6 (1.78%) Perl
6 6 (1.78%) VBScript
7 2 (0.59%) Groovy
8 1 (0.30%) ABAP
8 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.30%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 56 (16.62%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.12%) Degree
4 20 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (5.64%) MAPM
6 16 (4.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (3.56%) PMI Certification
8 11 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (2.37%) CISSP
10 6 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.19%) CCAB
11 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.89%) APMG
12 3 (0.89%) CEH
12 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.89%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.89%) MCSE
12 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.89%) OSCP
13 2 (0.59%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.45%) PMO
3 11 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (3.26%) QA
4 7 (2.08%) GDPR
5 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.59%) COBIT
6 2 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.37%) Docker
2 5 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.59%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) Firmware
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.37%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.78%) BladeLogic
3 6 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.75%) Oracle
3 14 (4.15%) Cloudera
3 14 (4.15%) MapR
3 14 (4.15%) Nuix
3 14 (4.15%) Splunk
4 7 (2.08%) Adobe
5 6 (1.78%) BMC
5 6 (1.78%) Tripwire
6 5 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.48%) SAP
6 5 (1.48%) TOWER Software
7 4 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.89%) Citrix
8 3 (0.89%) HP
8 3 (0.89%) ILOG
8 3 (0.89%) VMware
9 2 (0.59%) Capita
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco
9 2 (0.59%) NetApp
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