Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 January 2020 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 17,491 27,989 25,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 28.10% 25.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.41% 32.18% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,627 19,257 18,748
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £655 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 228 173
UK median hourly rate £39.34 £42.13 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.62% -3.16% +2.35%
10th Percentile £23.13 £25.29 £26.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.88 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.85 £44.00
% change year-on-year -1.42% -4.90% +6.02%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 61,575 86,983 86,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.24% 87.33% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,029 57,466 57,943
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.89% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,035 2,213 2,069
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +2.17% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% -5.26% +5.56%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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 15,866 £500 - 5,994
UK excluding London 0 9,215 £450 - 4,260
London 0 7,962 £525 - 2,225
South East 0 2,428 £463 -2.63% 976
North of England 0 2,142 £450 +5.88% 1,179
South West -1 1,429 £450 - 563
Midlands 0 1,109 £450 - 642
Scotland 0 1,109 £450 +5.88% 308
North West 0 904 £463 +5.71% 644
Yorkshire 0 844 £450 +5.88% 421
West Midlands 0 760 £468 +3.89% 347
East of England 0 730 £450 -7.69% 408
North East 0 397 £425 -5.56% 114
East Midlands -2 340 £425 -5.56% 291
Wales -2 207 £475 +7.95% 157
Northern Ireland +2 53 £400 -2.91% 25
Channel Islands +2 17 £415 - 3
Isle of Man +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 4,524 (25.86%) Scrum
2 3,814 (21.81%) Java
3 3,513 (20.08%) DevOps
4 3,291 (18.82%) Finance
5 3,234 (18.49%) JavaScript
6 2,855 (16.32%) Azure
7 2,741 (15.67%) TDD
8 2,735 (15.64%) AWS
9 2,729 (15.60%) SQL
10 2,232 (12.76%) Test Automation
11 2,215 (12.66%) JIRA
12 2,197 (12.56%) Python
13 2,179 (12.46%) C#
14 2,080 (11.89%) Git (software)
15 2,052 (11.73%) Security Cleared
16 2,042 (11.67%) .NET
17 2,008 (11.48%) Microsoft
18 1,962 (11.22%) HTML
19 1,941 (11.10%) Microservices
20 1,852 (10.59%) CSS
21 1,740 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
22 1,626 (9.30%) Jenkins
23 1,624 (9.28%) Public Sector
24 1,589 (9.08%) Docker
25 1,552 (8.87%) SC Cleared
26 1,549 (8.86%) AngularJS
27 1,504 (8.60%) Web Services
28 1,501 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
29 1,475 (8.43%) Software Engineering
30 1,453 (8.31%) Problem-Solving

Agile Software Development
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 1,181 (6.75%) Confluence
2 405 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 295 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 291 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 258 (1.48%) Apache
6 205 (1.17%) CMS
7 151 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 140 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 125 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 110 (0.63%) IIS
10 110 (0.63%) nginx
11 89 (0.51%) JBoss
12 70 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 65 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 63 (0.36%) SAS
15 60 (0.34%) Drupal
16 58 (0.33%) Umbraco
17 52 (0.30%) Skype for Business
18 51 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
19 49 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 353 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 343 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 224 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 166 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 155 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 153 (0.87%) Sketch
7 110 (0.63%) InVision
8 91 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 61 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 30 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 26 (0.15%) Adobe XD
12 24 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 23 (0.13%) Zeplin
14 22 (0.13%) Figma
15 21 (0.12%) Chatbot
16 20 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (0.063%) GIMP
18 10 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
19 9 (0.051%) Marvel
20 8 (0.046%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 275 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.31%) Magento
3 48 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 42 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 41 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 32 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 32 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 27 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 25 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 23 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
10 21 (0.12%) SAP HCM
11 19 (0.11%) Shopify
12 16 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
13 15 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.086%) NetSuite
13 15 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
13 15 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
13 15 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
13 15 (0.086%) SAP PSCD
14 14 (0.080%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2,855 (16.32%) Azure
2 2,735 (15.64%) AWS
3 577 (3.30%) GitHub
4 557 (3.18%) Power Platform
5 538 (3.08%) GCP
6 529 (3.02%) Serverless
7 389 (2.22%) PaaS
8 331 (1.89%) SaaS
9 317 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
10 311 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
11 290 (1.66%) Amazon S3
12 268 (1.53%) Office 365
13 263 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
14 244 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 229 (1.31%) OpenShift
16 225 (1.29%) IaaS
17 180 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
18 133 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
19 119 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
20 115 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 250 (1.43%) HTTP
2 176 (1.01%) Firewall
3 174 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 153 (0.87%) DNS
5 124 (0.71%) Internet
6 111 (0.63%) SSL
7 95 (0.54%) Skype
8 93 (0.53%) VPN
9 81 (0.46%) WAN
10 63 (0.36%) Network Security
11 61 (0.35%) DHCP
12 54 (0.31%) LAN
13 53 (0.30%) Ethernet
14 44 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (0.23%) DSL
16 40 (0.23%) HTTPS
17 37 (0.21%) SAN
18 36 (0.21%) FTP
19 34 (0.19%) Wireless
20 33 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,310 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 587 (3.36%) Big Data
3 569 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 558 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 531 (3.04%) NoSQL
6 522 (2.98%) Power BI
7 500 (2.86%) MySQL
8 486 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 465 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 388 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 279 (1.60%) Data Lake
12 272 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 212 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 207 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
15 184 (1.05%) RDBMS
16 173 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 162 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
18 159 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
19 157 (0.90%) Oracle Database
20 147 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2,215 (12.66%) JIRA
2 2,080 (11.89%) Git (software)
3 1,626 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 870 (4.97%) Selenium
5 612 (3.50%) Cucumber
6 505 (2.89%) Maven
7 446 (2.55%) JUnit
8 392 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 370 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 341 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
11 288 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 268 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 248 (1.42%) Mockito
14 212 (1.21%) GitLab
15 191 (1.09%) JMeter
16 186 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
17 185 (1.06%) Jasmine
18 184 (1.05%) WebDriver
19 181 (1.03%) Subversion
20 178 (1.02%) Gradle
General
1 3,291 (18.82%) Finance
2 1,624 (9.28%) Public Sector
3 1,076 (6.15%) Banking
4 575 (3.29%) Retail
5 547 (3.13%) Marketing
6 528 (3.02%) Front Office
7 372 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 285 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 268 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 192 (1.10%) Legal
11 159 (0.91%) Law
12 145 (0.83%) Electronics
13 144 (0.82%) Games
14 114 (0.65%) Back Office
15 113 (0.65%) Publishing
16 108 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 103 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 92 (0.53%) Advertising
19 81 (0.46%) Financial Institution
20 66 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 6,323 (36.15%) Developer
2 1,799 (10.29%) Analyst
3 1,450 (8.29%) Java Developer
4 1,187 (6.79%) Architect
5 1,103 (6.31%) Business Analyst
6 1,044 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 838 (4.79%) Senior Developer
8 793 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 759 (4.34%) .NET Developer
10 592 (3.38%) React Developer
11 563 (3.22%) Designer
12 523 (2.99%) Scrum Master
13 522 (2.98%) Software Engineer
14 512 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 511 (2.92%) C# Developer
16 484 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
17 426 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
18 418 (2.39%) Consultant
19 377 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
20 364 (2.08%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,042 (11.67%) .NET
2 1,962 (11.22%) HTML
3 1,852 (10.59%) CSS
4 1,549 (8.86%) AngularJS
5 1,504 (8.60%) Web Services
6 1,432 (8.19%) React
7 1,254 (7.17%) Node.js
8 1,131 (6.47%) Spring
9 1,067 (6.10%) RESTful
10 1,041 (5.95%) REST
11 744 (4.25%) HTML5
12 704 (4.02%) JSON
13 693 (3.96%) XML
14 672 (3.84%) ASP.NET
15 545 (3.12%) SOAP
16 529 (3.02%) Spring Boot
17 442 (2.53%) .NET Core
18 441 (2.52%) CSS3
19 431 (2.46%) Kafka
19 431 (2.46%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,339 (7.66%) User Experience
2 1,238 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 747 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 481 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 323 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 295 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 295 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 291 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 280 (1.60%) Derivative
9 273 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 261 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 226 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 222 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 221 (1.26%) Data Structures
14 210 (1.20%) Equities
15 169 (0.97%) Algorithms
16 131 (0.75%) NHS
17 117 (0.67%) Blog
18 112 (0.64%) Cloud Native
19 101 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,433 (8.19%) Linux
2 839 (4.80%) Windows
3 535 (3.06%) Unix
4 407 (2.33%) Android
5 344 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 180 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 167 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 108 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 90 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 79 (0.45%) CentOS
11 60 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 55 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 54 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 49 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 45 (0.26%) AIX
16 43 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 37 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
18 35 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
18 35 (0.20%) ThreadX
19 29 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,524 (25.86%) Scrum
2 3,513 (20.08%) DevOps
3 2,741 (15.67%) TDD
4 2,232 (12.76%) Test Automation
5 1,941 (11.10%) Microservices
6 1,740 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
7 1,501 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,475 (8.43%) Software Engineering
9 1,453 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
10 1,414 (8.08%) BDD
11 1,403 (8.02%) Kanban
12 1,390 (7.95%) Project Management
13 1,276 (7.30%) Analytics
14 1,261 (7.21%) Waterfall
15 1,139 (6.51%) User Stories
16 1,107 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
17 1,056 (6.04%) SDLC
18 918 (5.25%) Migration
19 912 (5.21%) Project Delivery
20 850 (4.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,814 (21.81%) Java
2 3,234 (18.49%) JavaScript
3 2,729 (15.60%) SQL
4 2,197 (12.56%) Python
5 2,179 (12.46%) C#
6 621 (3.55%) Ruby
7 611 (3.49%) Java 8
8 533 (3.05%) C++
9 530 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 511 (2.92%) Scala
11 502 (2.87%) TypeScript
12 481 (2.75%) C
13 374 (2.14%) Bash Shell
14 305 (1.74%) PHP
15 284 (1.62%) T-SQL
16 282 (1.61%) R
17 253 (1.45%) PL/SQL
18 241 (1.38%) ES6
19 236 (1.35%) Kotlin
20 221 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2,052 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 1,552 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 1,027 (5.87%) Degree
4 239 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 232 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 231 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 223 (1.27%) ISEB
8 187 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 142 (0.81%) PMP
10 133 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 104 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 93 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 83 (0.47%) AWS Certification
14 82 (0.47%) CISSP
15 80 (0.46%) DBS Check
16 70 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 66 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 54 (0.31%) CISM
19 51 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 49 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 937 (5.36%) QA
2 213 (1.22%) PMO
3 148 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 142 (0.81%) GDPR
5 110 (0.63%) WCAG
6 76 (0.43%) SLA
7 66 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 63 (0.36%) NCSC
9 43 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 41 (0.23%) NIST
11 38 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 25 (0.14%) COBIT
12 25 (0.14%) MiFID
13 23 (0.13%) GxP
14 22 (0.13%) IFRS
14 22 (0.13%) Solvency II
15 21 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 20 (0.11%) PSD2
17 16 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 13 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 1,589 (9.08%) Docker
2 257 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 147 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (0.33%) HDFS
6 53 (0.30%) Postfix
7 44 (0.25%) vSphere
8 40 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 37 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 34 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (0.13%) Firmware
11 23 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 19 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (0.10%) XenApp
14 17 (0.097%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 13 (0.074%) NDS
15 13 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (0.063%) NetIQ eDirectory
18 10 (0.057%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,136 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 778 (4.45%) Terraform
3 704 (4.02%) Ansible
4 356 (2.04%) Puppet
5 282 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 117 (0.67%) Kibana
7 107 (0.61%) SCCM
8 92 (0.53%) Grafana
9 79 (0.45%) Packer
10 72 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 55 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 53 (0.30%) Prometheus
13 52 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
14 48 (0.27%) Nagios
15 46 (0.26%) Salt
16 44 (0.25%) Consul
17 40 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
18 36 (0.21%) logstash
19 35 (0.20%) HP ALM
20 34 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,008 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 958 (5.48%) Oracle
3 590 (3.37%) Google
4 582 (3.33%) SAP
5 345 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 265 (1.52%) Tableau
7 257 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 256 (1.46%) VMware
9 255 (1.46%) Adobe
10 218 (1.25%) Red Hat
11 207 (1.18%) IBM
12 191 (1.09%) ServiceNow
13 148 (0.85%) MuleSoft
14 140 (0.80%) Citrix
15 126 (0.72%) Splunk
16 122 (0.70%) Cisco
17 109 (0.62%) Informatica
18 89 (0.51%) HP
19 85 (0.49%) Cognos
19 85 (0.49%) webMethods