Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10,251 25,442 28,284
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 24.62% 27.01% 27.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.69% 31.02% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,132 17,780 20,231
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £338
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 272 213
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £21.50 £21.58 £21.30
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% -1.73% +1.76%

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 35,736 82,017 90,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.82% 87.09% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,474 53,992 59,813
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,246 2,307 2,462
Median hourly rate £32.37 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.12% +13.95% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.01 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.71 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +20.00% -20.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 19 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 8 July 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 9,269 £500 - 2,056
London -1 4,999 £538 +2.48% 666
UK excluding London 0 4,958 £453 +0.57% 1,539
South East 0 1,222 £472 -0.74% 339
North of England 0 1,092 £450 - 455
South West -1 832 £500 +5.26% 205
Midlands 0 630 £450 - 229
Scotland 0 597 £435 +2.35% 77
Work from Home 0 532 £475 -5.00% 283
North West 0 468 £450 - 242
Yorkshire 0 464 £450 - 152
West Midlands 0 452 £450 -2.70% 154
East of England 0 421 £475 - 160
East Midlands 0 171 £423 +6.96% 74
North East 0 160 £450 +5.63% 61
Wales -3 134 £500 +13.64% 51
Northern Ireland +2 24 £425 +13.33% 26
Channel Islands +1 5 £425 -11.46%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 2,584 (25.21%) Java
2 2,464 (24.04%) Scrum
3 2,293 (22.37%) DevOps
4 2,133 (20.81%) Finance
5 2,089 (20.38%) AWS
6 1,985 (19.36%) Azure
7 1,839 (17.94%) JavaScript
8 1,648 (16.08%) SQL
9 1,539 (15.01%) TDD
10 1,513 (14.76%) Security Cleared
11 1,383 (13.49%) Test Automation
12 1,375 (13.41%) Python
13 1,373 (13.39%) JIRA
14 1,309 (12.77%) Microservices
15 1,264 (12.33%) Git (software)
16 1,191 (11.62%) SC Cleared
17 1,182 (11.53%) Public Sector
18 1,164 (11.35%) C#
19 1,149 (11.21%) Docker
20 1,133 (11.05%) Web Services
21 1,100 (10.73%) Jenkins
22 1,068 (10.42%) .NET
23 1,039 (10.14%) Software Engineering
24 1,000 (9.76%) HTML
25 991 (9.67%) Microsoft
26 968 (9.44%) React
27 951 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
28 945 (9.22%) Kubernetes
29 931 (9.08%) CSS
30 923 (9.00%) BDD

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
1 749 (7.31%) Confluence
2 264 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 207 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 201 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 134 (1.31%) CMS
6 110 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 105 (1.02%) Apache
8 85 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 85 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 65 (0.63%) SAS
10 61 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
11 59 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 55 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
13 54 (0.53%) Mule
14 53 (0.52%) JBoss
15 45 (0.44%) IIS
16 35 (0.34%) nginx
17 32 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
18 24 (0.23%) WordPress
19 23 (0.22%) Jupyter
Applications
1 224 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 198 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 107 (1.04%) Sketch
5 86 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 76 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 74 (0.72%) InVision
8 29 (0.28%) Chatbot
9 25 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 23 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 19 (0.19%) Figma
12 18 (0.18%) Adobe XD
13 17 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (0.17%) Zeplin
14 8 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.059%) UserZoom
16 5 (0.049%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 145 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 30 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 24 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
7 20 (0.20%) Magento
8 18 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 16 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
10 15 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 14 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
12 13 (0.13%) NetSuite
12 13 (0.13%) SAP HCM
13 12 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 12 (0.12%) Teamcenter
14 10 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.098%) Shopify
15 9 (0.088%) SAP BPC
15 9 (0.088%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2,089 (20.38%) AWS
2 1,985 (19.36%) Azure
3 511 (4.98%) GCP
4 403 (3.93%) Serverless
5 315 (3.07%) GitHub
6 294 (2.87%) Power Platform
7 258 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
8 237 (2.31%) SaaS
9 235 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
10 232 (2.26%) PaaS
11 224 (2.19%) Amazon S3
12 192 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 182 (1.78%) OpenShift
14 150 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
14 150 (1.46%) IaaS
15 127 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
16 122 (1.19%) Office 365
17 120 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
18 88 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
19 74 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 172 (1.68%) HTTP
2 124 (1.21%) Firewall
3 113 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 108 (1.05%) SSL
5 93 (0.91%) DNS
6 70 (0.68%) Skype
7 66 (0.64%) Internet
8 55 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 45 (0.44%) WAN
10 37 (0.36%) VPN
11 32 (0.31%) LAN
12 30 (0.29%) DHCP
13 29 (0.28%) VoIP
14 25 (0.24%) FTP
14 25 (0.24%) Network Security
15 24 (0.23%) Unified Communications
16 22 (0.21%) BGP
16 22 (0.21%) Ethernet
16 22 (0.21%) OSPF
16 22 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 367 (3.58%) Big Data
3 357 (3.48%) MySQL
4 347 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 313 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 306 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 293 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
8 290 (2.83%) Relational Database
9 266 (2.59%) Power BI
10 233 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 181 (1.77%) Data Lake
12 171 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 149 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 140 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
15 126 (1.23%) Oracle Database
16 121 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 111 (1.08%) Redis
18 87 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 84 (0.82%) RDBMS
19 84 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,373 (13.39%) JIRA
2 1,264 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 1,100 (10.73%) Jenkins
4 510 (4.98%) Selenium
5 381 (3.72%) Cucumber
6 348 (3.39%) Maven
7 311 (3.03%) JUnit
8 207 (2.02%) GitLab
9 203 (1.98%) Mockito
10 182 (1.78%) Visual Studio
11 172 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 170 (1.66%) Bitbucket
13 154 (1.50%) Artifactory
14 149 (1.45%) JMeter
15 139 (1.36%) Subversion
16 133 (1.30%) Gradle
17 119 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
18 114 (1.11%) TeamCity
18 114 (1.11%) WebDriver
19 112 (1.09%) Jasmine
General
1 2,133 (20.81%) Finance
2 1,182 (11.53%) Public Sector
3 813 (7.93%) Banking
4 584 (5.70%) Front Office
5 319 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 298 (2.91%) Marketing
7 279 (2.72%) Retail
8 222 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 127 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 120 (1.17%) Legal
11 96 (0.94%) Electronics
12 93 (0.91%) Publishing
13 77 (0.75%) Law
14 75 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 61 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 60 (0.59%) Games
17 57 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 55 (0.54%) Back Office
19 53 (0.52%) Local Government
20 50 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 3,679 (35.89%) Developer
2 1,046 (10.20%) Analyst
3 1,029 (10.04%) Java Developer
4 729 (7.11%) Architect
5 665 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 582 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 469 (4.58%) Senior Developer
8 407 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 392 (3.82%) .NET Developer
10 391 (3.81%) Designer
11 354 (3.45%) React Developer
12 352 (3.43%) AWS Developer
13 330 (3.22%) Software Engineer
14 307 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
15 302 (2.95%) C# Developer
16 274 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 256 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 250 (2.44%) Consultant
19 240 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
20 239 (2.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,133 (11.05%) Web Services
2 1,068 (10.42%) .NET
3 1,000 (9.76%) HTML
4 968 (9.44%) React
5 931 (9.08%) CSS
6 915 (8.93%) AngularJS
7 722 (7.04%) Node.js
8 699 (6.82%) Spring
9 675 (6.58%) REST
10 510 (4.98%) RESTful
11 459 (4.48%) Spring Boot
12 414 (4.04%) HTML5
13 369 (3.60%) XML
14 363 (3.54%) SOAP
15 362 (3.53%) ASP.NET
16 339 (3.31%) JSON
17 287 (2.80%) Kafka
18 265 (2.59%) Vue.js
19 258 (2.52%) .NET Core
20 257 (2.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 896 (8.74%) User Experience
2 747 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 449 (4.38%) Fixed Income
4 335 (3.27%) Derivative
5 326 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 325 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 311 (3.03%) Equities
8 272 (2.65%) Hedge funds
9 254 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 186 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 180 (1.76%) Management Information System
12 170 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
13 132 (1.29%) Data Centre
14 120 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 118 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 112 (1.09%) Data Structures
17 107 (1.04%) Cloud Native
18 89 (0.87%) Algorithms
19 71 (0.69%) NHS
20 59 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 832 (8.12%) Linux
2 453 (4.42%) Windows
3 368 (3.59%) Unix
4 259 (2.53%) Android
5 177 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 120 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 116 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 96 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 61 (0.60%) CentOS
10 52 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 35 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
12 34 (0.33%) Solaris
13 29 (0.28%) VMS
14 25 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.13%) AIX
17 13 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.12%) CoreOS
19 9 (0.088%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,464 (24.04%) Scrum
2 2,293 (22.37%) DevOps
3 1,539 (15.01%) TDD
4 1,383 (13.49%) Test Automation
5 1,309 (12.77%) Microservices
6 1,039 (10.14%) Software Engineering
7 951 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
8 923 (9.00%) BDD
9 907 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
10 798 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 795 (7.76%) Project Management
12 761 (7.42%) Kanban
13 748 (7.30%) Waterfall
14 745 (7.27%) Analytics
15 714 (6.97%) SDLC
16 647 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
17 613 (5.98%) User Stories
18 611 (5.96%) Migration
19 557 (5.43%) Project Delivery
20 552 (5.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2,584 (25.21%) Java
2 1,839 (17.94%) JavaScript
3 1,648 (16.08%) SQL
4 1,375 (13.41%) Python
5 1,164 (11.35%) C#
6 487 (4.75%) Java 8
7 373 (3.64%) TypeScript
8 273 (2.66%) PowerShell
9 259 (2.53%) C
10 242 (2.36%) Scala
11 205 (2.00%) Kotlin
12 198 (1.93%) Ruby
13 186 (1.81%) T-SQL
14 180 (1.76%) C++
15 172 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 172 (1.68%) R
16 167 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 144 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 122 (1.19%) Go
19 119 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,513 (14.76%) Security Cleared
2 1,191 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 588 (5.74%) Degree
4 238 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 159 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 157 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 127 (1.24%) ISEB
8 125 (1.22%) ISTQB
9 72 (0.70%) CISSP
10 67 (0.65%) DBS Check
11 63 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 59 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 59 (0.58%) PMP
13 49 (0.48%) AWS Certification
14 48 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 47 (0.46%) CISM
16 44 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 40 (0.39%) Master's Degree
17 40 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 34 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (5.28%) QA
2 118 (1.15%) PMO
3 107 (1.04%) GDPR
4 86 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 69 (0.67%) WCAG
6 58 (0.57%) SLA
7 32 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (0.25%) NCSC
9 23 (0.22%) IFRS
9 23 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 22 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.17%) NIST
12 17 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 16 (0.16%) COBIT
13 16 (0.16%) GxP
14 12 (0.12%) PSD2
14 12 (0.12%) WAI
15 11 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,149 (11.21%) Docker
2 165 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 65 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (0.36%) HDFS
6 33 (0.32%) vSphere
7 25 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 20 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.11%) NFS
12 9 (0.088%) Firmware
12 9 (0.088%) NDS
12 9 (0.088%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 9 (0.088%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.068%) RACF
13 7 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.068%) XenApp
13 7 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 945 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 644 (6.28%) Terraform
3 440 (4.29%) Ansible
4 198 (1.93%) Puppet
5 192 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (0.66%) Kibana
7 66 (0.64%) Packer
8 64 (0.62%) Prometheus
9 46 (0.45%) Salt
10 45 (0.44%) logstash
11 35 (0.34%) Grafana
11 35 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
12 30 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
12 30 (0.29%) Rancher
13 28 (0.27%) Consul
13 28 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
14 25 (0.24%) SCCM
15 23 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
16 22 (0.21%) Zipkin
17 19 (0.19%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 991 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 686 (6.69%) Oracle
3 413 (4.03%) Google
4 362 (3.53%) SAP
5 190 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 151 (1.47%) VMware
7 141 (1.38%) IBM
8 133 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 133 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 132 (1.29%) Adobe
10 105 (1.02%) Tableau
11 103 (1.00%) Databricks
12 102 (1.00%) MuleSoft
13 99 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 95 (0.93%) Informatica
15 94 (0.92%) Splunk
16 86 (0.84%) Cisco
17 74 (0.72%) Talend
18 57 (0.56%) Cloudera
18 57 (0.56%) Sybase