Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 28,429 24,369 24,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.58% 24.76% 22.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.00% 28.88% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,814 17,466 17,394
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 206 182
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £42.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -0.21% +7.10%
10th Percentile £21.30 £28.00 £26.30
90th Percentile £52.13 £53.75 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 88,851 84,367 90,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.72% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,575 55,816 59,552
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,058 2,442
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 25,811 £488 +2.63% 7,325
UK excluding London +1 14,518 £438 +2.94% 4,891
London 0 13,557 £525 +5.00% 2,919
South East 0 3,956 £450 - 1,158
North of England +1 3,300 £425 +1.67% 1,344
Midlands 0 2,170 £450 +5.88% 713
South West +1 1,688 £425 +6.25% 653
Scotland +1 1,625 £424 +6.00% 303
Yorkshire 0 1,509 £425 +1.19% 508
West Midlands 0 1,416 £450 +5.88% 420
North West 0 1,405 £425 +1.19% 711
East of England 0 1,130 £488 +8.33% 538
East Midlands +1 734 £410 -2.67% 292
Wales 0 599 £425 +6.25% 136
North East 0 399 £425 +3.03% 125
Northern Ireland +2 86 £412 -0.06% 44
Channel Islands -4 8 £350 -30.00% 2
Isle of Man -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 7,754 (27.27%) Scrum
2 7,560 (26.59%) Java
3 5,945 (20.91%) Finance
4 5,922 (20.83%) TDD
5 5,741 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 4,753 (16.72%) DevOps
7 4,526 (15.92%) Test Automation
8 4,288 (15.08%) SQL
9 3,997 (14.06%) HTML
10 3,959 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
11 3,921 (13.79%) C#
12 3,913 (13.76%) Git (software)
13 3,860 (13.58%) .NET
14 3,779 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
15 3,601 (12.67%) CSS
16 3,364 (11.83%) JIRA
17 3,337 (11.74%) BDD
18 3,331 (11.72%) Jenkins
19 3,326 (11.70%) Microservices
20 3,083 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
21 3,013 (10.60%) AngularJS
22 2,910 (10.24%) Docker
23 2,655 (9.34%) Web Services
24 2,619 (9.21%) Spring
25 2,593 (9.12%) Linux
26 2,585 (9.09%) Banking
27 2,563 (9.02%) Python
28 2,544 (8.95%) SQL Server
29 2,466 (8.67%) Kanban
30 2,435 (8.57%) Microsoft

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 1,571 (5.53%) Confluence
2 627 (2.21%) CMS
3 545 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 507 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 491 (1.73%) Apache
6 449 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 443 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 373 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 326 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 301 (1.06%) JBoss
11 203 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 189 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
13 177 (0.62%) Mule
14 170 (0.60%) nginx
15 162 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 160 (0.56%) IIS
17 120 (0.42%) Drupal
18 114 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 109 (0.38%) Umbraco
20 92 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 526 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 385 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 356 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 275 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 198 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 137 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 133 (0.47%) InVision
8 59 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 50 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 44 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 31 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 25 (0.088%) UserZoom
13 20 (0.070%) CATIA
14 14 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
15 10 (0.035%) Fireworks
16 7 (0.025%) InDesign
16 7 (0.025%) Open Workbench
17 5 (0.018%) HipChat
17 5 (0.018%) Mingle
18 4 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 303 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.22%) Magento
3 50 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 45 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 38 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 38 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 36 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 32 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 31 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 31 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 27 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
10 26 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
11 23 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
12 22 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
13 21 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
14 20 (0.070%) ENOVIA
14 20 (0.070%) SAP ERP
15 19 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
15 19 (0.067%) thinkFolio
16 18 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3,959 (13.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3,083 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 715 (2.52%) GitHub
4 556 (1.96%) PaaS
5 504 (1.77%) SaaS
6 457 (1.61%) Serverless
7 452 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 384 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 351 (1.23%) IaaS
10 304 (1.07%) Office 365
11 299 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 298 (1.05%) Amazon S3
13 267 (0.94%) npm
14 260 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
15 259 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
16 187 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
17 163 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 152 (0.53%) OpenShift
19 130 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 126 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 592 (2.08%) HTTP
2 291 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 281 (0.99%) Firewall
4 252 (0.89%) Internet
5 247 (0.87%) SSL
6 196 (0.69%) DNS
7 107 (0.38%) Network Security
8 100 (0.35%) SMS
9 84 (0.30%) Kerberos
10 79 (0.28%) VPN
11 77 (0.27%) WAN
12 75 (0.26%) Skype
13 64 (0.23%) LAN
14 62 (0.22%) AMQP
15 56 (0.20%) SAN
16 51 (0.18%) FTP
17 47 (0.17%) Intranet
18 46 (0.16%) HTTPS
19 40 (0.14%) DHCP
20 37 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,544 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 1,528 (5.37%) NoSQL
3 1,280 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 1,170 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 1,147 (4.03%) MySQL
6 1,072 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1,036 (3.64%) Big Data
8 883 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 791 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
10 468 (1.65%) RDBMS
11 422 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 408 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 324 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 312 (1.10%) Oracle Database
15 311 (1.09%) Apache Hive
16 277 (0.97%) Power BI
17 257 (0.90%) Redis
18 227 (0.80%) HBase
19 205 (0.72%) Data Lake
20 194 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3,913 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 3,364 (11.83%) JIRA
3 3,331 (11.72%) Jenkins
4 2,010 (7.07%) Selenium
5 1,426 (5.02%) Maven
6 1,370 (4.82%) Cucumber
7 888 (3.12%) JUnit
8 733 (2.58%) Subversion
9 697 (2.45%) Visual Studio
10 686 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 621 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 496 (1.74%) WebDriver
13 479 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
14 447 (1.57%) SoapUI
15 427 (1.50%) JMeter
16 407 (1.43%) Bitbucket
17 384 (1.35%) NUnit
18 380 (1.34%) Mockito
19 374 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 371 (1.31%) Gradle
General
1 5,945 (20.91%) Finance
2 2,585 (9.09%) Banking
3 1,338 (4.71%) Retail
4 795 (2.80%) Marketing
5 707 (2.49%) Front Office
6 607 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 579 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 380 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 321 (1.13%) Legal
10 314 (1.10%) Games
11 311 (1.09%) Publishing
12 267 (0.94%) Back Office
13 232 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 230 (0.81%) Law
15 229 (0.81%) Electronics
16 223 (0.78%) Advertising
17 175 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 126 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 116 (0.41%) Automotive
20 75 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11,531 (40.56%) Developer
2 3,374 (11.87%) Java Developer
3 3,136 (11.03%) Analyst
4 1,992 (7.01%) Business Analyst
5 1,764 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 1,725 (6.07%) Architect
7 1,672 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 1,429 (5.03%) Senior Developer
9 1,284 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,241 (4.37%) C# Developer
11 1,045 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 929 (3.27%) React Developer
13 826 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
14 804 (2.83%) Scrum Master
15 749 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
16 729 (2.56%) Tester
17 712 (2.50%) Software Engineer
18 694 (2.44%) Designer
19 672 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
20 654 (2.30%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,997 (14.06%) HTML
2 3,860 (13.58%) .NET
3 3,601 (12.67%) CSS
4 3,013 (10.60%) AngularJS
5 2,655 (9.34%) Web Services
6 2,619 (9.21%) Spring
7 2,293 (8.07%) REST
8 2,147 (7.55%) React
9 2,131 (7.50%) Node.js
10 2,122 (7.46%) RESTful
11 1,978 (6.96%) HTML5
12 1,512 (5.32%) ASP.NET
13 1,341 (4.72%) Spring Boot
14 1,279 (4.50%) JSON
15 1,263 (4.44%) XML
16 1,219 (4.29%) jQuery
17 1,195 (4.20%) CSS3
18 1,133 (3.99%) SOAP
19 989 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
20 969 (3.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,248 (7.91%) User Experience
2 1,971 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 1,472 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
4 904 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 862 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 676 (2.38%) Fintech
7 518 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 507 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 415 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 360 (1.27%) Fixed Income
11 325 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 294 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 293 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 273 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 264 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 259 (0.91%) Public Cloud
17 244 (0.86%) Derivative
18 233 (0.82%) Equities
19 213 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
20 172 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,593 (9.12%) Linux
2 1,425 (5.01%) Windows
3 1,279 (4.50%) Unix
4 620 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 619 (2.18%) Android
6 307 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 291 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 228 (0.80%) CentOS
9 179 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 97 (0.34%) VMS
11 82 (0.29%) Solaris
12 79 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 78 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 73 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 39 (0.14%) AIX
16 37 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 29 (0.10%) Debian
19 29 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,754 (27.27%) Scrum
2 5,922 (20.83%) TDD
3 4,753 (16.72%) DevOps
4 4,526 (15.92%) Test Automation
5 3,779 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3,337 (11.74%) BDD
7 3,326 (11.70%) Microservices
8 2,466 (8.67%) Kanban
9 2,354 (8.28%) Project Management
10 2,299 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 2,259 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
12 2,201 (7.74%) Software Engineering
13 2,155 (7.58%) Waterfall
14 2,001 (7.04%) SDLC
15 1,975 (6.95%) MVC
16 1,857 (6.53%) OO
17 1,817 (6.39%) E-Commerce
18 1,799 (6.33%) User Stories
19 1,547 (5.44%) Open Source
20 1,472 (5.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7,560 (26.59%) Java
2 5,741 (20.19%) JavaScript
3 4,288 (15.08%) SQL
4 3,921 (13.79%) C#
5 2,563 (9.02%) Python
6 1,717 (6.04%) Java 8
7 916 (3.22%) Scala
8 865 (3.04%) Ruby
9 704 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 668 (2.35%) TypeScript
11 666 (2.34%) PHP
12 637 (2.24%) PowerShell
13 529 (1.86%) ES6
13 529 (1.86%) Groovy
14 526 (1.85%) C++
15 507 (1.78%) T-SQL
16 474 (1.67%) Perl
17 401 (1.41%) Shell Script
18 388 (1.36%) PL/SQL
19 379 (1.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,166 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 1,604 (5.64%) Degree
3 1,567 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 381 (1.34%) ISEB
5 353 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 342 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 276 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 216 (0.76%) PMP
9 205 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 199 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 157 (0.55%) CISSP
12 143 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 136 (0.48%) Master's Degree
14 120 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 114 (0.40%) AWS Certification
16 110 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 109 (0.38%) CISM
18 94 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 75 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
20 70 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,855 (6.53%) QA
2 369 (1.30%) PMO
3 278 (0.98%) GDPR
4 214 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 82 (0.29%) SLA
6 81 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 70 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 69 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 61 (0.21%) WCAG
10 59 (0.21%) PSD2
11 50 (0.18%) MiFID
12 29 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 25 (0.088%) COBIT
14 22 (0.077%) WAI
15 19 (0.067%) ISO 9001
16 18 (0.063%) GxP
16 18 (0.063%) JSP 440
17 16 (0.056%) EMIR
18 14 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 14 (0.049%) MISRA
System Software
1 2,910 (10.24%) Docker
2 316 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 268 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 170 (0.60%) HDFS
5 98 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 78 (0.27%) vSphere
7 67 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 55 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 51 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 40 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 25 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.088%) XenApp
12 23 (0.081%) XenDesktop
13 21 (0.074%) vCloud
13 21 (0.074%) Xen
14 18 (0.063%) VMware NSX
15 17 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.053%) Firmware
16 15 (0.053%) OpenAM
17 14 (0.049%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,601 (5.63%) Ansible
2 1,337 (4.70%) Kubernetes
3 1,225 (4.31%) Puppet
4 1,047 (3.68%) Terraform
5 896 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 199 (0.70%) Kibana
7 187 (0.66%) Grafana
8 144 (0.51%) Nagios
9 141 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 135 (0.47%) Mesos
11 133 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 131 (0.46%) Packer
13 126 (0.44%) Prometheus
14 119 (0.42%) logstash
15 98 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
16 91 (0.32%) Salt
17 82 (0.29%) HP ALM
18 74 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
19 71 (0.25%) ZABBIX
20 69 (0.24%) Consul
Vendors
1 2,435 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2,030 (7.14%) Oracle
3 745 (2.62%) Google
4 650 (2.29%) SAP
5 445 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 439 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 384 (1.35%) VMware
8 378 (1.33%) IBM
9 359 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 352 (1.24%) Adobe
11 285 (1.00%) Splunk
12 238 (0.84%) Tableau
13 208 (0.73%) MuleSoft
14 206 (0.72%) ServiceNow
15 192 (0.68%) Cloudera
16 183 (0.64%) Sitecore
17 169 (0.59%) HP
18 167 (0.59%) Cisco
19 154 (0.54%) Informatica
20 131 (0.46%) New Relic