Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 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 28,147 23,375 23,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.57% 24.39% 21.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.98% 28.51% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,847 16,563 17,150
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £348 £319 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 187 176
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £28.00 £29.65
90th Percentile £53.25 £53.75 £57.50
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 88,010 81,989 92,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.54% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,032 53,704 60,739
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,377 2,066 2,306
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.08 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +11.14%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 25,621 £475 +0.58% 6,257
UK excluding London +1 14,454 £433 +1.76% 4,027
London 0 13,345 £525 +5.00% 2,607
South East +1 3,939 £450 +0.90% 966
North of England +1 3,528 £425 +3.03% 1,109
Midlands +1 2,124 £450 +5.88% 575
Yorkshire 0 1,631 £425 +1.19% 436
Scotland +2 1,615 £413 +3.13% 240
South West +1 1,574 £425 +6.25% 548
North West 0 1,501 £425 +3.66% 591
West Midlands 0 1,377 £450 +5.88% 332
East of England 0 1,097 £483 +7.22% 449
East Midlands +1 712 £413 -2.94% 243
Wales 0 516 £425 +13.33% 92
North East 0 422 £425 +6.25% 82
Northern Ireland +7 101 £431 +4.48% 48
Channel Islands -3 8 £350 -12.50%
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 7,694 (27.34%) Scrum
2 7,314 (25.99%) Java
3 6,068 (21.56%) TDD
4 5,922 (21.04%) Finance
5 5,885 (20.91%) JavaScript
6 4,541 (16.13%) DevOps
7 4,304 (15.29%) Test Automation
8 4,300 (15.28%) SQL
9 4,147 (14.73%) HTML
10 3,873 (13.76%) C#
11 3,844 (13.66%) .NET
12 3,822 (13.58%) Git (software)
13 3,801 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
14 3,697 (13.13%) CSS
15 3,667 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
16 3,283 (11.66%) BDD
17 3,229 (11.47%) Jenkins
18 3,165 (11.24%) Microservices
19 3,133 (11.13%) JIRA
20 2,951 (10.48%) AngularJS
21 2,918 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
22 2,677 (9.51%) Web Services
23 2,633 (9.35%) SQL Server
24 2,610 (9.27%) Linux
25 2,598 (9.23%) Docker
26 2,504 (8.90%) Spring
27 2,486 (8.83%) Banking
28 2,462 (8.75%) Microsoft
29 2,446 (8.69%) Kanban
30 2,404 (8.54%) Python

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 1,453 (5.16%) Confluence
2 594 (2.11%) CMS
3 574 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 542 (1.93%) Apache
5 514 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 459 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 413 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 397 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 306 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 295 (1.05%) JBoss
11 209 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
12 197 (0.70%) OpenStack
13 190 (0.68%) nginx
14 180 (0.64%) IIS
15 172 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 156 (0.55%) Mule
17 139 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 116 (0.41%) Drupal
19 92 (0.33%) WildFly
20 88 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 526 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 375 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 367 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
4 286 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 207 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 134 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 132 (0.47%) InVision
8 78 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 61 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 34 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 33 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 23 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
13 20 (0.071%) CATIA
14 18 (0.064%) UserZoom
15 10 (0.036%) Fireworks
15 10 (0.036%) Stata
16 9 (0.032%) HipChat
16 9 (0.032%) InDesign
16 9 (0.032%) SPSS
17 7 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 335 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 63 (0.22%) Magento
4 55 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 46 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 34 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 32 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 32 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 30 (0.11%) thinkFolio
9 29 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 29 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
10 28 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
11 24 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
11 24 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
11 24 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
12 23 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
12 23 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
12 23 (0.082%) SAP FI
13 22 (0.078%) Eloqua
13 22 (0.078%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3,801 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2,918 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 730 (2.59%) GitHub
4 505 (1.79%) PaaS
5 446 (1.58%) SaaS
6 425 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 424 (1.51%) Serverless
8 344 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 316 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 305 (1.08%) npm
11 296 (1.05%) IaaS
12 284 (1.01%) Office 365
13 263 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 203 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 187 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 166 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
17 138 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 132 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 129 (0.46%) Google Analytics
20 124 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 619 (2.20%) HTTP
2 346 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 311 (1.10%) Internet
4 281 (1.00%) Firewall
5 263 (0.93%) SSL
6 250 (0.89%) DNS
7 173 (0.61%) SMS
8 125 (0.44%) Network Security
9 86 (0.31%) Kerberos
10 84 (0.30%) VPN
11 82 (0.29%) LAN
12 81 (0.29%) WAN
13 72 (0.26%) FTP
14 70 (0.25%) Skype
15 57 (0.20%) Intranet
16 55 (0.20%) DHCP
17 50 (0.18%) Unified Communications
18 48 (0.17%) AMQP
19 45 (0.16%) SAN
20 35 (0.12%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,633 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 1,424 (5.06%) NoSQL
3 1,298 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 1,162 (4.13%) Big Data
5 1,117 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 1,085 (3.85%) MySQL
7 1,079 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 855 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 830 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
10 441 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 432 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 393 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 363 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 339 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 298 (1.06%) Power BI
16 296 (1.05%) Apache Hive
17 279 (0.99%) HBase
18 266 (0.95%) Redis
19 224 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
20 188 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,822 (13.58%) Git (software)
2 3,229 (11.47%) Jenkins
3 3,133 (11.13%) JIRA
4 1,887 (6.70%) Selenium
5 1,357 (4.82%) Maven
6 1,317 (4.68%) Cucumber
7 840 (2.98%) JUnit
8 711 (2.53%) Subversion
9 695 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 676 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 623 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 473 (1.68%) WebDriver
13 427 (1.52%) SpecFlow
14 422 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 419 (1.49%) SoapUI
15 419 (1.49%) webpack
16 406 (1.44%) Mockito
17 404 (1.44%) NUnit
18 386 (1.37%) gulp
19 363 (1.29%) Gradle
General
1 5,922 (21.04%) Finance
2 2,486 (8.83%) Banking
3 1,327 (4.71%) Retail
4 820 (2.91%) Marketing
5 637 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 624 (2.22%) Front Office
7 555 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 376 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 336 (1.19%) Legal
10 335 (1.19%) Games
11 302 (1.07%) Publishing
12 265 (0.94%) Back Office
13 246 (0.87%) Electronics
14 221 (0.79%) Advertising
15 218 (0.77%) Retail Banking
16 213 (0.76%) Financial Institution
17 204 (0.72%) Law
18 132 (0.47%) Automotive
19 121 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
20 61 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11,444 (40.66%) Developer
2 3,229 (11.47%) Java Developer
3 3,199 (11.37%) Analyst
4 2,015 (7.16%) Business Analyst
5 1,845 (6.55%) Architect
6 1,834 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 1,699 (6.04%) .NET Developer
8 1,418 (5.04%) Senior Developer
9 1,234 (4.38%) C# Developer
10 1,212 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
11 1,061 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 944 (3.35%) React Developer
13 928 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
14 834 (2.96%) Scrum Master
15 724 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
16 714 (2.54%) Tester
17 697 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
18 685 (2.43%) Angular Developer
19 678 (2.41%) Designer
20 649 (2.31%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,147 (14.73%) HTML
2 3,844 (13.66%) .NET
3 3,697 (13.13%) CSS
4 2,951 (10.48%) AngularJS
5 2,677 (9.51%) Web Services
6 2,504 (8.90%) Spring
7 2,268 (8.06%) REST
8 2,249 (7.99%) RESTful
9 2,157 (7.66%) Node.js
10 2,111 (7.50%) React
11 1,984 (7.05%) HTML5
12 1,578 (5.61%) ASP.NET
13 1,331 (4.73%) JSON
14 1,302 (4.63%) jQuery
15 1,278 (4.54%) XML
16 1,232 (4.38%) CSS3
17 1,149 (4.08%) Spring Boot
18 1,147 (4.08%) SOAP
19 1,037 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
20 1,011 (3.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,310 (8.21%) User Experience
2 1,935 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 1,370 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 962 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 755 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 641 (2.28%) Fintech
7 542 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 518 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 403 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 335 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 309 (1.10%) Fixed Income
12 308 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 304 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 286 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 284 (1.01%) Data Centre
16 271 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
17 231 (0.82%) Derivative
17 231 (0.82%) Public Cloud
18 210 (0.75%) iPad
19 207 (0.74%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,610 (9.27%) Linux
2 1,358 (4.82%) Windows
3 1,215 (4.32%) Unix
4 697 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 681 (2.42%) Android
6 379 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 283 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 225 (0.80%) CentOS
9 197 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 100 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 78 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 77 (0.27%) VMS
13 76 (0.27%) Solaris
14 73 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 52 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 46 (0.16%) AIX
18 32 (0.11%) CoreOS
18 32 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 29 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,694 (27.34%) Scrum
2 6,068 (21.56%) TDD
3 4,541 (16.13%) DevOps
4 4,304 (15.29%) Test Automation
5 3,667 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
6 3,283 (11.66%) BDD
7 3,165 (11.24%) Microservices
8 2,446 (8.69%) Kanban
9 2,399 (8.52%) Project Management
10 2,326 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 2,291 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
12 2,227 (7.91%) Waterfall
13 2,097 (7.45%) Software Engineering
14 2,062 (7.33%) MVC
15 2,020 (7.18%) SDLC
16 1,933 (6.87%) E-Commerce
17 1,908 (6.78%) OO
18 1,751 (6.22%) User Stories
19 1,528 (5.43%) Analytics
20 1,507 (5.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7,314 (25.99%) Java
2 5,885 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 4,300 (15.28%) SQL
4 3,873 (13.76%) C#
5 2,404 (8.54%) Python
6 1,647 (5.85%) Java 8
7 933 (3.31%) Scala
8 904 (3.21%) Ruby
9 687 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 650 (2.31%) TypeScript
11 618 (2.20%) PHP
12 583 (2.07%) PowerShell
13 543 (1.93%) ES6
14 530 (1.88%) T-SQL
15 512 (1.82%) Groovy
16 506 (1.80%) C++
17 456 (1.62%) Perl
18 379 (1.35%) Shell Script
19 378 (1.34%) PL/SQL
20 365 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 2,131 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 1,563 (5.55%) Degree
3 1,560 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 413 (1.47%) ISEB
5 342 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 340 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 264 (0.94%) PMP
8 247 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 243 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 190 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 155 (0.55%) CISSP
12 143 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 133 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 129 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 117 (0.42%) Master's Degree
16 111 (0.39%) CISM
17 105 (0.37%) AWS Certification
18 90 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
19 85 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
20 80 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,736 (6.17%) QA
2 362 (1.29%) PMO
3 303 (1.08%) GDPR
4 253 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 169 (0.60%) GCP
6 88 (0.31%) SLA
7 81 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 77 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 70 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 60 (0.21%) MiFID
10 60 (0.21%) WCAG
11 56 (0.20%) PSD2
12 30 (0.11%) COBIT
13 26 (0.092%) WAI
14 23 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
15 22 (0.078%) EMIR
16 18 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 18 (0.064%) ISO 9001
17 17 (0.060%) GxP
18 15 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2,598 (9.23%) Docker
2 284 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 261 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 175 (0.62%) HDFS
5 117 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 97 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 79 (0.28%) vSphere
8 71 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 50 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 40 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 30 (0.11%) Xen
12 29 (0.10%) XenApp
12 29 (0.10%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.082%) vCloud
14 21 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
16 17 (0.060%) Varnish
17 16 (0.057%) etcd
17 16 (0.057%) flannel
17 16 (0.057%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,414 (5.02%) Ansible
2 1,192 (4.23%) Puppet
3 1,120 (3.98%) Kubernetes
4 921 (3.27%) Terraform
5 837 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 196 (0.70%) Kibana
7 177 (0.63%) Grafana
8 142 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 136 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
10 135 (0.48%) Packer
11 129 (0.46%) Mesos
12 120 (0.43%) Nagios
13 119 (0.42%) Prometheus
14 114 (0.41%) logstash
15 99 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
16 98 (0.35%) Salt
17 89 (0.32%) HP ALM
18 86 (0.31%) Consul
19 84 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
20 68 (0.24%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2,462 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 2,036 (7.23%) Oracle
3 721 (2.56%) Google
4 686 (2.44%) SAP
5 469 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 454 (1.61%) IBM
7 385 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 373 (1.33%) Adobe
9 369 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 356 (1.26%) VMware
11 281 (1.00%) Splunk
12 268 (0.95%) Tableau
13 205 (0.73%) Sitecore
14 204 (0.72%) ServiceNow
15 199 (0.71%) Cloudera
16 193 (0.69%) HP
17 174 (0.62%) Informatica
18 173 (0.61%) Cisco
19 168 (0.60%) MuleSoft
20 147 (0.52%) New Relic