Period
to 24 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26,978 26,950 22,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.94% 26.39% 23.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.10% 30.62% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,553 19,371 15,693
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 202 177
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22.50 £24.09 £25.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £57.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +3.01% -5.14%

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 84,033 88,009 79,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.02% 86.17% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,646 58,291 52,262
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,124 2,207 2,219
UK median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.48 £11.36
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% -1.76% -

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 24,755 £500 +5.26% 3,070
UK excluding London 0 13,882 £450 +5.88% 2,039
London +1 12,735 £525 +3.96% 1,237
South East 0 3,881 £475 +5.56% 518
North of England 0 3,391 £450 +5.88% 558
Midlands 0 2,168 £450 +5.88% 302
South West 0 1,633 £460 +9.52% 242
West Midlands 0 1,522 £450 +5.88% 197
Yorkshire 0 1,465 £450 +7.14% 188
North West 0 1,386 £450 +5.88% 316
Scotland +1 1,336 £425 +6.25% 120
East of England 0 917 £484 +7.50% 213
East Midlands 0 614 £425 +6.25% 104
North East 0 543 £450 +1.41% 54
Wales 0 523 £450 +5.88% 67
Northern Ireland -2 63 £412 -4.41% 19
Channel Islands +1 15 £525 -
Isle of Man 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 6,913 (25.62%) Scrum
2 6,610 (24.50%) Java
3 5,311 (19.69%) Finance
4 5,187 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5,081 (18.83%) TDD
6 4,814 (17.84%) DevOps
7 4,112 (15.24%) SQL
8 3,989 (14.79%) Test Automation
9 3,977 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
10 3,728 (13.82%) HTML
11 3,673 (13.61%) Git (software)
12 3,634 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
13 3,461 (12.83%) .NET
14 3,436 (12.74%) C#
15 3,337 (12.37%) JIRA
16 3,294 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
17 3,249 (12.04%) CSS
18 3,206 (11.88%) Microservices
19 3,146 (11.66%) Jenkins
20 2,905 (10.77%) BDD
21 2,720 (10.08%) Docker
22 2,664 (9.87%) AngularJS
23 2,602 (9.64%) Microsoft
24 2,588 (9.59%) Python
25 2,454 (9.10%) Linux
26 2,424 (8.99%) REST
27 2,394 (8.87%) Security Cleared
28 2,343 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
29 2,320 (8.60%) Web Services
30 2,262 (8.38%) SQL Server

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 1,754 (6.50%) Confluence
2 561 (2.08%) CMS
3 533 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 512 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 501 (1.86%) Apache Spark
6 457 (1.69%) Apache
7 363 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 331 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 327 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 227 (0.84%) JBoss
11 209 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 206 (0.76%) OpenStack
13 183 (0.68%) nginx
14 172 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 169 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 165 (0.61%) Mule
17 123 (0.46%) IIS
18 111 (0.41%) SAS
19 101 (0.37%) Documentum
20 91 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 535 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 475 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 258 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 257 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 243 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 182 (0.67%) InVision
7 131 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 65 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 61 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 48 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 31 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.067%) UserZoom
13 13 (0.048%) XMetaL
14 12 (0.044%) Camtasia
15 11 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.030%) UXPin
17 7 (0.026%) Open Workbench
18 5 (0.019%) AutoCAD
19 4 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
19 4 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 417 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.15%) Endur
4 39 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 38 (0.14%) Magento
6 37 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 27 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 27 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 25 (0.093%) SAP CRM
9 22 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
10 21 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
10 21 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
11 20 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
11 20 (0.074%) SAP ERP
12 19 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
13 18 (0.067%) assyst
14 17 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
14 17 (0.063%) NetSuite
14 17 (0.063%) SAP MM
15 14 (0.052%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3,977 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3,634 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 777 (2.88%) PaaS
4 752 (2.79%) GitHub
5 557 (2.06%) Serverless
6 554 (2.05%) SaaS
7 540 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 450 (1.67%) IaaS
9 373 (1.38%) Office 365
10 353 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
11 347 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
12 344 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 310 (1.15%) Amazon S3
14 294 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 262 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
16 228 (0.85%) OpenShift
17 202 (0.75%) npm
18 163 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 158 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
20 147 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 480 (1.78%) HTTP
2 314 (1.16%) Firewall
3 308 (1.14%) Internet
4 208 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 204 (0.76%) SSL
6 193 (0.72%) DNS
7 148 (0.55%) VPN
8 108 (0.40%) WAN
9 83 (0.31%) Network Security
10 81 (0.30%) FTP
11 80 (0.30%) Skype
12 77 (0.29%) LAN
13 65 (0.24%) SAN
14 62 (0.23%) DHCP
14 62 (0.23%) Kerberos
15 51 (0.19%) Intranet
15 51 (0.19%) Wireless
16 41 (0.15%) IPsec
16 41 (0.15%) VoIP
17 40 (0.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,262 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 1,354 (5.02%) NoSQL
3 1,047 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 1,012 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 986 (3.65%) Big Data
6 903 (3.35%) MySQL
7 900 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
8 722 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 692 (2.57%) Hadoop
10 462 (1.71%) Power BI
11 456 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 435 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 402 (1.49%) RDBMS
14 300 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 300 (1.11%) Redis
15 274 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 255 (0.95%) Data Lake
17 211 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
17 211 (0.78%) Apache Hive
18 190 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3,673 (13.61%) Git (software)
2 3,337 (12.37%) JIRA
3 3,146 (11.66%) Jenkins
4 1,571 (5.82%) Selenium
5 1,214 (4.50%) Maven
6 1,210 (4.49%) Cucumber
7 800 (2.97%) JUnit
8 784 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 702 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 678 (2.51%) Subversion
11 636 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 494 (1.83%) TeamCity
13 450 (1.67%) WebDriver
14 417 (1.55%) Bitbucket
15 358 (1.33%) JMeter
16 356 (1.32%) Mockito
17 340 (1.26%) SoapUI
18 326 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
19 324 (1.20%) GitLab
20 322 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 5,311 (19.69%) Finance
2 2,175 (8.06%) Banking
3 1,281 (4.75%) Retail
4 808 (3.00%) Marketing
5 671 (2.49%) Front Office
6 577 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 463 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 343 (1.27%) Legal
9 324 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 272 (1.01%) Publishing
11 230 (0.85%) Electronics
12 214 (0.79%) Back Office
13 212 (0.79%) Law
14 207 (0.77%) Games
15 197 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 147 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 119 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 112 (0.42%) Advertising
19 94 (0.35%) Billing
20 86 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 10,207 (37.83%) Developer
2 2,964 (10.99%) Analyst
3 2,825 (10.47%) Java Developer
4 1,939 (7.19%) Architect
5 1,760 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 1,553 (5.76%) Project Manager
7 1,388 (5.14%) Senior Developer
8 1,314 (4.87%) .NET Developer
9 1,235 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,042 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 864 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 844 (3.13%) Designer
13 810 (3.00%) React Developer
14 782 (2.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 744 (2.76%) Tester
16 723 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
17 686 (2.54%) Scrum Master
18 602 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
19 596 (2.21%) Test Analyst
20 585 (2.17%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,728 (13.82%) HTML
2 3,461 (12.83%) .NET
3 3,249 (12.04%) CSS
4 2,664 (9.87%) AngularJS
5 2,424 (8.99%) REST
6 2,320 (8.60%) Web Services
7 2,201 (8.16%) Spring
8 2,104 (7.80%) Node.js
9 2,007 (7.44%) React
10 1,929 (7.15%) RESTful
11 1,669 (6.19%) HTML5
12 1,397 (5.18%) JSON
13 1,233 (4.57%) SOAP
14 1,215 (4.50%) ASP.NET
15 1,198 (4.44%) XML
16 1,141 (4.23%) Spring Boot
17 957 (3.55%) jQuery
18 899 (3.33%) CSS3
19 828 (3.07%) Kafka
20 813 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,138 (7.92%) User Experience
2 1,784 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1,206 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
4 893 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 651 (2.41%) Fintech
6 526 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 378 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 369 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 369 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 353 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 340 (1.26%) Data Structures
11 313 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 269 (1.00%) Fixed Income
13 247 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 220 (0.82%) Derivative
15 182 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 180 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
17 175 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
18 173 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 152 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,454 (9.10%) Linux
2 1,336 (4.95%) Windows
3 1,077 (3.99%) Unix
4 560 (2.08%) Android
5 484 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 311 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 275 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 165 (0.61%) CentOS
9 139 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 121 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 113 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 92 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 66 (0.24%) Solaris
14 64 (0.24%) VMS
15 40 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 29 (0.11%) AIX
18 24 (0.089%) Debian
19 20 (0.074%) Oracle Linux
20 17 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,913 (25.62%) Scrum
2 5,081 (18.83%) TDD
3 4,814 (17.84%) DevOps
4 3,989 (14.79%) Test Automation
5 3,294 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
6 3,206 (11.88%) Microservices
7 2,905 (10.77%) BDD
8 2,343 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
9 2,180 (8.08%) Kanban
10 2,144 (7.95%) Project Management
11 2,050 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,967 (7.29%) Waterfall
13 1,874 (6.95%) User Stories
14 1,780 (6.60%) Software Engineering
15 1,687 (6.25%) SDLC
16 1,661 (6.16%) MVC
17 1,595 (5.91%) Analytics
18 1,503 (5.57%) E-Commerce
19 1,486 (5.51%) Open Source
20 1,372 (5.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6,610 (24.50%) Java
2 5,187 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 4,112 (15.24%) SQL
4 3,436 (12.74%) C#
5 2,588 (9.59%) Python
6 1,378 (5.11%) Java 8
7 793 (2.94%) Scala
8 783 (2.90%) Ruby
9 660 (2.45%) PowerShell
10 647 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 610 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 589 (2.18%) ES6
13 512 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 490 (1.82%) PHP
15 367 (1.36%) C++
16 345 (1.28%) C
16 345 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 342 (1.27%) Perl
18 323 (1.20%) PL/SQL
19 252 (0.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,394 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 1,707 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 1,446 (5.36%) Degree
4 458 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 401 (1.49%) ISEB
6 382 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 338 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 264 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 191 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 180 (0.67%) PMP
11 130 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 122 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 120 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
14 118 (0.44%) AWS Certification
15 112 (0.42%) CISSP
16 108 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 106 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 103 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 81 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 75 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,620 (6.00%) QA
2 306 (1.13%) PMO
3 234 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 201 (0.75%) GDPR
5 136 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 91 (0.34%) WCAG
7 68 (0.25%) SLA
8 66 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 66 (0.24%) PSD2
9 48 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 43 (0.16%) MiFID
11 24 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
12 23 (0.085%) COBIT
13 18 (0.067%) WAI
14 16 (0.059%) GxP
15 15 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 14 (0.052%) Basel III
16 14 (0.052%) IFRS
16 14 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 12 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2,720 (10.08%) Docker
2 347 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 262 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 150 (0.56%) HDFS
5 125 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 98 (0.36%) vSphere
7 62 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 50 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 48 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 34 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 28 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 21 (0.078%) Firmware
14 17 (0.063%) Squid
14 17 (0.063%) XenApp
15 16 (0.059%) VirtualBox
16 15 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.056%) XenDesktop
17 14 (0.052%) OpenAM
17 14 (0.052%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,430 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 1,425 (5.28%) Ansible
3 1,050 (3.89%) Terraform
4 1,000 (3.71%) Puppet
5 625 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
6 172 (0.64%) Kibana
7 132 (0.49%) Grafana
8 112 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 102 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 101 (0.37%) Prometheus
11 95 (0.35%) logstash
12 94 (0.35%) Nagios
12 94 (0.35%) Packer
13 92 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
14 90 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
15 79 (0.29%) HP ALM
16 78 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
17 67 (0.25%) Consul
17 67 (0.25%) Salt
18 65 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2,602 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 1,998 (7.41%) Oracle
3 730 (2.71%) Google
4 641 (2.38%) SAP
5 511 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 457 (1.69%) Adobe
7 387 (1.43%) VMware
8 362 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 352 (1.30%) IBM
10 341 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 288 (1.07%) Splunk
12 247 (0.92%) ServiceNow
13 231 (0.86%) Tableau
14 205 (0.76%) Cisco
14 205 (0.76%) MuleSoft
15 163 (0.60%) HP
16 143 (0.53%) hybris
17 128 (0.47%) Pega
18 126 (0.47%) Sitecore
19 118 (0.44%) Cloudera