Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 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 26,773 21,864 22,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.85% 24.04% 21.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.34% 28.36% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,930 15,525 16,095
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 182 171
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +0.59% +18.06%
10th Percentile £21.33 £26.10 £28.75
90th Percentile £60.50 £57.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +17.36%

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 85,425 77,081 88,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.76% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,293 50,493 58,499
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,320 2,088 2,246
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 19 June 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 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 17 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 19 June 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 +1 24,531 £475 +5.56% 6,473
UK excluding London +1 13,670 £425 +1.19% 4,250
London 0 12,783 £513 +2.50% 2,678
South East +1 3,794 £450 +4.65% 1,057
North of England +1 3,623 £425 +6.25% 1,197
Midlands +1 1,988 £450 +5.88% 611
Yorkshire 0 1,729 £415 +0.61% 436
North West 0 1,497 £425 +3.03% 676
South West +1 1,373 £425 +6.25% 497
Scotland +1 1,363 £400 - 320
West Midlands +1 1,269 £450 +5.88% 343
East of England 0 961 £475 +5.56% 429
East Midlands +1 682 £400 -3.03% 266
Wales 0 485 £440 +10.00% 107
North East 0 428 £433 +12.34% 85
Northern Ireland +3 115 £432 +5.24% 32
Channel Islands -4 6 £350 -17.65%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 7,224 (26.98%) Scrum
2 6,788 (25.35%) Java
3 5,881 (21.97%) TDD
4 5,511 (20.58%) Finance
5 5,500 (20.54%) JavaScript
6 4,309 (16.09%) DevOps
7 3,993 (14.91%) HTML
8 3,908 (14.60%) Test Automation
9 3,883 (14.50%) SQL
10 3,653 (13.64%) Git (software)
11 3,651 (13.64%) C#
12 3,595 (13.43%) .NET
13 3,544 (13.24%) CSS
14 3,506 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
15 3,445 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
16 3,174 (11.86%) BDD
17 3,013 (11.25%) Jenkins
18 2,913 (10.88%) JIRA
19 2,846 (10.63%) AngularJS
20 2,794 (10.44%) Microservices
21 2,616 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
22 2,581 (9.64%) Web Services
23 2,561 (9.57%) Linux
24 2,494 (9.32%) SQL Server
25 2,369 (8.85%) Project Management
26 2,366 (8.84%) Banking
27 2,354 (8.79%) Kanban
28 2,326 (8.69%) Python
29 2,308 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
30 2,299 (8.59%) Docker

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 1,365 (5.10%) Confluence
2 615 (2.30%) Apache
3 598 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 583 (2.18%) CMS
5 510 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 475 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
7 367 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 332 (1.24%) SharePoint
9 299 (1.12%) JBoss
10 229 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 218 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 202 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 189 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 185 (0.69%) nginx
15 176 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 176 (0.66%) IIS
16 158 (0.59%) Mule
17 105 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
18 102 (0.38%) Drupal
19 93 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 479 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 325 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 305 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 279 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 206 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 151 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 125 (0.47%) InVision
8 89 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 79 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 29 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 26 (0.097%) Chatbot
12 25 (0.093%) UserZoom
13 19 (0.071%) CATIA
13 19 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
14 17 (0.063%) HipChat
15 12 (0.045%) Stata
16 10 (0.037%) SPSS
17 8 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
17 8 (0.030%) InDesign
18 4 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 331 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.25%) Magento
3 66 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 39 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 32 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 29 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 25 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
8 23 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
9 22 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
9 22 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
9 22 (0.082%) thinkFolio
10 21 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
10 21 (0.078%) SAP FI
11 20 (0.075%) ENOVIA
11 20 (0.075%) SAP ERP
11 20 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
12 19 (0.071%) NetSuite
12 19 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3,506 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2,616 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 648 (2.42%) GitHub
4 541 (2.02%) PaaS
5 436 (1.63%) Serverless
6 425 (1.59%) SaaS
7 376 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 351 (1.31%) IaaS
9 294 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 293 (1.09%) npm
11 280 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 242 (0.90%) Office 365
13 225 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 219 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 185 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 143 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
17 141 (0.53%) Heroku
17 141 (0.53%) OpenShift
18 128 (0.48%) Google Analytics
18 128 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 582 (2.17%) HTTP
2 335 (1.25%) Firewall
3 327 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 308 (1.15%) Internet
5 249 (0.93%) DNS
6 227 (0.85%) SMS
7 219 (0.82%) SSL
8 139 (0.52%) Network Security
9 90 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 83 (0.31%) FTP
11 80 (0.30%) WAN
12 75 (0.28%) VPN
13 74 (0.28%) LAN
14 61 (0.23%) DHCP
15 59 (0.22%) Intranet
16 57 (0.21%) Skype
17 47 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
18 42 (0.16%) SAN
19 39 (0.15%) PuTTY
20 34 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,494 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 1,316 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 1,153 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 1,143 (4.27%) Big Data
5 1,031 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 1,028 (3.84%) MySQL
7 1,003 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
8 823 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
9 807 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 416 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 385 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 355 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 324 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 321 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 284 (1.06%) HBase
16 274 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 269 (1.00%) Power BI
18 259 (0.97%) Redis
19 247 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
20 183 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3,653 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3,013 (11.25%) Jenkins
3 2,913 (10.88%) JIRA
4 1,665 (6.22%) Selenium
5 1,258 (4.70%) Maven
6 1,155 (4.31%) Cucumber
7 776 (2.90%) JUnit
8 703 (2.63%) Subversion
9 680 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 661 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 623 (2.33%) TeamCity
12 463 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 415 (1.55%) webpack
14 407 (1.52%) SpecFlow
15 386 (1.44%) Mockito
16 381 (1.42%) Gradle
17 374 (1.40%) NUnit
18 357 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
19 343 (1.28%) gulp
20 340 (1.27%) Jasmine
General
1 5,511 (20.58%) Finance
2 2,366 (8.84%) Banking
3 1,258 (4.70%) Retail
4 781 (2.92%) Marketing
5 600 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 529 (1.98%) Front Office
7 508 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 355 (1.33%) Games
9 338 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 329 (1.23%) Legal
11 273 (1.02%) Publishing
12 256 (0.96%) Retail Banking
13 225 (0.84%) Law
14 216 (0.81%) Electronics
15 215 (0.80%) Back Office
16 200 (0.75%) Advertising
17 172 (0.64%) Financial Institution
18 124 (0.46%) Automotive
19 90 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 50 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10,435 (38.98%) Developer
2 3,170 (11.84%) Analyst
3 2,851 (10.65%) Java Developer
4 2,011 (7.51%) Business Analyst
5 1,837 (6.86%) Architect
6 1,763 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 1,521 (5.68%) .NET Developer
8 1,437 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 1,227 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,138 (4.25%) C# Developer
11 919 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
12 912 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 843 (3.15%) Scrum Master
14 824 (3.08%) React Developer
15 762 (2.85%) Designer
16 654 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
17 639 (2.39%) Tester
18 629 (2.35%) Angular Developer
19 625 (2.33%) Test Analyst
20 618 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,993 (14.91%) HTML
2 3,595 (13.43%) .NET
3 3,544 (13.24%) CSS
4 2,846 (10.63%) AngularJS
5 2,581 (9.64%) Web Services
6 2,221 (8.30%) Spring
7 2,120 (7.92%) REST
8 2,114 (7.90%) RESTful
9 2,018 (7.54%) Node.js
10 1,939 (7.24%) React
11 1,853 (6.92%) HTML5
12 1,499 (5.60%) ASP.NET
13 1,282 (4.79%) jQuery
14 1,232 (4.60%) JSON
15 1,191 (4.45%) XML
16 1,151 (4.30%) CSS3
17 1,070 (4.00%) SOAP
18 983 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
19 923 (3.45%) Spring Boot
20 911 (3.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,266 (8.46%) User Experience
2 1,819 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1,303 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 961 (3.59%) Mobile App
5 621 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 582 (2.17%) Fintech
7 480 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 468 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 368 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 318 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 307 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 290 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 262 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 261 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
15 243 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 226 (0.84%) Derivative
17 224 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 215 (0.80%) iPad
19 205 (0.77%) Fixed Income
20 169 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,561 (9.57%) Linux
2 1,168 (4.36%) Windows
3 1,131 (4.22%) Unix
4 738 (2.76%) Android
5 688 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 399 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 235 (0.88%) CentOS
8 228 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 154 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 144 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 84 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 79 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 61 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 61 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (0.17%) Solaris
15 41 (0.15%) VMS
16 40 (0.15%) AIX
17 25 (0.093%) CoreOS
17 25 (0.093%) Windows 7
18 24 (0.090%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,224 (26.98%) Scrum
2 5,881 (21.97%) TDD
3 4,309 (16.09%) DevOps
4 3,908 (14.60%) Test Automation
5 3,445 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
6 3,174 (11.86%) BDD
7 2,794 (10.44%) Microservices
8 2,369 (8.85%) Project Management
9 2,354 (8.79%) Kanban
10 2,308 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 2,248 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
12 2,121 (7.92%) Waterfall
13 2,065 (7.71%) MVC
14 1,998 (7.46%) E-Commerce
15 1,947 (7.27%) Software Engineering
16 1,821 (6.80%) SDLC
17 1,760 (6.57%) OO
18 1,731 (6.47%) User Stories
19 1,514 (5.65%) Open Source
20 1,463 (5.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6,788 (25.35%) Java
2 5,500 (20.54%) JavaScript
3 3,883 (14.50%) SQL
4 3,651 (13.64%) C#
5 2,326 (8.69%) Python
6 1,434 (5.36%) Java 8
7 989 (3.69%) Ruby
8 939 (3.51%) Scala
9 676 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 591 (2.21%) TypeScript
11 554 (2.07%) PHP
12 520 (1.94%) ES6
13 501 (1.87%) T-SQL
14 488 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 438 (1.64%) C++
16 426 (1.59%) Groovy
17 407 (1.52%) Perl
18 386 (1.44%) C
19 333 (1.24%) Shell Script
20 316 (1.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,047 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 1,557 (5.82%) Degree
3 1,464 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 349 (1.30%) ISEB
5 309 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 286 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 247 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 247 (0.92%) PMP
8 244 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 194 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 168 (0.63%) CISSP
11 152 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 141 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 124 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 116 (0.43%) Master's Degree
15 106 (0.40%) CISM
16 101 (0.38%) AWS Certification
17 86 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
17 86 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
18 82 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,588 (5.93%) QA
2 327 (1.22%) PMO
3 318 (1.19%) GDPR
4 217 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 135 (0.50%) GCP
6 115 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 105 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 77 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 75 (0.28%) SLA
10 52 (0.19%) MiFID
11 47 (0.18%) PSD2
12 41 (0.15%) WCAG
13 24 (0.090%) COBIT
14 23 (0.086%) EMIR
15 21 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
16 19 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
16 19 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 19 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 18 (0.067%) ISO 9001
17 18 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,299 (8.59%) Docker
2 273 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 265 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 155 (0.58%) HDFS
5 123 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 120 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 88 (0.33%) vSphere
8 59 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 52 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 39 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 32 (0.12%) Xen
12 29 (0.11%) vCloud
13 20 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (0.071%) Varnish
15 17 (0.063%) XenDesktop
16 16 (0.060%) etcd
16 16 (0.060%) flannel
16 16 (0.060%) XenApp
17 15 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
18 14 (0.052%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,236 (4.62%) Ansible
2 1,109 (4.14%) Puppet
3 897 (3.35%) Kubernetes
4 841 (3.14%) Terraform
5 769 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
6 171 (0.64%) Kibana
7 147 (0.55%) Grafana
8 128 (0.48%) logstash
9 124 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
10 123 (0.46%) Packer
11 117 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
12 116 (0.43%) HP ALM
13 110 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
14 108 (0.40%) Mesos
14 108 (0.40%) Nagios
15 104 (0.39%) Salt
16 87 (0.32%) Consul
17 80 (0.30%) Prometheus
18 79 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
19 67 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2,269 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 1,791 (6.69%) Oracle
3 675 (2.52%) Google
4 632 (2.36%) SAP
5 432 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 420 (1.57%) Adobe
7 417 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 416 (1.55%) IBM
9 398 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 355 (1.33%) VMware
11 286 (1.07%) Splunk
12 221 (0.83%) HP
13 211 (0.79%) Tableau
14 182 (0.68%) Sitecore
15 178 (0.66%) ServiceNow
16 173 (0.65%) Cisco
17 171 (0.64%) Cloudera
18 148 (0.55%) Informatica
19 135 (0.50%) hybris
20 132 (0.49%) MuleSoft