Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 21,528 28,478 24,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.30% 27.60% 24.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.28% 31.81% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,602 19,825 17,658
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £325
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 234 206
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -1.16% +0.37%
10th Percentile £21.42 £21.30 £28.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £52.13 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 73,535 89,538 85,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.42% 86.78% 86.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,274 59,055 56,652
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 2,433 2,077
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £24.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -17.57% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.21 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.04% -20.00% +6.38%

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 17 October 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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 +1 19,741 £500 +2.56% 5,873
UK excluding London 0 10,796 £450 +2.86% 4,196
London 0 10,342 £525 - 2,141
South East 0 2,989 £463 +2.78% 974
North of England 0 2,380 £450 +5.88% 1,152
South West -1 1,651 £450 +5.88% 554
Midlands 0 1,403 £450 - 645
Scotland 0 1,167 £425 +0.89% 299
Yorkshire 0 1,056 £450 +5.88% 457
North West 0 1,012 £460 +8.24% 599
West Midlands 0 990 £475 +5.56% 382
East of England 0 920 £475 -2.56% 413
East Midlands -1 383 £423 +2.74% 261
North East 0 311 £425 - 96
Wales -1 248 £439 +3.24% 114
Northern Ireland -11 37 £430 +4.37% 51
Channel Islands +3 29 £450 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 5,597 (26.00%) Scrum
2 4,814 (22.36%) Java
3 4,450 (20.67%) DevOps
4 4,355 (20.23%) Finance
5 4,249 (19.74%) JavaScript
6 3,704 (17.21%) TDD
7 3,370 (15.65%) AWS
8 3,242 (15.06%) SQL
9 3,235 (15.03%) Azure
10 2,840 (13.19%) Python
11 2,761 (12.83%) Test Automation
12 2,754 (12.79%) C#
13 2,741 (12.73%) JIRA
14 2,653 (12.32%) Git (software)
15 2,576 (11.97%) HTML
16 2,452 (11.39%) .NET
17 2,420 (11.24%) CSS
18 2,398 (11.14%) Microservices
19 2,293 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
20 2,170 (10.08%) Docker
21 2,132 (9.90%) Microsoft
22 2,072 (9.62%) AngularJS
23 2,067 (9.60%) Jenkins
24 2,027 (9.42%) Security Cleared
25 1,931 (8.97%) BDD
26 1,872 (8.70%) Linux
27 1,870 (8.69%) React
28 1,822 (8.46%) Kanban
29 1,769 (8.22%) Project Management
30 1,736 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management

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 1,415 (6.57%) Confluence
2 494 (2.29%) Apache Spark
3 450 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 399 (1.85%) Apache
5 378 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
6 294 (1.37%) CMS
7 174 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 138 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 130 (0.60%) JBoss
10 120 (0.56%) nginx
11 119 (0.55%) IIS
12 92 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 91 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 84 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 78 (0.36%) OpenStack
16 75 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
17 70 (0.33%) SAS
18 67 (0.31%) Drupal
19 64 (0.30%) Mule
20 62 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 433 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 405 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 234 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 231 (1.07%) Sketch
5 207 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 203 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 132 (0.61%) InVision
8 130 (0.60%) Photoshop
9 71 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 57 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 38 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 34 (0.16%) Zeplin
13 31 (0.14%) Figma
14 27 (0.13%) Adobe XD
15 24 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
16 16 (0.074%) GIMP
16 16 (0.074%) Marvel
17 10 (0.046%) Chatbot
18 7 (0.033%) InDesign
18 7 (0.033%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 342 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.31%) Magento
3 53 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 44 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 38 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 37 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 34 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 33 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 32 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
10 31 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 23 (0.11%) SAP FI
12 22 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
13 21 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
14 20 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
15 19 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
15 19 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
15 19 (0.088%) Temenos T24
16 18 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
16 18 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
16 18 (0.084%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3,370 (15.65%) AWS
2 3,235 (15.03%) Azure
3 690 (3.21%) GitHub
4 683 (3.17%) Serverless
5 636 (2.95%) GCP
6 580 (2.69%) Power Platform
7 467 (2.17%) PaaS
8 442 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 439 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
10 380 (1.77%) SaaS
11 371 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
12 363 (1.69%) Office 365
13 356 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 340 (1.58%) OpenShift
15 319 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
16 280 (1.30%) IaaS
17 226 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
18 215 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
19 168 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
19 168 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 261 (1.21%) HTTP
2 192 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 191 (0.89%) Internet
4 167 (0.78%) Firewall
5 130 (0.60%) DNS
6 108 (0.50%) SSL
7 105 (0.49%) Skype
8 94 (0.44%) VPN
9 91 (0.42%) WAN
10 68 (0.32%) Network Security
11 56 (0.26%) LAN
12 55 (0.26%) FTP
13 53 (0.25%) Intranet
14 46 (0.21%) DHCP
14 46 (0.21%) Ethernet
15 42 (0.20%) SSH
16 39 (0.18%) SAN
17 36 (0.17%) Unified Communications
18 35 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,569 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 807 (3.75%) Big Data
3 778 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 742 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 674 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 649 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 618 (2.87%) MySQL
8 559 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 540 (2.51%) Power BI
10 429 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 429 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 273 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 263 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
13 254 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 252 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 226 (1.05%) Data Lake
16 216 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
17 183 (0.85%) Apache Hive
18 164 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 162 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2,741 (12.73%) JIRA
2 2,653 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 2,067 (9.60%) Jenkins
4 1,123 (5.22%) Selenium
5 797 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 586 (2.72%) Maven
7 504 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 502 (2.33%) JUnit
9 468 (2.17%) Visual Studio
10 404 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 398 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 367 (1.70%) Bitbucket
13 294 (1.37%) Subversion
14 279 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 277 (1.29%) Mockito
16 244 (1.13%) JMeter
17 239 (1.11%) WebDriver
18 231 (1.07%) Jasmine
18 231 (1.07%) webpack
19 225 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 4,355 (20.23%) Finance
2 1,640 (7.62%) Public Sector
3 1,620 (7.53%) Banking
4 822 (3.82%) Retail
5 637 (2.96%) Marketing
6 622 (2.89%) Front Office
7 493 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 418 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 283 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 265 (1.23%) Legal
11 229 (1.06%) Games
12 204 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 187 (0.87%) Law
14 158 (0.73%) Publishing
15 153 (0.71%) Electronics
16 136 (0.63%) Advertising
17 119 (0.55%) Back Office
17 119 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 114 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 88 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7,912 (36.75%) Developer
2 2,226 (10.34%) Analyst
3 1,789 (8.31%) Java Developer
4 1,343 (6.24%) Architect
5 1,314 (6.10%) Business Analyst
6 1,277 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 1,058 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 1,058 (4.91%) Senior Developer
8 909 (4.22%) .NET Developer
9 825 (3.83%) React Developer
10 732 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 704 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
12 653 (3.03%) C# Developer
13 636 (2.95%) Designer
14 597 (2.77%) Scrum Master
15 593 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 588 (2.73%) Software Engineer
17 559 (2.60%) Python Developer
18 509 (2.36%) Consultant
19 493 (2.29%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,576 (11.97%) HTML
2 2,452 (11.39%) .NET
3 2,420 (11.24%) CSS
4 2,072 (9.62%) AngularJS
5 1,870 (8.69%) React
6 1,700 (7.90%) Web Services
7 1,638 (7.61%) Node.js
8 1,401 (6.51%) Spring
9 1,359 (6.31%) REST
10 1,266 (5.88%) RESTful
11 979 (4.55%) HTML5
12 974 (4.52%) JSON
13 886 (4.12%) ASP.NET
14 837 (3.89%) XML
15 714 (3.32%) SOAP
16 666 (3.09%) Spring Boot
17 655 (3.04%) Redux
18 639 (2.97%) Kafka
19 583 (2.71%) .NET Core
19 583 (2.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,699 (7.89%) User Experience
2 1,316 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 919 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 671 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 395 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 376 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 346 (1.61%) Public Cloud
8 339 (1.57%) Derivative
9 323 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 304 (1.41%) Fixed Income
11 283 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 262 (1.22%) Data Centre
13 227 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 219 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 209 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 167 (0.78%) Equities
17 160 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
18 145 (0.67%) Cloud Native
19 116 (0.54%) NHS
20 107 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,872 (8.70%) Linux
2 1,019 (4.73%) Windows
3 750 (3.48%) Unix
4 458 (2.13%) Android
5 404 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 286 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 198 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 158 (0.73%) CentOS
9 144 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 92 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 79 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 72 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 64 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 63 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 48 (0.22%) AIX
16 45 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (0.15%) VMS
18 31 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
19 29 (0.13%) ThreadX
20 28 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,597 (26.00%) Scrum
2 4,450 (20.67%) DevOps
3 3,704 (17.21%) TDD
4 2,761 (12.83%) Test Automation
5 2,398 (11.14%) Microservices
6 2,293 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
7 1,931 (8.97%) BDD
8 1,822 (8.46%) Kanban
9 1,769 (8.22%) Project Management
10 1,736 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 1,672 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 1,628 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
13 1,488 (6.91%) Analytics
14 1,450 (6.74%) Waterfall
15 1,418 (6.59%) User Stories
16 1,276 (5.93%) SDLC
17 1,199 (5.57%) Front End Development
18 1,160 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
19 1,151 (5.35%) Project Delivery
20 1,110 (5.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4,814 (22.36%) Java
2 4,249 (19.74%) JavaScript
3 3,242 (15.06%) SQL
4 2,840 (13.19%) Python
5 2,754 (12.79%) C#
6 821 (3.81%) Java 8
7 716 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 673 (3.13%) Ruby
9 635 (2.95%) Scala
10 612 (2.84%) C++
11 565 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 486 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 480 (2.23%) C
14 426 (1.98%) ES6
15 418 (1.94%) PHP
16 331 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 304 (1.41%) T-SQL
18 270 (1.25%) PL/SQL
19 247 (1.15%) Perl
20 231 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 2,027 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 1,446 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 1,210 (5.62%) Degree
4 302 (1.40%) ISTQB
5 295 (1.37%) ISEB
6 294 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 258 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 222 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 188 (0.87%) PMI Certification
10 184 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 170 (0.79%) PMP
12 98 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 93 (0.43%) CISSP
14 89 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 87 (0.40%) Master's Degree
16 75 (0.35%) DBS Check
17 71 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 55 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
18 55 (0.26%) MCSA
19 54 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,154 (5.36%) QA
2 287 (1.33%) PMO
3 181 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 135 (0.63%) GDPR
5 95 (0.44%) WCAG
6 88 (0.41%) SLA
7 85 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 68 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 59 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 46 (0.21%) NIST
11 43 (0.20%) NCSC
12 42 (0.20%) COBIT
13 40 (0.19%) PSD2
14 38 (0.18%) MiFID
15 27 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 23 (0.11%) Solvency II
17 17 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
17 17 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
17 17 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 14 (0.065%) IFRS
System Software
1 2,170 (10.08%) Docker
2 361 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 187 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 65 (0.30%) HDFS
6 55 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 45 (0.21%) vSphere
8 40 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (0.16%) Postfix
10 23 (0.11%) Firmware
11 20 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 16 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.074%) VMware NSX
14 15 (0.070%) LXC
14 15 (0.070%) XenApp
15 14 (0.065%) vCloud
16 13 (0.060%) Gluster
17 10 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.046%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 1,409 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 1,015 (4.71%) Ansible
3 969 (4.50%) Terraform
4 454 (2.11%) Puppet
5 443 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (0.56%) Kibana
7 102 (0.47%) SCCM
8 101 (0.47%) Grafana
9 75 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 74 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 69 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 67 (0.31%) Packer
13 64 (0.30%) Salt
14 59 (0.27%) Consul
15 51 (0.24%) Nagios
16 50 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
17 43 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
17 43 (0.20%) HP ALM
18 41 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
19 39 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 2,132 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 1,185 (5.50%) Oracle
3 757 (3.52%) Google
4 629 (2.92%) SAP
5 448 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 404 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 333 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 323 (1.50%) Tableau
9 315 (1.46%) IBM
10 307 (1.43%) Adobe
11 297 (1.38%) VMware
12 228 (1.06%) ServiceNow
13 213 (0.99%) Splunk
14 172 (0.80%) MuleSoft
15 155 (0.72%) Informatica
16 129 (0.60%) Cisco
17 125 (0.58%) HP
18 120 (0.56%) Databricks
19 106 (0.49%) Citrix
20 94 (0.44%) Cloudera