Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26057 24421 21065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.27% 23.20% 18.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.92% 27.65% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18940 17358 15117
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 190 193
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +6.49% +8.40%
10th Percentile £27.00 £29.16 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.85 £59.31 £54.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year - +5.25% +15.37%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 23934 £475 +5.56% 3923
London -1 13220 £500 +5.26% 1735
UK excluding London +1 12530 £425 +1.80% 2393
South East +1 3636 £450 +5.88% 569
North of England +1 2695 £420 +0.06% 774
Midlands +1 1824 £425 +1.19% 291
Scotland 0 1345 £400 +6.67% 161
South West +2 1290 £400 - 262
East of England +2 1276 £450 +4.65% 290
Yorkshire +1 1222 £420 -1.18% 332
North West 0 1168 £425 +3.66% 387
West Midlands 0 1053 £425 +2.41% 161
East Midlands +1 746 £403 -4.17% 124
Wales 0 322 £406 -9.72% 42
North East +5 321 £425 +3.03% 55
Northern Ireland -1 203 £413 +7.14% 4
Channel Islands +7 11 £500 +36.99%
Isle of Man 0 3 £225 -36.62%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 7270 (27.90%) Java
2 7227 (27.74%) Scrum
3 6065 (23.28%) TDD
4 5895 (22.62%) Finance
5 5375 (20.63%) JavaScript
6 4145 (15.91%) SQL
7 4061 (15.59%) HTML
8 3664 (14.06%) CSS
9 3644 (13.98%) Test Automation
10 3635 (13.95%) DevOps
11 3560 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
12 3549 (13.62%) Git (software)
13 3341 (12.82%) C#
14 3336 (12.80%) BDD
15 3277 (12.58%) .NET
16 2992 (11.48%) Banking
17 2908 (11.16%) JIRA
18 2884 (11.07%) Jenkins
19 2832 (10.87%) AngularJS
20 2824 (10.84%) Web Services
21 2715 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
22 2578 (9.89%) Linux
23 2322 (8.91%) Spring
24 2295 (8.81%) Kanban
25 2275 (8.73%) Project Management
26 2234 (8.57%) Python
27 2224 (8.54%) RESTful
28 2193 (8.42%) REST
29 2149 (8.25%) SQL Server
30 2146 (8.24%) 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 1319 (5.06%) Confluence
2 574 (2.20%) CMS
3 567 (2.18%) Apache
4 566 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 561 (2.15%) Apache Spark
6 491 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 445 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 420 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 393 (1.51%) JBoss
10 311 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 289 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 252 (0.97%) OpenStack
13 191 (0.73%) IIS
14 167 (0.64%) Drupal
15 166 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 166 (0.64%) nginx
16 164 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 163 (0.63%) Mule
18 161 (0.62%) Apache Solr
19 104 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 469 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 349 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 334 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 297 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 214 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 185 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 105 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 93 (0.36%) InVision
9 72 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 48 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 46 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
12 27 (0.10%) Simulink
13 23 (0.088%) HipChat
14 19 (0.073%) InDesign
15 12 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
15 12 (0.046%) Chatbot
16 9 (0.035%) UXPin
17 7 (0.027%) Mingle
17 7 (0.027%) SPSS
18 4 (0.015%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 304 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.28%) Magento
3 71 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 60 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 49 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 46 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 42 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 42 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 37 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 37 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 25 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
10 20 (0.077%) ION MarketView
11 17 (0.065%) Endur
12 16 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
12 16 (0.061%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.058%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 14 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
15 13 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
15 13 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 13 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2715 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1534 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 547 (2.10%) GitHub
4 464 (1.78%) PaaS
5 376 (1.44%) SaaS
6 352 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 300 (1.15%) IaaS
8 288 (1.11%) Serverless
9 261 (1.00%) Office 365
10 241 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 235 (0.90%) npm
12 174 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 171 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 167 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 142 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
16 132 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 131 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 108 (0.41%) Google Analytics
19 101 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
20 100 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 627 (2.41%) HTTP
2 353 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 349 (1.34%) Internet
4 236 (0.91%) SSL
5 232 (0.89%) Firewall
6 190 (0.73%) DNS
7 184 (0.71%) SMS
8 102 (0.39%) Network Security
9 97 (0.37%) Intranet
9 97 (0.37%) LAN
9 97 (0.37%) WAN
10 91 (0.35%) LDAP
11 82 (0.31%) VPN
12 63 (0.24%) Kerberos
13 61 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
14 59 (0.23%) Bluetooth
15 56 (0.21%) SAN
16 51 (0.20%) Skype
17 47 (0.18%) FTP
18 44 (0.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2149 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 1571 (6.03%) NoSQL
3 1347 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 1140 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 1069 (4.10%) MySQL
6 1036 (3.98%) Big Data
7 976 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
8 875 (3.36%) Hadoop
9 679 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 525 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 411 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 405 (1.55%) Oracle Database
13 378 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 300 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 275 (1.06%) Redis
16 272 (1.04%) HBase
17 215 (0.83%) Apache Hive
18 206 (0.79%) DB2
19 178 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 177 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3549 (13.62%) Git (software)
2 2908 (11.16%) JIRA
3 2884 (11.07%) Jenkins
4 1441 (5.53%) Selenium
5 1378 (5.29%) Maven
6 1118 (4.29%) Cucumber
7 939 (3.60%) JUnit
8 827 (3.17%) Subversion
9 664 (2.55%) TeamCity
10 548 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 530 (2.03%) Visual Studio
12 488 (1.87%) WebDriver
13 433 (1.66%) Gradle
14 432 (1.66%) Mockito
15 392 (1.50%) Jasmine
16 382 (1.47%) gulp
17 351 (1.35%) Grunt
18 341 (1.31%) NUnit
19 334 (1.28%) SoapUI
20 323 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5895 (22.62%) Finance
2 2992 (11.48%) Banking
3 1136 (4.36%) Retail
4 971 (3.73%) Marketing
5 885 (3.40%) Investment Banking
6 857 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 787 (3.02%) Front Office
8 513 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 435 (1.67%) Electronics
10 377 (1.45%) Publishing
11 335 (1.29%) Retail Banking
12 334 (1.28%) Games
13 270 (1.04%) Legal
14 223 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 218 (0.84%) Back Office
16 197 (0.76%) Law
17 160 (0.61%) Advertising
18 120 (0.46%) Automotive
19 87 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 84 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11080 (42.52%) Developer
2 3357 (12.88%) Java Developer
3 3332 (12.79%) Analyst
4 2085 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 1652 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 1600 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 1539 (5.91%) Architect
8 1434 (5.50%) .NET Developer
9 1220 (4.68%) C# Developer
10 1086 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 1050 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
12 1026 (3.94%) Agile Developer
13 803 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
14 759 (2.91%) Designer
15 747 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 683 (2.62%) Scrum Master
17 671 (2.58%) Angular Developer
18 669 (2.57%) Tester
19 650 (2.49%) Test Analyst
20 645 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4061 (15.59%) HTML
2 3664 (14.06%) CSS
3 3277 (12.58%) .NET
4 2832 (10.87%) AngularJS
5 2824 (10.84%) Web Services
6 2322 (8.91%) Spring
7 2224 (8.54%) RESTful
8 2193 (8.42%) REST
9 1992 (7.64%) HTML5
10 1882 (7.22%) Node.js
11 1693 (6.50%) React
12 1647 (6.32%) JSON
13 1469 (5.64%) XML
14 1357 (5.21%) ASP.NET
15 1220 (4.68%) jQuery
16 1209 (4.64%) CSS3
17 1153 (4.42%) SOAP
18 990 (3.80%) Hibernate
19 857 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
20 776 (2.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2082 (7.99%) User Experience
2 1625 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 1153 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
4 959 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 673 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 477 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 469 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 450 (1.73%) Data Structures
9 427 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 419 (1.61%) Fintech
11 409 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 385 (1.48%) Derivative
13 318 (1.22%) Fixed Income
14 286 (1.10%) Algorithms
15 258 (0.99%) Data Centre
16 233 (0.89%) Equities
17 171 (0.66%) Social Media
18 162 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
19 159 (0.61%) iPad
19 159 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2578 (9.89%) Linux
2 1220 (4.68%) Unix
3 1113 (4.27%) Windows
4 659 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 655 (2.51%) Android
6 386 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 192 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 163 (0.63%) CentOS
9 146 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 134 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 108 (0.41%) Solaris
12 90 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 75 (0.29%) AIX
14 65 (0.25%) VMS
15 61 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 60 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 49 (0.19%) Windows 7
18 46 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
19 33 (0.13%) CoreOS
20 25 (0.096%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7227 (27.74%) Scrum
2 6065 (23.28%) TDD
3 3644 (13.98%) Test Automation
4 3635 (13.95%) DevOps
5 3560 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
6 3336 (12.80%) BDD
7 2295 (8.81%) Kanban
8 2275 (8.73%) Project Management
9 2146 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 2137 (8.20%) Microservices
11 2031 (7.79%) MVC
12 2007 (7.70%) Waterfall
13 1857 (7.13%) User Stories
14 1792 (6.88%) OO
15 1761 (6.76%) SDLC
16 1743 (6.69%) Software Engineering
17 1687 (6.47%) E-Commerce
18 1603 (6.15%) Open Source
19 1330 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
20 1277 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7270 (27.90%) Java
2 5375 (20.63%) JavaScript
3 4145 (15.91%) SQL
4 3341 (12.82%) C#
5 2234 (8.57%) Python
6 1207 (4.63%) Scala
7 1029 (3.95%) Ruby
8 587 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 587 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 532 (2.04%) PHP
10 481 (1.85%) C++
11 439 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 413 (1.58%) TypeScript
13 406 (1.56%) ES6
14 390 (1.50%) C
15 344 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 342 (1.31%) Groovy
17 340 (1.30%) PL/SQL
18 330 (1.27%) Perl
19 312 (1.20%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1835 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 1569 (6.02%) Degree
3 1267 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 429 (1.65%) ISEB
5 313 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 305 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 276 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 250 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 244 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 240 (0.92%) PMP
11 118 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 114 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 110 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 108 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 83 (0.32%) CISSP
16 77 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
17 71 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
18 63 (0.24%) Master's Degree
19 60 (0.23%) AWS Certification
20 54 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1575 (6.04%) QA
2 369 (1.42%) PMO
3 261 (1.00%) GDPR
4 236 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 179 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 170 (0.65%) MiFID
7 99 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 93 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 74 (0.28%) WCAG
10 64 (0.25%) SLA
11 52 (0.20%) EMIR
12 40 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
13 39 (0.15%) GCP
14 38 (0.15%) WAI
15 34 (0.13%) PSD2
16 29 (0.11%) COBIT
17 26 (0.100%) JSP 440
18 24 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 20 (0.077%) HL7
20 16 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1926 (7.39%) Docker
2 258 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 210 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 136 (0.52%) HDFS
5 77 (0.30%) vCloud
5 77 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 73 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 62 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 45 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 36 (0.14%) vSphere
10 30 (0.12%) Firmware
11 29 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 27 (0.10%) Xen
13 23 (0.088%) VirtualBox
14 20 (0.077%) VMware NSX
15 18 (0.069%) Squid
16 17 (0.065%) Postfix
17 16 (0.061%) NFS
18 15 (0.058%) XenApp
19 12 (0.046%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1216 (4.67%) Puppet
2 1186 (4.55%) Ansible
3 821 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 539 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 513 (1.97%) Terraform
6 216 (0.83%) Kibana
7 192 (0.74%) logstash
8 181 (0.69%) Grafana
9 146 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 110 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 98 (0.38%) Nagios
12 93 (0.36%) Rancher
13 83 (0.32%) Mesos
14 82 (0.31%) Salt
15 76 (0.29%) Prometheus
16 70 (0.27%) Packer
17 66 (0.25%) SCCM
18 52 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
19 50 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
20 48 (0.18%) Consul
Vendors
1 2022 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 1994 (7.65%) Oracle
3 772 (2.96%) SAP
4 430 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
5 428 (1.64%) IBM
6 400 (1.54%) Google
7 375 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 374 (1.44%) Adobe
9 369 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 366 (1.40%) VMware
11 292 (1.12%) HP
12 253 (0.97%) Splunk
13 213 (0.82%) Tableau
14 182 (0.70%) Sitecore
14 182 (0.70%) WSO2
15 159 (0.61%) hybris
16 157 (0.60%) TIBCO
17 143 (0.55%) AppDynamics
17 143 (0.55%) Apple
18 140 (0.54%) Sybase