Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 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 24,676 28,253 22,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.64% 27.30% 24.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.65% 31.50% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,907 19,955 16,282
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 221 185
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.42 £21.42 £28.00
90th Percentile £60.20 £57.50 £53.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.33% +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 80,502 89,695 81,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.67% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,992 59,180 53,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
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 2,296 2,452 2,151
UK median hourly rate £24.84 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -14.00% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.96 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.85% -18.00% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 22,811 £500 +5.26% 6,292
UK excluding London 0 12,197 £450 +5.88% 4,434
London +1 12,105 £525 +2.44% 2,295
South East 0 3,441 £475 +5.56% 1,071
North of England 0 2,830 £450 +5.88% 1,228
Midlands 0 1,766 £450 - 708
South West 0 1,649 £475 +11.76% 552
Yorkshire 0 1,291 £450 +6.51% 429
West Midlands 0 1,219 £463 +2.78% 427
North West 0 1,182 £450 +5.88% 676
Scotland 0 1,165 £425 +3.66% 272
East of England 0 970 £475 - 441
East Midlands 0 510 £400 - 280
North East 0 355 £425 +0.12% 123
Wales -2 329 £440 +2.33% 132
Northern Ireland -7 57 £375 -13.09% 28
Channel Islands +2 30 £480 +37.14% 5

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 6,400 (25.94%) Scrum
2 5,795 (23.48%) Java
3 4,955 (20.08%) DevOps
4 4,946 (20.04%) Finance
5 4,847 (19.64%) JavaScript
6 4,466 (18.10%) TDD
7 4,016 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
8 3,675 (14.89%) SQL
9 3,473 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 3,312 (13.42%) Git (software)
11 3,218 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 3,202 (12.98%) JIRA
13 3,185 (12.91%) HTML
14 3,136 (12.71%) C#
15 3,000 (12.16%) .NET
16 2,928 (11.87%) CSS
17 2,925 (11.85%) Python
18 2,864 (11.61%) Microservices
19 2,685 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
20 2,670 (10.82%) Docker
21 2,536 (10.28%) Jenkins
22 2,437 (9.88%) AngularJS
23 2,414 (9.78%) BDD
24 2,317 (9.39%) Linux
25 2,158 (8.75%) Microsoft
26 2,090 (8.47%) Web Services
27 2,082 (8.44%) Security Cleared
28 2,074 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
29 2,044 (8.28%) Kanban
30 2,023 (8.20%) User Experience

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 1,604 (6.50%) Confluence
2 574 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 487 (1.97%) Apache
4 450 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
5 445 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 443 (1.80%) CMS
7 236 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 207 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 165 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 164 (0.66%) JBoss
11 163 (0.66%) nginx
12 150 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 133 (0.54%) IIS
13 133 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 131 (0.53%) Mule
15 107 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 99 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
17 95 (0.38%) Apache Solr
18 87 (0.35%) SAS
19 80 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 490 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 435 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 324 (1.31%) Sketch
4 234 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 225 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 217 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 187 (0.76%) InVision
8 145 (0.59%) Photoshop
9 75 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 65 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
11 44 (0.18%) Zeplin
12 43 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 31 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 30 (0.12%) Figma
14 30 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
15 17 (0.069%) Marvel
16 16 (0.065%) Camtasia
16 16 (0.065%) Chatbot
17 15 (0.061%) XMetaL
18 9 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 366 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.23%) Magento
3 51 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
4 49 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 42 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 35 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 34 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 32 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 30 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 30 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 28 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 25 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
12 24 (0.097%) SAP ERP
13 22 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
13 22 (0.089%) R3 Corda
14 21 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
14 21 (0.085%) SAP CO
14 21 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
15 19 (0.077%) assyst
15 19 (0.077%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4,016 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3,473 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 759 (3.08%) Serverless
4 676 (2.74%) GitHub
5 631 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 591 (2.40%) PaaS
7 547 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
8 545 (2.21%) Amazon S3
9 488 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
10 483 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 478 (1.94%) Power Platform
12 474 (1.92%) SaaS
13 406 (1.65%) OpenShift
14 402 (1.63%) Office 365
15 351 (1.42%) IaaS
16 299 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
17 288 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
18 231 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
19 225 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 224 (0.91%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 342 (1.39%) HTTP
2 245 (0.99%) Internet
3 226 (0.92%) Firewall
4 197 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 173 (0.70%) DNS
6 134 (0.54%) SSL
7 117 (0.47%) Skype
8 116 (0.47%) VPN
9 103 (0.42%) WAN
10 80 (0.32%) FTP
11 75 (0.30%) Network Security
12 74 (0.30%) DHCP
13 69 (0.28%) LAN
14 65 (0.26%) Intranet
15 52 (0.21%) Ethernet
16 51 (0.21%) Unified Communications
17 45 (0.18%) Wireless
18 42 (0.17%) SAN
19 35 (0.14%) Kerberos
19 35 (0.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,907 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 1,032 (4.18%) NoSQL
3 986 (4.00%) Big Data
4 823 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
5 821 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 794 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 787 (3.19%) MySQL
8 770 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
9 580 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 454 (1.84%) Power BI
11 419 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 353 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 316 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 315 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 282 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
16 255 (1.03%) Redis
17 234 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
18 232 (0.94%) Apache Hive
19 213 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 199 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3,312 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 3,202 (12.98%) JIRA
3 2,536 (10.28%) Jenkins
4 1,231 (4.99%) Selenium
5 911 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 848 (3.44%) Maven
7 644 (2.61%) JUnit
8 640 (2.59%) Visual Studio
9 636 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 490 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 480 (1.95%) Bitbucket
12 463 (1.88%) Subversion
13 414 (1.68%) TeamCity
14 388 (1.57%) Mockito
15 306 (1.24%) WebDriver
16 294 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 278 (1.13%) SpecFlow
18 270 (1.09%) Jasmine
19 265 (1.07%) JMeter
20 264 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 4,946 (20.04%) Finance
2 1,954 (7.92%) Banking
3 1,128 (4.57%) Retail
4 803 (3.25%) Marketing
5 621 (2.52%) Front Office
6 610 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 418 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 351 (1.42%) Legal
9 317 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 267 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 236 (0.96%) Games
12 209 (0.85%) Electronics
13 201 (0.81%) Publishing
14 199 (0.81%) Law
15 152 (0.62%) Back Office
16 143 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 143 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 136 (0.55%) Advertising
18 86 (0.35%) Billing
19 79 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 9,142 (37.05%) Developer
2 2,682 (10.87%) Analyst
3 2,322 (9.41%) Java Developer
4 1,730 (7.01%) Architect
5 1,563 (6.33%) Business Analyst
6 1,383 (5.60%) Project Manager
7 1,221 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 1,209 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 1,131 (4.58%) .NET Developer
10 894 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 853 (3.46%) React Developer
12 816 (3.31%) C# Developer
13 809 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 779 (3.16%) Designer
15 671 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
16 616 (2.50%) Scrum Master
17 591 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
18 574 (2.33%) Python Developer
19 557 (2.26%) Angular Developer
20 537 (2.18%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,185 (12.91%) HTML
2 3,000 (12.16%) .NET
3 2,928 (11.87%) CSS
4 2,437 (9.88%) AngularJS
5 2,090 (8.47%) Web Services
6 1,977 (8.01%) React
7 1,885 (7.64%) REST
8 1,861 (7.54%) Node.js
9 1,805 (7.31%) Spring
10 1,550 (6.28%) RESTful
11 1,271 (5.15%) HTML5
12 1,166 (4.73%) JSON
13 1,066 (4.32%) ASP.NET
14 1,017 (4.12%) SOAP
15 998 (4.04%) XML
16 888 (3.60%) Spring Boot
17 826 (3.35%) Kafka
18 783 (3.17%) jQuery
19 741 (3.00%) CSS3
20 702 (2.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2,023 (8.20%) User Experience
2 1,590 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1,029 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 864 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 469 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 413 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 356 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 340 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 305 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 300 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 292 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 287 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 272 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 268 (1.09%) Derivative
15 218 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
16 187 (0.76%) Cloud Native
17 172 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
18 160 (0.65%) Hedge funds
19 156 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 114 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,317 (9.39%) Linux
2 1,098 (4.45%) Windows
3 914 (3.70%) Unix
4 510 (2.07%) Android
5 479 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 294 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 251 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 198 (0.80%) CentOS
9 158 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 135 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 85 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 78 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (0.19%) Solaris
14 43 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 42 (0.17%) VMS
16 41 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 37 (0.15%) Debian
18 35 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (0.11%) AIX
20 21 (0.085%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,400 (25.94%) Scrum
2 4,955 (20.08%) DevOps
3 4,466 (18.10%) TDD
4 3,218 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2,864 (11.61%) Microservices
6 2,685 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
7 2,414 (9.78%) BDD
8 2,074 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
9 2,044 (8.28%) Kanban
10 1,960 (7.94%) Project Management
11 1,874 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 1,780 (7.21%) Software Engineering
13 1,669 (6.76%) Waterfall
14 1,617 (6.55%) User Stories
15 1,608 (6.52%) Analytics
16 1,503 (6.09%) SDLC
17 1,342 (5.44%) MVC
18 1,298 (5.26%) Front End Development
19 1,280 (5.19%) E-Commerce
20 1,202 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5,795 (23.48%) Java
2 4,847 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 3,675 (14.89%) SQL
4 3,136 (12.71%) C#
5 2,925 (11.85%) Python
6 1,193 (4.83%) Java 8
7 785 (3.18%) TypeScript
8 728 (2.95%) Ruby
9 686 (2.78%) Scala
10 656 (2.66%) PowerShell
11 591 (2.40%) ES6
12 579 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 510 (2.07%) C++
14 449 (1.82%) PHP
15 428 (1.73%) C
16 406 (1.65%) T-SQL
17 332 (1.35%) Shell Script
18 299 (1.21%) PL/SQL
19 266 (1.08%) Perl
20 254 (1.03%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,082 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 1,510 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 1,297 (5.26%) Degree
4 333 (1.35%) ISEB
5 327 (1.33%) ISTQB
6 311 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 308 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 246 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 203 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 179 (0.73%) PMP
11 174 (0.71%) AWS Certification
12 106 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 104 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 103 (0.42%) CISSP
15 88 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 87 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
16 87 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 80 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 63 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 59 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,333 (5.40%) QA
2 298 (1.21%) PMO
3 217 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 151 (0.61%) GDPR
5 98 (0.40%) SLA
6 79 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 67 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 59 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 59 (0.24%) WCAG
9 58 (0.24%) PSD2
10 43 (0.17%) NIST
11 42 (0.17%) NCSC
12 38 (0.15%) COBIT
13 35 (0.14%) MiFID
14 32 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 28 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 25 (0.10%) GxP
17 21 (0.085%) MISRA
18 18 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
18 18 (0.073%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,670 (10.82%) Docker
2 416 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 219 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 118 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 102 (0.41%) HDFS
6 60 (0.24%) vSphere
7 49 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 45 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 26 (0.11%) Firmware
11 25 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 24 (0.097%) XenApp
13 23 (0.093%) Postfix
14 21 (0.085%) XenDesktop
15 20 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 17 (0.069%) Squid
17 16 (0.065%) LXC
17 16 (0.065%) VMware NSX
18 15 (0.061%) vCloud
19 13 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,689 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 1,205 (4.88%) Ansible
3 1,133 (4.59%) Terraform
4 643 (2.61%) Puppet
5 499 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 110 (0.45%) Kibana
7 109 (0.44%) Grafana
8 96 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 91 (0.37%) Packer
10 84 (0.34%) SCCM
11 82 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
12 81 (0.33%) Consul
13 70 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 68 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
15 63 (0.26%) Salt
16 56 (0.23%) Nagios
17 53 (0.21%) logstash
18 51 (0.21%) HP ALM
19 50 (0.20%) ZABBIX
20 43 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2,158 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 1,425 (5.77%) Oracle
3 779 (3.16%) Google
4 663 (2.69%) SAP
5 521 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 485 (1.97%) Atlassian
7 417 (1.69%) Adobe
8 408 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 382 (1.55%) IBM
10 333 (1.35%) VMware
11 290 (1.18%) Tableau
12 274 (1.11%) Splunk
13 221 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 215 (0.87%) MuleSoft
15 162 (0.66%) Cisco
16 144 (0.58%) HP
16 144 (0.58%) Informatica
17 127 (0.51%) hybris
18 120 (0.49%) WSO2
19 106 (0.43%) Pega