Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 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 26,898 21,913 21,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.61% 23.82% 20.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.08% 28.22% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,245 15,503 15,928
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £619 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 179 183
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -2.86% +20.69%
10th Percentile £24.04 £28.00 £30.35
90th Percentile £58.25 £54.70 £56.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% -4.60% +20.83%

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 86,549 77,649 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.61% 84.40% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,159 51,086 57,973
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,114 2,429
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.34%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.38 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% -1.96% +15.91%

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 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 24,752 £475 +5.56% 6,394
UK excluding London +1 13,445 £425 +3.03% 4,103
London 0 13,129 £510 +2.00% 2,718
South East +1 3,797 £450 +5.88% 990
North of England +1 3,465 £425 +6.25% 1,187
Midlands +1 1,968 £425 - 579
Yorkshire +1 1,692 £415 +0.61% 478
North West 0 1,418 £425 +4.94% 627
South West 0 1,383 £425 +6.25% 495
Scotland 0 1,266 £400 - 294
West Midlands +1 1,213 £450 +5.88% 298
East of England +1 1,024 £463 +5.11% 421
East Midlands +2 716 £410 +2.50% 281
Wales 0 457 £438 +8.02% 89
North East 0 394 £433 +9.91% 82
Northern Ireland +3 151 £431 +10.80% 45
Channel Islands -1 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7,127 (26.50%) Scrum
2 6,935 (25.78%) Java
3 6,108 (22.71%) TDD
4 5,648 (21.00%) Finance
5 5,501 (20.45%) JavaScript
6 4,299 (15.98%) DevOps
7 3,973 (14.77%) SQL
8 3,933 (14.62%) Test Automation
9 3,899 (14.50%) HTML
10 3,681 (13.69%) Git (software)
11 3,652 (13.58%) C#
12 3,575 (13.29%) .NET
13 3,567 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
14 3,530 (13.12%) CSS
15 3,485 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
16 3,459 (12.86%) BDD
17 3,148 (11.70%) Jenkins
18 2,936 (10.92%) JIRA
19 2,772 (10.31%) Web Services
20 2,711 (10.08%) AngularJS
21 2,700 (10.04%) Linux
22 2,665 (9.91%) Microservices
23 2,480 (9.22%) Banking
24 2,445 (9.09%) SQL Server
25 2,423 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
26 2,419 (8.99%) Project Management
27 2,363 (8.79%) Python
27 2,363 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
28 2,352 (8.74%) Kanban
29 2,289 (8.51%) 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 1,421 (5.28%) Confluence
2 653 (2.43%) Apache
3 617 (2.29%) CMS
4 580 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 577 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 523 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 418 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 355 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 340 (1.26%) JBoss
10 253 (0.94%) WebLogic
11 245 (0.91%) OpenStack
12 218 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 214 (0.80%) nginx
14 209 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
15 201 (0.75%) IIS
16 194 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 159 (0.59%) Mule
18 110 (0.41%) SAS
18 110 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
19 106 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 477 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 333 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 312 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 307 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 208 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 159 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 133 (0.49%) InVision
8 90 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 83 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 34 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 31 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 19 (0.071%) HipChat
13 16 (0.059%) UserZoom
14 15 (0.056%) Chatbot
15 14 (0.052%) SPSS
16 12 (0.045%) InDesign
17 11 (0.041%) Stata
18 9 (0.033%) CATIA
19 8 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
20 5 (0.019%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 337 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.25%) Magento
3 62 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 37 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 35 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 27 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
9 26 (0.097%) Temenos T24
10 24 (0.089%) NetSuite
10 24 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
10 24 (0.089%) SAP FI
10 24 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 23 (0.086%) SAP CO
11 23 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
12 19 (0.071%) Summit
12 19 (0.071%) thinkFolio
13 18 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
14 17 (0.063%) Eagle PACE
15 16 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3,485 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2,363 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 626 (2.33%) GitHub
4 562 (2.09%) PaaS
5 447 (1.66%) Serverless
6 433 (1.61%) SaaS
7 392 (1.46%) IaaS
8 362 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 329 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 281 (1.04%) npm
11 278 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 258 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
13 255 (0.95%) Office 365
14 241 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
15 178 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 165 (0.61%) OpenShift
17 152 (0.57%) Google Analytics
18 150 (0.56%) Slack
19 136 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 135 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 622 (2.31%) HTTP
2 406 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 365 (1.36%) Firewall
4 355 (1.32%) Internet
5 273 (1.01%) SSL
6 269 (1.00%) DNS
7 216 (0.80%) SMS
8 136 (0.51%) Network Security
9 95 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 87 (0.32%) FTP
11 79 (0.29%) VPN
12 72 (0.27%) WAN
13 71 (0.26%) LAN
14 70 (0.26%) Intranet
15 67 (0.25%) Skype
16 65 (0.24%) DHCP
17 44 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
18 40 (0.15%) SAN
19 36 (0.13%) Unified Communications
20 31 (0.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,445 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1,439 (5.35%) NoSQL
3 1,153 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 1,124 (4.18%) MongoDB
5 1,115 (4.15%) MySQL
6 1,092 (4.06%) Big Data
7 1,062 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 813 (3.02%) Hadoop
9 798 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
10 439 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 415 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 397 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 359 (1.33%) Oracle Database
14 319 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 305 (1.13%) Redis
16 276 (1.03%) HBase
17 271 (1.01%) Power BI
18 236 (0.88%) Apache Hive
19 230 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
20 198 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3,681 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 3,148 (11.70%) Jenkins
3 2,936 (10.92%) JIRA
4 1,660 (6.17%) Selenium
5 1,363 (5.07%) Maven
6 1,211 (4.50%) Cucumber
7 880 (3.27%) JUnit
8 712 (2.65%) Subversion
9 650 (2.42%) TeamCity
10 630 (2.34%) Visual Studio
11 629 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 463 (1.72%) Gradle
13 462 (1.72%) WebDriver
14 414 (1.54%) NUnit
15 413 (1.54%) webpack
16 412 (1.53%) SpecFlow
17 407 (1.51%) Mockito
18 385 (1.43%) Jasmine
19 361 (1.34%) gulp
20 333 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 5,648 (21.00%) Finance
2 2,480 (9.22%) Banking
3 1,235 (4.59%) Retail
4 824 (3.06%) Marketing
5 677 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 531 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 475 (1.77%) Front Office
8 395 (1.47%) Games
9 336 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 335 (1.25%) Legal
11 308 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 302 (1.12%) Publishing
13 229 (0.85%) Back Office
13 229 (0.85%) Electronics
14 227 (0.84%) Law
15 185 (0.69%) Advertising
16 181 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 116 (0.43%) Automotive
18 72 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 64 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10,415 (38.72%) Developer
2 3,328 (12.37%) Analyst
3 2,928 (10.89%) Java Developer
4 2,127 (7.91%) Business Analyst
5 1,805 (6.71%) Architect
6 1,785 (6.64%) Project Manager
7 1,472 (5.47%) .NET Developer
8 1,460 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 1,293 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,185 (4.41%) C# Developer
11 971 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 815 (3.03%) Scrum Master
13 813 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 810 (3.01%) Designer
15 747 (2.78%) Agile Developer
16 700 (2.60%) React Developer
17 699 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
18 664 (2.47%) Test Analyst
19 660 (2.45%) Tester
20 613 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,899 (14.50%) HTML
2 3,575 (13.29%) .NET
3 3,530 (13.12%) CSS
4 2,772 (10.31%) Web Services
5 2,711 (10.08%) AngularJS
6 2,221 (8.26%) Spring
7 2,193 (8.15%) RESTful
8 2,186 (8.13%) REST
9 1,975 (7.34%) Node.js
10 1,828 (6.80%) React
11 1,810 (6.73%) HTML5
12 1,480 (5.50%) ASP.NET
13 1,343 (4.99%) JSON
14 1,305 (4.85%) jQuery
15 1,297 (4.82%) XML
16 1,131 (4.20%) CSS3
17 1,116 (4.15%) SOAP
18 1,004 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
19 972 (3.61%) Hibernate
20 870 (3.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2,224 (8.27%) User Experience
2 1,806 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1,282 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 964 (3.58%) Mobile App
5 647 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 536 (1.99%) Fintech
7 509 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 486 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
9 389 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 371 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 331 (1.23%) Algorithms
12 312 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 275 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 271 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 256 (0.95%) Data Centre
16 239 (0.89%) Derivative
17 224 (0.83%) Public Cloud
18 190 (0.71%) iPad
19 185 (0.69%) Fixed Income
20 154 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,700 (10.04%) Linux
2 1,213 (4.51%) Unix
3 1,127 (4.19%) Windows
4 739 (2.75%) Android
5 668 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 456 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 247 (0.92%) CentOS
8 241 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 166 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 162 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 96 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 84 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 59 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 58 (0.22%) VMS
15 55 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 50 (0.19%) Solaris
17 36 (0.13%) AIX
18 34 (0.13%) Debian
18 34 (0.13%) Windows 7
19 24 (0.089%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,127 (26.50%) Scrum
2 6,108 (22.71%) TDD
3 4,299 (15.98%) DevOps
4 3,933 (14.62%) Test Automation
5 3,567 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
6 3,459 (12.86%) BDD
7 2,665 (9.91%) Microservices
8 2,423 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 2,419 (8.99%) Project Management
10 2,352 (8.74%) Kanban
11 2,164 (8.05%) Waterfall
12 2,155 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
13 2,123 (7.89%) MVC
14 1,960 (7.29%) E-Commerce
15 1,879 (6.99%) Software Engineering
16 1,851 (6.88%) User Stories
17 1,789 (6.65%) SDLC
18 1,750 (6.51%) OO
19 1,537 (5.71%) Open Source
20 1,474 (5.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6,935 (25.78%) Java
2 5,501 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 3,973 (14.77%) SQL
4 3,652 (13.58%) C#
5 2,363 (8.79%) Python
6 1,408 (5.23%) Java 8
7 1,113 (4.14%) Ruby
8 1,040 (3.87%) Scala
9 672 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 527 (1.96%) TypeScript
11 525 (1.95%) PHP
12 502 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 501 (1.86%) ES6
14 490 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 421 (1.57%) Groovy
16 417 (1.55%) C++
17 409 (1.52%) Perl
18 408 (1.52%) C
19 330 (1.23%) Shell Script
20 282 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,015 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 1,656 (6.16%) Degree
3 1,407 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 349 (1.30%) ISEB
5 298 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 297 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 267 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 260 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 255 (0.95%) PMP
10 221 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 155 (0.58%) CISSP
12 154 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 141 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 121 (0.45%) Master's Degree
15 116 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 107 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 101 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
18 91 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
19 82 (0.30%) CISM
20 71 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,678 (6.24%) QA
2 362 (1.35%) PMO
3 341 (1.27%) GDPR
4 186 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 151 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 102 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 98 (0.36%) GCP
8 80 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 60 (0.22%) MiFID
10 59 (0.22%) SLA
11 55 (0.20%) WCAG
12 46 (0.17%) PSD2
13 26 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
14 25 (0.093%) EMIR
15 22 (0.082%) COBIT
15 22 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 20 (0.074%) ISO 9001
17 15 (0.056%) IFRS
18 14 (0.052%) SEPA
18 14 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 2,289 (8.51%) Docker
2 277 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 242 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (0.50%) HDFS
5 121 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 102 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 79 (0.29%) vSphere
8 62 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 56 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 41 (0.15%) vCloud
11 36 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 36 (0.13%) Xen
12 25 (0.093%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.086%) XenApp
14 19 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (0.071%) VMware NSX
15 17 (0.063%) Varnish
16 13 (0.048%) Firmware
17 11 (0.041%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,346 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1,209 (4.49%) Puppet
3 884 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
4 801 (2.98%) Terraform
5 790 (2.94%) Kubernetes
6 210 (0.78%) Kibana
7 193 (0.72%) Grafana
8 169 (0.63%) logstash
9 136 (0.51%) HP ALM
10 124 (0.46%) Salt
11 115 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 101 (0.38%) Packer
13 98 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
14 94 (0.35%) Nagios
14 94 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 81 (0.30%) ZABBIX
16 78 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
17 76 (0.28%) Mesos
18 74 (0.28%) Prometheus
19 67 (0.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,199 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 1,823 (6.78%) Oracle
3 631 (2.35%) Google
4 610 (2.27%) SAP
5 480 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
6 473 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 454 (1.69%) Adobe
8 429 (1.59%) IBM
9 371 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 357 (1.33%) VMware
11 330 (1.23%) Splunk
12 243 (0.90%) HP
13 222 (0.83%) Tableau
14 179 (0.67%) Cisco
15 162 (0.60%) Sitecore
16 155 (0.58%) Cloudera
16 155 (0.58%) hybris
17 144 (0.54%) ServiceNow
18 141 (0.52%) Informatica
19 134 (0.50%) AppDynamics