Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26,304 22,956 21,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.89% 23.91% 20.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.54% 28.53% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,031 16,337 15,450
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 194
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +21.53%
10th Percentile £24.09 £24.90 £28.33
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £43.63
% change year-on-year +7.78% -4.30% +21.18%

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 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 0 24,140 £475 +5.56% 6,847
London 0 13,141 £500 +3.09% 2,815
UK excluding London +1 12,870 £425 +2.41% 4,456
South East +1 3,743 £450 +5.88% 1,074
North of England +1 3,003 £425 +3.03% 1,306
Midlands +1 1,918 £425 - 610
Yorkshire +1 1,440 £415 -2.35% 535
Scotland -1 1,298 £400 - 278
South West +1 1,277 £413 +5.77% 499
North West 0 1,228 £425 +3.03% 670
West Midlands 0 1,161 £425 - 324
East of England +1 1,098 £450 - 541
East Midlands +2 725 £400 - 286
Wales 0 431 £425 -5.56% 109
North East 0 364 £438 +9.38% 101
Northern Ireland -1 174 £420 +9.09% 39
Channel Islands +3 8 £500 +39.86%
Isle of Man -2 3 £225 -32.84%

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 7,073 (26.89%) Java
2 6,976 (26.52%) Scrum
3 5,983 (22.75%) TDD
4 5,665 (21.54%) Finance
5 5,291 (20.11%) JavaScript
6 3,937 (14.97%) DevOps
7 3,852 (14.64%) SQL
8 3,821 (14.53%) HTML
9 3,760 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3,661 (13.92%) Git (software)
11 3,571 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
12 3,496 (13.29%) C#
13 3,462 (13.16%) BDD
14 3,451 (13.12%) CSS
15 3,390 (12.89%) .NET
16 3,144 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
17 2,976 (11.31%) Jenkins
18 2,864 (10.89%) JIRA
19 2,862 (10.88%) Web Services
20 2,621 (9.96%) Banking
21 2,597 (9.87%) AngularJS
22 2,524 (9.60%) Linux
23 2,378 (9.04%) Project Management
24 2,374 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
25 2,348 (8.93%) Microservices
26 2,327 (8.85%) Kanban
27 2,276 (8.65%) Python
28 2,253 (8.57%) SQL Server
29 2,184 (8.30%) Spring
30 2,181 (8.29%) RESTful

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 1,381 (5.25%) Confluence
2 643 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 624 (2.37%) CMS
4 611 (2.32%) Apache
5 543 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 494 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 427 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 400 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 368 (1.40%) JBoss
10 268 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 267 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 256 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 199 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 199 (0.76%) IIS
14 196 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
15 177 (0.67%) nginx
16 139 (0.53%) Mule
17 133 (0.51%) Apache Solr
18 125 (0.48%) Drupal
19 115 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 454 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 339 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 327 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
4 302 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 220 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 174 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 108 (0.41%) InVision
8 92 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 78 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 44 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 28 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 23 (0.087%) HipChat
13 13 (0.049%) InDesign
14 11 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.042%) Chatbot
14 11 (0.042%) Simulink
15 10 (0.038%) UserZoom
16 9 (0.034%) SPSS
17 6 (0.023%) UXPin
18 5 (0.019%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 314 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.25%) Magento
3 60 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 56 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 56 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 43 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 37 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 34 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 31 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 25 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
10 24 (0.091%) NetSuite
11 22 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 20 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
12 20 (0.076%) SAP ERP
13 18 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
14 15 (0.057%) SAP FI
15 14 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
15 14 (0.053%) SAP CO
15 14 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
16 13 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3,144 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2,005 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 576 (2.19%) PaaS
4 569 (2.16%) GitHub
5 430 (1.63%) SaaS
6 401 (1.52%) Serverless
7 400 (1.52%) IaaS
8 371 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
9 290 (1.10%) Amazon S3
10 270 (1.03%) Office 365
11 265 (1.01%) npm
12 250 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
13 231 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
14 176 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 160 (0.61%) OpenShift
16 158 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
17 153 (0.58%) Google Analytics
18 142 (0.54%) Slack
18 142 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 119 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 575 (2.19%) HTTP
2 371 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 328 (1.25%) Firewall
3 328 (1.25%) Internet
4 230 (0.87%) SSL
5 220 (0.84%) DNS
6 202 (0.77%) SMS
7 129 (0.49%) Network Security
8 82 (0.31%) Kerberos
9 73 (0.28%) Intranet
9 73 (0.28%) VPN
10 72 (0.27%) LAN
10 72 (0.27%) WAN
11 71 (0.27%) FTP
12 67 (0.25%) Skype
13 60 (0.23%) DHCP
14 51 (0.19%) Bluetooth
15 47 (0.18%) SAN
16 45 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
17 38 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,253 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1,530 (5.82%) NoSQL
3 1,212 (4.61%) MongoDB
4 1,126 (4.28%) Relational Database
5 1,055 (4.01%) MySQL
6 1,025 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
7 960 (3.65%) Big Data
8 766 (2.91%) Hadoop
9 680 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 485 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 402 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 385 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 344 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 338 (1.28%) Redis
15 255 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 224 (0.85%) HBase
17 206 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 206 (0.78%) Power BI
18 205 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 204 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3,661 (13.92%) Git (software)
2 2,976 (11.31%) Jenkins
3 2,864 (10.89%) JIRA
4 1,562 (5.94%) Selenium
5 1,408 (5.35%) Maven
6 1,172 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 931 (3.54%) JUnit
8 726 (2.76%) Subversion
9 704 (2.68%) TeamCity
10 554 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 549 (2.09%) Visual Studio
12 487 (1.85%) WebDriver
13 466 (1.77%) Gradle
14 456 (1.73%) Mockito
15 408 (1.55%) NUnit
16 360 (1.37%) Jasmine
17 358 (1.36%) gulp
18 346 (1.32%) webpack
19 343 (1.30%) SoapUI
20 336 (1.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 5,665 (21.54%) Finance
2 2,621 (9.96%) Banking
3 1,131 (4.30%) Retail
4 804 (3.06%) Marketing
5 710 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 627 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 554 (2.11%) Front Office
8 378 (1.44%) Games
9 336 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 315 (1.20%) Retail Banking
11 313 (1.19%) Publishing
12 308 (1.17%) Legal
13 241 (0.92%) Law
14 220 (0.84%) Electronics
15 190 (0.72%) Back Office
16 185 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 167 (0.63%) Advertising
18 116 (0.44%) Automotive
19 80 (0.30%) Billing
20 67 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10,387 (39.49%) Developer
2 3,395 (12.91%) Analyst
3 3,122 (11.87%) Java Developer
4 2,169 (8.25%) Business Analyst
5 1,734 (6.59%) Project Manager
6 1,670 (6.35%) Architect
7 1,480 (5.63%) Senior Developer
8 1,378 (5.24%) .NET Developer
9 1,226 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,160 (4.41%) C# Developer
11 976 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
12 822 (3.13%) Agile Developer
13 806 (3.06%) Designer
14 767 (2.92%) Scrum Master
15 709 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 708 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
17 667 (2.54%) Test Analyst
18 643 (2.44%) Tester
19 593 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
20 586 (2.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,821 (14.53%) HTML
2 3,451 (13.12%) CSS
3 3,390 (12.89%) .NET
4 2,862 (10.88%) Web Services
5 2,597 (9.87%) AngularJS
6 2,184 (8.30%) Spring
7 2,181 (8.29%) RESTful
8 2,118 (8.05%) REST
9 1,822 (6.93%) Node.js
10 1,819 (6.92%) HTML5
11 1,699 (6.46%) React
12 1,381 (5.25%) ASP.NET
13 1,348 (5.12%) JSON
14 1,282 (4.87%) XML
15 1,275 (4.85%) jQuery
16 1,152 (4.38%) SOAP
17 1,107 (4.21%) CSS3
18 972 (3.70%) Hibernate
19 934 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
20 834 (3.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2,146 (8.16%) User Experience
2 1,697 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1,113 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 964 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 648 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 519 (1.97%) Fintech
7 487 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 434 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 390 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 352 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 339 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 318 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 281 (1.07%) Derivative
14 255 (0.97%) Data Centre
15 219 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 219 (0.83%) Public Cloud
16 191 (0.73%) Fixed Income
17 162 (0.62%) Equities
18 158 (0.60%) iPad
19 144 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,524 (9.60%) Linux
2 1,256 (4.77%) Unix
3 1,096 (4.17%) Windows
4 652 (2.48%) Android
5 619 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 395 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 215 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 212 (0.81%) CentOS
9 169 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 129 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 113 (0.43%) Windows 10
12 81 (0.31%) VMS
13 73 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (0.25%) Solaris
15 45 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 44 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 43 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 40 (0.15%) AIX
19 29 (0.11%) CoreOS
20 26 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,976 (26.52%) Scrum
2 5,983 (22.75%) TDD
3 3,937 (14.97%) DevOps
4 3,760 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3,571 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
6 3,462 (13.16%) BDD
7 2,378 (9.04%) Project Management
8 2,374 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 2,348 (8.93%) Microservices
10 2,327 (8.85%) Kanban
11 2,107 (8.01%) Waterfall
12 2,001 (7.61%) MVC
13 1,953 (7.42%) User Stories
14 1,866 (7.09%) E-Commerce
15 1,775 (6.75%) SDLC
16 1,766 (6.71%) Software Engineering
17 1,735 (6.60%) OO
18 1,590 (6.04%) Open Source
19 1,486 (5.65%) Mentoring
20 1,458 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7,073 (26.89%) Java
2 5,291 (20.11%) JavaScript
3 3,852 (14.64%) SQL
4 3,496 (13.29%) C#
5 2,276 (8.65%) Python
6 1,135 (4.31%) Ruby
7 1,081 (4.11%) Scala
8 604 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 518 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 513 (1.95%) PHP
11 469 (1.78%) ES6
12 458 (1.74%) PowerShell
12 458 (1.74%) TypeScript
13 402 (1.53%) Groovy
14 393 (1.49%) C
15 391 (1.49%) C++
16 348 (1.32%) Perl
17 334 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 290 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 258 (0.98%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,836 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1,653 (6.28%) Degree
3 1,251 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 337 (1.28%) ISEB
5 295 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 283 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 262 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 235 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 231 (0.88%) PMP
10 210 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 147 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 141 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 123 (0.47%) CISSP
14 120 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 109 (0.41%) Master's Degree
16 95 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 89 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
18 77 (0.29%) AWS Certification
19 70 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
20 64 (0.24%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,678 (6.38%) QA
2 373 (1.42%) PMO
3 331 (1.26%) GDPR
4 186 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 151 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 122 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 104 (0.40%) MiFID
8 86 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 74 (0.28%) WCAG
10 63 (0.24%) GCP
11 57 (0.22%) SLA
12 43 (0.16%) PSD2
13 24 (0.091%) EMIR
14 23 (0.087%) ISO 9001
15 22 (0.084%) WAI
16 20 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
17 19 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 16 (0.061%) HL7
19 15 (0.057%) IFRS
20 14 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2,108 (8.01%) Docker
2 290 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 226 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (0.47%) HDFS
5 97 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 88 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 56 (0.21%) vSphere
8 54 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 54 (0.21%) vCloud
9 45 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.12%) Firmware
11 21 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.072%) VMware NSX
13 18 (0.068%) Xen
13 18 (0.068%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.061%) VirtualBox
14 16 (0.061%) XenApp
15 12 (0.046%) Postfix
15 12 (0.046%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1,361 (5.17%) Ansible
2 1,219 (4.63%) Puppet
3 886 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
4 650 (2.47%) Kubernetes
5 630 (2.40%) Terraform
6 207 (0.79%) Kibana
7 199 (0.76%) Grafana
8 172 (0.65%) logstash
9 127 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 105 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 100 (0.38%) Salt
12 96 (0.36%) Nagios
13 78 (0.30%) Mesos
14 77 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
15 76 (0.29%) Rancher
16 74 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
17 65 (0.25%) Packer
18 61 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
18 61 (0.23%) Prometheus
19 52 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,023 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1,765 (6.71%) Oracle
3 582 (2.21%) SAP
4 520 (1.98%) Google
5 472 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 435 (1.65%) Adobe
7 432 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 410 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 384 (1.46%) IBM
10 344 (1.31%) VMware
11 284 (1.08%) Splunk
12 268 (1.02%) HP
13 200 (0.76%) Tableau
14 166 (0.63%) Sitecore
15 155 (0.59%) AppDynamics
16 153 (0.58%) Cisco
17 143 (0.54%) MuleSoft
18 142 (0.54%) hybris
19 128 (0.49%) ServiceNow
20 122 (0.46%) Cloudera