Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 23375 23797 19334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.40% 21.94% 17.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.93% 26.28% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16563 17150 13670
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 176 154
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £38.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +10.00% +10.39%
10th Percentile £28.00 £29.65 £26.14
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.50 £51.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year - +8.28% +12.14%

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80806 90546 91791
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.35% 83.49% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53021 59806 58575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1994 2206 2634
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 21657 £472 +4.94% 3482
London 0 11581 £500 +5.26% 1575
UK excluding London 0 11448 £425 - 2120
South East 0 3369 £446 +4.94% 538
North of England 0 2777 £413 -2.94% 648
Midlands 0 1514 £425 - 258
Yorkshire +1 1277 £420 -1.18% 255
South West +2 1209 £400 - 233
North West 0 1182 £410 -3.53% 348
East of England +2 1166 £450 +5.88% 226
Scotland +1 987 £400 +5.26% 167
West Midlands 0 859 £425 +2.41% 142
East Midlands +1 629 £425 - 115
Wales 0 336 £375 -6.25% 39
North East +7 324 £400 -2.44% 45
Northern Ireland +1 133 £413 +13.79% 10
Channel Islands +7 14 £400 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 6684 (28.59%) Scrum
2 6483 (27.73%) Java
3 5495 (23.51%) TDD
4 5042 (21.57%) Finance
5 4957 (21.21%) JavaScript
6 3986 (17.05%) HTML
7 3845 (16.45%) SQL
8 3643 (15.59%) CSS
9 3295 (14.10%) Test Automation
10 3289 (14.07%) DevOps
11 3104 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
12 3037 (12.99%) Git (software)
13 2959 (12.66%) C#
14 2913 (12.46%) .NET
15 2766 (11.83%) BDD
16 2713 (11.61%) AngularJS
17 2663 (11.39%) Banking
18 2525 (10.80%) JIRA
19 2498 (10.69%) Jenkins
20 2433 (10.41%) Linux
21 2204 (9.43%) Web Services
22 2185 (9.35%) Python
23 2085 (8.92%) Spring
24 2036 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
25 2031 (8.69%) Project Management
26 2006 (8.58%) HTML5
27 1983 (8.48%) MVC
28 1975 (8.45%) REST
29 1944 (8.32%) Oracle
30 1910 (8.17%) Kanban

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 1067 (4.56%) Confluence
2 530 (2.27%) Apache
3 514 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 509 (2.18%) CMS
5 479 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 395 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 388 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 366 (1.57%) JBoss
9 350 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 291 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 256 (1.10%) WebLogic
12 214 (0.92%) OpenStack
13 180 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
14 159 (0.68%) Drupal
15 156 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 155 (0.66%) nginx
17 154 (0.66%) Mule
18 146 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 136 (0.58%) IIS
20 100 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 423 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 325 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 313 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 269 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 194 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 166 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 109 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 82 (0.35%) InVision
9 75 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 70 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 35 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 19 (0.081%) InDesign
13 17 (0.073%) Simulink
14 13 (0.056%) SPSS
14 13 (0.056%) UXPin
15 12 (0.051%) HipChat
16 8 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
16 8 (0.034%) Mingle
17 7 (0.030%) Chatbot
18 6 (0.026%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 284 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.32%) Magento
3 55 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 53 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 46 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 41 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 33 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 26 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 22 (0.094%) ION MarketView
10 21 (0.090%) Endur
10 21 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
11 20 (0.086%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 20 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
14 14 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
14 14 (0.060%) SAP HR
15 13 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
15 13 (0.056%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2036 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1248 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 477 (2.04%) GitHub
4 418 (1.79%) PaaS
5 272 (1.16%) SaaS
6 250 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
7 245 (1.05%) IaaS
8 243 (1.04%) Office 365
9 162 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 160 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 159 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 137 (0.59%) OpenShift
13 100 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 92 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
15 88 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 82 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
17 76 (0.33%) Google Analytics
18 68 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 61 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
20 60 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 633 (2.71%) HTTP
2 322 (1.38%) Internet
3 232 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 220 (0.94%) SSL
5 197 (0.84%) Firewall
6 169 (0.72%) DNS
7 116 (0.50%) LDAP
8 93 (0.40%) SMS
9 84 (0.36%) Intranet
10 83 (0.36%) WAN
11 78 (0.33%) VPN
12 77 (0.33%) LAN
13 62 (0.27%) Kerberos
14 60 (0.26%) Network Security
15 53 (0.23%) Skype
16 44 (0.19%) SAN
17 38 (0.16%) HTTPS
18 37 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
19 28 (0.12%) SSH
20 27 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1872 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 1257 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 1250 (5.35%) MongoDB
4 1114 (4.77%) Relational Database
5 1013 (4.33%) Big Data
6 945 (4.04%) MySQL
7 891 (3.81%) Hadoop
8 791 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
9 634 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
10 419 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 415 (1.78%) Oracle Database
12 357 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 315 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 285 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 264 (1.13%) HBase
16 251 (1.07%) Apache Hive
17 199 (0.85%) Redis
18 182 (0.78%) DB2
19 175 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
20 170 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3037 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 2525 (10.80%) JIRA
3 2498 (10.69%) Jenkins
4 1318 (5.64%) Selenium
5 1025 (4.39%) Maven
6 941 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 812 (3.47%) Subversion
8 797 (3.41%) JUnit
9 673 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 511 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 503 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 451 (1.93%) WebDriver
13 383 (1.64%) gulp
14 379 (1.62%) Grunt
15 344 (1.47%) Jasmine
16 330 (1.41%) Gradle
17 295 (1.26%) IntelliJ
18 291 (1.24%) Mockito
19 274 (1.17%) Eclipse
19 274 (1.17%) SoapUI
General
1 5042 (21.57%) Finance
2 2663 (11.39%) Banking
3 1199 (5.13%) Retail
4 995 (4.26%) Marketing
5 855 (3.66%) Investment Banking
6 764 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 716 (3.06%) Front Office
8 547 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 485 (2.07%) Electronics
10 327 (1.40%) Publishing
11 272 (1.16%) Games
12 253 (1.08%) Legal
13 230 (0.98%) Back Office
14 196 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 194 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 175 (0.75%) Law
17 149 (0.64%) Advertising
18 87 (0.37%) Automotive
19 85 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 75 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10199 (43.63%) Developer
2 2965 (12.68%) Java Developer
3 2886 (12.35%) Analyst
4 1810 (7.74%) Business Analyst
5 1470 (6.29%) Project Manager
6 1438 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 1349 (5.77%) Architect
8 1320 (5.65%) .NET Developer
9 1040 (4.45%) C# Developer
10 1008 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
11 970 (4.15%) Agile Developer
12 843 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 838 (3.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 714 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
15 692 (2.96%) Designer
16 688 (2.94%) Angular Developer
17 621 (2.66%) Consultant
18 620 (2.65%) Tester
19 588 (2.52%) C# .NET Developer
20 564 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3986 (17.05%) HTML
2 3643 (15.59%) CSS
3 2913 (12.46%) .NET
4 2713 (11.61%) AngularJS
5 2204 (9.43%) Web Services
6 2085 (8.92%) Spring
7 2006 (8.58%) HTML5
8 1975 (8.45%) REST
9 1826 (7.81%) Node.js
10 1820 (7.79%) RESTful
11 1619 (6.93%) JSON
12 1517 (6.49%) XML
13 1435 (6.14%) React
14 1278 (5.47%) CSS3
15 1240 (5.30%) ASP.NET
16 1209 (5.17%) jQuery
17 978 (4.18%) SOAP
18 768 (3.29%) Hibernate
19 722 (3.09%) J2EE
20 699 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1893 (8.10%) User Experience
2 1536 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1127 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 812 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 620 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 384 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 382 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 371 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 357 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 347 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 337 (1.44%) Derivative
12 321 (1.37%) Fixed Income
13 263 (1.13%) Fintech
14 234 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 218 (0.93%) Equities
16 207 (0.89%) Algorithms
17 176 (0.75%) PMI
18 145 (0.62%) iPad
19 137 (0.59%) Social Media
20 123 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2433 (10.41%) Linux
2 1118 (4.78%) Unix
3 1018 (4.36%) Windows
4 578 (2.47%) Android
5 575 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 386 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 189 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 168 (0.72%) CentOS
9 163 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 115 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 108 (0.46%) Solaris
12 85 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 84 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 74 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 69 (0.30%) AIX
16 50 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (0.16%) Windows 7
18 30 (0.13%) VMS
19 27 (0.12%) CoreOS
20 20 (0.086%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6684 (28.59%) Scrum
2 5495 (23.51%) TDD
3 3295 (14.10%) Test Automation
4 3289 (14.07%) DevOps
5 3104 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
6 2766 (11.83%) BDD
7 2031 (8.69%) Project Management
8 1983 (8.48%) MVC
9 1910 (8.17%) Kanban
10 1869 (8.00%) Microservices
11 1815 (7.76%) Waterfall
12 1707 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 1597 (6.83%) OO
14 1576 (6.74%) Software Engineering
15 1557 (6.66%) User Stories
16 1529 (6.54%) Open Source
17 1506 (6.44%) E-Commerce
17 1506 (6.44%) SDLC
18 1305 (5.58%) Front End Development
19 1286 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6483 (27.73%) Java
2 4957 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 3845 (16.45%) SQL
4 2959 (12.66%) C#
5 2185 (9.35%) Python
6 1242 (5.31%) Scala
7 1020 (4.36%) Ruby
8 509 (2.18%) C++
9 486 (2.08%) PHP
10 480 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 473 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 359 (1.54%) PowerShell
12 359 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 350 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 349 (1.49%) Perl
15 341 (1.46%) C
16 339 (1.45%) PL/SQL
17 306 (1.31%) Groovy
18 303 (1.30%) ES6
19 273 (1.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 1781 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 1410 (6.03%) Degree
3 1258 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 443 (1.90%) ISEB
5 293 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 270 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 269 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 253 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 242 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 214 (0.92%) PMP
11 116 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 105 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 92 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 90 (0.39%) CISSP
15 74 (0.32%) Master's Degree
16 71 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
17 59 (0.25%) CISM
18 52 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
19 45 (0.19%) AWS Certification
20 42 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1345 (5.75%) QA
2 288 (1.23%) PMO
3 268 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 202 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 171 (0.73%) MiFID
6 147 (0.63%) GDPR
7 105 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 65 (0.28%) EMIR
9 64 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 63 (0.27%) WCAG
11 56 (0.24%) SLA
12 50 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
13 34 (0.15%) WAI
14 31 (0.13%) JSP 440
15 25 (0.11%) COBIT
16 19 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 16 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 16 (0.068%) NIST 800
18 15 (0.064%) ISO 20022
19 12 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 1544 (6.61%) Docker
2 208 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 121 (0.52%) HDFS
5 79 (0.34%) Apache Flume
6 77 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 59 (0.25%) vCloud
9 50 (0.21%) vSphere
10 45 (0.19%) Xen
11 40 (0.17%) Hyper-V
12 35 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 25 (0.11%) NFS
15 22 (0.094%) VirtualBox
16 19 (0.081%) KVM
16 19 (0.081%) Squid
17 18 (0.077%) Postfix
18 12 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
19 11 (0.047%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1073 (4.59%) Puppet
2 971 (4.15%) Ansible
3 703 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 440 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 389 (1.66%) Terraform
6 159 (0.68%) logstash
7 143 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 141 (0.60%) Kibana
9 90 (0.39%) Grafana
10 80 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 72 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 72 (0.31%) Nagios
12 62 (0.27%) Mesos
12 62 (0.27%) Rancher
13 60 (0.26%) Salt
14 58 (0.25%) Packer
15 54 (0.23%) SCCM
16 49 (0.21%) Oozie
17 44 (0.19%) HAProxy
17 44 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1944 (8.32%) Oracle
2 1858 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 814 (3.48%) SAP
4 407 (1.74%) Google
5 396 (1.69%) IBM
6 387 (1.66%) VMware
7 352 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 348 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 327 (1.40%) Adobe
10 305 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 274 (1.17%) HP
12 199 (0.85%) WSO2
13 188 (0.80%) Splunk
14 179 (0.77%) hybris
15 168 (0.72%) Cloudera
16 162 (0.69%) Tableau
17 161 (0.69%) Sitecore
18 152 (0.65%) Sybase
19 149 (0.64%) Informatica
20 145 (0.62%) TIBCO