Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9,853 17,639 27,823
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 24.33% 24.21% 27.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.21% 28.29% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,989 12,401 19,879
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £350
90th Percentile £656 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 158 195
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +5.62% +2.30%
10th Percentile £21.25 £19.69 £22.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.10 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.02% +9.18% -4.49%

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 34,928 62,346 86,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.58% 87.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,555 41,676 58,409
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,139 1,915 2,115
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.50% -5.94% -2.33%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 8,202 £500 - 3,635
London 0 4,735 £525 - 1,350
UK excluding London 0 3,761 £450 - 2,562
Work from Home +1 2,599 £495 -1.00% 672
North of England 0 986 £450 - 803
South East -1 849 £475 +2.70% 523
Scotland -1 561 £425 -5.56% 197
Midlands 0 521 £428 -5.93% 368
North West +1 473 £450 -2.44% 452
South West -1 455 £500 +11.11% 332
Yorkshire 0 369 £450 - 270
West Midlands 0 352 £427 -10.11% 215
East of England 0 259 £475 +5.56% 223
East Midlands 0 155 £459 +7.94% 151
North East 0 147 £460 +8.24% 81
Wales +1 96 £490 +3.16% 73
Northern Ireland 0 36 £430 +7.50% 48
Isle of Man -1 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 2,312 (23.46%) Java
2 2,205 (22.38%) DevOps
3 2,092 (21.23%) Scrum
4 2,084 (21.15%) Finance
5 1,894 (19.22%) AWS
6 1,747 (17.73%) Azure
7 1,667 (16.92%) JavaScript
8 1,560 (15.83%) SQL
9 1,496 (15.18%) Python
10 1,435 (14.56%) Security Cleared
11 1,309 (13.29%) Microservices
12 1,290 (13.09%) TDD
13 1,274 (12.93%) JIRA
14 1,251 (12.70%) Public Sector
15 1,186 (12.04%) Test Automation
16 1,153 (11.70%) SC Cleared
17 1,111 (11.28%) Software Engineering
18 1,079 (10.95%) Docker
19 1,074 (10.90%) Git (software)
20 1,063 (10.79%) Jenkins
21 997 (10.12%) Kubernetes
22 927 (9.41%) React
23 902 (9.15%) User Experience
24 889 (9.02%) Web Services
25 871 (8.84%) Microsoft
26 847 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
27 835 (8.47%) Banking
28 817 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
29 813 (8.25%) HTML
30 797 (8.09%) Project 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
1 739 (7.50%) Confluence
2 213 (2.16%) Apache
3 159 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 150 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 142 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
6 135 (1.37%) CMS
7 115 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 80 (0.81%) JBoss
9 76 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 69 (0.70%) Mule
11 67 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
11 67 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 59 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 55 (0.56%) IIS
14 44 (0.45%) SAS
15 42 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 34 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 33 (0.33%) nginx
18 31 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
18 31 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 183 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 175 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 130 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 94 (0.95%) Sketch
5 93 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 73 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 68 (0.69%) InVision
8 33 (0.33%) Adobe XD
9 32 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 28 (0.28%) Zeplin
11 22 (0.22%) Chatbot
11 22 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 18 (0.18%) Photoshop
13 16 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 11 (0.11%) Figma
15 9 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
15 9 (0.091%) Marvel
15 9 (0.091%) UserZoom
16 6 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
17 5 (0.051%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 96 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 27 (0.27%) Magento
3 27 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 24 (0.24%) Teamcenter
5 20 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 13 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
9 11 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 11 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
11 9 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.091%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.091%) SAP CRM
11 9 (0.091%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1,894 (19.22%) AWS
2 1,747 (17.73%) Azure
3 593 (6.02%) Serverless
4 536 (5.44%) GCP
5 422 (4.28%) GitHub
6 387 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
7 310 (3.15%) Amazon S3
8 309 (3.14%) Power Platform
9 217 (2.20%) PaaS
10 200 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
11 197 (2.00%) SaaS
12 161 (1.63%) IaaS
13 155 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 155 (1.57%) OpenShift
14 151 (1.53%) Office 365
15 136 (1.38%) Slack
16 128 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
17 105 (1.07%) Azure Functions
18 100 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
19 88 (0.89%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 139 (1.41%) Firewall
2 120 (1.22%) HTTP
3 105 (1.07%) DNS
4 77 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 66 (0.67%) Internet
6 60 (0.61%) DHCP
7 54 (0.55%) SSL
8 48 (0.49%) WAN
9 38 (0.39%) LAN
9 38 (0.39%) VPN
10 33 (0.33%) VLAN
11 32 (0.32%) Skype
12 30 (0.30%) Network Security
13 28 (0.28%) SNMP
14 27 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
14 27 (0.27%) VSAN
15 26 (0.26%) FTP
15 26 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (0.25%) HTTPS
16 25 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 326 (3.31%) MySQL
3 313 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
4 306 (3.11%) Big Data
5 301 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 281 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
7 264 (2.68%) NoSQL
8 244 (2.48%) Power BI
9 242 (2.46%) MongoDB
10 202 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 161 (1.63%) Data Lake
12 156 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
12 156 (1.58%) Hadoop
13 107 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 106 (1.08%) Oracle Database
15 104 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 98 (0.99%) RDBMS
17 95 (0.96%) Tableau
18 86 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
19 80 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,274 (12.93%) JIRA
2 1,074 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 1,063 (10.79%) Jenkins
4 351 (3.56%) Maven
5 345 (3.50%) Selenium
6 274 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 271 (2.75%) GitLab
8 231 (2.34%) JUnit
9 151 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 149 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 142 (1.44%) Bitbucket
12 126 (1.28%) JMeter
13 117 (1.19%) Mockito
14 115 (1.17%) Gradle
15 113 (1.15%) Postman
16 110 (1.12%) Subversion
17 109 (1.11%) Visual Studio
18 101 (1.03%) webpack
19 97 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 88 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 2,084 (21.15%) Finance
2 1,251 (12.70%) Public Sector
3 835 (8.47%) Banking
4 522 (5.30%) Front Office
5 323 (3.28%) Marketing
6 247 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 232 (2.35%) Retail
8 214 (2.17%) Telecoms
9 147 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 113 (1.15%) Law
11 110 (1.12%) Electronics
12 102 (1.04%) Legal
13 89 (0.90%) Publishing
14 80 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 76 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 56 (0.57%) Games
18 50 (0.51%) Advertising
19 48 (0.49%) Back Office
20 41 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,217 (32.65%) Developer
2 858 (8.71%) Analyst
3 845 (8.58%) Architect
4 769 (7.80%) Java Developer
5 579 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 523 (5.31%) Project Manager
7 478 (4.85%) Designer
8 444 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 399 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 396 (4.02%) React Developer
11 366 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 292 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
13 291 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
14 264 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
15 258 (2.62%) .NET Developer
16 253 (2.57%) AWS Developer
17 248 (2.52%) AWS Engineer
18 246 (2.50%) Python Developer
19 236 (2.40%) Consultant
20 226 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (9.41%) React
2 889 (9.02%) Web Services
3 813 (8.25%) HTML
4 770 (7.81%) .NET
5 767 (7.78%) Node.js
6 751 (7.62%) AngularJS
7 722 (7.33%) Spring
8 718 (7.29%) CSS
9 709 (7.20%) REST
10 487 (4.94%) Spring Boot
11 439 (4.46%) RESTful
12 430 (4.36%) JSON
13 364 (3.69%) XML
14 354 (3.59%) HTML5
15 317 (3.22%) Kafka
16 261 (2.65%) SOAP
17 227 (2.30%) Vue.js
18 219 (2.22%) Redux
19 208 (2.11%) .NET Core
20 198 (2.01%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 902 (9.15%) User Experience
2 693 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 307 (3.12%) Mobile App
4 302 (3.07%) Fixed Income
5 278 (2.82%) Derivative
6 273 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
7 221 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 212 (2.15%) Equities
9 191 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 173 (1.76%) Hedge funds
10 173 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 161 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 152 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 152 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 149 (1.51%) Cloud Native
14 141 (1.43%) Virtual Team
15 125 (1.27%) Data Centre
16 107 (1.09%) NHS
17 94 (0.95%) Blog
18 93 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 788 (8.00%) Linux
2 423 (4.29%) Windows
3 338 (3.43%) Unix
4 237 (2.41%) Android
5 224 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 123 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 101 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (0.52%) CentOS
8 51 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 45 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 45 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 44 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 26 (0.26%) Solaris
12 21 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 21 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.19%) AIX
14 12 (0.12%) Debian
14 12 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,205 (22.38%) DevOps
2 2,092 (21.23%) Scrum
3 1,309 (13.29%) Microservices
4 1,290 (13.09%) TDD
5 1,186 (12.04%) Test Automation
6 1,111 (11.28%) Software Engineering
7 847 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
8 817 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 797 (8.09%) Project Management
10 772 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
11 720 (7.31%) BDD
12 685 (6.95%) Kanban
13 657 (6.67%) User Stories
14 654 (6.64%) Waterfall
15 628 (6.37%) Analytics
16 624 (6.33%) SDLC
17 612 (6.21%) Migration
18 588 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
19 539 (5.47%) Project Delivery
20 515 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,312 (23.46%) Java
2 1,667 (16.92%) JavaScript
3 1,560 (15.83%) SQL
4 1,496 (15.18%) Python
5 752 (7.63%) C#
6 422 (4.28%) Java 8
7 396 (4.02%) TypeScript
8 366 (3.71%) Scala
9 331 (3.36%) Kotlin
10 246 (2.50%) C
11 240 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 233 (2.36%) Bash Shell
13 209 (2.12%) PL/SQL
14 199 (2.02%) C++
15 162 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 157 (1.59%) Go
17 144 (1.46%) PHP
18 134 (1.36%) Ruby
19 129 (1.31%) R
20 119 (1.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,435 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 1,153 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 504 (5.12%) Degree
4 232 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 118 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 118 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 99 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 98 (0.99%) ISEB
8 68 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 65 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 62 (0.63%) PMP
11 59 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
12 46 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (0.46%) AWS Certification
14 41 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 40 (0.41%) CISSP
16 39 (0.40%) Master's Degree
17 36 (0.37%) DBS Check
18 34 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
19 30 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 531 (5.39%) QA
2 131 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 111 (1.13%) PMO
4 90 (0.91%) GDPR
5 78 (0.79%) SLA
6 50 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 47 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 47 (0.48%) WCAG
8 34 (0.35%) NIST
9 29 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 27 (0.27%) NCSC
11 21 (0.21%) COBIT
12 16 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
12 16 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.15%) MiFID
13 15 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 10 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.091%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.081%) GxP
System Software
1 1,079 (10.95%) Docker
2 160 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 123 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (0.47%) VMware NSX
5 44 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.42%) HDFS
7 38 (0.39%) vSphere
8 24 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.21%) GlusterFS
10 17 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 16 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.14%) Firmware
13 11 (0.11%) Hyper-V
14 9 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.091%) NFS
15 7 (0.071%) NDS
15 7 (0.071%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 7 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.071%) Time Sharing Option
16 6 (0.061%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 997 (10.12%) Kubernetes
2 659 (6.69%) Terraform
3 464 (4.71%) Ansible
4 198 (2.01%) Puppet
5 122 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (1.08%) Grafana
7 100 (1.01%) Prometheus
8 69 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
9 63 (0.64%) Kibana
10 35 (0.36%) Packer
11 30 (0.30%) vCenter Server
12 28 (0.28%) vRealize
13 26 (0.26%) Salt
13 26 (0.26%) ZABBIX
14 25 (0.25%) SCCM
15 21 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (0.19%) HP ALM
17 18 (0.18%) Consul
17 18 (0.18%) logstash
18 15 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 871 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 649 (6.59%) Oracle
3 316 (3.21%) Google
4 296 (3.00%) SAP
5 256 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 234 (2.37%) Splunk
7 194 (1.97%) Atlassian
8 186 (1.89%) MuleSoft
9 169 (1.72%) VMware
10 144 (1.46%) Adobe
11 140 (1.42%) IBM
12 132 (1.34%) ServiceNow
13 124 (1.26%) Databricks
14 110 (1.12%) AppDynamics
15 95 (0.96%) Cisco
16 94 (0.95%) Red Hat
17 66 (0.67%) Informatica
18 65 (0.66%) Sybase
19 63 (0.64%) webMethods
20 58 (0.59%) HP