Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 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 24690 24157 20577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.85% 22.92% 18.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.41% 27.32% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17765 17298 14649
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 177 182
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28.00 £26.55 £25.08
90th Percentile £53.75 £59.31 £54.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%

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 83965 88431 93010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.89% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55772 58485 60230
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2317 2698
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +7.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

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 October 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 22 October 2017.

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 October 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 22684 £475 +5.56% 2784
London -1 12388 £500 +5.26% 1164
UK excluding London 0 11995 £425 +1.19% 1750
South East +1 3473 £450 +5.88% 469
North of England 0 2623 £420 -1.18% 561
Midlands +1 1719 £425 +1.19% 221
East of England +1 1269 £450 +4.05% 203
Scotland 0 1253 £400 +5.96% 87
South West +2 1199 £400 +3.23% 166
North West 0 1175 £425 +1.19% 253
Yorkshire +1 1161 £420 -1.18% 264
West Midlands 0 998 £425 +3.03% 113
East Midlands +1 700 £420 -1.18% 106
Wales 0 320 £400 -11.11% 41
North East +5 293 £400 -5.88% 44
Northern Ireland -2 184 £413 +7.14% 2
Channel Islands +6 13 £500 +36.99%
Isle of Man 0 3 £225 -60.87%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6928 (28.06%) Java
2 6913 (28.00%) Scrum
3 5727 (23.20%) TDD
4 5553 (22.49%) Finance
5 5141 (20.82%) JavaScript
6 4030 (16.32%) HTML
7 3967 (16.07%) SQL
8 3634 (14.72%) CSS
9 3435 (13.91%) Test Automation
10 3398 (13.76%) Git (software)
11 3362 (13.62%) DevOps
12 3287 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
13 3135 (12.70%) C#
14 3028 (12.26%) .NET
15 2990 (12.11%) BDD
16 2888 (11.70%) Banking
17 2786 (11.28%) AngularJS
18 2687 (10.88%) JIRA
19 2645 (10.71%) Jenkins
20 2567 (10.40%) Web Services
21 2448 (9.91%) Linux
22 2387 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
23 2203 (8.92%) Spring
24 2194 (8.89%) Python
25 2153 (8.72%) Project Management
26 2105 (8.53%) Kanban
27 2097 (8.49%) RESTful
28 2077 (8.41%) REST
29 2004 (8.12%) HTML5
30 1971 (7.98%) 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 1196 (4.84%) Confluence
2 537 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 536 (2.17%) CMS
4 523 (2.12%) Apache
5 505 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 464 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 404 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 386 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 364 (1.47%) JBoss
10 309 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 267 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 237 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 172 (0.70%) Drupal
14 171 (0.69%) IIS
15 167 (0.68%) Apache Solr
16 166 (0.67%) nginx
17 162 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
18 158 (0.64%) Mule
19 143 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 94 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 469 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 344 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 328 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 298 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 199 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 192 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 109 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 91 (0.37%) InVision
9 76 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 53 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 40 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
12 27 (0.11%) Simulink
13 22 (0.089%) HipChat
14 20 (0.081%) InDesign
15 11 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
15 11 (0.045%) SPSS
16 10 (0.041%) Chatbot
17 9 (0.036%) UXPin
18 7 (0.028%) Mingle
19 5 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 291 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 73 (0.30%) Magento
4 60 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 49 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 48 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 45 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 36 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 34 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
10 26 (0.11%) Temenos T24
11 24 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
12 21 (0.085%) ION MarketView
13 18 (0.073%) SAP ERP
14 17 (0.069%) Endur
15 15 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
15 15 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
15 15 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
16 14 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
16 14 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
17 13 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2387 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1371 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 486 (1.97%) GitHub
4 444 (1.80%) PaaS
5 332 (1.34%) SaaS
6 276 (1.12%) IaaS
7 266 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 258 (1.04%) Office 365
9 253 (1.02%) Serverless
10 245 (0.99%) npm
11 183 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 169 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 158 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
14 140 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
15 129 (0.52%) OpenShift
16 111 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
17 108 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
18 94 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 87 (0.35%) Google Analytics
20 82 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 590 (2.39%) HTTP
2 319 (1.29%) Internet
3 283 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 214 (0.87%) Firewall
5 204 (0.83%) SSL
6 164 (0.66%) DNS
7 154 (0.62%) SMS
8 103 (0.42%) LDAP
9 96 (0.39%) Intranet
10 91 (0.37%) WAN
11 90 (0.36%) LAN
12 82 (0.33%) Network Security
13 75 (0.30%) VPN
14 58 (0.23%) Kerberos
14 58 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (0.20%) Bluetooth
15 50 (0.20%) SAN
15 50 (0.20%) Skype
16 40 (0.16%) HTTPS
17 39 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1954 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 1435 (5.81%) NoSQL
3 1292 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 1139 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 1041 (4.22%) Big Data
6 1013 (4.10%) MySQL
7 881 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 876 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
9 667 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 492 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 393 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 372 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 339 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 284 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 261 (1.06%) HBase
16 244 (0.99%) Redis
17 240 (0.97%) Apache Hive
18 203 (0.82%) DB2
19 174 (0.70%) Power BI
20 162 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3398 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 2687 (10.88%) JIRA
3 2645 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 1320 (5.35%) Selenium
5 1231 (4.99%) Maven
6 991 (4.01%) Cucumber
7 853 (3.45%) JUnit
8 846 (3.43%) Subversion
9 605 (2.45%) TeamCity
10 592 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 515 (2.09%) Visual Studio
12 468 (1.90%) WebDriver
13 422 (1.71%) gulp
14 401 (1.62%) Grunt
15 394 (1.60%) Mockito
16 392 (1.59%) Jasmine
17 370 (1.50%) Gradle
18 306 (1.24%) IntelliJ
19 304 (1.23%) NUnit
20 303 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 5553 (22.49%) Finance
2 2888 (11.70%) Banking
3 1117 (4.52%) Retail
4 982 (3.98%) Marketing
5 932 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 828 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 809 (3.28%) Front Office
8 545 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 471 (1.91%) Electronics
10 333 (1.35%) Publishing
11 309 (1.25%) Retail Banking
12 293 (1.19%) Games
13 255 (1.03%) Legal
14 214 (0.87%) Financial Institution
15 200 (0.81%) Back Office
16 177 (0.72%) Law
17 146 (0.59%) Advertising
18 111 (0.45%) Automotive
19 88 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 75 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10722 (43.43%) Developer
2 3246 (13.15%) Java Developer
3 3160 (12.80%) Analyst
4 1973 (7.99%) Business Analyst
5 1556 (6.30%) Project Manager
6 1514 (6.13%) Senior Developer
7 1422 (5.76%) Architect
8 1343 (5.44%) .NET Developer
9 1114 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 1043 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 985 (3.99%) Agile Developer
12 941 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 778 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 768 (3.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 720 (2.92%) Designer
16 710 (2.88%) Angular Developer
17 628 (2.54%) Tester
18 615 (2.49%) Test Analyst
19 601 (2.43%) Scrum Master
20 597 (2.42%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4030 (16.32%) HTML
2 3634 (14.72%) CSS
3 3028 (12.26%) .NET
4 2786 (11.28%) AngularJS
5 2567 (10.40%) Web Services
6 2203 (8.92%) Spring
7 2097 (8.49%) RESTful
8 2077 (8.41%) REST
9 2004 (8.12%) HTML5
10 1851 (7.50%) Node.js
11 1645 (6.66%) React
12 1632 (6.61%) JSON
13 1452 (5.88%) XML
14 1264 (5.12%) ASP.NET
15 1221 (4.95%) CSS3
16 1193 (4.83%) jQuery
17 1072 (4.34%) SOAP
18 916 (3.71%) Hibernate
19 735 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
20 727 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1971 (7.98%) User Experience
2 1539 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1097 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 903 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 633 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 448 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 445 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 418 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 400 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 385 (1.56%) Derivative
11 371 (1.50%) Management Information System
12 347 (1.41%) Fintech
13 309 (1.25%) Fixed Income
14 259 (1.05%) Algorithms
15 238 (0.96%) Data Centre
16 227 (0.92%) Equities
17 169 (0.68%) Social Media
18 157 (0.64%) PMI
19 146 (0.59%) iPad
20 136 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2448 (9.91%) Linux
2 1139 (4.61%) Unix
3 1086 (4.40%) Windows
4 629 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 614 (2.49%) Android
6 372 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 178 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 160 (0.65%) CentOS
9 144 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 117 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 113 (0.46%) Solaris
12 85 (0.34%) AIX
13 83 (0.34%) Windows 10
14 69 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 64 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 56 (0.23%) VMS
17 50 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 43 (0.17%) Windows 7
19 30 (0.12%) CoreOS
20 25 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6913 (28.00%) Scrum
2 5727 (23.20%) TDD
3 3435 (13.91%) Test Automation
4 3362 (13.62%) DevOps
5 3287 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
6 2990 (12.11%) BDD
7 2153 (8.72%) Project Management
8 2105 (8.53%) Kanban
9 1965 (7.96%) Microservices
10 1962 (7.95%) MVC
11 1946 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 1910 (7.74%) Waterfall
13 1765 (7.15%) OO
14 1685 (6.82%) User Stories
15 1670 (6.76%) SDLC
16 1656 (6.71%) Software Engineering
17 1559 (6.31%) Open Source
18 1549 (6.27%) E-Commerce
19 1305 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
20 1275 (5.16%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 6928 (28.06%) Java
2 5141 (20.82%) JavaScript
3 3967 (16.07%) SQL
4 3135 (12.70%) C#
5 2194 (8.89%) Python
6 1186 (4.80%) Scala
7 1009 (4.09%) Ruby
8 553 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 532 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 530 (2.15%) PHP
11 476 (1.93%) C++
12 408 (1.65%) TypeScript
13 403 (1.63%) PowerShell
14 371 (1.50%) ES6
15 355 (1.44%) C
16 350 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 341 (1.38%) PL/SQL
18 332 (1.34%) Groovy
19 328 (1.33%) Perl
20 295 (1.19%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1710 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 1468 (5.95%) Degree
3 1195 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 417 (1.69%) ISEB
5 305 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 276 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 264 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 256 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 227 (0.92%) PMP
10 222 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 114 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 112 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 109 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 94 (0.38%) CISSP
15 90 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 67 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
17 64 (0.26%) Master's Degree
18 62 (0.25%) CISM
19 55 (0.22%) AWS Certification
20 51 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1416 (5.74%) QA
2 327 (1.32%) PMO
3 257 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 224 (0.91%) GDPR
5 196 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 179 (0.72%) MiFID
7 89 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 85 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 76 (0.31%) WCAG
10 60 (0.24%) SLA
11 58 (0.23%) EMIR
12 41 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
13 38 (0.15%) WAI
14 34 (0.14%) PSD2
15 31 (0.13%) JSP 440
16 27 (0.11%) COBIT
16 27 (0.11%) GCP
17 22 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 18 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 15 (0.061%) HL7
System Software
1 1713 (6.94%) Docker
2 219 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 216 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (0.51%) HDFS
5 82 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 68 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 67 (0.27%) vCloud
8 62 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 49 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 37 (0.15%) Xen
11 32 (0.13%) vSphere
12 28 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 26 (0.11%) Firmware
14 23 (0.093%) VMware NSX
15 22 (0.089%) VirtualBox
16 16 (0.065%) NFS
17 15 (0.061%) KVM
17 15 (0.061%) Squid
18 14 (0.057%) iptables
18 14 (0.057%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1131 (4.58%) Puppet
2 1096 (4.44%) Ansible
3 756 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 489 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 441 (1.79%) Terraform
6 166 (0.67%) Kibana
7 164 (0.66%) logstash
8 145 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 130 (0.53%) Grafana
10 96 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 89 (0.36%) Nagios
12 77 (0.31%) Mesos
13 75 (0.30%) Rancher
14 73 (0.30%) Salt
15 66 (0.27%) SCCM
16 64 (0.26%) Packer
17 53 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
17 53 (0.21%) Oozie
18 49 (0.20%) Prometheus
19 45 (0.18%) Consul
Vendors
1 1954 (7.91%) Oracle
2 1941 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 810 (3.28%) SAP
4 398 (1.61%) IBM
5 392 (1.59%) Google
6 364 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 359 (1.45%) VMware
8 352 (1.43%) Atlassian
9 351 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 344 (1.39%) Adobe
11 288 (1.17%) HP
12 212 (0.86%) Splunk
13 194 (0.79%) WSO2
14 190 (0.77%) Tableau
15 181 (0.73%) Sitecore
16 164 (0.66%) TIBCO
17 158 (0.64%) hybris
18 145 (0.59%) Cloudera
19 139 (0.56%) Sybase
20 137 (0.55%) Apple