Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7,224 22,528 28,288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 25.61% 27.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.36% 29.49% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,526 15,562 20,150
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £338 £356 £350
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 234 229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -2.02%
10th Percentile £20.80 £21.42 £21.90
90th Percentile £57.50 £69.00 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -1.16%

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 25,475 76,387 89,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.48% 86.84% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,067 50,073 59,020
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.30% +2.50% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 2,290 2,449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.21 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.39 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.79% +20.00% -16.67%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 6,399 £500 - 2,942
London 0 3,727 £525 - 1,102
UK excluding London 0 3,013 £450 - 2,063
Work from Home 0 1,085 £450 -10.00% 542
South East -1 692 £475 +2.70% 424
North of England -1 691 £450 - 658
South West -2 456 £490 +8.89% 246
Midlands 0 420 £425 -5.56% 300
Scotland -1 401 £433 +1.76% 140
North West 0 319 £439 -2.56% 362
West Midlands 0 306 £438 -7.89% 192
Yorkshire 0 269 £450 - 224
East of England 0 246 £475 +0.53% 193
East Midlands 0 111 £392 -2.13% 107
North East 0 106 £450 +5.88% 72
Wales -1 87 £494 +12.86% 65
Northern Ireland -1 19 £415 -2.35% 39

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 1,972 (27.30%) Java
2 1,821 (25.21%) DevOps
3 1,668 (23.09%) Finance
4 1,647 (22.80%) Scrum
5 1,618 (22.40%) AWS
6 1,506 (20.85%) Azure
7 1,240 (17.17%) JavaScript
8 1,236 (17.11%) Security Cleared
9 1,172 (16.22%) SQL
10 1,121 (15.52%) Python
11 1,040 (14.40%) TDD
12 1,017 (14.08%) Test Automation
13 1,016 (14.06%) Microservices
14 954 (13.21%) SC Cleared
15 929 (12.86%) Public Sector
16 898 (12.43%) Git (software)
17 873 (12.08%) Web Services
18 859 (11.89%) JIRA
19 856 (11.85%) Software Engineering
20 841 (11.64%) Docker
21 803 (11.12%) Jenkins
22 765 (10.59%) Kubernetes
23 743 (10.29%) Microsoft
24 713 (9.87%) HTML
25 709 (9.81%) Banking
26 708 (9.80%) C#
27 687 (9.51%) AngularJS
28 683 (9.45%) React
29 652 (9.03%) .NET
30 647 (8.96%) BDD

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
1 511 (7.07%) Confluence
2 162 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 137 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 122 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 121 (1.67%) Apache
6 88 (1.22%) CMS
7 63 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 62 (0.86%) Mule
9 59 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 50 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 48 (0.66%) JBoss
11 48 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 47 (0.65%) Red Hat Fuse
13 38 (0.53%) IIS
14 33 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 29 (0.40%) SAS
16 22 (0.30%) Appian
16 22 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
17 21 (0.29%) Apache Solr
18 20 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 149 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 83 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 81 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 53 (0.73%) Sketch
7 35 (0.48%) InVision
8 23 (0.32%) Chatbot
9 18 (0.25%) Figma
9 18 (0.25%) Zeplin
10 17 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.17%) Adobe XD
12 10 (0.14%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.055%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.042%) LibreOffice
15 2 (0.028%) InDesign
15 2 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 107 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 14 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 13 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.15%) Magento
8 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 10 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 10 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.12%) ION MarketView
10 9 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.12%) Visualfiles
11 8 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
12 7 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,618 (22.40%) AWS
2 1,506 (20.85%) Azure
3 484 (6.70%) GCP
4 338 (4.68%) Serverless
5 266 (3.68%) GitHub
6 248 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
7 240 (3.32%) Power Platform
8 229 (3.17%) Amazon S3
9 192 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
10 171 (2.37%) PaaS
11 156 (2.16%) OpenShift
12 147 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 137 (1.90%) SaaS
14 131 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
15 125 (1.73%) IaaS
16 112 (1.55%) Office 365
17 103 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
18 81 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
19 80 (1.11%) Slack
20 76 (1.05%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 113 (1.56%) Firewall
2 97 (1.34%) DNS
3 94 (1.30%) HTTP
4 87 (1.20%) SSL
5 72 (1.00%) Skype
6 65 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 51 (0.71%) Internet
8 50 (0.69%) WAN
9 44 (0.61%) HTTPS
10 40 (0.55%) DHCP
11 37 (0.51%) Reverse Proxy
12 27 (0.37%) VoIP
12 27 (0.37%) VPN
13 26 (0.36%) LAN
14 24 (0.33%) Unified Communications
15 23 (0.32%) VLAN
16 21 (0.29%) Wireless
17 18 (0.25%) Network Security
18 13 (0.18%) Broadband
19 12 (0.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 260 (3.60%) MySQL
3 238 (3.29%) MongoDB
4 235 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 233 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 217 (3.00%) NoSQL
7 207 (2.87%) Big Data
8 203 (2.81%) Power BI
9 191 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 127 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
11 126 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 125 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
13 120 (1.66%) Data Lake
14 114 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 97 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 80 (1.11%) Oracle Database
17 76 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 66 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
19 61 (0.84%) RDBMS
20 60 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 898 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 859 (11.89%) JIRA
3 803 (11.12%) Jenkins
4 323 (4.47%) Selenium
5 275 (3.81%) Cucumber
6 271 (3.75%) Maven
7 241 (3.34%) JUnit
8 220 (3.05%) GitLab
9 168 (2.33%) Mockito
10 136 (1.88%) Artifactory
11 120 (1.66%) JMeter
12 110 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 106 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 101 (1.40%) Subversion
15 100 (1.38%) Visual Studio
16 93 (1.29%) Bitbucket
17 92 (1.27%) RStudio
18 84 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 82 (1.14%) Jasmine
20 81 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 1,668 (23.09%) Finance
2 929 (12.86%) Public Sector
3 709 (9.81%) Banking
4 547 (7.57%) Front Office
5 291 (4.03%) Investment Banking
6 237 (3.28%) Marketing
7 196 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 128 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.38%) Electronics
10 97 (1.34%) Retail
11 78 (1.08%) Legal
12 69 (0.96%) Publishing
13 59 (0.82%) Law
14 53 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 52 (0.72%) Back Office
16 51 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 41 (0.57%) Games
17 41 (0.57%) Local Government
18 40 (0.55%) Aerospace
19 30 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,558 (35.41%) Developer
2 726 (10.05%) Java Developer
3 654 (9.05%) Analyst
4 583 (8.07%) Architect
5 431 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 358 (4.96%) Project Manager
7 325 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
8 323 (4.47%) Software Engineer
9 302 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 301 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 298 (4.13%) AWS Developer
12 281 (3.89%) Designer
13 230 (3.18%) .NET Developer
14 226 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
15 213 (2.95%) Python Developer
16 197 (2.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 196 (2.71%) React Developer
18 184 (2.55%) Consultant
19 176 (2.44%) C# Developer
20 174 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (12.08%) Web Services
2 713 (9.87%) HTML
3 687 (9.51%) AngularJS
4 683 (9.45%) React
5 652 (9.03%) .NET
6 636 (8.80%) CSS
7 554 (7.67%) REST
8 547 (7.57%) Spring
9 492 (6.81%) Node.js
10 348 (4.82%) Spring Boot
11 342 (4.73%) RESTful
12 285 (3.95%) HTML5
13 262 (3.63%) JSON
14 261 (3.61%) XML
15 259 (3.59%) Vue.js
16 250 (3.46%) SOAP
17 241 (3.34%) ASP.NET
18 200 (2.77%) Kafka
19 185 (2.56%) .NET Core
20 175 (2.42%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 611 (8.46%) User Experience
2 508 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 476 (6.59%) Fixed Income
4 415 (5.74%) Derivative
5 344 (4.76%) Equities
6 327 (4.53%) Hedge funds
7 307 (4.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 241 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
9 205 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 180 (2.49%) Management Information System
11 158 (2.19%) Public Cloud
12 106 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 103 (1.43%) Virtual Team
14 89 (1.23%) Data Centre
15 88 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 84 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
17 76 (1.05%) Algorithms
18 64 (0.89%) Cloud Native
19 51 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
20 47 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 590 (8.17%) Linux
2 330 (4.57%) Windows
3 291 (4.03%) Unix
4 177 (2.45%) Android
5 146 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 82 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 79 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 79 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (0.80%) CentOS
9 48 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 47 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.32%) Solaris
12 22 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.26%) VMS
13 19 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.22%) AIX
15 12 (0.17%) Debian
16 10 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
17 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,821 (25.21%) DevOps
2 1,647 (22.80%) Scrum
3 1,040 (14.40%) TDD
4 1,017 (14.08%) Test Automation
5 1,016 (14.06%) Microservices
6 856 (11.85%) Software Engineering
7 647 (8.96%) BDD
8 643 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
9 632 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
10 567 (7.85%) Project Management
11 563 (7.79%) Kanban
12 559 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 520 (7.20%) Asset Management
14 507 (7.02%) Migration
15 506 (7.00%) Analytics
16 482 (6.67%) Waterfall
17 478 (6.62%) User Stories
18 475 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
19 458 (6.34%) SDLC
20 428 (5.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,972 (27.30%) Java
2 1,240 (17.17%) JavaScript
3 1,172 (16.22%) SQL
4 1,121 (15.52%) Python
5 708 (9.80%) C#
6 366 (5.07%) Java 8
7 223 (3.09%) Kotlin
8 211 (2.92%) TypeScript
9 206 (2.85%) Scala
10 198 (2.74%) PowerShell
11 159 (2.20%) C
12 156 (2.16%) R
13 132 (1.83%) Bash Shell
14 126 (1.74%) C++
15 124 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 116 (1.61%) PL/SQL
17 106 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 105 (1.45%) Ruby
19 89 (1.23%) PHP
20 88 (1.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,236 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 954 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 374 (5.18%) Degree
4 204 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 137 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 103 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 88 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 77 (1.07%) ISEB
9 50 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 47 (0.65%) CISSP
10 47 (0.65%) DBS Check
11 45 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 42 (0.58%) PMP
13 35 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 32 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
16 31 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 30 (0.42%) CISM
17 30 (0.42%) Master's Degree
18 26 (0.36%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (5.47%) QA
2 93 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 93 (1.29%) PMO
3 74 (1.02%) GDPR
4 50 (0.69%) WCAG
5 45 (0.62%) SLA
6 40 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.43%) COBIT
8 23 (0.32%) NIST
9 22 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 22 (0.30%) NCSC
10 20 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.26%) PCI DSS
12 15 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.12%) GxP
16 8 (0.11%) NIST 800
16 8 (0.11%) P3O
17 6 (0.083%) PMBOK
System Software
1 841 (11.64%) Docker
2 150 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.46%) vSphere
5 31 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.18%) Firmware
8 13 (0.18%) HDFS
9 12 (0.17%) NDS
9 12 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 10 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.069%) NFS
13 5 (0.069%) Postfix
14 4 (0.055%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 4 (0.055%) vCloud
15 3 (0.042%) GridGain
15 3 (0.042%) LXC
Systems Management
1 765 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 420 (5.81%) Terraform
3 318 (4.40%) Ansible
4 172 (2.38%) Puppet
5 145 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 64 (0.89%) Prometheus
7 56 (0.78%) Kibana
8 45 (0.62%) Packer
9 41 (0.57%) Grafana
10 30 (0.42%) logstash
10 30 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 28 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 28 (0.39%) SCCM
13 22 (0.30%) Salt
13 22 (0.30%) Zipkin
14 18 (0.25%) Nagios
14 18 (0.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 17 (0.24%) SCOM
16 14 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 743 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 534 (7.39%) Oracle
3 363 (5.02%) Google
4 233 (3.23%) SAP
5 181 (2.51%) Splunk
6 138 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 123 (1.70%) Databricks
8 122 (1.69%) VMware
9 109 (1.51%) MuleSoft
10 102 (1.41%) AppDynamics
11 96 (1.33%) IBM
12 95 (1.32%) Atlassian
13 92 (1.27%) ServiceNow
14 76 (1.05%) Adobe
15 75 (1.04%) Red Hat
16 67 (0.93%) Tableau
17 63 (0.87%) Cisco
18 54 (0.75%) Informatica
19 52 (0.72%) Talend
20 51 (0.71%) Sybase