Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 22,747 7,742 21,347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 27.02% 24.83% 25.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.32% 28.50% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,336 5,618 14,732
10th Percentile £385 £350 £356
25th Percentile £445 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £581
90th Percentile £700 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.61% +0.06% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 62 183
10th Percentile £23.58 £19.56 £19.78
25th Percentile £40.06 £21.38 £34.63
Median hourly rate £54.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £65.13 £53.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £72.41 £57.50 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.25 £43.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year +30.06% -5.98% +8.24%

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 75,024 27,163 73,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.10% 87.12% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,140 18,394 49,366
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £378 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £443 £438
% change year-on-year +3.95% +1.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,689 776 2,168
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.88 £11.57
25th Percentile £14.55 £15.50 £14.84
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% +2.27% +14.29%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 19 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 19 October 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 18,163 £525 +5.00% 5,569
London +1 10,498 £550 +4.76% 2,337
UK excluding London 0 8,124 £480 +6.61% 3,579
Work from Home +1 6,271 £525 +10.53% 1,176
North of England 0 1,910 £490 +8.89% 1,058
South East +1 1,869 £500 +5.26% 786
Scotland +1 1,474 £450 +2.27% 239
Midlands 0 1,170 £498 +16.51% 623
South West +1 951 £493 +3.73% 411
North West +1 928 £475 +5.56% 584
West Midlands 0 896 £500 +14.29% 404
Yorkshire 0 832 £500 +11.11% 339
East of England -1 513 £488 +2.63% 335
East Midlands -2 256 £463 +15.63% 218
Wales 0 211 £475 -5.00% 104
North East 0 167 £495 +4.21% 135
Northern Ireland +7 43 £475 +14.46% 30
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 5,398 (23.73%) Scrum
2 5,381 (23.66%) Social Skills
3 4,975 (21.87%) Finance
4 4,855 (21.34%) DevOps
5 4,330 (19.04%) Azure
6 4,220 (18.55%) Java
7 3,692 (16.23%) AWS
8 3,429 (15.07%) SQL
9 3,185 (14.00%) JavaScript
10 3,019 (13.27%) JIRA
11 2,760 (12.13%) TDD
12 2,668 (11.73%) Microservices
13 2,555 (11.23%) Python
14 2,544 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 2,497 (10.98%) Test Automation
16 2,430 (10.68%) Software Engineering
17 2,382 (10.47%) Git (software)
18 2,286 (10.05%) Public Sector
19 2,198 (9.66%) Project Management
20 2,197 (9.66%) Docker
21 2,097 (9.22%) Security Cleared
22 2,086 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
23 2,083 (9.16%) Kubernetes
24 2,048 (9.00%) React
25 2,030 (8.92%) Microsoft
26 1,960 (8.62%) Jenkins
27 1,916 (8.42%) C#
28 1,903 (8.37%) Banking
29 1,860 (8.18%) Waterfall
30 1,826 (8.03%) .NET

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 1,581 (6.95%) Confluence
2 417 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 365 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 360 (1.58%) CMS
5 282 (1.24%) Apache
6 220 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 145 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 129 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 126 (0.55%) SAS
10 98 (0.43%) IIS
11 95 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
12 90 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 86 (0.38%) JBoss
14 85 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 81 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
16 67 (0.29%) nginx
17 53 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
18 52 (0.23%) Drupal
19 48 (0.21%) Mule
20 44 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 411 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 362 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 248 (1.09%) Sketch
4 235 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 226 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 193 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 147 (0.65%) InVision
8 132 (0.58%) Figma
9 67 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 67 (0.29%) Zeplin
10 47 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 45 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 44 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 43 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
14 39 (0.17%) Marvel
15 32 (0.14%) Adobe XD
16 12 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (0.048%) Open Workbench
18 7 (0.031%) Oracle Smart View
19 6 (0.026%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 154 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 66 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 56 (0.25%) Magento
5 47 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 45 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 38 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 36 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 26 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 25 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 24 (0.11%) NetSuite
12 21 (0.092%) Shopify
13 19 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
14 18 (0.079%) Maximo
15 16 (0.070%) Markit EDM
16 14 (0.062%) Endur
16 14 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
17 12 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
18 11 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
18 11 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4,330 (19.04%) Azure
2 3,692 (16.23%) AWS
3 1,195 (5.25%) Serverless
4 1,027 (4.51%) GCP
5 828 (3.64%) Power Platform
6 826 (3.63%) GitHub
7 764 (3.36%) AWS Lambda
8 683 (3.00%) SaaS
9 588 (2.58%) PaaS
10 579 (2.55%) Amazon S3
11 444 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
12 432 (1.90%) IaaS
13 346 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 294 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
15 292 (1.28%) OpenShift
16 276 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
17 258 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
18 249 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
19 240 (1.06%) AWS Step Functions
20 224 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 274 (1.20%) Firewall
2 256 (1.13%) HTTP
3 172 (0.76%) Internet
4 163 (0.72%) DNS
5 131 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 127 (0.56%) WAN
7 119 (0.52%) LAN
8 116 (0.51%) Network Security
9 112 (0.49%) SSL
10 99 (0.44%) VPN
11 89 (0.39%) 5G
12 85 (0.37%) 2G
13 70 (0.31%) MVNO
14 67 (0.29%) GSM
15 63 (0.28%) DHCP
16 55 (0.24%) Wireless
17 53 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
18 52 (0.23%) IPv4
18 52 (0.23%) SAN
19 50 (0.22%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,127 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 733 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 709 (3.12%) Power BI
4 702 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 694 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 680 (2.99%) Big Data
7 541 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 516 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
9 510 (2.24%) MySQL
10 449 (1.97%) Data Lake
11 416 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 333 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
13 329 (1.45%) Hadoop
14 305 (1.34%) Oracle Database
15 283 (1.24%) Tableau
16 251 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
17 229 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 219 (0.96%) RDBMS
19 196 (0.86%) Metadata
20 175 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3,019 (13.27%) JIRA
2 2,382 (10.47%) Git (software)
3 1,960 (8.62%) Jenkins
4 729 (3.20%) Maven
5 692 (3.04%) Selenium
6 651 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 476 (2.09%) GitLab
8 449 (1.97%) Bitbucket
9 442 (1.94%) JUnit
10 331 (1.46%) TeamCity
11 303 (1.33%) Postman
12 289 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 247 (1.09%) Subversion
14 241 (1.06%) Mockito
15 237 (1.04%) Gradle
16 225 (0.99%) JMeter
17 204 (0.90%) SpecFlow
18 193 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 192 (0.84%) Cypress.io
20 181 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 5,381 (23.66%) Social Skills
2 4,975 (21.87%) Finance
3 2,286 (10.05%) Public Sector
4 1,903 (8.37%) Banking
5 1,763 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
6 931 (4.09%) Presentation Skills
7 890 (3.91%) Retail
8 743 (3.27%) Front Office
9 685 (3.01%) Marketing
10 605 (2.66%) Investment Banking
11 552 (2.43%) Telecoms
12 516 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
13 316 (1.39%) Legal
14 306 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
15 259 (1.14%) Manufacturing
16 247 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
17 218 (0.96%) Games
18 160 (0.70%) Publishing
19 152 (0.67%) Law
20 150 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6,293 (27.67%) Developer
2 2,594 (11.40%) Analyst
3 1,911 (8.40%) Project Manager
4 1,850 (8.13%) Business Analyst
5 1,840 (8.09%) Architect
6 1,503 (6.61%) Java Developer
7 974 (4.28%) Designer
8 937 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 829 (3.64%) Software Engineer
10 725 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 706 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
12 674 (2.96%) React Developer
13 642 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
14 606 (2.66%) .NET Developer
15 590 (2.59%) Consultant
15 590 (2.59%) Scrum Master
16 518 (2.28%) Data Engineer
17 516 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
18 476 (2.09%) C# Developer
19 405 (1.78%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,048 (9.00%) React
2 1,826 (8.03%) .NET
3 1,699 (7.47%) HTML
4 1,558 (6.85%) CSS
5 1,551 (6.82%) Spring
6 1,413 (6.21%) Node.js
7 1,359 (5.97%) REST
8 1,329 (5.84%) Web Services
9 1,309 (5.75%) AngularJS
10 1,030 (4.53%) Spring Boot
11 965 (4.24%) RESTful
12 744 (3.27%) Kafka
13 738 (3.24%) JSON
14 577 (2.54%) XML
15 560 (2.46%) HTML5
16 541 (2.38%) .NET Core
17 443 (1.95%) SOAP
18 441 (1.94%) ASP.NET
19 438 (1.93%) .NET Framework
20 412 (1.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,791 (7.87%) User Experience
2 541 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 501 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
4 494 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
5 464 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 388 (1.71%) Cloud Native
6 388 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 354 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 351 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 345 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 320 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
11 293 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 291 (1.28%) Derivative
13 287 (1.26%) Fixed Income
14 276 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
15 267 (1.17%) Data Centre
16 237 (1.04%) Algorithms
17 192 (0.84%) NHS
18 173 (0.76%) Equities
19 140 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,493 (6.56%) Linux
2 933 (4.10%) Windows
3 668 (2.94%) Unix
4 375 (1.65%) Android
5 352 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 183 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 158 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (0.31%) CentOS
9 54 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 43 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 38 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 34 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 33 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 30 (0.13%) VMS
15 29 (0.13%) Solaris
16 27 (0.12%) AIX
17 24 (0.11%) zOS
18 21 (0.092%) Amazon Linux
18 21 (0.092%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,398 (23.73%) Scrum
2 4,855 (21.34%) DevOps
3 2,760 (12.13%) TDD
4 2,668 (11.73%) Microservices
5 2,544 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2,497 (10.98%) Test Automation
7 2,430 (10.68%) Software Engineering
8 2,198 (9.66%) Project Management
9 2,086 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
10 1,860 (8.18%) Waterfall
11 1,766 (7.76%) User Stories
12 1,708 (7.51%) Analytics
13 1,681 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
14 1,664 (7.32%) SDLC
15 1,630 (7.17%) Project Delivery
16 1,394 (6.13%) BDD
17 1,389 (6.11%) Kanban
18 1,369 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,356 (5.96%) Migration
20 1,307 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4,220 (18.55%) Java
2 3,429 (15.07%) SQL
3 3,185 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 2,555 (11.23%) Python
5 1,916 (8.42%) C#
6 1,320 (5.80%) TypeScript
7 759 (3.34%) Scala
8 706 (3.10%) Java 8
9 513 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 471 (2.07%) C++
11 460 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 410 (1.80%) C
13 405 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 371 (1.63%) Kotlin
15 336 (1.48%) Java 11
16 282 (1.24%) Go
17 268 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 263 (1.16%) PHP
19 257 (1.13%) Ruby
20 196 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2,097 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 1,690 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 1,251 (5.50%) Degree
4 379 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 271 (1.19%) PMI Certification
6 260 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 245 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 224 (0.98%) PMP
9 212 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 160 (0.70%) ISEB
11 119 (0.52%) CISSP
12 103 (0.45%) Master's Degree
13 97 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 92 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 88 (0.39%) AWS Certification
16 86 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 84 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 74 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 69 (0.30%) DBS Check
20 68 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,067 (4.69%) QA
2 727 (3.20%) Accessibility
3 422 (1.86%) PMO
4 363 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 252 (1.11%) GDPR
6 118 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 103 (0.45%) SLA
8 100 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 87 (0.38%) WCAG
10 72 (0.32%) COBIT
11 68 (0.30%) PCI DSS
12 62 (0.27%) NIST
13 50 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 34 (0.15%) GRC
15 32 (0.14%) MiFID
15 32 (0.14%) PMBOK
16 31 (0.14%) NCSC
17 27 (0.12%) IFRS
18 23 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
19 22 (0.097%) P3O
System Software
1 2,197 (9.66%) Docker
2 395 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 198 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 55 (0.24%) vSphere
6 51 (0.22%) HDFS
7 41 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (0.12%) RACF
10 24 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 22 (0.097%) Firmware
11 22 (0.097%) GridGain
11 22 (0.097%) OpenAM
12 21 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 15 (0.066%) NFS
14 14 (0.062%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 13 (0.057%) Hyper-V
16 12 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
17 11 (0.048%) XenApp
18 10 (0.044%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2,083 (9.16%) Kubernetes
2 1,425 (6.26%) Terraform
3 963 (4.23%) Ansible
4 260 (1.14%) Grafana
5 250 (1.10%) Puppet
6 176 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 169 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 123 (0.54%) Kibana
9 101 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 71 (0.31%) Packer
11 65 (0.29%) Istio
12 64 (0.28%) SCCM
13 48 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
14 38 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
15 37 (0.16%) vRealize
16 35 (0.15%) Nagios
17 34 (0.15%) vCenter Server
18 33 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
19 29 (0.13%) Control-M
20 28 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,030 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 1,511 (6.64%) Oracle
3 675 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
4 628 (2.76%) Google
5 597 (2.62%) SAP
6 367 (1.61%) Databricks
7 328 (1.44%) Adobe
8 297 (1.31%) Atlassian
9 288 (1.27%) VMware
10 278 (1.22%) ServiceNow
11 261 (1.15%) Splunk
12 255 (1.12%) IBM
13 221 (0.97%) Informatica
14 196 (0.86%) Red Hat
15 195 (0.86%) MuleSoft
16 131 (0.58%) Cisco
17 113 (0.50%) hybris
18 95 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
19 91 (0.40%) Cloudera
20 82 (0.36%) webMethods