Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 14,663 26,982 27,015
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 24.12% 27.84% 26.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.41% 31.90% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,898 18,901 19,666
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 255 183
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26.87 £25.74 £24.02
90th Percentile £62.85 £56.50 £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.77 £44.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +3.49% +3.61%

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 51,606 84,575 88,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.89% 87.25% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,807 56,038 58,320
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £289
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,854 2,143 2,213
Median hourly rate £25.53 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.21 £50.20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.21% +6.77% -12.00%

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 7 April 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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 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 13,228 £500 - 3,560
UK excluding London 0 7,608 £450 - 2,448
London -1 6,764 £538 +2.38% 1,361
South East 0 1,915 £463 -2.63% 569
North of England 0 1,742 £450 - 686
South West -1 1,221 £475 +2.70% 309
Scotland 0 965 £450 +5.88% 133
Midlands 0 917 £450 - 393
North West 0 720 £460 +4.55% 370
Yorkshire 0 717 £450 - 215
West Midlands 0 626 £450 - 241
East of England 0 615 £460 -3.16% 240
Work from Home 0 369 £500 +5.26% 308
North East 0 306 £425 -5.56% 101
East Midlands -1 285 £425 +1.19% 151
Wales -4 168 £475 +5.56% 99
Northern Ireland +3 60 £400 - 23
Channel Islands 0 11 £400 -23.81%
Isle of Man +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 3,678 (25.08%) Scrum
2 3,264 (22.26%) Java
3 2,985 (20.36%) DevOps
4 2,735 (18.65%) Finance
5 2,619 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 2,504 (17.08%) AWS
7 2,480 (16.91%) Azure
8 2,278 (15.54%) SQL
9 2,244 (15.30%) TDD
10 1,959 (13.36%) JIRA
11 1,912 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 1,885 (12.86%) Test Automation
13 1,801 (12.28%) Python
14 1,799 (12.27%) Git (software)
15 1,708 (11.65%) C#
16 1,635 (11.15%) Microservices
17 1,623 (11.07%) .NET
18 1,548 (10.56%) Public Sector
19 1,521 (10.37%) HTML
20 1,506 (10.27%) Microsoft
21 1,505 (10.26%) SC Cleared
22 1,460 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
23 1,451 (9.90%) Jenkins
24 1,433 (9.77%) CSS
25 1,379 (9.40%) Docker
26 1,325 (9.04%) Software Engineering
27 1,321 (9.01%) Web Services
28 1,250 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
29 1,241 (8.46%) React
30 1,212 (8.27%) AngularJS

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 1,045 (7.13%) Confluence
2 290 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 281 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 244 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 203 (1.38%) CMS
6 168 (1.15%) Apache
7 164 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 125 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 113 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 95 (0.65%) IIS
11 84 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 84 (0.57%) SAS
12 83 (0.57%) nginx
13 72 (0.49%) JBoss
14 61 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
15 60 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 55 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 47 (0.32%) Drupal
18 44 (0.30%) Skype for Business
19 40 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 290 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 273 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 173 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 149 (1.02%) Sketch
5 136 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 107 (0.73%) InVision
6 107 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 60 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 40 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 22 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 20 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 17 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 14 (0.095%) Figma
15 12 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
16 9 (0.061%) Open Workbench
17 8 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
18 7 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 198 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.29%) Magento
2 43 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 37 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 27 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 26 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 25 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 24 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 21 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
10 19 (0.13%) Shopify
11 17 (0.12%) NetSuite
12 16 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.10%) Endur
14 13 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.089%) SAP HCM
14 13 (0.089%) SAP PSCD
15 12 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
15 12 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2,504 (17.08%) AWS
2 2,480 (16.91%) Azure
3 528 (3.60%) GCP
4 511 (3.48%) Serverless
5 434 (2.96%) GitHub
6 414 (2.82%) Power Platform
7 334 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 333 (2.27%) SaaS
9 328 (2.24%) PaaS
10 307 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
11 277 (1.89%) Amazon S3
12 248 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 204 (1.39%) OpenShift
14 198 (1.35%) IaaS
14 198 (1.35%) Office 365
15 160 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
16 155 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
17 134 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
18 114 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
19 99 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 233 (1.59%) HTTP
2 166 (1.13%) Firewall
2 166 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 134 (0.91%) DNS
4 104 (0.71%) Internet
5 96 (0.65%) SSL
6 94 (0.64%) Skype
7 72 (0.49%) VPN
8 64 (0.44%) DHCP
9 61 (0.42%) WAN
10 54 (0.37%) Ethernet
11 46 (0.31%) DSL
12 45 (0.31%) Network Security
13 44 (0.30%) LAN
14 41 (0.28%) HTTPS
15 34 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (0.23%) Wireless
16 31 (0.21%) FTP
16 31 (0.21%) Intranet
17 30 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,069 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 496 (3.38%) Big Data
3 457 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 456 (3.11%) MySQL
5 452 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 444 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 418 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 412 (2.81%) MongoDB
9 386 (2.63%) Power BI
10 332 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 263 (1.79%) Data Lake
12 226 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 191 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
14 168 (1.15%) Redis
15 154 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 150 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 149 (1.02%) Oracle Database
18 140 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
19 134 (0.91%) RDBMS
20 131 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,959 (13.36%) JIRA
2 1,799 (12.27%) Git (software)
3 1,451 (9.90%) Jenkins
4 664 (4.53%) Selenium
5 490 (3.34%) Cucumber
6 484 (3.30%) Maven
7 415 (2.83%) JUnit
8 297 (2.03%) Visual Studio
9 285 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 270 (1.84%) Bitbucket
11 231 (1.58%) GitLab
12 216 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
13 212 (1.45%) Mockito
14 181 (1.23%) Gradle
15 178 (1.21%) TeamCity
16 169 (1.15%) JMeter
17 168 (1.15%) Artifactory
18 161 (1.10%) Subversion
19 154 (1.05%) WebDriver
20 145 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,735 (18.65%) Finance
2 1,548 (10.56%) Public Sector
3 861 (5.87%) Banking
4 520 (3.55%) Front Office
5 462 (3.15%) Retail
6 460 (3.14%) Marketing
7 314 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 259 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 196 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 172 (1.17%) Legal
11 133 (0.91%) Electronics
12 123 (0.84%) Publishing
13 117 (0.80%) Law
14 98 (0.67%) Games
15 95 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 90 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 82 (0.56%) Back Office
18 70 (0.48%) Military
19 69 (0.47%) Advertising
20 63 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,210 (35.53%) Developer
2 1,485 (10.13%) Analyst
3 1,247 (8.50%) Java Developer
4 1,053 (7.18%) Architect
5 950 (6.48%) Business Analyst
6 845 (5.76%) Project Manager
7 670 (4.57%) Senior Developer
8 639 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 617 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 521 (3.55%) React Developer
11 518 (3.53%) Designer
12 436 (2.97%) C# Developer
13 427 (2.91%) Software Engineer
14 407 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
15 385 (2.63%) Scrum Master
16 377 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
17 372 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 331 (2.26%) Consultant
19 317 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
20 308 (2.10%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,623 (11.07%) .NET
2 1,521 (10.37%) HTML
3 1,433 (9.77%) CSS
4 1,321 (9.01%) Web Services
5 1,241 (8.46%) React
6 1,212 (8.27%) AngularJS
7 1,055 (7.19%) Node.js
8 1,000 (6.82%) Spring
9 890 (6.07%) REST
10 838 (5.72%) RESTful
11 610 (4.16%) HTML5
12 569 (3.88%) XML
13 567 (3.87%) Spring Boot
14 531 (3.62%) JSON
15 491 (3.35%) ASP.NET
16 479 (3.27%) SOAP
17 381 (2.60%) Kafka
18 366 (2.50%) Redux
19 341 (2.33%) CSS3
20 327 (2.23%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,154 (7.87%) User Experience
2 1,102 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 563 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 362 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 316 (2.16%) Fixed Income
6 265 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 265 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 231 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 229 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 227 (1.55%) Derivative
10 221 (1.51%) Equities
11 219 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 218 (1.49%) Data Centre
13 200 (1.36%) Data Structures
14 155 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 154 (1.05%) Hedge funds
16 145 (0.99%) Algorithms
17 117 (0.80%) Cloud Native
18 107 (0.73%) NHS
19 87 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,195 (8.15%) Linux
2 687 (4.69%) Windows
3 453 (3.09%) Unix
4 364 (2.48%) Android
5 284 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 173 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 146 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 79 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 72 (0.49%) CentOS
10 56 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 55 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 45 (0.31%) Solaris
13 41 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
15 31 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
16 30 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 27 (0.18%) VMS
17 27 (0.18%) Windows 7
18 21 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,678 (25.08%) Scrum
2 2,985 (20.36%) DevOps
3 2,244 (15.30%) TDD
4 1,885 (12.86%) Test Automation
5 1,635 (11.15%) Microservices
6 1,460 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
7 1,325 (9.04%) Software Engineering
8 1,250 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
9 1,193 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,164 (7.94%) BDD
11 1,121 (7.65%) Kanban
12 1,119 (7.63%) Project Management
13 1,096 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 1,070 (7.30%) Analytics
15 968 (6.60%) SDLC
16 946 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
17 877 (5.98%) User Stories
18 819 (5.59%) Migration
19 773 (5.27%) Project Delivery
20 746 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,264 (22.26%) Java
2 2,619 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 2,278 (15.54%) SQL
4 1,801 (12.28%) Python
5 1,708 (11.65%) C#
6 600 (4.09%) Java 8
7 478 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 451 (3.08%) Ruby
9 420 (2.86%) PowerShell
10 414 (2.82%) C
11 390 (2.66%) Scala
12 339 (2.31%) C++
13 295 (2.01%) Bash Shell
14 259 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 249 (1.70%) PL/SQL
16 237 (1.62%) R
17 218 (1.49%) Kotlin
18 209 (1.43%) PHP
19 195 (1.33%) Shell Script
20 193 (1.32%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,912 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1,505 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 835 (5.69%) Degree
4 258 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 183 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 181 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 161 (1.10%) ISEB
7 161 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 109 (0.74%) PMP
9 102 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 93 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 87 (0.59%) CISSP
12 77 (0.53%) DBS Check
13 75 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 71 (0.48%) AWS Certification
15 60 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
15 60 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 56 (0.38%) CISM
17 54 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 48 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 772 (5.26%) QA
2 165 (1.13%) PMO
3 128 (0.87%) GDPR
4 91 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 82 (0.56%) WCAG
6 73 (0.50%) SLA
7 55 (0.38%) NCSC
8 40 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 40 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.21%) NIST
10 30 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 27 (0.18%) IFRS
12 25 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 23 (0.16%) GxP
14 22 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 21 (0.14%) COBIT
15 21 (0.14%) PCI DSS
16 16 (0.11%) ISO 20022
17 15 (0.10%) WAI
18 12 (0.082%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,379 (9.40%) Docker
2 206 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 99 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (0.36%) HDFS
6 42 (0.29%) VMware NSX
7 39 (0.27%) Postfix
7 39 (0.27%) vSphere
8 31 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 21 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.13%) Firmware
11 19 (0.13%) XenApp
12 16 (0.11%) NFS
12 16 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.068%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.048%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,078 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 781 (5.33%) Terraform
3 599 (4.09%) Ansible
4 302 (2.06%) Puppet
5 237 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 93 (0.63%) Kibana
7 88 (0.60%) Packer
8 71 (0.48%) Grafana
9 68 (0.46%) SCCM
10 64 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 57 (0.39%) Salt
12 48 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 42 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 41 (0.28%) Consul
15 39 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
16 38 (0.26%) logstash
17 36 (0.25%) Rancher
18 35 (0.24%) Nagios
19 32 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
20 25 (0.17%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,506 (10.27%) Microsoft
2 847 (5.78%) Oracle
3 509 (3.47%) SAP
4 500 (3.41%) Google
5 304 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
6 230 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 205 (1.40%) Adobe
8 204 (1.39%) VMware
9 187 (1.28%) IBM
10 186 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 181 (1.23%) Tableau
12 133 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 120 (0.82%) Informatica
14 119 (0.81%) MuleSoft
15 107 (0.73%) Cisco
16 95 (0.65%) Citrix
17 89 (0.61%) Splunk
18 77 (0.53%) Databricks
19 74 (0.50%) hybris
20 68 (0.46%) Cloudera