Period
to 19 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 29,338 26,262 24,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.03% 25.44% 23.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.28% 29.62% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,323 19,094 17,057
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 198 188
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.74% - +4.24%
10th Percentile £22.50 £27.70 £30.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £59.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.92 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.51% +1.18% +1.43%

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 90,884 88,673 87,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.82% 85.91% 85.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,160 59,203 57,616
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,333 2,075 2,461
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 +1 26,704 £500 +5.26% 6,434
UK excluding London 0 15,002 £450 +5.88% 4,323
London 0 13,945 £525 +5.00% 2,581
South East 0 4,129 £475 +5.56% 1,046
North of England 0 3,384 £425 - 1,194
Midlands 0 2,333 £450 +7.14% 657
South West +1 1,755 £425 +6.25% 540
Scotland +1 1,626 £425 +6.25% 286
West Midlands 0 1,611 £450 +5.88% 395
Yorkshire 0 1,458 £425 - 474
North West 0 1,453 £425 - 594
East of England 0 1,129 £483 +7.22% 416
East Midlands 0 697 £450 +12.50% 262
Wales 0 603 £425 +0.59% 152
North East 0 483 £450 +5.88% 126
Northern Ireland -1 74 £412 -1.85% 33
Channel Islands -3 10 - -
Isle of Man -4 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 7,773 (26.49%) Java
2 7,652 (26.08%) Scrum
3 5,998 (20.44%) TDD
4 5,992 (20.42%) Finance
5 5,787 (19.73%) JavaScript
6 5,012 (17.08%) DevOps
7 4,874 (16.61%) Test Automation
8 4,556 (15.53%) SQL
9 4,225 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
10 4,006 (13.65%) Git (software)
11 3,989 (13.60%) HTML
12 3,958 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
13 3,934 (13.41%) C#
14 3,864 (13.17%) .NET
15 3,611 (12.31%) JIRA
16 3,593 (12.25%) Jenkins
17 3,544 (12.08%) Microservices
18 3,534 (12.05%) CSS
19 3,454 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
20 3,431 (11.69%) BDD
21 3,105 (10.58%) Docker
22 2,964 (10.10%) AngularJS
23 2,716 (9.26%) Linux
24 2,684 (9.15%) Spring
25 2,683 (9.15%) Web Services
26 2,662 (9.07%) Python
27 2,640 (9.00%) Microsoft
28 2,576 (8.78%) REST
29 2,566 (8.75%) SQL Server
30 2,543 (8.67%) Banking

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 1,815 (6.19%) Confluence
2 642 (2.19%) CMS
3 525 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 514 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 505 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 489 (1.67%) Apache Spark
7 448 (1.53%) Apache
8 446 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 431 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 293 (1.00%) JBoss
11 277 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 203 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
13 176 (0.60%) nginx
14 174 (0.59%) Mule
15 169 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 149 (0.51%) IIS
17 128 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 125 (0.43%) SAS
19 111 (0.38%) Drupal
20 106 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 587 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 456 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 324 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 284 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 236 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 153 (0.52%) InVision
7 135 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 56 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 46 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 42 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 38 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.061%) UserZoom
13 13 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.027%) CATIA
16 7 (0.024%) Open Workbench
17 6 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.020%) HipChat
17 6 (0.020%) SPSS
18 5 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 356 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.19%) Magento
3 49 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 44 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 42 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 39 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 33 (0.11%) Endur
8 31 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 28 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
9 28 (0.095%) SAP Hybris
10 26 (0.089%) Markit EDM
11 24 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 20 (0.068%) Oracle General Ledger
13 19 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
14 18 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
14 18 (0.061%) SAP ERP
14 18 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
15 16 (0.055%) Oracle Receivables
15 16 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
15 16 (0.055%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4,225 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3,454 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 822 (2.80%) GitHub
4 635 (2.16%) PaaS
5 539 (1.84%) SaaS
6 506 (1.72%) Serverless
7 485 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 411 (1.40%) IaaS
9 385 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 348 (1.19%) Office 365
11 319 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 313 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
13 306 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
14 281 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 221 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
16 209 (0.71%) npm
17 189 (0.64%) OpenShift
18 163 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 138 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
20 131 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 553 (1.88%) HTTP
2 319 (1.09%) Firewall
3 305 (1.04%) Internet
4 254 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 249 (0.85%) SSL
6 191 (0.65%) DNS
7 110 (0.37%) VPN
8 98 (0.33%) Network Security
9 83 (0.28%) Skype
10 77 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 76 (0.26%) SAN
11 76 (0.26%) WAN
12 67 (0.23%) LAN
13 56 (0.19%) AMQP
14 52 (0.18%) FTP
15 51 (0.17%) DHCP
15 51 (0.17%) HTTPS
16 48 (0.16%) Intranet
17 41 (0.14%) Wireless
18 38 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,566 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 1,649 (5.62%) NoSQL
3 1,334 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1,214 (4.14%) MySQL
5 1,211 (4.13%) MongoDB
6 1,118 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 989 (3.37%) Big Data
8 895 (3.05%) Hadoop
9 785 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 518 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 483 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 445 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 383 (1.31%) Power BI
14 336 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 336 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 292 (1.00%) Redis
16 274 (0.93%) Apache Hive
17 247 (0.84%) Data Lake
18 222 (0.76%) HBase
19 190 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4,006 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 3,611 (12.31%) JIRA
3 3,593 (12.25%) Jenkins
4 2,041 (6.96%) Selenium
5 1,544 (5.26%) Maven
6 1,417 (4.83%) Cucumber
7 991 (3.38%) JUnit
8 777 (2.65%) Subversion
9 717 (2.44%) Visual Studio
10 664 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 651 (2.22%) TeamCity
12 611 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 517 (1.76%) WebDriver
14 483 (1.65%) JMeter
15 468 (1.60%) SoapUI
16 440 (1.50%) Bitbucket
17 404 (1.38%) NUnit
18 403 (1.37%) Gradle
19 394 (1.34%) Mockito
20 364 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5,992 (20.42%) Finance
2 2,543 (8.67%) Banking
3 1,388 (4.73%) Retail
4 797 (2.72%) Marketing
5 718 (2.45%) Front Office
6 647 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 545 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 370 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 330 (1.12%) Legal
10 327 (1.11%) Publishing
11 294 (1.00%) Games
12 272 (0.93%) Back Office
13 234 (0.80%) Electronics
13 234 (0.80%) Law
14 229 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 180 (0.61%) Advertising
16 156 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 121 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 103 (0.35%) Automotive
19 95 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11,816 (40.28%) Developer
2 3,520 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3,162 (10.78%) Analyst
4 1,941 (6.62%) Business Analyst
5 1,780 (6.07%) Architect
6 1,716 (5.85%) Project Manager
7 1,594 (5.43%) .NET Developer
8 1,542 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 1,338 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,243 (4.24%) C# Developer
11 1,005 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 930 (3.17%) React Developer
13 873 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
14 858 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
15 832 (2.84%) Tester
16 786 (2.68%) Designer
17 783 (2.67%) Scrum Master
18 691 (2.36%) Software Engineer
19 663 (2.26%) Angular Developer
20 649 (2.21%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,989 (13.60%) HTML
2 3,864 (13.17%) .NET
3 3,534 (12.05%) CSS
4 2,964 (10.10%) AngularJS
5 2,684 (9.15%) Spring
6 2,683 (9.15%) Web Services
7 2,576 (8.78%) REST
8 2,261 (7.71%) React
9 2,227 (7.59%) Node.js
10 2,226 (7.59%) RESTful
11 1,962 (6.69%) HTML5
12 1,466 (5.00%) Spring Boot
13 1,451 (4.95%) ASP.NET
14 1,422 (4.85%) JSON
15 1,313 (4.48%) XML
16 1,229 (4.19%) SOAP
17 1,160 (3.95%) jQuery
18 1,107 (3.77%) CSS3
19 956 (3.26%) Hibernate
20 945 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,248 (7.66%) User Experience
2 1,964 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1,493 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
4 904 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 684 (2.33%) Fintech
6 534 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 496 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 452 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 396 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 350 (1.19%) Fixed Income
11 333 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 320 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 303 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 259 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 237 (0.81%) Public Cloud
16 231 (0.79%) Derivative
16 231 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 222 (0.76%) Equities
18 151 (0.51%) Hedge funds
19 149 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,716 (9.26%) Linux
2 1,549 (5.28%) Windows
3 1,313 (4.48%) Unix
4 619 (2.11%) Android
5 545 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 358 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 344 (1.17%) Windows Server
8 222 (0.76%) CentOS
9 146 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 112 (0.38%) VMS
11 102 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 99 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 86 (0.29%) Solaris
15 41 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (0.12%) AIX
17 33 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
18 27 (0.092%) Mac OS
19 23 (0.078%) Debian
19 23 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,652 (26.08%) Scrum
2 5,998 (20.44%) TDD
3 5,012 (17.08%) DevOps
4 4,874 (16.61%) Test Automation
5 3,958 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
6 3,544 (12.08%) Microservices
7 3,431 (11.69%) BDD
8 2,401 (8.18%) Kanban
9 2,353 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
10 2,333 (7.95%) Project Management
11 2,274 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 2,203 (7.51%) Waterfall
13 2,171 (7.40%) Software Engineering
14 2,005 (6.83%) SDLC
15 1,967 (6.70%) MVC
16 1,902 (6.48%) OO
17 1,899 (6.47%) User Stories
18 1,715 (5.85%) E-Commerce
19 1,624 (5.54%) Open Source
20 1,582 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7,773 (26.49%) Java
2 5,787 (19.73%) JavaScript
3 4,556 (15.53%) SQL
4 3,934 (13.41%) C#
5 2,662 (9.07%) Python
6 1,733 (5.91%) Java 8
7 920 (3.14%) Scala
8 847 (2.89%) Ruby
9 705 (2.40%) PowerShell
10 668 (2.28%) TypeScript
11 657 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 643 (2.19%) PHP
13 542 (1.85%) ES6
14 534 (1.82%) T-SQL
15 487 (1.66%) Perl
16 463 (1.58%) C++
17 462 (1.57%) Groovy
18 437 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 411 (1.40%) PL/SQL
20 344 (1.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2,425 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 1,741 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 1,713 (5.84%) Degree
4 434 (1.48%) ISEB
5 369 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 369 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 367 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 309 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 195 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 186 (0.63%) PMP
10 158 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 126 (0.43%) CISSP
12 125 (0.43%) AWS Certification
13 118 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 113 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 112 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 102 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 91 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
18 78 (0.27%) DBS Check
19 75 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,922 (6.55%) QA
2 371 (1.26%) PMO
3 231 (0.79%) GDPR
4 218 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 122 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 110 (0.37%) WCAG
7 77 (0.26%) SLA
8 65 (0.22%) PSD2
9 57 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 51 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 41 (0.14%) MiFID
12 30 (0.10%) WAI
13 22 (0.075%) COBIT
14 21 (0.072%) Actionable Recommendations
15 19 (0.065%) FINRA
16 17 (0.058%) GxP
16 17 (0.058%) JSP 440
17 16 (0.055%) EMIR
17 16 (0.055%) ISO 9001
18 15 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3,105 (10.58%) Docker
2 341 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 268 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (0.58%) HDFS
5 105 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 87 (0.30%) vSphere
7 70 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 57 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 40 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 38 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 35 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 30 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
13 29 (0.099%) VMware NSX
14 24 (0.082%) XenApp
15 21 (0.072%) OpenAM
16 20 (0.068%) XenDesktop
17 16 (0.055%) vCloud
18 15 (0.051%) Firmware
19 14 (0.048%) NFS
20 13 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,782 (6.07%) Ansible
2 1,451 (4.95%) Kubernetes
3 1,295 (4.41%) Puppet
4 1,097 (3.74%) Terraform
5 935 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 206 (0.70%) Kibana
7 176 (0.60%) Grafana
8 140 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 136 (0.46%) Nagios
10 123 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 120 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 114 (0.39%) logstash
13 111 (0.38%) ZABBIX
14 107 (0.36%) Packer
15 97 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
16 89 (0.30%) Mesos
16 89 (0.30%) Salt
17 88 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
18 84 (0.29%) HP ALM
19 60 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2,640 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 2,319 (7.90%) Oracle
3 809 (2.76%) Google
4 644 (2.20%) SAP
5 511 (1.74%) Atlassian
6 407 (1.39%) VMware
7 390 (1.33%) Adobe
8 385 (1.31%) IBM
8 385 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 378 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 275 (0.94%) Splunk
11 261 (0.89%) Tableau
12 227 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 222 (0.76%) MuleSoft
14 197 (0.67%) Cisco
15 189 (0.64%) Cloudera
16 166 (0.57%) Sitecore
17 155 (0.53%) Informatica
18 148 (0.50%) HP
19 147 (0.50%) Pega