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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 23,703 14,655 12,182
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 27.10% 25.70% 24.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.30% 29.07% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,921 10,331 8,597
10th Percentile £403 £358 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £594 £588
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 155 112
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.00 £20.55
25th Percentile £39.75 £26.25 £36.62
Median hourly rate £50.77 £45.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -5.92% +6.29%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £56.56
90th Percentile £75.84 £65.82 £64.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +4.82%

Agile 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 78,230 50,407 43,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.44% 88.40% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,968 34,539 28,635
10th Percentile £350 £312 £290
25th Percentile £431 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.08% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +10.23% -2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,734 1,478 1,330
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £15.95
Median hourly rate £28.33 £25.96 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.15% +17.98% -2.22%
75th Percentile £51.75 £46.24 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.75 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.99 £22.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year -2.29% +12.36% -10.60%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in the UK

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile.

Daily rate trend for Agile in the UK

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in the UK

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile.

Hourly rate trend for Agile in the UK

Agile
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile in the UK

Agile
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England 0 19,120 £550 +8.91% 3,985
Work from Home 0 12,152 £530 +6.00% 1,835
London 0 11,667 £590 +12.38% 1,783
UK excluding London 0 7,420 £500 +8.70% 2,434
South East +1 1,784 £525 +10.42% 514
North of England 0 1,694 £500 +5.26% 688
Midlands +1 1,239 £513 +19.88% 433
Scotland -1 1,167 £475 +11.76% 197
West Midlands +1 998 £525 +19.32% 294
North West 0 896 £500 +6.38% 390
South West -1 840 £525 +5.00% 276
Yorkshire 0 663 £500 +11.11% 230
East of England 0 497 £500 +2.83% 255
East Midlands 0 226 £475 +17.28% 138
Wales -1 188 £525 +10.53% 51
North East 0 138 £500 - 70
Northern Ireland +4 36 £480 +11.63% 29
Channel Islands -2 2 £450 -
Isle of Man -6 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 5,901 (24.90%) Scrum
2 5,859 (24.72%) Social Skills
3 5,464 (23.05%) Finance
4 5,357 (22.60%) DevOps
5 4,759 (20.08%) Azure
6 3,813 (16.09%) Java
7 3,731 (15.74%) AWS
8 3,501 (14.77%) CI/CD
9 3,443 (14.53%) JIRA
10 3,195 (13.48%) SQL
11 3,112 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 3,075 (12.97%) JavaScript
13 2,905 (12.26%) Python
14 2,765 (11.67%) Security Cleared
15 2,646 (11.16%) Microservices
16 2,644 (11.15%) Microsoft
17 2,611 (11.02%) Public Sector
18 2,600 (10.97%) Project Management
19 2,551 (10.76%) TDD
20 2,517 (10.62%) Test Automation
21 2,405 (10.15%) Software Engineering
22 2,375 (10.02%) Waterfall
23 2,298 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
24 2,293 (9.67%) Git (software)
25 2,214 (9.34%) SC Cleared
26 2,182 (9.21%) C#
27 2,095 (8.84%) Banking
28 2,061 (8.70%) Docker
29 1,998 (8.43%) React
30 1,989 (8.39%) Kubernetes

Agile
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 1,854 (7.82%) Confluence
2 523 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 400 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 291 (1.23%) CMS
5 283 (1.19%) Apache
6 198 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 125 (0.53%) SAS
8 115 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 105 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 101 (0.43%) IIS
11 91 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
12 85 (0.36%) nginx
13 82 (0.35%) JBoss
14 74 (0.31%) WebLogic
15 70 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
16 65 (0.27%) Drupal
17 57 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 53 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 49 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
20 48 (0.20%) Camunda
Applications
1 492 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 376 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 356 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 308 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 230 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 154 (0.65%) Sketch
7 91 (0.38%) InVision
8 73 (0.31%) Adobe XD
9 40 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 38 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 38 (0.16%) Zeplin
11 31 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 19 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (0.072%) Chatbot
13 17 (0.072%) SPSS
14 16 (0.068%) Marvel
15 13 (0.055%) UserZoom
16 12 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
17 7 (0.030%) Simulink
18 6 (0.025%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 185 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 51 (0.22%) Shopify
4 47 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 42 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 37 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 33 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 31 (0.13%) Magento
9 27 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 25 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 23 (0.097%) assyst
12 21 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 20 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
14 19 (0.080%) HiPortfolio
14 19 (0.080%) SAP ERP
15 18 (0.076%) Maximo
16 17 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
16 17 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
17 15 (0.063%) SAP FI
18 13 (0.055%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4,759 (20.08%) Azure
2 3,731 (15.74%) AWS
3 1,144 (4.83%) GCP
4 968 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 911 (3.84%) Serverless
6 891 (3.76%) GitHub
7 635 (2.68%) SaaS
8 577 (2.43%) PaaS
9 522 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
10 509 (2.15%) Microsoft 365
11 401 (1.69%) Amazon S3
12 394 (1.66%) IaaS
13 322 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 298 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
14 298 (1.26%) OpenShift
15 270 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
16 261 (1.10%) PowerApps
17 241 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
17 241 (1.02%) Azure Functions
18 203 (0.86%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 264 (1.11%) Firewall
2 218 (0.92%) DNS
3 207 (0.87%) HTTP
4 167 (0.70%) Network Security
5 157 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 151 (0.64%) Internet
7 83 (0.35%) WAN
8 75 (0.32%) VPN
9 74 (0.31%) Ethernet
10 65 (0.27%) SSL
11 60 (0.25%) DHCP
12 57 (0.24%) HTTPS
12 57 (0.24%) LAN
13 53 (0.22%) Broadband
14 48 (0.20%) BGP
14 48 (0.20%) Skype
14 48 (0.20%) Wireless
15 47 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (0.19%) SSH
17 40 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,223 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 799 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 768 (3.24%) Power BI
4 703 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 681 (2.87%) Big Data
6 643 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 634 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 520 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 447 (1.89%) Data Lake
10 375 (1.58%) MySQL
11 226 (0.95%) Tableau
12 223 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 218 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
14 203 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
15 196 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 187 (0.79%) Redis
17 182 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 180 (0.76%) Metadata
18 180 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 169 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3,443 (14.53%) JIRA
2 2,293 (9.67%) Git (software)
3 1,717 (7.24%) Jenkins
4 647 (2.73%) GitLab
5 624 (2.63%) Selenium
6 557 (2.35%) Maven
7 496 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 360 (1.52%) Bitbucket
9 355 (1.50%) TeamCity
10 334 (1.41%) JUnit
11 306 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 296 (1.25%) Postman
13 263 (1.11%) Cypress.io
14 239 (1.01%) Gradle
15 223 (0.94%) JMeter
16 213 (0.90%) webpack
17 189 (0.80%) Subversion
18 173 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
19 171 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
20 162 (0.68%) SonarQube
General
1 5,859 (24.72%) Social Skills
2 5,464 (23.05%) Finance
3 2,611 (11.02%) Public Sector
4 2,095 (8.84%) Banking
5 1,896 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1,046 (4.41%) Retail
7 840 (3.54%) Front Office
8 803 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
9 661 (2.79%) Influencing Skills
10 615 (2.59%) Marketing
11 594 (2.51%) Investment Banking
12 524 (2.21%) Telecoms
13 477 (2.01%) Legal
14 262 (1.11%) Law
15 259 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
16 255 (1.08%) Manufacturing
17 224 (0.95%) Retail Banking
18 218 (0.92%) Publishing
19 214 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
20 181 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5,737 (24.20%) Developer
2 3,043 (12.84%) Analyst
3 2,216 (9.35%) Business Analyst
4 2,157 (9.10%) Project Manager
5 1,875 (7.91%) Architect
6 1,475 (6.22%) Java Developer
7 930 (3.92%) Designer
8 863 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
9 850 (3.59%) Software Engineer
10 838 (3.54%) Senior Developer
11 774 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 769 (3.24%) Delivery Manager
13 741 (3.13%) Scrum Master
14 638 (2.69%) .NET Developer
15 568 (2.40%) Data Engineer
16 501 (2.11%) AWS Engineer
17 496 (2.09%) Python Developer
18 479 (2.02%) Full Stack Developer
19 468 (1.97%) React Developer
20 442 (1.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,998 (8.43%) React
2 1,986 (8.38%) .NET
3 1,768 (7.46%) HTML
4 1,598 (6.74%) CSS
5 1,258 (5.31%) REST
6 1,234 (5.21%) Spring
7 1,127 (4.75%) Node.js
8 1,012 (4.27%) AngularJS
9 966 (4.08%) RESTful
10 846 (3.57%) Spring Boot
11 822 (3.47%) Kafka
12 690 (2.91%) JSON
13 689 (2.91%) Web Services
14 557 (2.35%) HTML5
15 535 (2.26%) .NET Core
16 506 (2.13%) XML
17 503 (2.12%) ASP.NET
18 497 (2.10%) .NET Framework
19 375 (1.58%) SOAP
20 353 (1.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,780 (7.51%) User Experience
2 515 (2.17%) Public Cloud
2 515 (2.17%) Virtual Team
3 500 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
4 498 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 495 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
6 462 (1.95%) Cloud Native
7 457 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 418 (1.76%) Derivative
9 367 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 353 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 335 (1.41%) Fixed Income
12 332 (1.40%) Equities
13 331 (1.40%) Data Centre
14 327 (1.38%) Data Structures
15 306 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
16 300 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
17 265 (1.12%) Algorithms
18 259 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
19 215 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,423 (6.00%) Linux
2 896 (3.78%) Windows
3 595 (2.51%) Unix
4 276 (1.16%) Android
5 252 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 195 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 144 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 88 (0.37%) CentOS
9 75 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 71 (0.30%) Windows 10
11 53 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 45 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 44 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (0.15%) VMS
15 26 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
16 21 (0.089%) Windows Server 2016
17 19 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (0.068%) Windows 7
19 14 (0.059%) AIX
19 14 (0.059%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,901 (24.90%) Scrum
2 5,357 (22.60%) DevOps
3 3,501 (14.77%) CI/CD
4 3,112 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,646 (11.16%) Microservices
6 2,600 (10.97%) Project Management
7 2,551 (10.76%) TDD
8 2,517 (10.62%) Test Automation
9 2,405 (10.15%) Software Engineering
10 2,375 (10.02%) Waterfall
11 2,298 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
12 1,948 (8.22%) Analytics
13 1,871 (7.89%) User Stories
14 1,787 (7.54%) SDLC
15 1,772 (7.48%) Project Delivery
16 1,609 (6.79%) Kanban
17 1,585 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
18 1,551 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,491 (6.29%) Migration
20 1,330 (5.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3,813 (16.09%) Java
2 3,195 (13.48%) SQL
3 3,075 (12.97%) JavaScript
4 2,905 (12.26%) Python
5 2,182 (9.21%) C#
6 1,289 (5.44%) TypeScript
7 682 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 537 (2.27%) Scala
9 470 (1.98%) Bash
10 379 (1.60%) Go
11 378 (1.59%) C
12 370 (1.56%) C++
13 277 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 275 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 244 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 234 (0.99%) Ruby
17 197 (0.83%) Kotlin
18 196 (0.83%) PHP
18 196 (0.83%) R
19 167 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,765 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 2,214 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 1,242 (5.24%) Degree
4 377 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 350 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 287 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 258 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 256 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 231 (0.97%) PMP
10 136 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 132 (0.56%) ISEB
12 103 (0.43%) CISSP
13 100 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 100 (0.42%) Master's Degree
14 99 (0.42%) APMP
15 83 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 82 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
17 75 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 72 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
18 72 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,429 (6.03%) QA
2 788 (3.32%) Accessibility
3 520 (2.19%) PMO
4 277 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 238 (1.00%) GDPR
6 146 (0.62%) WCAG
7 141 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 126 (0.53%) SLA
9 100 (0.42%) NIST
10 98 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 56 (0.24%) NCSC
12 48 (0.20%) MiFID
13 47 (0.20%) GxP
14 42 (0.18%) COBIT
15 40 (0.17%) IFRS
16 39 (0.16%) PCI DSS
17 25 (0.11%) GRC
18 22 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
18 22 (0.093%) Good Clinical Practice
18 22 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2,061 (8.70%) Docker
2 378 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 180 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (0.31%) HDFS
5 73 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (0.23%) vSphere
7 32 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 32 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 27 (0.11%) VMware NSX
9 25 (0.11%) NFS
10 19 (0.080%) Firmware
11 16 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.038%) OpenSSH
12 9 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.038%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.034%) GridGain
14 7 (0.030%) Postfix
15 6 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.025%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1,989 (8.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,463 (6.17%) Terraform
3 835 (3.52%) Ansible
4 272 (1.15%) Puppet
5 203 (0.86%) Grafana
6 186 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 184 (0.78%) Prometheus
8 130 (0.55%) Kibana
9 115 (0.49%) Packer
10 101 (0.43%) Consul
11 92 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
12 63 (0.27%) Istio
13 56 (0.24%) logstash
14 55 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 52 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
16 43 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
17 41 (0.17%) SCCM
18 39 (0.16%) HP ALM
19 28 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
20 27 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,644 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 1,270 (5.36%) Oracle
3 732 (3.09%) SAP
4 653 (2.75%) Google
5 621 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 413 (1.74%) ServiceNow
7 373 (1.57%) Databricks
8 313 (1.32%) VMware
9 298 (1.26%) Splunk
10 272 (1.15%) Atlassian
11 248 (1.05%) Adobe
12 228 (0.96%) IBM
13 159 (0.67%) Informatica
14 156 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 154 (0.65%) MuleSoft
16 131 (0.55%) Cisco
16 131 (0.55%) Talend
17 118 (0.50%) AppDynamics
18 107 (0.45%) Mercator
19 101 (0.43%) Cloudera