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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile 23,919 17,400 10,147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 26.88% 26.23% 24.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.01% 29.50% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,062 12,306 7,276
10th Percentile £406 £363 £350
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £504 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% +0.74% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 166 95
10th Percentile £31.00 £23.03 £20.50
25th Percentile £39.75 £30.50 £26.70
Median hourly rate £55.00 £49.50 £46.42
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.65% +2.42%
75th Percentile £65.36 £60.90 £55.00
90th Percentile £75.67 £68.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +19.05% -6.67%

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 79,707 58,992 35,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.58% 88.94% 86.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,104 40,492 24,006
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £444 £405 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £595 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,730 1,641 1,014
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.17 £16.15
Median hourly rate £29.32 £24.80 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.23% +7.80% +1.10%
75th Percentile £53.96 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £67.26 £60.00 £55.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.12 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.19% +2.38% -8.04%

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 2 July 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 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile in the UK

Agile
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 2 July 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 19,510 £550 +5.16% 3,742
Work from Home 0 12,126 £550 +10.00% 1,649
London 0 11,927 £600 +9.09% 1,622
UK excluding London 0 7,632 £513 +7.89% 2,322
North of England 0 1,769 £500 +5.26% 667
South East 0 1,746 £525 +7.69% 498
Midlands +1 1,294 £513 +13.89% 401
Scotland 0 1,275 £488 +10.80% 157
West Midlands +1 1,048 £525 +10.74% 269
North West 0 924 £510 +8.51% 350
South West -1 887 £525 +5.00% 309
Yorkshire 0 694 £500 +5.26% 244
East of England 0 511 £525 +10.42% 203
East Midlands +2 234 £500 +17.65% 132
Wales -1 164 £528 +11.05% 52
North East 0 157 £523 +3.72% 73
Northern Ireland +2 36 £485 +2.11% 35

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 6,103 (25.52%) Scrum
2 5,897 (24.65%) Social Skills
3 5,717 (23.90%) Finance
4 5,467 (22.86%) DevOps
5 4,695 (19.63%) Azure
6 4,002 (16.73%) Java
7 3,864 (16.15%) AWS
8 3,612 (15.10%) CI/CD
9 3,576 (14.95%) JIRA
10 3,367 (14.08%) SQL
11 3,217 (13.45%) JavaScript
12 3,123 (13.06%) Python
13 3,118 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 2,869 (11.99%) Security Cleared
15 2,777 (11.61%) Microservices
16 2,679 (11.20%) Public Sector
17 2,654 (11.10%) Project Management
18 2,651 (11.08%) Microsoft
19 2,610 (10.91%) Test Automation
20 2,555 (10.68%) TDD
21 2,460 (10.28%) Software Engineering
22 2,410 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
23 2,382 (9.96%) Git (software)
24 2,326 (9.72%) SC Cleared
25 2,281 (9.54%) Waterfall
26 2,134 (8.92%) React
27 2,132 (8.91%) Banking
28 2,101 (8.78%) Kubernetes
29 2,069 (8.65%) Docker
30 2,067 (8.64%) C#

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 1,910 (7.99%) Confluence
2 509 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 409 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 291 (1.22%) Apache
5 261 (1.09%) CMS
6 128 (0.54%) SAS
7 115 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 114 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
9 106 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 102 (0.43%) nginx
11 92 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 87 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 86 (0.36%) JBoss
14 75 (0.31%) IIS
15 70 (0.29%) Mule
16 65 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 59 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 55 (0.23%) Drupal
19 52 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
19 52 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 524 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 395 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 367 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 297 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 232 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 153 (0.64%) Sketch
7 90 (0.38%) InVision
8 62 (0.26%) Adobe XD
9 42 (0.18%) Zeplin
10 41 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 35 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 32 (0.13%) Photoshop
13 23 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 15 (0.063%) Chatbot
14 15 (0.063%) SPSS
14 15 (0.063%) UserZoom
15 12 (0.050%) OrCAD
16 10 (0.042%) Marvel
17 9 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
18 6 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 198 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 51 (0.21%) Shopify
4 50 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 47 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 38 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 38 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 33 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
8 31 (0.13%) assyst
8 31 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 28 (0.12%) Magento
9 28 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 26 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 23 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 21 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
13 20 (0.084%) Maximo
13 20 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
14 19 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
15 18 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
16 16 (0.067%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4,695 (19.63%) Azure
2 3,864 (16.15%) AWS
3 1,329 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
4 1,283 (5.36%) GCP
5 1,003 (4.19%) Serverless
6 970 (4.06%) GitHub
7 928 (3.88%) Power Platform
8 647 (2.70%) SaaS
9 624 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
10 558 (2.33%) PaaS
11 494 (2.07%) Microsoft 365
12 479 (2.00%) Amazon S3
13 364 (1.52%) IaaS
14 362 (1.51%) OpenShift
15 356 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 318 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
16 318 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
17 254 (1.06%) PowerApps
18 205 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
19 194 (0.81%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 304 (1.27%) Firewall
2 262 (1.10%) DNS
3 191 (0.80%) HTTP
4 180 (0.75%) Network Security
5 168 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 135 (0.56%) Internet
7 91 (0.38%) VPN
8 88 (0.37%) Ethernet
9 77 (0.32%) WAN
10 71 (0.30%) HTTPS
11 67 (0.28%) DHCP
12 66 (0.28%) SSL
13 58 (0.24%) LAN
14 54 (0.23%) Broadband
15 53 (0.22%) BGP
15 53 (0.22%) IPv4
16 52 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (0.21%) SSH
18 50 (0.21%) Skype
18 50 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,152 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 751 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 733 (3.06%) Power BI
4 718 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 693 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 649 (2.71%) Big Data
7 617 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 528 (2.21%) MongoDB
9 376 (1.57%) MySQL
10 358 (1.50%) Data Lake
11 229 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 226 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 214 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
14 213 (0.89%) Hadoop
15 200 (0.84%) Tableau
16 197 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
17 185 (0.77%) DynamoDB
18 179 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 175 (0.73%) Redis
20 167 (0.70%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 3,576 (14.95%) JIRA
2 2,382 (9.96%) Git (software)
3 1,866 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 664 (2.78%) GitLab
5 634 (2.65%) Selenium
6 570 (2.38%) Maven
7 479 (2.00%) Cucumber
8 388 (1.62%) Bitbucket
9 352 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 338 (1.41%) JUnit
11 322 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 289 (1.21%) Postman
13 288 (1.20%) Cypress.io
14 261 (1.09%) Gradle
15 206 (0.86%) webpack
16 201 (0.84%) JMeter
17 192 (0.80%) Artifactory
18 182 (0.76%) Subversion
19 181 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
20 167 (0.70%) SonarQube
General
1 5,897 (24.65%) Social Skills
2 5,717 (23.90%) Finance
3 2,679 (11.20%) Public Sector
4 2,132 (8.91%) Banking
5 1,989 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1,044 (4.36%) Retail
7 904 (3.78%) Front Office
8 760 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
9 674 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
10 601 (2.51%) Marketing
11 578 (2.42%) Investment Banking
12 481 (2.01%) Telecoms
13 447 (1.87%) Legal
14 271 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
15 268 (1.12%) Manufacturing
16 256 (1.07%) Law
17 223 (0.93%) Publishing
18 215 (0.90%) Retail Banking
19 197 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
20 178 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5,873 (24.55%) Developer
2 3,013 (12.60%) Analyst
3 2,246 (9.39%) Project Manager
4 2,180 (9.11%) Business Analyst
5 1,893 (7.91%) Architect
6 1,443 (6.03%) Java Developer
7 858 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 853 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 851 (3.56%) Software Engineer
10 850 (3.55%) Designer
11 811 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 738 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
13 727 (3.04%) Scrum Master
14 610 (2.55%) .NET Developer
15 584 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
16 551 (2.30%) Python Developer
17 537 (2.25%) Data Engineer
18 495 (2.07%) React Developer
19 459 (1.92%) Full Stack Developer
20 434 (1.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,134 (8.92%) React
2 1,880 (7.86%) .NET
3 1,806 (7.55%) HTML
4 1,641 (6.86%) CSS
5 1,343 (5.61%) REST
6 1,309 (5.47%) Spring
7 1,110 (4.64%) Node.js
8 1,043 (4.36%) RESTful
9 1,003 (4.19%) AngularJS
10 901 (3.77%) Spring Boot
11 873 (3.65%) Kafka
12 693 (2.90%) JSON
13 685 (2.86%) Web Services
14 597 (2.50%) HTML5
15 506 (2.12%) .NET Core
16 503 (2.10%) XML
17 498 (2.08%) .NET Framework
18 465 (1.94%) ASP.NET
19 393 (1.64%) SOAP
20 361 (1.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,764 (7.37%) User Experience
2 550 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 514 (2.15%) Virtual Team
4 493 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 486 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 484 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 471 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 455 (1.90%) Cloud Native
9 447 (1.87%) Derivative
10 397 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 389 (1.63%) Fixed Income
12 373 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 367 (1.53%) Legacy Systems
14 348 (1.45%) Equities
15 343 (1.43%) Data Centre
16 339 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
17 318 (1.33%) Data Structures
18 281 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
19 277 (1.16%) Algorithms
20 181 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,544 (6.46%) Linux
2 856 (3.58%) Windows
3 593 (2.48%) Unix
4 291 (1.22%) Android
5 261 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 181 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 159 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 71 (0.30%) CentOS
10 66 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 48 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 39 (0.16%) VMS
13 36 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 34 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (0.088%) Windows Server 2016
16 19 (0.079%) AIX
16 19 (0.079%) Solaris
17 17 (0.071%) Windows 7
17 17 (0.071%) Windows Server 2019
18 15 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,103 (25.52%) Scrum
2 5,467 (22.86%) DevOps
3 3,612 (15.10%) CI/CD
4 3,118 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2,777 (11.61%) Microservices
6 2,654 (11.10%) Project Management
7 2,610 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 2,555 (10.68%) TDD
9 2,460 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 2,410 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 2,281 (9.54%) Waterfall
12 1,993 (8.33%) Analytics
13 1,845 (7.71%) User Stories
14 1,825 (7.63%) Project Delivery
15 1,787 (7.47%) SDLC
16 1,731 (7.24%) Kanban
17 1,624 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
18 1,572 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,464 (6.12%) Migration
20 1,423 (5.95%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4,002 (16.73%) Java
2 3,367 (14.08%) SQL
3 3,217 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 3,123 (13.06%) Python
5 2,067 (8.64%) C#
6 1,380 (5.77%) TypeScript
7 663 (2.77%) PowerShell
8 610 (2.55%) Scala
9 465 (1.94%) Bash
10 437 (1.83%) C++
11 429 (1.79%) Go
12 422 (1.76%) C
13 342 (1.43%) PL/SQL
14 308 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 240 (1.00%) Ruby
16 218 (0.91%) R
17 199 (0.83%) T-SQL
18 195 (0.82%) Kotlin
19 172 (0.72%) Groovy
20 166 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2,869 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 2,326 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 1,265 (5.29%) Degree
4 404 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 313 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 263 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 261 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 227 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 206 (0.86%) PMP
10 136 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 130 (0.54%) ISEB
12 108 (0.45%) CISSP
13 103 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 95 (0.40%) APMP
15 88 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 88 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 87 (0.36%) Master's Degree
17 84 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 78 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 71 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,464 (6.12%) QA
2 811 (3.39%) Accessibility
3 498 (2.08%) PMO
4 282 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 237 (0.99%) GDPR
6 150 (0.63%) WCAG
7 128 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 120 (0.50%) SLA
9 104 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 104 (0.43%) NIST
10 61 (0.26%) MiFID
11 59 (0.25%) NCSC
12 41 (0.17%) COBIT
13 39 (0.16%) IFRS
13 39 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 35 (0.15%) GxP
15 34 (0.14%) GRC
16 30 (0.13%) EMIR
17 22 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 20 (0.084%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 2,069 (8.65%) Docker
2 348 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 229 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (0.38%) HDFS
5 83 (0.35%) vSphere
6 71 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 46 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 34 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 26 (0.11%) NFS
11 23 (0.096%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 22 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 19 (0.079%) Firmware
14 15 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.059%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 10 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.038%) KVM
17 9 (0.038%) OpenSSH
17 9 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2,101 (8.78%) Kubernetes
2 1,525 (6.38%) Terraform
3 942 (3.94%) Ansible
4 313 (1.31%) Puppet
5 279 (1.17%) Grafana
6 185 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 184 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 163 (0.68%) Packer
9 154 (0.64%) Kibana
10 104 (0.43%) Consul
11 100 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
12 75 (0.31%) Istio
13 57 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 53 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
15 40 (0.17%) SCCM
16 38 (0.16%) HP ALM
16 38 (0.16%) logstash
17 36 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
18 32 (0.13%) Argo
19 29 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2,651 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 1,375 (5.75%) Oracle
3 736 (3.08%) SAP
4 713 (2.98%) Google
5 633 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
6 433 (1.81%) ServiceNow
7 366 (1.53%) VMware
8 349 (1.46%) Databricks
9 291 (1.22%) Splunk
10 285 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 262 (1.10%) Adobe
12 244 (1.02%) IBM
13 180 (0.75%) Informatica
14 161 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 150 (0.63%) Cisco
16 133 (0.56%) Red Hat
17 124 (0.52%) Talend
18 117 (0.49%) AppDynamics
19 108 (0.45%) Mercator
20 105 (0.44%) Citrix