Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 25 February 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
London > Central London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,610 2,836 2,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 27.18% 31.88% 27.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.99% 35.68% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,184 2,174 1,959
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £389 £400 £381
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
London median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.63 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.29% -31.99% +23.67%
10th Percentile £20.72 £33.00 £62.88
90th Percentile £58.63 £65.00 £71.58
London median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £43.21
% change year-on-year +4.86% -19.00% -9.04%

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,196 7,949 7,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.73% 89.34% 89.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,855 6,059 6,160
Central London median daily rate £510 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +3.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 94
Central London median hourly rate £22.62 £20.00 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -5.27% +5.99%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.06 £41.25 £47.58
London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.78 £23.19
% change year-on-year +11.00% +6.85% -7.25%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
City of London +1 1,241 £550 +4.76% 615
City of Westminster -1 51 £494 -8.56%
West End of London 0 49 £425 -17.07% 3
Southwark +3 23 £450 -18.18% 1
Camden +6 9 £550 -8.33% 4
Agile Software Development
London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 398 (24.72%) Java
2 383 (23.79%) Finance
3 370 (22.98%) Scrum
4 358 (22.24%) TDD
5 305 (18.94%) DevOps
6 299 (18.57%) JavaScript
7 249 (15.47%) SQL
8 239 (14.84%) Microservices
9 232 (14.41%) Azure
10 201 (12.48%) HTML
11 190 (11.80%) Test Automation
12 188 (11.68%) CSS
13 187 (11.61%) AWS
14 179 (11.12%) JIRA
15 177 (10.99%) Python
16 166 (10.31%) C#
17 165 (10.25%) .NET
18 161 (10.00%) Docker
19 155 (9.63%) Git (software)
20 152 (9.44%) BDD
21 147 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
22 140 (8.70%) User Experience
23 137 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
24 133 (8.26%) Kubernetes
25 132 (8.20%) React
26 131 (8.14%) Analytics
26 131 (8.14%) Microsoft
27 127 (7.89%) Node.js
28 126 (7.83%) Kanban
29 125 (7.76%) Spring

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 98 (6.09%) Confluence
2 54 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 35 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 30 (1.86%) CMS
6 15 (0.93%) IIS
7 14 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.56%) Anypoint
9 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.37%) Apache
10 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.31%) Camunda
11 5 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.31%) nginx
11 5 (0.31%) SAS
11 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.25%) Jupyter
Applications
1 36 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.06%) InVision
3 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.87%) Sketch
6 13 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.31%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.25%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.25%) Figma
12 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.12%) InDesign
13 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.062%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.25%) Maximo
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.12%) HFM
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 232 (14.41%) Azure
2 187 (11.61%) AWS
3 60 (3.73%) GCP
4 50 (3.11%) GitHub
5 37 (2.30%) Serverless
6 32 (1.99%) Power Platform
7 31 (1.93%) PaaS
8 29 (1.80%) SaaS
9 26 (1.61%) Office 365
10 22 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (0.87%) IaaS
15 13 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.68%) npm
17 11 (0.68%) OpenShift
18 10 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.86%) HTTP
2 21 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.99%) DNS
4 12 (0.75%) SSL
5 11 (0.68%) Firewall
6 10 (0.62%) Internet
7 9 (0.56%) Multicast
7 9 (0.56%) WAN
8 8 (0.50%) FTP
9 7 (0.43%) Intranet
10 6 (0.37%) LAN
10 6 (0.37%) VPN
11 5 (0.31%) Skype
11 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.19%) DHCP
12 3 (0.19%) Network Security
13 2 (0.12%) AMQP
13 2 (0.12%) Broadband
13 2 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (3.60%) NoSQL
4 55 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.29%) Big Data
6 51 (3.17%) MySQL
7 46 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 45 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.99%) Power BI
11 27 (1.68%) Data Lake
12 24 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.43%) Redis
14 20 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.87%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 179 (11.12%) JIRA
2 155 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 118 (7.33%) Jenkins
4 53 (3.29%) Selenium
5 45 (2.80%) JUnit
6 44 (2.73%) Maven
7 43 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.05%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.86%) Gradle
11 28 (1.74%) Mockito
12 22 (1.37%) JMeter
13 20 (1.24%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 18 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.06%) Protractor
16 16 (0.99%) gulp
16 16 (0.99%) Travis CI
17 15 (0.93%) Jasmine
General
1 383 (23.79%) Finance
2 124 (7.70%) Banking
3 72 (4.47%) Front Office
4 69 (4.29%) Public Sector
5 65 (4.04%) Marketing
6 42 (2.61%) Retail
7 30 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.74%) Law
9 23 (1.43%) Legal
10 21 (1.30%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.18%) Advertising
12 18 (1.12%) Games
13 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.68%) Publishing
16 8 (0.50%) Back Office
17 6 (0.37%) Electronics
17 6 (0.37%) French Language
17 6 (0.37%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 700 (43.48%) Developer
2 204 (12.67%) Java Developer
3 172 (10.68%) Analyst
4 121 (7.52%) Senior Developer
5 113 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 104 (6.46%) Project Manager
7 86 (5.34%) Architect
8 82 (5.09%) React Developer
9 71 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 60 (3.73%) C# Developer
12 54 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 52 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 48 (2.98%) Designer
15 35 (2.17%) Angular Developer
16 34 (2.11%) AWS Developer
16 34 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
16 34 (2.11%) Python Developer
17 33 (2.05%) Senior React Developer
17 33 (2.05%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (12.48%) HTML
2 188 (11.68%) CSS
3 165 (10.25%) .NET
4 132 (8.20%) React
5 127 (7.89%) Node.js
6 125 (7.76%) Spring
7 124 (7.70%) AngularJS
8 102 (6.34%) REST
9 98 (6.09%) RESTful
9 98 (6.09%) Web Services
10 80 (4.97%) HTML5
11 79 (4.91%) Kafka
12 61 (3.79%) ASP.NET
13 59 (3.66%) Spring Boot
14 58 (3.60%) XML
15 48 (2.98%) JSON
16 46 (2.86%) Redux
17 43 (2.67%) GraphQL
17 43 (2.67%) SOAP
18 36 (2.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.70%) User Experience
2 117 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (2.92%) Data Structures
5 46 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 33 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 32 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.49%) Equities
10 24 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.18%) Fixed Income
13 17 (1.06%) Derivative
14 13 (0.81%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.81%) iPad
14 13 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.81%) W3C
15 9 (0.56%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.90%) Linux
2 35 (2.17%) Windows
3 34 (2.11%) Unix
4 24 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.43%) Android
6 10 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.12%) Android TV
11 2 (0.12%) Solaris
11 2 (0.12%) tvOS
12 1 (0.062%) Debian
12 1 (0.062%) VMS
12 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (22.98%) Scrum
2 358 (22.24%) TDD
3 305 (18.94%) DevOps
4 239 (14.84%) Microservices
5 190 (11.80%) Test Automation
6 152 (9.44%) BDD
7 147 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
9 131 (8.14%) Analytics
10 126 (7.83%) Kanban
11 118 (7.33%) Software Engineering
12 108 (6.71%) Waterfall
13 105 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 104 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
14 104 (6.46%) Project Management
15 101 (6.27%) Pair Programming
15 101 (6.27%) SDLC
16 98 (6.09%) Front End Development
17 92 (5.71%) User Stories
18 81 (5.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 398 (24.72%) Java
2 299 (18.57%) JavaScript
3 249 (15.47%) SQL
4 177 (10.99%) Python
5 166 (10.31%) C#
6 81 (5.03%) TypeScript
7 80 (4.97%) Ruby
8 68 (4.22%) Java 8
9 63 (3.91%) Scala
10 41 (2.55%) Go
11 34 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 29 (1.80%) C++
13 28 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.68%) Kotlin
14 27 (1.68%) PHP
15 25 (1.55%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.24%) ES6
18 18 (1.12%) C
19 17 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 89 (5.53%) Security Cleared
2 82 (5.09%) Degree
3 59 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.93%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.75%) ISEB
7 11 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.37%) PhD
8 6 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.31%) PMP
10 4 (0.25%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.19%) APMP
11 3 (0.19%) CBAP
11 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.96%) QA
2 27 (1.68%) GDPR
3 15 (0.93%) PMO
3 15 (0.93%) Solvency II
4 13 (0.81%) IFRS
5 12 (0.75%) WCAG
6 9 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.43%) SLA
8 5 (0.31%) MiFID
9 4 (0.25%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.062%) COBIT
11 1 (0.062%) EMIR
11 1 (0.062%) GxP
11 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.062%) NCSC
11 1 (0.062%) PMBOK
System Software
1 161 (10.00%) Docker
2 22 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.31%) HDFS
4 5 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.062%) Firmware
7 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.062%) Varnish
7 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.062%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 133 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 81 (5.03%) Terraform
3 61 (3.79%) Ansible
4 20 (1.24%) Puppet
5 16 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.62%) Istio
7 10 (0.62%) Packer
8 8 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.31%) Rancher
11 4 (0.25%) MIIS
12 3 (0.19%) Grafana
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.19%) Salt
13 2 (0.12%) Graphite
13 2 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.12%) Kibana
13 2 (0.12%) Nagios
13 2 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 131 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 78 (4.84%) Oracle
3 52 (3.23%) Google
4 34 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (1.86%) Adobe
5 30 (1.86%) Atlassian
6 26 (1.61%) SAP
7 21 (1.30%) Tableau
8 18 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 16 (0.99%) Sybase
10 15 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.75%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.56%) IBM
12 9 (0.56%) Informatica
12 9 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.56%) VMware
13 8 (0.50%) Databricks
13 8 (0.50%) Splunk
14 7 (0.43%) Solace
14 7 (0.43%) Vermilion