Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 2019 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,120 2,768 2,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 28.61% 30.78% 27.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.76% 34.91% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 2,192 1,830
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £375
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Central London median hourly rate £22.03 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.22% - -
London median hourly rate £36.70 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.24% -14.71% -19.05%

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 6,676 7,930 7,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.11% 88.19% 89.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,173 6,181 5,851
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £320
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 107 79
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% - -
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.45 £32.40 £34.49
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.79%

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 11 November 2019.

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
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 11 November 2019. 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 0 1,584 £538 +2.38% 604
West End of London 0 68 £405 -26.36% 3
City of Westminster 0 54 £500 -9.05% 1
Southwark 0 50 £500 -4.76% 1
Camden +2 9 £500 -9.09% 2
Agile Software Development
London

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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.

1 568 (26.79%) Finance
2 501 (23.63%) Java
3 493 (23.25%) Scrum
4 477 (22.50%) TDD
5 447 (21.08%) JavaScript
6 425 (20.05%) DevOps
7 356 (16.79%) SQL
8 342 (16.13%) AWS
9 327 (15.42%) Microservices
10 298 (14.06%) Azure
11 272 (12.83%) Python
12 268 (12.64%) HTML
13 254 (11.98%) CSS
14 245 (11.56%) C#
15 239 (11.27%) Test Automation
16 234 (11.04%) Docker
17 221 (10.42%) JIRA
18 210 (9.91%) React
19 206 (9.72%) Banking
20 205 (9.67%) .NET
21 204 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
22 202 (9.53%) AngularJS
23 201 (9.48%) BDD
24 200 (9.43%) Git (software)
25 190 (8.96%) Node.js
26 178 (8.40%) User Experience
27 172 (8.11%) Microsoft
28 170 (8.02%) SQL Server
29 164 (7.74%) Kanban
30 162 (7.64%) Analytics

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
1 116 (5.47%) Confluence
2 69 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 63 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (2.17%) CMS
5 44 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.32%) Apache
7 24 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 20 (0.94%) IIS
9 13 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.47%) ArcGIS
11 9 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
11 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (0.38%) GeoServer
12 8 (0.38%) JBoss
12 8 (0.38%) Jupyter
12 8 (0.38%) nginx
13 7 (0.33%) SugarCRM
14 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.23%) Sketch
4 24 (1.13%) InVision
5 23 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.19%) Figma
12 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.14%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.094%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.094%) InDesign
14 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.047%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 34 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.33%) Magento
3 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Shopify
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.094%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.094%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.094%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 342 (16.13%) AWS
2 298 (14.06%) Azure
3 80 (3.77%) GCP
4 59 (2.78%) Serverless
5 54 (2.55%) GitHub
6 42 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
7 41 (1.93%) Power Platform
8 39 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (1.75%) Amazon S3
9 37 (1.75%) Office 365
10 31 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (1.32%) PaaS
12 25 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.99%) OpenShift
14 20 (0.94%) SaaS
14 20 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (0.80%) IaaS
16 16 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.99%) HTTP
2 18 (0.85%) Internet
3 17 (0.80%) Firewall
4 16 (0.75%) DNS
5 15 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.57%) Intranet
6 12 (0.57%) VPN
7 8 (0.38%) WAN
8 7 (0.33%) FTP
8 7 (0.33%) Multicast
8 7 (0.33%) SSL
9 6 (0.28%) LAN
9 6 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.19%) Skype
11 3 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.14%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.14%) Network Security
11 3 (0.14%) SSH
12 2 (0.094%) NAS
12 2 (0.094%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 83 (3.92%) Big Data
4 82 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (3.49%) MongoDB
5 74 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 56 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 56 (2.64%) MySQL
7 54 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.84%) Power BI
9 33 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 32 (1.51%) Redis
11 26 (1.23%) Data Lake
12 24 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 221 (10.42%) JIRA
2 200 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 140 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 77 (3.63%) Selenium
5 72 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 64 (3.02%) Cucumber
7 45 (2.12%) Maven
8 40 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (1.70%) Visual Studio
10 34 (1.60%) JUnit
11 31 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 25 (1.18%) Bitbucket
14 24 (1.13%) Mockito
14 24 (1.13%) Subversion
14 24 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (1.13%) webpack
15 23 (1.08%) gulp
16 22 (1.04%) Gradle
16 22 (1.04%) Mocha
General
1 568 (26.79%) Finance
2 206 (9.72%) Banking
3 98 (4.62%) Front Office
4 93 (4.39%) Marketing
5 90 (4.25%) Public Sector
6 75 (3.54%) Retail
7 49 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 48 (2.26%) Advertising
9 33 (1.56%) Games
10 31 (1.46%) Legal
11 24 (1.13%) Law
12 21 (0.99%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.94%) Publishing
13 20 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.90%) Back Office
15 16 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.47%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.24%) Billing
17 5 (0.24%) Electronics
18 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 881 (41.56%) Developer
2 222 (10.47%) Analyst
3 218 (10.28%) Java Developer
4 153 (7.22%) Business Analyst
5 150 (7.08%) React Developer
6 149 (7.03%) Senior Developer
7 145 (6.84%) Project Manager
8 100 (4.72%) Architect
9 90 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 86 (4.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 80 (3.77%) .NET Developer
12 79 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 71 (3.35%) JavaScript Developer
14 62 (2.92%) C# Developer
15 61 (2.88%) Angular Developer
16 55 (2.59%) Python Developer
17 54 (2.55%) Scrum Master
18 52 (2.45%) Data Engineer
18 52 (2.45%) Designer
19 40 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (12.64%) HTML
2 254 (11.98%) CSS
3 210 (9.91%) React
4 205 (9.67%) .NET
5 202 (9.53%) AngularJS
6 190 (8.96%) Node.js
7 139 (6.56%) REST
8 138 (6.51%) Spring
9 128 (6.04%) RESTful
10 107 (5.05%) Web Services
11 106 (5.00%) Redux
12 104 (4.91%) HTML5
12 104 (4.91%) Kafka
13 83 (3.92%) ASP.NET
14 74 (3.49%) JSON
15 73 (3.44%) .NET Framework
16 63 (2.97%) Spring Boot
17 56 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
17 56 (2.64%) XML
18 54 (2.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 178 (8.40%) User Experience
2 123 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 60 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 40 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 38 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.60%) Equities
9 33 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 32 (1.51%) Derivative
11 30 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 27 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 27 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.66%) Cloud Native
14 14 (0.66%) iPad
15 13 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.61%) Tandem
16 12 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 161 (7.59%) Linux
2 71 (3.35%) Unix
3 52 (2.45%) Windows
4 40 (1.89%) Android
5 28 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.14%) CentOS
11 3 (0.14%) Debian
11 3 (0.14%) VMS
12 2 (0.094%) Solaris
12 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.047%) tvOS
13 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (23.25%) Scrum
2 477 (22.50%) TDD
3 425 (20.05%) DevOps
4 327 (15.42%) Microservices
5 239 (11.27%) Test Automation
6 204 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 201 (9.48%) BDD
8 164 (7.74%) Kanban
9 162 (7.64%) Analytics
10 161 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 155 (7.31%) Project Management
12 149 (7.03%) User Stories
13 147 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
14 145 (6.84%) Software Engineering
15 144 (6.79%) Front End Development
16 140 (6.60%) SDLC
17 132 (6.23%) E-Commerce
18 116 (5.47%) Unit Testing
19 109 (5.14%) CRM
19 109 (5.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 501 (23.63%) Java
2 447 (21.08%) JavaScript
3 356 (16.79%) SQL
4 272 (12.83%) Python
5 245 (11.56%) C#
6 99 (4.67%) Ruby
7 93 (4.39%) Scala
8 91 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 72 (3.40%) Java 8
10 56 (2.64%) Go
11 50 (2.36%) ES6
12 39 (1.84%) C++
12 39 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 36 (1.70%) Kotlin
15 33 (1.56%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.42%) Bash Shell
17 27 (1.27%) PHP
18 24 (1.13%) Shell Script
19 23 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 102 (4.81%) Degree
1 102 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 74 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (1.04%) PMI Certification
4 17 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.75%) ISEB
5 16 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 16 (0.75%) PMP
6 13 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.38%) APMP
8 8 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.28%) RHCE
10 5 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.24%) OSCP
11 4 (0.19%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) GIAC
12 3 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (5.99%) QA
2 30 (1.42%) PMO
3 22 (1.04%) GDPR
4 19 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.52%) WCAG
6 7 (0.33%) IFRS
6 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.19%) PSD2
9 3 (0.14%) MiFID
9 3 (0.14%) P3O
9 3 (0.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.094%) EMIR
10 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.047%) COBIT
11 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.047%) SEPA
System Software
1 234 (11.04%) Docker
2 26 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.42%) HDFS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.094%) vCloud
8 1 (0.047%) Firmware
8 1 (0.047%) Varnish
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.047%) XenApp
8 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 156 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 99 (4.67%) Terraform
3 73 (3.44%) Ansible
4 31 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (1.23%) Puppet
6 15 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.33%) MIIS
8 7 (0.33%) Rancher
9 6 (0.28%) Suricata
10 5 (0.24%) Consul
10 5 (0.24%) Packer
10 5 (0.24%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.19%) Salt
12 3 (0.14%) Grafana
12 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.14%) Kibana
13 2 (0.094%) Nagios
13 2 (0.094%) Single Sign-On
14 1 (0.047%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 172 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.19%) Oracle
3 78 (3.68%) Google
4 70 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (2.31%) Adobe
6 43 (2.03%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.42%) SAP
7 30 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 27 (1.27%) Tableau
9 22 (1.04%) Splunk
10 19 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 17 (0.80%) New Relic
11 17 (0.80%) Sybase
12 16 (0.75%) IBM
13 13 (0.61%) MuleSoft
14 12 (0.57%) Cloudera
14 12 (0.57%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.47%) Alteryx
15 10 (0.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 10 (0.47%) Informatica