Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,525 2,662 1,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 29.88% 29.18% 26.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.23% 32.89% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,991 2,159 1,580
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £405 £394 £363
90th Percentile £663 £663 £663
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Central London median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +29.35% +65.43%
10th Percentile £47.30 £37.50 £25.08
90th Percentile £100.30 £71.12 £76.43
London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year -16.67% -9.05% +9.01%

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 7,599 8,093 6,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.92% 88.72% 88.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,828 6,323 4,998
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
London median daily rate £523 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% +2.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 119 56
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +13.50% -15.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.30 £44.00 £28.93
London median hourly rate £24.95 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +1.84% -1.72% +18.71%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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 +1 1,837 £525 - 245
West End of London 0 130 £494 -8.56% 8
City of Westminster 0 115 £525 - 4
Southwark -5 91 £525 +10.53%
Kensington and Chelsea - 5 £525 -
Camden -2 3 £525 +14.13% 2
Agile Software Development
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 680 (26.93%) Finance
2 618 (24.48%) Java
3 589 (23.33%) Scrum
4 588 (23.29%) JavaScript
5 556 (22.02%) TDD
6 474 (18.77%) DevOps
7 467 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
8 410 (16.24%) Microservices
9 400 (15.84%) HTML
10 379 (15.01%) SQL
11 343 (13.58%) CSS
12 336 (13.31%) Docker
13 332 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
14 327 (12.95%) Git (software)
15 302 (11.96%) Python
16 289 (11.45%) Test Automation
17 279 (11.05%) JIRA
18 268 (10.61%) Banking
19 265 (10.50%) C#
20 260 (10.30%) AngularJS
21 259 (10.26%) .NET
22 258 (10.22%) BDD
23 252 (9.98%) React
24 230 (9.11%) Linux
25 224 (8.87%) Node.js
26 220 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
27 219 (8.67%) Project Management
28 213 (8.44%) User Experience
29 212 (8.40%) REST
30 209 (8.28%) Continuous Integration

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
1 149 (5.90%) Confluence
2 90 (3.56%) Apache Spark
3 74 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
4 53 (2.10%) Apache
5 49 (1.94%) CMS
6 29 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 28 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.51%) Drupal
8 13 (0.51%) nginx
9 10 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.36%) IIS
10 9 (0.36%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 8 (0.32%) Magnolia
12 7 (0.28%) JBoss
13 6 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 79 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.39%) Sketch
3 30 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (0.99%) InVision
6 14 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.20%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.16%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.079%) Marvel
13 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.040%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 33 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.12%) Magento
6 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.079%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.079%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.079%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.079%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 467 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
2 332 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (3.01%) Serverless
4 62 (2.46%) GitHub
5 55 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
6 54 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (1.90%) Amazon S3
8 40 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (1.54%) Power Platform
10 38 (1.50%) PaaS
11 37 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (1.31%) OpenShift
13 32 (1.27%) Office 365
13 32 (1.27%) SaaS
14 25 (0.99%) Azure Functions
14 25 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.87%) IaaS
16 21 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.58%) HTTP
2 20 (0.79%) DNS
3 17 (0.67%) Firewall
4 16 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.48%) Internet
6 11 (0.44%) Skype
7 10 (0.40%) SSL
8 9 (0.36%) Intranet
9 8 (0.32%) FTP
9 8 (0.32%) LAN
9 8 (0.32%) WAN
10 6 (0.24%) SAN
10 6 (0.24%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.20%) DHCP
12 4 (0.16%) NAS
13 3 (0.12%) RTP
13 3 (0.12%) Wireless
14 2 (0.079%) AMQP
14 2 (0.079%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.079%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.87%) Big Data
3 107 (4.24%) NoSQL
4 104 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 89 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
6 86 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 83 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 63 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 60 (2.38%) MySQL
10 55 (2.18%) Redis
11 39 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (1.54%) Power BI
12 36 (1.43%) Apache Hive
13 35 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (1.19%) Data Lake
15 25 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
16 23 (0.91%) Impala
17 22 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
17 22 (0.87%) HBase
Development Applications
1 327 (12.95%) Git (software)
2 279 (11.05%) JIRA
3 170 (6.73%) Jenkins
4 102 (4.04%) Selenium
5 92 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 81 (3.21%) Maven
7 58 (2.30%) Subversion
8 56 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 53 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 51 (2.02%) Visual Studio
12 43 (1.70%) JUnit
13 42 (1.66%) Mockito
14 39 (1.54%) SpecFlow
15 38 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
16 37 (1.47%) WebDriver
16 37 (1.47%) webpack
17 30 (1.19%) gulp
18 28 (1.11%) Jasmine
19 26 (1.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 680 (26.93%) Finance
2 268 (10.61%) Banking
3 117 (4.63%) Retail
4 113 (4.48%) Front Office
5 91 (3.60%) Marketing
6 67 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.31%) Legal
8 30 (1.19%) Games
9 27 (1.07%) Back Office
9 27 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.03%) Law
11 25 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 24 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.79%) Advertising
14 15 (0.59%) Publishing
15 9 (0.36%) Electronics
16 8 (0.32%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.20%) Billing
18 5 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,089 (43.13%) Developer
2 299 (11.84%) Java Developer
3 240 (9.50%) Analyst
4 171 (6.77%) React Developer
5 166 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 157 (6.22%) Business Analyst
7 145 (5.74%) Architect
8 138 (5.47%) Senior Developer
9 107 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 106 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
11 96 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 87 (3.45%) .NET Developer
13 82 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 73 (2.89%) Python Developer
15 69 (2.73%) Designer
16 67 (2.65%) Data Engineer
17 54 (2.14%) Agile Developer
18 53 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
19 51 (2.02%) Scrum Master
20 50 (1.98%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (15.84%) HTML
2 343 (13.58%) CSS
3 260 (10.30%) AngularJS
4 259 (10.26%) .NET
5 252 (9.98%) React
6 224 (8.87%) Node.js
7 212 (8.40%) REST
8 201 (7.96%) Spring
9 179 (7.09%) HTML5
10 178 (7.05%) RESTful
11 145 (5.74%) Kafka
12 136 (5.39%) Redux
13 113 (4.48%) Web Services
14 112 (4.44%) Spring Boot
15 95 (3.76%) JSON
16 81 (3.21%) XML
17 79 (3.13%) ASP.NET
18 78 (3.09%) .NET Framework
18 78 (3.09%) jQuery
19 70 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 213 (8.44%) User Experience
2 139 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 49 (1.94%) Algorithms
7 46 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 46 (1.82%) Derivative
8 39 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (1.43%) Equities
10 33 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
12 28 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 27 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 25 (0.99%) Tandem
15 24 (0.95%) Data Centre
15 24 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
16 22 (0.87%) Cloud Native
17 21 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 20 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 230 (9.11%) Linux
2 127 (5.03%) Unix
3 77 (3.05%) Windows
4 61 (2.42%) Android
5 54 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 22 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.12%) AIX
11 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.079%) CentOS
12 2 (0.079%) tvOS
12 2 (0.079%) VMS
12 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.040%) Debian
13 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (23.33%) Scrum
2 556 (22.02%) TDD
3 474 (18.77%) DevOps
4 410 (16.24%) Microservices
5 289 (11.45%) Test Automation
6 258 (10.22%) BDD
7 220 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
8 219 (8.67%) Project Management
9 209 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 202 (8.00%) SDLC
11 200 (7.92%) Analytics
12 191 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 189 (7.49%) User Stories
14 167 (6.61%) Software Engineering
15 158 (6.26%) E-Commerce
16 149 (5.90%) Kanban
17 148 (5.86%) Waterfall
18 143 (5.66%) Front End Development
18 143 (5.66%) Migration
19 138 (5.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 618 (24.48%) Java
2 588 (23.29%) JavaScript
3 379 (15.01%) SQL
4 302 (11.96%) Python
5 265 (10.50%) C#
6 151 (5.98%) Java 8
7 96 (3.80%) Scala
8 85 (3.37%) ES6
9 78 (3.09%) Ruby
10 64 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 51 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 44 (1.74%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.66%) PHP
14 39 (1.54%) Kotlin
15 37 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 31 (1.23%) C++
17 29 (1.15%) Go
18 27 (1.07%) R
19 24 (0.95%) Shell Script
20 20 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 98 (3.88%) Degree
3 77 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 44 (1.74%) PMP
6 24 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 22 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.87%) ISEB
8 18 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.40%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.16%) CISSP
14 4 (0.16%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.16%) PhD
15 3 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.62%) QA
2 30 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 24 (0.95%) PMO
4 18 (0.71%) GDPR
5 8 (0.32%) WCAG
6 7 (0.28%) MiFID
6 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.16%) EMIR
9 4 (0.16%) PSD2
10 3 (0.12%) COBIT
10 3 (0.12%) IFRS
10 3 (0.12%) SEPA
10 3 (0.12%) SLA
11 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.040%) Basel III
12 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.040%) NCSC
12 1 (0.040%) PMBOK
System Software
1 336 (13.31%) Docker
2 35 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.44%) HDFS
4 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.20%) vCloud
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.040%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.040%) KVM
9 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.040%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 200 (7.92%) Kubernetes
2 71 (2.81%) Ansible
2 71 (2.81%) Terraform
3 35 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.03%) Puppet
5 16 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (0.48%) Grafana
7 10 (0.40%) Kibana
8 8 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.24%) logstash
10 5 (0.20%) Consul
10 5 (0.20%) Marathon
10 5 (0.20%) Mesos
11 4 (0.16%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.16%) Graphite
11 4 (0.16%) SCCM
12 3 (0.12%) Salt
12 3 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 201 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.00%) Oracle
3 98 (3.88%) Google
4 72 (2.85%) Adobe
5 69 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 40 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 30 (1.19%) SAP
9 28 (1.11%) IBM
10 26 (1.03%) Tableau
11 23 (0.91%) Splunk
12 22 (0.87%) Cloudera
13 21 (0.83%) Informatica
14 15 (0.59%) hybris
14 15 (0.59%) VMware
15 13 (0.51%) HP
16 12 (0.48%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.44%) Alteryx
18 9 (0.36%) Marketo
18 9 (0.36%) Sitecore