Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 868 2,571 2,715
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 26.17% 29.70% 29.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.08% 32.97% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 2,059 2,207
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £406 £400 £388
90th Percentile £681 £663 £663
London median daily rate £538 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Median hourly rate £40.75 £60.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.37% +20.50% -0.50%
10th Percentile £33.25 £55.50 £32.38
90th Percentile £61.25 £107.88 £70.67
London median hourly rate £47.42 £36.25 £42.63
% change year-on-year +30.80% -14.97% -10.87%

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 2,886 7,799 8,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.01% 90.10% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,017 6,002 6,430
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 82 121
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.96% +8.15% +14.71%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £53.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.09
% change year-on-year +42.86% +1.70% -2.71%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Central London

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in Central London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 -1 682 £525 - 162
West End of London 0 37 £500 - 8
City of Westminster 0 29 £500 -4.76%
Southwark +6 5 £450 -14.29%
Camden +7 4 £600 +14.29% 8
Agile Software Development
London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 232 (26.73%) Finance
2 220 (25.35%) Java
3 193 (22.24%) Scrum
4 162 (18.66%) Azure
5 160 (18.43%) DevOps
6 153 (17.63%) SQL
6 153 (17.63%) TDD
7 132 (15.21%) Microservices
8 121 (13.94%) JavaScript
9 111 (12.79%) Docker
10 110 (12.67%) AWS
11 107 (12.33%) JIRA
11 107 (12.33%) Test Automation
12 106 (12.21%) Kubernetes
13 90 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (10.37%) Git (software)
14 86 (9.91%) Python
15 84 (9.68%) SDLC
16 81 (9.33%) C#
17 80 (9.22%) BDD
18 78 (8.99%) React
19 77 (8.87%) Jenkins
20 75 (8.64%) Banking
21 74 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
22 73 (8.41%) CSS
23 72 (8.29%) Security Cleared
24 70 (8.06%) .NET
24 70 (8.06%) Microsoft
25 69 (7.95%) SQL Server
25 69 (7.95%) Terraform

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 65 (7.49%) Confluence
2 41 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (3.46%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.92%) CMS
5 8 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.81%) SAS
7 5 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.35%) Apache
8 3 (0.35%) IIS
8 3 (0.35%) nginx
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.23%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.23%) Tornado
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.12%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.12%) R Markdown
Applications
1 33 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.92%) InVision
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.81%) Sketch
5 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.46%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.35%) Figma
7 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.46%) SAP HR
1 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Maximo
2 3 (0.35%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.12%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 162 (18.66%) Azure
2 110 (12.67%) AWS
3 45 (5.18%) GCP
4 33 (3.80%) GitHub
5 16 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.73%) Power Platform
6 15 (1.73%) SaaS
7 13 (1.50%) PaaS
7 13 (1.50%) Serverless
8 12 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (1.04%) Office 365
10 8 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.81%) npm
12 6 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.46%) Heroku
13 4 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.84%) SSL
2 11 (1.27%) HTTP
3 10 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 8 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.81%) DNS
6 6 (0.69%) VPN
6 6 (0.69%) WAN
7 5 (0.58%) Internet
8 4 (0.46%) Firewall
8 4 (0.46%) LAN
9 3 (0.35%) Skype
10 2 (0.23%) DHCP
10 2 (0.23%) DSL
10 2 (0.23%) FTP
10 2 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.23%) Multicast
10 2 (0.23%) Network Security
10 2 (0.23%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.23%) S/MIME
11 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.80%) MySQL
6 27 (3.11%) Big Data
7 22 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.07%) Data Lake
9 15 (1.73%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.73%) Power BI
9 15 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.61%) Redis
11 12 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.81%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 107 (12.33%) JIRA
2 90 (10.37%) Git (software)
3 77 (8.87%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.46%) JUnit
4 30 (3.46%) Selenium
5 21 (2.42%) Maven
5 21 (2.42%) Mockito
6 20 (2.30%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (2.07%) GitLab
9 15 (1.73%) Gradle
9 15 (1.73%) Jasmine
9 15 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (1.61%) Protractor
11 13 (1.50%) JMeter
11 13 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.04%) Android Studio
12 9 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 232 (26.73%) Finance
2 75 (8.64%) Banking
3 56 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 54 (6.22%) Front Office
5 22 (2.53%) Marketing
6 21 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.30%) Retail
8 11 (1.27%) Back Office
9 10 (1.15%) Publishing
10 8 (0.92%) Law
11 6 (0.69%) Legal
12 5 (0.58%) Advertising
12 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.58%) Local Government
13 4 (0.46%) French Language
13 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.35%) Automotive
14 3 (0.35%) Games
14 3 (0.35%) Police
15 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 333 (38.36%) Developer
2 114 (13.13%) Analyst
3 108 (12.44%) Java Developer
4 63 (7.26%) Business Analyst
5 56 (6.45%) Architect
6 49 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 46 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (5.18%) Senior Developer
9 38 (4.38%) React Developer
10 25 (2.88%) C# Developer
10 25 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
11 23 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 20 (2.30%) User Researcher
14 18 (2.07%) AWS Developer
14 18 (2.07%) Azure Engineer
14 18 (2.07%) Data Engineer
14 18 (2.07%) Digital Developer
15 17 (1.96%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (1.96%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.99%) React
2 73 (8.41%) CSS
3 70 (8.06%) .NET
4 68 (7.83%) HTML
5 66 (7.60%) Spring
6 65 (7.49%) Node.js
7 59 (6.80%) REST
8 52 (5.99%) Web Services
9 51 (5.88%) AngularJS
10 41 (4.72%) Kafka
11 34 (3.92%) RESTful
12 32 (3.69%) Spring Boot
13 31 (3.57%) HTML5
14 28 (3.23%) XML
15 25 (2.88%) GraphQL
16 24 (2.76%) Redux
17 23 (2.65%) .NET Core
18 22 (2.53%) JSON
18 22 (2.53%) SOAP
19 16 (1.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.03%) User Experience
3 32 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.34%) Fixed Income
5 28 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.30%) Mobile App
9 18 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.15%) Cloud Native
13 9 (1.04%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.04%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.92%) Derivative
14 8 (0.92%) Equities
15 7 (0.81%) NHS
16 6 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.69%) Market Risk
17 5 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.91%) Linux
2 24 (2.76%) Unix
3 23 (2.65%) Windows
4 21 (2.42%) Android
5 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (22.24%) Scrum
2 160 (18.43%) DevOps
3 153 (17.63%) TDD
4 132 (15.21%) Microservices
5 107 (12.33%) Test Automation
6 90 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
7 84 (9.68%) SDLC
8 80 (9.22%) BDD
9 74 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 66 (7.60%) Software Engineering
12 65 (7.49%) Analytics
12 65 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (7.26%) Pair Programming
14 58 (6.68%) Waterfall
15 55 (6.34%) Kanban
16 52 (5.99%) ETL
16 52 (5.99%) User Stories
17 51 (5.88%) Data Modelling
18 50 (5.76%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 220 (25.35%) Java
2 153 (17.63%) SQL
3 121 (13.94%) JavaScript
4 86 (9.91%) Python
5 81 (9.33%) C#
6 50 (5.76%) Java 8
7 37 (4.26%) TypeScript
8 30 (3.46%) Kotlin
8 30 (3.46%) Scala
9 29 (3.34%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.76%) Ruby
12 21 (2.42%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.07%) PHP
14 17 (1.96%) R
15 16 (1.84%) C
16 14 (1.61%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.38%) Go
18 11 (1.27%) ES6
18 11 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.11%) Degree
3 51 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.15%) ISEB
6 9 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.23%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) CCNA
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.99%) QA
2 18 (2.07%) PMO
3 16 (1.84%) Solvency II
4 10 (1.15%) GDPR
5 9 (1.04%) IFRS
6 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.46%) MiFID
8 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) PSD2
9 2 (0.23%) SLA
10 1 (0.12%) CDISC
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) EMIR
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.12%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) NIST
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 111 (12.79%) Docker
2 14 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.23%) XenApp
4 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 106 (12.21%) Kubernetes
2 69 (7.95%) Terraform
3 43 (4.95%) Ansible
4 17 (1.96%) Packer
5 15 (1.73%) Istio
6 12 (1.38%) Puppet
7 11 (1.27%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.92%) Kibana
10 5 (0.58%) logstash
11 4 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.35%) Grafana
12 3 (0.35%) Zipkin
13 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.23%) Graphite
13 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.23%) linkerd
13 2 (0.23%) Oozie
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 70 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.80%) Oracle
3 20 (2.30%) Atlassian
3 20 (2.30%) Google
4 17 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (1.96%) SAP
5 15 (1.73%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.27%) Tableau
7 10 (1.15%) Databricks
8 9 (1.04%) Adobe
8 9 (1.04%) IBM
8 9 (1.04%) Informatica
8 9 (1.04%) Splunk
9 7 (0.81%) VMware
10 6 (0.69%) Alteryx
10 6 (0.69%) HP
11 5 (0.58%) Cadence
11 5 (0.58%) Cisco
11 5 (0.58%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.58%) Red Hat