Period
to 25 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,091 883 2,518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 32.35% 26.58% 29.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.60% 30.47% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 664 1,990
10th Percentile £409 £406 £400
25th Percentile £463 £448 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £588
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
London median daily rate £550 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
10th Percentile £15.98 £28.60 "
25th Percentile £18.56 £45.25 £55.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £58.00
Median % change year-on-year -63.64% -5.17% -10.77%
75th Percentile £22.38 £61.25 £62.50
90th Percentile £26.65 " £67.00
London median hourly rate £54.00 £56.25 £52.75
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.64% +17.22%

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 3,065 2,898 7,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.90% 87.24% 90.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,251 2,168 5,906
10th Percentile £360 £330 £350
25th Percentile £444 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £588
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
% change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 73
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.43 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.06 £14.44 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.25 £26.44 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.85% +25.90% +9.80%
75th Percentile £31.68 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.93 £52.25 £44.80
London median hourly rate £33.50 £33.59 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.26% +49.28% +2.27%

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021.

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 June 2021. 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 +1 989 £550 +4.76% 606
West End of London -1 22 £569 +10.44% 16
Southwark 0 11 £600 +33.33% 1
City of Westminster -4 6 £459 -8.21% 3
Camden 0 3 £450 -25.00% 13
Lambeth - 1 £362 -
Agile Software Development
London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 280 (25.66%) TDD
2 261 (23.92%) Finance
3 241 (22.09%) Azure
4 240 (22.00%) DevOps
5 226 (20.71%) Java
6 218 (19.98%) Social Skills
7 215 (19.71%) SQL
8 203 (18.61%) Scrum
9 171 (15.67%) AWS
10 166 (15.22%) Banking
11 163 (14.94%) Microservices
12 157 (14.39%) .NET
13 153 (14.02%) Git (software)
14 138 (12.65%) C#
15 137 (12.56%) JavaScript
16 133 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 127 (11.64%) Software Engineering
18 119 (10.91%) Spring
19 114 (10.45%) BDD
20 113 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
21 112 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
22 111 (10.17%) Project Management
23 107 (9.81%) AngularJS
24 106 (9.72%) Test Automation
25 103 (9.44%) Analytics
26 102 (9.35%) Docker
27 101 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
28 99 (9.07%) Business Intelligence
28 99 (9.07%) JIRA
29 95 (8.71%) Microsoft

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 37 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.29%) Confluence
3 17 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.37%) Apache
5 12 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
6 9 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.73%) CMS
8 7 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.46%) Camunda
10 5 (0.46%) Drupal
10 5 (0.46%) JBoss
11 4 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.37%) SAS
12 3 (0.27%) Appian
12 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.18%) TPMS
Applications
1 16 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.28%) Sketch
3 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.64%) Zeplin
6 6 (0.55%) InVision
6 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.37%) Figma
7 4 (0.37%) Marvel
8 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.092%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.092%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.64%) Summit
3 3 (0.27%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.092%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.092%) Global One
5 1 (0.092%) Magento
5 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.092%) Primavera
5 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.092%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 241 (22.09%) Azure
2 171 (15.67%) AWS
3 69 (6.32%) Power Platform
4 33 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.75%) GCP
5 30 (2.75%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (2.57%) Serverless
7 25 (2.29%) SaaS
8 24 (2.20%) GitHub
9 17 (1.56%) PaaS
10 12 (1.10%) IaaS
11 11 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.92%) Azure Functions
12 10 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 9 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (0.64%) Miro
16 6 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.56%) DNS
1 17 (1.56%) Firewall
2 16 (1.47%) Unified Communications
3 15 (1.37%) Internet
4 12 (1.10%) HTTP
4 12 (1.10%) WAN
5 11 (1.01%) LAN
5 11 (1.01%) Skype
6 9 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.55%) Network Security
8 5 (0.46%) SAN
9 4 (0.37%) DHCP
9 4 (0.37%) VPN
9 4 (0.37%) WebEx
10 3 (0.27%) Broadband
10 3 (0.27%) NAS
10 3 (0.27%) VSAN
11 2 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.18%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.96%) Power BI
3 52 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 26 (2.38%) Tableau
6 25 (2.29%) Big Data
7 22 (2.02%) Redis
8 21 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.83%) Data Lake
9 20 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.74%) Tableau Desktop
10 19 (1.74%) Tableau Server
11 18 (1.65%) MySQL
12 15 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.19%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
16 9 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 153 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 99 (9.07%) JIRA
3 70 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 51 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 31 (2.84%) Selenium
6 30 (2.75%) Visual Studio
7 29 (2.66%) Cucumber
8 26 (2.38%) JUnit
9 25 (2.29%) Maven
10 17 (1.56%) Mockito
11 15 (1.37%) SpecFlow
12 11 (1.01%) Bitbucket
12 11 (1.01%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.92%) Postman
14 9 (0.82%) Axure RP
14 9 (0.82%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.73%) Mocha
15 8 (0.73%) webpack
16 7 (0.64%) GitLab
General
1 261 (23.92%) Finance
2 218 (19.98%) Social Skills
3 166 (15.22%) Banking
4 81 (7.42%) Front Office
5 57 (5.22%) Public Sector
6 51 (4.67%) Investment Banking
7 46 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (3.67%) Influencing Skills
9 37 (3.39%) Marketing
10 34 (3.12%) Presentation Skills
11 30 (2.75%) Retail
12 18 (1.65%) Legal
13 15 (1.37%) Telecoms
14 14 (1.28%) Back Office
15 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
16 9 (0.82%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.64%) Games
17 7 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 420 (38.50%) Developer
2 150 (13.75%) Analyst
3 137 (12.56%) Java Developer
4 111 (10.17%) Business Analyst
5 106 (9.72%) Project Manager
6 75 (6.87%) C# Developer
7 70 (6.42%) Architect
8 41 (3.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 41 (3.76%) Senior Developer
9 40 (3.67%) Product Owner
10 37 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
11 34 (3.12%) Designer
12 32 (2.93%) .NET Developer
13 28 (2.57%) Data Engineer
14 27 (2.47%) Technical Leader
15 25 (2.29%) React Developer
16 24 (2.20%) Node.js Developer
17 22 (2.02%) Python Developer
17 22 (2.02%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.39%) .NET
2 119 (10.91%) Spring
3 107 (9.81%) AngularJS
4 71 (6.51%) HTML
4 71 (6.51%) Node.js
5 69 (6.32%) React
6 68 (6.23%) Kafka
7 52 (4.77%) Spring Boot
8 51 (4.67%) REST
9 50 (4.58%) CSS
10 47 (4.31%) Web Services
11 45 (4.12%) RESTful
12 35 (3.21%) ASP.NET
13 28 (2.57%) ASP.NET Core
13 28 (2.57%) Hibernate
14 26 (2.38%) SOAP
15 24 (2.20%) HTML5
16 23 (2.11%) .NET Core
16 23 (2.11%) Redux
17 22 (2.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.42%) User Experience
2 68 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (5.32%) Fixed Income
4 56 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (4.95%) Derivative
6 49 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (3.67%) Tandem
8 36 (3.30%) Mobile App
9 35 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (2.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 24 (2.20%) Management Information System
12 22 (2.02%) Credit Risk
13 19 (1.74%) Market Risk
14 17 (1.56%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.28%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.28%) Public Cloud
15 14 (1.28%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (1.10%) Equities
18 8 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (3.76%) Linux
2 27 (2.47%) Windows
3 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 13 (1.19%) Android
5 11 (1.01%) Unix
6 10 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.18%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.092%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.092%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (25.66%) TDD
2 240 (22.00%) DevOps
3 203 (18.61%) Scrum
4 163 (14.94%) Microservices
5 133 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 127 (11.64%) Software Engineering
7 114 (10.45%) BDD
8 113 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
9 112 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 111 (10.17%) Project Management
11 106 (9.72%) Test Automation
12 103 (9.44%) Analytics
13 101 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (9.07%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (8.43%) User Stories
16 91 (8.34%) SDLC
17 82 (7.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 68 (6.23%) Asset Management
19 65 (5.96%) Mentoring
19 65 (5.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 226 (20.71%) Java
2 215 (19.71%) SQL
3 138 (12.65%) C#
4 137 (12.56%) JavaScript
5 87 (7.97%) TypeScript
6 72 (6.60%) Python
7 57 (5.22%) Java 8
8 45 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.65%) Kotlin
9 18 (1.65%) Scala
10 14 (1.28%) Ruby
11 12 (1.10%) C++
12 11 (1.01%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.92%) ES6
13 10 (0.92%) Perl
14 9 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.64%) PHP
15 7 (0.64%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.46%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.37%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 65 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.31%) Degree
4 13 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.64%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (0.37%) CISSP
9 3 (0.27%) CISM
9 3 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
10 2 (0.18%) ISEB
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.092%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.092%) MCT
11 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.092%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.51%) QA
2 17 (1.56%) GDPR
3 14 (1.28%) PMO
4 13 (1.19%) Accessibility
5 9 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.37%) GRC
8 4 (0.37%) SLA
9 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.27%) NIST
10 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.18%) IFRS
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.18%) JTAG
11 1 (0.092%) CDISC
11 1 (0.092%) EMIR
11 1 (0.092%) Solvency II
System Software
1 102 (9.35%) Docker
2 41 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.27%) vSphere
7 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.092%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.092%) Snort
8 1 (0.092%) vCloud
8 1 (0.092%) XenApp
8 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 90 (8.25%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.93%) Terraform
3 17 (1.56%) Ansible
4 10 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.73%) Grafana
6 6 (0.55%) Kibana
7 5 (0.46%) SCCM
8 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.27%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.27%) Puppet
9 3 (0.27%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.18%) Ambari
10 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.18%) SCOM
10 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.092%) Mesos
11 1 (0.092%) Salt
Vendors
1 95 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
3 32 (2.93%) Oracle
4 22 (2.02%) Google
5 15 (1.37%) Adobe
6 14 (1.28%) VMware
7 12 (1.10%) Splunk
8 11 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.01%) SAP
9 10 (0.92%) Databricks
9 10 (0.92%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.82%) Sonus
11 8 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.73%) HP
12 7 (0.64%) IBM
12 7 (0.64%) Solace
13 6 (0.55%) Murex
14 5 (0.46%) Alteryx
14 5 (0.46%) Cisco
14 5 (0.46%) Cloudera