Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile 1,289 989 1,025
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 28.36% 31.87% 26.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.17% 34.84% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 718 764
10th Percentile £425 £406 £407
25th Percentile £506 £463 £443
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £710 £638 £601
90th Percentile £776 £700 £675
London median daily rate £590 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +12.38% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
10th Percentile - £16.55 £47.43
25th Percentile £59.50 - £50.69
Median hourly rate £61.00 £20.00 £56.25
Median % change year-on-year +205.00% -64.44% -3.02%
75th Percentile £62.50 £29.50 £61.25
90th Percentile - £50.05 -
London median hourly rate £44.50 £54.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year -17.59% -6.09% +9.00%

Agile 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 4,135 2,839 3,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 90.98% 91.49% 88.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 2,076 2,584
10th Percentile £380 £343 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £681 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 36 56
10th Percentile £18.50 £9.75 £12.42
25th Percentile £22.06 £13.59 £14.85
Median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.31
Median % change year-on-year +102.50% -17.73% +21.55%
75th Percentile £54.38 £27.44 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.13 £40.13 £52.63
London median hourly rate £36.75 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +13.08% +22.64% +20.45%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in Central London

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for Agile in Central London

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile in Central London over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in Central London

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Hourly rate trend for Agile in Central London

Agile
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 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
City of London -1 1,181 £600 +9.09% 362
West End of London 0 31 £534 -9.19% 13
Camden -2 13 £517 +14.89% 12
City of Westminster +2 10 £634 +38.09% 1
Southwark 0 4 £788 +31.25%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £640 - 1
Agile
London

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 397 (30.80%) Finance
2 300 (23.27%) DevOps
3 289 (22.42%) Scrum
4 280 (21.72%) Social Skills
5 236 (18.31%) CI/CD
6 231 (17.92%) Azure
7 221 (17.15%) AWS
8 217 (16.83%) Java
9 182 (14.12%) JIRA
10 179 (13.89%) TDD
11 178 (13.81%) SQL
12 172 (13.34%) Banking
13 166 (12.88%) Microservices
14 159 (12.34%) Python
15 158 (12.26%) Microsoft
16 155 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 154 (11.95%) Project Management
18 139 (10.78%) JavaScript
19 137 (10.63%) Waterfall
20 135 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
21 132 (10.24%) Docker
22 129 (10.01%) Test Automation
22 129 (10.01%) Software Engineering
23 127 (9.85%) Kubernetes
24 113 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
25 111 (8.61%) .NET
26 96 (7.45%) Git (software)
26 96 (7.45%) Terraform
27 95 (7.37%) React
27 95 (7.37%) HTML

Agile
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 85 (6.59%) Confluence
2 25 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 23 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.24%) CMS
6 14 (1.09%) Apache
7 10 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.54%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.47%) Headless CMS
10 6 (0.47%) JBoss
11 5 (0.39%) IIS
12 4 (0.31%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.31%) nginx
12 4 (0.31%) SAS
13 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.01%) Sketch
6 7 (0.54%) InVision
7 5 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.39%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.31%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.078%) SPSS
11 1 (0.078%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.23%) Sonata
3 3 (0.23%) Workfront
4 2 (0.16%) C-CURE
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.16%) Endur
4 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.078%) Maximo
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.078%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 231 (17.92%) Azure
2 221 (17.15%) AWS
3 74 (5.74%) Serverless
4 54 (4.19%) GCP
5 46 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 42 (3.26%) GitHub
7 41 (3.18%) SaaS
8 37 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (2.48%) PaaS
10 30 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
11 24 (1.86%) IaaS
12 21 (1.63%) Amazon S3
12 21 (1.63%) Snowflake
13 17 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.32%) AWS Fargate
14 16 (1.24%) OpenShift
15 15 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (1.16%) Figma
16 13 (1.01%) Azure Functions
17 12 (0.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.01%) DNS
2 10 (0.78%) Internet
3 8 (0.62%) HTTP
4 7 (0.54%) Firewall
4 7 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.47%) Network Security
5 6 (0.47%) VPN
6 5 (0.39%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.23%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.23%) Skype
7 3 (0.23%) WAN
8 2 (0.16%) 5G
8 2 (0.16%) Broadband
8 2 (0.16%) DHCP
8 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.16%) Multicast
8 2 (0.16%) VSAN
8 2 (0.16%) WebEx
8 2 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 39 (3.03%) Big Data
6 32 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (2.33%) Power BI
8 25 (1.94%) Data Lake
8 25 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.63%) MySQL
10 19 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.40%) Redis
12 15 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.70%) Tableau
16 8 (0.62%) Metadata
16 8 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
17 7 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 182 (14.12%) JIRA
2 96 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 70 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 38 (2.95%) TeamCity
6 36 (2.79%) Maven
7 25 (1.94%) GitLab
8 19 (1.47%) webpack
9 17 (1.32%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.32%) Selenium
10 15 (1.16%) JUnit
11 14 (1.09%) Gradle
11 14 (1.09%) Moq
11 14 (1.09%) NUnit
11 14 (1.09%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.78%) Cypress.io
12 10 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.70%) kappa
14 8 (0.62%) Mockito
15 7 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 397 (30.80%) Finance
2 280 (21.72%) Social Skills
3 172 (13.34%) Banking
4 113 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (6.36%) Legal
6 79 (6.13%) Front Office
7 62 (4.81%) Financial Institution
8 59 (4.58%) Public Sector
9 45 (3.49%) Retail
10 42 (3.26%) Investment Banking
11 34 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
12 33 (2.56%) Marketing
13 28 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
14 15 (1.16%) Telecoms
15 14 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (1.09%) Retail Banking
16 13 (1.01%) Law
17 12 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
17 12 (0.93%) Publishing
18 9 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 370 (28.70%) Developer
2 155 (12.02%) Analyst
3 123 (9.54%) Java Developer
4 114 (8.84%) Business Analyst
5 112 (8.69%) Architect
6 105 (8.15%) Project Manager
7 63 (4.89%) Senior Developer
8 55 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
9 50 (3.88%) .NET Developer
10 45 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
11 44 (3.41%) Designer
12 34 (2.64%) C# Developer
12 34 (2.64%) Scrum Master
13 33 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.48%) React Developer
15 28 (2.17%) Data Engineer
15 28 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (2.17%) Python Developer
16 24 (1.86%) Front Office Developer
17 23 (1.78%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (8.61%) .NET
2 95 (7.37%) HTML
2 95 (7.37%) React
3 94 (7.29%) REST
4 85 (6.59%) Spring
5 76 (5.90%) CSS
6 59 (4.58%) Kafka
7 50 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 47 (3.65%) RESTful
9 44 (3.41%) HTML5
9 44 (3.41%) Node.js
10 37 (2.87%) Spring Boot
11 33 (2.56%) .NET Core
12 32 (2.48%) ASP.NET
13 30 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
14 29 (2.25%) Redux
15 26 (2.02%) Web Services
16 24 (1.86%) GraphQL
16 24 (1.86%) Middleware
17 23 (1.78%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 87 (6.75%) User Experience
2 59 (4.58%) Hedge funds
3 54 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.09%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.94%) Cloud Native
7 25 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.24%) Derivative
11 16 (1.24%) Fixed Income
11 16 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.16%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
12 15 (1.16%) Reinsurance
13 9 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (3.88%) Linux
2 32 (2.48%) Windows
3 19 (1.47%) Unix
4 17 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.54%) Android
6 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.31%) CentOS
8 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.23%) VMS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.078%) Solaris
11 1 (0.078%) SUSE
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (23.27%) DevOps
2 289 (22.42%) Scrum
3 236 (18.31%) CI/CD
4 179 (13.89%) TDD
5 166 (12.88%) Microservices
6 155 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 154 (11.95%) Project Management
8 137 (10.63%) Waterfall
9 135 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
10 129 (10.01%) Software Engineering
10 129 (10.01%) Test Automation
11 93 (7.21%) Project Delivery
12 91 (7.06%) SDLC
13 88 (6.83%) Kanban
14 87 (6.75%) Analytics
14 87 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (6.28%) Business Analysis
16 78 (6.05%) User Stories
17 74 (5.74%) Full Stack Development
17 74 (5.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 217 (16.83%) Java
2 178 (13.81%) SQL
3 159 (12.34%) Python
4 139 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 94 (7.29%) C#
6 52 (4.03%) TypeScript
7 33 (2.56%) Scala
8 28 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.78%) Bash
10 20 (1.55%) Ruby
11 15 (1.16%) C
12 14 (1.09%) C++
12 14 (1.09%) Kotlin
13 12 (0.93%) ES6
14 11 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.78%) Perl
16 9 (0.70%) Groovy
17 8 (0.62%) Go
17 8 (0.62%) R
17 8 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.65%) Degree
4 18 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.01%) AWS Certification
5 13 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.93%) PMP
7 11 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.47%) ISEB
10 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.31%) CCIE
11 4 (0.31%) RHCA
12 3 (0.23%) CCNP
12 3 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.74%) QA
2 68 (5.28%) GDPR
3 36 (2.79%) PMO
4 31 (2.40%) Accessibility
5 18 (1.40%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.93%) SLA
7 9 (0.70%) WCAG
8 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.39%) P3O
10 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.16%) EMIR
12 2 (0.16%) NCSC
12 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.078%) COREP
13 1 (0.078%) NIST
System Software
1 132 (10.24%) Docker
2 19 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) vCloud
5 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.078%) Firmware
6 1 (0.078%) Microcode
6 1 (0.078%) NFS
6 1 (0.078%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.078%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 127 (9.85%) Kubernetes
2 96 (7.45%) Terraform
3 45 (3.49%) Ansible
4 14 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.93%) Packer
5 12 (0.93%) Puppet
6 9 (0.70%) Consul
7 7 (0.54%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.47%) Salt
9 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (0.31%) Grafana
9 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.31%) Icinga
10 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.23%) Oozie
11 2 (0.16%) CASB
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.16%) QRadar
11 2 (0.16%) SCCM
11 2 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 158 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.89%) Oracle
3 38 (2.95%) Google
4 24 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (1.32%) Adobe
5 17 (1.32%) SAP
6 15 (1.16%) ServiceNow
7 14 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.01%) Databricks
8 13 (1.01%) VMware
9 10 (0.78%) IBM
10 9 (0.70%) DevExpress
10 9 (0.70%) Splunk
11 7 (0.54%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.39%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.39%) BiZZdesign
13 5 (0.39%) Pega
13 5 (0.39%) Planview
14 4 (0.31%) Informatica