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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile 1,324 1,130 863
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 28.58% 32.39% 26.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.31% 35.33% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 837 642
10th Percentile £425 £410 £408
25th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.36% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £638 £613
90th Percentile £800 £700 £675
London median daily rate £600 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
10th Percentile - £15.98 £28.60
25th Percentile £41.62 £18.56 £45.25
Median hourly rate £43.24 £20.00 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +116.20% -63.64% -5.17%
75th Percentile £44.86 £22.38 £61.25
90th Percentile - £26.65 -
London median hourly rate £44.50 £54.00 £56.25
% change year-on-year -17.59% -4.00% +7.14%

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 4,229 3,198 2,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 91.30% 91.66% 88.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,353 2,174
10th Percentile £375 £363 £331
25th Percentile £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £543 £509
Median % change year-on-year +5.99% +6.63% -3.10%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £781 £713 £675
London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 42
10th Percentile £18.50 £11.50 £12.43
25th Percentile £26.00 £14.30 £14.41
Median hourly rate £42.75 £22.25 £26.22
Median % change year-on-year +92.13% -15.14% +31.10%
75th Percentile £53.75 £32.85 £39.13
90th Percentile £60.25 £42.63 £52.03
London median hourly rate £36.41 £32.85 £33.50
% change year-on-year +10.84% -1.94% +49.60%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 1,233 £589 +7.00% 451
West End of London +1 29 £550 -3.30%
Camden 0 12 £563 +25.00%
City of Westminster +1 8 £605 +31.82%
Southwark -1 3 £750 +25.00%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £640 -
Agile
London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 411 (31.04%) Finance
2 307 (23.19%) Scrum
3 287 (21.68%) DevOps
4 274 (20.69%) Social Skills
5 241 (18.20%) CI/CD
6 236 (17.82%) Java
7 218 (16.47%) Azure
8 212 (16.01%) AWS
9 197 (14.88%) SQL
10 188 (14.20%) Banking
11 187 (14.12%) JIRA
12 184 (13.90%) TDD
13 183 (13.82%) Microservices
14 175 (13.22%) Python
15 166 (12.54%) Project Management
16 162 (12.24%) Microsoft
17 157 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 151 (11.40%) JavaScript
19 136 (10.27%) Test Automation
20 135 (10.20%) Waterfall
21 131 (9.89%) Software Engineering
21 131 (9.89%) Docker
22 121 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
23 116 (8.76%) .NET
24 115 (8.69%) Kubernetes
25 112 (8.46%) Git (software)
26 111 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
27 105 (7.93%) HTML
28 104 (7.85%) Project Delivery
29 100 (7.55%) Security Cleared

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 80 (6.04%) Confluence
2 31 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 27 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 13 (0.98%) Apache
5 13 (0.98%) CMS
6 9 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 9 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.53%) JBoss
9 5 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.30%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.30%) IIS
10 4 (0.30%) nginx
10 4 (0.30%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.30%) SAS
11 3 (0.23%) Camunda
11 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.23%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 35 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.91%) Sketch
6 6 (0.45%) InVision
7 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.30%) UserZoom
9 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.30%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.23%) Workfront
5 2 (0.15%) C-CURE
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.076%) Eikon
6 1 (0.076%) Endur
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.076%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.076%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.076%) Shopify
6 1 (0.076%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 218 (16.47%) Azure
2 212 (16.01%) AWS
3 77 (5.82%) Serverless
4 64 (4.83%) Azure DevOps
5 51 (3.85%) GCP
6 48 (3.63%) GitHub
6 48 (3.63%) SaaS
7 46 (3.47%) Power Platform
8 35 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
9 34 (2.57%) Microsoft 365
10 29 (2.19%) PaaS
11 22 (1.66%) IaaS
12 21 (1.59%) Amazon S3
13 20 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.51%) Snowflake
14 15 (1.13%) PowerApps
15 14 (1.06%) Figma
16 12 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.91%) AWS Fargate
16 12 (0.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.21%) DNS
2 9 (0.68%) Firewall
3 8 (0.60%) Internet
3 8 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.53%) HTTP
4 7 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.30%) VPN
6 3 (0.23%) Skype
6 3 (0.23%) SSL
6 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 2 (0.15%) Broadband
7 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.15%) IMAP
7 2 (0.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.15%) Network Security
7 2 (0.15%) WebEx
7 2 (0.15%) Wireless
8 1 (0.076%) GSM
8 1 (0.076%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 50 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 40 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (2.87%) Big Data
7 31 (2.34%) Power BI
8 25 (1.89%) Data Lake
8 25 (1.89%) MySQL
9 22 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.66%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.21%) Redis
11 14 (1.06%) DynamoDB
11 14 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.98%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.83%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.83%) Tableau
14 10 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 187 (14.12%) JIRA
2 112 (8.46%) Git (software)
3 76 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 49 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 45 (3.40%) Maven
6 43 (3.25%) TeamCity
7 28 (2.11%) GitLab
8 23 (1.74%) Selenium
9 19 (1.44%) NUnit
10 17 (1.28%) JUnit
10 17 (1.28%) Moq
11 16 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.21%) Gradle
12 14 (1.06%) SonarQube
12 14 (1.06%) webpack
13 12 (0.91%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.91%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.83%) Eclipse
15 10 (0.76%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.68%) Mockito
General
1 411 (31.04%) Finance
2 274 (20.69%) Social Skills
3 188 (14.20%) Banking
4 111 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (7.10%) Front Office
6 80 (6.04%) Legal
7 64 (4.83%) Public Sector
8 61 (4.61%) Financial Institution
9 51 (3.85%) Retail
10 43 (3.25%) Investment Banking
11 40 (3.02%) Marketing
12 36 (2.72%) Influencing Skills
13 29 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
14 21 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
15 15 (1.13%) Publishing
16 14 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (1.06%) Telecoms
17 11 (0.83%) Advertising
18 10 (0.76%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 381 (28.78%) Developer
2 169 (12.76%) Analyst
3 134 (10.12%) Business Analyst
4 129 (9.74%) Java Developer
5 121 (9.14%) Project Manager
6 104 (7.85%) Architect
7 62 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 60 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 49 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 49 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
10 37 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 36 (2.72%) React Developer
12 34 (2.57%) Designer
13 33 (2.49%) Scrum Master
14 31 (2.34%) C# Developer
14 31 (2.34%) Data Engineer
15 28 (2.11%) Front Office Developer
15 28 (2.11%) Full Stack Developer
16 27 (2.04%) Programme Manager
17 26 (1.96%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (8.76%) .NET
2 105 (7.93%) HTML
3 97 (7.33%) Spring
4 95 (7.18%) React
5 93 (7.02%) REST
6 79 (5.97%) CSS
7 64 (4.83%) Kafka
8 62 (4.68%) RESTful
9 57 (4.31%) AngularJS
9 57 (4.31%) HTML5
10 43 (3.25%) Spring Boot
11 37 (2.79%) Node.js
12 36 (2.72%) .NET Core
13 35 (2.64%) Web Services
14 33 (2.49%) ASP.NET
15 28 (2.11%) JSON
15 28 (2.11%) XML
16 27 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
16 27 (2.04%) Redux
17 26 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.04%) User Experience
2 58 (4.38%) Hedge funds
3 45 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.34%) Virtual Team
5 29 (2.19%) Cloud Native
5 29 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.51%) Reinsurance
9 19 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 19 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.28%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
13 12 (0.91%) Derivative
14 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (4.76%) Linux
2 35 (2.64%) Windows
3 17 (1.28%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.21%) Unix
5 12 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.45%) Android
6 6 (0.45%) CentOS
7 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.076%) Debian
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.076%) Solaris
9 1 (0.076%) SUSE
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (23.19%) Scrum
2 287 (21.68%) DevOps
3 241 (18.20%) CI/CD
4 184 (13.90%) TDD
5 183 (13.82%) Microservices
6 166 (12.54%) Project Management
7 157 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 136 (10.27%) Test Automation
9 135 (10.20%) Waterfall
10 131 (9.89%) Software Engineering
11 121 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
12 104 (7.85%) Project Delivery
13 100 (7.55%) Kanban
14 93 (7.02%) Business Analysis
14 93 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
15 92 (6.95%) SDLC
16 88 (6.65%) User Stories
17 80 (6.04%) Analytics
18 77 (5.82%) Full Stack Development
19 74 (5.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 236 (17.82%) Java
2 197 (14.88%) SQL
3 175 (13.22%) Python
4 151 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 98 (7.40%) C#
6 50 (3.78%) TypeScript
7 33 (2.49%) Scala
8 28 (2.11%) PowerShell
9 21 (1.59%) Bash
10 19 (1.44%) C++
10 19 (1.44%) Ruby
11 15 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.06%) C
13 11 (0.83%) Perl
14 10 (0.76%) Kotlin
15 9 (0.68%) ES6
15 9 (0.68%) Go
16 7 (0.53%) Groovy
16 7 (0.53%) R
17 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.85%) Degree
4 17 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.83%) PMP
7 10 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.53%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.45%) ISEB
10 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.30%) APMG
11 4 (0.30%) APMP
11 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.23%) GIAC
12 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.36%) GDPR
2 70 (5.29%) QA
3 33 (2.49%) PMO
4 24 (1.81%) Accessibility
5 16 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.60%) SLA
6 8 (0.60%) WCAG
7 5 (0.38%) MiFID
8 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.30%) EMIR
8 4 (0.30%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.30%) NCSC
8 4 (0.30%) P3O
9 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.15%) COREP
10 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 131 (9.89%) Docker
2 19 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.076%) Firmware
6 1 (0.076%) Microcode
6 1 (0.076%) NFS
6 1 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.076%) vCloud
6 1 (0.076%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.076%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.076%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 115 (8.69%) Kubernetes
2 97 (7.33%) Terraform
3 42 (3.17%) Ansible
4 15 (1.13%) Packer
5 14 (1.06%) Puppet
6 11 (0.83%) Consul
6 11 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.76%) HP Fortify
8 8 (0.60%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.53%) Salt
10 5 (0.38%) Grafana
11 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.30%) Icinga
12 3 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 3 (0.23%) Kibana
12 3 (0.23%) logstash
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.23%) Oozie
13 2 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 162 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.82%) Oracle
3 43 (3.25%) Google
4 30 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.51%) SAP
6 19 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.28%) TIBCO
8 14 (1.06%) Adobe
8 14 (1.06%) VMware
9 13 (0.98%) DevExpress
10 11 (0.83%) Databricks
10 11 (0.83%) IBM
11 10 (0.76%) Splunk
12 8 (0.60%) Informatica
12 8 (0.60%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.53%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.53%) BiZZdesign
13 7 (0.53%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.53%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.45%) Cisco