Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 8 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 690 1,905 1,977
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 24.99% 28.33% 27.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.62% 31.60% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 1,528 1,620
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £406 £413 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £60.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% +29.35%
10th Percentile £31.38 £55.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £111.75 £71.12
Central London median hourly rate £40.75 £60.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -32.37% +20.50% -0.50%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,411 6,028 6,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.32% 89.65% 88.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,704 4,672 5,018
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 70 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +10.96% -3.36%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £48.23 £54.03 £33.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +13.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the City of London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the City of London

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the City of London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the City of London

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the City of London

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 8 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
Moorgate +13 4 £588 +6.82%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 8 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 City of London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 187 (27.10%) Java
2 169 (24.49%) Finance
3 141 (20.43%) Scrum
4 133 (19.28%) TDD
5 131 (18.99%) DevOps
6 130 (18.84%) SQL
7 125 (18.12%) Azure
8 102 (14.78%) Microservices
9 96 (13.91%) JavaScript
10 84 (12.17%) Docker
10 84 (12.17%) Test Automation
11 80 (11.59%) JIRA
12 78 (11.30%) AWS
12 78 (11.30%) Kubernetes
13 76 (11.01%) SDLC
14 71 (10.29%) C#
15 69 (10.00%) Git (software)
16 67 (9.71%) Jenkins
17 66 (9.57%) Banking
18 65 (9.42%) BDD
19 64 (9.28%) Python
20 63 (9.13%) .NET
20 63 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
21 59 (8.55%) Spring
21 59 (8.55%) Security Cleared
22 58 (8.41%) SQL Server
22 58 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
23 56 (8.12%) Microsoft
24 55 (7.97%) React

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 50 (7.25%) Confluence
2 30 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.20%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.01%) CMS
4 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.87%) SAS
6 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.43%) Apache
8 3 (0.43%) IIS
8 3 (0.43%) nginx
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.29%) Tornado
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) Mule
10 1 (0.14%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.87%) InVision
3 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.72%) Sketch
4 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.58%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.29%) Figma
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Maximo
3 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 125 (18.12%) Azure
2 78 (11.30%) AWS
3 30 (4.35%) GCP
4 22 (3.19%) GitHub
5 16 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.88%) Serverless
7 12 (1.74%) SaaS
8 10 (1.45%) PaaS
9 8 (1.16%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.01%) npm
11 6 (0.87%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.72%) Office 365
13 4 (0.58%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.88%) SSL
2 9 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.01%) HTTP
4 6 (0.87%) DNS
4 6 (0.87%) VPN
5 5 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.29%) DSL
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) Internet
6 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.29%) Multicast
6 2 (0.29%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.29%) WAN
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
7 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.14%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.19%) Big Data
5 22 (3.19%) MySQL
6 18 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.45%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.16%) Power BI
11 8 (1.16%) Redis
11 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.01%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.87%) SSDT
14 5 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 80 (11.59%) JIRA
2 69 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 67 (9.71%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.48%) JUnit
5 19 (2.75%) Maven
6 17 (2.46%) GitLab
7 16 (2.32%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.32%) Selenium
8 14 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.88%) Gradle
9 13 (1.88%) Mockito
9 13 (1.88%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.30%) Android Studio
10 9 (1.30%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.30%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.16%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.16%) JMeter
12 7 (1.01%) Protractor
12 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 169 (24.49%) Finance
2 66 (9.57%) Banking
3 52 (7.54%) Front Office
4 44 (6.38%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.74%) Retail
7 9 (1.30%) Law
7 9 (1.30%) Marketing
7 9 (1.30%) Publishing
8 7 (1.01%) Back Office
9 6 (0.87%) Legal
10 5 (0.72%) Advertising
11 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.58%) French Language
11 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.58%) Local Government
12 3 (0.43%) Automotive
12 3 (0.43%) Games
13 2 (0.29%) International Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (39.42%) Developer
2 96 (13.91%) Java Developer
3 92 (13.33%) Analyst
4 42 (6.09%) Business Analyst
5 40 (5.80%) Architect
5 40 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (5.51%) Project Manager
7 26 (3.77%) React Developer
8 24 (3.48%) Senior Developer
8 24 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
9 22 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (2.75%) C# Developer
11 17 (2.46%) AWS Developer
12 16 (2.32%) Product Owner
12 16 (2.32%) Software Engineer
13 15 (2.17%) Consultant
13 15 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
14 14 (2.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 13 (1.88%) Scala Developer
15 13 (1.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.13%) .NET
2 59 (8.55%) Spring
3 55 (7.97%) React
4 54 (7.83%) HTML
5 49 (7.10%) CSS
6 41 (5.94%) Node.js
6 41 (5.94%) Web Services
7 40 (5.80%) AngularJS
8 39 (5.65%) REST
9 36 (5.22%) Kafka
10 32 (4.64%) RESTful
11 25 (3.62%) HTML5
12 24 (3.48%) Spring Boot
13 21 (3.04%) .NET Core
14 20 (2.90%) XML
15 19 (2.75%) Redux
16 14 (2.03%) JSON
17 13 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (1.74%) ASP.NET
18 12 (1.74%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.80%) User Experience
3 31 (4.49%) Fixed Income
4 30 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.45%) Derivative
12 9 (1.30%) Reinsurance
13 8 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.16%) Equities
13 8 (1.16%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.87%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.87%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.72%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.72%) Video on Demand
16 4 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.96%) Linux
2 20 (2.90%) Windows
3 19 (2.75%) Android
4 14 (2.03%) Unix
5 7 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (20.43%) Scrum
2 133 (19.28%) TDD
3 131 (18.99%) DevOps
4 102 (14.78%) Microservices
5 84 (12.17%) Test Automation
6 76 (11.01%) SDLC
7 65 (9.42%) BDD
8 63 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 53 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
10 53 (7.68%) Software Engineering
11 49 (7.10%) Analytics
12 44 (6.38%) ETL
12 44 (6.38%) Waterfall
13 43 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 41 (5.94%) Data Modelling
15 40 (5.80%) Requirements Gathering
16 39 (5.65%) Infrastructure as Code
16 39 (5.65%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 187 (27.10%) Java
2 130 (18.84%) SQL
3 96 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 71 (10.29%) C#
5 64 (9.28%) Python
6 35 (5.07%) Java 8
7 31 (4.49%) Scala
8 28 (4.06%) TypeScript
9 26 (3.77%) Kotlin
10 23 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 21 (3.04%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.46%) Ruby
13 16 (2.32%) PHP
13 16 (2.32%) R
14 13 (1.88%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.59%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.16%) Go
17 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.87%) C++
18 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.51%) Degree
4 11 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.16%) ISEB
6 7 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.29%) CISSP
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.29%) PhD
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.14%) GIAC
11 1 (0.14%) MBA
11 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.67%) QA
2 16 (2.32%) PMO
3 14 (2.03%) Solvency II
4 8 (1.16%) GDPR
5 7 (1.01%) IFRS
6 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.58%) MiFID
8 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.29%) PSD2
10 1 (0.14%) CDISC
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) NCSC
10 1 (0.14%) NIST
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (12.17%) Docker
2 12 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.29%) XenApp
4 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 78 (11.30%) Kubernetes
2 54 (7.83%) Terraform
3 39 (5.65%) Ansible
4 17 (2.46%) Packer
5 15 (2.17%) Istio
6 10 (1.45%) Puppet
7 8 (1.16%) Prometheus
8 7 (1.01%) Kibana
8 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.72%) logstash
10 3 (0.43%) Zipkin
11 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.29%) Graphite
11 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.29%) Nagios
11 2 (0.29%) Oozie
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.48%) Oracle
3 14 (2.03%) Atlassian
3 14 (2.03%) Google
4 11 (1.59%) SAP
4 11 (1.59%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.16%) Adobe
5 8 (1.16%) Databricks
5 8 (1.16%) IBM
5 8 (1.16%) Informatica
5 8 (1.16%) Tableau
6 7 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.87%) Alteryx
8 5 (0.72%) Cadence
8 5 (0.72%) HP
8 5 (0.72%) Splunk
8 5 (0.72%) VMware
9 4 (0.58%) CA
9 4 (0.58%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.58%) Red Hat