Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,985 1,731 1,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 27.97% 26.80% 25.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.12% 30.50% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,612 1,394 1,492
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £65.00 £50.25 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% +65.43% -32.50%
10th Percentile £37.50 £25.08 £16.13
90th Percentile £71.12 £76.43 £49.98
Central London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.25 £30.38
% change year-on-year -0.50% +65.43% -32.50%

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 6,179 5,676 5,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.08% 87.89% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,891 4,390 4,793
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £471
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 53 56
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.54% -6.58%
10th Percentile £12.85 £13.31 £11.38
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £42.41
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% -6.55% -4.76%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the City of London

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the City of London

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor 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 16 July 2018. 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
London Bridge +5 30 £525 +47.89%
Moorgate +2 18 £400 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 654 (32.95%) Finance
2 565 (28.46%) Java
3 543 (27.36%) TDD
4 496 (24.99%) Scrum
5 415 (20.91%) JavaScript
6 367 (18.49%) DevOps
7 354 (17.83%) Banking
8 344 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
9 327 (16.47%) SQL
10 297 (14.96%) C#
11 286 (14.41%) HTML
12 282 (14.21%) .NET
13 277 (13.95%) Python
14 271 (13.65%) BDD
15 270 (13.60%) Git (software)
16 265 (13.35%) Docker
17 252 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
18 251 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 243 (12.24%) Jenkins
20 225 (11.34%) Microservices
21 224 (11.28%) Test Automation
22 219 (11.03%) CSS
23 218 (10.98%) AngularJS
24 207 (10.43%) JIRA
25 206 (10.38%) Linux
26 205 (10.33%) SQL Server
27 192 (9.67%) Node.js
27 192 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
28 188 (9.47%) REST
29 182 (9.17%) E-Commerce

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 98 (4.94%) Confluence
2 60 (3.02%) Apache Spark
3 55 (2.77%) Apache
4 45 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 33 (1.66%) CMS
6 33 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.86%) JBoss
9 15 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.55%) Drupal
11 11 (0.55%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.50%) nginx
13 9 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.45%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.35%) SAS
16 6 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 49 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 15 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (0.35%) InVision
11 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.10%) InDesign
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.050%) HipChat
12 1 (0.050%) Stata
12 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.50%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.20%) Magento
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.15%) R3 Corda
7 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.050%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.050%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 344 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (4.89%) GitHub
4 62 (3.12%) npm
5 55 (2.77%) PaaS
6 50 (2.52%) Heroku
7 42 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 42 (2.12%) IaaS
8 41 (2.07%) Amazon S3
9 37 (1.86%) SaaS
10 32 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (1.61%) Serverless
11 28 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 24 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
14 23 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.76%) Route 53
17 12 (0.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.43%) HTTP
2 47 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 43 (2.17%) DNS
4 40 (2.02%) SSL
5 31 (1.56%) FTP
6 24 (1.21%) Firewall
7 23 (1.16%) SMS
8 20 (1.01%) Internet
9 4 (0.20%) AMQP
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) Network Security
9 4 (0.20%) WAN
10 3 (0.15%) DKIM
10 3 (0.15%) DMARC
10 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.15%) MQTT
10 3 (0.15%) SAN
10 3 (0.15%) Skype
10 3 (0.15%) WebEx
11 2 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 117 (5.89%) NoSQL
3 104 (5.24%) Big Data
3 104 (5.24%) MongoDB
4 76 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 69 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (3.32%) Hadoop
7 64 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
8 62 (3.12%) MySQL
9 49 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
13 28 (1.41%) Power BI
13 28 (1.41%) Redis
14 27 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 27 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
15 24 (1.21%) Data Lake
16 23 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 270 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 243 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 207 (10.43%) JIRA
4 124 (6.25%) Selenium
5 96 (4.84%) Maven
6 75 (3.78%) Cucumber
6 75 (3.78%) JUnit
7 62 (3.12%) Gradle
8 60 (3.02%) GitLab
9 50 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 50 (2.52%) webpack
10 48 (2.42%) gulp
11 45 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 41 (2.07%) Mockito
13 37 (1.86%) SpecFlow
14 36 (1.81%) Ant
15 35 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
17 30 (1.51%) NUnit
18 28 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 654 (32.95%) Finance
2 354 (17.83%) Banking
3 136 (6.85%) Retail
4 111 (5.59%) Investment Banking
5 110 (5.54%) Front Office
6 59 (2.97%) Financial Institution
7 48 (2.42%) Marketing
8 46 (2.32%) Retail Banking
9 44 (2.22%) Back Office
10 38 (1.91%) Legal
11 36 (1.81%) Law
12 35 (1.76%) Advertising
13 30 (1.51%) Games
14 26 (1.31%) Publishing
15 17 (0.86%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.40%) Private Banking
17 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.25%) Automotive
19 4 (0.20%) Digital Economy
19 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 926 (46.65%) Developer
2 294 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 197 (9.92%) Analyst
4 138 (6.95%) Senior Developer
5 131 (6.60%) C# Developer
5 131 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 124 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 123 (6.20%) Business Analyst
8 108 (5.44%) .NET Developer
9 95 (4.79%) Architect
10 79 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 67 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 64 (3.22%) React Developer
13 58 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 58 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
14 57 (2.87%) Python Developer
14 57 (2.87%) Scrum Master
15 56 (2.82%) Agile Developer
15 56 (2.82%) Angular Developer
16 46 (2.32%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (14.41%) HTML
2 282 (14.21%) .NET
3 219 (11.03%) CSS
4 218 (10.98%) AngularJS
5 192 (9.67%) Node.js
6 188 (9.47%) REST
7 175 (8.82%) React
8 173 (8.72%) Spring
9 167 (8.41%) Web Services
10 165 (8.31%) HTML5
11 147 (7.41%) RESTful
12 104 (5.24%) ASP.NET
13 93 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 93 (4.69%) Kafka
14 92 (4.63%) SOAP
15 81 (4.08%) Redux
16 78 (3.93%) CSS3
17 66 (3.32%) Sass
18 64 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
19 62 (3.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 152 (7.66%) User Experience
3 116 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (5.39%) Fintech
5 78 (3.93%) Mobile App
6 62 (3.12%) Fixed Income
7 60 (3.02%) Equities
8 55 (2.77%) Derivative
9 52 (2.62%) iPad
10 46 (2.32%) Algorithms
11 43 (2.17%) Computer Science
12 42 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 32 (1.61%) Virtual Team
14 29 (1.46%) Management Information System
15 28 (1.41%) Data Structures
16 27 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
17 26 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
18 24 (1.21%) Tandem
19 22 (1.11%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 206 (10.38%) Linux
2 110 (5.54%) Unix
3 63 (3.17%) Windows
4 60 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 54 (2.72%) Android
6 31 (1.56%) CentOS
7 30 (1.51%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.15%) Solaris
12 3 (0.15%) VMS
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.10%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.050%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (27.36%) TDD
2 496 (24.99%) Scrum
3 367 (18.49%) DevOps
4 271 (13.65%) BDD
5 252 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
6 225 (11.34%) Microservices
7 224 (11.28%) Test Automation
8 192 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
9 182 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 181 (9.12%) Kanban
11 171 (8.61%) Waterfall
12 168 (8.46%) MVC
13 165 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 148 (7.46%) Project Management
15 137 (6.90%) Software Engineering
16 125 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
17 122 (6.15%) OO
18 113 (5.69%) Analytics
19 107 (5.39%) Pair Programming
20 106 (5.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 565 (28.46%) Java
2 415 (20.91%) JavaScript
3 327 (16.47%) SQL
4 297 (14.96%) C#
5 277 (13.95%) Python
6 164 (8.26%) Java 8
7 130 (6.55%) Bash Shell
8 104 (5.24%) Ruby
9 102 (5.14%) Scala
10 82 (4.13%) Groovy
11 69 (3.48%) TypeScript
12 67 (3.38%) ES6
13 47 (2.37%) T-SQL
14 46 (2.32%) Go
15 38 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 37 (1.86%) PHP
17 36 (1.81%) Kotlin
18 33 (1.66%) Shell Script
19 27 (1.36%) C
19 27 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 120 (6.05%) Degree
2 63 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.31%) ISEB
5 21 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 17 (0.86%) PMP
8 15 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 13 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.45%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.45%) MBA
12 8 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.25%) CISSP
15 5 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.20%) CCNP
16 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.84%) QA
2 28 (1.41%) GCP
3 25 (1.26%) PMO
4 13 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.50%) GDPR
5 10 (0.50%) PSD2
6 9 (0.45%) MiFID
7 5 (0.25%) HL7
8 4 (0.20%) COBIT
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.20%) SLA
9 3 (0.15%) COREP
9 3 (0.15%) FINREP
9 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) WCAG
10 2 (0.10%) IFRS
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 265 (13.35%) Docker
2 16 (0.81%) HDFS
3 14 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.10%) vCloud
7 2 (0.10%) Xen
8 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.050%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.050%) KVM
8 1 (0.050%) NFS
8 1 (0.050%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.050%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.050%) SRDF
8 1 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 85 (4.28%) Ansible
3 75 (3.78%) Terraform
4 72 (3.63%) Puppet
5 64 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.96%) Mesos
7 35 (1.76%) Prometheus
8 33 (1.66%) Grafana
9 31 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (1.36%) Consul
11 22 (1.11%) Nagios
12 21 (1.06%) Icinga
13 15 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
14 14 (0.71%) Kibana
15 12 (0.60%) HP ALM
16 10 (0.50%) logstash
16 10 (0.50%) Marathon
17 9 (0.45%) Packer
18 6 (0.30%) PingFederate
19 5 (0.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 152 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 89 (4.48%) Oracle
3 56 (2.82%) Google
4 49 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (1.81%) Splunk
6 33 (1.66%) IBM
7 31 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.46%) Adobe
9 24 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.01%) Cloudera
10 20 (1.01%) SAP
11 19 (0.96%) Tableau
12 16 (0.81%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.76%) Citrix
13 15 (0.76%) Sybase
13 15 (0.76%) VMware
14 13 (0.65%) HP
15 12 (0.60%) Progress
16 11 (0.55%) Cisco
16 11 (0.55%) ION Trading