Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 835 888 1,955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 30.88% 25.54% 29.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.00% 29.37% 33.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 690 1,533
10th Percentile £406 £409 £409
25th Percentile £463 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £613
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £541 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.10% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
10th Percentile £13.68 £47.43 "
25th Percentile £13.89 £50.69 £55.50
Median hourly rate £14.50 £56.25 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year -74.22% +0.45% -16.52%
75th Percentile £22.13 £61.25 £58.25
90th Percentile £26.55 " £59.30
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £56.25 £58.00
% change year-on-year -64.44% -3.02% -13.54%

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 2,456 3,024 5,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.83% 86.97% 89.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,796 2,249 4,551
10th Percentile £338 £331 £325
25th Percentile £431 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +3.96%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 51
10th Percentile £9.05 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.28 £14.28 £13.62
Median hourly rate £20.48 £24.06 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.90% +20.30% +6.95%
75th Percentile £28.94 £38.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.08% +20.60% +1.27%

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 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
London Bridge +5 11 £600 +50.00%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 210 (25.15%) TDD
2 199 (23.83%) Finance
3 184 (22.04%) DevOps
4 183 (21.92%) Java
5 169 (20.24%) Azure
5 169 (20.24%) Social Skills
6 164 (19.64%) Scrum
7 145 (17.37%) SQL
8 127 (15.21%) Microservices
9 114 (13.65%) .NET
10 113 (13.53%) AWS
11 111 (13.29%) Git (software)
12 110 (13.17%) JavaScript
12 110 (13.17%) Banking
13 101 (12.10%) Software Engineering
13 101 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 99 (11.86%) Analytics
15 95 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 95 (11.38%) C#
16 92 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (10.90%) BDD
18 90 (10.78%) Spring
19 88 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
20 87 (10.42%) Project Management
21 81 (9.70%) Microsoft
21 81 (9.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 80 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
22 80 (9.58%) Docker
23 78 (9.34%) AngularJS
23 78 (9.34%) Test Automation

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 36 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.63%) Confluence
3 14 (1.68%) Apache
4 13 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.44%) Red Hat Fuse
6 10 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.72%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.72%) SAS
10 5 (0.60%) Appian
10 5 (0.60%) Drupal
11 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.48%) Camunda
11 4 (0.48%) JBoss
12 3 (0.36%) CMS
13 2 (0.24%) nginx
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.96%) Sketch
4 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Zeplin
6 4 (0.48%) Figma
6 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.36%) InVision
8 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Summit
2 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.12%) Global One
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 169 (20.24%) Azure
2 113 (13.53%) AWS
3 56 (6.71%) Power Platform
4 31 (3.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (3.71%) GCP
5 27 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (2.75%) GitHub
7 22 (2.63%) SaaS
7 22 (2.63%) Serverless
8 10 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (1.20%) PaaS
9 9 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.96%) Azure Functions
10 8 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.72%) IaaS
12 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.40%) Unified Communications
2 16 (1.92%) Internet
3 14 (1.68%) DNS
4 13 (1.56%) HTTP
4 13 (1.56%) Skype
5 12 (1.44%) Firewall
6 11 (1.32%) WAN
7 10 (1.20%) LAN
8 9 (1.08%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.48%) Network Security
9 4 (0.48%) SAN
9 4 (0.48%) WebEx
10 3 (0.36%) VSAN
11 2 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.24%) IPv4
11 2 (0.24%) IPv6
11 2 (0.24%) Multicast
11 2 (0.24%) PPP
11 2 (0.24%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.23%) Power BI
2 51 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 41 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (3.11%) Tableau
5 23 (2.75%) Big Data
6 18 (2.16%) Tableau Desktop
6 18 (2.16%) Tableau Server
7 16 (1.92%) MySQL
7 16 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.68%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.56%) Data Lake
9 13 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.20%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.96%) Parquet
12 8 (0.96%) Redis
12 8 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
13 7 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 111 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 68 (8.14%) JIRA
3 66 (7.90%) Jenkins
4 49 (5.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (2.63%) Maven
6 20 (2.40%) Selenium
7 19 (2.28%) JUnit
8 16 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.56%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.44%) Mockito
11 8 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.96%) webpack
12 7 (0.84%) GitLab
12 7 (0.84%) Gradle
12 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.72%) REST Assured
13 6 (0.72%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.60%) Postman
General
1 199 (23.83%) Finance
2 169 (20.24%) Social Skills
3 110 (13.17%) Banking
4 63 (7.54%) Front Office
5 41 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.71%) Investment Banking
7 29 (3.47%) Public Sector
8 27 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
9 24 (2.87%) Marketing
10 21 (2.51%) Retail
11 18 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
12 14 (1.68%) Telecoms
13 12 (1.44%) Financial Institution
13 12 (1.44%) Legal
14 7 (0.84%) Back Office
14 7 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.72%) Polish Language
15 6 (0.72%) Publishing
16 5 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 330 (39.52%) Developer
2 118 (14.13%) Java Developer
3 104 (12.46%) Analyst
4 75 (8.98%) Project Manager
5 68 (8.14%) Business Analyst
6 62 (7.43%) Architect
7 43 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 31 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.35%) Product Owner
10 26 (3.11%) Senior Developer
11 25 (2.99%) Technical Leader
12 24 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
13 23 (2.75%) Data Engineer
14 22 (2.63%) Designer
14 22 (2.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 22 (2.63%) React Developer
15 20 (2.40%) .NET Developer
15 20 (2.40%) Technical Manager
16 19 (2.28%) Asset Management Analyst
16 19 (2.28%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (13.65%) .NET
2 90 (10.78%) Spring
3 78 (9.34%) AngularJS
4 74 (8.86%) React
5 60 (7.19%) Node.js
6 52 (6.23%) HTML
7 47 (5.63%) Kafka
8 36 (4.31%) REST
8 36 (4.31%) Spring Boot
9 34 (4.07%) Web Services
10 33 (3.95%) CSS
11 32 (3.83%) ASP.NET
12 31 (3.71%) RESTful
13 27 (3.23%) ASP.NET Core
14 26 (3.11%) Hibernate
15 21 (2.51%) Redux
16 20 (2.40%) XML
17 18 (2.16%) .NET Core
18 17 (2.04%) HTML5
19 15 (1.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (6.35%) User Experience
3 50 (5.99%) Fixed Income
4 48 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (5.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 42 (5.03%) Derivative
7 36 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (3.35%) Tandem
9 24 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.16%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.04%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 13 (1.56%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.20%) Clustering
15 10 (1.20%) Credit Risk
16 9 (1.08%) Equities
16 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.43%) Linux
2 18 (2.16%) Windows
3 12 (1.44%) Android
4 10 (1.20%) Unix
5 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.24%) CentOS
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.24%) OpenWrt
8 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (25.15%) TDD
2 184 (22.04%) DevOps
3 164 (19.64%) Scrum
4 127 (15.21%) Microservices
5 101 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
5 101 (12.10%) Software Engineering
6 99 (11.86%) Analytics
7 95 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (10.90%) BDD
10 88 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (10.42%) Project Management
12 81 (9.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 80 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
14 78 (9.34%) Test Automation
15 63 (7.54%) SDLC
16 62 (7.43%) User Stories
17 56 (6.71%) Asset Management
17 56 (6.71%) Mentoring
17 56 (6.71%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 183 (21.92%) Java
2 145 (17.37%) SQL
3 110 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 95 (11.38%) C#
5 62 (7.43%) TypeScript
6 57 (6.83%) Python
7 45 (5.39%) Java 8
8 40 (4.79%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.16%) Kotlin
9 18 (2.16%) Scala
10 15 (1.80%) Ruby
11 14 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.20%) C++
12 10 (1.20%) Perl
13 9 (1.08%) ES6
14 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.72%) Go
16 5 (0.60%) Haskell
16 5 (0.60%) PHP
17 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.51%) Degree
2 46 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.60%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.36%) CISSP
7 3 (0.36%) ISEB
7 3 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.36%) SAFe Agilist
8 2 (0.24%) CISM
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) CIPD
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.07%) QA
2 17 (2.04%) GDPR
3 10 (1.20%) PMO
4 9 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.36%) NIST
7 3 (0.36%) SLA
8 2 (0.24%) CDISC
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.24%) JTAG
8 2 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.24%) WCAG
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) GRC
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (9.58%) Docker
2 33 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.48%) vSphere
6 3 (0.36%) HDFS
6 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) Snort
8 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 71 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.35%) Terraform
3 18 (2.16%) Ansible
4 10 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.84%) Puppet
6 6 (0.72%) Grafana
6 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.60%) Salt
8 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.48%) SCCM
9 3 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.36%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.24%) Ambari
10 2 (0.24%) Consul
10 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.24%) Foglight
10 2 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.12%) Suricata
Vendors
1 81 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
3 37 (4.43%) Oracle
4 21 (2.51%) Google
5 10 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 9 (1.08%) Adobe
6 9 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.08%) Sonus
6 9 (1.08%) Splunk
7 8 (0.96%) VMware
8 7 (0.84%) SAP
9 6 (0.72%) HP
9 6 (0.72%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.60%) Alteryx
10 5 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.60%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.48%) Apple
11 4 (0.48%) Cadence
11 4 (0.48%) Solace