Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,113 579 1,813
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 32.40% 25.12% 27.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.57% 28.40% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 438 1,458
10th Percentile £413 £409 £409
25th Percentile £463 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £677 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
10th Percentile £17.10 £28.60 "
25th Percentile £21.38 £45.25 £55.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year -47.27% -1.79% -13.85%
75th Percentile £66.13 £61.25 £58.25
90th Percentile £88.10 " £59.30
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year -63.64% -5.17% -10.77%

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 3,129 2,039 5,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.09% 88.46% 90.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,294 1,504 4,673
10th Percentile £363 £338 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 70
10th Percentile £10.80 £12.48 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £16.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £19.13
Median % change year-on-year -30.56% +88.24% +2.27%
75th Percentile £35.00 £44.85 £37.35
90th Percentile £68.20 £53.30 £47.08
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -35.21% +79.75% +5.61%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 - 9 £650 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 288 (25.88%) Finance
2 285 (25.61%) TDD
3 248 (22.28%) Azure
4 240 (21.56%) DevOps
5 233 (20.93%) SQL
6 220 (19.77%) Java
7 209 (18.78%) Social Skills
8 200 (17.97%) Scrum
9 180 (16.17%) AWS
10 162 (14.56%) Microservices
11 156 (14.02%) Banking
12 153 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 151 (13.57%) .NET
14 149 (13.39%) C#
15 145 (13.03%) Software Engineering
15 145 (13.03%) Git (software)
16 119 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 116 (10.42%) AngularJS
18 114 (10.24%) Spring
19 110 (9.88%) JavaScript
19 110 (9.88%) BDD
20 108 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
21 107 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
21 107 (9.61%) Analytics
22 106 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
23 104 (9.34%) Project Management
23 104 (9.34%) Test Automation
24 96 (8.63%) Docker
25 95 (8.54%) User Stories
25 95 (8.54%) JIRA

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 31 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.34%) Confluence
3 16 (1.44%) Apache
4 13 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.08%) Red Hat Fuse
6 10 (0.90%) CMS
7 9 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.45%) Drupal
10 4 (0.36%) JBoss
11 3 (0.27%) SAS
11 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.18%) nginx
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.18%) TPMS
13 1 (0.090%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.090%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (1.08%) Sketch
3 8 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.54%) Zeplin
6 5 (0.45%) InVision
7 4 (0.36%) Figma
7 4 (0.36%) Marvel
8 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.090%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) Summit
3 4 (0.36%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.27%) Cloudability
4 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.090%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.090%) Global One
6 1 (0.090%) Magento
6 1 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.090%) Primavera
6 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.090%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 248 (22.28%) Azure
2 180 (16.17%) AWS
3 69 (6.20%) Power Platform
4 33 (2.96%) GCP
5 30 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (2.43%) Serverless
7 24 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.16%) GitHub
8 22 (1.98%) SaaS
9 13 (1.17%) PaaS
10 12 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 11 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.63%) IaaS
14 7 (0.63%) Miro
15 6 (0.54%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.54%) npm
15 6 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.80%) Firewall
2 14 (1.26%) Internet
2 14 (1.26%) Unified Communications
3 12 (1.08%) DNS
4 11 (0.99%) LAN
4 11 (0.99%) WAN
5 10 (0.90%) Skype
6 9 (0.81%) Ethernet
6 9 (0.81%) HTTP
7 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.45%) SAN
7 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.36%) Broadband
8 4 (0.36%) Network Security
8 4 (0.36%) WebEx
9 3 (0.27%) DHCP
10 2 (0.18%) IPv4
10 2 (0.18%) IPv6
10 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.93%) Power BI
2 57 (5.12%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (2.43%) Data Lake
5 26 (2.34%) Tableau
6 25 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.16%) Big Data
7 24 (2.16%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.71%) Tableau Desktop
8 19 (1.71%) Tableau Server
9 17 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
11 14 (1.26%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.26%) MySQL
11 14 (1.26%) QlikView
12 13 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 145 (13.03%) Git (software)
2 95 (8.54%) JIRA
3 77 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 42 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 35 (3.14%) Cucumber
6 32 (2.88%) Visual Studio
7 29 (2.61%) Maven
8 27 (2.43%) Selenium
9 24 (2.16%) JUnit
10 17 (1.53%) Mockito
11 16 (1.44%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.81%) Postman
14 8 (0.72%) GitLab
14 8 (0.72%) Jasmine
14 8 (0.72%) JMeter
14 8 (0.72%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.63%) Subversion
15 7 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 288 (25.88%) Finance
2 209 (18.78%) Social Skills
3 156 (14.02%) Banking
4 83 (7.46%) Front Office
5 59 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 55 (4.94%) Public Sector
7 46 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (3.50%) Marketing
9 32 (2.88%) Influencing Skills
10 31 (2.79%) Retail
11 21 (1.89%) Legal
12 20 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
13 16 (1.44%) Telecoms
14 13 (1.17%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
16 8 (0.72%) Billing
16 8 (0.72%) Games
17 7 (0.63%) Back Office
17 7 (0.63%) Publishing
17 7 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 412 (37.02%) Developer
2 157 (14.11%) Analyst
3 121 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 120 (10.78%) Business Analyst
5 116 (10.42%) Project Manager
6 84 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 69 (6.20%) Architect
8 39 (3.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 37 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (3.23%) Designer
11 32 (2.88%) Product Owner
12 30 (2.70%) React Developer
12 30 (2.70%) Technical Manager
13 29 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
14 27 (2.43%) Senior Developer
15 26 (2.34%) Node.js Developer
16 25 (2.25%) Data Engineer
16 25 (2.25%) Python Developer
16 25 (2.25%) SQL Analyst
16 25 (2.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (13.57%) .NET
2 116 (10.42%) AngularJS
3 114 (10.24%) Spring
4 91 (8.18%) React
5 78 (7.01%) Node.js
6 67 (6.02%) Kafka
7 60 (5.39%) HTML
8 47 (4.22%) Web Services
9 45 (4.04%) Spring Boot
10 44 (3.95%) CSS
11 43 (3.86%) REST
11 43 (3.86%) RESTful
12 34 (3.05%) ASP.NET
13 30 (2.70%) Redux
14 28 (2.52%) Hibernate
15 27 (2.43%) .NET Core
16 26 (2.34%) HTML5
17 22 (1.98%) ASP.NET Core
18 19 (1.71%) Middleware
19 17 (1.53%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.38%) User Experience
2 66 (5.93%) Fixed Income
3 56 (5.03%) Derivative
4 54 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (4.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 41 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (3.59%) Mobile App
7 40 (3.59%) Tandem
8 29 (2.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 23 (2.07%) Credit Risk
9 23 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.71%) Market Risk
11 18 (1.62%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.26%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 12 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
17 11 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 38 (3.41%) Linux
2 23 (2.07%) Windows
3 20 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.44%) Android
5 12 (1.08%) Unix
6 5 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.18%) OpenWrt
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.090%) CentOS
9 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (25.61%) TDD
2 240 (21.56%) DevOps
3 200 (17.97%) Scrum
4 162 (14.56%) Microservices
5 153 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 145 (13.03%) Software Engineering
7 119 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 110 (9.88%) BDD
9 108 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
10 107 (9.61%) Analytics
10 107 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
11 106 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
12 104 (9.34%) Project Management
12 104 (9.34%) Test Automation
13 95 (8.54%) User Stories
14 91 (8.18%) SDLC
15 85 (7.64%) Insurtech
16 80 (7.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 74 (6.65%) Asset Management
18 68 (6.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 233 (20.93%) SQL
2 220 (19.77%) Java
3 149 (13.39%) C#
4 110 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 86 (7.73%) TypeScript
6 73 (6.56%) Python
7 37 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 35 (3.14%) Java 8
9 29 (2.61%) Java 11
10 20 (1.80%) Scala
11 18 (1.62%) Kotlin
12 10 (0.90%) Apple Swift
12 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.90%) C++
12 10 (0.90%) PHP
12 10 (0.90%) Ruby
13 7 (0.63%) Perl
13 7 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 44 (3.95%) Degree
2 34 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.54%) CISSP
6 6 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.45%) PMP
8 4 (0.36%) CISM
8 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) CISA
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.090%) ISEB
11 1 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.090%) MCT
11 1 (0.090%) MOS
11 1 (0.090%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.02%) QA
2 19 (1.71%) GDPR
3 17 (1.53%) PMO
4 9 (0.81%) Accessibility
4 9 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) GRC
5 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.36%) NIST
7 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.27%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.18%) EMIR
8 2 (0.18%) IFRS
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.090%) JTAG
9 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (8.63%) Docker
2 28 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.090%) vCloud
7 1 (0.090%) XenApp
7 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.96%) Terraform
3 18 (1.62%) Ansible
4 9 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.54%) Puppet
6 5 (0.45%) Grafana
6 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.18%) Ambari
8 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.18%) Packer
8 2 (0.18%) SCCM
9 1 (0.090%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.090%) Kibana
9 1 (0.090%) logstash
9 1 (0.090%) Mesos
9 1 (0.090%) Nagios
9 1 (0.090%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.090%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.30%) Salesforce.com
3 29 (2.61%) Oracle
4 27 (2.43%) Google
5 13 (1.17%) SAP
6 12 (1.08%) Databricks
7 11 (0.99%) Adobe
7 11 (0.99%) ServiceNow
7 11 (0.99%) VMware
8 9 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 9 (0.81%) Sonus
9 7 (0.63%) Citrix
9 7 (0.63%) Solace
9 7 (0.63%) Splunk
10 6 (0.54%) Alteryx
10 6 (0.54%) IBM
11 5 (0.45%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.45%) Cisco
11 5 (0.45%) HP
11 5 (0.45%) Murex