Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,858 1,659 1,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.12% 27.06% 21.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.75% 31.06% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,412 1,226
City of London median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £382 £369 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £630
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £67.09 £54.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.67% +14.20% +18.75%
10th Percentile £62.88 £25.72 £43.75
90th Percentile £71.58 £77.37 £51.25
Central London median hourly rate £67.09 £54.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year +23.67% +14.20% +18.75%

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 6,245 5,342 5,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.78% 87.13% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,971 4,246 4,651
City of London median daily rate £510 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £293
90th Percentile £695 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 49 59
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% -2.98% +10.82%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.69 £11.93
90th Percentile £41.30 £55.00 £51.90
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.46 £21.13
% change year-on-year +7.91% -7.90% +17.39%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 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 0 15 £550 +111.54%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 636 (34.23%) Finance
2 607 (32.67%) Java
3 578 (31.11%) TDD
4 421 (22.66%) JavaScript
5 405 (21.80%) Banking
6 400 (21.53%) Scrum
7 330 (17.76%) SQL
8 308 (16.58%) C#
9 294 (15.82%) BDD
10 277 (14.91%) .NET
11 264 (14.21%) HTML
12 257 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
12 257 (13.83%) DevOps
13 256 (13.78%) Git (software)
14 251 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
15 219 (11.79%) CSS
16 215 (11.57%) Test Automation
17 212 (11.41%) REST
18 211 (11.36%) SQL Server
19 209 (11.25%) Python
20 206 (11.09%) Web Services
21 203 (10.93%) AngularJS
22 200 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
23 197 (10.60%) JIRA
24 178 (9.58%) E-Commerce
25 176 (9.47%) Jenkins
26 170 (9.15%) HTML5
27 168 (9.04%) MVC
28 166 (8.93%) Microsoft
29 163 (8.77%) Node.js

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 72 (3.88%) Confluence
2 61 (3.28%) Apache Spark
3 49 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 47 (2.53%) Apache
5 37 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (1.67%) CMS
7 27 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.02%) Drupal
9 18 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (0.86%) JBoss
10 16 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.70%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.65%) IIS
13 10 (0.54%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.54%) nginx
14 8 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.22%) InVision
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.32%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Kondor
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.054%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 257 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.05%) GitHub
3 38 (2.05%) npm
4 26 (1.40%) SaaS
5 21 (1.13%) PaaS
5 21 (1.13%) Serverless
6 20 (1.08%) Heroku
7 16 (0.86%) IaaS
8 12 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.65%) Office 365
9 11 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.59%) BrowserStack
10 10 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.38%) Route 53
12 7 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.48%) HTTP
2 29 (1.56%) SSL
3 28 (1.51%) DNS
4 27 (1.45%) Firewall
4 27 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.91%) FTP
6 16 (0.86%) SMS
7 14 (0.75%) Network Security
8 9 (0.48%) Internet
9 8 (0.43%) Intranet
10 6 (0.32%) WAN
11 5 (0.27%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.27%) VPLS
11 5 (0.27%) VPN
12 4 (0.22%) LAN
12 4 (0.22%) MPLS
12 4 (0.22%) SSH
12 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 111 (5.97%) MongoDB
4 96 (5.17%) Big Data
5 82 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.25%) MySQL
7 63 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 59 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
9 50 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (2.64%) RDBMS
11 37 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
13 34 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (1.67%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.45%) Redis
17 18 (0.97%) Blockchain
18 17 (0.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 256 (13.78%) Git (software)
2 197 (10.60%) JIRA
3 176 (9.47%) Jenkins
4 133 (7.16%) Selenium
5 108 (5.81%) Cucumber
6 104 (5.60%) Maven
7 94 (5.06%) TeamCity
8 54 (2.91%) JUnit
9 51 (2.74%) Gradle
10 50 (2.69%) WebDriver
11 49 (2.64%) gulp
11 49 (2.64%) webpack
12 40 (2.15%) Subversion
12 40 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (1.88%) Visual Studio
14 34 (1.83%) NUnit
15 32 (1.72%) TestNG
16 31 (1.67%) Jasmine
16 31 (1.67%) SpecFlow
17 30 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 636 (34.23%) Finance
2 405 (21.80%) Banking
3 161 (8.67%) Front Office
4 136 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 92 (4.95%) Retail
6 62 (3.34%) Legal
7 55 (2.96%) Marketing
8 51 (2.74%) Retail Banking
9 46 (2.48%) Law
10 40 (2.15%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.99%) Games
12 30 (1.61%) Back Office
13 29 (1.56%) Publishing
14 26 (1.40%) Telecoms
15 22 (1.18%) Advertising
16 7 (0.38%) Billing
16 7 (0.38%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.27%) Automotive
17 5 (0.27%) Electronics
17 5 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 906 (48.76%) Developer
2 311 (16.74%) Java Developer
3 219 (11.79%) Analyst
4 170 (9.15%) Senior Developer
5 139 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 133 (7.16%) C# Developer
7 121 (6.51%) Project Manager
8 104 (5.60%) .NET Developer
9 78 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
10 77 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
11 68 (3.66%) Agile Developer
12 67 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
13 65 (3.50%) Architect
14 61 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
15 57 (3.07%) Python Developer
16 55 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
17 51 (2.74%) Scala Developer
18 50 (2.69%) React Developer
19 49 (2.64%) AWS Developer
19 49 (2.64%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (14.91%) .NET
2 264 (14.21%) HTML
3 219 (11.79%) CSS
4 212 (11.41%) REST
5 206 (11.09%) Web Services
6 203 (10.93%) AngularJS
7 170 (9.15%) HTML5
8 163 (8.77%) Node.js
9 157 (8.45%) Spring
10 151 (8.13%) RESTful
11 149 (8.02%) React
12 119 (6.40%) SOAP
13 97 (5.22%) ASP.NET
14 95 (5.11%) XML
15 88 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 84 (4.52%) JSON
17 82 (4.41%) CSS3
18 73 (3.93%) WCF
19 72 (3.88%) Kafka
20 71 (3.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 134 (7.21%) User Experience
2 127 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
4 109 (5.87%) Mobile App
5 87 (4.68%) Derivative
6 69 (3.71%) Fintech
6 69 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 55 (2.96%) Fixed Income
8 52 (2.80%) Equities
9 49 (2.64%) Computer Science
10 39 (2.10%) Algorithms
11 34 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 29 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
13 25 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 24 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.97%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.91%) Credit Risk
17 15 (0.81%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 150 (8.07%) Linux
2 97 (5.22%) Unix
3 70 (3.77%) Windows
4 59 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.85%) Android
6 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.32%) Solaris
10 5 (0.27%) VMS
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.22%) zOS
12 3 (0.16%) CentOS
13 2 (0.11%) Debian
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.054%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.054%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (31.11%) TDD
2 400 (21.53%) Scrum
3 294 (15.82%) BDD
4 257 (13.83%) DevOps
5 251 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 215 (11.57%) Test Automation
7 178 (9.58%) E-Commerce
8 168 (9.04%) MVC
9 162 (8.72%) Microservices
10 156 (8.40%) Software Engineering
11 149 (8.02%) Waterfall
12 142 (7.64%) Project Management
12 142 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 136 (7.32%) OO
14 134 (7.21%) SDLC
15 124 (6.67%) Kanban
16 107 (5.76%) Multithreading
17 94 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
17 94 (5.06%) User Stories
18 92 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 607 (32.67%) Java
2 421 (22.66%) JavaScript
3 330 (17.76%) SQL
4 308 (16.58%) C#
5 209 (11.25%) Python
6 122 (6.57%) Scala
7 90 (4.84%) Ruby
8 77 (4.14%) ES6
9 57 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 54 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 54 (2.91%) TypeScript
11 53 (2.85%) Groovy
12 37 (1.99%) PHP
13 35 (1.88%) VBA
14 27 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.18%) Apple Swift
16 21 (1.13%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.08%) C++
17 20 (1.08%) Objective-C
18 18 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (6.30%) Degree
2 53 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 34 (1.83%) ISEB
4 21 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 17 (0.91%) PMP
7 16 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.54%) APMP
12 9 (0.48%) CBAP
13 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.38%) IIBA
15 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.32%) CISSP
16 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (7.86%) QA
2 30 (1.61%) MiFID
3 22 (1.18%) PMO
4 9 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.48%) GDPR
5 6 (0.32%) EMIR
6 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) GCP
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) WCAG
9 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.054%) PSD2
9 1 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 160 (8.61%) Docker
2 26 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.91%) HDFS
4 12 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.27%) Firmware
6 5 (0.27%) vCloud
7 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.054%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.054%) iptables
Systems Management
1 87 (4.68%) Ansible
2 70 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (3.50%) Puppet
4 29 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
5 28 (1.51%) Kubernetes
6 27 (1.45%) Terraform
7 14 (0.75%) HP ALM
8 10 (0.54%) Mesos
9 8 (0.43%) Grafana
9 8 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.43%) Nagios
10 6 (0.32%) Kibana
10 6 (0.32%) logstash
10 6 (0.32%) Oozie
10 6 (0.32%) Salt
11 5 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.11%) Packer
13 2 (0.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 166 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 92 (4.95%) Oracle
3 38 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (1.88%) Adobe
5 33 (1.78%) Splunk
6 27 (1.45%) Google
7 24 (1.29%) Apigee
8 22 (1.18%) Sybase
9 21 (1.13%) SAP
10 19 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.97%) HP
12 16 (0.86%) Bloomberg
12 16 (0.86%) IBM
12 16 (0.86%) VMware
13 15 (0.81%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.81%) Cloudera
13 15 (0.81%) TIBCO
14 13 (0.70%) New Relic
15 12 (0.65%) Citrix
15 12 (0.65%) iManage