Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,076 2,099 1,879
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 26.14% 30.73% 26.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.98% 34.38% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 1,667 1,536
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £402 £409 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £56.25 £56.00 £67.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% -16.52% +33.50%
10th Percentile £52.50 £33.00 £62.88
90th Percentile £61.25 £102.88 £71.58
Central London median hourly rate £45.00 £56.00 £67.09
% change year-on-year -19.64% -16.52% +33.50%

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 3,589 6,106 6,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.18% 89.40% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 4,712 5,047
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.55%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £697
Central London median daily rate £512 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.48% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 87
Median hourly rate £26.22 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% +10.00% -2.53%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.16
Median hourly rate £32.51 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.22% - +13.16%

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 7 April 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
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 7 April 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 +7 9 £588 +11.90%
London Bridge -2 5 £425 -22.73%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 276 (25.65%) Java
2 251 (23.33%) TDD
3 235 (21.84%) Finance
4 223 (20.72%) Scrum
5 202 (18.77%) DevOps
6 192 (17.84%) SQL
7 173 (16.08%) JavaScript
8 165 (15.33%) Azure
9 146 (13.57%) Microservices
10 127 (11.80%) JIRA
11 122 (11.34%) Test Automation
12 119 (11.06%) HTML
13 114 (10.59%) AWS
14 109 (10.13%) BDD
14 109 (10.13%) Docker
15 108 (10.04%) CSS
15 108 (10.04%) Python
16 106 (9.85%) C#
17 103 (9.57%) Git (software)
18 101 (9.39%) Spring
19 98 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
20 97 (9.01%) Kubernetes
21 96 (8.92%) .NET
22 91 (8.46%) SDLC
23 86 (7.99%) React
24 85 (7.90%) Jenkins
25 80 (7.43%) Analytics
25 80 (7.43%) Banking
26 79 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
27 76 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management

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 69 (6.41%) Confluence
2 35 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (3.16%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.58%) CMS
5 12 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (0.84%) IIS
8 7 (0.65%) SAS
9 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.46%) Apache
10 5 (0.46%) nginx
11 4 (0.37%) Drupal
12 3 (0.28%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.28%) Mule
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.19%) DNN
13 2 (0.19%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.84%) Sketch
5 8 (0.74%) InVision
6 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.46%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.093%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.37%) Maximo
2 4 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.093%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.33%) Azure
2 114 (10.59%) AWS
3 39 (3.62%) GCP
4 35 (3.25%) GitHub
5 22 (2.04%) Serverless
6 17 (1.58%) PaaS
7 16 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.49%) SaaS
8 15 (1.39%) Power Platform
9 13 (1.21%) Office 365
10 10 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.65%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.65%) IaaS
14 5 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.39%) HTTP
2 11 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.84%) SSL
4 8 (0.74%) DNS
5 7 (0.65%) VPN
6 6 (0.56%) Firewall
7 5 (0.46%) WAN
8 4 (0.37%) FTP
8 4 (0.37%) Internet
8 4 (0.37%) Multicast
8 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.28%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.28%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) Broadband
10 2 (0.19%) DSL
10 2 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.19%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.19%) Network Security
10 2 (0.19%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.093%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.07%) Big Data
7 31 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (2.79%) MySQL
9 23 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.58%) Redis
12 16 (1.49%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.39%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.39%) Power BI
14 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.02%) QlikView
15 11 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.84%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 127 (11.80%) JIRA
2 103 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 85 (7.90%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.25%) JUnit
5 25 (2.32%) Selenium
6 24 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.14%) Maven
8 21 (1.95%) Mockito
9 19 (1.77%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.77%) Gradle
9 19 (1.77%) SpecFlow
10 14 (1.30%) GitLab
10 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.21%) JMeter
12 12 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.93%) git-flow
13 10 (0.93%) Protractor
14 9 (0.84%) Postman
14 9 (0.84%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 235 (21.84%) Finance
2 80 (7.43%) Banking
3 53 (4.93%) Front Office
4 49 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 31 (2.88%) Marketing
6 25 (2.32%) Retail
7 24 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.58%) Legal
9 13 (1.21%) Law
9 13 (1.21%) Publishing
10 12 (1.12%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.02%) Advertising
12 9 (0.84%) Games
12 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.46%) Back Office
14 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) French Language
15 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 447 (41.54%) Developer
2 151 (14.03%) Java Developer
3 123 (11.43%) Analyst
4 72 (6.69%) Business Analyst
5 70 (6.51%) Architect
6 59 (5.48%) Project Manager
7 55 (5.11%) Senior Developer
8 53 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (3.72%) React Developer
10 39 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 35 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (2.97%) .NET Developer
13 30 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
14 28 (2.60%) AWS Developer
14 28 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 25 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.23%) SQL Developer
17 22 (2.04%) Designer
18 21 (1.95%) Product Owner
18 21 (1.95%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (11.06%) HTML
2 108 (10.04%) CSS
3 101 (9.39%) Spring
4 96 (8.92%) .NET
5 86 (7.99%) React
6 75 (6.97%) AngularJS
7 73 (6.78%) Web Services
8 69 (6.41%) RESTful
9 65 (6.04%) Node.js
10 60 (5.58%) Kafka
11 58 (5.39%) REST
12 47 (4.37%) HTML5
13 41 (3.81%) XML
14 39 (3.62%) Spring Boot
15 32 (2.97%) Redux
16 27 (2.51%) JSON
17 24 (2.23%) .NET Core
18 23 (2.14%) ASP.NET
19 22 (2.04%) SOAP
20 21 (1.95%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.69%) User Experience
3 59 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (2.23%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.12%) Equities
12 11 (1.02%) Derivative
13 10 (0.93%) Cloud Native
13 10 (0.93%) Reinsurance
14 9 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
15 7 (0.65%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.88%) Linux
2 26 (2.42%) Android
2 26 (2.42%) Windows
3 23 (2.14%) Unix
4 15 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.19%) Android TV
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.19%) Solaris
8 2 (0.19%) tvOS
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (23.33%) TDD
2 223 (20.72%) Scrum
3 202 (18.77%) DevOps
4 146 (13.57%) Microservices
5 122 (11.34%) Test Automation
6 109 (10.13%) BDD
7 98 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (8.46%) SDLC
9 80 (7.43%) Analytics
10 79 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
12 74 (6.88%) Kanban
12 74 (6.88%) Software Engineering
13 70 (6.51%) Waterfall
14 65 (6.04%) Pair Programming
15 64 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 63 (5.86%) Project Management
17 62 (5.76%) User Stories
18 60 (5.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 276 (25.65%) Java
2 192 (17.84%) SQL
3 173 (16.08%) JavaScript
4 108 (10.04%) Python
5 106 (9.85%) C#
6 48 (4.46%) Java 8
7 46 (4.28%) TypeScript
8 44 (4.09%) Scala
9 43 (4.00%) Ruby
10 30 (2.79%) Kotlin
11 22 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.95%) PHP
12 21 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.77%) Go
13 19 (1.77%) R
14 17 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.49%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.30%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.02%) C++
17 11 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 69 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.76%) Degree
3 46 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.30%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.65%) ISEB
6 7 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.56%) PhD
8 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.37%) PMP
10 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (0.19%) CBAP
11 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.19%) MBA
11 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.093%) CCA
12 1 (0.093%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.69%) QA
2 17 (1.58%) GDPR
2 17 (1.58%) PMO
2 17 (1.58%) Solvency II
3 11 (1.02%) IFRS
4 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.46%) MiFID
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.28%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) NCSC
7 2 (0.19%) PSD2
8 1 (0.093%) COBIT
8 1 (0.093%) EMIR
8 1 (0.093%) GxP
8 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.093%) NIST
8 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (10.13%) Docker
2 18 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.37%) HDFS
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.19%) XenApp
5 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.093%) Firmware
6 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.093%) Varnish
6 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.093%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 54 (5.02%) Terraform
3 42 (3.90%) Ansible
4 17 (1.58%) Istio
4 17 (1.58%) Packer
5 11 (1.02%) Puppet
6 6 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.46%) Kibana
7 5 (0.46%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.37%) MIIS
8 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.28%) Grafana
10 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.19%) Graphite
10 2 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.19%) logstash
10 2 (0.19%) Oozie
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.90%) Oracle
3 26 (2.42%) Google
4 21 (1.95%) Atlassian
5 18 (1.67%) Adobe
5 18 (1.67%) SAP
6 13 (1.21%) Tableau
7 11 (1.02%) Informatica
7 11 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 9 (0.84%) Sybase
9 8 (0.74%) Alteryx
9 8 (0.74%) IBM
9 8 (0.74%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.46%) Cadence
11 5 (0.46%) Databricks
11 5 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.46%) Splunk
11 5 (0.46%) VMware