Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,170 467 1,629
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 30.60% 26.35% 27.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.60% 29.59% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 356 1,322
10th Percentile £414 £386 £400
25th Percentile £485 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £656 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £65.75 £17.54 -
Median % change year-on-year +274.91% - -
Central London median hourly rate £65.75 £17.54 £22.03
% change year-on-year +274.91% -20.39% -32.22%

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 3,482 1,578 5,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.06% 89.05% 90.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,614 1,184 4,295
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £749 £675 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 64
10th Percentile £10.10 £14.95 £11.83
25th Percentile £18.25 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.50% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.25 £44.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.26
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +60.00% +6.95%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 £700 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 334 (28.55%) Finance
2 259 (22.14%) TDD
3 248 (21.20%) Java
4 247 (21.11%) SQL
5 245 (20.94%) DevOps
6 240 (20.51%) Social Skills
7 235 (20.09%) Azure
8 220 (18.80%) AWS
9 211 (18.03%) Scrum
10 169 (14.44%) Banking
11 168 (14.36%) Microservices
12 162 (13.85%) Software Engineering
13 155 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 139 (11.88%) C#
14 139 (11.88%) Git (software)
15 133 (11.37%) .NET
16 128 (10.94%) Docker
17 118 (10.09%) JIRA
18 117 (10.00%) Kubernetes
19 116 (9.91%) Python
20 112 (9.57%) Spring
21 108 (9.23%) User Stories
22 107 (9.15%) Project Management
23 106 (9.06%) JavaScript
23 106 (9.06%) BDD
24 100 (8.55%) AngularJS
25 97 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
26 96 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
26 96 (8.21%) SDLC
26 96 (8.21%) Problem-Solving

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 44 (3.76%) Confluence
2 24 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.62%) CMS
4 14 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.68%) Apache
5 8 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.60%) IIS
7 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.34%) Headless CMS
7 4 (0.34%) JBoss
7 4 (0.34%) Magnolia
8 3 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.26%) nginx
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.17%) TPMS
9 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.03%) Sketch
4 11 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.51%) InVision
7 5 (0.43%) Zeplin
8 4 (0.34%) Marvel
9 3 (0.26%) Figma
10 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.085%) InDesign
11 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.26%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.085%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.085%) Magento
4 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.085%) Primavera
4 1 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.085%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 235 (20.09%) Azure
2 220 (18.80%) AWS
3 65 (5.56%) Power Platform
4 37 (3.16%) GitHub
4 37 (3.16%) Serverless
5 35 (2.99%) GCP
6 25 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
7 20 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (1.71%) SaaS
8 19 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.20%) PaaS
11 12 (1.03%) PowerApps
12 11 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 8 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (0.68%) AWS Fargate
13 8 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.54%) Firewall
2 14 (1.20%) HTTP
3 9 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.68%) DNS
5 6 (0.51%) Broadband
5 6 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.51%) WAN
6 5 (0.43%) LAN
6 5 (0.43%) SAN
7 4 (0.34%) IPv4
7 4 (0.34%) IPv6
7 4 (0.34%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.34%) VPN
8 3 (0.26%) 5G
8 3 (0.26%) DHCP
8 3 (0.26%) IGMP
9 2 (0.17%) Multicast
9 2 (0.17%) Network Security
9 2 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.13%) Power BI
3 51 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (3.42%) NoSQL
5 32 (2.74%) Qlik Sense
5 32 (2.74%) QlikView
6 28 (2.39%) Big Data
6 28 (2.39%) Data Lake
7 27 (2.31%) MongoDB
8 25 (2.14%) MySQL
9 23 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (1.28%) Tableau
12 14 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (0.77%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 139 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 118 (10.09%) JIRA
3 78 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 47 (4.02%) Cucumber
5 41 (3.50%) Maven
6 31 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 29 (2.48%) Selenium
8 23 (1.97%) JUnit
9 15 (1.28%) Mockito
9 15 (1.28%) SpecFlow
10 14 (1.20%) GitLab
11 13 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.03%) Subversion
12 12 (1.03%) webpack
13 11 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.94%) Postman
13 11 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.85%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.77%) Grunt
15 9 (0.77%) Jasmine
General
1 334 (28.55%) Finance
2 240 (20.51%) Social Skills
3 169 (14.44%) Banking
4 81 (6.92%) Front Office
5 72 (6.15%) Investment Banking
6 65 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 60 (5.13%) Public Sector
8 38 (3.25%) Legal
9 36 (3.08%) Marketing
10 35 (2.99%) Retail
11 27 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
13 22 (1.88%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.37%) Telecoms
15 14 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
16 9 (0.77%) Back Office
16 9 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
17 8 (0.68%) Billing
17 8 (0.68%) Publishing
18 7 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 422 (36.07%) Developer
2 170 (14.53%) Analyst
3 140 (11.97%) Business Analyst
4 112 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 107 (9.15%) Project Manager
6 70 (5.98%) C# Developer
7 64 (5.47%) Architect
8 40 (3.42%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 39 (3.33%) Designer
9 39 (3.33%) Python Developer
10 38 (3.25%) SQL Analyst
11 35 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 34 (2.91%) Data Business Analyst
12 34 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
14 31 (2.65%) Java Engineer
14 31 (2.65%) React Developer
15 30 (2.56%) .NET Developer
16 29 (2.48%) Software Engineer
17 28 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (11.37%) .NET
2 112 (9.57%) Spring
3 100 (8.55%) AngularJS
4 83 (7.09%) React
5 72 (6.15%) Node.js
6 64 (5.47%) HTML
7 60 (5.13%) REST
8 59 (5.04%) CSS
9 57 (4.87%) RESTful
10 55 (4.70%) Kafka
11 54 (4.62%) Web Services
12 44 (3.76%) Spring Boot
13 30 (2.56%) Redux
14 28 (2.39%) HTML5
15 25 (2.14%) JSON
16 22 (1.88%) .NET Core
17 21 (1.79%) ASP.NET
17 21 (1.79%) Sass
17 21 (1.79%) Vert.x
18 20 (1.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.67%) User Experience
2 54 (4.62%) Fixed Income
3 50 (4.27%) Derivative
4 48 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.82%) Tandem
8 32 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 24 (2.05%) Credit Risk
11 24 (2.05%) Market Risk
12 22 (1.88%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.71%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.45%) Algorithms
15 16 (1.37%) Hedge funds
16 14 (1.20%) Legacy Systems
17 12 (1.03%) Cloud Native
17 12 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (4.70%) Linux
2 40 (3.42%) Windows
3 21 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 21 (1.79%) Unix
4 18 (1.54%) Android
5 15 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.26%) CentOS
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.17%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.085%) Solaris
10 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.085%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.085%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (22.14%) TDD
2 245 (20.94%) DevOps
3 211 (18.03%) Scrum
4 168 (14.36%) Microservices
5 162 (13.85%) Software Engineering
6 155 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (9.23%) User Stories
8 107 (9.15%) Project Management
9 106 (9.06%) BDD
10 97 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
11 96 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 96 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
11 96 (8.21%) SDLC
12 93 (7.95%) Test Automation
13 92 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (7.69%) Analytics
15 71 (6.07%) Insurtech
16 70 (5.98%) Full Stack Development
16 70 (5.98%) Software Testing
17 66 (5.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (21.20%) Java
2 247 (21.11%) SQL
3 139 (11.88%) C#
4 116 (9.91%) Python
5 106 (9.06%) JavaScript
6 61 (5.21%) TypeScript
7 34 (2.91%) Java 8
8 29 (2.48%) Scala
9 28 (2.39%) Java 11
10 19 (1.62%) PowerShell
11 18 (1.54%) Kotlin
12 17 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.28%) Apple Swift
13 15 (1.28%) PHP
14 14 (1.20%) Ruby
15 12 (1.03%) ES6
16 9 (0.77%) C
16 9 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.60%) Groovy
18 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (4.36%) Degree
2 31 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.77%) PMP
7 6 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.34%) CISSP
9 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.26%) CISM
10 3 (0.26%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.17%) ACCA
11 2 (0.17%) CISA
11 2 (0.17%) ISEB
12 1 (0.085%) CIMA
12 1 (0.085%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.79%) QA
2 25 (2.14%) GDPR
3 19 (1.62%) PMO
4 15 (1.28%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.51%) EMIR
6 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.43%) GRC
7 5 (0.43%) IFRS
8 4 (0.34%) MiFID
8 4 (0.34%) NIST
9 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.26%) WCAG
10 2 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.085%) FRS 29
System Software
1 128 (10.94%) Docker
2 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.17%) KVM
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.085%) LXC
6 1 (0.085%) NFS
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.085%) XenApp
6 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 117 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 64 (5.47%) Terraform
3 30 (2.56%) Ansible
4 14 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.03%) Puppet
6 7 (0.60%) Kibana
7 6 (0.51%) Grafana
8 5 (0.43%) Mesos
8 5 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.34%) Marathon
10 3 (0.26%) Packer
11 2 (0.17%) Control-M
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.17%) Nagios
11 2 (0.17%) SCCM
12 1 (0.085%) Netcool
12 1 (0.085%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 84 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.42%) Oracle
3 38 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (2.22%) Google
5 16 (1.37%) SAP
6 13 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 13 (1.11%) VMware
7 12 (1.03%) Databricks
8 10 (0.85%) Splunk
9 9 (0.77%) Adobe
9 9 (0.77%) Cisco
10 8 (0.68%) Confluent
11 7 (0.60%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
11 7 (0.60%) Citrix
12 6 (0.51%) IBM
13 5 (0.43%) Alteryx
14 4 (0.34%) hybris
14 4 (0.34%) Murex
14 4 (0.34%) New Relic