Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 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 1,298 2,126 1,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.59% 31.07% 26.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.18% 35.22% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 1,686 1,549
City of London median daily rate £540 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +3.90%
10th Percentile £400 £409 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £503
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
City of London median hourly rate - £33.50 -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 4,301 6,037 6,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.10% 88.23% 89.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,294 4,717 5,094
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £319 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 66 65
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.94% -9.88%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.05 £34.95
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +10.53%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 +4 23 £500 -4.76%
London Bridge -1 21 £450 -18.18%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 350 (26.96%) Java
2 307 (23.65%) TDD
3 305 (23.50%) Finance
4 282 (21.73%) Scrum
5 253 (19.49%) DevOps
6 210 (16.18%) SQL
7 207 (15.95%) JavaScript
8 201 (15.49%) Azure
9 190 (14.64%) Microservices
10 167 (12.87%) AWS
11 158 (12.17%) Python
12 157 (12.10%) Test Automation
13 144 (11.09%) HTML
14 137 (10.55%) JIRA
15 136 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
16 134 (10.32%) BDD
17 133 (10.25%) C#
17 133 (10.25%) CSS
18 125 (9.63%) Docker
19 120 (9.24%) Git (software)
20 119 (9.17%) .NET
20 119 (9.17%) Banking
21 118 (9.09%) Spring
22 110 (8.47%) Microsoft
23 105 (8.09%) Kanban
24 103 (7.94%) Kubernetes
25 100 (7.70%) SDLC
26 96 (7.40%) AngularJS
27 95 (7.32%) Analytics
27 95 (7.32%) 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 65 (5.01%) Confluence
2 37 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (2.08%) CMS
6 17 (1.31%) IIS
7 14 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.46%) Apache
9 6 (0.46%) nginx
9 6 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.39%) Anypoint
10 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.31%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.23%) Camunda
12 3 (0.23%) Drupal
12 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.69%) Sketch
6 6 (0.46%) InVision
7 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.31%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.077%) Figma
9 1 (0.077%) InDesign
9 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.077%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 20 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.15%) HFM
6 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.15%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 201 (15.49%) Azure
2 167 (12.87%) AWS
3 49 (3.78%) GCP
4 38 (2.93%) GitHub
5 33 (2.54%) Serverless
6 28 (2.16%) PaaS
6 28 (2.16%) Power Platform
7 22 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.39%) Office 365
10 16 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (1.08%) SaaS
12 13 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (1.00%) IaaS
13 12 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.77%) npm
15 9 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.39%) HTTP
2 15 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.77%) Internet
4 9 (0.69%) DNS
4 9 (0.69%) Multicast
5 8 (0.62%) SSL
6 7 (0.54%) Firewall
6 7 (0.54%) FTP
6 7 (0.54%) VPN
7 6 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
9 3 (0.23%) Intranet
9 3 (0.23%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.23%) LAN
9 3 (0.23%) Network Security
10 2 (0.15%) AMQP
10 2 (0.15%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 1 (0.077%) FIX Connectivity
11 1 (0.077%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.077%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.78%) Big Data
5 48 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 39 (3.00%) MySQL
7 37 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.16%) Power BI
11 25 (1.93%) Data Lake
11 25 (1.93%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (1.54%) Redis
14 15 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (1.00%) Apache Hive
16 13 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.00%) Data Mining
17 12 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 137 (10.55%) JIRA
2 120 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 94 (7.24%) Jenkins
4 53 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 39 (3.00%) Selenium
6 35 (2.70%) Maven
7 33 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 28 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (2.00%) JUnit
10 23 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (1.54%) Gradle
13 18 (1.39%) gulp
14 16 (1.23%) Mockito
14 16 (1.23%) Travis CI
14 16 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (1.08%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.00%) Grunt
16 13 (1.00%) webpack
17 12 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 305 (23.50%) Finance
2 119 (9.17%) Banking
3 66 (5.08%) Front Office
4 45 (3.47%) Marketing
5 39 (3.00%) Public Sector
6 31 (2.39%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.08%) Retail
8 23 (1.77%) Legal
9 20 (1.54%) Advertising
10 19 (1.46%) Games
11 17 (1.31%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.08%) Law
13 12 (0.92%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.85%) Publishing
15 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.31%) Back Office
17 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.31%) Housing Association
18 3 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 535 (41.22%) Developer
2 188 (14.48%) Java Developer
3 153 (11.79%) Analyst
4 109 (8.40%) Business Analyst
5 87 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 87 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 69 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 65 (5.01%) Architect
8 45 (3.47%) React Developer
9 43 (3.31%) .NET Developer
9 43 (3.31%) C# Developer
10 38 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
11 37 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 37 (2.85%) Scrum Master
12 34 (2.62%) AWS Developer
13 33 (2.54%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (2.39%) Agile Business Analyst
15 29 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.00%) Technical Architect
17 25 (1.93%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (11.09%) HTML
2 133 (10.25%) CSS
3 119 (9.17%) .NET
4 118 (9.09%) Spring
5 96 (7.40%) AngularJS
6 93 (7.16%) React
7 91 (7.01%) RESTful
8 88 (6.78%) Web Services
9 73 (5.62%) Kafka
9 73 (5.62%) Node.js
9 73 (5.62%) REST
10 45 (3.47%) Spring Boot
11 44 (3.39%) HTML5
12 42 (3.24%) XML
13 38 (2.93%) Redux
14 36 (2.77%) JSON
15 30 (2.31%) ASP.NET
15 30 (2.31%) SOAP
16 29 (2.23%) .NET Core
17 26 (2.00%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.63%) User Experience
2 84 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.85%) Data Structures
5 30 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.08%) Equities
8 24 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.69%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.46%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.39%) Derivative
13 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.85%) Data Centre
16 10 (0.77%) iPad
17 9 (0.69%) Cloud Native
18 8 (0.62%) Reinsurance
19 6 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.86%) Linux
2 37 (2.85%) Windows
3 27 (2.08%) Unix
4 16 (1.23%) Android
5 15 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.23%) tvOS
9 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.15%) Android TV
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.077%) Solaris
11 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.077%) VMS
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (23.65%) TDD
2 282 (21.73%) Scrum
3 253 (19.49%) DevOps
4 190 (14.64%) Microservices
5 157 (12.10%) Test Automation
6 136 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
7 134 (10.32%) BDD
8 105 (8.09%) Kanban
9 100 (7.70%) SDLC
10 95 (7.32%) Analytics
10 95 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 94 (7.24%) Project Management
12 88 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (6.78%) Waterfall
13 87 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
13 87 (6.70%) User Stories
14 81 (6.24%) Software Engineering
15 69 (5.32%) Front End Development
16 68 (5.24%) Pair Programming
17 64 (4.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 350 (26.96%) Java
2 210 (16.18%) SQL
3 207 (15.95%) JavaScript
4 158 (12.17%) Python
5 133 (10.25%) C#
6 70 (5.39%) Ruby
7 64 (4.93%) Scala
8 57 (4.39%) Java 8
9 48 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 41 (3.16%) Go
11 30 (2.31%) C++
11 30 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 23 (1.77%) Kotlin
13 21 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.46%) PHP
16 18 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.31%) ES6
18 15 (1.16%) Groovy
19 14 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (6.09%) Degree
2 62 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 41 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.69%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.69%) ISEB
7 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.39%) APMP
9 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.39%) PMP
10 4 (0.31%) PhD
11 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.23%) CBAP
11 3 (0.23%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.23%) RHCE
12 2 (0.15%) CRISC
12 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.32%) QA
2 17 (1.31%) GDPR
3 12 (0.92%) IFRS
3 12 (0.92%) PMO
4 11 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.69%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) PSD2
7 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 1 (0.077%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) EMIR
8 1 (0.077%) GxP
8 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.077%) NCSC
8 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 125 (9.63%) Docker
2 16 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) HDFS
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.077%) Firmware
6 1 (0.077%) Varnish
6 1 (0.077%) vSphere
6 1 (0.077%) XenApp
6 1 (0.077%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 103 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 59 (4.55%) Terraform
3 50 (3.85%) Ansible
4 21 (1.62%) Puppet
5 15 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.54%) Packer
7 7 (0.54%) Rancher
8 6 (0.46%) Istio
9 5 (0.39%) MIIS
10 3 (0.23%) Suricata
11 2 (0.15%) Consul
11 2 (0.15%) Grafana
11 2 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.077%) Graphite
12 1 (0.077%) Matomo
12 1 (0.077%) Oozie
Vendors
1 110 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 49 (3.78%) Oracle
3 42 (3.24%) Google
4 26 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (1.62%) Adobe
5 21 (1.62%) Atlassian
6 18 (1.39%) Tableau
7 15 (1.16%) SAP
8 13 (1.00%) Sitecore
9 12 (0.92%) Sybase
10 11 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.85%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.77%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.69%) Splunk
13 7 (0.54%) Solace
14 6 (0.46%) Databricks
14 6 (0.46%) Perforce
14 6 (0.46%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.46%) Teradata
14 6 (0.46%) Vermilion