Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 451 1,704 2,020
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 25.37% 27.64% 29.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.78% 30.67% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 1,381 1,681
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £409 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £33.25 £103.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.72% +216.92% -
10th Percentile £15.78 £68.75 £18.45
90th Percentile £57.20 £137.25 £51.75
Central London median hourly rate £33.25 £103.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -67.72% +205.19% -

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 1,567 5,556 6,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.13% 90.11% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 4,347 4,810
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £316 £339 £327
90th Percentile £675 £675 £682
Central London median daily rate £510 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -0.97% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 70 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.33 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.94% -1.98% -
10th Percentile £14.60 £11.25 £13.02
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £32.25
Median hourly rate £34.25 £19.48 £18.70
% change year-on-year +75.80% +4.18% -

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 +3 2 £475 -13.64%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 134 (29.71%) Java
2 123 (27.27%) Finance
3 107 (23.73%) Azure
4 91 (20.18%) DevOps
5 89 (19.73%) Scrum
6 76 (16.85%) TDD
7 66 (14.63%) SQL
8 64 (14.19%) Microservices
9 60 (13.30%) Banking
10 55 (12.20%) AWS
11 54 (11.97%) Test Automation
11 54 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (11.75%) Git (software)
13 52 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (11.09%) JavaScript
15 50 (11.09%) SDLC
16 49 (10.86%) Front Office
17 47 (10.42%) Kubernetes
17 47 (10.42%) Docker
18 44 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (9.31%) Microsoft
20 41 (9.09%) Python
21 40 (8.87%) Fixed Income
21 40 (8.87%) BDD
21 40 (8.87%) Insurtech
22 38 (8.43%) User Stories
23 37 (8.20%) Data Modelling
23 37 (8.20%) C#
23 37 (8.20%) .NET

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 23 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 21 (4.66%) Confluence
3 12 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.89%) SAS
6 3 (0.67%) Apache
6 3 (0.67%) JBoss
6 3 (0.67%) nginx
6 3 (0.67%) Tornado
7 2 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.22%) Appian
8 1 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.44%) Figma
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
7 1 (0.22%) Sketch
7 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.67%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.67%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
3 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.73%) Azure
2 55 (12.20%) AWS
3 22 (4.88%) GCP
4 17 (3.77%) GitHub
5 16 (3.55%) Power Platform
6 14 (3.10%) PaaS
7 9 (2.00%) SaaS
7 9 (2.00%) Serverless
8 7 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.33%) Office 365
10 5 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.11%) npm
11 4 (0.89%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.67%) Apigee
12 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.67%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 8 (1.77%) SSL
3 6 (1.33%) DNS
4 3 (0.67%) Firewall
4 3 (0.67%) Internet
4 3 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.67%) Skype
4 3 (0.67%) VPN
5 2 (0.44%) AMQP
5 2 (0.44%) HTTP
5 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.44%) WAN
6 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.22%) H.323
6 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.22%) LAN
6 1 (0.22%) SSH
6 1 (0.22%) VLAN
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.21%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.55%) Data Lake
5 14 (3.10%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.10%) Power BI
6 13 (2.88%) MySQL
6 13 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.44%) Big Data
7 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.89%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.89%) Redis
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 53 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.98%) Jenkins
3 34 (7.54%) JIRA
4 23 (5.10%) Maven
5 14 (3.10%) GitLab
5 14 (3.10%) JUnit
6 11 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (2.22%) Robot Framework
7 10 (2.22%) Selenium
7 10 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.77%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.55%) Hudson
9 7 (1.55%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.55%) Mockito
9 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.33%) Android Studio
10 6 (1.33%) Cypress.io
10 6 (1.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 123 (27.27%) Finance
2 60 (13.30%) Banking
3 49 (10.86%) Front Office
4 25 (5.54%) Public Sector
5 20 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.44%) Retail
7 9 (2.00%) Back Office
7 9 (2.00%) Legal
8 8 (1.77%) Marketing
9 7 (1.55%) Law
10 6 (1.33%) French Language
11 4 (0.89%) Local Government
11 4 (0.89%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.44%) Police
13 2 (0.44%) Publishing
14 1 (0.22%) Automotive
14 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (36.81%) Developer
2 77 (17.07%) Analyst
3 68 (15.08%) Java Developer
4 44 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 33 (7.32%) Architect
6 23 (5.10%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.43%) Product Owner
8 19 (4.21%) Agile Developer
9 18 (3.99%) Agile Java Developer
9 18 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.99%) Technical Analyst
10 15 (3.33%) Consultant
10 15 (3.33%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 15 (3.33%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 15 (3.33%) React Developer
11 14 (3.10%) Technical Business Analyst
12 13 (2.88%) Data Engineer
12 13 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (2.66%) Data Business Analyst
14 11 (2.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.20%) .NET
2 33 (7.32%) CSS
2 33 (7.32%) Spring
3 32 (7.10%) REST
4 31 (6.87%) HTML
5 30 (6.65%) React
6 25 (5.54%) Web Services
7 22 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 22 (4.88%) Node.js
8 19 (4.21%) RESTful
9 16 (3.55%) .NET Core
10 14 (3.10%) HTML5
10 14 (3.10%) XML
11 13 (2.88%) Redux
12 12 (2.66%) Kafka
13 11 (2.44%) Spring Boot
13 11 (2.44%) Spring Security
14 8 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (1.77%) Guice
14 8 (1.77%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.87%) Fixed Income
2 34 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.66%) User Experience
6 13 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.66%) Derivative
8 9 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Tandem
12 4 (0.89%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.89%) Wiki
13 3 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.10%) Linux
2 14 (3.10%) Unix
3 13 (2.88%) Windows
4 12 (2.66%) Android
5 6 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.44%) VMS
6 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.22%) Android TV
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.18%) DevOps
2 89 (19.73%) Scrum
3 76 (16.85%) TDD
4 64 (14.19%) Microservices
5 54 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (11.97%) Test Automation
6 52 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (11.09%) SDLC
9 44 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (8.87%) BDD
10 40 (8.87%) Insurtech
11 38 (8.43%) User Stories
12 37 (8.20%) Data Modelling
13 33 (7.32%) Software Engineering
14 32 (7.10%) Analytics
15 30 (6.65%) Requirements Gathering
15 30 (6.65%) Workshop Facilitation
16 29 (6.43%) Migration
16 29 (6.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 134 (29.71%) Java
2 66 (14.63%) SQL
3 50 (11.09%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.09%) Python
5 37 (8.20%) C#
6 25 (5.54%) Scala
7 20 (4.43%) Java 8
8 17 (3.77%) Kotlin
9 14 (3.10%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.10%) R
9 14 (3.10%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.77%) Perl
12 7 (1.55%) Ruby
13 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.33%) C++
13 6 (1.33%) PHP
13 6 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.89%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.76%) Degree
3 22 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.89%) CFA
6 4 (0.89%) CIMA
6 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.67%) ISEB
7 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.65%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) COBIT
2 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.67%) MiFID
2 3 (0.67%) PMO
2 3 (0.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.44%) GDPR
3 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) CDISC
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (10.42%) Docker
2 6 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.65%) Terraform
3 22 (4.88%) Ansible
4 6 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.33%) Packer
5 5 (1.11%) Puppet
6 4 (0.89%) Istio
6 4 (0.89%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.89%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.67%) Kibana
7 3 (0.67%) logstash
7 3 (0.67%) Zipkin
8 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.22%) Consul
9 1 (0.22%) Graphite
9 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.22%) SCCM
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.33%) Oracle
3 10 (2.22%) Databricks
4 9 (2.00%) SAP
4 9 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.77%) Google
5 8 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.55%) Splunk
7 6 (1.33%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.33%) Tableau
8 5 (1.11%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (0.89%) Cadence
9 4 (0.89%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.67%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.67%) Cognos
10 3 (0.67%) IBM
10 3 (0.67%) Informatica
10 3 (0.67%) Murex
10 3 (0.67%) Sybase