Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,840 1,880 1,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.60% 27.20% 26.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.98% 30.79% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,448 1,540 1,334
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
City of London median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +29.35% +65.43%
10th Percentile £55.50 £37.50 £25.08
90th Percentile £111.75 £71.12 £76.43
Central London median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 £50.25
% change year-on-year -7.69% +29.35% +65.43%

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 5,753 6,105 5,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.43% 88.34% 88.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,450 4,844 4,252
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £358 £329 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 98 47
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% - -6.49%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.68 £12.83
90th Percentile £55.13 £38.48 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.38 £16.92
% change year-on-year +10.97% +14.51% -15.40%

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 20 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor 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 20 June 2019. 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 -7 81 £525 -
Moorgate -10 12 £550 +37.50%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 523 (28.42%) Finance
2 455 (24.73%) Java
3 383 (20.82%) JavaScript
4 373 (20.27%) Scrum
5 358 (19.46%) TDD
6 303 (16.47%) DevOps
7 264 (14.35%) SQL
8 262 (14.24%) HTML
9 255 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
10 249 (13.53%) Banking
11 241 (13.10%) Microservices
12 227 (12.34%) Python
13 223 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 222 (12.07%) CSS
15 217 (11.79%) Docker
16 215 (11.68%) JIRA
17 207 (11.25%) C#
18 202 (10.98%) Git (software)
19 192 (10.43%) Test Automation
20 181 (9.84%) .NET
21 178 (9.67%) BDD
22 177 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
23 173 (9.40%) Microsoft
24 169 (9.18%) React
25 159 (8.64%) Project Management
25 159 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
26 157 (8.53%) Analytics
27 156 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
28 155 (8.42%) SDLC
29 154 (8.37%) Spring

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
1 125 (6.79%) Confluence
2 62 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (1.63%) CMS
5 26 (1.41%) Apache
5 26 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (0.71%) nginx
8 10 (0.54%) Drupal
9 9 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.33%) JBoss
10 6 (0.33%) Magnolia
10 6 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.27%) Gunicorn
11 5 (0.27%) IIS
11 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.16%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 32 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (1.30%) Sketch
4 22 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.60%) InVision
6 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.11%) Marvel
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.054%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 33 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.054%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.054%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 255 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.42%) Serverless
4 42 (2.28%) GitHub
5 41 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
6 34 (1.85%) Power Platform
7 31 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (1.63%) Office 365
9 27 (1.47%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.41%) PaaS
11 23 (1.25%) Azure Functions
12 22 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
13 20 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
13 20 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.98%) SaaS
15 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (0.87%) IaaS
16 16 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.30%) HTTP
2 14 (0.76%) DNS
2 14 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.65%) Firewall
4 11 (0.60%) Skype
5 10 (0.54%) SSL
6 9 (0.49%) Intranet
7 8 (0.43%) FTP
8 7 (0.38%) Internet
9 6 (0.33%) LAN
9 6 (0.33%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.33%) WAN
10 5 (0.27%) DHCP
11 3 (0.16%) Wireless
12 2 (0.11%) AMQP
12 2 (0.11%) VPN
13 1 (0.054%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.054%) Network Security
13 1 (0.054%) NFC
13 1 (0.054%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.46%) Big Data
3 71 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 66 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.04%) NoSQL
8 51 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 36 (1.96%) MySQL
10 34 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (1.85%) Power BI
11 31 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (1.52%) Data Lake
12 28 (1.52%) Redis
13 21 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
14 19 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (0.98%) HBase
16 16 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 215 (11.68%) JIRA
2 202 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 122 (6.63%) Jenkins
4 68 (3.70%) Selenium
5 50 (2.72%) Cucumber
5 50 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 49 (2.66%) Maven
6 49 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 42 (2.28%) Visual Studio
8 40 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (1.96%) SpecFlow
10 32 (1.74%) JUnit
11 30 (1.63%) WebDriver
12 29 (1.58%) webpack
13 26 (1.41%) Subversion
14 23 (1.25%) gulp
15 22 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (1.09%) Gatling
16 20 (1.09%) Mocha
17 19 (1.03%) CircleCI
General
1 523 (28.42%) Finance
2 249 (13.53%) Banking
3 108 (5.87%) Front Office
4 92 (5.00%) Retail
5 62 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.61%) Marketing
7 27 (1.47%) Law
8 26 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.41%) Games
9 24 (1.30%) Legal
9 24 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 23 (1.25%) Back Office
11 20 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 19 (1.03%) Advertising
13 9 (0.49%) Publishing
14 6 (0.33%) Electronics
15 5 (0.27%) French Language
15 5 (0.27%) International Banking
15 5 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 757 (41.14%) Developer
2 212 (11.52%) Java Developer
3 184 (10.00%) Analyst
4 140 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 122 (6.63%) Business Analyst
6 116 (6.30%) Architect
7 115 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 107 (5.82%) React Developer
9 99 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 61 (3.32%) .NET Developer
10 61 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
10 61 (3.32%) Python Developer
11 59 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
12 49 (2.66%) Agile Developer
12 49 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 42 (2.28%) Designer
14 41 (2.23%) Consultant
15 39 (2.12%) Senior Java Developer
16 36 (1.96%) C# Developer
16 36 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (14.24%) HTML
2 222 (12.07%) CSS
3 181 (9.84%) .NET
4 169 (9.18%) React
5 154 (8.37%) Spring
6 140 (7.61%) AngularJS
7 132 (7.17%) RESTful
8 125 (6.79%) REST
9 116 (6.30%) Node.js
10 105 (5.71%) HTML5
11 93 (5.05%) Kafka
12 85 (4.62%) Web Services
13 80 (4.35%) Redux
14 75 (4.08%) Spring Boot
15 57 (3.10%) JSON
16 52 (2.83%) ASP.NET
17 49 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (2.66%) jQuery
17 49 (2.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 44 (2.39%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.61%) User Experience
2 110 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.39%) Derivative
6 36 (1.96%) Equities
7 31 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 29 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
9 27 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.36%) Tandem
12 22 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.09%) Cloud Native
14 20 (1.09%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
16 17 (0.92%) Data Centre
16 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 153 (8.32%) Linux
2 82 (4.46%) Unix
3 65 (3.53%) Windows
4 46 (2.50%) Android
5 37 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) AIX
11 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.11%) tvOS
12 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.054%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.054%) Fedora
13 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (20.27%) Scrum
2 358 (19.46%) TDD
3 303 (16.47%) DevOps
4 241 (13.10%) Microservices
5 192 (10.43%) Test Automation
6 178 (9.67%) BDD
7 177 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 159 (8.64%) Project Management
8 159 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 157 (8.53%) Analytics
10 156 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (8.42%) SDLC
12 141 (7.66%) Software Engineering
13 132 (7.17%) User Stories
14 131 (7.12%) Waterfall
15 116 (6.30%) Fintech
16 97 (5.27%) Kanban
17 96 (5.22%) MVC
18 94 (5.11%) E-Commerce
19 88 (4.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 455 (24.73%) Java
2 383 (20.82%) JavaScript
3 264 (14.35%) SQL
4 227 (12.34%) Python
5 207 (11.25%) C#
6 96 (5.22%) Java 8
7 79 (4.29%) Scala
8 57 (3.10%) Ruby
9 53 (2.88%) ES6
10 41 (2.23%) PowerShell
11 35 (1.90%) TypeScript
12 33 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 32 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.58%) Kotlin
15 28 (1.52%) PHP
16 26 (1.41%) R
17 24 (1.30%) C++
18 16 (0.87%) Go
19 14 (0.76%) Apex Code
20 13 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (4.78%) Degree
2 56 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.25%) PMP
6 14 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.65%) ISEB
9 11 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.22%) CISSP
13 3 (0.16%) ACCA
13 3 (0.16%) CHECK Team Member
14 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.33%) QA
2 20 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.87%) PMO
4 15 (0.82%) GDPR
5 7 (0.38%) MiFID
5 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.22%) EMIR
7 4 (0.22%) PSD2
8 3 (0.16%) IFRS
8 3 (0.16%) SEPA
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 2 (0.11%) WCAG
10 1 (0.054%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 217 (11.79%) Docker
2 25 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.60%) HDFS
4 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.16%) XenApp
6 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.054%) KVM
8 1 (0.054%) vCloud
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 126 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.42%) Terraform
3 51 (2.77%) Ansible
4 31 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.14%) Puppet
6 13 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.43%) Kibana
8 6 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.33%) Grafana
8 6 (0.33%) Mesos
9 5 (0.27%) Consul
9 5 (0.27%) logstash
9 5 (0.27%) Marathon
10 3 (0.16%) Graphite
10 3 (0.16%) SCCM
10 3 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.11%) Salt
11 2 (0.11%) systemd
Vendors
1 173 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 55 (2.99%) Oracle
3 54 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
4 52 (2.83%) Google
5 51 (2.77%) Atlassian
6 41 (2.23%) Adobe
7 23 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.14%) IBM
9 18 (0.98%) SAP
10 17 (0.92%) Splunk
11 12 (0.65%) HP
11 12 (0.65%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.49%) Marketo
12 9 (0.49%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.49%) Tableau
13 8 (0.43%) hybris
13 8 (0.43%) Pardot
13 8 (0.43%) Sybase
14 6 (0.33%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.33%) Xamarin