Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,126 555 1,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 28.04% 26.32% 26.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.83% 29.04% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 431 1,034
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £451
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £530 £538
Median % change year-on-year +7.55% -1.40% +2.38%
75th Percentile £680 £626 £625
90th Percentile £775 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
10th Percentile £36.45 £13.69 -
25th Percentile £41.63 £13.91 -
Median hourly rate £51.50 £14.58 -
Median % change year-on-year +253.34% - -
75th Percentile £57.63 £14.99 -
90th Percentile £60.55 £15.06 -
Central London median hourly rate £51.50 £15.08 £22.03
% change year-on-year +241.63% -31.57% -31.16%

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 3,652 1,911 4,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.96% 90.61% 89.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 1,443 3,383
10th Percentile £375 £313 £319
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £657 £602 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 47
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.54 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £17.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +32.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £61.75 £36.50 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% +28.57% +9.09%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -3 6 £825 +24.53%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 351 (31.17%) Finance
2 248 (22.02%) Social Skills
3 242 (21.49%) CI/CD
4 239 (21.23%) Scrum
5 237 (21.05%) Java
6 230 (20.43%) DevOps
7 198 (17.58%) AWS
8 196 (17.41%) TDD
9 185 (16.43%) Azure
10 173 (15.36%) SQL
11 154 (13.68%) Python
12 150 (13.32%) Software Engineering
13 141 (12.52%) Banking
13 141 (12.52%) Microservices
14 136 (12.08%) JIRA
15 130 (11.55%) JavaScript
16 125 (11.10%) Docker
17 119 (10.57%) Kubernetes
18 110 (9.77%) User Stories
19 109 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 109 (9.68%) SDLC
20 102 (9.06%) Microsoft
21 100 (8.88%) BDD
22 98 (8.70%) Analytics
22 98 (8.70%) .NET
23 97 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
23 97 (8.61%) Test Automation
24 92 (8.17%) C#
25 91 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
26 90 (7.99%) Git (software)

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 63 (5.60%) Confluence
2 23 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.69%) CMS
4 14 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.15%) Apache
6 12 (1.07%) IIS
7 9 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.62%) Headless CMS
9 6 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.44%) JBoss
10 5 (0.44%) Magnolia
10 5 (0.44%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.36%) Appian
11 4 (0.36%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.27%) nginx
12 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.89%) Sketch
6 6 (0.53%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.44%) InVision
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.27%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.18%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.18%) Endur
4 2 (0.18%) Maximo
4 2 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 2 (0.18%) Sonata
4 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.18%) Workfront
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.089%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.089%) Shopify
5 1 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 198 (17.58%) AWS
2 185 (16.43%) Azure
3 66 (5.86%) Power Platform
4 50 (4.44%) Serverless
5 41 (3.64%) GCP
5 41 (3.64%) GitHub
6 32 (2.84%) PaaS
7 28 (2.49%) SaaS
8 25 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
10 21 (1.87%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (1.42%) Collibra
12 16 (1.42%) IaaS
13 15 (1.33%) Azure Service Bus
13 15 (1.33%) OpenShift
14 14 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
16 12 (1.07%) PowerApps
16 12 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.33%) Firewall
2 11 (0.98%) HTTP
3 10 (0.89%) DNS
4 8 (0.71%) VPN
5 7 (0.62%) Internet
5 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.44%) Broadband
6 5 (0.44%) WAN
7 4 (0.36%) 5G
7 4 (0.36%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.36%) LAN
7 4 (0.36%) Multicast
7 4 (0.36%) NAS
7 4 (0.36%) SAN
8 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.27%) IGMP
8 3 (0.27%) IPv4
8 3 (0.27%) IPv6
8 3 (0.27%) SSL
9 2 (0.18%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.88%) Power BI
3 48 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.20%) Qlik Sense
6 34 (3.02%) QlikView
7 33 (2.93%) Big Data
8 32 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.84%) MySQL
9 23 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.60%) Data Lake
13 16 (1.42%) Tableau
14 14 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.71%) BigQuery
17 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (12.08%) JIRA
2 90 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 74 (6.57%) Jenkins
4 41 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 31 (2.75%) GitLab
5 31 (2.75%) Maven
6 23 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 22 (1.95%) Selenium
8 21 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.78%) webpack
10 19 (1.69%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.60%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.15%) Grunt
12 13 (1.15%) Subversion
13 10 (0.89%) gulp
14 9 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.80%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.71%) Cypress.io
16 7 (0.62%) Postman
16 7 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 351 (31.17%) Finance
2 248 (22.02%) Social Skills
3 141 (12.52%) Banking
4 87 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (5.95%) Front Office
6 60 (5.33%) Investment Banking
6 60 (5.33%) Legal
7 49 (4.35%) Public Sector
8 44 (3.91%) Financial Institution
9 35 (3.11%) Presentation Skills
10 29 (2.58%) Retail
11 26 (2.31%) Influencing Skills
12 25 (2.22%) Marketing
13 16 (1.42%) Telecoms
14 14 (1.24%) Law
14 14 (1.24%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (0.71%) Advertising
15 8 (0.71%) Back Office
15 8 (0.71%) Games
15 8 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 366 (32.50%) Developer
2 160 (14.21%) Analyst
3 114 (10.12%) Business Analyst
4 107 (9.50%) Java Developer
5 89 (7.90%) Architect
6 63 (5.60%) Project Manager
7 48 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 42 (3.73%) Python Developer
8 42 (3.73%) Senior Developer
9 40 (3.55%) Data Business Analyst
9 40 (3.55%) Designer
9 40 (3.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 37 (3.29%) .NET Developer
10 37 (3.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 35 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 31 (2.75%) Full Stack Developer
14 28 (2.49%) Cloud Engineer
15 27 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 25 (2.22%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.70%) .NET
2 89 (7.90%) HTML
3 85 (7.55%) CSS
4 81 (7.19%) React
5 72 (6.39%) REST
6 68 (6.04%) AngularJS
7 63 (5.60%) Spring
8 49 (4.35%) RESTful
9 48 (4.26%) Node.js
10 42 (3.73%) Kafka
11 33 (2.93%) Web Services
12 30 (2.66%) ASP.NET
13 29 (2.58%) HTML5
14 26 (2.31%) Sass
15 25 (2.22%) JSON
16 23 (2.04%) Vue.js
16 23 (2.04%) XML
17 22 (1.95%) Spring Boot
18 20 (1.78%) .NET Core
19 19 (1.69%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.75%) User Experience
2 44 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 42 (3.73%) Fixed Income
4 41 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (3.20%) Hedge funds
7 27 (2.40%) Derivative
8 26 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.87%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.78%) Cloud Native
11 20 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
12 19 (1.69%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.60%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.89%) Market Risk
17 9 (0.80%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.66%) Linux
2 44 (3.91%) Windows
3 35 (3.11%) Unix
4 17 (1.51%) Android
4 17 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.53%) CentOS
8 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.18%) OpenWrt
10 2 (0.18%) Solaris
10 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.089%) Debian
11 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (21.49%) CI/CD
2 239 (21.23%) Scrum
3 230 (20.43%) DevOps
4 196 (17.41%) TDD
5 150 (13.32%) Software Engineering
6 141 (12.52%) Microservices
7 110 (9.77%) User Stories
8 109 (9.68%) SDLC
8 109 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 100 (8.88%) BDD
10 98 (8.70%) Analytics
11 97 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 97 (8.61%) Test Automation
12 91 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (7.90%) Waterfall
14 84 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
15 82 (7.28%) Migration
16 81 (7.19%) Project Management
17 80 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (6.39%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 237 (21.05%) Java
2 173 (15.36%) SQL
3 154 (13.68%) Python
4 130 (11.55%) JavaScript
5 92 (8.17%) C#
6 37 (3.29%) TypeScript
7 31 (2.75%) Scala
8 25 (2.22%) Java 11
9 24 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.04%) Ruby
11 22 (1.95%) Java 8
12 21 (1.87%) Bash
13 20 (1.78%) Kotlin
14 15 (1.33%) ES6
15 14 (1.24%) Groovy
15 14 (1.24%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.07%) PHP
17 10 (0.89%) C
18 9 (0.80%) Apple Swift
18 9 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (5.42%) Degree
2 57 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.33%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.53%) PMP
8 6 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.27%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.18%) CCIE
10 2 (0.18%) CCNA
10 2 (0.18%) CCNP
10 2 (0.18%) CISSP
10 2 (0.18%) ISEB
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.95%) QA
2 48 (4.26%) GDPR
3 29 (2.58%) Accessibility
4 27 (2.40%) PMO
5 20 (1.78%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.89%) SLA
7 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.53%) WCAG
9 5 (0.44%) EMIR
9 5 (0.44%) IFRS
9 5 (0.44%) MiFID
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.27%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.18%) COBIT
11 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 125 (11.10%) Docker
2 23 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.36%) KVM
5 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) NFS
6 2 (0.18%) vCloud
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.089%) HDFS
7 1 (0.089%) LXC
7 1 (0.089%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.089%) Squid
7 1 (0.089%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.089%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 119 (10.57%) Kubernetes
2 89 (7.90%) Terraform
3 48 (4.26%) Ansible
4 24 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.87%) Puppet
6 6 (0.53%) Kibana
6 6 (0.53%) Packer
7 5 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.36%) Control-M
8 4 (0.36%) Grafana
8 4 (0.36%) Icinga
8 4 (0.36%) Marathon
8 4 (0.36%) Mesos
8 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.27%) Consul
9 3 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.27%) Salt
10 2 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 102 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.64%) Oracle
3 28 (2.49%) Google
4 15 (1.33%) SAP
5 13 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.15%) VMware
6 11 (0.98%) Adobe
6 11 (0.98%) Splunk
7 9 (0.80%) Cisco
7 9 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.62%) CyberArk
9 7 (0.62%) Databricks
9 7 (0.62%) Pega
10 6 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.44%) Confluent
11 5 (0.44%) Informatica
12 4 (0.36%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.36%) Nintex