Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,848 1,574 1,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.72% 25.70% 23.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.55% 29.46% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,510 1,277 1,313
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.52% +4.23%
10th Percentile £395 £375 £331
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £65.00 £50.25 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% +65.43% -32.50%
10th Percentile £37.50 £25.08 £16.13
90th Percentile £71.12 £76.43 £49.98
Central London median hourly rate £65.00 £50.25 £30.38
% change year-on-year +29.35% +65.43% -32.50%

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 6,050 5,342 5,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.49% 87.23% 87.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,784 4,127 4,554
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £305
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £464
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.39% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 42 59
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% -2.00% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.94 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £16.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.45% -17.27% +0.27%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 +3 23 £550 +111.54% 2
Moorgate 0 10 £400 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 597 (32.31%) Finance
2 591 (31.98%) Java
3 531 (28.73%) TDD
4 419 (22.67%) Scrum
5 408 (22.08%) JavaScript
6 346 (18.72%) Banking
7 343 (18.56%) DevOps
8 309 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
9 296 (16.02%) SQL
10 295 (15.96%) C#
11 292 (15.80%) Git (software)
12 277 (14.99%) .NET
13 274 (14.83%) BDD
14 271 (14.66%) HTML
15 249 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
16 243 (13.15%) Docker
17 241 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
18 240 (12.99%) Python
19 216 (11.69%) Jenkins
20 212 (11.47%) Microservices
20 212 (11.47%) CSS
21 208 (11.26%) REST
22 206 (11.15%) AngularJS
23 198 (10.71%) JIRA
24 193 (10.44%) E-Commerce
25 192 (10.39%) Node.js
26 190 (10.28%) Test Automation
27 186 (10.06%) Linux
28 184 (9.96%) Java 8
29 182 (9.85%) Web Services

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 89 (4.82%) Confluence
2 63 (3.41%) Apache Spark
3 59 (3.19%) Apache
4 49 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 45 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (1.89%) CMS
7 32 (1.73%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.81%) JBoss
10 15 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.70%) nginx
12 12 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.65%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.60%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.54%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.43%) SAS
16 7 (0.38%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.32%) InVision
11 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.11%) SPSS
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.054%) HipChat
12 1 (0.054%) InDesign
12 1 (0.054%) Stata
12 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.27%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.22%) Magento
5 4 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.16%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.054%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 309 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.57%) GitHub
4 57 (3.08%) npm
5 45 (2.44%) Heroku
5 45 (2.44%) PaaS
6 33 (1.79%) IaaS
7 31 (1.68%) SaaS
8 29 (1.57%) Serverless
9 26 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (1.24%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.81%) Bluemix
14 15 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (0.76%) Route 53
15 14 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.65%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.73%) HTTP
2 49 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 45 (2.44%) SSL
4 43 (2.33%) DNS
5 33 (1.79%) FTP
6 28 (1.52%) Firewall
7 24 (1.30%) SMS
8 12 (0.65%) Internet
9 9 (0.49%) Network Security
10 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.32%) WAN
11 5 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
12 3 (0.16%) DKIM
12 3 (0.16%) DMARC
12 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.16%) Intranet
12 3 (0.16%) SAN
12 3 (0.16%) WebEx
13 2 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 112 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 92 (4.98%) Big Data
5 84 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 71 (3.84%) MySQL
8 58 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 55 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 37 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 36 (1.95%) Redis
13 35 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (1.35%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.08%) Blockchain
18 19 (1.03%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 292 (15.80%) Git (software)
2 216 (11.69%) Jenkins
3 198 (10.71%) JIRA
4 130 (7.03%) Selenium
5 104 (5.63%) Maven
6 88 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 73 (3.95%) JUnit
8 72 (3.90%) Gradle
9 71 (3.84%) TeamCity
10 54 (2.92%) gulp
11 49 (2.65%) webpack
12 46 (2.49%) GitLab
13 43 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 40 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
15 37 (2.00%) TestNG
16 35 (1.89%) WebDriver
17 34 (1.84%) NUnit
18 30 (1.62%) Jasmine
19 29 (1.57%) SpecFlow
19 29 (1.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 597 (32.31%) Finance
2 346 (18.72%) Banking
3 121 (6.55%) Retail
4 119 (6.44%) Investment Banking
5 91 (4.92%) Front Office
6 56 (3.03%) Marketing
7 52 (2.81%) Retail Banking
8 47 (2.54%) Legal
9 43 (2.33%) Financial Institution
10 41 (2.22%) Law
11 30 (1.62%) Back Office
12 28 (1.52%) Advertising
12 28 (1.52%) Games
13 18 (0.97%) Publishing
14 14 (0.76%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.43%) Private Banking
16 7 (0.38%) Automotive
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
17 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 870 (47.08%) Developer
2 309 (16.72%) Java Developer
3 190 (10.28%) Analyst
4 139 (7.52%) Senior Developer
5 134 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 114 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 112 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 108 (5.84%) .NET Developer
9 102 (5.52%) Project Manager
10 84 (4.55%) Architect
11 78 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
12 68 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 59 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
14 57 (3.08%) Agile Developer
15 52 (2.81%) Scrum Master
16 51 (2.76%) React Developer
17 48 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 47 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
19 45 (2.44%) Angular Developer
20 42 (2.27%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (14.99%) .NET
2 271 (14.66%) HTML
3 212 (11.47%) CSS
4 208 (11.26%) REST
5 206 (11.15%) AngularJS
6 192 (10.39%) Node.js
7 182 (9.85%) Web Services
8 171 (9.25%) HTML5
9 170 (9.20%) Spring
10 169 (9.15%) RESTful
11 152 (8.23%) React
12 110 (5.95%) SOAP
13 93 (5.03%) ASP.NET
14 87 (4.71%) CSS3
15 79 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
16 74 (4.00%) Kafka
17 69 (3.73%) Redux
17 69 (3.73%) XML
18 67 (3.63%) Dropwizard
19 63 (3.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 159 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (7.58%) User Experience
3 107 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (4.76%) Fintech
5 70 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 50 (2.71%) Equities
7 47 (2.54%) Fixed Income
8 45 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 43 (2.33%) Derivative
10 38 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 38 (2.06%) iPad
11 32 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (1.46%) Management Information System
12 27 (1.46%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
13 25 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (1.19%) Tandem
16 21 (1.14%) Data Structures
17 19 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 186 (10.06%) Linux
2 103 (5.57%) Unix
3 61 (3.30%) Windows
4 54 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.65%) Android
6 27 (1.46%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.19%) CentOS
8 14 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.27%) VMS
13 4 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.16%) Solaris
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.16%) zOS
15 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (28.73%) TDD
2 419 (22.67%) Scrum
3 343 (18.56%) DevOps
4 274 (14.83%) BDD
5 249 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
6 212 (11.47%) Microservices
7 193 (10.44%) E-Commerce
8 190 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 164 (8.87%) MVC
10 163 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
11 159 (8.60%) Waterfall
12 148 (8.01%) Project Management
12 148 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 146 (7.90%) Kanban
14 145 (7.85%) Software Engineering
15 115 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 114 (6.17%) Analytics
16 114 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
17 108 (5.84%) OO
18 100 (5.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 591 (31.98%) Java
2 408 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 296 (16.02%) SQL
4 295 (15.96%) C#
5 240 (12.99%) Python
6 184 (9.96%) Java 8
7 123 (6.66%) Scala
8 97 (5.25%) Bash Shell
9 96 (5.19%) Ruby
10 77 (4.17%) Groovy
11 68 (3.68%) ES6
12 61 (3.30%) TypeScript
13 40 (2.16%) T-SQL
14 35 (1.89%) Go
15 32 (1.73%) Kotlin
16 27 (1.46%) PHP
17 23 (1.24%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.14%) C
18 21 (1.14%) Shell Script
19 20 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (6.17%) Degree
2 59 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.52%) ISEB
5 23 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 19 (1.03%) PMP
7 15 (0.81%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.60%) MBA
11 8 (0.43%) CISSP
12 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.32%) CFA
13 6 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.27%) CBAP
14 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.33%) QA
2 29 (1.57%) PMO
3 17 (0.92%) GCP
4 11 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.60%) MiFID
5 9 (0.49%) GDPR
6 8 (0.43%) PSD2
7 6 (0.32%) HL7
8 4 (0.22%) COBIT
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.16%) WCAG
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) SEPA
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 243 (13.15%) Docker
2 18 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.49%) HDFS
4 8 (0.43%) Apache Flume
4 8 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.27%) vCloud
6 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.054%) KVM
8 1 (0.054%) NFS
8 1 (0.054%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.054%) SRDF
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.054%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 84 (4.55%) Ansible
2 79 (4.27%) Kubernetes
3 71 (3.84%) Puppet
4 69 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (2.98%) Terraform
6 41 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
7 31 (1.68%) Mesos
8 24 (1.30%) Prometheus
9 21 (1.14%) Grafana
10 18 (0.97%) Consul
11 17 (0.92%) Nagios
12 14 (0.76%) Icinga
13 13 (0.70%) HP ALM
14 11 (0.60%) Kibana
15 8 (0.43%) Marathon
16 7 (0.38%) logstash
16 7 (0.38%) PingFederate
16 7 (0.38%) Salt
17 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
18 5 (0.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 153 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 87 (4.71%) Oracle
3 41 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 40 (2.16%) Google
4 40 (2.16%) Splunk
5 33 (1.79%) Adobe
6 27 (1.46%) IBM
7 21 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.08%) AppDynamics
9 19 (1.03%) SAP
10 18 (0.97%) Cloudera
10 18 (0.97%) VMware
11 16 (0.87%) HP
12 14 (0.76%) Citrix
12 14 (0.76%) Tableau
13 12 (0.65%) Apigee
13 12 (0.65%) Cisco
13 12 (0.65%) SaltStack
14 11 (0.60%) Sybase