Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,091 1,858 1,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.75% 26.32% 28.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.04% 29.52% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,668 1,540 1,478
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £369
90th Percentile £675 £669 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £33.50 - £54.25
10th Percentile £19.98 - £51.62
90th Percentile £49.88 - £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - £54.25

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 5,967 6,295 5,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.75% 89.19% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,675 5,020 4,375
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £665
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 61 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £18.70 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -11.48% -0.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £13.73
90th Percentile £35.21 £31.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.10% +7.89% -9.52%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 0 120 £550 -
Moorgate - 23 £525 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 695 (33.24%) Java
2 581 (27.79%) TDD
3 564 (26.97%) Finance
4 439 (20.99%) JavaScript
5 428 (20.47%) Scrum
6 413 (19.75%) Banking
7 379 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
8 377 (18.03%) DevOps
9 333 (15.93%) Microservices
10 321 (15.35%) SQL
11 301 (14.40%) Test Automation
12 294 (14.06%) C#
13 293 (14.01%) BDD
14 291 (13.92%) Docker
15 281 (13.44%) HTML
16 267 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
17 262 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 248 (11.86%) .NET
19 242 (11.57%) Python
20 234 (11.19%) JIRA
21 232 (11.10%) Greenfield Project
22 228 (10.90%) Jenkins
23 227 (10.86%) Git (software)
24 218 (10.43%) Spring
25 208 (9.95%) CSS
26 202 (9.66%) Front Office
27 198 (9.47%) SQL Server
27 198 (9.47%) AngularJS
28 196 (9.37%) SDLC
29 195 (9.33%) OO

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
1 104 (4.97%) Confluence
2 55 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 52 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (2.10%) CMS
5 40 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 38 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 34 (1.63%) OpenStack
8 31 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.24%) Apache
10 23 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
11 22 (1.05%) SharePoint
12 15 (0.72%) JBoss
13 11 (0.53%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.43%) Drupal
14 9 (0.43%) Gunicorn
15 8 (0.38%) WordPress
16 6 (0.29%) IIS
16 6 (0.29%) nginx
16 6 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.48%) InVision
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.096%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.096%) Flinto
10 2 (0.096%) Snapchat
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.096%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.096%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.096%) Magento
6 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.096%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 379 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 262 (12.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.77%) Serverless
4 54 (2.58%) GitHub
5 42 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (1.48%) PaaS
8 23 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (0.96%) SaaS
11 19 (0.91%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.86%) Heroku
12 18 (0.86%) Office 365
13 17 (0.81%) IaaS
14 13 (0.62%) npm
15 10 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.06%) HTTP
2 21 (1.00%) DNS
3 15 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.62%) Internet
4 13 (0.62%) SSL
5 11 (0.53%) FTP
6 6 (0.29%) AMQP
7 5 (0.24%) LAN
8 4 (0.19%) Intranet
8 4 (0.19%) WAN
9 3 (0.14%) DMARC
9 3 (0.14%) Firewall
9 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.14%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.096%) Junos
10 2 (0.096%) RIP
10 2 (0.096%) SAN
10 2 (0.096%) Skype
10 2 (0.096%) VPN
11 1 (0.048%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.70%) NoSQL
3 106 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 96 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (4.50%) MySQL
6 73 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 70 (3.35%) Redis
8 64 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 64 (3.06%) Big Data
9 62 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
10 45 (2.15%) Hadoop
11 38 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (1.39%) Power BI
13 28 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (1.15%) Riak
15 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 234 (11.19%) JIRA
2 228 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 227 (10.86%) Git (software)
4 141 (6.74%) Selenium
5 117 (5.60%) Maven
6 80 (3.83%) Cucumber
7 69 (3.30%) JUnit
8 55 (2.63%) NUnit
9 52 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (2.44%) Gradle
11 50 (2.39%) TeamCity
12 41 (1.96%) MSTest
12 41 (1.96%) Subversion
12 41 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
13 39 (1.87%) Visual Studio
14 37 (1.77%) Mockito
15 36 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
16 35 (1.67%) gulp
16 35 (1.67%) SpecFlow
17 33 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 564 (26.97%) Finance
2 413 (19.75%) Banking
3 202 (9.66%) Front Office
4 95 (4.54%) Investment Banking
5 73 (3.49%) Retail
6 42 (2.01%) Marketing
7 38 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 31 (1.48%) Publishing
9 29 (1.39%) Law
10 28 (1.34%) Back Office
11 24 (1.15%) Legal
12 19 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.81%) Advertising
14 16 (0.77%) Telecoms
15 12 (0.57%) Games
16 9 (0.43%) Billing
16 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.29%) Digital Economy
17 6 (0.29%) International Banking
18 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,031 (49.31%) Developer
2 398 (19.03%) Java Developer
3 203 (9.71%) Analyst
4 181 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 133 (6.36%) Business Analyst
6 124 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 105 (5.02%) Project Manager
8 99 (4.73%) .NET Developer
9 92 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
10 91 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
11 87 (4.16%) C# Developer
11 87 (4.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 79 (3.78%) Architect
12 79 (3.78%) Senior Java Developer
13 77 (3.68%) React Developer
14 66 (3.16%) Angular Developer
15 56 (2.68%) Front Office Developer
16 45 (2.15%) Agile Developer
17 44 (2.10%) AWS Developer
17 44 (2.10%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (13.44%) HTML
2 248 (11.86%) .NET
3 218 (10.43%) Spring
4 208 (9.95%) CSS
5 198 (9.47%) AngularJS
6 180 (8.61%) React
7 177 (8.46%) REST
8 172 (8.23%) RESTful
9 156 (7.46%) Node.js
10 149 (7.13%) HTML5
11 133 (6.36%) Spring Boot
12 115 (5.50%) Web Services
13 89 (4.26%) JSON
14 88 (4.21%) Kafka
15 85 (4.07%) Redux
16 74 (3.54%) Hibernate
17 72 (3.44%) XML
18 65 (3.11%) ASP.NET
18 65 (3.11%) jQuery
19 57 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 232 (11.10%) Greenfield Project
2 159 (7.60%) User Experience
3 107 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (4.78%) Fixed Income
5 80 (3.83%) Fintech
6 71 (3.40%) Equities
7 70 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 66 (3.16%) Derivative
9 46 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 44 (2.10%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.72%) iPad
12 35 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
13 33 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.29%) Management Information System
15 27 (1.29%) Tandem
16 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.00%) Blog
18 16 (0.77%) Cloud Native
18 16 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 150 (7.17%) Linux
2 100 (4.78%) Unix
3 56 (2.68%) Windows
4 53 (2.53%) Android
5 44 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.19%) Mesosphere
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.14%) CentOS
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.096%) VMS
13 1 (0.048%) AIX
13 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.048%) tvOS
13 1 (0.048%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (27.79%) TDD
2 428 (20.47%) Scrum
3 377 (18.03%) DevOps
4 333 (15.93%) Microservices
5 301 (14.40%) Test Automation
6 293 (14.01%) BDD
7 267 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (9.37%) SDLC
9 195 (9.33%) OO
10 164 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
11 159 (7.60%) Project Management
12 150 (7.17%) Software Engineering
13 146 (6.98%) Open Source
14 143 (6.84%) Analytics
15 142 (6.79%) Kanban
16 140 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 140 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 122 (5.83%) MVC
18 120 (5.74%) E-Commerce
19 119 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 695 (33.24%) Java
2 439 (20.99%) JavaScript
3 321 (15.35%) SQL
4 294 (14.06%) C#
5 242 (11.57%) Python
6 171 (8.18%) Java 8
7 90 (4.30%) Scala
8 58 (2.77%) ES6
8 58 (2.77%) Ruby
9 54 (2.58%) PowerShell
9 54 (2.58%) T-SQL
10 52 (2.49%) TypeScript
11 48 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.96%) PHP
13 38 (1.82%) Kotlin
14 34 (1.63%) Groovy
15 25 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.15%) Go
17 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 20 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 129 (6.17%) Degree
2 67 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.81%) PMP
7 16 (0.77%) ISEB
8 15 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.19%) APMG
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.22%) QA
2 12 (0.57%) PMO
3 9 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.38%) GDPR
5 7 (0.33%) MiFID
6 4 (0.19%) PSD2
7 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.096%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.096%) SLA
9 1 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.048%) COBIT
9 1 (0.048%) EMIR
9 1 (0.048%) FATCA
9 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.048%) IFRS
9 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 291 (13.92%) Docker
2 21 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.72%) HDFS
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.33%) vSphere
5 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.048%) Varnish
6 1 (0.048%) vCloud
6 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 170 (8.13%) Kubernetes
2 131 (6.26%) Ansible
3 109 (5.21%) Terraform
4 82 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (3.59%) Puppet
6 21 (1.00%) Packer
7 15 (0.72%) Kibana
8 12 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.57%) logstash
9 10 (0.48%) Mesos
10 9 (0.43%) Consul
10 9 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.33%) Marathon
13 6 (0.29%) Grafana
14 5 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.24%) HP ALM
14 5 (0.24%) Salt
14 5 (0.24%) systemd
Vendors
1 162 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 113 (5.40%) Oracle
3 51 (2.44%) Google
4 42 (2.01%) Atlassian
5 35 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 33 (1.58%) Tableau
7 22 (1.05%) Adobe
7 22 (1.05%) Splunk
7 22 (1.05%) Sybase
8 17 (0.81%) IBM
9 12 (0.57%) Apple
9 12 (0.57%) SAP
9 12 (0.57%) Terracotta
10 11 (0.53%) Cadence
10 11 (0.53%) Citrix
11 10 (0.48%) FXall
11 10 (0.48%) HP
11 10 (0.48%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.43%) TIBCO