Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 608 1,234 2,126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 27.12% 26.36% 31.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.05% 30.08% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 978 1,723
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £363 £400 £406
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.58 £55.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.50% -2.22% -16.15%
10th Percentile £13.69 £52.50 £36.05
90th Percentile £15.06 £60.50 £59.25
Central London median hourly rate £15.08 £55.00 £58.13
% change year-on-year -72.59% -5.38% -13.36%

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 2,023 4,102 6,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.23% 87.63% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,504 3,162 4,782
Median daily rate £525 £516 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £325
90th Percentile £692 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £510 £515
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.97% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 55 59
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.42 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £52.25 £35.02
Median hourly rate £26.75 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +27.38% +9.09% -4.94%

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 26 February 2021.

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
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 26 February 2021. 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 +4 8 £600 +33.33%
Moorgate +2 1 £475 -5.00%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 169 (27.80%) Java
2 139 (22.86%) Finance
3 133 (21.88%) TDD
4 121 (19.90%) Azure
5 116 (19.08%) DevOps
6 108 (17.76%) Scrum
7 97 (15.95%) Microservices
8 95 (15.63%) Banking
9 94 (15.46%) JavaScript
10 93 (15.30%) SQL
11 89 (14.64%) AWS
12 78 (12.83%) Spring
13 76 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (12.34%) Software Engineering
15 70 (11.51%) Test Automation
16 66 (10.86%) Git (software)
17 65 (10.69%) Microsoft
18 62 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 61 (10.03%) BDD
19 61 (10.03%) Analytics
20 60 (9.87%) Docker
20 60 (9.87%) .NET
20 60 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
21 58 (9.54%) Kubernetes
22 57 (9.38%) React
22 57 (9.38%) Python
23 56 (9.21%) Project Management
23 56 (9.21%) Jenkins
24 53 (8.72%) HTML
25 51 (8.39%) Business Intelligence

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 26 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.13%) Confluence
3 12 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.97%) Red Hat Fuse
4 11 (1.81%) Apache
5 9 (1.48%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.32%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.99%) CMS
8 4 (0.66%) Appian
8 4 (0.66%) Camunda
8 4 (0.66%) SAS
9 3 (0.49%) Drupal
9 3 (0.49%) nginx
9 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.33%) JBoss
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Sketch
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) Figma
6 1 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 121 (19.90%) Azure
2 89 (14.64%) AWS
3 31 (5.10%) Power Platform
4 27 (4.44%) SaaS
5 25 (4.11%) Serverless
6 21 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (2.96%) PaaS
9 17 (2.80%) GCP
10 16 (2.63%) GitHub
11 14 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.97%) Azure Functions
13 11 (1.81%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (1.81%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (1.48%) OpenShift
14 9 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (1.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.47%) DNS
1 15 (2.47%) HTTP
1 15 (2.47%) Unified Communications
2 14 (2.30%) Internet
3 10 (1.64%) Firewall
3 10 (1.64%) Skype
4 9 (1.48%) WAN
5 8 (1.32%) LAN
6 7 (1.15%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.66%) H.323
7 4 (0.66%) Telepresence
8 3 (0.49%) VSAN
9 2 (0.33%) Broadband
9 2 (0.33%) DECT
9 2 (0.33%) IPv4
9 2 (0.33%) IPv6
9 2 (0.33%) Multicast
9 2 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) PPP
9 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.28%) Power BI
4 25 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.13%) MySQL
6 18 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.80%) Data Lake
8 15 (2.47%) Big Data
9 12 (1.97%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.97%) Tableau
10 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.32%) Tableau Desktop
11 8 (1.32%) Tableau Server
12 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.15%) Parquet
12 7 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (0.99%) Hazelcast
13 6 (0.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 56 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 39 (6.41%) JIRA
4 31 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 24 (3.95%) Selenium
6 20 (3.29%) Maven
7 19 (3.13%) JUnit
8 11 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.81%) Mockito
8 11 (1.81%) webpack
9 9 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.32%) GitLab
11 7 (1.15%) Gradle
12 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.99%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.82%) Ranorex
13 5 (0.82%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 139 (22.86%) Finance
2 95 (15.63%) Banking
3 40 (6.58%) Front Office
4 20 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.13%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.47%) Retail
7 12 (1.97%) Legal
8 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.99%) Marketing
9 6 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.82%) Back Office
10 5 (0.82%) Law
10 5 (0.82%) Polish Language
10 5 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.66%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.49%) Publishing
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 238 (39.14%) Developer
2 98 (16.12%) Java Developer
3 76 (12.50%) Analyst
4 46 (7.57%) Architect
5 42 (6.91%) Business Analyst
6 29 (4.77%) Project Manager
7 23 (3.78%) Senior Developer
8 22 (3.62%) Data Engineer
9 21 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 19 (3.13%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 17 (2.80%) .NET Developer
11 17 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (2.80%) Product Owner
12 16 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
12 16 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.63%) Software Engineer
13 14 (2.30%) AWS Developer
13 14 (2.30%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 14 (2.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.83%) Spring
2 60 (9.87%) .NET
3 57 (9.38%) React
4 53 (8.72%) HTML
5 50 (8.22%) AngularJS
6 44 (7.24%) Node.js
7 43 (7.07%) REST
8 42 (6.91%) Kafka
9 34 (5.59%) Spring Boot
10 31 (5.10%) CSS
11 30 (4.93%) RESTful
12 28 (4.61%) HTML5
13 27 (4.44%) Web Services
14 25 (4.11%) Redux
15 24 (3.95%) XML
16 22 (3.62%) Hibernate
17 18 (2.96%) JMS
18 15 (2.47%) ASP.NET
18 15 (2.47%) JSON
19 14 (2.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.92%) Fixed Income
3 35 (5.76%) User Experience
4 34 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (4.77%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.96%) Derivative
8 17 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 15 (2.47%) Clustering
10 13 (2.14%) Algorithms
10 13 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.64%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.32%) Tandem
13 8 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.99%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.82%) Equities
15 5 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.25%) Linux
2 16 (2.63%) Windows
3 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.32%) Android
5 7 (1.15%) Unix
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.33%) CentOS
7 2 (0.33%) OpenWrt
7 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Android TV
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (21.88%) TDD
2 116 (19.08%) DevOps
3 108 (17.76%) Scrum
4 97 (15.95%) Microservices
5 76 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (12.34%) Software Engineering
7 70 (11.51%) Test Automation
8 62 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (10.03%) Analytics
9 61 (10.03%) BDD
10 60 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (9.21%) Project Management
12 51 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (8.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 47 (7.73%) Multithreading
15 47 (7.73%) User Stories
16 46 (7.57%) SDLC
17 38 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
18 37 (6.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 169 (27.80%) Java
2 94 (15.46%) JavaScript
3 93 (15.30%) SQL
4 57 (9.38%) Python
5 48 (7.89%) Java 8
6 47 (7.73%) C#
7 36 (5.92%) TypeScript
8 22 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 19 (3.13%) Scala
10 15 (2.47%) Kotlin
11 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.81%) Ruby
13 9 (1.48%) ES6
13 9 (1.48%) Go
14 7 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.99%) C
16 5 (0.82%) Groovy
16 5 (0.82%) Perl
16 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.66%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 44 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.10%) Degree
4 11 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.66%) CCIE
6 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.49%) ISEB
7 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.49%) SAFe Agilist
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) CIPD
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.57%) QA
2 8 (1.32%) GDPR
2 8 (1.32%) PMO
3 6 (0.99%) MiFID
4 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) COBIT
5 4 (0.66%) SLA
6 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.33%) CDISC
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) JTAG
7 2 (0.33%) NIST
7 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) EMIR
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (9.87%) Docker
2 18 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.66%) vSphere
6 3 (0.49%) HDFS
6 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (9.54%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.44%) Terraform
3 18 (2.96%) Ansible
4 8 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.15%) Grafana
5 7 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.99%) Puppet
7 5 (0.82%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.82%) Salt
8 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (0.66%) Foglight
8 4 (0.66%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.49%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.49%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.49%) SCCM
9 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.33%) Ambari
10 2 (0.33%) Consul
10 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 65 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.07%) Oracle
3 13 (2.14%) Splunk
4 12 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.48%) Google
7 7 (1.15%) MuleSoft
8 6 (0.99%) Adobe
8 6 (0.99%) Cisco
8 6 (0.99%) HP
9 5 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (0.82%) Cadence
9 5 (0.82%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.82%) SAP
9 5 (0.82%) VMware
10 4 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.66%) iManage
10 4 (0.66%) Pega
10 4 (0.66%) Polycom
11 3 (0.49%) Remedy