Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,039 1,847 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 29.17% 27.21% 27.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.75% 30.57% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,685 1,476 1,602
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £650 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 - £30.38
10th Percentile £18.45 - £16.13
90th Percentile £51.75 - £53.91
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 - £30.38

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 6,041 6,041 5,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.44% 88.98% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,816 4,719 4,807
City of London median daily rate £503 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £678 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +4 77 £525 +47.89%
Moorgate +5 21 £450 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 620 (30.41%) Finance
2 548 (26.88%) TDD
3 544 (26.68%) Java
4 503 (24.67%) Scrum
5 447 (21.92%) JavaScript
6 379 (18.59%) DevOps
7 377 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
8 316 (15.50%) HTML
9 315 (15.45%) SQL
10 304 (14.91%) Python
11 299 (14.66%) Banking
12 292 (14.32%) C#
13 290 (14.22%) Docker
14 276 (13.54%) Git (software)
15 275 (13.49%) BDD
16 273 (13.39%) .NET
17 270 (13.24%) Test Automation
18 259 (12.70%) Jenkins
19 255 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
20 238 (11.67%) CSS
20 238 (11.67%) Microservices
21 232 (11.38%) AngularJS
22 231 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
23 214 (10.50%) SQL Server
24 212 (10.40%) Linux
25 202 (9.91%) JIRA
26 193 (9.47%) React
27 189 (9.27%) Spring
28 186 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
29 185 (9.07%) Problem-Solving

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 90 (4.41%) Confluence
2 71 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 56 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (2.11%) Apache
4 43 (2.11%) CMS
5 39 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 21 (1.03%) JBoss
7 20 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 16 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 16 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.59%) nginx
12 10 (0.49%) Drupal
13 8 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.29%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.59%) InVision
7 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.098%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.098%) InDesign
11 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.25%) Magento
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.20%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.098%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.098%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 377 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (5.00%) GitHub
4 52 (2.55%) PaaS
5 49 (2.40%) Heroku
6 47 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (2.31%) npm
7 40 (1.96%) Amazon S3
8 38 (1.86%) Serverless
9 35 (1.72%) IaaS
10 32 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 24 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
14 24 (1.18%) SaaS
15 18 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.49%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.94%) HTTP
2 39 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 32 (1.57%) DNS
3 32 (1.57%) SSL
4 27 (1.32%) FTP
5 21 (1.03%) Internet
6 17 (0.83%) SMS
7 11 (0.54%) Firewall
8 5 (0.25%) AMQP
9 4 (0.20%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) LAN
9 4 (0.20%) Skype
10 3 (0.15%) MQTT
10 3 (0.15%) Network Security
10 3 (0.15%) WAN
10 3 (0.15%) WebEx
11 2 (0.098%) Junos
11 2 (0.098%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.098%) VPN
12 1 (0.049%) GoToMeeting
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 113 (5.54%) MongoDB
4 86 (4.22%) Big Data
5 83 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 72 (3.53%) MySQL
7 68 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
9 63 (3.09%) Hadoop
10 42 (2.06%) Redis
11 41 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.37%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.37%) Power BI
16 23 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
19 18 (0.88%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 276 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 259 (12.70%) Jenkins
3 202 (9.91%) JIRA
4 136 (6.67%) Selenium
5 106 (5.20%) Maven
6 75 (3.68%) JUnit
7 70 (3.43%) Cucumber
8 62 (3.04%) GitLab
9 54 (2.65%) Gradle
10 46 (2.26%) Mockito
10 46 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 45 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 40 (1.96%) webpack
13 39 (1.91%) gulp
14 37 (1.81%) Ant
15 36 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (1.77%) Visual Studio
16 32 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
17 30 (1.47%) SonarQube
17 30 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 620 (30.41%) Finance
2 299 (14.66%) Banking
3 123 (6.03%) Retail
4 95 (4.66%) Front Office
5 73 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 59 (2.89%) Marketing
7 51 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 45 (2.21%) Back Office
9 38 (1.86%) Advertising
9 38 (1.86%) Law
10 35 (1.72%) Publishing
11 34 (1.67%) Legal
12 26 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.78%) Games
13 16 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.44%) Automotive
15 9 (0.44%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 938 (46.00%) Developer
2 259 (12.70%) Java Developer
3 191 (9.37%) Analyst
4 153 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 130 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 128 (6.28%) Business Analyst
7 123 (6.03%) .NET Developer
8 121 (5.93%) Project Manager
9 107 (5.25%) C# Developer
10 99 (4.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 89 (4.36%) JavaScript Developer
12 82 (4.02%) Architect
13 67 (3.29%) Angular Developer
14 65 (3.19%) React Developer
15 63 (3.09%) Python Developer
16 61 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
17 56 (2.75%) Senior DevOps
17 56 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 53 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
19 51 (2.50%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (15.50%) HTML
2 273 (13.39%) .NET
3 238 (11.67%) CSS
4 232 (11.38%) AngularJS
5 193 (9.47%) React
6 189 (9.27%) Spring
7 185 (9.07%) HTML5
8 179 (8.78%) Node.js
9 163 (7.99%) REST
10 160 (7.85%) RESTful
11 146 (7.16%) Web Services
12 104 (5.10%) ASP.NET
13 96 (4.71%) Kafka
14 89 (4.36%) Redux
15 88 (4.32%) CSS3
16 83 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
17 81 (3.97%) Spring Boot
18 73 (3.58%) Sass
19 70 (3.43%) jQuery
20 68 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (7.99%) User Experience
3 107 (5.25%) Fintech
4 106 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (3.83%) Computer Science
6 77 (3.78%) Mobile App
7 68 (3.33%) Fixed Income
8 60 (2.94%) Equities
9 53 (2.60%) Derivative
9 53 (2.60%) iPad
10 44 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 40 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 33 (1.62%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.47%) Virtual Team
14 23 (1.13%) Device Driver
15 22 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
15 22 (1.08%) Management Information System
16 20 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
17 19 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 212 (10.40%) Linux
2 114 (5.59%) Unix
3 65 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 63 (3.09%) Windows
5 51 (2.50%) Android
6 33 (1.62%) Ubuntu
7 31 (1.52%) CentOS
8 22 (1.08%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.15%) VMS
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.098%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.098%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.098%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.049%) Debian
13 1 (0.049%) Solaris
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (26.88%) TDD
2 503 (24.67%) Scrum
3 379 (18.59%) DevOps
4 275 (13.49%) BDD
5 270 (13.24%) Test Automation
6 255 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
7 238 (11.67%) Microservices
8 185 (9.07%) MVC
8 185 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
9 172 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 168 (8.24%) Kanban
11 158 (7.75%) E-Commerce
12 149 (7.31%) Project Management
13 148 (7.26%) OO
14 145 (7.11%) Software Engineering
14 145 (7.11%) Waterfall
15 129 (6.33%) SDLC
16 128 (6.28%) Analytics
17 120 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
18 113 (5.54%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 544 (26.68%) Java
2 447 (21.92%) JavaScript
3 315 (15.45%) SQL
4 304 (14.91%) Python
5 292 (14.32%) C#
6 164 (8.04%) Java 8
7 128 (6.28%) Bash Shell
8 106 (5.20%) Ruby
9 91 (4.46%) Scala
10 73 (3.58%) TypeScript
11 65 (3.19%) Groovy
12 60 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 57 (2.80%) ES6
14 52 (2.55%) PowerShell
15 51 (2.50%) Go
16 50 (2.45%) PHP
17 43 (2.11%) Shell Script
18 35 (1.72%) Kotlin
19 26 (1.28%) R
20 22 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 138 (6.77%) Degree
2 44 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.03%) ISEB
6 15 (0.74%) PMP
7 14 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.29%) MBA
12 5 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.15%) CISSP
14 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (6.23%) QA
2 29 (1.42%) GCP
3 12 (0.59%) PMO
4 11 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.49%) GDPR
6 8 (0.39%) MiFID
6 8 (0.39%) PSD2
7 6 (0.29%) SLA
8 5 (0.25%) COBIT
8 5 (0.25%) HL7
9 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.098%) WCAG
12 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.049%) EMIR
12 1 (0.049%) FATCA
12 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 290 (14.22%) Docker
2 16 (0.78%) HDFS
3 15 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.098%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.098%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.049%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.049%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.049%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 146 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 106 (5.20%) Ansible
3 85 (4.17%) Terraform
4 73 (3.58%) Puppet
5 59 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (2.11%) Prometheus
7 38 (1.86%) Mesos
8 35 (1.72%) Grafana
9 30 (1.47%) Consul
10 27 (1.32%) Nagios
11 23 (1.13%) Icinga
12 22 (1.08%) Packer
13 21 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
14 16 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
15 15 (0.74%) Kibana
16 11 (0.54%) logstash
17 10 (0.49%) Marathon
18 9 (0.44%) HP ALM
19 7 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
20 5 (0.25%) systemd
Vendors
1 153 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 83 (4.07%) Oracle
3 63 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
4 61 (2.99%) Google
5 36 (1.77%) IBM
6 35 (1.72%) Splunk
7 30 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.37%) Tableau
9 24 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.13%) Adobe
11 20 (0.98%) SAP
12 16 (0.78%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.74%) Cloudera
13 15 (0.74%) Sybase
14 14 (0.69%) Apple
14 14 (0.69%) Progress
15 13 (0.64%) Citrix
15 13 (0.64%) TIBCO
16 12 (0.59%) Sitecore
17 11 (0.54%) ServiceNow