Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1954 1926 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 27.37% 28.75% 20.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.98% 32.89% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1636 1582
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £54.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +121.41% -
Central London median hourly rate - £54.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +121.41% -41.49%

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 6308 5856 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.36% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4674 6040
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.54 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +16.67%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 November 2017. 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 +2 8 £550 +111.54%
Moorgate - 2 - -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 690 (35.31%) Finance
2 644 (32.96%) Java
3 574 (29.38%) TDD
4 501 (25.64%) Banking
5 445 (22.77%) JavaScript
6 440 (22.52%) Scrum
7 352 (18.01%) SQL
8 323 (16.53%) C#
9 310 (15.86%) HTML
10 296 (15.15%) BDD
11 290 (14.84%) .NET
12 287 (14.69%) AngularJS
13 266 (13.61%) Test Automation
14 262 (13.41%) CSS
15 256 (13.10%) DevOps
16 240 (12.28%) JIRA
17 237 (12.13%) Web Services
18 229 (11.72%) Git (software)
19 226 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
20 222 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
21 208 (10.64%) REST
22 205 (10.49%) Python
23 200 (10.24%) SQL Server
24 197 (10.08%) Front Office
25 191 (9.77%) HTML5
26 185 (9.47%) Investment Banking
27 184 (9.42%) SDLC
28 183 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
29 182 (9.31%) React
30 180 (9.21%) Jenkins

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 74 (3.79%) Confluence
2 65 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 59 (3.02%) Apache
4 38 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.23%) CMS
8 21 (1.07%) JBoss
9 20 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.82%) Drupal
10 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.56%) IIS
11 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.46%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.36%) nginx
14 7 (0.36%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.20%) InVision
10 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.051%) Mingle
11 1 (0.051%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 48 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.20%) Kondor
5 3 (0.15%) Endur
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.10%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.10%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.051%) Actimize
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 222 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.10%) GitHub
4 28 (1.43%) SaaS
5 23 (1.18%) npm
6 18 (0.92%) PaaS
7 17 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (0.82%) IaaS
9 14 (0.72%) Serverless
10 11 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.46%) Office 365
11 9 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.41%) BrowserStack
12 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.41%) Google Play
12 8 (0.41%) Heroku
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.66%) HTTP
2 26 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.07%) SSL
4 17 (0.87%) DNS
5 13 (0.67%) Firewall
6 11 (0.56%) Network Security
6 11 (0.56%) SMS
7 10 (0.51%) Internet
8 9 (0.46%) Intranet
8 9 (0.46%) VPN
9 7 (0.36%) FTP
10 6 (0.31%) LAN
10 6 (0.31%) LDAP
11 5 (0.26%) MPLS
11 5 (0.26%) VPLS
11 5 (0.26%) WAN
12 4 (0.20%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.20%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.70%) MongoDB
3 124 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 117 (5.99%) Big Data
5 94 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 88 (4.50%) Hadoop
7 80 (4.09%) MySQL
8 60 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 49 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (1.89%) Apache Hive
13 33 (1.69%) HBase
14 26 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (1.18%) QlikView
17 21 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
19 18 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
20 16 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 240 (12.28%) JIRA
2 229 (11.72%) Git (software)
3 180 (9.21%) Jenkins
4 132 (6.76%) Selenium
5 98 (5.02%) Cucumber
6 89 (4.55%) Maven
6 89 (4.55%) TeamCity
7 53 (2.71%) Subversion
8 51 (2.61%) WebDriver
9 50 (2.56%) gulp
10 45 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (2.00%) Grunt
12 37 (1.89%) webpack
13 34 (1.74%) Gradle
13 34 (1.74%) Jasmine
14 33 (1.69%) JUnit
15 32 (1.64%) SpecFlow
16 31 (1.59%) Visual Studio
17 30 (1.54%) NUnit
18 28 (1.43%) Appium
General
1 690 (35.31%) Finance
2 501 (25.64%) Banking
3 197 (10.08%) Front Office
4 185 (9.47%) Investment Banking
5 119 (6.09%) Retail
6 64 (3.28%) Financial Institution
7 50 (2.56%) Marketing
8 45 (2.30%) Legal
9 41 (2.10%) Retail Banking
10 37 (1.89%) Back Office
10 37 (1.89%) Telecoms
11 36 (1.84%) Games
12 33 (1.69%) Law
13 28 (1.43%) Publishing
14 20 (1.02%) Advertising
15 16 (0.82%) Billing
16 8 (0.41%) International Banking
17 7 (0.36%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
19 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1041 (53.28%) Developer
2 324 (16.58%) Java Developer
3 256 (13.10%) Analyst
4 222 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 163 (8.34%) Business Analyst
6 115 (5.89%) Project Manager
7 113 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 99 (5.07%) .NET Developer
9 83 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
10 82 (4.20%) Python Developer
11 80 (4.09%) Angular Developer
12 76 (3.89%) Agile Developer
13 72 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
14 68 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 62 (3.17%) Scala Developer
16 58 (2.97%) Architect
16 58 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
17 53 (2.71%) Test Analyst
18 50 (2.56%) SQL Developer
19 49 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (15.86%) HTML
2 290 (14.84%) .NET
3 287 (14.69%) AngularJS
4 262 (13.41%) CSS
5 237 (12.13%) Web Services
6 208 (10.64%) REST
7 191 (9.77%) HTML5
8 182 (9.31%) React
9 173 (8.85%) Node.js
10 148 (7.57%) Spring
11 145 (7.42%) RESTful
12 112 (5.73%) JSON
13 111 (5.68%) ASP.NET
14 108 (5.53%) XML
15 97 (4.96%) jQuery
16 96 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
17 94 (4.81%) SOAP
18 83 (4.25%) CSS3
19 76 (3.89%) Kafka
20 74 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.68%) User Experience
2 138 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (6.04%) Mobile App
4 113 (5.78%) Derivative
5 105 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
6 84 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (3.58%) Equities
8 68 (3.48%) Computer Science
9 59 (3.02%) Fixed Income
10 56 (2.87%) Fintech
11 52 (2.66%) Virtual Team
12 45 (2.30%) Hedge funds
13 40 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
14 37 (1.89%) Data Structures
15 29 (1.48%) Algorithms
16 24 (1.23%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.23%) Market Risk
17 18 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.92%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 157 (8.03%) Linux
2 85 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 74 (3.79%) Unix
4 72 (3.68%) Android
4 72 (3.68%) Windows
5 14 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.46%) Solaris
7 9 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.31%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.20%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.15%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) Debian
11 2 (0.10%) zOS
12 1 (0.051%) Fedora
12 1 (0.051%) HPUX
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (29.38%) TDD
2 440 (22.52%) Scrum
3 296 (15.15%) BDD
4 266 (13.61%) Test Automation
5 256 (13.10%) DevOps
6 226 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (9.42%) SDLC
8 183 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 173 (8.85%) MVC
10 156 (7.98%) Kanban
11 149 (7.63%) E-Commerce
12 148 (7.57%) Project Management
13 142 (7.27%) Software Engineering
13 142 (7.27%) Waterfall
14 141 (7.22%) OO
15 136 (6.96%) Microservices
16 111 (5.68%) Multithreading
17 109 (5.58%) Pair Programming
18 103 (5.27%) User Stories
19 97 (4.96%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 644 (32.96%) Java
2 445 (22.77%) JavaScript
3 352 (18.01%) SQL
4 323 (16.53%) C#
5 205 (10.49%) Python
6 100 (5.12%) Scala
7 68 (3.48%) Ruby
8 57 (2.92%) C++
9 53 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 49 (2.51%) ES6
11 45 (2.30%) Groovy
12 41 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 39 (2.00%) VBA
14 38 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 36 (1.84%) Apple Swift
15 36 (1.84%) Objective-C
16 31 (1.59%) PHP
17 26 (1.33%) Shell Script
18 21 (1.07%) Perl
19 20 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (6.35%) Degree
2 50 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.43%) ISEB
4 22 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
4 22 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.72%) PMP
8 9 (0.46%) APMP
9 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.36%) CBAP
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.36%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.26%) CITP
13 3 (0.15%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.68%) QA
2 35 (1.79%) MiFID
3 20 (1.02%) PMO
4 12 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.46%) GDPR
6 7 (0.36%) EMIR
7 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) SLA
11 1 (0.051%) COBIT
11 1 (0.051%) FINREP
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.051%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) SEPA
11 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (5.83%) Docker
2 25 (1.28%) HDFS
3 21 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.41%) vCloud
6 7 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.26%) Firmware
9 3 (0.15%) iptables
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.10%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.10%) XenApp
11 1 (0.051%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.051%) GridGain
11 1 (0.051%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.051%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 74 (3.79%) Ansible
2 51 (2.61%) Puppet
3 44 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.13%) Terraform
5 19 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (0.46%) Grafana
7 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.41%) Kibana
7 8 (0.41%) Mesos
8 7 (0.36%) Nagios
8 7 (0.36%) Packer
9 5 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.26%) logstash
9 5 (0.26%) Salt
10 3 (0.15%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.15%) Oozie
10 3 (0.15%) SELinux
10 3 (0.15%) Sysdig
11 2 (0.10%) Graphite
Vendors
1 156 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.22%) Oracle
3 51 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
4 30 (1.54%) Atlassian
4 30 (1.54%) Google
5 29 (1.48%) Sybase
6 28 (1.43%) Adobe
7 27 (1.38%) New Relic
8 25 (1.28%) IBM
9 24 (1.23%) Apigee
10 23 (1.18%) TIBCO
10 23 (1.18%) VMware
11 21 (1.07%) Splunk
12 16 (0.82%) Apple
12 16 (0.82%) SAP
12 16 (0.82%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.77%) HP
14 13 (0.67%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.61%) AppDynamics
16 11 (0.56%) Cloudera