Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 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 2,109 1,947 1,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 29.91% 27.31% 28.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.47% 30.59% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 1,583 1,643
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.25 - £54.25
10th Percentile £19.98 - £51.62
90th Percentile £49.50 - £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 - £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 6,119 6,364 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.78% 89.26% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,874 5,048 4,759
City of London median daily rate £505 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +5.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 61 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.35 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.38 £30.75 £49.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +1 120 £550 -
Moorgate +3 30 £513 -
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 641 (30.39%) Java
2 610 (28.92%) TDD
3 604 (28.64%) Finance
4 497 (23.57%) Scrum
5 445 (21.10%) JavaScript
6 408 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
7 382 (18.11%) DevOps
8 365 (17.31%) Banking
9 329 (15.60%) SQL
10 303 (14.37%) HTML
11 299 (14.18%) BDD
12 298 (14.13%) Test Automation
13 294 (13.94%) Microservices
14 293 (13.89%) C#
15 290 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
16 273 (12.94%) Python
17 272 (12.90%) Docker
18 263 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
19 259 (12.28%) .NET
20 253 (12.00%) Jenkins
21 232 (11.00%) Git (software)
22 231 (10.95%) CSS
23 214 (10.15%) JIRA
24 213 (10.10%) AngularJS
25 212 (10.05%) Greenfield Project
25 212 (10.05%) SQL Server
26 211 (10.00%) Spring
27 194 (9.20%) React
28 192 (9.10%) OO
29 187 (8.87%) 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 88 (4.17%) Confluence
2 62 (2.94%) Apache Spark
3 61 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 43 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 42 (1.99%) CMS
7 37 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 33 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 27 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 25 (1.19%) Apache
11 23 (1.09%) SharePoint
12 17 (0.81%) JBoss
13 11 (0.52%) Drupal
13 11 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.33%) IIS
14 7 (0.33%) WordPress
15 6 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.28%) nginx
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 54 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.57%) InVision
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.095%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.095%) Flinto
10 2 (0.095%) InDesign
10 2 (0.095%) Snapchat
11 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.19%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.095%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.095%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.047%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.047%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 408 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (3.84%) GitHub
4 48 (2.28%) Serverless
5 43 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (1.99%) PaaS
7 33 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 33 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 32 (1.52%) npm
9 31 (1.47%) IaaS
10 29 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (1.38%) Heroku
11 24 (1.14%) SaaS
12 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
16 12 (0.57%) Office 365
17 10 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.09%) HTTP
2 23 (1.09%) DNS
3 20 (0.95%) Internet
4 18 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.81%) SSL
6 14 (0.66%) FTP
7 8 (0.38%) Firewall
8 6 (0.28%) AMQP
9 5 (0.24%) Intranet
9 5 (0.24%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.19%) SMS
10 4 (0.19%) WAN
11 3 (0.14%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.14%) MQTT
11 3 (0.14%) Skype
12 2 (0.095%) DMARC
12 2 (0.095%) Junos
12 2 (0.095%) RIP
12 2 (0.095%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 163 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 111 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 93 (4.41%) MySQL
5 86 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 84 (3.98%) Big Data
7 75 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 70 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
9 57 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 56 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 55 (2.61%) Redis
12 39 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (1.33%) Power BI
15 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (1.14%) Riak
17 23 (1.09%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
18 21 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 253 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 232 (11.00%) Git (software)
3 214 (10.15%) JIRA
4 147 (6.97%) Selenium
5 121 (5.74%) Maven
6 86 (4.08%) Cucumber
7 72 (3.41%) JUnit
8 56 (2.66%) NUnit
9 55 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 48 (2.28%) Gradle
11 47 (2.23%) Mockito
12 44 (2.09%) GitLab
12 44 (2.09%) SpecFlow
13 42 (1.99%) MSTest
14 39 (1.85%) gulp
14 39 (1.85%) webpack
15 38 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
16 35 (1.66%) Visual Studio
17 34 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 604 (28.64%) Finance
2 365 (17.31%) Banking
3 154 (7.30%) Front Office
4 92 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 91 (4.31%) Retail
6 51 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 46 (2.18%) Marketing
8 41 (1.94%) Back Office
9 39 (1.85%) Publishing
10 32 (1.52%) Legal
11 31 (1.47%) Law
12 27 (1.28%) Advertising
13 19 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.90%) Telecoms
14 17 (0.81%) Games
15 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.43%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.33%) Billing
18 6 (0.28%) Automotive
19 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,017 (48.22%) Developer
2 358 (16.97%) Java Developer
3 207 (9.82%) Analyst
4 175 (8.30%) Senior Developer
5 140 (6.64%) Business Analyst
6 136 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 119 (5.64%) Project Manager
8 105 (4.98%) .NET Developer
9 97 (4.60%) C# Developer
9 97 (4.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 86 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 80 (3.79%) Architect
12 78 (3.70%) React Developer
13 77 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
14 75 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 64 (3.03%) Angular Developer
16 50 (2.37%) Senior DevOps
17 49 (2.32%) AWS Developer
17 49 (2.32%) Python Developer
17 49 (2.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (14.37%) HTML
2 259 (12.28%) .NET
3 231 (10.95%) CSS
4 213 (10.10%) AngularJS
5 211 (10.00%) Spring
6 194 (9.20%) React
7 168 (7.97%) Node.js
8 167 (7.92%) HTML5
9 162 (7.68%) REST
10 159 (7.54%) RESTful
11 124 (5.88%) Spring Boot
12 122 (5.78%) Web Services
13 95 (4.50%) Redux
14 92 (4.36%) Kafka
15 90 (4.27%) JSON
16 82 (3.89%) ASP.NET
17 74 (3.51%) Hibernate
18 73 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
19 70 (3.32%) Sass
20 68 (3.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 212 (10.05%) Greenfield Project
2 157 (7.44%) User Experience
3 107 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.22%) Fixed Income
5 85 (4.03%) Fintech
6 82 (3.89%) Computer Science
7 78 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 70 (3.32%) Equities
9 66 (3.13%) Derivative
10 48 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 43 (2.04%) iPad
12 40 (1.90%) Algorithms
13 31 (1.47%) Data Structures
13 31 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (1.33%) Virtual Team
15 23 (1.09%) Tandem
16 22 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
17 21 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
18 20 (0.95%) Management Information System
19 19 (0.90%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 173 (8.20%) Linux
2 108 (5.12%) Unix
3 63 (2.99%) Windows
4 54 (2.56%) Android
5 49 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.66%) CentOS
7 14 (0.66%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.14%) VMS
10 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.095%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.047%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.047%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.047%) tvOS
12 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (28.92%) TDD
2 497 (23.57%) Scrum
3 382 (18.11%) DevOps
4 299 (14.18%) BDD
5 298 (14.13%) Test Automation
6 294 (13.94%) Microservices
7 290 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
8 192 (9.10%) OO
9 187 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
10 168 (7.97%) Kanban
11 160 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 159 (7.54%) SDLC
13 152 (7.21%) MVC
14 151 (7.16%) Project Management
15 146 (6.92%) Software Engineering
16 145 (6.88%) E-Commerce
17 136 (6.45%) Open Source
18 120 (5.69%) Analytics
18 120 (5.69%) Waterfall
19 119 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 641 (30.39%) Java
2 445 (21.10%) JavaScript
3 329 (15.60%) SQL
4 293 (13.89%) C#
5 273 (12.94%) Python
6 170 (8.06%) Java 8
7 93 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 88 (4.17%) Scala
9 78 (3.70%) Ruby
10 67 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 63 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 58 (2.75%) T-SQL
13 57 (2.70%) ES6
14 48 (2.28%) PHP
15 40 (1.90%) Groovy
16 39 (1.85%) Shell Script
17 38 (1.80%) Kotlin
18 34 (1.61%) Go
19 22 (1.04%) R
20 21 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 133 (6.31%) Degree
2 56 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 40 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 19 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 18 (0.85%) ISEB
7 15 (0.71%) PMP
8 11 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.33%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.19%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.14%) APMG
15 2 (0.095%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.26%) QA
2 11 (0.52%) PMO
3 10 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.47%) GDPR
4 7 (0.33%) PSD2
5 6 (0.28%) SLA
6 5 (0.24%) MiFID
7 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.095%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.095%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.095%) WCAG
9 1 (0.047%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.047%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.047%) EMIR
9 1 (0.047%) FATCA
9 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.047%) HL7
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 272 (12.90%) Docker
2 20 (0.95%) HDFS
3 18 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.33%) vSphere
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.047%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.047%) Varnish
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 153 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 143 (6.78%) Ansible
3 102 (4.84%) Terraform
4 94 (4.46%) Puppet
5 92 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.28%) Packer
7 22 (1.04%) Prometheus
8 21 (1.00%) Grafana
9 16 (0.76%) Consul
9 16 (0.76%) Mesos
10 15 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.71%) Kibana
11 14 (0.66%) Nagios
12 13 (0.62%) logstash
13 12 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (0.52%) Icinga
15 7 (0.33%) HP ALM
15 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.24%) systemd
Vendors
1 154 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 120 (5.69%) Oracle
3 58 (2.75%) Google
4 45 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (1.56%) Tableau
6 29 (1.38%) Splunk
7 27 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 24 (1.14%) IBM
9 22 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.90%) Adobe
10 19 (0.90%) Sybase
11 17 (0.81%) SAP
12 15 (0.71%) AppDynamics
13 14 (0.66%) Apple
13 14 (0.66%) Citrix
14 13 (0.62%) Cadence
14 13 (0.62%) Cloudera
15 11 (0.52%) ION Trading
16 10 (0.47%) HP
16 10 (0.47%) Progress