Period
to 28 November 2020

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 28 November 2020 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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 520 1,552 2,140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 26.53% 26.89% 30.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.27% 30.01% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 1,250 1,769
Median daily rate £525 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.44%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £406
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.54 - £33.50
10th Percentile £13.99 - £19.98
90th Percentile £31.25 - £49.88
Central London median hourly rate £17.54 £22.03 £35.00
% change year-on-year -20.39% -37.06% -

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 1,718 5,171 6,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.65% 89.60% 87.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,218 4,035 4,941
Median daily rate £525 £520 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.76% +0.20%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £520 £513 £510
% change year-on-year +1.46% +0.49% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 54 95
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.42 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.75% +9.17% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.04 £13.31
90th Percentile £46.53 £53.30 £34.20
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +52.38% +10.53% -7.32%

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 28 November 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

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 28 November 2020. 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
Moorgate +3 2 £475 -11.63%
London Bridge +3 1 £725 +52.63%
Agile Software Development
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, 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.

1 167 (32.12%) Java
2 136 (26.15%) Finance
3 110 (21.15%) Azure
4 101 (19.42%) TDD
4 101 (19.42%) Scrum
5 90 (17.31%) Banking
6 83 (15.96%) DevOps
7 79 (15.19%) Microservices
8 68 (13.08%) AWS
9 64 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (12.31%) JavaScript
10 62 (11.92%) SQL
11 61 (11.73%) Test Automation
12 60 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (11.35%) Python
14 57 (10.96%) Spring
15 55 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (10.19%) Front Office
17 51 (9.81%) BDD
18 50 (9.62%) Docker
18 50 (9.62%) Fixed Income
19 48 (9.23%) Git (software)
20 47 (9.04%) Kubernetes
20 47 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (8.46%) Insurtech
21 44 (8.46%) Jenkins
21 44 (8.46%) REST
21 44 (8.46%) Software Engineering
22 43 (8.27%) Microsoft
22 43 (8.27%) Data Modelling

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 17 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.08%) Confluence
3 10 (1.92%) Apache
3 10 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.73%) Red Hat Fuse
4 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.77%) CMS
5 4 (0.77%) nginx
5 4 (0.77%) SAS
6 3 (0.58%) JBoss
6 3 (0.58%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.38%) IIS
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.38%) Tornado
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Appian
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.19%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.38%) Sketch
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 110 (21.15%) Azure
2 68 (13.08%) AWS
3 20 (3.85%) PaaS
3 20 (3.85%) SaaS
4 18 (3.46%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.08%) GCP
5 16 (3.08%) GitHub
6 15 (2.88%) Office 365
6 15 (2.88%) Serverless
7 14 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
8 9 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.35%) Azure Functions
10 7 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.35%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.92%) DNS
2 9 (1.73%) Unified Communications
3 8 (1.54%) Internet
4 7 (1.35%) Firewall
5 6 (1.15%) Skype
6 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.77%) H.323
6 4 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.77%) LAN
6 4 (0.77%) Telepresence
6 4 (0.77%) WAN
7 3 (0.58%) HTTP
7 3 (0.58%) VPN
8 2 (0.38%) AMQP
8 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.38%) Network Security
8 2 (0.38%) SSL
9 1 (0.19%) VLAN
9 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.46%) Data Lake
4 18 (3.46%) MySQL
5 17 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.88%) Power BI
7 14 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.12%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.92%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.54%) Big Data
11 8 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.15%) Tableau
14 5 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.46%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.77%) JIRA
4 27 (5.19%) Maven
5 18 (3.46%) JUnit
6 17 (3.27%) Selenium
7 12 (2.31%) Mockito
7 12 (2.31%) Robot Framework
8 9 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.54%) Gradle
9 8 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.35%) Cypress.io
10 7 (1.35%) GitLab
11 6 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.15%) Hudson
11 6 (1.15%) PowerBuilder
11 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 136 (26.15%) Finance
2 90 (17.31%) Banking
3 53 (10.19%) Front Office
4 22 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.04%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.50%) Legal
7 12 (2.31%) Retail
8 11 (2.12%) Back Office
9 7 (1.35%) Marketing
10 6 (1.15%) Law
11 5 (0.96%) Advertising
11 5 (0.96%) French Language
12 4 (0.77%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.38%) Games
13 2 (0.38%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) International Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (40.38%) Developer
2 97 (18.65%) Java Developer
3 65 (12.50%) Analyst
4 44 (8.46%) Business Analyst
5 41 (7.88%) Architect
6 22 (4.23%) Agile Developer
6 22 (4.23%) Agile Java Developer
6 22 (4.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 22 (4.23%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 22 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 19 (3.65%) Product Owner
8 18 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (3.27%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 17 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.88%) Data Engineer
11 15 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (2.69%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.50%) .NET Developer
13 13 (2.50%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.96%) Spring
2 44 (8.46%) REST
3 37 (7.12%) AngularJS
3 37 (7.12%) HTML
4 32 (6.15%) .NET
4 32 (6.15%) React
5 29 (5.58%) Kafka
6 27 (5.19%) Web Services
7 26 (5.00%) HTML5
8 24 (4.62%) Node.js
9 23 (4.42%) Spring Boot
10 22 (4.23%) CSS
11 18 (3.46%) RESTful
12 16 (3.08%) Redux
12 16 (3.08%) XML
13 15 (2.88%) Hibernate
13 15 (2.88%) JMS
14 13 (2.50%) Middleware
15 12 (2.31%) .NET Core
16 11 (2.12%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.62%) Fixed Income
2 37 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (5.77%) User Experience
4 22 (4.23%) Derivative
4 22 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.31%) Clustering
5 12 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.96%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.96%) Tandem
9 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.77%) Replication
10 4 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.54%) Linux
2 13 (2.50%) Unix
3 12 (2.31%) Android
3 12 (2.31%) Windows
4 10 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.58%) CentOS
5 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.19%) Android TV
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) VMS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.42%) Scrum
1 101 (19.42%) TDD
2 83 (15.96%) DevOps
3 79 (15.19%) Microservices
4 64 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (11.73%) Test Automation
6 60 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (9.81%) BDD
9 47 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (8.46%) Insurtech
10 44 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 43 (8.27%) Data Modelling
12 42 (8.08%) SDLC
13 41 (7.88%) Multithreading
14 40 (7.69%) Migration
15 39 (7.50%) User Stories
16 37 (7.12%) Project Management
17 36 (6.92%) OO
18 34 (6.54%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 167 (32.12%) Java
2 64 (12.31%) JavaScript
3 62 (11.92%) SQL
4 59 (11.35%) Python
5 37 (7.12%) C#
6 33 (6.35%) Java 8
7 28 (5.38%) Scala
8 21 (4.04%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.65%) Kotlin
10 11 (2.12%) R
11 10 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.73%) Perl
13 8 (1.54%) Go
13 8 (1.54%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.35%) C++
15 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.15%) C
15 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.15%) Ruby
16 5 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.42%) Degree
4 8 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.77%) CCIE
6 4 (0.77%) CFA
6 4 (0.77%) CIMA
6 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) CLAS
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.77%) QA
2 6 (1.15%) MiFID
3 5 (0.96%) COBIT
3 5 (0.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.58%) GDPR
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) CDISC
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) PSD2
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (9.62%) Docker
2 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (9.04%) Kubernetes
2 34 (6.54%) Terraform
3 21 (4.04%) Ansible
4 8 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.54%) Puppet
5 4 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.77%) Foglight
5 4 (0.77%) Rundeck
5 4 (0.77%) Salt
6 3 (0.58%) Consul
6 3 (0.58%) Grafana
6 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.58%) logstash
6 3 (0.58%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.38%) Kibana
7 2 (0.38%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.50%) Oracle
3 10 (1.92%) Splunk
4 9 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.54%) Databricks
6 7 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.15%) Cisco
7 6 (1.15%) Google
7 6 (1.15%) SAP
8 5 (0.96%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.77%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.77%) Polycom
10 3 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.58%) Cadence
10 3 (0.58%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.58%) Informatica
10 3 (0.58%) Murex
10 3 (0.58%) Pega
10 3 (0.58%) Sybase