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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile 1,233 1,026 677
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 28.43% 32.10% 24.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.99% 35.09% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 748 520
10th Percentile £425 £408 £406
25th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £589 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £713 £638 £616
90th Percentile £800 £702 £675
Central London median daily rate £580 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +5.36% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
10th Percentile - £15.68 £28.60
25th Percentile £41.62 £17.81 £45.25
Median hourly rate £43.24 £21.75 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year +98.80% -60.45% -1.79%
75th Percentile £44.86 £25.81 £61.25
90th Percentile - £28.03 -
Central London median hourly rate £43.24 £20.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +116.20% -63.64% -5.17%

Agile 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 3,979 2,924 2,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.75% 91.49% 88.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,938 2,146 1,786
10th Percentile £388 £358 £331
25th Percentile £475 £450 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%
75th Percentile £695 £638 £602
90th Percentile £788 £719 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £543 £509
% change year-on-year +5.99% +6.63% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 39
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.35 £12.42
25th Percentile £26.00 £12.38 £14.19
Median hourly rate £43.12 £23.23 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +85.66% -3.23% +23.87%
75th Percentile £54.13 £32.55 £39.00
90th Percentile £60.85 £41.75 £53.30
Central London median hourly rate £42.75 £22.25 £26.22
% change year-on-year +92.13% -15.14% +31.10%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in the City of London

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Agile in the City of London

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in the City of London

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Agile in the City of London

Agile
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 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge -2 2 £675 +12.50%
Agile
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 394 (31.95%) Finance
2 290 (23.52%) Scrum
3 260 (21.09%) DevOps
4 255 (20.68%) Social Skills
5 228 (18.49%) Java
6 226 (18.33%) CI/CD
7 191 (15.49%) SQL
8 189 (15.33%) Azure
8 189 (15.33%) AWS
9 180 (14.60%) TDD
9 180 (14.60%) Banking
10 177 (14.36%) Microservices
11 168 (13.63%) JIRA
12 162 (13.14%) Python
13 150 (12.17%) Project Management
14 147 (11.92%) Microsoft
15 144 (11.68%) JavaScript
16 129 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 129 (10.46%) Test Automation
17 119 (9.65%) Waterfall
18 116 (9.41%) Software Engineering
18 116 (9.41%) Docker
19 112 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
20 109 (8.84%) .NET
21 106 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
22 103 (8.35%) Git (software)
23 99 (8.03%) HTML
24 96 (7.79%) Kanban
25 95 (7.70%) Kubernetes
25 95 (7.70%) Project Delivery

Agile
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 71 (5.76%) Confluence
2 29 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 27 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.97%) Apache
5 12 (0.97%) CMS
6 9 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 9 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.57%) JBoss
9 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.32%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.32%) IIS
10 4 (0.32%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.24%) Camunda
11 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.97%) Sketch
7 6 (0.49%) InVision
8 5 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.32%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.32%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.24%) Workfront
5 2 (0.16%) C-CURE
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.081%) Eikon
6 1 (0.081%) Endur
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.081%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.081%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.081%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.081%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.081%) Sonata
6 1 (0.081%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 189 (15.33%) AWS
1 189 (15.33%) Azure
2 73 (5.92%) Serverless
3 57 (4.62%) Azure DevOps
4 46 (3.73%) GitHub
5 44 (3.57%) GCP
5 44 (3.57%) Power Platform
5 44 (3.57%) SaaS
6 31 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (2.43%) Microsoft 365
8 28 (2.27%) PaaS
9 19 (1.54%) IaaS
10 17 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.30%) Snowflake
12 15 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.22%) PowerApps
13 14 (1.14%) Figma
14 12 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.97%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.30%) DNS
2 9 (0.73%) Firewall
3 8 (0.65%) Internet
3 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.57%) HTTP
4 7 (0.57%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.32%) VPN
6 3 (0.24%) Skype
6 3 (0.24%) SSL
6 3 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
7 2 (0.16%) Broadband
7 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.16%) IMAP
7 2 (0.16%) Intranet
7 2 (0.16%) Network Security
7 2 (0.16%) WebEx
7 2 (0.16%) Wireless
8 1 (0.081%) GSM
8 1 (0.081%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 37 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (2.76%) Big Data
7 29 (2.35%) Power BI
8 25 (2.03%) MySQL
9 23 (1.87%) Data Lake
10 22 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.62%) MongoDB
12 13 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.97%) Redis
14 11 (0.89%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.89%) Tableau
15 8 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.65%) Impala
15 8 (0.65%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 168 (13.63%) JIRA
2 103 (8.35%) Git (software)
3 74 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 47 (3.81%) Cucumber
5 44 (3.57%) Maven
6 43 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.70%) Selenium
8 20 (1.62%) GitLab
9 19 (1.54%) NUnit
10 17 (1.38%) JUnit
10 17 (1.38%) Moq
11 16 (1.30%) Gradle
12 14 (1.14%) Bitbucket
12 14 (1.14%) SonarQube
13 12 (0.97%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.97%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.89%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.89%) webpack
15 10 (0.81%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.73%) Mockito
General
1 394 (31.95%) Finance
2 255 (20.68%) Social Skills
3 180 (14.60%) Banking
4 106 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (7.62%) Front Office
6 79 (6.41%) Legal
7 61 (4.95%) Financial Institution
7 61 (4.95%) Public Sector
8 43 (3.49%) Investment Banking
9 39 (3.16%) Retail
10 35 (2.84%) Marketing
11 33 (2.68%) Influencing Skills
12 26 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (1.22%) Publishing
15 14 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
16 12 (0.97%) Telecoms
17 11 (0.89%) Advertising
18 10 (0.81%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 369 (29.93%) Developer
2 150 (12.17%) Analyst
3 126 (10.22%) Java Developer
4 115 (9.33%) Business Analyst
5 108 (8.76%) Project Manager
6 97 (7.87%) Architect
7 62 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 56 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
10 44 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 35 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (2.68%) Scrum Master
13 32 (2.60%) Designer
13 32 (2.60%) React Developer
14 28 (2.27%) Front Office Developer
14 28 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
15 27 (2.19%) Data Engineer
16 26 (2.11%) AWS Engineer
16 26 (2.11%) C# Developer
17 24 (1.95%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (8.84%) .NET
2 99 (8.03%) HTML
3 92 (7.46%) Spring
4 91 (7.38%) REST
5 89 (7.22%) React
6 74 (6.00%) CSS
7 61 (4.95%) RESTful
8 60 (4.87%) Kafka
9 55 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 55 (4.46%) HTML5
10 38 (3.08%) Spring Boot
11 36 (2.92%) .NET Core
12 35 (2.84%) Node.js
12 35 (2.84%) Web Services
13 31 (2.51%) ASP.NET
14 26 (2.11%) Middleware
14 26 (2.11%) XML
15 25 (2.03%) JSON
15 25 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (2.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.41%) User Experience
2 56 (4.54%) Hedge funds
3 32 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.35%) Cloud Native
5 28 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 23 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.62%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.62%) Reinsurance
8 19 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.38%) Credit Risk
10 16 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
12 12 (0.97%) Derivative
13 11 (0.89%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.81%) Clustering
15 9 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (4.54%) Linux
2 35 (2.84%) Windows
3 15 (1.22%) Unix
4 14 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.49%) Android
6 6 (0.49%) CentOS
7 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.32%) VMS
9 1 (0.081%) Debian
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.081%) Solaris
9 1 (0.081%) SUSE
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (23.52%) Scrum
2 260 (21.09%) DevOps
3 226 (18.33%) CI/CD
4 180 (14.60%) TDD
5 177 (14.36%) Microservices
6 150 (12.17%) Project Management
7 129 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (10.46%) Test Automation
8 119 (9.65%) Waterfall
9 116 (9.41%) Software Engineering
10 112 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
11 96 (7.79%) Kanban
12 95 (7.70%) Project Delivery
13 91 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (7.14%) SDLC
15 80 (6.49%) User Stories
16 76 (6.16%) Business Analysis
17 74 (6.00%) Analytics
18 70 (5.68%) Change Management
19 69 (5.60%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 228 (18.49%) Java
2 191 (15.49%) SQL
3 162 (13.14%) Python
4 144 (11.68%) JavaScript
5 86 (6.97%) C#
6 45 (3.65%) TypeScript
7 31 (2.51%) Scala
8 28 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.54%) C++
10 18 (1.46%) Bash
10 18 (1.46%) Ruby
11 15 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.14%) C
13 10 (0.81%) Kotlin
13 10 (0.81%) Perl
14 9 (0.73%) ES6
14 9 (0.73%) Go
15 7 (0.57%) Groovy
15 7 (0.57%) R
16 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 76 (6.16%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.49%) Degree
4 13 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.97%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.81%) PMP
8 9 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.57%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.41%) ISEB
11 4 (0.32%) APMG
11 4 (0.32%) APMP
11 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.24%) CISSP
12 3 (0.24%) GIAC
12 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.60%) GDPR
2 67 (5.43%) QA
3 31 (2.51%) PMO
4 23 (1.87%) Accessibility
5 16 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.65%) SLA
6 8 (0.65%) WCAG
7 5 (0.41%) MiFID
8 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.32%) EMIR
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.32%) NCSC
8 4 (0.32%) P3O
9 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) COREP
10 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.16%) NIST
10 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 116 (9.41%) Docker
2 16 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.081%) Firmware
6 1 (0.081%) Microcode
6 1 (0.081%) NFS
6 1 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.081%) vCloud
6 1 (0.081%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.081%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.081%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 95 (7.70%) Kubernetes
2 84 (6.81%) Terraform
3 40 (3.24%) Ansible
4 13 (1.05%) Puppet
5 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.89%) Packer
6 10 (0.81%) HP Fortify
7 8 (0.65%) Consul
7 8 (0.65%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.57%) Salt
9 5 (0.41%) Grafana
10 4 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.32%) Icinga
11 3 (0.24%) Kibana
11 3 (0.24%) logstash
11 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.24%) Oozie
12 2 (0.16%) QRadar
12 2 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 147 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 74 (6.00%) Oracle
3 38 (3.08%) Google
4 21 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.62%) SAP
6 19 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.05%) Adobe
8 13 (1.05%) DevExpress
9 11 (0.89%) VMware
10 10 (0.81%) Databricks
11 9 (0.73%) Splunk
12 8 (0.65%) IBM
13 7 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.57%) BiZZdesign
13 7 (0.57%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.57%) Informatica
13 7 (0.57%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.49%) Workday