Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 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.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 98 182
Rank change year-on-year -23 +84 +23
Contract jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 56 20 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.44% 1.11% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.25% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 31
10th Percentile £463 £411 £513
25th Percentile £513 £473 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £588 £625
Median % change year-on-year -2.13% -6.00% +14.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £688
90th Percentile £741 £612 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +6.67%

Scaled Agile Framework 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 3,553 1,601 5,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.20% 89.24% 90.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,680 1,200 4,297
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £524 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.01% -0.24% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £676
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 61
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.95 £12.00
25th Percentile £19.88 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year - +68.42% +1.60%
75th Percentile £42.50 £44.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £62.35 £47.75 £49.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.20 £32.00 £20.42
% change year-on-year +0.63% +56.75% +9.17%

Scaled Agile Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the City of London

Scaled Agile Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the City of London

Scaled Agile Framework
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Scaled Agile Framework in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 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 Scaled Agile Framework.

1 53 (94.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Finance
3 22 (39.29%) Scrum
4 19 (33.93%) Social Skills
5 18 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (32.14%) Coaching
6 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (30.36%) User Stories
7 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
9 11 (19.64%) User Experience
9 11 (19.64%) Microservices
10 10 (17.86%) Project Delivery
10 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
11 9 (16.07%) Apple Swift
11 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 9 (16.07%) Thought Leadership
11 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (16.07%) Mobile Development
11 9 (16.07%) DevOps
11 9 (16.07%) React Native
11 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (16.07%) Mobile Application Development
11 9 (16.07%) Apple iOS
11 9 (16.07%) Kanban
11 9 (16.07%) Android
11 9 (16.07%) TDD
11 9 (16.07%) JIRA
11 9 (16.07%) Clean Code
12 8 (14.29%) AWS

Scaled Agile Framework
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 7 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) AWS
2 6 (10.71%) Azure
3 2 (3.57%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.79%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.79%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 3 (5.36%) Tableau
4 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) Tableau Desktop
4 2 (3.57%) Tableau Server
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.79%) Power BI
5 1 (1.79%) Power Query
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.57%) Postman
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (58.93%) Finance
2 19 (33.93%) Social Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (8.93%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Military
7 1 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Police
7 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Mobile Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Project Manager
2 9 (16.07%) React Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Scrum Master
4 4 (7.14%) Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Digital Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Asset Management Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) IAM Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Identity Management Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) PMO Lead
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) React Native
2 4 (7.14%) Spring
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) J2SE
3 3 (5.36%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.57%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) JSON
4 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) Play Framework
4 2 (3.57%) RESTful
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) HTML5
5 1 (1.79%) JMS
5 1 (1.79%) Kafka
5 1 (1.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
2 11 (19.64%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.57%) Tandem
5 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Android
1 9 (16.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (94.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Scrum
3 18 (32.14%) Coaching
3 18 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (30.36%) User Stories
5 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (19.64%) Microservices
7 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
7 10 (17.86%) Project Delivery
8 9 (16.07%) Clean Code
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (16.07%) DevOps
8 9 (16.07%) Kanban
8 9 (16.07%) Mobile Application Development
8 9 (16.07%) Mobile Development
8 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 9 (16.07%) Thought Leadership
8 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Apple Swift
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) Java 11
4 3 (5.36%) Java 8
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.79%) Go
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) OCPJP
3 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.36%) PMP
3 3 (5.36%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CBAP
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) IIBA
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) GDPR
1 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.57%) Accessibility
3 2 (3.57%) PMO
3 2 (3.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Sun
3 1 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.79%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.79%) Pega
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com