Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 109 191
Rank change year-on-year +21 +82 -8
Contract jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 82 27 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.40% 1.16% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.31% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 28
10th Percentile £463 £425 £463
25th Percentile £506 £503 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £550 £600
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £615 £600 £675
90th Percentile £726 £720 £725
Central London median daily rate £520 £559 £588
% change year-on-year -6.94% -4.89% -4.08%

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 3,114 2,061 5,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.03% 88.34% 90.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,279 1,527 4,673
10th Percentile £363 £338 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £602 £600
90th Percentile £725 £686 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 70
10th Percentile £10.45 £12.48 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.44 £16.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £24.23 £36.00 £19.13
Median % change year-on-year -32.71% +88.24% +2.27%
75th Percentile £34.69 £44.85 £37.35
90th Percentile £51.10 £53.30 £47.08
Central London median hourly rate £22.75 £35.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -35.92% +79.75% +5.61%

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 2 August 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (64.63%) Continuous Improvement
3 42 (51.22%) TDD
3 42 (51.22%) DevOps
4 41 (50.00%) .NET
4 41 (50.00%) Azure
5 39 (47.56%) Analytics
6 38 (46.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (45.12%) Mentoring
7 37 (45.12%) Finance
8 32 (39.02%) Social Skills
9 25 (30.49%) User Stories
10 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
10 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
12 22 (26.83%) QA
12 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
12 22 (26.83%) React
12 22 (26.83%) Power BI
12 22 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (26.83%) Power Platform
13 21 (25.61%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
13 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
13 21 (25.61%) SharePoint
13 21 (25.61%) SQL
13 21 (25.61%) Test Automation
14 20 (24.39%) PowerShell
14 20 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (24.39%) Active Directory

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 21 (25.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (50.00%) Azure
2 22 (26.83%) Power Platform
3 20 (24.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.88%) AWS
5 3 (3.66%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Azure Stack
6 2 (2.44%) PaaS
7 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.22%) GitHub
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) Power BI
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.95%) Tableau
2 18 (21.95%) Tableau Desktop
2 18 (21.95%) Tableau Server
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
3 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.22%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (46.34%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (45.12%) Finance
2 32 (39.02%) Social Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Front Office
6 2 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 20 (24.39%) Technical Leader
3 16 (19.51%) Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Analyst Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 9 (10.98%) Asset Management Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum Master
6 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (8.54%) Digital Architect
7 7 (8.54%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 7 (8.54%) Risk Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Risk Management Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.66%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.66%) React Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
11 2 (2.44%) Principal Developer
11 2 (2.44%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.00%) .NET
2 22 (26.83%) React
3 21 (25.61%) AngularJS
4 20 (24.39%) ASP.NET
4 20 (24.39%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (3.66%) React Native
6 2 (2.44%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.44%) Kafka
6 2 (2.44%) Material-UI
6 2 (2.44%) Redux
6 2 (2.44%) Spring
7 1 (1.22%) COM
7 1 (1.22%) HTML5
7 1 (1.22%) JMS
7 1 (1.22%) OAuth
7 1 (1.22%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.22%) OpenID
7 1 (1.22%) REST
7 1 (1.22%) Velocity
7 1 (1.22%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (23.17%) Fixed Income
3 18 (21.95%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (12.20%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.66%) User Experience
6 2 (2.44%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Android
1 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (95.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (64.63%) Continuous Improvement
3 42 (51.22%) DevOps
3 42 (51.22%) TDD
4 39 (47.56%) Analytics
5 37 (45.12%) Mentoring
6 25 (30.49%) User Stories
7 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
9 22 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (25.61%) Test Automation
11 20 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (23.17%) BDD
12 19 (23.17%) Critical Thinking
12 19 (23.17%) SDLC
13 18 (21.95%) Business Enablement
13 18 (21.95%) Data Analysis
13 18 (21.95%) Data Visualisation
13 18 (21.95%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (21.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 20 (24.39%) C#
2 20 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 20 (24.39%) TypeScript
3 3 (3.66%) Apple Swift
4 2 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
1 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.22%) CISSP
2 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.83%) QA
2 7 (8.54%) GDPR
2 7 (8.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) Cadence
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle