Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 August 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
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4,351 11,818 13,434
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 27.83% 29.24% 29.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.24% 32.97% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,179 8,816 10,241
Median daily rate £550 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £388 £396 £381
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 44
Median hourly rate £47.42 £47.50 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.18% +19.85% -17.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £64.80 £122.50 £69.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +1.18%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,926 35,841 40,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.07% 88.69% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,405 25,649 29,660
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.46%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 431 526
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +6.52% -
10th Percentile £17.48 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.10 £54.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +13.95% -7.98%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in London.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in London over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in London.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in London over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
Central London -2 722 £525 - 215
South London -1 222 £500 +1.78% 23
West London 0 178 £525 +10.53% 94
East London 0 55 £498 -5.24% 43
North London -1 13 £460 +2.22% 7
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 1,335 (30.68%) Java
2 1,268 (29.14%) Finance
3 1,090 (25.05%) DevOps
4 1,041 (23.93%) AWS
5 973 (22.36%) Scrum
6 964 (22.16%) JavaScript
7 935 (21.49%) Azure
8 793 (18.23%) TDD
9 784 (18.02%) Python
10 743 (17.08%) SQL
11 684 (15.72%) Microservices
12 670 (15.40%) Web Services
13 640 (14.71%) Software Engineering
14 625 (14.36%) Docker
15 619 (14.23%) Test Automation
16 608 (13.97%) Security Cleared
17 604 (13.88%) Banking
18 589 (13.54%) Git (software)
19 588 (13.51%) React
20 573 (13.17%) Front Office
21 571 (13.12%) Kubernetes
22 560 (12.87%) Jenkins
23 526 (12.09%) AngularJS
24 508 (11.68%) JIRA
25 497 (11.42%) SC Cleared
26 470 (10.80%) C#
27 466 (10.71%) Fixed Income
28 458 (10.53%) .NET
28 458 (10.53%) BDD
29 454 (10.43%) HTML

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 270 (6.21%) Confluence
2 146 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
3 131 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 65 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 60 (1.38%) Apache
6 44 (1.01%) CMS
7 36 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 33 (0.76%) JBoss
9 29 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 26 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 24 (0.55%) SAS
12 22 (0.51%) IIS
12 22 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
13 20 (0.46%) Apache Solr
14 19 (0.44%) Jupyter
15 15 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
15 15 (0.34%) nginx
15 15 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (0.32%) Appian
Applications
1 100 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.06%) Sketch
4 37 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.80%) InVision
6 25 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.48%) Chatbot
8 17 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (0.32%) Zeplin
10 13 (0.30%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.30%) Figma
11 9 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.069%) InDesign
15 2 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.046%) LibreOffice
15 2 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 22 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
4 12 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.18%) Magento
8 7 (0.16%) Endur
8 7 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
11 4 (0.092%) CA PPM
11 4 (0.092%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.092%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.092%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,041 (23.93%) AWS
2 935 (21.49%) Azure
3 367 (8.43%) GCP
4 210 (4.83%) Serverless
5 160 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
5 160 (3.68%) GitHub
6 153 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
7 122 (2.80%) OpenShift
8 120 (2.76%) Amazon ECS
8 120 (2.76%) Amazon S3
9 105 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 100 (2.30%) SaaS
11 93 (2.14%) Power Platform
12 81 (1.86%) PaaS
13 79 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
14 51 (1.17%) IaaS
15 42 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
16 41 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
16 41 (0.94%) Slack
17 40 (0.92%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.47%) SSL
2 62 (1.42%) HTTP
3 45 (1.03%) Firewall
4 42 (0.97%) HTTPS
5 36 (0.83%) DNS
5 36 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 28 (0.64%) Internet
7 26 (0.60%) Skype
8 15 (0.34%) VPN
9 12 (0.28%) RTMP
10 10 (0.23%) Intranet
10 10 (0.23%) WAN
11 9 (0.21%) DHCP
11 9 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.21%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.18%) SSH
13 7 (0.16%) Broadband
13 7 (0.16%) LAN
13 7 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 208 (4.78%) NoSQL
3 187 (4.30%) Big Data
4 175 (4.02%) MongoDB
5 160 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
6 158 (3.63%) MySQL
7 154 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
8 132 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 98 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
9 98 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
10 97 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 87 (2.00%) Power BI
12 73 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 72 (1.65%) Redis
14 56 (1.29%) Data Lake
15 41 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 39 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 35 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 34 (0.78%) RDBMS
19 30 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 589 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 560 (12.87%) Jenkins
3 508 (11.68%) JIRA
4 175 (4.02%) Maven
5 166 (3.82%) Cucumber
6 158 (3.63%) Selenium
7 157 (3.61%) JUnit
8 134 (3.08%) GitLab
9 123 (2.83%) Artifactory
10 109 (2.51%) Mockito
11 101 (2.32%) RStudio
12 74 (1.70%) Subversion
13 72 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 72 (1.65%) TeamCity
14 63 (1.45%) Gradle
15 61 (1.40%) JMeter
16 56 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
17 52 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
18 48 (1.10%) Jasmine
19 47 (1.08%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,268 (29.14%) Finance
2 604 (13.88%) Banking
3 573 (13.17%) Front Office
4 317 (7.29%) Public Sector
5 293 (6.73%) Investment Banking
6 113 (2.60%) Marketing
7 86 (1.98%) Retail
8 60 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.01%) Law
10 41 (0.94%) Back Office
11 39 (0.90%) Local Government
12 38 (0.87%) Legal
13 34 (0.78%) Games
14 32 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 26 (0.60%) Publishing
16 24 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.51%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.48%) Retail Banking
19 20 (0.46%) Electronics
20 19 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,870 (42.98%) Developer
2 557 (12.80%) Java Developer
3 353 (8.11%) Analyst
4 332 (7.63%) Architect
5 257 (5.91%) AWS Developer
6 249 (5.72%) Senior Developer
7 246 (5.65%) AWS Engineer
8 223 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 222 (5.10%) Business Analyst
10 201 (4.62%) React Developer
11 199 (4.57%) Software Engineer
12 191 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
13 189 (4.34%) Python Developer
14 174 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
15 157 (3.61%) C# Developer
16 136 (3.13%) .NET Developer
17 129 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
18 126 (2.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 118 (2.71%) Designer
20 113 (2.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (15.40%) Web Services
2 588 (13.51%) React
3 526 (12.09%) AngularJS
4 458 (10.53%) .NET
5 454 (10.43%) HTML
6 384 (8.83%) CSS
7 356 (8.18%) Node.js
8 351 (8.07%) REST
9 335 (7.70%) Spring
10 219 (5.03%) RESTful
10 219 (5.03%) Vue.js
11 216 (4.96%) HTML5
12 193 (4.44%) Spring Boot
13 162 (3.72%) Kafka
14 151 (3.47%) Redux
15 147 (3.38%) ASP.NET
16 142 (3.26%) .NET Core
17 119 (2.74%) J2EE
18 112 (2.57%) XML
19 98 (2.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 466 (10.71%) Fixed Income
2 368 (8.46%) User Experience
3 361 (8.30%) Derivative
4 336 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
5 326 (7.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 322 (7.40%) Equities
7 293 (6.73%) Hedge funds
8 200 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
9 101 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 84 (1.93%) Virtual Team
11 69 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 66 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 65 (1.49%) Public Cloud
14 59 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
15 57 (1.31%) Data Centre
15 57 (1.31%) Data Structures
16 55 (1.26%) Cloud Native
17 39 (0.90%) Reference Data
18 32 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 321 (7.38%) Linux
2 169 (3.88%) Unix
3 148 (3.40%) Windows
4 138 (3.17%) Android
5 97 (2.23%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 32 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.71%) CentOS
9 28 (0.64%) Windows Server
10 16 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.30%) VMS
12 12 (0.28%) Solaris
13 10 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
14 9 (0.21%) Debian
14 9 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.18%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.14%) tvOS
17 4 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.092%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,090 (25.05%) DevOps
2 973 (22.36%) Scrum
3 793 (18.23%) TDD
4 684 (15.72%) Microservices
5 640 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 619 (14.23%) Test Automation
7 458 (10.53%) BDD
8 428 (9.84%) Asset Management
9 381 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
10 380 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
11 354 (8.14%) SDLC
12 347 (7.98%) Analytics
13 304 (6.99%) Kanban
14 299 (6.87%) Migration
15 287 (6.60%) Decision-Making
16 281 (6.46%) Front End Development
17 275 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 274 (6.30%) Business Analysis
19 267 (6.14%) Investment Management
20 266 (6.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,335 (30.68%) Java
2 964 (22.16%) JavaScript
3 784 (18.02%) Python
4 743 (17.08%) SQL
5 470 (10.80%) C#
6 238 (5.47%) Java 8
7 209 (4.80%) TypeScript
8 143 (3.29%) Kotlin
9 136 (3.13%) R
10 126 (2.90%) Scala
11 107 (2.46%) PowerShell
12 82 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 81 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 80 (1.84%) Ruby
15 74 (1.70%) C++
16 72 (1.65%) C
17 62 (1.42%) Shell Script
18 57 (1.31%) Go
19 56 (1.29%) ES6
20 53 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 608 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 497 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 252 (5.79%) Degree
4 82 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 76 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 30 (0.69%) ISEB
8 26 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 24 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.37%) CISSP
10 16 (0.37%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.34%) PhD
11 15 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.28%) CISM
14 12 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
16 9 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (6.07%) QA
2 54 (1.24%) PMO
3 40 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.67%) GDPR
5 22 (0.51%) WCAG
6 18 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.25%) COBIT
7 11 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 11 (0.25%) NIST
7 11 (0.25%) SLA
7 11 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.23%) NCSC
9 9 (0.21%) MiFID
10 8 (0.18%) Basel III
10 8 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.16%) PSD2
12 6 (0.14%) CRD IV
12 6 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 625 (14.36%) Docker
2 46 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.18%) HDFS
5 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.14%) vSphere
6 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.069%) GridGain
7 3 (0.069%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.046%) BusyBox
8 2 (0.046%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.046%) NFS
8 2 (0.046%) Samba
8 2 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.046%) Xen
9 1 (0.023%) Firmware
9 1 (0.023%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 571 (13.12%) Kubernetes
2 328 (7.54%) Terraform
3 195 (4.48%) Ansible
4 79 (1.82%) Puppet
5 62 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (1.08%) Prometheus
7 40 (0.92%) Kibana
8 35 (0.80%) Packer
9 30 (0.69%) logstash
10 22 (0.51%) Zipkin
11 17 (0.39%) Grafana
11 17 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (0.37%) Salt
13 15 (0.34%) Consul
14 14 (0.32%) SCOM
15 12 (0.28%) Istio
16 8 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
17 7 (0.16%) Oozie
17 7 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 362 (8.32%) Microsoft
2 252 (5.79%) Oracle
3 251 (5.77%) Google
4 91 (2.09%) SAP
5 82 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (1.56%) Splunk
7 64 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 62 (1.42%) Databricks
9 60 (1.38%) Tableau
10 51 (1.17%) Adobe
10 51 (1.17%) Bloomberg
11 50 (1.15%) Atlassian
12 49 (1.13%) MuleSoft
13 41 (0.94%) Sybase
14 40 (0.92%) AppDynamics
15 38 (0.87%) IBM
16 37 (0.85%) VMware
17 33 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.76%) StreamSets
18 29 (0.67%) HP