Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9,435 13,900 13,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 27.03% 29.75% 27.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.86% 33.70% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,832 10,287 10,354
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 10
London median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £41.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -16.58% -22.65%
10th Percentile £30.40 £16.85 £34.63
90th Percentile £65.00 £63.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -0.98%

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 30,575 41,247 41,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.61% 88.29% 88.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,888 29,797 30,520
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 477 395
London median hourly rate £24.66 £23.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +6.13% +3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.08 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.30 £50.88
England median hourly rate £23.94 £22.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.66% +3.64%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in London

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor 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 5 December 2019. 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 0 2,068 £525 - 705
South London 0 440 £480 -8.57% 98
West London 0 417 £500 - 318
East London +1 174 £550 - 109
North London +2 39 £450 - 23
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 2,402 (25.46%) Java
2 2,341 (24.81%) Finance
3 2,340 (24.80%) Scrum
4 2,108 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 2,012 (21.32%) DevOps
6 1,998 (21.18%) TDD
7 1,688 (17.89%) AWS
8 1,485 (15.74%) SQL
9 1,473 (15.61%) Python
10 1,377 (14.59%) Azure
11 1,292 (13.69%) Microservices
12 1,180 (12.51%) Git (software)
13 1,162 (12.32%) HTML
14 1,120 (11.87%) C#
15 1,116 (11.83%) JIRA
16 1,085 (11.50%) Docker
17 1,078 (11.43%) React
18 1,073 (11.37%) Test Automation
19 1,070 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
20 1,064 (11.28%) CSS
21 987 (10.46%) Banking
22 963 (10.21%) AngularJS
23 955 (10.12%) .NET
24 949 (10.06%) BDD
25 915 (9.70%) Jenkins
26 858 (9.09%) Node.js
27 824 (8.73%) Security Cleared
28 806 (8.54%) Web Services
29 793 (8.40%) Software Engineering
30 789 (8.36%) User Experience

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
1 534 (5.66%) Confluence
2 257 (2.72%) Apache Spark
3 235 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
4 178 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 175 (1.85%) Apache
6 127 (1.35%) CMS
7 80 (0.85%) IIS
8 60 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 60 (0.64%) nginx
9 57 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 52 (0.55%) JBoss
10 52 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 44 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 39 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 35 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
14 30 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 27 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
16 26 (0.28%) OpenStack
17 21 (0.22%) Apache Solr
18 20 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 187 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (1.13%) Sketch
3 100 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 90 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 83 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 73 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 70 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 61 (0.65%) InVision
9 47 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.24%) Adobe XD
10 23 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 21 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.22%) Zeplin
12 12 (0.13%) Figma
12 12 (0.13%) Marvel
13 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
15 6 (0.064%) InDesign
16 5 (0.053%) SketchUp
17 3 (0.032%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 103 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.28%) Magento
4 23 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 21 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 19 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 17 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 16 (0.17%) Temenos T24
10 15 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 14 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 14 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
12 12 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
12 12 (0.13%) Shopify
13 11 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
14 10 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
14 10 (0.11%) Endur
15 8 (0.085%) Distributed Ledger
15 8 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 8 (0.085%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1,688 (17.89%) AWS
2 1,377 (14.59%) Azure
3 375 (3.97%) GCP
4 306 (3.24%) GitHub
5 291 (3.08%) Serverless
6 228 (2.42%) Power Platform
7 222 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
8 208 (2.20%) Amazon S3
9 189 (2.00%) PaaS
10 160 (1.70%) SaaS
11 159 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
12 154 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 149 (1.58%) OpenShift
14 138 (1.46%) Office 365
15 109 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
16 99 (1.05%) IaaS
17 93 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
18 88 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
19 83 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
20 73 (0.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 120 (1.27%) HTTP
2 82 (0.87%) Firewall
3 76 (0.81%) Internet
4 70 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 48 (0.51%) VPN
6 36 (0.38%) WAN
7 32 (0.34%) Network Security
8 31 (0.33%) DNS
9 29 (0.31%) Intranet
9 29 (0.31%) SSL
10 28 (0.30%) FTP
11 24 (0.25%) LAN
12 21 (0.22%) Multicast
13 20 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.19%) AMQP
14 18 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.19%) Kerberos
15 17 (0.18%) Skype
16 15 (0.16%) HTTPS
17 13 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 472 (5.00%) Big Data
3 411 (4.36%) NoSQL
4 357 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 355 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 339 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 267 (2.83%) MongoDB
8 232 (2.46%) MySQL
9 215 (2.28%) Hadoop
10 212 (2.25%) Power BI
11 163 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 144 (1.53%) Data Lake
13 143 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
14 116 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 97 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 95 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
17 91 (0.96%) Redis
17 91 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 90 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 89 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,180 (12.51%) Git (software)
2 1,116 (11.83%) JIRA
3 915 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 359 (3.80%) Selenium
5 310 (3.29%) Maven
6 299 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 251 (2.66%) JUnit
8 238 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 184 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 154 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 153 (1.62%) Visual Studio
12 152 (1.61%) Mockito
13 126 (1.34%) Bitbucket
14 124 (1.31%) webpack
15 119 (1.26%) Gradle
16 118 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
17 103 (1.09%) Jasmine
18 101 (1.07%) Subversion
19 100 (1.06%) WebDriver
20 97 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,341 (24.81%) Finance
2 987 (10.46%) Banking
3 583 (6.18%) Front Office
4 479 (5.08%) Public Sector
5 394 (4.18%) Marketing
6 327 (3.47%) Retail
7 296 (3.14%) Investment Banking
8 133 (1.41%) Law
9 132 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 123 (1.30%) Legal
11 110 (1.17%) Games
12 92 (0.98%) Advertising
13 89 (0.94%) Publishing
14 77 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 72 (0.76%) Retail Banking
16 65 (0.69%) Back Office
17 62 (0.66%) Financial Institution
18 53 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 49 (0.52%) Electronics
20 24 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,975 (42.13%) Developer
2 975 (10.33%) Java Developer
3 832 (8.82%) Analyst
4 695 (7.37%) Senior Developer
5 567 (6.01%) Architect
6 541 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 540 (5.72%) React Developer
8 539 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 463 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 413 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 373 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 364 (3.86%) .NET Developer
13 334 (3.54%) Python Developer
14 315 (3.34%) C# Developer
15 302 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
16 263 (2.79%) Designer
17 251 (2.66%) Angular Developer
18 237 (2.51%) Software Engineer
19 224 (2.37%) AWS Engineer
20 216 (2.29%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,162 (12.32%) HTML
2 1,078 (11.43%) React
3 1,064 (11.28%) CSS
4 963 (10.21%) AngularJS
5 955 (10.12%) .NET
6 858 (9.09%) Node.js
7 806 (8.54%) Web Services
8 711 (7.54%) REST
9 683 (7.24%) Spring
10 587 (6.22%) RESTful
11 469 (4.97%) HTML5
12 430 (4.56%) Kafka
13 387 (4.10%) Redux
14 378 (4.01%) JSON
15 334 (3.54%) ASP.NET
15 334 (3.54%) Spring Boot
16 303 (3.21%) SOAP
17 269 (2.85%) CSS3
17 269 (2.85%) XML
18 219 (2.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 789 (8.36%) User Experience
2 646 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 567 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
4 343 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 307 (3.25%) Derivative
6 295 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 209 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 183 (1.94%) Equities
9 165 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 162 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 161 (1.71%) Virtual Team
12 156 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
13 151 (1.60%) Management Information System
14 149 (1.58%) Algorithms
15 146 (1.55%) Data Structures
16 127 (1.35%) Data Centre
17 96 (1.02%) Hedge funds
18 75 (0.79%) Blog
19 64 (0.68%) Cloud Native
20 58 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 738 (7.82%) Linux
2 307 (3.25%) Unix
3 268 (2.84%) Windows
4 249 (2.64%) Android
5 241 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 119 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (0.55%) Windows Server
8 42 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 37 (0.39%) CentOS
10 31 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.21%) tvOS
14 15 (0.16%) AIX
15 13 (0.14%) Debian
16 11 (0.12%) Solaris
17 10 (0.11%) VMS
17 10 (0.11%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,340 (24.80%) Scrum
2 2,012 (21.32%) DevOps
3 1,998 (21.18%) TDD
4 1,292 (13.69%) Microservices
5 1,073 (11.37%) Test Automation
6 1,070 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
7 949 (10.06%) BDD
8 793 (8.40%) Software Engineering
9 782 (8.29%) Kanban
10 732 (7.76%) Analytics
11 721 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
12 693 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 667 (7.07%) Project Management
14 659 (6.98%) Front End Development
15 566 (6.00%) SDLC
16 539 (5.71%) Waterfall
17 536 (5.68%) User Stories
18 528 (5.60%) E-Commerce
19 520 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
20 495 (5.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,402 (25.46%) Java
2 2,108 (22.34%) JavaScript
3 1,485 (15.74%) SQL
4 1,473 (15.61%) Python
5 1,120 (11.87%) C#
6 434 (4.60%) Java 8
7 417 (4.42%) Ruby
8 337 (3.57%) Scala
8 337 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 242 (2.56%) C++
10 227 (2.41%) ES6
11 222 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 214 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 182 (1.93%) R
14 167 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 153 (1.62%) Go
16 148 (1.57%) Kotlin
17 143 (1.52%) PHP
18 141 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 131 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 824 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 633 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 581 (6.16%) Degree
4 104 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 73 (0.77%) PMP
7 71 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 71 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 64 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 62 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 49 (0.52%) ISEB
11 47 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 36 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 32 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (0.29%) CISSP
15 22 (0.23%) ACCA
16 21 (0.22%) BC Cleared
16 21 (0.22%) PhD
17 20 (0.21%) CIMA
17 20 (0.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 529 (5.61%) QA
2 134 (1.42%) PMO
3 81 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 77 (0.82%) GDPR
5 68 (0.72%) WCAG
6 30 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.31%) SLA
8 24 (0.25%) MiFID
9 22 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 16 (0.17%) PSD2
11 15 (0.16%) IFRS
11 15 (0.16%) NCSC
12 14 (0.15%) NIST
13 13 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 11 (0.12%) EMIR
15 10 (0.11%) COBIT
16 7 (0.074%) GxP
16 7 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.064%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,085 (11.50%) Docker
2 93 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.37%) HDFS
6 28 (0.30%) vSphere
7 17 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 10 (0.11%) Postfix
8 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.074%) Firmware
10 7 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.074%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.042%) BusyBox
11 4 (0.042%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.032%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.032%) KVM
12 3 (0.032%) oVirt
12 3 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 748 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 487 (5.16%) Terraform
3 383 (4.06%) Ansible
4 173 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 148 (1.57%) Puppet
6 52 (0.55%) Packer
7 42 (0.45%) Kibana
8 41 (0.43%) Consul
9 31 (0.33%) Grafana
9 31 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 29 (0.31%) Salt
11 28 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 28 (0.30%) logstash
12 24 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
13 23 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (0.24%) Prometheus
14 18 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.18%) Suricata
15 17 (0.18%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.16%) MIIS
Vendors
1 761 (8.07%) Microsoft
2 484 (5.13%) Oracle
3 346 (3.67%) Google
4 258 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
5 235 (2.49%) SAP
6 176 (1.87%) Tableau
7 158 (1.67%) Adobe
8 146 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 118 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 105 (1.11%) IBM
11 94 (1.00%) VMware
12 91 (0.96%) MuleSoft
13 82 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 74 (0.78%) Databricks
15 70 (0.74%) Splunk
16 57 (0.60%) Sybase
17 55 (0.58%) Informatica
18 48 (0.51%) Bloomberg
19 45 (0.48%) Cisco
20 43 (0.46%) Cognos