Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 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.

Agile Software Development
England > London
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 8,635 4,553 11,923
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 29.17% 28.05% 29.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.21% 31.35% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,273 3,391 8,885
10th Percentile £400 £400 £400
25th Percentile £463 £461 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £713 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 23
10th Percentile £20.00 £31.09 £15.85
25th Percentile £36.00 £45.59 £45.63
Median hourly rate £53.25 £56.25 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14% +16.67%
75th Percentile £68.65 £63.75 £71.02
90th Percentile £79.55 £66.72 £122.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 26,805 14,521 36,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.56% 89.45% 89.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,133 10,416 26,205
10th Percentile £363 £330 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 177 385
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.81 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.44 £35.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.60% +59.09% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.75 £39.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £60.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.89 £23.08 £22.93
% change year-on-year -0.80% +0.63% +11.74%

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 1,206 £550 +4.76% 807
West London 0 156 £525 - 228
South London 0 102 £560 +12.00% 48
East London -1 49 £517 +3.92% 175
North London -3 4 £650 +41.30% 11
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 2,397 (27.76%) Finance
2 1,958 (22.68%) Java
3 1,940 (22.47%) Social Skills
4 1,933 (22.39%) Scrum
5 1,862 (21.56%) DevOps
6 1,701 (19.70%) Azure
7 1,649 (19.10%) AWS
8 1,565 (18.12%) SQL
9 1,456 (16.86%) JavaScript
10 1,398 (16.19%) TDD
11 1,251 (14.49%) Banking
12 1,231 (14.26%) Python
13 1,201 (13.91%) Software Engineering
14 1,108 (12.83%) Microservices
15 1,097 (12.70%) React
16 1,041 (12.06%) Docker
17 1,014 (11.74%) Kubernetes
18 999 (11.57%) JIRA
19 922 (10.68%) Git (software)
20 857 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
21 856 (9.91%) Test Automation
22 843 (9.76%) Jenkins
23 832 (9.64%) .NET
24 815 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
25 804 (9.31%) C#
26 798 (9.24%) User Experience
27 749 (8.67%) Spring
28 746 (8.64%) Analytics
29 741 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
30 731 (8.47%) Web Services

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
1 448 (5.19%) Confluence
2 200 (2.32%) Apache Spark
3 184 (2.13%) Apache
4 162 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 120 (1.39%) CMS
6 77 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 73 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
8 65 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 45 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 40 (0.46%) JBoss
10 40 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 38 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 38 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
11 38 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
11 38 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 37 (0.43%) Mule
13 36 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 36 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 31 (0.36%) nginx
15 27 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 124 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (1.37%) Sketch
3 105 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
4 87 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 77 (0.89%) InVision
6 73 (0.85%) Figma
7 69 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
8 57 (0.66%) MS Visio
9 53 (0.61%) Zeplin
10 37 (0.43%) Photoshop
11 35 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 29 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
13 24 (0.28%) Adobe XD
13 24 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
14 17 (0.20%) Chatbot
15 11 (0.13%) UserZoom
16 7 (0.081%) Marvel
17 5 (0.058%) InDesign
17 5 (0.058%) Oracle Smart View
18 3 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 63 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 20 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.20%) Summit
6 16 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 12 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.13%) Magento
10 10 (0.12%) OneSumX
10 10 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
11 8 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.093%) Shopify
12 7 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
12 7 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
12 7 (0.081%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 7 (0.081%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.069%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1,701 (19.70%) Azure
2 1,649 (19.10%) AWS
3 658 (7.62%) Serverless
4 577 (6.68%) GCP
5 426 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
6 315 (3.65%) GitHub
7 302 (3.50%) Amazon S3
8 298 (3.45%) Power Platform
9 218 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
10 195 (2.26%) PaaS
11 191 (2.21%) AWS Step Functions
12 185 (2.14%) SaaS
13 165 (1.91%) IaaS
14 133 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
15 131 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
16 126 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 112 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
17 112 (1.30%) Azure Functions
17 112 (1.30%) OpenShift
18 103 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 97 (1.12%) HTTP
2 89 (1.03%) Firewall
3 79 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 65 (0.75%) Internet
5 61 (0.71%) DNS
6 60 (0.69%) SSL
7 48 (0.56%) 2G
8 44 (0.51%) 5G
9 42 (0.49%) MVNO
10 41 (0.47%) GSM
11 38 (0.44%) VPN
12 32 (0.37%) Packet Switching
13 30 (0.35%) HTTPS
14 27 (0.31%) WAN
15 26 (0.30%) DHCP
16 23 (0.27%) Unified Communications
17 22 (0.25%) Broadband
17 22 (0.25%) Kerberos
17 22 (0.25%) Skype
18 21 (0.24%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 445 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 337 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 332 (3.84%) NoSQL
4 318 (3.68%) Big Data
5 280 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 272 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 254 (2.94%) Power BI
8 215 (2.49%) MongoDB
9 213 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
10 187 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 168 (1.95%) Data Lake
12 155 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 133 (1.54%) Tableau
14 130 (1.51%) MySQL
15 125 (1.45%) Redis
16 115 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
17 102 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
18 89 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 88 (1.02%) BigQuery
20 87 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 999 (11.57%) JIRA
2 922 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 843 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 336 (3.89%) Maven
5 250 (2.90%) Cucumber
6 197 (2.28%) JUnit
7 185 (2.14%) Selenium
8 170 (1.97%) TeamCity
9 150 (1.74%) Bitbucket
10 127 (1.47%) GitLab
11 123 (1.42%) Mockito
12 118 (1.37%) Gradle
13 105 (1.22%) webpack
14 103 (1.19%) Visual Studio
15 96 (1.11%) Subversion
16 77 (0.89%) Cypress.io
17 74 (0.86%) Postman
18 72 (0.83%) Jasmine
19 71 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
20 65 (0.75%) Mocha
General
1 2,397 (27.76%) Finance
2 1,940 (22.47%) Social Skills
3 1,251 (14.49%) Banking
4 685 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
5 674 (7.81%) Front Office
6 480 (5.56%) Investment Banking
7 459 (5.32%) Public Sector
8 345 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
9 338 (3.91%) Retail
10 266 (3.08%) Marketing
11 190 (2.20%) Telecoms
12 170 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
13 118 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
14 101 (1.17%) Legal
15 96 (1.11%) Manufacturing
16 84 (0.97%) Back Office
17 83 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
18 70 (0.81%) Publishing
18 70 (0.81%) Retail Banking
19 63 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,899 (33.57%) Developer
2 962 (11.14%) Analyst
3 754 (8.73%) Java Developer
4 676 (7.83%) Business Analyst
5 672 (7.78%) Architect
6 593 (6.87%) Project Manager
7 451 (5.22%) React Developer
8 446 (5.17%) Senior Developer
9 427 (4.94%) Designer
10 331 (3.83%) Software Engineer
11 285 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
12 281 (3.25%) C# Developer
13 251 (2.91%) .NET Developer
14 248 (2.87%) Consultant
15 239 (2.77%) Data Engineer
16 235 (2.72%) AWS Developer
17 232 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
17 232 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
18 230 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
19 204 (2.36%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,097 (12.70%) React
2 832 (9.64%) .NET
3 749 (8.67%) Spring
4 731 (8.47%) Web Services
5 715 (8.28%) Node.js
6 681 (7.89%) AngularJS
7 644 (7.46%) HTML
8 562 (6.51%) REST
9 547 (6.33%) CSS
10 463 (5.36%) Kafka
11 446 (5.17%) RESTful
12 411 (4.76%) Spring Boot
13 289 (3.35%) HTML5
14 258 (2.99%) JSON
15 244 (2.83%) .NET Core
16 233 (2.70%) Material-UI
17 218 (2.52%) GraphQL
18 207 (2.40%) Redux
19 183 (2.12%) XML
20 176 (2.04%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 798 (9.24%) User Experience
2 282 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
3 276 (3.20%) Fixed Income
4 234 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 218 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 210 (2.43%) Derivative
7 203 (2.35%) Cloud Native
8 196 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
9 186 (2.15%) Data Structures
10 173 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 170 (1.97%) Algorithms
12 150 (1.74%) Virtual Team
13 137 (1.59%) Management Information System
14 129 (1.49%) Equities
14 129 (1.49%) Public Cloud
15 95 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
16 93 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
17 69 (0.80%) Data Centre
18 59 (0.68%) Credit Risk
19 57 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 547 (6.33%) Linux
2 265 (3.07%) Windows
3 241 (2.79%) Unix
4 187 (2.17%) Android
5 179 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 48 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 42 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.29%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.16%) CentOS
10 13 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.12%) VMS
14 8 (0.093%) Windows Server 2016
15 7 (0.081%) Debian
15 7 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.081%) Solaris
16 5 (0.058%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,933 (22.39%) Scrum
2 1,862 (21.56%) DevOps
3 1,398 (16.19%) TDD
4 1,201 (13.91%) Software Engineering
5 1,108 (12.83%) Microservices
6 857 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 856 (9.91%) Test Automation
8 815 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
9 746 (8.64%) Analytics
10 741 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
11 731 (8.47%) Project Management
12 726 (8.41%) SDLC
13 637 (7.38%) BDD
14 593 (6.87%) User Stories
15 576 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 532 (6.16%) Waterfall
17 507 (5.87%) Project Delivery
18 495 (5.73%) Kanban
19 478 (5.54%) Asset Management
20 473 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,958 (22.68%) Java
2 1,565 (18.12%) SQL
3 1,456 (16.86%) JavaScript
4 1,231 (14.26%) Python
5 804 (9.31%) C#
6 695 (8.05%) TypeScript
7 329 (3.81%) Java 8
8 324 (3.75%) Scala
9 256 (2.96%) Kotlin
10 232 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 227 (2.63%) C++
12 162 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 154 (1.78%) C
14 148 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 130 (1.51%) Go
16 121 (1.40%) Java 11
17 101 (1.17%) ES6
18 97 (1.12%) T-SQL
19 91 (1.05%) Ruby
20 80 (0.93%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 638 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 561 (6.50%) Degree
3 525 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 115 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 110 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 91 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 70 (0.81%) PMP
8 53 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 51 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 50 (0.58%) ISEB
11 48 (0.56%) CISSP
12 46 (0.53%) AWS Certification
13 33 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 31 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 27 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
16 26 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
17 24 (0.28%) CISM
17 24 (0.28%) PhD
18 19 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 526 (6.09%) QA
2 222 (2.57%) Accessibility
3 143 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 92 (1.07%) PMO
5 81 (0.94%) GDPR
6 45 (0.52%) WCAG
7 43 (0.50%) SLA
8 36 (0.42%) NIST
9 31 (0.36%) COBIT
9 31 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 24 (0.28%) MiFID
11 19 (0.22%) GRC
12 17 (0.20%) PMBOK
13 13 (0.15%) IFRS
14 12 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (0.12%) EMIR
16 8 (0.093%) ISO 20022
16 8 (0.093%) NCSC
17 7 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,041 (12.06%) Docker
2 110 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 56 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.37%) GridGain
5 25 (0.29%) Platform Symphony
6 22 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 15 (0.17%) HDFS
9 10 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.093%) vSphere
11 7 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.069%) XenApp
13 5 (0.058%) iptables
13 5 (0.058%) KVM
14 4 (0.046%) Firmware
14 4 (0.046%) NFS
14 4 (0.046%) Varnish
14 4 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.046%) Xen
14 4 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1,014 (11.74%) Kubernetes
2 620 (7.18%) Terraform
3 363 (4.20%) Ansible
4 141 (1.63%) Puppet
5 101 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 98 (1.13%) Grafana
6 98 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 29 (0.34%) Kibana
9 23 (0.27%) Packer
10 20 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.22%) Istio
11 19 (0.22%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.17%) MIIS
13 12 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.14%) SCCM
14 11 (0.13%) RSA Archer
14 11 (0.13%) Salt
14 11 (0.13%) vRealize
15 10 (0.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 623 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 605 (7.01%) Oracle
3 303 (3.51%) Google
4 285 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 193 (2.24%) Adobe
6 178 (2.06%) Databricks
7 168 (1.95%) SAP
8 130 (1.51%) Splunk
9 99 (1.15%) IBM
10 95 (1.10%) VMware
11 94 (1.09%) MuleSoft
12 93 (1.08%) Atlassian
13 74 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 57 (0.66%) New Relic
15 52 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
16 50 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 39 (0.45%) Sybase
18 38 (0.44%) Cisco
19 37 (0.43%) CA
19 37 (0.43%) HP