Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 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 10,911 13,375 12,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 28.53% 29.41% 27.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.37% 33.31% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,005 10,011 9,200
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £389 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 13
London median hourly rate £42.10 £40.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.25% -16.37% +5.12%
10th Percentile £27.13 £15.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £122.50 £61.25 £51.97
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +1.16%

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 33,709 40,148 39,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.14% 88.29% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,124 29,050 28,162
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 487 389
London median hourly rate £22.97 £22.42 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -4.60% +9.58%
10th Percentile £12.49 £14.00 £12.98
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.57 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.50 £23.07
% change year-on-year +20.38% -11.14% +1.01%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 2,304 £525 - 754
West London 0 454 £500 - 299
South London 0 401 £475 -9.52% 79
East London +1 215 £550 +10.00% 106
North London 0 56 £450 -5.26% 30
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2,834 (25.97%) Java
2 2,802 (25.68%) Finance
3 2,702 (24.76%) Scrum
4 2,458 (22.53%) JavaScript
5 2,437 (22.34%) DevOps
6 2,395 (21.95%) TDD
7 2,035 (18.65%) AWS
8 1,760 (16.13%) Python
9 1,720 (15.76%) SQL
10 1,618 (14.83%) Azure
11 1,500 (13.75%) Microservices
12 1,366 (12.52%) Docker
13 1,340 (12.28%) Git (software)
14 1,321 (12.11%) HTML
15 1,293 (11.85%) JIRA
16 1,286 (11.79%) Test Automation
17 1,284 (11.77%) React
18 1,253 (11.48%) Banking
19 1,249 (11.45%) C#
20 1,203 (11.03%) CSS
21 1,200 (11.00%) AngularJS
22 1,188 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
23 1,182 (10.83%) BDD
24 1,071 (9.82%) Jenkins
25 1,053 (9.65%) .NET
26 981 (8.99%) User Experience
27 980 (8.98%) Linux
28 978 (8.96%) Node.js
29 947 (8.68%) Kanban
30 929 (8.51%) 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
1 619 (5.67%) Confluence
2 360 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 299 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 237 (2.17%) Apache
5 193 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 151 (1.38%) CMS
7 85 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 61 (0.56%) IIS
8 61 (0.56%) nginx
9 53 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
9 53 (0.49%) Apache Solr
10 52 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 47 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 40 (0.37%) JBoss
13 39 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 30 (0.27%) Umbraco
15 29 (0.27%) Magnolia
16 28 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 27 (0.25%) WordPress
18 26 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 212 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 168 (1.54%) Sketch
3 122 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 93 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 87 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 86 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 83 (0.76%) InVision
8 57 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 36 (0.33%) Zeplin
10 35 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
11 33 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
12 26 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (0.16%) Marvel
14 12 (0.11%) Chatbot
14 12 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
15 9 (0.082%) Adobe XD
16 5 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.046%) Flinto
16 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
17 4 (0.037%) Figma
Business Applications
1 122 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 26 (0.24%) Magento
4 25 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 18 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 17 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 16 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.14%) R3 Corda
11 14 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 14 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
12 13 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 13 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
13 12 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.11%) Oracle TCA
13 12 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,035 (18.65%) AWS
2 1,618 (14.83%) Azure
3 414 (3.79%) Serverless
4 389 (3.57%) GCP
5 351 (3.22%) GitHub
6 349 (3.20%) Amazon S3
7 344 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
8 259 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
9 258 (2.36%) Power Platform
10 238 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 213 (1.95%) OpenShift
12 212 (1.94%) PaaS
13 195 (1.79%) SaaS
14 167 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
15 163 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
15 163 (1.49%) Office 365
16 147 (1.35%) IaaS
17 132 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
18 114 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
19 90 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 129 (1.18%) HTTP
2 96 (0.88%) Firewall
3 93 (0.85%) Internet
4 69 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 62 (0.57%) VPN
6 60 (0.55%) DNS
7 41 (0.38%) WAN
8 40 (0.37%) FTP
9 37 (0.34%) Network Security
10 33 (0.30%) Intranet
11 30 (0.27%) SSL
12 29 (0.27%) Skype
13 26 (0.24%) DHCP
14 23 (0.21%) LAN
15 20 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
16 18 (0.16%) AMQP
17 14 (0.13%) VLAN
18 13 (0.12%) HTTPS
18 13 (0.12%) Wireless
19 12 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 724 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 564 (5.17%) Big Data
3 522 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 441 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 423 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 389 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 387 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 331 (3.03%) MySQL
9 271 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 238 (2.18%) Power BI
11 215 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
12 192 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 175 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
14 148 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 146 (1.34%) RDBMS
16 132 (1.21%) Data Lake
17 119 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 113 (1.04%) Apache Hive
19 109 (1.00%) Redis
20 102 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,340 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 1,293 (11.85%) JIRA
3 1,071 (9.82%) Jenkins
4 466 (4.27%) Selenium
5 338 (3.10%) Cucumber
6 297 (2.72%) Maven
7 266 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 232 (2.13%) JUnit
9 197 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 188 (1.72%) Bitbucket
11 169 (1.55%) Mockito
12 154 (1.41%) Visual Studio
13 148 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 146 (1.34%) webpack
15 136 (1.25%) Subversion
16 133 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
17 131 (1.20%) Jasmine
18 122 (1.12%) gulp
19 118 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
20 112 (1.03%) Artifactory
General
1 2,802 (25.68%) Finance
2 1,253 (11.48%) Banking
3 598 (5.48%) Front Office
4 569 (5.21%) Public Sector
5 468 (4.29%) Retail
6 398 (3.65%) Marketing
7 363 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 148 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 143 (1.31%) Games
10 137 (1.26%) Legal
11 132 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 119 (1.09%) Advertising
13 93 (0.85%) Law
14 90 (0.82%) Publishing
15 88 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 77 (0.71%) Back Office
16 77 (0.71%) Manufacturing
17 58 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (0.39%) Electronics
18 43 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,552 (41.72%) Developer
2 1,182 (10.83%) Java Developer
3 996 (9.13%) Analyst
4 694 (6.36%) Senior Developer
5 673 (6.17%) React Developer
6 640 (5.87%) Business Analyst
7 637 (5.84%) Architect
8 586 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 537 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 479 (4.39%) Full Stack Developer
11 465 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 413 (3.79%) .NET Developer
13 403 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
14 373 (3.42%) Python Developer
15 327 (3.00%) C# Developer
16 326 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
17 324 (2.97%) Angular Developer
18 295 (2.70%) Designer
19 259 (2.37%) AWS Developer
20 257 (2.36%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,321 (12.11%) HTML
2 1,284 (11.77%) React
3 1,203 (11.03%) CSS
4 1,200 (11.00%) AngularJS
5 1,053 (9.65%) .NET
6 978 (8.96%) Node.js
7 929 (8.51%) Web Services
8 781 (7.16%) REST
9 738 (6.76%) Spring
10 679 (6.22%) RESTful
11 615 (5.64%) HTML5
12 520 (4.77%) Kafka
13 510 (4.67%) Redux
14 447 (4.10%) JSON
15 371 (3.40%) Spring Boot
16 345 (3.16%) ASP.NET
17 342 (3.13%) CSS3
18 307 (2.81%) SOAP
19 287 (2.63%) Sass
20 281 (2.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 981 (8.99%) User Experience
2 719 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 634 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
4 408 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 305 (2.80%) Fixed Income
6 292 (2.68%) Derivative
7 200 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 196 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 184 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 177 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 170 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 157 (1.44%) Management Information System
13 146 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 135 (1.24%) Equities
15 133 (1.22%) Algorithms
16 127 (1.16%) Data Centre
17 111 (1.02%) Hedge funds
18 98 (0.90%) Cloud Native
19 86 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
20 80 (0.73%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 980 (8.98%) Linux
2 418 (3.83%) Unix
3 355 (3.25%) Windows
4 263 (2.41%) Android
5 262 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 119 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 70 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 54 (0.49%) CentOS
10 48 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 35 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 32 (0.29%) tvOS
13 25 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.15%) VMS
15 13 (0.12%) AIX
16 9 (0.082%) Solaris
17 8 (0.073%) Debian
17 8 (0.073%) Mesosphere
17 8 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,702 (24.76%) Scrum
2 2,437 (22.34%) DevOps
3 2,395 (21.95%) TDD
4 1,500 (13.75%) Microservices
5 1,286 (11.79%) Test Automation
6 1,188 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
7 1,182 (10.83%) BDD
8 947 (8.68%) Kanban
9 898 (8.23%) Software Engineering
10 837 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
11 830 (7.61%) Analytics
12 798 (7.31%) Front End Development
13 788 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 785 (7.19%) Project Management
15 682 (6.25%) SDLC
16 669 (6.13%) E-Commerce
17 639 (5.86%) User Stories
18 626 (5.74%) Fintech
19 624 (5.72%) Waterfall
20 567 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,834 (25.97%) Java
2 2,458 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 1,760 (16.13%) Python
4 1,720 (15.76%) SQL
5 1,249 (11.45%) C#
6 539 (4.94%) Java 8
7 441 (4.04%) Ruby
8 432 (3.96%) Scala
9 404 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 331 (3.03%) ES6
11 297 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 286 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 240 (2.20%) C++
14 184 (1.69%) Go
15 173 (1.59%) PHP
16 167 (1.53%) Shell Script
16 167 (1.53%) T-SQL
17 166 (1.52%) R
18 150 (1.37%) Kotlin
19 136 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 757 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 650 (5.96%) Degree
3 575 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 114 (1.04%) AWS Certification
5 101 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 96 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 94 (0.86%) PMP
8 82 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 63 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 63 (0.58%) ISEB
10 60 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 44 (0.40%) DBS Check
12 42 (0.38%) Master's Degree
13 39 (0.36%) CISSP
14 34 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
15 33 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 20 (0.18%) ACCA
18 20 (0.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 606 (5.55%) QA
2 135 (1.24%) PMO
3 99 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 80 (0.73%) GDPR
5 38 (0.35%) SLA
6 35 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.29%) PSD2
8 31 (0.28%) WCAG
9 27 (0.25%) MiFID
10 24 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 18 (0.16%) Solvency II
13 15 (0.14%) NIST
14 14 (0.13%) IFRS
14 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 12 (0.11%) EMIR
16 11 (0.10%) COBIT
16 11 (0.10%) NCSC
17 9 (0.082%) SEPA
18 8 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,366 (12.52%) Docker
2 148 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 58 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (0.39%) HDFS
6 20 (0.18%) vSphere
7 16 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 13 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.082%) vCloud
10 7 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.055%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.055%) Firmware
12 5 (0.046%) Postfix
12 5 (0.046%) XenApp
12 5 (0.046%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.037%) KVM
13 4 (0.037%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 901 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 618 (5.66%) Terraform
3 458 (4.20%) Ansible
4 216 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 182 (1.67%) Puppet
6 56 (0.51%) Consul
7 52 (0.48%) Packer
8 51 (0.47%) Kibana
9 39 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
10 34 (0.31%) logstash
11 31 (0.28%) Grafana
12 29 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.25%) Salt
13 27 (0.25%) SCCM
14 25 (0.23%) Control-M
15 21 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 20 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
16 20 (0.18%) Suricata
16 20 (0.18%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 854 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 498 (4.56%) Oracle
3 441 (4.04%) Google
4 302 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
5 260 (2.38%) SAP
6 210 (1.92%) Adobe
7 189 (1.73%) Tableau
8 175 (1.60%) Atlassian
9 150 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 148 (1.36%) IBM
11 121 (1.11%) MuleSoft
12 117 (1.07%) Splunk
13 109 (1.00%) ServiceNow
14 101 (0.93%) Informatica
15 87 (0.80%) VMware
16 74 (0.68%) Databricks
17 69 (0.63%) Bloomberg
18 62 (0.57%) Reuters
19 54 (0.49%) Cloudera
20 43 (0.39%) Apple