Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10,375 3,888 10,358
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 29.43% 28.18% 27.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.26% 31.57% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,661 2,902 7,711
10th Percentile £413 £375 £388
25th Percentile £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £660 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 30
10th Percentile £25.73 £16.76 £18.13
25th Percentile £42.75 £28.42 £31.11
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.56 £48.92
Median % change year-on-year +40.97% -12.99% +17.12%
75th Percentile £75.51 £55.75 £64.38
90th Percentile £94.05 £64.15 £122.50
England median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +30.95% -11.58% +10.47%

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 32,162 12,314 32,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.24% 89.26% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 8,858 24,030
10th Percentile £363 £320 £325
25th Percentile £459 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £508 £515
Median % change year-on-year +8.27% -1.36% +3.00%
75th Percentile £650 £614 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 99 381
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.16 £20.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.36% +56.95% +10.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £43.38 £42.62
90th Percentile £65.70 £52.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.68% +11.11% +12.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 1,263 £550 +4.76% 816
West London 0 183 £538 +7.50% 213
South London +1 144 £533 +13.00% 62
East London -1 59 £575 +22.99% 182
North London -3 6 £500 +8.70% 21
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,966 (28.59%) Finance
2 2,491 (24.01%) Social Skills
3 2,308 (22.25%) Scrum
4 2,221 (21.41%) DevOps
5 2,197 (21.18%) Java
6 1,951 (18.80%) Azure
7 1,933 (18.63%) AWS
8 1,751 (16.88%) SQL
9 1,704 (16.42%) JavaScript
10 1,502 (14.48%) TDD
11 1,386 (13.36%) Python
12 1,344 (12.95%) Microservices
13 1,334 (12.86%) Banking
14 1,315 (12.67%) Software Engineering
15 1,230 (11.86%) Docker
16 1,226 (11.82%) Kubernetes
17 1,214 (11.70%) React
18 1,203 (11.60%) JIRA
19 1,182 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 1,081 (10.42%) Git (software)
21 1,071 (10.32%) Test Automation
22 996 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
23 988 (9.52%) Jenkins
24 948 (9.14%) Project Management
25 921 (8.88%) C#
26 915 (8.82%) Analytics
27 866 (8.35%) User Experience
28 859 (8.28%) SDLC
28 859 (8.28%) Full Stack Development
29 851 (8.20%) Analytical Skills

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
1 553 (5.33%) Confluence
2 242 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 203 (1.96%) CMS
4 167 (1.61%) Apache
5 157 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 92 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 80 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 72 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
9 67 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 47 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (0.43%) JBoss
12 40 (0.39%) IIS
13 36 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.34%) Mule
15 33 (0.32%) nginx
15 33 (0.32%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
17 28 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 28 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
18 22 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 171 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 152 (1.47%) Sketch
3 120 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
4 118 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 103 (0.99%) InVision
6 80 (0.77%) Figma
6 80 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
7 77 (0.74%) MS Visio
8 54 (0.52%) Zeplin
9 41 (0.40%) Photoshop
10 40 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 32 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
12 30 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
13 23 (0.22%) Adobe XD
13 23 (0.22%) Marvel
14 21 (0.20%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
15 6 (0.058%) Oracle Smart View
15 6 (0.058%) UserZoom
16 5 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 59 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 25 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 14 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 13 (0.13%) Endur
8 13 (0.13%) Magento
9 10 (0.096%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.096%) OneSumX
9 10 (0.096%) Shopify
10 9 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.087%) IBM Planning Analytics
11 6 (0.058%) Cloudability
11 6 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
12 5 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,951 (18.80%) Azure
2 1,933 (18.63%) AWS
3 711 (6.85%) Serverless
4 620 (5.98%) GCP
5 490 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
6 409 (3.94%) GitHub
7 373 (3.60%) Amazon S3
8 332 (3.20%) Power Platform
9 262 (2.53%) SaaS
10 258 (2.49%) PaaS
11 257 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
12 215 (2.07%) AWS Step Functions
13 182 (1.75%) IaaS
14 181 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
15 158 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
16 155 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
17 134 (1.29%) OpenShift
18 116 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
19 114 (1.10%) Azure Functions
20 113 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 134 (1.29%) HTTP
2 108 (1.04%) Firewall
3 79 (0.76%) Internet
3 79 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 74 (0.71%) 2G
5 72 (0.69%) 5G
6 67 (0.65%) DNS
7 66 (0.64%) MVNO
8 65 (0.63%) GSM
9 48 (0.46%) Packet Switching
9 48 (0.46%) SSL
10 37 (0.36%) WAN
11 33 (0.32%) Intranet
12 27 (0.26%) VPN
13 26 (0.25%) Kerberos
14 25 (0.24%) HTTPS
14 25 (0.24%) LAN
14 25 (0.24%) Network Security
14 25 (0.24%) RTMP
15 24 (0.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 390 (3.76%) NoSQL
3 382 (3.68%) Big Data
4 374 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
5 356 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 321 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 303 (2.92%) Power BI
8 250 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
9 244 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 226 (2.18%) Data Lake
11 207 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
12 181 (1.74%) MySQL
13 156 (1.50%) Hadoop
14 155 (1.49%) Tableau
15 130 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
16 124 (1.20%) Oracle Database
17 120 (1.16%) RDBMS
17 120 (1.16%) Redis
18 95 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 94 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,203 (11.60%) JIRA
2 1,081 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 988 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 420 (4.05%) Maven
5 329 (3.17%) Cucumber
6 233 (2.25%) Selenium
7 229 (2.21%) JUnit
8 196 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 186 (1.79%) GitLab
10 172 (1.66%) Bitbucket
11 163 (1.57%) Mockito
12 160 (1.54%) Gradle
13 148 (1.43%) Subversion
14 114 (1.10%) Visual Studio
15 102 (0.98%) webpack
16 94 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
17 91 (0.88%) Jasmine
18 89 (0.86%) Postman
19 82 (0.79%) Cypress.io
20 79 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2,966 (28.59%) Finance
2 2,491 (24.01%) Social Skills
3 1,334 (12.86%) Banking
4 851 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 701 (6.76%) Front Office
6 547 (5.27%) Public Sector
7 532 (5.13%) Presentation Skills
8 520 (5.01%) Investment Banking
9 448 (4.32%) Retail
10 356 (3.43%) Marketing
11 246 (2.37%) Telecoms
12 175 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
13 152 (1.47%) Legal
14 114 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
14 114 (1.10%) Manufacturing
15 111 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
16 102 (0.98%) Back Office
17 81 (0.78%) Retail Banking
18 77 (0.74%) Financial Institution
19 72 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,299 (31.80%) Developer
2 1,222 (11.78%) Analyst
3 896 (8.64%) Business Analyst
4 834 (8.04%) Java Developer
5 785 (7.57%) Architect
6 779 (7.51%) Project Manager
7 552 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 460 (4.43%) Software Engineer
9 453 (4.37%) Designer
10 424 (4.09%) React Developer
11 321 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 290 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 288 (2.78%) C# Developer
14 284 (2.74%) Data Engineer
15 273 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
16 264 (2.54%) Python Developer
17 259 (2.50%) Consultant
18 249 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
19 241 (2.32%) Senior Java Developer
20 238 (2.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,214 (11.70%) React
2 830 (8.00%) Web Services
3 828 (7.98%) .NET
4 807 (7.78%) Spring
5 800 (7.71%) Node.js
6 767 (7.39%) HTML
7 753 (7.26%) AngularJS
8 688 (6.63%) REST
9 671 (6.47%) CSS
10 541 (5.21%) RESTful
11 484 (4.67%) Spring Boot
12 470 (4.53%) Kafka
13 337 (3.25%) HTML5
14 320 (3.08%) JSON
15 248 (2.39%) Material-UI
16 245 (2.36%) XML
17 234 (2.26%) .NET Core
18 220 (2.12%) Redux
19 197 (1.90%) SOAP
20 194 (1.87%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 866 (8.35%) User Experience
2 291 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
3 274 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 264 (2.54%) Derivative
4 264 (2.54%) Fixed Income
5 261 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 227 (2.19%) Cloud Native
7 223 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 213 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
9 211 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 193 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
11 178 (1.72%) Management Information System
12 176 (1.70%) Public Cloud
13 172 (1.66%) Algorithms
14 162 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
15 157 (1.51%) Equities
16 147 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
17 106 (1.02%) Data Centre
18 77 (0.74%) Hedge funds
18 77 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 643 (6.20%) Linux
2 373 (3.60%) Windows
3 316 (3.05%) Unix
4 227 (2.19%) Android
5 218 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 65 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 21 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 17 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.13%) VMS
12 14 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (0.13%) CentOS
14 12 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (0.11%) Solaris
16 8 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.067%) Debian
17 7 (0.067%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,308 (22.25%) Scrum
2 2,221 (21.41%) DevOps
3 1,502 (14.48%) TDD
4 1,344 (12.95%) Microservices
5 1,315 (12.67%) Software Engineering
6 1,182 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,071 (10.32%) Test Automation
8 996 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
9 948 (9.14%) Project Management
10 915 (8.82%) Analytics
11 859 (8.28%) Full Stack Development
11 859 (8.28%) SDLC
12 775 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
13 696 (6.71%) Project Delivery
14 693 (6.68%) BDD
15 690 (6.65%) User Stories
16 680 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
17 670 (6.46%) Waterfall
18 622 (6.00%) Kanban
19 594 (5.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,197 (21.18%) Java
2 1,751 (16.88%) SQL
3 1,704 (16.42%) JavaScript
4 1,386 (13.36%) Python
5 921 (8.88%) C#
6 813 (7.84%) TypeScript
7 385 (3.71%) Scala
8 369 (3.56%) Java 8
9 268 (2.58%) Kotlin
10 215 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 214 (2.06%) C++
12 201 (1.94%) C
13 194 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 174 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 172 (1.66%) Java 11
16 134 (1.29%) Go
17 122 (1.18%) Ruby
18 105 (1.01%) ES6
19 102 (0.98%) PHP
20 100 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 624 (6.01%) Degree
2 613 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 518 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 152 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 125 (1.20%) PMP
6 116 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 86 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 63 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 62 (0.60%) CISSP
10 56 (0.54%) AWS Certification
11 52 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 49 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 46 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (0.32%) CISM
15 32 (0.31%) ISEB
16 30 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
17 27 (0.26%) CISA
18 24 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 22 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
19 22 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 524 (5.05%) QA
2 277 (2.67%) Accessibility
3 174 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 173 (1.67%) PMO
5 109 (1.05%) GDPR
6 43 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (0.40%) WCAG
8 40 (0.39%) NIST
9 39 (0.38%) COBIT
10 33 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 33 (0.32%) SLA
11 28 (0.27%) PMBOK
12 26 (0.25%) GRC
13 24 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 21 (0.20%) MiFID
15 16 (0.15%) IFRS
16 14 (0.13%) EMIR
17 13 (0.13%) NCSC
18 11 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
19 10 (0.096%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,230 (11.86%) Docker
2 144 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 72 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.20%) GridGain
5 16 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.13%) vSphere
9 11 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
10 10 (0.096%) OpenAM
11 8 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.067%) HDFS
13 6 (0.058%) KVM
13 6 (0.058%) NFS
13 6 (0.058%) XenApp
14 5 (0.048%) iptables
14 5 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.039%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.029%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,226 (11.82%) Kubernetes
2 759 (7.32%) Terraform
3 428 (4.13%) Ansible
4 139 (1.34%) Puppet
5 111 (1.07%) Prometheus
6 105 (1.01%) Grafana
6 105 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (0.49%) Kibana
8 46 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.24%) Istio
10 22 (0.21%) Packer
11 20 (0.19%) Control-M
12 18 (0.17%) SCCM
13 16 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
13 16 (0.15%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.14%) logstash
15 14 (0.13%) BladeLogic
15 14 (0.13%) Oozie
16 13 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 756 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 653 (6.29%) Oracle
3 319 (3.07%) Google
4 318 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
5 223 (2.15%) Adobe
6 203 (1.96%) SAP
7 193 (1.86%) Databricks
8 153 (1.47%) Splunk
9 121 (1.17%) MuleSoft
10 114 (1.10%) VMware
11 104 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 92 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 84 (0.81%) IBM
14 64 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 62 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
16 58 (0.56%) Informatica
17 57 (0.55%) hybris
18 55 (0.53%) New Relic
19 54 (0.52%) Cloudera
20 46 (0.44%) Cisco