Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 10,967 4,815 7,984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 29.75% 27.36% 26.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.52% 30.61% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,173 3,575 5,811
10th Percentile £425 £375 £398
25th Percentile £500 £438 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 22 27
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.28 £23.62
25th Percentile £39.75 £34.36 £36.70
Median hourly rate £44.50 £55.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year -19.09% +14.99% +1.23%
75th Percentile £70.05 £62.31 £52.50
90th Percentile £80.50 £68.00 £58.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.58 £47.50
% change year-on-year +14.74% -8.26% +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 33,719 15,729 26,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.36% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,596 11,387 19,431
10th Percentile £381 £325 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 141 316
10th Percentile £16.37 £17.00 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £23.38 £16.91
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.31% +39.13% +5.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £65.00 £53.51
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 1,213 £575 +9.48% 808
West London 0 219 £598 +17.16% 199
South London +1 157 £516 +6.44% 48
East London -3 55 £625 +16.28% 186
North London +3 7 £500 +66.67% 21
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,208 (29.25%) Finance
2 2,548 (23.23%) Social Skills
3 2,463 (22.46%) DevOps
4 2,419 (22.06%) Scrum
5 2,204 (20.10%) Azure
6 2,150 (19.60%) CI/CD
7 2,075 (18.92%) Java
8 2,002 (18.25%) AWS
9 1,677 (15.29%) JavaScript
10 1,637 (14.93%) SQL
11 1,562 (14.24%) Python
12 1,437 (13.10%) TDD
13 1,423 (12.98%) Microservices
14 1,391 (12.68%) Software Engineering
15 1,312 (11.96%) Banking
16 1,288 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 1,271 (11.59%) JIRA
18 1,264 (11.53%) React
19 1,230 (11.22%) Kubernetes
20 1,204 (10.98%) Docker
21 1,172 (10.69%) Test Automation
22 1,097 (10.00%) Analytics
23 1,049 (9.57%) C#
24 1,043 (9.51%) Git (software)
25 1,023 (9.33%) Jenkins
26 1,019 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
27 1,004 (9.15%) Microsoft
28 1,001 (9.13%) Project Management
29 901 (8.22%) .NET
30 886 (8.08%) 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
1 616 (5.62%) Confluence
2 247 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 219 (2.00%) CMS
4 178 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 136 (1.24%) Apache
6 103 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 80 (0.73%) IIS
8 68 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
9 60 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 52 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 51 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 42 (0.38%) JBoss
13 33 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (0.30%) Camunda
14 29 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.25%) SAS
16 25 (0.23%) nginx
16 25 (0.23%) WebSphere
17 24 (0.22%) Mule
17 24 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 191 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 115 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 115 (1.05%) Sketch
4 109 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 88 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 77 (0.70%) InVision
7 45 (0.41%) Adobe XD
8 34 (0.31%) Zeplin
9 33 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 32 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
11 28 (0.26%) Marvel
12 27 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
13 26 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 16 (0.15%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.055%) SPSS
16 5 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
17 4 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.036%) UserZoom
18 3 (0.027%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 61 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.19%) Endur
4 18 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.14%) Shopify
7 14 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 12 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 11 (0.10%) Magento
10 11 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.082%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.082%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.073%) Aligne
13 6 (0.055%) FINCAD Analytics
13 6 (0.055%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2,204 (20.10%) Azure
2 2,002 (18.25%) AWS
3 604 (5.51%) Serverless
4 600 (5.47%) GCP
5 453 (4.13%) GitHub
6 415 (3.78%) Power Platform
7 395 (3.60%) AWS Lambda
8 355 (3.24%) PaaS
9 325 (2.96%) SaaS
10 308 (2.81%) Amazon S3
11 210 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 207 (1.89%) IaaS
13 191 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
14 171 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
15 161 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
16 148 (1.35%) OpenShift
17 128 (1.17%) AWS Step Functions
18 122 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
18 122 (1.11%) Azure Functions
19 114 (1.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 119 (1.09%) HTTP
2 113 (1.03%) Firewall
3 93 (0.85%) Internet
4 69 (0.63%) DNS
5 56 (0.51%) 5G
6 47 (0.43%) Network Security
6 47 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 41 (0.37%) 2G
7 41 (0.37%) WAN
8 40 (0.36%) MVNO
9 39 (0.36%) GSM
10 27 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 27 (0.25%) Packet Switching
10 27 (0.25%) RTMP
11 26 (0.24%) Intranet
12 25 (0.23%) Broadband
12 25 (0.23%) Kerberos
12 25 (0.23%) VPN
13 23 (0.21%) LAN
14 19 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 645 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 430 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 409 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 381 (3.47%) Big Data
5 369 (3.36%) Power BI
6 357 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 275 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 269 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 244 (2.22%) Data Lake
10 228 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 216 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
12 204 (1.86%) MySQL
13 174 (1.59%) Tableau
14 126 (1.15%) Hadoop
15 115 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 115 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 108 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
17 93 (0.85%) Oracle Database
18 91 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
19 88 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,271 (11.59%) JIRA
2 1,043 (9.51%) Git (software)
3 1,023 (9.33%) Jenkins
4 396 (3.61%) Maven
5 318 (2.90%) Cucumber
6 293 (2.67%) GitLab
7 248 (2.26%) Selenium
8 239 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 192 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 172 (1.57%) Gradle
11 165 (1.50%) JUnit
12 130 (1.19%) Subversion
13 125 (1.14%) Mockito
14 116 (1.06%) Visual Studio
15 100 (0.91%) webpack
16 96 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 94 (0.86%) Cypress.io
18 91 (0.83%) WebDriver
19 84 (0.77%) Postman
20 82 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3,208 (29.25%) Finance
2 2,548 (23.23%) Social Skills
3 1,312 (11.96%) Banking
4 852 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
5 747 (6.81%) Front Office
6 656 (5.98%) Public Sector
7 526 (4.80%) Presentation Skills
8 505 (4.60%) Investment Banking
9 475 (4.33%) Retail
10 351 (3.20%) Marketing
11 244 (2.22%) Telecoms
12 239 (2.18%) Legal
13 207 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
14 113 (1.03%) Financial Institution
15 109 (0.99%) Manufacturing
16 104 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
17 102 (0.93%) Publishing
18 99 (0.90%) Back Office
19 96 (0.88%) Law
20 94 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 3,364 (30.67%) Developer
2 1,261 (11.50%) Analyst
3 919 (8.38%) Business Analyst
4 873 (7.96%) Java Developer
5 857 (7.81%) Architect
6 742 (6.77%) Project Manager
7 606 (5.53%) Senior Developer
8 462 (4.21%) Software Engineer
9 450 (4.10%) Designer
10 389 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 371 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
12 364 (3.32%) React Developer
13 344 (3.14%) Python Developer
14 317 (2.89%) Data Engineer
15 308 (2.81%) C# Developer
16 306 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
17 305 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
18 302 (2.75%) .NET Developer
19 277 (2.53%) Full Stack Developer
20 273 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,264 (11.53%) React
2 901 (8.22%) .NET
3 842 (7.68%) HTML
4 762 (6.95%) CSS
5 716 (6.53%) Node.js
6 713 (6.50%) REST
7 667 (6.08%) AngularJS
8 660 (6.02%) Spring
9 500 (4.56%) RESTful
10 437 (3.98%) Spring Boot
11 419 (3.82%) Kafka
12 381 (3.47%) Web Services
13 312 (2.84%) HTML5
14 273 (2.49%) JSON
15 267 (2.43%) .NET Core
16 263 (2.40%) .NET Framework
17 249 (2.27%) Redux
18 230 (2.10%) XML
19 207 (1.89%) ASP.NET
20 181 (1.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 886 (8.08%) User Experience
2 362 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 345 (3.15%) Derivative
4 335 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
5 272 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 262 (2.39%) Virtual Team
7 260 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 248 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 240 (2.19%) Equities
10 219 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
11 216 (1.97%) Cloud Native
11 216 (1.97%) Data Structures
12 209 (1.91%) Management Information System
13 207 (1.89%) Hedge funds
14 163 (1.49%) Algorithms
15 161 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
16 160 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
17 156 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
18 93 (0.85%) Data Centre
19 85 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 713 (6.50%) Linux
2 464 (4.23%) Windows
3 372 (3.39%) Unix
4 203 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 191 (1.74%) Android
6 77 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 38 (0.35%) CentOS
10 36 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 29 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 27 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 24 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.11%) Solaris
15 11 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.091%) Amazon Linux
16 10 (0.091%) Debian
17 9 (0.082%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,463 (22.46%) DevOps
2 2,419 (22.06%) Scrum
3 2,150 (19.60%) CI/CD
4 1,437 (13.10%) TDD
5 1,423 (12.98%) Microservices
6 1,391 (12.68%) Software Engineering
7 1,288 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,172 (10.69%) Test Automation
9 1,097 (10.00%) Analytics
10 1,019 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
11 1,001 (9.13%) Project Management
12 847 (7.72%) SDLC
13 794 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
14 784 (7.15%) Full Stack Development
15 781 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 773 (7.05%) Waterfall
17 742 (6.77%) Project Delivery
18 741 (6.76%) Kanban
19 702 (6.40%) User Stories
20 695 (6.34%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,075 (18.92%) Java
2 1,677 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 1,637 (14.93%) SQL
4 1,562 (14.24%) Python
5 1,049 (9.57%) C#
6 858 (7.82%) TypeScript
7 322 (2.94%) Java 8
8 311 (2.84%) Scala
9 285 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 263 (2.40%) Bash
11 192 (1.75%) Java 11
12 188 (1.71%) Kotlin
13 164 (1.50%) C
14 155 (1.41%) Ruby
15 146 (1.33%) C++
16 145 (1.32%) T-SQL
17 123 (1.12%) Go
18 112 (1.02%) ES6
19 108 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 106 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 697 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 601 (5.48%) Degree
3 589 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 178 (1.62%) PMI Certification
5 153 (1.40%) PMP
6 135 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 84 (0.77%) AWS Certification
8 69 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 61 (0.56%) CISSP
10 58 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 57 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 43 (0.39%) ISTQB
13 38 (0.35%) APMP
13 38 (0.35%) CISM
14 34 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 32 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
16 31 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
17 30 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (5.14%) QA
2 341 (3.11%) Accessibility
3 253 (2.31%) PMO
4 189 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 147 (1.34%) GDPR
6 57 (0.52%) SLA
6 57 (0.52%) WCAG
7 48 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (0.28%) IFRS
9 27 (0.25%) NIST
10 22 (0.20%) COBIT
11 21 (0.19%) GRC
11 21 (0.19%) PCI DSS
11 21 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 18 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
14 16 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 16 (0.15%) MiFID
14 16 (0.15%) NCSC
15 15 (0.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,204 (10.98%) Docker
2 201 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 57 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.17%) HDFS
6 16 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.091%) GridGain
8 10 (0.091%) OpenAM
8 10 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.091%) vSphere
9 8 (0.073%) NFS
10 7 (0.064%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 6 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.046%) Firmware
12 5 (0.046%) KVM
12 5 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.046%) Samba
13 4 (0.036%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.027%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,230 (11.22%) Kubernetes
2 873 (7.96%) Terraform
3 452 (4.12%) Ansible
4 115 (1.05%) Puppet
5 106 (0.97%) Prometheus
6 97 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 81 (0.74%) Grafana
8 67 (0.61%) Kibana
9 38 (0.35%) logstash
10 31 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
11 29 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 27 (0.25%) Istio
13 26 (0.24%) Packer
14 24 (0.22%) Consul
15 23 (0.21%) BladeLogic
15 23 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
16 22 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
17 21 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 20 (0.18%) SCCM
19 19 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,004 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 565 (5.15%) Oracle
3 286 (2.61%) Google
4 261 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 235 (2.14%) SAP
6 206 (1.88%) Databricks
7 167 (1.52%) Adobe
8 152 (1.39%) Splunk
9 137 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 133 (1.21%) MuleSoft
11 93 (0.85%) VMware
12 80 (0.73%) Red Hat
13 71 (0.65%) Informatica
14 70 (0.64%) Cloudera
15 69 (0.63%) Atlassian
16 62 (0.57%) IBM
17 50 (0.46%) AppDynamics
18 49 (0.45%) hybris
19 45 (0.41%) Hortonworks
20 42 (0.38%) Pega