Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5,154 11,886 12,972
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 27.50% 29.93% 28.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.06% 33.62% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,744 8,804 9,909
Median daily rate £544 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £375
90th Percentile £713 £675 £657
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 44
Median hourly rate £47.42 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.47% -22.22% -5.92%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £16.95
90th Percentile £64.20 £71.72 £63.38
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +4.65%

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 16,592 35,351 40,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.51% 89.02% 88.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,399 25,161 29,157
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £700 £680 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 401 557
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -1 943 £525 - 195
South London -1 249 £525 +5.00% 16
West London 0 191 £525 +10.53% 55
East London 0 74 £500 -4.76% 29
North London -4 10 £525 +16.67% 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 1,509 (29.28%) Java
2 1,350 (26.19%) Finance
3 1,292 (25.07%) DevOps
4 1,184 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 1,181 (22.91%) Scrum
6 1,122 (21.77%) AWS
7 988 (19.17%) Azure
8 979 (18.99%) TDD
9 871 (16.90%) SQL
10 816 (15.83%) Microservices
11 803 (15.58%) Python
12 760 (14.75%) Docker
13 719 (13.95%) Test Automation
14 712 (13.81%) Web Services
15 676 (13.12%) Git (software)
16 670 (13.00%) Software Engineering
17 651 (12.63%) React
18 647 (12.55%) JIRA
19 644 (12.50%) Security Cleared
20 630 (12.22%) Jenkins
21 626 (12.15%) Kubernetes
22 624 (12.11%) AngularJS
23 591 (11.47%) Banking
24 581 (11.27%) C#
25 553 (10.73%) Front Office
26 551 (10.69%) .NET
27 548 (10.63%) HTML
28 525 (10.19%) SC Cleared
29 514 (9.97%) BDD
30 491 (9.53%) CSS

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
1 345 (6.69%) Confluence
2 184 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 159 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 68 (1.32%) CMS
5 65 (1.26%) WebLogic
6 61 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 58 (1.13%) Apache
8 36 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.66%) JBoss
10 32 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 31 (0.60%) SAS
12 28 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 27 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
14 26 (0.50%) IIS
15 21 (0.41%) nginx
16 20 (0.39%) Camunda
17 18 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
18 16 (0.31%) MQSeries
19 15 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 15 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 121 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (1.34%) Sketch
3 53 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (0.80%) InVision
5 37 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.45%) Chatbot
7 20 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 17 (0.33%) Zeplin
9 15 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 14 (0.27%) Photoshop
11 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.17%) Adobe XD
13 8 (0.16%) Figma
14 7 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.097%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.078%) InDesign
16 4 (0.078%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 31 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 23 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
4 20 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 14 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.19%) Magento
7 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.12%) Maximo
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.097%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.097%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.097%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.097%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,122 (21.77%) AWS
2 988 (19.17%) Azure
3 330 (6.40%) GCP
4 218 (4.23%) GitHub
5 207 (4.02%) Serverless
6 163 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
7 154 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
8 137 (2.66%) OpenShift
9 133 (2.58%) Amazon S3
10 124 (2.41%) SaaS
11 118 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 117 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
13 102 (1.98%) Power Platform
14 97 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
15 93 (1.80%) PaaS
16 49 (0.95%) IaaS
17 45 (0.87%) Amazon EKS
17 45 (0.87%) Office 365
17 45 (0.87%) Slack
18 44 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 86 (1.67%) HTTP
2 68 (1.32%) SSL
3 50 (0.97%) Firewall
4 44 (0.85%) HTTPS
5 35 (0.68%) DNS
5 35 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 30 (0.58%) Internet
7 19 (0.37%) Skype
8 16 (0.31%) Network Security
8 16 (0.31%) VPN
9 15 (0.29%) RTMP
10 12 (0.23%) Intranet
11 10 (0.19%) Wireless
12 9 (0.17%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.17%) WAN
13 8 (0.16%) MQTT
14 7 (0.14%) DHCP
14 7 (0.14%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.14%) WLAN
15 6 (0.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 251 (4.87%) Big Data
3 237 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 221 (4.29%) MySQL
5 189 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
6 181 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 178 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 160 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
9 113 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 105 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
10 105 (2.04%) Redis
11 103 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
12 98 (1.90%) Hadoop
13 95 (1.84%) Power BI
14 68 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 67 (1.30%) Data Lake
16 47 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 46 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
18 42 (0.81%) RDBMS
19 41 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 676 (13.12%) Git (software)
2 647 (12.55%) JIRA
3 630 (12.22%) Jenkins
4 223 (4.33%) Selenium
5 202 (3.92%) Maven
6 186 (3.61%) JUnit
7 170 (3.30%) Cucumber
8 131 (2.54%) Mockito
9 124 (2.41%) Artifactory
10 107 (2.08%) GitLab
11 103 (2.00%) RStudio
12 101 (1.96%) Gradle
13 97 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
14 96 (1.86%) TeamCity
15 75 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 68 (1.32%) Jasmine
17 67 (1.30%) SpecFlow
17 67 (1.30%) Subversion
18 61 (1.18%) WebDriver
19 60 (1.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,350 (26.19%) Finance
2 591 (11.47%) Banking
3 553 (10.73%) Front Office
4 386 (7.49%) Public Sector
5 276 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 139 (2.70%) Retail
7 135 (2.62%) Marketing
8 71 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 54 (1.05%) Legal
10 44 (0.85%) Back Office
10 44 (0.85%) Games
11 38 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 35 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.68%) Law
12 35 (0.68%) Publishing
13 29 (0.56%) Advertising
14 26 (0.50%) Local Government
15 24 (0.47%) Manufacturing
16 23 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2,266 (43.97%) Developer
2 664 (12.88%) Java Developer
3 425 (8.25%) Analyst
4 389 (7.55%) Architect
5 320 (6.21%) Senior Developer
6 290 (5.63%) React Developer
7 269 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 254 (4.93%) AWS Developer
9 235 (4.56%) Project Manager
10 232 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 207 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
12 201 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
13 199 (3.86%) C# Developer
14 191 (3.71%) .NET Developer
15 184 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
16 180 (3.49%) Python Developer
17 165 (3.20%) Software Engineer
18 145 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 142 (2.76%) Angular Developer
20 137 (2.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (13.81%) Web Services
2 651 (12.63%) React
3 624 (12.11%) AngularJS
4 551 (10.69%) .NET
5 548 (10.63%) HTML
6 491 (9.53%) CSS
7 447 (8.67%) Node.js
8 421 (8.17%) REST
9 406 (7.88%) Spring
10 330 (6.40%) RESTful
11 263 (5.10%) HTML5
12 237 (4.60%) Spring Boot
13 217 (4.21%) Kafka
14 210 (4.07%) Redux
15 181 (3.51%) ASP.NET
16 174 (3.38%) .NET Core
16 174 (3.38%) XML
17 165 (3.20%) J2EE
18 164 (3.18%) Vue.js
19 157 (3.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 465 (9.02%) User Experience
2 386 (7.49%) Fixed Income
3 357 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 292 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 279 (5.41%) Derivative
6 270 (5.24%) Equities
7 235 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
8 228 (4.42%) Hedge funds
9 138 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 93 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 86 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 80 (1.55%) Algorithms
13 74 (1.44%) Management Information System
14 71 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
15 66 (1.28%) Cloud Native
16 63 (1.22%) Public Cloud
17 62 (1.20%) Virtual Team
18 57 (1.11%) Data Centre
19 52 (1.01%) Blog
20 34 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 362 (7.02%) Linux
2 181 (3.51%) Unix
3 162 (3.14%) Android
4 138 (2.68%) Windows
5 118 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 46 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 34 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.60%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.37%) CentOS
10 16 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 15 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 14 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.23%) Solaris
14 10 (0.19%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (0.12%) tvOS
16 6 (0.12%) VMS
17 5 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.097%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,292 (25.07%) DevOps
2 1,181 (22.91%) Scrum
3 979 (18.99%) TDD
4 816 (15.83%) Microservices
5 719 (13.95%) Test Automation
6 670 (13.00%) Software Engineering
7 514 (9.97%) BDD
8 474 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
9 409 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
10 396 (7.68%) Analytics
11 383 (7.43%) SDLC
12 354 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 347 (6.73%) Front End Development
14 346 (6.71%) Kanban
15 344 (6.67%) Pair Programming
16 343 (6.66%) Asset Management
17 303 (5.88%) Migration
18 299 (5.80%) Decision-Making
18 299 (5.80%) Waterfall
19 295 (5.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,509 (29.28%) Java
2 1,184 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 871 (16.90%) SQL
4 803 (15.58%) Python
5 581 (11.27%) C#
6 297 (5.76%) Java 8
7 263 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 161 (3.12%) Scala
9 148 (2.87%) Kotlin
10 141 (2.74%) R
10 141 (2.74%) Ruby
11 112 (2.17%) PowerShell
12 105 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 83 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 79 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 77 (1.49%) Go
16 76 (1.47%) C++
17 75 (1.46%) Shell Script
18 74 (1.44%) C
19 70 (1.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 644 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 525 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 286 (5.55%) Degree
4 98 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 41 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 35 (0.68%) ISEB
8 30 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 30 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 27 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 24 (0.47%) PMP
11 19 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.37%) PhD
12 17 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (0.31%) CISSP
14 15 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
16 12 (0.23%) CCNA
16 12 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (5.74%) QA
2 61 (1.18%) PMO
3 50 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 42 (0.81%) GDPR
5 24 (0.47%) Solvency II
6 22 (0.43%) IFRS
7 18 (0.35%) SLA
8 17 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 14 (0.27%) WCAG
10 13 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (0.23%) NCSC
11 12 (0.23%) NIST
12 11 (0.21%) MiFID
13 8 (0.16%) Basel III
13 8 (0.16%) PSD2
14 7 (0.14%) COBIT
15 6 (0.12%) Basel II
15 6 (0.12%) CRD IV
15 6 (0.12%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 760 (14.75%) Docker
2 47 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.39%) HDFS
5 13 (0.25%) vSphere
6 10 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.039%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.039%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.039%) Firmware
10 2 (0.039%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.039%) NFS
10 2 (0.039%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.039%) Xen
10 2 (0.039%) XenApp
10 2 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 626 (12.15%) Kubernetes
2 395 (7.66%) Terraform
3 214 (4.15%) Ansible
4 72 (1.40%) Puppet
5 61 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.83%) Packer
6 43 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 23 (0.45%) Kibana
8 22 (0.43%) Zipkin
9 19 (0.37%) Istio
9 19 (0.37%) logstash
10 17 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
11 16 (0.31%) Consul
12 14 (0.27%) Grafana
13 13 (0.25%) Oozie
13 13 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 10 (0.19%) Data Guard
16 9 (0.17%) ZABBIX
17 8 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 385 (7.47%) Microsoft
2 264 (5.12%) Oracle
3 211 (4.09%) Google
4 113 (2.19%) SAP
5 108 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (1.73%) Adobe
7 76 (1.47%) Tableau
8 70 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 53 (1.03%) Bloomberg
10 48 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 47 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 45 (0.87%) Databricks
13 43 (0.83%) MuleSoft
13 43 (0.83%) Splunk
14 41 (0.80%) IBM
15 37 (0.72%) hybris
15 37 (0.72%) VMware
16 36 (0.70%) Sybase
17 34 (0.66%) Informatica
18 28 (0.54%) Cloudera