Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 12,147 13,029 10,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.97% 28.35% 26.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.77% 32.22% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,858 9,881 7,811
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 16
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -5.92% +8.70%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 35,969 40,435 34,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.74% 88.00% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,628 29,213 24,693
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 571 394
London median hourly rate £25.67 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.68% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £12.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.58 £22.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +11.70% -12.21% +8.96%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +2 2,596 £525 - 311
West London 0 527 £475 -5.00% 138
South London +1 459 £500 -3.85% 32
East London +1 303 £525 +5.00% 51
North London -1 42 £450 -5.26% 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 3,102 (25.54%) Java
2 2,969 (24.44%) Scrum
3 2,926 (24.09%) Finance
4 2,664 (21.93%) TDD
5 2,631 (21.66%) JavaScript
6 2,513 (20.69%) DevOps
7 2,249 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
8 1,824 (15.02%) SQL
9 1,725 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,665 (13.71%) HTML
11 1,644 (13.53%) Microservices
12 1,634 (13.45%) Test Automation
13 1,600 (13.17%) Python
14 1,589 (13.08%) Git (software)
15 1,551 (12.77%) Docker
16 1,477 (12.16%) BDD
17 1,463 (12.04%) JIRA
18 1,403 (11.55%) Banking
19 1,395 (11.48%) Jenkins
20 1,372 (11.29%) CSS
21 1,367 (11.25%) C#
22 1,366 (11.25%) .NET
23 1,333 (10.97%) AngularJS
24 1,321 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
25 1,228 (10.11%) React
26 1,149 (9.46%) User Experience
27 1,138 (9.37%) Linux
28 1,084 (8.92%) REST
29 1,021 (8.41%) Node.js
30 1,007 (8.29%) Kubernetes

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
1 734 (6.04%) Confluence
2 337 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 317 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 256 (2.11%) Apache
5 235 (1.93%) CMS
6 206 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 123 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 116 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 98 (0.81%) nginx
10 95 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 94 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 79 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 72 (0.59%) JBoss
14 59 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 58 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 37 (0.30%) Drupal
17 36 (0.30%) Mule
17 36 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 35 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
19 34 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 228 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 179 (1.47%) Sketch
3 122 (1.00%) InVision
4 115 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
5 97 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 90 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
7 88 (0.72%) MS Visio
8 55 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 38 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 33 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 30 (0.25%) Zeplin
12 29 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 16 (0.13%) Marvel
14 11 (0.091%) Chatbot
15 10 (0.082%) Adobe XD
15 10 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.033%) UXPin
17 3 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.025%) Flinto
17 3 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 140 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.29%) Endur
3 29 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 27 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 24 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 22 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 17 (0.14%) Magento
9 16 (0.13%) R3 Corda
10 14 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 13 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 12 (0.099%) Primavera
12 12 (0.099%) SAP ERP
12 12 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
13 11 (0.091%) SAP MM
14 10 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (0.082%) SAP BPC
15 9 (0.074%) Adobe Campaign
15 9 (0.074%) Eloqua
15 9 (0.074%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2,249 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1,725 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 423 (3.48%) Serverless
4 402 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 370 (3.05%) GitHub
6 344 (2.83%) Amazon S3
7 336 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
8 306 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 270 (2.22%) PaaS
10 254 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 237 (1.95%) Power Platform
12 233 (1.92%) SaaS
13 183 (1.51%) OpenShift
14 174 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
15 153 (1.26%) IaaS
16 140 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
17 131 (1.08%) Office 365
17 131 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 103 (0.85%) npm
19 102 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 204 (1.68%) HTTP
2 119 (0.98%) Internet
3 112 (0.92%) Firewall
4 97 (0.80%) DNS
5 90 (0.74%) VPN
6 76 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 58 (0.48%) SSL
8 48 (0.40%) FTP
8 48 (0.40%) WAN
9 43 (0.35%) DHCP
10 39 (0.32%) Skype
11 32 (0.26%) Network Security
12 30 (0.25%) LAN
13 29 (0.24%) Intranet
14 27 (0.22%) IPsec
15 23 (0.19%) Unified Communications
16 21 (0.17%) Kerberos
17 19 (0.16%) AMQP
18 18 (0.15%) SAN
19 16 (0.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 918 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 680 (5.60%) NoSQL
3 587 (4.83%) Big Data
4 571 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 514 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 493 (4.06%) Relational Database
7 419 (3.45%) MySQL
8 403 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
9 290 (2.39%) Hadoop
10 240 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 230 (1.89%) Power BI
12 217 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
13 196 (1.61%) Redis
14 194 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 158 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 156 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
17 115 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 115 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 112 (0.92%) Data Lake
19 107 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,589 (13.08%) Git (software)
2 1,463 (12.04%) JIRA
3 1,395 (11.48%) Jenkins
4 569 (4.68%) Selenium
5 463 (3.81%) Cucumber
6 441 (3.63%) Maven
7 309 (2.54%) JUnit
8 308 (2.54%) TeamCity
9 307 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 254 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 238 (1.96%) Bitbucket
12 236 (1.94%) Subversion
13 230 (1.89%) Mockito
14 224 (1.84%) Visual Studio
15 167 (1.37%) gulp
16 164 (1.35%) Jasmine
17 160 (1.32%) webpack
18 157 (1.29%) WebDriver
19 153 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
20 151 (1.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,926 (24.09%) Finance
2 1,403 (11.55%) Banking
3 637 (5.24%) Retail
4 560 (4.61%) Front Office
5 461 (3.80%) Marketing
6 334 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 206 (1.70%) Legal
8 190 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 152 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 131 (1.08%) Games
11 112 (0.92%) Law
12 107 (0.88%) Publishing
13 106 (0.87%) Back Office
14 98 (0.81%) Manufacturing
15 96 (0.79%) Retail Banking
16 91 (0.75%) Advertising
17 69 (0.57%) Electronics
18 60 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 44 (0.36%) Billing
20 22 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5,006 (41.21%) Developer
2 1,321 (10.88%) Java Developer
3 1,147 (9.44%) Analyst
4 819 (6.74%) Architect
5 752 (6.19%) Business Analyst
6 748 (6.16%) Senior Developer
7 677 (5.57%) Project Manager
8 606 (4.99%) React Developer
9 570 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 499 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
11 496 (4.08%) .NET Developer
12 461 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
13 443 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 435 (3.58%) C# Developer
15 350 (2.88%) Python Developer
16 343 (2.82%) Designer
17 341 (2.81%) Angular Developer
18 311 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
19 285 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
20 281 (2.31%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,665 (13.71%) HTML
2 1,372 (11.29%) CSS
3 1,366 (11.25%) .NET
4 1,333 (10.97%) AngularJS
5 1,228 (10.11%) React
6 1,084 (8.92%) REST
7 1,021 (8.41%) Node.js
8 981 (8.08%) Web Services
9 907 (7.47%) Spring
10 872 (7.18%) RESTful
11 829 (6.82%) HTML5
12 572 (4.71%) Kafka
13 548 (4.51%) JSON
14 483 (3.98%) Redux
15 473 (3.89%) Spring Boot
16 445 (3.66%) XML
17 426 (3.51%) SOAP
18 417 (3.43%) CSS3
19 404 (3.33%) ASP.NET
20 375 (3.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,149 (9.46%) User Experience
2 846 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 682 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
4 630 (5.19%) Fintech
5 497 (4.09%) Mobile App
6 249 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 230 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 226 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 224 (1.84%) Data Structures
10 204 (1.68%) Derivative
11 202 (1.66%) Algorithms
12 144 (1.19%) Public Cloud
13 140 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 136 (1.12%) Cloud Native
15 135 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 131 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 122 (1.00%) Management Information System
18 112 (0.92%) Data Centre
19 105 (0.86%) Video on Demand
20 103 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,138 (9.37%) Linux
2 440 (3.62%) Windows
3 412 (3.39%) Unix
4 293 (2.41%) Android
5 263 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 108 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 99 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 87 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 80 (0.66%) CentOS
10 56 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 32 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.12%) tvOS
14 14 (0.12%) VMS
15 13 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.091%) Debian
17 10 (0.082%) Fedora
18 6 (0.049%) Android TV
18 6 (0.049%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,969 (24.44%) Scrum
2 2,664 (21.93%) TDD
3 2,513 (20.69%) DevOps
4 1,644 (13.53%) Microservices
5 1,634 (13.45%) Test Automation
6 1,477 (12.16%) BDD
7 1,321 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
8 997 (8.21%) Kanban
9 989 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
10 938 (7.72%) Project Management
11 921 (7.58%) Analytics
12 875 (7.20%) Software Engineering
13 841 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 826 (6.80%) User Stories
15 784 (6.45%) SDLC
16 779 (6.41%) E-Commerce
17 722 (5.94%) Waterfall
18 719 (5.92%) Front End Development
19 685 (5.64%) Open Source
20 666 (5.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,102 (25.54%) Java
2 2,631 (21.66%) JavaScript
3 1,824 (15.02%) SQL
4 1,600 (13.17%) Python
5 1,367 (11.25%) C#
6 650 (5.35%) Java 8
7 441 (3.63%) ES6
8 428 (3.52%) Scala
9 425 (3.50%) Ruby
10 424 (3.49%) TypeScript
11 322 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 273 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 230 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 213 (1.75%) PHP
15 187 (1.54%) C++
16 177 (1.46%) Go
17 155 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 133 (1.09%) R
19 115 (0.95%) Kotlin
20 110 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 867 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 674 (5.55%) SC Cleared
3 653 (5.38%) Degree
4 128 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 112 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 99 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 99 (0.82%) PMP
7 93 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 86 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 82 (0.68%) ISEB
10 78 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 57 (0.47%) Master's Degree
12 47 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 43 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
14 33 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 32 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (0.26%) CISSP
16 29 (0.24%) RHCE
17 27 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 793 (6.53%) QA
2 146 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 119 (0.98%) PMO
4 82 (0.68%) GDPR
5 43 (0.35%) SLA
6 40 (0.33%) PSD2
7 38 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 38 (0.31%) MiFID
8 26 (0.21%) WCAG
9 21 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 17 (0.14%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.11%) SEPA
13 12 (0.099%) GxP
14 8 (0.066%) COBIT
15 7 (0.058%) EMIR
16 6 (0.049%) Basel III
16 6 (0.049%) FATCA
17 5 (0.041%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,551 (12.77%) Docker
2 158 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 78 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 74 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (0.50%) HDFS
6 36 (0.30%) vSphere
7 27 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 21 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 12 (0.099%) Squid
10 11 (0.091%) vCloud
11 10 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 10 (0.082%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.066%) XenApp
12 8 (0.066%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.058%) Snort
13 7 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.033%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.033%) Xen
16 3 (0.025%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,007 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 614 (5.05%) Terraform
3 577 (4.75%) Ansible
4 314 (2.59%) Puppet
5 232 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (0.74%) Kibana
7 79 (0.65%) Grafana
8 62 (0.51%) Packer
9 60 (0.49%) logstash
10 55 (0.45%) Consul
11 53 (0.44%) Prometheus
12 46 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
13 43 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
14 37 (0.30%) Nagios
14 37 (0.30%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.28%) SCCM
16 24 (0.20%) Control-M
16 24 (0.20%) Rancher
17 21 (0.17%) HAProxy
18 20 (0.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 932 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 611 (5.03%) Oracle
3 465 (3.83%) Google
4 288 (2.37%) Adobe
5 259 (2.13%) SAP
6 257 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 227 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 204 (1.68%) Splunk
9 171 (1.41%) Tableau
10 148 (1.22%) IBM
11 147 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 142 (1.17%) ServiceNow
13 133 (1.09%) MuleSoft
14 106 (0.87%) VMware
15 79 (0.65%) Informatica
16 61 (0.50%) Sitecore
17 57 (0.47%) AppDynamics
17 57 (0.47%) hybris
18 52 (0.43%) Cloudera
18 52 (0.43%) HP