Period
to 16 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13,706 13,100 12,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.61% 27.94% 27.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.81% 31.73% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,131 10,183 9,323
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 11 26
London median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £53.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -20.37% +52.49%
10th Percentile £15.35 £35.00 £39.75
90th Percentile £64.38 £53.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +1.16% +7.50%

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 40,536 41,287 39,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.58% 88.06% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,222 29,979 28,339
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 395 418
London median hourly rate £23.07 £22.50 £21.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +3.38% +8.83%
10th Percentile £13.18 £13.31 £12.22
90th Percentile £54.46 £51.20 £50.84
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 2,839 £525 +5.00% 950
South London 0 813 £525 +4.95% 100
West London +1 565 £500 -0.50% 528
East London 0 323 £525 +2.44% 159
North London 0 46 £450 -7.69% 28
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 3,928 (28.66%) Java
2 3,423 (24.97%) TDD
3 3,416 (24.92%) Scrum
4 3,287 (23.98%) Finance
5 3,029 (22.10%) JavaScript
6 2,628 (19.17%) DevOps
7 2,404 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
8 2,205 (16.09%) Test Automation
9 1,993 (14.54%) SQL
10 1,972 (14.39%) Microservices
11 1,966 (14.34%) Git (software)
12 1,962 (14.31%) HTML
13 1,922 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
14 1,878 (13.70%) Jenkins
15 1,862 (13.59%) BDD
16 1,783 (13.01%) Banking
17 1,753 (12.79%) Docker
18 1,726 (12.59%) C#
19 1,698 (12.39%) CSS
20 1,675 (12.22%) .NET
21 1,625 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
22 1,595 (11.64%) JIRA
23 1,575 (11.49%) AngularJS
24 1,418 (10.35%) Python
25 1,387 (10.12%) React
26 1,297 (9.46%) Node.js
27 1,246 (9.09%) Spring
28 1,222 (8.92%) REST
29 1,193 (8.70%) Linux
30 1,169 (8.53%) 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
1 735 (5.36%) Confluence
2 354 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 344 (2.51%) CMS
4 317 (2.31%) Apache Spark
5 221 (1.61%) Apache
6 197 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 194 (1.42%) SharePoint
8 191 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 144 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 136 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 105 (0.77%) IIS
12 92 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
13 90 (0.66%) JBoss
14 75 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 73 (0.53%) WildFly
16 71 (0.52%) NServiceBus
17 61 (0.45%) Mule
18 54 (0.39%) WordPress
19 52 (0.38%) Apache Solr
20 50 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 265 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 160 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 113 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 98 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 91 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 87 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 85 (0.62%) InVision
8 37 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 25 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.044%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.022%) Flinto
15 3 (0.022%) HipChat
15 3 (0.022%) InDesign
16 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
16 2 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 107 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 26 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 24 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.15%) Magento
7 19 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 16 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.10%) Endur
9 14 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 14 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
10 13 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
12 10 (0.073%) Adobe Campaign
12 10 (0.073%) Hyperion Planning
12 10 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
13 9 (0.066%) Eloqua
13 9 (0.066%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 9 (0.066%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,404 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1,625 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 442 (3.22%) GitHub
4 323 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 292 (2.13%) PaaS
6 288 (2.10%) Serverless
7 244 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
8 239 (1.74%) SaaS
9 174 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 171 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
11 166 (1.21%) IaaS
12 149 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 131 (0.96%) npm
14 129 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
15 126 (0.92%) Office 365
16 100 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 83 (0.61%) Heroku
18 80 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
19 75 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
20 71 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 280 (2.04%) HTTP
2 129 (0.94%) Firewall
3 118 (0.86%) Internet
4 106 (0.77%) DNS
5 90 (0.66%) SSL
6 80 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 49 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 42 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 39 (0.28%) AMQP
10 37 (0.27%) VPN
11 36 (0.26%) Network Security
12 32 (0.23%) Skype
13 29 (0.21%) FTP
14 22 (0.16%) SMS
14 22 (0.16%) WAN
15 20 (0.15%) LAN
16 19 (0.14%) Intranet
17 18 (0.13%) Unified Communications
18 14 (0.10%) SAN
19 13 (0.095%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,112 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 856 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 703 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 591 (4.31%) Big Data
5 589 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 571 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
7 561 (4.09%) MySQL
8 499 (3.64%) Hadoop
9 355 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 277 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 261 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 203 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 199 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 184 (1.34%) Power BI
15 161 (1.17%) HBase
16 149 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 142 (1.04%) Data Lake
17 142 (1.04%) Redis
18 124 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 104 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,966 (14.34%) Git (software)
2 1,878 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 1,595 (11.64%) JIRA
4 894 (6.52%) Selenium
5 809 (5.90%) Maven
6 644 (4.70%) Cucumber
7 460 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 430 (3.14%) JUnit
9 295 (2.15%) Subversion
10 277 (2.02%) Mockito
11 252 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 250 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 242 (1.77%) Visual Studio
14 241 (1.76%) webpack
15 231 (1.69%) Gradle
16 213 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
17 210 (1.53%) NUnit
18 207 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 207 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
19 199 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,287 (23.98%) Finance
2 1,783 (13.01%) Banking
3 761 (5.55%) Retail
4 699 (5.10%) Front Office
5 497 (3.63%) Investment Banking
6 351 (2.56%) Marketing
7 206 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 186 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 183 (1.34%) Publishing
10 172 (1.25%) Legal
11 171 (1.25%) Games
12 156 (1.14%) Law
13 155 (1.13%) Advertising
14 146 (1.07%) Back Office
15 98 (0.72%) Manufacturing
16 92 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 72 (0.53%) Electronics
18 55 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 50 (0.36%) Private Banking
20 34 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6,132 (44.74%) Developer
2 1,846 (13.47%) Java Developer
3 1,248 (9.11%) Analyst
4 903 (6.59%) Senior Developer
5 853 (6.22%) Business Analyst
6 730 (5.33%) C# Developer
7 711 (5.19%) .NET Developer
8 709 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 707 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 688 (5.02%) Architect
11 655 (4.78%) React Developer
12 613 (4.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 512 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
14 503 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
15 406 (2.96%) Angular Developer
16 340 (2.48%) Scrum Master
17 329 (2.40%) Designer
18 298 (2.17%) Consultant
18 298 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
19 296 (2.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,962 (14.31%) HTML
2 1,698 (12.39%) CSS
3 1,675 (12.22%) .NET
4 1,575 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 1,387 (10.12%) React
6 1,297 (9.46%) Node.js
7 1,246 (9.09%) Spring
8 1,222 (8.92%) REST
9 1,169 (8.53%) Web Services
10 1,112 (8.11%) HTML5
11 1,097 (8.00%) RESTful
12 701 (5.11%) Spring Boot
13 638 (4.65%) CSS3
14 563 (4.11%) Redux
15 558 (4.07%) JSON
16 550 (4.01%) Kafka
17 517 (3.77%) ASP.NET
18 467 (3.41%) Hibernate
19 462 (3.37%) jQuery
20 460 (3.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,143 (8.34%) User Experience
2 975 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
3 848 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 547 (3.99%) Fintech
5 533 (3.89%) Mobile App
6 437 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 344 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 245 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 236 (1.72%) Derivative
10 228 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 219 (1.60%) Equities
12 201 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 192 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
14 178 (1.30%) Data Structures
15 162 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 156 (1.14%) Management Information System
17 152 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
18 139 (1.01%) Data Centre
19 137 (1.00%) Public Cloud
20 133 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,193 (8.70%) Linux
2 673 (4.91%) Unix
3 607 (4.43%) Windows
4 381 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 363 (2.65%) Android
6 144 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 119 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 104 (0.76%) CentOS
9 84 (0.61%) VMS
10 73 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 41 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 36 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 29 (0.21%) Solaris
14 23 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 17 (0.12%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.11%) Debian
18 13 (0.095%) Fedora
18 13 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (0.066%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,423 (24.97%) TDD
2 3,416 (24.92%) Scrum
3 2,628 (19.17%) DevOps
4 2,205 (16.09%) Test Automation
5 1,972 (14.39%) Microservices
6 1,922 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
7 1,862 (13.59%) BDD
8 1,082 (7.89%) Kanban
9 1,019 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 998 (7.28%) E-Commerce
11 996 (7.27%) OO
12 980 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
13 933 (6.81%) Project Management
14 909 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 872 (6.36%) SDLC
16 871 (6.35%) Front End Development
17 862 (6.29%) Analytics
18 822 (6.00%) Waterfall
19 821 (5.99%) Open Source
20 814 (5.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,928 (28.66%) Java
2 3,029 (22.10%) JavaScript
3 1,993 (14.54%) SQL
4 1,726 (12.59%) C#
5 1,418 (10.35%) Python
6 1,006 (7.34%) Java 8
7 500 (3.65%) Scala
8 432 (3.15%) TypeScript
9 424 (3.09%) Ruby
10 397 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 389 (2.84%) ES6
12 325 (2.37%) PowerShell
13 252 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 244 (1.78%) PHP
15 231 (1.69%) Groovy
16 224 (1.63%) Go
17 221 (1.61%) C++
18 196 (1.43%) Shell Script
19 153 (1.12%) Perl
20 145 (1.06%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,085 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 817 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 731 (5.33%) Degree
4 204 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 124 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 122 (0.89%) ISEB
7 107 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 88 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 87 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 83 (0.61%) PMP
11 81 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 78 (0.57%) AWS Certification
13 54 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 53 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
15 48 (0.35%) CISSP
16 43 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 36 (0.26%) CISM
18 35 (0.26%) PhD
19 30 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
20 28 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 981 (7.16%) QA
2 118 (0.86%) PMO
3 110 (0.80%) GDPR
4 87 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 51 (0.37%) PSD2
6 37 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 37 (0.27%) MiFID
6 37 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.23%) SLA
8 20 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 19 (0.14%) WCAG
10 14 (0.10%) EMIR
11 12 (0.088%) Basel III
12 11 (0.080%) WAI
13 9 (0.066%) COBIT
13 9 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
14 8 (0.058%) IFRS
15 6 (0.044%) IFRS 9
15 6 (0.044%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,753 (12.79%) Docker
2 150 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 117 (0.85%) HDFS
4 104 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (0.32%) vSphere
6 27 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 24 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 22 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 19 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.13%) OpenAM
12 16 (0.12%) XenApp
13 15 (0.11%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.088%) vCloud
16 8 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
17 7 (0.051%) NFS
17 7 (0.051%) OpenDJ
18 6 (0.044%) Squid
18 6 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 958 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 870 (6.35%) Ansible
3 700 (5.11%) Terraform
4 588 (4.29%) Puppet
5 493 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 100 (0.73%) Kibana
7 97 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 96 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
9 91 (0.66%) Mesos
10 87 (0.63%) Grafana
10 87 (0.63%) logstash
11 82 (0.60%) Packer
12 76 (0.55%) Nagios
13 72 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
14 54 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
15 47 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
16 45 (0.33%) Salt
17 44 (0.32%) Oozie
18 38 (0.28%) Consul
18 38 (0.28%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,005 (7.33%) Microsoft
2 802 (5.85%) Oracle
3 453 (3.31%) Google
4 254 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 240 (1.75%) SAP
6 193 (1.41%) Adobe
7 184 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 169 (1.23%) Splunk
9 160 (1.17%) Tableau
10 143 (1.04%) VMware
11 138 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 129 (0.94%) MuleSoft
13 120 (0.88%) IBM
14 116 (0.85%) Cloudera
15 115 (0.84%) ServiceNow
16 87 (0.63%) Sitecore
17 80 (0.58%) AppDynamics
18 74 (0.54%) New Relic
19 73 (0.53%) TIBCO
20 69 (0.50%) Sybase