Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4,795 7,992 13,272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 27.51% 26.59% 29.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.12% 30.35% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,252 5,946 9,992
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £390 £394
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 25
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.83 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.99% +1.77% +52.62%
10th Percentile £22.50 £23.62 £31.46
90th Percentile £68.00 £55.00 £68.00
England median hourly rate £45.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% +4.05%

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 15,406 26,332 39,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.39% 87.61% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,996 19,165 28,656
Median daily rate £500 £513 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +0.49% +2.00%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £325
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 316 396
Median hourly rate £32.25 £23.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.22% +3.93% +0.59%
10th Percentile £17.01 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.14 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.79 £20.92 £21.76
% change year-on-year +28.07% -3.87% -0.14%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -1 583 £525 - 401
South London 0 138 £485 -3.00% 46
West London 0 130 £500 -2.44% 138
East London 0 35 £528 -4.05% 80
North London -7 3 £300 -33.33% 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,409 (29.38%) Finance
2 1,334 (27.82%) Java
3 1,154 (24.07%) AWS
4 1,059 (22.09%) DevOps
5 1,000 (20.86%) Azure
6 981 (20.46%) JavaScript
7 938 (19.56%) Scrum
8 910 (18.98%) Python
9 754 (15.72%) SQL
10 749 (15.62%) TDD
11 745 (15.54%) Software Engineering
11 745 (15.54%) Microservices
12 669 (13.95%) Banking
13 636 (13.26%) Web Services
14 633 (13.20%) Docker
15 624 (13.01%) React
16 610 (12.72%) Kubernetes
17 598 (12.47%) Security Cleared
18 562 (11.72%) Test Automation
19 533 (11.12%) Git (software)
20 518 (10.80%) AngularJS
21 511 (10.66%) Jenkins
22 510 (10.64%) JIRA
23 506 (10.55%) Front Office
24 497 (10.36%) SC Cleared
25 448 (9.34%) Node.js
26 438 (9.13%) Asset Management
27 436 (9.09%) Serverless
28 429 (8.95%) BDD
29 424 (8.84%) Problem-Solving

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
1 258 (5.38%) Confluence
2 106 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 101 (2.11%) Apache
4 65 (1.36%) CMS
5 59 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 54 (1.13%) Red Hat Fuse
7 51 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 44 (0.92%) JBoss
9 38 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.56%) Mule
11 27 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.52%) SAS
13 24 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
13 24 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.48%) Jupyter
15 21 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.31%) Camunda
17 14 (0.29%) Appian
17 14 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 65 (1.36%) Sketch
2 57 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
4 46 (0.96%) InVision
5 33 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.65%) Adobe XD
7 26 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 26 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 26 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 23 (0.48%) Zeplin
9 12 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (0.17%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.13%) Figma
13 5 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.10%) Gephi
14 3 (0.063%) UserZoom
15 2 (0.042%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.042%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 38 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.21%) Magento
4 10 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.10%) Endur
8 5 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
8 5 (0.10%) Shopify
9 4 (0.083%) RMDS
9 4 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.083%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1,154 (24.07%) AWS
2 1,000 (20.86%) Azure
3 436 (9.09%) Serverless
4 423 (8.82%) GCP
5 295 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
6 239 (4.98%) Amazon S3
7 178 (3.71%) GitHub
8 164 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 125 (2.61%) Power Platform
10 114 (2.38%) PaaS
11 110 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
12 106 (2.21%) SaaS
13 95 (1.98%) OpenShift
14 80 (1.67%) IaaS
15 75 (1.56%) Azure Functions
16 74 (1.54%) AWS Step Functions
17 70 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
18 68 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
19 60 (1.25%) Apigee
20 57 (1.19%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (1.61%) HTTP
2 59 (1.23%) Firewall
3 48 (1.00%) DNS
4 39 (0.81%) Internet
5 31 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.48%) SSL
7 22 (0.46%) DHCP
8 21 (0.44%) Network Security
9 20 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.38%) 5G
10 18 (0.38%) Unified Communications
11 16 (0.33%) 2G
11 16 (0.33%) VPN
12 15 (0.31%) GSM
12 15 (0.31%) MVNO
12 15 (0.31%) WAN
13 14 (0.29%) FTP
13 14 (0.29%) Packet Switching
13 14 (0.29%) SSH
13 14 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 174 (3.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 172 (3.59%) NoSQL
4 165 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
5 162 (3.38%) MySQL
6 161 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 158 (3.30%) Big Data
8 130 (2.71%) MongoDB
8 130 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 118 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
10 91 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 88 (1.84%) Power BI
12 78 (1.63%) Data Lake
13 71 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
14 62 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 61 (1.27%) Tableau
16 51 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (1.04%) Redis
18 43 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 42 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 533 (11.12%) Git (software)
2 511 (10.66%) Jenkins
3 510 (10.64%) JIRA
4 162 (3.38%) Maven
5 141 (2.94%) Selenium
6 121 (2.52%) Cucumber
7 105 (2.19%) JUnit
8 98 (2.04%) GitLab
9 70 (1.46%) webpack
10 69 (1.44%) Gradle
11 63 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 58 (1.21%) Mockito
13 56 (1.17%) Artifactory
14 52 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 49 (1.02%) Cypress.io
16 47 (0.98%) Subversion
17 46 (0.96%) JMeter
18 41 (0.86%) Jasmine
19 39 (0.81%) SonarQube
19 39 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,409 (29.38%) Finance
2 669 (13.95%) Banking
3 506 (10.55%) Front Office
4 362 (7.55%) Public Sector
5 232 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 149 (3.11%) Marketing
7 136 (2.84%) Retail
8 103 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 54 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 51 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 48 (1.00%) Law
12 44 (0.92%) Legal
13 41 (0.86%) Electronics
14 37 (0.77%) Back Office
15 34 (0.71%) Advertising
16 33 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.54%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.52%) Publishing
19 18 (0.38%) Billing
19 18 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,874 (39.08%) Developer
2 497 (10.36%) Java Developer
3 413 (8.61%) Analyst
4 395 (8.24%) Architect
5 338 (7.05%) React Developer
6 289 (6.03%) Software Engineer
7 272 (5.67%) Business Analyst
7 272 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 241 (5.03%) Project Manager
9 240 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 218 (4.55%) AWS Developer
11 202 (4.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 199 (4.15%) Python Developer
13 185 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 182 (3.80%) Designer
15 172 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
16 149 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
17 135 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
18 131 (2.73%) Python Engineer
19 125 (2.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (13.26%) Web Services
2 624 (13.01%) React
3 518 (10.80%) AngularJS
4 448 (9.34%) Node.js
5 414 (8.63%) .NET
6 394 (8.22%) HTML
7 379 (7.90%) Spring
8 370 (7.72%) REST
9 330 (6.88%) CSS
10 233 (4.86%) Spring Boot
11 222 (4.63%) RESTful
12 218 (4.55%) Kafka
13 209 (4.36%) HTML5
14 180 (3.75%) Vue.js
15 167 (3.48%) JSON
16 164 (3.42%) Redux
17 160 (3.34%) XML
18 116 (2.42%) Middleware
19 110 (2.29%) GraphQL
20 107 (2.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 414 (8.63%) User Experience
2 362 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 305 (6.36%) Fixed Income
4 265 (5.53%) Derivative
5 212 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 210 (4.38%) Equities
7 174 (3.63%) Hedge funds
8 168 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
9 156 (3.25%) Mobile App
10 95 (1.98%) Virtual Team
11 89 (1.86%) Blog
12 87 (1.81%) Cloud Native
13 85 (1.77%) Data Structures
14 82 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
15 79 (1.65%) Public Cloud
16 78 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
17 74 (1.54%) Management Information System
18 69 (1.44%) Algorithms
19 52 (1.08%) Data Centre
20 42 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 372 (7.76%) Linux
2 131 (2.73%) Windows
3 127 (2.65%) Unix
4 119 (2.48%) Android
5 112 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.48%) CentOS
7 23 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.19%) Solaris
13 7 (0.15%) Debian
13 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.083%) OpenWrt
16 4 (0.083%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,059 (22.09%) DevOps
2 938 (19.56%) Scrum
3 749 (15.62%) TDD
4 745 (15.54%) Microservices
4 745 (15.54%) Software Engineering
5 562 (11.72%) Test Automation
6 438 (9.13%) Asset Management
7 429 (8.95%) BDD
8 424 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
9 371 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
9 371 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 354 (7.38%) Project Management
11 344 (7.17%) SDLC
12 332 (6.92%) Analytics
13 307 (6.40%) Open Source
14 299 (6.24%) Kanban
15 274 (5.71%) Waterfall
16 273 (5.69%) Investment Management
17 270 (5.63%) User Stories
18 266 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,334 (27.82%) Java
2 981 (20.46%) JavaScript
3 910 (18.98%) Python
4 754 (15.72%) SQL
5 364 (7.59%) C#
6 286 (5.96%) TypeScript
7 257 (5.36%) Kotlin
8 224 (4.67%) Java 8
9 177 (3.69%) Scala
10 100 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 98 (2.04%) C
12 95 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 91 (1.90%) R
14 82 (1.71%) Go
15 76 (1.58%) C++
16 75 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 69 (1.44%) Ruby
18 67 (1.40%) ES6
19 61 (1.27%) PL/SQL
20 55 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 598 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 497 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 276 (5.76%) Degree
4 84 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 61 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 39 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 35 (0.73%) PMP
8 31 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 28 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
11 27 (0.56%) AWS Certification
12 26 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.46%) ISEB
13 22 (0.46%) PhD
14 20 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.35%) CISSP
17 15 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.21%) CISM
19 9 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (5.78%) QA
2 55 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.86%) GDPR
3 41 (0.86%) PMO
4 18 (0.38%) SLA
4 18 (0.38%) WCAG
5 16 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.33%) NIST
6 15 (0.31%) MiFID
7 14 (0.29%) PMBOK
8 11 (0.23%) NCSC
9 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.17%) COBIT
10 8 (0.17%) COREP
11 5 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.083%) IFRS
12 4 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.083%) JTAG
13 3 (0.063%) HIPAA
System Software
1 633 (13.20%) Docker
2 38 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.44%) HDFS
4 19 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.19%) vSphere
7 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 4 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.083%) vCloud
10 3 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.063%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.042%) GridGain
11 2 (0.042%) NFS
11 2 (0.042%) Postfix
11 2 (0.042%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.021%) Ceph
12 1 (0.021%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 610 (12.72%) Kubernetes
2 372 (7.76%) Terraform
3 186 (3.88%) Ansible
4 82 (1.71%) Puppet
5 53 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (1.11%) Prometheus
6 30 (0.63%) Grafana
7 18 (0.38%) Salt
8 16 (0.33%) Packer
8 16 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.31%) Kibana
10 13 (0.27%) Consul
10 13 (0.27%) Rundeck
11 10 (0.21%) Nagios
12 8 (0.17%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.17%) Icinga
12 8 (0.17%) Opsview
12 8 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.15%) Rancher
13 7 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 346 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 261 (5.44%) Oracle
3 198 (4.13%) Google
4 115 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
5 107 (2.23%) MuleSoft
6 90 (1.88%) Splunk
7 88 (1.84%) SAP
8 83 (1.73%) Adobe
9 73 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 66 (1.38%) Databricks
11 62 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 48 (1.00%) AppDynamics
13 42 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 39 (0.81%) IBM
15 38 (0.79%) Sybase
16 36 (0.75%) Murex
17 29 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
17 29 (0.60%) Dynatrace
17 29 (0.60%) HP
17 29 (0.60%) VMware