Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 12,906 10,588 10,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 28.58% 26.42% 24.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.72% 30.45% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,759 8,010 8,460
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £378 £363 £333
90th Percentile £669 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 20
London median hourly rate £42.63 £47.83 £43.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.87% +9.01% +25.36%
10th Percentile £15.50 £36.75 £28.61
90th Percentile £60.63 £110.25 £56.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +17.65%

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 39,449 34,767 37,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.35% 86.77% 86.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,581 24,909 27,264
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 379 366
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.86 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +18.02% +5.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.02
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%

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 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 0 2,662 £525 +5.00% 746
West London +1 628 £500 +6.38% 328
South London -1 621 £520 +15.56% 82
East London 0 263 £500 +5.26% 142
North London +1 52 £475 -5.00% 35
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3,504 (27.15%) Java
2 3,420 (26.50%) Scrum
3 3,357 (26.01%) TDD
4 3,060 (23.71%) Finance
5 2,840 (22.01%) JavaScript
6 2,365 (18.32%) DevOps
7 2,239 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
8 1,969 (15.26%) HTML
9 1,933 (14.98%) Git (software)
10 1,901 (14.73%) SQL
11 1,758 (13.62%) BDD
12 1,756 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
13 1,747 (13.54%) Test Automation
14 1,717 (13.30%) CSS
15 1,670 (12.94%) Banking
16 1,644 (12.74%) C#
17 1,611 (12.48%) .NET
18 1,533 (11.88%) Jenkins
19 1,529 (11.85%) AngularJS
20 1,500 (11.62%) Microservices
21 1,437 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
22 1,370 (10.62%) Python
23 1,358 (10.52%) Docker
24 1,332 (10.32%) JIRA
25 1,235 (9.57%) Web Services
26 1,221 (9.46%) Linux
27 1,200 (9.30%) React
28 1,187 (9.20%) Node.js
29 1,165 (9.03%) Kanban
30 1,161 (9.00%) 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
1 638 (4.94%) Confluence
2 358 (2.77%) Apache Spark
3 326 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 312 (2.42%) CMS
5 310 (2.40%) Apache
6 276 (2.14%) Tomcat
7 191 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 171 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 120 (0.93%) nginx
10 112 (0.87%) JBoss
11 110 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 109 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 106 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 85 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 73 (0.57%) IIS
16 60 (0.46%) Mule
17 56 (0.43%) Drupal
18 51 (0.40%) NServiceBus
18 51 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
18 51 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 260 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 164 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 126 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 114 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 106 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 94 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
7 66 (0.51%) InVision
8 53 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 47 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (0.093%) Stata
12 11 (0.085%) Chatbot
13 10 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.046%) HipChat
14 6 (0.046%) InDesign
15 4 (0.031%) Windchill
16 3 (0.023%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.023%) Maya
Business Applications
1 87 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.23%) Magento
5 29 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 24 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 23 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 22 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 19 (0.15%) NetSuite
11 18 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
12 17 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
13 15 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
13 15 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 15 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
14 14 (0.11%) Front Arena
14 14 (0.11%) Summit
15 12 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
15 12 (0.093%) R3 Corda
16 11 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2,239 (17.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1,437 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (2.78%) GitHub
4 266 (2.06%) Serverless
5 263 (2.04%) PaaS
6 217 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 200 (1.55%) npm
8 185 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 181 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
9 181 (1.40%) SaaS
10 173 (1.34%) IaaS
11 156 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 138 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
13 123 (0.95%) Office 365
14 113 (0.88%) Heroku
15 93 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 90 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 85 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
18 58 (0.45%) Route 53
19 47 (0.36%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 348 (2.70%) HTTP
2 192 (1.49%) Firewall
3 182 (1.41%) DNS
4 174 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 164 (1.27%) Internet
6 128 (0.99%) SSL
7 98 (0.76%) SMS
8 51 (0.40%) Network Security
9 45 (0.35%) WAN
10 44 (0.34%) FTP
11 42 (0.33%) LAN
12 39 (0.30%) VPN
13 33 (0.26%) Kerberos
14 32 (0.25%) Intranet
15 25 (0.19%) DHCP
16 24 (0.19%) MPLS
17 23 (0.18%) Skype
18 22 (0.17%) DMARC
18 22 (0.17%) VLAN
19 19 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,046 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 786 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 681 (5.28%) Big Data
4 598 (4.63%) MongoDB
5 582 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
6 579 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 576 (4.46%) MySQL
8 447 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
9 444 (3.44%) Hadoop
10 223 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 204 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 179 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 166 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 164 (1.27%) HBase
15 153 (1.19%) Power BI
16 150 (1.16%) Apache Hive
17 138 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
18 125 (0.97%) Redis
19 120 (0.93%) Data Lake
19 120 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,933 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 1,533 (11.88%) Jenkins
3 1,332 (10.32%) JIRA
4 760 (5.89%) Selenium
5 620 (4.80%) Maven
6 575 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 404 (3.13%) JUnit
8 364 (2.82%) TeamCity
9 303 (2.35%) webpack
10 289 (2.24%) Subversion
10 289 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 258 (2.00%) Mockito
12 248 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 240 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 226 (1.75%) Gradle
15 224 (1.74%) NUnit
16 219 (1.70%) Jasmine
17 218 (1.69%) gulp
18 212 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
19 195 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3,060 (23.71%) Finance
2 1,670 (12.94%) Banking
3 705 (5.46%) Retail
4 514 (3.98%) Front Office
5 486 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 360 (2.79%) Marketing
7 230 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 213 (1.65%) Games
9 172 (1.33%) Legal
10 145 (1.12%) Advertising
10 145 (1.12%) Law
11 144 (1.12%) Back Office
12 141 (1.09%) Retail Banking
13 139 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 137 (1.06%) Publishing
15 84 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 64 (0.50%) Electronics
17 40 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 34 (0.26%) Automotive
18 34 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5,594 (43.34%) Developer
2 1,488 (11.53%) Java Developer
3 1,286 (9.96%) Analyst
4 952 (7.38%) Senior Developer
5 883 (6.84%) Architect
6 864 (6.69%) Business Analyst
7 750 (5.81%) Project Manager
8 717 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 649 (5.03%) C# Developer
10 648 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 571 (4.42%) React Developer
12 561 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
13 533 (4.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 378 (2.93%) Angular Developer
15 369 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
16 350 (2.71%) Scrum Master
17 339 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
18 318 (2.46%) Agile Developer
19 305 (2.36%) Designer
20 274 (2.12%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,969 (15.26%) HTML
2 1,717 (13.30%) CSS
3 1,611 (12.48%) .NET
4 1,529 (11.85%) AngularJS
5 1,235 (9.57%) Web Services
6 1,200 (9.30%) React
7 1,187 (9.20%) Node.js
8 1,113 (8.62%) REST
9 1,090 (8.45%) RESTful
10 1,075 (8.33%) HTML5
11 1,010 (7.83%) Spring
12 594 (4.60%) ASP.NET
13 590 (4.57%) CSS3
14 566 (4.39%) JSON
15 536 (4.15%) Redux
16 530 (4.11%) XML
17 497 (3.85%) jQuery
18 450 (3.49%) Kafka
19 449 (3.48%) Sass
20 441 (3.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,161 (9.00%) User Experience
2 838 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 759 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 560 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 510 (3.95%) Fintech
6 402 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 240 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 232 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 214 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 203 (1.57%) Derivative
11 201 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
12 182 (1.41%) Data Structures
13 177 (1.37%) Virtual Team
14 172 (1.33%) Equities
15 165 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
16 163 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
17 156 (1.21%) Management Information System
18 142 (1.10%) Public Cloud
19 122 (0.95%) Data Centre
20 113 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,221 (9.46%) Linux
2 565 (4.38%) Unix
3 505 (3.91%) Windows
4 440 (3.41%) Android
5 420 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 155 (1.20%) CentOS
7 142 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 105 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 103 (0.80%) Windows Server
10 83 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 42 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 34 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (0.24%) VMS
14 27 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 26 (0.20%) Solaris
16 24 (0.19%) CoreOS
17 17 (0.13%) DC/OS
18 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (0.11%) Windows 7
20 11 (0.085%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,420 (26.50%) Scrum
2 3,357 (26.01%) TDD
3 2,365 (18.32%) DevOps
4 1,758 (13.62%) BDD
5 1,756 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
6 1,747 (13.54%) Test Automation
7 1,500 (11.62%) Microservices
8 1,165 (9.03%) Kanban
9 1,115 (8.64%) E-Commerce
10 1,059 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
11 1,033 (8.00%) MVC
12 997 (7.73%) Project Management
13 957 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 923 (7.15%) OO
15 894 (6.93%) Software Engineering
16 883 (6.84%) Waterfall
17 847 (6.56%) Analytics
18 802 (6.21%) Open Source
19 791 (6.13%) SDLC
20 764 (5.92%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3,504 (27.15%) Java
2 2,840 (22.01%) JavaScript
3 1,901 (14.73%) SQL
4 1,644 (12.74%) C#
5 1,370 (10.62%) Python
6 789 (6.11%) Java 8
7 604 (4.68%) Scala
8 540 (4.18%) Ruby
9 439 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 392 (3.04%) ES6
11 357 (2.77%) TypeScript
12 253 (1.96%) Groovy
13 219 (1.70%) PHP
14 209 (1.62%) Go
15 204 (1.58%) PowerShell
16 203 (1.57%) T-SQL
17 196 (1.52%) C++
18 192 (1.49%) Perl
19 158 (1.22%) Apple Swift
20 155 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,074 (8.32%) Security Cleared
2 856 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 728 (5.64%) Degree
4 197 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 120 (0.93%) ISEB
6 112 (0.87%) PMP
7 107 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 106 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 103 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 89 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 82 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 63 (0.49%) CISSP
13 62 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 60 (0.46%) AWS Certification
15 52 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 49 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 43 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
18 39 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
19 38 (0.29%) CISM
20 33 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 781 (6.05%) QA
2 153 (1.19%) GDPR
3 134 (1.04%) PMO
4 101 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 87 (0.67%) GCP
6 60 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 52 (0.40%) SLA
8 47 (0.36%) MiFID
9 46 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 36 (0.28%) PSD2
11 28 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
12 19 (0.15%) EMIR
13 18 (0.14%) WCAG
14 15 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
15 13 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 12 (0.093%) COBIT
17 11 (0.085%) ISO 20022
18 10 (0.077%) SEPA
19 9 (0.070%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,358 (10.52%) Docker
2 136 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 87 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (0.60%) HDFS
5 40 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 31 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 28 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 25 (0.19%) vCloud
10 22 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.13%) vSphere
11 17 (0.13%) Xen
12 16 (0.12%) etcd
12 16 (0.12%) flannel
13 9 (0.070%) OpenAM
14 7 (0.054%) KVM
15 6 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
15 6 (0.046%) XenApp
15 6 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 666 (5.16%) Ansible
2 605 (4.69%) Kubernetes
3 537 (4.16%) Terraform
4 529 (4.10%) Puppet
5 404 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 104 (0.81%) Grafana
7 103 (0.80%) Kibana
8 102 (0.79%) logstash
9 81 (0.63%) Mesos
10 80 (0.62%) Packer
11 79 (0.61%) Prometheus
12 62 (0.48%) Consul
13 59 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
14 57 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
15 56 (0.43%) HAProxy
15 56 (0.43%) Nagios
16 54 (0.42%) Salt
17 49 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
18 43 (0.33%) ZABBIX
19 41 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 923 (7.15%) Microsoft
2 662 (5.13%) Oracle
3 370 (2.87%) Google
4 302 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 255 (1.98%) SAP
6 246 (1.91%) Adobe
7 169 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 167 (1.29%) Splunk
9 157 (1.22%) IBM
10 153 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 126 (0.98%) VMware
12 112 (0.87%) Tableau
13 94 (0.73%) Cloudera
14 89 (0.69%) AppDynamics
15 87 (0.67%) Cisco
16 85 (0.66%) MuleSoft
16 85 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 77 (0.60%) ServiceNow
18 73 (0.57%) hybris
19 69 (0.53%) Informatica