Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13,039 11,303 9,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 28.09% 27.09% 22.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.43% 31.48% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,164 8,587 7,514
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £635
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 14
London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.12 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.85% +9.73% +72.73%
10th Percentile £17.83 £27.50 £25.38
90th Percentile £57.50 £102.50 £149.25
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +2.35% -0.58% +22.14%

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 40,206 35,902 37,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,349 25,851 26,433
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.11%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £295
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 419 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £51.80
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 2,322 £500 - 724
West London 0 628 £513 +13.89% 401
South London -1 598 £525 +16.67% 52
East London 0 228 £525 +12.60% 101
North London 0 41 £488 +14.71% 27
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 3,949 (30.29%) Java
2 3,458 (26.52%) TDD
3 3,255 (24.96%) Scrum
4 3,137 (24.06%) Finance
5 2,822 (21.64%) JavaScript
6 2,164 (16.60%) DevOps
7 2,082 (15.97%) BDD
8 1,985 (15.22%) HTML
9 1,890 (14.49%) Banking
10 1,889 (14.49%) SQL
11 1,873 (14.36%) Git (software)
12 1,847 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
13 1,839 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
14 1,696 (13.01%) CSS
15 1,693 (12.98%) Test Automation
16 1,684 (12.92%) C#
17 1,640 (12.58%) .NET
18 1,501 (11.51%) Jenkins
19 1,483 (11.37%) Web Services
20 1,436 (11.01%) AngularJS
21 1,421 (10.90%) JIRA
22 1,389 (10.65%) Python
23 1,312 (10.06%) Microservices
24 1,267 (9.72%) RESTful
25 1,240 (9.51%) Docker
26 1,232 (9.45%) Linux
27 1,210 (9.28%) REST
28 1,105 (8.47%) Node.js
29 1,101 (8.44%) Security Cleared
30 1,087 (8.34%) Kanban

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
1 668 (5.12%) Confluence
2 372 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 347 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
4 342 (2.62%) Apache
5 339 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 335 (2.57%) CMS
7 246 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 165 (1.27%) SharePoint
9 161 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 144 (1.10%) JBoss
11 139 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 135 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 114 (0.87%) nginx
14 109 (0.84%) IIS
15 96 (0.74%) Apache Solr
16 89 (0.68%) WildFly
17 88 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
18 85 (0.65%) Drupal
18 85 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 59 (0.45%) Mule
Applications
1 242 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 141 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 120 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
5 118 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 115 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 78 (0.60%) InVision
8 63 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
9 47 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 24 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 17 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 16 (0.12%) HipChat
13 12 (0.092%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
15 6 (0.046%) InDesign
16 5 (0.038%) Mingle
16 5 (0.038%) SPSS
17 4 (0.031%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.031%) InfoPath
17 4 (0.031%) Maya
Business Applications
1 143 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.33%) Temenos T24
3 35 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 28 (0.21%) Magento
5 24 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 20 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 19 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 17 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 17 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.12%) Endur
9 16 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 15 (0.12%) ION MarketView
11 14 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
13 12 (0.092%) Summit
14 9 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
14 9 (0.069%) CA PPM
14 9 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
14 9 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
15 8 (0.061%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,839 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 990 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 304 (2.33%) GitHub
4 237 (1.82%) PaaS
5 228 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 208 (1.60%) SaaS
7 189 (1.45%) IaaS
8 174 (1.33%) Serverless
9 165 (1.27%) npm
10 164 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 128 (0.98%) Office 365
12 120 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
13 99 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 91 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 86 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
16 79 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
17 65 (0.50%) Route 53
18 62 (0.48%) Heroku
19 61 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 53 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 291 (2.23%) HTTP
2 200 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 190 (1.46%) Internet
4 162 (1.24%) Firewall
5 133 (1.02%) DNS
6 114 (0.87%) SSL
7 77 (0.59%) SMS
8 65 (0.50%) Network Security
9 57 (0.44%) VPN
10 48 (0.37%) LDAP
11 46 (0.35%) Kerberos
11 46 (0.35%) WAN
12 42 (0.32%) FTP
12 42 (0.32%) LAN
13 39 (0.30%) Intranet
14 33 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
15 31 (0.24%) Bluetooth
15 31 (0.24%) Skype
16 24 (0.18%) MPLS
17 23 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 991 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 934 (7.16%) NoSQL
3 670 (5.14%) MySQL
3 670 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
4 657 (5.04%) MongoDB
5 608 (4.66%) Big Data
6 562 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 496 (3.80%) Hadoop
8 307 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
9 265 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 248 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 177 (1.36%) HBase
12 157 (1.20%) Redis
13 152 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 136 (1.04%) Apache Hive
15 130 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 111 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
17 108 (0.83%) Oracle Database
18 102 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 102 (0.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,873 (14.36%) Git (software)
2 1,501 (11.51%) Jenkins
3 1,421 (10.90%) JIRA
4 701 (5.38%) Selenium
5 653 (5.01%) Maven
6 627 (4.81%) Cucumber
7 451 (3.46%) JUnit
8 429 (3.29%) TeamCity
9 349 (2.68%) Subversion
10 339 (2.60%) Mockito
11 232 (1.78%) webpack
12 230 (1.76%) Gradle
13 228 (1.75%) NUnit
14 225 (1.73%) WebDriver
15 213 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
16 207 (1.59%) Jasmine
17 198 (1.52%) gulp
18 186 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
19 183 (1.40%) Visual Studio
20 158 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,137 (24.06%) Finance
2 1,890 (14.49%) Banking
3 656 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 604 (4.63%) Retail
5 593 (4.55%) Front Office
6 464 (3.56%) Marketing
7 295 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 227 (1.74%) Games
9 218 (1.67%) Publishing
10 183 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 167 (1.28%) Legal
12 144 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 143 (1.10%) Law
14 128 (0.98%) Back Office
15 111 (0.85%) Manufacturing
16 106 (0.81%) Electronics
17 98 (0.75%) Advertising
18 44 (0.34%) Private Banking
19 40 (0.31%) Automotive
20 38 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,853 (44.89%) Developer
2 1,765 (13.54%) Java Developer
3 1,405 (10.78%) Analyst
4 958 (7.35%) Business Analyst
5 944 (7.24%) Senior Developer
6 762 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 719 (5.51%) C# Developer
8 706 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 669 (5.13%) Architect
10 643 (4.93%) .NET Developer
11 597 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
12 500 (3.83%) Agile Developer
13 487 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
14 374 (2.87%) Designer
15 367 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 362 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 361 (2.77%) Angular Developer
18 296 (2.27%) Tester
19 289 (2.22%) Scala Developer
20 281 (2.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,985 (15.22%) HTML
2 1,696 (13.01%) CSS
3 1,640 (12.58%) .NET
4 1,483 (11.37%) Web Services
5 1,436 (11.01%) AngularJS
6 1,267 (9.72%) RESTful
7 1,210 (9.28%) REST
8 1,105 (8.47%) Node.js
9 1,086 (8.33%) HTML5
10 1,085 (8.32%) React
11 1,011 (7.75%) Spring
12 656 (5.03%) JSON
13 632 (4.85%) XML
14 599 (4.59%) CSS3
15 598 (4.59%) ASP.NET
16 509 (3.90%) jQuery
17 499 (3.83%) Hibernate
18 486 (3.73%) SOAP
19 434 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
20 428 (3.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,046 (8.02%) User Experience
2 771 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 663 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
4 571 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 397 (3.04%) Fintech
6 388 (2.98%) Computer Science
7 320 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 289 (2.22%) Derivative
9 250 (1.92%) Virtual Team
10 236 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 233 (1.79%) Fixed Income
12 199 (1.53%) Algorithms
13 186 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 168 (1.29%) Equities
15 162 (1.24%) Management Information System
16 131 (1.00%) Data Centre
17 120 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
18 119 (0.91%) Public Cloud
19 116 (0.89%) Credit Risk
20 114 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,232 (9.45%) Linux
2 684 (5.25%) Unix
3 486 (3.73%) Windows
4 395 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 379 (2.91%) Android
6 140 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 124 (0.95%) CentOS
8 94 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 88 (0.67%) Windows Server
10 69 (0.53%) VMS
11 54 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 53 (0.41%) Solaris
13 42 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 29 (0.22%) Windows 10
15 25 (0.19%) CoreOS
16 22 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (0.13%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (0.061%) DC/OS
20 7 (0.054%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,458 (26.52%) TDD
2 3,255 (24.96%) Scrum
3 2,164 (16.60%) DevOps
4 2,082 (15.97%) BDD
5 1,847 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1,693 (12.98%) Test Automation
7 1,312 (10.06%) Microservices
8 1,087 (8.34%) Kanban
9 1,073 (8.23%) E-Commerce
10 1,054 (8.08%) Project Management
11 1,040 (7.98%) OO
12 1,028 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 966 (7.41%) MVC
14 887 (6.80%) User Stories
15 861 (6.60%) Software Engineering
16 853 (6.54%) Waterfall
17 850 (6.52%) SDLC
18 772 (5.92%) Open Source
19 759 (5.82%) Pair Programming
20 749 (5.74%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,949 (30.29%) Java
2 2,822 (21.64%) JavaScript
3 1,889 (14.49%) SQL
4 1,684 (12.92%) C#
5 1,389 (10.65%) Python
6 696 (5.34%) Scala
7 639 (4.90%) Ruby
8 391 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 321 (2.46%) ES6
10 277 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 262 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 247 (1.89%) PHP
13 237 (1.82%) Groovy
14 234 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 189 (1.45%) C++
16 186 (1.43%) Perl
17 183 (1.40%) Apple Swift
18 179 (1.37%) Shell Script
19 175 (1.34%) Go
20 155 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 1,101 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 780 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 767 (5.88%) Degree
4 164 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 150 (1.15%) ISEB
6 136 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 122 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 121 (0.93%) PMP
9 112 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 105 (0.81%) ISTQB
11 69 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 66 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
13 51 (0.39%) AWS Certification
14 49 (0.38%) CISSP
15 48 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 40 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 38 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
18 36 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 30 (0.23%) APMP
20 29 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 935 (7.17%) QA
2 174 (1.33%) PMO
3 133 (1.02%) GDPR
4 130 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 117 (0.90%) MiFID
6 50 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 47 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 36 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.22%) EMIR
10 28 (0.21%) WCAG
11 25 (0.19%) WAI
12 24 (0.18%) SLA
13 23 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
14 21 (0.16%) PSD2
15 18 (0.14%) GCP
16 13 (0.100%) IFRS
16 13 (0.100%) PMBOK
17 10 (0.077%) IFRS 9
17 10 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 10 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,240 (9.51%) Docker
2 122 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 92 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.70%) HDFS
5 60 (0.46%) vCloud
6 40 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 33 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.18%) Firmware
9 23 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 15 (0.12%) vSphere
11 14 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.092%) iptables
12 12 (0.092%) NFS
13 9 (0.069%) Postfix
13 9 (0.069%) Squid
14 8 (0.061%) Varnish
14 8 (0.061%) Xen
15 6 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.038%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 798 (6.12%) Ansible
2 673 (5.16%) Puppet
3 499 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
4 438 (3.36%) Kubernetes
5 377 (2.89%) Terraform
6 142 (1.09%) logstash
7 130 (1.00%) Grafana
8 116 (0.89%) Kibana
9 78 (0.60%) Nagios
10 72 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 64 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 54 (0.41%) Mesos
13 53 (0.41%) Rancher
14 49 (0.38%) Packer
14 49 (0.38%) Prometheus
15 41 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
16 40 (0.31%) Salt
17 34 (0.26%) Oozie
18 31 (0.24%) Icinga
19 30 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 822 (6.30%) Microsoft
2 749 (5.74%) Oracle
3 313 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
4 248 (1.90%) Adobe
5 243 (1.86%) Google
6 238 (1.83%) SAP
7 225 (1.73%) Splunk
8 202 (1.55%) Atlassian
9 166 (1.27%) IBM
10 164 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 156 (1.20%) VMware
12 125 (0.96%) AppDynamics
13 105 (0.81%) Tableau
14 95 (0.73%) TIBCO
15 92 (0.71%) hybris
16 88 (0.67%) Sybase
17 85 (0.65%) ServiceNow
18 84 (0.64%) Apple
18 84 (0.64%) HP
19 74 (0.57%) New Relic