Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13,204 12,836 11,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.88% 28.03% 27.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.89% 31.89% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,673 10,007 8,520
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 28
London median hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.29% -35.48% +14.20%
10th Percentile £33.86 £17.83 £31.90
90th Percentile £67.00 £57.50 £106.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -0.58%

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 38,958 40,248 36,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.15% 87.88% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,867 29,338 25,998
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 416 444
London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.01 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -8.30% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +1 2,825 £525 +5.00% 1,070
South London +1 744 £525 - 68
West London +1 531 £475 -7.32% 550
East London +1 379 £550 +4.76% 169
North London -6 35 £450 -7.69% 21
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3,724 (28.20%) Java
2 3,177 (24.06%) TDD
3 3,163 (23.95%) Scrum
4 3,141 (23.79%) Finance
5 2,861 (21.67%) JavaScript
6 2,583 (19.56%) DevOps
7 2,302 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
8 2,200 (16.66%) Test Automation
9 1,880 (14.24%) SQL
10 1,853 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
11 1,835 (13.90%) Microservices
12 1,824 (13.81%) HTML
13 1,815 (13.75%) Jenkins
14 1,807 (13.69%) Git (software)
15 1,775 (13.44%) BDD
16 1,706 (12.92%) Banking
17 1,697 (12.85%) Docker
18 1,668 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
19 1,581 (11.97%) C#
20 1,518 (11.50%) .NET
21 1,511 (11.44%) CSS
22 1,498 (11.35%) JIRA
23 1,489 (11.28%) AngularJS
24 1,471 (11.14%) Python
25 1,311 (9.93%) React
26 1,241 (9.40%) REST
27 1,191 (9.02%) Node.js
28 1,172 (8.88%) Spring
29 1,137 (8.61%) Linux
30 1,095 (8.29%) 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
1 729 (5.52%) Confluence
2 344 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 319 (2.42%) CMS
4 286 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 221 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 209 (1.58%) Apache
7 191 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 180 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 147 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 138 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 102 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 98 (0.74%) JBoss
13 88 (0.67%) IIS
14 84 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 66 (0.50%) Mule
16 59 (0.45%) NServiceBus
17 56 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 54 (0.41%) nginx
19 51 (0.39%) WildFly
20 43 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 267 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 115 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
4 102 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 95 (0.72%) InVision
6 94 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
7 82 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 36 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 33 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 29 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.023%) Flinto
13 3 (0.023%) HipChat
13 3 (0.023%) SPSS
14 2 (0.015%) GIMP
14 2 (0.015%) Mingle
14 2 (0.015%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 125 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.23%) Endur
3 24 (0.18%) Magento
4 22 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 19 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 14 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 12 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.091%) Oracle Retail
9 12 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
9 12 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
10 10 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
11 9 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (0.068%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 9 (0.068%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 9 (0.068%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.061%) Unica
13 7 (0.053%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2,302 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1,668 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 415 (3.14%) GitHub
4 371 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 311 (2.36%) Serverless
6 273 (2.07%) PaaS
7 240 (1.82%) SaaS
8 209 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 193 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
10 176 (1.33%) IaaS
11 172 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 164 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 132 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
14 119 (0.90%) Office 365
15 96 (0.73%) OpenShift
16 93 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 89 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
18 88 (0.67%) npm
19 76 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
20 73 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 263 (1.99%) HTTP
2 129 (0.98%) Firewall
3 109 (0.83%) DNS
3 109 (0.83%) Internet
4 88 (0.67%) SSL
5 80 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 55 (0.42%) VPN
7 43 (0.33%) FTP
8 38 (0.29%) HTTPS
8 38 (0.29%) Kerberos
9 33 (0.25%) Network Security
10 24 (0.18%) AMQP
11 23 (0.17%) WAN
12 22 (0.17%) LAN
13 21 (0.16%) Skype
14 20 (0.15%) DHCP
15 18 (0.14%) Intranet
16 17 (0.13%) SAN
17 15 (0.11%) IPsec
18 12 (0.091%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,061 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 844 (6.39%) NoSQL
3 669 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 578 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 547 (4.14%) MySQL
6 520 (3.94%) Big Data
6 520 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 441 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 354 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 285 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 251 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 197 (1.49%) Power BI
12 194 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 170 (1.29%) Redis
14 166 (1.26%) Apache Hive
15 144 (1.09%) Data Lake
16 137 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 130 (0.98%) HBase
18 112 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 103 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,815 (13.75%) Jenkins
2 1,807 (13.69%) Git (software)
3 1,498 (11.35%) JIRA
4 805 (6.10%) Selenium
5 747 (5.66%) Maven
6 628 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 421 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 405 (3.07%) JUnit
9 298 (2.26%) Subversion
10 283 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
11 269 (2.04%) Mockito
12 253 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 220 (1.67%) WebDriver
14 219 (1.66%) Gradle
15 214 (1.62%) Visual Studio
16 199 (1.51%) Bitbucket
17 198 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 195 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
19 194 (1.47%) NUnit
20 193 (1.46%) webpack
General
1 3,141 (23.79%) Finance
2 1,706 (12.92%) Banking
3 726 (5.50%) Retail
4 659 (4.99%) Front Office
5 423 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 364 (2.76%) Marketing
7 180 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 174 (1.32%) Legal
9 173 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 168 (1.27%) Publishing
11 154 (1.17%) Games
12 132 (1.00%) Law
13 130 (0.98%) Advertising
14 128 (0.97%) Back Office
15 92 (0.70%) Manufacturing
16 91 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 59 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 58 (0.44%) Electronics
19 48 (0.36%) Billing
20 36 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,659 (42.86%) Developer
2 1,685 (12.76%) Java Developer
3 1,204 (9.12%) Analyst
4 811 (6.14%) Business Analyst
5 802 (6.07%) Senior Developer
6 725 (5.49%) Architect
7 706 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 689 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 659 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 639 (4.84%) React Developer
11 560 (4.24%) .NET Developer
12 535 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
13 516 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 483 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
15 406 (3.07%) Angular Developer
16 329 (2.49%) Designer
17 325 (2.46%) Scrum Master
18 296 (2.24%) Tester
19 287 (2.17%) Software Engineer
20 277 (2.10%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,824 (13.81%) HTML
2 1,518 (11.50%) .NET
3 1,511 (11.44%) CSS
4 1,489 (11.28%) AngularJS
5 1,311 (9.93%) React
6 1,241 (9.40%) REST
7 1,191 (9.02%) Node.js
8 1,172 (8.88%) Spring
9 1,064 (8.06%) RESTful
10 1,061 (8.04%) Web Services
11 977 (7.40%) HTML5
12 685 (5.19%) Spring Boot
13 555 (4.20%) JSON
14 545 (4.13%) Redux
15 523 (3.96%) CSS3
16 504 (3.82%) Kafka
17 445 (3.37%) ASP.NET
18 427 (3.23%) XML
19 407 (3.08%) jQuery
20 404 (3.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,095 (8.29%) User Experience
2 966 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
3 817 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 565 (4.28%) Fintech
5 458 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 314 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 236 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 209 (1.58%) Derivative
9 207 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 193 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
11 186 (1.41%) Equities
12 179 (1.36%) Data Structures
13 160 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 160 (1.21%) Virtual Team
14 149 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 134 (1.01%) Management Information System
16 132 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 124 (0.94%) Data Centre
18 120 (0.91%) Public Cloud
19 87 (0.66%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,137 (8.61%) Linux
2 596 (4.51%) Unix
3 567 (4.29%) Windows
4 336 (2.54%) Android
5 307 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 118 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 110 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 70 (0.53%) CentOS
9 68 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 65 (0.49%) VMS
11 61 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 40 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.18%) Solaris
15 23 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.11%) Fedora
17 14 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (0.098%) Debian
19 10 (0.076%) Windows 7
20 9 (0.068%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,177 (24.06%) TDD
2 3,163 (23.95%) Scrum
3 2,583 (19.56%) DevOps
4 2,200 (16.66%) Test Automation
5 1,853 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1,835 (13.90%) Microservices
7 1,775 (13.44%) BDD
8 1,020 (7.72%) Kanban
9 970 (7.35%) Project Management
10 954 (7.23%) Software Engineering
11 950 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
12 903 (6.84%) OO
13 880 (6.66%) Analytics
14 874 (6.62%) E-Commerce
15 851 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 801 (6.07%) SDLC
17 786 (5.95%) Front End Development
18 775 (5.87%) MVC
19 772 (5.85%) Open Source
20 771 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,724 (28.20%) Java
2 2,861 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 1,880 (14.24%) SQL
4 1,581 (11.97%) C#
5 1,471 (11.14%) Python
6 894 (6.77%) Java 8
7 464 (3.51%) Scala
8 452 (3.42%) Ruby
9 414 (3.14%) TypeScript
10 387 (2.93%) ES6
11 354 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 314 (2.38%) PowerShell
13 267 (2.02%) T-SQL
14 230 (1.74%) PHP
15 204 (1.54%) Shell Script
16 197 (1.49%) Go
16 197 (1.49%) Groovy
17 186 (1.41%) C++
18 147 (1.11%) Perl
19 134 (1.01%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,044 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 770 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 686 (5.20%) Degree
4 162 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 131 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 113 (0.86%) ISEB
7 111 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 103 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 92 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 89 (0.67%) Master's Degree
11 87 (0.66%) PMP
12 75 (0.57%) AWS Certification
13 61 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
14 42 (0.32%) CISSP
15 41 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 40 (0.30%) PhD
17 36 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 33 (0.25%) CISM
19 31 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
20 28 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 950 (7.19%) QA
2 125 (0.95%) PMO
3 100 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 83 (0.63%) GDPR
5 53 (0.40%) PSD2
6 44 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 34 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (0.25%) MiFID
8 33 (0.25%) WCAG
9 31 (0.23%) SLA
10 23 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.12%) Basel III
12 13 (0.098%) Actionable Recommendations
12 13 (0.098%) EMIR
12 13 (0.098%) WAI
13 10 (0.076%) IFRS
14 8 (0.061%) COBIT
14 8 (0.061%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.061%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,697 (12.85%) Docker
2 141 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 112 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.74%) HDFS
5 54 (0.41%) vSphere
6 32 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 24 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 21 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 19 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 16 (0.12%) OpenAM
12 12 (0.091%) vCloud
13 7 (0.053%) XenApp
13 7 (0.053%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.045%) OpenDJ
15 5 (0.038%) NFS
15 5 (0.038%) Squid
15 5 (0.038%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 964 (7.30%) Kubernetes
2 849 (6.43%) Ansible
3 688 (5.21%) Terraform
4 539 (4.08%) Puppet
5 472 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 116 (0.88%) Kibana
7 94 (0.71%) logstash
8 82 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
9 81 (0.61%) Prometheus
10 77 (0.58%) Grafana
10 77 (0.58%) Packer
11 70 (0.53%) Nagios
12 69 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
13 62 (0.47%) Mesos
14 52 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
15 51 (0.39%) Salt
16 48 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
17 37 (0.28%) Rancher
18 34 (0.26%) Oozie
19 31 (0.23%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 985 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 811 (6.14%) Oracle
3 463 (3.51%) Google
4 231 (1.75%) Adobe
5 217 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 216 (1.64%) SAP
7 204 (1.54%) Splunk
8 176 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 169 (1.28%) Tableau
10 153 (1.16%) VMware
11 131 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 127 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 115 (0.87%) IBM
14 109 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 95 (0.72%) Cloudera
16 80 (0.61%) AppDynamics
17 75 (0.57%) hybris
18 73 (0.55%) New Relic
19 69 (0.52%) Sitecore
20 64 (0.48%) Sybase