Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7,425 13,085 13,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 26.68% 29.88% 28.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.48% 33.68% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,270 9,591 10,218
London median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 40 29
London median hourly rate £41.56 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.74% -22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £18.41
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.88 £68.13
England median hourly rate £39.89 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.15% -5.56% +6.51%

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 24,359 38,856 41,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.74% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,198 27,803 30,170
London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 444 494
London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £23.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £51.18
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year - -0.37% -3.64%

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020. 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 1,573 £525 - 742
South London -1 395 £513 -2.38% 79
West London 0 305 £525 +10.53% 317
East London 0 114 £550 - 143
North London +1 16 £435 -3.33% 27
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 2,010 (27.07%) Java
2 1,799 (24.23%) Scrum
3 1,751 (23.58%) Finance
4 1,683 (22.67%) DevOps
5 1,599 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 1,483 (19.97%) TDD
7 1,407 (18.95%) AWS
8 1,206 (16.24%) Azure
9 1,187 (15.99%) SQL
10 1,127 (15.18%) Python
11 1,074 (14.46%) Microservices
12 949 (12.78%) Git (software)
13 923 (12.43%) JIRA
14 915 (12.32%) Docker
15 899 (12.11%) HTML
16 892 (12.01%) Test Automation
17 850 (11.45%) C#
18 815 (10.98%) Security Cleared
19 814 (10.96%) .NET
20 808 (10.88%) CSS
21 791 (10.65%) Jenkins
22 789 (10.63%) AngularJS
22 789 (10.63%) React
23 781 (10.52%) Web Services
24 750 (10.10%) Software Engineering
25 741 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
26 717 (9.66%) Banking
27 712 (9.59%) BDD
28 700 (9.43%) Kubernetes
29 649 (8.74%) SC Cleared

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
1 465 (6.26%) Confluence
2 225 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 185 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 109 (1.47%) CMS
5 103 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 96 (1.29%) Apache
7 90 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 55 (0.74%) nginx
9 52 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 50 (0.67%) IIS
11 48 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 47 (0.63%) JBoss
13 46 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 38 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
15 35 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
15 35 (0.47%) MQSeries
16 32 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
16 32 (0.43%) SAS
17 31 (0.42%) Camunda
18 26 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 145 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (1.08%) Sketch
3 72 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 70 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
5 54 (0.73%) InVision
6 51 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 50 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 47 (0.63%) MS Visio
9 39 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (0.31%) Adobe XD
11 19 (0.26%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.24%) Zeplin
13 15 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 10 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.11%) Figma
15 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
16 7 (0.094%) InDesign
17 5 (0.067%) SketchUp
18 4 (0.054%) UserZoom
19 3 (0.040%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 63 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 27 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.23%) Magento
5 16 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 14 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.18%) Endur
8 12 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 11 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 10 (0.13%) Shopify
11 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
13 7 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
13 7 (0.094%) NetSuite
14 6 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
14 6 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
14 6 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
14 6 (0.081%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1,407 (18.95%) AWS
2 1,206 (16.24%) Azure
3 332 (4.47%) GCP
4 281 (3.78%) GitHub
5 271 (3.65%) Serverless
6 193 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
7 185 (2.49%) Amazon S3
8 165 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
9 159 (2.14%) Power Platform
10 158 (2.13%) OpenShift
11 152 (2.05%) PaaS
12 143 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 140 (1.89%) SaaS
14 120 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
15 114 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
16 83 (1.12%) IaaS
17 82 (1.10%) Office 365
18 62 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
18 62 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
19 61 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 110 (1.48%) HTTP
2 77 (1.04%) Firewall
3 60 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 56 (0.75%) Internet
5 48 (0.65%) SSL
6 36 (0.48%) DNS
7 25 (0.34%) Network Security
7 25 (0.34%) WAN
8 23 (0.31%) VPN
9 21 (0.28%) HTTPS
9 21 (0.28%) Kerberos
10 20 (0.27%) Multicast
11 19 (0.26%) Intranet
11 19 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (0.23%) LAN
13 15 (0.20%) AMQP
14 14 (0.19%) Skype
15 11 (0.15%) FTP
16 10 (0.13%) RTMP
17 9 (0.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 352 (4.74%) Big Data
3 308 (4.15%) NoSQL
4 292 (3.93%) MySQL
5 283 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
6 274 (3.69%) Relational Database
7 252 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 215 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 152 (2.05%) Hadoop
10 147 (1.98%) Power BI
11 139 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 135 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 125 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 119 (1.60%) Data Lake
14 119 (1.60%) Redis
15 83 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 79 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
16 79 (1.06%) RDBMS
17 67 (0.90%) Oracle Database
18 63 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 949 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 923 (12.43%) JIRA
3 791 (10.65%) Jenkins
4 297 (4.00%) Maven
5 281 (3.78%) Selenium
6 236 (3.18%) JUnit
7 233 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 167 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 164 (2.21%) TeamCity
10 149 (2.01%) Gradle
11 144 (1.94%) Mockito
12 143 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
13 131 (1.76%) Artifactory
14 115 (1.55%) Visual Studio
15 99 (1.33%) GitLab
16 95 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
17 89 (1.20%) Jasmine
18 88 (1.19%) WebDriver
19 87 (1.17%) RStudio
20 86 (1.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,751 (23.58%) Finance
2 717 (9.66%) Banking
3 525 (7.07%) Front Office
4 469 (6.32%) Public Sector
5 265 (3.57%) Marketing
6 244 (3.29%) Investment Banking
7 232 (3.12%) Retail
8 99 (1.33%) Law
9 89 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 88 (1.19%) Legal
11 78 (1.05%) Games
12 61 (0.82%) Back Office
13 58 (0.78%) Publishing
13 58 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 50 (0.67%) Advertising
14 50 (0.67%) Manufacturing
15 43 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 40 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 33 (0.44%) Electronics
18 21 (0.28%) Police
Job Titles
1 3,214 (43.29%) Developer
2 850 (11.45%) Java Developer
3 618 (8.32%) Analyst
4 548 (7.38%) Architect
5 535 (7.21%) Senior Developer
6 410 (5.52%) Business Analyst
7 379 (5.10%) React Developer
8 377 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 372 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 306 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 290 (3.91%) .NET Developer
12 266 (3.58%) C# Developer
13 246 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 238 (3.21%) Python Developer
15 236 (3.18%) AWS Developer
16 229 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
17 223 (3.00%) Designer
18 211 (2.84%) Angular Developer
19 185 (2.49%) Software Engineer
20 180 (2.42%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (12.11%) HTML
2 814 (10.96%) .NET
3 808 (10.88%) CSS
4 789 (10.63%) AngularJS
4 789 (10.63%) React
5 781 (10.52%) Web Services
6 638 (8.59%) Node.js
7 607 (8.18%) Spring
8 581 (7.82%) REST
9 472 (6.36%) RESTful
10 397 (5.35%) HTML5
11 322 (4.34%) Kafka
12 315 (4.24%) Spring Boot
13 272 (3.66%) JSON
14 270 (3.64%) Redux
15 259 (3.49%) ASP.NET
16 256 (3.45%) XML
17 214 (2.88%) SOAP
18 201 (2.71%) J2EE
19 194 (2.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 633 (8.53%) User Experience
2 507 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 435 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
4 304 (4.09%) Fixed Income
5 272 (3.66%) Derivative
6 249 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 240 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 234 (3.15%) Equities
9 150 (2.02%) Data Structures
10 143 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 115 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 113 (1.52%) Algorithms
12 113 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 107 (1.44%) Management Information System
14 104 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 104 (1.40%) Virtual Team
15 97 (1.31%) Blog
16 86 (1.16%) Data Centre
17 66 (0.89%) Cloud Native
18 60 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 547 (7.37%) Linux
2 214 (2.88%) Unix
3 212 (2.86%) Windows
4 207 (2.79%) Android
5 178 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 64 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 41 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 33 (0.44%) CentOS
9 33 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 26 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.18%) Solaris
13 12 (0.16%) AIX
13 12 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.13%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.12%) VMS
16 8 (0.11%) Debian
16 8 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,799 (24.23%) Scrum
2 1,683 (22.67%) DevOps
3 1,483 (19.97%) TDD
4 1,074 (14.46%) Microservices
5 892 (12.01%) Test Automation
6 750 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 741 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
8 712 (9.59%) BDD
9 600 (8.08%) Analytics
10 574 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
11 556 (7.49%) Kanban
12 524 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 490 (6.60%) Project Management
14 479 (6.45%) SDLC
15 449 (6.05%) Waterfall
16 448 (6.03%) Front End Development
17 417 (5.62%) User Stories
18 408 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
19 393 (5.29%) Open Source
20 371 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,010 (27.07%) Java
2 1,599 (21.54%) JavaScript
3 1,187 (15.99%) SQL
4 1,127 (15.18%) Python
5 850 (11.45%) C#
6 383 (5.16%) Java 8
7 313 (4.22%) Ruby
8 301 (4.05%) TypeScript
9 245 (3.30%) Scala
10 204 (2.75%) R
11 181 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 170 (2.29%) C++
13 161 (2.17%) T-SQL
14 141 (1.90%) Kotlin
15 134 (1.80%) Bash Shell
16 133 (1.79%) ES6
17 129 (1.74%) PL/SQL
18 120 (1.62%) Go
18 120 (1.62%) PHP
19 94 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 815 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 649 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 430 (5.79%) Degree
4 101 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 61 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 61 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 50 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 49 (0.66%) PMP
9 40 (0.54%) ISEB
10 32 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.35%) PhD
12 25 (0.34%) DBS Check
13 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (0.31%) AWS Certification
15 22 (0.30%) BC Cleared
16 17 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (0.22%) CISSP
18 15 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (5.67%) QA
2 98 (1.32%) PMO
3 61 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 56 (0.75%) GDPR
5 55 (0.74%) WCAG
6 28 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 26 (0.35%) SLA
8 25 (0.34%) IFRS
9 20 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (0.27%) NCSC
10 18 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 16 (0.22%) MiFID
12 13 (0.18%) COBIT
13 11 (0.15%) NIST
14 10 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 8 (0.11%) PSD2
16 6 (0.081%) GxP
16 6 (0.081%) ISO 20022
16 6 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 915 (12.32%) Docker
2 60 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 44 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.34%) HDFS
6 22 (0.30%) vSphere
7 15 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.094%) Firmware
11 7 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.081%) Postfix
13 4 (0.054%) BusyBox
13 4 (0.054%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.040%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.040%) NFS
15 2 (0.027%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.027%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 700 (9.43%) Kubernetes
2 482 (6.49%) Terraform
3 304 (4.09%) Ansible
4 112 (1.51%) Puppet
5 82 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 66 (0.89%) Packer
7 39 (0.53%) Consul
8 30 (0.40%) Prometheus
9 26 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (0.35%) Kibana
9 26 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.31%) Grafana
10 23 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
10 23 (0.31%) logstash
11 17 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 15 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.20%) Istio
13 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (0.18%) Salt
14 12 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 575 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 396 (5.33%) Oracle
3 241 (3.25%) Google
4 180 (2.42%) SAP
5 168 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 136 (1.83%) Adobe
7 132 (1.78%) Tableau
8 96 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 90 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 82 (1.10%) MuleSoft
11 76 (1.02%) IBM
12 73 (0.98%) VMware
13 57 (0.77%) ServiceNow
14 55 (0.74%) Sybase
15 50 (0.67%) hybris
16 49 (0.66%) Informatica
17 48 (0.65%) Sitecore
18 41 (0.55%) Databricks
19 40 (0.54%) Axway
20 39 (0.53%) Cisco