Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 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 4,009 10,165 13,662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 28.09% 27.89% 29.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.75% 31.59% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 7,578 10,243
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £369 £388 £400
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.70 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% -8.25% -7.51%
10th Percentile £30.25 £25.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £86.50 £58.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +3.53% -

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 12,628 32,176 40,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.47% 88.27% 88.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,538 23,146 29,570
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 402 477
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.04 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% +11.81% -4.95%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.44 £13.31
90th Percentile £50.39 £53.68 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -11.58%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 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 -1 543 £525 - 382
South London -1 187 £485 +2.11% 34
West London 0 131 £500 - 101
East London 0 28 £450 -18.18% 60
North London +1 10 £460 +2.22% 11
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 1,292 (32.23%) Java
2 1,260 (31.43%) Finance
3 1,020 (25.44%) AWS
4 1,017 (25.37%) DevOps
5 853 (21.28%) Scrum
6 848 (21.15%) Azure
7 836 (20.85%) Python
8 809 (20.18%) JavaScript
9 670 (16.71%) Microservices
10 660 (16.46%) SQL
10 660 (16.46%) Web Services
11 635 (15.84%) Banking
12 623 (15.54%) Software Engineering
13 622 (15.52%) TDD
14 570 (14.22%) Security Cleared
15 539 (13.44%) Test Automation
16 537 (13.39%) Front Office
17 535 (13.34%) AngularJS
18 526 (13.12%) Docker
19 510 (12.72%) React
20 507 (12.65%) Kubernetes
21 500 (12.47%) Jenkins
22 498 (12.42%) Git (software)
23 491 (12.25%) Asset Management
24 461 (11.50%) Fixed Income
25 459 (11.45%) SC Cleared
26 430 (10.73%) JIRA
27 414 (10.33%) Derivative
28 395 (9.85%) HTML
29 388 (9.68%) .NET

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
1 221 (5.51%) Confluence
2 98 (2.44%) Apache
3 93 (2.32%) Apache Spark
4 88 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
5 51 (1.27%) CMS
6 50 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 37 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
8 32 (0.80%) JBoss
9 29 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 28 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.42%) Mule
14 16 (0.40%) Appian
15 14 (0.35%) Jupyter
15 14 (0.35%) MQSeries
15 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
16 11 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 74 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (1.12%) Sketch
4 37 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.87%) InVision
6 30 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 23 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.47%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.32%) Zeplin
11 12 (0.30%) Chatbot
11 12 (0.30%) Figma
12 9 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
14 4 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.050%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.050%) Marvel
15 2 (0.050%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 36 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.15%) Endur
6 6 (0.15%) Magento
6 6 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.12%) Siebel CRM
8 4 (0.100%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.100%) RMDS
8 4 (0.100%) Shopify
9 3 (0.075%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.075%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,020 (25.44%) AWS
2 848 (21.15%) Azure
3 379 (9.45%) GCP
4 270 (6.73%) Serverless
5 216 (5.39%) AWS Lambda
6 172 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
7 167 (4.17%) Amazon S3
8 136 (3.39%) GitHub
9 125 (3.12%) Amazon ECS
10 122 (3.04%) OpenShift
11 99 (2.47%) Power Platform
12 90 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 84 (2.10%) SaaS
14 78 (1.95%) PaaS
15 74 (1.85%) Apigee
16 69 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
17 59 (1.47%) IaaS
18 41 (1.02%) Office 365
19 39 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
20 37 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.77%) HTTP
2 61 (1.52%) Firewall
3 48 (1.20%) DNS
4 43 (1.07%) SSL
5 35 (0.87%) Internet
6 29 (0.72%) HTTPS
6 29 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 19 (0.47%) DHCP
8 18 (0.45%) Skype
9 15 (0.37%) 2G
9 15 (0.37%) 5G
9 15 (0.37%) GSM
9 15 (0.37%) MVNO
9 15 (0.37%) VPN
10 14 (0.35%) Packet Switching
10 14 (0.35%) SSH
11 12 (0.30%) Network Security
11 12 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (0.27%) LAN
12 11 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 166 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 155 (3.87%) MySQL
3 155 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 148 (3.69%) MongoDB
5 139 (3.47%) Big Data
6 132 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 121 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 105 (2.62%) Amazon Redshift
9 87 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 84 (2.10%) Power BI
11 76 (1.90%) Hadoop
12 74 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
13 66 (1.65%) Data Lake
14 53 (1.32%) Tableau
15 44 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 43 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 41 (1.02%) Redis
18 36 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 34 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 500 (12.47%) Jenkins
2 498 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 430 (10.73%) JIRA
4 151 (3.77%) Maven
5 148 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 129 (3.22%) Selenium
7 126 (3.14%) GitLab
8 118 (2.94%) JUnit
9 110 (2.74%) Artifactory
10 93 (2.32%) Mockito
11 79 (1.97%) RStudio
12 57 (1.42%) Jasmine
13 54 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 53 (1.32%) Gradle
15 52 (1.30%) JMeter
15 52 (1.30%) Subversion
16 48 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
17 47 (1.17%) Cypress.io
18 43 (1.07%) Grunt
19 40 (1.00%) gulp
General
1 1,260 (31.43%) Finance
2 635 (15.84%) Banking
3 537 (13.39%) Front Office
4 319 (7.96%) Public Sector
5 273 (6.81%) Investment Banking
6 125 (3.12%) Marketing
7 93 (2.32%) Telecoms
8 59 (1.47%) Retail
9 47 (1.17%) Back Office
9 47 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 47 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.07%) Legal
11 41 (1.02%) Electronics
12 36 (0.90%) Law
13 26 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 25 (0.62%) Advertising
14 25 (0.62%) Games
15 24 (0.60%) Publishing
16 23 (0.57%) Local Government
17 17 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,619 (40.38%) Developer
2 485 (12.10%) Java Developer
3 363 (9.05%) Architect
4 322 (8.03%) Analyst
5 249 (6.21%) AWS Engineer
6 247 (6.16%) Software Engineer
7 232 (5.79%) AWS Developer
8 218 (5.44%) Business Analyst
9 210 (5.24%) JavaScript Developer
10 201 (5.01%) Python Developer
11 198 (4.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 190 (4.74%) Project Manager
13 178 (4.44%) Senior Developer
14 164 (4.09%) React Developer
15 151 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
15 151 (3.77%) Java Engineer
16 131 (3.27%) Python Engineer
17 121 (3.02%) .NET Developer
17 121 (3.02%) AWS Software Engineer
17 121 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 660 (16.46%) Web Services
2 535 (13.34%) AngularJS
3 510 (12.72%) React
4 395 (9.85%) HTML
5 388 (9.68%) .NET
6 330 (8.23%) REST
7 324 (8.08%) CSS
8 315 (7.86%) Spring
9 303 (7.56%) Node.js
10 249 (6.21%) Vue.js
11 207 (5.16%) HTML5
12 193 (4.81%) RESTful
13 176 (4.39%) Spring Boot
14 172 (4.29%) Kafka
15 136 (3.39%) XML
16 133 (3.32%) JSON
17 124 (3.09%) ASP.NET
17 124 (3.09%) Redux
18 117 (2.92%) .NET Core
19 104 (2.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 461 (11.50%) Fixed Income
2 414 (10.33%) Derivative
3 337 (8.41%) Equities
4 324 (8.08%) User Experience
5 317 (7.91%) Hedge funds
6 295 (7.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 294 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
8 171 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
9 106 (2.64%) Mobile App
10 82 (2.05%) Virtual Team
11 75 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 70 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 59 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
14 57 (1.42%) Algorithms
15 56 (1.40%) Data Structures
15 56 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
16 48 (1.20%) Blog
17 47 (1.17%) Data Centre
18 41 (1.02%) Cloud Native
19 31 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 347 (8.66%) Linux
2 129 (3.22%) Windows
3 123 (3.07%) Unix
4 96 (2.39%) Android
5 92 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 29 (0.72%) CentOS
8 26 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 15 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.27%) VMS
13 9 (0.22%) Debian
13 9 (0.22%) Solaris
13 9 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.15%) tvOS
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.100%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,017 (25.37%) DevOps
2 853 (21.28%) Scrum
3 670 (16.71%) Microservices
4 623 (15.54%) Software Engineering
5 622 (15.52%) TDD
6 539 (13.44%) Test Automation
7 491 (12.25%) Asset Management
8 387 (9.65%) BDD
9 356 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
10 328 (8.18%) Investment Management
11 299 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
12 291 (7.26%) Analytics
12 291 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 284 (7.08%) SDLC
14 283 (7.06%) Project Management
15 280 (6.98%) Migration
16 264 (6.59%) User Stories
17 255 (6.36%) Kanban
18 239 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
19 237 (5.91%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,292 (32.23%) Java
2 836 (20.85%) Python
3 809 (20.18%) JavaScript
4 660 (16.46%) SQL
5 354 (8.83%) C#
6 210 (5.24%) Kotlin
7 205 (5.11%) Java 8
8 165 (4.12%) TypeScript
9 133 (3.32%) R
10 125 (3.12%) Scala
11 93 (2.32%) C
12 79 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 75 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 71 (1.77%) C++
15 61 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 53 (1.32%) Ruby
17 52 (1.30%) Apple Swift
18 47 (1.17%) Go
18 47 (1.17%) PHP
19 46 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 570 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 459 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 195 (4.86%) Degree
4 85 (2.12%) DV Cleared
5 51 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 25 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 22 (0.55%) ISEB
10 21 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (0.40%) AWS Certification
11 16 (0.40%) PMP
12 15 (0.37%) CISSP
12 15 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 14 (0.35%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.27%) CISA
16 10 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (5.96%) QA
2 48 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 37 (0.92%) GDPR
4 36 (0.90%) PMO
5 24 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.52%) WCAG
7 17 (0.42%) SLA
8 14 (0.35%) NIST
8 14 (0.35%) PMBOK
9 11 (0.27%) COBIT
9 11 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.27%) NCSC
10 10 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.22%) MiFID
12 8 (0.20%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.15%) COREP
13 6 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.15%) PSD2
14 4 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 526 (13.12%) Docker
2 43 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.30%) HDFS
5 11 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.15%) vSphere
7 5 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.100%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.075%) GridGain
9 3 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.075%) vCloud
9 3 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.050%) Postfix
10 2 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.050%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.050%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.025%) Ceph
11 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.025%) LXC
11 1 (0.025%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 507 (12.65%) Kubernetes
2 240 (5.99%) Terraform
3 168 (4.19%) Ansible
4 79 (1.97%) Puppet
5 67 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (1.17%) Prometheus
7 32 (0.80%) Kibana
8 24 (0.60%) Packer
9 21 (0.52%) logstash
10 19 (0.47%) Grafana
11 18 (0.45%) Salt
12 16 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (0.32%) Consul
14 13 (0.32%) Rundeck
15 12 (0.30%) Zipkin
16 11 (0.27%) SCOM
16 11 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.22%) Nagios
18 6 (0.15%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 306 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 254 (6.34%) Google
3 236 (5.89%) Oracle
4 100 (2.49%) Splunk
5 82 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
6 81 (2.02%) Databricks
7 78 (1.95%) MuleSoft
8 76 (1.90%) SAP
9 58 (1.45%) Adobe
10 54 (1.35%) AppDynamics
11 50 (1.25%) ServiceNow
12 46 (1.15%) Sybase
13 44 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 35 (0.87%) Bloomberg
15 34 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 32 (0.80%) Dynatrace
17 31 (0.77%) IBM
18 30 (0.75%) Murex
19 25 (0.62%) VMware
20 24 (0.60%) HP