Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13,474 12,062 11,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.37% 27.09% 26.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.55% 30.87% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,076 9,253 9,239
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £392 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 10 26
London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.92 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% -10.41% +46.43%
10th Percentile £15.25 £35.00 £16.13
90th Percentile £61.25 £59.95 £100.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £42.84
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.12% +9.82%

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 40,164 39,069 38,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.55% 87.75% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,089 28,170 28,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 379 377
London median hourly rate £22.46 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.21 £51.40 £55.40
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 2,744 £525 +5.00% 916
South London 0 779 £525 +5.00% 87
West London +1 595 £500 +4.17% 395
East London +1 278 £500 - 156
North London +2 44 £475 -5.00% 22
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 3,772 (27.99%) Java
2 3,421 (25.39%) Scrum
3 3,374 (25.04%) TDD
4 3,241 (24.05%) Finance
5 3,021 (22.42%) JavaScript
6 2,545 (18.89%) DevOps
7 2,371 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
8 2,145 (15.92%) Test Automation
9 1,992 (14.78%) SQL
10 1,989 (14.76%) HTML
11 1,965 (14.58%) Git (software)
12 1,890 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
13 1,856 (13.77%) BDD
14 1,769 (13.13%) Microservices
15 1,753 (13.01%) Banking
16 1,747 (12.97%) C#
17 1,746 (12.96%) Jenkins
18 1,735 (12.88%) CSS
19 1,708 (12.68%) .NET
20 1,645 (12.21%) Docker
21 1,597 (11.85%) AngularJS
22 1,552 (11.52%) JIRA
23 1,511 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,407 (10.44%) Python
25 1,325 (9.83%) React
26 1,263 (9.37%) Node.js
27 1,239 (9.20%) Linux
28 1,199 (8.90%) Web Services
29 1,161 (8.62%) Spring
30 1,157 (8.59%) 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 (5.41%) Confluence
2 346 (2.57%) Apache Spark
3 315 (2.34%) CMS
4 310 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 261 (1.94%) Apache
6 193 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 182 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 172 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 108 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 104 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 100 (0.74%) JBoss
12 86 (0.64%) IIS
13 83 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
14 76 (0.56%) nginx
15 70 (0.52%) WildFly
16 63 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 63 (0.47%) NServiceBus
17 55 (0.41%) Mule
18 54 (0.40%) Apache Solr
19 52 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 246 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 178 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 103 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 101 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 99 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 92 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 73 (0.54%) InVision
8 40 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 27 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.10%) Chatbot
12 9 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.045%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.045%) InDesign
14 5 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.030%) Stata
15 4 (0.030%) Windchill
16 3 (0.022%) HipChat
17 2 (0.015%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 64 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 31 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 28 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 26 (0.19%) Magento
6 25 (0.19%) thinkFolio
7 21 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
9 16 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 15 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 15 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 14 (0.10%) Front Arena
11 14 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
12 13 (0.096%) Endur
13 11 (0.082%) Eloqua
13 11 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
14 10 (0.074%) Hyperion Planning
14 10 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2,371 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1,511 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 443 (3.29%) GitHub
4 305 (2.26%) Serverless
5 285 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 268 (1.99%) PaaS
7 255 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
8 202 (1.50%) SaaS
9 188 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 175 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
11 161 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
12 159 (1.18%) IaaS
13 158 (1.17%) npm
14 139 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 125 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 122 (0.91%) Office 365
17 96 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 81 (0.60%) Heroku
19 60 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
20 51 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 328 (2.43%) HTTP
2 134 (0.99%) Firewall
3 129 (0.96%) DNS
4 124 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 119 (0.88%) Internet
6 118 (0.88%) SSL
7 59 (0.44%) SMS
8 51 (0.38%) Kerberos
9 41 (0.30%) Network Security
10 39 (0.29%) FTP
11 35 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 34 (0.25%) AMQP
12 34 (0.25%) VPN
13 33 (0.24%) Skype
14 24 (0.18%) Intranet
15 23 (0.17%) LAN
16 19 (0.14%) WAN
17 16 (0.12%) Unified Communications
18 13 (0.096%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (0.096%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,120 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 789 (5.86%) NoSQL
3 664 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 650 (4.82%) Big Data
5 587 (4.36%) MongoDB
6 570 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
7 537 (3.99%) MySQL
8 495 (3.67%) Hadoop
9 383 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 239 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 212 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 210 (1.56%) Apache Hive
13 209 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 178 (1.32%) HBase
15 166 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 154 (1.14%) Power BI
17 131 (0.97%) Redis
18 126 (0.94%) Data Lake
18 126 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 113 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,965 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 1,746 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 1,552 (11.52%) JIRA
4 875 (6.49%) Selenium
5 755 (5.60%) Maven
6 625 (4.64%) Cucumber
7 436 (3.24%) TeamCity
8 416 (3.09%) JUnit
9 298 (2.21%) Subversion
10 278 (2.06%) Mockito
11 273 (2.03%) webpack
12 264 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 261 (1.94%) WebDriver
14 243 (1.80%) Gradle
15 222 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 216 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
17 203 (1.51%) SpecFlow
18 200 (1.48%) Jasmine
19 196 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
20 191 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,241 (24.05%) Finance
2 1,753 (13.01%) Banking
3 781 (5.80%) Retail
4 643 (4.77%) Front Office
5 517 (3.84%) Investment Banking
6 351 (2.61%) Marketing
7 204 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 184 (1.37%) Games
9 176 (1.31%) Advertising
9 176 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 171 (1.27%) Legal
10 171 (1.27%) Publishing
11 169 (1.25%) Back Office
12 152 (1.13%) Law
13 103 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 89 (0.66%) Manufacturing
15 62 (0.46%) Electronics
16 61 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 55 (0.41%) Private Banking
18 36 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5,996 (44.50%) Developer
2 1,655 (12.28%) Java Developer
3 1,263 (9.37%) Analyst
4 920 (6.83%) Senior Developer
5 864 (6.41%) Business Analyst
6 769 (5.71%) .NET Developer
7 750 (5.57%) Architect
8 726 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 719 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 688 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
11 658 (4.88%) React Developer
12 656 (4.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 524 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
14 435 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
15 408 (3.03%) Angular Developer
16 367 (2.72%) Scrum Master
17 313 (2.32%) C# .NET Developer
18 308 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
19 300 (2.23%) Designer
20 285 (2.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,989 (14.76%) HTML
2 1,735 (12.88%) CSS
3 1,708 (12.68%) .NET
4 1,597 (11.85%) AngularJS
5 1,325 (9.83%) React
6 1,263 (9.37%) Node.js
7 1,199 (8.90%) Web Services
8 1,161 (8.62%) Spring
9 1,121 (8.32%) REST
10 1,103 (8.19%) RESTful
11 1,096 (8.13%) HTML5
12 639 (4.74%) CSS3
13 589 (4.37%) Redux
14 565 (4.19%) Spring Boot
15 550 (4.08%) ASP.NET
16 547 (4.06%) Kafka
17 522 (3.87%) JSON
18 500 (3.71%) jQuery
19 493 (3.66%) Sass
20 471 (3.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,157 (8.59%) User Experience
2 880 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
3 861 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 569 (4.22%) Fintech
5 556 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 463 (3.44%) Computer Science
7 348 (2.58%) Fixed Income
8 273 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 235 (1.74%) Algorithms
10 228 (1.69%) Derivative
11 226 (1.68%) Equities
12 208 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
13 190 (1.41%) Data Structures
14 181 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 167 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
16 159 (1.18%) Management Information System
17 153 (1.14%) Virtual Team
18 140 (1.04%) Public Cloud
19 130 (0.96%) Data Centre
20 118 (0.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,239 (9.20%) Linux
2 676 (5.02%) Unix
3 584 (4.33%) Windows
4 408 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 376 (2.79%) Android
6 137 (1.02%) CentOS
7 119 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 111 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 108 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (0.46%) VMS
11 46 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 37 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.23%) Solaris
14 29 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.17%) Debian
16 22 (0.16%) Windows 7
17 19 (0.14%) CoreOS
18 18 (0.13%) Fedora
19 17 (0.13%) DC/OS
20 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,421 (25.39%) Scrum
2 3,374 (25.04%) TDD
3 2,545 (18.89%) DevOps
4 2,145 (15.92%) Test Automation
5 1,890 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1,856 (13.77%) BDD
7 1,769 (13.13%) Microservices
8 1,077 (7.99%) Kanban
9 1,075 (7.98%) E-Commerce
10 1,011 (7.50%) OO
11 1,008 (7.48%) Software Engineering
12 999 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
13 926 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 911 (6.76%) Project Management
15 904 (6.71%) MVC
16 879 (6.52%) SDLC
17 863 (6.40%) Front End Development
18 834 (6.19%) Analytics
19 822 (6.10%) Waterfall
20 809 (6.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3,772 (27.99%) Java
2 3,021 (22.42%) JavaScript
3 1,992 (14.78%) SQL
4 1,747 (12.97%) C#
5 1,407 (10.44%) Python
6 918 (6.81%) Java 8
7 518 (3.84%) Scala
8 469 (3.48%) Ruby
9 445 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 439 (3.26%) Bash Shell
11 399 (2.96%) ES6
12 267 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 263 (1.95%) Groovy
14 261 (1.94%) PHP
15 249 (1.85%) T-SQL
16 243 (1.80%) C++
17 237 (1.76%) Go
18 185 (1.37%) Perl
18 185 (1.37%) Shell Script
19 160 (1.19%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,028 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 819 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 758 (5.63%) Degree
4 216 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 129 (0.96%) ISEB
6 109 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 99 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 96 (0.71%) PMP
9 83 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 81 (0.60%) Master's Degree
11 64 (0.47%) AWS Certification
12 56 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 54 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 53 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 50 (0.37%) CISSP
16 47 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
18 36 (0.27%) CISM
19 29 (0.22%) CISA
20 28 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 927 (6.88%) QA
2 133 (0.99%) GDPR
3 110 (0.82%) PMO
4 98 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 47 (0.35%) MiFID
6 44 (0.33%) SLA
7 43 (0.32%) PSD2
8 35 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 30 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 19 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 19 (0.14%) WCAG
12 16 (0.12%) COBIT
13 14 (0.10%) EMIR
14 12 (0.089%) HL7
14 12 (0.089%) WAI
15 7 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.052%) ISO 8583
16 6 (0.045%) ISO 20022
16 6 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,645 (12.21%) Docker
2 146 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 116 (0.86%) HDFS
4 108 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 34 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (0.24%) vSphere
8 29 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 29 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 25 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.12%) etcd
10 16 (0.12%) flannel
10 16 (0.12%) OpenAM
10 16 (0.12%) vCloud
11 15 (0.11%) XenApp
12 14 (0.10%) Xen
12 14 (0.10%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.045%) Squid
Systems Management
1 859 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 767 (5.69%) Ansible
3 643 (4.77%) Terraform
4 551 (4.09%) Puppet
5 449 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 113 (0.84%) Mesos
6 113 (0.84%) Prometheus
7 107 (0.79%) Grafana
8 102 (0.76%) Kibana
9 99 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
10 97 (0.72%) logstash
11 91 (0.68%) Packer
12 85 (0.63%) Nagios
13 68 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
14 53 (0.39%) Consul
14 53 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
14 53 (0.39%) Salt
15 43 (0.32%) Marathon
16 42 (0.31%) Oozie
17 40 (0.30%) Icinga
Vendors
1 943 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 711 (5.28%) Oracle
3 433 (3.21%) Google
4 289 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 224 (1.66%) SAP
6 195 (1.45%) Adobe
7 173 (1.28%) Splunk
8 168 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 156 (1.16%) Tableau
10 152 (1.13%) Red Hat
11 148 (1.10%) IBM
12 143 (1.06%) VMware
13 120 (0.89%) MuleSoft
14 117 (0.87%) Cloudera
15 100 (0.74%) Sitecore
16 96 (0.71%) ServiceNow
17 82 (0.61%) New Relic
18 80 (0.59%) AppDynamics
19 75 (0.56%) TIBCO
20 71 (0.53%) hybris