Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 6,267 6,375 12,639
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 28.26% 27.04% 29.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.63% 30.71% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,580 4,684 9,372
10th Percentile £381 £400 £394
25th Percentile £450 £452 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.44%
75th Percentile £625 £625 £606
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 17
10th Percentile £20.00 £43.95 £31.70
25th Percentile £35.75 £45.36 £47.50
Median hourly rate £54.00 £52.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% -0.95% +16.67%
75th Percentile £63.75 £63.56 £56.50
90th Percentile £68.22 £65.45 £64.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 19,815 20,762 37,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.34% 88.06% 89.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,236 14,979 27,327
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 267 363
10th Percentile £16.21 £13.30 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.79 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.68 £26.44 £23.84
Median % change year-on-year +23.58% +10.93% +3.74%
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £50.84
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.14% -6.44% +4.65%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +1 828 £525 - 601
West London 0 150 £525 - 218
South London -1 98 £525 - 36
East London -1 40 £538 - 133
North London -2 2 £500 +5.26% 15
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 1,710 (27.29%) Finance
2 1,489 (23.76%) Java
3 1,378 (21.99%) DevOps
4 1,344 (21.45%) AWS
5 1,330 (21.22%) Azure
5 1,330 (21.22%) Scrum
6 1,170 (18.67%) JavaScript
7 1,058 (16.88%) SQL
8 1,034 (16.50%) TDD
9 1,026 (16.37%) Python
10 999 (15.94%) Software Engineering
11 872 (13.91%) Microservices
12 848 (13.53%) Banking
13 831 (13.26%) React
14 805 (12.85%) Docker
15 780 (12.45%) Kubernetes
16 725 (11.57%) JIRA
17 710 (11.33%) Security Cleared
18 665 (10.61%) Git (software)
19 664 (10.60%) Web Services
20 644 (10.28%) Test Automation
21 620 (9.89%) .NET
22 609 (9.72%) Node.js
23 606 (9.67%) User Experience
24 598 (9.54%) SC Cleared
25 590 (9.41%) Jenkins
26 588 (9.38%) Front Office
27 560 (8.94%) Serverless
28 545 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
28 545 (8.70%) AngularJS

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
1 341 (5.44%) Confluence
2 155 (2.47%) Apache Spark
3 122 (1.95%) Apache
4 120 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 55 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (0.80%) CMS
7 49 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
8 46 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 40 (0.64%) Red Hat Fuse
10 33 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (0.51%) SAS
12 30 (0.48%) JBoss
12 30 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 28 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 27 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
16 24 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.37%) Mule
18 20 (0.32%) Camunda
18 20 (0.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 80 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (1.12%) Sketch
4 42 (0.67%) InVision
5 37 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 34 (0.54%) Figma
7 34 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 33 (0.53%) Zeplin
9 30 (0.48%) Adobe XD
10 20 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.30%) Photoshop
12 17 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 13 (0.21%) Chatbot
14 11 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
15 8 (0.13%) UserZoom
16 3 (0.048%) Gephi
16 3 (0.048%) InDesign
17 2 (0.032%) Camtasia
18 1 (0.016%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 52 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.26%) Summit
5 15 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 14 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.19%) Magento
7 12 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.11%) Shopify
9 6 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle FAH
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.096%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 6 (0.096%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,344 (21.45%) AWS
2 1,330 (21.22%) Azure
3 560 (8.94%) Serverless
4 450 (7.18%) GCP
5 356 (5.68%) AWS Lambda
6 266 (4.24%) Amazon S3
7 229 (3.65%) GitHub
8 217 (3.46%) Power Platform
9 182 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
10 157 (2.51%) AWS Step Functions
11 141 (2.25%) PaaS
12 133 (2.12%) SaaS
13 104 (1.66%) IaaS
14 94 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
15 92 (1.47%) Azure Functions
16 85 (1.36%) OpenShift
17 81 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 78 (1.24%) Microsoft 365
19 77 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
20 73 (1.16%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.05%) HTTP
2 54 (0.86%) Internet
3 41 (0.65%) Firewall
4 40 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 34 (0.54%) DNS
6 29 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 25 (0.40%) SSL
7 25 (0.40%) Unified Communications
8 24 (0.38%) Network Security
8 24 (0.38%) VPN
9 23 (0.37%) Skype
10 21 (0.34%) WAN
11 19 (0.30%) Broadband
12 16 (0.26%) LAN
13 15 (0.24%) FTP
13 15 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.22%) MPLS
15 12 (0.19%) OSPF
16 11 (0.18%) SAN
16 11 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 236 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 233 (3.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 226 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 213 (3.40%) Big Data
6 189 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
7 181 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 165 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 165 (2.63%) Power BI
9 146 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 130 (2.07%) Hadoop
11 109 (1.74%) MySQL
12 105 (1.68%) Tableau
13 97 (1.55%) Data Lake
14 80 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
15 76 (1.21%) Redis
16 66 (1.05%) RDBMS
17 64 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
18 60 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 48 (0.77%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 725 (11.57%) JIRA
2 665 (10.61%) Git (software)
3 590 (9.41%) Jenkins
4 206 (3.29%) Maven
5 168 (2.68%) Selenium
6 160 (2.55%) Cucumber
7 119 (1.90%) JUnit
8 99 (1.58%) webpack
9 95 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 93 (1.48%) Bitbucket
10 93 (1.48%) GitLab
11 83 (1.32%) Gradle
12 72 (1.15%) Mockito
13 60 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
14 59 (0.94%) Visual Studio
15 52 (0.83%) Postman
16 50 (0.80%) Cypress.io
17 47 (0.75%) SonarQube
18 43 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
19 42 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,710 (27.29%) Finance
2 848 (13.53%) Banking
3 588 (9.38%) Front Office
4 411 (6.56%) Public Sector
5 303 (4.83%) Investment Banking
6 209 (3.33%) Retail
7 183 (2.92%) Marketing
8 115 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 69 (1.10%) Legal
10 60 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 59 (0.94%) Law
12 53 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.81%) Publishing
14 39 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 37 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 33 (0.53%) Back Office
17 31 (0.49%) Electronics
18 28 (0.45%) Games
19 26 (0.41%) Advertising
20 22 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,335 (37.26%) Developer
2 624 (9.96%) Analyst
3 614 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 485 (7.74%) Architect
5 468 (7.47%) React Developer
6 413 (6.59%) Business Analyst
7 362 (5.78%) Senior Developer
8 344 (5.49%) Project Manager
9 320 (5.11%) Designer
10 281 (4.48%) AWS Developer
11 277 (4.42%) Software Engineer
12 247 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
13 223 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 195 (3.11%) .NET Developer
15 184 (2.94%) UX Designer
16 178 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
17 177 (2.82%) Python Developer
18 170 (2.71%) Data Engineer
19 169 (2.70%) C# Developer
20 165 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 831 (13.26%) React
2 664 (10.60%) Web Services
3 620 (9.89%) .NET
4 609 (9.72%) Node.js
5 545 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 520 (8.30%) Spring
7 465 (7.42%) HTML
8 436 (6.96%) REST
9 398 (6.35%) CSS
10 306 (4.88%) Kafka
11 282 (4.50%) Spring Boot
12 273 (4.36%) RESTful
13 192 (3.06%) HTML5
14 188 (3.00%) .NET Core
15 182 (2.90%) JSON
16 177 (2.82%) GraphQL
17 167 (2.66%) Redux
18 147 (2.35%) Vue.js
19 146 (2.33%) Hibernate
20 133 (2.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 606 (9.67%) User Experience
2 502 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 237 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 233 (3.72%) Fixed Income
5 202 (3.22%) Mobile App
6 182 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 174 (2.78%) Derivative
8 145 (2.31%) Cloud Native
9 138 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
10 130 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 130 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
11 119 (1.90%) Virtual Team
12 116 (1.85%) Algorithms
13 115 (1.84%) Equities
14 82 (1.31%) Management Information System
15 80 (1.28%) Public Cloud
16 68 (1.09%) Hedge funds
17 66 (1.05%) Data Centre
18 63 (1.01%) Blog
19 50 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 402 (6.41%) Linux
2 177 (2.82%) Unix
3 158 (2.52%) Windows
4 139 (2.22%) Android
5 125 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 27 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 25 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 13 (0.21%) CentOS
10 10 (0.16%) OpenWrt
11 9 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.048%) tvOS
16 2 (0.032%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.032%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,378 (21.99%) DevOps
2 1,330 (21.22%) Scrum
3 1,034 (16.50%) TDD
4 999 (15.94%) Software Engineering
5 872 (13.91%) Microservices
6 644 (10.28%) Test Automation
7 545 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 536 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 531 (8.47%) BDD
10 530 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
11 529 (8.44%) Analytics
12 481 (7.68%) Project Management
13 475 (7.58%) SDLC
14 431 (6.88%) Asset Management
15 408 (6.51%) User Stories
16 362 (5.78%) Kanban
17 360 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
18 349 (5.57%) Waterfall
19 320 (5.11%) Project Delivery
20 316 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,489 (23.76%) Java
2 1,170 (18.67%) JavaScript
3 1,058 (16.88%) SQL
4 1,026 (16.37%) Python
5 527 (8.41%) C#
6 508 (8.11%) TypeScript
7 263 (4.20%) Java 8
8 241 (3.85%) Kotlin
9 228 (3.64%) Scala
10 170 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 137 (2.19%) C++
12 110 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 101 (1.61%) ES6
13 101 (1.61%) Go
14 99 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 90 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 88 (1.40%) C
17 78 (1.24%) Ruby
18 68 (1.09%) Shell Script
19 66 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 710 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 598 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 420 (6.70%) Degree
4 108 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 88 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (0.72%) PMI Certification
6 45 (0.72%) PMP
7 36 (0.57%) ISEB
8 35 (0.56%) AWS Certification
9 32 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 32 (0.51%) PhD
10 31 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
11 24 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (0.35%) CISSP
14 21 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (0.22%) CCNP
15 14 (0.22%) CISM
16 12 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (6.19%) QA
2 87 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 58 (0.93%) GDPR
4 55 (0.88%) PMO
5 41 (0.65%) WCAG
6 35 (0.56%) SLA
7 20 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.29%) MiFID
9 17 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.24%) NIST
11 11 (0.18%) COBIT
12 10 (0.16%) GRC
13 9 (0.14%) IFRS
14 8 (0.13%) ISO 20022
14 8 (0.13%) JTAG
15 7 (0.11%) EMIR
15 7 (0.11%) IFRS 9
15 7 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.080%) COREP
16 5 (0.080%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 805 (12.85%) Docker
2 75 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.41%) HDFS
5 21 (0.34%) GridGain
6 18 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
8 12 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.14%) vSphere
10 5 (0.080%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.064%) Firmware
11 4 (0.064%) vCloud
11 4 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.064%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.032%) Ceph
13 2 (0.032%) NFS
14 1 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.016%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 780 (12.45%) Kubernetes
2 526 (8.39%) Terraform
3 234 (3.73%) Ansible
4 94 (1.50%) Puppet
5 58 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (0.91%) Prometheus
7 45 (0.72%) Grafana
8 16 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (0.24%) Salt
10 14 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.21%) Packer
12 12 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.16%) SCCM
15 9 (0.14%) Kibana
15 9 (0.14%) vRealize
15 9 (0.14%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.13%) HP NNM
16 8 (0.13%) Istio
17 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 475 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 366 (5.84%) Oracle
3 189 (3.02%) Google
4 185 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
5 117 (1.87%) SAP
6 106 (1.69%) Adobe
7 100 (1.60%) Splunk
8 99 (1.58%) MuleSoft
9 97 (1.55%) Databricks
10 85 (1.36%) Atlassian
11 69 (1.10%) IBM
12 60 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 50 (0.80%) VMware
14 43 (0.69%) HP
15 35 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
15 35 (0.56%) Red Hat
16 29 (0.46%) AppDynamics
17 26 (0.41%) Cisco
18 24 (0.38%) Apple
18 24 (0.38%) New Relic