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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile 11,927 8,017 4,954
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 30.11% 28.96% 28.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.89% 31.68% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,653 5,830 3,689
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £540
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +2.86%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £638
90th Percentile £788 £713 £722
England median daily rate £550 £523 £500
% change year-on-year +5.16% +4.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 18 30
10th Percentile £35.00 £20.00 £31.16
25th Percentile £39.75 £36.00 £45.78
Median hourly rate £44.50 £54.00 £56.25
Median % change year-on-year -17.59% -4.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £67.50 £68.36 £63.75
90th Percentile £78.94 £70.86 £65.93
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.53% -1.59%

Agile 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 36,260 25,305 15,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.54% 91.41% 90.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,539 18,125 11,409
10th Percentile £400 £360 £330
25th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £690 £638 £619
90th Percentile £788 £713 £713
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 253 183
10th Percentile £17.14 £15.73 £14.08
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.75 £19.99
Median hourly rate £36.41 £32.85 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.84% -1.94% +49.60%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.31 £65.60 £61.25
England median hourly rate £28.46 £24.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year +18.56% +5.17% -0.17%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in London

Agile
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile in London.

Daily rate trend for Agile in London

Agile
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile in London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Agile in London

Agile
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile in London.

Hourly rate trend for Agile in London

Agile
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile in London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile in London

Agile
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 1,324 £580 +5.36% 518
West London 0 195 £525 - 155
South London 0 162 £550 -1.79% 24
East London 0 61 £600 +20.00% 123
North London -4 2 - - 6
Agile
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Agile 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.

1 3,761 (31.53%) Finance
2 2,920 (24.48%) Social Skills
3 2,814 (23.59%) Scrum
4 2,681 (22.48%) DevOps
5 2,405 (20.16%) Azure
6 2,171 (18.20%) AWS
7 2,136 (17.91%) Java
8 1,987 (16.66%) CI/CD
9 1,856 (15.56%) Python
10 1,755 (14.71%) SQL
11 1,730 (14.50%) JavaScript
12 1,664 (13.95%) JIRA
13 1,571 (13.17%) Banking
14 1,524 (12.78%) Microservices
15 1,446 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 1,383 (11.60%) TDD
17 1,353 (11.34%) Software Engineering
18 1,328 (11.13%) React
19 1,245 (10.44%) Test Automation
20 1,219 (10.22%) Microsoft
21 1,214 (10.18%) Project Management
22 1,209 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
23 1,193 (10.00%) Kubernetes
24 1,176 (9.86%) Analytics
25 1,161 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
26 1,127 (9.45%) Git (software)
27 1,125 (9.43%) Docker
28 1,037 (8.69%) C#
29 1,014 (8.50%) Waterfall
30 947 (7.94%) Security Cleared

Agile
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
1 821 (6.88%) Confluence
2 267 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 220 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 197 (1.65%) Apache
5 121 (1.01%) CMS
6 85 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
7 57 (0.48%) JBoss
8 56 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 56 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 54 (0.45%) nginx
10 48 (0.40%) SAS
10 48 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 45 (0.38%) IIS
12 40 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 39 (0.33%) Mule
14 36 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
15 35 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 25 (0.21%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.20%) Camunda
Applications
1 271 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 181 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 162 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 147 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 132 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 83 (0.70%) Sketch
7 51 (0.43%) InVision
8 49 (0.41%) Adobe XD
9 30 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 28 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 25 (0.21%) Photoshop
12 18 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 11 (0.092%) SPSS
14 10 (0.084%) Marvel
14 10 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
15 9 (0.075%) UserZoom
16 7 (0.059%) Chatbot
17 6 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
18 1 (0.008%) GIMP
18 1 (0.008%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 76 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.35%) Shopify
3 40 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 33 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
5 27 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 26 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 15 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 15 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 15 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.084%) CA PPM
10 10 (0.084%) Magento
11 9 (0.075%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 8 (0.067%) Workday HCM
12 8 (0.067%) Workfront
13 7 (0.059%) Markit EDM
13 7 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
13 7 (0.059%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,405 (20.16%) Azure
2 2,171 (18.20%) AWS
3 851 (7.14%) GCP
4 586 (4.91%) Azure DevOps
5 514 (4.31%) Serverless
6 492 (4.13%) GitHub
7 391 (3.28%) Power Platform
8 354 (2.97%) SaaS
9 306 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
10 277 (2.32%) PaaS
11 222 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
12 214 (1.79%) Amazon S3
13 201 (1.69%) IaaS
14 176 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
15 140 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 119 (1.00%) OpenShift
17 117 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
18 107 (0.90%) Azure Functions
19 104 (0.87%) Figma
20 101 (0.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (1.03%) DNS
2 117 (0.98%) Firewall
3 105 (0.88%) HTTP
4 70 (0.59%) Internet
5 60 (0.50%) Network Security
6 47 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 39 (0.33%) VPN
8 34 (0.29%) FTP
8 34 (0.29%) WAN
9 33 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 31 (0.26%) Broadband
11 27 (0.23%) SSH
11 27 (0.23%) SSL
12 26 (0.22%) RTMP
13 23 (0.19%) DHCP
14 22 (0.18%) LAN
15 21 (0.18%) BGP
15 21 (0.18%) Kerberos
15 21 (0.18%) SMTP
16 18 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 387 (3.24%) Big Data
3 378 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 377 (3.16%) NoSQL
5 351 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 344 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 318 (2.67%) Power BI
8 258 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 194 (1.63%) MySQL
10 176 (1.48%) Data Lake
11 135 (1.13%) Tableau
12 105 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
12 105 (0.88%) Redis
13 98 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 97 (0.81%) Hadoop
14 97 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 95 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
16 90 (0.75%) Metadata
17 85 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
18 84 (0.70%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,664 (13.95%) JIRA
2 1,127 (9.45%) Git (software)
3 940 (7.88%) Jenkins
4 387 (3.24%) Maven
5 363 (3.04%) GitLab
6 230 (1.93%) TeamCity
7 220 (1.84%) Selenium
8 218 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 207 (1.74%) Gradle
10 181 (1.52%) Cypress.io
11 159 (1.33%) JUnit
12 141 (1.18%) webpack
13 133 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 125 (1.05%) Visual Studio
15 113 (0.95%) Postman
16 103 (0.86%) Artifactory
17 89 (0.75%) Subversion
18 86 (0.72%) JMeter
19 85 (0.71%) Mockito
20 79 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3,761 (31.53%) Finance
2 2,920 (24.48%) Social Skills
3 1,571 (13.17%) Banking
4 1,161 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
5 886 (7.43%) Front Office
6 745 (6.25%) Public Sector
7 612 (5.13%) Retail
8 540 (4.53%) Investment Banking
9 449 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
10 300 (2.52%) Marketing
11 285 (2.39%) Legal
12 281 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
13 188 (1.58%) Telecoms
14 144 (1.21%) Financial Institution
15 131 (1.10%) Law
16 126 (1.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 123 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
18 121 (1.01%) Publishing
19 105 (0.88%) Retail Banking
20 103 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3,243 (27.19%) Developer
2 1,582 (13.26%) Analyst
3 1,175 (9.85%) Business Analyst
4 954 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 947 (7.94%) Architect
6 890 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 558 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 494 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 489 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 446 (3.74%) AWS Engineer
11 422 (3.54%) Python Developer
12 418 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
13 409 (3.43%) Designer
14 356 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
15 330 (2.77%) React Developer
16 322 (2.70%) Scrum Master
17 315 (2.64%) .NET Developer
18 280 (2.35%) AWS Developer
19 279 (2.34%) Data Engineer
20 277 (2.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,328 (11.13%) React
2 894 (7.50%) .NET
3 866 (7.26%) HTML
4 830 (6.96%) CSS
5 719 (6.03%) REST
6 653 (5.47%) Spring
7 550 (4.61%) Node.js
8 547 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 547 (4.59%) Kafka
9 500 (4.19%) RESTful
10 423 (3.55%) Spring Boot
11 357 (2.99%) HTML5
12 318 (2.67%) Web Services
13 275 (2.31%) .NET Core
14 268 (2.25%) .NET Framework
15 252 (2.11%) JSON
16 244 (2.05%) XML
17 229 (1.92%) ASP.NET
18 225 (1.89%) Redux
19 201 (1.69%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 850 (7.13%) User Experience
2 439 (3.68%) Derivative
3 385 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 371 (3.11%) Fixed Income
5 357 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 345 (2.89%) Equities
7 307 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
8 304 (2.55%) Virtual Team
9 262 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 256 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 245 (2.05%) Mobile App
12 239 (2.00%) Cloud Native
13 219 (1.84%) Data Structures
14 209 (1.75%) Public Cloud
15 204 (1.71%) Algorithms
16 160 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
17 152 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
18 148 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
19 147 (1.23%) Data Centre
20 120 (1.01%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 678 (5.68%) Linux
2 364 (3.05%) Windows
3 257 (2.15%) Unix
4 164 (1.38%) Android
5 158 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 63 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 62 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 25 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 23 (0.19%) CentOS
11 22 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 18 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 17 (0.14%) VMS
14 12 (0.10%) Solaris
15 11 (0.092%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.075%) Windows Server 2016
18 6 (0.050%) Windows Server 2008
19 5 (0.042%) zOS
20 4 (0.034%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,814 (23.59%) Scrum
2 2,681 (22.48%) DevOps
3 1,987 (16.66%) CI/CD
4 1,524 (12.78%) Microservices
5 1,446 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,383 (11.60%) TDD
7 1,353 (11.34%) Software Engineering
8 1,245 (10.44%) Test Automation
9 1,214 (10.18%) Project Management
10 1,209 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 1,176 (9.86%) Analytics
12 1,014 (8.50%) Waterfall
13 946 (7.93%) SDLC
14 908 (7.61%) Kanban
15 854 (7.16%) Project Delivery
16 777 (6.51%) User Stories
17 755 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
18 749 (6.28%) Full Stack Development
19 742 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
20 710 (5.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2,136 (17.91%) Java
2 1,856 (15.56%) Python
3 1,755 (14.71%) SQL
4 1,730 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 1,037 (8.69%) C#
6 799 (6.70%) TypeScript
7 331 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 304 (2.55%) Scala
9 253 (2.12%) Bash
10 205 (1.72%) Go
11 195 (1.63%) C
12 180 (1.51%) C++
13 132 (1.11%) R
14 130 (1.09%) Kotlin
15 126 (1.06%) Ruby
16 123 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 123 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 120 (1.01%) PL/SQL
18 105 (0.88%) ES6
19 78 (0.65%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 947 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 800 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 670 (5.62%) Degree
4 157 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 140 (1.17%) PMI Certification
6 128 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 112 (0.94%) PMP
8 67 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 54 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 53 (0.44%) AWS Certification
11 52 (0.44%) CISSP
12 47 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 44 (0.37%) APMP
14 37 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (0.29%) ISEB
15 34 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
16 33 (0.28%) CISM
16 33 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 32 (0.27%) PhD
18 31 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 752 (6.31%) QA
2 257 (2.15%) PMO
3 253 (2.12%) Accessibility
4 150 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 126 (1.06%) GDPR
6 69 (0.58%) SLA
7 50 (0.42%) WCAG
8 49 (0.41%) MiFID
9 43 (0.36%) NIST
10 41 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 31 (0.26%) COBIT
11 31 (0.26%) IFRS
12 26 (0.22%) EMIR
13 24 (0.20%) GxP
14 21 (0.18%) NCSC
15 18 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 18 (0.15%) Good Clinical Practice
16 16 (0.13%) GRC
17 14 (0.12%) PCI DSS
18 13 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,125 (9.43%) Docker
2 150 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 65 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (0.36%) HDFS
5 32 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.18%) NFS
7 16 (0.13%) vSphere
8 13 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.092%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 9 (0.075%) Firmware
10 9 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.059%) GridGain
12 7 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.050%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.050%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.034%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.034%) LXC
14 4 (0.034%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.034%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 1,193 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 866 (7.26%) Terraform
3 440 (3.69%) Ansible
4 131 (1.10%) Puppet
5 111 (0.93%) Grafana
6 97 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 79 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 78 (0.65%) Packer
9 71 (0.60%) Kibana
10 51 (0.43%) Consul
11 41 (0.34%) Istio
12 35 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
13 30 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
14 27 (0.23%) logstash
15 26 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 19 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
17 18 (0.15%) HP ALM
17 18 (0.15%) HP Fortify
18 16 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
19 15 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,219 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 592 (4.96%) Oracle
3 391 (3.28%) Google
4 361 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 277 (2.32%) SAP
6 215 (1.80%) Databricks
7 193 (1.62%) ServiceNow
8 164 (1.38%) Adobe
9 138 (1.16%) Splunk
10 114 (0.96%) VMware
11 105 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 100 (0.84%) IBM
13 94 (0.79%) MuleSoft
14 82 (0.69%) Bloomberg
15 74 (0.62%) Informatica
16 63 (0.53%) Red Hat
17 56 (0.47%) AppDynamics
17 56 (0.47%) TIBCO
18 55 (0.46%) Cisco
19 50 (0.42%) DevExpress