Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 197 148
Rank change year-on-year -34 -49 +40
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 51 76 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.57% 0.94% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.99% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 122
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
10th Percentile £463 £411 £413
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 8,590 7,671 7,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 94.90% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,663 5,911 6,017
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £311 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 106 93
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +6.64% -4.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £33.25 £48.11
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.23
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.00% +1.21%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Agile Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in Central London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Developer in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in Central London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in Central London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in Central London

Agile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Developer in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Developer in Central London

Agile Developer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Developer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
City of London -19 46 £575 +9.52% 16
West End of London - 1 £600 - 4
City of Westminster - 1 £600 -
Agile Developer
London

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Agile Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (82.35%) Java
3 31 (60.78%) TDD
4 25 (49.02%) Spring
4 25 (49.02%) Microservices
5 23 (45.10%) Java 8
5 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
6 22 (43.14%) Docker
7 21 (41.18%) HTML
8 20 (39.22%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (39.22%) HTML5
8 20 (39.22%) BDD
8 20 (39.22%) AngularJS
9 18 (35.29%) Dropwizard
10 17 (33.33%) MongoDB
11 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
12 15 (29.41%) CSS
13 14 (27.45%) Linux
13 14 (27.45%) HTTP
13 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
13 14 (27.45%) Guice
13 14 (27.45%) ES6
14 13 (25.49%) TypeScript
14 13 (25.49%) GitLab
15 12 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (23.53%) OAuth2
15 12 (23.53%) Gradle
15 12 (23.53%) Ember.js
15 12 (23.53%) Ratpack
15 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 12 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.84%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Drupal
4 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 20 (39.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (23.53%) Heroku
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) HTTP
1 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.53%) DNS
2 12 (23.53%) FTP
2 12 (23.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (9.80%) Big Data
4 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.49%) GitLab
3 12 (23.53%) Gradle
3 12 (23.53%) gulp
4 9 (17.65%) Gatling
5 8 (15.69%) Geb
5 8 (15.69%) JUnit
5 8 (15.69%) Mockito
5 8 (15.69%) Spock
6 6 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.92%) GDB
7 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.92%) JIRA
8 1 (1.96%) JMeter
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
8 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.96%) The Grinder
8 1 (1.96%) Webistrano
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) Spring
2 21 (41.18%) HTML
3 20 (39.22%) AngularJS
3 20 (39.22%) HTML5
4 18 (35.29%) Dropwizard
5 15 (29.41%) CSS
6 14 (27.45%) Guice
7 12 (23.53%) Ember.js
7 12 (23.53%) OAuth
7 12 (23.53%) OAuth2
7 12 (23.53%) Ratpack
7 12 (23.53%) REST
7 12 (23.53%) SOAP
7 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
8 8 (15.69%) WireMock
9 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
9 6 (11.76%) Node.js
10 5 (9.80%) Kafka
11 3 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (5.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Derivative
1 6 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (5.88%) Fintech
3 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) TDD
3 25 (49.02%) Microservices
4 20 (39.22%) BDD
5 12 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
5 12 (23.53%) OWASP
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.69%) DevOps
8 8 (15.69%) Kanban
8 8 (15.69%) Multithreading
8 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Pair Programming
10 6 (11.76%) Low Latency
11 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
12 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
13 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
14 2 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (82.35%) Java
2 23 (45.10%) Java 8
2 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) ES6
4 13 (25.49%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.84%) Clojure
6 3 (5.88%) C#
6 3 (5.88%) C++
6 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 2 (3.92%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.96%) Go
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Jython
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (11.76%) Ansible
2 6 (11.76%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Progress
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft