Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £565 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 September 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 186 130
Rank change year-on-year -19 -56 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 51 64 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.94% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.99% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 115
City of London median daily rate £565 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £411 £421
90th Percentile £665 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £558 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +6.19% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,637 6,468 6,497
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.27% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,242 5,022 5,207
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 87 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.30 £49.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.05% +6.80% -2.78%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in the City of London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in the City of London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in the City of London

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 City of London region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (82.35%) Java
3 33 (64.71%) TDD
4 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
5 26 (50.98%) Microservices
6 25 (49.02%) Spring
7 24 (47.06%) HTML
8 22 (43.14%) Java 8
9 21 (41.18%) HTML5
9 21 (41.18%) AngularJS
10 20 (39.22%) BDD
10 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
11 19 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (37.25%) Docker
12 18 (35.29%) Dropwizard
13 17 (33.33%) MongoDB
13 17 (33.33%) CSS
14 15 (29.41%) HTTP
15 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
15 14 (27.45%) SOAP
15 14 (27.45%) REST
15 14 (27.45%) Guice
15 14 (27.45%) ES6
16 13 (25.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 13 (25.49%) GitLab
17 12 (23.53%) Ratpack
17 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
17 12 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
17 12 (23.53%) TypeScript
17 12 (23.53%) OAuth2

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (3.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 19 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (23.53%) Heroku
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.92%) GitHub
5 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) HTTP
2 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
3 12 (23.53%) DNS
3 12 (23.53%) FTP
3 12 (23.53%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 11 (21.57%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (9.80%) Big Data
4 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.49%) GitLab
3 12 (23.53%) Gradle
3 12 (23.53%) gulp
4 8 (15.69%) Gatling
4 8 (15.69%) Geb
4 8 (15.69%) JUnit
4 8 (15.69%) Spock
5 6 (11.76%) Mockito
6 4 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.96%) Android Studio
9 1 (1.96%) Ant
9 1 (1.96%) git-flow
9 1 (1.96%) JIRA
9 1 (1.96%) Maven
9 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.96%) Webistrano
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) Spring
2 24 (47.06%) HTML
3 21 (41.18%) AngularJS
3 21 (41.18%) HTML5
4 18 (35.29%) Dropwizard
5 17 (33.33%) CSS
6 14 (27.45%) Guice
6 14 (27.45%) REST
6 14 (27.45%) SOAP
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%) Spring Boot
8 8 (15.69%) WireMock
9 7 (13.73%) Node.js
10 6 (11.76%) .NET
11 5 (9.80%) Web Services
12 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
12 4 (7.84%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Derivative
1 6 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.88%) Fintech
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (64.71%) TDD
3 26 (50.98%) Microservices
4 20 (39.22%) BDD
5 13 (25.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 12 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
6 12 (23.53%) OWASP
7 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.69%) Kanban
9 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.73%) Pair Programming
10 6 (11.76%) DevOps
10 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
11 5 (9.80%) MVC
11 5 (9.80%) Open Source
12 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
12 4 (7.84%) Low Latency
12 4 (7.84%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 42 (82.35%) Java
2 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
3 22 (43.14%) Java 8
4 14 (27.45%) ES6
5 12 (23.53%) TypeScript
6 5 (9.80%) C#
7 3 (5.88%) Clojure
7 3 (5.88%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.92%) Groovy
8 2 (3.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.96%) C++
9 1 (1.96%) Go
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.84%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Progress
2 1 (1.96%) Apple