Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 174 110
Rank change year-on-year -26 -64 +81
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 53 59 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.94% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.98% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 134
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £413 £416 £399
90th Percentile £675 £638 £636
Central London median daily rate £550 £531 £525
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -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 6,574 5,995 6,342
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.89% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,195 4,594 5,073
City of London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £688 £671 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 69 85
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.11% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.35
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.07 £42.84
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.99% +3.52%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (81.13%) TDD
3 41 (77.36%) Java
4 39 (73.58%) JavaScript
5 30 (56.60%) HTML
5 30 (56.60%) AngularJS
6 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
7 24 (45.28%) BDD
8 23 (43.40%) HTTP
8 23 (43.40%) Spring
9 22 (41.51%) SOAP
9 22 (41.51%) HTML5
9 22 (41.51%) REST
9 22 (41.51%) Microservices
10 20 (37.74%) Java 8
11 19 (35.85%) MongoDB
11 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (35.85%) CSS
12 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
12 17 (32.08%) Guice
12 17 (32.08%) ES6
12 17 (32.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 16 (30.19%) Heroku
13 16 (30.19%) Docker
13 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (28.30%) DNS
14 15 (28.30%) SSL
14 15 (28.30%) Linux
14 15 (28.30%) OWASP
14 15 (28.30%) Domain-Driven Design

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 7 (13.21%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (30.19%) Heroku
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) HTTP
2 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
3 15 (28.30%) DNS
3 15 (28.30%) FTP
3 15 (28.30%) SSL
4 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) MongoDB
2 16 (30.19%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
4 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) Redis
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
2 15 (28.30%) GitLab
2 15 (28.30%) Gradle
2 15 (28.30%) gulp
3 14 (26.42%) Gatling
3 14 (26.42%) Geb
3 14 (26.42%) Spock
4 4 (7.55%) JUnit
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.77%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (3.77%) Mockito
6 2 (3.77%) NUnit
6 2 (3.77%) Selenium
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (22.64%) Banking
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Law
2 6 (11.32%) Legal
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
6 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (56.60%) AngularJS
1 30 (56.60%) HTML
2 23 (43.40%) Spring
3 22 (41.51%) HTML5
3 22 (41.51%) REST
3 22 (41.51%) SOAP
4 19 (35.85%) CSS
5 17 (32.08%) Guice
6 15 (28.30%) Dropwizard
6 15 (28.30%) Ember.js
6 15 (28.30%) OAuth
6 15 (28.30%) OAuth2
6 15 (28.30%) Ratpack
6 15 (28.30%) Spring Boot
7 14 (26.42%) .NET
7 14 (26.42%) WireMock
8 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (16.98%) Kafka
8 9 (16.98%) Node.js
9 8 (15.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.32%) Derivative
3 5 (9.43%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (9.43%) Fintech
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.89%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (81.13%) TDD
3 24 (45.28%) BDD
4 22 (41.51%) Microservices
5 17 (32.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 15 (28.30%) Domain-Driven Design
6 15 (28.30%) OWASP
6 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
7 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.21%) MVC
7 7 (13.21%) Pair Programming
8 6 (11.32%) Agile Testing
8 6 (11.32%) API Development
8 6 (11.32%) API Integration
8 6 (11.32%) Document Management
8 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.32%) User Stories
9 5 (9.43%) Open Source
9 5 (9.43%) Scrum
10 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (77.36%) Java
2 39 (73.58%) JavaScript
3 20 (37.74%) Java 8
4 17 (32.08%) ES6
5 15 (28.30%) TypeScript
6 13 (24.53%) Scala
7 12 (22.64%) C#
8 11 (20.75%) Groovy
9 9 (16.98%) SQL
10 5 (9.43%) Kotlin
11 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.77%) C++
13 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.89%) Clojure
13 1 (1.89%) Go
13 1 (1.89%) Python
13 1 (1.89%) Ruby
13 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Docker
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Apigee
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Apple
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft