Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 186 159
Rank change year-on-year -10 -27 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 58 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 0.96% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.01% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 68
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £466 £413 £413
90th Percentile £675 £625 £641
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
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 6,438 6,703 5,896
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.44% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,034 5,325 4,677
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.25 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -11.44% -8.24%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.45 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -12.46%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019, 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 58 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (65.52%) Java
3 37 (63.79%) Docker
4 34 (58.62%) Git (software)
5 31 (53.45%) TDD
6 29 (50.00%) Spring
7 26 (44.83%) REST
8 25 (43.10%) BDD
9 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
9 24 (41.38%) Microservices
10 23 (39.66%) Scrum
11 22 (37.93%) AngularJS
12 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
13 19 (32.76%) HTML
13 19 (32.76%) CSS
13 19 (32.76%) HTTP
14 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (29.31%) Guice
15 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
15 17 (29.31%) Java 8
16 16 (27.59%) OAuth2
16 16 (27.59%) GitLab
16 16 (27.59%) ES6
16 16 (27.59%) Dropwizard
16 16 (27.59%) OAuth
17 15 (25.86%) HTML5
17 15 (25.86%) Linux
17 15 (25.86%) SOAP
17 15 (25.86%) gulp
17 15 (25.86%) Elasticsearch

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 15 (25.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (10.34%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.17%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.52%) Heroku
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (8.62%) AWS Fargate
6 4 (6.90%) Serverless
7 2 (3.45%) GitHub
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.72%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.72%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) HTTP
2 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
3 14 (24.14%) DNS
3 14 (24.14%) FTP
3 14 (24.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) MongoDB
1 14 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (3.45%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (58.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (27.59%) GitLab
3 15 (25.86%) gulp
4 14 (24.14%) Gatling
4 14 (24.14%) Geb
4 14 (24.14%) Gradle
4 14 (24.14%) Spock
5 13 (22.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (17.24%) JUnit
6 10 (17.24%) Mockito
7 5 (8.62%) Mocha
8 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.17%) webpack
10 2 (3.45%) Babel
10 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
10 2 (3.45%) JIRA
11 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Front Office
3 1 (1.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.00%) Spring
2 26 (44.83%) REST
3 22 (37.93%) AngularJS
4 19 (32.76%) CSS
4 19 (32.76%) HTML
5 17 (29.31%) Guice
6 16 (27.59%) Dropwizard
6 16 (27.59%) OAuth
6 16 (27.59%) OAuth2
7 15 (25.86%) HTML5
7 15 (25.86%) SOAP
8 14 (24.14%) Ember.js
8 14 (24.14%) Ratpack
8 14 (24.14%) Spring Boot
8 14 (24.14%) WireMock
9 8 (13.79%) Kafka
10 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
10 7 (12.07%) React
11 5 (8.62%) JSON
11 5 (8.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
1 3 (5.17%) User Experience
2 1 (1.72%) Derivative
2 1 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.72%) Fintech
2 1 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) TDD
3 25 (43.10%) BDD
4 24 (41.38%) Microservices
5 23 (39.66%) Scrum
6 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
7 14 (24.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 14 (24.14%) Domain-Driven Design
7 14 (24.14%) OWASP
7 14 (24.14%) Unit Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Kanban
9 11 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.97%) DevOps
10 8 (13.79%) Data Science
11 7 (12.07%) Low Latency
11 7 (12.07%) Multithreading
12 6 (10.34%) API Integration
12 6 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (10.34%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 6 (10.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.31%) Java 8
4 16 (27.59%) ES6
5 14 (24.14%) TypeScript
6 10 (17.24%) Python
7 7 (12.07%) SQL
8 2 (3.45%) C#
8 2 (3.45%) JSX
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby
9 1 (1.72%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 37 (63.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Docker Swarm
2 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
3 8 (13.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Google
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Progress
2 1 (1.72%) Splunk