Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 495 392 269
Rank change year-on-year -103 -123 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 282 606 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.64% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.67% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 468 796
England median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £418 £400 £350
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35.63 £35.00 £37.00
90th Percentile £42.88 £35.00 £40.90
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in England

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in England

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in England

Agile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Developer in England

Agile Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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
London +17 196 £600 +9.09% 31
North of England -8 39 £438 +1.16% 8
South East -33 22 £500 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire +25 21 £425 - 2
North West -8 18 £438 -0.57% 6
East of England +10 11 £425 -19.05% 1
Midlands -35 9 £425 -5.56% 3
West Midlands -23 6 £425 -12.37% 2
South West -17 5 £520 +15.56% 1
East Midlands +8 3 - - 1
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 England region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 282 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (62.77%) Java
3 140 (49.65%) TDD
4 93 (32.98%) Spring
5 81 (28.72%) Microservices
6 70 (24.82%) SQL
7 65 (23.05%) Scrum
8 61 (21.63%) Banking
9 57 (20.21%) Pair Programming
9 57 (20.21%) BDD
10 56 (19.86%) DevOps
11 53 (18.79%) Docker
11 53 (18.79%) REST
11 53 (18.79%) Java 8
11 53 (18.79%) Test Automation
11 53 (18.79%) Software Engineering
12 52 (18.44%) AngularJS
13 51 (18.09%) AWS
14 50 (17.73%) JavaScript
15 48 (17.02%) Finance
16 47 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 47 (16.67%) Unit Testing
17 41 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (13.83%) Investment Banking
18 39 (13.83%) Jenkins
19 38 (13.48%) Scala
20 36 (12.77%) Spring Boot
21 35 (12.41%) Gradle
22 32 (11.35%) Kubernetes
23 31 (10.99%) JUnit

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 22 (7.80%) Apache
1 22 (7.80%) Confluence
2 10 (3.55%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.48%) Drupal
4 7 (2.48%) Jetty
5 3 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.71%) CMS
6 2 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Camunda
7 1 (0.35%) Mattermost
7 1 (0.35%) nginx
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.35%) GIMP
2 1 (0.35%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.09%) AWS
2 20 (7.09%) Azure
3 8 (2.84%) GCP
4 7 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (2.13%) Serverless
6 5 (1.77%) SaaS
7 4 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.42%) GitHub
7 4 (1.42%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.42%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.06%) PaaS
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.71%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Neptune
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.64%) HTTP
2 27 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.26%) Internet
4 8 (2.84%) SSL
5 7 (2.48%) DNS
5 7 (2.48%) FTP
6 2 (0.71%) DHCP
6 2 (0.71%) SSH
7 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.35%) POP3
7 1 (0.35%) SMTP
7 1 (0.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.80%) NoSQL
2 21 (7.45%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.84%) Big Data
5 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.77%) InfluxDB
8 4 (1.42%) MySQL
8 4 (1.42%) Power BI
8 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.42%) Spark SQL
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.06%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.35%) KDB
Development Applications
1 47 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 39 (13.83%) Jenkins
3 35 (12.41%) Gradle
4 31 (10.99%) JUnit
5 26 (9.22%) Mockito
6 24 (8.51%) JIRA
7 18 (6.38%) Maven
8 14 (4.96%) GitLab
9 13 (4.61%) TeamCity
10 11 (3.90%) Selenium
11 9 (3.19%) Subversion
12 8 (2.84%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.48%) Gatling
13 7 (2.48%) Geb
13 7 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.48%) Spock
14 6 (2.13%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.77%) Pylint
15 5 (1.77%) Sourcetree
General
1 61 (21.63%) Banking
2 48 (17.02%) Finance
3 39 (13.83%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.67%) Front Office
5 14 (4.96%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.77%) Marketing
8 4 (1.42%) Electronics
8 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Retail
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (32.98%) Spring
2 53 (18.79%) REST
3 52 (18.44%) AngularJS
4 36 (12.77%) Spring Boot
5 31 (10.99%) Web Services
6 29 (10.28%) Guice
7 28 (9.93%) Hibernate
8 26 (9.22%) .NET
9 24 (8.51%) HTML
10 21 (7.45%) CSS
11 20 (7.09%) RESTful
11 20 (7.09%) SOAP
12 18 (6.38%) React
13 17 (6.03%) Kafka
14 13 (4.61%) JSON
15 11 (3.90%) ASP.NET
15 11 (3.90%) Node.js
16 10 (3.55%) Redux
17 9 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
18 8 (2.84%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.99%) Derivative
2 29 (10.28%) Equity Derivative
3 28 (9.93%) Fixed Income
4 24 (8.51%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.84%) User Experience
8 7 (2.48%) iPad
9 6 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.06%) Equities
12 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
13 1 (0.35%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
13 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.03%) Linux
2 15 (5.32%) Unix
3 6 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.71%) Windows
5 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (49.65%) TDD
3 81 (28.72%) Microservices
4 65 (23.05%) Scrum
5 57 (20.21%) BDD
5 57 (20.21%) Pair Programming
6 56 (19.86%) DevOps
7 53 (18.79%) Software Engineering
7 53 (18.79%) Test Automation
8 47 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 41 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (10.28%) Continuous Deployment
11 27 (9.57%) Migration
11 27 (9.57%) Web Development
11 27 (9.57%) Workflow
12 24 (8.51%) Data Migration
12 24 (8.51%) Data Transformation
13 20 (7.09%) Kanban
13 20 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (6.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 177 (62.77%) Java
2 70 (24.82%) SQL
3 53 (18.79%) Java 8
4 50 (17.73%) JavaScript
5 38 (13.48%) Scala
6 27 (9.57%) Python
7 25 (8.87%) C#
8 22 (7.80%) Kotlin
9 17 (6.03%) TypeScript
10 13 (4.61%) Ruby
11 8 (2.84%) PHP
12 7 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.48%) Clojure
12 7 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.77%) ClojureScript
13 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.42%) C++
15 3 (1.06%) ES6
16 2 (0.71%) BrightScript
16 2 (0.71%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.06%) BC Cleared
3 3 (1.06%) Degree
4 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 53 (18.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (11.35%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.55%) Ansible
3 8 (2.84%) Grafana
3 8 (2.84%) Terraform
4 7 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.06%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.71%) WSUS
7 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (4.61%) Oracle
2 12 (4.26%) Google
3 6 (2.13%) Splunk
3 6 (2.13%) Tableau
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.42%) SAP
5 2 (0.71%) Roku
5 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.71%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco
6 1 (0.35%) Dell
6 1 (0.35%) EMC
6 1 (0.35%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.35%) NetApp
6 1 (0.35%) Perforce
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.35%) VMware