Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 260 244
Rank change year-on-year -34 -16 +82
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 786 854 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.02% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 714 885
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £338
90th Percentile £613 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -22.68% +27.63%
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £53.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% -29.91% +40.79%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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
London -64 464 £525 - 77
South East -22 101 £450 -10.00% 12
North of England +11 91 £425 -5.56% 17
East of England -1 67 £513 -2.38% 7
North West +4 48 £425 -2.86% 11
Midlands +11 39 £475 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire -7 38 £425 -5.56% 6
South West -8 25 £369 +5.36% 7
West Midlands +9 21 £475 +5.56% 2
East Midlands -2 15 £425 +17.24% 3
North East +39 7 £425 +21.43%
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 England region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 786 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (57.12%) Java
3 439 (55.85%) TDD
4 281 (35.75%) JavaScript
5 244 (31.04%) BDD
6 220 (27.99%) Scrum
7 215 (27.35%) .NET
8 213 (27.10%) C#
9 212 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
10 201 (25.57%) HTML
11 195 (24.81%) SQL
12 185 (23.54%) Spring
13 177 (22.52%) CSS
13 177 (22.52%) Microservices
14 174 (22.14%) AngularJS
15 170 (21.63%) Finance
15 170 (21.63%) REST
16 166 (21.12%) Git (software)
17 157 (19.97%) Pair Programming
18 151 (19.21%) RESTful
19 149 (18.96%) SQL Server
20 146 (18.58%) Web Services
21 142 (18.07%) Test Automation
22 132 (16.79%) Software Engineering
23 120 (15.27%) MVC
24 119 (15.14%) Kanban
25 118 (15.01%) Docker
26 113 (14.38%) NoSQL
27 112 (14.25%) HTML5
27 112 (14.25%) Jenkins

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 50 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 32 (4.07%) Oracle Service Bus
4 28 (3.56%) Mule
5 25 (3.18%) Apache
6 22 (2.80%) Confluence
7 21 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.78%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.78%) CMS
9 13 (1.65%) JBoss
10 9 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.64%) Drupal
12 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.51%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.51%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.51%) IIS
13 4 (0.51%) Jetty
14 3 (0.38%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Magento
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Endur
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 107 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.42%) Heroku
5 15 (1.91%) GitHub
6 11 (1.40%) Algolia
7 9 (1.15%) npm
8 8 (1.02%) SaaS
9 6 (0.76%) Serverless
10 5 (0.64%) PaaS
10 5 (0.64%) Slack
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.38%) Yarn
13 2 (0.25%) IaaS
14 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.73%) HTTP
2 22 (2.80%) SSL
3 21 (2.67%) DNS
3 21 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.16%) FTP
5 6 (0.76%) Internet
5 6 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (18.96%) SQL Server
2 113 (14.38%) NoSQL
3 69 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (6.49%) MongoDB
5 34 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (4.20%) MySQL
6 33 (4.20%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.29%) Big Data
9 18 (2.29%) Hadoop
10 17 (2.16%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.78%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.15%) Redis
15 8 (1.02%) DB2
16 7 (0.89%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.89%) HBase
17 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 166 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 112 (14.25%) Jenkins
3 88 (11.20%) Maven
4 69 (8.78%) JUnit
5 57 (7.25%) Selenium
6 52 (6.62%) JIRA
7 47 (5.98%) Mockito
8 43 (5.47%) TeamCity
9 41 (5.22%) Gradle
10 39 (4.96%) Subversion
11 32 (4.07%) Cucumber
11 32 (4.07%) Jasmine
12 28 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (3.05%) GitLab
13 24 (3.05%) NUnit
14 21 (2.67%) gulp
14 21 (2.67%) Karma Test Runner
14 21 (2.67%) SpecFlow
15 20 (2.54%) Visual Studio
16 19 (2.42%) FitNesse
General
1 170 (21.63%) Finance
2 77 (9.80%) Banking
3 40 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 34 (4.33%) Marketing
6 32 (4.07%) Front Office
6 32 (4.07%) Retail
7 27 (3.44%) Electronics
8 24 (3.05%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.42%) Games
10 13 (1.65%) Legal
11 12 (1.53%) Law
12 11 (1.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (27.35%) .NET
2 201 (25.57%) HTML
3 185 (23.54%) Spring
4 177 (22.52%) CSS
5 174 (22.14%) AngularJS
6 170 (21.63%) REST
7 151 (19.21%) RESTful
8 146 (18.58%) Web Services
9 112 (14.25%) HTML5
10 102 (12.98%) XML
11 98 (12.47%) SOAP
12 97 (12.34%) JSON
13 94 (11.96%) Node.js
14 93 (11.83%) React
15 84 (10.69%) J2EE
16 78 (9.92%) ASP.NET
17 77 (9.80%) Hibernate
18 67 (8.52%) Spring Boot
19 61 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
20 54 (6.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (5.34%) Algorithms
3 31 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.67%) Fintech
6 19 (2.42%) Virtual Team
7 17 (2.16%) Hedge funds
8 16 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 16 (2.04%) User Experience
9 14 (1.78%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.78%) Online Games
10 13 (1.65%) Grid Computing
11 7 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.76%) Derivative
12 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.76%) Replication
13 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.51%) PKI
15 3 (0.38%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.78%) Linux
2 54 (6.87%) Unix
3 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 14 (1.78%) Windows
4 12 (1.53%) Android
5 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.76%) Nucleus RTOS
6 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.76%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (55.85%) TDD
3 244 (31.04%) BDD
4 220 (27.99%) Scrum
5 212 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
6 177 (22.52%) Microservices
7 157 (19.97%) Pair Programming
8 142 (18.07%) Test Automation
9 132 (16.79%) Software Engineering
10 120 (15.27%) MVC
11 119 (15.14%) Kanban
12 97 (12.34%) DevOps
13 81 (10.31%) Open Source
14 78 (9.92%) OO
15 71 (9.03%) SOA
16 69 (8.78%) Front End Development
17 64 (8.14%) Web Development
18 60 (7.63%) E-Commerce
18 60 (7.63%) Unit Testing
19 56 (7.12%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 449 (57.12%) Java
2 281 (35.75%) JavaScript
3 213 (27.10%) C#
4 195 (24.81%) SQL
5 87 (11.07%) Scala
6 54 (6.87%) Python
7 47 (5.98%) Ruby
8 40 (5.09%) TypeScript
9 35 (4.45%) Groovy
10 30 (3.82%) ES6
11 27 (3.44%) XPath
12 22 (2.80%) C++
13 21 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.78%) PHP
16 13 (1.65%) C
16 13 (1.65%) GraphQL
17 11 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 9 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 35 (4.45%) Degree
1 35 (4.45%) Security Cleared
2 29 (3.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.89%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.44%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.25%) SEPA
3 2 (0.25%) WCAG
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
4 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (15.01%) Docker
2 12 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.27%) vSphere
4 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.38%) HDFS
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (3.56%) Ansible
2 25 (3.18%) Puppet
3 21 (2.67%) Terraform
4 18 (2.29%) Kubernetes
5 17 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
5 17 (2.16%) Grafana
5 17 (2.16%) Kibana
5 17 (2.16%) logstash
5 17 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.64%) Mesos
6 5 (0.64%) Salt
7 4 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) Oozie
9 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 110 (13.99%) Oracle
2 53 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.07%) SAP
3 32 (4.07%) Splunk
3 32 (4.07%) WSO2
4 23 (2.93%) AppDynamics
5 17 (2.16%) Google
6 15 (1.91%) Apigee
7 10 (1.27%) VMware
8 9 (1.15%) IBM
9 6 (0.76%) MapR
9 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.76%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.64%) Pega
11 4 (0.51%) Solace
11 4 (0.51%) Talarian
12 3 (0.38%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.38%) New Relic
12 3 (0.38%) Syncfusion