Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 253 272
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 +89
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 911 960 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.06% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 818 823
England median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.24%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £322
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £58.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -35.90% +65.96%

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 90081 90735 98573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.70% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60323 59717 63904
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2598 3005 3790
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.88 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 -22 531 £525 - 48
South East -17 118 £425 -10.53% 12
East of England +23 91 £513 -2.38% 7
North of England -4 82 £425 -5.56% 16
Midlands +26 52 £420 -6.67% 6
Yorkshire +8 40 £425 -5.56% 8
South West 0 38 £363 +3.57% 3
North West -26 35 £425 -8.60% 8
West Midlands +32 29 £400 +3.23% 4
East Midlands +3 20 £465 -1.06% 2
North East +52 9 £425 +21.43%
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Agile Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 911 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (58.18%) Java
3 520 (57.08%) TDD
4 309 (33.92%) JavaScript
5 262 (28.76%) Scrum
6 243 (26.67%) HTML
6 243 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 232 (25.47%) BDD
8 231 (25.36%) .NET
9 229 (25.14%) C#
10 212 (23.27%) Finance
11 210 (23.05%) CSS
12 206 (22.61%) SQL
13 201 (22.06%) Spring
14 194 (21.30%) AngularJS
15 181 (19.87%) Pair Programming
16 180 (19.76%) REST
17 176 (19.32%) Web Services
18 170 (18.66%) Git (software)
19 161 (17.67%) SQL Server
19 161 (17.67%) Microservices
20 152 (16.68%) RESTful
21 145 (15.92%) Software Engineering
22 142 (15.59%) Oracle
23 140 (15.37%) Test Automation
24 132 (14.49%) Kanban
25 131 (14.38%) MVC
26 129 (14.16%) JSON
27 125 (13.72%) HTML5
28 124 (13.61%) Greenfield Project

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 57 (6.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 50 (5.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 49 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (5.16%) Mule
5 28 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 27 (2.96%) Apache
7 22 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.09%) Confluence
9 12 (1.32%) JBoss
10 10 (1.10%) CMS
11 8 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.55%) DNN
13 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.44%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.44%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.44%) Jetty
14 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.44%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Magento
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.33%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 115 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.32%) GitHub
4 12 (1.32%) npm
5 9 (0.99%) Heroku
6 7 (0.77%) PaaS
6 7 (0.77%) Serverless
7 5 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.55%) SaaS
7 5 (0.55%) Slack
8 4 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.33%) Yarn
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.22%) IaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.06%) HTTP
2 14 (1.54%) SSL
3 12 (1.32%) DNS
3 12 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.99%) FTP
5 7 (0.77%) SMS
6 5 (0.55%) Internet
7 1 (0.11%) AMQP
7 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.11%) Intranet
7 1 (0.11%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 117 (12.84%) NoSQL
3 55 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (5.49%) MongoDB
5 42 (4.61%) MySQL
6 38 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (3.40%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.74%) Big Data
10 24 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.31%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.32%) HBase
14 8 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.77%) Redis
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.66%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.66%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 170 (18.66%) Git (software)
2 120 (13.17%) Jenkins
3 114 (12.51%) Maven
4 78 (8.56%) JUnit
5 57 (6.26%) Mockito
6 56 (6.15%) JIRA
7 49 (5.38%) Selenium
8 45 (4.94%) Subversion
9 40 (4.39%) TeamCity
10 39 (4.28%) Visual Studio
11 34 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (3.73%) Gradle
12 32 (3.51%) Cucumber
13 30 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (2.96%) Jasmine
14 27 (2.96%) NUnit
15 20 (2.20%) gulp
16 19 (2.09%) MSBuild
16 19 (2.09%) SonarQube
16 19 (2.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 212 (23.27%) Finance
2 109 (11.96%) Banking
3 71 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 63 (6.92%) Manufacturing
5 61 (6.70%) Marketing
6 58 (6.37%) Investment Banking
7 56 (6.15%) Front Office
8 55 (6.04%) Electronics
9 31 (3.40%) Retail
10 16 (1.76%) Law
10 16 (1.76%) Legal
11 13 (1.43%) Games
11 13 (1.43%) Publishing
12 9 (0.99%) Back Office
13 4 (0.44%) Local Government
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (26.67%) HTML
2 231 (25.36%) .NET
3 210 (23.05%) CSS
4 201 (22.06%) Spring
5 194 (21.30%) AngularJS
6 180 (19.76%) REST
7 176 (19.32%) Web Services
8 152 (16.68%) RESTful
9 129 (14.16%) JSON
10 125 (13.72%) HTML5
11 118 (12.95%) SOAP
12 116 (12.73%) XML
13 99 (10.87%) Node.js
14 98 (10.76%) React
15 93 (10.21%) Hibernate
16 85 (9.33%) ASP.NET
17 75 (8.23%) ASP.NET Web API
18 69 (7.57%) jQuery
19 68 (7.46%) J2EE
20 63 (6.92%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.61%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (3.18%) User Experience
3 27 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 24 (2.63%) Derivative
6 23 (2.52%) Virtual Team
7 21 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.20%) Fixed Income
9 19 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (1.87%) Fintech
11 16 (1.76%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.65%) Grid Computing
13 14 (1.54%) Hedge funds
14 13 (1.43%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.32%) Replication
16 11 (1.21%) Online Games
17 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
18 5 (0.55%) Market Risk
18 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (7.14%) Linux
2 53 (5.82%) Unix
3 22 (2.41%) Windows
4 10 (1.10%) Android
4 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.11%) CentOS
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (57.08%) TDD
3 262 (28.76%) Scrum
4 243 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 232 (25.47%) BDD
6 181 (19.87%) Pair Programming
7 161 (17.67%) Microservices
8 145 (15.92%) Software Engineering
9 140 (15.37%) Test Automation
10 132 (14.49%) Kanban
11 131 (14.38%) MVC
12 111 (12.18%) DevOps
13 96 (10.54%) OO
14 89 (9.77%) SOA
15 87 (9.55%) Open Source
16 81 (8.89%) Web Development
17 76 (8.34%) Front End Development
18 67 (7.35%) Unit Testing
19 65 (7.14%) E-Commerce
20 63 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 530 (58.18%) Java
2 309 (33.92%) JavaScript
3 229 (25.14%) C#
4 206 (22.61%) SQL
5 110 (12.07%) Scala
6 64 (7.03%) Python
7 52 (5.71%) Ruby
8 46 (5.05%) XPath
9 32 (3.51%) Groovy
10 31 (3.40%) ES6
11 27 (2.96%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.52%) C++
12 23 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 20 (2.20%) PHP
14 16 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.21%) C
17 6 (0.66%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.66%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.07%) Degree
2 28 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.39%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.22%) WCAG
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 113 (12.40%) Docker
2 15 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.77%) vSphere
4 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (3.29%) Ansible
2 18 (1.98%) Kibana
2 18 (1.98%) logstash
2 18 (1.98%) Puppet
2 18 (1.98%) Terraform
3 16 (1.76%) Grafana
4 15 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.66%) Salt
8 4 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.44%) Mesos
9 2 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.22%) Nagios
9 2 (0.22%) Oozie
9 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.11%) MOM
10 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (15.59%) Oracle
2 64 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 60 (6.59%) SAP
4 52 (5.71%) WSO2
5 27 (2.96%) Splunk
6 24 (2.63%) AppDynamics
7 19 (2.09%) Google
8 18 (1.98%) Apigee
9 10 (1.10%) New Relic
10 8 (0.88%) IBM
11 7 (0.77%) VMware
12 6 (0.66%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.66%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.66%) Syncfusion
12 6 (0.66%) Telerik
12 6 (0.66%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.44%) Solace
14 4 (0.44%) Talarian