Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 387 289 260
Rank change year-on-year -98 -29 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 558 836 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.91% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.96% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 693 752
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £400 £357 £350
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -35.90%

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 85,682 87,523 85,380
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,271 58,700 56,238
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £649 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,561 2,553 2,913
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% -2.81%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -143 254 £550 +4.76% 64
North of England -8 89 £425 - 21
Midlands +35 78 £450 +5.88% 10
South East -43 75 £450 +2.86% 21
West Midlands +36 59 £480 +11.30% 8
North West +8 49 £450 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire -12 37 £405 -4.71% 4
South West -23 33 £450 +20.00% 10
East of England -55 28 £525 +2.44% 11
East Midlands +13 19 £450 +5.88% 2
North East -11 3 £375 -11.76%
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 558 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (65.59%) Java
3 314 (56.27%) TDD
4 215 (38.53%) JavaScript
5 209 (37.46%) Spring
6 178 (31.90%) Scrum
7 172 (30.82%) BDD
8 167 (29.93%) Test Automation
9 158 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (27.06%) REST
11 149 (26.70%) Git (software)
12 141 (25.27%) Microservices
12 141 (25.27%) Java 8
13 132 (23.66%) HTML
14 121 (21.68%) RESTful
15 120 (21.51%) Jenkins
16 117 (20.97%) Kanban
17 115 (20.61%) DevOps
18 112 (20.07%) CSS
19 111 (19.89%) Docker
20 106 (19.00%) AngularJS
21 102 (18.28%) Linux
22 100 (17.92%) JUnit
23 98 (17.56%) Spring Boot
24 97 (17.38%) Finance
25 96 (17.20%) Pair Programming
26 95 (17.03%) C#
27 94 (16.85%) JSON
28 93 (16.67%) Web Services
29 90 (16.13%) MVC

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 59 (10.57%) Confluence
2 20 (3.58%) CMS
3 18 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (2.51%) Mule
6 13 (2.33%) Documentum
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
7 11 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.61%) Apache
9 7 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.25%) Drupal
9 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.72%) JBoss
10 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.54%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.54%) WordPress
12 2 (0.36%) Jetty
12 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) Heroku
4 10 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.61%) Serverless
6 8 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (1.43%) GitHub
6 8 (1.43%) PaaS
7 6 (1.08%) Apigee
8 5 (0.90%) IaaS
9 4 (0.72%) AWS Fargate
9 4 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.54%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Akamai
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.87%) HTTP
2 20 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.87%) SSL
4 15 (2.69%) DNS
5 12 (2.15%) FTP
6 9 (1.61%) Internet
7 4 (0.72%) Skype
8 3 (0.54%) AMQP
9 2 (0.36%) MPLS
9 2 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.18%) Broadband
10 1 (0.18%) DHCP
10 1 (0.18%) Firewall
10 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.18%) L2TP
10 1 (0.18%) Network Security
10 1 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.80%) Relational Database
2 39 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.66%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.23%) MySQL
7 13 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (1.79%) Big Data
8 10 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.72%) Redis
13 3 (0.54%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 149 (26.70%) Git (software)
2 120 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 100 (17.92%) JUnit
4 76 (13.62%) JIRA
5 61 (10.93%) Subversion
6 59 (10.57%) Selenium
7 54 (9.68%) Hudson
8 39 (6.99%) Mockito
9 30 (5.38%) Cucumber
10 28 (5.02%) IntelliJ
11 26 (4.66%) Maven
12 21 (3.76%) Gradle
13 18 (3.23%) GitLab
13 18 (3.23%) TeamCity
14 16 (2.87%) gulp
14 16 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (2.87%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (2.51%) Mocha
16 13 (2.33%) PhantomJS
General
1 97 (17.38%) Finance
2 22 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.23%) Front Office
4 18 (3.23%) Marketing
5 16 (2.87%) Electronics
6 12 (2.15%) Banking
7 11 (1.97%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (37.46%) Spring
2 151 (27.06%) REST
3 132 (23.66%) HTML
4 121 (21.68%) RESTful
5 112 (20.07%) CSS
6 106 (19.00%) AngularJS
7 98 (17.56%) Spring Boot
8 94 (16.85%) JSON
9 93 (16.67%) Web Services
10 78 (13.98%) .NET
11 76 (13.62%) Guice
12 64 (11.47%) Hibernate
13 61 (10.93%) React
14 59 (10.57%) HTML5
14 59 (10.57%) Play Framework
15 58 (10.39%) Spring MVC
16 57 (10.22%) Django
16 57 (10.22%) Ruby on Rails
17 50 (8.96%) SOAP
18 49 (8.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.30%) Algorithms
3 18 (3.23%) Fintech
4 17 (3.05%) User Experience
5 14 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.15%) Reference Data
7 8 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.90%) Derivative
9 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (0.90%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.54%) Clustering
10 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (18.28%) Linux
2 27 (4.84%) Unix
3 11 (1.97%) Windows
4 5 (0.90%) Android
4 5 (0.90%) CentOS
4 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.36%) Solaris
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (56.27%) TDD
3 178 (31.90%) Scrum
4 172 (30.82%) BDD
5 167 (29.93%) Test Automation
6 158 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
7 141 (25.27%) Microservices
8 117 (20.97%) Kanban
9 115 (20.61%) DevOps
10 96 (17.20%) Pair Programming
11 90 (16.13%) MVC
12 89 (15.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 67 (12.01%) OWASP
14 66 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
15 65 (11.65%) Open Source
16 64 (11.47%) Responsive Web Design
17 59 (10.57%) Web Design
18 58 (10.39%) Configuration Management
19 57 (10.22%) Software Engineering
20 56 (10.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 366 (65.59%) Java
2 215 (38.53%) JavaScript
3 141 (25.27%) Java 8
4 95 (17.03%) C#
5 78 (13.98%) Scala
6 71 (12.72%) SQL
7 69 (12.37%) Ruby
8 50 (8.96%) Python
9 37 (6.63%) TypeScript
10 18 (3.23%) ES6
11 14 (2.51%) PHP
12 11 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.25%) C++
16 5 (0.90%) R
17 4 (0.72%) Go
18 3 (0.54%) C
18 3 (0.54%) Groovy
19 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (11.65%) BPSS Clearance
2 31 (5.56%) Degree
3 26 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.76%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) WCAG
3 3 (0.54%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.36%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 111 (19.89%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (5.91%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.12%) Ansible
3 12 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (1.97%) Terraform
5 7 (1.25%) Kibana
6 6 (1.08%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.90%) Grafana
8 4 (0.72%) logstash
8 4 (0.72%) Puppet
9 3 (0.54%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 63 (11.29%) Google
2 54 (9.68%) Oracle
3 32 (5.73%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.94%) WSO2
5 16 (2.87%) SAP
6 7 (1.25%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.08%) MuleSoft
8 5 (0.90%) Progress
9 4 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.72%) Tableau
9 4 (0.72%) VMware
10 3 (0.54%) IBM
10 3 (0.54%) Pega
10 3 (0.54%) Remedy
11 2 (0.36%) Adobe
11 2 (0.36%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.18%) Splunk
12 1 (0.18%) Xamarin