Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 266 261
Rank change year-on-year -121 -5 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 603 933 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.99% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.04% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 783 889
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £350
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £498 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -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 89,336 89,721 93,327
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,706 59,749 61,434
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,749 2,665 3,016
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -132 278 £550 +4.76% 80
South East -40 97 £450 +5.88% 26
Midlands +26 93 £450 +12.50% 10
North of England -19 86 £433 +1.76% 9
West Midlands +18 71 £485 +21.25% 8
North West -6 45 £433 +0.29% 8
Yorkshire -7 34 £438 +2.94% 1
East of England -62 32 £525 +2.44% 9
East Midlands +12 22 £450 +7.14% 2
South West -47 18 £450 +28.57% 9
North East -5 7 £423 -0.59%
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 603 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (64.01%) Java
3 350 (58.04%) TDD
4 219 (36.32%) JavaScript
5 218 (36.15%) Spring
6 183 (30.35%) Scrum
7 172 (28.52%) BDD
8 166 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
9 161 (26.70%) Microservices
10 158 (26.20%) Test Automation
11 155 (25.70%) Java 8
12 153 (25.37%) Git (software)
13 138 (22.89%) HTML
14 132 (21.89%) REST
15 125 (20.73%) DevOps
16 123 (20.40%) Kanban
17 120 (19.90%) CSS
18 117 (19.40%) Jenkins
19 110 (18.24%) C#
20 107 (17.74%) AngularJS
20 107 (17.74%) Docker
20 107 (17.74%) Spring Boot
21 105 (17.41%) Web Services
22 102 (16.92%) RESTful
23 99 (16.42%) Linux
24 94 (15.59%) Finance
25 93 (15.42%) .NET
26 91 (15.09%) Pair Programming
27 86 (14.26%) JUnit
27 86 (14.26%) 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 50 (8.29%) Confluence
2 23 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.15%) Mule
4 18 (2.99%) CMS
5 17 (2.82%) Documentum
6 16 (2.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (1.66%) Apache
8 8 (1.33%) Drupal
9 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.66%) JBoss
11 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.50%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.50%) WordPress
13 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.32%) Heroku
4 8 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.16%) GitHub
5 7 (1.16%) Serverless
6 6 (1.00%) Akamai
7 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.83%) PaaS
8 4 (0.66%) Apigee
8 4 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.50%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.33%) IaaS
10 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.33%) SaaS
10 2 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (12.11%) HTTP
2 21 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.65%) DNS
4 15 (2.49%) SSL
5 13 (2.16%) FTP
6 5 (0.83%) Internet
7 3 (0.50%) AMQP
7 3 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.33%) Broadband
8 2 (0.33%) MPLS
8 2 (0.33%) Skype
9 1 (0.17%) DHCP
9 1 (0.17%) Firewall
9 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.17%) L2TP
9 1 (0.17%) MQTT
9 1 (0.17%) Network Security
9 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.61%) Relational Database
2 39 (6.47%) SQL Server
3 32 (5.31%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.15%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (2.65%) MySQL
8 13 (2.16%) Big Data
9 9 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.66%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.50%) Cloudant
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.33%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 153 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 117 (19.40%) Jenkins
3 86 (14.26%) JUnit
4 68 (11.28%) Selenium
5 66 (10.95%) JIRA
6 52 (8.62%) Subversion
7 44 (7.30%) Hudson
8 40 (6.63%) Mockito
9 35 (5.80%) IntelliJ
9 35 (5.80%) Maven
10 29 (4.81%) Cucumber
11 24 (3.98%) TeamCity
12 22 (3.65%) gulp
13 21 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (3.15%) Gradle
15 18 (2.99%) GitLab
16 16 (2.65%) CruiseControl
16 16 (2.65%) Gatling
17 14 (2.32%) PhantomJS
17 14 (2.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (15.59%) Finance
2 28 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.15%) Marketing
4 24 (3.98%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.48%) Banking
6 20 (3.32%) Electronics
6 20 (3.32%) Front Office
7 10 (1.66%) Games
8 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Retail
10 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (36.15%) Spring
2 138 (22.89%) HTML
3 132 (21.89%) REST
4 120 (19.90%) CSS
5 107 (17.74%) AngularJS
5 107 (17.74%) Spring Boot
6 105 (17.41%) Web Services
7 102 (16.92%) RESTful
8 93 (15.42%) .NET
9 80 (13.27%) JSON
10 71 (11.77%) Hibernate
11 68 (11.28%) Guice
11 68 (11.28%) HTML5
12 65 (10.78%) React
13 55 (9.12%) Dropwizard
14 52 (8.62%) Node.js
14 52 (8.62%) SOAP
15 51 (8.46%) .NET Framework
16 49 (8.13%) Spring MVC
17 48 (7.96%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (7.13%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.98%) Algorithms
4 21 (3.48%) Fintech
5 18 (2.99%) User Experience
6 15 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.66%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.33%) Derivative
9 8 (1.33%) Video\Live Streaming
10 7 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.83%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.66%) Clustering
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 99 (16.42%) Linux
2 30 (4.98%) Unix
3 8 (1.33%) Windows
4 7 (1.16%) Android
5 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.50%) CentOS
5 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (58.04%) TDD
3 183 (30.35%) Scrum
4 172 (28.52%) BDD
5 166 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
6 161 (26.70%) Microservices
7 158 (26.20%) Test Automation
8 125 (20.73%) DevOps
9 123 (20.40%) Kanban
10 91 (15.09%) Pair Programming
11 86 (14.26%) MVC
12 80 (13.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 64 (10.61%) Open Source
14 63 (10.45%) Web Development
15 62 (10.28%) Software Engineering
16 59 (9.78%) OO
16 59 (9.78%) OWASP
17 54 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (8.96%) Responsive Web Design
18 50 (8.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 386 (64.01%) Java
2 219 (36.32%) JavaScript
3 155 (25.70%) Java 8
4 110 (18.24%) C#
5 84 (13.93%) SQL
6 63 (10.45%) Scala
7 54 (8.96%) Ruby
8 45 (7.46%) TypeScript
9 41 (6.80%) Python
10 20 (3.32%) PHP
11 18 (2.99%) ES6
12 9 (1.49%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.33%) C++
13 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.83%) Go
14 5 (0.83%) Groovy
14 5 (0.83%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.83%) XPath
15 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.66%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 52 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 32 (5.31%) Degree
3 27 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.98%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) WCAG
3 2 (0.33%) GDPR
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.33%) TickIT
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 107 (17.74%) Docker
2 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.98%) Ansible
3 21 (3.48%) Terraform
4 13 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (1.49%) Puppet
6 4 (0.66%) Kibana
6 4 (0.66%) logstash
6 4 (0.66%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.50%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.50%) Grafana
8 2 (0.33%) Matomo
8 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 53 (8.79%) Oracle
2 51 (8.46%) Google
3 30 (4.98%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.81%) WSO2
5 20 (3.32%) SAP
6 8 (1.33%) MuleSoft
7 7 (1.16%) Pega
7 7 (1.16%) Progress
8 6 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.83%) IBM
9 5 (0.83%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.66%) Remedy
10 4 (0.66%) VMware
11 3 (0.50%) Adobe
12 2 (0.33%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.33%) Xamarin
13 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.17%) Tableau