Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 252 229
Rank change year-on-year -141 -23 +104
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 558 892 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 1.00% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.06% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 727 985
England median daily rate £500 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +3.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £400 £358 £354
90th Percentile £600 £638 £623
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £38.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -0.32% -
10th Percentile £37.25 £37.00 £33.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year +16.88% -0.32% -

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 89,217 84,471 95,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.00% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,046 55,266 63,062
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,847 2,571 2,828
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 August 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 August 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 -113 309 £538 +2.38% 79
South East -45 89 £450 +5.88% 15
Midlands +4 63 £498 +10.56% 5
North of England -60 60 £444 +4.41% 11
West Midlands +3 55 £491 +6.22% 2
North West -37 33 £425 - 9
East of England -65 28 £525 -2.33% 16
Yorkshire -11 22 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands -12 8 £525 +29.23% 3
South West -38 8 £375 +7.14% 5
North East -15 5 £425 +21.43%
South Coast - 2 - -
Agile Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 558 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (62.72%) TDD
3 299 (53.58%) Java
4 213 (38.17%) JavaScript
5 176 (31.54%) Scrum
6 164 (29.39%) Spring
7 157 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (26.88%) Git (software)
9 142 (25.45%) BDD
10 140 (25.09%) Microservices
11 128 (22.94%) HTML
12 126 (22.58%) Test Automation
13 124 (22.22%) .NET
14 123 (22.04%) CSS
15 119 (21.33%) Jenkins
16 118 (21.15%) AngularJS
16 118 (21.15%) C#
17 110 (19.71%) Kanban
17 110 (19.71%) Java 8
18 109 (19.53%) REST
19 98 (17.56%) DevOps
20 94 (16.85%) SQL
21 91 (16.31%) RESTful
22 90 (16.13%) MVC
23 88 (15.77%) Web Services
24 85 (15.23%) Finance
25 79 (14.16%) Pair Programming
26 77 (13.80%) Software Engineering
27 76 (13.62%) Linux
28 75 (13.44%) React

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 36 (6.45%) Confluence
2 28 (5.02%) Apache
3 25 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (3.05%) Documentum
5 16 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (2.69%) Mule
6 15 (2.69%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 12 (2.15%) CMS
9 7 (1.25%) Drupal
10 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.90%) IIS
11 5 (0.90%) JBoss
12 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.54%) nginx
13 3 (0.54%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (0.72%) Front Arena
1 4 (0.72%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.51%) Heroku
4 12 (2.15%) GitHub
5 7 (1.25%) Serverless
6 6 (1.08%) Akamai
6 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.54%) Algolia
8 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.54%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) SaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.36%) npm
9 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.36%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 68 (12.19%) HTTP
2 26 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 17 (3.05%) DNS
4 15 (2.69%) FTP
5 14 (2.51%) SSL
6 2 (0.36%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) Broadband
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) MQTT
7 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 37 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.41%) MySQL
7 16 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.97%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.61%) Big Data
10 9 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.08%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.90%) Hazelcast
12 5 (0.90%) HBase
12 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.36%) DB2
15 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 150 (26.88%) Git (software)
2 119 (21.33%) Jenkins
3 70 (12.54%) JUnit
4 56 (10.04%) JIRA
5 42 (7.53%) Selenium
5 42 (7.53%) Subversion
6 37 (6.63%) Maven
7 31 (5.56%) Mockito
7 31 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 30 (5.38%) Hudson
9 25 (4.48%) Gradle
10 24 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (3.94%) gulp
12 20 (3.58%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.58%) GitLab
12 20 (3.58%) NUnit
13 18 (3.23%) CruiseControl
14 14 (2.51%) Gatling
15 13 (2.33%) IntelliJ
16 12 (2.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 85 (15.23%) Finance
2 33 (5.91%) Banking
3 26 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.30%) Front Office
5 21 (3.76%) Marketing
6 20 (3.58%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.05%) Electronics
8 15 (2.69%) Retail
9 12 (2.15%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.97%) Games
11 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) Publishing
13 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (29.39%) Spring
2 128 (22.94%) HTML
3 124 (22.22%) .NET
4 123 (22.04%) CSS
5 118 (21.15%) AngularJS
6 109 (19.53%) REST
7 91 (16.31%) RESTful
8 88 (15.77%) Web Services
9 75 (13.44%) React
10 74 (13.26%) .NET Framework
11 67 (12.01%) HTML5
12 66 (11.83%) JSON
13 63 (11.29%) Spring Boot
14 58 (10.39%) Guice
15 57 (10.22%) Node.js
16 56 (10.04%) ASP.NET
17 53 (9.50%) SOAP
18 47 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 42 (7.53%) Hibernate
20 41 (7.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.60%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.12%) Fintech
4 18 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.23%) User Experience
5 16 (2.87%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.87%) Derivative
6 10 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.72%) Equities
10 4 (0.72%) Exotic Derivative
11 3 (0.54%) Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Replication
11 3 (0.54%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.62%) Linux
2 28 (5.02%) Unix
3 13 (2.33%) Android
3 13 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.90%) Windows
5 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (0.36%) Solaris
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (62.72%) TDD
3 176 (31.54%) Scrum
4 157 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
5 142 (25.45%) BDD
6 140 (25.09%) Microservices
7 126 (22.58%) Test Automation
8 110 (19.71%) Kanban
9 98 (17.56%) DevOps
10 90 (16.13%) MVC
11 79 (14.16%) Pair Programming
12 77 (13.80%) Software Engineering
13 64 (11.47%) Web Development
14 62 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 57 (10.22%) Open Source
16 48 (8.60%) Front End Development
16 48 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (8.06%) OWASP
17 45 (8.06%) Unit Testing
18 42 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 299 (53.58%) Java
2 213 (38.17%) JavaScript
3 118 (21.15%) C#
4 110 (19.71%) Java 8
5 94 (16.85%) SQL
6 50 (8.96%) Scala
7 46 (8.24%) TypeScript
8 45 (8.06%) Ruby
9 31 (5.56%) PHP
10 22 (3.94%) ES6
11 16 (2.87%) C++
11 16 (2.87%) Groovy
12 15 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.51%) Python
14 12 (2.15%) Kotlin
15 9 (1.61%) XPath
16 7 (1.25%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.08%) C
17 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (5.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 22 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.79%) Degree
5 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.51%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) SEPA
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 67 (12.01%) Docker
2 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) vSphere
3 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (5.20%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.41%) Terraform
3 18 (3.23%) Ansible
3 18 (3.23%) Puppet
4 14 (2.51%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.90%) Salt
7 3 (0.54%) Automic
7 3 (0.54%) Kibana
7 3 (0.54%) logstash
7 3 (0.54%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.36%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.36%) Control-M
8 2 (0.36%) Grafana
8 2 (0.36%) Matomo
9 1 (0.18%) Mesos
Vendors
1 43 (7.71%) Oracle
2 41 (7.35%) Google
3 33 (5.91%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.94%) SAP
5 19 (3.41%) WSO2
6 14 (2.51%) Pega
7 7 (1.25%) IBM
8 6 (1.08%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.08%) Progress
9 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.72%) Calypso
10 4 (0.72%) Charles River
10 4 (0.72%) FXall
10 4 (0.72%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.72%) Telerik
11 3 (0.54%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.54%) Remedy
11 3 (0.54%) Splunk
11 3 (0.54%) VMware
12 2 (0.36%) Xamarin