Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 361 261 231
Rank change year-on-year -100 -30 +82
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 621 800 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.95% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.00% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 640 947
England median daily rate £485 £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% -3.90% +17.65%
10th Percentile £377 £357 £363
90th Percentile £600 £638 £635
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +0.53% -5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
England median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +30.18% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £52.50 £34.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £48.55
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -18.18% +30.18% -

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 87,350 79,683 92,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.90% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,872 51,996 60,745
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,734 2,678 2,890
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.70 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -87 371 £513 -2.38% 70
North of England -35 81 £425 - 10
South East -57 78 £450 - 20
North West -34 45 £425 - 6
Midlands -10 39 £532 +11.99% 5
Yorkshire -7 35 £425 - 4
East of England -26 35 £513 +7.89% 11
West Midlands -9 27 £485 +2.11% 2
South West -2 14 £375 -3.23% 4
East Midlands -6 9 £539 +59.67% 3
North East -7 3 £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 20 May 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.

1 621 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (57.81%) TDD
3 330 (53.14%) Java
4 264 (42.51%) JavaScript
5 194 (31.24%) BDD
6 170 (27.38%) AngularJS
7 166 (26.73%) Scrum
8 165 (26.57%) Spring
9 164 (26.41%) HTML
9 164 (26.41%) Git (software)
10 159 (25.60%) .NET
10 159 (25.60%) CSS
11 156 (25.12%) Microservices
12 154 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
12 154 (24.80%) REST
13 149 (23.99%) C#
14 124 (19.97%) Jenkins
14 124 (19.97%) Test Automation
15 123 (19.81%) RESTful
16 120 (19.32%) SQL
17 118 (19.00%) Software Engineering
18 116 (18.68%) Pair Programming
19 112 (18.04%) MVC
20 101 (16.26%) SQL Server
20 101 (16.26%) Kanban
21 100 (16.10%) Finance
22 98 (15.78%) HTML5
22 98 (15.78%) Docker
23 96 (15.46%) Web Services
24 94 (15.14%) 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 47 (7.57%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (5.48%) Apache
3 25 (4.03%) Confluence
4 21 (3.38%) CMS
5 20 (3.22%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.42%) JBoss
7 13 (2.09%) Oracle Service Bus
7 13 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (1.93%) Mule
9 9 (1.45%) Drupal
10 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.13%) Documentum
11 7 (1.13%) IIS
12 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.48%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.32%) nginx
14 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (0.64%) Front Arena
1 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.64%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.48%) Magento
2 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.35%) Heroku
4 19 (3.06%) GitHub
5 14 (2.25%) Algolia
6 13 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.29%) SaaS
8 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.81%) Serverless
10 4 (0.64%) PaaS
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.48%) Slack
12 2 (0.32%) npm
13 1 (0.16%) Akamai
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) Route 53
13 1 (0.16%) Trello
13 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.95%) HTTP
2 34 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 29 (4.67%) DNS
4 27 (4.35%) SSL
5 26 (4.19%) FTP
6 4 (0.64%) SMS
7 3 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 72 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (10.47%) NoSQL
4 52 (8.37%) MongoDB
5 40 (6.44%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.19%) MySQL
7 20 (3.22%) Neo4j
8 14 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.93%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.61%) HBase
11 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.45%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.29%) Big Data
14 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.97%) Redis
16 5 (0.81%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 164 (26.41%) Git (software)
2 124 (19.97%) Jenkins
3 59 (9.50%) JIRA
4 58 (9.34%) JUnit
5 52 (8.37%) Maven
6 48 (7.73%) Selenium
7 46 (7.41%) Gradle
8 35 (5.64%) Subversion
9 34 (5.48%) TeamCity
10 31 (4.99%) GitLab
11 30 (4.83%) Mockito
12 29 (4.67%) gulp
13 27 (4.35%) Jasmine
14 25 (4.03%) Gatling
14 25 (4.03%) Spock
15 24 (3.86%) NUnit
16 23 (3.70%) Geb
17 21 (3.38%) Cucumber
18 19 (3.06%) SpecFlow
18 19 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 100 (16.10%) Finance
2 39 (6.28%) Banking
3 27 (4.35%) Retail
4 20 (3.22%) Front Office
5 19 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.58%) Games
6 16 (2.58%) Marketing
7 15 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.77%) Electronics
9 10 (1.61%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.45%) Law
10 9 (1.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (27.38%) AngularJS
2 165 (26.57%) Spring
3 164 (26.41%) HTML
4 159 (25.60%) .NET
4 159 (25.60%) CSS
5 154 (24.80%) REST
6 123 (19.81%) RESTful
7 98 (15.78%) HTML5
8 96 (15.46%) Web Services
9 94 (15.14%) React
10 89 (14.33%) JSON
11 81 (13.04%) Node.js
12 79 (12.72%) SOAP
13 70 (11.27%) ASP.NET
13 70 (11.27%) XML
14 69 (11.11%) .NET Framework
15 62 (9.98%) Spring Boot
16 59 (9.50%) J2EE
17 58 (9.34%) Guice
18 50 (8.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.21%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (4.03%) Algorithms
3 24 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.42%) Fintech
6 14 (2.25%) User Experience
7 11 (1.77%) Derivative
7 11 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.13%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.81%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.64%) Equities
12 4 (0.64%) Exotic Derivative
12 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.40%) Linux
2 34 (5.48%) Unix
3 19 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.58%) Android
5 9 (1.45%) Windows
6 7 (1.13%) Nucleus RTOS
6 7 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (57.81%) TDD
3 194 (31.24%) BDD
4 166 (26.73%) Scrum
5 156 (25.12%) Microservices
6 154 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
7 124 (19.97%) Test Automation
8 118 (19.00%) Software Engineering
9 116 (18.68%) Pair Programming
10 112 (18.04%) MVC
11 101 (16.26%) Kanban
12 69 (11.11%) DevOps
13 59 (9.50%) Open Source
14 58 (9.34%) Unit Testing
15 52 (8.37%) Front End Development
16 51 (8.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 51 (8.21%) SOLID
17 49 (7.89%) OO
18 48 (7.73%) SOA
19 47 (7.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 330 (53.14%) Java
2 264 (42.51%) JavaScript
3 149 (23.99%) C#
4 120 (19.32%) SQL
5 90 (14.49%) Java 8
6 76 (12.24%) Scala
7 45 (7.25%) TypeScript
8 44 (7.09%) Groovy
9 40 (6.44%) Ruby
10 32 (5.15%) ES6
11 24 (3.86%) PHP
12 22 (3.54%) Python
13 21 (3.38%) C++
14 16 (2.58%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.09%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.93%) Kotlin
16 12 (1.93%) XPath
17 11 (1.77%) C
18 10 (1.61%) T-SQL
19 8 (1.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (3.06%) Degree
5 9 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.64%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.32%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.25%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) PMO
4 2 (0.32%) SEPA
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 98 (15.78%) Docker
2 9 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.45%) vSphere
3 8 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.48%) HDFS
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (4.03%) Docker Swarm
2 22 (3.54%) Puppet
3 18 (2.90%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.90%) Terraform
4 17 (2.74%) Ansible
5 14 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.81%) Grafana
6 5 (0.81%) Kibana
6 5 (0.81%) logstash
6 5 (0.81%) Salt
7 3 (0.48%) Automic
7 3 (0.48%) Control-M
7 3 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.48%) Mesos
7 3 (0.48%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 55 (8.86%) Oracle
2 35 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.99%) Google
4 17 (2.74%) SAP
5 13 (2.09%) Splunk
5 13 (2.09%) WSO2
6 12 (1.93%) Pega
7 9 (1.45%) IBM
7 9 (1.45%) VMware
8 8 (1.29%) Apigee
9 6 (0.97%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.97%) MapR
9 6 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.64%) Calypso
10 4 (0.64%) Charles River
10 4 (0.64%) FXall
10 4 (0.64%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.64%) Telerik
11 3 (0.48%) Adobe
11 3 (0.48%) Embarcadero