Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 February 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 378 265 211
Rank change year-on-year -113 -54 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 256 464 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.99% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.04% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 389 453
London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.48%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £408
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -22.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 41,635 44,537 39,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.86% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,917 32,443 27,967
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 628 564
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.60 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -4.19% +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £49.71 £48.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Agile Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in London

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in London

Agile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Developer in London

Agile Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London -20 61 £550 +4.76% 16
South London +9 23 £450 -5.26% 3
West London -7 17 £550 +9.45% 15
East London -38 4 £550 +10.00% 7
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 256 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (62.50%) TDD
2 160 (62.50%) Java
3 91 (35.55%) Spring
3 91 (35.55%) JavaScript
4 88 (34.38%) REST
5 85 (33.20%) Git (software)
6 84 (32.81%) Scrum
7 82 (32.03%) BDD
8 78 (30.47%) Microservices
8 78 (30.47%) Test Automation
9 72 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (28.13%) Docker
10 66 (25.78%) HTML
11 62 (24.22%) Finance
11 62 (24.22%) Java 8
12 61 (23.83%) Amazon AWS
12 61 (23.83%) AngularJS
13 55 (21.48%) Pair Programming
14 54 (21.09%) CSS
15 52 (20.31%) Kanban
15 52 (20.31%) Jenkins
16 49 (19.14%) DevOps
16 49 (19.14%) Linux
17 48 (18.75%) SQL
17 48 (18.75%) RESTful
18 45 (17.58%) HTTP
18 45 (17.58%) Software Engineering
19 42 (16.41%) Guice
20 41 (16.02%) JUnit

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 22 (8.59%) Confluence
2 17 (6.64%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.52%) Apache
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.34%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (1.95%) CMS
7 3 (1.17%) JBoss
7 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Jetty
8 2 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.39%) Drupal
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.83%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.69%) GitHub
4 10 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (3.52%) Heroku
5 9 (3.52%) Serverless
6 7 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.95%) AWS Fargate
7 5 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.95%) PaaS
8 3 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.39%) Apigee
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.39%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.58%) HTTP
2 21 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.25%) DNS
4 15 (5.86%) SSL
5 14 (5.47%) FTP
6 7 (2.73%) Internet
7 1 (0.39%) AMQP
7 1 (0.39%) Broadband
7 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.39%) MPLS
7 1 (0.39%) Skype
7 1 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.81%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.30%) Big Data
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.34%) MySQL
6 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.17%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.17%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.17%) Power BI
9 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.78%) HBase
9 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (33.20%) Git (software)
2 52 (20.31%) Jenkins
3 41 (16.02%) JUnit
4 35 (13.67%) Mockito
5 27 (10.55%) JIRA
6 26 (10.16%) GitLab
7 20 (7.81%) Subversion
8 19 (7.42%) Gradle
9 18 (7.03%) Hudson
10 16 (6.25%) gulp
11 15 (5.86%) Gatling
12 14 (5.47%) Geb
12 14 (5.47%) Maven
12 14 (5.47%) Mocha
12 14 (5.47%) Selenium
12 14 (5.47%) Spock
12 14 (5.47%) TeamCity
13 13 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (3.91%) PhantomJS
15 9 (3.52%) Cucumber
General
1 62 (24.22%) Finance
2 18 (7.03%) Front Office
3 11 (4.30%) Banking
4 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.55%) Spring
2 88 (34.38%) REST
3 66 (25.78%) HTML
4 61 (23.83%) AngularJS
5 54 (21.09%) CSS
6 48 (18.75%) RESTful
7 42 (16.41%) Guice
8 38 (14.84%) React
9 34 (13.28%) HTML5
10 33 (12.89%) JSON
11 30 (11.72%) Spring Boot
12 29 (11.33%) .NET
13 28 (10.94%) Node.js
14 27 (10.55%) Web Services
15 23 (8.98%) Django
15 23 (8.98%) Hibernate
15 23 (8.98%) SOAP
16 22 (8.59%) Kafka
17 20 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
18 19 (7.42%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.20%) Algorithms
2 16 (6.25%) Fintech
3 12 (4.69%) Derivative
3 12 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
3 12 (4.69%) Reference Data
4 11 (4.30%) User Experience
5 10 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.73%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.34%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.17%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.39%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.39%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.14%) Linux
2 14 (5.47%) Unix
3 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.78%) Windows
4 1 (0.39%) CentOS
4 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (62.50%) TDD
3 84 (32.81%) Scrum
4 82 (32.03%) BDD
5 78 (30.47%) Microservices
5 78 (30.47%) Test Automation
6 72 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (21.48%) Pair Programming
8 52 (20.31%) Kanban
9 49 (19.14%) DevOps
10 45 (17.58%) Software Engineering
11 37 (14.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 32 (12.50%) OWASP
12 32 (12.50%) Web Development
13 30 (11.72%) Open Source
14 25 (9.77%) Analytics
14 25 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (8.98%) OO
16 22 (8.59%) Data Science
16 22 (8.59%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 160 (62.50%) Java
2 91 (35.55%) JavaScript
3 62 (24.22%) Java 8
4 48 (18.75%) SQL
5 36 (14.06%) Python
6 31 (12.11%) TypeScript
7 30 (11.72%) C#
8 27 (10.55%) Scala
9 26 (10.16%) Ruby
10 20 (7.81%) ES6
11 7 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.95%) C++
14 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.17%) Groovy
15 3 (1.17%) PHP
16 2 (0.78%) Haskell
16 2 (0.78%) JSX
16 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.39%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 23 (8.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) Degree
4 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.86%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 72 (28.13%) Docker
2 3 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.17%) vSphere
3 2 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (12.11%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.47%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (5.08%) Ansible
4 10 (3.91%) Terraform
5 4 (1.56%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.56%) Rancher
6 3 (1.17%) Grafana
7 1 (0.39%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.39%) logstash
7 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (10.94%) Google
2 26 (10.16%) Oracle
3 20 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.56%) Tableau
5 3 (1.17%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.17%) VMware
6 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.78%) Remedy
6 2 (0.78%) Splunk
7 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.39%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.39%) Progress
7 1 (0.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.39%) Sybase