Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 242 188
Rank change year-on-year -132 -54 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 278 483 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 1.10% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.16% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 406 564
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £409 £400
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 43,062 41,538 42,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 95.00% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,169 29,850 30,396
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 510 510
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.96 £18.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +11.21% -0.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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
Central London -44 56 £565 +7.62% 26
West London -19 28 £550 +9.45% 5
South London -27 14 £450 +5.88% 1
East London -15 3 £575 +9.52% 4
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 London region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 278 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (70.86%) TDD
3 160 (57.55%) Java
4 100 (35.97%) JavaScript
5 91 (32.73%) Test Automation
5 91 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (30.58%) Scrum
7 84 (30.22%) Spring
8 75 (26.98%) Git (software)
9 74 (26.62%) BDD
10 72 (25.90%) REST
11 70 (25.18%) Microservices
11 70 (25.18%) HTML
12 66 (23.74%) Finance
13 60 (21.58%) Jenkins
13 60 (21.58%) Java 8
14 59 (21.22%) Docker
15 58 (20.86%) .NET
16 57 (20.50%) AngularJS
17 56 (20.14%) CSS
17 56 (20.14%) Pair Programming
17 56 (20.14%) Kanban
18 54 (19.42%) SQL
19 53 (19.06%) C#
19 53 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
20 51 (18.35%) Web Development
21 48 (17.27%) DevOps
22 47 (16.91%) Linux
22 47 (16.91%) HTTP
23 44 (15.83%) HTML5

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 19 (6.83%) Confluence
2 17 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (5.04%) Apache
4 8 (2.88%) CMS
5 4 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.08%) JBoss
6 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.08%) WordPress
7 2 (0.72%) Drupal
7 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.44%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (1.44%) Front Arena
2 4 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.68%) Heroku
4 6 (2.16%) Akamai
4 6 (2.16%) GitHub
5 4 (1.44%) PaaS
6 3 (1.08%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.72%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.91%) HTTP
2 24 (8.63%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.04%) FTP
4 13 (4.68%) DNS
4 13 (4.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.36%) AMQP
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.15%) MongoDB
2 28 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (5.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.60%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.24%) Big Data
6 9 (3.24%) MySQL
6 9 (3.24%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.16%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.80%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.08%) HBase
10 3 (1.08%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.72%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.72%) DB2
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 75 (26.98%) Git (software)
2 60 (21.58%) Jenkins
3 42 (15.11%) JUnit
4 31 (11.15%) Mockito
5 29 (10.43%) TeamCity
6 26 (9.35%) JIRA
7 25 (8.99%) Selenium
8 20 (7.19%) CruiseControl
9 19 (6.83%) Subversion
10 18 (6.47%) GitLab
11 17 (6.12%) Gatling
11 17 (6.12%) Hudson
12 16 (5.76%) gulp
13 15 (5.40%) Gradle
13 15 (5.40%) Maven
14 14 (5.04%) Cucumber
15 13 (4.68%) PhantomJS
16 9 (3.24%) Spock
17 8 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (2.88%) Geb
General
1 66 (23.74%) Finance
2 28 (10.07%) Front Office
3 23 (8.27%) Banking
4 15 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.32%) Retail
6 11 (3.96%) Investment Banking
7 10 (3.60%) Games
8 8 (2.88%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.08%) Electronics
10 3 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (30.22%) Spring
2 72 (25.90%) REST
3 70 (25.18%) HTML
4 58 (20.86%) .NET
5 57 (20.50%) AngularJS
6 56 (20.14%) CSS
7 44 (15.83%) HTML5
8 43 (15.47%) Guice
9 36 (12.95%) React
10 34 (12.23%) Web Services
11 30 (10.79%) .NET Framework
11 30 (10.79%) JSON
11 30 (10.79%) RESTful
12 26 (9.35%) Spring Boot
13 25 (8.99%) SOAP
13 25 (8.99%) WCF
14 24 (8.63%) Node.js
15 22 (7.91%) Django
16 21 (7.55%) Dropwizard
16 21 (7.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.27%) Fintech
2 22 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.76%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.68%) Derivative
6 12 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.24%) User Experience
8 7 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.16%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.44%) Equities
10 4 (1.44%) Exotic Derivative
10 4 (1.44%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.08%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.91%) Linux
2 22 (7.91%) Unix
3 8 (2.88%) Android
4 6 (2.16%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (70.86%) TDD
3 91 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
3 91 (32.73%) Test Automation
4 85 (30.58%) Scrum
5 74 (26.62%) BDD
6 70 (25.18%) Microservices
7 56 (20.14%) Kanban
7 56 (20.14%) Pair Programming
8 51 (18.35%) Web Development
9 48 (17.27%) DevOps
10 35 (12.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 35 (12.59%) Open Source
11 33 (11.87%) Software Engineering
12 31 (11.15%) OWASP
13 30 (10.79%) MVC
14 29 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (10.07%) Front End Development
16 25 (8.99%) OO
17 22 (7.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 160 (57.55%) Java
2 100 (35.97%) JavaScript
3 60 (21.58%) Java 8
4 54 (19.42%) SQL
5 53 (19.06%) C#
6 31 (11.15%) Scala
7 29 (10.43%) TypeScript
8 26 (9.35%) Ruby
9 17 (6.12%) ES6
10 15 (5.40%) PHP
11 13 (4.68%) C++
12 11 (3.96%) Python
13 7 (2.52%) Groovy
14 6 (2.16%) Kotlin
14 6 (2.16%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.16%) PHP 5
14 6 (2.16%) PHP 7
14 6 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.80%) Clojure
16 4 (1.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (6.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.04%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (21.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (10.79%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.68%) Docker Swarm
3 11 (3.96%) Ansible
4 6 (2.16%) Terraform
5 5 (1.80%) Puppet
6 3 (1.08%) Capistrano
6 3 (1.08%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.72%) Grafana
7 2 (0.72%) Kibana
7 2 (0.72%) logstash
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (8.99%) Google
1 25 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.76%) Oracle
3 6 (2.16%) Progress
4 4 (1.44%) Calypso
4 4 (1.44%) Charles River
4 4 (1.44%) FXall
4 4 (1.44%) Remedy
4 4 (1.44%) ServiceNow
4 4 (1.44%) SimCorp
5 3 (1.08%) SAP
6 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.36%) Apple
7 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.36%) VMware
7 1 (0.36%) Xamarin