Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 217 163
Rank change year-on-year -108 -54 +90
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 328 481 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 1.21% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.27% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 409 646
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £413 £405 £400
90th Percentile £625 £650 £644
England median daily rate £485 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +2.11% -5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 42,561 37,737 41,336
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.08% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,754 26,902 29,792
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 492 519
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.88% -3.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -53 76 £550 +4.76% 24
West London -7 42 £500 +11.11% 9
South London -35 13 £475 -2.56% 1
East London -22 6 £500 +8.11% 2
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (67.68%) TDD
3 189 (57.62%) Java
4 143 (43.60%) JavaScript
5 114 (34.76%) BDD
6 104 (31.71%) Spring
7 102 (31.10%) Scrum
8 101 (30.79%) Git (software)
9 98 (29.88%) REST
9 98 (29.88%) Continuous Integration
10 97 (29.57%) AngularJS
11 93 (28.35%) Test Automation
12 92 (28.05%) Microservices
13 88 (26.83%) HTML
14 82 (25.00%) CSS
14 82 (25.00%) Pair Programming
15 80 (24.39%) C#
15 80 (24.39%) .NET
16 76 (23.17%) Software Engineering
17 75 (22.87%) SQL
18 72 (21.95%) Jenkins
19 67 (20.43%) HTML5
20 66 (20.12%) RESTful
21 65 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
22 62 (18.90%) MVC
23 61 (18.60%) Finance
24 59 (17.99%) Docker
25 56 (17.07%) HTTP
25 56 (17.07%) Kanban
26 54 (16.46%) JSON

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 33 (10.06%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (7.62%) Apache
3 20 (6.10%) Confluence
4 7 (2.13%) CMS
4 7 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.83%) IIS
5 6 (1.83%) JBoss
6 5 (1.52%) Drupal
7 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.61%) nginx
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.22%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.22%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.49%) Heroku
3 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.35%) Algolia
5 7 (2.13%) GitHub
6 6 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.91%) Akamai
8 3 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.91%) Serverless
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) npm
9 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.30%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 56 (17.07%) HTTP
2 29 (8.84%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.10%) DNS
4 17 (5.18%) FTP
4 17 (5.18%) SSL
5 2 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.28%) MongoDB
3 36 (10.98%) NoSQL
4 35 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (7.93%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.57%) MySQL
7 14 (4.27%) Neo4j
8 13 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (3.05%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.52%) DB2
12 5 (1.52%) HBase
12 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.22%) Big Data
13 4 (1.22%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (30.79%) Git (software)
2 72 (21.95%) Jenkins
3 45 (13.72%) JUnit
4 40 (12.20%) Selenium
5 32 (9.76%) JIRA
6 27 (8.23%) Mockito
7 26 (7.93%) TeamCity
8 25 (7.62%) Maven
9 24 (7.32%) Gradle
10 23 (7.01%) Subversion
11 21 (6.40%) GitLab
12 18 (5.49%) Gatling
12 18 (5.49%) gulp
13 16 (4.88%) Cucumber
13 16 (4.88%) Hudson
13 16 (4.88%) Jasmine
14 15 (4.57%) SpecFlow
14 15 (4.57%) Spock
15 14 (4.27%) Geb
15 14 (4.27%) NUnit
General
1 61 (18.60%) Finance
2 26 (7.93%) Banking
3 18 (5.49%) Front Office
4 17 (5.18%) Retail
5 16 (4.88%) Games
6 11 (3.35%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.83%) Law
7 6 (1.83%) Legal
7 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.91%) Marketing
10 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Electronics
11 2 (0.61%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (31.71%) Spring
2 98 (29.88%) REST
3 97 (29.57%) AngularJS
4 88 (26.83%) HTML
5 82 (25.00%) CSS
6 80 (24.39%) .NET
7 67 (20.43%) HTML5
8 66 (20.12%) RESTful
9 54 (16.46%) JSON
10 49 (14.94%) Guice
11 47 (14.33%) React
11 47 (14.33%) Web Services
12 46 (14.02%) Node.js
13 42 (12.80%) SOAP
14 39 (11.89%) XML
15 36 (10.98%) .NET Framework
16 35 (10.67%) ASP.NET
17 34 (10.37%) J2EE
18 32 (9.76%) Dropwizard
18 32 (9.76%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.88%) Algorithms
4 15 (4.57%) Fintech
5 14 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.96%) Derivative
7 8 (2.44%) User Experience
8 7 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.83%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.83%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.83%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.22%) Equities
11 4 (1.22%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.91%) Online Games
13 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.55%) Linux
2 32 (9.76%) Unix
3 13 (3.96%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.35%) Android
5 5 (1.52%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (1.52%) Windows
5 5 (1.52%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (67.68%) TDD
3 114 (34.76%) BDD
4 102 (31.10%) Scrum
5 98 (29.88%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (28.35%) Test Automation
7 92 (28.05%) Microservices
8 82 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 76 (23.17%) Software Engineering
10 62 (18.90%) MVC
11 56 (17.07%) Kanban
12 41 (12.50%) DevOps
13 40 (12.20%) Open Source
14 37 (11.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 33 (10.06%) OWASP
16 28 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (8.54%) SOLID
16 28 (8.54%) Unit Testing
16 28 (8.54%) Web Development
17 25 (7.62%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (57.62%) Java
2 143 (43.60%) JavaScript
3 80 (24.39%) C#
4 75 (22.87%) SQL
5 51 (15.55%) Java 8
5 51 (15.55%) Scala
6 35 (10.67%) Ruby
7 27 (8.23%) Groovy
8 25 (7.62%) TypeScript
9 23 (7.01%) ES6
10 15 (4.57%) C++
11 11 (3.35%) Kotlin
11 11 (3.35%) PHP
12 9 (2.74%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.44%) Python
14 7 (2.13%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.13%) C
14 7 (2.13%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.13%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 19 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.52%) Degree
4 3 (0.91%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.61%) SEPA
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (17.99%) Docker
2 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.88%) Docker Swarm
1 16 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.13%) Terraform
3 5 (1.52%) Grafana
3 5 (1.52%) Kibana
3 5 (1.52%) logstash
4 3 (0.91%) Control-M
4 3 (0.91%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.91%) Puppet
5 2 (0.61%) Ansible
5 2 (0.61%) Mesos
6 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (7.93%) Google
2 25 (7.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.79%) Oracle
4 9 (2.74%) Splunk
5 5 (1.52%) AppDynamics
5 5 (1.52%) MapR
6 4 (1.22%) Apigee
6 4 (1.22%) Calypso
6 4 (1.22%) Charles River
6 4 (1.22%) FXall
6 4 (1.22%) IBM
6 4 (1.22%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) SimCorp
6 4 (1.22%) VMware
7 3 (0.91%) Embarcadero
7 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.91%) Telerik
8 2 (0.61%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian