Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 241 196
Rank change year-on-year -136 -45 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 279 539 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 1.15% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.22% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 472 525
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £411 £400
90th Percentile £640 £638 £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 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -

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 43,949 44,316 42,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.95% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,745 32,078 30,157
London median daily rate £500 £493 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +7.07% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 551 557
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +4.51% +3.24%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.21 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.67 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% +0.93% +2.78%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 50 £575 +9.52% 31
West London -13 24 £525 +4.48% 12
South London -8 19 £450 - 1
East London -24 3 £550 +2.33% 5
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (65.95%) TDD
3 174 (62.37%) Java
4 100 (35.84%) JavaScript
5 97 (34.77%) Spring
6 89 (31.90%) BDD
7 87 (31.18%) Test Automation
7 87 (31.18%) Scrum
8 85 (30.47%) REST
9 84 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (28.32%) Microservices
11 75 (26.88%) Git (software)
12 73 (26.16%) Java 8
13 70 (25.09%) HTML
14 65 (23.30%) Pair Programming
15 62 (22.22%) Finance
15 62 (22.22%) Kanban
15 62 (22.22%) Docker
16 61 (21.86%) AngularJS
17 60 (21.51%) Amazon AWS
18 59 (21.15%) Jenkins
19 56 (20.07%) CSS
20 54 (19.35%) Linux
21 51 (18.28%) Web Development
22 49 (17.56%) DevOps
23 46 (16.49%) .NET
24 45 (16.13%) JUnit
25 44 (15.77%) HTTP
26 43 (15.41%) HTML5
26 43 (15.41%) SQL

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 24 (8.60%) Confluence
2 15 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.87%) Apache
4 7 (2.51%) CMS
5 4 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.08%) WordPress
7 2 (0.72%) JBoss
7 2 (0.72%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.36%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 60 (21.51%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.30%) Heroku
4 8 (2.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (2.15%) Akamai
5 6 (2.15%) Serverless
6 4 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.43%) PaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (1.08%) GitHub
7 3 (1.08%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.72%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.36%) Apigee
9 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.36%) IaaS
9 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.77%) HTTP
2 19 (6.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.02%) DNS
4 13 (4.66%) SSL
5 12 (4.30%) FTP
6 3 (1.08%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) AMQP
7 1 (0.36%) Broadband
7 1 (0.36%) MPLS
7 1 (0.36%) MQTT
7 1 (0.36%) Skype
7 1 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.32%) MongoDB
1 26 (9.32%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (3.58%) Big Data
4 10 (3.58%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.87%) MySQL
6 6 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.43%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.72%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.72%) HBase
10 2 (0.72%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (26.88%) Git (software)
2 59 (21.15%) Jenkins
3 45 (16.13%) JUnit
4 37 (13.26%) Mockito
5 31 (11.11%) JIRA
6 22 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 21 (7.53%) Selenium
7 21 (7.53%) Subversion
8 20 (7.17%) Hudson
9 17 (6.09%) Cucumber
10 16 (5.73%) CruiseControl
11 15 (5.38%) Gatling
11 15 (5.38%) GitLab
11 15 (5.38%) gulp
12 14 (5.02%) Maven
12 14 (5.02%) PhantomJS
13 13 (4.66%) Gradle
14 10 (3.58%) Mocha
15 8 (2.87%) Geb
15 8 (2.87%) Spock
General
1 62 (22.22%) Finance
2 20 (7.17%) Front Office
3 16 (5.73%) Banking
4 11 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.15%) Games
7 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
8 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.08%) Electronics
9 3 (1.08%) Marketing
10 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.72%) Law
10 2 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (34.77%) Spring
2 85 (30.47%) REST
3 70 (25.09%) HTML
4 61 (21.86%) AngularJS
5 56 (20.07%) CSS
6 46 (16.49%) .NET
7 43 (15.41%) Guice
7 43 (15.41%) HTML5
8 42 (15.05%) React
9 38 (13.62%) RESTful
10 32 (11.47%) JSON
10 32 (11.47%) Web Services
11 31 (11.11%) Spring Boot
12 25 (8.96%) Hibernate
12 25 (8.96%) Node.js
13 24 (8.60%) Django
14 23 (8.24%) WCF
15 22 (7.89%) .NET Framework
16 21 (7.53%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (7.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.24%) Algorithms
2 21 (7.53%) Fintech
3 20 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.30%) User Experience
6 10 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.58%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.87%) Video\Live Streaming
8 7 (2.51%) Derivative
9 6 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.79%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.79%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.72%) Blog
12 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.72%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.35%) Linux
2 20 (7.17%) Unix
3 5 (1.79%) Android
4 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.72%) Windows
6 1 (0.36%) CentOS
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (65.95%) TDD
3 89 (31.90%) BDD
4 87 (31.18%) Scrum
4 87 (31.18%) Test Automation
5 84 (30.11%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (28.32%) Microservices
7 65 (23.30%) Pair Programming
8 62 (22.22%) Kanban
9 51 (18.28%) Web Development
10 49 (17.56%) DevOps
11 38 (13.62%) Open Source
12 37 (13.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 33 (11.83%) OWASP
14 29 (10.39%) Front End Development
15 28 (10.04%) Analytics
15 28 (10.04%) Software Engineering
16 27 (9.68%) OO
17 25 (8.96%) MVC
17 25 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 174 (62.37%) Java
2 100 (35.84%) JavaScript
3 73 (26.16%) Java 8
4 43 (15.41%) SQL
5 41 (14.70%) C#
6 32 (11.47%) Scala
7 31 (11.11%) TypeScript
8 27 (9.68%) Ruby
9 16 (5.73%) ES6
10 13 (4.66%) Python
11 10 (3.58%) PHP
12 6 (2.15%) C++
12 6 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.43%) Clojure
14 4 (1.43%) Go
14 4 (1.43%) Groovy
14 4 (1.43%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.08%) C
16 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (8.96%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (22.22%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (10.04%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.02%) Ansible
3 13 (4.66%) Terraform
4 12 (4.30%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (1.79%) Puppet
6 4 (1.43%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.08%) Capistrano
7 3 (1.08%) Grafana
8 2 (0.72%) Kibana
8 2 (0.72%) logstash
9 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.36%) Rancher
Vendors
1 24 (8.60%) Google
2 22 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.81%) Oracle
4 7 (2.51%) Progress
5 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.43%) Remedy
7 3 (1.08%) SAP
8 2 (0.72%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.72%) VMware
9 1 (0.36%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.36%) Tableau
9 1 (0.36%) Xamarin