Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 202 187
Rank change year-on-year -37 -15 +72
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 502 520 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.24% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.30% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 460 559
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £363
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -

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 44,046 39,950 41,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.97% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,026 28,477 29,128
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £641 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 563 633
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -23 89 £525 -4.55% 22
West London +21 43 £503 +8.65% 16
South London -24 15 £450 -20.00%
East London -12 6 £525 +16.67% 5
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Agile Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 502 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (60.16%) TDD
3 295 (58.76%) Java
4 176 (35.06%) JavaScript
5 173 (34.46%) BDD
6 147 (29.28%) HTML
7 145 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
8 142 (28.29%) Finance
9 136 (27.09%) C#
9 136 (27.09%) .NET
10 135 (26.89%) SQL
11 134 (26.69%) Pair Programming
11 134 (26.69%) REST
12 128 (25.50%) Microservices
13 122 (24.30%) AngularJS
14 117 (23.31%) CSS
15 115 (22.91%) Scrum
16 110 (21.91%) Spring
17 109 (21.71%) Software Engineering
18 107 (21.31%) Test Automation
19 102 (20.32%) HTML5
20 92 (18.33%) SQL Server
21 86 (17.13%) Git (software)
22 83 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
23 81 (16.14%) Banking
24 79 (15.74%) DevOps
25 78 (15.54%) RESTful
26 76 (15.14%) NoSQL
26 76 (15.14%) Web Services
27 74 (14.74%) React

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 43 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (4.18%) Apache
3 14 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.59%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.00%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.80%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.80%) Jetty
9 3 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.60%) WildFly
10 2 (0.40%) CMS
10 2 (0.40%) Confluence
10 2 (0.40%) IIS
10 2 (0.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.40%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Endur
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.19%) Heroku
3 11 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.79%) Algolia
5 5 (1.00%) npm
6 4 (0.80%) PaaS
6 4 (0.80%) Serverless
7 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.40%) GitHub
8 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.40%) IaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.40%) Trello
9 1 (0.20%) Google Play
9 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.78%) HTTP
2 14 (2.79%) SSL
3 13 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.39%) DNS
5 9 (1.79%) FTP
6 6 (1.20%) Internet
7 2 (0.40%) SMS
8 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 76 (15.14%) NoSQL
3 44 (8.76%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (5.58%) MongoDB
5 27 (5.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (5.38%) MySQL
6 23 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.39%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (3.19%) Big Data
11 13 (2.59%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.19%) Neo4j
13 10 (1.99%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.59%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.39%) HBase
15 7 (1.39%) Redis
16 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 86 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 54 (10.76%) Jenkins
3 45 (8.96%) Maven
4 39 (7.77%) Selenium
5 37 (7.37%) TeamCity
6 36 (7.17%) Mockito
7 26 (5.18%) Jasmine
8 23 (4.58%) Karma Test Runner
9 21 (4.18%) Cucumber
9 21 (4.18%) JUnit
10 20 (3.98%) JIRA
11 19 (3.78%) FitNesse
12 18 (3.59%) Subversion
13 16 (3.19%) GitLab
13 16 (3.19%) PhantomJS
14 15 (2.99%) Gradle
14 15 (2.99%) SpecFlow
15 14 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (2.79%) gulp
15 14 (2.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 142 (28.29%) Finance
2 81 (16.14%) Banking
3 49 (9.76%) Front Office
4 44 (8.76%) Investment Banking
5 27 (5.38%) Retail
6 19 (3.78%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.19%) Law
8 15 (2.99%) Games
8 15 (2.99%) Legal
9 9 (1.79%) Marketing
10 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.80%) Back Office
11 4 (0.80%) Electronics
12 3 (0.60%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (29.28%) HTML
2 136 (27.09%) .NET
3 134 (26.69%) REST
4 122 (24.30%) AngularJS
5 117 (23.31%) CSS
6 110 (21.91%) Spring
7 102 (20.32%) HTML5
8 78 (15.54%) RESTful
9 76 (15.14%) Web Services
10 74 (14.74%) React
11 69 (13.75%) Hibernate
12 57 (11.35%) Node.js
13 56 (11.16%) SOAP
14 53 (10.56%) J2EE
14 53 (10.56%) XML
15 44 (8.76%) JSON
16 42 (8.37%) ASP.NET
17 40 (7.97%) .NET Framework
18 38 (7.57%) CSS3
18 38 (7.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.56%) Greenfield Project
2 36 (7.17%) Algorithms
3 22 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.18%) Fintech
5 19 (3.78%) Derivative
6 18 (3.59%) User Experience
7 17 (3.39%) Hedge funds
7 17 (3.39%) Virtual Team
8 16 (3.19%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.99%) Grid Computing
10 14 (2.79%) Equity Derivative
10 14 (2.79%) Online Games
11 10 (1.99%) Replication
12 5 (1.00%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (0.80%) PKI
14 3 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.37%) Unix
2 29 (5.78%) Linux
3 13 (2.59%) Windows
4 12 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.99%) Android
6 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.80%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (0.80%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (60.16%) TDD
3 173 (34.46%) BDD
4 145 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (26.69%) Pair Programming
6 128 (25.50%) Microservices
7 115 (22.91%) Scrum
8 109 (21.71%) Software Engineering
9 107 (21.31%) Test Automation
10 79 (15.74%) DevOps
11 68 (13.55%) Kanban
12 55 (10.96%) MVC
13 54 (10.76%) OO
14 51 (10.16%) Open Source
15 49 (9.76%) High Availability
16 45 (8.96%) Front End Development
17 43 (8.57%) SOLID
18 40 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
18 40 (7.97%) E-Commerce
19 39 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 295 (58.76%) Java
2 176 (35.06%) JavaScript
3 136 (27.09%) C#
4 135 (26.89%) SQL
5 64 (12.75%) Scala
6 43 (8.57%) Python
7 36 (7.17%) Ruby
8 26 (5.18%) Groovy
9 23 (4.58%) ES6
10 20 (3.98%) TypeScript
11 18 (3.59%) C++
12 17 (3.39%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.19%) GraphQL
14 10 (1.99%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.59%) Apple Swift
16 7 (1.39%) C
16 7 (1.39%) Go
16 7 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.00%) Kotlin
17 5 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (4.38%) Degree
2 18 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.39%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.78%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) SEPA
4 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (14.54%) Docker
2 14 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.99%) Grafana
2 15 (2.99%) Kibana
2 15 (2.99%) logstash
3 13 (2.59%) Terraform
4 9 (1.79%) Ansible
4 9 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.80%) Puppet
6 2 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.40%) Mesos
6 2 (0.40%) Nagios
6 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) MOM
7 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (6.77%) Oracle
2 28 (5.58%) Splunk
3 26 (5.18%) Microsoft
4 21 (4.18%) AppDynamics
5 16 (3.19%) Google
6 15 (2.99%) Apigee
7 6 (1.20%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.20%) Syncfusion
7 6 (1.20%) Telerik
7 6 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.00%) MapR
8 5 (1.00%) New Relic
8 5 (1.00%) VMware
9 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.80%) SAP
9 4 (0.80%) Solace
9 4 (0.80%) Talarian
10 3 (0.60%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe
11 2 (0.40%) Rackspace