Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 226 260
Rank change year-on-year -58 +34 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 92 141 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.91% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 102 119
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -11.48% +16.50%
10th Percentile £374 £263 £338
90th Percentile £501 £580 £556
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £43.50
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,401 15,414 16,473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.72% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,226 9,127 9,898
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £260 £241 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 620 760
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in the South East

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in the South East

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in the South East

Agile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Developer in the South East

Agile Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley -27 39 £450 +5.88% 9
Oxfordshire +14 30 £450 -14.29% 6
West Sussex +4 22 £485 +14.12%
Surrey -33 12 £413 -8.33% 9
East Sussex -14 8 £406 +47.73% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £423 +9.03% 2
Hampshire -15 5 £475 +1.06% 3
Berkshire -20 3 - - 1
Kent - 3 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Agile Developer
England

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 92 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (53.26%) JavaScript
3 41 (44.57%) TDD
4 35 (38.04%) Java
5 33 (35.87%) Scrum
6 31 (33.70%) Git (software)
7 30 (32.61%) Spring
8 29 (31.52%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (29.35%) AngularJS
9 27 (29.35%) DevOps
10 24 (26.09%) Jenkins
10 24 (26.09%) Web Services
11 23 (25.00%) MVC
12 22 (23.91%) JIRA
12 22 (23.91%) BDD
12 22 (23.91%) Test Automation
13 21 (22.83%) .NET
14 20 (21.74%) C#
14 20 (21.74%) Software Engineering
15 19 (20.65%) RESTful
15 19 (20.65%) React
15 19 (20.65%) .NET Framework
15 19 (20.65%) Linux
16 18 (19.57%) Kanban
16 18 (19.57%) REST
16 18 (19.57%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (18.48%) Node.js
18 16 (17.39%) Web Design
18 16 (17.39%) Oracle
18 16 (17.39%) HTTP

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (13.04%) Confluence
2 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.26%) CMS
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
3 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) AMQP
2 1 (1.09%) DHCP
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
2 1 (1.09%) L2TP
2 1 (1.09%) MPLS
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (33.70%) Git (software)
2 24 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 22 (23.91%) JIRA
4 15 (16.30%) JUnit
5 13 (14.13%) Subversion
5 13 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (13.04%) Hudson
7 4 (4.35%) ReSharper
8 3 (3.26%) Ant
8 3 (3.26%) Gradle
8 3 (3.26%) MSBuild
8 3 (3.26%) NUnit
8 3 (3.26%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.26%) WebLogic Workshop
9 2 (2.17%) Android Studio
9 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.17%) Mockito
10 1 (1.09%) Selenium
10 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.26%) Banking
1 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Marketing
2 2 (2.17%) Publishing
3 1 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.61%) Spring
2 27 (29.35%) AngularJS
3 24 (26.09%) Web Services
4 21 (22.83%) .NET
5 19 (20.65%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.65%) React
5 19 (20.65%) RESTful
6 18 (19.57%) REST
7 17 (18.48%) Node.js
8 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (15.22%) Entity Framework
8 14 (15.22%) HTML
9 13 (14.13%) CSS
9 13 (14.13%) Vue.js
10 12 (13.04%) Django
10 12 (13.04%) Guice
10 12 (13.04%) JSON
10 12 (13.04%) Play Framework
10 12 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
10 12 (13.04%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (4.35%) User Experience
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.65%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.57%) TDD
3 33 (35.87%) Scrum
4 29 (31.52%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (29.35%) DevOps
6 23 (25.00%) MVC
7 22 (23.91%) BDD
7 22 (23.91%) Test Automation
8 20 (21.74%) Software Engineering
9 18 (19.57%) Kanban
9 18 (19.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (17.39%) Web Design
11 15 (16.30%) Configuration Management
12 14 (15.22%) Open Source
12 14 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (14.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (14.13%) Functional Programming
14 12 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 12 (13.04%) OWASP
14 12 (13.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.26%) JavaScript
2 35 (38.04%) Java
3 20 (21.74%) C#
4 15 (16.30%) SQL
5 14 (15.22%) TypeScript
6 13 (14.13%) Scala
7 12 (13.04%) Ruby
8 11 (11.96%) Java 8
9 8 (8.70%) PHP
10 3 (3.26%) C++
10 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.09%) Erlang
11 1 (1.09%) Groovy
11 1 (1.09%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Terraform
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.26%) Automic
3 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Oracle
2 12 (13.04%) Google
3 3 (3.26%) SAP
3 3 (3.26%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.09%) Apple
5 1 (1.09%) Remedy