Period
to 17 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 336 293 243
Rank change year-on-year -43 -50 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 22 94 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.57% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.60% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 61 100
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.37% -11.74%
10th Percentile £430 £388 £263
90th Percentile £549 £500 £580
England median daily rate £535 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -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 13,709 15,570 15,305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.70% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,158 9,321 8,999
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £242
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 678 627
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.87 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% -1.58%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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
West Sussex 0 9 £575 +18.56% 1
Thames Valley -26 7 £500 +11.11% 3
Berkshire -8 5 £500 - 1
Surrey +29 4 £519 +22.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £530 +17.78% 2
East Sussex -9 1 £480 +18.15%
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) Pair Programming
3 9 (40.91%) Web Development
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 8 (36.36%) Scala
5 7 (31.82%) C#
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) OOP
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) OWASP
8 4 (18.18%) AWS
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
9 3 (13.64%) Public Sector
9 3 (13.64%) Front End Development

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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) ColdFusion
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Jetty
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (9.09%) Serverless
3 1 (4.55%) Azure
3 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
3 1 (4.55%) Datadog
3 1 (4.55%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) GoCD
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.55%) Protractor
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
1 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
5 2 (9.09%) React
5 2 (9.09%) Sass
5 2 (9.09%) Spring
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (4.55%) Dropwizard
6 1 (4.55%) Kafka
6 1 (4.55%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (4.55%) LESS
6 1 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
6 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Replication
1 1 (4.55%) SCADA
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) Pair Programming
3 9 (40.91%) Web Development
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 7 (31.82%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) MVC
8 4 (18.18%) OOP
8 4 (18.18%) OWASP
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
9 3 (13.64%) Kanban
9 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (13.64%) User Stories
9 3 (13.64%) Web Design
10 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Scala
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) Java 8
6 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) Java 9
7 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Graphite
1 1 (4.55%) Kibana
1 1 (4.55%) logstash
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) StatsD
1 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) New Relic
3 1 (4.55%) SAP