Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 325 283 256
Rank change year-on-year -42 -27 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 40 92 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.55% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.58% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 66 74
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £336 £375 £325
90th Percentile £524 £506 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £481
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.95% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -12.92%
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +16.13% -8.82%

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 14,749 15,835 14,705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.50% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,915 9,306 8,425
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £255 £260 £228
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 610 744
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +16 16 £425 - 2
Surrey -1 11 £475 +11.76% 3
Thames Valley -20 8 £500 - 11
Berkshire -6 7 £475 +23.38% 5
Hampshire -21 4 £450 +9.09% 3
Oxfordshire +1 1 £500 - 6
East Sussex -14 1 £480 +28.00% 1
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Scrum
3 29 (72.50%) TDD
4 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
4 21 (52.50%) BDD
5 18 (45.00%) JSON
5 18 (45.00%) Java
6 17 (42.50%) Spring
7 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 15 (37.50%) RESTful
8 15 (37.50%) Scala
8 15 (37.50%) Kanban
8 15 (37.50%) JUnit
8 15 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
9 14 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (32.50%) OWASP
10 13 (32.50%) Web Design
10 13 (32.50%) MVC
11 12 (30.00%) JIRA
12 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (27.50%) REST
12 11 (27.50%) Confluence
12 11 (27.50%) Pair Programming
12 11 (27.50%) Linux
12 11 (27.50%) HTTP
12 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
13 10 (25.00%) HTML

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 11 (27.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Apigee
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) Cloudant
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (37.50%) JUnit
3 14 (35.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (30.00%) JIRA
5 10 (25.00%) Hudson
5 10 (25.00%) Subversion
6 6 (15.00%) Selenium
7 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 5 (12.50%) RSpec
7 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (5.00%) Maven
10 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.50%) git-flow
10 1 (2.50%) Protractor
General
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) JSON
2 17 (42.50%) Spring
3 15 (37.50%) RESTful
4 11 (27.50%) REST
5 10 (25.00%) Django
5 10 (25.00%) Guice
5 10 (25.00%) HTML
5 10 (25.00%) Play Framework
5 10 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 9 (22.50%) CSS
7 5 (12.50%) .NET
7 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.50%) React
8 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.00%) HTML5
9 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.50%) Node.js
9 3 (7.50%) Spring Boot
9 3 (7.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) CentOS
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) Scrum
3 29 (72.50%) TDD
4 21 (52.50%) BDD
5 16 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 15 (37.50%) Kanban
7 14 (35.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (32.50%) MVC
8 13 (32.50%) OWASP
8 13 (32.50%) Web Design
9 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
9 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (27.50%) Pair Programming
10 10 (25.00%) Functional Programming
10 10 (25.00%) Open Source
10 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (22.50%) User Stories
12 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
13 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 18 (45.00%) Java
3 15 (37.50%) Scala
4 10 (25.00%) Ruby
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) R
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Google
2 6 (15.00%) Blue Prism
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) BEA
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.50%) webMethods