Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 259 238
Rank change year-on-year -43 -21 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 88 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.70% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.74% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 86 107
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £338
90th Percentile £506 £550 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.75
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 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 15,830 15,926 15,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.42% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,548 9,499 9,076
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £554
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 625 777
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.89% +6.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
West Sussex +12 34 £485 -9.77% 3
Thames Valley -20 21 £450 -10.00% 9
Surrey -25 12 £488 +13.37% 3
Oxfordshire +7 10 £450 -14.29% 5
Hampshire -15 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Berkshire -13 6 £450 +7.66% 4
East Sussex -28 6 £413 +21.32% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £420 +12.00%
Kent - 4 - -
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 88 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (61.36%) TDD
3 53 (60.23%) JavaScript
4 50 (56.82%) Java
5 44 (50.00%) Scrum
5 44 (50.00%) Spring
6 41 (46.59%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (43.18%) Git (software)
7 38 (43.18%) BDD
8 31 (35.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 31 (35.23%) Linux
9 30 (34.09%) MVC
9 30 (34.09%) JSON
9 30 (34.09%) REST
10 28 (31.82%) Test Automation
10 28 (31.82%) JIRA
10 28 (31.82%) Kanban
11 27 (30.68%) Web Design
11 27 (30.68%) RESTful
11 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
12 25 (28.41%) Scala
12 25 (28.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 25 (28.41%) HTTP
12 25 (28.41%) JUnit
12 25 (28.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 23 (26.14%) OWASP
14 22 (25.00%) Spring MVC
14 22 (25.00%) Django
14 22 (25.00%) Ruby
14 22 (25.00%) Google

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 22 (25.00%) Confluence
2 5 (5.68%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) Apigee
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) AMQP
2 1 (1.14%) DHCP
2 1 (1.14%) DNS
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) L2TP
2 1 (1.14%) MPLS
2 1 (1.14%) Skype
2 1 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.95%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.41%) Big Data
3 3 (3.41%) Cloudant
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (43.18%) Git (software)
2 28 (31.82%) JIRA
3 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
4 25 (28.41%) JUnit
5 22 (25.00%) Hudson
5 22 (25.00%) Subversion
6 6 (6.82%) Selenium
6 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.55%) Maven
8 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.41%) git-flow
8 3 (3.41%) Protractor
8 3 (3.41%) RSpec
8 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.41%) WebLogic Workshop
9 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.14%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.55%) Games
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.00%) Spring
2 30 (34.09%) JSON
2 30 (34.09%) REST
3 27 (30.68%) RESTful
4 22 (25.00%) Django
4 22 (25.00%) Guice
4 22 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 22 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 22 (25.00%) Spring MVC
5 17 (19.32%) HTML
5 17 (19.32%) Web Services
6 15 (17.05%) CSS
7 14 (15.91%) .NET
7 14 (15.91%) AngularJS
8 13 (14.77%) HTML5
8 13 (14.77%) Spring Boot
9 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (10.23%) Node.js
11 9 (10.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.23%) Linux
2 4 (4.55%) Unix
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) CentOS
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (61.36%) TDD
3 44 (50.00%) Scrum
4 41 (46.59%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (43.18%) BDD
6 31 (35.23%) Responsive Web Design
7 30 (34.09%) MVC
8 28 (31.82%) Kanban
8 28 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 27 (30.68%) Web Design
10 25 (28.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 23 (26.14%) OWASP
12 22 (25.00%) Configuration Management
12 22 (25.00%) Functional Programming
12 22 (25.00%) Open Source
12 22 (25.00%) Pair Programming
12 22 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (12.50%) DevOps
14 9 (10.23%) Front End Development
15 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.23%) JavaScript
2 50 (56.82%) Java
3 25 (28.41%) Scala
4 22 (25.00%) Ruby
5 13 (14.77%) C#
6 11 (12.50%) SQL
7 5 (5.68%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.55%) Java 8
8 4 (4.55%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (2.27%) Python
10 2 (2.27%) R
11 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) Erlang
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (28.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Google
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle
2 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow