Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 262 268
Rank change year-on-year -128 +6 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 633 1,034 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.06% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 875 904
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £358 £347
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -35.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -35.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,623 97,905 99,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,129 64,557 64,752
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,929 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in the UK

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in the UK

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in the UK

Agile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Developer in the UK

Agile Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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
England -118 606 £500 - 165
UK excluding London -79 350 £450 +2.86% 84
London -130 279 £550 +4.76% 83
South East -35 96 £450 +5.88% 29
Midlands +31 94 £450 +9.09% 19
North of England -3 86 £433 +1.76% 12
West Midlands +22 72 £485 +21.25% 15
North West -17 46 £440 +0.57% 10
Yorkshire -12 33 £425 - 2
East of England -62 33 £525 +2.44% 10
East Midlands +9 22 £450 +6.51% 4
South West -33 19 £450 +28.57% 12
Wales -13 17 £450 -14.29% 1
North East -1 7 £423 -0.59%
Scotland -23 7 £450 +5.88% 1

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 634 (100.16%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (62.88%) Java
3 375 (59.24%) TDD
4 225 (35.55%) Spring
5 224 (35.39%) JavaScript
6 210 (33.18%) Scrum
7 179 (28.28%) BDD
8 175 (27.65%) Test Automation
9 174 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
10 163 (25.75%) Git (software)
11 161 (25.43%) Java 8
12 160 (25.28%) Microservices
13 143 (22.59%) Kanban
14 140 (22.12%) HTML
15 135 (21.33%) REST
16 130 (20.54%) DevOps
17 124 (19.59%) Jenkins
18 123 (19.43%) CSS
19 120 (18.96%) Web Services
20 114 (18.01%) C#
21 111 (17.54%) Spring Boot
22 110 (17.38%) Docker
23 108 (17.06%) AngularJS
24 106 (16.75%) RESTful
25 104 (16.43%) Linux
26 100 (15.80%) Finance
27 96 (15.17%) .NET
28 93 (14.69%) Pair Programming
29 91 (14.38%) JUnit
29 91 (14.38%) MVC

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (8.53%) Confluence
2 24 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (3.16%) Mule
4 19 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.84%) CMS
6 17 (2.69%) Documentum
6 17 (2.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (1.58%) Apache
8 8 (1.26%) Drupal
8 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.63%) JBoss
10 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.47%) WordPress
12 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.21%) Heroku
4 8 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.11%) GitHub
5 7 (1.11%) PaaS
5 7 (1.11%) Serverless
6 6 (0.95%) Akamai
7 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.63%) Apigee
8 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.47%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.32%) IaaS
10 2 (0.32%) SaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (12.01%) HTTP
2 21 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.53%) DNS
3 16 (2.53%) SSL
4 13 (2.05%) FTP
5 5 (0.79%) Internet
6 3 (0.47%) AMQP
6 3 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.32%) Broadband
7 2 (0.32%) MPLS
7 2 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.16%) DHCP
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) L2TP
8 1 (0.16%) MQTT
8 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.16%) Network Security
8 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.80%) Relational Database
2 44 (6.95%) SQL Server
3 34 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (2.53%) MySQL
9 15 (2.37%) Big Data
10 11 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.63%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.47%) Cloudant
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 163 (25.75%) Git (software)
2 124 (19.59%) Jenkins
3 91 (14.38%) JUnit
4 70 (11.06%) JIRA
5 67 (10.58%) Selenium
6 57 (9.00%) Subversion
7 47 (7.42%) Hudson
8 40 (6.32%) Mockito
9 35 (5.53%) IntelliJ
9 35 (5.53%) Maven
10 29 (4.58%) Cucumber
11 26 (4.11%) TeamCity
12 22 (3.48%) gulp
12 22 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (3.00%) Gradle
14 18 (2.84%) GitLab
15 16 (2.53%) CruiseControl
15 16 (2.53%) Gatling
15 16 (2.53%) Visual Studio
16 14 (2.21%) PhantomJS
General
1 100 (15.80%) Finance
2 30 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.27%) Marketing
4 26 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.48%) Electronics
6 20 (3.16%) Banking
6 20 (3.16%) Front Office
7 10 (1.58%) Games
8 8 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.95%) Retail
10 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.47%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (35.55%) Spring
2 140 (22.12%) HTML
3 135 (21.33%) REST
4 123 (19.43%) CSS
5 120 (18.96%) Web Services
6 111 (17.54%) Spring Boot
7 108 (17.06%) AngularJS
8 106 (16.75%) RESTful
9 96 (15.17%) .NET
10 86 (13.59%) JSON
11 71 (11.22%) Guice
11 71 (11.22%) Hibernate
12 70 (11.06%) React
13 67 (10.58%) HTML5
14 55 (8.69%) .NET Framework
14 55 (8.69%) Dropwizard
14 55 (8.69%) Node.js
15 53 (8.37%) SOAP
16 52 (8.21%) Spring MVC
17 51 (8.06%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.85%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.79%) Algorithms
4 21 (3.32%) Fintech
5 18 (2.84%) User Experience
6 15 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.58%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
10 7 (1.11%) Derivative
11 6 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
12 5 (0.79%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.63%) Clustering
13 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.43%) Linux
2 30 (4.74%) Unix
3 9 (1.42%) Windows
4 8 (1.26%) Android
5 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (100.16%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (59.24%) TDD
3 210 (33.18%) Scrum
4 179 (28.28%) BDD
5 175 (27.65%) Test Automation
6 174 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
7 160 (25.28%) Microservices
8 143 (22.59%) Kanban
9 130 (20.54%) DevOps
10 93 (14.69%) Pair Programming
11 91 (14.38%) MVC
12 85 (13.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 78 (12.32%) Software Engineering
14 67 (10.58%) Open Source
15 63 (9.95%) Web Development
16 62 (9.79%) OWASP
17 59 (9.32%) OO
18 57 (9.00%) Responsive Web Design
19 56 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
20 55 (8.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 398 (62.88%) Java
2 224 (35.39%) JavaScript
3 161 (25.43%) Java 8
4 114 (18.01%) C#
5 90 (14.22%) SQL
6 65 (10.27%) Scala
7 57 (9.00%) Ruby
8 45 (7.11%) TypeScript
9 43 (6.79%) Python
10 33 (5.21%) PHP
11 18 (2.84%) ES6
12 10 (1.58%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.26%) C++
13 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.79%) Go
14 5 (0.79%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.79%) Perl
14 5 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.79%) XPath
15 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (8.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 32 (5.06%) Degree
3 30 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 27 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.63%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) WCAG
3 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) GDPR
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.32%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) PMO
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 110 (17.38%) Docker
2 6 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.79%) Ansible
3 21 (3.32%) Terraform
4 13 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (1.42%) Puppet
6 4 (0.63%) Kibana
6 4 (0.63%) logstash
6 4 (0.63%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.47%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.47%) Grafana
8 2 (0.32%) Matomo
8 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 56 (8.85%) Oracle
2 54 (8.53%) Google
3 34 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.74%) WSO2
5 22 (3.48%) SAP
6 13 (2.05%) Zend
7 8 (1.26%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.11%) Pega
8 7 (1.11%) Progress
9 6 (0.95%) IBM
9 6 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.63%) Remedy
11 4 (0.63%) VMware
12 3 (0.47%) Adobe
12 3 (0.47%) Tableau
12 3 (0.47%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.32%) DevExpress
13 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com