Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 256 242
Rank change year-on-year -131 -14 +100
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 617 892 1,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.98% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.03% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 732 1,021
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £359
90th Percentile £600 £638 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +30.18% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £52.50 £34.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -18.18% +30.18% -

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 94,561 86,366 100,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,899 55,926 65,290
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.07% +5.13%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,049 2,882 3,069
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% -6.39% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.05%

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 19 June 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 16 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 19 June 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 -118 577 £485 +2.11% 121
London -108 328 £525 - 63
UK excluding London -79 285 £450 - 63
South East -51 86 £450 +4.05% 17
North of England -69 72 £425 - 9
Midlands +4 48 £485 +2.11% 13
North West -44 45 £425 -5.56% 5
West Midlands +5 40 £485 +2.11% 11
East of England -38 29 £513 -2.38% 17
Yorkshire -27 25 £430 +1.18% 3
Wales +3 20 £450 -14.29% 2
South West -1 12 £375 +7.14% 2
Northern Ireland -1 9 £475 +15.15% 1
East Midlands -9 8 £525 +47.37% 2
Scotland -45 7 £388 +10.71% 2
North East -19 2 £400 +14.29% 1

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 617 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (57.86%) TDD
3 329 (53.32%) Java
4 246 (39.87%) JavaScript
5 189 (30.63%) Scrum
6 180 (29.17%) BDD
7 177 (28.69%) Spring
8 167 (27.07%) Git (software)
9 153 (24.80%) AngularJS
10 150 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (24.31%) HTML
11 147 (23.82%) Microservices
12 146 (23.66%) .NET
13 142 (23.01%) CSS
14 140 (22.69%) Test Automation
15 135 (21.88%) C#
16 131 (21.23%) Jenkins
17 128 (20.75%) REST
18 120 (19.45%) Software Engineering
19 119 (19.29%) RESTful
20 117 (18.96%) SQL
21 116 (18.80%) Kanban
22 107 (17.34%) MVC
23 105 (17.02%) Web Services
24 95 (15.40%) Finance
25 93 (15.07%) Pair Programming
26 92 (14.91%) Java 8
27 91 (14.75%) HTML5
28 90 (14.59%) SQL Server
29 89 (14.42%) React

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 38 (6.16%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (5.67%) Apache
3 28 (4.54%) Confluence
4 19 (3.08%) CMS
5 16 (2.59%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.27%) Mule
7 14 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (1.78%) Documentum
9 9 (1.46%) Drupal
9 9 (1.46%) JBoss
9 9 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (1.13%) IIS
11 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.49%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.49%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.32%) nginx
13 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (0.65%) Front Arena
1 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.65%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 75 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.40%) Heroku
4 16 (2.59%) GitHub
5 11 (1.78%) Algolia
6 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.97%) Serverless
8 4 (0.65%) SaaS
9 3 (0.49%) Akamai
9 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.49%) npm
9 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.49%) PaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.32%) Slack
10 2 (0.32%) Yarn
11 1 (0.16%) Route 53
11 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.86%) HTTP
2 32 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 23 (3.73%) DNS
4 20 (3.24%) FTP
4 20 (3.24%) SSL
5 2 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.70%) Relational Database
3 59 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (8.43%) NoSQL
5 48 (7.78%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.57%) MySQL
7 16 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.59%) Neo4j
8 15 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.11%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.13%) Big Data
12 7 (1.13%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.13%) HBase
13 6 (0.97%) DB2
13 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 167 (27.07%) Git (software)
2 131 (21.23%) Jenkins
3 65 (10.53%) JUnit
4 56 (9.08%) JIRA
5 53 (8.59%) Maven
6 46 (7.46%) Selenium
7 40 (6.48%) Gradle
8 38 (6.16%) Subversion
9 35 (5.67%) Mockito
10 29 (4.70%) TeamCity
11 24 (3.89%) GitLab
11 24 (3.89%) gulp
11 24 (3.89%) NUnit
12 23 (3.73%) Hudson
13 21 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (3.24%) Cucumber
14 20 (3.24%) Gatling
15 19 (3.08%) Jasmine
16 18 (2.92%) Spock
17 16 (2.59%) Geb
General
1 95 (15.40%) Finance
2 48 (7.78%) Banking
3 23 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 21 (3.40%) Marketing
4 21 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.24%) Retail
6 18 (2.92%) Front Office
7 17 (2.76%) Electronics
7 17 (2.76%) Games
8 11 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.97%) Law
9 6 (0.97%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) Automotive
10 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.65%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (28.69%) Spring
2 153 (24.80%) AngularJS
3 150 (24.31%) HTML
4 146 (23.66%) .NET
5 142 (23.01%) CSS
6 128 (20.75%) REST
7 119 (19.29%) RESTful
8 105 (17.02%) Web Services
9 91 (14.75%) HTML5
10 89 (14.42%) React
11 83 (13.45%) JSON
12 76 (12.32%) Node.js
13 71 (11.51%) .NET Framework
13 71 (11.51%) SOAP
14 67 (10.86%) ASP.NET
15 63 (10.21%) Spring Boot
16 58 (9.40%) XML
17 56 (9.08%) Guice
18 47 (7.62%) J2EE
19 46 (7.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.89%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.40%) Algorithms
4 15 (2.43%) Fintech
5 14 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.11%) Derivative
7 12 (1.94%) User Experience
8 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (0.97%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.65%) Equities
11 4 (0.65%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 70 (11.35%) Linux
2 36 (5.83%) Unix
3 15 (2.43%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.11%) Android
5 7 (1.13%) Windows
6 5 (0.81%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (57.86%) TDD
3 189 (30.63%) Scrum
4 180 (29.17%) BDD
5 150 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
6 147 (23.82%) Microservices
7 140 (22.69%) Test Automation
8 120 (19.45%) Software Engineering
9 116 (18.80%) Kanban
10 107 (17.34%) MVC
11 93 (15.07%) Pair Programming
12 71 (11.51%) DevOps
13 65 (10.53%) SOA
14 61 (9.89%) OO
15 57 (9.24%) Open Source
16 55 (8.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 51 (8.27%) Unit Testing
18 48 (7.78%) Front End Development
19 46 (7.46%) SOLID
20 45 (7.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 329 (53.32%) Java
2 246 (39.87%) JavaScript
3 135 (21.88%) C#
4 117 (18.96%) SQL
5 92 (14.91%) Java 8
6 63 (10.21%) Scala
7 44 (7.13%) TypeScript
8 39 (6.32%) Ruby
9 37 (6.00%) PHP
10 31 (5.02%) Groovy
11 28 (4.54%) ES6
12 19 (3.08%) Python
13 18 (2.92%) C++
14 16 (2.59%) PowerShell
15 15 (2.43%) Kotlin
16 14 (2.27%) XPath
17 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.78%) T-SQL
19 8 (1.30%) Bash Shell
20 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (2.43%) Degree
5 10 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.94%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.32%) PMO
3 2 (0.32%) SEPA
3 2 (0.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 81 (13.13%) Docker
2 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.97%) vSphere
3 5 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.32%) HDFS
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.89%) Puppet
2 20 (3.24%) Terraform
3 19 (3.08%) Ansible
3 19 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
3 19 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 14 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.81%) Grafana
5 5 (0.81%) Kibana
5 5 (0.81%) logstash
5 5 (0.81%) Salt
6 3 (0.49%) Automic
6 3 (0.49%) Control-M
6 3 (0.49%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 58 (9.40%) Oracle
2 31 (5.02%) Google
2 31 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.73%) SAP
4 15 (2.43%) Pega
4 15 (2.43%) WSO2
5 13 (2.11%) Splunk
6 12 (1.94%) Zend
7 10 (1.62%) IBM
8 6 (0.97%) AppDynamics
8 6 (0.97%) VMware
9 5 (0.81%) Apigee
9 5 (0.81%) MapR
9 5 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.65%) Calypso
10 4 (0.65%) Charles River
10 4 (0.65%) FXall
10 4 (0.65%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.65%) Telerik
11 3 (0.49%) Embarcadero