Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 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
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 400 309 269
Rank change year-on-year -91 -40 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 588 831 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.86% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 682 752
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £403 £368 £350
90th Percentile £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -35.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -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 93,122 96,135 91,112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.89% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,622 63,757 59,424
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,917 2,869 3,245
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.90 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.24 £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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 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
England -89 568 £500 - 125
UK excluding London -39 326 £450 - 47
London -109 255 £565 +7.62% 82
North of England -11 97 £438 +2.94% 13
Midlands +37 80 £450 -5.26% 6
South East -27 70 £450 - 15
West Midlands +29 61 £450 -5.26% 4
North West -7 53 £450 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire -2 40 £425 - 2
South West -26 39 £488 +32.20% 4
East of England -32 25 £510 -0.49% 5
East Midlands +14 19 £450 +5.88% 2
Wales +5 11 £450 +2.27% 2
Scotland -9 5 £450 +10.77% 1
North East -10 4 £375 -11.76% 2

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 588 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (63.95%) Java
3 335 (56.97%) TDD
4 231 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 214 (36.39%) Scrum
6 208 (35.37%) Spring
7 187 (31.80%) BDD
8 177 (30.10%) Git (software)
9 173 (29.42%) Test Automation
10 158 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (26.19%) REST
12 147 (25.00%) HTML
13 144 (24.49%) Microservices
14 134 (22.79%) Kanban
15 133 (22.62%) Jenkins
15 133 (22.62%) Java 8
16 129 (21.94%) RESTful
17 127 (21.60%) Docker
18 125 (21.26%) DevOps
19 124 (21.09%) CSS
20 118 (20.07%) AngularJS
21 107 (18.20%) C#
22 105 (17.86%) Linux
23 101 (17.18%) JUnit
23 101 (17.18%) JSON
24 95 (16.16%) Pair Programming
24 95 (16.16%) MVC
24 95 (16.16%) Web Services
24 95 (16.16%) Spring Boot
25 94 (15.99%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 60 (10.20%) Confluence
2 23 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (3.57%) CMS
4 17 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (2.55%) Documentum
6 11 (1.87%) Apache
6 11 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.70%) Mule
8 9 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (1.19%) Drupal
11 6 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.85%) JBoss
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.51%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 75 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.72%) GitHub
4 14 (2.38%) Serverless
5 13 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.87%) Heroku
7 9 (1.53%) PaaS
8 7 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.85%) Apigee
9 5 (0.85%) AWS Fargate
9 5 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.85%) IaaS
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.34%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 86 (14.63%) HTTP
2 23 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.23%) SSL
4 17 (2.89%) DNS
5 14 (2.38%) FTP
6 9 (1.53%) Internet
7 4 (0.68%) Skype
8 3 (0.51%) AMQP
9 2 (0.34%) MPLS
9 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.17%) Broadband
10 1 (0.17%) DHCP
10 1 (0.17%) Firewall
10 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.17%) L2TP
10 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.17%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.17%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.97%) Relational Database
2 43 (7.31%) SQL Server
3 31 (5.27%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.25%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.89%) MySQL
7 14 (2.38%) Big Data
7 14 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.85%) Redis
12 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.68%) Power BI
14 3 (0.51%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 177 (30.10%) Git (software)
2 133 (22.62%) Jenkins
3 101 (17.18%) JUnit
4 75 (12.76%) JIRA
5 64 (10.88%) Subversion
6 54 (9.18%) Hudson
7 53 (9.01%) Selenium
8 38 (6.46%) Mockito
9 29 (4.93%) Maven
10 28 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 28 (4.76%) GitLab
11 24 (4.08%) IntelliJ
11 24 (4.08%) Visual Studio
12 23 (3.91%) Gradle
13 19 (3.23%) gulp
14 18 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (3.06%) TeamCity
15 17 (2.89%) Gatling
16 16 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (2.38%) Geb
General
1 87 (14.80%) Finance
2 17 (2.89%) Front Office
3 15 (2.55%) Manufacturing
3 15 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.38%) Marketing
5 13 (2.21%) Banking
6 12 (2.04%) Electronics
7 9 (1.53%) Games
8 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (35.37%) Spring
2 154 (26.19%) REST
3 147 (25.00%) HTML
4 129 (21.94%) RESTful
5 124 (21.09%) CSS
6 118 (20.07%) AngularJS
7 101 (17.18%) JSON
8 95 (16.16%) Spring Boot
8 95 (16.16%) Web Services
9 86 (14.63%) .NET
10 79 (13.44%) Guice
11 66 (11.22%) React
12 61 (10.37%) Django
12 61 (10.37%) Play Framework
13 60 (10.20%) HTML5
14 59 (10.03%) Node.js
15 58 (9.86%) Spring MVC
16 57 (9.69%) Hibernate
16 57 (9.69%) Ruby on Rails
17 49 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 17 (2.89%) Fintech
4 14 (2.38%) User Experience
5 12 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.04%) Reference Data
6 11 (1.87%) Derivative
6 11 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.51%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.34%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 105 (17.86%) Linux
2 27 (4.59%) Unix
3 13 (2.21%) Windows
4 6 (1.02%) Android
5 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.85%) CentOS
5 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (56.97%) TDD
3 214 (36.39%) Scrum
4 187 (31.80%) BDD
5 173 (29.42%) Test Automation
6 158 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (24.49%) Microservices
8 134 (22.79%) Kanban
9 125 (21.26%) DevOps
10 95 (16.16%) MVC
10 95 (16.16%) Pair Programming
11 94 (15.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 77 (13.10%) Software Engineering
13 69 (11.73%) OWASP
13 69 (11.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 68 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
15 66 (11.22%) Open Source
16 61 (10.37%) Web Design
17 59 (10.03%) Configuration Management
18 55 (9.35%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 376 (63.95%) Java
2 231 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 133 (22.62%) Java 8
4 107 (18.20%) C#
5 82 (13.95%) Scala
5 82 (13.95%) SQL
6 72 (12.24%) Python
7 70 (11.90%) Ruby
8 37 (6.29%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.40%) ES6
10 15 (2.55%) PHP
11 13 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.19%) C++
14 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.85%) R
16 3 (0.51%) Go
16 3 (0.51%) Groovy
16 3 (0.51%) Perl
16 3 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (10.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 30 (5.10%) Degree
3 24 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) MCP
8 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.06%) QA
2 6 (1.02%) WCAG
3 4 (0.68%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 127 (21.60%) Docker
2 5 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.85%) vSphere
3 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.57%) Ansible
3 14 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (1.70%) Terraform
5 8 (1.36%) Kibana
6 6 (1.02%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.85%) Grafana
8 4 (0.68%) logstash
8 4 (0.68%) Rancher
9 3 (0.51%) Puppet
10 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 66 (11.22%) Google
2 56 (9.52%) Oracle
3 36 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (2.55%) WSO2
5 13 (2.21%) SAP
6 7 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.02%) Zend
8 5 (0.85%) IBM
8 5 (0.85%) Pega
8 5 (0.85%) VMware
9 4 (0.68%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.68%) Tableau
10 3 (0.51%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.51%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.34%) Adobe
11 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.34%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.34%) Remedy
11 2 (0.34%) Splunk