Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 265 247
Rank change year-on-year -146 -18 +88
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 593 981 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 1.01% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.06% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 793 967
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £350
90th Percentile £600 £638 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -40.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -40.17%

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 96,601 92,453 101,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.93% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,460 60,485 66,065
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,142 2,765 3,187
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% -0.08% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -144 559 £500 - 128
UK excluding London -110 312 £450 +5.26% 62
London -132 278 £550 +4.76% 72
South East -54 92 £450 +6.76% 22
Midlands +10 77 £485 +3.19% 15
North of England -48 69 £440 +3.53% 7
West Midlands +9 63 £485 +2.11% 13
North West -32 37 £425 - 6
East of England -57 34 £525 -2.33% 7
Yorkshire -19 27 £450 +5.88% 1
Wales -7 24 £450 -18.00% 3
East Midlands +4 14 £450 +20.00% 2
South West -31 11 £400 +14.29% 5
Scotland -29 7 £375 -11.76% 3
North East -18 5 £425 +13.33%

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (62.06%) TDD
3 338 (57.00%) Java
4 200 (33.73%) JavaScript
5 191 (32.21%) Scrum
6 182 (30.69%) Spring
7 157 (26.48%) Test Automation
7 157 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
8 152 (25.63%) Git (software)
9 149 (25.13%) Microservices
10 144 (24.28%) BDD
11 134 (22.60%) Java 8
12 126 (21.25%) Kanban
12 126 (21.25%) HTML
13 122 (20.57%) DevOps
14 118 (19.90%) C#
14 118 (19.90%) Web Services
15 113 (19.06%) .NET
16 110 (18.55%) CSS
16 110 (18.55%) Jenkins
17 104 (17.54%) AngularJS
18 102 (17.20%) REST
18 102 (17.20%) SQL
19 98 (16.53%) Finance
20 94 (15.85%) Docker
21 90 (15.18%) Spring Boot
22 89 (15.01%) Software Engineering
23 84 (14.17%) RESTful
24 80 (13.49%) MVC
24 80 (13.49%) Linux

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 33 (5.56%) Confluence
2 24 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (3.54%) Apache
5 19 (3.20%) Mule
6 18 (3.04%) Documentum
7 16 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 15 (2.53%) CMS
9 13 (2.19%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.01%) Drupal
10 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.84%) JBoss
12 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.51%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.51%) WordPress
14 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.67%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.67%) Front Arena
2 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.70%) Heroku
4 8 (1.35%) GitHub
5 6 (1.01%) Akamai
5 6 (1.01%) PaaS
6 4 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.67%) Serverless
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.51%) SaaS
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.34%) npm
8 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.34%) Yarn
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.30%) HTTP
2 28 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.87%) DNS
3 17 (2.87%) FTP
3 17 (2.87%) SSL
4 3 (0.51%) AMQP
5 2 (0.34%) Internet
5 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.17%) Broadband
6 1 (0.17%) DHCP
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.17%) L2TP
6 1 (0.17%) MPLS
6 1 (0.17%) MQTT
6 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (12.98%) Relational Database
2 50 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 40 (6.75%) MongoDB
3 40 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (3.71%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.53%) MySQL
6 15 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.85%) Big Data
7 11 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.84%) Hazelcast
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.67%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.51%) HBase
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 152 (25.63%) Git (software)
2 110 (18.55%) Jenkins
3 65 (10.96%) JUnit
4 54 (9.11%) JIRA
5 47 (7.93%) Selenium
6 37 (6.24%) Subversion
7 34 (5.73%) Mockito
8 31 (5.23%) Maven
9 30 (5.06%) TeamCity
10 29 (4.89%) Hudson
11 26 (4.38%) Gradle
12 24 (4.05%) gulp
12 24 (4.05%) IntelliJ
12 24 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (3.54%) GitLab
14 20 (3.37%) CruiseControl
14 20 (3.37%) Cucumber
15 19 (3.20%) Gatling
16 15 (2.53%) NUnit
17 13 (2.19%) PhantomJS
General
1 98 (16.53%) Finance
2 33 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.72%) Front Office
4 27 (4.55%) Banking
5 25 (4.22%) Marketing
6 24 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 21 (3.54%) Electronics
8 14 (2.36%) Retail
9 11 (1.85%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.69%) Games
11 8 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.67%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (30.69%) Spring
2 126 (21.25%) HTML
3 118 (19.90%) Web Services
4 113 (19.06%) .NET
5 110 (18.55%) CSS
6 104 (17.54%) AngularJS
7 102 (17.20%) REST
8 90 (15.18%) Spring Boot
9 84 (14.17%) RESTful
10 71 (11.97%) React
11 67 (11.30%) .NET Framework
12 60 (10.12%) HTML5
13 58 (9.78%) Guice
14 57 (9.61%) JSON
15 56 (9.44%) SOAP
16 55 (9.27%) Hibernate
17 53 (8.94%) Node.js
18 49 (8.26%) ASP.NET
19 48 (8.09%) Dropwizard
20 38 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (7.08%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.88%) Fintech
4 17 (2.87%) Algorithms
4 17 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.70%) User Experience
6 13 (2.19%) Derivative
7 8 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.01%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.67%) Equities
10 4 (0.67%) Exotic Derivative
10 4 (0.67%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.51%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.49%) Linux
2 31 (5.23%) Unix
3 12 (2.02%) Android
4 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.67%) Windows
6 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (62.06%) TDD
3 191 (32.21%) Scrum
4 157 (26.48%) Continuous Integration
4 157 (26.48%) Test Automation
5 149 (25.13%) Microservices
6 144 (24.28%) BDD
7 126 (21.25%) Kanban
8 122 (20.57%) DevOps
9 89 (15.01%) Software Engineering
10 80 (13.49%) MVC
11 71 (11.97%) Pair Programming
12 67 (11.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 62 (10.46%) Web Development
14 60 (10.12%) SOA
15 52 (8.77%) OO
16 51 (8.60%) Open Source
17 48 (8.09%) Front End Development
18 46 (7.76%) OWASP
19 45 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 338 (57.00%) Java
2 200 (33.73%) JavaScript
3 134 (22.60%) Java 8
4 118 (19.90%) C#
5 102 (17.20%) SQL
6 48 (8.09%) TypeScript
7 47 (7.93%) PHP
7 47 (7.93%) Scala
8 40 (6.75%) Ruby
9 32 (5.40%) Python
10 22 (3.71%) ES6
11 16 (2.70%) C++
12 11 (1.85%) Kotlin
13 9 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.35%) Groovy
14 8 (1.35%) XPath
15 6 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.01%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 30 (5.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 22 (3.71%) Degree
3 21 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.04%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) PMO
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) TickIT
3 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 94 (15.85%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (6.41%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.88%) Ansible
3 19 (3.20%) Terraform
4 16 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (2.02%) Puppet
6 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.67%) Kibana
7 4 (0.67%) logstash
8 3 (0.51%) Automic
8 3 (0.51%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.51%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.51%) Salt
9 2 (0.34%) Grafana
9 2 (0.34%) Matomo
10 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 61 (10.29%) Oracle
2 40 (6.75%) Google
3 33 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.38%) WSO2
5 24 (4.05%) SAP
6 21 (3.54%) Zend
7 8 (1.35%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.18%) Pega
9 6 (1.01%) IBM
9 6 (1.01%) Progress
10 5 (0.84%) Charles River
10 5 (0.84%) Remedy
10 5 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.67%) Calypso
11 4 (0.67%) FXall
11 4 (0.67%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.67%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.67%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.51%) Apigee
13 2 (0.34%) VMware