Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 268 278
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +105
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 976 990 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.96% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.02% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 829 862
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £320
90th Percentile £613 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £403
% change year-on-year -2.78% +11.80% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £58.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -35.90% +65.96%
10th Percentile £37.00 £18.64 £56.75
90th Percentile £40.90 £41.88 £60.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £58.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -35.90% +80.00%

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 97314 97205 107393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.71% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64526 63412 68502
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.94% +2.22%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2848 3287 4072
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -5 905 £500 - 95
London -32 525 £525 - 48
UK excluding London +23 450 £438 -2.78% 48
South East -28 118 £425 -10.53% 14
East of England +28 89 £513 -2.38% 7
North of England +2 85 £425 -5.56% 16
Northern Ireland - 55 £440 -
Midlands +36 51 £420 -6.67% 7
Yorkshire +1 42 £425 -5.56% 5
South West -2 38 £363 +3.57% 3
North West -21 36 £425 -8.60% 11
West Midlands +33 28 £400 - 6
East Midlands +2 20 £465 +1.09% 1
Scotland -3 13 £425 +6.25%
North East +64 9 £425 +21.43%
Wales -12 2 £525 +7.69% 1

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Agile Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 976 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (60.25%) Java
3 523 (53.59%) TDD
4 317 (32.48%) JavaScript
5 269 (27.56%) Finance
6 267 (27.36%) Scrum
7 250 (25.61%) HTML
8 243 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
9 234 (23.98%) BDD
10 233 (23.87%) .NET
11 232 (23.77%) C#
12 217 (22.23%) CSS
13 209 (21.41%) SQL
14 207 (21.21%) Spring
15 200 (20.49%) AngularJS
16 194 (19.88%) Test Automation
17 186 (19.06%) REST
18 184 (18.85%) Web Services
19 181 (18.55%) Pair Programming
20 180 (18.44%) Git (software)
21 164 (16.80%) Microservices
22 163 (16.70%) SQL Server
23 162 (16.60%) Banking
24 154 (15.78%) RESTful
25 149 (15.27%) OO
26 146 (14.96%) Software Engineering
27 140 (14.34%) Oracle
28 136 (13.93%) JSON
28 136 (13.93%) Kanban
29 131 (13.42%) 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 56 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (5.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 46 (4.71%) Mule
4 29 (2.97%) Apache Spark
5 27 (2.77%) Apache
6 22 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.95%) Confluence
8 15 (1.54%) CMS
9 12 (1.23%) JBoss
10 9 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.82%) Drupal
11 8 (0.82%) nginx
12 6 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.41%) DNN
14 4 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.41%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 8 (0.82%) Magento
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.31%) Endur
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 117 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.23%) GitHub
4 12 (1.23%) npm
5 9 (0.92%) Heroku
5 9 (0.92%) PaaS
6 8 (0.82%) Serverless
7 5 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.51%) SaaS
7 5 (0.51%) Slack
8 4 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.31%) Yarn
10 2 (0.20%) Algolia
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.20%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.89%) HTTP
2 14 (1.43%) SSL
3 12 (1.23%) DNS
3 12 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.92%) FTP
5 7 (0.72%) SMS
6 5 (0.51%) Internet
7 1 (0.10%) AMQP
7 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.10%) Intranet
7 1 (0.10%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 122 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 61 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 41 (4.20%) MySQL
6 37 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 32 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.77%) Big Data
10 24 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.13%) HBase
15 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.61%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.61%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.61%) Redis
17 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 180 (18.44%) Git (software)
2 122 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 112 (11.48%) Maven
4 78 (7.99%) JUnit
5 58 (5.94%) JIRA
6 56 (5.74%) Mockito
7 48 (4.92%) Selenium
7 48 (4.92%) Subversion
8 40 (4.10%) TeamCity
9 39 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 35 (3.59%) Gradle
11 34 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 33 (3.38%) Cucumber
13 30 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (2.77%) Jasmine
14 27 (2.77%) NUnit
15 20 (2.05%) MSBuild
15 20 (2.05%) SpecFlow
16 19 (1.95%) gulp
16 19 (1.95%) SonarQube
General
1 269 (27.56%) Finance
2 162 (16.60%) Banking
3 111 (11.37%) Investment Banking
4 75 (7.68%) Telecoms
5 68 (6.97%) Manufacturing
6 65 (6.66%) Marketing
7 59 (6.05%) Electronics
8 57 (5.84%) Front Office
9 30 (3.07%) Retail
10 18 (1.84%) Publishing
11 16 (1.64%) Law
11 16 (1.64%) Legal
12 12 (1.23%) Games
13 9 (0.92%) Back Office
14 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.10%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (25.61%) HTML
2 233 (23.87%) .NET
3 217 (22.23%) CSS
4 207 (21.21%) Spring
5 200 (20.49%) AngularJS
6 186 (19.06%) REST
7 184 (18.85%) Web Services
8 154 (15.78%) RESTful
9 136 (13.93%) JSON
10 127 (13.01%) HTML5
11 121 (12.40%) XML
12 117 (11.99%) SOAP
13 101 (10.35%) Node.js
14 98 (10.04%) Hibernate
15 95 (9.73%) React
16 87 (8.91%) ASP.NET
17 75 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web API
18 72 (7.38%) J2EE
18 72 (7.38%) jQuery
19 62 (6.35%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.91%) Greenfield Project
2 67 (6.86%) Data Structures
3 28 (2.87%) User Experience
4 27 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 24 (2.46%) Derivative
7 23 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 21 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (2.05%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (1.74%) Fintech
12 16 (1.64%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.54%) Grid Computing
14 14 (1.43%) Hedge funds
15 13 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (1.23%) Replication
17 11 (1.13%) Online Games
18 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
19 5 (0.51%) Credit Risk
19 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (7.38%) Linux
2 52 (5.33%) Unix
3 22 (2.25%) Windows
4 10 (1.02%) Android
4 10 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Solaris
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (53.59%) TDD
3 267 (27.36%) Scrum
4 243 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
5 234 (23.98%) BDD
6 194 (19.88%) Test Automation
7 181 (18.55%) Pair Programming
8 164 (16.80%) Microservices
9 149 (15.27%) OO
10 146 (14.96%) Software Engineering
11 136 (13.93%) Kanban
12 131 (13.42%) MVC
13 112 (11.48%) DevOps
14 89 (9.12%) Open Source
15 87 (8.91%) SOA
16 79 (8.09%) Front End Development
17 78 (7.99%) Web Development
18 70 (7.17%) Unit Testing
19 66 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
19 66 (6.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 588 (60.25%) Java
2 317 (32.48%) JavaScript
3 232 (23.77%) C#
4 209 (21.41%) SQL
5 108 (11.07%) Scala
6 68 (6.97%) Python
7 50 (5.12%) Ruby
8 45 (4.61%) XPath
9 31 (3.18%) ES6
10 30 (3.07%) Groovy
11 26 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 25 (2.56%) PHP
13 23 (2.36%) C++
13 23 (2.36%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.64%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.54%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.13%) C
17 6 (0.61%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.61%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (2.87%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.77%) Degree
4 13 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.51%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.10%) QA
2 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.20%) WCAG
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 113 (11.58%) Docker
2 15 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.72%) vSphere
4 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (2.97%) Ansible
2 18 (1.84%) Puppet
2 18 (1.84%) Terraform
3 17 (1.74%) Kibana
3 17 (1.74%) logstash
4 16 (1.64%) Grafana
5 15 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.61%) Salt
9 4 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.41%) Mesos
10 2 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.20%) Nagios
10 2 (0.20%) Oozie
10 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.10%) MOM
11 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 140 (14.34%) Oracle
2 66 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 64 (6.56%) SAP
4 51 (5.23%) WSO2
5 26 (2.66%) Splunk
6 24 (2.46%) Google
7 23 (2.36%) AppDynamics
8 18 (1.84%) Apigee
9 9 (0.92%) New Relic
10 8 (0.82%) IBM
10 8 (0.82%) VMware
11 7 (0.72%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.61%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.61%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.61%) Syncfusion
12 6 (0.61%) Telerik
13 5 (0.51%) Facebook
13 5 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.51%) Twitter