Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 December 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 93 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 19 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.34% 0.49% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.52% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £425
90th Percentile £475 £454 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +21.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,363 1,548 1,368
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.14% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 1,096 845
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -0.63% +9.59%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 55
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -5.17% -1.69%
10th Percentile £11.07 £8.39 £10.24
90th Percentile £43.25 £39.13 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in Birmingham

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in Birmingham

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in Birmingham

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Spring
2 14 (73.68%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) Spring Boot
4 12 (63.16%) Java 8
4 12 (63.16%) Hibernate
5 11 (57.89%) DevOps
6 10 (52.63%) Microservices
6 10 (52.63%) IntelliJ
6 10 (52.63%) Dropwizard
7 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
7 5 (26.32%) CMS
7 5 (26.32%) MVC
7 5 (26.32%) Content Management
7 5 (26.32%) Drupal
7 5 (26.32%) jQuery
8 4 (21.05%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (21.05%) C#
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) J2EE

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (26.32%) CMS
1 5 (26.32%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) IntelliJ
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.79%) DbUnit
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) jMock
3 3 (15.79%) JUnit
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) Mockito
3 3 (15.79%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) Spring
2 13 (68.42%) Spring Boot
3 12 (63.16%) Hibernate
4 10 (52.63%) Dropwizard
5 5 (26.32%) CSS
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (15.79%) Apache Camel
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE
7 3 (15.79%) PowerMock
7 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 3 (15.79%) SOAP
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
8 2 (10.53%) JPA
8 2 (10.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) DevOps
4 10 (52.63%) Microservices
5 5 (26.32%) Content Management
5 5 (26.32%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.79%) Kanban
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Web Development
9 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (5.26%) Open Source
9 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
9 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) Java 8
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) VMware