Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 153 194
Rank change year-on-year +16 +41 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 72 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.71% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 15
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -10.91% +26.04%
10th Percentile £418 £305 £353
90th Percentile £640 £570 £502
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,786 4,356 5,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 2,733 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

Agile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Developer in the West Midlands

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Developer in the West Midlands

Agile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Developer in the West Midlands

Agile Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Shropshire -12 39 £498 -15.68%
Birmingham +15 22 £450 +9.09% 1
Coventry -12 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Agile Developer
England

Agile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 West Midlands region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (63.89%) Java
3 28 (38.89%) TDD
4 27 (37.50%) Microservices
5 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
5 23 (31.94%) Scrum
6 21 (29.17%) Content Management
6 21 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (29.17%) DevOps
7 20 (27.78%) Kanban
8 19 (26.39%) Documentum
9 18 (25.00%) MVC
9 18 (25.00%) C#
9 18 (25.00%) HTML
9 18 (25.00%) .NET
9 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (25.00%) CSS
9 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (23.61%) BDD
11 16 (22.22%) Enterprise Content Management
11 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 16 (22.22%) Spring
11 16 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 15 (20.83%) Spring Boot
13 13 (18.06%) WSO2
13 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
13 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (18.06%) Java 8
14 11 (15.28%) SOLID
14 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework

Agile Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (26.39%) Documentum
2 5 (6.94%) CMS
2 5 (6.94%) Drupal
3 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.17%) Serverless
3 2 (2.78%) npm
3 2 (2.78%) Yarn
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.89%) IntelliJ
3 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.56%) gulp
4 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.56%) Maven
5 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.78%) webpack
7 1 (1.39%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.39%) jMock
7 1 (1.39%) JUnit
7 1 (1.39%) Mockito
7 1 (1.39%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.39%) Finance
1 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) .NET
1 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 18 (25.00%) CSS
1 18 (25.00%) HTML
2 16 (22.22%) Spring
3 15 (20.83%) Spring Boot
4 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework
4 11 (15.28%) Hibernate
5 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (13.89%) Dropwizard
6 9 (12.50%) Web Services
7 8 (11.11%) Dapper ORM
7 8 (11.11%) Middleware
8 5 (6.94%) jQuery
8 5 (6.94%) JSON
8 5 (6.94%) XML
9 4 (5.56%) LESS
9 4 (5.56%) Sass
9 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) TDD
3 27 (37.50%) Microservices
4 23 (31.94%) Scrum
5 21 (29.17%) Content Management
5 21 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (29.17%) DevOps
6 20 (27.78%) Kanban
7 18 (25.00%) MVC
8 17 (23.61%) BDD
9 16 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 16 (22.22%) Enterprise Content Management
10 11 (15.28%) SOLID
11 10 (13.89%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.11%) API Design
12 8 (11.11%) API Development
13 5 (6.94%) Domain-Driven Design
14 4 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 4 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.89%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (25.00%) C#
4 13 (18.06%) Java 8
5 9 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.78%) ES6
7 2 (2.78%) ES7
7 2 (2.78%) ES8
7 2 (2.78%) Scala
7 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) WSO2
2 8 (11.11%) MuleSoft
3 7 (9.72%) Pega
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) Xamarin