Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 187 158
Rank change year-on-year +32 -29 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Developer 29 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 15
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £300 £353 £180
90th Percentile £590 £498 £416
England median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 4636 5622 4774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.05% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2943 3392 2711
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £544 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 231 265
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.38 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 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
Coventry +16 8 £400 +9.59% 1
Birmingham +2 8 £413 -11.76% 3
Wolverhampton - 5 £350 -
Shropshire +20 3 £590 +18.00%
Warwickshire -2 2 £300 -35.14%
Agile Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Agile Developer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) TDD
2 18 (62.07%) BDD
3 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
4 14 (48.28%) .NET
4 14 (48.28%) MVC
5 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (37.93%) C#
7 10 (34.48%) Scrum
7 10 (34.48%) Backbone.js
7 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
8 9 (31.03%) HTML
8 9 (31.03%) CSS
9 8 (27.59%) SOAP
9 8 (27.59%) Java
9 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (24.14%) RESTful
10 7 (24.14%) HTML5
10 7 (24.14%) CSS3
10 7 (24.14%) Microservices
10 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
10 7 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (24.14%) Kanban
10 7 (24.14%) Spring
10 7 (24.14%) Maven
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
11 6 (20.69%) Node.js
11 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (17.24%) CMS
1 5 (17.24%) DNN
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 7 (24.14%) Maven
3 5 (17.24%) DbUnit
3 5 (17.24%) jMock
3 5 (17.24%) JUnit
3 5 (17.24%) Mockito
3 5 (17.24%) SonarQube
3 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
2 10 (34.48%) Backbone.js
3 9 (31.03%) CSS
3 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (27.59%) SOAP
5 7 (24.14%) CSS3
5 7 (24.14%) HTML5
5 7 (24.14%) RESTful
5 7 (24.14%) Spring
6 6 (20.69%) Node.js
7 5 (17.24%) Apache Camel
7 5 (17.24%) Ember.js
7 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 5 (17.24%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (17.24%) PowerMock
7 5 (17.24%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (17.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (17.24%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) BDD
2 18 (62.07%) TDD
3 14 (48.28%) MVC
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) Kanban
5 7 (24.14%) Microservices
5 7 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
7 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) Migration
7 5 (17.24%) Progressive Web App
7 5 (17.24%) SOLID
7 5 (17.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
7 5 (17.24%) Web Development
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Scala
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.24%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) MuleSoft
2 3 (10.34%) WSO2