The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 24 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.11% 6.67% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.86% 9.68% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Average daily rate £450 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £433 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £463 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.36%
Agile Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 93 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.47% 68.89% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 50
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Midlands region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Midlands region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 17 (36.17%) Waterfall
2 14 (29.79%) Finance
3 9 (19.15%) SQL
4 8 (17.02%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Retail
6 6 (12.77%) Banking
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.77%) Selenium
7 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
7 5 (10.64%) Marketing
7 5 (10.64%) JIRA
7 5 (10.64%) PaaS
7 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.64%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) XML
7 5 (10.64%) Oracle
7 5 (10.64%) Fintech
7 5 (10.64%) Mobile Development
8 4 (8.51%) Open Source
8 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Firewall
8 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) Confluence
1 3 (6.38%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Jetty
2 1 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) IMAP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) IPsec
2 1 (2.13%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.13%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) SNMP
2 1 (2.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.13%) GitLab
6 1 (2.13%) JConsole
6 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (2.13%) JMeter
6 1 (2.13%) JProfiler
6 1 (2.13%) PVCS
6 1 (2.13%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.13%) YourKit
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 5 (10.64%) Marketing
4 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Development Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Development Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum Master
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Development Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior IT Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 3 (6.38%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.13%) COM
5 1 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (2.13%) JMS
5 1 (2.13%) LAMP
5 1 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Fintech
2 3 (6.38%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
1 4 (8.51%) Unix
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Debian
4 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Waterfall
2 8 (17.02%) Scrum
3 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Mobile Development
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) Open Source
5 4 (8.51%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Data Management
6 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 3 (6.38%) Server Building
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
1 1 (2.13%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (2.13%) NFS
1 1 (2.13%) Varnish
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) yum
3 1 (2.13%) Cacti
3 1 (2.13%) logstash
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) webMethods
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) BEA
3 1 (2.13%) Dell
3 1 (2.13%) EMC
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) hybris
3 1 (2.13%) Infor
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
3 1 (2.13%) Kronos
3 1 (2.13%) Pega
3 1 (2.13%) Rally
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) WSO2