The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 19 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.47% 0.91% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 1.50% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 133 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.41% 60.45% 62.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 49
Average daily rate £450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £337 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +311.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Agile Software Development
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Local Government
2 4 (57.14%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) PowerPivot
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (14.29%) Social Media
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) MDX
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Intranet
5 1 (14.29%) ERwin
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ERwin
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (57.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Research Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft