The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 14 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.85% 7.48% 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.11% 11.27% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
76 71 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 57.58% 66.36% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 88
Average daily rate £338 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -0.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent 0 8 £344 +85.81% 4
Lichfield - 2 £240 - 2
Stafford - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 3
Cannock - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - -
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
1 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
1 6 (24.00%) CSS
1 6 (24.00%) jQuery
1 6 (24.00%) HTML5
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SOA
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 4 (16.00%) PHP
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) QA
3 4 (16.00%) User Experience
4 3 (12.00%) User Stories
4 3 (12.00%) CSS3
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) XML
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) MS Excel

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Liferay
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Tridion
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) WatiN
2 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.00%) Grunt
2 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (4.00%) Yeoman
2 1 (4.00%) Bower
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) CSS
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
1 6 (24.00%) HTML5
1 6 (24.00%) jQuery
2 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.00%) CSS3
4 3 (12.00%) XML
5 2 (8.00%) Flash
5 2 (8.00%) Apache Flex
5 2 (8.00%) JSF
5 2 (8.00%) Ajax
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Modernizr
6 1 (4.00%) PhoneGap
6 1 (4.00%) Laravel
6 1 (4.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) WURFL
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) BBC
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) SOA
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Web Development
3 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) User Stories
4 2 (8.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) PHP
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (8.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Infragistics
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects