The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 18 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.91% 1.05% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 1.72% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate £400 £303 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £303 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £303 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 58 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 68.75% 61.05% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 60
Average daily rate £320 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% -41.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.31 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.46 £21.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £400 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 4
Stafford - - - -
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 14 (56.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) TDD
5 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (28.00%) SOA
7 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (28.00%) MVC
8 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
8 6 (24.00%) NHibernate
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (24.00%) OOP
8 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (24.00%) Intranet
8 6 (24.00%) Internet
8 6 (24.00%) PHP
8 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (20.00%) HTML
9 5 (20.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) SOAP
10 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
10 4 (16.00%) MS Project Server

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (16.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Intranet
1 6 (24.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (24.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (24.00%) NHibernate
3 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) CSS
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
5 4 (16.00%) WCF
5 4 (16.00%) Symfony
5 4 (16.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) WinForms
6 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 2 (8.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (8.00%) JSF
8 1 (4.00%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (4.00%) XSL
8 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) TDD
2 7 (28.00%) SOA
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 6 (24.00%) OOP
3 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.00%) MVVM
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss