The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 8.33% 11.76% 9.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 13.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£363 £388 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +80.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +10.81%
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 Walsall region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 66.67% 88.24% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate £428 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.46 £9.55 £8.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +7.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

Agile Software Development
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows CE
3 2 (40.00%) FMCG
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows CE
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore