The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 24 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 West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 59 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 59 59 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.51% 3.30% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 4.84% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 45
Average daily rate £350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £249 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £438 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1658 1219 1420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.40% 68.18% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 583 666
Average daily rate £375 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 86 69
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +74.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham -14 15 £425 +17.24% 10
Coventry +4 14 £338 - 2
Warwickshire -1 11 £325 +18.18% 7
Worcestershire 0 2 £313 +12.10% 1
Staffordshire -3 2 £400 +32.23% 5
Shropshire - 2 £300 -
Solihull -8 1 £400 +25.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 57 (41.61%) C#
2 54 (39.42%) .NET
3 43 (31.39%) SQL Server
4 30 (21.90%) Visual Studio
4 30 (21.90%) ASP.NET
4 30 (21.90%) TDD
5 27 (19.71%) Scrum
6 26 (18.98%) MVC
6 26 (18.98%) SQL
7 25 (18.25%) JavaScript
7 25 (18.25%) Web Services
8 24 (17.52%) jQuery
9 23 (16.79%) CSS
9 23 (16.79%) HTML
10 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
10 21 (15.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (13.87%) WCF
13 17 (12.41%) Windows
14 16 (11.68%) SOA
15 15 (10.95%) .NET Framework
15 15 (10.95%) OO
15 15 (10.95%) Oracle
16 14 (10.22%) C++
16 14 (10.22%) Project Management
17 13 (9.49%) Java
17 13 (9.49%) OOP
18 12 (8.76%) Selenium
19 11 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (8.03%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 11 (8.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.38%) CMS
2 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.92%) MS Project Server
4 3 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.73%) Confluence
5 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.73%) SAS
5 1 (0.73%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.73%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) e-Work
1 2 (1.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) LDAP
2 6 (4.38%) Intranet
2 6 (4.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) MySQL
3 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.11%) SQLite
4 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.92%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.92%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.92%) SAP BI
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.73%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (21.90%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.76%) Selenium
3 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.57%) Subversion
5 8 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.84%) JIRA
6 7 (5.11%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.65%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.65%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.65%) JUnit
8 3 (2.19%) Maven
8 3 (2.19%) TestNG
9 2 (1.46%) NUnit
9 2 (1.46%) MSTest
9 2 (1.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.73%) Ant
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.73%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (8.03%) Finance
2 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.38%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Billing
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Front Office
6 1 (0.73%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 78 (56.93%) Developer
2 18 (13.14%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) C# Developer
4 11 (8.03%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.03%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.30%) Software Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Web Developer
5 10 (7.30%) PHP Developer
6 9 (6.57%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Consultant
9 6 (4.38%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (39.42%) .NET
2 30 (21.90%) ASP.NET
3 25 (18.25%) Web Services
4 24 (17.52%) jQuery
5 23 (16.79%) HTML
5 23 (16.79%) CSS
6 21 (15.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (13.87%) WCF
8 15 (10.95%) .NET Framework
9 11 (8.03%) SOAP
9 11 (8.03%) XML
10 10 (7.30%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (6.57%) NHibernate
11 9 (6.57%) WPF
12 8 (5.84%) OAuth
12 8 (5.84%) OAuth2
13 7 (5.11%) REST
13 7 (5.11%) Symfony
14 6 (4.38%) Silverlight
15 5 (3.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Pocket PC
1 7 (5.11%) PDA
1 7 (5.11%) Open Source
1 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.46%) Psychology
4 2 (1.46%) Human Factors
5 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.73%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.73%) NHS
5 1 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 7 (5.11%) Linux
2 7 (5.11%) Windows CE
2 7 (5.11%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.92%) VMS
4 3 (2.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.90%) TDD
2 27 (19.71%) Scrum
3 26 (18.98%) MVC
4 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (11.68%) SOA
6 15 (10.95%) OO
7 14 (10.22%) Project Management
8 13 (9.49%) OOP
9 11 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.03%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (7.30%) User Stories
10 10 (7.30%) BDD
11 8 (5.84%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.84%) CRM
11 8 (5.84%) Workflow
12 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.11%) UML
12 7 (5.11%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.11%) Document Management
12 7 (5.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.61%) C#
2 26 (18.98%) SQL
3 25 (18.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.22%) C++
5 13 (9.49%) Java
6 10 (7.30%) PHP
6 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 7 (5.11%) Embedded C++
8 4 (2.92%) ABAP
9 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.73%) C
10 1 (0.73%) COBOL
10 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.73%) PHP5
10 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) ISEB
1 9 (6.57%) ISTQB
1 9 (6.57%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) Degree
3 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.95%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) SAP
4 5 (3.65%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.19%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.19%) Ektron
5 3 (2.19%) Cognos
6 2 (1.46%) JBoss
6 2 (1.46%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.73%) Kofax
7 1 (0.73%) ATG
7 1 (0.73%) Open Text
7 1 (0.73%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.73%) ICL
7 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.73%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.73%) Sybase
7 1 (0.73%) HP
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