The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 9 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 250 157 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.77% 7.17% 7.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.65% 10.17% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 85 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.75 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.37% -37.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Agile Software Development
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +5 71 £371 -4.19% 31
Shropshire +16 54 £475 +26.66% 5
Coventry -2 31 £438 +16.66% 12
Warwickshire +2 29 £388 +19.23% 23
Staffordshire -3 25 £400 +6.66% 18
Solihull +8 5 £377 +7.78% 8
Walsall - 5 £305 - 1
Wolverhampton +7 3 £220 -41.33% 3
Worcestershire 0 3 £353 +12.80% 3
Bilston - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
Dudley - - - - 1
Halesowen - - - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 147 (30.63%) Scrum
2 116 (24.17%) .NET
3 84 (17.50%) C#
4 81 (16.88%) Java
5 80 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 77 (16.04%) Finance
7 73 (15.21%) SQL
8 72 (15.00%) Web Services
9 68 (14.17%) HTML
10 63 (13.13%) JavaScript
10 63 (13.13%) SQL Server
11 59 (12.29%) Project Management
12 55 (11.46%) CSS
13 54 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (11.25%) Open Source
14 53 (11.04%) ASP.NET
15 52 (10.83%) TDD
16 47 (9.79%) UNIX
16 47 (9.79%) Waterfall
17 46 (9.58%) PRINCE2
17 46 (9.58%) MVC
18 44 (9.17%) Oracle
19 43 (8.96%) MS Excel
20 39 (8.13%) XML
21 38 (7.92%) jQuery
22 37 (7.71%) Coaching
23 36 (7.50%) Security Cleared
24 35 (7.29%) User Stories
25 34 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
25 34 (7.08%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (3.75%) WebLogic
2 15 (3.13%) Confluence
3 13 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.29%) CMS
5 8 (1.67%) Apache
5 8 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.67%) Node.js
6 6 (1.25%) JBoss
7 5 (1.04%) Drupal
7 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.83%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.83%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.63%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 3 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (0.63%) AquaLogic
9 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.42%) Mule
10 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.58%) MS Project
3 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.04%) MS Office
5 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) Simulink
5 2 (0.42%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.42%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.42%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.63%) SaaS
2 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.21%) Heroku
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.83%) Firewall
3 3 (0.63%) Intranet
3 3 (0.63%) Network Security
4 2 (0.42%) RNC
4 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 2 (0.42%) ATM
4 2 (0.42%) GSM
4 2 (0.42%) SDH
4 2 (0.42%) UMTS
4 2 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.21%) LDAP
5 1 (0.21%) VoIP
5 1 (0.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.21%) RFID
5 1 (0.21%) Extranet
5 1 (0.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.92%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.71%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.88%) HBase
9 9 (1.88%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.25%) MySQL
11 6 (1.25%) Big Data
12 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (6.25%) JIRA
2 30 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.42%) Subversion
4 24 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 20 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.50%) Selenium
7 8 (1.67%) Hudson
8 7 (1.46%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.46%) NUnit
8 7 (1.46%) ReSharper
9 6 (1.25%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.25%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.25%) StyleCop
9 6 (1.25%) MSTest
9 6 (1.25%) NDepend
9 6 (1.25%) NCover
10 5 (1.04%) NuGet
10 5 (1.04%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 77 (16.04%) Finance
2 15 (3.13%) Automotive
3 13 (2.71%) Retail
4 9 (1.88%) Law
5 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.46%) Games
6 6 (1.25%) Marketing
6 6 (1.25%) Electronics
7 4 (0.83%) Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 172 (35.83%) Developer
2 94 (19.58%) Analyst
3 70 (14.58%) Business Analyst
4 59 (12.29%) Architect
5 52 (10.83%) Project Manager
6 40 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 27 (5.63%) Agile Business Analyst
8 26 (5.42%) C# Developer
9 18 (3.75%) Java Developer
10 16 (3.33%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.13%) Web Developer
12 14 (2.92%) webMethods Developer
12 14 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.92%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.71%) Consultant
14 12 (2.50%) ScrumMaster
14 12 (2.50%) Agile Project Manager
15 11 (2.29%) Software Engineer
16 10 (2.08%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (24.17%) .NET
2 72 (15.00%) Web Services
3 68 (14.17%) HTML
4 55 (11.46%) CSS
5 53 (11.04%) ASP.NET
6 39 (8.13%) XML
7 38 (7.92%) jQuery
8 33 (6.88%) HTML5
9 30 (6.25%) .NET Framework
10 25 (5.21%) JSON
11 22 (4.58%) WCF
12 18 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (3.54%) XSLT
13 17 (3.54%) J2EE
14 14 (2.92%) AngularJS
15 13 (2.71%) CSS3
16 12 (2.50%) SOAP
16 12 (2.50%) REST
17 11 (2.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (2.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.25%) Open Source
2 24 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.58%) User Experience
4 20 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.08%) NHS
7 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.25%) FMCG
8 6 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.25%) Social Media
9 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.83%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.83%) iPad
10 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.63%) Animation
11 3 (0.63%) Telematics
11 3 (0.63%) iPhone
12 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
13 1 (0.21%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.79%) UNIX
2 34 (7.08%) Linux
3 30 (6.25%) Windows
4 11 (2.29%) Solaris
5 10 (2.08%) AIX
6 9 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.46%) Android
8 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.21%) Tizen
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (30.63%) Scrum
2 59 (12.29%) Project Management
3 54 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (10.83%) TDD
5 47 (9.79%) Waterfall
6 46 (9.58%) PRINCE2
6 46 (9.58%) MVC
7 37 (7.71%) Coaching
8 35 (7.29%) User Stories
9 31 (6.46%) Web Development
10 30 (6.25%) Kanban
11 29 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (5.83%) SOA
13 24 (5.00%) CRM
13 24 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 22 (4.58%) Business Analysis
15 21 (4.38%) Test Strategy
16 20 (4.17%) E-Commerce
17 19 (3.96%) Configuration Management
17 19 (3.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.50%) C#
2 81 (16.88%) Java
3 73 (15.21%) SQL
4 63 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.58%) Python
6 19 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.13%) PHP
8 13 (2.71%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.71%) Ruby
9 11 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.08%) C
11 7 (1.46%) Scala
12 6 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.25%) Perl
13 4 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.83%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.63%) C++
15 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.42%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 36 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.00%) Degree
3 21 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.17%) ISEB
5 11 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) MCITP
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PMP
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.38%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.67%) Docker
2 4 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.42%) Squid
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (1.88%) Puppet
2 3 (0.63%) Ansible
2 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.17%) Oracle
3 24 (5.00%) webMethods
4 11 (2.29%) Pega
5 10 (2.08%) IBM
5 10 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.46%) SAP
6 7 (1.46%) Adobe
6 7 (1.46%) BEA
7 6 (1.25%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.83%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.63%) VMware
9 3 (0.63%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.63%) Google
9 3 (0.63%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.42%) Omniture
10 2 (0.42%) MathWorks
10 2 (0.42%) Perforce
10 2 (0.42%) Progress
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: competitive
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Stoke on Trent
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day + neg.
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Rate: £400 per day
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Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: competitive
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Telford
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Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £650.00 per day
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West Midlands
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Rate: competitive
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West Midlands
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Rate: £340 - £350 per day
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Coventry
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