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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 679 418 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.78% 16.33% 9.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.98% 20.57% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 220 137
Median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £24.50 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
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
2265 2032 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.66% 79.41% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1130 996
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry 0 175 £425 +6.25% 17
Birmingham +6 171 £425 +13.33% 48
Shropshire 0 109 £450 +7.14% 8
Staffordshire +10 46 £350 -2.77% 15
Warwickshire 0 44 £400 +18.51% 17
Solihull +3 26 £375 +11.11% 9
Worcestershire +9 11 £375 -25.00% 15
West Bromwich -1 3 £285 +50.00%
Wolverhampton -2 2 £424 +4.30% 3
Herefordshire +19 1 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield +10 1 £550 - 1
Kingswinford +3 1 £310 -27.05%
Walsall -1 1 £425 +12.58% 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 374 (27.74%) Scrum
2 283 (20.99%) HTML
3 271 (20.10%) Microsoft
4 252 (18.69%) CSS
5 245 (18.18%) .NET
6 225 (16.69%) SQL
7 217 (16.10%) Java
8 216 (16.02%) JavaScript
9 210 (15.58%) C#
10 187 (13.87%) Finance
11 184 (13.65%) Waterfall
12 171 (12.69%) MVC
13 169 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
14 158 (11.72%) User Experience
15 156 (11.57%) CRM
16 147 (10.91%) TDD
17 138 (10.24%) Project Management
18 136 (10.09%) Web Services
18 136 (10.09%) JIRA
19 135 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
20 128 (9.50%) DevOps
21 127 (9.42%) SQL Server
22 121 (8.98%) Dynamics CRM
23 118 (8.75%) Linux
24 114 (8.46%) Git (software)
25 113 (8.38%) User Stories
26 108 (8.01%) ASP.NET
26 108 (8.01%) Open Source
27 104 (7.72%) XML
28 103 (7.64%) Analytics

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 87 (6.45%) Confluence
2 52 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.82%) CMS
4 31 (2.30%) Apache
4 31 (2.30%) JBoss
5 25 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.41%) Mule
6 19 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 19 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.34%) Apache ServiceMix
7 18 (1.34%) Documentum
8 15 (1.11%) NServiceBus
9 14 (1.04%) Sitefinity
10 9 (0.67%) IIS
11 8 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.45%) nginx
12 6 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 91 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.78%) MS Office
3 24 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.63%) MS Project
5 20 (1.48%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.52%) HipChat
7 6 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.37%) Simulink
9 3 (0.22%) Camtasia
9 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.22%) InDesign
9 3 (0.22%) InVision
9 3 (0.22%) UXPin
10 2 (0.15%) SPSS
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.074%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 121 (8.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (3.56%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.22%) Primavera
4 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.074%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.074%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 135 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.23%) IaaS
4 27 (2.00%) PaaS
5 23 (1.71%) SaaS
6 19 (1.41%) GitHub
7 15 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.04%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.52%) Office 365
11 5 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.30%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.30%) Heroku
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.22%) Route 53
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.86%) HTTP
2 22 (1.63%) SSL
3 16 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.04%) DNS
5 13 (0.96%) Network Security
6 12 (0.89%) Internet
7 11 (0.82%) Broadband
8 4 (0.30%) LDAP
9 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.22%) Firewall
9 3 (0.22%) GoToMeeting
9 3 (0.22%) IPv4
9 3 (0.22%) SNMP
9 3 (0.22%) WAN
10 2 (0.15%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.15%) Skype
10 2 (0.15%) SSH
11 1 (0.074%) Profibus
11 1 (0.074%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.074%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.15%) MongoDB
3 46 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 42 (3.12%) MySQL
5 38 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (1.63%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.56%) Big Data
12 19 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.41%) Power BI
13 17 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.74%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (0.59%) Data Mining
18 8 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 136 (10.09%) JIRA
2 114 (8.46%) Git (software)
3 100 (7.42%) Visual Studio
4 91 (6.75%) Jenkins
5 81 (6.01%) Selenium
6 71 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (3.56%) Subversion
8 44 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 42 (3.12%) Cucumber
10 31 (2.30%) JUnit
11 24 (1.78%) Maven
12 21 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.41%) NUnit
14 18 (1.34%) Moq
14 18 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (1.26%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.26%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.19%) IntelliJ
16 16 (1.19%) SpecFlow
17 15 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 187 (13.87%) Finance
2 64 (4.75%) Retail
3 54 (4.01%) Manufacturing
4 41 (3.04%) Marketing
5 27 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.85%) Publishing
7 21 (1.56%) Automotive
7 21 (1.56%) Banking
8 19 (1.41%) Legal
9 13 (0.96%) Games
10 10 (0.74%) Advertising
11 7 (0.52%) Electronics
11 7 (0.52%) Local Government
12 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.30%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.074%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 463 (34.35%) Developer
2 221 (16.39%) Analyst
3 148 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 126 (9.35%) Architect
5 110 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 84 (6.23%) Project Manager
7 79 (5.86%) Designer
8 70 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 59 (4.38%) C# Developer
10 54 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
11 50 (3.71%) CRM Developer
12 49 (3.64%) Agile Business Analyst
13 46 (3.41%) Test Analyst
14 43 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 43 (3.19%) Microsoft Developer
15 41 (3.04%) Software Engineer
16 40 (2.97%) Digital Analyst
16 40 (2.97%) Scrum Master
17 39 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
18 36 (2.67%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (20.99%) HTML
2 252 (18.69%) CSS
3 245 (18.18%) .NET
4 136 (10.09%) Web Services
5 108 (8.01%) ASP.NET
6 104 (7.72%) XML
7 103 (7.64%) AngularJS
8 102 (7.57%) HTML5
9 88 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 87 (6.45%) .NET Framework
11 85 (6.31%) jQuery
12 79 (5.86%) WCF
13 71 (5.27%) RESTful
14 68 (5.04%) JSON
14 68 (5.04%) Spring
15 61 (4.53%) REST
16 56 (4.15%) CSS3
17 54 (4.01%) J2EE
18 46 (3.41%) SOAP
19 45 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.72%) User Experience
2 79 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.04%) Psychology
4 34 (2.52%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 21 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.56%) Visualisation
8 18 (1.34%) Social Media
9 16 (1.19%) Data Conversion
10 12 (0.89%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.67%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.52%) Statistics
13 6 (0.45%) iPad
13 6 (0.45%) Minimum Viable Product
14 5 (0.37%) DataPower
14 5 (0.37%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.30%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.75%) Linux
2 68 (5.04%) Unix
3 63 (4.67%) Windows
4 20 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.11%) AIX
7 12 (0.89%) Android
8 9 (0.67%) Solaris
9 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.22%) Debian
11 3 (0.22%) SUSE
11 3 (0.22%) VMS
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.074%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.074%) MVS
13 1 (0.074%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.074%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (27.74%) Scrum
2 184 (13.65%) Waterfall
3 171 (12.69%) MVC
4 169 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
5 156 (11.57%) CRM
6 147 (10.91%) TDD
7 138 (10.24%) Project Management
8 128 (9.50%) DevOps
9 113 (8.38%) User Stories
10 108 (8.01%) Open Source
11 103 (7.64%) Analytics
12 97 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 91 (6.75%) Service Design
15 90 (6.68%) Configuration Management
16 86 (6.38%) BDD
16 86 (6.38%) Web Development
17 78 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (5.34%) OO
19 71 (5.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 225 (16.69%) SQL
2 217 (16.10%) Java
3 216 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 210 (15.58%) C#
5 60 (4.45%) Scala
6 51 (3.78%) Python
7 48 (3.56%) Ruby
8 37 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 35 (2.60%) PHP
10 31 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 23 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.48%) C
12 20 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.26%) X++
14 14 (1.04%) R
15 11 (0.82%) Groovy
15 11 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.74%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.59%) Perl
18 7 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (6.60%) Degree
2 73 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.60%) ISEB
4 41 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 36 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.67%) PMP
8 8 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.30%) CISSP
10 4 (0.30%) CLAS
10 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.22%) APMP
11 3 (0.22%) CCNA
11 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.75%) QA
2 21 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.74%) WCAG
5 6 (0.45%) WAI
6 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.22%) SLA
8 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.074%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.074%) SDET
System Software
1 54 (4.01%) Docker
2 19 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.30%) HDFS
6 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.22%) iptables
6 3 (0.22%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.074%) Postfix
7 1 (0.074%) Squid
7 1 (0.074%) vCloud
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 96 (7.12%) Puppet
2 40 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.71%) Ansible
3 23 (1.71%) Terraform
4 12 (0.89%) Salt
5 9 (0.67%) Grafana
5 9 (0.67%) Graphite
5 9 (0.67%) Kibana
6 7 (0.52%) logstash
6 7 (0.52%) Packer
6 7 (0.52%) WSUS
7 5 (0.37%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.37%) Uchiwa
8 4 (0.30%) SCOM
9 3 (0.22%) collectd
9 3 (0.22%) Consul
9 3 (0.22%) StatsD
9 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.15%) Marathon
10 2 (0.15%) Rancher
Vendors
1 271 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.93%) Oracle
3 45 (3.34%) Pega
4 36 (2.67%) Google
5 30 (2.23%) WSO2
6 27 (2.00%) VMware
7 26 (1.93%) MuleSoft
8 21 (1.56%) webMethods
9 18 (1.34%) Adobe
10 16 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.11%) IBM
12 12 (0.89%) Rackspace
13 11 (0.82%) Informatica
13 11 (0.82%) SAP
14 10 (0.74%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.59%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.59%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.52%) SaltStack
17 6 (0.45%) EMC
17 6 (0.45%) Tableau
Birmingham
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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West Midlands
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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