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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 241 135 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.36% 6.33% 6.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.22% 9.16% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 90 59
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£388 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.72 £52.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +6 67 £400 +23.07% 20
Coventry +20 51 £400 -23.80% 8
Warwickshire -2 23 £325 - 15
Shropshire +9 22 £400 -29.82% 2
Staffordshire 0 14 £388 +37.16% 8
Solihull +2 4 £430 +62.26% 8
Wolverhampton +3 3 £325 -26.96% 1
Walsall +1 2 £374 +49.50% 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 126 (26.47%) Scrum
2 121 (25.42%) .NET
3 101 (21.22%) Microsoft
4 99 (20.80%) Web Services
5 86 (18.07%) C#
6 83 (17.44%) JavaScript
7 82 (17.23%) Finance
8 75 (15.76%) SQL Server
9 74 (15.55%) HTML
9 74 (15.55%) SQL
10 65 (13.66%) Waterfall
11 62 (13.03%) Java
12 60 (12.61%) Project Management
13 54 (11.34%) ASP.NET
14 53 (11.13%) CSS
15 49 (10.29%) MS Excel
16 48 (10.08%) Open Source
17 45 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
17 45 (9.45%) TDD
18 44 (9.24%) WCF
18 44 (9.24%) CRM
18 44 (9.24%) Oracle
19 43 (9.03%) Visual Studio
19 43 (9.03%) Linux
20 42 (8.82%) Windows
21 41 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
22 40 (8.40%) MVC
22 40 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
23 38 (7.98%) UNIX
24 37 (7.77%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.41%) CMS
3 18 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.73%) IIS
5 12 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.68%) Apache
8 6 (1.26%) Confluence
9 5 (1.05%) Drupal
9 5 (1.05%) Alfresco
9 5 (1.05%) SAS
9 5 (1.05%) JBoss
10 4 (0.84%) CICS
10 4 (0.84%) OpenEdge
10 4 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.84%) TPMS
11 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.63%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.20%) MS Project
3 16 (3.36%) MS Office
4 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 40 (8.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.84%) Agresso
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.42%) Maximo
4 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.68%) GitHub
3 7 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.42%) Office 365
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) Internet
2 5 (1.05%) VoIP
2 5 (1.05%) WAN
3 4 (0.84%) ATM
3 4 (0.84%) LAN
3 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.42%) LDAP
4 2 (0.42%) HTTP
5 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (4.20%) MySQL
3 20 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.26%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.84%) Informix
12 4 (0.84%) DB2
12 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (9.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.25%) Subversion
4 22 (4.62%) JIRA
5 20 (4.20%) Git (software)
6 13 (2.73%) MSBuild
7 12 (2.52%) NUnit
7 12 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.52%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.31%) NCover
8 11 (2.31%) StyleCop
8 11 (2.31%) MSTest
8 11 (2.31%) NDepend
8 11 (2.31%) ReSharper
9 9 (1.89%) Ant
10 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.26%) Toad
11 6 (1.26%) Selenium
12 5 (1.05%) Hudson
12 5 (1.05%) NuGet
General
1 82 (17.23%) Finance
2 21 (4.41%) Retail
3 9 (1.89%) Automotive
4 6 (1.26%) Marketing
5 5 (1.05%) Banking
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.05%) Games
6 4 (0.84%) Legal
7 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Publishing
7 3 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 185 (38.87%) Developer
2 111 (23.32%) Analyst
3 80 (16.81%) Business Analyst
4 46 (9.66%) Architect
5 43 (9.03%) Project Manager
6 38 (7.98%) Agile Business Analyst
7 36 (7.56%) .NET Developer
8 26 (5.46%) CRM Developer
9 23 (4.83%) C# Developer
10 21 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 17 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (3.36%) Mobile Developer
13 15 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.15%) Test Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
14 14 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
15 13 (2.73%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
16 12 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
16 12 (2.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (25.42%) .NET
2 99 (20.80%) Web Services
3 74 (15.55%) HTML
4 54 (11.34%) ASP.NET
5 53 (11.13%) CSS
6 44 (9.24%) WCF
7 37 (7.77%) HTML5
8 36 (7.56%) jQuery
9 34 (7.14%) .NET Framework
10 30 (6.30%) XML
11 23 (4.83%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.15%) CSS3
12 15 (3.15%) Ajax
12 15 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (2.94%) J2EE
14 13 (2.73%) Silverlight
15 11 (2.31%) SOAP
16 10 (2.10%) JSON
16 10 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.08%) Open Source
2 36 (7.56%) User Experience
3 32 (6.72%) Mobile App
4 26 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.31%) iPad
6 11 (2.31%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.68%) Pocket PC
7 8 (1.68%) FMCG
8 7 (1.47%) Social Media
8 7 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.84%) NHS
12 3 (0.63%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.63%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.03%) Linux
2 42 (8.82%) Windows
3 38 (7.98%) UNIX
4 13 (2.73%) Windows 8
5 10 (2.10%) Windows CE
5 10 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
5 10 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.89%) Android
7 8 (1.68%) Solaris
7 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.68%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.68%) Windows Phone 8
8 7 (1.47%) AIX
9 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.42%) HPUX
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.47%) Scrum
2 65 (13.66%) Waterfall
3 60 (12.61%) Project Management
4 45 (9.45%) TDD
5 44 (9.24%) CRM
6 41 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (8.40%) MVC
8 36 (7.56%) PRINCE2
9 35 (7.35%) E-Commerce
10 33 (6.93%) User Stories
11 31 (6.51%) Kanban
12 29 (6.09%) Coaching
13 28 (5.88%) Web Development
14 27 (5.67%) SOA
14 27 (5.67%) Workflow
15 24 (5.04%) Business Analysis
15 24 (5.04%) Use Case
16 22 (4.62%) Unit Testing
16 22 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.07%) C#
2 83 (17.44%) JavaScript
3 74 (15.55%) SQL
4 62 (13.03%) Java
5 28 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 23 (4.83%) PHP
7 20 (4.20%) Ruby
8 18 (3.78%) Python
9 14 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.73%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.10%) C++
12 8 (1.68%) Embedded C++
13 7 (1.47%) C
13 7 (1.47%) Perl
14 4 (0.84%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.84%) Scala
14 4 (0.84%) ActionScript 3.0
15 3 (0.63%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 21 (4.41%) ISEB
2 18 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.94%) Degree
4 12 (2.52%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.63%) MCITP
8 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) APMG
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) PhD
10 1 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.93%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Squid
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.52%) Puppet
2 9 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.26%) Ansible
4 3 (0.63%) Salt
4 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.21%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 101 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.24%) Oracle
3 18 (3.78%) webMethods
4 12 (2.52%) Red Hat
5 11 (2.31%) Business Objects
6 10 (2.10%) SAP
7 8 (1.68%) ATG
8 7 (1.47%) VMware
9 6 (1.26%) RedPrairie
9 6 (1.26%) Sencha
10 4 (0.84%) Sybase
10 4 (0.84%) IBM
10 4 (0.84%) HP
10 4 (0.84%) BEA
10 4 (0.84%) Progress
11 3 (0.63%) Twitter
11 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.63%) Adobe
11 3 (0.63%) Perforce
12 2 (0.42%) CA
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