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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 519 214 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.00% 9.81% 6.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.84% 14.01% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 141 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% -13.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.44 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £31.44 £69.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £36.73
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.98%
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
2089 1528 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.50% 70.06% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 875 835
Average daily rate £405 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 103 81
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire +5 155 £460 +15.00% 17
Coventry +2 99 £381 -4.68% 23
Birmingham +6 82 £375 - 60
Warwickshire +3 30 £350 -2.77% 28
Solihull +3 17 £385 +1.44% 12
Staffordshire -4 17 £323 -16.77% 24
Kingswinford - 5 £310 -
Wolverhampton +4 4 £394 +21.15%
Walsall +2 4 £344 +10.88% 1
Worcestershire +12 3 £500 +23.45% 17
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £300 - 4
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 216 (23.61%) Scrum
2 200 (21.86%) SQL
3 174 (19.02%) HTML
3 174 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 157 (17.16%) CSS
5 149 (16.28%) .NET
6 142 (15.52%) Java
6 142 (15.52%) C#
7 122 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 118 (12.90%) Oracle
9 117 (12.79%) Waterfall
10 111 (12.13%) TDD
11 110 (12.02%) Microsoft
12 107 (11.69%) MVC
13 102 (11.15%) Unix
14 92 (10.05%) Finance
15 85 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (8.85%) AngularJS
17 80 (8.74%) ASP.NET
18 79 (8.63%) HTML5
19 77 (8.42%) User Experience
20 75 (8.20%) Project Management
21 72 (7.87%) jQuery
22 67 (7.32%) MS Excel
22 67 (7.32%) Data Modelling
22 67 (7.32%) Pega
23 66 (7.21%) Software Engineering
24 64 (6.99%) XML
24 64 (6.99%) SDLC
25 63 (6.89%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 39 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 35 (3.83%) Confluence
3 32 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.30%) Apache
4 21 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.08%) CMS
5 19 (2.08%) JBoss
6 13 (1.42%) Documentum
7 12 (1.31%) Node.js
8 10 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.98%) Captiva
9 9 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.77%) SAS
11 6 (0.66%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.55%) PowerExchange
12 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.93%) MS Office
3 30 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.97%) MS Project
5 15 (1.64%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.44%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.33%) Siemens NX
10 2 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.44%) BigMachines
4 4 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.44%) SDL Web 8
5 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.22%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.40%) SaaS
4 20 (2.19%) IaaS
5 15 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.42%) Office 365
6 13 (1.42%) PaaS
7 6 (0.66%) GitHub
8 3 (0.33%) Heroku
9 2 (0.22%) Force.com
9 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.95%) HTTP
2 10 (1.09%) Firewall
3 7 (0.77%) Internet
4 5 (0.55%) Network Security
5 4 (0.44%) LAN
5 4 (0.44%) SSL
5 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.44%) WAN
6 3 (0.33%) Intranet
6 3 (0.33%) VoIP
7 2 (0.22%) 4G
7 2 (0.22%) LDAP
8 1 (0.11%) DNS
8 1 (0.11%) DSL
8 1 (0.11%) SAN
8 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 39 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 27 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.40%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.19%) Big Data
9 20 (2.19%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.97%) Pentaho
11 14 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.20%) MySQL
14 11 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.87%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 61 (6.67%) JIRA
2 59 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 51 (5.57%) Visual Studio
4 37 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (3.17%) Selenium
6 27 (2.95%) Subversion
7 21 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.75%) ClearCase
10 14 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (1.42%) PVCS
12 12 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.31%) JUnit
13 11 (1.20%) Maven
14 10 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.09%) ClearQuest
14 10 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
15 9 (0.98%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.87%) FishEye
16 8 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 92 (10.05%) Finance
2 48 (5.25%) Retail
3 30 (3.28%) Marketing
4 22 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.30%) Publishing
6 17 (1.86%) Games
7 13 (1.42%) Billing
8 11 (1.20%) Legal
9 7 (0.77%) Advertising
10 6 (0.66%) Automotive
10 6 (0.66%) Local Government
11 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.33%) Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Law
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 365 (39.89%) Developer
2 138 (15.08%) Analyst
3 99 (10.82%) Architect
4 81 (8.85%) .NET Developer
5 71 (7.76%) Project Manager
6 68 (7.43%) Business Analyst
7 60 (6.56%) Test Analyst
8 53 (5.79%) Java Developer
9 49 (5.36%) C# Developer
10 38 (4.15%) Designer
11 33 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (3.39%) Consultant
13 30 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.28%) User Researcher
14 29 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (3.06%) SQL Developer
16 27 (2.95%) Web Developer
17 26 (2.84%) Scrum Master
18 24 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
19 23 (2.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (19.02%) HTML
2 157 (17.16%) CSS
3 149 (16.28%) .NET
4 81 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 80 (8.74%) ASP.NET
6 79 (8.63%) HTML5
7 72 (7.87%) jQuery
8 64 (6.99%) XML
9 60 (6.56%) Web Services
10 54 (5.90%) J2EE
11 48 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (4.92%) Spring
13 40 (4.37%) CSS3
14 37 (4.04%) WCF
15 35 (3.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (3.50%) Hibernate
17 27 (2.95%) Ajax
18 23 (2.51%) JSON
19 22 (2.40%) SOAP
20 20 (2.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.42%) User Experience
2 53 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.73%) Psychology
5 23 (2.51%) Social Media
6 16 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 13 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.09%) NHS
10 7 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.77%) Streaming Video
11 6 (0.66%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.55%) Blog
13 4 (0.44%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.33%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.33%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.33%) EPoS
14 3 (0.33%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.33%) PMI
14 3 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (11.15%) Unix
2 50 (5.46%) Linux
3 46 (5.03%) Windows
4 14 (1.53%) AIX
4 14 (1.53%) Solaris
5 13 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.87%) Android
7 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (23.61%) Scrum
2 117 (12.79%) Waterfall
3 111 (12.13%) TDD
4 107 (11.69%) MVC
5 85 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
6 75 (8.20%) Project Management
7 67 (7.32%) Data Modelling
8 66 (7.21%) Software Engineering
9 64 (6.99%) SDLC
10 63 (6.89%) PRINCE2
11 62 (6.78%) Configuration Management
12 61 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (6.56%) Test Strategy
14 54 (5.90%) ITIL
15 52 (5.68%) CRM
15 52 (5.68%) OO
15 52 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (4.92%) Migration
17 45 (4.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 200 (21.86%) SQL
2 174 (19.02%) JavaScript
3 142 (15.52%) C#
3 142 (15.52%) Java
4 48 (5.25%) Shell Script
5 46 (5.03%) PL/SQL
6 23 (2.51%) T-SQL
7 21 (2.30%) Perl
8 19 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 16 (1.75%) Ruby
10 15 (1.64%) ActionScript
10 15 (1.64%) PHP
11 14 (1.53%) Scala
12 13 (1.42%) C
13 11 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.87%) ActionScript 3.0
14 8 (0.87%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.77%) Python
16 6 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (6.01%) Degree
2 50 (5.46%) ISEB
3 47 (5.14%) ISTQB
4 31 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.66%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.44%) PMP
11 2 (0.22%) APMP
11 2 (0.22%) CCNA
11 2 (0.22%) CCNP
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CISSP
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.83%) QA
2 19 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 19 (2.08%) TickIT
3 12 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.98%) SLA
6 3 (0.33%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.77%) Docker
3 6 (0.66%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.55%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (2.73%) Puppet
2 16 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.09%) SCOM
4 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.55%) Grafana
5 5 (0.55%) Graphite
5 5 (0.55%) Packer
5 5 (0.55%) Terraform
6 4 (0.44%) Uchiwa
7 3 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (12.90%) Oracle
2 110 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 67 (7.32%) Pega
4 46 (5.03%) Informatica
5 26 (2.84%) webMethods
6 24 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.40%) Adobe
8 18 (1.97%) SAP
9 16 (1.75%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.75%) EMC
10 15 (1.64%) VMware
11 14 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.42%) BEA
13 10 (1.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 9 (0.98%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.87%) Tableau
16 7 (0.77%) Cloudera
16 7 (0.77%) Google
17 6 (0.66%) HP
17 6 (0.66%) IBM
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £433 - £533 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £350 - £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Rate: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 26 days ago