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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 37 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 102 73 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.24% 3.71% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.78% 5.57% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 41 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.63% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £498 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1764 1310 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.60% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 653 747
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 58 67
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.63 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 July 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 July 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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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 +9 30 £351 -17.52% 15
Coventry +6 25 £420 +40.00% 5
Warwickshire -5 14 £300 - 8
Staffordshire +6 9 £375 +25.00% 4
Solihull +4 6 - - 3
Shropshire - 2 £315 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 46 (28.75%) JavaScript
2 45 (28.13%) .NET
3 41 (25.63%) C#
4 37 (23.13%) Web Services
5 36 (22.50%) Scrum
6 32 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 27 (16.88%) Finance
8 27 (16.88%) HTML
9 26 (16.25%) CSS
9 26 (16.25%) MVC
9 26 (16.25%) jQuery
10 23 (14.38%) SQL Server
11 22 (13.75%) SQL
11 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
12 21 (13.13%) Visual Studio
13 19 (11.88%) Waterfall
14 17 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
14 17 (10.63%) QA
15 16 (10.00%) Project Management
15 16 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.38%) CRM
16 15 (9.38%) Linux
16 15 (9.38%) XML
16 15 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (8.13%) CMS
17 13 (8.13%) Business Analysis
18 12 (7.50%) Web Development
18 12 (7.50%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.13%) CMS
3 5 (3.13%) SAS
4 4 (2.50%) IIS
4 4 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.88%) Apache
5 3 (1.88%) Drupal
5 3 (1.88%) Alfresco
5 3 (1.88%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.25%) WordPress
7 1 (0.63%) Node.js
7 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Magnolia
Applications
1 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) e-Work
3 1 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.63%) Maximo
3 1 (0.63%) Tridion
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) SaaS
1 3 (1.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) LDAP
2 6 (3.75%) Intranet
3 5 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.25%) MySQL
3 8 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.88%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.88%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.75%) JIRA
4 5 (3.13%) Selenium
4 5 (3.13%) Subversion
5 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.50%) Ant
5 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.88%) PhoneGap
6 3 (1.88%) JUnit
7 2 (1.25%) Maven
7 2 (1.25%) NUnit
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.25%) MSTest
8 1 (0.63%) Hudson
8 1 (0.63%) TestNG
8 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.63%) Gradle
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
General
1 27 (16.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Retail
3 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.13%) Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Automotive
5 2 (1.25%) Local Government
5 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.25%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (45.00%) Developer
2 28 (17.50%) Analyst
3 24 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.63%) Web Developer
5 14 (8.75%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.13%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Consultant
9 8 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.75%) Agile Project Manager
12 5 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (3.13%) CRM Developer
12 5 (3.13%) Architect
12 5 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.13%) .NET
2 37 (23.13%) Web Services
3 32 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 27 (16.88%) HTML
5 26 (16.25%) CSS
5 26 (16.25%) jQuery
6 17 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (9.38%) XML
8 11 (6.88%) HTML5
9 9 (5.63%) JSON
9 9 (5.63%) WCF
9 9 (5.63%) Ajax
10 8 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (5.00%) Silverlight
10 8 (5.00%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.38%) OAuth2
11 7 (4.38%) CSS3
11 7 (4.38%) OAuth
12 5 (3.13%) WPF
13 4 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.38%) Open Source
2 6 (3.75%) Social Media
3 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.50%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (1.25%) Pocket PC
5 2 (1.25%) Psychology
5 2 (1.25%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.63%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) BBC
6 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.63%) SCORM
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) RIA
6 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.38%) Linux
2 12 (7.50%) Windows
3 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.38%) Android
5 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.25%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.25%) UNIX
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.50%) Scrum
2 26 (16.25%) MVC
3 19 (11.88%) Waterfall
4 16 (10.00%) Project Management
4 16 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (9.38%) CRM
6 13 (8.13%) Business Analysis
7 12 (7.50%) Web Development
7 12 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.50%) SOA
8 11 (6.88%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.88%) User Stories
9 10 (6.25%) TDD
10 9 (5.63%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.63%) Use Case
11 8 (5.00%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.00%) OO
11 8 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.75%) JavaScript
2 41 (25.63%) C#
3 22 (13.75%) SQL
4 12 (7.50%) Java
5 9 (5.63%) PHP
5 9 (5.63%) Ruby
6 7 (4.38%) Scala
6 7 (4.38%) Python
6 7 (4.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.50%) C++
7 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.88%) VBA
9 2 (1.25%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.25%) VBScript
10 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) ABAP
10 1 (0.63%) COBOL
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ISEB
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PMP
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.38%) Puppet
2 6 (3.75%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.50%) Oracle
3 6 (3.75%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.50%) ATG
4 4 (2.50%) Cognos
4 4 (2.50%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.88%) Sencha
5 3 (1.88%) Ektron
5 3 (1.88%) SAP
6 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.25%) Metastorm
6 2 (1.25%) JBoss
6 2 (1.25%) iRise
7 1 (0.63%) hybris
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase
7 1 (0.63%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.63%) Perforce
7 1 (0.63%) Open Text
7 1 (0.63%) Informatica
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