Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1805 2046 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.20% 20.84% 14.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.69% 25.22% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 1277 772
Midlands median daily rate £421 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +6.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £306 £269
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 8
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £24.50 £32.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.69% -24.85% +8.67%
10th Percentile £26.43 £14.60 £21.40
90th Percentile £51.88 £33.15 £46.13
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6763 8113 6733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.20% 82.62% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4306 4956 3980
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 206 258
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.30 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -13.14% +4.22%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £39.75 £42.33
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 1037 £425 +2.41% 115
East Midlands +1 742 £403 -5.29% 98
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 498 (27.59%) Scrum
2 359 (19.89%) Java
3 340 (18.84%) TDD
4 298 (16.51%) HTML
5 294 (16.29%) JavaScript
6 283 (15.68%) Finance
7 272 (15.07%) CSS
8 271 (15.01%) .NET
9 262 (14.52%) SQL
9 262 (14.52%) C#
10 248 (13.74%) Test Automation
11 242 (13.41%) Git (software)
12 234 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
13 202 (11.19%) Project Management
14 193 (10.69%) Web Services
15 190 (10.53%) DevOps
16 185 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 184 (10.19%) SQL Server
18 178 (9.86%) Microsoft
19 172 (9.53%) Jenkins
20 171 (9.47%) Waterfall
21 163 (9.03%) HTML5
21 163 (9.03%) User Experience
22 159 (8.81%) JIRA
23 153 (8.48%) MVC
24 151 (8.37%) RESTful
25 150 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
26 149 (8.25%) BDD
26 149 (8.25%) Oracle
27 148 (8.20%) Kanban

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 77 (4.27%) Confluence
2 45 (2.49%) CMS
3 39 (2.16%) JBoss
4 36 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 34 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.55%) Apache Spark
8 25 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.22%) Apache
10 16 (0.89%) IIS
11 14 (0.78%) nginx
11 14 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.66%) WildFly
13 11 (0.61%) GlassFish
13 11 (0.61%) Liferay
13 11 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.55%) Documentum
15 9 (0.50%) Mule
16 8 (0.44%) DNN
17 7 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.39%) Simulink
4 20 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.22%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.22%) Snagit
9 3 (0.17%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.17%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.11%) InVision
11 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.055%) Mingle
11 1 (0.055%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.055%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 42 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle Utilities
4 5 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.11%) Actimize
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.055%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.055%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 150 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.77%) SaaS
4 24 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (1.27%) PaaS
6 18 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (1.00%) IaaS
7 14 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (0.66%) GitHub
10 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.61%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.61%) Office 365
11 9 (0.50%) Route 53
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.44%) npm
13 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.55%) HTTP
2 35 (1.94%) SSL
3 32 (1.77%) Internet
4 26 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.27%) SMS
6 12 (0.66%) Bluetooth
6 12 (0.66%) Firewall
6 12 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 10 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.50%) DNS
9 7 (0.39%) LDAP
10 6 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (0.33%) OpenVPN
10 6 (0.33%) SSH
11 5 (0.28%) MQTT
11 5 (0.28%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.22%) AMQP
12 4 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.22%) VPN
12 4 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.37%) MongoDB
3 74 (4.10%) NoSQL
4 60 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (3.10%) MySQL
6 44 (2.44%) Big Data
7 43 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 32 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
15 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.61%) CouchDB
17 11 (0.61%) Power BI
18 10 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 242 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 172 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 159 (8.81%) JIRA
4 106 (5.87%) Maven
5 90 (4.99%) JUnit
6 88 (4.88%) Selenium
7 68 (3.77%) Subversion
8 50 (2.77%) Cucumber
9 39 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 38 (2.11%) Visual Studio
11 31 (1.72%) WebDriver
12 28 (1.55%) SpecFlow
13 26 (1.44%) SonarQube
13 26 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (1.33%) Protractor
15 23 (1.27%) gulp
15 23 (1.27%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.16%) SoapUI
17 19 (1.05%) Gradle
17 19 (1.05%) Jasmine
General
1 283 (15.68%) Finance
2 129 (7.15%) Retail
3 73 (4.04%) Banking
4 45 (2.49%) Automotive
5 35 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.39%) Legal
7 22 (1.22%) Publishing
8 20 (1.11%) Marketing
9 18 (1.00%) Advertising
10 10 (0.55%) Games
10 10 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 6 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Electronics
16 4 (0.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.22%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 621 (34.40%) Developer
2 235 (13.02%) Analyst
3 155 (8.59%) Business Analyst
4 149 (8.25%) Project Manager
5 134 (7.42%) Java Developer
6 115 (6.37%) Architect
7 113 (6.26%) .NET Developer
8 84 (4.65%) Designer
9 73 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 69 (3.82%) C# Developer
10 69 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 53 (2.94%) Scrum Master
12 50 (2.77%) Agile Developer
12 50 (2.77%) Delivery Manager
13 49 (2.71%) JavaScript Developer
13 49 (2.71%) Senior Developer
14 47 (2.60%) Angular Developer
14 47 (2.60%) Consultant
15 44 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
16 43 (2.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (16.51%) HTML
2 272 (15.07%) CSS
3 271 (15.01%) .NET
4 193 (10.69%) Web Services
5 163 (9.03%) HTML5
6 151 (8.37%) RESTful
7 147 (8.14%) AngularJS
8 145 (8.03%) Spring
9 124 (6.87%) CSS3
10 117 (6.48%) JSON
11 108 (5.98%) jQuery
12 107 (5.93%) ASP.NET
13 94 (5.21%) Node.js
14 86 (4.76%) REST
15 84 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
16 73 (4.04%) XML
17 65 (3.60%) Hibernate
17 65 (3.60%) J2EE
18 63 (3.49%) SOAP
19 62 (3.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.03%) User Experience
2 89 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 59 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.27%) Digital Media
7 32 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 30 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 26 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.89%) Clustering
12 11 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.61%) Social Media
13 10 (0.55%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.44%) Animation
14 8 (0.44%) iPad
14 8 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.39%) Smart Meter
16 6 (0.33%) iPhone
17 5 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 140 (7.76%) Linux
2 118 (6.54%) Windows
3 73 (4.04%) Android
4 51 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.66%) Unix
6 19 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 16 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.66%) CentOS
9 11 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.55%) AIX
11 5 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.17%) Solaris
12 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.11%) HPUX
13 2 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (27.59%) Scrum
2 340 (18.84%) TDD
3 248 (13.74%) Test Automation
4 234 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (11.19%) Project Management
6 190 (10.53%) DevOps
7 185 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 171 (9.47%) Waterfall
9 153 (8.48%) MVC
10 149 (8.25%) BDD
11 148 (8.20%) Kanban
12 146 (8.09%) E-Commerce
13 134 (7.42%) SDLC
14 129 (7.15%) PRINCE2
15 118 (6.54%) User Stories
16 107 (5.93%) Open Source
17 103 (5.71%) Front End Development
18 97 (5.37%) Unit Testing
19 92 (5.10%) ITIL
20 90 (4.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 359 (19.89%) Java
2 294 (16.29%) JavaScript
3 262 (14.52%) C#
3 262 (14.52%) SQL
4 94 (5.21%) Python
5 70 (3.88%) Scala
6 52 (2.88%) Ruby
7 42 (2.33%) PHP
8 35 (1.94%) Perl
9 34 (1.88%) TypeScript
10 31 (1.72%) MATLAB
11 27 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.39%) Apple Swift
13 24 (1.33%) Objective-C
14 22 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 20 (1.11%) R
16 19 (1.05%) C
17 18 (1.00%) C++
17 18 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (6.76%) Degree
2 73 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.61%) ISEB
5 26 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.05%) PMP
7 19 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (0.61%) MCSE
12 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.39%) CCIE
13 7 (0.39%) VCAP
14 5 (0.28%) APMP
14 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.82%) QA
2 35 (1.94%) PMO
3 17 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.72%) GDPR
6 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.28%) WCAG
7 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) P3O
7 4 (0.22%) SLA
7 4 (0.22%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.11%) CDISC
8 2 (0.11%) GCP
8 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (5.21%) Docker
2 21 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.33%) Postfix
5 6 (0.33%) Squid
5 6 (0.33%) vCloud
6 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.055%) KVM
7 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (4.65%) Puppet
2 50 (2.77%) Ansible
3 35 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.88%) Terraform
5 22 (1.22%) ZABBIX
6 17 (0.94%) Kibana
6 17 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.78%) logstash
7 14 (0.78%) Salt
8 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.33%) collectd
9 6 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.33%) Rancher
9 6 (0.33%) Rsyslog
9 6 (0.33%) StatsD
9 6 (0.33%) Sysdig
10 5 (0.28%) Packer
11 4 (0.22%) Consul
11 4 (0.22%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 178 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 149 (8.25%) Oracle
3 39 (2.16%) Google
3 39 (2.16%) SAP
4 29 (1.61%) VMware
5 28 (1.55%) IBM
6 23 (1.27%) WSO2
7 22 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.11%) Adobe
8 20 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.83%) Cisco
9 15 (0.83%) MuleSoft
10 13 (0.72%) Tableau
11 12 (0.66%) Perforce
11 12 (0.66%) Xamarin
12 11 (0.61%) hybris
12 11 (0.61%) Rackspace
12 11 (0.61%) webMethods
13 10 (0.55%) Black Duck
13 10 (0.55%) HP