Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,118 1,542 1,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.69% 19.95% 19.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.89% 23.93% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,408 1,040 1,125
Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 8
Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +40.00% -36.39%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.52 £16.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £34.95 £44.20
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +18.06%

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 6,857 6,445 7,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.17% 83.40% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,148 3,998 4,723
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £246
90th Percentile £575 £546 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 216 175
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.54 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 1,385 £450 +5.88% 330
East Midlands +1 697 £400 -4.76% 226
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 643 (30.36%) Scrum
2 420 (19.83%) Java
3 366 (17.28%) TDD
4 355 (16.76%) DevOps
5 350 (16.53%) HTML
6 340 (16.05%) JavaScript
7 330 (15.58%) SQL
8 322 (15.20%) .NET
9 318 (15.01%) CSS
10 301 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
11 298 (14.07%) C#
12 296 (13.98%) Git (software)
13 295 (13.93%) Test Automation
14 264 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 262 (12.37%) Kanban
16 261 (12.32%) Finance
17 255 (12.04%) JIRA
18 250 (11.80%) BDD
19 236 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 235 (11.10%) SQL Server
21 233 (11.00%) Microsoft
22 223 (10.53%) Project Management
23 222 (10.48%) Web Services
24 206 (9.73%) Waterfall
25 204 (9.63%) Jenkins
26 201 (9.49%) User Experience
27 199 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
28 178 (8.40%) User Stories
29 175 (8.26%) Linux
30 174 (8.22%) Analytical Skills

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
1 150 (7.08%) Confluence
2 75 (3.54%) Documentum
3 44 (2.08%) CMS
4 35 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 28 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 24 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 24 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.04%) JBoss
8 20 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.76%) Apache
11 15 (0.71%) Drupal
12 12 (0.57%) nginx
12 12 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.52%) SAS
14 10 (0.47%) IIS
15 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.13%) InVision
3 22 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.71%) UserZoom
7 9 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.28%) CATIA
9 4 (0.19%) SPSS
10 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.094%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.094%) Simulink
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Magento
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.28%) ENOVIA
4 5 (0.24%) BASE24
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.094%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.094%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.047%) Maximo
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.047%) Primavera
8 1 (0.047%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 264 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 199 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (2.22%) PaaS
5 46 (2.17%) SaaS
6 42 (1.98%) IaaS
7 25 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.09%) Office 365
10 20 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (0.94%) GitHub
11 16 (0.76%) npm
12 15 (0.71%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.57%) Boomi
14 12 (0.57%) Slack
15 10 (0.47%) Serverless
16 7 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.27%) HTTP
2 25 (1.18%) SMS
3 21 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.85%) SSL
5 11 (0.52%) Internet
6 8 (0.38%) Network Security
7 7 (0.33%) Firewall
8 6 (0.28%) Skype
9 5 (0.24%) DNS
10 4 (0.19%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.19%) VoIP
10 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.14%) ATM
11 3 (0.14%) DHCP
11 3 (0.14%) FlexRay
11 3 (0.14%) Intranet
12 2 (0.094%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.094%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.094%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.094%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (11.10%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.93%) NoSQL
4 56 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 38 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.70%) MySQL
9 30 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 28 (1.32%) Big Data
11 27 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (1.23%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.13%) Power BI
14 20 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
18 14 (0.66%) Redis
18 14 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 296 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 255 (12.04%) JIRA
3 204 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 155 (7.32%) Selenium
5 135 (6.37%) Maven
6 106 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 92 (4.34%) Subversion
8 90 (4.25%) Visual Studio
9 66 (3.12%) JUnit
10 65 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 55 (2.60%) WebDriver
12 47 (2.22%) SoapUI
13 44 (2.08%) SonarQube
14 42 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
15 39 (1.84%) Axure RP
15 39 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
15 39 (1.84%) SpecFlow
16 35 (1.65%) Bitbucket
17 33 (1.56%) gulp
18 30 (1.42%) Mockito
General
1 261 (12.32%) Finance
2 119 (5.62%) Retail
3 57 (2.69%) Marketing
4 51 (2.41%) Banking
5 39 (1.84%) Automotive
6 30 (1.42%) Legal
7 22 (1.04%) Publishing
8 19 (0.90%) Games
9 15 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.42%) Law
12 7 (0.33%) Back Office
13 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.24%) Advertising
14 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.19%) French Language
15 4 (0.19%) Local Government
15 4 (0.19%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.14%) German Language
17 2 (0.094%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 622 (29.37%) Developer
2 325 (15.34%) Analyst
3 206 (9.73%) Business Analyst
4 159 (7.51%) Java Developer
5 155 (7.32%) Architect
6 151 (7.13%) Project Manager
7 127 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 103 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 101 (4.77%) Designer
10 93 (4.39%) Scrum Master
11 73 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 72 (3.40%) Senior Developer
13 68 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 67 (3.16%) Agile Business Analyst
15 66 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
16 62 (2.93%) Agile Developer
16 62 (2.93%) C# Developer
17 61 (2.88%) Tester
18 59 (2.79%) UX Designer
19 56 (2.64%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (16.53%) HTML
2 322 (15.20%) .NET
3 318 (15.01%) CSS
4 222 (10.48%) Web Services
5 153 (7.22%) ASP.NET
6 152 (7.18%) Spring
7 138 (6.52%) HTML5
8 134 (6.33%) AngularJS
9 124 (5.85%) RESTful
10 112 (5.29%) SOAP
11 107 (5.05%) REST
12 106 (5.00%) XML
13 103 (4.86%) CSS3
13 103 (4.86%) JSON
14 96 (4.53%) jQuery
15 93 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
16 88 (4.15%) Node.js
17 87 (4.11%) Hibernate
18 86 (4.06%) React
19 85 (4.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 201 (9.49%) User Experience
2 174 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 18 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 17 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 17 (0.80%) Social Media
10 17 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.71%) NHS
12 14 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.61%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.52%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
15 10 (0.47%) Fintech
16 8 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 175 (8.26%) Linux
2 147 (6.94%) Windows
3 97 (4.58%) Unix
4 55 (2.60%) Android
5 43 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 30 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.24%) VME
12 5 (0.24%) VMS
13 4 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.094%) AIX
15 2 (0.094%) HPUX
15 2 (0.094%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (30.36%) Scrum
2 366 (17.28%) TDD
3 355 (16.76%) DevOps
4 301 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
5 295 (13.93%) Test Automation
6 262 (12.37%) Kanban
7 250 (11.80%) BDD
8 236 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 223 (10.53%) Project Management
10 206 (9.73%) Waterfall
11 178 (8.40%) User Stories
12 160 (7.55%) Microservices
13 159 (7.51%) MVC
14 156 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
15 151 (7.13%) Business Analysis
16 143 (6.75%) SDLC
17 135 (6.37%) Coaching
18 133 (6.28%) E-Commerce
19 122 (5.76%) Configuration Management
20 120 (5.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 420 (19.83%) Java
2 340 (16.05%) JavaScript
3 330 (15.58%) SQL
4 298 (14.07%) C#
5 105 (4.96%) Python
6 77 (3.64%) Java 8
7 64 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 58 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 49 (2.31%) PHP
10 42 (1.98%) Scala
11 41 (1.94%) Perl
12 40 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.51%) Ruby
15 26 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 25 (1.18%) TypeScript
17 22 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.99%) C++
19 20 (0.94%) C
20 16 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 138 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 101 (4.77%) Degree
3 99 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 35 (1.65%) ISEB
6 21 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.76%) PMP
9 14 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.28%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.28%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.19%) APMP
17 3 (0.14%) CIPD
17 3 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.43%) QA
2 37 (1.75%) PMO
3 21 (0.99%) GDPR
4 12 (0.57%) WCAG
5 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.28%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.094%) GCP
8 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.047%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.047%) PSD2
9 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (5.76%) Docker
2 49 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.76%) vSphere
5 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.28%) LXC
7 3 (0.14%) HDFS
7 3 (0.14%) IAG
7 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.14%) Xen
8 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.094%) NFS
8 2 (0.094%) Samba
8 2 (0.094%) Squid
8 2 (0.094%) Varnish
8 2 (0.094%) vCloud
8 2 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.047%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 130 (6.14%) Puppet
2 88 (4.15%) Ansible
3 69 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.75%) Terraform
5 18 (0.85%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.80%) Kibana
7 13 (0.61%) logstash
8 12 (0.57%) WSUS
9 9 (0.42%) Salt
10 8 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.28%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.28%) SELinux
11 6 (0.28%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.24%) Grafana
12 5 (0.24%) Nagios
12 5 (0.24%) SCCM
13 4 (0.19%) Mesos
14 3 (0.14%) Oozie
14 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 233 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 135 (6.37%) Oracle
3 74 (3.49%) Pega
4 54 (2.55%) VMware
5 48 (2.27%) Google
6 46 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 36 (1.70%) IBM
8 34 (1.61%) Adobe
9 31 (1.46%) SAP
10 26 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 24 (1.13%) Zend
12 21 (0.99%) Tableau
13 19 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
13 19 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (0.76%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.71%) OpenText
16 14 (0.66%) ServiceNow
17 13 (0.61%) Sitecore
17 13 (0.61%) WSO2
18 12 (0.57%) Dell