Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,968 1,533 1,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.86% 19.09% 17.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.49% 23.39% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,029 923
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £285
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 10
Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £26.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.19% +19.54% -30.82%
10th Percentile £24.50 £23.03 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £29.75 £44.46
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.72% +19.85%

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 6,674 6,553 7,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 84.30% 81.61% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,155 4,049 4,104
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £260 £235 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 216 201
Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.62 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +1 1,214 £450 +5.88% 303
East Midlands +2 715 £403 +0.63% 278
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 590 (29.98%) Scrum
2 395 (20.07%) Java
3 366 (18.60%) TDD
4 353 (17.94%) HTML
5 328 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 318 (16.16%) CSS
7 310 (15.75%) SQL
8 293 (14.89%) DevOps
9 291 (14.79%) Git (software)
10 290 (14.74%) .NET
11 284 (14.43%) C#
12 282 (14.33%) Test Automation
13 275 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
14 248 (12.60%) Kanban
15 246 (12.50%) Finance
16 242 (12.30%) JIRA
17 229 (11.64%) BDD
18 222 (11.28%) Web Services
19 218 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
20 215 (10.92%) SQL Server
21 213 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 199 (10.11%) Microsoft
23 193 (9.81%) Project Management
23 193 (9.81%) Linux
23 193 (9.81%) User Experience
24 186 (9.45%) Waterfall
25 183 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
25 183 (9.30%) Jenkins
26 154 (7.83%) User Stories
27 150 (7.62%) MVC

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
1 124 (6.30%) Confluence
2 33 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 30 (1.52%) CMS
3 30 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 29 (1.47%) Documentum
4 29 (1.47%) JBoss
5 22 (1.12%) Apache
6 21 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 21 (1.07%) SharePoint
7 18 (0.91%) nginx
8 17 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.51%) IIS
12 10 (0.51%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.46%) SAS
14 8 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (1.32%) InVision
4 23 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 17 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.66%) UserZoom
7 12 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (0.46%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.20%) SPSS
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.10%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.10%) Simulink
12 2 (0.10%) Snagit
12 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.051%) CATIA
13 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 56 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.20%) BASE24
4 4 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite
4 4 (0.20%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.10%) iTrent
6 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.051%) Actimize
7 1 (0.051%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 213 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (2.08%) SaaS
5 35 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.68%) PaaS
7 28 (1.42%) Google Analytics
8 26 (1.32%) GitHub
9 25 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.81%) Route 53
13 15 (0.76%) Boomi
14 14 (0.71%) IaaS
14 14 (0.71%) Office 365
15 13 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.18%) HTTP
2 27 (1.37%) SSL
2 27 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.17%) SMS
4 20 (1.02%) Internet
5 9 (0.46%) Firewall
6 8 (0.41%) DNS
6 8 (0.41%) Network Security
7 6 (0.30%) Intranet
8 4 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.20%) OpenVPN
8 4 (0.20%) Profibus
8 4 (0.20%) SSH
8 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.15%) FlexRay
9 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.10%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.10%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 65 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 61 (3.10%) NoSQL
5 58 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.83%) MySQL
10 33 (1.68%) Big Data
11 27 (1.37%) Power BI
12 24 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 23 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
17 18 (0.91%) Hadoop
18 14 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 291 (14.79%) Git (software)
2 242 (12.30%) JIRA
3 183 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 141 (7.16%) Maven
5 115 (5.84%) Selenium
6 76 (3.86%) Cucumber
7 73 (3.71%) Subversion
8 72 (3.66%) JUnit
8 72 (3.66%) Visual Studio
9 66 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (2.29%) SonarQube
10 45 (2.29%) WebDriver
11 44 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 42 (2.13%) Axure RP
13 33 (1.68%) SpecFlow
14 29 (1.47%) Gradle
15 28 (1.42%) Mockito
16 26 (1.32%) Eclipse
17 23 (1.17%) DbUnit
17 23 (1.17%) SoapUI
General
1 246 (12.50%) Finance
2 116 (5.89%) Retail
3 57 (2.90%) Banking
4 55 (2.79%) Marketing
5 40 (2.03%) Automotive
6 34 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.58%) Games
8 25 (1.27%) Legal
9 18 (0.91%) Publishing
10 16 (0.81%) Advertising
11 12 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.25%) Digital Economy
15 4 (0.20%) Back Office
15 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.15%) Electronics
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
17 2 (0.10%) German Language
17 2 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 588 (29.88%) Developer
2 320 (16.26%) Analyst
3 198 (10.06%) Business Analyst
4 174 (8.84%) Java Developer
5 138 (7.01%) Project Manager
6 134 (6.81%) Architect
7 106 (5.39%) .NET Developer
8 98 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 95 (4.83%) Designer
10 90 (4.57%) Scrum Master
11 65 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
11 65 (3.30%) Test Analyst
12 63 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 63 (3.20%) Senior Developer
13 55 (2.79%) Digital Analyst
13 55 (2.79%) UX Designer
14 52 (2.64%) C# Developer
15 51 (2.59%) Digital Business Analyst
16 49 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (2.39%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (17.94%) HTML
2 318 (16.16%) CSS
3 290 (14.74%) .NET
4 222 (11.28%) Web Services
5 135 (6.86%) Spring
6 126 (6.40%) HTML5
7 122 (6.20%) ASP.NET
8 118 (6.00%) RESTful
9 109 (5.54%) jQuery
10 106 (5.39%) AngularJS
11 103 (5.23%) XML
12 101 (5.13%) CSS3
13 98 (4.98%) SOAP
14 89 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 83 (4.22%) JSON
15 83 (4.22%) REST
16 79 (4.01%) Node.js
17 71 (3.61%) .NET Framework
18 70 (3.56%) Hibernate
19 67 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 193 (9.81%) User Experience
2 134 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
4 76 (3.86%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (2.39%) Digital Media
7 41 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (0.81%) Social Media
12 11 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.51%) Cloud Native
13 10 (0.51%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.46%) NHS
14 9 (0.46%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.41%) Credit Risk
15 8 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 193 (9.81%) Linux
2 119 (6.05%) Windows
3 71 (3.61%) Unix
4 58 (2.95%) Android
5 49 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 44 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.97%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.41%) CentOS
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.20%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.15%) HPUX
16 2 (0.10%) AIX
16 2 (0.10%) Solaris
16 2 (0.10%) zOS
17 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (29.98%) Scrum
2 366 (18.60%) TDD
3 293 (14.89%) DevOps
4 282 (14.33%) Test Automation
5 275 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
6 248 (12.60%) Kanban
7 229 (11.64%) BDD
8 218 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 193 (9.81%) Project Management
10 186 (9.45%) Waterfall
11 154 (7.83%) User Stories
12 150 (7.62%) MVC
13 147 (7.47%) SDLC
14 142 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
15 134 (6.81%) E-Commerce
15 134 (6.81%) Microservices
16 131 (6.66%) Coaching
17 110 (5.59%) Mentoring
18 101 (5.13%) Analytics
18 101 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 395 (20.07%) Java
2 328 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 310 (15.75%) SQL
4 284 (14.43%) C#
5 113 (5.74%) Python
6 84 (4.27%) Java 8
7 47 (2.39%) PHP
8 43 (2.18%) Scala
9 41 (2.08%) Ruby
10 40 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 37 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 35 (1.78%) Perl
13 31 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.22%) C
15 23 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 22 (1.12%) VB.NET
17 21 (1.07%) C++
17 21 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 16 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 123 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 119 (6.05%) Degree
3 91 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.37%) ISEB
6 22 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (1.02%) PMP
8 18 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.41%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.36%) APMP
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.25%) CCIE
14 5 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.25%) CISSP
14 5 (0.25%) OCP
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.73%) QA
2 39 (1.98%) GDPR
3 36 (1.83%) PMO
4 10 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) SLA
7 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.20%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.10%) GCP
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.051%) GxP
10 1 (0.051%) HL7
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (5.23%) Docker
2 37 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.86%) vSphere
4 12 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.25%) HDFS
6 5 (0.25%) Squid
7 4 (0.20%) Postfix
7 4 (0.20%) vCloud
7 4 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.10%) Xen
10 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.051%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.051%) NFS
10 1 (0.051%) Samba
10 1 (0.051%) Varnish
10 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 104 (5.28%) Puppet
2 75 (3.81%) Ansible
3 57 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (2.64%) Terraform
5 21 (1.07%) Kibana
6 20 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 15 (0.76%) logstash
7 15 (0.76%) ZABBIX
8 14 (0.71%) Salt
9 7 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.30%) Rancher
10 6 (0.30%) SELinux
11 5 (0.25%) collectd
11 5 (0.25%) Grafana
11 5 (0.25%) Nagios
11 5 (0.25%) Oozie
11 5 (0.25%) StatsD
11 5 (0.25%) WSUS
12 4 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 199 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 129 (6.55%) Oracle
3 61 (3.10%) Google
4 45 (2.29%) Red Hat
5 44 (2.24%) VMware
6 41 (2.08%) Pega
7 35 (1.78%) Adobe
7 35 (1.78%) IBM
8 25 (1.27%) SAP
9 22 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 16 (0.81%) Tableau
11 15 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
11 15 (0.76%) Dell
11 15 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.71%) OpenText
12 14 (0.71%) Zend
13 12 (0.61%) Perforce
13 12 (0.61%) Sitecore
14 11 (0.56%) WSO2
15 10 (0.51%) Xamarin