Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,182 1,699 2,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.39% 21.68% 21.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.71% 25.65% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,479 1,150 1,300
Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 8
Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.15% +59.04% -33.06%
10th Percentile £42.88 £25.75 £14.53
90th Percentile £48.63 £53.75 £36.23
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.80
% change year-on-year -1.16% +0.47% +9.04%

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 6,670 6,625 8,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.73% 84.53% 83.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,120 4,198 5,015
Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £248 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 243 200
Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +24.65% -15.55%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.49
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 October 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
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 October 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 1,434 £450 +5.88% 433
East Midlands +1 728 £411 -3.24% 289
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 656 (30.06%) Scrum
2 525 (24.06%) Java
3 379 (17.37%) DevOps
4 366 (16.77%) JavaScript
5 342 (15.67%) HTML
6 332 (15.22%) SQL
6 332 (15.22%) TDD
7 321 (14.71%) Git (software)
8 319 (14.62%) Test Automation
9 310 (14.21%) CSS
10 308 (14.12%) Finance
11 300 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
12 294 (13.47%) .NET
13 288 (13.20%) C#
14 284 (13.02%) JIRA
15 279 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 272 (12.47%) Web Services
17 264 (12.10%) Kanban
18 253 (11.59%) Microsoft
19 251 (11.50%) Waterfall
19 251 (11.50%) Microservices
19 251 (11.50%) Jenkins
20 241 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
21 222 (10.17%) SQL Server
22 220 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
23 217 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 215 (9.85%) Project Management
25 214 (9.81%) Spring
26 213 (9.76%) BDD
27 206 (9.44%) 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
1 162 (7.42%) Confluence
2 81 (3.71%) Documentum
3 54 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 40 (1.83%) WebLogic
5 36 (1.65%) CMS
6 32 (1.47%) nginx
7 31 (1.42%) JBoss
8 26 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 24 (1.10%) Apache
9 24 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.73%) Drupal
11 15 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.55%) Mule
15 10 (0.46%) Appian
16 9 (0.41%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.37%) SAS
18 7 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 66 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.92%) UserZoom
5 9 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.27%) CATIA
7 6 (0.27%) InVision
7 6 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.046%) Simulink
10 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.50%) Magento
4 9 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.27%) assyst
5 6 (0.27%) ENOVIA
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.14%) BASE24
8 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.092%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.092%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.092%) Maximo
9 2 (0.092%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.046%) Lawson
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.046%) Primavera
10 1 (0.046%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 279 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 241 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (2.89%) SaaS
4 53 (2.43%) PaaS
5 49 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
6 46 (2.11%) IaaS
7 40 (1.83%) GitHub
8 34 (1.56%) Office 365
9 30 (1.37%) Google Analytics
10 25 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (1.15%) npm
11 22 (1.01%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (0.60%) Serverless
16 11 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
16 11 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
16 11 (0.50%) OpenShift
17 9 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.92%) HTTP
2 37 (1.70%) SSL
2 37 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.60%) SMS
4 10 (0.46%) Internet
5 8 (0.37%) Firewall
6 7 (0.32%) VoIP
7 6 (0.27%) DNS
8 5 (0.23%) DSL
8 5 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.23%) Skype
9 4 (0.18%) Intranet
9 4 (0.18%) Network Security
10 3 (0.14%) ATM
10 3 (0.14%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.14%) VPN
10 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.092%) DHCP
11 2 (0.092%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 99 (4.54%) Relational Database
4 72 (3.30%) MongoDB
5 67 (3.07%) MySQL
6 64 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 30 (1.37%) Big Data
12 29 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (1.19%) DB2
14 24 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.05%) Redis
16 19 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 321 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 284 (13.02%) JIRA
3 251 (11.50%) Jenkins
4 194 (8.89%) Selenium
5 142 (6.51%) Maven
6 141 (6.46%) Cucumber
7 110 (5.04%) Subversion
8 92 (4.22%) JUnit
9 72 (3.30%) Visual Studio
10 70 (3.21%) Bitbucket
11 63 (2.89%) gulp
12 56 (2.57%) SoapUI
13 53 (2.43%) Grunt
14 48 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 47 (2.15%) WebDriver
16 45 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
17 43 (1.97%) SonarQube
18 41 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
19 38 (1.74%) IntelliJ
20 37 (1.70%) Ant
General
1 308 (14.12%) Finance
2 116 (5.32%) Retail
3 70 (3.21%) Banking
4 49 (2.25%) Marketing
5 23 (1.05%) Automotive
5 23 (1.05%) Legal
6 21 (0.96%) Military
7 19 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.69%) Publishing
9 13 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.50%) Law
11 10 (0.46%) Back Office
12 9 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.37%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Games
15 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Digital Economy
17 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 726 (33.27%) Developer
2 333 (15.26%) Analyst
3 240 (11.00%) Business Analyst
4 211 (9.67%) Java Developer
5 189 (8.66%) Architect
6 161 (7.38%) Project Manager
7 122 (5.59%) .NET Developer
8 94 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 87 (3.99%) Agile Developer
9 87 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
10 79 (3.62%) Agile Business Analyst
11 78 (3.57%) Designer
12 77 (3.53%) Tester
13 69 (3.16%) C# Developer
14 65 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
15 60 (2.75%) Senior Developer
16 57 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
17 56 (2.57%) Scrum Master
18 52 (2.38%) Test Analyst
19 48 (2.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (15.67%) HTML
2 310 (14.21%) CSS
3 294 (13.47%) .NET
4 272 (12.47%) Web Services
5 214 (9.81%) Spring
6 172 (7.88%) AngularJS
7 166 (7.61%) HTML5
8 158 (7.24%) ASP.NET
9 154 (7.06%) RESTful
10 149 (6.83%) REST
11 131 (6.00%) JSON
12 125 (5.73%) Node.js
12 125 (5.73%) XML
13 123 (5.64%) Spring Boot
14 119 (5.45%) jQuery
15 113 (5.18%) CSS3
16 107 (4.90%) SOAP
17 105 (4.81%) J2EE
18 98 (4.49%) Middleware
19 97 (4.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (8.43%) User Experience
3 79 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 63 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 41 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 40 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 23 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 21 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.73%) NHS
13 13 (0.60%) Fintech
14 12 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.50%) iPhone
16 9 (0.41%) Blog
16 9 (0.41%) Social Media
17 8 (0.37%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.37%) FMCG
17 8 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 175 (8.02%) Linux
2 167 (7.65%) Windows
3 113 (5.18%) Unix
4 47 (2.15%) Android
5 44 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 24 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 21 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.60%) CentOS
12 8 (0.37%) VME
12 8 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.32%) VMS
14 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.23%) Solaris
15 3 (0.14%) AIX
15 3 (0.14%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (30.06%) Scrum
2 379 (17.37%) DevOps
3 332 (15.22%) TDD
4 319 (14.62%) Test Automation
5 300 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
6 264 (12.10%) Kanban
7 251 (11.50%) Microservices
7 251 (11.50%) Waterfall
8 220 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
9 217 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 215 (9.85%) Project Management
11 213 (9.76%) BDD
12 205 (9.40%) User Stories
13 179 (8.20%) Business Analysis
14 171 (7.84%) MVC
15 148 (6.78%) Configuration Management
16 142 (6.51%) Open Source
17 141 (6.46%) ITIL
18 137 (6.28%) Migration
19 131 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 525 (24.06%) Java
2 366 (16.77%) JavaScript
3 332 (15.22%) SQL
4 288 (13.20%) C#
5 140 (6.42%) Python
6 83 (3.80%) Java 8
7 65 (2.98%) Perl
7 65 (2.98%) Scala
8 59 (2.70%) PHP
9 57 (2.61%) Groovy
10 56 (2.57%) PowerShell
11 54 (2.47%) Ruby
12 50 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.65%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.19%) ES6
15 25 (1.15%) TypeScript
16 24 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.05%) T-SQL
18 21 (0.96%) Haskell
18 21 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 164 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 110 (5.04%) Degree
3 106 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.92%) ISEB
5 34 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 33 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.55%) APMP
11 12 (0.55%) CISSP
11 12 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.50%) PMP
13 10 (0.46%) CITP
14 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (0.32%) MCP
14 7 (0.32%) MCSE
14 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.03%) QA
2 39 (1.79%) PMO
3 30 (1.37%) GDPR
4 15 (0.69%) WCAG
5 12 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.32%) PSD2
8 6 (0.27%) WAI
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.046%) TickIT
System Software
1 189 (8.66%) Docker
2 46 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.60%) vSphere
5 6 (0.27%) LXC
5 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.18%) vCloud
6 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.14%) IAG
8 1 (0.046%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.046%) HDFS
8 1 (0.046%) NFS
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.046%) Samba
8 1 (0.046%) Squid
8 1 (0.046%) Varnish
8 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 145 (6.65%) Puppet
2 110 (5.04%) Ansible
3 96 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.47%) Terraform
6 31 (1.42%) Kibana
7 26 (1.19%) ZABBIX
8 23 (1.05%) Grafana
9 18 (0.82%) Nagios
10 10 (0.46%) HockeyApp
11 9 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.41%) HP ALM
12 8 (0.37%) Icinga
12 8 (0.37%) WSUS
13 7 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.27%) logstash
14 6 (0.27%) Rundeck
14 6 (0.27%) SCOM
15 5 (0.23%) Graphite
15 5 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 253 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 159 (7.29%) Oracle
3 69 (3.16%) Pega
4 67 (3.07%) SAP
5 64 (2.93%) Google
6 53 (2.43%) Atlassian
7 52 (2.38%) VMware
8 47 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.51%) Xamarin
10 31 (1.42%) WSO2
11 30 (1.37%) IBM
12 25 (1.15%) Adobe
13 23 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.05%) Teradata
14 19 (0.87%) HP
14 19 (0.87%) MuleSoft
15 18 (0.82%) BEA
15 18 (0.82%) Splunk
15 18 (0.82%) Zend
16 17 (0.78%) Informatica