Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 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 1,797 1,856 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.04% 20.85% 15.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.86% 25.45% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,271 1,167 817
Midlands median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £287
90th Percentile £550 £555 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 12
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -18.03% -0.72%
10th Percentile £25.75 £22.78 £19.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £31.80 £45.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +20.42%

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 6,450 7,294 6,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.70% 81.93% 80.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,121 4,483 3,922
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +3.42%
10th Percentile £249 £238 £240
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 208 258
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.45 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -0.40% -7.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.09 £42.33
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 1,062 £425 - 312
East Midlands +1 705 £400 - 281
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 514 (28.60%) Scrum
2 386 (21.48%) Java
3 331 (18.42%) TDD
4 303 (16.86%) JavaScript
5 297 (16.53%) HTML
6 275 (15.30%) .NET
7 270 (15.03%) C#
8 267 (14.86%) CSS
9 258 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
10 255 (14.19%) Git (software)
11 253 (14.08%) SQL
12 248 (13.80%) Test Automation
13 242 (13.47%) Finance
14 227 (12.63%) Web Services
15 222 (12.35%) DevOps
16 200 (11.13%) Project Management
17 192 (10.68%) SQL Server
18 190 (10.57%) Kanban
19 186 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 186 (10.35%) Microsoft
20 180 (10.02%) BDD
21 176 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
22 175 (9.74%) JIRA
23 166 (9.24%) Waterfall
24 154 (8.57%) MVC
25 152 (8.46%) User Experience
26 150 (8.35%) Jenkins
27 144 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
28 143 (7.96%) Linux
29 139 (7.74%) HTML5

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 73 (4.06%) Confluence
2 33 (1.84%) Tomcat
3 31 (1.73%) CMS
4 27 (1.50%) Apache
4 27 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (1.50%) JBoss
4 27 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (1.00%) Apache Spark
6 18 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.83%) IIS
8 14 (0.78%) nginx
9 11 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.45%) Documentum
12 7 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.33%) Drupal
13 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 44 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.06%) Simulink
5 14 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.33%) InVision
9 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.22%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.22%) Snagit
11 3 (0.17%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.056%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.056%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 49 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite
4 4 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.11%) iTrent
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.056%) Actimize
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.056%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 186 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.56%) SaaS
4 29 (1.61%) PaaS
5 23 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 23 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 20 (1.11%) GitHub
7 18 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
7 18 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 16 (0.89%) Route 53
10 14 (0.78%) Office 365
11 13 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.56%) IaaS
13 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.50%) Boomi
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.89%) HTTP
2 28 (1.56%) SSL
3 22 (1.22%) Internet
4 21 (1.17%) SMS
5 19 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.67%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.61%) Firewall
8 10 (0.56%) DNS
8 10 (0.56%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (0.45%) OpenVPN
9 8 (0.45%) SSH
9 8 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.39%) Intranet
11 6 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.17%) Profibus
12 3 (0.17%) ZigBee
13 2 (0.11%) MQTT
13 2 (0.11%) VoIP
13 2 (0.11%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.06%) MongoDB
3 65 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 48 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 35 (1.95%) MySQL
8 34 (1.89%) Big Data
9 32 (1.78%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 23 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
14 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.67%) Power BI
17 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 255 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 175 (9.74%) JIRA
3 150 (8.35%) Jenkins
4 123 (6.84%) Maven
5 88 (4.90%) Selenium
6 85 (4.73%) JUnit
7 53 (2.95%) Cucumber
8 52 (2.89%) Subversion
9 41 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 34 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (1.84%) SonarQube
11 33 (1.84%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 24 (1.34%) Gradle
14 22 (1.22%) Protractor
15 20 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.11%) Mockito
15 20 (1.11%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.06%) Jasmine
17 18 (1.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 242 (13.47%) Finance
2 109 (6.07%) Retail
3 47 (2.62%) Banking
4 46 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 40 (2.23%) Automotive
6 31 (1.73%) Marketing
7 24 (1.34%) Advertising
7 24 (1.34%) Games
8 20 (1.11%) Legal
9 15 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.78%) Publishing
11 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.33%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.28%) Back Office
13 5 (0.28%) Electronics
14 4 (0.22%) German Language
15 3 (0.17%) Local Government
16 1 (0.056%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 624 (34.72%) Developer
2 247 (13.75%) Analyst
3 167 (9.29%) Business Analyst
4 158 (8.79%) Java Developer
5 142 (7.90%) Project Manager
6 123 (6.84%) Architect
7 102 (5.68%) .NET Developer
8 83 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 79 (4.40%) Designer
10 78 (4.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 59 (3.28%) C# Developer
12 55 (3.06%) Scrum Master
13 53 (2.95%) Lead Developer
14 52 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
15 47 (2.62%) Agile Business Analyst
16 42 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
17 41 (2.28%) Consultant
17 41 (2.28%) Test Analyst
18 38 (2.11%) Test Leader
19 37 (2.06%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (16.53%) HTML
2 275 (15.30%) .NET
3 267 (14.86%) CSS
4 227 (12.63%) Web Services
5 139 (7.74%) HTML5
6 138 (7.68%) RESTful
7 129 (7.18%) Spring
8 116 (6.46%) AngularJS
9 113 (6.29%) ASP.NET
9 113 (6.29%) jQuery
10 105 (5.84%) CSS3
11 100 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 100 (5.56%) JSON
12 83 (4.62%) REST
13 79 (4.40%) XML
14 74 (4.12%) .NET Framework
14 74 (4.12%) Node.js
15 73 (4.06%) SOAP
16 70 (3.90%) J2EE
17 66 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.46%) User Experience
2 93 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 59 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 57 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (0.61%) Social Media
12 9 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.50%) Clustering
13 8 (0.45%) Animation
13 8 (0.45%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.39%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.39%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.96%) Linux
2 104 (5.79%) Windows
3 67 (3.73%) Android
4 45 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.34%) Unix
6 24 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.83%) CentOS
7 15 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.11%) Solaris
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.056%) Debian
11 1 (0.056%) HPUX
11 1 (0.056%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (28.60%) Scrum
2 331 (18.42%) TDD
3 258 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
4 248 (13.80%) Test Automation
5 222 (12.35%) DevOps
6 200 (11.13%) Project Management
7 190 (10.57%) Kanban
8 180 (10.02%) BDD
9 176 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 166 (9.24%) Waterfall
11 154 (8.57%) MVC
12 130 (7.23%) User Stories
13 123 (6.84%) SDLC
14 119 (6.62%) E-Commerce
15 114 (6.34%) PRINCE2
16 99 (5.51%) Front End Development
17 91 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
18 89 (4.95%) Microservices
18 89 (4.95%) Unit Testing
19 88 (4.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 386 (21.48%) Java
2 303 (16.86%) JavaScript
3 270 (15.03%) C#
4 253 (14.08%) SQL
5 88 (4.90%) Python
6 54 (3.01%) Scala
7 45 (2.50%) Ruby
8 40 (2.23%) PHP
9 30 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 28 (1.56%) TypeScript
11 27 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.45%) Objective-C
13 22 (1.22%) Apple Swift
13 22 (1.22%) MATLAB
13 22 (1.22%) Perl
14 19 (1.06%) R
14 19 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.00%) C
15 18 (1.00%) C++
15 18 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 121 (6.73%) Degree
2 100 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.28%) ISEB
7 22 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (1.11%) PMP
10 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.89%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.56%) CCIE
14 9 (0.50%) MCSE
15 7 (0.39%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.39%) VCAP
16 6 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.34%) QA
2 31 (1.73%) GDPR
3 28 (1.56%) PMO
4 19 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.33%) WCAG
7 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.28%) SLA
8 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.22%) P3O
9 3 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.17%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.17%) WAI
10 2 (0.11%) CDISC
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (4.90%) Docker
2 33 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.72%) vSphere
5 8 (0.45%) Postfix
5 8 (0.45%) Squid
5 8 (0.45%) vCloud
6 7 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.17%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.056%) KVM
10 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (4.62%) Puppet
2 62 (3.45%) Ansible
3 53 (2.95%) Terraform
4 46 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.28%) Kubernetes
6 20 (1.11%) Kibana
6 20 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 17 (0.95%) logstash
8 12 (0.67%) Salt
9 8 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.45%) Rancher
9 8 (0.45%) Rsyslog
9 8 (0.45%) Sysdig
10 7 (0.39%) collectd
10 7 (0.39%) StatsD
11 5 (0.28%) Consul
11 5 (0.28%) Packer
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
13 3 (0.17%) Graphite
13 3 (0.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 186 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 134 (7.46%) Oracle
3 45 (2.50%) VMware
4 39 (2.17%) Google
5 32 (1.78%) SAP
6 25 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.00%) Adobe
9 17 (0.95%) IBM
10 14 (0.78%) Cisco
10 14 (0.78%) WSO2
11 11 (0.61%) OpenText
11 11 (0.61%) Perforce
11 11 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 10 (0.56%) Tableau
13 9 (0.50%) Dell
14 8 (0.45%) SaltStack
14 8 (0.45%) Sonatype
15 7 (0.39%) Rackspace