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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 26 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.67% 13.49% 9.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.49% 17.06% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 5
Median daily rate £350 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £690 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 170 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 85.00% 79.07% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 83 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 11 (27.50%) User Stories
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) Java
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (15.00%) ISEB
7 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.00%) C#
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (12.50%) MS Project
8 5 (12.50%) Web Services
8 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
8 5 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (12.50%) User Experience
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
8 5 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) Open Source
9 4 (10.00%) PaaS
9 4 (10.00%) 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 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) nginx
3 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.50%) CICS
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (12.50%) MS Project
2 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.00%) PaaS
4 3 (7.50%) IaaS
5 2 (5.00%) GitHub
5 2 (5.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Datadog
6 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) Riak
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) DataStage
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.50%) Power BI
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Ant
2 2 (5.00%) GoCD
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) Maven
2 2 (5.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.50%) ChangeMan
3 1 (2.50%) Grunt
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Protractor
3 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.00%) Automotive
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Product Owner
4 5 (12.50%) Digital Product Owner
4 5 (12.50%) Product Owner
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.50%) C# Architect
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) HTML5
3 4 (10.00%) JSON
4 3 (7.50%) CSS3
4 3 (7.50%) Node.js
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) Django
5 2 (5.00%) LAMP
5 2 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (5.00%) Play Framework
5 2 (5.00%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.00%) Spring
5 2 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (2.50%) Compass CSS Framework
6 1 (2.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) PMI
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Blog
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) CoreOS
3 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 11 (27.50%) User Stories
3 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) BDD
6 4 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) Open Source
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.00%) TDD
6 4 (10.00%) V-Model
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Domain Models
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) PRINCE
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Go
6 2 (5.00%) Perl
6 2 (5.00%) R
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Ansible
1 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
1 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Control-M
2 2 (5.00%) Mesos
2 2 (5.00%) Nagios
2 2 (5.00%) rkt
2 2 (5.00%) Unicenter
2 2 (5.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.50%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.50%) Graphite
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) New Relic
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) ATG
4 1 (2.50%) Demandware
4 1 (2.50%) hybris
4 1 (2.50%) Kronos
4 1 (2.50%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (2.50%) Talend
4 1 (2.50%) TIBCO