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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 18 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.82% 13.23% 15.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.57% 17.24% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 6
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £398 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +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 92 145 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.09% 76.72% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 97 56
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £578 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 16 (34.78%) User Stories
2 15 (32.61%) Scrum
3 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.91%) Open Source
5 10 (21.74%) User Experience
5 10 (21.74%) Internet
5 10 (21.74%) .NET
5 10 (21.74%) Web Services
5 10 (21.74%) Web Development
6 9 (19.57%) C#
6 9 (19.57%) DevOps
6 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.39%) HTML
7 8 (17.39%) CSS
7 8 (17.39%) ETL
7 8 (17.39%) QA
7 8 (17.39%) TDD
8 7 (15.22%) Legal
8 7 (15.22%) Blog
8 7 (15.22%) Java
8 7 (15.22%) HTML5
9 6 (13.04%) Rapid Prototyping
9 6 (13.04%) V-Model
9 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (13.04%) CSS3
9 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (13.04%) ISEB

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 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.17%) CICS
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
4 1 (2.17%) Datadog
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) SMTP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) DataStage
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.17%) Power BI
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.70%) Grunt
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.17%) ChangeMan
3 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (15.22%) Legal
2 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.70%) Automotive
4 3 (6.52%) Finance
5 2 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) .NET Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Product Owner
5 5 (10.87%) C# Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Digital Product Owner
5 5 (10.87%) Product Owner
5 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) .NET Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) CSS
2 8 (17.39%) HTML
3 7 (15.22%) HTML5
4 6 (13.04%) CSS3
5 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.87%) Node.js
6 4 (8.70%) jQuery
6 4 (8.70%) React
6 4 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (6.52%) Angular 2
7 3 (6.52%) JSON
7 3 (6.52%) RESTful
8 2 (4.35%) Ajax
8 2 (4.35%) Django
8 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
8 2 (4.35%) REST
8 2 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) User Experience
2 7 (15.22%) Blog
3 3 (6.52%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) User Stories
2 15 (32.61%) Scrum
3 11 (23.91%) Open Source
4 10 (21.74%) Web Development
5 9 (19.57%) DevOps
5 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.39%) ETL
6 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.39%) TDD
7 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (13.04%) Rapid Prototyping
7 6 (13.04%) V-Model
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.52%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) PRINCE
10 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) C#
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) Ruby
5 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (2.17%) COBOL
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.35%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
1 3 (6.52%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.35%) Mesos
3 1 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.17%) Graphite
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) Kronos
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
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