Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 January 2021 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 7 13 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.93% 9.92% 18.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 13.54% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 29
Median daily rate £365 £335 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% -7.59% -2.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £313
90th Percentile £400 £473 £452
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -9.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +23.19% -23.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.25 £39.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -5.70% +14.49% +6.15%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80 96 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 79.21% 73.28% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 156
Median daily rate £375 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -10.67% -
10th Percentile £253 £170 £269
90th Percentile £508 £488 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.35% -64.00% +143.24%
10th Percentile £28.45 £11.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% -0.94% -28.89%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £365 +10.61% 6
Lichfield - 2 - - 2
Cannock - 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft