Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 57 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.19% 14.14% 13.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.76% 18.78% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 18
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £338 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -4.93% -8.39%
10th Percentile £282 £288 £301
90th Percentile £443 £425 £588
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.16% +36.59% -34.80%

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 213 229 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 79.18% 75.33% 79.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 161 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £338 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.37% -9.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £209
90th Percentile £460 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.14 £25.00 £11.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.43% +122.67% -25.15%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.88 £9.78
90th Percentile £36.38 £57.50 £15.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -27.91% +19.44% -25.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Staffordshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Staffordshire.

Contractor 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 22 May 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
Stafford +1 17 £375 +25.00% 7
Stoke-on-Trent -5 16 £388 +14.81% 21
Tamworth +3 6 - - 6
Burton-upon-Trent +2 3 £400 +37.93% 4
Cannock - 2 - - 1
Lichfield - 2 £315 - 2
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
3 13 (22.81%) .NET
4 12 (21.05%) HTML
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
6 10 (17.54%) C#
6 10 (17.54%) CSS
6 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.79%) jQuery
8 8 (14.04%) Java
8 8 (14.04%) HTML5
9 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
9 7 (12.28%) XML
10 6 (10.53%) MVC
10 6 (10.53%) Project Management
10 6 (10.53%) Middleware
10 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.53%) JIRA
10 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.53%) QA
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
11 5 (8.77%) CSS3

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 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 3 (5.26%) ColdFusion
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
1 3 (5.26%) Profibus
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Power BI
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Software Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Software QA Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Software Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
5 5 (8.77%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 12 (21.05%) HTML
3 10 (17.54%) CSS
4 9 (15.79%) jQuery
5 8 (14.04%) HTML5
6 7 (12.28%) XML
7 6 (10.53%) Middleware
8 5 (8.77%) CSS3
9 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
9 4 (7.02%) REST
10 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (5.26%) J2SE
10 3 (5.26%) JMS
10 3 (5.26%) JSF
10 3 (5.26%) Servlets
10 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.26%) Web Services
10 3 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.51%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Social Media
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) EPoS
4 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
2 11 (19.30%) Scrum
3 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
3 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 6 (10.53%) MVC
4 6 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Project Management
4 6 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) Pascal
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) R
8 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 3 (5.26%) IEC 61508
2 3 (5.26%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Avaya
2 3 (5.26%) Verint
3 2 (3.51%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) RapidMiner