Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13 47 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.49% 18.58% 19.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.40% 20.70% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 37
Staffordshire median daily rate £335 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -0.68% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £473 £444 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -23.33% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £33.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.15 £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +32.00%

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 97 227 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 70.80% 89.72% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 160 152
Staffordshire median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £184 £275 £263
90th Percentile £488 £463 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +210.34% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.13 £11.12
90th Percentile £43.75 £58.00 £48.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £24.98
% change year-on-year +1.25% -35.95% +31.89%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 -2 3 £425 +23.64% 3
Stoke-on-Trent -7 3 £330 -8.33% 13
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (23.08%) API Development
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) Axway
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Management

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Azure Functions
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
1 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) IPsec
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
1 1 (7.69%) RSVP
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Power BI
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) AccuRev
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
2 2 (15.38%) React Developer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Delivery Lead
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) React
2 2 (15.38%) WinForms
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) SCADA
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (23.08%) API Development
2 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Android Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
3 2 (15.38%) Innovative Thinking
3 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) IIBA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Axway
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper