Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 59 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.18% 18.62% 9.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.64% 23.73% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 19
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -15.63%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £310
90th Percentile £453 £488 £428
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +25.24% +21.95% -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 206 295 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 77.44% 78.46% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 198 165
Staffordshire median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% - -
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £463 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +101.53% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.99 £19.65 £9.27
90th Percentile £48.50 £73.50 £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent -5 19 £388 +10.71% 10
Stafford +5 16 £375 - 9
Tamworth +4 9 £365 -14.12% 6
Burton-upon-Trent 0 1 - - 1
Lichfield - 1 £320 -
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) .NET
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) HTML
4 9 (15.25%) Java
4 9 (15.25%) XML
4 9 (15.25%) jQuery
4 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
5 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.56%) Finance
5 8 (13.56%) Middleware
5 8 (13.56%) CSS
5 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.86%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) JIRA
7 6 (10.17%) Use Case
7 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.17%) QA
7 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Scrum
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (10.17%) SDLC
7 6 (10.17%) Smoke Testing

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 (6.78%) Confluence
1 4 (6.78%) JBoss
1 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) Profibus
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Maven
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Software Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) QA Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) QA Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Software QA Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Software Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 9 (15.25%) HTML
2 9 (15.25%) jQuery
2 9 (15.25%) XML
3 8 (13.56%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) Middleware
4 6 (10.17%) Web Services
5 5 (8.47%) HTML5
5 5 (8.47%) REST
6 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (6.78%) J2SE
6 4 (6.78%) JMS
6 4 (6.78%) JSF
6 4 (6.78%) Servlets
6 4 (6.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (5.08%) CSS3
7 3 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.08%) Social Media
3 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
1 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
2 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
2 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (11.86%) MVC
4 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
4 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
4 6 (10.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (10.17%) Scrum
4 6 (10.17%) SDLC
4 6 (10.17%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.17%) Use Case
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.78%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (6.78%) SOA
6 4 (6.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 9 (15.25%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.08%) C
6 3 (5.08%) C++
6 3 (5.08%) Pascal
6 3 (5.08%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) Python
7 2 (3.39%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) GDPR
3 3 (5.08%) IEC 61508
3 3 (5.08%) IEC 62304
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Avaya
2 3 (5.08%) Verint
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Xamarin