Period
to 11 August 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 11 August 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 4 28 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.41% 14.29% 18.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 18.54% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £408 £263 £311
90th Percentile £548 £438 £444
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £46.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +35.71%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% +69.64%

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 61 151 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 82.43% 77.04% 78.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 104 142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £253 £210 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -1.14% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +92.31% -10.34%
10th Percentile £11.84 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £17.80 £56.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% +29.03% -16.22%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 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
Burton-upon-Trent 0 2 £488 +18.18%
Stafford -6 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 August 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 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Backlog Management
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Implementation Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Backlog Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft