Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 14 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,375 841 1,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.13% 19.53% 21.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.48% 23.43% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 583 767
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.07% +12.13%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £287
90th Percentile £580 £550 £547
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.64% +64.71% -45.93%
10th Percentile £34.60 £28.00 £15.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% -1.16% +14.67%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,233 3,589 5,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.33% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,537 2,264 2,976
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 122 121
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Shropshire 0 372 £510 -2.86% 12
Birmingham -1 346 £450 +12.50% 137
Coventry +2 304 £475 +11.76% 44
Warwickshire -3 78 £438 +6.06% 30
Staffordshire +3 50 £375 +11.94% 42
Herefordshire 0 40 £375 +25.00% 19
Solihull -1 36 £375 +11.94% 15
Worcestershire -4 11 £360 -15.29% 29
Wolverhampton -6 9 £450 +28.57% 3
Kingswinford - 4 £350 -
Walsall -1 3 £425 - 8
Sutton Coldfield -2 2 £475 -15.56% 7
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 445 (32.36%) Scrum
2 273 (19.85%) Java
3 246 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
4 235 (17.09%) HTML
5 234 (17.02%) TDD
6 222 (16.15%) SQL
7 220 (16.00%) DevOps
8 219 (15.93%) CSS
9 217 (15.78%) JavaScript
9 217 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 214 (15.56%) Git (software)
11 203 (14.76%) Test Automation
12 202 (14.69%) .NET
13 194 (14.11%) Kanban
14 191 (13.89%) BDD
15 185 (13.45%) JIRA
16 177 (12.87%) C#
17 162 (11.78%) SQL Server
18 154 (11.20%) Jenkins
19 152 (11.05%) Project Management
20 151 (10.98%) Microsoft
21 138 (10.04%) Waterfall
22 137 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
22 137 (9.96%) User Experience
23 129 (9.38%) User Stories
23 129 (9.38%) Web Services
24 128 (9.31%) Confluence
25 127 (9.24%) Selenium
26 125 (9.09%) Microservices
27 122 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
1 128 (9.31%) Confluence
2 73 (5.31%) Documentum
3 31 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.89%) WebLogic
5 19 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.31%) CMS
7 17 (1.24%) Apache
7 17 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.02%) nginx
9 13 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.80%) JBoss
11 9 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.51%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.29%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.29%) IIS
14 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.36%) CATIA
7 4 (0.29%) SPSS
8 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.15%) Simulink
9 1 (0.073%) InVision
9 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 34 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.36%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.29%) Magento
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.073%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 217 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (3.35%) SaaS
5 41 (2.98%) PaaS
6 39 (2.84%) IaaS
7 24 (1.75%) GitHub
8 23 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.53%) Office 365
10 20 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.09%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.73%) Slack
13 6 (0.44%) npm
13 6 (0.44%) Serverless
14 5 (0.36%) Trello
15 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.22%) Route 53
17 2 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.82%) HTTP
2 22 (1.60%) SSL
2 22 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.09%) SMS
4 8 (0.58%) Network Security
5 7 (0.51%) DNS
6 5 (0.36%) Firewall
6 5 (0.36%) Skype
7 4 (0.29%) Internet
7 4 (0.29%) Intranet
7 4 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.29%) VoIP
8 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.15%) DHCP
9 2 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.15%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.073%) VPN
10 1 (0.073%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 39 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.62%) MySQL
7 34 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.16%) Power BI
10 15 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.87%) Big Data
11 12 (0.87%) Redis
12 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.58%) DB2
14 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 214 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 185 (13.45%) JIRA
3 154 (11.20%) Jenkins
4 127 (9.24%) Selenium
5 85 (6.18%) Maven
6 81 (5.89%) Cucumber
7 80 (5.82%) Subversion
8 55 (4.00%) Visual Studio
9 52 (3.78%) WebDriver
10 45 (3.27%) JUnit
11 37 (2.69%) Bitbucket
12 35 (2.55%) SpecFlow
13 34 (2.47%) SoapUI
14 32 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
15 31 (2.25%) SonarQube
16 29 (2.11%) gulp
16 29 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
17 27 (1.96%) Mockito
18 26 (1.89%) DbUnit
18 26 (1.89%) jMock
General
1 121 (8.80%) Finance
2 72 (5.24%) Retail
3 19 (1.38%) Automotive
4 17 (1.24%) Marketing
5 14 (1.02%) Banking
5 14 (1.02%) Publishing
6 13 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.87%) Legal
8 8 (0.58%) Military
9 6 (0.44%) Law
10 5 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.36%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.15%) French Language
13 2 (0.15%) Games
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.073%) Billing
14 1 (0.073%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 399 (29.02%) Developer
2 220 (16.00%) Analyst
3 147 (10.69%) Business Analyst
4 128 (9.31%) Architect
5 110 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 92 (6.69%) Project Manager
7 79 (5.75%) .NET Developer
8 68 (4.95%) Designer
9 67 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
10 62 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 59 (4.29%) Scrum Master
12 55 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
13 53 (3.85%) Agile Developer
14 52 (3.78%) Test Analyst
15 50 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
16 48 (3.49%) Tester
17 43 (3.13%) Senior Developer
18 41 (2.98%) UX Designer
19 38 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 35 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (17.09%) HTML
2 219 (15.93%) CSS
3 202 (14.69%) .NET
4 129 (9.38%) Web Services
5 107 (7.78%) Spring
6 99 (7.20%) ASP.NET
7 91 (6.62%) RESTful
8 78 (5.67%) Spring Boot
9 77 (5.60%) Middleware
10 75 (5.45%) AngularJS
11 74 (5.38%) SOAP
12 69 (5.02%) REST
13 67 (4.87%) HTML5
14 62 (4.51%) Apache Camel
14 62 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
15 59 (4.29%) Hibernate
16 56 (4.07%) Gherkin
16 56 (4.07%) JSON
17 55 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 55 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.96%) User Experience
2 77 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 19 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.02%) NHS
8 14 (1.02%) Virtual Team
9 12 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.65%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.58%) Social Media
12 7 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.51%) Fintech
12 7 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.71%) Windows
2 101 (7.35%) Linux
3 72 (5.24%) Unix
4 27 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (1.82%) Mac OS X
5 25 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.53%) Android
7 15 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.51%) VME
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.22%) CentOS
11 3 (0.22%) HPUX
11 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (32.36%) Scrum
2 246 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
3 234 (17.02%) TDD
4 220 (16.00%) DevOps
5 203 (14.76%) Test Automation
6 194 (14.11%) Kanban
7 191 (13.89%) BDD
8 152 (11.05%) Project Management
9 138 (10.04%) Waterfall
10 129 (9.38%) User Stories
11 125 (9.09%) Microservices
12 122 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 110 (8.00%) Business Analysis
13 110 (8.00%) Migration
14 102 (7.42%) MVC
15 94 (6.84%) Mentoring
16 92 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
17 88 (6.40%) SDLC
18 84 (6.11%) Coaching
19 80 (5.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (19.85%) Java
2 222 (16.15%) SQL
3 217 (15.78%) JavaScript
4 177 (12.87%) C#
5 77 (5.60%) Python
6 63 (4.58%) Java 8
7 46 (3.35%) Perl
8 40 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 38 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 37 (2.69%) Ruby
11 35 (2.55%) Scala
12 30 (2.18%) PHP
13 24 (1.75%) Groovy
14 23 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.31%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.95%) C
18 11 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.80%) Haskell
19 8 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 115 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 79 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.71%) Degree
4 36 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 30 (2.18%) ISEB
6 12 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.58%) CITP
8 8 (0.58%) PMP
9 7 (0.51%) CISSP
9 7 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.44%) APMP
11 5 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.29%) CEH
12 4 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.45%) QA
2 19 (1.38%) PMO
3 18 (1.31%) GDPR
4 14 (1.02%) WCAG
5 13 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.44%) GCP
6 6 (0.44%) WAI
7 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) SLA
9 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.073%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.073%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (5.45%) Docker
2 50 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.16%) vSphere
5 8 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.44%) LXC
7 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.22%) IAG
9 2 (0.15%) NFS
9 2 (0.15%) Samba
9 2 (0.15%) Squid
9 2 (0.15%) Varnish
9 2 (0.15%) Xen
10 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 88 (6.40%) Puppet
2 66 (4.80%) Ansible
3 36 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.24%) Kibana
5 16 (1.16%) Terraform
6 13 (0.95%) Grafana
7 11 (0.80%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.73%) WSUS
9 9 (0.65%) HP ALM
10 7 (0.51%) Nagios
11 5 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.29%) logstash
12 4 (0.29%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 3 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.22%) Mesos
13 3 (0.22%) SELinux
13 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 151 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.96%) Oracle
3 65 (4.73%) Pega
4 51 (3.71%) VMware
5 48 (3.49%) Google
6 43 (3.13%) IBM
7 29 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.31%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.24%) Adobe
11 15 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.09%) SAP
11 15 (1.09%) webMethods
12 14 (1.02%) BEA
12 14 (1.02%) OpenText
12 14 (1.02%) WSO2
13 13 (0.95%) Zend
14 12 (0.87%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.73%) HP
15 10 (0.73%) MuleSoft