Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 304 1,052 1,407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.80% 25.16% 27.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.92% 29.46% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 733 960
Median daily rate £440 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.42% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £351 £325
90th Percentile £575 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.11% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.32% +52.40%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% -0.86%

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 1,051 3,571 4,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.73% 85.41% 84.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 2,325 2,589
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £269
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £478 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 120 204
Median hourly rate £27.67 £19.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.71% +28.33% -31.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.70 £20.72
% change year-on-year +41.73% +19.18% -9.91%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 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
Shropshire 0 92 £435 -13.10% 13
Birmingham -1 80 £475 +2.70% 79
Coventry 0 55 £450 -5.26% 18
Warwickshire -5 23 £368 -18.33% 18
Solihull -5 8 £475 +15.15% 7
Herefordshire -4 7 £438 -12.94% 5
Staffordshire -6 3 £488 +21.88% 18
Worcestershire +12 1 - - 21
Wolverhampton -1 1 £363 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 75 (24.67%) Scrum
2 71 (23.36%) DevOps
3 64 (21.05%) Public Sector
4 61 (20.07%) Azure
5 59 (19.41%) SQL
6 54 (17.76%) Microsoft
7 49 (16.12%) Security Cleared
8 47 (15.46%) JIRA
9 43 (14.14%) User Stories
10 41 (13.49%) Confluence
11 38 (12.50%) Oracle
11 38 (12.50%) HTML
11 38 (12.50%) Java
12 37 (12.17%) User Experience
13 35 (11.51%) CSS
14 34 (11.18%) JavaScript
15 33 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (10.53%) Kanban
16 32 (10.53%) Service Design
17 31 (10.20%) TDD
18 29 (9.54%) Git (software)
18 29 (9.54%) Business Analysis
19 28 (9.21%) .NET
19 28 (9.21%) Microservices
19 28 (9.21%) Analytics
20 27 (8.88%) Test Automation
21 26 (8.55%) SC Cleared
21 26 (8.55%) C#
21 26 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (8.22%) Continuous Integration

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 41 (13.49%) Confluence
2 20 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.59%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.66%) SAS
6 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Documentum
7 1 (0.33%) Drupal
7 1 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 1 (0.33%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 12 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.66%) Sketch
5 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 61 (20.07%) Azure
2 18 (5.92%) Dynamics 365
2 18 (5.92%) Power Platform
3 14 (4.61%) AWS
4 12 (3.95%) Google Analytics
5 11 (3.62%) GitHub
5 11 (3.62%) Office 365
6 7 (2.30%) Google Tag Manager
6 7 (2.30%) PaaS
6 7 (2.30%) Trello
7 5 (1.64%) Apigee
7 5 (1.64%) GCP
7 5 (1.64%) Logic Apps
8 4 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.32%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.32%) SaaS
9 3 (0.99%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.99%) Google Sheets
9 3 (0.99%) Power Automate
9 3 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.28%) Unified Communications
2 10 (3.29%) Skype
2 10 (3.29%) VoIP
3 8 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (1.97%) Softphone
5 3 (0.99%) DSL
5 3 (0.99%) WAN
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) MPLS
7 1 (0.33%) ADSL
7 1 (0.33%) Broadband
7 1 (0.33%) Connectrix
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) Firewall
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) PSTN
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) SMS
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.93%) Power BI
2 14 (4.61%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.64%) MySQL
8 5 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.32%) Big Data
10 3 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.66%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (15.46%) JIRA
2 29 (9.54%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.91%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.28%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.96%) Maven
5 9 (2.96%) Toad
6 8 (2.63%) Selenium
6 8 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.30%) JUnit
7 7 (2.30%) Postman
8 6 (1.97%) JMeter
9 5 (1.64%) GitLab
9 5 (1.64%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.32%) Subversion
10 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.99%) Gatling
11 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
General
1 64 (21.05%) Public Sector
2 22 (7.24%) Finance
3 8 (2.63%) Marketing
4 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.64%) Games
5 5 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.32%) Banking
6 4 (1.32%) Publishing
6 4 (1.32%) Retail
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 64 (21.05%) Developer
2 48 (15.79%) Analyst
3 31 (10.20%) Designer
4 29 (9.54%) Business Analyst
5 28 (9.21%) Architect
6 18 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.59%) Product Manager
8 14 (4.61%) Content Designer
9 12 (3.95%) Digital Analyst
9 12 (3.95%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (3.62%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.62%) Performance Analyst
10 11 (3.62%) UX Designer
11 10 (3.29%) Digital Product Manager
11 10 (3.29%) Product Owner
11 10 (3.29%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.63%) Azure DevOps
12 8 (2.63%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.50%) HTML
2 35 (11.51%) CSS
3 28 (9.21%) .NET
4 23 (7.57%) JSON
5 19 (6.25%) XML
6 15 (4.93%) REST
6 15 (4.93%) Web Services
7 14 (4.61%) Node.js
8 10 (3.29%) RESTful
9 9 (2.96%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.96%) HTML5
9 9 (2.96%) OAuth
9 9 (2.96%) Spring
10 8 (2.63%) J2EE
10 8 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.30%) Middleware
11 7 (2.30%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.97%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.97%) OAuth2
12 6 (1.97%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.17%) User Experience
2 20 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.96%) Social Media
6 6 (1.97%) IVR
6 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) Robotics
9 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.66%) EPoS
9 2 (0.66%) Wiki
10 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.33%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.24%) Unix
2 20 (6.58%) Windows
3 16 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (0.99%) Android
4 3 (0.99%) Solaris
5 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) HPUX
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.67%) Scrum
2 71 (23.36%) DevOps
3 43 (14.14%) User Stories
4 33 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (10.53%) Kanban
5 32 (10.53%) Service Design
6 31 (10.20%) TDD
7 29 (9.54%) Business Analysis
8 28 (9.21%) Analytics
8 28 (9.21%) Microservices
9 27 (8.88%) Test Automation
10 26 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (7.89%) Migration
12 24 (7.89%) Project Management
12 24 (7.89%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 23 (7.57%) Prototyping
13 23 (7.57%) SDLC
13 23 (7.57%) Test Strategy
14 22 (7.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.41%) SQL
2 38 (12.50%) Java
3 34 (11.18%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.55%) C#
5 17 (5.59%) Scala
6 14 (4.61%) Python
7 13 (4.28%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.62%) C
9 8 (2.63%) Java 8
9 8 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.97%) PHP
12 5 (1.64%) VB
13 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.32%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.99%) Groovy
14 3 (0.99%) Ruby
15 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (16.12%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.96%) CISSP
7 8 (2.63%) CCIE
7 8 (2.63%) CCIE Collaboration
7 8 (2.63%) CCNP
7 8 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.64%) ISEB
10 3 (0.99%) Degree
10 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) APMP
11 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.91%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) GDPR
3 3 (0.99%) PMO
3 3 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.96%) Docker
3 8 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.33%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (4.93%) Ansible
2 9 (2.96%) Puppet
3 8 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.64%) Terraform
5 4 (1.32%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Consul
7 1 (0.33%) Control-M
7 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.33%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Packer
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.50%) Oracle
3 14 (4.61%) Google
4 11 (3.62%) webMethods
5 10 (3.29%) Cisco
6 9 (2.96%) Informatica
7 8 (2.63%) BEA
7 8 (2.63%) VMware
8 6 (1.97%) Splunk
8 6 (1.97%) Tableau
9 5 (1.64%) SAP
10 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.99%) Apple
11 3 (0.99%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.99%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.99%) UiPath
11 3 (0.99%) WSO2
12 2 (0.66%) Databricks
12 2 (0.66%) MuleSoft