Period
to 23 February 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 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,159 1,193 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.26% 22.66% 18.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.11% 27.39% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 767 548
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.30%
10th Percentile £286 £313 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £442
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.41 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.62% +21.95% -34.80%
10th Percentile £22.88 £20.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £31.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year +6.51% -3.43% +21.53%

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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 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
Birmingham +1 391 £413 -8.33% 94
Coventry 0 269 £450 +2.86% 55
Shropshire 0 147 £520 +15.56% 9
Warwickshire +2 71 £373 -8.59% 32
Staffordshire 0 58 £375 +7.14% 37
Solihull +8 38 £455 +21.33% 20
Wolverhampton +1 9 £403 +0.63% 4
Worcestershire -5 9 £350 -9.68% 30
Herefordshire +1 7 £215 -24.56% 7
Sutton Coldfield 0 5 £500 -9.09% 7
Kingswinford 0 2 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 346 (29.85%) Scrum
2 239 (20.62%) TDD
3 201 (17.34%) HTML
4 199 (17.17%) JavaScript
5 197 (17.00%) .NET
6 195 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
7 189 (16.31%) CSS
8 187 (16.13%) Java
9 185 (15.96%) C#
10 181 (15.62%) DevOps
11 177 (15.27%) Git (software)
11 177 (15.27%) SQL
12 168 (14.50%) Kanban
13 167 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 166 (14.32%) Microsoft
15 165 (14.24%) Test Automation
16 162 (13.98%) Web Services
17 145 (12.51%) BDD
18 144 (12.42%) SQL Server
19 136 (11.73%) JIRA
20 115 (9.92%) Finance
21 109 (9.40%) Jenkins
22 104 (8.97%) User Experience
22 104 (8.97%) MVC
23 103 (8.89%) Waterfall
24 102 (8.80%) Linux
25 101 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
26 100 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
26 100 (8.63%) Project Management
27 93 (8.02%) Maven

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 79 (6.82%) Confluence
2 28 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.55%) Apache
6 17 (1.47%) Documentum
7 16 (1.38%) nginx
8 15 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.21%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (1.04%) CMS
10 12 (1.04%) JBoss
11 10 (0.86%) IIS
12 8 (0.69%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.60%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.26%) Mongrel
Applications
1 29 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.52%) Simulink
7 5 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.35%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.35%) Snagit
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.26%) InVision
10 2 (0.17%) InDesign
10 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.086%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 55 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.086%) Actimize
5 1 (0.086%) BASE24
5 1 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.086%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 167 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (2.24%) SaaS
5 24 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.21%) PaaS
8 13 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.04%) GitHub
9 12 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.95%) Office 365
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.60%) IaaS
13 6 (0.52%) Route 53
13 6 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.88%) HTTP
2 25 (2.16%) SSL
3 21 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.21%) SMS
5 8 (0.69%) DNS
6 7 (0.60%) Bluetooth
6 7 (0.60%) Firewall
6 7 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.52%) Internet
8 5 (0.43%) Intranet
8 5 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (0.43%) OpenVPN
8 5 (0.43%) SSH
9 3 (0.26%) Network Security
9 3 (0.26%) Profibus
10 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.17%) FlexRay
10 2 (0.17%) MQTT
10 2 (0.17%) Skype
10 2 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.97%) MongoDB
3 38 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.81%) MySQL
7 19 (1.64%) Big Data
7 19 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (1.12%) Power BI
12 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.78%) DB2
14 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 177 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 136 (11.73%) JIRA
3 109 (9.40%) Jenkins
4 93 (8.02%) Maven
5 50 (4.31%) Selenium
6 47 (4.06%) Visual Studio
7 41 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 39 (3.36%) Subversion
8 39 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (3.28%) JUnit
10 27 (2.33%) SonarQube
11 23 (1.98%) Mockito
11 23 (1.98%) WebDriver
12 20 (1.73%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.73%) DbUnit
12 20 (1.73%) jMock
13 18 (1.55%) SpecFlow
14 16 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (1.29%) SoapUI
16 14 (1.21%) Ant
General
1 115 (9.92%) Finance
2 46 (3.97%) Retail
3 26 (2.24%) Automotive
4 23 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.38%) Legal
5 16 (1.38%) Publishing
6 15 (1.29%) Banking
7 12 (1.04%) Marketing
8 10 (0.86%) Advertising
9 9 (0.78%) Games
10 5 (0.43%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Back Office
12 3 (0.26%) Electronics
12 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.086%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.086%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 395 (34.08%) Developer
2 160 (13.81%) Analyst
3 101 (8.71%) Java Developer
4 98 (8.46%) Business Analyst
5 96 (8.28%) Project Manager
6 73 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 70 (6.04%) .NET Developer
8 63 (5.44%) Architect
9 59 (5.09%) Designer
10 55 (4.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 50 (4.31%) Lead Developer
11 50 (4.31%) Scrum Master
12 42 (3.62%) C# Developer
13 40 (3.45%) Consultant
14 38 (3.28%) Test Analyst
15 35 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
16 33 (2.85%) Senior Developer
17 28 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
18 26 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
18 26 (2.24%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (17.34%) HTML
2 197 (17.00%) .NET
3 189 (16.31%) CSS
4 162 (13.98%) Web Services
5 86 (7.42%) HTML5
6 83 (7.16%) ASP.NET
7 75 (6.47%) jQuery
8 72 (6.21%) Spring
9 71 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 71 (6.13%) CSS3
10 69 (5.95%) XML
11 59 (5.09%) AngularJS
12 58 (5.00%) SOAP
13 57 (4.92%) .NET Framework
14 55 (4.75%) REST
15 54 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 51 (4.40%) RESTful
17 47 (4.06%) JSON
18 43 (3.71%) J2EE
19 36 (3.11%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.97%) User Experience
2 64 (5.52%) Digital Media
2 64 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
3 46 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.29%) Social Media
9 13 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.60%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.52%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.43%) Blog
13 5 (0.43%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.43%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.35%) Infotainment
14 4 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 102 (8.80%) Linux
2 59 (5.09%) Windows
3 35 (3.02%) Android
4 30 (2.59%) Unix
5 28 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.52%) CentOS
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.26%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) Solaris
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.086%) AIX
13 1 (0.086%) Debian
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (29.85%) Scrum
2 239 (20.62%) TDD
3 195 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
4 181 (15.62%) DevOps
5 168 (14.50%) Kanban
6 165 (14.24%) Test Automation
7 145 (12.51%) BDD
8 104 (8.97%) MVC
9 103 (8.89%) Waterfall
10 100 (8.63%) Project Management
10 100 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 93 (8.02%) User Stories
12 80 (6.90%) Open Source
13 76 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 73 (6.30%) CRM
15 71 (6.13%) Coaching
16 70 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
17 64 (5.52%) Configuration Management
17 64 (5.52%) Front End Development
18 63 (5.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 199 (17.17%) JavaScript
2 187 (16.13%) Java
3 185 (15.96%) C#
4 177 (15.27%) SQL
5 79 (6.82%) Python
6 37 (3.19%) Ruby
7 36 (3.11%) Scala
8 28 (2.42%) PHP
9 22 (1.90%) Perl
10 21 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 21 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 20 (1.73%) C
12 16 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.38%) R
13 14 (1.21%) C++
13 14 (1.21%) MATLAB
14 12 (1.04%) Groovy
15 11 (0.95%) Objective-C
15 11 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.00%) Degree
3 57 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.90%) ISEB
5 19 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.04%) PMP
7 12 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.52%) MCTS
10 6 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.35%) CISM
11 4 (0.35%) CISSP
11 4 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.35%) OCP
11 4 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.26%) CEH
12 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.93%) QA
2 21 (1.81%) GDPR
3 13 (1.12%) PMO
4 10 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.43%) WCAG
6 3 (0.26%) GCP
6 3 (0.26%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.26%) IEC 62304
6 3 (0.26%) WAI
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.086%) MISRA
System Software
1 50 (4.31%) Docker
2 26 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.38%) vSphere
4 14 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.60%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.43%) Postfix
6 5 (0.43%) Squid
6 5 (0.43%) vCloud
7 2 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.086%) KVM
8 1 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 85 (7.33%) Puppet
2 42 (3.62%) Ansible
2 42 (3.62%) Terraform
3 24 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.73%) ZABBIX
5 16 (1.38%) Kibana
6 15 (1.29%) logstash
7 14 (1.21%) Salt
8 11 (0.95%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.43%) collectd
9 5 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.43%) Rancher
9 5 (0.43%) Rsyslog
9 5 (0.43%) StatsD
9 5 (0.43%) Sysdig
10 4 (0.35%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
11 3 (0.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 166 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.61%) Oracle
3 33 (2.85%) VMware
4 24 (2.07%) Google
5 23 (1.98%) Pega
6 21 (1.81%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.12%) SAP
8 12 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.95%) Adobe
9 11 (0.95%) IBM
9 11 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.95%) Zend
10 10 (0.86%) OpenText
11 9 (0.78%) WSO2
12 8 (0.69%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.52%) EMC
13 6 (0.52%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.43%) HP
14 5 (0.43%) Sonatype
14 5 (0.43%) Tableau