Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1065 1395 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.88% 22.63% 15.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.36% 27.22% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 860 474
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £285 £310 £263
90th Percentile £550 £551 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £24.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.69% -20.97% +72.22%
10th Percentile £26.20 £14.60 £21.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £33.15 £45.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +7.50% +14.29%

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 4040 5125 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.13% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 3073 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +1 356 £400 -3.32% 52
Coventry 0 215 £450 +10.36% 36
Shropshire 0 128 £500 +11.11% 17
Warwickshire +3 91 £400 +3.23% 8
Staffordshire -3 39 £360 +2.86% 15
Solihull -8 16 £450 +20.00% 15
Wolverhampton +5 12 £350 -12.50% 1
Herefordshire +3 10 £215 -40.69% 4
Sutton Coldfield -4 10 £563 +2.27% 1
Worcestershire -5 7 £350 -6.67% 5
Kingswinford -1 4 £460 +51.44%
Walsall -1 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 297 (27.89%) Scrum
2 198 (18.59%) TDD
3 185 (17.37%) HTML
4 178 (16.71%) JavaScript
5 176 (16.53%) Java
6 174 (16.34%) CSS
7 158 (14.84%) Git (software)
8 157 (14.74%) .NET
9 154 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
10 148 (13.90%) SQL
11 143 (13.43%) C#
12 141 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 126 (11.83%) DevOps
14 125 (11.74%) Finance
15 119 (11.17%) Microsoft
16 118 (11.08%) Jenkins
17 116 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
18 114 (10.70%) Web Services
19 112 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 109 (10.23%) SQL Server
20 109 (10.23%) JIRA
20 109 (10.23%) Waterfall
21 107 (10.05%) Kanban
22 106 (9.95%) User Experience
23 103 (9.67%) BDD
24 99 (9.30%) MVC
25 98 (9.20%) Project Management
26 94 (8.83%) Linux
26 94 (8.83%) HTML5
27 83 (7.79%) Oracle

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 62 (5.82%) Confluence
2 28 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 25 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.07%) JBoss
6 21 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 20 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.78%) Apache
9 16 (1.50%) CMS
10 12 (1.13%) nginx
10 12 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.03%) WildFly
12 10 (0.94%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.85%) Mule
13 9 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.75%) DNN
14 8 (0.75%) IIS
15 6 (0.56%) Documentum
15 6 (0.56%) SAS
15 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.97%) Simulink
3 18 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.75%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.38%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.38%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.38%) Snagit
10 3 (0.28%) InDesign
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.094%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.094%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 46 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle Utilities
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.19%) Actimize
5 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.094%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 116 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.97%) SaaS
4 19 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.50%) PaaS
7 12 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.03%) IaaS
9 9 (0.85%) GitHub
10 8 (0.75%) Office 365
11 7 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.66%) Route 53
12 5 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.35%) HTTP
2 33 (3.10%) SSL
3 21 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.22%) SMS
5 9 (0.85%) Bluetooth
6 8 (0.75%) Firewall
6 8 (0.75%) Internet
6 8 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.66%) DNS
7 7 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (0.66%) OpenVPN
7 7 (0.66%) SSH
8 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.38%) LDAP
8 4 (0.38%) VPN
8 4 (0.38%) WLAN
9 3 (0.28%) AMQP
9 3 (0.28%) WAN
9 3 (0.28%) Wireless
10 2 (0.19%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.23%) MongoDB
3 48 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (3.47%) MySQL
5 32 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.72%) Big Data
7 18 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.03%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.56%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 158 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 118 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 109 (10.23%) JIRA
4 72 (6.76%) Maven
5 51 (4.79%) JUnit
6 50 (4.69%) Subversion
7 40 (3.76%) Selenium
8 31 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
9 27 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 21 (1.97%) SpecFlow
11 20 (1.88%) SonarQube
12 18 (1.69%) SoapUI
13 17 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (1.50%) Mockito
15 14 (1.31%) Ant
16 13 (1.22%) DbUnit
16 13 (1.22%) jMock
17 12 (1.13%) JMeter
18 11 (1.03%) IntelliJ
18 11 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 125 (11.74%) Finance
2 44 (4.13%) Retail
3 26 (2.44%) Automotive
4 24 (2.25%) Legal
5 23 (2.16%) Publishing
6 19 (1.78%) Banking
7 17 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.03%) Advertising
8 11 (1.03%) Marketing
9 8 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.56%) Back Office
11 5 (0.47%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 1 (0.094%) Front Office
14 1 (0.094%) Law
14 1 (0.094%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 355 (33.33%) Developer
2 142 (13.33%) Analyst
3 95 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 86 (8.08%) Business Analyst
5 74 (6.95%) Java Developer
6 65 (6.10%) Designer
7 58 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 57 (5.35%) .NET Developer
9 54 (5.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 51 (4.79%) Architect
11 42 (3.94%) Consultant
12 38 (3.57%) Senior Developer
13 33 (3.10%) Angular Developer
13 33 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
13 33 (3.10%) Test Analyst
14 32 (3.00%) C# Developer
15 30 (2.82%) Agile Developer
16 29 (2.72%) Scrum Master
17 28 (2.63%) Lead Developer
18 25 (2.35%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (17.37%) HTML
2 174 (16.34%) CSS
3 157 (14.74%) .NET
4 114 (10.70%) Web Services
5 94 (8.83%) HTML5
6 83 (7.79%) AngularJS
7 79 (7.42%) Spring
8 77 (7.23%) JSON
9 70 (6.57%) CSS3
10 62 (5.82%) jQuery
11 59 (5.54%) ASP.NET
11 59 (5.54%) REST
11 59 (5.54%) RESTful
12 56 (5.26%) XML
13 48 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (4.04%) Middleware
14 43 (4.04%) SOAP
15 41 (3.85%) .NET Framework
16 36 (3.38%) Node.js
17 31 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.95%) User Experience
2 41 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.76%) Digital Media
4 39 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.78%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.22%) Social Media
10 10 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.38%) Animation
12 4 (0.38%) Blog
12 4 (0.38%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.38%) iPad
12 4 (0.38%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.28%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.28%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.83%) Linux
2 65 (6.10%) Windows
3 37 (3.47%) Android
4 36 (3.38%) Unix
5 31 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.22%) CentOS
7 13 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.66%) AIX
10 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.19%) Solaris
12 2 (0.19%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.094%) Debian
13 1 (0.094%) Fedora
13 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (27.89%) Scrum
2 198 (18.59%) TDD
3 154 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (13.24%) Test Automation
5 126 (11.83%) DevOps
6 112 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 109 (10.23%) Waterfall
8 107 (10.05%) Kanban
9 103 (9.67%) BDD
10 99 (9.30%) MVC
11 98 (9.20%) Project Management
12 83 (7.79%) User Stories
13 79 (7.42%) Open Source
14 67 (6.29%) CRM
15 65 (6.10%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 65 (6.10%) Front End Development
16 61 (5.73%) PRINCE2
17 60 (5.63%) Business Analysis
18 58 (5.45%) Migration
19 57 (5.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 178 (16.71%) JavaScript
2 176 (16.53%) Java
3 148 (13.90%) SQL
4 143 (13.43%) C#
5 64 (6.01%) Python
6 56 (5.26%) Scala
7 41 (3.85%) Ruby
8 27 (2.54%) MATLAB
8 27 (2.54%) PHP
9 23 (2.16%) Perl
10 18 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.50%) C
13 15 (1.41%) Objective-C
13 15 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.31%) Groovy
14 14 (1.31%) R
15 12 (1.13%) Apple Swift
15 12 (1.13%) C++
16 9 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (6.29%) Degree
2 51 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.16%) ISEB
5 19 (1.78%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.41%) PMP
8 13 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.56%) MCTS
13 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.28%) CHECK Team Member
15 3 (0.28%) MCSE
16 2 (0.19%) MCP
16 2 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.82%) QA
2 12 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.03%) PMO
4 9 (0.85%) GDPR
5 8 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.56%) WCAG
7 4 (0.38%) WAI
8 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.094%) GCP
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.094%) MISRA
9 1 (0.094%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (4.79%) Docker
2 12 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.66%) Postfix
4 7 (0.66%) Squid
4 7 (0.66%) vCloud
4 7 (0.66%) vSphere
5 5 (0.47%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.094%) KVM
7 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (6.67%) Puppet
2 35 (3.29%) Ansible
3 33 (3.10%) Terraform
4 20 (1.88%) ZABBIX
5 18 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.50%) Kibana
6 16 (1.50%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.31%) logstash
8 13 (1.22%) Salt
9 7 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.66%) Rancher
9 7 (0.66%) Rsyslog
9 7 (0.66%) Sysdig
10 6 (0.56%) collectd
10 6 (0.56%) StatsD
11 4 (0.38%) Consul
11 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
11 4 (0.38%) Packer
12 3 (0.28%) Grafana
Vendors
1 119 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 83 (7.79%) Oracle
3 31 (2.91%) Google
4 22 (2.07%) WSO2
5 21 (1.97%) VMware
6 18 (1.69%) IBM
7 17 (1.60%) SAP
8 14 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.31%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.31%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.22%) Adobe
10 10 (0.94%) Rackspace
10 10 (0.94%) webMethods
11 8 (0.75%) Cisco
12 7 (0.66%) Cognos
12 7 (0.66%) Pega
12 7 (0.66%) Sonatype
12 7 (0.66%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.66%) Zend
13 5 (0.47%) SaltStack