Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 639 1,507 1,212
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.05% 30.16% 25.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.77% 34.62% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 934 879
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +1.74%
10th Percentile £358 £338 £299
90th Percentile £554 £608 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% +19.23%
England median hourly rate £43.48 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +2.27% +4.76%

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 2,301 4,353 4,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 87.11% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 2,724 2,552
Median daily rate £450 £438 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.04% +5.13%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £256
90th Percentile £588 £597 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 107 131
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -18.60% +10.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.99 £11.17
90th Percentile £39.75 £46.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.44
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.28% -6.25%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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
Coventry 0 229 £463 -2.63% 15
Birmingham -3 174 £475 +5.56% 90
Shropshire 0 125 £405 -12.90% 23
Warwickshire -3 35 £425 +3.03% 25
Solihull +1 23 £453 +16.77% 11
Worcestershire +16 9 £475 +18.75% 27
Staffordshire +3 8 £374 +3.10% 20
Herefordshire -15 6 £418 +19.29% 6
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £471 +1.34% 3
Wolverhampton -4 1 £338 -15.63% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 192 (30.05%) Scrum
2 167 (26.13%) Azure
3 148 (23.16%) SQL
4 116 (18.15%) Java
5 112 (17.53%) Microsoft
5 112 (17.53%) DevOps
6 111 (17.37%) C#
7 107 (16.74%) JIRA
8 94 (14.71%) TDD
9 93 (14.55%) .NET
10 91 (14.24%) Git (software)
11 89 (13.93%) Public Sector
12 85 (13.30%) Jenkins
12 85 (13.30%) Confluence
13 84 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (12.99%) Test Automation
14 83 (12.99%) User Experience
15 81 (12.68%) AWS
16 80 (12.52%) Migration
17 79 (12.36%) JavaScript
18 75 (11.74%) Kanban
18 75 (11.74%) BDD
19 69 (10.80%) Microservices
20 67 (10.49%) Finance
21 66 (10.33%) HTML
21 66 (10.33%) Web Services
21 66 (10.33%) Security Cleared
22 64 (10.02%) SQL Server
23 61 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
24 60 (9.39%) CSS

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 85 (13.30%) Confluence
2 31 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.03%) SAS
5 9 (1.41%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.10%) CMS
7 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) nginx
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.16%) Documentum
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) Liferay
10 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.78%) Sketch
6 4 (0.63%) InVision
6 4 (0.63%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.47%) GIMP
7 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.31%) Figma
8 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.31%) SPSS
8 2 (0.31%) Stata
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 50 (7.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) assyst
3 3 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.31%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 167 (26.13%) Azure
2 81 (12.68%) AWS
3 46 (7.20%) Power Platform
4 44 (6.89%) Dynamics 365
5 35 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (5.48%) Amazon SQS
6 28 (4.38%) PaaS
7 16 (2.50%) GitHub
8 11 (1.72%) IaaS
9 10 (1.56%) SaaS
9 10 (1.56%) Serverless
10 9 (1.41%) Office 365
11 7 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.10%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.94%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.94%) BrowserStack
13 5 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.78%) GCP
14 4 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.10%) Firewall
2 6 (0.94%) DSL
2 6 (0.94%) HTTP
3 5 (0.78%) MPLS
3 5 (0.78%) Wireless
4 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) DMZ
6 2 (0.31%) Internet
6 2 (0.31%) IPsec
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) RTSP
6 2 (0.31%) VPN
6 2 (0.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) BGP
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.16%) CTI
7 1 (0.16%) OSPF
7 1 (0.16%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (6.89%) Power BI
4 36 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (3.91%) Oracle Database
8 21 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.56%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.56%) Pentaho
13 10 (1.56%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 107 (16.74%) JIRA
2 91 (14.24%) Git (software)
3 85 (13.30%) Jenkins
4 50 (7.82%) Maven
5 41 (6.42%) JUnit
6 39 (6.10%) Mockito
7 37 (5.79%) SonarQube
8 36 (5.63%) DbUnit
8 36 (5.63%) jMock
9 34 (5.32%) Selenium
10 27 (4.23%) Cucumber
11 25 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (2.66%) JMeter
13 14 (2.19%) Bitbucket
14 13 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 13 (2.03%) webpack
15 11 (1.72%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.41%) Mocha
16 9 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (1.25%) Gatling
General
1 89 (13.93%) Public Sector
2 67 (10.49%) Finance
3 17 (2.66%) Marketing
4 14 (2.19%) Legal
5 12 (1.88%) Banking
5 12 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.56%) Retail
7 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.25%) Automotive
9 7 (1.10%) Electronics
9 7 (1.10%) Military
10 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Law
11 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 190 (29.73%) Developer
2 80 (12.52%) Analyst
3 63 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 48 (7.51%) Architect
5 43 (6.73%) Business Analyst
5 43 (6.73%) Designer
6 34 (5.32%) Tester
7 30 (4.69%) UX Designer
8 29 (4.54%) .NET Developer
9 26 (4.07%) User Researcher
10 25 (3.91%) Project Manager
11 21 (3.29%) Automation Tester
11 21 (3.29%) Product Owner
12 20 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.13%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.13%) Consultant
12 20 (3.13%) Lead Developer
12 20 (3.13%) Technical Architect
13 19 (2.97%) Scrum Master
14 18 (2.82%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (14.55%) .NET
2 66 (10.33%) HTML
2 66 (10.33%) Web Services
3 60 (9.39%) CSS
4 46 (7.20%) RESTful
5 45 (7.04%) Spring
6 43 (6.73%) AngularJS
7 40 (6.26%) SOAP
8 38 (5.95%) REST
9 37 (5.79%) ActiveMQ
10 36 (5.63%) PowerMock
11 30 (4.69%) HTML5
12 29 (4.54%) Hibernate
13 28 (4.38%) JPA
13 28 (4.38%) Spring Cloud
14 20 (3.13%) .NET Framework
14 20 (3.13%) ASP.NET
15 19 (2.97%) jQuery
16 18 (2.82%) JSON
17 17 (2.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.99%) User Experience
2 52 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.25%) Robotics
8 7 (1.10%) NHS
8 7 (1.10%) Wiki
9 6 (0.94%) CCTV
9 6 (0.94%) Reinsurance
10 5 (0.78%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.47%) SCADA
12 2 (0.31%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.31%) IVR
12 2 (0.31%) MPEG
12 2 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.42%) Unix
2 40 (6.26%) Windows
3 27 (4.23%) Linux
4 7 (1.10%) Solaris
5 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (30.05%) Scrum
2 112 (17.53%) DevOps
3 94 (14.71%) TDD
4 84 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (12.99%) Test Automation
6 80 (12.52%) Migration
7 75 (11.74%) BDD
7 75 (11.74%) Kanban
8 69 (10.80%) Microservices
9 61 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (8.92%) CRM
12 55 (8.61%) SDLC
13 48 (7.51%) Project Management
14 46 (7.20%) Waterfall
15 45 (7.04%) Analytics
16 43 (6.73%) Open Source
17 42 (6.57%) User Stories
18 41 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (6.42%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 148 (23.16%) SQL
2 116 (18.15%) Java
3 111 (17.37%) C#
4 79 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.16%) C
5 33 (5.16%) Python
6 20 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 11 (1.72%) Scala
9 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.25%) Groovy
11 7 (1.10%) Ruby
12 6 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (0.94%) PHP
12 6 (0.94%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.78%) R
14 3 (0.47%) ES6
14 3 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 66 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.85%) Degree
4 23 (3.60%) ISTQB
5 18 (2.82%) ISEB
6 17 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.78%) CISSP
10 5 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.78%) MCSE
11 4 (0.63%) APMP
12 3 (0.47%) MCITP
12 3 (0.47%) MCP
13 2 (0.31%) CCNA
13 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.31%) MCSD
13 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.60%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) SLA
3 9 (1.41%) GDPR
3 9 (1.41%) PMO
4 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) P3O
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (5.32%) Postfix
2 27 (4.23%) Docker
3 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.47%) HDFS
6 2 (0.31%) vCloud
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) IAG
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (3.44%) Terraform
2 19 (2.97%) Ansible
3 10 (1.56%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.10%) Puppet
5 5 (0.78%) Control-M
5 5 (0.78%) Grafana
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.63%) Kibana
6 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.31%) Rancher
7 2 (0.31%) SCCM
7 2 (0.31%) SCSM
7 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 112 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.14%) Oracle
3 20 (3.13%) SAP
4 13 (2.03%) Cloudera
5 12 (1.88%) Google
6 11 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.56%) Informatica
7 10 (1.56%) webMethods
8 9 (1.41%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.25%) BEA
10 7 (1.10%) IBM
10 7 (1.10%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.94%) Adobe
11 6 (0.94%) ESRI
12 5 (0.78%) CommVault
12 5 (0.78%) Tableau
12 5 (0.78%) VMware
13 4 (0.63%) Guidewire
13 4 (0.63%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.63%) Sitecore