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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 427 629 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.28% 21.09% 12.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.48% 25.53% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 370 201
Median daily rate £418 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £274 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.70% -22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 138 £388 +10.71% 52
Shropshire 0 80 £510 +5.97% 13
Warwickshire +4 47 £400 +14.28% 24
Coventry -1 40 £425 +6.25% 22
Staffordshire -1 15 £335 -15.72% 18
Solihull +8 14 £335 -31.63% 8
Herefordshire - 9 £275 - 11
Wolverhampton -3 5 £350 +15.70%
Sutton Coldfield +2 4 £575 +64.28% 1
Worcestershire +5 1 £385 +40.00% 4
Walsall -1 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 224 (25.78%) Scrum
2 212 (24.40%) CSS
3 210 (24.17%) HTML
4 174 (20.02%) TDD
5 168 (19.33%) JavaScript
6 165 (18.99%) Java
7 135 (15.54%) Finance
7 135 (15.54%) .NET
8 127 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 122 (14.04%) AngularJS
10 121 (13.92%) Test Automation
11 119 (13.69%) Git (software)
12 113 (13.00%) C#
13 109 (12.54%) SQL
14 101 (11.62%) Project Management
15 99 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (11.28%) Open Source
17 95 (10.93%) MVC
18 94 (10.82%) SQL Server
18 94 (10.82%) Linux
18 94 (10.82%) JSON
19 90 (10.36%) Waterfall
19 90 (10.36%) BDD
20 89 (10.24%) User Experience
21 85 (9.78%) HTML5
22 81 (9.32%) Web Services
23 80 (9.21%) MongoDB
24 78 (8.98%) Jenkins
25 77 (8.86%) Kanban
26 76 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.72%) Confluence
2 30 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.61%) CMS
4 14 (1.61%) JBoss
4 14 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.38%) nginx
6 11 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.92%) DNN
8 8 (0.92%) Liferay
9 7 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.69%) Apache
10 6 (0.69%) SAS
10 6 (0.69%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.58%) Documentum
12 4 (0.46%) Drupal
12 4 (0.46%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 54 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.04%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.46%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) Actimize
5 2 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.12%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
3 18 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (1.73%) PaaS
4 15 (1.73%) SaaS
5 14 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.38%) GitHub
6 12 (1.38%) IaaS
7 10 (1.15%) Office 365
8 6 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.46%) Heroku
9 4 (0.46%) Trello
10 3 (0.35%) Slack
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.23%) Route 53
11 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.37%) HTTP
2 30 (3.45%) SSL
3 18 (2.07%) Internet
4 17 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.50%) LDAP
6 8 (0.92%) Firewall
6 8 (0.92%) Skype
7 4 (0.46%) 4G
7 4 (0.46%) WLAN
8 3 (0.35%) WAN
9 2 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.23%) DNS
9 2 (0.23%) Network Security
9 2 (0.23%) VPN
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
10 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.12%) Profibus
10 1 (0.12%) WebEx
10 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 80 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.41%) MySQL
4 46 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 46 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.92%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.92%) QlikView
11 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 119 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.98%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.17%) JIRA
4 64 (7.36%) Subversion
5 41 (4.72%) Visual Studio
6 37 (4.26%) Selenium
7 32 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (3.34%) Maven
9 28 (3.22%) JUnit
10 26 (2.99%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.88%) IntelliJ
12 22 (2.53%) gulp
12 22 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (2.42%) SoapUI
14 19 (2.19%) SpecFlow
15 16 (1.84%) Grunt
15 16 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (1.50%) WebDriver
17 10 (1.15%) Mockito
17 10 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 135 (15.54%) Finance
2 30 (3.45%) Retail
3 19 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.07%) Marketing
5 17 (1.96%) Banking
6 14 (1.61%) Automotive
7 11 (1.27%) Advertising
8 10 (1.15%) Legal
8 10 (1.15%) Publishing
9 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
10 4 (0.46%) Games
11 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 342 (39.36%) Developer
2 144 (16.57%) Analyst
3 97 (11.16%) Business Analyst
4 68 (7.83%) Java Developer
5 64 (7.36%) .NET Developer
6 63 (7.25%) Architect
7 51 (5.87%) Senior Developer
8 47 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 35 (4.03%) C# Developer
9 35 (4.03%) Scala Developer
10 34 (3.91%) Designer
11 32 (3.68%) Test Analyst
12 29 (3.34%) Consultant
13 27 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
14 26 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 24 (2.76%) Agile Developer
15 24 (2.76%) Angular Developer
16 23 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
16 23 (2.65%) Linux Developer
17 22 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (24.40%) CSS
2 210 (24.17%) HTML
3 135 (15.54%) .NET
4 122 (14.04%) AngularJS
5 94 (10.82%) JSON
6 85 (9.78%) HTML5
7 81 (9.32%) Web Services
8 63 (7.25%) REST
9 61 (7.02%) ASP.NET
9 61 (7.02%) jQuery
10 60 (6.90%) CSS3
11 55 (6.33%) XML
12 49 (5.64%) Middleware
13 48 (5.52%) Node.js
14 45 (5.18%) Spring
15 42 (4.83%) Play Framework
16 41 (4.72%) RESTful
17 40 (4.60%) SOAP
17 40 (4.60%) XSLT
18 34 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.24%) User Experience
2 53 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.04%) Social Media
10 7 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.46%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.46%) NHS
12 4 (0.46%) PMI
12 4 (0.46%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.35%) Device Driver
14 2 (0.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.82%) Linux
2 50 (5.75%) Unix
3 46 (5.29%) Windows
4 19 (2.19%) Mac OS X
5 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.38%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.15%) AIX
7 10 (1.15%) Android
8 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.35%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (25.78%) Scrum
2 174 (20.02%) TDD
3 121 (13.92%) Test Automation
4 101 (11.62%) Project Management
5 99 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (11.28%) Open Source
7 95 (10.93%) MVC
8 90 (10.36%) BDD
8 90 (10.36%) Waterfall
9 77 (8.86%) Kanban
10 75 (8.63%) DevOps
10 75 (8.63%) SDLC
11 72 (8.29%) Migration
12 70 (8.06%) CRM
13 65 (7.48%) SOA
14 64 (7.36%) Microservices
15 63 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (7.13%) User Stories
17 58 (6.67%) Web Development
18 54 (6.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 168 (19.33%) JavaScript
2 165 (18.99%) Java
3 113 (13.00%) C#
4 109 (12.54%) SQL
5 72 (8.29%) Scala
6 55 (6.33%) Python
7 44 (5.06%) Ruby
8 38 (4.37%) PHP
9 22 (2.53%) Perl
10 17 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.04%) C
13 9 (1.04%) Groovy
14 7 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.69%) Haskell
16 5 (0.58%) ECMAScript
16 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (6.67%) Degree
2 40 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
2 40 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.65%) ISEB
5 18 (2.07%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.81%) PMP
8 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.35%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.23%) APMP
12 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.23%) MCSA
13 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.37%) QA
2 13 (1.50%) PMO
3 10 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) WAI
6 2 (0.23%) WCAG
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (6.10%) Docker
2 11 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (7.02%) Puppet
2 28 (3.22%) Ansible
3 14 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.27%) Kibana
5 9 (1.04%) Grafana
5 9 (1.04%) Salt
5 9 (1.04%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.58%) logstash
7 4 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.46%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.35%) rkt
8 3 (0.35%) SCCM
8 3 (0.35%) Terraform
9 2 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.23%) WSUS
10 1 (0.12%) collectd
10 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.12%) OpenView
10 1 (0.12%) StatsD
Vendors
1 127 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.71%) Oracle
3 35 (4.03%) Google
4 33 (3.80%) WSO2
5 23 (2.65%) MuleSoft
6 14 (1.61%) IBM
6 14 (1.61%) SAP
7 12 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.04%) webMethods
9 8 (0.92%) Black Duck
9 8 (0.92%) Rackspace
10 7 (0.81%) Cisco
10 7 (0.81%) HP
10 7 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.69%) Adobe
11 6 (0.69%) Informatica
11 6 (0.69%) Pega
12 5 (0.58%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.46%) Guidewire
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Rate: Competitive daily rates apply
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
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Staffordshire
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West Midlands
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Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
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Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Depending on Experience
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Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
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Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £534 per day
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Birmingham
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