Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,241 870 1,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.33% 20.20% 20.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.24% 24.86% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 600 644
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £288
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +36.59% -34.80%
10th Percentile £24.50 £24.50 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £29.80 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +18.06%

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 4,104 3,500 4,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.77% 81.26% 83.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,525 2,187 2,556
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £264 £240 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 136 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +18.54% -25.97%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.20 £50.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

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 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 0 363 £425 -4.49% 123
Coventry 0 284 £450 - 46
Shropshire 0 239 £530 +11.58% 17
Warwickshire -1 75 £375 -6.25% 15
Staffordshire +2 53 £388 +14.81% 46
Solihull +3 50 £435 +26.09% 13
Herefordshire +2 26 £325 +11.11% 8
Worcestershire -9 10 £375 -3.23% 41
Wolverhampton +1 8 £450 +45.23% 6
Sutton Coldfield -2 3 £500 - 5
Kingswinford - 3 £350 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 376 (30.30%) Scrum
2 248 (19.98%) TDD
3 232 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
4 223 (17.97%) HTML
5 212 (17.08%) DevOps
6 207 (16.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 205 (16.52%) Java
7 205 (16.52%) SQL
8 203 (16.36%) CSS
9 201 (16.20%) .NET
10 199 (16.04%) Kanban
11 196 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 193 (15.55%) C#
12 193 (15.55%) JavaScript
13 183 (14.75%) Test Automation
14 176 (14.18%) BDD
15 167 (13.46%) SQL Server
16 156 (12.57%) JIRA
17 150 (12.09%) Microsoft
18 140 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
19 136 (10.96%) Web Services
20 123 (9.91%) Project Management
21 121 (9.75%) User Experience
22 118 (9.51%) Jenkins
23 116 (9.35%) Waterfall
23 116 (9.35%) Linux
24 105 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
25 103 (8.30%) MVC
25 103 (8.30%) Coaching
26 98 (7.90%) Finance

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 97 (7.82%) Confluence
2 44 (3.55%) Documentum
3 26 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.05%) nginx
8 11 (0.89%) CMS
8 11 (0.89%) JBoss
9 10 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.81%) Apache
10 8 (0.64%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.48%) IIS
12 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.24%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.40%) CATIA
7 4 (0.32%) InVision
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.32%) SPSS
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.081%) Simulink
10 1 (0.081%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 44 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) ENOVIA
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.32%) Magento
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.081%) Actimize
6 1 (0.081%) BASE24
6 1 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.081%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.081%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 207 (16.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (3.30%) SaaS
5 30 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (2.01%) IaaS
6 25 (2.01%) PaaS
7 23 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.21%) Office 365
10 13 (1.05%) GitHub
11 11 (0.89%) Slack
12 10 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.56%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.48%) Route 53
14 6 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.18%) HTTP
2 19 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.45%) SMS
3 18 (1.45%) SSL
4 11 (0.89%) Firewall
5 8 (0.64%) DNS
5 8 (0.64%) Network Security
6 5 (0.40%) Internet
6 5 (0.40%) Intranet
6 5 (0.40%) VoIP
7 4 (0.32%) Skype
8 3 (0.24%) DHCP
8 3 (0.24%) FlexRay
8 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.16%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.16%) Profibus
9 2 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 43 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 28 (2.26%) MySQL
6 27 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.85%) Power BI
8 21 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.81%) Big Data
13 8 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 196 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 156 (12.57%) JIRA
3 118 (9.51%) Jenkins
4 90 (7.25%) Maven
5 87 (7.01%) Selenium
6 66 (5.32%) Visual Studio
7 65 (5.24%) Subversion
8 53 (4.27%) Cucumber
9 42 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (3.30%) WebDriver
11 39 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 37 (2.98%) JUnit
13 35 (2.82%) SonarQube
14 32 (2.58%) SpecFlow
15 30 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
16 27 (2.18%) DbUnit
16 27 (2.18%) jMock
16 27 (2.18%) Mockito
17 17 (1.37%) SoapUI
18 14 (1.13%) Axure RP
General
1 98 (7.90%) Finance
2 61 (4.92%) Retail
3 26 (2.10%) Automotive
4 19 (1.53%) Publishing
5 18 (1.45%) Banking
6 13 (1.05%) Legal
6 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.89%) Marketing
8 8 (0.64%) Games
9 5 (0.40%) Law
10 4 (0.32%) French Language
11 3 (0.24%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.16%) German Language
12 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.081%) Electronics
13 1 (0.081%) Persian Language
13 1 (0.081%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.081%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 366 (29.49%) Developer
2 188 (15.15%) Analyst
3 113 (9.11%) Business Analyst
4 100 (8.06%) Java Developer
5 98 (7.90%) Architect
6 84 (6.77%) Project Manager
7 78 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 76 (6.12%) .NET Developer
9 66 (5.32%) Designer
10 56 (4.51%) Scrum Master
11 46 (3.71%) Test Analyst
12 44 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
13 42 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
14 41 (3.30%) UX Designer
15 38 (3.06%) Agile Business Analyst
15 38 (3.06%) Senior Developer
15 38 (3.06%) Tester
16 37 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
16 37 (2.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 37 (2.98%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (17.97%) HTML
2 203 (16.36%) CSS
3 201 (16.20%) .NET
4 136 (10.96%) Web Services
5 94 (7.57%) ASP.NET
6 72 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 67 (5.40%) SOAP
8 66 (5.32%) RESTful
8 66 (5.32%) Spring
9 65 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (5.16%) HTML5
11 62 (5.00%) jQuery
12 57 (4.59%) XML
13 55 (4.43%) .NET Framework
14 54 (4.35%) Middleware
15 53 (4.27%) REST
16 52 (4.19%) J2EE
17 50 (4.03%) AngularJS
17 50 (4.03%) CSS3
18 41 (3.30%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.75%) User Experience
2 79 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
3 69 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (2.34%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.29%) Social Media
9 14 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.56%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.48%) Data Centre
16 6 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 5 (0.40%) NHS
17 5 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 116 (9.35%) Linux
2 74 (5.96%) Windows
3 44 (3.55%) Unix
4 30 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.01%) Android
6 19 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 19 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.24%) CentOS
11 3 (0.24%) HPUX
11 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.16%) Debian
12 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.081%) AIX
13 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (30.30%) Scrum
2 248 (19.98%) TDD
3 232 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
4 212 (17.08%) DevOps
5 199 (16.04%) Kanban
6 183 (14.75%) Test Automation
7 176 (14.18%) BDD
8 123 (9.91%) Project Management
9 116 (9.35%) Waterfall
10 105 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 103 (8.30%) Coaching
11 103 (8.30%) MVC
12 97 (7.82%) Mentoring
13 96 (7.74%) User Stories
14 79 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
15 77 (6.20%) SDLC
16 75 (6.04%) Open Source
17 72 (5.80%) Microservices
18 70 (5.64%) Business Analysis
18 70 (5.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 205 (16.52%) Java
1 205 (16.52%) SQL
2 193 (15.55%) C#
2 193 (15.55%) JavaScript
3 93 (7.49%) Python
4 49 (3.95%) Java 8
5 40 (3.22%) PowerShell
6 34 (2.74%) Perl
6 34 (2.74%) Ruby
7 26 (2.10%) PHP
8 21 (1.69%) Scala
9 19 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.37%) C
12 15 (1.21%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.97%) C++
15 10 (0.81%) Groovy
15 10 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.73%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 89 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.83%) Degree
4 24 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.77%) ISEB
6 10 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.48%) PMP
9 5 (0.40%) CISM
9 5 (0.40%) CISSP
10 4 (0.32%) CCIE
10 4 (0.32%) CCNP
10 4 (0.32%) CEH
10 4 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.32%) OCP
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.92%) QA
2 27 (2.18%) GDPR
3 11 (0.89%) PMO
4 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.40%) WCAG
6 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.16%) GCP
7 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.16%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) SLA
8 1 (0.081%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.081%) WAI
System Software
1 56 (4.51%) Docker
2 41 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.61%) vSphere
4 16 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.24%) LXC
7 3 (0.24%) Squid
7 3 (0.24%) Xen
8 2 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.16%) Samba
8 2 (0.16%) Varnish
8 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.081%) Postfix
9 1 (0.081%) vCloud
9 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 96 (7.74%) Puppet
2 54 (4.35%) Ansible
3 36 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.50%) Terraform
5 13 (1.05%) Kibana
6 11 (0.89%) Salt
7 10 (0.81%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.73%) logstash
8 9 (0.73%) WSUS
9 6 (0.48%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.48%) SELinux
10 5 (0.40%) Grafana
11 3 (0.24%) collectd
11 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.24%) Nagios
11 3 (0.24%) StatsD
11 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 150 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.80%) Oracle
3 53 (4.27%) Pega
4 42 (3.38%) VMware
5 37 (2.98%) Google
6 34 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.34%) IBM
8 14 (1.13%) OpenText
8 14 (1.13%) WSO2
9 13 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 13 (1.05%) Xamarin
10 11 (0.89%) Adobe
10 11 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.73%) SaltStack
11 9 (0.73%) SAP
11 9 (0.73%) Tableau
11 9 (0.73%) Zend
12 6 (0.48%) EMC
13 5 (0.40%) BEA
13 5 (0.40%) Cisco