Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 938 1,514 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.84% 29.63% 21.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.44% 34.37% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 971 739
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £356 £335 £281
90th Percentile £600 £600 £553
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +40.15% +34.69%
10th Percentile £34.63 £42.88 £25.98
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.63 £53.13
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.14% -1.74% -

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 3,298 4,405 4,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.81% 86.20% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 2,681 2,571
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 171 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £15.85 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -31.09% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £38.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +2.22%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 0 292 £475 +5.56% 127
Coventry 0 253 £475 - 26
Shropshire 0 181 £475 - 16
Warwickshire -4 52 £450 - 36
Solihull +2 37 £418 +4.38% 18
Staffordshire +2 21 £413 +12.24% 30
Worcestershire 0 9 £475 +33.80% 49
Herefordshire -12 5 £425 +13.33% 25
Wolverhampton +4 4 £339 -24.72% 1
Walsall -2 3 £444 +4.41% 9
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £471 -0.79% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 317 (33.80%) Scrum
2 248 (26.44%) Azure
3 182 (19.40%) C#
4 174 (18.55%) .NET
5 158 (16.84%) SQL
6 156 (16.63%) Kanban
7 154 (16.42%) DevOps
8 152 (16.20%) JavaScript
9 148 (15.78%) Java
10 141 (15.03%) Microsoft
10 141 (15.03%) JIRA
11 137 (14.61%) Git (software)
12 133 (14.18%) TDD
12 133 (14.18%) Public Sector
13 127 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (13.11%) HTML
14 123 (13.11%) Microservices
15 122 (13.01%) CSS
16 118 (12.58%) Confluence
17 116 (12.37%) Web Services
18 112 (11.94%) AWS
19 111 (11.83%) SQL Server
20 104 (11.09%) BDD
21 98 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
22 92 (9.81%) Finance
23 89 (9.49%) Security Cleared
23 89 (9.49%) User Experience
24 88 (9.38%) Jenkins
25 86 (9.17%) Migration
26 79 (8.42%) AngularJS

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
1 118 (12.58%) Confluence
2 27 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.39%) Documentum
4 12 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.75%) Apache
5 7 (0.75%) nginx
6 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.43%) CMS
7 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.21%) JBoss
9 2 (0.21%) Jetty
9 2 (0.21%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.71%) GIMP
2 16 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.53%) InVision
6 5 (0.53%) Sketch
7 3 (0.32%) Figma
7 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.11%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 53 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 7 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 248 (26.44%) Azure
2 112 (11.94%) AWS
3 49 (5.22%) Dynamics 365
3 49 (5.22%) Power Platform
4 42 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
6 28 (2.99%) GitHub
7 23 (2.45%) SaaS
8 21 (2.24%) Serverless
9 18 (1.92%) PaaS
10 16 (1.71%) Office 365
11 14 (1.49%) GCP
12 11 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.17%) Azure Functions
13 10 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.75%) CloudSense
14 7 (0.75%) IaaS
15 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.71%) HTTP
1 16 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.49%) SSL
3 11 (1.17%) ICMP
3 11 (1.17%) SNMP
3 11 (1.17%) Telnet
4 10 (1.07%) Internet
5 5 (0.53%) Firewall
6 4 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (0.43%) DHCP
6 4 (0.43%) DNS
6 4 (0.43%) DSL
6 4 (0.43%) IPsec
6 4 (0.43%) Skype
6 4 (0.43%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.32%) FTP
7 3 (0.32%) Wireless
8 2 (0.21%) MPLS
8 2 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.22%) Power BI
3 42 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 18 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.39%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.28%) Blockchain
11 12 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
12 10 (1.07%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.96%) Big Data
13 9 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.96%) MySQL
13 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
14 8 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 141 (15.03%) JIRA
2 137 (14.61%) Git (software)
3 88 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 41 (4.37%) Maven
5 40 (4.26%) JUnit
6 39 (4.16%) Selenium
7 38 (4.05%) SonarQube
8 37 (3.94%) jMock
8 37 (3.94%) Mockito
9 36 (3.84%) DbUnit
10 26 (2.77%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (2.45%) gulp
12 22 (2.35%) Cucumber
12 22 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (2.24%) Grunt
14 20 (2.13%) webpack
15 19 (2.03%) SpecFlow
16 15 (1.60%) GitLab
17 12 (1.28%) Vagrant
18 11 (1.17%) Jasmine
General
1 133 (14.18%) Public Sector
2 92 (9.81%) Finance
3 36 (3.84%) Marketing
4 23 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.24%) Retail
5 21 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.03%) Legal
7 12 (1.28%) Electronics
8 8 (0.85%) Law
9 7 (0.75%) Banking
9 7 (0.75%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) Back Office
10 6 (0.64%) Local Government
11 5 (0.53%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Digital Economy
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.32%) Games
12 3 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 319 (34.01%) Developer
2 107 (11.41%) Analyst
3 101 (10.77%) Architect
4 70 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 61 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 54 (5.76%) Java Developer
7 51 (5.44%) Designer
8 47 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 42 (4.48%) Senior Developer
11 38 (4.05%) Scrum Master
12 34 (3.62%) Lead Developer
13 32 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (3.30%) Azure Developer
15 29 (3.09%) C# Developer
16 27 (2.88%) Consultant
17 26 (2.77%) Product Owner
18 24 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
18 24 (2.56%) Tester
19 23 (2.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (18.55%) .NET
2 123 (13.11%) HTML
3 122 (13.01%) CSS
4 116 (12.37%) Web Services
5 79 (8.42%) AngularJS
6 69 (7.36%) ASP.NET
6 69 (7.36%) REST
7 66 (7.04%) RESTful
8 62 (6.61%) JSON
9 56 (5.97%) XML
10 55 (5.86%) Spring
11 52 (5.54%) SOAP
12 49 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (4.58%) .NET Framework
13 43 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (4.48%) HTML5
15 36 (3.84%) PowerMock
16 34 (3.62%) ActiveMQ
17 31 (3.30%) Sass
18 27 (2.88%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.49%) User Experience
2 52 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 23 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.49%) NHS
7 14 (1.49%) Robotics
8 13 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.64%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.64%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.53%) PMI
12 4 (0.43%) Shadow IT
12 4 (0.43%) Social Media
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.32%) Blog
13 3 (0.32%) Marketing Technology
14 2 (0.21%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.29%) Windows
2 35 (3.73%) Linux
3 28 (2.99%) Unix
4 7 (0.75%) Android
4 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.21%) VMS
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (33.80%) Scrum
2 156 (16.63%) Kanban
3 154 (16.42%) DevOps
4 133 (14.18%) TDD
5 127 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (13.11%) Microservices
7 104 (11.09%) BDD
8 98 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (9.17%) Migration
10 73 (7.78%) Project Management
11 68 (7.25%) CRM
11 68 (7.25%) Test Automation
11 68 (7.25%) Waterfall
12 66 (7.04%) MVC
13 64 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (6.72%) ITIL
14 63 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (6.72%) User Stories
15 55 (5.86%) Project Delivery
16 54 (5.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 182 (19.40%) C#
2 158 (16.84%) SQL
3 152 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 148 (15.78%) Java
5 32 (3.41%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.77%) C
7 25 (2.67%) TypeScript
8 23 (2.45%) Python
9 22 (2.35%) PHP
10 15 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.49%) ES6
12 12 (1.28%) VBA
13 10 (1.07%) Apex Code
13 10 (1.07%) Java 8
13 10 (1.07%) Scala
14 9 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.75%) Groovy
16 6 (0.64%) Ruby
16 6 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 72 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.56%) Degree
4 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.28%) ISEB
6 11 (1.17%) MCSA
6 11 (1.17%) RHCE
7 10 (1.07%) RHCSA
8 9 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.64%) PMP
11 5 (0.53%) CCIE
11 5 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.53%) IIBA
12 4 (0.43%) CISSP
12 4 (0.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.30%) QA
2 20 (2.13%) PMO
3 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.85%) WCAG
5 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.43%) GDPR
6 3 (0.32%) SLA
7 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (4.69%) Docker
2 33 (3.52%) Postfix
3 10 (1.07%) PowerDNS
4 7 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.43%) vCloud
5 4 (0.43%) XenApp
6 3 (0.32%) Xen
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (4.16%) Terraform
2 36 (3.84%) Ansible
3 23 (2.45%) Puppet
4 16 (1.71%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.17%) WMI
6 10 (1.07%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.75%) CASB
8 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.64%) Kibana
9 5 (0.53%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.43%) Grafana
11 3 (0.32%) SCCM
11 3 (0.32%) SCSM
12 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.21%) MIIS
12 2 (0.21%) Rancher
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 141 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 27 (2.88%) Oracle
3 25 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (2.24%) SAP
5 18 (1.92%) Google
5 18 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 15 (1.60%) Databricks
7 14 (1.49%) Tableau
8 12 (1.28%) VMware
8 12 (1.28%) webMethods
9 11 (1.17%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.17%) Splunk
10 10 (1.07%) Informatica
11 9 (0.96%) Sparx
12 8 (0.85%) Adobe
13 7 (0.75%) UiPath
14 6 (0.64%) Cisco
14 6 (0.64%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.64%) HP