Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 451 1,257 1,364
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.30% 26.93% 26.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.78% 31.04% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 818 931
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £313
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.36% +2.16%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +1.12% +4.71%

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 1,567 4,050 4,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.43% 86.78% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 2,534 2,611
Median daily rate £441 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 116 196
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.21 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.72% +68.08% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.34 £10.88
90th Percentile £44.00 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 0 156 £475 - 14
Birmingham -3 111 £475 +3.43% 54
Shropshire 0 88 £420 -11.58% 14
Warwickshire -1 28 £420 +5.00% 10
Solihull -2 20 £458 +14.38% 5
Worcestershire +17 7 £475 +14.46% 13
Staffordshire -4 7 £463 +15.63% 26
Herefordshire -8 6 £424 +4.63% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £350 -27.08% 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 136 (30.16%) Azure
2 110 (24.39%) Scrum
3 105 (23.28%) DevOps
4 94 (20.84%) Microsoft
5 92 (20.40%) SQL
6 83 (18.40%) C#
7 73 (16.19%) .NET
8 72 (15.96%) JIRA
9 67 (14.86%) Public Sector
10 62 (13.75%) Java
11 59 (13.08%) Oracle
11 59 (13.08%) Security Cleared
11 59 (13.08%) User Experience
12 57 (12.64%) Confluence
13 54 (11.97%) Test Automation
13 54 (11.97%) JavaScript
14 50 (11.09%) Git (software)
15 47 (10.42%) Migration
16 45 (9.98%) Finance
17 44 (9.76%) HTML
18 43 (9.53%) Jenkins
19 42 (9.31%) Requirements Gathering
19 42 (9.31%) Power Platform
20 41 (9.09%) Power BI
20 41 (9.09%) Analytics
21 40 (8.87%) SQL Server
21 40 (8.87%) CSS
21 40 (8.87%) AWS
22 39 (8.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
23 38 (8.43%) Project Management

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 57 (12.64%) Confluence
2 29 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.10%) SAS
4 12 (2.66%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.55%) CMS
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.44%) Apache
8 2 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Documentum
9 1 (0.22%) Drupal
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.22%) Liferay
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.22%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.33%) Sketch
5 5 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.89%) InVision
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.44%) Figma
7 2 (0.44%) SPSS
7 2 (0.44%) Stata
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) assyst
2 3 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.44%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 136 (30.16%) Azure
2 42 (9.31%) Power Platform
3 40 (8.87%) AWS
4 34 (7.54%) Dynamics 365
5 30 (6.65%) PaaS
6 11 (2.44%) IaaS
7 10 (2.22%) GitHub
7 10 (2.22%) SaaS
7 10 (2.22%) Serverless
8 8 (1.77%) Logic Apps
9 7 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (1.55%) Azure Functions
9 7 (1.55%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.55%) Trello
10 6 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.33%) Office 365
11 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.89%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.88%) Unified Communications
2 10 (2.22%) Skype
2 10 (2.22%) VoIP
3 9 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (1.33%) Softphone
5 5 (1.11%) Firewall
6 3 (0.67%) Internet
6 3 (0.67%) MPLS
6 3 (0.67%) WAN
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) RTSP
8 1 (0.22%) ADSL
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.22%) CTI
8 1 (0.22%) DMZ
8 1 (0.22%) OSPF
8 1 (0.22%) PSTN
8 1 (0.22%) RSVP
8 1 (0.22%) SMS
8 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.09%) Power BI
2 40 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (5.76%) Oracle Database
4 24 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 17 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.66%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (2.44%) Pentaho
9 10 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.55%) Big Data
11 7 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
11 7 (1.55%) SAS EBI
12 6 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (15.96%) JIRA
2 50 (11.09%) Git (software)
3 43 (9.53%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.88%) Selenium
5 19 (4.21%) Maven
6 18 (3.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 12 (2.66%) Artifactory
8 12 (2.66%) Cucumber
9 10 (2.22%) JUnit
10 9 (2.00%) Mockito
11 8 (1.77%) JMeter
11 8 (1.77%) webpack
12 7 (1.55%) Mocha
13 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.11%) DbUnit
14 5 (1.11%) jMock
14 5 (1.11%) SonarQube
14 5 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (14.86%) Public Sector
2 45 (9.98%) Finance
3 11 (2.44%) Marketing
4 6 (1.33%) Retail
5 5 (1.11%) Banking
5 5 (1.11%) Legal
5 5 (1.11%) Military
5 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.67%) Automotive
7 3 (0.67%) Games
8 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 103 (22.84%) Developer
2 62 (13.75%) Analyst
3 42 (9.31%) Architect
4 35 (7.76%) Designer
5 34 (7.54%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.54%) UX Designer
7 24 (5.32%) Java Developer
7 24 (5.32%) User Researcher
8 22 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 17 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 17 (3.77%) Consultant
9 17 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (3.77%) Lead Developer
10 13 (2.88%) Azure Architect
10 13 (2.88%) Product Owner
10 13 (2.88%) Tester
11 12 (2.66%) Azure Developer
11 12 (2.66%) Content Designer
11 12 (2.66%) CRM Developer
12 11 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.19%) .NET
2 44 (9.76%) HTML
3 40 (8.87%) CSS
4 27 (5.99%) Web Services
5 21 (4.66%) OAuth
6 18 (3.99%) .NET Framework
6 18 (3.99%) HTML5
6 18 (3.99%) OpenID
7 16 (3.55%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.55%) SAML
8 14 (3.10%) React
8 14 (3.10%) REST
9 13 (2.88%) jQuery
9 13 (2.88%) JSON
10 12 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.66%) XML
11 11 (2.44%) Node.js
11 11 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.22%) RESTful
13 9 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.08%) User Experience
2 35 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (1.77%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.55%) IVR
6 7 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.55%) Wiki
7 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.33%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.67%) CCTV
8 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.67%) Social Media
8 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.44%) MPEG
9 2 (0.44%) SCADA
10 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.76%) Unix
2 22 (4.88%) Windows
3 19 (4.21%) Linux
4 8 (1.77%) Solaris
5 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) HPUX
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (24.39%) Scrum
2 105 (23.28%) DevOps
3 54 (11.97%) Test Automation
4 47 (10.42%) Migration
5 42 (9.31%) Requirements Gathering
6 41 (9.09%) Analytics
7 39 (8.65%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 38 (8.43%) Project Management
9 37 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (8.20%) TDD
10 36 (7.98%) CRM
11 34 (7.54%) Kanban
11 34 (7.54%) SDLC
12 33 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (6.87%) User Stories
13 31 (6.87%) Waterfall
14 30 (6.65%) Test Strategy
15 28 (6.21%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.40%) SQL
2 83 (18.40%) C#
3 62 (13.75%) Java
4 54 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.76%) Python
6 24 (5.32%) C
7 18 (3.99%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.11%) PHP
10 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.67%) C++
12 3 (0.67%) ES6
12 3 (0.67%) Go
12 3 (0.67%) Ruby
12 3 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.44%) R
13 2 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.66%) Degree
4 20 (4.43%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.21%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.66%) CISSP
6 12 (2.66%) ISEB
6 12 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.00%) CCNP
10 8 (1.77%) CCIE
10 8 (1.77%) CCIE Collaboration
11 4 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.67%) MCITP
12 3 (0.67%) MCP
12 3 (0.67%) MCSE
13 2 (0.44%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.55%) QA
2 11 (2.44%) SLA
3 9 (2.00%) PMO
4 5 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.44%) P3O
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) RMADS
6 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.99%) Docker
2 15 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.11%) Postfix
5 4 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.67%) HDFS
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.22%) IAG
8 1 (0.22%) SRDF
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.66%) Terraform
2 20 (4.43%) Ansible
3 9 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.33%) Puppet
5 5 (1.11%) Control-M
5 5 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.22%) Consul
7 1 (0.22%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.22%) Grafana
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) Packer
7 1 (0.22%) Rancher
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 94 (20.84%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.08%) Oracle
3 13 (2.88%) SAP
4 12 (2.66%) Cloudera
5 11 (2.44%) Cisco
6 10 (2.22%) VMware
7 8 (1.77%) Google
8 7 (1.55%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.55%) IBM
8 7 (1.55%) Informatica
9 6 (1.33%) Tableau
9 6 (1.33%) webMethods
10 5 (1.11%) BEA
10 5 (1.11%) CommVault
10 5 (1.11%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.89%) Trillium
12 3 (0.67%) Adobe
12 3 (0.67%) Infor
12 3 (0.67%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.67%) Talend