Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,442 998 1,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.32% 21.54% 22.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.29% 25.61% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 702 854
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £325 £286 £300
90th Percentile £588 £557 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.94% +59.04% -31.97%
10th Percentile £46.25 £27.78 £14.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £54.93 £33.23
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% - +9.55%

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 4,331 3,897 5,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.05% 84.10% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,604 2,478 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 135 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £32.36 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 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
Shropshire 0 488 £490 -5.77% 36
Coventry 0 326 £475 +11.76% 35
Birmingham -1 312 £450 +12.50% 154
Warwickshire -2 63 £450 +12.50% 24
Herefordshire +1 56 £375 +36.36% 17
Staffordshire +1 51 £360 - 60
Solihull +4 38 £400 +11.89% 18
Worcestershire +3 10 £355 -8.39% 23
Wolverhampton -7 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Walsall +5 6 £425 - 5
Sutton Coldfield +4 2 £475 -15.56% 3
Kingswinford +2 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 469 (32.52%) Scrum
2 339 (23.51%) Java
3 257 (17.82%) DevOps
4 247 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
5 241 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 235 (16.30%) JavaScript
7 232 (16.09%) TDD
8 228 (15.81%) Kanban
9 224 (15.53%) SQL
10 222 (15.40%) Test Automation
11 220 (15.26%) Git (software)
12 218 (15.12%) HTML
13 217 (15.05%) JIRA
14 214 (14.84%) .NET
15 208 (14.42%) CSS
16 193 (13.38%) C#
17 186 (12.90%) Microservices
18 183 (12.69%) Microsoft
19 173 (12.00%) Jenkins
20 161 (11.17%) BDD
21 156 (10.82%) Web Services
22 152 (10.54%) SQL Server
23 151 (10.47%) Project Management
23 151 (10.47%) Waterfall
24 148 (10.26%) Confluence
25 147 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
26 142 (9.85%) User Stories
27 136 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
27 136 (9.43%) Finance
28 135 (9.36%) Spring

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
1 148 (10.26%) Confluence
2 81 (5.62%) Documentum
3 36 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 25 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.53%) nginx
6 21 (1.46%) Apache
6 21 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 20 (1.39%) CMS
8 16 (1.11%) JBoss
8 16 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.62%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.42%) Drupal
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.21%) Appian
15 3 (0.21%) Mule
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.49%) Open Workbench
4 4 (0.28%) CATIA
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.35%) assyst
4 4 (0.28%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.069%) Lawson
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.069%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 241 (16.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (4.16%) SaaS
4 44 (3.05%) PaaS
5 40 (2.77%) IaaS
6 38 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.57%) GitHub
8 30 (2.08%) Office 365
9 28 (1.94%) Google Analytics
10 15 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.83%) Serverless
13 11 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.35%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.28%) npm
16 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
17 2 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
17 2 (0.14%) Slack
17 2 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.01%) HTTP
1 29 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.94%) SSL
3 11 (0.76%) SMS
4 7 (0.49%) VoIP
5 6 (0.42%) DSL
6 5 (0.35%) DNS
7 4 (0.28%) Firewall
7 4 (0.28%) Intranet
7 4 (0.28%) Network Security
7 4 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.28%) Skype
8 3 (0.21%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.14%) DHCP
9 2 (0.14%) Internet
9 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.14%) RTP
9 2 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 51 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 48 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 41 (2.84%) MySQL
6 31 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.97%) Big Data
9 14 (0.97%) Redis
10 12 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.76%) DB2
12 10 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.55%) SQLite
15 5 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 220 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 217 (15.05%) JIRA
3 173 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 132 (9.15%) Selenium
5 100 (6.93%) Cucumber
6 96 (6.66%) Maven
7 72 (4.99%) Subversion
8 52 (3.61%) Bitbucket
9 50 (3.47%) JUnit
10 46 (3.19%) Visual Studio
11 44 (3.05%) WebDriver
12 43 (2.98%) gulp
13 41 (2.84%) SoapUI
14 40 (2.77%) Visual Studio Team System
15 36 (2.50%) SonarQube
16 35 (2.43%) Grunt
17 34 (2.36%) IntelliJ
17 34 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 33 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
19 31 (2.15%) Mockito
General
1 136 (9.43%) Finance
2 59 (4.09%) Retail
3 33 (2.29%) Marketing
4 22 (1.53%) Military
5 15 (1.04%) Legal
5 15 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 14 (0.97%) Automotive
7 13 (0.90%) Banking
8 11 (0.76%) Publishing
9 10 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.55%) Electronics
11 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.42%) Law
13 5 (0.35%) Back Office
13 5 (0.35%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.14%) French Language
15 2 (0.14%) Games
16 1 (0.069%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 448 (31.07%) Developer
2 227 (15.74%) Analyst
3 163 (11.30%) Business Analyst
4 153 (10.61%) Architect
5 131 (9.08%) Java Developer
6 90 (6.24%) Project Manager
7 89 (6.17%) .NET Developer
8 77 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
9 73 (5.06%) Agile Developer
10 65 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (4.37%) Agile Business Analyst
12 58 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
13 53 (3.68%) Designer
13 53 (3.68%) Tester
14 47 (3.26%) Senior Developer
15 46 (3.19%) Test Analyst
16 43 (2.98%) C# Developer
17 40 (2.77%) Scrum Master
18 39 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
18 39 (2.70%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (15.12%) HTML
2 214 (14.84%) .NET
3 208 (14.42%) CSS
4 156 (10.82%) Web Services
5 135 (9.36%) Spring
6 111 (7.70%) RESTful
7 105 (7.28%) ASP.NET
8 95 (6.59%) Spring Boot
9 91 (6.31%) REST
10 90 (6.24%) AngularJS
10 90 (6.24%) Middleware
11 87 (6.03%) HTML5
12 86 (5.96%) JSON
13 77 (5.34%) SOAP
14 73 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 72 (4.99%) J2EE
16 70 (4.85%) jQuery
16 70 (4.85%) XML
17 69 (4.79%) Apache Camel
18 65 (4.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.74%) User Experience
2 97 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 24 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.04%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.90%) NHS
11 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.62%) Blog
12 9 (0.62%) iPhone
12 9 (0.62%) Social Media
13 8 (0.55%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.49%) Fintech
14 7 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.35%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.81%) Windows
2 110 (7.63%) Linux
3 87 (6.03%) Unix
4 31 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.94%) Android
6 27 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.55%) VME
9 8 (0.55%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.21%) AIX
11 3 (0.21%) HPUX
11 3 (0.21%) Solaris
12 2 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (32.52%) Scrum
2 257 (17.82%) DevOps
3 247 (17.13%) Continuous Integration
4 232 (16.09%) TDD
5 228 (15.81%) Kanban
6 222 (15.40%) Test Automation
7 186 (12.90%) Microservices
8 161 (11.17%) BDD
9 151 (10.47%) Project Management
9 151 (10.47%) Waterfall
10 147 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (9.85%) User Stories
12 129 (8.95%) MVC
13 122 (8.46%) Business Analysis
14 112 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 107 (7.42%) Migration
15 107 (7.42%) Open Source
16 104 (7.21%) ITIL
17 98 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
18 96 (6.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (23.51%) Java
2 235 (16.30%) JavaScript
3 224 (15.53%) SQL
4 193 (13.38%) C#
5 81 (5.62%) Python
6 65 (4.51%) Java 8
7 59 (4.09%) Perl
8 49 (3.40%) Ruby
9 48 (3.33%) Scala
10 38 (2.64%) Groovy
11 36 (2.50%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.08%) PHP
12 30 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.25%) Haskell
15 15 (1.04%) Apple Swift
15 15 (1.04%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 13 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 70 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.81%) Degree
4 34 (2.36%) ISEB
5 30 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.83%) CISSP
8 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.69%) APMP
9 10 (0.69%) CITP
10 8 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.55%) PMP
11 7 (0.49%) MCP
12 6 (0.42%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.42%) CISMP
12 6 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.42%) MCSE
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.44%) QA
2 26 (1.80%) PMO
3 21 (1.46%) GDPR
4 14 (0.97%) WCAG
5 9 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.42%) WAI
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.069%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (8.11%) Docker
2 42 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.90%) vSphere
5 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.42%) LXC
6 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.21%) IAG
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 99 (6.87%) Puppet
2 61 (4.23%) Ansible
3 34 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.80%) Kibana
5 24 (1.66%) ZABBIX
6 21 (1.46%) Grafana
7 19 (1.32%) Terraform
8 13 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.69%) HockeyApp
9 10 (0.69%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.55%) WSUS
11 6 (0.42%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.35%) Nagios
12 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.28%) logstash
14 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.21%) Graphite
14 3 (0.21%) Mesos
15 2 (0.14%) PingFederate
15 2 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 183 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 109 (7.56%) Oracle
3 69 (4.79%) Pega
4 53 (3.68%) Atlassian
5 51 (3.54%) Google
6 43 (2.98%) VMware
7 30 (2.08%) WSO2
8 28 (1.94%) Xamarin
9 27 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.66%) SAP
11 23 (1.60%) IBM
12 18 (1.25%) BEA
13 17 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.11%) webMethods
15 13 (0.90%) Niku
16 12 (0.83%) Adobe
16 12 (0.83%) MuleSoft
16 12 (0.83%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.76%) HP
17 11 (0.76%) Twitter