Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,628 1,074 1,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.33% 21.87% 22.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.15% 26.07% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,029 774 836
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.83% +5.38%
10th Percentile £335 £281 £311
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.15% +34.69% -20.97%
10th Percentile £42.88 £25.75 £19.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £53.75 £33.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.92
% change year-on-year -1.16% +0.19% +5.98%

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 4,503 4,119 5,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.66% 83.87% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 2,649 3,021
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 141 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.67 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.88 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 0 606 £468 -9.22% 45
Coventry 0 331 £475 +5.56% 33
Birmingham -1 320 £450 +12.50% 149
Warwickshire 0 77 £450 +18.42% 21
Herefordshire +3 60 £375 +25.00% 8
Staffordshire -1 56 £369 +1.72% 50
Solihull +11 37 £400 -11.11% 27
Worcestershire -1 10 £360 +2.86% 44
Walsall +1 5 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton -9 5 £475 +35.71% 1
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £475 -15.56% 9
Kingswinford +2 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 502 (30.84%) Scrum
2 435 (26.72%) Java
3 304 (18.67%) DevOps
4 288 (17.69%) SQL
5 266 (16.34%) Test Automation
6 260 (15.97%) Kanban
7 257 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 256 (15.72%) TDD
8 256 (15.72%) Microservices
9 253 (15.54%) JIRA
10 246 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 244 (14.99%) JavaScript
12 236 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
13 222 (13.64%) .NET
14 221 (13.57%) HTML
15 214 (13.14%) Jenkins
16 210 (12.90%) C#
16 210 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
17 209 (12.84%) CSS
18 194 (11.92%) Microsoft
19 182 (11.18%) Waterfall
20 180 (11.06%) Confluence
21 173 (10.63%) BDD
21 173 (10.63%) Web Services
22 167 (10.26%) SQL Server
22 167 (10.26%) Spring
23 164 (10.07%) Docker
24 163 (10.01%) Oracle
25 157 (9.64%) Selenium
26 156 (9.58%) Amazon AWS

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
1 180 (11.06%) Confluence
2 90 (5.53%) Documentum
3 47 (2.89%) WebLogic
4 28 (1.72%) CMS
4 28 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.41%) nginx
7 20 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (1.11%) Apache
9 15 (0.92%) JBoss
9 15 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 12 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.55%) SAS
12 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.43%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.37%) Drupal
14 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.25%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 61 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.37%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.061%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 23 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.31%) assyst
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.31%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.12%) Lawson
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.061%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.061%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 246 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.44%) SaaS
4 42 (2.58%) PaaS
5 41 (2.52%) GitHub
6 35 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.78%) Office 365
8 28 (1.72%) IaaS
9 27 (1.66%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.55%) Serverless
13 8 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.31%) Slack
15 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.25%) Azure Functions
16 3 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
17 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.21%) HTTP
2 32 (1.97%) SSL
3 27 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.04%) VoIP
5 11 (0.68%) SNMP
5 11 (0.68%) VPN
6 10 (0.61%) 802.11
6 10 (0.61%) Wireless
7 9 (0.55%) Firewall
8 7 (0.43%) DSL
8 7 (0.43%) Internet
9 6 (0.37%) VLAN
10 5 (0.31%) Intranet
10 5 (0.31%) SMS
11 4 (0.25%) Network Security
11 4 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.18%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.18%) DNS
13 2 (0.12%) SAN
13 2 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.91%) NoSQL
3 68 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 63 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 41 (2.52%) MySQL
7 37 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.47%) Big Data
10 22 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.86%) Redis
15 11 (0.68%) DB2
15 11 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 257 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 253 (15.54%) JIRA
3 214 (13.14%) Jenkins
4 157 (9.64%) Selenium
5 130 (7.99%) Cucumber
6 123 (7.56%) Maven
7 83 (5.10%) Subversion
8 60 (3.69%) WebDriver
9 54 (3.32%) Bitbucket
10 53 (3.26%) JUnit
11 51 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 49 (3.01%) Visual Studio
13 46 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
14 43 (2.64%) SonarQube
15 41 (2.52%) gulp
16 39 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
17 38 (2.33%) Mockito
18 37 (2.27%) Grunt
19 36 (2.21%) GitLab
20 35 (2.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 137 (8.42%) Finance
2 62 (3.81%) Retail
3 34 (2.09%) Marketing
4 32 (1.97%) Military
5 22 (1.35%) Publishing
6 21 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 14 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.80%) Automotive
8 13 (0.80%) Electronics
8 13 (0.80%) Legal
9 10 (0.61%) Banking
10 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.37%) Back Office
12 5 (0.31%) Billing
13 4 (0.25%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.25%) Games
14 3 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.061%) French Language
16 1 (0.061%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 465 (28.56%) Developer
2 248 (15.23%) Analyst
3 169 (10.38%) Architect
4 165 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 147 (9.03%) Java Developer
6 93 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 90 (5.53%) Tester
8 84 (5.16%) .NET Developer
9 71 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 70 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
11 67 (4.12%) Agile Developer
12 63 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
12 63 (3.87%) Test Analyst
13 60 (3.69%) Agile Business Analyst
14 57 (3.50%) Designer
15 49 (3.01%) Senior Developer
16 48 (2.95%) Automation Tester
16 48 (2.95%) Product Owner
17 44 (2.70%) User Researcher
18 43 (2.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (13.64%) .NET
2 221 (13.57%) HTML
3 209 (12.84%) CSS
4 173 (10.63%) Web Services
5 167 (10.26%) Spring
6 150 (9.21%) REST
7 128 (7.86%) Spring Boot
8 115 (7.06%) RESTful
9 106 (6.51%) JSON
10 99 (6.08%) Middleware
11 93 (5.71%) Apache Camel
11 93 (5.71%) XML
12 90 (5.53%) ASP.NET
13 88 (5.41%) SOAP
14 85 (5.22%) HTML5
15 84 (5.16%) AngularJS
16 81 (4.98%) J2EE
17 67 (4.12%) Hibernate
18 65 (3.99%) jQuery
19 64 (3.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.17%) User Experience
2 113 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (0.68%) NHS
10 11 (0.68%) SCADA
11 10 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.61%) Social Media
11 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.55%) Blog
12 9 (0.55%) iPhone
12 9 (0.55%) Wiki
13 8 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.52%) Windows
2 136 (8.35%) Linux
3 127 (7.80%) Unix
4 39 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.60%) Android
6 26 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.74%) Kali Linux
10 12 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.61%) VME
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 3 (0.18%) CentOS
13 3 (0.18%) HPUX
13 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (30.84%) Scrum
2 304 (18.67%) DevOps
3 266 (16.34%) Test Automation
4 260 (15.97%) Kanban
5 256 (15.72%) Microservices
5 256 (15.72%) TDD
6 236 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
7 210 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 182 (11.18%) Waterfall
9 173 (10.63%) BDD
10 146 (8.97%) Project Management
11 143 (8.78%) User Stories
12 139 (8.54%) SOA
13 133 (8.17%) Open Source
14 123 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 121 (7.43%) Migration
16 119 (7.31%) Test Strategy
17 117 (7.19%) MVC
18 114 (7.00%) Business Analysis
19 113 (6.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 435 (26.72%) Java
2 288 (17.69%) SQL
3 244 (14.99%) JavaScript
4 210 (12.90%) C#
5 94 (5.77%) Python
6 83 (5.10%) Java 8
7 72 (4.42%) Perl
8 59 (3.62%) Ruby
9 51 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 50 (3.07%) Scala
11 42 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 40 (2.46%) Groovy
13 30 (1.84%) PHP
14 29 (1.78%) PowerShell
15 20 (1.23%) C
16 19 (1.17%) Haskell
17 18 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 14 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 93 (5.71%) Degree
3 81 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.07%) ISEB
5 38 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.15%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 17 (1.04%) CISSP
10 14 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (0.68%) OSCE
12 10 (0.61%) APMP
12 10 (0.61%) CITP
13 9 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.55%) PMP
14 8 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (0.49%) MCITP
14 8 (0.49%) MCP
14 8 (0.49%) MCSE
14 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.69%) QA
2 22 (1.35%) PMO
3 19 (1.17%) GDPR
4 16 (0.98%) WCAG
5 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.31%) WAI
7 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) Def Stans
System Software
1 164 (10.07%) Docker
2 30 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.61%) vSphere
5 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.18%) IAG
8 3 (0.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 121 (7.43%) Puppet
2 70 (4.30%) Ansible
3 52 (3.19%) ZABBIX
4 23 (1.41%) Grafana
4 23 (1.41%) Kibana
5 21 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 19 (1.17%) Terraform
7 17 (1.04%) Nessus
8 12 (0.74%) Nmap
9 11 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.68%) Nagios
10 10 (0.61%) HockeyApp
10 10 (0.61%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.37%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.25%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.25%) Graphite
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 194 (11.92%) Microsoft
2 163 (10.01%) Oracle
3 87 (5.34%) Pega
4 66 (4.05%) Atlassian
5 54 (3.32%) Google
6 48 (2.95%) WSO2
7 39 (2.40%) IBM
8 38 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.09%) VMware
10 30 (1.84%) SAP
11 24 (1.47%) webMethods
12 21 (1.29%) BEA
13 20 (1.23%) Xamarin
14 13 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.68%) Adobe
15 11 (0.68%) HP
15 11 (0.68%) hybris
15 11 (0.68%) Teradata
15 11 (0.68%) Twitter
16 10 (0.61%) Niku