Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,542 1,189 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.95% 24.79% 21.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.38% 29.45% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 847 680
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £339 £288 £305
90th Percentile £606 £575 £540
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +29.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £33.25 £24.50 £21.05
90th Percentile £48.25 £48.75 £31.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.76% -4.00%

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 4,358 4,037 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.47% 84.16% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,717 2,544 2,513
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +32.00% +8.23%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.25 £10.71
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £37.40
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% - +8.70%

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Shropshire 0 555 £468 -11.79% 23
Coventry 0 369 £475 +5.56% 18
Birmingham 0 314 £459 +8.33% 60
Warwickshire -2 63 £413 +10.00% 12
Solihull +1 37 £390 -17.89% 31
Staffordshire -9 33 £360 -7.10% 17
Herefordshire -2 28 £350 +7.69% 6
Worcestershire -7 13 £400 +6.67% 17
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £465 -7.00% 4
Wolverhampton -2 3 £400 -11.11% 4
Walsall - 1 £400 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £325 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 484 (31.39%) Scrum
2 397 (25.75%) Java
3 343 (22.24%) DevOps
4 267 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 264 (17.12%) Kanban
5 264 (17.12%) SQL
6 256 (16.60%) JIRA
7 252 (16.34%) Git (software)
8 232 (15.05%) TDD
9 226 (14.66%) .NET
10 216 (14.01%) Microservices
10 216 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
11 213 (13.81%) JavaScript
12 212 (13.75%) Jenkins
13 209 (13.55%) C#
14 202 (13.10%) HTML
15 196 (12.71%) Test Automation
16 192 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
17 190 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
18 189 (12.26%) Confluence
19 178 (11.54%) SQL Server
19 178 (11.54%) CSS
20 174 (11.28%) Docker
21 165 (10.70%) Microsoft
22 159 (10.31%) Oracle
23 153 (9.92%) User Experience
24 152 (9.86%) BDD
25 151 (9.79%) Security Cleared
26 148 (9.60%) Maven
27 147 (9.53%) REST

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
1 189 (12.26%) Confluence
2 80 (5.19%) Documentum
3 34 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 24 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.43%) CMS
6 20 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.10%) SAS
9 12 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.71%) Apache
11 10 (0.65%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.39%) JBoss
13 6 (0.39%) nginx
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.19%) Anypoint
15 3 (0.19%) Mongrel
Applications
1 58 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.26%) InVision
7 4 (0.26%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) Simulink
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.04%) assyst
3 6 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.32%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Exstream
6 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.13%) Lawson
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.065%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.065%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.065%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.065%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 267 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (3.50%) PaaS
4 46 (2.98%) SaaS
5 42 (2.72%) Serverless
6 33 (2.14%) IaaS
7 32 (2.08%) Office 365
8 31 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (1.23%) GitHub
12 15 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.58%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
15 8 (0.52%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.62%) HTTP
2 18 (1.17%) VoIP
3 17 (1.10%) SSL
4 14 (0.91%) Internet
5 13 (0.84%) Firewall
6 11 (0.71%) SNMP
6 11 (0.71%) VPN
7 10 (0.65%) 802.11
7 10 (0.65%) Wireless
8 9 (0.58%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.52%) VLAN
10 7 (0.45%) DSL
11 4 (0.26%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.19%) AMQP
12 3 (0.19%) DHCP
12 3 (0.19%) DNS
12 3 (0.19%) FTP
12 3 (0.19%) IPsec
12 3 (0.19%) SAN
13 2 (0.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 53 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (2.59%) RDBMS
7 35 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 34 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 32 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.95%) Big Data
11 27 (1.75%) MySQL
12 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.78%) Power BI
14 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 256 (16.60%) JIRA
2 252 (16.34%) Git (software)
3 212 (13.75%) Jenkins
4 148 (9.60%) Maven
5 112 (7.26%) Selenium
6 93 (6.03%) Cucumber
7 62 (4.02%) Subversion
8 51 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 48 (3.11%) Visual Studio
10 45 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 44 (2.85%) GitLab
12 40 (2.59%) JUnit
13 39 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
14 32 (2.08%) Mockito
15 30 (1.95%) SonarQube
16 27 (1.75%) SoapUI
17 26 (1.69%) Bitbucket
18 23 (1.49%) jMock
19 22 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (1.36%) DbUnit
General
1 92 (5.97%) Finance
2 54 (3.50%) Retail
3 27 (1.75%) Publishing
4 22 (1.43%) Marketing
5 13 (0.84%) Military
6 12 (0.78%) Legal
7 11 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.65%) Automotive
9 8 (0.52%) Banking
9 8 (0.52%) Electronics
10 7 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.32%) Games
12 2 (0.13%) Back Office
12 2 (0.13%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.065%) Advertising
13 1 (0.065%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.065%) Billing
13 1 (0.065%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.065%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 455 (29.51%) Developer
2 174 (11.28%) Analyst
3 162 (10.51%) Architect
4 115 (7.46%) Java Developer
5 96 (6.23%) Tester
6 91 (5.90%) Project Manager
7 90 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 89 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 87 (5.64%) .NET Developer
10 85 (5.51%) Designer
11 57 (3.70%) Agile Developer
12 53 (3.44%) Automation Tester
13 52 (3.37%) Test Analyst
14 51 (3.31%) Senior Developer
15 48 (3.11%) User Researcher
16 45 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
16 45 (2.92%) Product Owner
17 44 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
18 43 (2.79%) Selenium Tester
19 42 (2.72%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (14.66%) .NET
2 202 (13.10%) HTML
3 178 (11.54%) CSS
4 147 (9.53%) REST
5 143 (9.27%) Web Services
6 125 (8.11%) Spring
7 91 (5.90%) JSON
8 85 (5.51%) Spring Boot
9 84 (5.45%) XML
10 83 (5.38%) SOAP
11 74 (4.80%) Middleware
12 73 (4.73%) ASP.NET
13 72 (4.67%) RESTful
14 67 (4.35%) Apache Camel
15 64 (4.15%) .NET Framework
16 62 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 59 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
18 57 (3.70%) J2EE
19 50 (3.24%) AngularJS
20 43 (2.79%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.92%) User Experience
2 91 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 30 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 14 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.71%) SCADA
13 10 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.58%) Social Media
15 8 (0.52%) Wiki
16 7 (0.45%) Blog
17 6 (0.39%) Fintech
17 6 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (8.82%) Linux
2 118 (7.65%) Windows
3 115 (7.46%) Unix
4 41 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.84%) Android
6 13 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.78%) Kali Linux
7 12 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.39%) Solaris
11 5 (0.32%) AIX
11 5 (0.32%) MVS
11 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.19%) CentOS
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (31.39%) Scrum
2 343 (22.24%) DevOps
3 264 (17.12%) Kanban
4 232 (15.05%) TDD
5 216 (14.01%) Microservices
5 216 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
6 196 (12.71%) Test Automation
7 190 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
8 152 (9.86%) BDD
9 132 (8.56%) SOA
10 128 (8.30%) Waterfall
11 124 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 112 (7.26%) Test Strategy
13 103 (6.68%) Project Management
14 101 (6.55%) Open Source
15 97 (6.29%) Migration
16 96 (6.23%) Configuration Management
17 95 (6.16%) MVC
18 94 (6.10%) User Stories
19 90 (5.84%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 397 (25.75%) Java
2 264 (17.12%) SQL
3 213 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 209 (13.55%) C#
5 105 (6.81%) Python
6 59 (3.83%) Java 8
7 58 (3.76%) Perl
8 39 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 38 (2.46%) Ruby
10 37 (2.40%) Shell Script
10 37 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.01%) Scala
13 23 (1.49%) PHP
14 19 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.23%) C
15 12 (0.78%) Lua
15 12 (0.78%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.71%) ES6
16 11 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 151 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 106 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 93 (6.03%) Degree
4 46 (2.98%) ISEB
5 28 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.71%) OSCE
11 8 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.52%) PMP
12 7 (0.45%) CISSP
12 7 (0.45%) OCP
12 7 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.85%) QA
2 15 (0.97%) PMO
3 9 (0.58%) GDPR
4 8 (0.52%) WCAG
5 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.065%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.065%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 174 (11.28%) Docker
2 38 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.39%) vSphere
6 5 (0.32%) Postfix
7 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 109 (7.07%) Puppet
2 76 (4.93%) Ansible
3 52 (3.37%) ZABBIX
4 42 (2.72%) Terraform
5 24 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
6 17 (1.10%) Nessus
7 12 (0.78%) Nmap
7 12 (0.78%) Opsview
8 10 (0.65%) Nagios
9 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.45%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.32%) Grafana
11 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.26%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.19%) Kibana
14 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 165 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.31%) Oracle
3 92 (5.97%) Pega
4 62 (4.02%) Atlassian
5 45 (2.92%) WSO2
6 35 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 34 (2.20%) Google
8 31 (2.01%) IBM
9 30 (1.95%) VMware
10 22 (1.43%) SAP
11 20 (1.30%) Adobe
12 18 (1.17%) BEA
13 13 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.65%) hybris
14 10 (0.65%) webMethods
15 9 (0.58%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.58%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.52%) Riverbed
17 7 (0.45%) Fujitsu
17 7 (0.45%) Splunk