Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,219 1,378 905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.52% 26.70% 20.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.74% 31.75% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 919 631
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £275
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £28.61 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.36% +2.16% +51.35%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +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 3,966 4,340 3,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.29% 84.08% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,505 2,608 2,298
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 197 135
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.21 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.66% -22.50% +10.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.05 £35.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 0 355 £495 -2.94% 25
Coventry 0 325 £475 - 49
Birmingham +1 306 £450 +1.69% 139
Warwickshire -1 53 £425 - 19
Solihull +5 44 £400 +3.90% 24
Staffordshire +1 25 £400 +6.67% 37
Worcestershire -12 14 £425 +13.33% 41
Wolverhampton +7 7 £388 -13.89% 2
Herefordshire -6 5 £405 +24.62% 12
Walsall +5 2 £463 +8.82% 2
Sutton Coldfield +3 2 £480 +13.61% 5
West Bromwich - 2 £500 - 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 427 (35.03%) Scrum
2 267 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 255 (20.92%) Java
4 247 (20.26%) DevOps
5 221 (18.13%) .NET
6 215 (17.64%) C#
7 195 (16.00%) JIRA
8 194 (15.91%) JavaScript
9 184 (15.09%) Kanban
10 179 (14.68%) TDD
11 176 (14.44%) Git (software)
12 171 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
13 167 (13.70%) SQL
14 158 (12.96%) Microservices
15 157 (12.88%) Confluence
16 156 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
16 156 (12.80%) SQL Server
17 153 (12.55%) HTML
18 151 (12.39%) CSS
19 132 (10.83%) Web Services
20 123 (10.09%) BDD
20 123 (10.09%) User Experience
21 121 (9.93%) Microsoft
22 120 (9.84%) Jenkins
23 117 (9.60%) Docker
24 114 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
25 104 (8.53%) Test Automation
26 102 (8.37%) Security Cleared
27 101 (8.29%) Project Management
28 96 (7.88%) Migration

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
1 157 (12.88%) Confluence
2 43 (3.53%) Documentum
3 33 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.64%) CMS
5 12 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.82%) SAS
8 9 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.66%) Apache
9 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.49%) IIS
11 6 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.41%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.41%) nginx
12 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.33%) Jetty
13 4 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 43 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.90%) Sketch
4 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.57%) InVision
8 5 (0.41%) GIMP
9 4 (0.33%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.25%) Figma
11 2 (0.16%) Simulink
12 1 (0.082%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 37 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.39%) assyst
3 2 (0.16%) Exstream
3 2 (0.16%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.082%) Primavera
4 1 (0.082%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.082%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.082%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.082%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.082%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 267 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 171 (14.03%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.86%) Serverless
4 40 (3.28%) Power Platform
5 39 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (3.20%) PaaS
6 38 (3.12%) Office 365
7 36 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (2.54%) GitHub
9 25 (2.05%) SaaS
10 22 (1.80%) IaaS
11 20 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
11 20 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (1.48%) Amazon S3
13 14 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
14 13 (1.07%) AWS CloudTrail
14 13 (1.07%) Azure Functions
15 10 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.56%) HTTP
2 15 (1.23%) SSL
3 14 (1.15%) Internet
4 13 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.57%) DNS
5 7 (0.57%) Intranet
6 6 (0.49%) DHCP
6 6 (0.49%) Firewall
6 6 (0.49%) IPsec
6 6 (0.49%) Skype
7 5 (0.41%) AMQP
7 5 (0.41%) FTP
8 4 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.33%) SNMP
8 4 (0.33%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.25%) ICMP
9 3 (0.25%) Telnet
9 3 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.04%) Power BI
4 35 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.13%) Big Data
8 26 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (1.15%) MySQL
13 14 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.98%) Data Lake
15 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 195 (16.00%) JIRA
2 176 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 120 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 67 (5.50%) Maven
5 62 (5.09%) Selenium
6 41 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 34 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 31 (2.54%) JUnit
9 28 (2.30%) Visual Studio
10 27 (2.21%) Mockito
11 26 (2.13%) GitLab
11 26 (2.13%) jMock
12 25 (2.05%) SpecFlow
13 22 (1.80%) DbUnit
13 22 (1.80%) SonarQube
14 17 (1.39%) SoapUI
14 17 (1.39%) WebDriver
15 15 (1.23%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 73 (5.99%) Finance
2 30 (2.46%) Retail
3 17 (1.39%) Marketing
4 16 (1.31%) Publishing
5 10 (0.82%) Law
6 8 (0.66%) Banking
6 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.57%) Legal
8 6 (0.49%) Automotive
9 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.33%) Advertising
10 4 (0.33%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.25%) Back Office
11 3 (0.25%) Games
11 3 (0.25%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.082%) French Language
13 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.082%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.082%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 425 (34.86%) Developer
2 138 (11.32%) Analyst
3 136 (11.16%) Architect
4 97 (7.96%) .NET Developer
5 79 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 79 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 78 (6.40%) Project Manager
7 69 (5.66%) Senior Developer
8 68 (5.58%) Business Analyst
9 62 (5.09%) Designer
10 41 (3.36%) Java Architect
11 38 (3.12%) Scrum Master
12 36 (2.95%) C# Developer
12 36 (2.95%) Technical Architect
13 32 (2.63%) Documentum Developer
14 31 (2.54%) Agile Developer
14 31 (2.54%) AWS DevOps
14 31 (2.54%) Tester
15 30 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
16 29 (2.38%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (18.13%) .NET
2 153 (12.55%) HTML
3 151 (12.39%) CSS
4 132 (10.83%) Web Services
5 96 (7.88%) REST
6 87 (7.14%) JSON
7 78 (6.40%) AngularJS
7 78 (6.40%) ASP.NET
8 77 (6.32%) Spring
9 74 (6.07%) SOAP
10 69 (5.66%) RESTful
11 66 (5.41%) XML
12 61 (5.00%) .NET Framework
12 61 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 59 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 43 (3.53%) Dapper ORM
15 32 (2.63%) jQuery
16 31 (2.54%) React
16 31 (2.54%) XSD
17 29 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.09%) User Experience
2 78 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 51 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (1.07%) N-Tier
9 9 (0.74%) Robotics
10 7 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.49%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.41%) Blog
12 5 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.41%) Social Media
13 4 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.33%) NHS
13 4 (0.33%) Shadow IT
13 4 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.56%) Linux
2 58 (4.76%) Windows
3 37 (3.04%) Unix
4 13 (1.07%) Android
5 12 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.41%) MVS
10 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.082%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (35.03%) Scrum
2 247 (20.26%) DevOps
3 184 (15.09%) Kanban
4 179 (14.68%) TDD
5 158 (12.96%) Microservices
6 156 (12.80%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (10.09%) BDD
8 114 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (8.53%) Test Automation
10 101 (8.29%) Project Management
11 96 (7.88%) Migration
12 91 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 88 (7.22%) MVC
14 83 (6.81%) Analytics
15 78 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
15 78 (6.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 67 (5.50%) Coaching
16 67 (5.50%) User Stories
17 63 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
18 61 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 255 (20.92%) Java
2 215 (17.64%) C#
3 194 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 167 (13.70%) SQL
5 52 (4.27%) Python
6 36 (2.95%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.46%) PHP
7 30 (2.46%) T-SQL
8 26 (2.13%) Java 8
9 21 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.64%) ES6
10 20 (1.64%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.56%) Scala
12 16 (1.31%) C
13 15 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.90%) Ruby
15 9 (0.74%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.66%) Go
17 7 (0.57%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 102 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.12%) Degree
4 21 (1.72%) ISEB
5 14 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.57%) PMP
9 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.41%) CCIE
10 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.33%) CCIE Collaboration
12 3 (0.25%) APMP
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.79%) QA
2 25 (2.05%) PMO
3 11 (0.90%) WCAG
4 10 (0.82%) GDPR
5 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) NCSC
6 3 (0.25%) COBIT
6 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.082%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.082%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.082%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.082%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (9.60%) Docker
2 19 (1.56%) Postfix
3 16 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.49%) XenApp
6 5 (0.41%) Xen
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.082%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (4.35%) Terraform
2 44 (3.61%) Puppet
3 41 (3.36%) Ansible
4 30 (2.46%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.56%) Opsview
6 14 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.41%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.33%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.25%) SCCM
10 3 (0.25%) WMI
10 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.16%) Kibana
11 2 (0.16%) Nessus
11 2 (0.16%) Packer
11 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.082%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.082%) Salt
Vendors
1 121 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.10%) Atlassian
3 49 (4.02%) Oracle
4 38 (3.12%) Pega
5 35 (2.87%) Google
6 22 (1.80%) WSO2
7 19 (1.56%) VMware
8 16 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.07%) Tableau
11 12 (0.98%) Adobe
11 12 (0.98%) SAP
12 11 (0.90%) BEA
12 11 (0.90%) PagerDuty
13 10 (0.82%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.82%) Splunk
14 9 (0.74%) Citrix
14 9 (0.74%) Databricks
14 9 (0.74%) UiPath
15 8 (0.66%) Cisco