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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
England / West Midlands
Rank 2 2 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 442 534 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.37% 20.05% 10.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.23% 24.29% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 293 159
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.86% -35.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £20.00 £30.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.50 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.77% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 141 £450 +20.00% 63
Coventry 0 91 £453 +11.72% 23
Shropshire -1 47 £453 -3.72% 14
Warwickshire +1 32 £394 +25.00% 14
Herefordshire - 22 £300 - 2
Staffordshire -1 18 £363 +11.53% 15
Solihull +4 12 £393 +12.14% 9
Worcestershire +7 11 £369 -18.05% 12
Wolverhampton +6 4 £285 -24.00% 1
West Bromwich - 4 £344 -
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 281 (26.71%) Scrum
2 262 (24.90%) HTML
3 260 (24.71%) CSS
4 234 (22.24%) Microsoft
5 231 (21.96%) .NET
6 206 (19.58%) JavaScript
7 181 (17.21%) C#
8 162 (15.40%) SQL
9 159 (15.11%) Finance
10 157 (14.92%) Java
11 155 (14.73%) TDD
12 152 (14.45%) MVC
13 145 (13.78%) Web Services
14 137 (13.02%) CRM
15 134 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
16 133 (12.64%) Project Management
17 120 (11.41%) SQL Server
18 116 (11.03%) Dynamics CRM
18 116 (11.03%) AngularJS
19 115 (10.93%) Waterfall
20 114 (10.84%) ASP.NET
20 114 (10.84%) BDD
21 112 (10.65%) Open Source
22 111 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
23 99 (9.41%) User Experience
24 94 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 93 (8.84%) Git (software)
26 88 (8.37%) HTML5
27 86 (8.17%) Linux
28 85 (8.08%) XML

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 43 (4.09%) Confluence
2 35 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (1.90%) CMS
4 17 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.43%) NServiceBus
6 9 (0.86%) nginx
7 8 (0.76%) Sitefinity
8 7 (0.67%) Apache
8 7 (0.67%) Drupal
8 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.57%) Documentum
9 6 (0.57%) JBoss
10 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
12 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.43%) MS Project
5 13 (1.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (1.24%) MS Office
6 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.57%) HipChat
8 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.29%) InDesign
9 3 (0.29%) InVision
9 3 (0.29%) Simulink
9 3 (0.29%) UXPin
10 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.095%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 116 (11.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.19%) MFGPRO
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.095%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.095%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.095%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.095%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.095%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.095%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 111 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.09%) PaaS
4 21 (2.00%) SaaS
5 19 (1.81%) GitHub
6 18 (1.71%) IaaS
7 13 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.57%) Slack
10 4 (0.38%) Office 365
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.29%) Route 53
11 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.09%) HTTP
2 28 (2.66%) SSL
3 24 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.62%) Internet
5 11 (1.05%) Broadband
6 9 (0.86%) Skype
7 5 (0.48%) Network Security
8 4 (0.38%) DNS
8 4 (0.38%) WLAN
9 3 (0.29%) Firewall
9 3 (0.29%) LDAP
10 2 (0.19%) 4G
10 2 (0.19%) LAN
10 2 (0.19%) Profibus
10 2 (0.19%) WAN
10 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.095%) GPRS
11 1 (0.095%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.095%) VoIP
11 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 76 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 46 (4.37%) MySQL
4 43 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.14%) Power BI
13 11 (1.05%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.86%) Big Data
14 9 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 93 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 79 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 73 (6.94%) Visual Studio
5 71 (6.75%) JIRA
6 57 (5.42%) Subversion
7 53 (5.04%) Selenium
8 42 (3.99%) Cucumber
9 38 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (2.38%) NUnit
11 22 (2.09%) gulp
11 22 (2.09%) IntelliJ
12 20 (1.90%) JUnit
13 18 (1.71%) Moq
13 18 (1.71%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.62%) Axure RP
15 15 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 15 (1.43%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.33%) Grunt
17 13 (1.24%) Protractor
General
1 159 (15.11%) Finance
2 50 (4.75%) Marketing
3 42 (3.99%) Manufacturing
4 34 (3.23%) Retail
5 23 (2.19%) Automotive
6 18 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.33%) Advertising
8 11 (1.05%) Banking
9 10 (0.95%) Games
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.38%) Electronics
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.095%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 428 (40.68%) Developer
2 166 (15.78%) Analyst
3 115 (10.93%) Business Analyst
4 97 (9.22%) .NET Developer
5 81 (7.70%) Architect
6 70 (6.65%) Java Developer
7 58 (5.51%) C# Developer
7 58 (5.51%) CRM Developer
8 57 (5.42%) Project Manager
9 45 (4.28%) Senior Developer
10 43 (4.09%) Microsoft Developer
10 43 (4.09%) Scala Developer
11 42 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 38 (3.61%) Designer
14 37 (3.52%) Digital Analyst
14 37 (3.52%) Digital Business Analyst
15 33 (3.14%) Agile Business Analyst
15 33 (3.14%) Test Analyst
16 27 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (24.90%) HTML
2 260 (24.71%) CSS
3 231 (21.96%) .NET
4 145 (13.78%) Web Services
5 116 (11.03%) AngularJS
6 114 (10.84%) ASP.NET
7 88 (8.37%) HTML5
8 85 (8.08%) XML
9 79 (7.51%) jQuery
10 77 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 75 (7.13%) WCF
12 74 (7.03%) .NET Framework
13 67 (6.37%) JSON
14 63 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 55 (5.23%) CSS3
16 49 (4.66%) REST
17 47 (4.47%) Node.js
18 44 (4.18%) Entity Framework
19 36 (3.42%) Spring
20 35 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.41%) User Experience
2 61 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 14 (1.33%) Social Media
7 13 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.48%) PMI
12 4 (0.38%) NHS
12 4 (0.38%) Robotics
12 4 (0.38%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.29%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.29%) iPad
13 3 (0.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.17%) Linux
2 37 (3.52%) Unix
2 37 (3.52%) Windows
3 11 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 10 (0.95%) Android
5 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.67%) AIX
7 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.29%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.095%) CentOS
11 1 (0.095%) Debian
11 1 (0.095%) Fedora
11 1 (0.095%) SUSE
11 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (26.71%) Scrum
2 155 (14.73%) TDD
3 152 (14.45%) MVC
4 137 (13.02%) CRM
5 134 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
6 133 (12.64%) Project Management
7 115 (10.93%) Waterfall
8 114 (10.84%) BDD
9 112 (10.65%) Open Source
10 94 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (7.70%) Kanban
12 79 (7.51%) User Stories
13 77 (7.32%) DevOps
14 74 (7.03%) Migration
15 72 (6.84%) Web Development
16 71 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (6.75%) SDLC
17 65 (6.18%) PRINCE2
18 59 (5.61%) Analytics
19 56 (5.32%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 206 (19.58%) JavaScript
2 181 (17.21%) C#
3 162 (15.40%) SQL
4 157 (14.92%) Java
5 69 (6.56%) Scala
6 55 (5.23%) Ruby
7 52 (4.94%) Python
8 34 (3.23%) PHP
9 32 (3.04%) PowerShell
10 30 (2.85%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.52%) C
11 16 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.14%) X++
13 10 (0.95%) Groovy
13 10 (0.95%) Perl
14 9 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.57%) Haskell
15 6 (0.57%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.61%) Degree
3 34 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.04%) ISEB
5 28 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (2.47%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.57%) PMP
11 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.48%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.19%) CCNA
12 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.095%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.32%) QA
2 16 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (1.52%) PMO
3 9 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.29%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
6 1 (0.095%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.095%) P3O
6 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.095%) SDET
6 1 (0.095%) SEPA
6 1 (0.095%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (4.85%) Docker
2 13 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.095%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 59 (5.61%) Puppet
2 31 (2.95%) Ansible
2 31 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.81%) Salt
4 12 (1.14%) Kibana
5 10 (0.95%) Terraform
6 9 (0.86%) Grafana
7 6 (0.57%) logstash
7 6 (0.57%) WSUS
8 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.29%) collectd
9 3 (0.29%) rkt
9 3 (0.29%) StatsD
10 2 (0.19%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.095%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.095%) Oozie
11 1 (0.095%) SCCM
11 1 (0.095%) SCOM
11 1 (0.095%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 234 (22.24%) Microsoft
2 42 (3.99%) Oracle
3 34 (3.23%) Google
4 19 (1.81%) Adobe
5 18 (1.71%) Rackspace
6 13 (1.24%) Pega
7 12 (1.14%) SAP
8 11 (1.05%) WSO2
9 10 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 10 (0.95%) webMethods
10 9 (0.86%) IBM
11 8 (0.76%) Guidewire
11 8 (0.76%) HP
12 7 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.67%) Tableau
13 6 (0.57%) Cisco
14 5 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
14 5 (0.48%) Remedy
14 5 (0.48%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.48%) Teradata
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £200 - £275 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Stoke on Trent, ST4 4FB UK
Ticketmaster
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago