The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 29 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 32 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.52% 2.50% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 3.75% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Average daily rate
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£351 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 400 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.36% 66.78% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 238 247
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +1150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Agile Software Development
West Midlands

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Birmingham region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Birmingham region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.25%) Web Services
2 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) Scrum
3 13 (27.08%) C#
3 13 (27.08%) .NET
3 13 (27.08%) QA
4 11 (22.92%) Project Management
4 11 (22.92%) jQuery
5 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
5 10 (20.83%) Windows
5 10 (20.83%) MVC
6 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.67%) SQL
7 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.67%) Use Case
7 8 (16.67%) User Stories
8 7 (14.58%) Silverlight
8 7 (14.58%) Degree
8 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (14.58%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
8 7 (14.58%) Oracle
8 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
8 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
8 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.50%) CRM

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) WordPress
3 2 (4.17%) SAS
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Magnolia
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Maximo
3 1 (2.08%) e-Work
3 1 (2.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.08%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 3 (6.25%) PhoneGap
4 3 (6.25%) Subversion
5 2 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 6 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.08%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) Web Services
2 13 (27.08%) .NET
3 11 (22.92%) jQuery
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.58%) Silverlight
5 6 (12.50%) CSS
5 6 (12.50%) XML
5 6 (12.50%) HTML
6 4 (8.33%) WCF
7 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.25%) JSON
7 3 (6.25%) HTML5
8 2 (4.17%) Ajax
8 2 (4.17%) SOAP
9 1 (2.08%) J2EE
9 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.08%) Spring
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.08%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Social Media
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
3 3 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.25%) Pocket PC
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
5 1 (2.08%) PMI
5 1 (2.08%) GIS
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Phone
3 3 (6.25%) Windows CE
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (6.25%) Android
3 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Scrum
2 11 (22.92%) Project Management
3 10 (20.83%) MVC
4 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.67%) Use Case
5 8 (16.67%) User Stories
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.50%) CRM
7 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.42%) System Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.33%) UML
10 3 (6.25%) OOP
10 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.17%) VBA
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) PMP
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.33%) Cognos
4 3 (6.25%) Sencha
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.08%) Informatica
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.08%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.08%) ATG
6 1 (2.08%) hybris
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