Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 345 293 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.46% 22.82% 15.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.32% 27.56% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 196 171
Birmingham median daily rate £443 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
90th Percentile £550 £535 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £28.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.16% +51.35% -41.16%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,263 1,063 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.23% 82.79% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 709 845
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £255 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £526 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 20 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £10.08 £11.13 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.15 £39.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.04
% change year-on-year -22.50% +17.41% -24.29%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Birmingham

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 110 (31.88%) Scrum
2 91 (26.38%) Java
3 88 (25.51%) TDD
4 77 (22.32%) Git (software)
5 75 (21.74%) BDD
6 72 (20.87%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (20.29%) JavaScript
8 65 (18.84%) Security Cleared
9 62 (17.97%) HTML
10 59 (17.10%) CSS
11 57 (16.52%) SQL
11 57 (16.52%) DevOps
12 56 (16.23%) SQL Server
12 56 (16.23%) Jenkins
13 55 (15.94%) Test Automation
13 55 (15.94%) SC Cleared
14 49 (14.20%) C#
14 49 (14.20%) Web Services
15 47 (13.62%) .NET
15 47 (13.62%) Spring
16 42 (12.17%) Kanban
16 42 (12.17%) Apache Camel
17 41 (11.88%) Spring Boot
17 41 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
18 40 (11.59%) JIRA
18 40 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
19 37 (10.72%) RESTful
19 37 (10.72%) Selenium

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 22 (6.38%) Confluence
2 19 (5.51%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.32%) Apache
4 7 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.45%) CMS
5 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.16%) IIS
6 4 (1.16%) JBoss
6 4 (1.16%) nginx
6 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.58%) Drupal
7 2 (0.58%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.58%) Jetty
7 2 (0.58%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) WildFly
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Magento
3 2 (0.58%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (3.77%) PaaS
3 13 (3.77%) SaaS
4 12 (3.48%) IaaS
5 7 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.03%) Slack
6 5 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.16%) GitHub
7 4 (1.16%) Office 365
8 3 (0.87%) npm
8 3 (0.87%) Serverless
8 3 (0.87%) Trello
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.19%) SMS
2 9 (2.61%) HTTP
2 9 (2.61%) SSL
3 7 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.16%) VoIP
5 3 (0.87%) DNS
6 2 (0.58%) Firewall
6 2 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.58%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.29%) FTP
7 1 (0.29%) Internet
7 1 (0.29%) IPsec
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (9.57%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.61%) Power BI
7 8 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.45%) MySQL
10 5 (1.45%) QlikView
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.16%) Big Data
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.87%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (22.32%) Git (software)
2 56 (16.23%) Jenkins
3 40 (11.59%) JIRA
4 37 (10.72%) Selenium
5 30 (8.70%) Maven
6 29 (8.41%) JUnit
7 25 (7.25%) Cucumber
7 25 (7.25%) Subversion
8 23 (6.67%) DbUnit
8 23 (6.67%) jMock
8 23 (6.67%) Mockito
8 23 (6.67%) SonarQube
9 20 (5.80%) Visual Studio
10 18 (5.22%) WebDriver
11 15 (4.35%) PHPUnit
11 15 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (2.90%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.90%) TestRail
13 8 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.03%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (9.57%) Finance
2 26 (7.54%) Retail
3 5 (1.45%) Banking
4 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Law
6 1 (0.29%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 135 (39.13%) Developer
2 51 (14.78%) Java Developer
3 40 (11.59%) Analyst
4 27 (7.83%) Business Analyst
5 25 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 24 (6.96%) Architect
7 20 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.93%) Scrum Master
9 16 (4.64%) J2EE Developer
9 16 (4.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 16 (4.64%) Tester
10 15 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
10 15 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (4.06%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.77%) Automation Tester
12 13 (3.77%) Test Leader
13 12 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.48%) Senior Developer
14 11 (3.19%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.97%) HTML
2 59 (17.10%) CSS
3 49 (14.20%) Web Services
4 47 (13.62%) .NET
4 47 (13.62%) Spring
5 42 (12.17%) Apache Camel
6 41 (11.88%) Spring Boot
7 37 (10.72%) RESTful
8 30 (8.70%) SOAP
9 26 (7.54%) J2EE
10 23 (6.67%) Hibernate
10 23 (6.67%) PowerMock
10 23 (6.67%) REST
11 22 (6.38%) AngularJS
11 22 (6.38%) ASP.NET
11 22 (6.38%) jQuery
12 20 (5.80%) HTML5
12 20 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (5.51%) React
14 16 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (4.06%) User Experience
2 13 (3.77%) Digital Media
3 10 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.03%) NHS
6 5 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.16%) Social Media
8 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.58%) Clustering
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Fintech
9 2 (0.58%) FMCG
9 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.70%) Linux
2 26 (7.54%) Unix
3 17 (4.93%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.74%) Windows
5 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.58%) CentOS
6 2 (0.58%) Debian
6 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (31.88%) Scrum
2 88 (25.51%) TDD
3 75 (21.74%) BDD
4 72 (20.87%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (16.52%) DevOps
6 55 (15.94%) Test Automation
7 42 (12.17%) Kanban
8 41 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (10.72%) Migration
10 33 (9.57%) E-Commerce
10 33 (9.57%) Microservices
11 28 (8.12%) Project Management
12 27 (7.83%) Open Source
12 27 (7.83%) User Stories
13 23 (6.67%) Business Analysis
13 23 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.67%) CRM
13 23 (6.67%) MVC
13 23 (6.67%) OO
13 23 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 91 (26.38%) Java
2 70 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 57 (16.52%) SQL
4 49 (14.20%) C#
5 28 (8.12%) Java 8
6 23 (6.67%) PHP
7 19 (5.51%) Python
8 12 (3.48%) Ruby
9 8 (2.32%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.74%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.16%) C
12 4 (1.16%) C++
12 4 (1.16%) Scala
13 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.58%) ES6
14 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 65 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.93%) Degree
4 10 (2.90%) ISEB
5 9 (2.61%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.74%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.87%) CIPD
8 3 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) APMP
9 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.29%) IIBA
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MBA
10 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.48%) QA
2 9 (2.61%) PMO
3 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.87%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (6.09%) Docker
2 15 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.48%) vSphere
4 3 (0.87%) Xen
5 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) NFS
5 2 (0.58%) Samba
5 2 (0.58%) Squid
5 2 (0.58%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (3.77%) Puppet
2 7 (2.03%) Salt
3 5 (1.45%) Ansible
3 5 (1.45%) Terraform
4 4 (1.16%) Kibana
5 3 (0.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.87%) logstash
6 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.58%) Nagios
6 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.58%) WMI
7 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.22%) IBM
3 15 (4.35%) VMware
3 15 (4.35%) Zend
4 11 (3.19%) Oracle
5 8 (2.32%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.03%) Tableau
7 6 (1.74%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.16%) Google
9 3 (0.87%) Splunk
9 3 (0.87%) WSO2
10 2 (0.58%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.29%) Cisco
11 1 (0.29%) GoldenSource
11 1 (0.29%) Informatica
11 1 (0.29%) Remedy
11 1 (0.29%) SAP