Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 310 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.08% 23.28% 21.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.43% 28.19% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 297 174
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £360 £252 £295
90th Percentile £600 £525 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.75 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.30% +32.00% +8.70%

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 1,130 1,309 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.14% 82.59% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 946 702
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £559 £538 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +3.33% -10.45%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.31 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.13 £45.35 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
% change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 96 (30.97%) Java
2 85 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 78 (25.16%) HTML
3 78 (25.16%) TDD
4 77 (24.84%) Scrum
5 70 (22.58%) Spring
6 68 (21.94%) CSS
7 64 (20.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 62 (20.00%) Spring Boot
9 59 (19.03%) Microservices
9 59 (19.03%) DevOps
10 58 (18.71%) BDD
11 55 (17.74%) Git (software)
12 52 (16.77%) SQL
12 52 (16.77%) Java 8
13 51 (16.45%) SQL Server
14 48 (15.48%) Hibernate
15 46 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (14.52%) Migration
16 45 (14.52%) C#
17 44 (14.19%) Apache Camel
18 43 (13.87%) Jenkins
18 43 (13.87%) Security Cleared
19 40 (12.90%) User Experience
20 37 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (11.61%) .NET
22 35 (11.29%) Microsoft
23 34 (10.97%) Kanban
24 32 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
24 32 (10.32%) SC Cleared

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 27 (8.71%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.90%) CMS
2 9 (2.90%) Confluence
3 6 (1.94%) Drupal
4 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.97%) Anypoint
5 3 (0.97%) Apache
5 3 (0.97%) JBoss
5 3 (0.97%) Mule
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.32%) Lawson
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 64 (20.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.16%) PaaS
3 16 (5.16%) SaaS
4 15 (4.84%) Serverless
5 13 (4.19%) IaaS
6 10 (3.23%) Office 365
7 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.94%) GitHub
8 4 (1.29%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.65%) Scribe Online
11 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.58%) Internet
2 5 (1.61%) VoIP
3 4 (1.29%) Network Security
4 3 (0.97%) SSL
5 1 (0.32%) DSL
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (10.32%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.90%) MySQL
4 6 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.97%) Big Data
6 3 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 43 (13.87%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.68%) Subversion
4 27 (8.71%) Maven
5 22 (7.10%) JIRA
6 21 (6.77%) JUnit
7 20 (6.45%) Selenium
8 17 (5.48%) Mockito
8 17 (5.48%) Visual Studio
9 16 (5.16%) DbUnit
9 16 (5.16%) jMock
9 16 (5.16%) SonarQube
10 14 (4.52%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.90%) IntelliJ
11 9 (2.90%) WebDriver
12 8 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.26%) JMeter
13 7 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (1.61%) GitLab
15 4 (1.29%) Android Studio
General
1 27 (8.71%) Finance
2 15 (4.84%) Retail
3 8 (2.58%) Banking
4 7 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.94%) Legal
6 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.29%) Billing
6 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (41.29%) Developer
2 71 (22.90%) Java Developer
3 46 (14.84%) Analyst
4 39 (12.58%) Business Analyst
5 33 (10.65%) Architect
6 21 (6.77%) Designer
7 17 (5.48%) Agile Developer
7 17 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.87%) Agile Java Developer
9 12 (3.87%) AWS Developer
10 11 (3.55%) Azure Architect
10 11 (3.55%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.23%) Interaction Designer
11 10 (3.23%) React Developer
12 9 (2.90%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (25.16%) HTML
2 70 (22.58%) Spring
3 68 (21.94%) CSS
4 62 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 48 (15.48%) Hibernate
6 44 (14.19%) Apache Camel
7 36 (11.61%) .NET
8 29 (9.35%) RESTful
9 27 (8.71%) Web Services
10 26 (8.39%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (6.45%) J2EE
11 20 (6.45%) React
12 19 (6.13%) AngularJS
12 19 (6.13%) HTML5
13 18 (5.81%) ASP.NET
13 18 (5.81%) Node.js
14 17 (5.48%) SOAP
15 16 (5.16%) PowerMock
16 12 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (3.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.90%) User Experience
2 17 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.87%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.26%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) Blog
7 4 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.29%) NHS
7 4 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (0.65%) FMCG
8 2 (0.65%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) AS400
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.26%) Linux
2 6 (1.94%) Android
3 3 (0.97%) CentOS
3 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.97%) Windows
4 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.32%) Unix
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.16%) TDD
2 77 (24.84%) Scrum
3 59 (19.03%) DevOps
3 59 (19.03%) Microservices
4 58 (18.71%) BDD
5 46 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (14.52%) Migration
7 34 (10.97%) Kanban
8 30 (9.68%) Project Management
9 28 (9.03%) Business Analysis
10 27 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.06%) MVC
11 25 (8.06%) Trunk-Based Development
12 24 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (7.42%) CRM
14 22 (7.10%) Prototyping
15 21 (6.77%) Test Automation
16 18 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.81%) Waterfall
17 16 (5.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 96 (30.97%) Java
2 85 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 52 (16.77%) Java 8
3 52 (16.77%) SQL
4 45 (14.52%) C#
5 17 (5.48%) Python
6 11 (3.55%) Perl
6 11 (3.55%) PHP
7 7 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.29%) ES6
8 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.97%) C
9 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.65%) ES7
10 2 (0.65%) ES8
10 2 (0.65%) Ruby
10 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.48%) Degree
4 11 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.61%) CISSP
5 5 (1.61%) ISEB
5 5 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.29%) CEH
6 4 (1.29%) CISM
7 3 (0.97%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.65%) APMP
8 2 (0.65%) CIMA
8 2 (0.65%) CISA
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) GDPR
2 10 (3.23%) QA
3 5 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.61%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (5.48%) Docker
2 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.94%) vSphere
3 4 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.19%) Terraform
2 5 (1.61%) Ansible
2 5 (1.61%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.29%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.65%) Grafana
4 2 (0.65%) Graphite
4 2 (0.65%) Nagios
4 2 (0.65%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.39%) IBM
3 13 (4.19%) Oracle
4 8 (2.58%) Google
5 6 (1.94%) VMware
6 5 (1.61%) SAP
6 5 (1.61%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.29%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.97%) hybris
8 3 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.97%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe
9 2 (0.65%) Workday
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Sterling
10 1 (0.32%) SnapLogic
10 1 (0.32%) Twitter
10 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.32%) Zend