Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 387 272 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.39% 22.28% 10.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.19% 27.45% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 163 114
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £288
90th Percentile £563 £529 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +19.23% +26.83% -34.80%

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 1,282 991 1,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.12% 81.16% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 652 711
Birmingham median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £244 £256 £218
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 47
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.10 £38.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £17.73
% change year-on-year -1.23% +14.25% -21.22%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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.

1 126 (32.56%) TDD
2 112 (28.94%) Java
3 94 (24.29%) Scrum
4 80 (20.67%) Git (software)
5 79 (20.41%) JavaScript
6 76 (19.64%) HTML
7 71 (18.35%) CSS
7 71 (18.35%) Web Services
7 71 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (17.83%) DevOps
9 68 (17.57%) BDD
10 60 (15.50%) Test Automation
11 55 (14.21%) Spring
12 54 (13.95%) SQL
12 54 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
13 52 (13.44%) Maven
14 51 (13.18%) Security Cleared
15 48 (12.40%) Finance
16 47 (12.14%) Linux
16 47 (12.14%) Digital Media
16 47 (12.14%) Jenkins
17 43 (11.11%) HTML5
18 42 (10.85%) SQL Server
18 42 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
19 41 (10.59%) JIRA
20 40 (10.34%) SC Cleared
21 39 (10.08%) RESTful
21 39 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
22 38 (9.82%) .NET
22 38 (9.82%) Kanban

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 26 (6.72%) Confluence
2 16 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 14 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.10%) Apache
6 10 (2.58%) nginx
7 7 (1.81%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.29%) JBoss
9 4 (1.03%) CMS
9 4 (1.03%) IIS
10 3 (0.78%) Liferay
11 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.52%) Jetty
11 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.52%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.52%) WildFly
11 2 (0.52%) WordPress
12 1 (0.26%) Mule
12 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Simulink
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (7.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) Actimize
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.24%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (2.58%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (2.07%) SaaS
8 7 (1.81%) Slack
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.55%) Route 53
10 4 (1.03%) Office 365
11 3 (0.78%) Trello
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.52%) GitHub
12 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.17%) HTTP
2 16 (4.13%) SSL
3 14 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.10%) SMS
5 7 (1.81%) DNS
6 4 (1.03%) Intranet
6 4 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (1.03%) OpenVPN
6 4 (1.03%) SSH
7 3 (0.78%) Firewall
8 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.52%) VoIP
9 1 (0.26%) DHCP
9 1 (0.26%) FTP
9 1 (0.26%) Internet
9 1 (0.26%) IPsec
9 1 (0.26%) MPLS
9 1 (0.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.85%) PostgreSQL
1 42 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.24%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.33%) MySQL
6 8 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.07%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.81%) Power BI
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.78%) Big Data
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.78%) QlikView
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.44%) Maven
3 47 (12.14%) Jenkins
4 41 (10.59%) JIRA
5 31 (8.01%) JUnit
6 30 (7.75%) Subversion
7 28 (7.24%) Selenium
7 28 (7.24%) SonarQube
8 23 (5.94%) DbUnit
8 23 (5.94%) jMock
8 23 (5.94%) Mockito
9 16 (4.13%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.88%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.62%) WebDriver
12 10 (2.58%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.58%) TestRail
12 10 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (1.55%) PHPUnit
13 6 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (12.40%) Finance
2 18 (4.65%) Retail
3 8 (2.07%) Banking
4 5 (1.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.03%) Advertising
5 4 (1.03%) Digital Economy
5 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.78%) Games
6 3 (0.78%) Marketing
6 3 (0.78%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 158 (40.83%) Developer
2 63 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 42 (10.85%) Analyst
4 34 (8.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 31 (8.01%) Business Analyst
6 29 (7.49%) Architect
6 29 (7.49%) Lead Developer
7 19 (4.91%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.39%) Scrum Master
9 16 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (3.62%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.36%) PHP Developer
11 13 (3.36%) Test Leader
12 12 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.84%) Lead Java Developer
14 10 (2.58%) J2EE Developer
14 10 (2.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 10 (2.58%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.58%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.64%) HTML
2 71 (18.35%) CSS
2 71 (18.35%) Web Services
3 55 (14.21%) Spring
4 43 (11.11%) HTML5
5 39 (10.08%) RESTful
6 38 (9.82%) .NET
7 36 (9.30%) Apache Camel
7 36 (9.30%) jQuery
8 35 (9.04%) CSS3
9 29 (7.49%) J2EE
10 28 (7.24%) SOAP
11 26 (6.72%) Spring Boot
12 23 (5.94%) PowerMock
12 23 (5.94%) REST
13 20 (5.17%) Java SE
14 19 (4.91%) AngularJS
14 19 (4.91%) Hibernate
15 16 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
16 14 (3.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.14%) Digital Media
2 22 (5.68%) User Experience
3 14 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.03%) Blog
7 4 (1.03%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.03%) NHS
7 4 (1.03%) Social Media
8 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.52%) Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Fintech
9 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.52%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.52%) PMI
9 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.14%) Linux
2 22 (5.68%) Unix
3 13 (3.36%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.55%) CentOS
5 5 (1.29%) Windows
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.52%) Debian
7 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (32.56%) TDD
2 94 (24.29%) Scrum
3 71 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (17.83%) DevOps
5 68 (17.57%) BDD
6 60 (15.50%) Test Automation
7 39 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (9.82%) Kanban
9 37 (9.56%) Front End Development
10 35 (9.04%) Open Source
11 33 (8.53%) Project Management
12 31 (8.01%) Mentoring
13 28 (7.24%) Configuration Management
13 28 (7.24%) CRM
14 27 (6.98%) Microservices
15 26 (6.72%) E-Commerce
15 26 (6.72%) Migration
15 26 (6.72%) Waterfall
16 22 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (5.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 112 (28.94%) Java
2 79 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 54 (13.95%) SQL
4 35 (9.04%) Java 8
5 32 (8.27%) C#
5 32 (8.27%) Python
6 28 (7.24%) PHP
7 21 (5.43%) Ruby
8 13 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.55%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.55%) Scala
11 5 (1.29%) C
11 5 (1.29%) Groovy
11 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.78%) Perl
12 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.68%) Degree
4 7 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.55%) ISEB
5 6 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.03%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) APMP
9 2 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CCAB
9 2 (0.52%) CIPD
9 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CISM
10 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.33%) GDPR
2 8 (2.07%) PMO
3 6 (1.55%) QA
4 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (6.20%) Docker
2 20 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.39%) vSphere
4 6 (1.55%) Squid
4 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.03%) Postfix
5 4 (1.03%) vCloud
6 3 (0.78%) Xen
7 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) NFS
7 2 (0.52%) Samba
7 2 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 25 (6.46%) Puppet
2 20 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.39%) Terraform
4 15 (3.88%) Ansible
5 13 (3.36%) Kibana
5 13 (3.36%) logstash
5 13 (3.36%) Salt
6 5 (1.29%) collectd
6 5 (1.29%) StatsD
7 4 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.03%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.03%) Rancher
7 4 (1.03%) Rsyslog
7 4 (1.03%) Sysdig
7 4 (1.03%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.52%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.52%) Nagios
8 2 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.20%) VMware
3 17 (4.39%) IBM
4 12 (3.10%) Oracle
4 12 (3.10%) Zend
5 6 (1.55%) SaltStack
6 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.29%) Google
7 4 (1.03%) Sonatype
7 4 (1.03%) Tableau
7 4 (1.03%) WSO2
8 3 (0.78%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (0.78%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.52%) Splunk
10 1 (0.26%) Altova
10 1 (0.26%) Capita
10 1 (0.26%) Informatica
10 1 (0.26%) Remedy