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 3 months to 28 April 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.

Agile Software Development
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 9 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 154 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.41% 9.91% 7.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.62% 12.40% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 58 41
Median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +20.71%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 487 613 613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.36% 79.92% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 397 413
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £13.81 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.53% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.50 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 28 April 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 83 (30.18%) Scrum
2 79 (28.73%) JavaScript
3 78 (28.36%) HTML
4 72 (26.18%) CSS
5 70 (25.45%) .NET
6 60 (21.82%) Microsoft
7 47 (17.09%) AngularJS
8 45 (16.36%) Finance
9 42 (15.27%) SQL
9 42 (15.27%) CRM
10 41 (14.91%) Git (software)
11 39 (14.18%) Java
11 39 (14.18%) .NET Framework
12 38 (13.82%) MVC
13 36 (13.09%) TDD
13 36 (13.09%) C#
14 34 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
15 32 (11.64%) SQL Server
16 31 (11.27%) Visual Studio
16 31 (11.27%) WCF
17 30 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (9.82%) BDD
20 26 (9.45%) HTML5
20 26 (9.45%) User Experience
21 25 (9.09%) Project Management
21 25 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
21 25 (9.09%) jQuery
22 24 (8.73%) Security Cleared
22 24 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.91%) Confluence
3 7 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.45%) JBoss
5 3 (1.09%) CMS
5 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) DNN
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Mule
7 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.45%) Magento
4 3 (1.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.55%) GitHub
4 5 (1.82%) IaaS
4 5 (1.82%) PaaS
5 4 (1.45%) SaaS
5 4 (1.45%) Slack
6 3 (1.09%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.36%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Heroku
7 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.64%) HTTP
2 9 (3.27%) SSL
3 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.18%) Skype
5 4 (1.45%) LDAP
6 3 (1.09%) Firewall
7 2 (0.73%) Internet
7 2 (0.73%) WLAN
8 1 (0.36%) 4G
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.36%) VoIP
8 1 (0.36%) WebEx
8 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (4.36%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.36%) MySQL
4 6 (2.18%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.82%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.45%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.45%) Hazelcast
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.09%) Power BI
7 3 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (14.91%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.27%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (8.00%) JIRA
4 22 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (6.91%) Subversion
6 18 (6.55%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.82%) gulp
8 10 (3.64%) Selenium
9 9 (3.27%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.91%) Grunt
10 8 (2.91%) Moq
10 8 (2.91%) NUnit
11 7 (2.55%) Mocha
12 5 (1.82%) JSHint
12 5 (1.82%) JUnit
12 5 (1.82%) Protractor
12 5 (1.82%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.45%) Maven
13 4 (1.45%) PhantomJS
General
1 45 (16.36%) Finance
2 7 (2.55%) Advertising
2 7 (2.55%) Retail
3 6 (2.18%) Banking
3 6 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.45%) Back Office
5 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (0.73%) Automotive
6 2 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 126 (45.82%) Developer
2 29 (10.55%) .NET Developer
3 26 (9.45%) Analyst
4 25 (9.09%) Architect
5 24 (8.73%) Senior Developer
6 21 (7.64%) CRM Developer
7 18 (6.55%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.55%) C# Developer
7 18 (6.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 18 (6.55%) Microsoft Developer
8 17 (6.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 14 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (4.73%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.36%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (4.36%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (4.00%) Consultant
13 10 (3.64%) Angular Developer
13 10 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 9 (3.27%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (28.36%) HTML
2 72 (26.18%) CSS
3 70 (25.45%) .NET
4 47 (17.09%) AngularJS
5 39 (14.18%) .NET Framework
6 31 (11.27%) WCF
7 26 (9.45%) HTML5
8 25 (9.09%) jQuery
9 24 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (8.73%) Web Services
10 23 (8.36%) CSS3
11 22 (8.00%) Node.js
12 20 (7.27%) ASP.NET
13 19 (6.91%) XML
14 17 (6.18%) REST
14 17 (6.18%) Spring
15 16 (5.82%) Entity Framework
15 16 (5.82%) React
16 12 (4.36%) Angular 2
16 12 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.45%) User Experience
3 10 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.18%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.45%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.73%) CMDB
9 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.36%) Fintech
10 1 (0.36%) iPad
10 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.00%) Linux
2 8 (2.91%) Unix
3 6 (2.18%) Windows
4 4 (1.45%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.09%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.18%) Scrum
2 42 (15.27%) CRM
3 38 (13.82%) MVC
4 36 (13.09%) TDD
5 30 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (9.82%) BDD
7 25 (9.09%) Project Management
8 23 (8.36%) Migration
8 23 (8.36%) Open Source
8 23 (8.36%) SDLC
9 21 (7.64%) Front End Development
9 21 (7.64%) Waterfall
10 19 (6.91%) OO
11 18 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.18%) ITIL
12 17 (6.18%) Web Development
13 16 (5.82%) Data Modelling
13 16 (5.82%) Service Design
13 16 (5.82%) SOLID
13 16 (5.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.73%) JavaScript
2 42 (15.27%) SQL
3 39 (14.18%) Java
4 36 (13.09%) C#
5 20 (7.27%) PHP
6 15 (5.45%) Ruby
7 14 (5.09%) Python
8 8 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.55%) Scala
10 5 (1.82%) ECMAScript
11 4 (1.45%) C
12 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.09%) X++
13 2 (0.73%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.73%) Groovy
13 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.73%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) C++
14 1 (0.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 24 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.64%) ISEB
5 9 (3.27%) Degree
6 6 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.82%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.73%) PMP
10 2 (0.73%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) QA
2 5 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.09%) PMO
3 3 (1.09%) WAI
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.91%) Docker
2 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (4.36%) Ansible
2 10 (3.64%) Puppet
3 9 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.55%) Salt
5 3 (1.09%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 60 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.91%) Oracle
3 6 (2.18%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.82%) IBM
5 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco
5 3 (1.09%) hybris
5 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.09%) Zend
6 2 (0.73%) Demandware
6 2 (0.73%) HP
6 2 (0.73%) Pega
7 1 (0.36%) CA
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix
7 1 (0.36%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.36%) Google
7 1 (0.36%) Informatica
7 1 (0.36%) VMware
7 1 (0.36%) webMethods
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