Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 302 342 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.98% 23.01% 20.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.54% 28.06% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 281 206
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £356 £319 £271
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £31.17
% change year-on-year -26.32% +52.40% +83.34%

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 1,138 1,219 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.82% 82.03% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 822 795
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £263
90th Percentile £588 £563 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 20
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.28 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.20% +5.52% -0.25%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £11.13
90th Percentile £41.88 £31.80 £35.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year +18.03% -24.69% +19.12%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 99 (32.78%) Scrum
2 86 (28.48%) Java
3 70 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (21.52%) DevOps
5 63 (20.86%) AWS
6 60 (19.87%) Kanban
7 58 (19.21%) Azure
8 52 (17.22%) Web Services
9 51 (16.89%) .NET
10 50 (16.56%) TDD
10 50 (16.56%) Public Sector
11 49 (16.23%) SQL
12 47 (15.56%) Finance
12 47 (15.56%) Git (software)
12 47 (15.56%) Jenkins
13 44 (14.57%) C#
14 42 (13.91%) BDD
15 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
16 38 (12.58%) RESTful
16 38 (12.58%) AngularJS
16 38 (12.58%) Spring
17 36 (11.92%) Microservices
18 35 (11.59%) SC Cleared
18 35 (11.59%) Microsoft
18 35 (11.59%) SQL Server
18 35 (11.59%) Migration
19 33 (10.93%) CSS
19 33 (10.93%) Test Automation
20 32 (10.60%) JavaScript
21 31 (10.26%) SOAP

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 17 (5.63%) Confluence
2 8 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.32%) Apache
3 4 (1.32%) IIS
3 4 (1.32%) Jetty
3 4 (1.32%) Mongrel
3 4 (1.32%) nginx
3 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.99%) WordPress
5 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.32%) GIMP
1 7 (2.32%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) InVision
3 1 (0.33%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.66%) Magento
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (20.86%) AWS
2 58 (19.21%) Azure
3 30 (9.93%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (7.62%) Amazon SQS
5 18 (5.96%) GCP
6 15 (4.97%) Power Platform
7 13 (4.30%) SaaS
8 11 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (2.32%) PaaS
11 6 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.66%) IaaS
13 4 (1.32%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.99%) Office 365
14 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.66%) Route 53
15 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.30%) HTTP
2 14 (4.64%) SSL
2 14 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.98%) ICMP
3 9 (2.98%) SNMP
3 9 (2.98%) Telnet
4 8 (2.65%) Internet
5 4 (1.32%) DHCP
5 4 (1.32%) DNS
5 4 (1.32%) FTP
5 4 (1.32%) IPsec
6 3 (0.99%) Intranet
7 2 (0.66%) AMQP
7 2 (0.66%) Skype
8 1 (0.33%) SAN
8 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.62%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.97%) Power BI
6 10 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.98%) Big Data
7 9 (2.98%) Data Lake
7 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (2.65%) Blockchain
8 8 (2.65%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.99%) OLAP
9 6 (1.99%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.99%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.99%) MySQL
10 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (15.56%) Git (software)
1 47 (15.56%) Jenkins
2 31 (10.26%) JIRA
3 28 (9.27%) Maven
3 28 (9.27%) Mockito
4 27 (8.94%) DbUnit
4 27 (8.94%) jMock
4 27 (8.94%) JUnit
4 27 (8.94%) SonarQube
5 12 (3.97%) Selenium
5 12 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (3.64%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.98%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.65%) JMeter
8 8 (2.65%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.32%) Grunt
9 7 (2.32%) gulp
9 7 (2.32%) webpack
10 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (16.56%) Public Sector
2 47 (15.56%) Finance
3 14 (4.64%) Retail
4 8 (2.65%) Legal
5 6 (1.99%) Banking
6 4 (1.32%) Advertising
6 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.99%) Local Government
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (36.09%) Developer
2 44 (14.57%) Java Developer
3 37 (12.25%) Architect
3 37 (12.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (9.93%) Analyst
5 26 (8.61%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.95%) Business Analyst
7 18 (5.96%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 15 (4.97%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (4.97%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 11 (3.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 10 (3.31%) Product Manager
12 10 (3.31%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
12 10 (3.31%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.98%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.98%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.22%) Web Services
2 51 (16.89%) .NET
3 38 (12.58%) AngularJS
3 38 (12.58%) RESTful
3 38 (12.58%) Spring
4 33 (10.93%) CSS
5 31 (10.26%) SOAP
6 27 (8.94%) JSON
6 27 (8.94%) PowerMock
7 26 (8.61%) HTML
8 24 (7.95%) J2EE
9 22 (7.28%) ActiveMQ
10 21 (6.95%) Spring Cloud
10 21 (6.95%) XML
11 15 (4.97%) Hibernate
11 15 (4.97%) REST
12 13 (4.30%) JPA
12 13 (4.30%) jQuery
12 13 (4.30%) React
13 12 (3.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.63%) User Experience
2 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.98%) Robotics
4 7 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.99%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.32%) NHS
7 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.66%) Derivative
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.28%) Linux
2 7 (2.32%) Windows
3 4 (1.32%) Android
3 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.99%) Unix
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.78%) Scrum
2 70 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (21.52%) DevOps
4 60 (19.87%) Kanban
5 50 (16.56%) TDD
6 42 (13.91%) BDD
7 36 (11.92%) Microservices
8 35 (11.59%) Migration
9 33 (10.93%) Test Automation
10 31 (10.26%) Project Management
11 30 (9.93%) Open Source
12 28 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (8.61%) ITIL
15 22 (7.28%) Robotic Process Automation
16 19 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (6.29%) E-Commerce
16 19 (6.29%) TOGAF
16 19 (6.29%) Waterfall
17 17 (5.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 86 (28.48%) Java
2 49 (16.23%) SQL
3 44 (14.57%) C#
4 32 (10.60%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.27%) PHP
6 20 (6.62%) Java 8
7 15 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.97%) Python
8 10 (3.31%) VBA
9 9 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.65%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.66%) C
11 5 (1.66%) ES6
12 4 (1.32%) Scala
12 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.66%) Go
15 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.32%) Degree
4 5 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.99%) ISEB
6 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (3.31%) PMO
2 5 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (10.26%) Docker
2 23 (7.62%) Postfix
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.32%) Xen
5 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (8.94%) Terraform
2 21 (6.95%) Puppet
3 14 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.97%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.98%) WMI
6 5 (1.66%) Ansible
7 3 (0.99%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.66%) Kibana
8 2 (0.66%) Packer
9 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.30%) Google
3 11 (3.64%) UiPath
4 10 (3.31%) Tableau
5 9 (2.98%) Databricks
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle
6 5 (1.66%) Sparx
6 5 (1.66%) VMware
7 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.32%) SAP
8 3 (0.99%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.99%) HP
8 3 (0.99%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.99%) WooCommerce
9 2 (0.66%) Splunk
10 1 (0.33%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.33%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.33%) Talend
10 1 (0.33%) Twitter
10 1 (0.33%) WSO2