Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 314 337 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.11% 21.46% 22.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.70% 26.12% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 276 208
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -0.62% +7.33%
10th Percentile £336 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £524 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +40.15% +34.69% -20.97%

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 1,176 1,290 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.82% 82.17% 84.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 954 829
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £250
90th Percentile £557 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +4.69% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.30 £10.60
90th Percentile £30.20 £46.40 £32.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 97 (30.89%) Java
2 86 (27.39%) Scrum
3 82 (26.11%) TDD
4 68 (21.66%) Spring
4 68 (21.66%) JavaScript
5 58 (18.47%) Git (software)
6 57 (18.15%) BDD
6 57 (18.15%) Spring Boot
7 55 (17.52%) Security Cleared
8 53 (16.88%) CSS
9 52 (16.56%) HTML
9 52 (16.56%) DevOps
10 50 (15.92%) Microservices
10 50 (15.92%) Jenkins
10 50 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (14.65%) SC Cleared
11 46 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 46 (14.65%) Java 8
12 43 (13.69%) SQL
13 42 (13.38%) Apache Camel
14 41 (13.06%) RESTful
15 40 (12.74%) Hibernate
16 39 (12.42%) SQL Server
17 38 (12.10%) .NET
17 38 (12.10%) C#
17 38 (12.10%) Web Services
18 36 (11.46%) Migration
18 36 (11.46%) Test Automation
18 36 (11.46%) Kanban
19 35 (11.15%) Amazon AWS

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 16 (5.10%) Confluence
1 16 (5.10%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.18%) CMS
3 7 (2.23%) Drupal
4 6 (1.91%) Apache
5 4 (1.27%) JBoss
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.32%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.18%) PaaS
4 9 (2.87%) GitHub
5 8 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.55%) SaaS
6 7 (2.23%) Serverless
7 6 (1.91%) IaaS
8 5 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.59%) Office 365
9 4 (1.27%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.32%) npm
11 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.27%) Network Security
2 3 (0.96%) SMS
2 3 (0.96%) VoIP
3 1 (0.32%) DSL
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.15%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (9.55%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.18%) MySQL
5 9 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.96%) Big Data
9 3 (0.96%) Redis
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (18.47%) Git (software)
2 50 (15.92%) Jenkins
3 34 (10.83%) JIRA
4 31 (9.87%) Selenium
5 26 (8.28%) Maven
6 25 (7.96%) JUnit
7 24 (7.64%) Cucumber
8 21 (6.69%) Mockito
9 20 (6.37%) DbUnit
9 20 (6.37%) jMock
9 20 (6.37%) SonarQube
10 16 (5.10%) Subversion
11 14 (4.46%) WebDriver
12 13 (4.14%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.82%) JMeter
13 12 (3.82%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.18%) IntelliJ
15 9 (2.87%) PHPUnit
16 7 (2.23%) GitLab
17 5 (1.59%) Axure RP
General
1 23 (7.32%) Retail
2 21 (6.69%) Finance
3 8 (2.55%) Banking
4 4 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.27%) Billing
4 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.96%) Back Office
6 2 (0.64%) Automotive
6 2 (0.64%) Marketing
6 2 (0.64%) Publishing
6 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (38.85%) Developer
2 65 (20.70%) Java Developer
3 53 (16.88%) Analyst
4 46 (14.65%) Business Analyst
5 29 (9.24%) Architect
6 21 (6.69%) Agile Developer
7 17 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 14 (4.46%) Agile Java Developer
8 14 (4.46%) Delivery Manager
8 14 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (4.46%) J2EE Developer
8 14 (4.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 14 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.46%) Tester
9 13 (4.14%) AWS Developer
10 12 (3.82%) Designer
11 11 (3.50%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.50%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.50%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.18%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.66%) Spring
2 57 (18.15%) Spring Boot
3 53 (16.88%) CSS
4 52 (16.56%) HTML
5 42 (13.38%) Apache Camel
6 41 (13.06%) RESTful
7 40 (12.74%) Hibernate
8 38 (12.10%) .NET
8 38 (12.10%) Web Services
9 27 (8.60%) AngularJS
10 24 (7.64%) J2EE
11 23 (7.32%) SOAP
12 22 (7.01%) ASP.NET
13 20 (6.37%) PowerMock
14 19 (6.05%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (5.73%) Node.js
16 17 (5.41%) HTML5
16 17 (5.41%) React
17 15 (4.78%) jQuery
18 14 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.64%) User Experience
3 9 (2.87%) NHS
4 7 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.27%) FMCG
6 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.27%) PKI
7 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.64%) Blog
8 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) AS400
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.46%) Linux
2 9 (2.87%) Unix
3 8 (2.55%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.27%) Android
5 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.64%) Windows
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.39%) Scrum
2 82 (26.11%) TDD
3 57 (18.15%) BDD
4 52 (16.56%) DevOps
5 50 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (15.92%) Microservices
6 36 (11.46%) Kanban
6 36 (11.46%) Migration
6 36 (11.46%) Test Automation
7 35 (11.15%) Project Management
7 35 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (10.83%) Business Analysis
9 27 (8.60%) MVC
10 25 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (7.64%) ITIL
12 21 (6.69%) Waterfall
13 20 (6.37%) CRM
13 20 (6.37%) User Stories
14 19 (6.05%) E-Commerce
15 18 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 97 (30.89%) Java
2 68 (21.66%) JavaScript
3 46 (14.65%) Java 8
4 43 (13.69%) SQL
5 38 (12.10%) C#
6 18 (5.73%) PHP
7 10 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.55%) Python
9 4 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.27%) C++
9 4 (1.27%) ES6
9 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.96%) Ruby
10 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.64%) C
11 2 (0.64%) ES7
11 2 (0.64%) ES8
11 2 (0.64%) Go
11 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.65%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.50%) Degree
4 8 (2.55%) ISEB
5 7 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.23%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.59%) CISSP
7 4 (1.27%) CEH
7 4 (1.27%) CISM
7 4 (1.27%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.64%) CIMA
8 2 (0.64%) CISA
8 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) APMP
9 1 (0.32%) IIBA
9 1 (0.32%) MBA
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.41%) GDPR
1 17 (5.41%) QA
2 10 (3.18%) PMO
3 3 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (7.32%) Docker
2 8 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.55%) vSphere
3 4 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.91%) Terraform
2 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.96%) Ansible
3 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
4 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.10%) IBM
2 16 (5.10%) Oracle
3 11 (3.50%) Google
4 10 (3.18%) Zend
5 8 (2.55%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.55%) VMware
6 4 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.96%) hybris
7 3 (0.96%) SAP
8 2 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.64%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.32%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) Tableau