Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 324 306 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.01% 21.56% 18.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.87% 26.02% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 231 208
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £280 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £42.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £31.17 £17.00
% change year-on-year +52.40% +83.34% -38.18%

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 1,206 1,176 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.93% 82.88% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 848 883
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.94% +6.16%
10th Percentile £227 £250 £244
90th Percentile £560 £525 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.88 £14.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -5.65% -31.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £22.85 £45.35 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £18.14
% change year-on-year -32.58% +22.67% -17.56%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 94 (29.01%) Java
2 93 (28.70%) Scrum
3 86 (26.54%) TDD
4 73 (22.53%) JavaScript
5 69 (21.30%) Git (software)
6 60 (18.52%) Security Cleared
6 60 (18.52%) BDD
7 59 (18.21%) Spring
8 56 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (17.28%) Spring Boot
9 55 (16.98%) DevOps
9 55 (16.98%) HTML
10 54 (16.67%) CSS
10 54 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 53 (16.36%) SC Cleared
12 51 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
12 51 (15.74%) Microservices
13 48 (14.81%) SQL Server
14 45 (13.89%) SQL
15 44 (13.58%) Java 8
16 43 (13.27%) .NET
16 43 (13.27%) Apache Camel
17 41 (12.65%) Migration
18 40 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
18 40 (12.35%) C#
19 38 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
19 38 (11.73%) RESTful
20 36 (11.11%) Test Automation
20 36 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (10.80%) JIRA

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 20 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.63%) Confluence
3 6 (1.85%) Apache
4 5 (1.54%) CMS
4 5 (1.54%) Drupal
5 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.62%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.62%) IIS
6 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.31%) WildFly
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.62%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.25%) PaaS
4 12 (3.70%) IaaS
4 12 (3.70%) SaaS
5 10 (3.09%) GitHub
6 7 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.16%) Serverless
7 5 (1.54%) Azure Functions
7 5 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.54%) Office 365
8 4 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.93%) npm
10 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.62%) Yarn
11 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.16%) SMS
2 4 (1.23%) Network Security
2 4 (1.23%) VoIP
3 3 (0.93%) SSL
4 2 (0.62%) DNS
4 2 (0.62%) Firewall
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.62%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (10.19%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.40%) MySQL
5 10 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.47%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.93%) Power BI
9 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.93%) Redis
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.62%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 54 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 35 (10.80%) JIRA
4 32 (9.88%) Selenium
5 25 (7.72%) Cucumber
5 25 (7.72%) Maven
6 24 (7.41%) JUnit
7 22 (6.79%) Subversion
8 20 (6.17%) Mockito
9 19 (5.86%) DbUnit
9 19 (5.86%) jMock
9 19 (5.86%) SonarQube
10 12 (3.70%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.40%) JMeter
11 11 (3.40%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.09%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.78%) PHPUnit
14 7 (2.16%) IntelliJ
15 6 (1.85%) Axure RP
15 6 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (8.02%) Retail
2 19 (5.86%) Finance
3 9 (2.78%) Banking
4 4 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.23%) Billing
4 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) Automotive
5 2 (0.62%) Marketing
5 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) Games
6 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 127 (39.20%) Developer
2 62 (19.14%) Java Developer
3 51 (15.74%) Analyst
4 42 (12.96%) Business Analyst
5 26 (8.02%) Architect
6 21 (6.48%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (5.56%) Agile Developer
7 18 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.94%) J2EE Developer
8 16 (4.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 15 (4.63%) Tester
10 13 (4.01%) Agile Business Analyst
10 13 (4.01%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.01%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.09%) Agile Java Developer
11 10 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.09%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.09%) Java Engineer
12 9 (2.78%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.21%) Spring
2 56 (17.28%) Spring Boot
3 55 (16.98%) HTML
4 54 (16.67%) CSS
5 43 (13.27%) .NET
5 43 (13.27%) Apache Camel
6 38 (11.73%) RESTful
7 34 (10.49%) Hibernate
7 34 (10.49%) Web Services
8 31 (9.57%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.64%) ASP.NET
10 25 (7.72%) SOAP
11 23 (7.10%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (6.17%) J2EE
12 20 (6.17%) React
13 19 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (5.86%) jQuery
13 19 (5.86%) PowerMock
14 18 (5.56%) REST
15 17 (5.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.17%) User Experience
3 11 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.47%) NHS
5 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.23%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.23%) PKI
8 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.93%) FMCG
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.62%) Fintech
9 2 (0.62%) Wiki
10 1 (0.31%) Blog
10 1 (0.31%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.94%) Linux
2 10 (3.09%) Mac OS X
2 10 (3.09%) Unix
3 6 (1.85%) Windows
4 3 (0.93%) CentOS
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.62%) Debian
5 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.70%) Scrum
2 86 (26.54%) TDD
3 60 (18.52%) BDD
4 56 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (16.98%) DevOps
6 51 (15.74%) Microservices
7 41 (12.65%) Migration
8 36 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 33 (10.19%) Business Analysis
9 33 (10.19%) Kanban
10 29 (8.95%) MVC
11 28 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (8.33%) Project Management
13 26 (8.02%) E-Commerce
14 25 (7.72%) Waterfall
15 22 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (6.48%) CRM
16 21 (6.48%) SDLC
17 18 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.01%) Java
2 73 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 45 (13.89%) SQL
4 44 (13.58%) Java 8
5 40 (12.35%) C#
6 18 (5.56%) PHP
7 12 (3.70%) Python
8 9 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.85%) Ruby
10 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.23%) C++
10 4 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.93%) ES6
11 3 (0.93%) Scala
11 3 (0.93%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.62%) ES7
12 2 (0.62%) ES8
12 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 53 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.56%) Degree
4 10 (3.09%) ISEB
5 9 (2.78%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.23%) CEH
6 4 (1.23%) CISM
6 4 (1.23%) CISSP
6 4 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.62%) APMP
8 2 (0.62%) CIPD
8 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CIMA
9 1 (0.31%) CISA
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) MBA
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.56%) GDPR
2 14 (4.32%) QA
3 9 (2.78%) PMO
4 5 (1.54%) GCP
5 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (6.17%) Docker
2 9 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.16%) vSphere
4 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.62%) NFS
5 2 (0.62%) Samba
5 2 (0.62%) Squid
5 2 (0.62%) Varnish
5 2 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.16%) Puppet
2 5 (1.54%) Ansible
2 5 (1.54%) Terraform
3 4 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.62%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.62%) Nagios
4 2 (0.62%) Salt
4 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.62%) WMI
5 1 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.31%) Kibana
Vendors
1 30 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.86%) IBM
3 12 (3.70%) Oracle
4 10 (3.09%) Zend
5 9 (2.78%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.78%) VMware
6 8 (2.47%) Google
7 7 (2.16%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.23%) Tableau
9 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.93%) Splunk
10 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.62%) WSO2
11 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.31%) GoldenSource
11 1 (0.31%) Jaspersoft
11 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.31%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.31%) Remedy