Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 244 308 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.20% 23.37% 23.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.87% 27.80% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 230 302
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £256
90th Percentile £639 £600 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +32.00%

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 908 1,108 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.62% 84.07% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 779 951
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £560 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 28
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% +19.35% +3.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £24.98
% change year-on-year +1.25% -35.95% +31.89%

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 19 January 2020.

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

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 95 (38.93%) Scrum
2 78 (31.97%) Java
3 67 (27.46%) Git (software)
4 66 (27.05%) TDD
5 65 (26.64%) Microservices
6 64 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (25.82%) Web Services
7 63 (25.82%) Azure
7 63 (25.82%) AWS
8 62 (25.41%) Kanban
9 61 (25.00%) RESTful
10 60 (24.59%) Spring
11 58 (23.77%) BDD
12 57 (23.36%) Microsoft
13 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
14 53 (21.72%) Jenkins
14 53 (21.72%) SOAP
15 52 (21.31%) SQL
15 52 (21.31%) AngularJS
16 51 (20.90%) JUnit
16 51 (20.90%) Maven
17 50 (20.49%) jMock
17 50 (20.49%) PowerMock
17 50 (20.49%) DbUnit
17 50 (20.49%) Mockito
17 50 (20.49%) SonarQube
18 48 (19.67%) Amazon EC2
18 48 (19.67%) ActiveMQ
18 48 (19.67%) Public Sector
19 47 (19.26%) SC Cleared

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 19 (7.79%) Confluence
2 10 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (4.51%) GIMP
2 11 (4.51%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) InVision
6 2 (0.82%) Sketch
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.82%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 23 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (2.87%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.82%) AWS
1 63 (25.82%) Azure
2 48 (19.67%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (19.26%) Amazon SQS
4 20 (8.20%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (4.10%) SaaS
6 7 (2.87%) Office 365
7 5 (2.05%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.41%) npm
10 1 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.41%) Serverless
10 1 (0.41%) Trello
10 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) ICMP
1 5 (2.05%) SNMP
1 5 (2.05%) Telnet
2 4 (1.64%) HTTP
2 4 (1.64%) SSL
2 4 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.82%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) Broadband
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) MPLS
5 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.26%) Amazon RDS
2 46 (18.85%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (11.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.64%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.64%) OLAP
6 4 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
6 4 (1.64%) Power BI
6 4 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) QlikView
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 67 (27.46%) Git (software)
2 53 (21.72%) Jenkins
3 51 (20.90%) JUnit
3 51 (20.90%) Maven
4 50 (20.49%) DbUnit
4 50 (20.49%) jMock
4 50 (20.49%) Mockito
4 50 (20.49%) SonarQube
5 24 (9.84%) JIRA
6 13 (5.33%) webpack
7 11 (4.51%) gulp
7 11 (4.51%) Vagrant
8 9 (3.69%) Grunt
9 5 (2.05%) JMeter
9 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.64%) Selenium
10 4 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.23%) Mocha
12 2 (0.82%) MSTest
General
1 48 (19.67%) Public Sector
2 46 (18.85%) Finance
3 13 (5.33%) Retail
4 12 (4.92%) Legal
5 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.64%) Marketing
7 3 (1.23%) Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Electronics
7 3 (1.23%) French Language
8 2 (0.82%) Law
8 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 102 (41.80%) Developer
2 54 (22.13%) Java Developer
3 36 (14.75%) Architect
4 23 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 21 (8.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 17 (6.97%) Designer
7 15 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.33%) IT Manager
8 13 (5.33%) UI Developer
9 11 (4.51%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.10%) Analyst
11 9 (3.69%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Data Architect
12 8 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
13 7 (2.87%) Azure Architect
14 5 (2.05%) AWS Engineer
14 5 (2.05%) Azure Engineer
14 5 (2.05%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.82%) Web Services
2 61 (25.00%) RESTful
3 60 (24.59%) Spring
4 53 (21.72%) SOAP
5 52 (21.31%) AngularJS
6 50 (20.49%) PowerMock
7 48 (19.67%) ActiveMQ
8 41 (16.80%) REST
9 37 (15.16%) Spring Cloud
10 34 (13.93%) Hibernate
10 34 (13.93%) JPA
11 31 (12.70%) CSS
12 30 (12.30%) HTML
13 27 (11.07%) .NET
14 22 (9.02%) JSON
15 16 (6.56%) HTML5
16 15 (6.15%) CSS3
17 14 (5.74%) J2EE
18 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
18 13 (5.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.84%) User Experience
2 9 (3.69%) NHS
3 7 (2.87%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.64%) PMI
6 3 (1.23%) Robotics
7 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.82%) Social Media
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.41%) Animation
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.28%) Windows
2 6 (2.46%) Linux
3 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.41%) Android
4 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.93%) Scrum
2 66 (27.05%) TDD
3 65 (26.64%) Microservices
4 64 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (25.41%) Kanban
6 58 (23.77%) BDD
7 43 (17.62%) Migration
7 43 (17.62%) Open Source
8 36 (14.75%) DevOps
9 33 (13.52%) BPMN
10 28 (11.48%) CRM
11 26 (10.66%) ITIL
11 26 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (10.25%) Waterfall
13 24 (9.84%) Project Management
14 21 (8.61%) Project Delivery
15 20 (8.20%) Biometrics
16 18 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (5.74%) ITIL V3
17 14 (5.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.97%) Java
2 52 (21.31%) SQL
3 23 (9.43%) C#
4 21 (8.61%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.92%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.87%) PHP
7 6 (2.46%) C
8 5 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.05%) VBA
9 4 (1.64%) Java 8
9 4 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.41%) Python
11 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.64%) CISSP
4 4 (1.64%) Degree
4 4 (1.64%) MCSD
4 4 (1.64%) MCSE
4 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.82%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) CCSA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.41%) IIBA
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) MCPD
7 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (1.23%) PMO
4 2 (0.82%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (18.85%) Postfix
2 13 (5.33%) Docker
3 4 (1.64%) vCloud
4 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.46%) Terraform
2 5 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.05%) Puppet
2 5 (2.05%) WMI
3 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.82%) MIIS
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) Kibana
4 1 (0.41%) logstash
4 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.10%) Sparx
3 8 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.87%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.05%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.05%) UiPath
5 5 (2.05%) VMware
6 3 (1.23%) Tableau
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe
7 2 (0.82%) Anaplan
7 2 (0.82%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.82%) iManage
7 2 (0.82%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter
7 2 (0.82%) Zend
8 1 (0.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco
8 1 (0.41%) Databricks
8 1 (0.41%) Nintex
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore