Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 356 344 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.14% 22.69% 12.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.28% 27.88% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 208 130
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +10.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £286
90th Percentile £525 £575 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £24.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +34.69% -20.97% +72.22%

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 1305 1234 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.16% 81.40% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 794 657
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £247 £234
90th Percentile £526 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £44.30 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 85 (23.88%) Scrum
2 83 (23.31%) Java
3 71 (19.94%) TDD
4 62 (17.42%) Git (software)
5 61 (17.13%) Web Services
6 57 (16.01%) JavaScript
7 49 (13.76%) HTML
8 48 (13.48%) Finance
9 47 (13.20%) Spring
9 47 (13.20%) DevOps
10 45 (12.64%) CSS
10 45 (12.64%) Test Automation
11 43 (12.08%) SQL
11 43 (12.08%) Maven
12 42 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (11.80%) Jenkins
13 41 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (11.24%) HTML5
14 40 (11.24%) Digital Media
15 39 (10.96%) Project Management
16 33 (9.27%) Front End Development
17 32 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (8.99%) jQuery
17 32 (8.99%) Security Cleared
17 32 (8.99%) .NET
18 31 (8.71%) CSS3
19 30 (8.43%) Waterfall
20 29 (8.15%) Microsoft
20 29 (8.15%) JUnit
21 28 (7.87%) User Stories

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 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.65%) Apache
2 13 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.09%) Confluence
4 9 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.12%) nginx
6 3 (0.84%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.28%) DNN
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.28%) WildFly
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (5.34%) Simulink
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.84%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.56%) Actimize
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
4 12 (3.37%) Amazon S3
4 12 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (1.40%) Office 365
6 5 (1.40%) Route 53
6 5 (1.40%) SaaS
7 3 (0.84%) GitHub
8 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) G Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Slack
9 1 (0.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.18%) HTTP
2 11 (3.09%) SSL
2 11 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.97%) DNS
3 7 (1.97%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (1.97%) OpenVPN
3 7 (1.97%) SMS
3 7 (1.97%) SSH
4 4 (1.12%) Firewall
4 4 (1.12%) WLAN
5 3 (0.84%) Internet
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) Z-Wave
7 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (6.18%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.49%) MySQL
3 16 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.84%) Big Data
9 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.56%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 62 (17.42%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.08%) Maven
3 42 (11.80%) Jenkins
4 29 (8.15%) JUnit
5 27 (7.58%) JIRA
6 20 (5.62%) SonarQube
7 14 (3.93%) Mockito
8 13 (3.65%) DbUnit
8 13 (3.65%) jMock
9 9 (2.53%) Bitbucket
9 9 (2.53%) Liquibase
9 9 (2.53%) Subversion
10 8 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.97%) Ant
11 7 (1.97%) Selenium
11 7 (1.97%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.12%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (13.48%) Finance
2 17 (4.78%) Legal
3 15 (4.21%) Banking
4 12 (3.37%) Retail
5 8 (2.25%) Publishing
5 8 (2.25%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.12%) Advertising
6 4 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Automotive
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (37.92%) Developer
2 48 (13.48%) Java Developer
3 47 (13.20%) Analyst
4 34 (9.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 30 (8.43%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.58%) Business Analyst
7 22 (6.18%) Lead Developer
8 17 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.37%) Architect
9 12 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
9 12 (3.37%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (3.37%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 11 (3.09%) Scrum Master
11 10 (2.81%) Angular Developer
11 10 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (2.81%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.81%) WebOps Engineer
12 9 (2.53%) MATLAB Engineer
13 8 (2.25%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.13%) Web Services
2 49 (13.76%) HTML
3 47 (13.20%) Spring
4 45 (12.64%) CSS
5 40 (11.24%) HTML5
6 32 (8.99%) .NET
6 32 (8.99%) jQuery
7 31 (8.71%) CSS3
8 28 (7.87%) AngularJS
9 22 (6.18%) RESTful
10 21 (5.90%) Java SE
11 18 (5.06%) REST
12 15 (4.21%) JSON
13 14 (3.93%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (3.93%) SOAP
14 13 (3.65%) J2EE
14 13 (3.65%) PowerMock
15 12 (3.37%) Node.js
15 12 (3.37%) Spring Boot
16 10 (2.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.24%) Digital Media
2 25 (7.02%) User Experience
3 12 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.97%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.84%) Blog
7 3 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.84%) Social Media
8 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.56%) EPoS
8 2 (0.56%) iPad
8 2 (0.56%) Life Science
8 2 (0.56%) Smart City
8 2 (0.56%) Smart Energy
8 2 (0.56%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.02%) Linux
2 12 (3.37%) Android
3 11 (3.09%) Windows
4 8 (2.25%) CentOS
5 7 (1.97%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.12%) Unix
7 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (23.88%) Scrum
2 71 (19.94%) TDD
3 47 (13.20%) DevOps
4 45 (12.64%) Test Automation
5 42 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (10.96%) Project Management
8 33 (9.27%) Front End Development
9 30 (8.43%) Waterfall
10 28 (7.87%) User Stories
11 27 (7.58%) E-Commerce
11 27 (7.58%) Open Source
12 26 (7.30%) BDD
12 26 (7.30%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 24 (6.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 23 (6.46%) Migration
15 22 (6.18%) CRM
16 21 (5.90%) Change Management
16 21 (5.90%) Kanban
16 21 (5.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 83 (23.31%) Java
2 57 (16.01%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.08%) SQL
4 25 (7.02%) MATLAB
4 25 (7.02%) Python
5 22 (6.18%) C#
6 19 (5.34%) PHP
7 13 (3.65%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.37%) Ruby
9 11 (3.09%) C
10 9 (2.53%) C++
11 8 (2.25%) Groovy
12 5 (1.40%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.12%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.84%) Scala
14 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.93%) Degree
4 10 (2.81%) PMP
5 9 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.84%) ISEB
9 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.56%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) MCSE
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.09%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.40%) PMO
4 4 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (5.90%) Docker
2 7 (1.97%) Postfix
2 7 (1.97%) Squid
2 7 (1.97%) vCloud
2 7 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.90%) Puppet
2 18 (5.06%) Ansible
3 16 (4.49%) Terraform
4 13 (3.65%) Kibana
4 13 (3.65%) logstash
5 12 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.37%) Salt
6 9 (2.53%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.97%) Rancher
7 7 (1.97%) Rsyslog
7 7 (1.97%) Sysdig
7 7 (1.97%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.69%) collectd
8 6 (1.69%) StatsD
9 2 (0.56%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 29 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.21%) VMware
3 13 (3.65%) Oracle
4 9 (2.53%) Rackspace
5 7 (1.97%) SAP
5 7 (1.97%) Sonatype
5 7 (1.97%) Zend
6 5 (1.40%) SaltStack
7 4 (1.12%) Cisco
7 4 (1.12%) IBM
8 3 (0.84%) Epicor
8 3 (0.84%) HP
9 2 (0.56%) BMC
9 2 (0.56%) Capita
9 2 (0.56%) CollabNet
9 2 (0.56%) Google
9 2 (0.56%) Remedy
9 2 (0.56%) Serena
9 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) New Relic