Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 369 302 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.28% 21.98% 11.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.83% 27.43% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 174 116
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.49% +10.93%
10th Percentile £252 £295 £297
90th Percentile £525 £575 £595
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +32.00% +8.70% -25.13%

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 1,280 1,101 999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.76% 80.13% 77.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 692 631
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +0.34%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £220
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 42
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.83 £10.64
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.84 £21.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.84% +5.90% -11.11%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

1 109 (29.54%) TDD
2 97 (26.29%) Java
3 78 (21.14%) Web Services
3 78 (21.14%) Scrum
4 70 (18.97%) Git (software)
5 63 (17.07%) JavaScript
6 58 (15.72%) Digital Media
6 58 (15.72%) DevOps
7 57 (15.45%) HTML
7 57 (15.45%) Maven
8 56 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (14.36%) Spring
9 53 (14.36%) Test Automation
10 51 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (13.82%) CSS
11 50 (13.55%) HTML5
12 45 (12.20%) Finance
13 44 (11.92%) Jenkins
14 41 (11.11%) Project Management
14 41 (11.11%) jQuery
15 39 (10.57%) CSS3
15 39 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (10.30%) Linux
16 38 (10.30%) Front End Development
17 37 (10.03%) SQL
18 36 (9.76%) .NET
19 35 (9.49%) Microsoft
19 35 (9.49%) RESTful
20 34 (9.21%) Open Source
20 34 (9.21%) JUnit

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 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (4.61%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.34%) Apache
3 16 (4.34%) Confluence
4 8 (2.17%) nginx
5 7 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.81%) CMS
6 3 (0.81%) Liferay
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) Mule
8 1 (0.27%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.98%) Simulink
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Actimize
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (4.34%) Amazon ELB
5 16 (4.34%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (2.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 10 (2.71%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (2.17%) Route 53
9 5 (1.36%) Office 365
9 5 (1.36%) SaaS
10 4 (1.08%) GitHub
11 3 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.54%) PaaS
12 2 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.23%) HTTP
2 11 (2.98%) SSL
2 11 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.71%) SMS
4 8 (2.17%) DNS
4 8 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (2.17%) OpenVPN
4 8 (2.17%) SSH
5 5 (1.36%) Intranet
6 3 (0.81%) Firewall
7 2 (0.54%) VoIP
7 2 (0.54%) WLAN
7 2 (0.54%) Z-Wave
8 1 (0.27%) Internet
8 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (3.79%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.79%) MySQL
5 10 (2.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.90%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.81%) JasperReports
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.54%) Big Data
12 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.54%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 57 (15.45%) Maven
3 44 (11.92%) Jenkins
4 34 (9.21%) JUnit
5 30 (8.13%) JIRA
6 25 (6.78%) SonarQube
7 17 (4.61%) Mockito
8 16 (4.34%) DbUnit
8 16 (4.34%) jMock
9 12 (3.25%) Subversion
10 11 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.71%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.71%) Liquibase
12 8 (2.17%) Ant
13 4 (1.08%) Selenium
13 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.81%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 45 (12.20%) Finance
2 12 (3.25%) Legal
3 11 (2.98%) Retail
4 7 (1.90%) Banking
4 7 (1.90%) Publishing
5 5 (1.36%) Marketing
6 4 (1.08%) Advertising
6 4 (1.08%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Games
7 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (40.65%) Developer
2 55 (14.91%) Java Developer
3 45 (12.20%) Analyst
4 40 (10.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 34 (9.21%) Business Analyst
5 34 (9.21%) Lead Developer
6 31 (8.40%) Project Manager
7 23 (6.23%) Architect
7 23 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.34%) Lead Java Developer
9 11 (2.98%) Scrum Master
9 11 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.71%) Agile Developer
10 10 (2.71%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Digital Business Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.44%) Digital Project Manager
12 8 (2.17%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (2.17%) Android Developer
12 8 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.14%) Web Services
2 57 (15.45%) HTML
3 53 (14.36%) Spring
4 51 (13.82%) CSS
5 50 (13.55%) HTML5
6 41 (11.11%) jQuery
7 39 (10.57%) CSS3
8 36 (9.76%) .NET
9 35 (9.49%) RESTful
10 29 (7.86%) Java SE
11 22 (5.96%) REST
12 20 (5.42%) AngularJS
13 19 (5.15%) J2EE
14 18 (4.88%) SOAP
15 16 (4.34%) Elastic Stack
15 16 (4.34%) JSON
15 16 (4.34%) PowerMock
16 15 (4.07%) Apache Camel
17 14 (3.79%) XML
18 12 (3.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.72%) Digital Media
2 22 (5.96%) User Experience
3 10 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.63%) Social Media
6 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.08%) Blog
7 4 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.54%) EPoS
9 2 (0.54%) Life Science
9 2 (0.54%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.54%) PMI
9 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.54%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.30%) Linux
2 11 (2.98%) Android
2 11 (2.98%) Windows
3 8 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.17%) CentOS
4 6 (1.63%) Unix
5 5 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.54%) TDD
2 78 (21.14%) Scrum
3 58 (15.72%) DevOps
4 56 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (14.36%) Test Automation
6 41 (11.11%) Project Management
7 39 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (10.30%) Front End Development
9 34 (9.21%) Open Source
10 30 (8.13%) BDD
10 30 (8.13%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.59%) Kanban
12 26 (7.05%) Waterfall
13 25 (6.78%) Configuration Management
13 25 (6.78%) PRINCE2
14 24 (6.50%) CRM
14 24 (6.50%) User Stories
15 23 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (5.69%) E-Commerce
17 20 (5.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 97 (26.29%) Java
2 63 (17.07%) JavaScript
3 37 (10.03%) SQL
4 26 (7.05%) Python
5 21 (5.69%) C#
5 21 (5.69%) PHP
6 17 (4.61%) Ruby
7 16 (4.34%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.79%) MATLAB
9 10 (2.71%) Groovy
10 8 (2.17%) C
11 7 (1.90%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.63%) C++
13 5 (1.36%) Scala
14 4 (1.08%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.34%) Degree
4 10 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.44%) PMP
6 7 (1.90%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CCAB
10 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.54%) ISEB
10 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.54%) MCP
10 2 (0.54%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.27%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.71%) GDPR
2 7 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.90%) QA
3 6 (1.63%) PMO
4 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (7.05%) Docker
2 13 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.52%) vSphere
3 10 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.17%) Postfix
4 8 (2.17%) Squid
4 8 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (6.78%) Puppet
2 21 (5.69%) Terraform
3 20 (5.42%) Ansible
4 16 (4.34%) Kibana
4 16 (4.34%) logstash
5 15 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.98%) Salt
7 9 (2.44%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.17%) Rancher
8 8 (2.17%) Rsyslog
8 8 (2.17%) Sysdig
8 8 (2.17%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.90%) collectd
9 7 (1.90%) StatsD
10 2 (0.54%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 35 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.96%) VMware
3 11 (2.98%) Oracle
4 8 (2.17%) SaltStack
4 8 (2.17%) Sonatype
5 7 (1.90%) Zend
6 6 (1.63%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.08%) Google
8 3 (0.81%) Epicor
8 3 (0.81%) IBM
8 3 (0.81%) SAP
9 2 (0.54%) BMC
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco
9 2 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.54%) Remedy
9 2 (0.54%) Serena
10 1 (0.27%) New Relic
10 1 (0.27%) WSO2
10 1 (0.27%) Xamarin