The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Project Management over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Project Management
Rank 65 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% - 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £353
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 543 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.50% 73.58% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 249 220
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Project Management
North West

Agile Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Agile Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Project Management across the Cheshire region.

Agile Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Agile Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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on Same Period
Last Year
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Agile Project Management
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Agile Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Agile Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Project Management.

1 15 (100.00%) Project Management
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) DOM
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) JMS
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Maven
6 4 (26.67%) REST
6 4 (26.67%) XPath
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Java EE
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) DB2
8 2 (13.33%) MS Project
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office

Agile Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Agile Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) CICS
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) DOM
2 4 (26.67%) JMS
2 4 (26.67%) JSON
2 4 (26.67%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) CSS3
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 3 (20.00%) Java EE
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) JDBC
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
4 2 (13.33%) JAXB
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Project Management
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) User Experience Design
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) XPath
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss