The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development 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 Software Development over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 6 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +26
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 104 119 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.09% 13.30% 4.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.41% 17.20% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 19
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£385 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £421 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
Agile Software Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Cheshire region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
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 Software Development within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -4 20 £376 +7.28% 18
Warrington -4 19 £400 +28.00% 14
Knutsford +12 15 £400 -8.57% 4
Macclesfield +3 4 - - 9
Wilmslow -2 3 £320 -5.88% 8
Crewe -2 2 £404 +18.75% 6
Runcorn - 2 - - 2
Nantwich - 1 - - 1
Northwich - 1 - - 2
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Sandbach - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Agile Software Development 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 Software Development.

1 60 (35.71%) Java
2 46 (27.38%) HTML
2 46 (27.38%) Finance
3 40 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 37 (22.02%) SQL
5 36 (21.43%) .NET
6 33 (19.64%) J2EE
7 32 (19.05%) CSS
7 32 (19.05%) Scrum
7 32 (19.05%) TDD
8 31 (18.45%) Web Services
9 30 (17.86%) Oracle
10 27 (16.07%) Project Management
11 26 (15.48%) C#
11 26 (15.48%) Banking
11 26 (15.48%) Spring
12 25 (14.88%) MVC
12 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
13 24 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (12.50%) XML
14 21 (12.50%) Windows
15 20 (11.90%) Software Engineering
16 19 (11.31%) E-Commerce
16 19 (11.31%) SQL Server
17 18 (10.71%) Linux
18 16 (9.52%) JSON
18 16 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
18 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
19 15 (8.93%) HTML5

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Agile Software Development 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 Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.17%) CICS
1 7 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.98%) JBoss
4 4 (2.38%) IIS
4 4 (2.38%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.38%) Confluence
5 3 (1.79%) Node.js
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.79%) SAS
5 3 (1.79%) iPlanet
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.60%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.60%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.60%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (1.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) HTTP
2 5 (2.98%) Internet
3 4 (2.38%) ATM
4 2 (1.19%) GSM
4 2 (1.19%) SDH
4 2 (1.19%) UMTS
4 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.19%) RNC
4 2 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.60%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.36%) MySQL
4 8 (4.76%) Big Data
5 7 (4.17%) DB2
6 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.98%) SQLite
8 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.79%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.19%) Informix
9 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.55%) Subversion
2 11 (6.55%) JUnit
2 11 (6.55%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.36%) JIRA
5 8 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.76%) Maven
5 8 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.17%) Selenium
7 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.98%) NUnit
8 4 (2.38%) FxCop
9 3 (1.79%) Moq
9 3 (1.79%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.79%) StyleCop
9 3 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.19%) Introscope
10 2 (1.19%) Bower
General
1 46 (27.38%) Finance
2 26 (15.48%) Banking
3 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.79%) Retail
4 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (50.60%) Developer
2 34 (20.24%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 19 (11.31%) Analyst
5 14 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 13 (7.74%) Architect
7 9 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
10 6 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (2.98%) Web Developer
12 4 (2.38%) Designer
13 3 (1.79%) Django Developer
13 3 (1.79%) C# .NET Developer
13 3 (1.79%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.38%) HTML
2 36 (21.43%) .NET
3 33 (19.64%) J2EE
4 32 (19.05%) CSS
5 31 (18.45%) Web Services
6 26 (15.48%) Spring
7 21 (12.50%) XML
8 16 (9.52%) JSON
9 15 (8.93%) HTML5
10 14 (8.33%) WCF
11 13 (7.74%) .NET Framework
12 12 (7.14%) jQuery
12 12 (7.14%) CSS3
12 12 (7.14%) AngularJS
13 11 (6.55%) JDBC
14 10 (5.95%) JSP
14 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET
14 10 (5.95%) SOAP
14 10 (5.95%) Ajax
14 10 (5.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.57%) GIS
3 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.98%) Telematics
4 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 5 (2.98%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.38%) Open Source
6 3 (1.79%) iPad
6 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.79%) IVR
7 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.19%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Windows
2 18 (10.71%) Linux
3 8 (4.76%) UNIX
4 4 (2.38%) Android
4 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) AIX
5 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.05%) Scrum
1 32 (19.05%) TDD
2 27 (16.07%) Project Management
3 25 (14.88%) MVC
4 24 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 20 (11.90%) Software Engineering
6 19 (11.31%) E-Commerce
7 16 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.74%) ETL
8 13 (7.74%) Kanban
9 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.36%) Analytics
10 9 (5.36%) User Stories
10 9 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.76%) OO
11 8 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.76%) SOA
11 8 (4.76%) Migration
11 8 (4.76%) Web Development
11 8 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.71%) Java
2 40 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (22.02%) SQL
4 26 (15.48%) C#
5 13 (7.74%) Python
6 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.17%) C++
7 5 (2.98%) Ruby
7 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.38%) PHP
8 4 (2.38%) C
9 3 (1.79%) Groovy
9 3 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.79%) Perl
10 2 (1.19%) VBA
10 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.19%) R
11 1 (0.60%) sed
11 1 (0.60%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.95%) Degree
3 4 (2.38%) ISEB
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.60%) CISA
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Docker
2 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
3 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 30 (17.86%) Oracle
2 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.95%) IBM
4 6 (3.57%) Informatica
4 6 (3.57%) VMware
5 4 (2.38%) ESRI
6 3 (1.79%) hybris
6 3 (1.79%) Talend
6 3 (1.79%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.19%) Sybase
7 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.19%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.19%) HP
7 2 (1.19%) Compuware
7 2 (1.19%) Perforce
7 2 (1.19%) Kony
7 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.60%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.60%) Tableau
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £37925 - £43750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per week + non-negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Pari Passu
Rate: Rates Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago