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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 11 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 74 83 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.39% 9.10% 6.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.71% 11.98% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 43
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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.

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 +3 26 £369 +13.46% 19
Warrington -5 23 £325 +8.33% 18
Knutsford +5 6 £325 -14.47% 4
Macclesfield -2 2 £275 -38.88% 14
Crewe -6 1 - - 5
Wilmslow - 1 £375 - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 4
Sandbach - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 53 (35.81%) Java
2 45 (30.41%) SQL
3 42 (28.38%) TDD
4 41 (27.70%) JavaScript
5 37 (25.00%) C#
6 33 (22.30%) .NET
7 32 (21.62%) HTML
8 31 (20.95%) CSS
8 31 (20.95%) Linux
9 30 (20.27%) E-Commerce
10 27 (18.24%) Web Services
11 26 (17.57%) NoSQL
12 23 (15.54%) Scrum
12 23 (15.54%) RESTful
13 22 (14.86%) Finance
13 22 (14.86%) Python
14 21 (14.19%) BDD
15 20 (13.51%) C++
15 20 (13.51%) MVC
16 19 (12.84%) Waterfall
16 19 (12.84%) Open Source
17 18 (12.16%) Unit Testing
17 18 (12.16%) PHP
17 18 (12.16%) J2EE
17 18 (12.16%) XML
18 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
18 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (11.49%) JSON
19 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (10.81%) Ruby

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (4.73%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.70%) CICS
3 3 (2.03%) iPlanet
3 3 (2.03%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.03%) Lync
4 2 (1.35%) Node.js
4 2 (1.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.38%) MS Project
3 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (2.03%) Internet
1 3 (2.03%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.68%) SMS
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) NoSQL
2 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.73%) MySQL
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.38%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.70%) DB2
8 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.03%) Redis
9 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.35%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.68%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.41%) Eclipse
2 8 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.38%) Maven
4 3 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.03%) JUnit
4 3 (2.03%) Subversion
4 3 (2.03%) MSTest
5 2 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) Xcode
6 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) T4 Templates
6 1 (0.68%) FxCop
6 1 (0.68%) Hudson
6 1 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (14.86%) Finance
2 10 (6.76%) Banking
3 9 (6.08%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Advertising
6 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (43.24%) Developer
2 31 (20.95%) Analyst
3 20 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.49%) Business Analyst
5 15 (10.14%) Architect
6 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.76%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.73%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Designer
11 6 (4.05%) Agile Project Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Solutions Designer
11 6 (4.05%) DBA
12 5 (3.38%) SQL DBA
13 4 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (2.70%) Senior Project Manager
13 4 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.30%) .NET
2 32 (21.62%) HTML
3 31 (20.95%) CSS
4 27 (18.24%) Web Services
5 23 (15.54%) RESTful
6 18 (12.16%) J2EE
6 18 (12.16%) XML
7 17 (11.49%) JSON
8 11 (7.43%) Ajax
9 10 (6.76%) JSP
9 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET
10 9 (6.08%) AngularJS
10 9 (6.08%) HTML5
10 9 (6.08%) CSS3
11 8 (5.41%) JNDI
11 8 (5.41%) JMS
11 8 (5.41%) JDBC
12 7 (4.73%) XHTML
12 7 (4.73%) Spring
13 6 (4.05%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Open Source
2 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.70%) IVR
3 4 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.70%) PMI
4 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.35%) User Experience
5 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) GIS
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) Life Science
6 1 (0.68%) CESG
6 1 (0.68%) Tandem
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.95%) Linux
2 9 (6.08%) Windows
3 5 (3.38%) UNIX
4 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.38%) TDD
2 30 (20.27%) E-Commerce
3 23 (15.54%) Scrum
4 21 (14.19%) BDD
5 20 (13.51%) MVC
6 19 (12.84%) Waterfall
7 18 (12.16%) Unit Testing
8 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.78%) Web Development
11 12 (8.11%) Project Management
11 12 (8.11%) ETL
11 12 (8.11%) User Stories
12 11 (7.43%) OO
12 11 (7.43%) Software Engineering
13 6 (4.05%) DevOps
13 6 (4.05%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.05%) Software Testing
13 6 (4.05%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.81%) Java
2 45 (30.41%) SQL
3 41 (27.70%) JavaScript
4 37 (25.00%) C#
5 22 (14.86%) Python
6 20 (13.51%) C++
7 18 (12.16%) PHP
8 16 (10.81%) Ruby
9 14 (9.46%) Scala
10 11 (7.43%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.03%) Perl
12 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.68%) AWK
13 1 (0.68%) Jython
13 1 (0.68%) sed
13 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) Degree
2 6 (4.05%) ISEB
3 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) BS7799
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle
2 7 (4.73%) Adobe
3 5 (3.38%) IBM
4 3 (2.03%) VMware
4 3 (2.03%) Remedy
5 2 (1.35%) Twitter
5 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) Mercator
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) Sybase
6 1 (0.68%) Netezza
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