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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 3 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 203 93 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.61% 11.85% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.25% 15.58% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 55 24
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £480 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
804 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.62% 76.05% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 229
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +2 75 £390 +11.42% 16
Warrington +17 61 £525 +23.52% 29
Knutsford +9 14 £375 -14.77% 3
Wilmslow +1 5 £325 - 5
Macclesfield - 5 £340 - 4
Crewe +1 4 - - 12
Alderley Edge - 3 - -
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Northwich 0 1 £350 -17.64% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 £288 - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 121 (38.41%) Java
2 95 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 68 (21.59%) HTML
4 61 (19.37%) Oracle
4 61 (19.37%) Finance
5 59 (18.73%) Linux
6 57 (18.10%) SQL
7 50 (15.87%) CSS
8 49 (15.56%) AngularJS
9 48 (15.24%) Git (software)
9 48 (15.24%) Scrum
9 48 (15.24%) .NET
10 47 (14.92%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (14.60%) Project Management
11 46 (14.60%) MongoDB
12 45 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (13.97%) TDD
14 43 (13.65%) Waterfall
14 43 (13.65%) Big Data
15 42 (13.33%) Spring
16 41 (13.02%) Python
17 40 (12.70%) E-Commerce
17 40 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (11.75%) OO
18 37 (11.75%) JSON
19 36 (11.43%) Node.js
19 36 (11.43%) Web Services
20 35 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
21 33 (10.48%) UNIX
21 33 (10.48%) Citrix

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (11.43%) Node.js
2 10 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.17%) JBoss
3 6 (1.90%) Confluence
3 6 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.90%) CICS
3 6 (1.90%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.59%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (0.95%) SAS
7 2 (0.63%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.32%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.27%) MS Project
3 3 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) SPSS
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (8.25%) IaaS
4 12 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.59%) SaaS
6 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.13%) Internet
2 9 (2.86%) HTTP
3 5 (1.59%) ATM
4 4 (1.27%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.63%) Network Security
5 2 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.63%) GSM
5 2 (0.63%) SDH
5 2 (0.63%) UMTS
5 2 (0.63%) Firewall
5 2 (0.63%) Wireless
5 2 (0.63%) RNC
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.92%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (14.60%) MongoDB
3 43 (13.65%) Big Data
4 29 (9.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (8.25%) Hadoop
6 22 (6.98%) SQL Server
7 18 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 17 (5.40%) MySQL
9 11 (3.49%) DB2
10 10 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.86%) NoSQL
12 8 (2.54%) QlikView
12 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (2.22%) MS Access
14 6 (1.90%) Neo4j
15 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 48 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.25%) Cucumber
3 22 (6.98%) Maven
3 22 (6.98%) JUnit
4 21 (6.67%) Subversion
5 18 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 17 (5.40%) Talend Open Studio
6 17 (5.40%) JIRA
7 12 (3.81%) Selenium
8 11 (3.49%) Gradle
9 10 (3.17%) Visual Studio
10 7 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (2.22%) Ant
11 5 (1.59%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.59%) Appium
12 4 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.27%) NUnit
13 3 (0.95%) Introscope
13 3 (0.95%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 61 (19.37%) Finance
2 31 (9.84%) Banking
3 14 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.22%) Retail
4 7 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (2.22%) Local Government
5 5 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (52.06%) Developer
2 60 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 49 (15.56%) Architect
4 29 (9.21%) Project Manager
5 26 (8.25%) Technical Architect
6 18 (5.71%) Analyst
6 18 (5.71%) Digital Architect
7 16 (5.08%) Digital Technical Architect
8 14 (4.44%) ETL Developer
9 13 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 13 (4.13%) iOS Developer
10 12 (3.81%) Android Developer
10 12 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.49%) Senior Architect
12 10 (3.17%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.17%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
14 8 (2.54%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.59%) HTML
2 50 (15.87%) CSS
3 49 (15.56%) AngularJS
4 48 (15.24%) .NET
5 42 (13.33%) Spring
6 37 (11.75%) JSON
7 36 (11.43%) Web Services
8 28 (8.89%) HTML5
8 28 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 28 (8.89%) J2EE
9 26 (8.25%) XML
10 24 (7.62%) jQuery
11 23 (7.30%) RESTful
12 19 (6.03%) CSS3
13 17 (5.40%) REST
14 13 (4.13%) WSDL
14 13 (4.13%) SOAP
14 13 (4.13%) Java EE
14 13 (4.13%) JAX-RS
15 12 (3.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.16%) Mobile App
3 29 (9.21%) Visualisation
4 22 (6.98%) Open Source
5 11 (3.49%) Telematics
5 11 (3.49%) User Experience
6 9 (2.86%) GIS
7 6 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.27%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.27%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.95%) iPad
11 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.73%) Linux
2 33 (10.48%) UNIX
3 25 (7.94%) Windows
4 20 (6.35%) Android
5 19 (6.03%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.90%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.90%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.90%) AIX
6 6 (1.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.24%) Scrum
2 46 (14.60%) Project Management
3 45 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (13.97%) TDD
5 43 (13.65%) Waterfall
6 40 (12.70%) E-Commerce
7 37 (11.75%) OO
8 31 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 27 (8.57%) ETL
10 26 (8.25%) Unit Testing
11 25 (7.94%) Machine Learning
12 24 (7.62%) Configuration Management
13 22 (6.98%) MVC
14 20 (6.35%) Mentoring
15 18 (5.71%) BDD
16 17 (5.40%) Responsive Web Design
17 16 (5.08%) Android Development
17 16 (5.08%) OOP
18 15 (4.76%) iOS Development
18 15 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (38.41%) Java
2 95 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 57 (18.10%) SQL
4 41 (13.02%) Python
5 27 (8.57%) R
6 21 (6.67%) C#
7 17 (5.40%) Ruby
8 16 (5.08%) C++
9 14 (4.44%) C
9 14 (4.44%) PHP
10 11 (3.49%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.86%) VB
11 9 (2.86%) Perl
12 8 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.90%) VBScript
14 5 (1.59%) PHP5
14 5 (1.59%) Groovy
15 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PMP
5 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.90%) Docker
4 5 (1.59%) QEMU
4 5 (1.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (8.25%) StatsD
3 3 (0.95%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 61 (19.37%) Oracle
2 33 (10.48%) Citrix
3 32 (10.16%) Tableau
4 30 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 26 (8.25%) Apigee
6 25 (7.94%) Mashery
6 25 (7.94%) Teradata
7 17 (5.40%) Talend
8 13 (4.13%) IBM
9 11 (3.49%) VMware
10 10 (3.17%) Informatica
11 6 (1.90%) ESRI
12 5 (1.59%) Perforce
12 5 (1.59%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.59%) SAP
12 5 (1.59%) hybris
13 4 (1.27%) JNBridge
13 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.27%) HP
14 3 (0.95%) Ab Initio
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