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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 250 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.59% 9.91% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.37% 13.30% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 46 29
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £310 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
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
797 594 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.58% 74.53% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 308 248
Average daily rate £400 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 27
Average hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.40 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Warrington +8 78 £525 +4.47% 21
Chester +1 52 £370 +2.06% 36
Knutsford +8 31 £400 -8.88% 4
Macclesfield - 17 £475 - 3
Alderley Edge - 7 - - 2
Crewe - 3 £365 - 9
Wilmslow - 3 £500 - 4
Northwich +1 1 £343 -19.41% 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 118 (27.06%) Java
2 102 (23.39%) JavaScript
3 76 (17.43%) Finance
4 72 (16.51%) Linux
5 69 (15.83%) HTML
6 67 (15.37%) Scrum
7 60 (13.76%) Mobile App
8 59 (13.53%) .NET
9 56 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (12.61%) CSS
11 53 (12.16%) SQL
11 53 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
11 53 (12.16%) Waterfall
12 51 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
12 51 (11.70%) SDLC
13 49 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (11.01%) Oracle
14 48 (11.01%) Project Management
15 46 (10.55%) MongoDB
15 46 (10.55%) AngularJS
16 43 (9.86%) TDD
16 43 (9.86%) Git (software)
16 43 (9.86%) JSON
17 42 (9.63%) Web Services
18 41 (9.40%) Python
19 40 (9.17%) E-Commerce
19 40 (9.17%) Spring
19 40 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (8.72%) Android
20 38 (8.72%) Big Data

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (7.80%) Node.js
2 10 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.83%) JBoss
4 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.92%) Confluence
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.46%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.23%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.23%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) Mule
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.69%) MS Project
2 3 (0.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.23%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.80%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (6.19%) IaaS
4 13 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.75%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 11 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (2.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (2.06%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.69%) SaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Office 365
10 1 (0.23%) Route 53
10 1 (0.23%) Force.com
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.36%) Internet
2 7 (1.61%) HTTP
3 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
3 4 (0.92%) Converged Networks
4 3 (0.69%) Network Security
5 2 (0.46%) Firewall
5 2 (0.46%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) SSL
6 1 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (10.55%) MongoDB
3 38 (8.72%) Big Data
4 30 (6.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (6.19%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.59%) SQL Server
7 14 (3.21%) MySQL
7 14 (3.21%) QlikView
7 14 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.61%) MS Access
11 7 (1.61%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.38%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.15%) DB2
13 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.50%) Cucumber
3 20 (4.59%) Maven
4 19 (4.36%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.90%) Subversion
5 17 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.44%) Talend Open Studio
7 14 (3.21%) JIRA
8 13 (2.98%) JUnit
9 12 (2.75%) Gradle
10 9 (2.06%) Selenium
11 8 (1.83%) Ant
12 7 (1.61%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (1.15%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.15%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.15%) Hudson
15 4 (0.92%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.92%) TestComplete
15 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (17.43%) Finance
2 34 (7.80%) Banking
3 27 (6.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.67%) Retail
6 10 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.61%) Local Government
8 6 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.38%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Legal
10 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
11 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 183 (41.97%) Developer
2 61 (13.99%) Architect
3 52 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 45 (10.32%) Analyst
5 34 (7.80%) Project Manager
6 31 (7.11%) Business Analyst
7 28 (6.42%) Technical Architect
7 28 (6.42%) iOS Developer
8 25 (5.73%) Android Developer
9 18 (4.13%) Digital Architect
10 17 (3.90%) Agile Coach
11 16 (3.67%) Digital Technical Architect
12 15 (3.44%) Mobile Developer
13 14 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.98%) Designer
15 12 (2.75%) Head of Architecture
16 11 (2.52%) ETL Developer
16 11 (2.52%) Consultant
16 11 (2.52%) Test Analyst
17 10 (2.29%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.83%) HTML
2 59 (13.53%) .NET
3 55 (12.61%) CSS
4 46 (10.55%) AngularJS
5 43 (9.86%) JSON
6 42 (9.63%) Web Services
7 40 (9.17%) Spring
8 33 (7.57%) HTML5
9 29 (6.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (6.42%) XML
11 23 (5.28%) jQuery
12 22 (5.05%) RESTful
12 22 (5.05%) J2EE
13 20 (4.59%) Hibernate
13 20 (4.59%) REST
13 20 (4.59%) CSS3
14 18 (4.13%) WSDL
14 18 (4.13%) SOAP
15 14 (3.21%) Servlets
16 11 (2.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.76%) Mobile App
2 51 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.34%) Visualisation
4 21 (4.82%) User Experience
5 12 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.83%) Telematics
7 6 (1.38%) Online Banking
8 4 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.69%) Life Science
9 3 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.69%) GIS
9 3 (0.69%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.46%) Replication
10 2 (0.46%) PMI
10 2 (0.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.46%) iPhone
10 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.51%) Linux
2 38 (8.72%) Android
2 38 (8.72%) Apple iOS
3 32 (7.34%) UNIX
4 24 (5.50%) Windows
5 7 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.15%) Windows Vista
6 5 (1.15%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.15%) AIX
6 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.15%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.37%) Scrum
2 56 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (12.16%) Waterfall
4 51 (11.70%) SDLC
5 48 (11.01%) Project Management
6 43 (9.86%) TDD
7 40 (9.17%) E-Commerce
8 38 (8.72%) OO
9 33 (7.57%) Automation Testing
10 32 (7.34%) iOS Development
10 32 (7.34%) ETL
11 31 (7.11%) Android Development
12 26 (5.96%) Machine Learning
13 25 (5.73%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (5.73%) Software Engineering
14 24 (5.50%) Mentoring
15 23 (5.28%) MVC
16 22 (5.05%) Unit Testing
17 21 (4.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 118 (27.06%) Java
2 102 (23.39%) JavaScript
3 53 (12.16%) SQL
4 41 (9.40%) Python
5 27 (6.19%) R
6 19 (4.36%) C++
7 17 (3.90%) C#
7 17 (3.90%) Ruby
8 14 (3.21%) Perl
9 13 (2.98%) PHP
9 13 (2.98%) C
10 12 (2.75%) Objective-C
11 10 (2.29%) VB
12 9 (2.06%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.38%) VBScript
14 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.15%) PHP5
14 5 (1.15%) Groovy
15 4 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (7.57%) Degree
2 25 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.69%) PMP
3 3 (0.69%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) APMP
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.21%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.15%) QEMU
3 5 (1.15%) KVM
4 3 (0.69%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 40 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (6.19%) StatsD
3 12 (2.75%) Puppet
4 2 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.23%) yum
5 1 (0.23%) Oozie
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (11.01%) Oracle
2 36 (8.26%) Tableau
3 34 (7.80%) Citrix
4 31 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 27 (6.19%) Apigee
6 26 (5.96%) Mashery
6 26 (5.96%) Teradata
7 15 (3.44%) Talend
8 9 (2.06%) VMware
9 8 (1.83%) SAP
10 5 (1.15%) IBM
10 5 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.15%) Perforce
11 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.92%) JNBridge
11 4 (0.92%) Google
11 4 (0.92%) Informatica
12 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.69%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.46%) ESRI
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