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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 199 107 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.37% 14.48% 13.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.50% 18.23% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 73 63
Average daily rate £438 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £515 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.40 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+23.62% +0.41%
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
751 587 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.67% 79.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 360 343
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington +12 78 £490 +22.50% 20
Knutsford +2 30 £431 +7.81% 5
Chester -4 17 £410 +9.26% 17
Macclesfield +1 8 £355 - 3
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 120 (28.64%) JavaScript
2 111 (26.49%) Finance
3 103 (24.58%) Java
4 86 (20.53%) HTML
5 83 (19.81%) Web Services
6 72 (17.18%) CSS
7 71 (16.95%) Scrum
8 64 (15.27%) JSON
9 60 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (14.08%) TDD
11 56 (13.37%) Banking
12 55 (13.13%) SOAP
13 54 (12.89%) XML
14 52 (12.41%) ITIL
14 52 (12.41%) Git (software)
15 50 (11.93%) SQL
16 47 (11.22%) Project Management
17 45 (10.74%) RESTful
17 45 (10.74%) Waterfall
18 43 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (9.79%) MVC
20 41 (9.79%) jQuery
21 40 (9.55%) Spring
21 40 (9.55%) C++
22 38 (9.07%) .NET
22 38 (9.07%) HTML5
23 37 (8.83%) Mobile App
24 35 (8.35%) ServiceNow
25 34 (8.11%) Security Cleared

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (2.39%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.15%) JBoss
3 6 (1.43%) Node.js
4 5 (1.19%) Confluence
5 3 (0.72%) CMS
5 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.24%) Lync
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.19%) MS Office
4 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.48%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.19%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.95%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.95%) Route 53
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Trello
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.73%) HTTP
2 20 (4.77%) Internet
3 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.48%) Firewall
4 2 (0.48%) NetScreen
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) SAN
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.34%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.67%) MySQL
5 7 (1.67%) Redis
6 6 (1.43%) QlikView
7 5 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.19%) Big Data
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.72%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.11%) JIRA
3 21 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.01%) Selenium
4 18 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.63%) Subversion
6 11 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 10 (2.39%) Maven
8 9 (2.15%) Gradle
8 9 (2.15%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.91%) JUnit
10 6 (1.43%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.95%) Ant
11 4 (0.95%) eggPlant
11 4 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.72%) Hudson
12 3 (0.72%) Mockito
12 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 111 (26.49%) Finance
2 56 (13.37%) Banking
3 23 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (3.58%) Retail
5 12 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.39%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.15%) Marketing
8 6 (1.43%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Legal
10 3 (0.72%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (35.80%) Developer
2 62 (14.80%) Analyst
3 60 (14.32%) Java Developer
4 44 (10.50%) Architect
5 43 (10.26%) Business Analyst
6 28 (6.68%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.06%) Portfolio Manager
8 15 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (3.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 13 (3.10%) Applications Manager
10 13 (3.10%) HTML Developer
10 13 (3.10%) Java Architect
10 13 (3.10%) Service Manager
10 13 (3.10%) ServiceNow Developer
11 12 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 12 (2.86%) Agile Business Analyst
11 12 (2.86%) Consultant
11 12 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (2.86%) Senior Developer
12 11 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (20.53%) HTML
2 83 (19.81%) Web Services
3 72 (17.18%) CSS
4 64 (15.27%) JSON
5 55 (13.13%) SOAP
6 54 (12.89%) XML
7 45 (10.74%) RESTful
8 41 (9.79%) jQuery
9 40 (9.55%) Spring
10 38 (9.07%) .NET
10 38 (9.07%) HTML5
11 29 (6.92%) AngularJS
12 26 (6.21%) J2EE
13 18 (4.30%) Ajax
13 18 (4.30%) D3.js
14 16 (3.82%) Spring MVC
15 15 (3.58%) ASP.NET
15 15 (3.58%) Hibernate
15 15 (3.58%) Mustache
15 15 (3.58%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.83%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.25%) User Experience
4 17 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.91%) Life Science
7 5 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.95%) IVR
8 4 (0.95%) Replication
8 4 (0.95%) Telematics
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.72%) VUI
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.24%) FMCG
11 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.40%) Linux
2 27 (6.44%) Apple iOS
3 26 (6.21%) Android
3 26 (6.21%) Windows
4 9 (2.15%) AIX
5 8 (1.91%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.91%) Unix
6 7 (1.67%) Windows Vista
6 7 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.95%) Scrum
2 60 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (14.08%) TDD
4 52 (12.41%) ITIL
5 47 (11.22%) Project Management
6 45 (10.74%) Waterfall
7 43 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (9.79%) MVC
9 32 (7.64%) Web Design
10 31 (7.40%) Responsive Web Design
11 30 (7.16%) BDD
12 26 (6.21%) Kanban
13 25 (5.97%) E-Commerce
13 25 (5.97%) Migration
13 25 (5.97%) SDLC
13 25 (5.97%) User Stories
14 23 (5.49%) PRINCE2
14 23 (5.49%) Service Management
15 21 (5.01%) Service Delivery
15 21 (5.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 120 (28.64%) JavaScript
2 103 (24.58%) Java
3 50 (11.93%) SQL
4 40 (9.55%) C++
5 34 (8.11%) C#
6 28 (6.68%) Python
7 17 (4.06%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.39%) Objective-C
9 9 (2.15%) C
10 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.48%) Groovy
11 2 (0.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) ABAP
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.24%) Jython
12 1 (0.24%) Korn
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) Scala
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.49%) Degree
3 14 (3.34%) BC Cleared
4 13 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.67%) ISEB
6 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.72%) APMP
8 3 (0.72%) CCEA
8 3 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.72%) MBA
8 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) MCITP
9 2 (0.48%) MCP
9 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (2.86%) P3O
3 11 (2.63%) QA
4 8 (1.91%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.48%) MISRA
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.48%) Firmware
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) KVM
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.24%) XenApp
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.67%) Puppet
2 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (8.35%) ServiceNow
2 23 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.10%) Oracle
4 9 (2.15%) SAP
5 7 (1.67%) BT
6 6 (1.43%) HP
7 4 (0.95%) Talend
7 4 (0.95%) VMware
8 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.72%) Citrix
8 3 (0.72%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.72%) Google
8 3 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.72%) Tableau
9 2 (0.48%) Avaya
9 2 (0.48%) F5
9 2 (0.48%) hybris
9 2 (0.48%) Informatica
9 2 (0.48%) Juniper
9 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
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