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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 14 6 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 76 132 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.82% 13.44% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.65% 17.51% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 74 27
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£385 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £435 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £47.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 - £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 - £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%
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
601 754 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.65% 76.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 364 293
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +1.65%
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 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 17 £385 +28.33% 7
Chester -8 14 £376 +7.28% 12
Knutsford +4 9 £400 -1.53% 2
Macclesfield +3 4 - - 7
Crewe -1 4 £404 +18.75% 5
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Wilmslow -4 1 £380 +18.75% 7
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 3
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 49 (33.56%) Java
2 40 (27.40%) HTML
3 35 (23.97%) JavaScript
4 34 (23.29%) Finance
4 34 (23.29%) TDD
5 31 (21.23%) SQL
5 31 (21.23%) .NET
5 31 (21.23%) CSS
6 27 (18.49%) Web Services
7 26 (17.81%) J2EE
8 23 (15.75%) Scrum
9 22 (15.07%) C#
10 21 (14.38%) Project Management
10 21 (14.38%) Microsoft
11 20 (13.70%) Oracle
11 20 (13.70%) MVC
12 19 (13.01%) Linux
13 18 (12.33%) XML
13 18 (12.33%) Banking
14 17 (11.64%) Spring
14 17 (11.64%) E-Commerce
15 16 (10.96%) Waterfall
16 15 (10.27%) Windows
16 15 (10.27%) Software Engineering
17 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
18 12 (8.22%) JSON
18 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (8.22%) Kanban
19 11 (7.53%) CSS3

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.11%) CICS
3 5 (3.42%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.42%) Confluence
4 4 (2.74%) IIS
5 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.05%) iPlanet
5 3 (2.05%) Lync
5 3 (2.05%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.05%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.37%) Node.js
6 2 (1.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.68%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.05%) MS Project
3 2 (1.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
2 4 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.05%) ATM
3 3 (2.05%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.68%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.68%) GSM
4 1 (0.68%) SDH
4 1 (0.68%) UMTS
4 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.68%) RNC
4 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) MySQL
3 7 (4.79%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.11%) DB2
4 6 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.05%) Redis
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.05%) SQLite
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.68%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Eclipse
2 9 (6.16%) Subversion
2 9 (6.16%) JIRA
3 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.48%) JUnit
3 8 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.79%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.11%) Selenium
6 4 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.74%) MSTest
7 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.05%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.05%) Maven
7 3 (2.05%) NUnit
8 2 (1.37%) Xcode
8 2 (1.37%) FxCop
8 2 (1.37%) Bower
8 2 (1.37%) Grunt
8 2 (1.37%) JBehave
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 18 (12.33%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (47.26%) Developer
2 27 (18.49%) Java Developer
3 21 (14.38%) Analyst
3 21 (14.38%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.85%) Test Analyst
4 10 (6.85%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.48%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.48%) Architect
6 7 (4.79%) Web Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (4.11%) ScrumMaster
7 6 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (3.42%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.74%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.05%) SQL Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.05%) DBA
10 3 (2.05%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.40%) HTML
2 31 (21.23%) .NET
2 31 (21.23%) CSS
3 27 (18.49%) Web Services
4 26 (17.81%) J2EE
5 18 (12.33%) XML
6 17 (11.64%) Spring
7 12 (8.22%) JSON
8 11 (7.53%) Ajax
8 11 (7.53%) JSP
8 11 (7.53%) CSS3
9 10 (6.85%) JDBC
9 10 (6.85%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.85%) XSLT
10 9 (6.16%) jQuery
10 9 (6.16%) Struts
10 9 (6.16%) HTML5
11 8 (5.48%) AngularJS
11 8 (5.48%) REST
11 8 (5.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.11%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.42%) Open Source
4 5 (3.42%) User Experience
5 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.05%) iPad
5 3 (2.05%) IVR
6 2 (1.37%) GIS
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.37%) Telematics
6 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.01%) Linux
2 15 (10.27%) Windows
3 8 (5.48%) UNIX
4 5 (3.42%) Android
4 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) TDD
2 23 (15.75%) Scrum
3 21 (14.38%) Project Management
4 20 (13.70%) MVC
5 17 (11.64%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.96%) Waterfall
7 15 (10.27%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.22%) Kanban
8 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.53%) OO
10 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.16%) User Stories
11 8 (5.48%) BDD
11 8 (5.48%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.79%) Integration Testing
12 7 (4.79%) Migration
12 7 (4.79%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (4.11%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.56%) Java
2 35 (23.97%) JavaScript
3 31 (21.23%) SQL
4 22 (15.07%) C#
5 11 (7.53%) Python
6 7 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.42%) C++
7 5 (3.42%) PHP
8 4 (2.74%) Ruby
9 3 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.05%) Perl
9 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.68%) sed
11 1 (0.68%) AWK
11 1 (0.68%) Jython
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.79%) Degree
3 6 (4.11%) ISEB
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CISA
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) BS7799
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.70%) Oracle
3 7 (4.79%) IBM
4 4 (2.74%) VMware
5 3 (2.05%) hybris
5 3 (2.05%) Sybase
5 3 (2.05%) Remedy
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe
6 2 (1.37%) Kony
6 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.68%) Compuware
7 1 (0.68%) HP
7 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
7 1 (0.68%) ESRI
7 1 (0.68%) Perforce
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