The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 21 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 65 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.68% 2.66% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.92% 3.62% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 10
Average daily rate £350 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 26 £350 -9.67% 5
Warrington +5 13 £425 +37.20% 11
Knutsford - 3 £450 - 1
Wilmslow +1 1 £325 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £310 - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 72 (56.69%) TDD
2 68 (53.54%) .NET
3 60 (47.24%) HTML
4 55 (43.31%) CSS
5 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
6 46 (36.22%) C#
7 45 (35.43%) SQL
7 45 (35.43%) Scrum
7 45 (35.43%) Pair Programming
8 36 (28.35%) HTML5
8 36 (28.35%) Java
9 30 (23.62%) JSON
9 30 (23.62%) CSS3
10 29 (22.83%) Requirements Management
10 29 (22.83%) MVC
11 24 (18.90%) jQuery
12 23 (18.11%) Finance
12 23 (18.11%) T-SQL
12 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
13 22 (17.32%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (16.54%) Web Development
15 20 (15.75%) Web Services
16 19 (14.96%) Project Management
16 19 (14.96%) Ajax
16 19 (14.96%) User Stories
17 18 (14.17%) RESTful
17 18 (14.17%) XML
18 17 (13.39%) Configuration Management
18 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
19 16 (12.60%) Unit Testing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.51%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.15%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.36%) IIS
3 3 (2.36%) Mule
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) CICS
5 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.57%) MS Project
2 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) Internet
2 6 (4.72%) HTTP
3 3 (2.36%) SMTP
4 2 (1.57%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.79%) Extranet
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.15%) DB2
5 4 (3.15%) Redis
6 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.57%) Informix
7 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.51%) JIRA
3 7 (5.51%) NUnit
4 5 (3.94%) Subversion
5 4 (3.15%) Maven
6 3 (2.36%) JUnit
6 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.36%) Selenium
7 2 (1.57%) Moq
7 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) NWDS
8 1 (0.79%) LSMW
General
1 23 (18.11%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (61.42%) Developer
2 36 (28.35%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.17%) Web Developer
4 16 (12.60%) Java Developer
5 15 (11.81%) Analyst
6 12 (9.45%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.09%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Designer
10 5 (3.94%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Architect
11 4 (3.15%) Web Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (3.15%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Web Test Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Manager
11 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (53.54%) .NET
2 60 (47.24%) HTML
3 55 (43.31%) CSS
4 36 (28.35%) HTML5
5 30 (23.62%) JSON
5 30 (23.62%) CSS3
6 24 (18.90%) jQuery
7 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
8 20 (15.75%) Web Services
9 19 (14.96%) Ajax
10 18 (14.17%) RESTful
10 18 (14.17%) XML
11 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (11.02%) Spring
13 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
14 11 (8.66%) SOAP
15 10 (7.87%) JDBC
15 10 (7.87%) REST
16 8 (6.30%) J2EE
16 8 (6.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.94%) Client/Server
1 5 (3.94%) Open Source
2 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.36%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.57%) RIA
4 2 (1.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) Statistics
5 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) UNIX
3 3 (2.36%) Windows
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (56.69%) TDD
2 45 (35.43%) Scrum
2 45 (35.43%) Pair Programming
3 29 (22.83%) Requirements Management
3 29 (22.83%) MVC
4 22 (17.32%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (16.54%) Web Development
6 19 (14.96%) Project Management
6 19 (14.96%) User Stories
7 17 (13.39%) Configuration Management
8 16 (12.60%) Unit Testing
9 15 (11.81%) Agile Project Management
10 13 (10.24%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.45%) Refactoring
12 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.87%) Kanban
13 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.80%) JavaScript
2 46 (36.22%) C#
3 45 (35.43%) SQL
4 36 (28.35%) Java
5 23 (18.11%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.51%) XPath
7 5 (3.94%) Ruby
8 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.36%) PHP
9 3 (2.36%) Python
9 3 (2.36%) Scala
10 2 (1.57%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) XAML
11 1 (0.79%) C
11 1 (0.79%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.15%) Degree
2 3 (2.36%) ISEB
3 2 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Puppet
1 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle
2 6 (4.72%) IBM
3 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.36%) Mercator
4 3 (2.36%) Perforce
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
5 2 (1.57%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.57%) Sybase
5 2 (1.57%) Vertica
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe
6 1 (0.79%) Primavera
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.79%) ATG
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) hybris
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