The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 53 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.87% 23.02% 13.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.59% 29.63% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
Agile Software Development
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
141 108 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.76% 77.70% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 43
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £410 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £39.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -19.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £19.74 £30.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Chester region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Chester region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 59 (47.20%) Mobile App
2 46 (36.80%) Apple iOS
3 44 (35.20%) Android
4 35 (28.00%) Automation Testing
4 35 (28.00%) iOS Development
5 32 (25.60%) Android Development
5 32 (25.60%) E-Commerce
6 26 (20.80%) Java
7 25 (20.00%) SQL
8 24 (19.20%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
9 21 (16.80%) ETL
10 18 (14.40%) CSS
11 17 (13.60%) Finance
12 16 (12.80%) Talend Open Studio
12 16 (12.80%) Talend
12 16 (12.80%) SDLC
13 15 (12.00%) JSON
13 15 (12.00%) HTML
14 14 (11.20%) Mobile Development
14 14 (11.20%) MongoDB
15 13 (10.40%) Web Services
15 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (10.40%) Spring
16 12 (9.60%) TDD
16 12 (9.60%) Cucumber
16 12 (9.60%) Tableau
17 11 (8.80%) AngularJS
17 11 (8.80%) Scrum
18 10 (8.00%) Automated Testing

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (4.00%) Node.js
2 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.40%) JBoss
3 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.80%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.80%) Mule
5 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Network Security
2 2 (1.60%) Internet
2 2 (1.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.40%) Redis
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Talend Open Studio
2 12 (9.60%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.20%) Selenium
4 6 (4.80%) Maven
5 5 (4.00%) Ant
5 5 (4.00%) Gradle
5 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.00%) Appium
6 3 (2.40%) Mocha
6 3 (2.40%) Calabash
6 3 (2.40%) Subversion
7 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.60%) Hudson
7 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.80%) Xcode
8 1 (0.80%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.80%) JUnit
8 1 (0.80%) Cactus
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (0.80%) Marketing
3 1 (0.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (64.00%) Developer
2 30 (24.00%) iOS Developer
3 26 (20.80%) Android Developer
4 17 (13.60%) Mobile Developer
5 15 (12.00%) Analyst
6 12 (9.60%) Test Analyst
6 12 (9.60%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.20%) ETL Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Tester
9 6 (4.80%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
10 5 (4.00%) Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.20%) Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) CSS
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
2 15 (12.00%) JSON
3 13 (10.40%) Spring
3 13 (10.40%) Web Services
4 11 (8.80%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.00%) RESTful
6 9 (7.20%) CSS3
7 7 (5.60%) HTML5
7 7 (5.60%) SOAP
8 6 (4.80%) Android SDK
9 5 (4.00%) OAuth
9 5 (4.00%) SAML
10 4 (3.20%) J2EE
10 4 (3.20%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.20%) REST
11 3 (2.40%) Spring MVC
11 3 (2.40%) jQuery
11 3 (2.40%) XML
11 3 (2.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (47.20%) Mobile App
2 24 (19.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) iPhone
4 2 (1.60%) iPad
5 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.80%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 46 (36.80%) Apple iOS
2 44 (35.20%) Android
3 8 (6.40%) Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (0.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) Automation Testing
1 35 (28.00%) iOS Development
2 32 (25.60%) Android Development
2 32 (25.60%) E-Commerce
3 21 (16.80%) ETL
4 16 (12.80%) SDLC
5 14 (11.20%) Mobile Development
6 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (9.60%) TDD
8 11 (8.80%) Scrum
9 10 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.20%) Pair Programming
10 9 (7.20%) OO
11 7 (5.60%) Manual Testing
11 7 (5.60%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (4.80%) Open Source
12 6 (4.80%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.80%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.80%) Java
2 25 (20.00%) SQL
3 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.00%) Ruby
5 4 (3.20%) Objective-C
5 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.20%) Perl
5 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.40%) C++
7 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) C#
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) XPath
8 1 (0.80%) R
8 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Degree
2 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) yum
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Talend
2 12 (9.60%) Tableau
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.00%) Citrix
3 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.20%) Google
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle
6 2 (1.60%) hybris
6 2 (1.60%) Apple
6 2 (1.60%) Apigee
7 1 (0.80%) Vertica
7 1 (0.80%) Perforce
7 1 (0.80%) IBM
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