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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 3 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 27 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.61% 15.96% 6.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.84% 19.88% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +10.81%
Agile Software Development
Cheshire

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
97 171 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.05% 80.28% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 52
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014, 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 19 (36.54%) E-Commerce
2 14 (26.92%) HTML
2 14 (26.92%) CSS
3 13 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 11 (21.15%) .NET
4 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 10 (19.23%) MVC
5 10 (19.23%) OO
6 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (17.31%) Web Development
7 8 (15.38%) TDD
8 7 (13.46%) Adobe
8 7 (13.46%) ETL
8 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
8 7 (13.46%) RESTful
8 7 (13.46%) HTML5
8 7 (13.46%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
9 6 (11.54%) User Stories
9 6 (11.54%) CSS3
9 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (11.54%) C#
10 5 (9.62%) Web Services
10 5 (9.62%) Linux
10 5 (9.62%) Maven
10 5 (9.62%) InterSystems Cache

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (13.46%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.62%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.77%) Redis
7 1 (1.92%) MySQL
7 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) Maven
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.92%) FxCop
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.92%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (9.62%) Marketing
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Web Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.77%) Tester
8 3 (5.77%) DBA
8 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.85%) Lead Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) HTML
1 14 (26.92%) CSS
2 11 (21.15%) .NET
3 7 (13.46%) RESTful
3 7 (13.46%) HTML5
3 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
4 6 (11.54%) CSS3
5 5 (9.62%) Web Services
6 4 (7.69%) LESS
6 4 (7.69%) OSGi
6 4 (7.69%) J2EE
6 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.77%) XML
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.77%) PhoneGap
7 3 (5.77%) REST
7 3 (5.77%) Spring
7 3 (5.77%) Akka
7 3 (5.77%) Play Framework
7 3 (5.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) E-Commerce
2 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 10 (19.23%) MVC
3 10 (19.23%) OO
4 9 (17.31%) Web Development
5 8 (15.38%) TDD
6 7 (13.46%) ETL
7 6 (11.54%) User Stories
8 5 (9.62%) DevOps
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.77%) Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.77%) Kanban
10 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Pair Programming
10 3 (5.77%) Analytics
10 3 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (5.77%) Data Analytics
11 2 (3.85%) People Management
11 2 (3.85%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Java
1 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Adobe
2 2 (3.85%) Twitter
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
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