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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 62 59 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 27.80% 28.10% 14.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.63% 31.72% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 15
Median daily rate £425 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £327 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.23 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.49% +3.40%
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
174 186 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.03% 88.57% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 108 48
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 42 (47.73%) Java
2 39 (44.32%) SQL
3 36 (40.91%) Finance
4 29 (32.95%) J2EE
5 28 (31.82%) XML
6 27 (30.68%) Spring
7 26 (29.55%) JDBC
7 26 (29.55%) Kanban
8 25 (28.41%) Integration Testing
8 25 (28.41%) System Integration Testing
8 25 (28.41%) ETL
8 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
9 24 (27.27%) Waterfall
10 23 (26.14%) Web Services
11 21 (23.86%) SOAP
11 21 (23.86%) WSDL
11 21 (23.86%) JAXB
11 21 (23.86%) AOP
11 21 (23.86%) TDD
11 21 (23.86%) JAX-WS
11 21 (23.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (20.45%) Talend Open Studio
12 18 (20.45%) Talend
13 17 (19.32%) JSON
14 16 (18.18%) Selenium
15 15 (17.05%) RESTful
15 15 (17.05%) Oracle
16 14 (15.91%) E-Commerce
16 14 (15.91%) Jenkins
17 13 (14.77%) Cucumber

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.77%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (3.41%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.14%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Internet
2 4 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.82%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.55%) Redis
7 3 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.41%) GIS
7 3 (3.41%) QGIS
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.27%) Spatial Data
9 1 (1.14%) DB2
9 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.14%) MySQL
9 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 16 (18.18%) Selenium
3 14 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 13 (14.77%) Cucumber
5 12 (13.64%) JIRA
6 9 (10.23%) JUnit
7 8 (9.09%) Subversion
8 4 (4.55%) Checkstyle
8 4 (4.55%) FindBugs
8 4 (4.55%) Maven
8 4 (4.55%) Mockito
8 4 (4.55%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 36 (40.91%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.41%) Local Government
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (44.32%) Developer
2 25 (28.41%) Java Developer
3 17 (19.32%) Senior Developer
4 15 (17.05%) Analyst
4 15 (17.05%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (13.64%) Applications Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (11.36%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Architect
8 6 (6.82%) ETL Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Java Architect
8 6 (6.82%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Digital Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Java Technical Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Tester
10 4 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.95%) J2EE
2 28 (31.82%) XML
3 27 (30.68%) Spring
4 26 (29.55%) JDBC
5 23 (26.14%) Web Services
6 21 (23.86%) JAXB
6 21 (23.86%) JAX-WS
6 21 (23.86%) SOAP
6 21 (23.86%) WSDL
7 17 (19.32%) JSON
8 15 (17.05%) RESTful
9 13 (14.77%) XSLT
10 9 (10.23%) jQuery
11 8 (9.09%) Apache Camel
11 8 (9.09%) POJO
12 7 (7.95%) CSS
13 6 (6.82%) JSP
13 6 (6.82%) Spring MVC
14 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET
14 5 (5.68%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.55%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.41%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.14%) Telematics
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Kanban
2 25 (28.41%) ETL
2 25 (28.41%) Integration Testing
2 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
2 25 (28.41%) System Integration Testing
3 24 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 21 (23.86%) AOP
4 21 (23.86%) TDD
4 21 (23.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (15.91%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.77%) BDD
7 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 9 (10.23%) User Stories
10 8 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
10 8 (9.09%) MVC
10 8 (9.09%) Web Development
11 7 (7.95%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.95%) Scrum
11 7 (7.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.73%) Java
2 39 (44.32%) SQL
3 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (6.82%) C#
6 4 (4.55%) R
7 3 (3.41%) Python
7 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Talend
2 15 (17.05%) Oracle
3 13 (14.77%) IBM
4 12 (13.64%) Tableau
5 8 (9.09%) Vertica
6 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.55%) Perforce
8 3 (3.41%) Ab Initio
8 3 (3.41%) Informatica
9 2 (2.27%) hybris
10 1 (1.14%) ATG