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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 54 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 30.86% 22.63% 11.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.29% 27.43% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 6
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £304 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £508 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
153 113 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.43% 82.48% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 43 39
Average daily rate £370 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 10
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -19.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £28.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 50 (43.10%) Mobile App
2 34 (29.31%) Apple iOS
2 34 (29.31%) Android
2 34 (29.31%) E-Commerce
3 31 (26.72%) Automation Testing
4 29 (25.00%) iOS Development
5 28 (24.14%) Android Development
6 25 (21.55%) Java
6 25 (21.55%) SQL
7 22 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (18.97%) CSS
8 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 19 (16.38%) ETL
10 17 (14.66%) Finance
11 16 (13.79%) HTML
11 16 (13.79%) Talend
11 16 (13.79%) Talend Open Studio
12 15 (12.93%) JSON
13 13 (11.21%) Web Services
13 13 (11.21%) SDLC
14 12 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (10.34%) Spring
14 12 (10.34%) CSS3
14 12 (10.34%) Mobile Development
15 11 (9.48%) AngularJS
15 11 (9.48%) Cucumber
15 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (8.62%) TDD
16 10 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (8.62%) OO

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.59%) JBoss
2 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.59%) Node.js
3 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.86%) Mule
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Network Security
2 2 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (8.62%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.72%) Redis
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) MS Access
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 11 (9.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.90%) Selenium
5 6 (5.17%) Maven
6 5 (4.31%) Ant
6 5 (4.31%) Gradle
7 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.45%) Appium
8 3 (2.59%) Subversion
9 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.72%) Calabash
9 2 (1.72%) Hudson
9 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.72%) Mocha
10 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.86%) Xcode
10 1 (0.86%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.86%) JUnit
10 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Local Government
3 1 (0.86%) Marketing
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (68.10%) Developer
2 27 (23.28%) iOS Developer
3 24 (20.69%) Android Developer
4 14 (12.07%) Mobile Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) ETL Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Architect
7 9 (7.76%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Tester
10 5 (4.31%) Mobile Tester
10 5 (4.31%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Talend Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Applications Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.45%) Administrator
11 4 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) CSS
2 16 (13.79%) HTML
3 15 (12.93%) JSON
4 13 (11.21%) Web Services
5 12 (10.34%) Spring
5 12 (10.34%) CSS3
6 11 (9.48%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.90%) HTML5
8 7 (6.03%) OAuth
8 7 (6.03%) RESTful
8 7 (6.03%) SAML
9 6 (5.17%) SOAP
9 6 (5.17%) Android SDK
9 6 (5.17%) REST
10 5 (4.31%) XML
10 5 (4.31%) jQuery
11 3 (2.59%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.59%) .NET
11 3 (2.59%) J2EE
11 3 (2.59%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (43.10%) Mobile App
2 22 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.72%) iPad
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.86%) Replication
4 1 (0.86%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.86%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.31%) Android
1 34 (29.31%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.90%) Linux
3 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.31%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.31%) E-Commerce
2 31 (26.72%) Automation Testing
3 29 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 28 (24.14%) Android Development
5 19 (16.38%) ETL
6 13 (11.21%) SDLC
7 12 (10.34%) Mobile Development
7 12 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.62%) OO
8 10 (8.62%) TDD
9 9 (7.76%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.90%) Open Source
10 8 (6.90%) TOGAF
10 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.90%) SOA
11 7 (6.03%) Scrum
11 7 (6.03%) Web Development
11 7 (6.03%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (5.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) Java
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 20 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.31%) Ruby
4 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.45%) Objective-C
4 4 (3.45%) Perl
5 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.59%) C#
5 3 (2.59%) C++
6 2 (1.72%) VBScript
6 2 (1.72%) VB
6 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) R
7 1 (0.86%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.86%) XPath
7 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) yum
1 1 (0.86%) Puppet
1 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Talend
2 10 (8.62%) Tableau
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.03%) Citrix
4 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.45%) Google
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle
7 2 (1.72%) Apple
7 2 (1.72%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.72%) hybris
8 1 (0.86%) Vertica
8 1 (0.86%) Apigee
8 1 (0.86%) Perforce
8 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.86%) Informatica
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