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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 1 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 19 58 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.70% 30.05% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.39% 34.32% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 5
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£375 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £408 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.47% +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
98 169 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.99% 87.56% 72.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 67 31
Average daily rate £400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £42.38 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.52% +26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £31.56 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 January 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 January 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 17 (44.74%) HTML
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 14 (36.84%) CSS
2 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Spring
3 10 (26.32%) .NET
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
4 9 (23.68%) CSS3
5 8 (21.05%) XML
5 8 (21.05%) J2EE
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) HTML5
6 7 (18.42%) C#
6 7 (18.42%) MVC
6 7 (18.42%) ETL
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) SOAP
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.16%) HTTP
8 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (13.16%) Analytics
9 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (5.26%) SAS
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) Informix
4 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQLite
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Introscope
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Mockito
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.63%) FxCop
4 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) Xcode
4 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) T4 Templates
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Data Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) HTML
2 14 (36.84%) CSS
3 10 (26.32%) Spring
3 10 (26.32%) .NET
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) CSS3
5 8 (21.05%) XML
5 8 (21.05%) J2EE
6 7 (18.42%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) HTML5
7 6 (15.79%) SOAP
8 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.53%) NHibernate
10 3 (7.89%) Ajax
10 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.89%) WCF
10 3 (7.89%) LINQ
10 3 (7.89%) RESTful
10 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
10 3 (7.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.63%) PDA
3 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
2 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 7 (18.42%) MVC
3 7 (18.42%) ETL
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (10.53%) Kanban
6 4 (10.53%) Web Development
7 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
7 3 (7.89%) Web Design
7 3 (7.89%) Refactoring
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) User Stories
8 2 (5.26%) Metadata Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) Android Development
8 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Kony
2 2 (5.26%) Talend
2 2 (5.26%) Perforce
2 2 (5.26%) Informatica
2 2 (5.26%) Compuware
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
2 2 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Appcelerator
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