The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 15 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 27 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.38% 3.47% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 4.81% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Average daily rate £350 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.08% 72.22% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 51 (76.12%) TDD
2 42 (62.69%) .NET
3 40 (59.70%) Pair Programming
4 39 (58.21%) HTML
5 38 (56.72%) CSS
6 33 (49.25%) JavaScript
7 32 (47.76%) C#
8 31 (46.27%) Scrum
9 28 (41.79%) Requirements Management
9 28 (41.79%) SQL
10 25 (37.31%) HTML5
11 20 (29.85%) T-SQL
11 20 (29.85%) CSS3
12 18 (26.87%) MVC
12 18 (26.87%) JSON
13 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
14 15 (22.39%) jQuery
15 14 (20.90%) Java
16 13 (19.40%) RESTful
16 13 (19.40%) Web Development
16 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
17 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (17.91%) Dependency Injection
17 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
17 12 (17.91%) Configuration Management
18 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (14.93%) User Stories
19 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
19 9 (13.43%) Spring
19 9 (13.43%) SQL Server

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.97%) Apache Solr
2 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.48%) Mule
4 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) SMTP
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) Redis
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.45%) NUnit
3 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
5 3 (4.48%) JUnit
6 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.99%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (77.61%) Developer
2 28 (41.79%) .NET Developer
3 16 (23.88%) Web Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Java Web Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 1 (1.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (62.69%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) HTML
3 38 (56.72%) CSS
4 25 (37.31%) HTML5
5 20 (29.85%) CSS3
6 18 (26.87%) JSON
7 16 (23.88%) ASP.NET
8 15 (22.39%) jQuery
9 13 (19.40%) RESTful
10 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (13.43%) Spring
11 9 (13.43%) SOAP
11 9 (13.43%) Web Services
12 8 (11.94%) XML
12 8 (11.94%) Ajax
13 6 (8.96%) Play Framework
14 5 (7.46%) NHibernate
14 5 (7.46%) LINQ
14 5 (7.46%) XSLT
15 4 (5.97%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.99%) RIA
3 2 (2.99%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) TDD
2 40 (59.70%) Pair Programming
3 31 (46.27%) Scrum
4 28 (41.79%) Requirements Management
5 18 (26.87%) MVC
6 13 (19.40%) Web Development
7 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (17.91%) Configuration Management
8 10 (14.93%) User Stories
8 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.45%) Refactoring
11 6 (8.96%) Time Management
12 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
13 4 (5.97%) OO
13 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 3 (4.48%) OOP
14 3 (4.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) JavaScript
2 32 (47.76%) C#
3 28 (41.79%) SQL
4 20 (29.85%) T-SQL
5 14 (20.90%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.48%) XPath
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) XAML
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) IBM
3 3 (4.48%) Perforce
4 1 (1.49%) hybris
4 1 (1.49%) Vertica
4 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.49%) ATG
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