The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 18 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.29% 5.68% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 7.25% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£328 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £37.20
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.91%
Agile Software Development
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
143 138 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 84.12% 78.41% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 116 64
Average daily rate £396 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Halifax region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 12 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) .NET
5 7 (29.17%) XML
5 7 (29.17%) Retail
5 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) WCF
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) SOAP
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Legal
8 4 (16.67%) General Ledger
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) MS Project
8 4 (16.67%) MS Office
8 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 4 (16.67%) Release Management
8 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
8 4 (16.67%) Line Management
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Scrum
10 2 (8.33%) Migration

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Project
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 7 (29.17%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Legal
4 4 (16.67%) General Ledger
4 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Release Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) PMO Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Programme Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
1 7 (29.17%) XML
1 7 (29.17%) WCF
2 6 (25.00%) SOAP
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management
5 4 (16.67%) Line Management
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Cash Management
8 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft