The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 29 July 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 Lancashire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 18 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 35 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.05% 4.41% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.84% 8.22% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 10
Average daily rate
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£405 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £298 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £380 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
323 146 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.25% 53.68% 64.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 71 168
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £224 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Lancashire region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 19 £405 - 5
Preston -2 7 £423 +40.83%
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Burnley - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 3
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 21 (35.00%) TDD
2 20 (33.33%) Java
3 18 (30.00%) Scrum
4 17 (28.33%) C#
5 16 (26.67%) .NET
6 14 (23.33%) Unit Testing
7 13 (21.67%) Project Management
8 12 (20.00%) Sybase
8 12 (20.00%) WPF
8 12 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.33%) HTML
10 8 (13.33%) CSS
10 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
11 7 (11.67%) Scala
11 7 (11.67%) Kanban
11 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.67%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (11.67%) SQL
11 7 (11.67%) VB.NET
11 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.00%) CSS3
12 6 (10.00%) HTML5
12 6 (10.00%) User Stories
12 6 (10.00%) Supplier Management
13 5 (8.33%) Product Management
13 5 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (8.33%) Python
13 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 5 (8.33%) MVVM

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.33%) Mockito
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Agile Coach
4 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) WPF Developer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) User Experience Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) WPF
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
3 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 8 (13.33%) CSS
4 6 (10.00%) HTML5
4 6 (10.00%) CSS3
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) Spring
6 3 (5.00%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.33%) Lucene
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
7 2 (3.33%) XML
7 2 (3.33%) XHTML
7 2 (3.33%) JMS
7 2 (3.33%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.67%) RESTful
8 1 (1.67%) Struts
8 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (6.67%) PMI
2 4 (6.67%) Open Source
3 3 (5.00%) NHS
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) TDD
2 18 (30.00%) Scrum
3 14 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Project Management
5 7 (11.67%) Kanban
5 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 6 (10.00%) User Stories
7 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) MVVM
7 5 (8.33%) Product Management
8 4 (6.67%) Change Management
8 4 (6.67%) MVC
8 4 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.00%) Validation
9 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.00%) ITSM
9 3 (5.00%) Service Management
9 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) VB.NET
4 7 (11.67%) Scala
5 5 (8.33%) Python
6 4 (6.67%) Ruby
6 4 (6.67%) PHP
7 3 (5.00%) C++
8 2 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) APMP
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) PMP
4 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
1 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Sybase
2 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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