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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 26 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 25 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.98% 1.49% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.56% 2.34% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate £425 £288 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -26.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £238 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £338 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 128 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.86% 63.68% 58.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 69 115
Average daily rate £411 £304 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.39% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £474 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 8
Average hourly rate £25.25 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.02% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £18.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 14 £425 -
Preston - 14 £450 -
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) TDD
3 11 (29.73%) MVC
3 11 (29.73%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 10 (27.03%) Scala
5 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
5 8 (21.62%) jQuery
6 7 (18.92%) WPF
6 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (18.92%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (18.92%) VB.NET
6 7 (18.92%) Sybase
7 6 (16.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (16.22%) CSS
7 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.22%) HTML5
7 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (16.22%) CSS3
8 5 (13.51%) VB
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
8 5 (13.51%) Spring
8 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
9 4 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (10.81%) Lucene
9 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (10.81%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Mockito
2 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) User Experience Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) User Experience Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) User Experience Researcher
5 2 (5.41%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Junior
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) jQuery
3 7 (18.92%) WPF
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (16.22%) HTML5
4 6 (16.22%) CSS3
4 6 (16.22%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (16.22%) CSS
5 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.51%) Spring
5 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
6 4 (10.81%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (10.81%) Lucene
6 4 (10.81%) Spring Integration
6 4 (10.81%) JMS
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE
7 1 (2.70%) Struts
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) W3C
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) TDD
2 11 (29.73%) MVC
3 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Process Management
5 3 (8.11%) OO
6 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Validation
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Web Development
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 2 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.70%) User Stories
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.70%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C#
2 11 (29.73%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.03%) Scala
4 7 (18.92%) VB.NET
5 5 (13.51%) VB
6 4 (10.81%) Python
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
7 3 (8.11%) PHP
8 2 (5.41%) Ruby
9 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Sybase
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) JBoss
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
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