The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 109 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.96% 5.81% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.78% 8.40% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 5 9
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £277 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%
Agile Software Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 119 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.44% 69.19% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 65 103
Average daily rate £400 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £211 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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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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 +2 27 £376 -18.64% 1
Preston - 14 £500 - 2
Blackburn +1 1 £325 +15.86% 2
Accrington - - - - 3
Chorley - - - - 3
Lancaster - - - -
Morecambe - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 56 (35.22%) Java
2 27 (16.98%) Scrum
2 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
3 24 (15.09%) HTML
3 24 (15.09%) Linux
4 22 (13.84%) CSS
5 21 (13.21%) TDD
5 21 (13.21%) Spring
5 21 (13.21%) Security Cleared
6 19 (11.95%) Selenium
6 19 (11.95%) .NET
6 19 (11.95%) BDD
7 18 (11.32%) Hibernate
7 18 (11.32%) MVC
7 18 (11.32%) Software Engineering
8 17 (10.69%) Scala
8 17 (10.69%) Waterfall
9 16 (10.06%) jQuery
10 15 (9.43%) Spring MVC
10 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
10 15 (9.43%) Open Source
11 14 (8.81%) C#
12 13 (8.18%) SQL
12 13 (8.18%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.18%) DevOps
13 12 (7.55%) MongoDB
13 12 (7.55%) Degree
13 12 (7.55%) Finance
14 11 (6.92%) Configuration Management
14 11 (6.92%) Project Management

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (6.29%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.40%) IIS
3 7 (4.40%) Apache
4 5 (3.14%) Jetty
4 5 (3.14%) nginx
5 3 (1.89%) Node.js
6 2 (1.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Photoshop
1 6 (3.77%) MS Office
1 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.52%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) PaaS
2 6 (3.77%) IaaS
3 3 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.26%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) HTTP
2 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.14%) SSL
3 2 (1.26%) Intranet
3 2 (1.26%) IPsec
3 2 (1.26%) AMQP
3 2 (1.26%) MQTT
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) DHCP
3 2 (1.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.14%) MySQL
5 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.26%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) SSDT
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (11.95%) Selenium
2 9 (5.66%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.03%) JUnit
3 8 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.77%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (3.14%) Maven
7 4 (2.52%) Ant
7 4 (2.52%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (2.52%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.89%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.26%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.26%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (1.26%) TestNG
9 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.26%) JMeter
10 1 (0.63%) Subversion
10 1 (0.63%) ERwin
General
1 12 (7.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.26%) Banking
3 2 (1.26%) Retail
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (34.59%) Developer
2 23 (14.47%) Architect
3 22 (13.84%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.95%) Technical Architect
5 14 (8.81%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.03%) Analyst
6 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.03%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (3.77%) UX Designer
8 6 (3.77%) Designer
8 6 (3.77%) Applications Manager
8 6 (3.77%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.14%) Tester
9 5 (3.14%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Support Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.09%) HTML
2 22 (13.84%) CSS
3 21 (13.21%) Spring
4 19 (11.95%) .NET
5 18 (11.32%) Hibernate
6 16 (10.06%) jQuery
7 15 (9.43%) Spring MVC
8 10 (6.29%) J2EE
8 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET
9 9 (5.66%) REST
10 8 (5.03%) Play Framework
11 7 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.40%) HTML5
11 7 (4.40%) Web Services
11 7 (4.40%) WPF
12 6 (3.77%) Apache CXF
12 6 (3.77%) Servlets
12 6 (3.77%) Akka
13 5 (3.14%) CSS3
13 5 (3.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Open Source
2 7 (4.40%) User Experience
3 4 (2.52%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.52%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.26%) GIS
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Social Media
6 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.09%) Linux
2 9 (5.66%) Windows
3 4 (2.52%) UNIX
4 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.26%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.98%) Scrum
2 21 (13.21%) TDD
3 19 (11.95%) BDD
4 18 (11.32%) MVC
4 18 (11.32%) Software Engineering
5 17 (10.69%) Waterfall
6 13 (8.18%) DevOps
6 13 (8.18%) Unit Testing
7 11 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (6.92%) Configuration Management
7 11 (6.92%) Project Management
8 9 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.40%) Automated Testing
9 7 (4.40%) Supplier Management
9 7 (4.40%) Software Testing
9 7 (4.40%) V-Model
9 7 (4.40%) OO
10 6 (3.77%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.77%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.22%) Java
2 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.69%) Scala
4 14 (8.81%) C#
5 13 (8.18%) SQL
6 5 (3.14%) VB
7 4 (2.52%) XAML
8 3 (1.89%) Ruby
8 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.89%) C
8 3 (1.89%) C++
8 3 (1.89%) VBScript
9 2 (1.26%) PHP
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) Clojure
10 1 (0.63%) PHP5
10 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) Degree
3 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.03%) ISEB
5 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.77%) HND
6 3 (1.89%) PMP
6 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.26%) MBA
7 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) QA
2 4 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.89%) Xen
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) Puppet
2 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) Salt
3 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (6.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.14%) Oracle
3 4 (2.52%) VMware
4 2 (1.26%) Google
4 2 (1.26%) Sybase
4 2 (1.26%) Cognos
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Informatica
5 1 (0.63%) webMethods
5 1 (0.63%) Symantec
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