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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 75 77 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.60% 15.75% 8.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.42% 19.49% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 8
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£360 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £330 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £486 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.43 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
295 395 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.04% 80.78% 59.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 226 69
Average daily rate £389 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £282 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £52.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +6 52 £360 -10.00% 2
Burnley -1 10 £300 -26.15%
Preston -13 2 £600 +45.45% 3
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes +7 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 31 (24.22%) Java
3 23 (17.97%) Project Management
3 23 (17.97%) Waterfall
4 19 (14.84%) Open Source
4 19 (14.84%) Mainframe
5 18 (14.06%) Scrum
6 16 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 16 (12.50%) SQL
6 16 (12.50%) Web Services
6 16 (12.50%) Linux
6 16 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (12.50%) TDD
7 15 (11.72%) V-Model
8 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 14 (10.94%) Data Modelling
8 14 (10.94%) BDD
9 13 (10.16%) .NET
9 13 (10.16%) Migration
10 12 (9.38%) Supplier Management
10 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
10 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (8.59%) MongoDB
12 10 (7.81%) Scala
12 10 (7.81%) VME
12 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.03%) J2EE
13 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
13 9 (7.03%) C#

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 9 (7.03%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.47%) Node.js
2 7 (5.47%) Apache
3 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.91%) Jetty
4 5 (3.91%) nginx
4 5 (3.91%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.91%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.56%) IaaS
3 2 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) FTP
1 6 (4.69%) HTTP
1 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.69%) SSL
2 5 (3.91%) DNS
2 5 (3.91%) IPsec
2 5 (3.91%) DHCP
3 1 (0.78%) AMQP
3 1 (0.78%) MQTT
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.56%) MySQL
5 2 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.25%) Selenium
3 6 (4.69%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.13%) JUnit
5 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.34%) Ant
6 3 (2.34%) Maven
6 3 (2.34%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.56%) Hudson
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 34 (26.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Analyst
2 28 (21.88%) Business Analyst
2 28 (21.88%) Developer
3 17 (13.28%) Project Manager
4 15 (11.72%) Architect
5 14 (10.94%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Tester
7 9 (7.03%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.34%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.34%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.34%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
13 2 (1.56%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) Web Services
2 13 (10.16%) .NET
3 9 (7.03%) J2EE
3 9 (7.03%) Spring
4 7 (5.47%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.69%) Spring MVC
5 6 (4.69%) jQuery
6 5 (3.91%) WCF
6 5 (3.91%) RESTful
6 5 (3.91%) Servlets
7 4 (3.13%) SOAP
7 4 (3.13%) Ajax
7 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.34%) REST
8 3 (2.34%) Apache Wicket
8 3 (2.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Mainframe
2 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.56%) User Experience
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Tandem
4 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.50%) Linux
2 10 (7.81%) VME
3 4 (3.13%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.97%) Project Management
1 23 (17.97%) Waterfall
2 19 (14.84%) Open Source
3 18 (14.06%) Scrum
4 16 (12.50%) TDD
4 16 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 16 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.72%) V-Model
6 14 (10.94%) BDD
6 14 (10.94%) PRINCE2
6 14 (10.94%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.16%) Migration
8 12 (9.38%) Supplier Management
9 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.25%) Software Delivery
12 7 (5.47%) Release Management
12 7 (5.47%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.47%) Data Architecture
12 7 (5.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.22%) Java
2 16 (12.50%) SQL
3 10 (7.81%) Scala
4 9 (7.03%) C#
5 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.47%) Ruby
7 4 (3.13%) Python
7 4 (3.13%) COBOL
8 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) R
10 1 (0.78%) Ada
10 1 (0.78%) Groovy
10 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) VBA
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.25%) ISEB
3 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.34%) HND
5 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (0.78%) OCAJ
6 1 (0.78%) OCP
6 1 (0.78%) OCA
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.91%) Xen
3 1 (0.78%) QEMU
3 1 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) StatsD
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (5.47%) Oracle
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.69%) VMware
3 5 (3.91%) Google
4 4 (3.13%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.56%) ICL
5 2 (1.56%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.56%) SAP
5 2 (1.56%) Cognos
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Intel
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.78%) Tableau
6 1 (0.78%) Apigee
6 1 (0.78%) Mashery
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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