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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 100 108 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.69% 25.41% 13.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.85% 32.24% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 18
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.75 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £36.73
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.98%
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
314 335 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.53% 78.82% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 230 90
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £47.40 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 60 £492 +30.33% 4
Preston -2 9 £300 -32.58% 5
Fleetwood -4 5 £425 -
Chorley - 3 - - 5
Blackburn +4 2 £319 -1.92% 5
Lytham St Annes - 2 £469 -
Lancaster - 1 £350 -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 58 (29.00%) Project Management
2 55 (27.50%) Java
3 53 (26.50%) Waterfall
4 47 (23.50%) Linux
5 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
5 39 (19.50%) Finance
5 39 (19.50%) TDD
6 38 (19.00%) Web Services
7 33 (16.50%) Open Source
8 30 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (14.00%) HTML
9 28 (14.00%) Oracle
10 27 (13.50%) Migration
10 27 (13.50%) Risk Management
11 25 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 24 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (11.50%) COBOL
13 23 (11.50%) Disclosure Scotland
14 22 (11.00%) User Stories
14 22 (11.00%) .NET
14 22 (11.00%) Configuration Management
15 21 (10.50%) Tuxedo
16 20 (10.00%) C++
16 20 (10.00%) CSS
16 20 (10.00%) BDD
17 19 (9.50%) VME
17 19 (9.50%) Jenkins
17 19 (9.50%) Defect Management
17 19 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (9.00%) Scrum

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (10.50%) Tuxedo
2 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.00%) Confluence
4 7 (3.50%) Apache
4 7 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.00%) IIS
6 5 (2.50%) nginx
6 5 (2.50%) Node.js
7 4 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.00%) CMS
8 2 (1.00%) Jetty
8 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Doxygen
1 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.50%) GitHub
3 3 (1.50%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.00%) Internet
2 15 (7.50%) HTTP
3 4 (2.00%) SMTP
3 4 (2.00%) SNMP
4 3 (1.50%) DHCP
4 3 (1.50%) DNS
4 3 (1.50%) FTP
4 3 (1.50%) IPsec
4 3 (1.50%) SSL
4 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.00%) 3G
5 2 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.50%) MySQL
7 5 (2.50%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.00%) SQLite
9 3 (1.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (1.00%) Big Data
10 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (9.50%) Jenkins
2 18 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (7.00%) JIRA
4 10 (5.00%) Selenium
5 9 (4.50%) Subversion
5 9 (4.50%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.50%) ClearCase
6 7 (3.50%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.50%) JMeter
8 5 (2.50%) JUnit
8 5 (2.50%) PHPUnit
9 4 (2.00%) Ant
9 4 (2.00%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.00%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.00%) NUnit
10 3 (1.50%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.50%) Rational Robot
10 3 (1.50%) TestDirector
General
1 39 (19.50%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Law
3 5 (2.50%) Marketing
4 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Military
6 2 (1.00%) Avionics
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (26.00%) Developer
2 39 (19.50%) Analyst
3 31 (15.50%) Architect
4 27 (13.50%) Business Analyst
5 24 (12.00%) Delivery Manager
6 21 (10.50%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
7 16 (8.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 16 (8.00%) Technical Architect
8 15 (7.50%) Test Manager
9 14 (7.00%) Digital Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 10 (5.00%) Security Architect
12 9 (4.50%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.50%) Technical Manager
13 8 (4.00%) Software Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (4.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
14 7 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.00%) Web Services
2 28 (14.00%) HTML
3 22 (11.00%) .NET
4 20 (10.00%) CSS
5 14 (7.00%) REST
6 11 (5.50%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.00%) CAML
7 10 (5.00%) HTML5
8 9 (4.50%) jQuery
8 9 (4.50%) Middleware
9 8 (4.00%) SOAP
10 7 (3.50%) XML
11 6 (3.00%) J2EE
12 5 (2.50%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.50%) Spring
12 5 (2.50%) WinForms
12 5 (2.50%) WPF
12 5 (2.50%) XSD
12 5 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.50%) Mainframe
3 13 (6.50%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.50%) Wiki
6 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.00%) Social Media
6 2 (1.00%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.50%) iPad
7 1 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.50%) Linux
2 19 (9.50%) VME
3 18 (9.00%) Mac OS X
4 17 (8.50%) Unix
5 12 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.00%) Windows
6 6 (3.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.00%) Project Management
2 53 (26.50%) Waterfall
3 39 (19.50%) TDD
4 33 (16.50%) Open Source
5 27 (13.50%) Migration
5 27 (13.50%) Risk Management
6 24 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (11.00%) Configuration Management
7 22 (11.00%) User Stories
8 20 (10.00%) BDD
9 19 (9.50%) Defect Management
9 19 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.00%) ITIL
10 18 (9.00%) Scrum
10 18 (9.00%) Supplier Management
11 17 (8.50%) Analytics
12 16 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
12 16 (8.00%) Automated Testing
13 15 (7.50%) Data Analytics
14 14 (7.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.50%) Java
2 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
3 23 (11.50%) COBOL
4 20 (10.00%) C++
5 18 (9.00%) C#
5 18 (9.00%) Python
6 11 (5.50%) VB
7 10 (5.00%) FQL
7 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.00%) Ruby
7 10 (5.00%) SQL
8 8 (4.00%) Scala
9 6 (3.00%) C
10 5 (2.50%) PHP
11 4 (2.00%) Apex Code
11 4 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.00%) VBA
11 4 (2.00%) VBScript
12 3 (1.50%) Ada
13 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.00%) Degree
5 7 (3.50%) CISSP
6 5 (2.50%) CISM
7 4 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.00%) CLAS
9 1 (0.50%) CIPD
9 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (6.00%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.00%) BitLocker
2 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) Puppet
2 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.50%) Graylog
3 3 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) StatsD
Vendors
1 28 (14.00%) Oracle
2 15 (7.50%) Micro Focus
2 15 (7.50%) Red Hat
3 13 (6.50%) VMware
4 7 (3.50%) HP
5 5 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.00%) IBM
6 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.00%) SaltStack
6 4 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.50%) Cognos
7 3 (1.50%) Google
8 2 (1.00%) NetApp
8 2 (1.00%) Siebel
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix
9 1 (0.50%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.50%) Tableau
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