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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 67 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.16% 11.82% 13.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.30% 14.71% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 38
Median daily rate £435 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.61% -5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £603 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £387 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.63 £41.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.01% +1.42%
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
330 367 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.66% 80.31% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 228 215
Median daily rate £408 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +59.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £20.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.33 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 47 £450 +25.00% 1
Preston +14 15 £365 -29.63% 5
Blackburn - 1 £300 - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 64 (37.65%) Project Management
2 58 (34.12%) Waterfall
3 50 (29.41%) Linux
4 46 (27.06%) Finance
5 45 (26.47%) Java
6 43 (25.29%) Oracle
7 36 (21.18%) Agile Project Management
8 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 29 (17.06%) Risk Management
10 27 (15.88%) Migration
10 27 (15.88%) Open Source
11 26 (15.29%) Use Case
12 25 (14.71%) Supplier Management
13 24 (14.12%) Tuxedo
14 23 (13.53%) COBOL
15 22 (12.94%) UML
15 22 (12.94%) User Stories
16 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 20 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
16 20 (11.76%) Service Design
17 19 (11.18%) Defect Management
17 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
17 19 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (10.59%) VME
18 18 (10.59%) OO
18 18 (10.59%) Python
19 17 (10.00%) Unix
19 17 (10.00%) Configuration Management
19 17 (10.00%) Scrum
19 17 (10.00%) Business Analysis

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (14.12%) Tuxedo
2 16 (9.41%) Apache
3 6 (3.53%) JBoss
4 3 (1.76%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (7.06%) IaaS
3 8 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) HTTP
2 7 (4.12%) Internet
3 4 (2.35%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.94%) Neo4j
6 4 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.76%) MySQL
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.18%) Big Data
9 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (8.82%) JIRA
2 9 (5.29%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.53%) ClearCase
3 6 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.94%) Selenium
5 4 (2.35%) Ant
5 4 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.76%) JUnit
6 3 (1.76%) NUnit
6 3 (1.76%) Rational Robot
6 3 (1.76%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.59%) Bower
8 1 (0.59%) gulp
8 1 (0.59%) NuGet
8 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.59%) Subversion
8 1 (0.59%) Travis CI
General
1 46 (27.06%) Finance
2 4 (2.35%) Law
3 3 (1.76%) Avionics
3 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.76%) Military
3 3 (1.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 42 (24.71%) Developer
2 37 (21.76%) Delivery Manager
3 35 (20.59%) Analyst
4 27 (15.88%) Business Analyst
5 21 (12.35%) Architect
6 19 (11.18%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 18 (10.59%) Java Developer
8 15 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
8 15 (8.82%) Test Manager
9 13 (7.65%) Technical Business Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Digital Business Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Security Architect
11 9 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.29%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.29%) Technical Architect
12 8 (4.71%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (4.71%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
12 8 (4.71%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.41%) Web Services
2 14 (8.24%) HTML
3 13 (7.65%) .NET
4 11 (6.47%) REST
5 10 (5.88%) Middleware
5 10 (5.88%) XML
6 8 (4.71%) .NET Framework
6 8 (4.71%) JSON
7 7 (4.12%) CSS
7 7 (4.12%) SOAP
8 5 (2.94%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.94%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.94%) WinForms
8 5 (2.94%) WPF
8 5 (2.94%) XSD
8 5 (2.94%) XSLT
9 4 (2.35%) HTML5
9 4 (2.35%) JAX-RS
9 4 (2.35%) SAML
9 4 (2.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Mainframe
2 13 (7.65%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.94%) User Experience
5 4 (2.35%) PKI
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.18%) iPad
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.41%) Linux
2 19 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (10.59%) VME
4 17 (10.00%) Unix
5 16 (9.41%) Windows
6 6 (3.53%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) Android
9 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.65%) Project Management
2 58 (34.12%) Waterfall
3 36 (21.18%) Agile Project Management
4 29 (17.06%) Risk Management
5 27 (15.88%) Migration
5 27 (15.88%) Open Source
6 26 (15.29%) Use Case
7 25 (14.71%) Supplier Management
8 22 (12.94%) UML
8 22 (12.94%) User Stories
9 20 (11.76%) Service Design
10 19 (11.18%) Defect Management
11 18 (10.59%) OO
12 17 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 17 (10.00%) Configuration Management
12 17 (10.00%) Scrum
13 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.41%) OOA/OOD
14 15 (8.82%) ITIL
14 15 (8.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.47%) Java
2 23 (13.53%) COBOL
3 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.59%) Python
5 14 (8.24%) C++
6 11 (6.47%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.47%) C#
7 6 (3.53%) SQL
7 6 (3.53%) VB
8 4 (2.35%) Apex Code
8 4 (2.35%) C
8 4 (2.35%) Lua
9 3 (1.76%) Ada
10 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.59%) R
11 1 (0.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (6.47%) CISSP
5 5 (2.94%) CISM
6 4 (2.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (2.35%) CISMP
6 4 (2.35%) Degree
7 2 (1.18%) CLAS
8 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (6.47%) Puppet
3 4 (2.35%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.59%) StatsD
Vendors
1 43 (25.29%) Oracle
2 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
3 15 (8.82%) Micro Focus
4 11 (6.47%) SaltStack
5 9 (5.29%) VMware
6 5 (2.94%) HP
6 5 (2.94%) IBM
6 5 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.18%) Siebel
10 1 (0.59%) Apigee
10 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.59%) Axway
10 1 (0.59%) Citrix
10 1 (0.59%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.59%) Mashery
10 1 (0.59%) SAP
10 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.59%) Teradata