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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 18 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 29 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.25% 4.27% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.43% 7.74% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £298 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £672 £380 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+41.97% +8.73%
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
278 155 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.50% 55.16% 61.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 76 149
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
Average hourly rate £25.92 £37.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.89% -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 - 12 £490 -
Preston -2 7 £423 +40.83% 4
Skelmersdale - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (32.31%) TDD
2 20 (30.77%) Scrum
2 20 (30.77%) C#
2 20 (30.77%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) .NET
4 14 (21.54%) WPF
4 14 (21.54%) Unit Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Project Management
6 12 (18.46%) Sybase
6 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
9 7 (10.77%) HTML
9 7 (10.77%) SQL
9 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
9 7 (10.77%) CSS
9 7 (10.77%) Supplier Management
9 7 (10.77%) Scala
9 7 (10.77%) Kanban
9 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.77%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (10.77%) MVVM
10 6 (9.23%) User Stories
10 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.23%) MVC
11 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.69%) Python
11 5 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (7.69%) Product Management
11 5 (7.69%) CSS3

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (3.08%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.54%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.08%) Mockito
2 2 (3.08%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Coach
4 8 (12.31%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (6.15%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.15%) WPF Developer
6 4 (6.15%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Transition Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Test Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 14 (21.54%) WPF
3 8 (12.31%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.77%) CSS
4 7 (10.77%) HTML
5 5 (7.69%) HTML5
5 5 (7.69%) CSS3
6 4 (6.15%) jQuery
7 3 (4.62%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.62%) Spring
8 2 (3.08%) Ajax
8 2 (3.08%) JSON
8 2 (3.08%) LINQ
8 2 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (3.08%) Lucene
8 2 (3.08%) Web Services
8 2 (3.08%) XML
8 2 (3.08%) XHTML
8 2 (3.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (6.15%) PMI
2 4 (6.15%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) TDD
2 20 (30.77%) Scrum
3 14 (21.54%) Unit Testing
4 13 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (10.77%) Kanban
5 7 (10.77%) Supplier Management
5 7 (10.77%) MVVM
5 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.23%) User Stories
6 6 (9.23%) MVC
7 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.69%) Product Management
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
8 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.62%) Validation
9 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.62%) ITSM
9 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.62%) Service Management
9 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) C#
1 20 (30.77%) Java
2 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
3 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
3 7 (10.77%) Scala
4 5 (7.69%) Python
5 4 (6.15%) PHP
5 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) XAML
8 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) APMP
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB
2 4 (6.15%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (4.62%) PMP
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Puppet
1 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Sybase
2 3 (4.62%) JBoss
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle