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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 6 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 116 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.78% 14.93% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.14% 22.73% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 17 12
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£400 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £312 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £481 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.47% +2.85%
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
350 132 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.78% 65.67% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 74 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +73.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 30 £375 -11.76% 3
Preston +2 16 £475 +2.70% 9
Blackburn -5 1 £325 +15.86% 9
Accrington - - - -
Chorley - - - - 4
Lancaster - - - - 1
Morecambe - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 67 (41.10%) Java
2 28 (17.18%) Scrum
3 27 (16.56%) Linux
3 27 (16.56%) Spring
3 27 (16.56%) Selenium
4 26 (15.95%) TDD
4 26 (15.95%) JavaScript
5 24 (14.72%) BDD
6 23 (14.11%) HTML
7 22 (13.50%) Hibernate
7 22 (13.50%) Software Engineering
7 22 (13.50%) Scala
8 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
8 21 (12.88%) Spring MVC
8 21 (12.88%) CSS
8 21 (12.88%) Open Source
9 19 (11.66%) Waterfall
10 18 (11.04%) MVC
11 16 (9.82%) Finance
11 16 (9.82%) SQL
11 16 (9.82%) .NET
11 16 (9.82%) jQuery
11 16 (9.82%) MongoDB
12 15 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
13 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.59%) DevOps
14 13 (7.98%) Tomcat
14 13 (7.98%) Degree
15 12 (7.36%) Windows

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (7.98%) Tomcat
2 11 (6.75%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.52%) Apache
4 8 (4.91%) Node.js
5 7 (4.29%) IIS
6 5 (3.07%) nginx
6 5 (3.07%) Jetty
7 3 (1.84%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Photoshop
1 7 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS Office
3 4 (2.45%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) ResourceLink
1 3 (1.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) PaaS
2 3 (1.84%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.23%) IaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) HTTP
2 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.07%) SSL
3 3 (1.84%) FTP
3 3 (1.84%) AMQP
3 3 (1.84%) MQTT
4 2 (1.23%) Intranet
4 2 (1.23%) IPsec
4 2 (1.23%) DHCP
4 2 (1.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.82%) MongoDB
2 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.45%) MySQL
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.84%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) SSDT
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 27 (16.56%) Selenium
2 12 (7.36%) Eclipse
2 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.75%) JUnit
3 11 (6.75%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.52%) Maven
6 8 (4.91%) Ant
7 7 (4.29%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (3.07%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (2.45%) Axure RP
9 4 (2.45%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.23%) Hudson
11 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.23%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.82%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.23%) Banking
3 2 (1.23%) Law
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (38.65%) Developer
2 29 (17.79%) Java Developer
3 26 (15.95%) Architect
4 21 (12.88%) Technical Architect
5 18 (11.04%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.75%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.29%) UX Designer
7 7 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (4.29%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Designer
8 6 (3.68%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.68%) Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.07%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Service Design Manager
10 4 (2.45%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.45%) Tester
10 4 (2.45%) Software Engineer
11 3 (1.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.56%) Spring
2 23 (14.11%) HTML
3 22 (13.50%) Hibernate
4 21 (12.88%) Spring MVC
4 21 (12.88%) CSS
5 16 (9.82%) .NET
5 16 (9.82%) jQuery
6 12 (7.36%) J2EE
7 11 (6.75%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.52%) Struts
8 9 (5.52%) Play Framework
8 9 (5.52%) REST
9 8 (4.91%) Apache Wicket
9 8 (4.91%) Web Services
9 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET
10 7 (4.29%) Apache CXF
11 6 (3.68%) Akka
11 6 (3.68%) Ajax
11 6 (3.68%) Servlets
12 5 (3.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.88%) Open Source
2 8 (4.91%) User Experience
3 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.07%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.45%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.45%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.84%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) GIS
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.56%) Linux
2 12 (7.36%) Windows
3 4 (2.45%) VME
4 3 (1.84%) UNIX
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.23%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.18%) Scrum
2 26 (15.95%) TDD
3 24 (14.72%) BDD
4 22 (13.50%) Software Engineering
5 19 (11.66%) Waterfall
6 18 (11.04%) MVC
7 15 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.59%) DevOps
9 12 (7.36%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.75%) Project Management
10 11 (6.75%) Unit Testing
10 11 (6.75%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.13%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.13%) V-Model
11 10 (6.13%) Validation
12 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.52%) Test Scripting
12 9 (5.52%) Automated Testing
12 9 (5.52%) Test Planning
13 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.10%) Java
2 26 (15.95%) JavaScript
3 22 (13.50%) Scala
4 16 (9.82%) SQL
5 12 (7.36%) C#
6 5 (3.07%) VB
6 5 (3.07%) Ruby
7 4 (2.45%) XAML
7 4 (2.45%) Python
8 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.84%) C++
8 3 (1.84%) C
8 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.84%) VBScript
8 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) Ada
10 1 (0.61%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.98%) Degree
4 11 (6.75%) ISEB
5 9 (5.52%) HND
5 9 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.84%) PMP
6 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.23%) MBA
8 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.45%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.84%) Xen
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Puppet
2 6 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Salt
3 2 (1.23%) Ansible
3 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.68%) Oracle
3 5 (3.07%) VMware
4 3 (1.84%) Cognos
4 3 (1.84%) Cisco
5 2 (1.23%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.23%) Google
5 2 (1.23%) ICL
5 2 (1.23%) webMethods
5 2 (1.23%) Symantec
6 1 (0.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
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