The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 17 33 53
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +20
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 96 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.66% 5.29% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.06% 7.17% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 41 21
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
868 823 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.22% 73.81% 66.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 442 459
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 44
Average hourly rate £17.71 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Manchester region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Manchester region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Salford -2 8 £350 +7.69% 4
Stockport -6 2 £400 +10.34% 3
Bolton +1 1 £310 +12.72% 5
Cheadle - 1 - - 2
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Bury - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 59 (33.71%) CSS
2 55 (31.43%) HTML
3 43 (24.57%) .NET
4 39 (22.29%) JavaScript
5 38 (21.71%) C#
6 29 (16.57%) HTML5
7 26 (14.86%) TDD
8 25 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 25 (14.29%) Web Services
8 25 (14.29%) CSS3
9 24 (13.71%) Project Management
9 24 (13.71%) MVC
10 23 (13.14%) jQuery
11 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
12 21 (12.00%) Scrum
13 20 (11.43%) Finance
14 18 (10.29%) Java
14 18 (10.29%) OO
14 18 (10.29%) Web Development
15 17 (9.71%) SQL
16 16 (9.14%) E-Commerce
16 16 (9.14%) Adobe
16 16 (9.14%) Retail
17 15 (8.57%) Dreamweaver
17 15 (8.57%) XML
17 15 (8.57%) Photoshop
18 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
18 14 (8.00%) Python
18 14 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.43%) IIS
2 6 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.71%) Liferay
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Magento
1 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) HTTP
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.57%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) OLAP
6 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Dreamweaver
2 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.29%) Selenium
4 9 (5.14%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.86%) Subversion
7 4 (2.29%) Firebug
7 4 (2.29%) JIRA
8 3 (1.71%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.71%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.14%) Toad
10 1 (0.57%) JUnit
10 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.57%) Maven
10 1 (0.57%) NUnit
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (11.43%) Finance
2 16 (9.14%) Retail
3 5 (2.86%) Marketing
4 4 (2.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) German Language
6 1 (0.57%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (43.43%) Developer
2 46 (26.29%) Analyst
3 33 (18.86%) Business Analyst
4 18 (10.29%) UI Developer
5 17 (9.71%) .NET Developer
5 17 (9.71%) UI Programmer
6 14 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 13 (7.43%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.86%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.29%) Tester
10 10 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.14%) Designer
11 9 (5.14%) Web Developer
12 8 (4.57%) Software Developer
12 8 (4.57%) Test Analyst
12 8 (4.57%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (4.00%) UI Designer
13 7 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
14 6 (3.43%) Automated Tester
14 6 (3.43%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (33.71%) CSS
2 55 (31.43%) HTML
3 43 (24.57%) .NET
4 29 (16.57%) HTML5
5 25 (14.29%) CSS3
5 25 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 25 (14.29%) Web Services
6 23 (13.14%) jQuery
7 15 (8.57%) XML
8 14 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (6.86%) Ajax
10 10 (5.71%) WCF
10 10 (5.71%) XHTML
11 9 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (3.43%) WSDL
12 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.43%) Spring
12 6 (3.43%) Django
13 5 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.14%) Open Source
3 8 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.86%) W3C
5 4 (2.29%) Kindle
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.71%) Interactive TV
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) TRADACOMS
7 2 (1.14%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.14%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.57%) Psychology
8 1 (0.57%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.57%) iDTV
8 1 (0.57%) IPTV
8 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.43%) Linux
2 5 (2.86%) UNIX
3 4 (2.29%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.14%) Android
4 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.86%) TDD
2 24 (13.71%) Project Management
2 24 (13.71%) MVC
3 21 (12.00%) Scrum
4 18 (10.29%) OO
4 18 (10.29%) Web Development
5 16 (9.14%) E-Commerce
6 14 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.71%) Agile Project Management
7 10 (5.71%) User Stories
8 9 (5.14%) Web Application Development
8 9 (5.14%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.14%) BDD
9 8 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.57%) Web Design
9 8 (4.57%) UML
10 7 (4.00%) Use Case
10 7 (4.00%) Time Management
10 7 (4.00%) DevOps
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.29%) JavaScript
2 38 (21.71%) C#
3 18 (10.29%) Java
4 17 (9.71%) SQL
5 14 (8.00%) Python
6 12 (6.86%) PHP
7 8 (4.57%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.57%) Scala
8 7 (4.00%) Perl
9 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.43%) Ruby
10 3 (1.71%) COBOL
11 2 (1.14%) C
11 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.57%) JCL
12 1 (0.57%) XPath
12 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.86%) Degree
2 7 (4.00%) ISEB
2 7 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) CBAP
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) Puppet
1 7 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (9.14%) Adobe
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.43%) Twitter
4 4 (2.29%) Endeca
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle
5 3 (1.71%) JBoss
5 3 (1.71%) Zend
6 2 (1.14%) IBM
6 2 (1.14%) VMware
6 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.57%) Sage
7 1 (0.57%) ATG
7 1 (0.57%) FatWire
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) hybris
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