The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 244 200 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.58% 15.29% 9.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.61% 21.07% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 122 56
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£386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +13.84%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1244 949 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.31% 72.55% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 492 338
Average daily rate £385 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £22.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -26.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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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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 0 12 £425 +25.92% 2
Bolton +2 7 £375 - 6
Stockport +5 4 £330 - 18
Altrincham 0 4 £380 +22.58% 6
Oldham -5 2 £400 +4.91% 2
Bury - 2 £500 -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 3
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 140 (32.04%) Scrum
2 138 (31.58%) TDD
3 136 (31.12%) JavaScript
4 130 (29.75%) HTML
5 116 (26.54%) CSS
6 97 (22.20%) Java
7 88 (20.14%) .NET
8 83 (18.99%) Finance
9 77 (17.62%) SQL
9 77 (17.62%) C#
10 75 (17.16%) MVC
11 62 (14.19%) Web Services
11 62 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (13.50%) jQuery
13 58 (13.27%) OO
14 57 (13.04%) Software Engineering
15 56 (12.81%) Git (software)
16 53 (12.13%) XML
17 52 (11.90%) SQL Server
18 49 (11.21%) JSON
19 48 (10.98%) BDD
20 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
21 44 (10.07%) Python
21 44 (10.07%) Unit Testing
22 42 (9.61%) OOP
23 41 (9.38%) Oracle
23 41 (9.38%) HTML5
24 40 (9.15%) Kanban
24 40 (9.15%) ASP.NET
24 40 (9.15%) PRINCE2

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 20 (4.58%) Apache
2 13 (2.97%) Node.js
3 11 (2.52%) CMS
4 9 (2.06%) Confluence
4 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.37%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.14%) CICS
8 4 (0.92%) nginx
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.69%) Zope
10 2 (0.46%) JBoss
10 2 (0.46%) WordPress
10 2 (0.46%) Drupal
10 2 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 20 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.29%) MS Office
3 9 (2.06%) Mingle
4 8 (1.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.46%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.69%) Magento
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.46%) Tridion
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.69%) IaaS
1 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.46%) PaaS
2 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.66%) Internet
2 10 (2.29%) HTTP
3 8 (1.83%) AMQP
4 4 (0.92%) ATM
4 4 (0.92%) GSM
4 4 (0.92%) SDH
4 4 (0.92%) UMTS
4 4 (0.92%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.92%) RNC
4 4 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.46%) Network Security
5 2 (0.46%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.23%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.23%) SAN
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.55%) MySQL
3 23 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.58%) RavenDB
6 15 (3.43%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.97%) Big Data
8 13 (2.97%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.97%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.14%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 56 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.09%) JIRA
3 29 (6.64%) Subversion
4 21 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 15 (3.43%) Selenium
6 13 (2.97%) SoapUI
6 13 (2.97%) Cucumber
6 13 (2.97%) Eclipse
7 12 (2.75%) JUnit
8 11 (2.52%) Gradle
9 10 (2.29%) Maven
9 10 (2.29%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.83%) Ant
10 8 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.83%) Hudson
11 7 (1.60%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.37%) Xcode
12 6 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.37%) ReSharper
12 6 (1.37%) Bower
General
1 83 (18.99%) Finance
2 19 (4.35%) Banking
2 19 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.75%) Retail
4 7 (1.60%) Games
4 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.92%) Marketing
6 3 (0.69%) Electronics
7 2 (0.46%) Publishing
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 228 (52.17%) Developer
2 52 (11.90%) Analyst
3 37 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 36 (8.24%) .NET Developer
5 35 (8.01%) Java Developer
6 33 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 33 (7.55%) Architect
7 32 (7.32%) Senior Developer
8 29 (6.64%) C# Developer
9 23 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 21 (4.81%) Python Developer
11 20 (4.58%) Web Developer
12 16 (3.66%) Front-End Developer
13 15 (3.43%) Django Developer
13 15 (3.43%) Python/Django Developer
14 13 (2.97%) iOS Developer
14 13 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
14 13 (2.97%) PHP Developer
15 12 (2.75%) Tester
15 12 (2.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (29.75%) HTML
2 116 (26.54%) CSS
3 88 (20.14%) .NET
4 62 (14.19%) Web Services
5 59 (13.50%) jQuery
6 53 (12.13%) XML
7 49 (11.21%) JSON
8 41 (9.38%) HTML5
9 40 (9.15%) ASP.NET
10 37 (8.47%) CSS3
11 35 (8.01%) Django
12 34 (7.78%) Ajax
13 29 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (6.64%) AngularJS
14 28 (6.41%) J2EE
15 27 (6.18%) RESTful
16 23 (5.26%) REST
17 20 (4.58%) Spring
17 20 (4.58%) LINQ
18 19 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.55%) Open Source
2 25 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.81%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.66%) User Experience
5 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.20%) NHS
6 13 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.75%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.60%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.14%) Linked Data
10 5 (1.14%) VSAM
10 5 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (1.14%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.92%) PMI
11 4 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.47%) Windows
2 34 (7.78%) Linux
3 26 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 22 (5.03%) Android
5 14 (3.20%) UNIX
6 11 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.60%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.92%) VMS
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.46%) HPUX
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (32.04%) Scrum
2 138 (31.58%) TDD
3 75 (17.16%) MVC
4 62 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (13.27%) OO
6 57 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 48 (10.98%) BDD
8 44 (10.07%) Unit Testing
9 42 (9.61%) OOP
10 40 (9.15%) Kanban
10 40 (9.15%) PRINCE2
11 36 (8.24%) Project Management
12 33 (7.55%) E-Commerce
13 28 (6.41%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.49%) Waterfall
15 23 (5.26%) Web Development
15 23 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (5.03%) iOS Development
17 18 (4.12%) SOA
17 18 (4.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 136 (31.12%) JavaScript
2 97 (22.20%) Java
3 77 (17.62%) SQL
3 77 (17.62%) C#
4 44 (10.07%) Python
5 36 (8.24%) PHP
6 32 (7.32%) Ruby
7 19 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 18 (4.12%) Scala
9 10 (2.29%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.29%) C++
10 9 (2.06%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.83%) XQuery
12 7 (1.60%) Groovy
12 7 (1.60%) Perl
13 5 (1.14%) COBOL
13 5 (1.14%) JCL
13 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.14%) REXX
13 5 (1.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 35 (8.01%) Degree
2 23 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.66%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.52%) ISEB
5 8 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.92%) PMP
7 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.23%) MCPD
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.26%) QA
2 9 (2.06%) P3O
3 5 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.23%) XenApp
3 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.20%) Puppet
2 9 (2.06%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.46%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.46%) StatsD
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) Salt
6 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.38%) Oracle
3 11 (2.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.06%) SAP
4 9 (2.06%) HP
5 8 (1.83%) Cognos
5 8 (1.83%) hybris
5 8 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.60%) IBM
7 5 (1.14%) Citrix
8 4 (0.92%) VMware
8 4 (0.92%) Progress
8 4 (0.92%) Ericsson
8 4 (0.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (0.92%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.92%) Twitter
8 4 (0.92%) Talend
8 4 (0.92%) Kony
9 3 (0.69%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.69%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £360 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 27 days ago