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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 404 232 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.27% 13.88% 14.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.28% 18.14% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 145 119
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 33 £418 +8.44% 3
Stockport +4 32 £413 +25.00% 16
Altrincham +3 3 £370 - 7
Oldham +6 1 £283 -29.37% 3
Bolton +2 1 £200 -42.85% 5
Cheadle - 1 £400 - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 247 (32.67%) Scrum
2 242 (32.01%) Java
3 225 (29.76%) TDD
4 191 (25.26%) JavaScript
5 146 (19.31%) BDD
6 133 (17.59%) HTML
7 128 (16.93%) CSS
8 123 (16.27%) Web Services
9 107 (14.15%) SQL
10 101 (13.36%) Finance
11 93 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
12 86 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (10.98%) .NET
14 82 (10.85%) XML
15 79 (10.45%) Linux
16 78 (10.32%) User Experience
17 77 (10.19%) JIRA
18 76 (10.05%) Software Engineering
18 76 (10.05%) C#
18 76 (10.05%) Project Management
19 75 (9.92%) SDLC
20 74 (9.79%) AngularJS
21 72 (9.52%) HTML5
21 72 (9.52%) MVC
22 70 (9.26%) Spring
23 64 (8.47%) REST
24 61 (8.07%) Python
25 58 (7.67%) Microsoft
26 57 (7.54%) Git (software)
27 56 (7.41%) Waterfall

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 32 (4.23%) Node.js
2 21 (2.78%) CMS
2 21 (2.78%) Confluence
3 14 (1.85%) GeoServer
4 12 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.06%) Apache
8 6 (0.79%) CloudStack
8 6 (0.79%) JBoss
9 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.40%) SAS
11 2 (0.26%) Drupal
11 2 (0.26%) nginx
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.13%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 39 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.59%) MS Project
2 12 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.40%) Mingle
6 3 (0.40%) MS Office
6 3 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.06%) Magento
3 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.40%) Primavera
4 3 (0.40%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.40%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.59%) GitHub
4 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.66%) SaaS
6 3 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.40%) IaaS
6 3 (0.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.10%) HTTP
2 12 (1.59%) Internet
3 10 (1.32%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.66%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.66%) Skype
5 4 (0.53%) DNS
5 4 (0.53%) Network Security
6 3 (0.40%) Firewall
6 3 (0.40%) Intranet
6 3 (0.40%) SSH
7 2 (0.26%) SSL
8 1 (0.13%) 4G
8 1 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.31%) MySQL
4 20 (2.65%) GIS
5 14 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.79%) Hazelcast
10 5 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.40%) Redis
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (10.19%) JIRA
2 57 (7.54%) Git (software)
3 55 (7.28%) Selenium
4 45 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 32 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 28 (3.70%) Subversion
7 20 (2.65%) WebDriver
8 18 (2.38%) JUnit
8 18 (2.38%) Maven
9 16 (2.12%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.72%) Ant
10 13 (1.72%) Gradle
10 13 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.06%) Grunt
12 8 (1.06%) HP UFT
13 7 (0.93%) JBehave
13 7 (0.93%) Mocha
13 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.79%) GitLab
General
1 101 (13.36%) Finance
2 56 (7.41%) Banking
3 42 (5.56%) Retail
4 17 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.98%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.85%) Games
7 10 (1.32%) Local Government
8 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.53%) Legal
8 4 (0.53%) Marketing
9 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Law
11 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 318 (42.06%) Developer
2 120 (15.87%) Java Developer
3 116 (15.34%) Analyst
4 91 (12.04%) Business Analyst
5 61 (8.07%) Project Manager
6 54 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 49 (6.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 47 (6.22%) Architect
9 38 (5.03%) Consultant
10 36 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
11 35 (4.63%) .NET Developer
11 35 (4.63%) Agile Java Developer
12 33 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (3.44%) Scala Developer
15 24 (3.17%) C# Developer
15 24 (3.17%) HTML Developer
16 23 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (3.04%) Software Developer
16 23 (3.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (17.59%) HTML
2 128 (16.93%) CSS
3 123 (16.27%) Web Services
4 83 (10.98%) .NET
5 82 (10.85%) XML
6 74 (9.79%) AngularJS
7 72 (9.52%) HTML5
8 70 (9.26%) Spring
9 64 (8.47%) REST
10 53 (7.01%) CSS3
11 52 (6.88%) RESTful
12 49 (6.48%) jQuery
13 40 (5.29%) JSON
14 35 (4.63%) J2EE
15 26 (3.44%) ASP.NET
16 25 (3.31%) XSLT
17 21 (2.78%) React
18 20 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (2.65%) SOAP
19 19 (2.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.32%) User Experience
2 34 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.59%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.46%) Online Banking
10 8 (1.06%) iPad
11 7 (0.93%) Psychology
12 6 (0.79%) MHEG
13 5 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.66%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.53%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.53%) Interactive TV
14 4 (0.53%) IPTV
14 4 (0.53%) NHS
14 4 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.45%) Linux
2 30 (3.97%) Unix
2 30 (3.97%) Windows
3 23 (3.04%) Android
4 12 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.79%) AIX
5 6 (0.79%) CentOS
5 6 (0.79%) Mac OS
5 6 (0.79%) Windows Vista
5 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.40%) Debian
8 2 (0.26%) openSUSE
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) webOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (32.67%) Scrum
2 225 (29.76%) TDD
3 146 (19.31%) BDD
4 93 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (10.05%) Project Management
6 76 (10.05%) Software Engineering
7 75 (9.92%) SDLC
8 72 (9.52%) MVC
9 56 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 55 (7.28%) OO
10 55 (7.28%) Web Development
11 49 (6.48%) Kanban
12 48 (6.35%) DevOps
12 48 (6.35%) E-Commerce
12 48 (6.35%) User Stories
13 45 (5.95%) Open Source
14 41 (5.42%) PRINCE2
15 39 (5.16%) Business Analysis
16 34 (4.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 242 (32.01%) Java
2 191 (25.26%) JavaScript
3 107 (14.15%) SQL
4 76 (10.05%) C#
5 61 (8.07%) Python
6 44 (5.82%) Scala
7 41 (5.42%) Ruby
8 34 (4.50%) PHP
9 27 (3.57%) C++
10 25 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.65%) C
12 15 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.32%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.93%) Groovy
17 6 (0.79%) Clojure
17 6 (0.79%) Go
17 6 (0.79%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.66%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 44 (5.82%) Degree
2 31 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.25%) DV Cleared
3 17 (2.25%) ISEB
3 17 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.53%) HND
8 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.40%) CISSP
9 2 (0.26%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.26%) PhD
10 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PMP
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.35%) QA
2 14 (1.85%) WCAG
3 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.93%) SLA
5 5 (0.66%) COBIT
6 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) FATCA
8 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 21 (2.78%) Docker
2 7 (0.93%) XenServer
3 6 (0.79%) vSphere
3 6 (0.79%) Xen
4 2 (0.26%) vCloud
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (3.44%) Puppet
3 13 (1.72%) Cobbler
4 9 (1.19%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.66%) Ansible
5 5 (0.66%) Salt
6 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.26%) Mesos
8 2 (0.26%) yum
9 1 (0.13%) Packer
9 1 (0.13%) SCCM
9 1 (0.13%) Terraform
9 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.14%) Oracle
3 20 (2.65%) SAP
4 16 (2.12%) ESRI
5 12 (1.59%) EPiServer
5 12 (1.59%) Sitecore
6 11 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.93%) hybris
8 6 (0.79%) Adobe
8 6 (0.79%) Capita
8 6 (0.79%) EnterpriseDB
8 6 (0.79%) HP
8 6 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.66%) Google
9 5 (0.66%) Twitter
10 4 (0.53%) BEA
10 4 (0.53%) IBM
10 4 (0.53%) OpenTV
10 4 (0.53%) Progress
11 3 (0.40%) Facebook
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