The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Project Management over the 3 months to 11 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 North West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Project Management
Rank 126 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.039% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.055% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.62% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2056 1817 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.69% 71.31% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 883 1079
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.90 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Agile Project Management
England

Agile Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Project Management across the North West region.

Agile Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Agile Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 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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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
Manchester - 4 £388 -
Cheshire +1 1 - -
Agile Project Management
England

Agile Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Agile Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 26 (100.00%) Project Management
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
4 9 (34.62%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) Web Development
5 8 (30.77%) Endeca
6 7 (26.92%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) XML
7 6 (23.08%) XPath
7 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (19.23%) JSON
8 5 (19.23%) Ajax
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
8 5 (19.23%) REST
8 5 (19.23%) CSS3
8 5 (19.23%) Customer Insight
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Maven
8 5 (19.23%) DOM
8 5 (19.23%) CSS
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) JMS
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Migration

Agile Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Agile Project Management 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 Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) DB2
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Business Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) XML
3 5 (19.23%) DOM
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
3 5 (19.23%) JMS
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 5 (19.23%) HTML5
3 5 (19.23%) REST
3 5 (19.23%) CSS3
3 5 (19.23%) Ajax
4 4 (15.38%) Java EE
5 3 (11.54%) JNDI
5 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) Middleware
5 3 (11.54%) J2EE
5 3 (11.54%) JDBC
5 3 (11.54%) JSP
5 3 (11.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
1 3 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.85%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Project Management
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (42.31%) E-Commerce
4 9 (34.62%) Web Development
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Customer Insight
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
9 2 (7.69%) SOA
9 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
9 2 (7.69%) User Experience Design
10 1 (3.85%) Web Usability
10 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
10 1 (3.85%) User Stories
10 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) XPath
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Endeca
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) JBoss
4 2 (7.69%) FatWire
5 1 (3.85%) hybris
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) ATG