The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Project Management
Rank 127 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 17 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.66% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£425 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.06% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Project Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Project Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Agile Project Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
Manchester -9 7 £350 +3.70% 5
Cheshire +5 6 £463 +2.77%
Agile Project Management
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
3 9 (34.62%) Mainframe
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) J2EE
5 7 (26.92%) DB2
5 7 (26.92%) JDBC
5 7 (26.92%) JSP
5 7 (26.92%) CICS
5 7 (26.92%) JMS
5 7 (26.92%) IBM
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (26.92%) JNDI
5 7 (26.92%) Migration
5 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 7 (26.92%) JIRA
5 7 (26.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
6 5 (19.23%) PRINCE
6 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
6 5 (19.23%) Kanban
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (26.92%) CICS
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) JIRA
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
1 6 (23.08%) Designer
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Senior Cognos Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Lead Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
3 3 (11.54%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Interface Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) J2EE
2 7 (26.92%) JDBC
2 7 (26.92%) JSP
2 7 (26.92%) JMS
2 7 (26.92%) JNDI
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
3 3 (11.54%) HTML5
3 3 (11.54%) CSS3
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) XSLT
4 2 (7.69%) XHTML
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mainframe
2 7 (26.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) NHS
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (7.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) VME
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Project Management
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
4 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) PRINCE
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
6 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) PMP
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) IBM
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos
3 2 (7.69%) ATG
3 2 (7.69%) ICL
3 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 2 (7.69%) hybris