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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Project Management
Rank 138 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 14 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.35% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.48% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
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£420 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3070 2282 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.29% 73.45% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1228 1008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 97
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £54.75 £44.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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
Lancashire +7 6 £396 -
Cheshire - 6 £468 -
Manchester -17 2 £525 +20.00% 1
Agile Project Management
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 24 (100.00%) Project Management
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) User Stories
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
3 5 (20.83%) Supplier Management
3 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.67%) QA
4 4 (16.67%) P3O
5 3 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
5 3 (12.50%) SysML
5 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Online Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Retail
5 3 (12.50%) UML
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Finance
5 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) COBOL
6 2 (8.33%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
1 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (12.50%) Online Banking
2 2 (8.33%) IPTV
2 2 (8.33%) New Media
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Project Management
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) User Stories
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
3 5 (20.83%) Supplier Management
3 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) UML
4 3 (12.50%) SysML
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Kanban
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
1 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
1 4 (16.67%) P3O
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus