The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 800 578 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.51% 15.26% 12.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.09% 19.68% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 388 231
Median daily rate £430 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Agile Software Development
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
3189 2937 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.77% 77.55% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1690 1233
Median daily rate £422 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.51% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 143 114
Median hourly rate £36.26 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.40 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
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 Software Development across the North West region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 354 £400 +6.66% 207
Cheshire +2 283 £450 +12.50% 58
Lancashire -3 52 £450 +28.57% 17
Merseyside -6 44 £425 -16.25% 15
Cumbria +9 9 £490 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 527 (32.57%) Java
2 392 (24.23%) JavaScript
2 392 (24.23%) Scrum
3 357 (22.06%) TDD
4 313 (19.34%) Finance
5 257 (15.88%) HTML
6 246 (15.20%) CSS
7 239 (14.77%) Web Services
8 234 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
9 229 (14.15%) SQL
10 226 (13.97%) Project Management
11 214 (13.23%) Waterfall
12 200 (12.36%) Linux
13 198 (12.24%) XML
14 191 (11.80%) .NET
15 188 (11.62%) BDD
16 186 (11.50%) Oracle
17 163 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 161 (9.95%) JIRA
19 159 (9.83%) Microsoft
20 153 (9.46%) HTML5
21 147 (9.09%) Software Engineering
22 141 (8.71%) C#
23 139 (8.59%) Spring
24 133 (8.22%) Banking
25 132 (8.16%) REST
26 130 (8.03%) Open Source
26 130 (8.03%) SQL Server
27 129 (7.97%) JSON
28 128 (7.91%) MVC

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (3.52%) JBoss
2 56 (3.46%) Node.js
3 54 (3.34%) Tomcat
4 51 (3.15%) Apache
5 29 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 28 (1.73%) Confluence
7 26 (1.61%) CMS
7 26 (1.61%) Tuxedo
8 23 (1.42%) GeoServer
9 17 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.99%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.56%) CICS
13 9 (0.56%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.37%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.37%) IIS
15 5 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 92 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.30%) MS Project
3 16 (0.99%) MS Office
3 16 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.12%) Mingle
5 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.062%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 36 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.62%) Magento
4 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.43%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) Primavera
7 3 (0.19%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.062%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.062%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.062%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.062%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.062%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 97 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.61%) IaaS
4 23 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.17%) GitHub
6 17 (1.05%) Amazon S3
7 15 (0.93%) SaaS
8 11 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 11 (0.68%) PaaS
9 7 (0.43%) Veeva
10 4 (0.25%) Office 365
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.12%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.12%) Google Play
12 2 (0.12%) Heroku
12 2 (0.12%) Trello
13 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.062%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.49%) HTTP
2 42 (2.60%) Internet
3 11 (0.68%) Network Security
3 11 (0.68%) Skype
4 10 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.43%) Bluetooth
5 7 (0.43%) LDAP
6 6 (0.37%) Firewall
7 5 (0.31%) DNS
7 5 (0.31%) LAN
8 4 (0.25%) Intranet
8 4 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.19%) SSH
9 3 (0.19%) SSL
10 2 (0.12%) VPN
11 1 (0.062%) 4G
11 1 (0.062%) NetScreen
11 1 (0.062%) SAN
11 1 (0.062%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.02%) MySQL
3 63 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 36 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.98%) GIS
7 29 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 16 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.99%) Big Data
11 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.74%) DB2
12 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.74%) Star Schema
13 11 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 161 (9.95%) JIRA
2 111 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 95 (5.87%) Jenkins
4 80 (4.94%) Selenium
5 59 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 49 (3.03%) Subversion
8 43 (2.66%) JUnit
9 40 (2.47%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
11 29 (1.79%) Maven
12 28 (1.73%) Gradle
12 28 (1.73%) Visual Studio
13 26 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 25 (1.55%) TestComplete
15 21 (1.30%) Ant
16 18 (1.11%) ClearCase
17 17 (1.05%) Mercurial
18 16 (0.99%) Grunt
19 12 (0.74%) Mockito
General
1 313 (19.34%) Finance
2 133 (8.22%) Banking
3 56 (3.46%) Retail
4 41 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (1.30%) Marketing
5 21 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.11%) Local Government
7 17 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 14 (0.87%) Law
9 13 (0.80%) Games
9 13 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.68%) Advertising
11 10 (0.62%) Billing
12 8 (0.49%) Back Office
13 7 (0.43%) Legal
13 7 (0.43%) Military
14 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.19%) Avionics
15 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 652 (40.30%) Developer
2 259 (16.01%) Analyst
3 228 (14.09%) Java Developer
4 175 (10.82%) Business Analyst
5 148 (9.15%) Architect
6 95 (5.87%) Project Manager
7 92 (5.69%) Delivery Manager
8 86 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 83 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 74 (4.57%) Agile Developer
11 69 (4.26%) Consultant
12 59 (3.65%) .NET Developer
13 58 (3.58%) Agile Business Analyst
14 57 (3.52%) Technical Architect
15 56 (3.46%) Digital Delivery Manager
16 48 (2.97%) Agile Java Developer
17 46 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
18 44 (2.72%) HTML Developer
18 44 (2.72%) Test Analyst
19 42 (2.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (15.88%) HTML
2 246 (15.20%) CSS
3 239 (14.77%) Web Services
4 198 (12.24%) XML
5 191 (11.80%) .NET
6 153 (9.46%) HTML5
7 139 (8.59%) Spring
8 132 (8.16%) REST
9 129 (7.97%) JSON
10 120 (7.42%) AngularJS
11 111 (6.86%) RESTful
12 105 (6.49%) SOAP
13 94 (5.81%) CSS3
14 93 (5.75%) jQuery
15 87 (5.38%) J2EE
16 64 (3.96%) ASP.NET
17 63 (3.89%) JDBC
18 51 (3.15%) Hibernate
19 50 (3.09%) Middleware
20 43 (2.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.05%) User Experience
2 72 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.67%) Data Integration
8 26 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 19 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.05%) iPad
10 17 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 16 (0.99%) Online Banking
11 16 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.68%) Social Media
13 10 (0.62%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.56%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.56%) PMI
15 8 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
16 7 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.36%) Linux
2 90 (5.56%) Windows
3 59 (3.65%) Unix
4 44 (2.72%) Android
5 28 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.24%) VME
8 12 (0.74%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.56%) CentOS
10 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.37%) AIX
13 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.25%) ThreadX
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (24.23%) Scrum
2 357 (22.06%) TDD
3 234 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
4 226 (13.97%) Project Management
5 214 (13.23%) Waterfall
6 188 (11.62%) BDD
7 163 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 130 (8.03%) Open Source
10 128 (7.91%) MVC
11 120 (7.42%) DevOps
12 116 (7.17%) SDLC
13 114 (7.05%) User Stories
14 103 (6.37%) PRINCE2
15 95 (5.87%) OO
16 87 (5.38%) E-Commerce
17 85 (5.25%) Business Analysis
17 85 (5.25%) SOA
18 84 (5.19%) Kanban
18 84 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 527 (32.57%) Java
2 392 (24.23%) JavaScript
3 229 (14.15%) SQL
4 141 (8.71%) C#
5 122 (7.54%) Python
6 77 (4.76%) C++
7 70 (4.33%) Ruby
8 52 (3.21%) Scala
9 46 (2.84%) PHP
10 37 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 37 (2.29%) C
11 33 (2.04%) COBOL
12 28 (1.73%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.30%) Objective-C
13 21 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.87%) VB
16 12 (0.74%) Go
17 11 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 124 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 104 (6.43%) Degree
3 44 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.29%) ISEB
5 33 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (1.05%) BC Cleared
9 16 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.93%) CISSP
11 10 (0.62%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.56%) CISMP
13 7 (0.43%) CCEA
13 7 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.37%) APMP
15 5 (0.31%) CISM
15 5 (0.31%) CLAS
15 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.39%) QA
2 41 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.80%) WCAG
5 7 (0.43%) SLA
6 5 (0.31%) COBIT
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.25%) MISRA
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 1 (0.062%) FATCA
10 1 (0.062%) SDET
System Software
1 39 (2.41%) Docker
2 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.49%) vSphere
4 7 (0.43%) XenServer
5 6 (0.37%) HDFS
5 6 (0.37%) Xen
6 4 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.25%) Firmware
7 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) vCloud
8 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.062%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.062%) KVM
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 61 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (3.34%) Puppet
3 15 (0.93%) Cobbler
3 15 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.62%) Ansible
5 6 (0.37%) StatsD
6 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.31%) Salt
7 3 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.12%) Mesos
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 2 (0.12%) vRealize
8 2 (0.12%) yum
9 1 (0.062%) Packer
9 1 (0.062%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.062%) Terraform
9 1 (0.062%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (11.50%) Oracle
2 159 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 51 (3.15%) SAP
4 49 (3.03%) IBM
5 40 (2.47%) ServiceNow
6 33 (2.04%) Talend
7 27 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 23 (1.42%) VMware
9 22 (1.36%) ESRI
10 21 (1.30%) HP
11 20 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 17 (1.05%) Micro Focus
13 16 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.87%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.80%) Citrix
15 13 (0.80%) SaltStack
15 13 (0.80%) Tableau
16 12 (0.74%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.74%) Google
17 10 (0.62%) hybris
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