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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 536 404 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 13.38% 9.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.29% 18.27% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 253 136
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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.

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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 -3 190 £375 +7.14% 180
Cheshire +11 179 £400 +6.66% 95
Lancashire +2 75 £360 -10.00% 25
Merseyside +9 54 £500 +53.84% 25
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 278 (25.79%) Java
2 256 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 246 (22.82%) Scrum
4 206 (19.11%) Finance
4 206 (19.11%) TDD
5 188 (17.44%) HTML
6 186 (17.25%) .NET
7 166 (15.40%) SQL
8 156 (14.47%) CSS
9 137 (12.71%) Web Services
10 135 (12.52%) Waterfall
11 132 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
12 121 (11.22%) SDLC
13 117 (10.85%) Linux
13 117 (10.85%) Oracle
14 113 (10.48%) C#
14 113 (10.48%) Project Management
15 112 (10.39%) Git (software)
16 109 (10.11%) OO
17 108 (10.02%) MVC
18 105 (9.74%) AngularJS
19 102 (9.46%) E-Commerce
20 99 (9.18%) JSON
21 92 (8.53%) BDD
22 91 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
22 91 (8.44%) HTML5
23 90 (8.35%) Microsoft
24 85 (7.88%) Unit Testing
25 84 (7.79%) MongoDB
26 82 (7.61%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 64 (5.94%) Node.js
2 29 (2.69%) Apache
3 21 (1.95%) CMS
4 20 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.76%) JBoss
6 16 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.39%) IIS
8 13 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.11%) Confluence
9 12 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.93%) nginx
11 9 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
12 8 (0.74%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.74%) Zope
12 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.65%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.56%) Jetty
15 5 (0.46%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 33 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.93%) MS Project
3 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.46%) MS Office
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) Mingle
6 1 (0.093%) SPSS
6 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.093%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.65%) Oracle TCA
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.19%) Magento
8 1 (0.093%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.093%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.093%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.093%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.093%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.093%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.093%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.093%) arcHouse
8 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (3.06%) IaaS
4 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.02%) SaaS
7 10 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.56%) PaaS
11 6 (0.56%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.53%) HTTP
2 29 (2.69%) Internet
3 9 (0.83%) ATM
4 8 (0.74%) GSM
4 8 (0.74%) SDH
4 8 (0.74%) UMTS
4 8 (0.74%) SSL
4 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
4 8 (0.74%) RNC
4 8 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (0.65%) FTP
5 7 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.56%) DHCP
6 6 (0.56%) AMQP
6 6 (0.56%) DNS
6 6 (0.56%) IPsec
7 5 (0.46%) Network Security
8 4 (0.37%) LTE
8 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.79%) MongoDB
2 82 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 66 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (5.38%) Big Data
5 50 (4.64%) MySQL
6 42 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 38 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 26 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.93%) QlikView
13 10 (0.93%) RavenDB
14 9 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.74%) DB2
15 8 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 112 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.19%) Subversion
3 48 (4.45%) Cucumber
4 47 (4.36%) JIRA
5 44 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 36 (3.34%) Selenium
7 35 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (3.15%) Maven
9 33 (3.06%) Visual Studio
10 31 (2.88%) JUnit
11 25 (2.32%) Talend Open Studio
12 22 (2.04%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.86%) Gradle
14 19 (1.76%) SoapUI
14 19 (1.76%) Ant
15 13 (1.21%) Appium
16 12 (1.11%) TeamCity
17 11 (1.02%) SpecFlow
18 9 (0.83%) Calabash
18 9 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 206 (19.11%) Finance
2 55 (5.10%) Banking
3 28 (2.60%) Retail
3 28 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.32%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 9 (0.83%) Marketing
7 8 (0.74%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Local Government
8 7 (0.65%) Games
9 5 (0.46%) Back Office
9 5 (0.46%) Law
10 4 (0.37%) Electronics
10 4 (0.37%) Advertising
11 3 (0.28%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Military
11 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 462 (42.86%) Developer
2 121 (11.22%) Analyst
2 121 (11.22%) Architect
3 109 (10.11%) Project Manager
4 108 (10.02%) Java Developer
5 77 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 65 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 56 (5.19%) Technical Architect
8 37 (3.43%) iOS Developer
9 32 (2.97%) Android Developer
10 29 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (2.69%) Senior Developer
11 28 (2.60%) C# Developer
11 28 (2.60%) Consultant
11 28 (2.60%) Agile Project Manager
12 27 (2.50%) Test Analyst
13 26 (2.41%) Tester
14 25 (2.32%) Mobile Developer
15 22 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (17.44%) HTML
2 186 (17.25%) .NET
3 156 (14.47%) CSS
4 137 (12.71%) Web Services
5 105 (9.74%) AngularJS
6 99 (9.18%) JSON
7 91 (8.44%) HTML5
8 79 (7.33%) jQuery
9 76 (7.05%) Spring
9 76 (7.05%) REST
10 75 (6.96%) XML
11 69 (6.40%) J2EE
12 68 (6.31%) CSS3
13 59 (5.47%) RESTful
14 58 (5.38%) ASP.NET
15 48 (4.45%) SOAP
16 42 (3.90%) WCF
17 41 (3.80%) Hibernate
17 41 (3.80%) Ajax
18 38 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.96%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.06%) Visualisation
4 27 (2.50%) User Experience
5 24 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 22 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.93%) Telematics
10 9 (0.83%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.83%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.65%) GIS
13 6 (0.56%) PMI
13 6 (0.56%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.46%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 117 (10.85%) Linux
2 73 (6.77%) Apple iOS
3 72 (6.68%) Android
4 69 (6.40%) Windows
5 57 (5.29%) UNIX
6 17 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.11%) VME
9 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.56%) AIX
10 6 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.28%) Solaris
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.093%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (22.82%) Scrum
2 206 (19.11%) TDD
3 135 (12.52%) Waterfall
4 132 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 121 (11.22%) SDLC
6 113 (10.48%) Project Management
7 109 (10.11%) OO
8 108 (10.02%) MVC
9 102 (9.46%) E-Commerce
10 92 (8.53%) BDD
11 85 (7.88%) Unit Testing
12 80 (7.42%) Software Engineering
13 76 (7.05%) PRINCE2
14 70 (6.49%) OOP
15 68 (6.31%) Open Source
16 61 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 57 (5.29%) SOA
18 55 (5.10%) iOS Development
19 54 (5.01%) Android Development
19 54 (5.01%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 278 (25.79%) Java
2 256 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 166 (15.40%) SQL
4 113 (10.48%) C#
5 79 (7.33%) Python
6 46 (4.27%) Ruby
7 36 (3.34%) PHP
8 32 (2.97%) R
9 30 (2.78%) C++
10 29 (2.69%) Perl
11 27 (2.50%) Objective-C
12 25 (2.32%) Scala
12 25 (2.32%) C
13 20 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.48%) Groovy
16 15 (1.39%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.21%) VB
18 11 (1.02%) XPath
18 11 (1.02%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 69 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.03%) Degree
3 45 (4.17%) ISEB
4 22 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.56%) PMP
11 5 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.28%) HND
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.093%) OCAJ
14 1 (0.093%) OCP
14 1 (0.093%) OCA
14 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.093%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.94%) QA
2 12 (1.11%) P3O
3 8 (0.74%) SLA
4 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.093%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.65%) QEMU
3 7 (0.65%) KVM
3 7 (0.65%) Docker
4 6 (0.56%) Xen
5 4 (0.37%) Squid
6 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.093%) HDFS
7 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 53 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (2.78%) StatsD
3 29 (2.69%) Puppet
4 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.65%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.093%) yum
9 1 (0.093%) Ansible
9 1 (0.093%) Salt
Vendors
1 117 (10.85%) Oracle
2 90 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.80%) Citrix
4 40 (3.71%) Tableau
5 33 (3.06%) Teradata
6 30 (2.78%) Apigee
7 29 (2.69%) Mashery
8 25 (2.32%) Talend
9 24 (2.23%) VMware
10 20 (1.86%) IBM
11 19 (1.76%) SAP
12 15 (1.39%) HP
13 13 (1.21%) Google
14 12 (1.11%) hybris
15 10 (0.93%) Red Hat
16 9 (0.83%) Informatica
16 9 (0.83%) Adobe
17 8 (0.74%) Ericsson
17 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
17 8 (0.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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