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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 805 417 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.36% 13.44% 10.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.27% 18.13% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 258 172
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Cheshire +11 297 £439 +20.20% 116
Manchester 0 292 £413 +17.85% 205
Lancashire +3 78 £440 +10.00% 17
Merseyside +6 53 £325 - 28
Cumbria -13 6 - - 4
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 322 (23.80%) Java
2 309 (22.84%) JavaScript
2 309 (22.84%) Scrum
3 237 (17.52%) TDD
4 230 (17.00%) Finance
5 221 (16.33%) HTML
6 198 (14.63%) .NET
7 186 (13.75%) CSS
8 182 (13.45%) Waterfall
9 178 (13.16%) Project Management
10 162 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (11.75%) SQL
12 150 (11.09%) Linux
13 138 (10.20%) Git (software)
14 134 (9.90%) Web Services
15 128 (9.46%) SDLC
16 126 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
17 120 (8.87%) C#
18 117 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 115 (8.50%) HTML5
19 115 (8.50%) BDD
20 114 (8.43%) Mobile App
21 111 (8.20%) Oracle
22 110 (8.13%) AngularJS
23 107 (7.91%) PRINCE2
24 105 (7.76%) E-Commerce
25 102 (7.54%) OO
26 100 (7.39%) Apple iOS
27 99 (7.32%) QA
28 97 (7.17%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 69 (5.10%) Node.js
2 32 (2.37%) CMS
3 29 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.92%) Apache
7 22 (1.63%) JBoss
8 19 (1.40%) IIS
8 19 (1.40%) nginx
9 13 (0.96%) Jetty
10 12 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.74%) Confluence
11 10 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.44%) Zope
15 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.03%) MS Office
3 10 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.67%) MS Project
5 7 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.074%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.52%) Oracle TCA
5 6 (0.44%) Magento
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.22%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.15%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.074%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.074%) arcHouse
10 1 (0.074%) Tridion
10 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.074%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.074%) TrackWise
10 1 (0.074%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.074%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (2.44%) IaaS
4 26 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.96%) Google App Engine
7 13 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
7 13 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 12 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
8 12 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
10 9 (0.67%) SaaS
11 6 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.30%) GitHub
12 4 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.55%) Internet
2 42 (3.10%) HTTP
3 15 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.96%) DNS
4 13 (0.96%) DHCP
4 13 (0.96%) FTP
4 13 (0.96%) IPsec
5 8 (0.59%) SSL
6 5 (0.37%) VoIP
6 5 (0.37%) Network Security
7 4 (0.30%) LTE
7 4 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.30%) 4G
7 4 (0.30%) Converged Networks
7 4 (0.30%) SMTP
7 4 (0.30%) Intranet
7 4 (0.30%) 3G
7 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.22%) Firewall
8 3 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.50%) MongoDB
2 83 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 77 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (4.51%) Big Data
5 43 (3.18%) MySQL
5 43 (3.18%) Hadoop
6 42 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (2.66%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.40%) QlikView
11 19 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.59%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 138 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.99%) Subversion
3 66 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 49 (3.62%) Cucumber
5 40 (2.96%) JIRA
6 39 (2.88%) Maven
7 38 (2.81%) Selenium
8 31 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.48%) Mercurial
10 20 (1.48%) Gradle
11 19 (1.40%) Talend Open Studio
12 18 (1.33%) JUnit
13 17 (1.26%) SoapUI
14 16 (1.18%) Appium
15 14 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
15 14 (1.03%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.96%) Calabash
16 13 (0.96%) Ant
General
1 230 (17.00%) Finance
2 81 (5.99%) Banking
3 47 (3.47%) Retail
4 39 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 29 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 13 (0.96%) Marketing
9 9 (0.67%) Legal
10 8 (0.59%) Local Government
10 8 (0.59%) Advertising
11 6 (0.44%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Back Office
13 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.30%) Billing
14 3 (0.22%) Games
14 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Military
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 510 (37.69%) Developer
2 201 (14.86%) Analyst
3 143 (10.57%) Business Analyst
4 138 (10.20%) Architect
5 129 (9.53%) Project Manager
6 123 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 64 (4.73%) Technical Architect
8 55 (4.07%) .NET Developer
9 52 (3.84%) Consultant
10 49 (3.62%) iOS Developer
11 43 (3.18%) Senior Developer
12 39 (2.88%) Android Developer
13 37 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
13 37 (2.73%) Mobile Developer
13 37 (2.73%) Test Analyst
14 33 (2.44%) Tester
15 31 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
15 31 (2.29%) Agile Coach
16 30 (2.22%) Test Manager
17 27 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (16.33%) HTML
2 198 (14.63%) .NET
3 186 (13.75%) CSS
4 134 (9.90%) Web Services
5 115 (8.50%) HTML5
6 110 (8.13%) AngularJS
7 91 (6.73%) JSON
8 81 (5.99%) jQuery
9 77 (5.69%) Spring
10 75 (5.54%) REST
11 71 (5.25%) CSS3
11 71 (5.25%) J2EE
12 64 (4.73%) SOAP
13 63 (4.66%) RESTful
14 59 (4.36%) ASP.NET
15 58 (4.29%) XML
16 44 (3.25%) Ajax
17 42 (3.10%) Hibernate
18 40 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 34 (2.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 126 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.43%) Mobile App
3 83 (6.13%) User Experience
4 39 (2.88%) Visualisation
5 22 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 14 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 8 (0.59%) Digital Media
10 8 (0.59%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.52%) iPad
11 7 (0.52%) Online Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Human Factors
12 6 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.37%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.37%) iPhone
13 5 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 150 (11.09%) Linux
2 100 (7.39%) Apple iOS
3 94 (6.95%) Android
4 92 (6.80%) UNIX
5 59 (4.36%) Windows
6 24 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.44%) Solaris
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.37%) AIX
9 5 (0.37%) VME
9 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.22%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.074%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (22.84%) Scrum
2 237 (17.52%) TDD
3 182 (13.45%) Waterfall
4 178 (13.16%) Project Management
5 162 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (9.46%) SDLC
7 117 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 115 (8.50%) BDD
9 107 (7.91%) PRINCE2
10 105 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 102 (7.54%) OO
12 87 (6.43%) MVC
13 82 (6.06%) Open Source
14 74 (5.47%) Mentoring
15 72 (5.32%) Unit Testing
16 69 (5.10%) Kanban
16 69 (5.10%) ETL
16 69 (5.10%) iOS Development
17 66 (4.88%) Automation Testing
18 62 (4.58%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 322 (23.80%) Java
2 309 (22.84%) JavaScript
3 159 (11.75%) SQL
4 120 (8.87%) C#
5 97 (7.17%) Python
6 60 (4.43%) C++
7 59 (4.36%) Ruby
8 42 (3.10%) Scala
9 31 (2.29%) R
10 30 (2.22%) C
11 28 (2.07%) Objective-C
12 26 (1.92%) PHP
13 24 (1.77%) Perl
14 23 (1.70%) Groovy
15 22 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.03%) VB
18 10 (0.74%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.74%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.74%) FQL
Qualifications
1 90 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.51%) Degree
3 41 (3.03%) ISEB
4 30 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 28 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 16 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.03%) APMP
9 12 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.67%) PMP
11 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.30%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.15%) CIPD
16 1 (0.074%) OCAJ
16 1 (0.074%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.32%) QA
2 15 (1.11%) P3O
3 9 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.074%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.52%) Xen
3 7 (0.52%) QEMU
3 7 (0.52%) KVM
4 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.30%) Squid
5 3 (0.22%) Docker
6 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.074%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.074%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 70 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (3.18%) Puppet
3 31 (2.29%) StatsD
4 15 (1.11%) Capistrano
5 14 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.15%) Oozie
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.074%) yum
8 1 (0.074%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.074%) Graylog
Vendors
1 111 (8.20%) Oracle
2 87 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 49 (3.62%) Tableau
4 38 (2.81%) Citrix
4 38 (2.81%) Teradata
5 35 (2.59%) VMware
6 33 (2.44%) Apigee
6 33 (2.44%) SAP
7 30 (2.22%) Mashery
8 25 (1.85%) IBM
9 24 (1.77%) Google
10 19 (1.40%) Talend
11 17 (1.26%) Adobe
12 13 (0.96%) HP
13 12 (0.89%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.74%) hybris
14 10 (0.74%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.74%) Informatica
15 8 (0.59%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.52%) BT
North West
Intapeople
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 10 hours ago
Alderley Edge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 15 hours ago
Whitehaven, Cumbria
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent Spa
Rate: DoE
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago