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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 17 30 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 240 150 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.51% 5.15% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 7.33% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 80 66
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£350 £336 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £481 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £36.66
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £21.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+48.64% +2.77%
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 +13 131 £350 +4.08% 76
Cheshire +19 59 £400 +33.33% 26
Lancashire +8 30 £450 +50.00% 11
Merseyside -7 10 £325 -13.62% 10
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 111 (27.34%) HTML
2 109 (26.85%) CSS
3 106 (26.11%) TDD
4 99 (24.38%) C#
5 93 (22.91%) JavaScript
5 93 (22.91%) .NET
6 86 (21.18%) Java
7 80 (19.70%) Scrum
8 57 (14.04%) SQL
9 56 (13.79%) Project Management
10 55 (13.55%) HTML5
11 52 (12.81%) Web Services
11 52 (12.81%) MVC
12 49 (12.07%) CSS3
13 45 (11.08%) Unit Testing
14 42 (10.34%) E-Commerce
15 41 (10.10%) User Stories
16 40 (9.85%) jQuery
16 40 (9.85%) Linux
17 36 (8.87%) Web Development
18 35 (8.62%) Python
18 35 (8.62%) SQL Server
18 35 (8.62%) Finance
19 33 (8.13%) Ajax
19 33 (8.13%) BDD
20 32 (7.88%) JSON
20 32 (7.88%) ASP.NET
20 32 (7.88%) XML
21 31 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
21 31 (7.64%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (2.96%) IIS
2 11 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.48%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.99%) CICS
7 3 (0.74%) Liferay
8 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (3.69%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.99%) MS Office
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
1 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.22%) Internet
2 7 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
3 1 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.39%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.48%) MySQL
7 5 (1.23%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.23%) DB2
7 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.23%) Redis
8 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.49%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 31 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (5.42%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.69%) Dreamweaver
4 13 (3.20%) JIRA
4 13 (3.20%) Selenium
4 13 (3.20%) Axure RP
5 12 (2.96%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.48%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.48%) Subversion
8 6 (1.48%) Maven
9 4 (0.99%) Firebug
10 3 (0.74%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.49%) Moq
11 2 (0.49%) Mockito
11 2 (0.49%) MSTest
11 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (8.62%) Finance
2 23 (5.67%) Retail
3 14 (3.45%) Marketing
4 13 (3.20%) Banking
5 6 (1.48%) Games
6 5 (1.23%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 166 (40.89%) Developer
2 82 (20.20%) Analyst
3 62 (15.27%) Business Analyst
4 44 (10.84%) .NET Developer
5 39 (9.61%) Project Manager
6 34 (8.37%) Java Developer
7 23 (5.67%) Designer
8 20 (4.93%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.43%) UI Developer
9 18 (4.43%) Web Developer
10 17 (4.19%) UI Programmer
11 15 (3.69%) Architect
11 15 (3.69%) Agile Project Manager
12 14 (3.45%) Agile Coach
13 13 (3.20%) Test Analyst
13 13 (3.20%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
14 12 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.96%) User Experience Designer
14 12 (2.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.34%) HTML
2 109 (26.85%) CSS
3 93 (22.91%) .NET
4 55 (13.55%) HTML5
5 52 (12.81%) Web Services
6 49 (12.07%) CSS3
7 40 (9.85%) jQuery
8 33 (8.13%) Ajax
9 32 (7.88%) JSON
9 32 (7.88%) ASP.NET
9 32 (7.88%) XML
10 27 (6.65%) RESTful
11 21 (5.17%) WPF
12 20 (4.93%) XHTML
13 19 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (4.43%) Hibernate
15 17 (4.19%) Spring
16 14 (3.45%) WCF
16 14 (3.45%) .NET Framework
17 12 (2.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.64%) Open Source
2 13 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.71%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.23%) NHS
7 5 (1.23%) PMI
7 5 (1.23%) Social Media
8 4 (0.99%) New Media
8 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.49%) Statistics
10 2 (0.49%) W3C
11 1 (0.25%) CESG
11 1 (0.25%) Clustering
11 1 (0.25%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.85%) Linux
2 12 (2.96%) UNIX
3 8 (1.97%) Windows
4 6 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.99%) Android
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.11%) TDD
2 80 (19.70%) Scrum
3 56 (13.79%) Project Management
4 52 (12.81%) MVC
5 45 (11.08%) Unit Testing
6 42 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 41 (10.10%) User Stories
8 36 (8.87%) Web Development
9 33 (8.13%) BDD
10 30 (7.39%) OO
10 30 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (5.67%) Agile Project Management
13 19 (4.68%) Pair Programming
14 17 (4.19%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.94%) Kanban
16 14 (3.45%) Supplier Management
17 13 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (3.20%) MVVM
18 12 (2.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.38%) C#
2 93 (22.91%) JavaScript
3 86 (21.18%) Java
4 57 (14.04%) SQL
5 35 (8.62%) Python
6 30 (7.39%) PHP
6 30 (7.39%) Ruby
7 23 (5.67%) Scala
8 21 (5.17%) C++
9 17 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.99%) XAML
12 4 (0.99%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.74%) VB
13 3 (0.74%) COBOL
13 3 (0.74%) Perl
14 2 (0.49%) C
15 1 (0.25%) VBA
15 1 (0.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (6.16%) Degree
2 14 (3.45%) ISEB
3 11 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.23%) PMP
6 5 (1.23%) APMP
7 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.49%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CISA
9 1 (0.25%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.97%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) BS7799
3 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.99%) Puppet
1 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (5.42%) Adobe
2 20 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.94%) Sybase
4 10 (2.46%) Oracle
5 9 (2.22%) Orchard
6 6 (1.48%) IBM
7 5 (1.23%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.23%) Zend
8 4 (0.99%) JBoss
9 3 (0.74%) Endeca
9 3 (0.74%) Twitter
10 2 (0.49%) VMware
11 1 (0.25%) ATG
11 1 (0.25%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.25%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.25%) hybris
11 1 (0.25%) Tableau
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