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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 361 320 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.24% 11.22% 8.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.26% 15.39% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 187 150
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £33.25 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.95 £137.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
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
2365 2079 2091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.61% 72.87% 65.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1019 1064
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 88
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 205 £350 -2.77% 174
Cheshire -8 68 £364 +13.67% 81
Lancashire +14 45 £413 +17.85% 14
Merseyside -7 20 £375 +7.14% 17
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 189 (24.45%) HTML
2 186 (24.06%) Scrum
3 180 (23.29%) CSS
4 176 (22.77%) JavaScript
5 166 (21.47%) TDD
6 156 (20.18%) Java
7 150 (19.40%) C#
8 141 (18.24%) .NET
9 121 (15.65%) SQL
10 119 (15.39%) Web Services
11 92 (11.90%) jQuery
12 90 (11.64%) MVC
13 89 (11.51%) Finance
14 87 (11.25%) SQL Server
15 86 (11.13%) E-Commerce
16 80 (10.35%) Project Management
17 72 (9.31%) HTML5
18 68 (8.80%) Linux
19 66 (8.54%) Python
20 64 (8.28%) OO
20 64 (8.28%) XML
20 64 (8.28%) BDD
21 59 (7.63%) Microsoft
22 56 (7.24%) ASP.NET
22 56 (7.24%) User Experience
23 55 (7.12%) PHP
24 53 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
24 53 (6.86%) CSS3
25 51 (6.60%) Unit Testing
25 51 (6.60%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (2.72%) IIS
1 21 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.81%) Adobe CQ
3 13 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.42%) Apache
5 11 (1.42%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.29%) CMS
6 10 (1.29%) CICS
6 10 (1.29%) Node.js
7 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.78%) nginx
7 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.65%) Jetty
9 4 (0.52%) JBoss
10 3 (0.39%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.39%) Confluence
10 3 (0.39%) Liferay
10 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.81%) MS Office
4 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.78%) MS Project
6 4 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Magento
2 4 (0.52%) CSG Singleview
3 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.29%) PaaS
1 10 (1.29%) IaaS
2 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.23%) Internet
2 11 (1.42%) HTTP
3 7 (0.91%) Intranet
4 5 (0.65%) SSL
4 5 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.26%) DSL
6 2 (0.26%) Firewall
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) AMQP
7 1 (0.13%) IPsec
7 1 (0.13%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 28 (3.62%) MySQL
4 20 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.03%) Big Data
11 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.78%) DB2
13 5 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 49 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.88%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (3.10%) Selenium
5 23 (2.98%) JIRA
6 20 (2.59%) Subversion
7 18 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.20%) Dreamweaver
9 15 (1.94%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.29%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.16%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.91%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 6 (0.78%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.78%) Maven
13 6 (0.78%) Xcode
13 6 (0.78%) NUnit
14 5 (0.65%) JUnit
14 5 (0.65%) MSTest
15 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (11.51%) Finance
2 40 (5.17%) Retail
3 24 (3.10%) Banking
4 23 (2.98%) Marketing
5 19 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.55%) Publishing
6 12 (1.55%) Games
7 9 (1.16%) Legal
8 5 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 301 (38.94%) Developer
2 148 (19.15%) Analyst
3 101 (13.07%) Business Analyst
4 65 (8.41%) Project Manager
5 58 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 54 (6.99%) .NET Developer
7 40 (5.17%) Designer
8 39 (5.05%) C# Developer
9 38 (4.92%) Architect
9 38 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 27 (3.49%) Agile Business Analyst
11 25 (3.23%) Test Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) Systems Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) Front-End Developer
13 19 (2.46%) Python Developer
14 18 (2.33%) Web Developer
14 18 (2.33%) UI Developer
15 17 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (2.20%) UI Programmer
15 17 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (24.45%) HTML
2 180 (23.29%) CSS
3 141 (18.24%) .NET
4 119 (15.39%) Web Services
5 92 (11.90%) jQuery
6 72 (9.31%) HTML5
7 64 (8.28%) XML
8 56 (7.24%) ASP.NET
9 53 (6.86%) CSS3
10 44 (5.69%) Ajax
11 42 (5.43%) JSON
11 42 (5.43%) J2EE
12 40 (5.17%) RESTful
13 39 (5.05%) XHTML
14 32 (4.14%) Spring
15 31 (4.01%) .NET Framework
16 30 (3.88%) WCF
17 29 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (3.49%) Django
18 27 (3.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.24%) User Experience
2 50 (6.47%) Open Source
3 30 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.81%) New Media
8 13 (1.68%) Social Media
9 12 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (1.42%) NHS
11 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.16%) IPTV
11 9 (1.16%) Animation
12 7 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.91%) PMI
12 7 (0.91%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.52%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.80%) Linux
2 30 (3.88%) Windows
3 25 (3.23%) UNIX
4 22 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.33%) Android
6 8 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (24.06%) Scrum
2 166 (21.47%) TDD
3 90 (11.64%) MVC
4 86 (11.13%) E-Commerce
5 80 (10.35%) Project Management
6 64 (8.28%) OO
6 64 (8.28%) BDD
7 53 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (6.60%) Unit Testing
8 51 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (6.21%) User Stories
10 44 (5.69%) Waterfall
11 43 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 42 (5.43%) Software Engineering
13 39 (5.05%) Web Development
14 31 (4.01%) PRINCE2
15 30 (3.88%) Business Analysis
16 28 (3.62%) OOP
17 26 (3.36%) Kanban
18 23 (2.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 176 (22.77%) JavaScript
2 156 (20.18%) Java
3 150 (19.40%) C#
4 121 (15.65%) SQL
5 66 (8.54%) Python
6 55 (7.12%) PHP
7 49 (6.34%) Ruby
8 42 (5.43%) Scala
9 38 (4.92%) C++
10 31 (4.01%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.03%) VB
13 8 (1.03%) COBOL
14 7 (0.91%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.78%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.78%) Perl
15 6 (0.78%) XAML
16 5 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 43 (5.56%) Degree
2 28 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.33%) ISEB
4 13 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.42%) PMP
6 10 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.65%) APMP
9 4 (0.52%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) MCSE
10 2 (0.26%) CCNA
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.26%) MCITP
10 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.72%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) HL7
3 1 (0.13%) BS7799
3 1 (0.13%) WCAG
3 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.26%) Xen
3 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (1.16%) Puppet
2 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 59 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.43%) Oracle
3 29 (3.75%) Adobe
4 18 (2.33%) IBM
5 11 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.03%) Sybase
6 8 (1.03%) SAP
7 7 (0.91%) VMware
8 6 (0.78%) Cognos
8 6 (0.78%) Zend
9 5 (0.65%) Orchard
9 5 (0.65%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.52%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.52%) Kony
10 4 (0.52%) Endeca
10 4 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.39%) Google
11 3 (0.39%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.39%) HP
11 3 (0.39%) Remedy
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