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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 675 714 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.96% 16.93% 11.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.00% 21.37% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 490 252
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.57% -3.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
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
2700 3341 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.85% 79.23% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 2053 1481
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 127 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +2 342 £400 - 214
Cheshire +1 184 £413 -5.71% 51
Lancashire -1 73 £395 -12.22% 14
Merseyside +7 35 £400 -5.88% 20
Cumbria - 1 £340 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 400 (27.61%) Java
2 373 (25.74%) Scrum
3 363 (25.05%) TDD
4 348 (24.02%) JavaScript
5 249 (17.18%) HTML
6 247 (17.05%) SQL
6 247 (17.05%) BDD
7 212 (14.63%) CSS
8 196 (13.53%) .NET
9 188 (12.97%) Finance
10 187 (12.91%) C#
11 168 (11.59%) Project Management
12 159 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 153 (10.56%) Web Services
14 152 (10.49%) Linux
14 152 (10.49%) SQL Server
14 152 (10.49%) Git (software)
15 151 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
16 148 (10.21%) MVC
17 145 (10.01%) AngularJS
18 139 (9.59%) DevOps
18 139 (9.59%) Microsoft
19 132 (9.11%) Software Engineering
20 131 (9.04%) E-Commerce
21 126 (8.70%) Oracle
22 125 (8.63%) OO
23 123 (8.49%) ASP.NET
24 121 (8.35%) Open Source
25 120 (8.28%) XML
26 119 (8.21%) Spring

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 42 (2.90%) CMS
2 32 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.73%) Apache
6 24 (1.66%) Confluence
7 20 (1.38%) JBoss
8 15 (1.04%) GeoServer
9 13 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.83%) nginx
10 12 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.83%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.48%) Drupal
12 7 (0.48%) IIS
12 7 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (1.66%) MS Office
4 20 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) MS Project
5 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) Mingle
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) Pixate
9 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.41%) Magento
7 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.069%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.69%) IaaS
3 37 (2.55%) PaaS
4 35 (2.42%) SaaS
5 30 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (1.59%) GitHub
7 11 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.62%) Office 365
10 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.35%) Slack
12 4 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.28%) Force.com
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.90%) HTTP
2 24 (1.66%) Internet
3 16 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 14 (0.97%) Network Security
5 12 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.69%) LDAP
7 9 (0.62%) SSL
8 8 (0.55%) Firewall
9 6 (0.41%) AMQP
9 6 (0.41%) DNS
9 6 (0.41%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.35%) DHCP
10 5 (0.35%) LAN
11 4 (0.28%) VPN
11 4 (0.28%) WAN
12 3 (0.21%) Broadband
12 3 (0.21%) DVB
12 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.14%) IPsec
13 2 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 73 (5.04%) MongoDB
4 58 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 49 (3.38%) MySQL
6 35 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 32 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.17%) GIS
12 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
13 15 (1.04%) Big Data
13 15 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.83%) Spatial Data
15 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.76%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 152 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 118 (8.14%) JIRA
3 103 (7.11%) Jenkins
4 86 (5.94%) Cucumber
5 76 (5.24%) Selenium
6 62 (4.28%) JUnit
7 49 (3.38%) Maven
8 39 (2.69%) Subversion
9 36 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (2.07%) Talend Open Studio
10 30 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.79%) Gradle
11 26 (1.79%) Grunt
11 26 (1.79%) gulp
12 19 (1.31%) WebDriver
13 17 (1.17%) Mercurial
14 14 (0.97%) JBehave
15 13 (0.90%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.83%) Jasmine
17 11 (0.76%) ERwin
General
1 188 (12.97%) Finance
2 61 (4.21%) Retail
3 46 (3.17%) Banking
4 31 (2.14%) Marketing
5 26 (1.79%) Games
6 23 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.69%) Advertising
8 10 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.62%) Legal
10 8 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.41%) Electronics
13 5 (0.35%) Automotive
14 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Law
15 3 (0.21%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 642 (44.31%) Developer
2 197 (13.60%) Java Developer
3 195 (13.46%) Analyst
4 126 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 115 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 90 (6.21%) Senior Developer
7 88 (6.07%) C# Developer
8 80 (5.52%) Project Manager
9 71 (4.90%) Architect
10 69 (4.76%) Agile Developer
11 66 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 63 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 50 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
13 50 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
14 44 (3.04%) Agile Business Analyst
14 44 (3.04%) Software Engineer
15 43 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 43 (2.97%) SQL Developer
16 41 (2.83%) Agile Java Developer
16 41 (2.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (17.18%) HTML
2 212 (14.63%) CSS
3 196 (13.53%) .NET
4 153 (10.56%) Web Services
5 145 (10.01%) AngularJS
6 123 (8.49%) ASP.NET
7 120 (8.28%) XML
8 119 (8.21%) jQuery
8 119 (8.21%) Spring
9 113 (7.80%) RESTful
10 108 (7.45%) JSON
11 105 (7.25%) HTML5
12 98 (6.76%) REST
13 94 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (5.11%) CSS3
15 66 (4.55%) Node.js
16 62 (4.28%) .NET Framework
16 62 (4.28%) Hibernate
16 62 (4.28%) SOAP
17 55 (3.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (7.11%) User Experience
3 45 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.24%) Wiki
8 14 (0.97%) Visualisation
9 13 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 13 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 10 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.55%) iPad
12 8 (0.55%) Tandem
13 7 (0.48%) Ergonomics
13 7 (0.48%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.48%) Mobile Games
13 7 (0.48%) New Media
13 7 (0.48%) Web 2.0
14 6 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 152 (10.49%) Linux
2 90 (6.21%) Windows
3 72 (4.97%) Android
4 60 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.17%) Unix
6 23 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.90%) AIX
8 10 (0.69%) Windows 2000
8 10 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.62%) CentOS
10 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.21%) Solaris
14 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (25.74%) Scrum
2 363 (25.05%) TDD
3 247 (17.05%) BDD
4 168 (11.59%) Project Management
5 159 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 151 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (10.21%) MVC
8 139 (9.59%) DevOps
9 132 (9.11%) Software Engineering
10 131 (9.04%) E-Commerce
11 125 (8.63%) OO
12 121 (8.35%) Open Source
13 107 (7.38%) Kanban
14 104 (7.18%) Waterfall
15 102 (7.04%) ITIL
16 101 (6.97%) Web Development
17 93 (6.42%) PRINCE2
18 87 (6.00%) User Stories
19 80 (5.52%) Business Analysis
20 74 (5.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 400 (27.61%) Java
2 348 (24.02%) JavaScript
3 247 (17.05%) SQL
4 187 (12.91%) C#
5 87 (6.00%) Ruby
6 83 (5.73%) Python
7 57 (3.93%) Scala
8 47 (3.24%) PHP
9 34 (2.35%) Groovy
10 33 (2.28%) Bash Shell
11 29 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 29 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.73%) C++
13 22 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.31%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.24%) Clojure
15 18 (1.24%) VB
16 17 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.04%) Apple Swift
18 14 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 64 (4.42%) Degree
3 35 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.93%) ISEB
6 11 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.48%) CISSP
8 7 (0.48%) PMP
9 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.28%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.21%) APMP
11 3 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.14%) IIBA
12 2 (0.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.11%) QA
2 22 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.48%) SLA
4 6 (0.41%) SDET
5 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) MISRA
7 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.069%) COSHH
8 1 (0.069%) GxP
System Software
1 30 (2.07%) Docker
2 18 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.21%) vCloud
7 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (3.93%) Puppet
2 46 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (2.07%) Ansible
4 11 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.69%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.48%) yum
7 6 (0.41%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.28%) Mesos
8 4 (0.28%) Packer
9 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.14%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.069%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.069%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 126 (8.70%) Oracle
3 30 (2.07%) Talend
4 23 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 21 (1.45%) ESRI
5 21 (1.45%) ServiceNow
5 21 (1.45%) VMware
6 20 (1.38%) hybris
7 19 (1.31%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.31%) Tableau
8 17 (1.17%) Adobe
8 17 (1.17%) IBM
9 16 (1.10%) SAP
10 15 (1.04%) Citrix
11 13 (0.90%) Sitecore
12 12 (0.83%) Apple
12 12 (0.83%) Google
13 11 (0.76%) ATG
13 11 (0.76%) HP
13 11 (0.76%) Hyperion
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £215.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BJSS Ltd
Rate: EXCELLENT DAY RATE
Posted: 14 days ago