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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
England / North West
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 562 725 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.22% 18.84% 13.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.87% 23.39% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 486 296
Median daily rate £413 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.55 £31.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +21.62%

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
2172 3100 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.02% 80.56% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1888 1439
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 107 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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 +1 300 £400 - 202
Cheshire +1 113 £425 - 59
Merseyside +18 55 £500 +11.11% 15
Lancashire -2 50 £350 -26.31% 14
Cumbria +14 2 £340 -32.27% 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 398 (30.22%) Scrum
2 374 (28.40%) Java
3 344 (26.12%) TDD
4 325 (24.68%) JavaScript
5 243 (18.45%) HTML
6 234 (17.77%) BDD
7 225 (17.08%) SQL
8 192 (14.58%) CSS
9 183 (13.90%) .NET
9 183 (13.90%) C#
10 176 (13.36%) Finance
11 167 (12.68%) Linux
12 164 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
13 158 (12.00%) Project Management
14 157 (11.92%) DevOps
15 154 (11.69%) Git (software)
16 145 (11.01%) Web Services
17 144 (10.93%) AngularJS
18 142 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 141 (10.71%) MVC
20 126 (9.57%) OO
21 122 (9.26%) SQL Server
22 121 (9.19%) Jenkins
23 117 (8.88%) RESTful
23 117 (8.88%) Oracle
24 115 (8.73%) E-Commerce
25 114 (8.66%) Microsoft
26 112 (8.50%) ASP.NET
26 112 (8.50%) Spring
26 112 (8.50%) Amazon AWS

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 52 (3.95%) CMS
2 37 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 27 (2.05%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.97%) Confluence
6 20 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.37%) Apache
7 18 (1.37%) JBoss
8 15 (1.14%) GeoServer
9 14 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.76%) nginx
12 9 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.53%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.38%) Jetty
16 5 (0.38%) Kentico
Applications
1 48 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (2.05%) MS Office
4 21 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.076%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.076%) Mingle
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.076%) Snagit
8 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.61%) Magento
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.15%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.076%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 112 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.66%) IaaS
4 33 (2.51%) PaaS
5 28 (2.13%) SaaS
6 21 (1.59%) GitHub
7 19 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.14%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.76%) Office 365
11 8 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.38%) Heroku
14 5 (0.38%) Slack
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.43%) HTTP
2 17 (1.29%) Internet
3 16 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.14%) SSL
5 13 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.76%) LDAP
7 9 (0.68%) Firewall
8 7 (0.53%) AMQP
8 7 (0.53%) Network Security
8 7 (0.53%) VPN
9 6 (0.46%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.38%) LAN
11 4 (0.30%) Broadband
11 4 (0.30%) DHCP
11 4 (0.30%) DNS
11 4 (0.30%) WAN
11 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.23%) Wireless
13 2 (0.15%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 69 (5.24%) MongoDB
4 54 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.95%) MySQL
6 33 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 30 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.52%) Big Data
10 20 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (0.91%) GIS
13 12 (0.91%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 154 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 121 (9.19%) Jenkins
3 109 (8.28%) JIRA
4 84 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 81 (6.15%) Selenium
6 51 (3.87%) JUnit
7 46 (3.49%) Maven
8 39 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (2.58%) Subversion
10 27 (2.05%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.90%) gulp
12 24 (1.82%) Grunt
13 23 (1.75%) Gradle
14 22 (1.67%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
16 16 (1.21%) JBehave
17 14 (1.06%) Eclipse
18 13 (0.99%) Mercurial
19 11 (0.84%) GitLab
20 10 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 176 (13.36%) Finance
2 56 (4.25%) Retail
3 49 (3.72%) Banking
4 29 (2.20%) Games
5 27 (2.05%) Marketing
5 27 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.68%) Advertising
7 9 (0.68%) Legal
7 9 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.61%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.53%) Electronics
10 6 (0.46%) Back Office
11 5 (0.38%) Automotive
12 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Avionics
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 567 (43.05%) Developer
2 170 (12.91%) Java Developer
3 157 (11.92%) Analyst
4 110 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 98 (7.44%) .NET Developer
6 83 (6.30%) Senior Developer
7 81 (6.15%) Project Manager
8 77 (5.85%) C# Developer
9 74 (5.62%) Architect
10 68 (5.16%) Agile Developer
11 59 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 52 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
12 52 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
14 46 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
15 43 (3.26%) Tester
16 39 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
17 38 (2.89%) Consultant
18 37 (2.81%) Software Engineer
19 36 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (18.45%) HTML
2 192 (14.58%) CSS
3 183 (13.90%) .NET
4 145 (11.01%) Web Services
5 144 (10.93%) AngularJS
6 117 (8.88%) RESTful
7 112 (8.50%) ASP.NET
7 112 (8.50%) Spring
8 107 (8.12%) jQuery
8 107 (8.12%) XML
9 96 (7.29%) HTML5
10 94 (7.14%) JSON
11 91 (6.91%) REST
12 73 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 71 (5.39%) Node.js
14 60 (4.56%) .NET Framework
15 58 (4.40%) CSS3
16 49 (3.72%) Hibernate
17 48 (3.64%) SOAP
18 44 (3.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.99%) User Experience
3 45 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 20 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.29%) Wiki
6 15 (1.14%) Visualisation
7 11 (0.84%) Data Integration
7 11 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 11 (0.84%) Web 2.0
8 10 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 9 (0.68%) Social Media
10 8 (0.61%) Fintech
10 8 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (0.61%) New Media
10 8 (0.61%) Tandem
11 7 (0.53%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.53%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 167 (12.68%) Linux
2 93 (7.06%) Windows
3 65 (4.94%) Android
4 54 (4.10%) Unix
5 49 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.37%) CentOS
8 15 (1.14%) AIX
9 12 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 10 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.53%) Fedora
11 7 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.15%) Solaris
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (30.22%) Scrum
2 344 (26.12%) TDD
3 234 (17.77%) BDD
4 164 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
5 158 (12.00%) Project Management
6 157 (11.92%) DevOps
7 142 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 141 (10.71%) MVC
9 126 (9.57%) OO
10 115 (8.73%) E-Commerce
11 108 (8.20%) Software Engineering
12 103 (7.82%) Kanban
12 103 (7.82%) Open Source
13 95 (7.21%) PRINCE2
14 89 (6.76%) Waterfall
15 86 (6.53%) ITIL
16 84 (6.38%) SDLC
17 81 (6.15%) User Stories
18 77 (5.85%) Web Development
19 75 (5.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 374 (28.40%) Java
2 325 (24.68%) JavaScript
3 225 (17.08%) SQL
4 183 (13.90%) C#
5 95 (7.21%) Python
6 79 (6.00%) Ruby
7 47 (3.57%) Scala
8 40 (3.04%) PHP
9 37 (2.81%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 23 (1.75%) C++
11 23 (1.75%) Groovy
11 23 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 21 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 20 (1.52%) Perl
14 18 (1.37%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.14%) Clojure
16 13 (0.99%) ES6
16 13 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.91%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 79 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.48%) Degree
3 45 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.90%) ISEB
5 24 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.61%) CISSP
7 8 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.61%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.53%) PMP
9 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.15%) CCNA
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.38%) QA
2 19 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.53%) SDET
4 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.38%) SLA
6 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.076%) COSHH
8 1 (0.076%) GxP
8 1 (0.076%) MISRA
8 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (2.73%) Docker
2 18 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.99%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.15%) XenApp
5 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.076%) vCloud
6 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (4.94%) Puppet
2 54 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.81%) Ansible
4 11 (0.84%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.61%) Nagios
6 7 (0.53%) Kibana
6 7 (0.53%) yum
7 6 (0.46%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.46%) Graphite
7 6 (0.46%) Riemann
7 6 (0.46%) Salt
7 6 (0.46%) Terraform
7 6 (0.46%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.30%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.30%) Packer
10 2 (0.15%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.15%) SCCM
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (8.88%) Oracle
2 114 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.96%) ServiceNow
4 31 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 24 (1.82%) VMware
6 20 (1.52%) hybris
6 20 (1.52%) Talend
7 19 (1.44%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.44%) Google
8 16 (1.21%) ESRI
9 14 (1.06%) SAP
10 12 (0.91%) ATG
10 12 (0.91%) Sitecore
10 12 (0.91%) Tableau
10 12 (0.91%) Twitter
11 11 (0.84%) IBM
12 10 (0.76%) Adobe
13 9 (0.68%) Citrix
13 9 (0.68%) Perforce
13 9 (0.68%) SaltStack
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £441 to £560 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Rate: full benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago