The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 23 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 207 83 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.52% 3.45% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.16% 4.89% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 43 92
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.25 £21.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -43.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 95 £350 +4.86% 60
Cheshire +21 65 £350 -8.19% 29
Lancashire 0 25 £450 +63.63% 5
Merseyside +8 9 £325 -1.51% 12
Cumbria -6 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 150 (40.65%) .NET
2 127 (34.42%) HTML
3 125 (33.88%) TDD
4 118 (31.98%) C#
5 111 (30.08%) JavaScript
6 108 (29.27%) CSS
7 85 (23.04%) Java
8 84 (22.76%) Scrum
9 79 (21.41%) SQL
10 77 (20.87%) MVC
10 77 (20.87%) HTML5
11 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET
12 60 (16.26%) Web Services
13 56 (15.18%) jQuery
14 53 (14.36%) SQL Server
14 53 (14.36%) Project Management
15 49 (13.28%) CSS3
16 46 (12.47%) Pair Programming
17 45 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (11.65%) JSON
19 42 (11.38%) Finance
20 40 (10.84%) XML
21 39 (10.57%) E-Commerce
21 39 (10.57%) RESTful
22 37 (10.03%) SOAP
22 37 (10.03%) Spring
23 36 (9.76%) T-SQL
24 35 (9.49%) OO
24 35 (9.49%) Ajax
24 35 (9.49%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (2.71%) CMS
2 9 (2.44%) Apache Solr
3 8 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.90%) Jadu
5 5 (1.36%) IIS
5 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.08%) Apache
6 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.81%) Mule
7 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.54%) CICS
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.54%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.27%) Drupal
9 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.36%) MS Office
4 4 (1.08%) MS Project
5 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.54%) Mingle
6 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) Office 365
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.78%) Internet
2 7 (1.90%) HTTP
3 3 (0.81%) SMTP
3 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.27%) Network Security
4 1 (0.27%) SSL
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) VPN
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) Extranet
4 1 (0.27%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.44%) MySQL
6 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.08%) DB2
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.08%) Redis
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.81%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.54%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 26 (7.05%) Cucumber
3 23 (6.23%) Selenium
4 18 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.25%) JIRA
6 11 (2.98%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.71%) Subversion
8 9 (2.44%) Axure RP
9 8 (2.17%) JUnit
9 8 (2.17%) NUnit
10 6 (1.63%) Maven
11 5 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.08%) Ant
12 4 (1.08%) RSpec
12 4 (1.08%) XMLUnit
12 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.08%) HttpUnit
13 3 (0.81%) Grunt
13 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.81%) Mockito
General
1 42 (11.38%) Finance
2 20 (5.42%) Retail
3 13 (3.52%) Banking
4 11 (2.98%) Games
5 4 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.27%) Law
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 196 (53.12%) Developer
2 75 (20.33%) .NET Developer
3 65 (17.62%) Analyst
4 44 (11.92%) Business Analyst
5 40 (10.84%) Java Developer
6 34 (9.21%) Web Developer
7 30 (8.13%) Project Manager
8 28 (7.59%) C# Developer
9 17 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (4.34%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.34%) Software Developer
10 16 (4.34%) Designer
11 15 (4.07%) Architect
12 14 (3.79%) Consultant
12 14 (3.79%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (3.25%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.25%) Front-End Developer
14 11 (2.98%) Web Analyst
15 10 (2.71%) Test Analyst
15 10 (2.71%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (40.65%) .NET
2 127 (34.42%) HTML
3 108 (29.27%) CSS
4 77 (20.87%) HTML5
5 67 (18.16%) ASP.NET
6 60 (16.26%) Web Services
7 56 (15.18%) jQuery
8 49 (13.28%) CSS3
9 45 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (11.65%) JSON
11 40 (10.84%) XML
12 39 (10.57%) RESTful
13 37 (10.03%) SOAP
13 37 (10.03%) Spring
14 35 (9.49%) Ajax
15 22 (5.96%) Hibernate
16 20 (5.42%) J2EE
16 20 (5.42%) WPF
17 16 (4.34%) XHTML
17 16 (4.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.61%) Open Source
2 15 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.25%) NHS
5 11 (2.98%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.90%) Kindle
8 7 (1.90%) W3C
9 6 (1.63%) Interactive TV
10 5 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.08%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.81%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.81%) New Media
13 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
13 2 (0.54%) iPhone
13 2 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.61%) Linux
2 12 (3.25%) Windows
3 11 (2.98%) UNIX
4 9 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.63%) Android
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (33.88%) TDD
2 84 (22.76%) Scrum
3 77 (20.87%) MVC
4 53 (14.36%) Project Management
5 46 (12.47%) Pair Programming
6 39 (10.57%) E-Commerce
7 35 (9.49%) OO
7 35 (9.49%) Web Development
8 33 (8.94%) Unit Testing
9 32 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (7.86%) Requirements Management
10 29 (7.86%) Agile Project Management
11 27 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (6.23%) Configuration Management
12 23 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.23%) User Stories
13 19 (5.15%) BDD
14 18 (4.88%) Kanban
15 17 (4.61%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 118 (31.98%) C#
2 111 (30.08%) JavaScript
3 85 (23.04%) Java
4 79 (21.41%) SQL
5 36 (9.76%) T-SQL
6 28 (7.59%) PHP
7 20 (5.42%) Ruby
8 18 (4.88%) Scala
9 17 (4.61%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.98%) Python
11 10 (2.71%) Perl
11 10 (2.71%) XPath
12 7 (1.90%) VB
12 7 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.63%) C++
14 3 (0.81%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.54%) C
15 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (5.42%) Degree
2 12 (3.25%) ISEB
3 9 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) PMP
6 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.27%) CBAP
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.61%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.81%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.71%) Puppet
1 10 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.15%) Oracle
3 12 (3.25%) Sybase
4 8 (2.17%) JBoss
5 7 (1.90%) Twitter
5 7 (1.90%) Endeca
6 6 (1.63%) IBM
7 5 (1.36%) Adobe
8 4 (1.08%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.08%) Orchard
9 3 (0.81%) hybris
9 3 (0.81%) Perforce
9 3 (0.81%) SAP
9 3 (0.81%) Mercator
10 2 (0.54%) Informatica
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.54%) FatWire
10 2 (0.54%) ATG
10 2 (0.54%) Vertica
11 1 (0.27%) WSO2
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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