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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 799 608 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.77% 16.10% 13.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.87% 20.62% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 389 262
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +11.11%
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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 +3 392 £420 +8.38% 197
Cheshire 0 254 £425 +6.25% 45
Lancashire -6 57 £440 +17.33% 13
Merseyside -6 37 £350 -30.00% 33
Cumbria +17 3 £350 - 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 543 (32.48%) Java
2 408 (24.40%) JavaScript
3 377 (22.55%) TDD
4 368 (22.01%) Scrum
5 298 (17.82%) Finance
6 260 (15.55%) HTML
7 250 (14.95%) CSS
8 239 (14.29%) SQL
9 224 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
10 209 (12.50%) .NET
11 199 (11.90%) Web Services
11 199 (11.90%) Project Management
12 198 (11.84%) BDD
13 187 (11.18%) Waterfall
14 180 (10.77%) Oracle
15 178 (10.65%) XML
16 174 (10.41%) Linux
17 171 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
18 162 (9.69%) Spring
19 160 (9.57%) HTML5
20 156 (9.33%) Open Source
20 156 (9.33%) Software Engineering
21 154 (9.21%) Microsoft
22 153 (9.15%) C#
23 152 (9.09%) SQL Server
24 137 (8.19%) JIRA
25 135 (8.07%) DevOps
26 130 (7.78%) MVC
27 129 (7.72%) Git (software)
27 129 (7.72%) AngularJS

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 64 (3.83%) Apache
2 63 (3.77%) JBoss
3 60 (3.59%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.91%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.32%) CMS
6 21 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.14%) GeoServer
8 17 (1.02%) Confluence
9 14 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.72%) Drupal
11 11 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.54%) CICS
12 9 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.48%) IIS
13 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.36%) Tuxedo
16 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 75 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.02%) MS Project
3 12 (0.72%) MS Office
4 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Mingle
5 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.12%) Pixate
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Magento
3 7 (0.42%) SAP MDM
4 6 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.060%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.060%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.03%) IaaS
3 30 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.67%) GitHub
5 23 (1.38%) SaaS
6 21 (1.26%) PaaS
7 16 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.42%) Veeva
11 6 (0.36%) Office 365
12 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.12%) Engine Yard
13 2 (0.12%) Google Play
13 2 (0.12%) Heroku
13 2 (0.12%) Trello
14 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.060%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.43%) HTTP
2 39 (2.33%) Internet
3 20 (1.20%) Network Security
4 19 (1.14%) HTTPS
5 16 (0.96%) LDAP
6 10 (0.60%) Skype
7 8 (0.48%) DNS
8 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.30%) Firewall
9 5 (0.30%) LAN
10 4 (0.24%) Intranet
10 4 (0.24%) SSL
11 3 (0.18%) SSH
11 3 (0.18%) VPN
12 2 (0.12%) DVB
12 2 (0.12%) IPv6
12 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.060%) 802.11
13 1 (0.060%) 802.15
13 1 (0.060%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 76 (4.55%) MySQL
3 64 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 46 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.03%) GIS
9 26 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (1.50%) Spatial Data
11 19 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
14 16 (0.96%) Big Data
15 15 (0.90%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (0.90%) Star Schema
16 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (8.19%) JIRA
2 129 (7.72%) Git (software)
3 107 (6.40%) Jenkins
4 77 (4.61%) Selenium
5 62 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (3.29%) Subversion
7 53 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 51 (3.05%) Cucumber
9 49 (2.93%) JUnit
10 35 (2.09%) Maven
11 32 (1.91%) SpecFlow
12 26 (1.56%) Gradle
12 26 (1.56%) TestComplete
12 26 (1.56%) Visual Studio
13 25 (1.50%) Grunt
14 22 (1.32%) Mercurial
15 21 (1.26%) WebDriver
16 17 (1.02%) Ant
17 15 (0.90%) ERwin
17 15 (0.90%) Mockito
General
1 298 (17.82%) Finance
2 125 (7.48%) Banking
3 71 (4.25%) Retail
4 44 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (1.26%) Marketing
6 20 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.08%) Local Government
8 17 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 16 (0.96%) Games
10 13 (0.78%) Law
11 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
14 7 (0.42%) Advertising
15 6 (0.36%) Back Office
15 6 (0.36%) Legal
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Military
17 4 (0.24%) Electronics
18 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 690 (41.27%) Developer
2 246 (14.71%) Analyst
3 239 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 153 (9.15%) Business Analyst
5 116 (6.94%) Architect
6 103 (6.16%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 89 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
8 89 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 78 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 78 (4.67%) Agile Developer
10 64 (3.83%) Consultant
11 60 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
11 60 (3.59%) Test Analyst
12 59 (3.53%) Digital Delivery Manager
13 55 (3.29%) C# Developer
14 54 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
15 47 (2.81%) HTML Developer
15 47 (2.81%) Senior Manager
16 44 (2.63%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (15.55%) HTML
2 250 (14.95%) CSS
3 209 (12.50%) .NET
4 199 (11.90%) Web Services
5 178 (10.65%) XML
6 162 (9.69%) Spring
7 160 (9.57%) HTML5
8 129 (7.72%) AngularJS
9 120 (7.18%) REST
10 115 (6.88%) JSON
11 111 (6.64%) J2EE
12 109 (6.52%) CSS3
13 106 (6.34%) jQuery
14 99 (5.92%) ASP.NET
15 95 (5.68%) RESTful
16 93 (5.56%) SOAP
17 81 (4.84%) JDBC
18 68 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
19 65 (3.89%) Hibernate
20 63 (3.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.94%) User Experience
2 89 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 28 (1.67%) Data Integration
7 24 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.08%) iPad
8 18 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 16 (0.96%) Digital Media
10 15 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.90%) Online Banking
11 14 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 11 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.60%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (0.48%) PMI
14 8 (0.48%) Wiki
15 7 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 174 (10.41%) Linux
2 85 (5.08%) Windows
3 59 (3.53%) Android
4 48 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 41 (2.45%) Unix
6 14 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.30%) CentOS
9 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.30%) VME
9 5 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.18%) ThreadX
11 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (22.55%) TDD
2 368 (22.01%) Scrum
3 224 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
4 199 (11.90%) Project Management
5 198 (11.84%) BDD
6 187 (11.18%) Waterfall
7 171 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 156 (9.33%) Open Source
8 156 (9.33%) Software Engineering
9 135 (8.07%) DevOps
10 130 (7.78%) MVC
11 114 (6.82%) E-Commerce
12 109 (6.52%) User Stories
13 108 (6.46%) SDLC
14 107 (6.40%) OO
15 101 (6.04%) PRINCE2
16 100 (5.98%) Kanban
17 96 (5.74%) Web Development
18 90 (5.38%) ITIL
19 87 (5.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 543 (32.48%) Java
2 408 (24.40%) JavaScript
3 239 (14.29%) SQL
4 153 (9.15%) C#
5 100 (5.98%) Python
6 82 (4.90%) Ruby
7 61 (3.65%) PHP
8 59 (3.53%) C++
9 49 (2.93%) Scala
10 35 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.73%) C
12 28 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 27 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.44%) Groovy
14 24 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 23 (1.38%) VB
16 19 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.02%) COBOL
18 16 (0.96%) Clojure
19 15 (0.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 115 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 98 (5.86%) Degree
3 39 (2.33%) ISEB
4 37 (2.21%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.54%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.54%) CISMP
10 9 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.48%) CCEA
11 8 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.48%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.42%) APMP
12 7 (0.42%) CISSP
13 3 (0.18%) CLAS
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.13%) QA
2 35 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.42%) SLA
5 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) MISRA
8 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.12%) RMADS
9 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.060%) FATCA
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.060%) SDET
9 1 (0.060%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (2.39%) Docker
2 16 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.24%) Firmware
5 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.18%) HDFS
6 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.060%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
2 55 (3.29%) Puppet
3 15 (0.90%) Ansible
3 15 (0.90%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.42%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.30%) Mesos
5 5 (0.30%) Salt
5 5 (0.30%) StatsD
6 4 (0.24%) yum
7 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.18%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.12%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 180 (10.77%) Oracle
2 154 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.59%) IBM
4 53 (3.17%) Talend
5 37 (2.21%) SAP
6 27 (1.61%) HP
7 26 (1.56%) ESRI
8 23 (1.38%) Tableau
9 19 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.08%) Citrix
11 17 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 17 (1.02%) VMware
12 16 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.84%) Vertica
15 13 (0.78%) Adobe
16 12 (0.72%) Google
16 12 (0.72%) Hyperion
16 12 (0.72%) SaltStack
17 8 (0.48%) Sitecore
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