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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 16 28 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +30
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 215 151 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.16% 5.58% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 7.90% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 78 52
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£350 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £447 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Agile Software Development
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 100 £340 +4.61% 73
Cheshire +12 51 £374 +15.00% 31
Lancashire +7 35 £405 +35.00% 13
Merseyside -6 9 £325 -13.62% 10
Cumbria - - - -
Agile Software Development
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Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 116 (29.52%) HTML
2 115 (29.26%) TDD
3 113 (28.75%) CSS
4 104 (26.46%) .NET
5 103 (26.21%) JavaScript
5 103 (26.21%) C#
6 101 (25.70%) Java
7 71 (18.07%) Scrum
8 66 (16.79%) SQL
9 62 (15.78%) HTML5
10 58 (14.76%) Web Services
11 52 (13.23%) MVC
12 51 (12.98%) Project Management
12 51 (12.98%) CSS3
13 46 (11.70%) Linux
14 44 (11.20%) Web Development
15 43 (10.94%) Unit Testing
15 43 (10.94%) E-Commerce
16 42 (10.69%) Finance
17 41 (10.43%) jQuery
18 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (9.41%) JSON
19 37 (9.41%) ASP.NET
20 36 (9.16%) XML
20 36 (9.16%) User Stories
21 35 (8.91%) BDD
21 35 (8.91%) SQL Server
22 34 (8.65%) Python
23 32 (8.14%) Ajax
23 32 (8.14%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.54%) IIS
3 8 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.53%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.02%) CICS
6 3 (0.76%) Apache
6 3 (0.76%) Liferay
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (3.82%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.53%) Internet
1 6 (1.53%) HTTP
2 3 (0.76%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.76%) SMTP
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
3 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.25%) Extranet
3 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.38%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.29%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.53%) Redis
7 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (1.27%) DB2
8 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (6.87%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.58%) Selenium
4 15 (3.82%) Dreamweaver
5 14 (3.56%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.31%) Axure RP
7 12 (3.05%) Maven
8 10 (2.54%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.04%) Subversion
10 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.27%) JUnit
11 5 (1.27%) JIRA
12 4 (1.02%) Firebug
13 3 (0.76%) Ant
13 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.76%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.76%) HttpUnit
13 3 (0.76%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.76%) XMLUnit
13 3 (0.76%) PhoneGap
General
1 42 (10.69%) Finance
2 23 (5.85%) Retail
3 12 (3.05%) Banking
4 10 (2.54%) Marketing
5 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.76%) Legal
6 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
8 1 (0.25%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 173 (44.02%) Developer
2 76 (19.34%) Analyst
3 56 (14.25%) Business Analyst
4 48 (12.21%) .NET Developer
5 36 (9.16%) Java Developer
6 35 (8.91%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.62%) C# Developer
8 25 (6.36%) Web Developer
9 23 (5.85%) Designer
10 18 (4.58%) UI Developer
11 17 (4.33%) UI Programmer
11 17 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (4.07%) Architect
13 15 (3.82%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.56%) Agile Coach
14 14 (3.56%) Test Analyst
15 12 (3.05%) Agile Project Manager
15 12 (3.05%) User Experience Designer
15 12 (3.05%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.80%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (29.52%) HTML
2 113 (28.75%) CSS
3 104 (26.46%) .NET
4 62 (15.78%) HTML5
5 58 (14.76%) Web Services
6 51 (12.98%) CSS3
7 41 (10.43%) jQuery
8 37 (9.41%) JSON
8 37 (9.41%) ASP.NET
9 36 (9.16%) XML
10 32 (8.14%) Ajax
11 29 (7.38%) RESTful
12 20 (5.09%) Spring
12 20 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (4.58%) Hibernate
13 18 (4.58%) XHTML
14 17 (4.33%) WPF
15 16 (4.07%) .NET Framework
16 13 (3.31%) WCF
17 12 (3.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.14%) Open Source
2 15 (3.82%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.78%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (1.53%) NHS
6 5 (1.27%) PMI
7 4 (1.02%) Kindle
7 4 (1.02%) W3C
8 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.51%) Statistics
9 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.51%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.25%) Replication
10 1 (0.25%) Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.70%) Linux
2 12 (3.05%) UNIX
3 7 (1.78%) Windows
4 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.76%) Android
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (29.26%) TDD
2 71 (18.07%) Scrum
3 52 (13.23%) MVC
4 51 (12.98%) Project Management
5 44 (11.20%) Web Development
6 43 (10.94%) Unit Testing
6 43 (10.94%) E-Commerce
7 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (9.16%) User Stories
9 35 (8.91%) BDD
10 29 (7.38%) OO
11 26 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (6.11%) Pair Programming
13 23 (5.85%) Agile Project Management
14 19 (4.83%) Kanban
15 16 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (3.31%) Supplier Management
16 13 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (3.31%) DevOps
17 12 (3.05%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.21%) JavaScript
1 103 (26.21%) C#
2 101 (25.70%) Java
3 66 (16.79%) SQL
4 34 (8.65%) Python
5 30 (7.63%) Ruby
5 30 (7.63%) PHP
6 27 (6.87%) Scala
7 21 (5.34%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.34%) C++
8 9 (2.29%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.53%) XPath
10 6 (1.53%) Perl
11 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.76%) COBOL
12 2 (0.51%) VB
12 2 (0.51%) C
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (5.09%) Degree
2 15 (3.82%) ISEB
3 11 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.27%) PMP
6 5 (1.27%) APMP
7 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.80%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) HL7
2 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 22 (5.60%) Adobe
2 16 (4.07%) Sybase
3 13 (3.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (2.29%) Orchard
4 9 (2.29%) Oracle
5 8 (2.04%) JBoss
6 6 (1.53%) IBM
7 5 (1.27%) Twitter
8 4 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.76%) Endeca
9 3 (0.76%) Zend
10 2 (0.51%) Vertica
10 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.51%) VMware
11 1 (0.25%) ATG
11 1 (0.25%) FatWire
11 1 (0.25%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.25%) hybris
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