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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 494 338 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 12.36% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.40% 17.12% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 179 88
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £352
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.26%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 +1 235 £380 +8.57% 196
Cheshire +4 114 £385 +10.00% 80
Lancashire +8 92 £400 -5.88% 18
Merseyside +1 26 £415 +10.66% 16
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 247 (28.69%) Java
2 222 (25.78%) HTML
3 211 (24.51%) Scrum
4 208 (24.16%) JavaScript
5 204 (23.69%) TDD
6 180 (20.91%) CSS
7 156 (18.12%) SQL
8 150 (17.42%) Finance
9 148 (17.19%) .NET
10 123 (14.29%) C#
11 119 (13.82%) Web Services
12 109 (12.66%) Software Engineering
13 105 (12.20%) XML
13 105 (12.20%) MVC
14 102 (11.85%) jQuery
15 100 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (11.38%) SQL Server
17 93 (10.80%) Git (software)
18 89 (10.34%) Oracle
18 89 (10.34%) Microsoft
19 87 (10.10%) OO
20 86 (9.99%) Spring
21 84 (9.76%) Project Management
21 84 (9.76%) Linux
21 84 (9.76%) Waterfall
22 83 (9.64%) J2EE
23 82 (9.52%) Windows
24 81 (9.41%) BDD
25 71 (8.25%) HTML5
26 67 (7.78%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 26 (3.02%) Apache
2 23 (2.67%) Node.js
3 22 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.56%) IIS
4 21 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.51%) CMS
7 11 (1.28%) Confluence
7 11 (1.28%) JBoss
7 11 (1.28%) CICS
8 10 (1.16%) nginx
9 9 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.70%) Orchard CMS
11 6 (0.70%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.70%) Jetty
11 6 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 40 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.86%) MS Office
3 11 (1.28%) MS Project
4 10 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.05%) Mingle
6 8 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.81%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.12%) Windchill
10 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.81%) Magento
3 5 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.35%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.23%) Tridion
6 1 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.93%) SaaS
2 7 (0.81%) PaaS
3 4 (0.46%) IaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.23%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.83%) HTTP
2 23 (2.67%) Internet
3 14 (1.63%) ATM
4 12 (1.39%) GSM
4 12 (1.39%) SDH
4 12 (1.39%) UMTS
4 12 (1.39%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.39%) RNC
4 12 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (1.16%) AMQP
6 7 (0.81%) Intranet
7 6 (0.70%) SSL
7 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.35%) DNS
8 3 (0.35%) FTP
8 3 (0.35%) iBeacon
8 3 (0.35%) MQTT
9 2 (0.23%) IPsec
9 2 (0.23%) DHCP
10 1 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.46%) MySQL
3 33 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 32 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.25%) Big Data
6 26 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 26 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.21%) RavenDB
10 18 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.39%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.28%) DB2
15 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 93 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 51 (5.92%) Selenium
3 47 (5.46%) JIRA
4 41 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 39 (4.53%) Subversion
6 37 (4.30%) JUnit
7 33 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (3.48%) Cucumber
8 30 (3.48%) Jenkins
9 27 (3.14%) Eclipse
10 26 (3.02%) Maven
11 17 (1.97%) Ant
12 15 (1.74%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.16%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.16%) Hudson
15 9 (1.05%) Mercurial
15 9 (1.05%) Xcode
16 8 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
General
1 150 (17.42%) Finance
2 42 (4.88%) Banking
3 30 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.56%) Retail
5 11 (1.28%) Legal
6 10 (1.16%) Games
7 8 (0.93%) Publishing
8 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.58%) Marketing
10 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 410 (47.62%) Developer
2 112 (13.01%) Java Developer
3 85 (9.87%) Analyst
4 82 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 73 (8.48%) Architect
6 56 (6.50%) Senior Developer
7 52 (6.04%) .NET Developer
8 49 (5.69%) Business Analyst
9 44 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 40 (4.65%) C# Developer
11 34 (3.95%) Designer
12 29 (3.37%) Web Developer
13 26 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 26 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
14 25 (2.90%) Python Developer
15 22 (2.56%) Test Analyst
16 19 (2.21%) Django Developer
16 19 (2.21%) Python/Django Developer
17 18 (2.09%) C# .NET Developer
18 17 (1.97%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (25.78%) HTML
2 180 (20.91%) CSS
3 148 (17.19%) .NET
4 119 (13.82%) Web Services
5 105 (12.20%) XML
6 102 (11.85%) jQuery
7 86 (9.99%) Spring
8 83 (9.64%) J2EE
9 71 (8.25%) HTML5
10 64 (7.43%) JSON
11 60 (6.97%) ASP.NET
12 54 (6.27%) AngularJS
13 51 (5.92%) CSS3
14 47 (5.46%) Ajax
15 43 (4.99%) REST
15 43 (4.99%) RESTful
16 42 (4.88%) Hibernate
17 41 (4.76%) Django
18 38 (4.41%) SOAP
19 34 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.08%) Open Source
2 49 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.30%) User Experience
3 37 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.02%) Mainframe
5 25 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.74%) NHS
8 13 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.39%) GIS
9 12 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (1.16%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.81%) Social Media
13 7 (0.81%) iPad
13 7 (0.81%) Telematics
14 5 (0.58%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 84 (9.76%) Linux
2 82 (9.52%) Windows
3 32 (3.72%) Apple iOS
4 28 (3.25%) Android
5 24 (2.79%) UNIX
6 11 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.05%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.81%) VME
9 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.46%) AIX
10 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.46%) VMS
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.23%) HPUX
12 2 (0.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (24.51%) Scrum
2 204 (23.69%) TDD
3 109 (12.66%) Software Engineering
4 105 (12.20%) MVC
5 100 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (10.10%) OO
7 84 (9.76%) Project Management
7 84 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 81 (9.41%) BDD
9 67 (7.78%) Unit Testing
9 67 (7.78%) E-Commerce
10 59 (6.85%) Kanban
11 54 (6.27%) PRINCE2
12 53 (6.16%) OOP
13 45 (5.23%) SOA
14 44 (5.11%) Mentoring
15 40 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (3.60%) Configuration Management
18 30 (3.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 247 (28.69%) Java
2 208 (24.16%) JavaScript
3 156 (18.12%) SQL
4 123 (14.29%) C#
5 61 (7.08%) Python
6 46 (5.34%) PHP
7 45 (5.23%) Ruby
8 38 (4.41%) Scala
9 36 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.79%) C++
11 17 (1.97%) Objective-C
12 16 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.86%) XQuery
13 13 (1.51%) XPath
14 12 (1.39%) C
14 12 (1.39%) Perl
15 10 (1.16%) VB
16 9 (1.05%) Groovy
17 8 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.32%) Degree
3 25 (2.90%) ISEB
4 16 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.16%) HND
6 10 (1.16%) PMP
6 10 (1.16%) VCP4
6 10 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.23%) MBA
10 1 (0.12%) MCPD
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.41%) QA
2 13 (1.51%) SLA
3 9 (1.05%) P3O
4 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.23%) GMP
5 2 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.70%) Docker
3 4 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.35%) Xen
5 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (2.67%) Puppet
2 10 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.35%) Ansible
4 3 (0.35%) Salt
5 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (10.34%) Oracle
1 89 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.21%) IBM
3 15 (1.74%) TIBCO
4 14 (1.63%) Cognos
5 12 (1.39%) Ericsson
5 12 (1.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (1.28%) hybris
6 11 (1.28%) HP
6 11 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.28%) VMware
7 10 (1.16%) SAP
8 8 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.81%) Progress
9 7 (0.81%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.70%) Talend
10 6 (0.70%) Kony
10 6 (0.70%) Appcelerator
10 6 (0.70%) Sybase
10 6 (0.70%) Informatica
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