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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 409 301 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.88% 10.11% 8.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.71% 14.08% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 170 172
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +10.81%
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
2309 2138 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.84% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1080 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.47 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.22 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +3 232 £350 +6.06% 157
Cheshire +7 77 £338 +3.84% 84
Lancashire +6 54 £423 +37.39% 18
Merseyside -1 23 £325 -7.14% 24
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 198 (24.03%) Scrum
2 180 (21.84%) TDD
3 177 (21.48%) HTML
4 174 (21.12%) CSS
5 167 (20.27%) C#
6 164 (19.90%) Java
7 161 (19.54%) JavaScript
8 158 (19.17%) .NET
9 125 (15.17%) SQL
10 116 (14.08%) Web Services
11 96 (11.65%) Finance
12 94 (11.41%) Project Management
13 93 (11.29%) MVC
14 91 (11.04%) E-Commerce
15 90 (10.92%) SQL Server
16 88 (10.68%) jQuery
17 70 (8.50%) Linux
18 68 (8.25%) HTML5
19 67 (8.13%) BDD
20 64 (7.77%) OO
21 63 (7.65%) Python
22 62 (7.52%) XML
23 60 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
23 60 (7.28%) Unit Testing
24 57 (6.92%) ASP.NET
25 55 (6.67%) User Stories
26 54 (6.55%) Waterfall
26 54 (6.55%) User Experience
27 51 (6.19%) Oracle
28 50 (6.07%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 21 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.43%) IIS
3 18 (2.18%) Adobe CQ
4 17 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.06%) CMS
5 16 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.46%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.97%) Apache
8 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.73%) CICS
9 6 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.73%) nginx
10 5 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.61%) Escenic
10 5 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.61%) Jetty
10 5 (0.61%) Node.js
11 4 (0.49%) Liferay
Applications
1 28 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.94%) Photoshop
4 15 (1.82%) MS Project
5 13 (1.58%) MS Office
6 6 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) CSG Singleview
2 5 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.09%) PaaS
1 9 (1.09%) IaaS
2 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.91%) Internet
2 13 (1.58%) HTTP
3 7 (0.85%) Intranet
4 6 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.73%) SSL
5 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.24%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.24%) DSL
6 2 (0.24%) Firewall
6 2 (0.24%) SAN
6 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.24%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) LAN
7 1 (0.12%) SMS
7 1 (0.12%) WAN
7 1 (0.12%) DHCP
7 1 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.73%) NoSQL
3 30 (3.64%) MySQL
4 23 (2.79%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.33%) Big Data
9 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.85%) DB2
12 6 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.52%) Selenium
5 23 (2.79%) JIRA
6 17 (2.06%) Subversion
7 16 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 16 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
9 11 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.21%) NUnit
10 10 (1.21%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.97%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.85%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.85%) JUnit
13 6 (0.73%) Maven
14 5 (0.61%) ReSharper
15 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.49%) Firebug
15 4 (0.49%) MSTest
General
1 96 (11.65%) Finance
2 47 (5.70%) Retail
3 23 (2.79%) Banking
3 23 (2.79%) Marketing
4 18 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.33%) Games
6 10 (1.21%) Publishing
7 8 (0.97%) Legal
8 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.61%) Advertising
9 5 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.61%) Billing
10 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 310 (37.62%) Developer
2 181 (21.97%) Analyst
3 120 (14.56%) Business Analyst
4 74 (8.98%) Project Manager
5 65 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 59 (7.16%) Java Developer
7 39 (4.73%) C# Developer
7 39 (4.73%) Designer
8 32 (3.88%) Agile Business Analyst
8 32 (3.88%) Test Analyst
9 31 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
9 31 (3.76%) Senior Developer
10 25 (3.03%) Web Developer
10 25 (3.03%) Architect
11 21 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (2.55%) Agile Project Manager
12 20 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 20 (2.43%) UI Developer
12 20 (2.43%) Python Developer
13 19 (2.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (21.48%) HTML
2 174 (21.12%) CSS
3 158 (19.17%) .NET
4 116 (14.08%) Web Services
5 88 (10.68%) jQuery
6 68 (8.25%) HTML5
7 62 (7.52%) XML
8 57 (6.92%) ASP.NET
9 50 (6.07%) CSS3
10 47 (5.70%) J2EE
11 46 (5.58%) Ajax
12 43 (5.22%) Spring
13 36 (4.37%) RESTful
14 34 (4.13%) JSON
14 34 (4.13%) WCF
14 34 (4.13%) Hibernate
15 32 (3.88%) WPF
16 31 (3.76%) XHTML
17 26 (3.16%) Django
18 25 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.55%) User Experience
2 44 (5.34%) Open Source
3 32 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.70%) New Media
8 13 (1.58%) PMI
9 12 (1.46%) Social Media
10 10 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.09%) IPTV
11 9 (1.09%) Animation
12 8 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.97%) NHS
13 7 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.61%) Digital Media
16 4 (0.49%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.49%) IVR
16 4 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.50%) Linux
2 33 (4.00%) UNIX
3 28 (3.40%) Windows
4 16 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.46%) Android
6 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
8 1 (0.12%) SUSE
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (24.03%) Scrum
2 180 (21.84%) TDD
3 94 (11.41%) Project Management
4 93 (11.29%) MVC
5 91 (11.04%) E-Commerce
6 67 (8.13%) BDD
7 64 (7.77%) OO
8 60 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (7.28%) Unit Testing
9 55 (6.67%) User Stories
10 54 (6.55%) Waterfall
11 48 (5.83%) Web Development
12 47 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (5.58%) Mentoring
14 39 (4.73%) Business Analysis
15 37 (4.49%) Software Engineering
15 37 (4.49%) PRINCE2
16 36 (4.37%) UML
17 35 (4.25%) OOP
18 24 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (20.27%) C#
2 164 (19.90%) Java
3 161 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 125 (15.17%) SQL
5 63 (7.65%) Python
6 49 (5.95%) PHP
7 47 (5.70%) Scala
8 40 (4.85%) Ruby
9 39 (4.73%) C++
10 35 (4.25%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.94%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.97%) Objective-C
13 8 (0.97%) Perl
14 7 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.85%) VB
15 4 (0.49%) C
15 4 (0.49%) COBOL
15 4 (0.49%) XAML
16 3 (0.36%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (5.10%) Degree
2 33 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.91%) ISEB
4 18 (2.18%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.58%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.21%) PMP
8 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.61%) APMP
10 5 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.24%) OCP
12 2 (0.24%) OCA
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.24%) MCSE
12 2 (0.24%) CCNA
12 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.64%) QA
2 7 (0.85%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) BS7799
3 1 (0.12%) WCAG
3 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.21%) Puppet
3 7 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 51 (6.19%) Oracle
2 49 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.88%) Adobe
4 16 (1.94%) IBM
5 14 (1.70%) Sybase
6 12 (1.46%) SAP
7 10 (1.21%) JBoss
7 10 (1.21%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.21%) VMware
8 7 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 7 (0.85%) Orchard
8 7 (0.85%) Endeca
9 6 (0.73%) Cognos
10 5 (0.61%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.61%) Zend
11 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.49%) Telerik
11 4 (0.49%) FatWire
12 3 (0.36%) Remedy
12 3 (0.36%) hybris
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