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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 416 360 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.88% 12.71% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.57% 17.39% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 209 130
Average daily rate
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£378 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -14.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £19.30 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £117.39 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 192 £350 -3.44% 127
Lancashire +13 105 £400 +14.28% 18
Cheshire -8 76 £385 +10.00% 64
Merseyside -7 20 £400 +14.28% 13
Cumbria +3 2 £475 +120.93% 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 212 (26.43%) HTML
2 202 (25.19%) Scrum
3 199 (24.81%) TDD
4 198 (24.69%) Java
5 184 (22.94%) JavaScript
6 182 (22.69%) CSS
7 142 (17.71%) .NET
8 129 (16.08%) C#
9 113 (14.09%) SQL
10 108 (13.47%) Web Services
11 104 (12.97%) Finance
12 101 (12.59%) jQuery
13 96 (11.97%) MVC
14 95 (11.85%) SQL Server
15 87 (10.85%) Project Management
16 84 (10.47%) XML
17 82 (10.22%) E-Commerce
18 78 (9.73%) Software Engineering
19 75 (9.35%) Oracle
20 74 (9.23%) Linux
20 74 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
21 71 (8.85%) HTML5
22 68 (8.48%) Spring
23 67 (8.35%) Microsoft
24 66 (8.23%) OO
24 66 (8.23%) Git (software)
25 65 (8.10%) BDD
26 63 (7.86%) J2EE
27 58 (7.23%) ASP.NET
28 56 (6.98%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (3.12%) IIS
2 23 (2.87%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.12%) Apache
5 13 (1.62%) Node.js
6 11 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.12%) nginx
7 9 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (1.12%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.12%) CMS
7 9 (1.12%) CICS
8 8 (1.00%) JBoss
8 8 (1.00%) Confluence
9 7 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.75%) Jetty
11 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.50%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.62%) MS Office
3 17 (2.12%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.87%) PowerPivot
4 7 (0.87%) Mingle
4 7 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.75%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Magento
1 7 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.37%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.25%) Tridion
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.75%) PaaS
2 12 (1.50%) IaaS
3 6 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.74%) Internet
2 16 (2.00%) HTTP
3 7 (0.87%) Intranet
4 6 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.75%) SSL
5 5 (0.62%) AMQP
6 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.37%) DNS
8 2 (0.25%) DHCP
8 2 (0.25%) FTP
8 2 (0.25%) ATM
8 2 (0.25%) IPsec
8 2 (0.25%) MQTT
9 1 (0.12%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.12%) Firewall
9 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.86%) MySQL
3 27 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 23 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 18 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.50%) Big Data
11 11 (1.37%) RavenDB
11 11 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 66 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.86%) Selenium
3 36 (4.49%) JIRA
4 35 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (4.11%) Visual Studio
6 32 (3.99%) Subversion
7 24 (2.99%) Jenkins
8 21 (2.62%) Eclipse
9 19 (2.37%) JUnit
10 17 (2.12%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
12 14 (1.75%) Maven
13 10 (1.25%) Mercurial
14 9 (1.12%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.12%) Hudson
14 9 (1.12%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.00%) Ant
15 8 (1.00%) Grunt
15 8 (1.00%) Bower
15 8 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (12.97%) Finance
2 34 (4.24%) Retail
3 30 (3.74%) Banking
4 19 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.62%) Games
6 11 (1.37%) Marketing
7 8 (1.00%) Publishing
8 7 (0.87%) Legal
9 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Law
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 363 (45.26%) Developer
2 102 (12.72%) Analyst
3 86 (10.72%) Java Developer
4 74 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 60 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 53 (6.61%) .NET Developer
7 50 (6.23%) Architect
8 46 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 40 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 34 (4.24%) Technical Architect
11 31 (3.87%) Front-End Developer
12 29 (3.62%) Designer
13 26 (3.24%) Test Analyst
14 24 (2.99%) Web Developer
15 22 (2.74%) Python Developer
16 18 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
16 18 (2.24%) Python/Django Developer
16 18 (2.24%) Agile Business Analyst
17 17 (2.12%) Agile Project Manager
17 17 (2.12%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (26.43%) HTML
2 182 (22.69%) CSS
3 142 (17.71%) .NET
4 108 (13.47%) Web Services
5 101 (12.59%) jQuery
6 84 (10.47%) XML
7 71 (8.85%) HTML5
8 68 (8.48%) Spring
9 63 (7.86%) J2EE
10 58 (7.23%) ASP.NET
11 53 (6.61%) CSS3
12 45 (5.61%) Hibernate
13 44 (5.49%) Ajax
14 38 (4.74%) JSON
15 37 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (4.24%) Django
16 34 (4.24%) XSLT
17 30 (3.74%) RESTful
18 29 (3.62%) AngularJS
18 29 (3.62%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.11%) User Experience
2 40 (4.99%) Open Source
3 31 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 13 (1.62%) NHS
8 11 (1.37%) Social Media
9 10 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (1.12%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.75%) Animation
12 6 (0.75%) New Media
13 5 (0.62%) iPad
13 5 (0.62%) IPTV
13 5 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.23%) Linux
2 44 (5.49%) Windows
3 28 (3.49%) UNIX
4 25 (3.12%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.99%) Android
6 8 (1.00%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.50%) VMS
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.25%) HPUX
11 2 (0.25%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (25.19%) Scrum
2 199 (24.81%) TDD
3 96 (11.97%) MVC
4 87 (10.85%) Project Management
5 82 (10.22%) E-Commerce
6 78 (9.73%) Software Engineering
7 74 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (8.23%) OO
9 65 (8.10%) BDD
10 54 (6.73%) Unit Testing
10 54 (6.73%) Waterfall
11 47 (5.86%) Kanban
12 41 (5.11%) Mentoring
13 39 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (4.49%) PRINCE2
15 32 (3.99%) OOP
15 32 (3.99%) User Stories
16 27 (3.37%) Web Development
16 27 (3.37%) SOA
17 25 (3.12%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (24.69%) Java
2 184 (22.94%) JavaScript
3 129 (16.08%) C#
4 113 (14.09%) SQL
5 56 (6.98%) Python
6 39 (4.86%) PHP
7 37 (4.61%) T-SQL
8 36 (4.49%) Scala
9 35 (4.36%) Ruby
10 21 (2.62%) C++
11 11 (1.37%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.87%) XAML
12 7 (0.87%) C
12 7 (0.87%) VB
12 7 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.87%) COBOL
12 7 (0.87%) Perl
13 6 (0.75%) XQuery
13 6 (0.75%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 52 (6.48%) Degree
2 40 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.49%) ISEB
4 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.00%) PMP
5 8 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.75%) HND
8 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) MCPD
10 1 (0.12%) CISA
10 1 (0.12%) CIMA
10 1 (0.12%) ACCA
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.87%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) HL7
3 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
4 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.37%) Xen
3 1 (0.12%) Docker
3 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (2.24%) Puppet
2 11 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.37%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.25%) Ansible
5 2 (0.25%) Salt
6 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (9.35%) Oracle
2 67 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.49%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.00%) IBM
5 13 (1.62%) Adobe
6 12 (1.50%) Cognos
7 10 (1.25%) Sybase
8 9 (1.12%) hybris
9 7 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.87%) VMware
9 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.75%) HP
10 6 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.62%) Appcelerator
11 5 (0.62%) SAP
12 4 (0.50%) Google
12 4 (0.50%) Kony
13 3 (0.37%) Zend
13 3 (0.37%) Remedy
14 2 (0.25%) Informatica
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £263.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
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Rate: Market Rate
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North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day on experience
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Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
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Altrincham
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Rate: £350 - £410 per day + bens
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Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day
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Cheshire
Explore Group
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Manchester
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Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Lancashire
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Rate: competitive
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