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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 820 556 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.90% 14.96% 13.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.10% 19.32% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 370 259
Median daily rate £425 £388 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.73 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.65% +4.79%
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +5 384 £409 +9.00% 181
Cheshire +2 270 £445 +11.25% 48
Lancashire -6 63 £438 +25.00% 12
Merseyside -7 34 £400 -20.00% 24
Cumbria +17 8 £490 - 2
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 538 (32.51%) Java
2 391 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 378 (22.84%) Scrum
4 362 (21.87%) TDD
5 309 (18.67%) Finance
6 261 (15.77%) HTML
7 252 (15.23%) CSS
8 245 (14.80%) SQL
9 215 (12.99%) Project Management
10 214 (12.93%) Web Services
11 212 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
12 210 (12.69%) .NET
13 203 (12.27%) Waterfall
14 190 (11.48%) Oracle
14 190 (11.48%) XML
15 188 (11.36%) Linux
15 188 (11.36%) BDD
16 174 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 172 (10.39%) Microsoft
18 161 (9.73%) HTML5
19 158 (9.55%) Spring
20 153 (9.24%) Software Engineering
21 151 (9.12%) C#
22 149 (9.00%) SQL Server
23 145 (8.76%) JIRA
24 143 (8.64%) Open Source
25 131 (7.92%) DevOps
26 130 (7.85%) MVC
27 126 (7.61%) AngularJS
28 123 (7.43%) Banking

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 58 (3.50%) JBoss
1 58 (3.50%) Tomcat
2 54 (3.26%) Apache
3 34 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.45%) Confluence
5 23 (1.39%) CMS
6 19 (1.15%) GeoServer
7 17 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.85%) Tuxedo
9 12 (0.73%) Drupal
9 12 (0.73%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.54%) CICS
10 9 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.48%) IIS
11 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 88 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.15%) MS Project
3 13 (0.79%) MS Office
4 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.18%) Mingle
6 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.060%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Magento
3 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.42%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Primavera
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.12%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.060%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.87%) IaaS
2 31 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.57%) GitHub
4 21 (1.27%) SaaS
5 18 (1.09%) PaaS
6 17 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 11 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.42%) Veeva
9 4 (0.24%) Office 365
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.12%) Engine Yard
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) Heroku
11 2 (0.12%) Trello
12 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 77 (4.65%) HTTP
2 36 (2.18%) Internet
3 16 (0.97%) Network Security
4 10 (0.60%) HTTPS
4 10 (0.60%) Skype
5 8 (0.48%) DNS
6 7 (0.42%) LDAP
6 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.30%) Firewall
7 5 (0.30%) Intranet
7 5 (0.30%) LAN
8 4 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.18%) SSH
9 3 (0.18%) VPN
10 2 (0.12%) DVB
10 2 (0.12%) IPv6
10 2 (0.12%) SSL
10 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.060%) 802.11
11 1 (0.060%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.47%) MySQL
3 63 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 44 (2.66%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.99%) GIS
8 31 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.69%) Spatial Data
10 27 (1.63%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.03%) Big Data
14 15 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.79%) Star Schema
17 12 (0.73%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 10 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 145 (8.76%) JIRA
2 115 (6.95%) Git (software)
3 102 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 80 (4.83%) Selenium
5 59 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (3.14%) Subversion
7 48 (2.90%) Cucumber
8 45 (2.72%) JUnit
9 42 (2.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 37 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 30 (1.81%) Maven
12 29 (1.75%) Visual Studio
13 26 (1.57%) TestComplete
14 24 (1.45%) Gradle
15 23 (1.39%) Mercurial
15 23 (1.39%) WebDriver
16 21 (1.27%) Grunt
17 16 (0.97%) ClearCase
18 15 (0.91%) Ant
19 14 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 309 (18.67%) Finance
2 123 (7.43%) Banking
3 68 (4.11%) Retail
4 43 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (1.39%) Marketing
6 20 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.09%) Local Government
8 16 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 15 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.85%) Games
11 13 (0.79%) Law
12 9 (0.54%) Advertising
12 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.48%) Back Office
13 8 (0.48%) Billing
14 7 (0.42%) Legal
15 6 (0.36%) Military
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Electronics
17 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 676 (40.85%) Developer
2 248 (14.98%) Analyst
3 240 (14.50%) Java Developer
4 150 (9.06%) Business Analyst
5 123 (7.43%) Architect
6 98 (5.92%) Delivery Manager
7 94 (5.68%) Senior Developer
8 93 (5.62%) Project Manager
9 88 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 76 (4.59%) Agile Developer
11 72 (4.35%) .NET Developer
12 70 (4.23%) Consultant
13 59 (3.56%) Digital Delivery Manager
14 57 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
15 56 (3.38%) Agile Business Analyst
16 54 (3.26%) Test Analyst
17 50 (3.02%) C# Developer
17 50 (3.02%) Senior Manager
18 45 (2.72%) Agile Java Developer
18 45 (2.72%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (15.77%) HTML
2 252 (15.23%) CSS
3 214 (12.93%) Web Services
4 210 (12.69%) .NET
5 190 (11.48%) XML
6 161 (9.73%) HTML5
7 158 (9.55%) Spring
8 126 (7.61%) AngularJS
9 120 (7.25%) REST
10 111 (6.71%) JSON
11 109 (6.59%) CSS3
12 103 (6.22%) J2EE
13 101 (6.10%) RESTful
14 98 (5.92%) SOAP
15 94 (5.68%) jQuery
16 91 (5.50%) ASP.NET
17 79 (4.77%) JDBC
18 58 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 58 (3.50%) Hibernate
18 58 (3.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.59%) User Experience
2 74 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.99%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 23 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.21%) iPad
10 19 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 16 (0.97%) Online Banking
12 14 (0.85%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.60%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.60%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.48%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (0.48%) PMI
15 8 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 188 (11.36%) Linux
2 85 (5.14%) Windows
3 50 (3.02%) Unix
4 45 (2.72%) Android
5 35 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.73%) VME
7 12 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.36%) CentOS
9 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.24%) ThreadX
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.12%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (22.84%) Scrum
2 362 (21.87%) TDD
3 215 (12.99%) Project Management
4 212 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (12.27%) Waterfall
6 188 (11.36%) BDD
7 174 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 153 (9.24%) Software Engineering
9 143 (8.64%) Open Source
10 131 (7.92%) DevOps
11 130 (7.85%) MVC
12 113 (6.83%) PRINCE2
13 111 (6.71%) SDLC
14 106 (6.40%) E-Commerce
15 104 (6.28%) OO
16 103 (6.22%) User Stories
17 96 (5.80%) Kanban
18 95 (5.74%) ITIL
19 92 (5.56%) Web Development
20 90 (5.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 538 (32.51%) Java
2 391 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 245 (14.80%) SQL
4 151 (9.12%) C#
5 102 (6.16%) Python
6 77 (4.65%) Ruby
7 61 (3.69%) C++
8 56 (3.38%) PHP
9 51 (3.08%) Scala
10 35 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 32 (1.93%) C
12 31 (1.87%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.39%) Groovy
14 21 (1.27%) COBOL
14 21 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.21%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.03%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.91%) Clojure
18 14 (0.85%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.16%) Degree
3 41 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.36%) ISEB
5 31 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.66%) CISSP
11 10 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.54%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.54%) CISMP
13 8 (0.48%) CCEA
13 8 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.48%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.42%) APMP
15 5 (0.30%) CLAS
16 4 (0.24%) HND
17 3 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.93%) QA
2 34 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 5 (0.30%) SLA
5 5 (0.30%) WCAG
6 4 (0.24%) MISRA
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) RMADS
8 1 (0.060%) FATCA
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.060%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (2.42%) Docker
2 15 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.36%) vSphere
5 5 (0.30%) Firmware
5 5 (0.30%) HDFS
5 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.24%) vCloud
6 4 (0.24%) XenServer
7 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.18%) Xen
8 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.060%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (3.38%) Puppet
3 14 (0.85%) Ansible
4 11 (0.66%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.54%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.30%) Salt
6 5 (0.30%) StatsD
7 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.24%) Mesos
8 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.18%) Nagios
9 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Packer
9 2 (0.12%) SCCM
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 190 (11.48%) Oracle
2 172 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.63%) IBM
4 44 (2.66%) SAP
5 42 (2.54%) Talend
6 27 (1.63%) HP
7 25 (1.51%) ESRI
8 24 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 20 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.15%) Tableau
12 18 (1.09%) Citrix
12 18 (1.09%) VMware
13 15 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.79%) SaltStack
15 12 (0.73%) Google
15 12 (0.73%) hybris
15 12 (0.73%) Micro Focus
16 11 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 10 (0.60%) Hyperion
Warrington, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Annapurna HR
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £270 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £415 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day +
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago