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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 875 532 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.68% 13.69% 12.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.56% 17.64% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 345 221
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +2.85%
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
3294 3016 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.62% 77.59% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1667 1222
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 146 126
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +3 405 £400 +6.66% 187
Cheshire +2 295 £439 +9.68% 30
Lancashire +5 67 £435 +15.61% 12
Merseyside +4 38 £450 -4.20% 10
Cumbria +8 10 £490 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 504 (31.30%) Java
2 396 (24.60%) Scrum
3 385 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 343 (21.30%) TDD
5 313 (19.44%) Finance
6 266 (16.52%) HTML
7 247 (15.34%) CSS
8 242 (15.03%) Web Services
9 234 (14.53%) Waterfall
10 229 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
11 224 (13.91%) SQL
12 220 (13.66%) Project Management
13 190 (11.80%) Linux
14 186 (11.55%) XML
14 186 (11.55%) BDD
15 179 (11.12%) Oracle
16 177 (10.99%) .NET
17 162 (10.06%) JIRA
18 157 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 153 (9.50%) Microsoft
20 150 (9.32%) HTML5
21 144 (8.94%) Banking
22 138 (8.57%) C#
23 131 (8.14%) SQL Server
23 131 (8.14%) SDLC
24 130 (8.07%) Security Cleared
25 129 (8.01%) Software Engineering
26 125 (7.76%) Spring
27 123 (7.64%) JSON
28 122 (7.58%) MVC

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 49 (3.04%) JBoss
2 48 (2.98%) Node.js
3 42 (2.61%) Apache
4 41 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 30 (1.86%) Confluence
6 27 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.61%) Tuxedo
8 25 (1.55%) CMS
9 21 (1.30%) GeoServer
10 19 (1.18%) SharePoint
11 16 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.56%) CICS
14 9 (0.56%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.37%) CloudStack
16 6 (0.37%) IIS
16 6 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
17 5 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 88 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.12%) MS Office
2 18 (1.12%) MS Project
3 17 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.19%) Mingle
6 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.062%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 35 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.62%) Magento
4 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.43%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
8 3 (0.19%) Primavera
8 3 (0.19%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.062%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.062%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.062%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.062%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 97 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.55%) IaaS
4 23 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 16 (0.99%) GitHub
7 13 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 13 (0.81%) SaaS
8 11 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (0.62%) PaaS
10 7 (0.43%) Veeva
11 5 (0.31%) Office 365
12 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.12%) Route 53
13 2 (0.12%) Trello
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.84%) HTTP
2 45 (2.80%) Internet
3 11 (0.68%) Skype
4 10 (0.62%) Bluetooth
4 10 (0.62%) Network Security
5 9 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.37%) Firewall
6 6 (0.37%) LDAP
7 5 (0.31%) DNS
8 4 (0.25%) Intranet
8 4 (0.25%) LAN
8 4 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.19%) SSH
9 3 (0.19%) SSL
10 2 (0.12%) SAN
10 2 (0.12%) VPN
11 1 (0.062%) 4G
11 1 (0.062%) NetScreen
11 1 (0.062%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.91%) MySQL
3 58 (3.60%) NoSQL
4 53 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 28 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.68%) GIS
8 24 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.12%) Big Data
10 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.81%) Star Schema
13 12 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.68%) DB2
14 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.56%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 162 (10.06%) JIRA
2 110 (6.83%) Git (software)
3 90 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 90 (5.59%) Selenium
4 65 (4.04%) Cucumber
5 54 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (3.29%) Subversion
7 39 (2.42%) JUnit
8 35 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 34 (2.11%) SpecFlow
10 32 (1.99%) Maven
11 31 (1.93%) WebDriver
12 30 (1.86%) Gradle
13 27 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
14 25 (1.55%) Ant
15 20 (1.24%) TestComplete
16 18 (1.12%) ClearCase
17 17 (1.06%) Grunt
18 15 (0.93%) HP UFT
18 15 (0.93%) Mercurial
General
1 313 (19.44%) Finance
2 144 (8.94%) Banking
3 54 (3.35%) Retail
4 42 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (1.43%) Marketing
6 19 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.06%) Local Government
7 17 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 14 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.81%) Advertising
9 13 (0.81%) Games
9 13 (0.81%) Law
10 10 (0.62%) Billing
10 10 (0.62%) Legal
11 8 (0.50%) Back Office
12 7 (0.43%) Military
13 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.19%) Avionics
14 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 627 (38.94%) Developer
2 264 (16.40%) Analyst
3 213 (13.23%) Java Developer
4 175 (10.87%) Business Analyst
5 153 (9.50%) Architect
6 96 (5.96%) Project Manager
7 90 (5.59%) Delivery Manager
8 82 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 77 (4.78%) Senior Developer
10 75 (4.66%) Agile Developer
11 63 (3.91%) Consultant
12 61 (3.79%) Technical Architect
13 57 (3.54%) Digital Delivery Manager
14 56 (3.48%) .NET Developer
15 54 (3.35%) Agile Business Analyst
16 50 (3.11%) Agile Java Developer
17 46 (2.86%) Test Analyst
18 45 (2.80%) Test Manager
19 44 (2.73%) HTML Developer
20 43 (2.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (16.52%) HTML
2 247 (15.34%) CSS
3 242 (15.03%) Web Services
4 186 (11.55%) XML
5 177 (10.99%) .NET
6 150 (9.32%) HTML5
7 125 (7.76%) Spring
8 123 (7.64%) JSON
9 119 (7.39%) REST
10 112 (6.96%) AngularJS
11 107 (6.65%) RESTful
12 99 (6.15%) jQuery
13 95 (5.90%) SOAP
14 87 (5.40%) CSS3
15 86 (5.34%) J2EE
16 58 (3.60%) ASP.NET
17 49 (3.04%) JDBC
18 47 (2.92%) Hibernate
19 43 (2.67%) .NET Framework
20 41 (2.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.08%) User Experience
2 65 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 26 (1.61%) Data Integration
9 21 (1.30%) Visualisation
10 19 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 16 (0.99%) iPad
11 16 (0.99%) Online Banking
11 16 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.62%) Social Media
13 9 (0.56%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 9 (0.56%) Life Science
13 9 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.56%) PMI
14 8 (0.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 190 (11.80%) Linux
2 94 (5.84%) Windows
3 58 (3.60%) Unix
4 47 (2.92%) Android
5 33 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.30%) VME
8 14 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.68%) AIX
10 9 (0.56%) CentOS
10 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.25%) ThreadX
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (24.60%) Scrum
2 343 (21.30%) TDD
3 234 (14.53%) Waterfall
4 229 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
5 220 (13.66%) Project Management
6 186 (11.55%) BDD
7 157 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 131 (8.14%) SDLC
9 129 (8.01%) Software Engineering
10 122 (7.58%) MVC
11 118 (7.33%) Open Source
12 115 (7.14%) DevOps
13 114 (7.08%) User Stories
14 97 (6.02%) Kanban
15 95 (5.90%) PRINCE2
16 91 (5.65%) OO
17 85 (5.28%) Web Development
18 83 (5.16%) Business Analysis
19 82 (5.09%) E-Commerce
20 80 (4.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 504 (31.30%) Java
2 385 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 224 (13.91%) SQL
4 138 (8.57%) C#
5 121 (7.52%) Python
6 86 (5.34%) C++
7 61 (3.79%) Ruby
8 48 (2.98%) Scala
9 45 (2.80%) C
10 42 (2.61%) PHP
11 37 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.05%) COBOL
13 26 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 21 (1.30%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.24%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.75%) VB
18 10 (0.62%) Apex Code
18 10 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 130 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 104 (6.46%) Degree
3 47 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (2.05%) ISEB
6 22 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.99%) BC Cleared
10 14 (0.87%) CISSP
10 14 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.62%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.56%) CISMP
13 7 (0.43%) APMP
13 7 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (0.37%) CCEA
14 6 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.31%) CISM
15 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.72%) QA
2 46 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.87%) WCAG
5 7 (0.43%) SLA
6 5 (0.31%) COBIT
7 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.25%) MISRA
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 1 (0.062%) FATCA
10 1 (0.062%) SDET
System Software
1 35 (2.17%) Docker
2 13 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.50%) vSphere
4 7 (0.43%) XenServer
5 6 (0.37%) Xen
6 5 (0.31%) HDFS
7 4 (0.25%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.25%) Firmware
8 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.12%) vCloud
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.062%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.062%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.062%) KVM
10 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.062%) XenApp
10 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (3.11%) Puppet
3 14 (0.87%) Cobbler
4 13 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.50%) Ansible
7 6 (0.37%) StatsD
8 5 (0.31%) Salt
9 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.19%) SCCM
11 2 (0.12%) Mesos
11 2 (0.12%) vRealize
11 2 (0.12%) yum
12 1 (0.062%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.062%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.062%) Packer
12 1 (0.062%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.062%) Terraform
12 1 (0.062%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 179 (11.12%) Oracle
2 153 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 52 (3.23%) SAP
4 44 (2.73%) IBM
5 39 (2.42%) ServiceNow
6 27 (1.68%) HP
6 27 (1.68%) Talend
7 26 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.49%) VMware
9 21 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.12%) ESRI
10 18 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.06%) Micro Focus
12 15 (0.93%) Sitecore
13 13 (0.81%) Citrix
13 13 (0.81%) SaltStack
14 12 (0.75%) EPiServer
15 11 (0.68%) Google
16 10 (0.62%) Tableau
17 9 (0.56%) hybris
Manchester, Lancashire
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North West
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Rate: £400 - £530 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
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Posted: 19 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Oho Group
Rate: £350 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £550 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £231 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bray leino
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £350-400 a day
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
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