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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 492 386 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.50% 13.48% 7.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.04% 18.62% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 212 87
Average daily rate
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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 £292 £305 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £33.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.74 £41.55 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +5.00%
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
2727 2073 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.81% 72.41% 70.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1064 811
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 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 +1 239 £383 +9.28% 161
Cheshire +1 144 £400 +10.34% 128
Lancashire -1 47 £400 - 18
Merseyside -3 30 £470 +36.72% 23
Cumbria -8 3 - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 271 (29.30%) Java
2 244 (26.38%) JavaScript
3 225 (24.32%) HTML
4 220 (23.78%) Scrum
5 211 (22.81%) TDD
6 182 (19.68%) CSS
7 167 (18.05%) Finance
8 155 (16.76%) SQL
9 153 (16.54%) .NET
10 122 (13.19%) C#
10 122 (13.19%) Web Services
11 114 (12.32%) MVC
12 111 (12.00%) Oracle
13 110 (11.89%) Software Engineering
14 103 (11.14%) jQuery
15 101 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
16 100 (10.81%) XML
16 100 (10.81%) OO
17 98 (10.59%) Git (software)
18 92 (9.95%) AngularJS
19 91 (9.84%) Microsoft
19 91 (9.84%) Linux
19 91 (9.84%) SQL Server
19 91 (9.84%) Spring
20 90 (9.73%) Project Management
21 89 (9.62%) BDD
22 87 (9.41%) Waterfall
23 86 (9.30%) Windows
24 81 (8.76%) JSON
25 79 (8.54%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 50 (5.41%) Node.js
2 23 (2.49%) Apache
3 18 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.41%) IIS
5 13 (1.41%) CMS
5 13 (1.41%) Confluence
5 13 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.30%) CICS
6 12 (1.30%) JBoss
7 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.76%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.65%) Orchard CMS
11 5 (0.54%) nginx
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 36 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.62%) MS Office
3 10 (1.08%) MS Project
4 9 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.97%) Mingle
5 7 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.11%) Windchill
9 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.43%) Magento
4 3 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.22%) Tridion
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.11%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.70%) IaaS
2 22 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.86%) SaaS
4 7 (0.76%) PaaS
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.24%) Internet
2 27 (2.92%) HTTP
3 15 (1.62%) ATM
4 12 (1.30%) GSM
4 12 (1.30%) SDH
4 12 (1.30%) UMTS
4 12 (1.30%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.30%) RNC
4 12 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (1.19%) AMQP
6 4 (0.43%) Intranet
7 3 (0.32%) iBeacon
7 3 (0.32%) MQTT
8 2 (0.22%) DNS
8 2 (0.22%) FTP
9 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.11%) DHCP
9 1 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.11%) SAN
9 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 51 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (5.41%) Big Data
5 47 (5.08%) MySQL
6 33 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 28 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 28 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (2.81%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.81%) Relational Database
10 23 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (2.05%) RavenDB
13 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.41%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.19%) DB2
17 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 98 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.16%) Selenium
3 48 (5.19%) JIRA
4 47 (5.08%) Subversion
5 41 (4.43%) JUnit
6 40 (4.32%) Visual Studio
6 40 (4.32%) Cucumber
7 30 (3.24%) Maven
8 28 (3.03%) Eclipse
9 27 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (2.81%) Jenkins
11 18 (1.95%) Ant
12 17 (1.84%) Talend Open Studio
13 15 (1.62%) SoapUI
14 14 (1.51%) WebDriver
15 12 (1.30%) Gradle
16 10 (1.08%) Hudson
16 10 (1.08%) Jasmine
16 10 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 167 (18.05%) Finance
2 50 (5.41%) Banking
3 32 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.27%) Retail
5 18 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.08%) Games
7 6 (0.65%) Local Government
8 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.54%) Legal
9 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.43%) Marketing
10 3 (0.32%) Electronics
10 3 (0.32%) Law
10 3 (0.32%) Publishing
10 3 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 440 (47.57%) Developer
2 121 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 107 (11.57%) Architect
4 98 (10.59%) Project Manager
5 89 (9.62%) Analyst
6 66 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 58 (6.27%) Business Analyst
7 58 (6.27%) .NET Developer
8 51 (5.51%) Senior Developer
9 43 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 27 (2.92%) Web Developer
10 27 (2.92%) Front-End Developer
11 26 (2.81%) Agile Project Manager
12 24 (2.59%) Python Developer
12 24 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (2.49%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (2.49%) Designer
14 21 (2.27%) Digital Architect
15 20 (2.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (24.32%) HTML
2 182 (19.68%) CSS
3 153 (16.54%) .NET
4 122 (13.19%) Web Services
5 103 (11.14%) jQuery
6 100 (10.81%) XML
7 92 (9.95%) AngularJS
8 91 (9.84%) Spring
9 81 (8.76%) JSON
10 79 (8.54%) HTML5
11 78 (8.43%) J2EE
12 62 (6.70%) ASP.NET
13 60 (6.49%) CSS3
14 51 (5.51%) REST
15 50 (5.41%) Ajax
16 46 (4.97%) Hibernate
16 46 (4.97%) RESTful
17 38 (4.11%) SOAP
18 37 (4.00%) Django
19 36 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.03%) Open Source
3 43 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.00%) User Experience
5 26 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 24 (2.59%) Visualisation
8 22 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.84%) NHS
10 15 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
12 12 (1.30%) Data Integration
13 11 (1.19%) GIS
13 11 (1.19%) Digital Media
14 10 (1.08%) Telematics
15 9 (0.97%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
17 6 (0.65%) iPad
18 5 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.84%) Linux
2 86 (9.30%) Windows
3 39 (4.22%) UNIX
3 39 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 34 (3.68%) Android
5 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.97%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.76%) VME
9 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.65%) AIX
9 6 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.43%) VMS
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.22%) HPUX
13 2 (0.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (23.78%) Scrum
2 211 (22.81%) TDD
3 114 (12.32%) MVC
4 110 (11.89%) Software Engineering
5 101 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (10.81%) OO
7 90 (9.73%) Project Management
8 89 (9.62%) BDD
9 87 (9.41%) Waterfall
10 77 (8.32%) E-Commerce
11 69 (7.46%) Unit Testing
12 62 (6.70%) Kanban
12 62 (6.70%) PRINCE2
13 60 (6.49%) OOP
14 49 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 48 (5.19%) SOA
16 44 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (3.78%) ETL
19 34 (3.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 271 (29.30%) Java
2 244 (26.38%) JavaScript
3 155 (16.76%) SQL
4 122 (13.19%) C#
5 70 (7.57%) Python
6 50 (5.41%) Ruby
7 43 (4.65%) Scala
8 42 (4.54%) PHP
9 27 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.81%) C++
11 22 (2.38%) R
12 20 (2.16%) Objective-C
13 18 (1.95%) C
14 16 (1.73%) XQuery
15 13 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.41%) XPath
16 12 (1.30%) Groovy
16 12 (1.30%) VB
17 10 (1.08%) Perl
18 6 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.81%) Degree
3 31 (3.35%) ISEB
4 17 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.51%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.08%) HND
8 9 (0.97%) PMP
9 8 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) MCPD
12 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.89%) QA
2 13 (1.41%) SLA
3 9 (0.97%) P3O
4 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) GMP
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.65%) Docker
4 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 31 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (2.27%) Puppet
2 21 (2.27%) StatsD
3 8 (0.86%) Vagrant
3 8 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.32%) Ansible
4 3 (0.32%) Salt
5 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.11%) WSUS
6 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 111 (12.00%) Oracle
2 91 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.14%) Citrix
4 23 (2.49%) Tableau
5 20 (2.16%) IBM
5 20 (2.16%) Teradata
6 17 (1.84%) Talend
7 15 (1.62%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.62%) SAP
8 13 (1.41%) Cognos
8 13 (1.41%) hybris
9 12 (1.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 12 (1.30%) Ericsson
9 12 (1.30%) HP
10 11 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.08%) Informatica
12 9 (0.97%) VMware
13 8 (0.86%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.76%) Progress
15 6 (0.65%) ESRI
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £360 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £37 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago