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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 7 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 541 391 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.94% 12.60% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.26% 17.32% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 223 78
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£388 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.25 £37.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £37.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.57 £37.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £37.45
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.53%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +2 236 £375 +7.14% 181
Cheshire +2 186 £400 +6.66% 112
Lancashire -1 48 £400 -3.03% 24
Merseyside -5 27 £470 +31.92% 26
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 308 (30.65%) Java
2 239 (23.78%) JavaScript
3 218 (21.69%) HTML
3 218 (21.69%) Scrum
4 217 (21.59%) TDD
5 179 (17.81%) Finance
6 169 (16.82%) CSS
7 167 (16.62%) .NET
8 165 (16.42%) SQL
9 131 (13.03%) Web Services
10 129 (12.84%) Oracle
11 125 (12.44%) C#
12 124 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (11.64%) Linux
14 114 (11.34%) MVC
14 114 (11.34%) Software Engineering
15 113 (11.24%) OO
16 109 (10.85%) Git (software)
17 101 (10.05%) Spring
18 100 (9.95%) BDD
19 99 (9.85%) AngularJS
20 95 (9.45%) Project Management
20 95 (9.45%) Waterfall
20 95 (9.45%) jQuery
21 93 (9.25%) XML
22 92 (9.15%) Microsoft
23 88 (8.76%) E-Commerce
23 88 (8.76%) SQL Server
24 85 (8.46%) Unit Testing
24 85 (8.46%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 54 (5.37%) Node.js
2 32 (3.18%) Apache
3 25 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.39%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.89%) IIS
5 19 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.69%) JBoss
6 17 (1.69%) CMS
7 15 (1.49%) Confluence
8 13 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.09%) nginx
9 11 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.90%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.80%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.70%) Jetty
12 7 (0.70%) MQSeries
12 7 (0.70%) CICS
12 7 (0.70%) Zope
13 6 (0.60%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 31 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.29%) MS Project
2 13 (1.29%) MS Office
3 6 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.60%) PowerPivot
3 6 (0.60%) Mingle
4 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.100%) SPSS
7 1 (0.100%) Windchill
7 1 (0.100%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.20%) Tridion
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.100%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.100%) Magento
6 1 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.100%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.100%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.100%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.100%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.100%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (3.38%) IaaS
4 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.90%) PaaS
5 9 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.70%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.70%) SaaS
7 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.100%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.88%) HTTP
2 32 (3.18%) Internet
3 15 (1.49%) ATM
4 12 (1.19%) RNC
4 12 (1.19%) GSM
4 12 (1.19%) SDH
4 12 (1.19%) UMTS
4 12 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (1.00%) AMQP
6 8 (0.80%) DNS
6 8 (0.80%) SSL
6 8 (0.80%) FTP
7 7 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.70%) DHCP
7 7 (0.70%) IPsec
8 4 (0.40%) Intranet
9 3 (0.30%) Skype
9 3 (0.30%) iBeacon
9 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.46%) MongoDB
3 63 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (5.97%) Big Data
5 48 (4.78%) MySQL
6 43 (4.28%) Hadoop
7 34 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 33 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 33 (3.28%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.59%) RavenDB
13 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.19%) DB2
15 12 (1.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 109 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 56 (5.57%) Subversion
2 56 (5.57%) Selenium
3 54 (5.37%) JIRA
4 44 (4.38%) Cucumber
5 43 (4.28%) JUnit
6 40 (3.98%) Maven
7 38 (3.78%) Jenkins
8 36 (3.58%) Visual Studio
9 27 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (2.49%) Ant
10 25 (2.49%) Eclipse
11 19 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
11 19 (1.89%) Gradle
12 16 (1.59%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.49%) SoapUI
14 11 (1.09%) Hudson
14 11 (1.09%) Appium
15 10 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 179 (17.81%) Finance
2 53 (5.27%) Banking
3 33 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.09%) Retail
4 21 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.00%) Games
6 8 (0.80%) Local Government
7 7 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.60%) Marketing
8 6 (0.60%) Legal
9 5 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Electronics
10 4 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.100%) Front Office
13 1 (0.100%) Publishing
13 1 (0.100%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 478 (47.56%) Developer
2 131 (13.03%) Java Developer
3 111 (11.04%) Architect
4 101 (10.05%) Analyst
5 96 (9.55%) Project Manager
6 68 (6.77%) Business Analyst
7 66 (6.57%) .NET Developer
8 61 (6.07%) Technical Architect
9 42 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.48%) C# Developer
11 27 (2.69%) Web Developer
12 25 (2.49%) Agile Project Manager
12 25 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (2.39%) Test Analyst
13 24 (2.39%) Python Developer
14 23 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
14 23 (2.29%) Consultant
15 22 (2.19%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (2.19%) iOS Developer
15 22 (2.19%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (21.69%) HTML
2 169 (16.82%) CSS
3 167 (16.62%) .NET
4 131 (13.03%) Web Services
5 101 (10.05%) Spring
6 99 (9.85%) AngularJS
7 95 (9.45%) jQuery
8 93 (9.25%) XML
9 81 (8.06%) J2EE
10 80 (7.96%) JSON
11 77 (7.66%) HTML5
12 68 (6.77%) REST
13 61 (6.07%) ASP.NET
14 58 (5.77%) CSS3
15 56 (5.57%) Hibernate
16 50 (4.98%) RESTful
17 45 (4.48%) Ajax
18 41 (4.08%) SOAP
19 40 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 38 (3.78%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.06%) Open Source
3 55 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.18%) Visualisation
5 26 (2.59%) User Experience
6 24 (2.39%) Mainframe
7 21 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.29%) Data Integration
10 11 (1.09%) Telematics
10 11 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 11 (1.09%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.09%) NHS
11 10 (1.00%) GIS
11 10 (1.00%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.60%) iPad
13 6 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 117 (11.64%) Linux
2 84 (8.36%) Windows
3 52 (5.17%) UNIX
4 50 (4.98%) Apple iOS
5 47 (4.68%) Android
6 18 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.70%) VME
10 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.60%) AIX
10 6 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.60%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.40%) VMS
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.20%) HPUX
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.100%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (21.69%) Scrum
2 217 (21.59%) TDD
3 124 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
4 114 (11.34%) MVC
4 114 (11.34%) Software Engineering
5 113 (11.24%) OO
6 100 (9.95%) BDD
7 95 (9.45%) Project Management
7 95 (9.45%) Waterfall
8 88 (8.76%) E-Commerce
9 85 (8.46%) Unit Testing
10 73 (7.26%) OOP
11 62 (6.17%) Kanban
12 57 (5.67%) PRINCE2
13 52 (5.17%) SOA
14 51 (5.07%) Mentoring
15 48 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (4.58%) Configuration Management
17 45 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (3.78%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 308 (30.65%) Java
2 239 (23.78%) JavaScript
3 165 (16.42%) SQL
4 125 (12.44%) C#
5 78 (7.76%) Python
6 45 (4.48%) Ruby
7 42 (4.18%) PHP
8 40 (3.98%) Scala
9 30 (2.99%) R
10 29 (2.89%) C++
11 23 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 21 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 20 (1.99%) C
13 20 (1.99%) Perl
14 16 (1.59%) XQuery
15 15 (1.49%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.29%) Groovy
16 13 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.29%) VB
17 11 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.47%) Degree
3 31 (3.08%) ISEB
4 18 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.00%) HND
9 9 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.70%) PMP
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.20%) MBA
12 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.100%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.100%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.100%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.28%) QA
2 13 (1.29%) SLA
3 9 (0.90%) P3O
4 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) GMP
6 1 (0.100%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.70%) Xen
3 7 (0.70%) Docker
4 4 (0.40%) QEMU
4 4 (0.40%) KVM
5 2 (0.20%) Squid
5 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.100%) XenApp
6 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.100%) HDFS
6 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (2.89%) StatsD
3 27 (2.69%) Puppet
4 9 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.30%) Ansible
6 3 (0.30%) Salt
6 3 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.30%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.20%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.100%) WSUS
8 1 (0.100%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 129 (12.84%) Oracle
2 92 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.98%) Citrix
4 32 (3.18%) Tableau
5 28 (2.79%) Teradata
5 28 (2.79%) Apigee
5 28 (2.79%) Mashery
6 24 (2.39%) VMware
7 19 (1.89%) Talend
8 18 (1.79%) IBM
9 16 (1.59%) SAP
9 16 (1.59%) hybris
10 14 (1.39%) TIBCO
11 13 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.29%) Cognos
12 12 (1.19%) Ericsson
12 12 (1.19%) HP
12 12 (1.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (1.00%) Informatica
14 9 (0.90%) Atlassian
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