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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
England / North West
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 585 804 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.29% 21.29% 14.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.12% 25.89% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 538 333
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 3
Median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-5.02% +24.30%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 0 304 £400 - 223
Cheshire +1 120 £425 - 59
Merseyside +6 79 £475 +5.55% 16
Lancashire -3 47 £375 -13.79% 22
Cumbria +4 1 - -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 380 (30.02%) Scrum
2 348 (27.49%) Java
3 309 (24.41%) JavaScript
4 302 (23.85%) TDD
5 234 (18.48%) HTML
6 209 (16.51%) SQL
7 203 (16.03%) Finance
8 198 (15.64%) BDD
9 194 (15.32%) .NET
10 185 (14.61%) C#
11 175 (13.82%) DevOps
12 173 (13.67%) CSS
13 169 (13.35%) Project Management
14 165 (13.03%) Linux
15 164 (12.95%) Web Services
16 153 (12.09%) MVC
17 146 (11.53%) AngularJS
18 144 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
19 138 (10.90%) Git (software)
19 138 (10.90%) SQL Server
20 127 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
21 123 (9.72%) OO
22 121 (9.56%) ASP.NET
22 121 (9.56%) Oracle
23 114 (9.00%) JIRA
24 111 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
25 110 (8.69%) Jenkins
26 106 (8.37%) Open Source
27 105 (8.29%) PRINCE2
28 104 (8.21%) Microsoft

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 56 (4.42%) CMS
2 28 (2.21%) Umbraco
2 28 (2.21%) WebSphere
3 27 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.90%) Confluence
6 18 (1.42%) Apache
7 15 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.11%) GeoServer
9 10 (0.79%) JBoss
10 9 (0.71%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.55%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.47%) nginx
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 56 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (1.97%) MS Office
4 18 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.95%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) InVision
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.71%) Magento
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.079%) Academy Housing
10 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.079%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.53%) IaaS
4 31 (2.45%) PaaS
5 26 (2.05%) SaaS
6 20 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (1.34%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.34%) GitHub
9 12 (0.95%) Office 365
10 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.39%) Heroku
13 5 (0.39%) Slack
14 4 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.29%) HTTP
2 19 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.11%) SSL
4 12 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 12 (0.95%) LDAP
5 9 (0.71%) Firewall
6 8 (0.63%) Internet
7 7 (0.55%) Network Security
7 7 (0.55%) VPN
8 6 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.39%) AMQP
10 4 (0.32%) LAN
10 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.24%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.24%) NFC
11 3 (0.24%) WAN
11 3 (0.24%) Wireless
12 2 (0.16%) DHCP
12 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.71%) NoSQL
3 53 (4.19%) MongoDB
4 52 (4.11%) MySQL
5 50 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (2.45%) Big Data
9 26 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.95%) DB2
14 12 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
15 11 (0.87%) GIS
16 10 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 138 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 114 (9.00%) JIRA
3 110 (8.69%) Jenkins
4 80 (6.32%) Selenium
5 65 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 46 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (3.08%) JUnit
8 36 (2.84%) Maven
9 27 (2.13%) Subversion
10 26 (2.05%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.97%) gulp
12 21 (1.66%) Gradle
13 20 (1.58%) WebDriver
14 18 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.42%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.42%) Grunt
15 15 (1.18%) JBehave
16 12 (0.95%) NUnit
17 11 (0.87%) Jasmine
18 10 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 203 (16.03%) Finance
2 54 (4.27%) Banking
3 48 (3.79%) Retail
4 30 (2.37%) Games
5 26 (2.05%) Marketing
6 25 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.87%) General Ledger
8 11 (0.87%) Legal
9 9 (0.71%) Electronics
10 8 (0.63%) Back Office
10 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 7 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.47%) Automotive
13 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.32%) Avionics
15 3 (0.24%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 525 (41.47%) Developer
2 154 (12.16%) Analyst
3 151 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 110 (8.69%) Business Analyst
5 91 (7.19%) .NET Developer
6 88 (6.95%) Project Manager
7 77 (6.08%) Architect
8 73 (5.77%) Senior Developer
9 62 (4.90%) C# Developer
10 59 (4.66%) Agile Developer
11 56 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
12 51 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
13 41 (3.24%) Agile Java Developer
13 41 (3.24%) Tester
14 39 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (3.00%) Consultant
16 35 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
17 33 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
17 33 (2.61%) Software Engineer
18 32 (2.53%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (18.48%) HTML
2 194 (15.32%) .NET
3 173 (13.67%) CSS
4 164 (12.95%) Web Services
5 146 (11.53%) AngularJS
6 121 (9.56%) ASP.NET
7 103 (8.14%) RESTful
8 100 (7.90%) Spring
9 96 (7.58%) jQuery
10 93 (7.35%) REST
11 92 (7.27%) HTML5
12 90 (7.11%) XML
13 80 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (5.85%) Node.js
15 70 (5.53%) JSON
16 61 (4.82%) .NET Framework
17 49 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
18 48 (3.79%) J2EE
19 47 (3.71%) CSS3
20 46 (3.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.92%) User Experience
3 45 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.18%) Wiki
6 14 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 12 (0.95%) Social Media
7 12 (0.95%) Web 2.0
8 11 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (0.79%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.63%) Fintech
10 8 (0.63%) PMI
10 8 (0.63%) Tandem
11 7 (0.55%) Mobile Games
12 6 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.47%) Derivative
13 5 (0.39%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.39%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 165 (13.03%) Linux
2 80 (6.32%) Windows
3 60 (4.74%) Unix
4 53 (4.19%) Android
5 38 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.58%) CentOS
8 15 (1.18%) AIX
9 10 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 10 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.71%) Fedora
11 8 (0.63%) Windows Server
12 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.079%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.079%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (30.02%) Scrum
2 302 (23.85%) TDD
3 198 (15.64%) BDD
4 175 (13.82%) DevOps
5 169 (13.35%) Project Management
6 153 (12.09%) MVC
7 144 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 123 (9.72%) OO
10 106 (8.37%) Open Source
11 105 (8.29%) PRINCE2
12 96 (7.58%) Software Engineering
13 93 (7.35%) ITIL
14 92 (7.27%) E-Commerce
15 91 (7.19%) Waterfall
16 89 (7.03%) SDLC
17 86 (6.79%) Kanban
18 73 (5.77%) User Stories
19 72 (5.69%) Business Analysis
20 69 (5.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (27.49%) Java
2 309 (24.41%) JavaScript
3 209 (16.51%) SQL
4 185 (14.61%) C#
5 95 (7.50%) Python
6 73 (5.77%) Ruby
7 39 (3.08%) Scala
8 34 (2.69%) PHP
9 33 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.58%) Groovy
10 20 (1.58%) Perl
10 20 (1.58%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.11%) C++
11 14 (1.11%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.03%) ES6
12 13 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 11 (0.87%) Go
14 11 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 57 (4.50%) Degree
3 45 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.97%) ISEB
5 19 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.47%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.47%) CISSP
8 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.47%) PMP
9 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.32%) APMP
10 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.24%) CITP
11 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.24%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (6.71%) QA
2 17 (1.34%) PMO
3 14 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.55%) SDET
5 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.39%) SLA
6 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.16%) GDPR
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.079%) COBIT
8 1 (0.079%) GxP
8 1 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 50 (3.95%) Docker
2 14 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.079%) Firmware
7 1 (0.079%) HDFS
7 1 (0.079%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (5.69%) Puppet
2 59 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (3.71%) Ansible
4 13 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.87%) Kibana
5 11 (0.87%) Nagios
6 10 (0.79%) Graphite
6 10 (0.79%) Terraform
7 8 (0.63%) Ganglia
7 8 (0.63%) Riemann
8 7 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.47%) Mesos
10 5 (0.39%) Salt
10 5 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.32%) Packer
12 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.24%) yum
13 2 (0.16%) Capistrano
13 2 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (9.56%) Oracle
2 104 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.55%) ServiceNow
4 31 (2.45%) Red Hat
5 21 (1.66%) VMware
6 18 (1.42%) Google
7 15 (1.18%) ESRI
8 14 (1.11%) hybris
9 13 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.87%) IBM
10 11 (0.87%) SAP
10 11 (0.87%) Snow
10 11 (0.87%) Twitter
11 10 (0.79%) Talend
12 9 (0.71%) Perforce
12 9 (0.71%) SaltStack
12 9 (0.71%) Sitecore
13 8 (0.63%) ATG
14 7 (0.55%) Splunk
14 7 (0.55%) Tableau
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago