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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 785 833 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 18.61% 12.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.03% 22.70% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 555 242
Median daily rate £400 £440 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £552 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.26 £19.60 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.05 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.80 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +10.34%
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
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +2 374 £400 -5.88% 245
Cheshire 0 252 £400 -11.11% 51
Lancashire +2 68 £420 -4.54% 19
Merseyside -5 37 £400 +6.66% 20
Cumbria +10 3 £350 -
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 482 (29.96%) Java
2 373 (23.18%) TDD
3 363 (22.56%) JavaScript
4 361 (22.44%) Scrum
5 262 (16.28%) HTML
6 243 (15.10%) SQL
7 240 (14.92%) Finance
8 239 (14.85%) CSS
9 235 (14.61%) BDD
10 210 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 204 (12.68%) .NET
12 201 (12.49%) Project Management
13 181 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
14 171 (10.63%) Oracle
15 167 (10.38%) Open Source
16 165 (10.25%) Linux
17 162 (10.07%) C#
18 158 (9.82%) Spring
19 157 (9.76%) Web Services
20 153 (9.51%) Microsoft
21 150 (9.32%) Git (software)
22 145 (9.01%) SQL Server
23 144 (8.95%) HTML5
24 143 (8.89%) E-Commerce
25 140 (8.70%) JIRA
26 139 (8.64%) MVC
27 137 (8.51%) Software Engineering
27 137 (8.51%) AngularJS
28 133 (8.27%) XML
28 133 (8.27%) OO

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 67 (4.16%) Apache
2 61 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 53 (3.29%) JBoss
4 34 (2.11%) CMS
5 33 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.93%) GeoServer
8 11 (0.68%) Confluence
9 10 (0.62%) Drupal
9 10 (0.62%) IIS
9 10 (0.62%) nginx
10 8 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.44%) Jetty
11 7 (0.44%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.62%) MS Office
2 26 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.68%) MS Project
5 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) Mingle
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.12%) Pixate
9 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.75%) Magento
3 11 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.062%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.062%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.062%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.42%) IaaS
3 35 (2.18%) GitHub
4 25 (1.55%) SaaS
5 24 (1.49%) PaaS
6 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.44%) Office 365
9 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.19%) Force.com
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.12%) Engine Yard
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) Heroku
12 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.062%) TestFlight
12 1 (0.062%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.60%) HTTP
2 30 (1.86%) Internet
3 22 (1.37%) HTTPS
4 21 (1.31%) Network Security
5 14 (0.87%) LDAP
6 11 (0.68%) DNS
7 10 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.50%) LAN
8 8 (0.50%) SSL
9 7 (0.44%) Firewall
10 5 (0.31%) AMQP
11 4 (0.25%) DHCP
11 4 (0.25%) SSH
12 3 (0.19%) Broadband
12 3 (0.19%) DVB
12 3 (0.19%) IPv6
12 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.12%) 802.11
13 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
13 2 (0.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.98%) MySQL
3 61 (3.79%) NoSQL
4 60 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 58 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (3.11%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 35 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (1.86%) GIS
10 27 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.12%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.12%) Spatial Data
13 17 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.99%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.93%) Big Data
16 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
18 10 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 150 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 140 (8.70%) JIRA
3 119 (7.40%) Jenkins
4 79 (4.91%) Cucumber
5 78 (4.85%) Selenium
6 54 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (3.17%) JUnit
8 50 (3.11%) Subversion
9 46 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
10 44 (2.73%) Maven
11 30 (1.86%) Grunt
12 26 (1.62%) Gradle
12 26 (1.62%) Visual Studio
13 22 (1.37%) Mercurial
14 21 (1.31%) gulp
15 19 (1.18%) SpecFlow
15 19 (1.18%) TestComplete
16 14 (0.87%) WebDriver
17 12 (0.75%) Xcode
18 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 240 (14.92%) Finance
2 83 (5.16%) Banking
3 71 (4.41%) Retail
4 29 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 27 (1.68%) Marketing
6 20 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 16 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.87%) Games
9 10 (0.62%) Law
10 7 (0.44%) Advertising
10 7 (0.44%) Publishing
10 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.31%) Legal
13 4 (0.25%) Back Office
13 4 (0.25%) Electronics
13 4 (0.25%) Local Government
14 3 (0.19%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 675 (41.95%) Developer
2 241 (14.98%) Analyst
3 238 (14.79%) Java Developer
4 164 (10.19%) Business Analyst
5 103 (6.40%) .NET Developer
6 101 (6.28%) Senior Developer
7 100 (6.22%) Architect
8 87 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 81 (5.03%) C# Developer
10 73 (4.54%) Agile Developer
11 67 (4.16%) Delivery Manager
12 63 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 61 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
14 60 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
15 55 (3.42%) Test Analyst
16 50 (3.11%) Agile Business Analyst
17 48 (2.98%) Consultant
18 47 (2.92%) Agile Java Developer
19 43 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 42 (2.61%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (16.28%) HTML
2 239 (14.85%) CSS
3 204 (12.68%) .NET
4 158 (9.82%) Spring
5 157 (9.76%) Web Services
6 144 (8.95%) HTML5
7 137 (8.51%) AngularJS
8 133 (8.27%) XML
9 126 (7.83%) JSON
10 121 (7.52%) ASP.NET
11 119 (7.40%) jQuery
12 110 (6.84%) REST
13 107 (6.65%) RESTful
14 98 (6.09%) CSS3
15 92 (5.72%) SOAP
16 88 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 81 (5.03%) J2EE
18 73 (4.54%) Hibernate
19 57 (3.54%) JDBC
20 56 (3.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.21%) User Experience
2 111 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (1.37%) Wiki
6 20 (1.24%) Digital Media
7 19 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 18 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 16 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.56%) iPad
13 7 (0.44%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (0.44%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.37%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.37%) Social Media
15 5 (0.31%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.25%) Linux
2 91 (5.66%) Windows
3 60 (3.73%) Android
4 54 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.30%) Unix
6 14 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.44%) CentOS
9 6 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.19%) Solaris
12 2 (0.12%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.062%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.062%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.062%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.062%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (23.18%) TDD
2 361 (22.44%) Scrum
3 235 (14.61%) BDD
4 210 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 201 (12.49%) Project Management
6 181 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
7 167 (10.38%) Open Source
8 143 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 139 (8.64%) MVC
10 137 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 133 (8.27%) OO
12 131 (8.14%) Waterfall
13 123 (7.64%) DevOps
14 103 (6.40%) Kanban
15 102 (6.34%) User Stories
16 100 (6.22%) Business Analysis
16 100 (6.22%) Web Development
17 96 (5.97%) ITIL
18 91 (5.66%) PRINCE2
19 89 (5.53%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 482 (29.96%) Java
2 363 (22.56%) JavaScript
3 243 (15.10%) SQL
4 162 (10.07%) C#
5 84 (5.22%) Python
6 81 (5.03%) Ruby
7 64 (3.98%) PHP
8 54 (3.36%) Scala
9 44 (2.73%) C++
10 37 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.05%) Objective-C
12 31 (1.93%) Groovy
13 30 (1.86%) VB
14 27 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.37%) C
17 21 (1.31%) Clojure
17 21 (1.31%) PowerShell
18 20 (1.24%) VB.NET
19 17 (1.06%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 92 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.41%) Degree
3 39 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 31 (1.93%) ISEB
4 31 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 13 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.56%) CISMP
7 9 (0.56%) CISSP
8 6 (0.37%) APMP
8 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.31%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) PMP
10 4 (0.25%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.19%) CCEA
11 3 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.22%) QA
2 35 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.37%) SDET
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) MISRA
7 3 (0.19%) SLA
8 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.062%) COSHH
9 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.062%) FATCA
System Software
1 27 (1.68%) Docker
2 21 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.19%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.062%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.062%) HDFS
6 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (3.67%) Puppet
2 49 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.31%) Ansible
4 17 (1.06%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.50%) yum
6 7 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.25%) Mesos
9 3 (0.19%) Nagios
9 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.12%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.12%) vRealize
11 1 (0.062%) Kibana
11 1 (0.062%) Salt
11 1 (0.062%) Terraform
Vendors
1 171 (10.63%) Oracle
2 153 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 49 (3.05%) IBM
4 46 (2.86%) Talend
5 29 (1.80%) ESRI
6 25 (1.55%) Tableau
7 23 (1.43%) SAP
8 19 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.18%) HP
8 19 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.12%) VMware
10 17 (1.06%) Adobe
10 17 (1.06%) SaltStack
10 17 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.06%) Vertica
11 16 (0.99%) hybris
12 14 (0.87%) Citrix
13 11 (0.68%) Hyperion
14 10 (0.62%) ATG
14 10 (0.62%) Sitecore
Knutsford, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £225.00 - £250.0 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Cheshire
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Sandbach, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £480 - £550 per day + competitive
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Cheshire
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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Rullion IT Plus
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Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
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