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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 7 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 366 360 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.64% 12.92% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.78% 17.45% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 212 140
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.63 £18.25 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £137.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -2.70%
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
2319 2063 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.78% 74.02% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1026 1037
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 110 82
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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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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 -3 195 £350 -1.40% 143
Lancashire +11 69 £438 +36.71% 26
Cheshire -7 64 £375 +9.89% 87
Merseyside -7 16 £420 +20.00% 13
Cumbria 0 2 £475 +120.93%
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 218 (27.18%) HTML
2 200 (24.94%) CSS
3 195 (24.31%) JavaScript
3 195 (24.31%) TDD
4 187 (23.32%) Scrum
5 180 (22.44%) Java
6 155 (19.33%) C#
7 151 (18.83%) .NET
8 126 (15.71%) SQL
9 122 (15.21%) Web Services
10 103 (12.84%) Finance
11 97 (12.09%) jQuery
12 95 (11.85%) MVC
13 84 (10.47%) Project Management
13 84 (10.47%) E-Commerce
14 83 (10.35%) Linux
15 82 (10.22%) SQL Server
16 80 (9.98%) XML
16 80 (9.98%) HTML5
17 77 (9.60%) Python
18 76 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (8.85%) OO
19 71 (8.85%) BDD
20 65 (8.10%) Microsoft
21 64 (7.98%) Unit Testing
22 63 (7.86%) Git (software)
23 60 (7.48%) PHP
23 60 (7.48%) CSS3
24 58 (7.23%) ASP.NET
24 58 (7.23%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 23 (2.87%) IIS
2 17 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.00%) Adobe CQ
4 15 (1.87%) Apache
5 14 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.50%) Node.js
7 11 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.12%) CICS
8 9 (1.12%) CMS
8 9 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.00%) nginx
10 6 (0.75%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.75%) Jetty
10 6 (0.75%) JBoss
11 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.50%) Confluence
12 3 (0.37%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.37%) Lync
12 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.75%) MS Office
4 6 (0.75%) MS Project
5 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.37%) Mingle
8 2 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Magento
2 5 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.25%) Tridion
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.50%) PaaS
2 10 (1.25%) IaaS
3 6 (0.75%) SaaS
3 6 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.99%) Internet
2 16 (2.00%) HTTP
3 7 (0.87%) Intranet
4 6 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.75%) SSL
5 4 (0.50%) AMQP
5 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.37%) DNS
6 3 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.25%) MQTT
7 2 (0.25%) IPsec
7 2 (0.25%) DHCP
7 2 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
8 1 (0.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.99%) NoSQL
3 32 (3.99%) MySQL
4 22 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.87%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.62%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.37%) Big Data
11 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.12%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.87%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.75%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 27 (3.37%) JIRA
3 27 (3.37%) Subversion
4 22 (2.74%) Selenium
5 21 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
7 15 (1.87%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.50%) Maven
10 10 (1.25%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (0.75%) Xcode
12 5 (0.62%) JUnit
12 5 (0.62%) NUnit
12 5 (0.62%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.62%) Hudson
12 5 (0.62%) Grunt
General
1 103 (12.84%) Finance
2 39 (4.86%) Retail
3 24 (2.99%) Banking
4 22 (2.74%) Marketing
5 19 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.62%) Games
7 12 (1.50%) Publishing
8 9 (1.12%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 358 (44.64%) Developer
2 123 (15.34%) Analyst
3 79 (9.85%) Business Analyst
4 75 (9.35%) Java Developer
5 71 (8.85%) Project Manager
6 62 (7.73%) .NET Developer
7 47 (5.86%) Architect
8 46 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 40 (4.99%) C# Developer
10 35 (4.36%) Designer
11 33 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
12 25 (3.12%) Python Developer
12 25 (3.12%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.87%) Technical Architect
14 21 (2.62%) Web Developer
14 21 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (2.37%) Agile Business Analyst
15 19 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
15 19 (2.37%) JavaScript Developer
16 17 (2.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (27.18%) HTML
2 200 (24.94%) CSS
3 151 (18.83%) .NET
4 122 (15.21%) Web Services
5 97 (12.09%) jQuery
6 80 (9.98%) XML
6 80 (9.98%) HTML5
7 60 (7.48%) CSS3
8 58 (7.23%) ASP.NET
9 51 (6.36%) J2EE
10 49 (6.11%) JSON
11 46 (5.74%) Ajax
12 44 (5.49%) RESTful
13 42 (5.24%) XHTML
14 39 (4.86%) Spring
15 37 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (4.61%) Django
16 32 (3.99%) XSLT
16 32 (3.99%) Hibernate
16 32 (3.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.11%) Open Source
2 53 (6.61%) User Experience
3 32 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.75%) New Media
8 13 (1.62%) Social Media
9 12 (1.50%) NHS
10 11 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.12%) Animation
12 9 (1.12%) IPTV
13 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.87%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.50%) VSAM
15 4 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 83 (10.35%) Linux
2 34 (4.24%) Windows
3 28 (3.49%) UNIX
4 24 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 23 (2.87%) Android
6 9 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.00%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.25%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (24.31%) TDD
2 187 (23.32%) Scrum
3 95 (11.85%) MVC
4 84 (10.47%) Project Management
4 84 (10.47%) E-Commerce
5 76 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (8.85%) OO
6 71 (8.85%) BDD
7 64 (7.98%) Unit Testing
8 58 (7.23%) Software Engineering
9 50 (6.23%) Mentoring
10 48 (5.99%) Waterfall
11 47 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 39 (4.86%) User Stories
13 34 (4.24%) Web Development
14 33 (4.11%) OOP
14 33 (4.11%) PRINCE2
15 30 (3.74%) Kanban
16 26 (3.24%) Business Analysis
17 22 (2.74%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 195 (24.31%) JavaScript
2 180 (22.44%) Java
3 155 (19.33%) C#
4 126 (15.71%) SQL
5 77 (9.60%) Python
6 60 (7.48%) PHP
7 54 (6.73%) Ruby
8 46 (5.74%) Scala
9 42 (5.24%) C++
10 36 (4.49%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.37%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.00%) VB
12 8 (1.00%) COBOL
13 7 (0.87%) XAML
14 6 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.75%) XPath
14 6 (0.75%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.75%) C
14 6 (0.75%) Perl
14 6 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (6.11%) Degree
2 30 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.75%) ISEB
4 8 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.00%) PMP
4 8 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) HND
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CISSP
10 1 (0.12%) CISA
10 1 (0.12%) CIMA
10 1 (0.12%) ACCA
10 1 (0.12%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.62%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) BS7799
3 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.37%) Xen
1 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (1.75%) Puppet
2 9 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (8.10%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.61%) Oracle
3 25 (3.12%) Adobe
4 16 (2.00%) IBM
5 13 (1.62%) TIBCO
6 10 (1.25%) Cognos
7 8 (1.00%) Sybase
8 7 (0.87%) SAP
9 6 (0.75%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.75%) VMware
10 5 (0.62%) Zend
10 5 (0.62%) Appcelerator
11 4 (0.50%) Kony
11 4 (0.50%) hybris
11 4 (0.50%) Google
12 3 (0.37%) Remedy
13 2 (0.25%) Twitter
13 2 (0.25%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
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