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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 547 385 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.14% 12.57% 8.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.75% 17.41% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 229 97
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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 £275 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
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
2770 2212 1716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.69% 72.22% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1160 839
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 111 85
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.62 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.30% +51.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.70 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Cheshire +7 200 £400 +6.66% 97
Manchester 0 189 £375 +7.14% 170
Lancashire +2 74 £350 -12.50% 34
Merseyside +2 43 £500 +40.35% 30
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 300 (28.96%) Java
2 240 (23.17%) JavaScript
3 235 (22.68%) Scrum
4 213 (20.56%) TDD
5 200 (19.31%) HTML
6 191 (18.44%) Finance
7 167 (16.12%) SQL
8 164 (15.83%) .NET
9 160 (15.44%) CSS
10 139 (13.42%) Web Services
11 131 (12.64%) Waterfall
12 125 (12.07%) Oracle
13 123 (11.87%) Linux
14 122 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
15 118 (11.39%) C#
16 116 (11.20%) MVC
17 113 (10.91%) Git (software)
18 111 (10.71%) OO
19 107 (10.33%) SDLC
20 105 (10.14%) Project Management
21 104 (10.04%) AngularJS
22 101 (9.75%) BDD
22 101 (9.75%) Spring
23 99 (9.56%) Software Engineering
24 94 (9.07%) MongoDB
25 93 (8.98%) JSON
26 91 (8.78%) Unit Testing
27 90 (8.69%) E-Commerce
28 89 (8.59%) Microsoft
28 89 (8.59%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 58 (5.60%) Node.js
2 28 (2.70%) Apache
3 24 (2.32%) Tomcat
4 23 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.74%) JBoss
7 16 (1.54%) IIS
7 16 (1.54%) Confluence
8 15 (1.45%) CMS
9 13 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.97%) nginx
12 9 (0.87%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.68%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.68%) CICS
13 7 (0.68%) Zope
14 6 (0.58%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 29 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.97%) MS Office
3 9 (0.87%) MS Project
4 6 (0.58%) Mingle
5 5 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.097%) SPSS
8 1 (0.097%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.097%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.29%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.097%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.097%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.097%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.097%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.097%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.097%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.097%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.097%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.097%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.097%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.097%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (3.28%) IaaS
4 14 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.77%) SaaS
7 7 (0.68%) PaaS
7 7 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.58%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.097%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.097%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.097%) Office 365
11 1 (0.097%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.67%) HTTP
2 34 (3.28%) Internet
3 15 (1.45%) ATM
4 12 (1.16%) RNC
4 12 (1.16%) GSM
4 12 (1.16%) SDH
4 12 (1.16%) UMTS
4 12 (1.16%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (0.77%) AMQP
6 7 (0.68%) SSL
6 7 (0.68%) FTP
7 6 (0.58%) IPsec
7 6 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.58%) DNS
7 6 (0.58%) DHCP
8 5 (0.48%) Network Security
9 4 (0.39%) Intranet
9 4 (0.39%) 3G
9 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.07%) MongoDB
2 87 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 68 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (6.37%) Big Data
5 48 (4.63%) MySQL
6 44 (4.25%) Hadoop
7 38 (3.67%) NoSQL
8 36 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (3.38%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.99%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.54%) RavenDB
15 14 (1.35%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.25%) DB2
17 11 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.97%) QlikView
19 9 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
19 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 58 (5.60%) Selenium
3 57 (5.50%) Subversion
4 54 (5.21%) Cucumber
5 51 (4.92%) JIRA
6 46 (4.44%) JUnit
7 44 (4.25%) Jenkins
8 38 (3.67%) Maven
9 35 (3.38%) Visual Studio
10 27 (2.61%) Eclipse
10 27 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (2.41%) Ant
12 24 (2.32%) Talend Open Studio
13 22 (2.12%) Gradle
14 20 (1.93%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.35%) WebDriver
15 14 (1.35%) Appium
16 9 (0.87%) ReSharper
16 9 (0.87%) Mercurial
16 9 (0.87%) Calabash
General
1 191 (18.44%) Finance
2 56 (5.41%) Banking
3 32 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.93%) Retail
6 9 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (0.77%) Games
7 8 (0.77%) Local Government
8 7 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.68%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) Legal
10 4 (0.39%) Law
10 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.29%) Military
12 2 (0.19%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.097%) Front Office
13 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 463 (44.69%) Developer
2 121 (11.68%) Java Developer
3 113 (10.91%) Architect
4 112 (10.81%) Analyst
5 93 (8.98%) Project Manager
6 74 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 63 (6.08%) .NET Developer
8 62 (5.98%) Technical Architect
9 36 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 32 (3.09%) iOS Developer
10 32 (3.09%) Tester
11 31 (2.99%) C# Developer
12 29 (2.80%) Test Analyst
13 26 (2.51%) Android Developer
13 26 (2.51%) Consultant
13 26 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
15 22 (2.12%) Agile Business Analyst
15 22 (2.12%) Digital Architect
15 22 (2.12%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (19.31%) HTML
2 164 (15.83%) .NET
3 160 (15.44%) CSS
4 139 (13.42%) Web Services
5 104 (10.04%) AngularJS
6 101 (9.75%) Spring
7 93 (8.98%) JSON
8 89 (8.59%) jQuery
9 83 (8.01%) HTML5
10 81 (7.82%) J2EE
11 79 (7.63%) XML
12 78 (7.53%) REST
13 61 (5.89%) ASP.NET
14 60 (5.79%) CSS3
15 59 (5.69%) RESTful
16 54 (5.21%) Hibernate
17 47 (4.54%) Ajax
18 45 (4.34%) SOAP
19 41 (3.96%) WCF
20 38 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.27%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 27 (2.61%) User Experience
5 24 (2.32%) Mainframe
6 20 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.06%) Telematics
8 11 (1.06%) Data Integration
9 10 (0.97%) NHS
9 10 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.87%) GIS
11 7 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.68%) PMI
12 6 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (0.58%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 123 (11.87%) Linux
2 78 (7.53%) Windows
3 66 (6.37%) Apple iOS
4 64 (6.18%) Android
5 55 (5.31%) UNIX
6 18 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 8 (0.77%) VME
9 6 (0.58%) AIX
9 6 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.58%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.29%) VMS
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.097%) CentOS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.097%) HPUX
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (22.68%) Scrum
2 213 (20.56%) TDD
3 131 (12.64%) Waterfall
4 122 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (11.20%) MVC
6 111 (10.71%) OO
7 107 (10.33%) SDLC
8 105 (10.14%) Project Management
9 101 (9.75%) BDD
10 99 (9.56%) Software Engineering
11 91 (8.78%) Unit Testing
12 90 (8.69%) E-Commerce
13 78 (7.53%) Open Source
14 72 (6.95%) OOP
15 70 (6.76%) PRINCE2
16 55 (5.31%) Kanban
17 52 (5.02%) SOA
17 52 (5.02%) Configuration Management
18 49 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (4.73%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 300 (28.96%) Java
2 240 (23.17%) JavaScript
3 167 (16.12%) SQL
4 118 (11.39%) C#
5 79 (7.63%) Python
6 50 (4.83%) Ruby
7 37 (3.57%) Scala
7 37 (3.57%) PHP
8 32 (3.09%) R
8 32 (3.09%) C++
9 25 (2.41%) C
9 25 (2.41%) Perl
9 25 (2.41%) Objective-C
10 20 (1.93%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.35%) Groovy
14 13 (1.25%) VB
15 12 (1.16%) XQuery
16 11 (1.06%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 82 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.98%) Degree
3 52 (5.02%) ISEB
4 27 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.87%) HND
10 8 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.39%) PMP
11 4 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.19%) MBA
12 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.097%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.097%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.76%) QA
2 13 (1.25%) SLA
3 9 (0.87%) P3O
4 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) GMP
6 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.77%) Docker
3 6 (0.58%) KVM
3 6 (0.58%) QEMU
3 6 (0.58%) Xen
4 4 (0.39%) Squid
5 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.097%) XenApp
6 1 (0.097%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.097%) HDFS
6 1 (0.097%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 47 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (2.90%) StatsD
3 26 (2.51%) Puppet
4 9 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) Salt
7 2 (0.19%) Oozie
7 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.097%) yum
8 1 (0.097%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 125 (12.07%) Oracle
2 89 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.96%) Citrix
4 36 (3.47%) Tableau
5 30 (2.90%) Apigee
6 29 (2.80%) Mashery
6 29 (2.80%) Teradata
7 26 (2.51%) VMware
8 24 (2.32%) Talend
9 22 (2.12%) IBM
10 18 (1.74%) HP
10 18 (1.74%) SAP
11 15 (1.45%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.25%) hybris
13 12 (1.16%) Ericsson
13 12 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (0.97%) Google
14 10 (0.97%) Informatica
14 10 (0.97%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.87%) TIBCO
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: 7 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays IT
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: competitive contractor rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: We are offering competitive rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Netsource Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day + competitive
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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