Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 17 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 24.64% 22.73% 28.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.36% 29.41% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Bolton median daily rate £363 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -5.41% -3.27%
10th Percentile £275 £288 £307
90th Percentile £466 £484 £625
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +3.13% -0.62% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bolton median hourly rate - - £40.00
Manchester median hourly rate £61.25 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -12.50% +33.33%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bolton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 56 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 81.16% 77.27% 86.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 21
Bolton median daily rate £313 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £102 £193 £225
90th Percentile £493 £444 £475
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Bolton median hourly rate £21.78 £10.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.43% -73.75% +300.00%
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Bolton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Bolton

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Bolton over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Bolton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Bolton region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 11 (64.71%) PeopleSoft
1 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
1 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (41.18%) Matrix Management
4 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
4 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 4 (23.53%) CMS
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Content Management
6 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket
6 3 (17.65%) TestComplete
6 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) SOAP
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) API Testing
8 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 4 (23.53%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) TestComplete
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) HR Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) PeopleSoft Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Data Protection
1 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
2 7 (41.18%) Matrix Management
2 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) User Stories
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle