Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 20 August 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 313 304 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.66% 24.98% 29.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.29% 29.92% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 248 399
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.20%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £310
90th Percentile £539 £543 £605
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Cheshire median hourly rate - £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.23% -
North West median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year -2.19% +8.84% -8.13%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,147 1,016 1,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.70% 83.48% 86.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 708 1,061
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £401 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -4.46% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +62.16% +6.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.00 £42.90
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +29.63% -1.82%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Cheshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +5 80 £463 +15.63% 10
Chester 0 50 £375 -16.67% 40
Warrington -1 45 £475 +5.56% 28
Knutsford -2 39 £400 -11.11% 11
Macclesfield -1 14 £575 +21.05% 3
Wilmslow +2 13 £375 +14.94% 9
Nantwich - 4 £350 - 4
Alderley Edge -2 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 -
Runcorn - 1 £413 - 8
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 92 (29.39%) Java
2 81 (25.88%) Scrum
3 80 (25.56%) Finance
4 67 (21.41%) JavaScript
5 65 (20.77%) SQL
6 62 (19.81%) .NET
7 59 (18.85%) C#
8 56 (17.89%) Web Services
9 55 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 55 (17.57%) DevOps
10 53 (16.93%) Amazon AWS
11 52 (16.61%) Node.js
12 47 (15.02%) Spring
13 45 (14.38%) Project Management
14 43 (13.74%) Waterfall
15 37 (11.82%) SDLC
15 37 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (11.50%) JIRA
17 35 (11.18%) HTML
17 35 (11.18%) Docker
18 33 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (10.54%) Test Automation
19 32 (10.22%) Git (software)
19 32 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (10.22%) AngularJS
19 32 (10.22%) TDD
19 32 (10.22%) CSS
20 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
20 29 (9.27%) SQL Server
20 29 (9.27%) Java 8

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 17 (5.43%) Confluence
2 14 (4.47%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.19%) CMS
4 7 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.60%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.28%) Apache
7 3 (0.96%) JBoss
7 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.64%) SAS
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.64%) UXPin
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.32%) InVision
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) HFM
2 2 (0.64%) Magento
2 2 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 55 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (16.93%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.19%) PaaS
3 10 (3.19%) SaaS
4 9 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.56%) GitHub
6 7 (2.24%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.24%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.60%) Trello
9 4 (1.28%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.64%) Office 365
11 2 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.60%) Internet
2 3 (0.96%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.64%) AMQP
3 2 (0.64%) HTTP
3 2 (0.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.67%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.47%) DB2
5 14 (4.47%) Redis
6 10 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.19%) MySQL
7 9 (2.88%) Big Data
8 7 (2.24%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.60%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.60%) HBase
9 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.64%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 36 (11.50%) JIRA
2 32 (10.22%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.63%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.07%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.75%) Maven
6 17 (5.43%) Selenium
7 14 (4.47%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (3.83%) Subversion
10 11 (3.51%) JUnit
11 8 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.56%) JMeter
12 7 (2.24%) Gradle
12 7 (2.24%) Hudson
12 7 (2.24%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.92%) Mocha
13 6 (1.92%) Mockito
13 6 (1.92%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (1.60%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (25.56%) Finance
2 21 (6.71%) Banking
3 7 (2.24%) Law
3 7 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (2.24%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.28%) Interactive Media
6 3 (0.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.64%) Legal
7 2 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (45.37%) Developer
2 36 (11.50%) Java Developer
3 32 (10.22%) Architect
4 28 (8.95%) Analyst
5 23 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 23 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.75%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.75%) Lead Developer
7 15 (4.79%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.47%) Java Engineer
9 13 (4.15%) Designer
10 12 (3.83%) Java Software Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Node.js Developer
10 12 (3.83%) PHP Developer
11 11 (3.51%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.51%) Tester
12 10 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.81%) .NET
2 56 (17.89%) Web Services
3 52 (16.61%) Node.js
4 47 (15.02%) Spring
5 35 (11.18%) HTML
6 32 (10.22%) AngularJS
6 32 (10.22%) CSS
7 24 (7.67%) .NET Framework
7 24 (7.67%) ASP.NET
7 24 (7.67%) SOAP
8 19 (6.07%) React
9 18 (5.75%) Entity Framework
9 18 (5.75%) jQuery
9 18 (5.75%) JSON
10 17 (5.43%) Spring Boot
11 16 (5.11%) RESTful
12 15 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (4.79%) REST
13 14 (4.47%) .NET Core
13 14 (4.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.75%) User Experience
2 17 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.92%) PMI
8 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.96%) Blog
9 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.64%) Clustering
10 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.64%) Fintech
10 2 (0.64%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.35%) Linux
2 21 (6.71%) Windows
3 14 (4.47%) Unix
4 10 (3.19%) Android
5 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.88%) Scrum
2 55 (17.57%) DevOps
3 45 (14.38%) Project Management
4 43 (13.74%) Waterfall
5 37 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (11.82%) SDLC
6 33 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.54%) Test Automation
7 32 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (10.22%) TDD
8 26 (8.31%) Software Engineering
9 24 (7.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 23 (7.35%) OO
11 21 (6.71%) Risk Management
12 20 (6.39%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (6.39%) Microservices
12 20 (6.39%) Migration
13 19 (6.07%) MVC
14 18 (5.75%) ITIL
15 17 (5.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 92 (29.39%) Java
2 67 (21.41%) JavaScript
3 65 (20.77%) SQL
4 59 (18.85%) C#
5 29 (9.27%) Java 8
6 24 (7.67%) Python
7 15 (4.79%) PHP
8 13 (4.15%) Ruby
9 12 (3.83%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.24%) C
10 7 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.92%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.60%) C++
12 5 (1.60%) VB
13 4 (1.28%) Go
13 4 (1.28%) Groovy
14 3 (0.96%) Perl
14 3 (0.96%) Scala
15 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.15%) Degree
3 9 (2.88%) CISM
4 8 (2.56%) CISSP
5 7 (2.24%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.60%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.28%) ISEB
8 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.64%) HND
9 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CRISC
10 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.64%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (11.18%) Docker
2 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.96%) QEMU
4 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.83%) Ansible
3 12 (3.83%) Puppet
4 10 (3.19%) Terraform
5 7 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (1.92%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.11%) Google
3 15 (4.79%) Oracle
4 14 (4.47%) Teradata
5 6 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.60%) Adobe
6 5 (1.60%) SAP
6 5 (1.60%) VMware
7 3 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.96%) Casewise
7 3 (0.96%) Symantec
7 3 (0.96%) Twitter
8 2 (0.64%) Capita
8 2 (0.64%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.64%) McAfee
8 2 (0.64%) Perforce
8 2 (0.64%) Splunk
8 2 (0.64%) Tableau
8 2 (0.64%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.64%) Zend