Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 212 286 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.63% 22.19% 22.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.11% 25.74% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 209 258
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £362 £331 £306
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -10.26%
North West median hourly rate £47.00 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +44.62% -16.67% -9.83%

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 782 1,111 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.18% 86.19% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 731 814
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £617
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 71 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £17.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.89% +35.38% -33.76%
10th Percentile £13.44 £13.45 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £21.76 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.79% -22.29% +33.05%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 0 62 £475 +5.56% 12
Warrington +5 51 £500 +17.65% 28
Chester -2 24 £513 +36.67% 23
Macclesfield +5 9 £450 -14.29% 2
Knutsford -10 4 £438 +9.38% 9
Alderley Edge +3 3 £600 +41.18% 4
Runcorn - 3 - - 3
Congleton - 3 £313 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £390 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 100 (47.17%) Scrum
2 70 (33.02%) Azure
3 61 (28.77%) C#
4 60 (28.30%) Microsoft
5 58 (27.36%) JavaScript
6 55 (25.94%) .NET
7 52 (24.53%) Java
8 46 (21.70%) ASP.NET
8 46 (21.70%) Public Sector
9 43 (20.28%) Kanban
10 41 (19.34%) Workflow
10 41 (19.34%) AWS
10 41 (19.34%) Serverless
11 40 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (17.92%) CRM
13 37 (17.45%) Dynamics CRM
14 36 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 36 (16.98%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (16.98%) Case Management
15 35 (16.51%) Power BI
15 35 (16.51%) Power Platform
16 34 (16.04%) Azure Functions
17 33 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (15.09%) Project Management
19 31 (14.62%) Creative Thinking
20 28 (13.21%) TDD
21 27 (12.74%) DevOps
22 24 (11.32%) Finance
22 24 (11.32%) Git (software)
23 23 (10.85%) HTML

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 14 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.66%) Confluence
3 7 (3.30%) JBoss
4 5 (2.36%) IIS
5 4 (1.89%) Apache
5 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.89%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.47%) Luigi
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) InVision
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (17.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (33.02%) Azure
2 41 (19.34%) AWS
2 41 (19.34%) Serverless
3 36 (16.98%) Dynamics 365
4 35 (16.51%) Power Platform
5 34 (16.04%) Azure Functions
6 12 (5.66%) GitHub
7 7 (3.30%) GCP
7 7 (3.30%) Office 365
8 4 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.89%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.89%) PaaS
9 3 (1.42%) IaaS
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.94%) Trello
10 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.47%) 802.11
3 1 (0.47%) 802.15
3 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
3 1 (0.47%) IPv6
3 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
3 1 (0.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 36 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (16.51%) Power BI
4 18 (8.49%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.94%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.94%) MySQL
7 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.94%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.47%) DataStage
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.43%) JIRA
3 18 (8.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.25%) Selenium
5 6 (2.83%) Maven
5 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.89%) GitLab
7 4 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.42%) git-flow
8 3 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.94%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.94%) JMeter
9 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.47%) ERwin
10 1 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 46 (21.70%) Public Sector
2 24 (11.32%) Finance
3 14 (6.60%) Banking
4 11 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.72%) Legal
6 7 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.83%) Marketing
8 5 (2.36%) Electronics
8 5 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.42%) Retail
11 1 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (32.55%) Developer
2 26 (12.26%) Architect
3 19 (8.96%) Analyst
3 19 (8.96%) Designer
4 17 (8.02%) Cloud Architect
4 17 (8.02%) Microsoft Developer
4 17 (8.02%) Senior Architect
5 15 (7.08%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.60%) Consultant
6 14 (6.60%) Content Designer
7 13 (6.13%) .NET Developer
7 13 (6.13%) Senior Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.19%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.72%) AWS Architect
9 10 (4.72%) Digital Content Designer
9 10 (4.72%) Digital Designer
9 10 (4.72%) Functional Consultant
10 9 (4.25%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (3.30%) CRM Developer
11 7 (3.30%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (25.94%) .NET
2 46 (21.70%) ASP.NET
3 23 (10.85%) HTML
4 18 (8.49%) CSS
4 18 (8.49%) Web Services
5 12 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.72%) REST
7 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (4.25%) HTML5
7 9 (4.25%) jQuery
7 9 (4.25%) Node.js
8 7 (3.30%) SOAP
8 7 (3.30%) XML
9 6 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.83%) CSS3
9 6 (2.83%) LESS
9 6 (2.83%) Sass
9 6 (2.83%) Spring
9 6 (2.83%) Spring Boot
10 5 (2.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.38%) Public Cloud
2 20 (9.43%) User Experience
3 19 (8.96%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.89%) Handset
9 3 (1.42%) Clustering
9 3 (1.42%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) Life Science
11 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.55%) Windows
2 10 (4.72%) Linux
3 6 (2.83%) Unix
4 4 (1.89%) Android
4 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (47.17%) Scrum
2 43 (20.28%) Kanban
3 41 (19.34%) Workflow
4 38 (17.92%) CRM
5 36 (16.98%) Case Management
6 33 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (15.09%) Project Management
8 31 (14.62%) Creative Thinking
9 28 (13.21%) TDD
10 27 (12.74%) DevOps
11 22 (10.38%) BDD
11 22 (10.38%) Migration
12 21 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 19 (8.96%) Analytics
14 18 (8.49%) Business Analysis
15 16 (7.55%) Agile Project Management
15 16 (7.55%) User Stories
16 15 (7.08%) Project Delivery
17 14 (6.60%) Microservices
18 13 (6.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.77%) C#
2 58 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 52 (24.53%) Java
4 19 (8.96%) SQL
5 18 (8.49%) Python
6 12 (5.66%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.19%) Ruby
8 7 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.89%) Perl
10 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.94%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.94%) C
11 2 (0.94%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.94%) PHP
11 2 (0.94%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (6.13%) Degree
2 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.66%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CWDP
7 1 (0.47%) IIBA
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.49%) NCSC
2 17 (8.02%) QA
3 6 (2.83%) PMO
4 5 (2.36%) GxP
5 3 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (5.66%) Docker
2 7 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.89%) VirtualBox
3 4 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (3.77%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.42%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.42%) Puppet
4 2 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.94%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.77%) Google
3 7 (3.30%) VMware
4 6 (2.83%) Demandware
4 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.36%) Oracle
5 5 (2.36%) SAP
6 4 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.89%) MobileIron
6 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.42%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.42%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.42%) Informatica
7 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.42%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.42%) Talend
8 2 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (0.94%) Tableau
9 1 (0.47%) F5