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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
North West / Cheshire
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 130 220 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.67% 22.80% 17.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.28% 27.06% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 114
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.02 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year +0.59% +16.95%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 813 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.25% 84.25% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 511 448
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 29 £438 +8.02% 15
Warrington +1 18 £394 -12.50% 4
Knutsford -1 11 £475 +7.04% 10
Crewe - 10 £400 - 4
Macclesfield -1 7 £500 +1.26% 8
Alderley Edge 0 2 £300 -
Runcorn - 2 £375 - 3
Daresbury - 2 £369 -
Northwich - 1 £420 - 3
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 84 (32.56%) Java
2 73 (28.29%) Scrum
3 72 (27.91%) Finance
4 51 (19.77%) JavaScript
5 48 (18.60%) Web Services
6 45 (17.44%) TDD
7 38 (14.73%) SQL
8 37 (14.34%) HTML
8 37 (14.34%) Spring
9 35 (13.57%) RESTful
10 33 (12.79%) OO
11 32 (12.40%) Project Management
12 31 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (12.02%) Banking
12 31 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (11.63%) Git (software)
13 30 (11.63%) DevOps
14 29 (11.24%) AngularJS
14 29 (11.24%) C#
15 27 (10.47%) J2EE
15 27 (10.47%) Oracle
15 27 (10.47%) Linux
15 27 (10.47%) Jenkins
16 24 (9.30%) CSS
16 24 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (9.30%) jQuery
17 23 (8.91%) JSON
17 23 (8.91%) ETL
18 22 (8.53%) Kanban
19 21 (8.14%) Waterfall

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 7 (2.71%) CMS
1 7 (2.71%) Tomcat
1 7 (2.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.33%) Apache
2 6 (2.33%) Confluence
3 5 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.55%) JBoss
4 4 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.16%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.39%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MS Office
2 5 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.94%) MS Project
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.39%) Mingle
4 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.39%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 6 (2.33%) GitHub
4 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (1.55%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (1.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.55%) PaaS
6 3 (1.16%) SaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Trello
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.55%) AMQP
1 4 (1.55%) Firewall
1 4 (1.55%) Kerberos
1 4 (1.55%) VPN
2 3 (1.16%) SSL
2 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.78%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.78%) IPsec
3 2 (0.78%) LAN
3 2 (0.78%) WAN
3 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.39%) Network Security
4 1 (0.39%) RS-232
4 1 (0.39%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.14%) MongoDB
2 20 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.20%) MySQL
5 14 (5.43%) Big Data
6 12 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.33%) Data Mart
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.33%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.94%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.94%) DB2
10 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.55%) Essbase
11 4 (1.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.98%) JIRA
4 16 (6.20%) Selenium
5 9 (3.49%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (3.10%) ERwin
6 8 (3.10%) IntelliJ
6 8 (3.10%) JUnit
7 7 (2.71%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.71%) gulp
7 7 (2.71%) Mockito
8 6 (2.33%) Gradle
8 6 (2.33%) Grunt
8 6 (2.33%) Subversion
8 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.55%) Maven
10 4 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (27.91%) Finance
2 31 (12.02%) Banking
3 9 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (3.10%) Back Office
5 7 (2.71%) Retail
6 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.16%) Legal
7 3 (1.16%) Marketing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 98 (37.98%) Developer
2 49 (18.99%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.69%) Project Manager
4 23 (8.91%) Analyst
5 21 (8.14%) Architect
5 21 (8.14%) Business Analyst
6 10 (3.88%) Tester
7 9 (3.49%) Agile Developer
7 9 (3.49%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (3.49%) Angular Developer
7 9 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (3.49%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.10%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (3.10%) Java Architect
9 7 (2.71%) .NET Developer
9 7 (2.71%) C# Developer
9 7 (2.71%) DBA
9 7 (2.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.60%) Web Services
2 37 (14.34%) HTML
2 37 (14.34%) Spring
3 35 (13.57%) RESTful
4 29 (11.24%) AngularJS
5 27 (10.47%) J2EE
6 24 (9.30%) CSS
6 24 (9.30%) jQuery
7 23 (8.91%) JSON
8 18 (6.98%) .NET
8 18 (6.98%) XML
9 16 (6.20%) HTML5
10 15 (5.81%) SOAP
11 14 (5.43%) CSS3
12 12 (4.65%) Node.js
13 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET
13 11 (4.26%) Hibernate
13 11 (4.26%) Spring Boot
14 10 (3.88%) Ajax
14 10 (3.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.65%) User Experience
3 11 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.71%) Derivative
4 7 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
6 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.16%) PMI
9 2 (0.78%) CESG
9 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.78%) EPoS
9 2 (0.78%) iPad
9 2 (0.78%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.47%) Linux
2 21 (8.14%) Windows
3 12 (4.65%) Unix
4 8 (3.10%) Android
5 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.16%) AIX
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.29%) Scrum
2 45 (17.44%) TDD
3 33 (12.79%) OO
4 32 (12.40%) Project Management
5 31 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (11.63%) DevOps
7 23 (8.91%) ETL
8 22 (8.53%) Kanban
9 21 (8.14%) Waterfall
10 18 (6.98%) Data Modelling
11 16 (6.20%) E-Commerce
11 16 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (6.20%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (5.81%) MVC
13 14 (5.43%) Migration
13 14 (5.43%) OOP
13 14 (5.43%) SDLC
14 13 (5.04%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 84 (32.56%) Java
2 51 (19.77%) JavaScript
3 38 (14.73%) SQL
4 29 (11.24%) C#
5 17 (6.59%) Python
6 9 (3.49%) Perl
7 5 (1.94%) C++
7 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.94%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.55%) Go
8 4 (1.55%) PHP
9 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.78%) Groovy
10 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.39%) R
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (2.33%) AWS Certification
2 5 (1.94%) Degree
2 5 (1.94%) ISEB
3 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (0.78%) CISSP
5 2 (0.78%) CITP
5 2 (0.78%) IIBA
5 2 (0.78%) IISP
5 2 (0.78%) MBCS
5 2 (0.78%) PhD
5 2 (0.78%) PMP
5 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.39%) APMP
6 1 (0.39%) CBAP
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.04%) QA
2 5 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.55%) PMO
4 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.78%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (4.26%) Docker
2 8 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.88%) Puppet
3 7 (2.71%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.94%) Salt
6 4 (1.55%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.78%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.78%) Control-M
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.78%) Nagios
8 1 (0.39%) Grafana
8 1 (0.39%) Graphite
8 1 (0.39%) SCCM
8 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (10.47%) Oracle
2 19 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.49%) Talend
4 7 (2.71%) IDERA
5 5 (1.94%) Google
5 5 (1.94%) hybris
5 5 (1.94%) Tableau
6 4 (1.55%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.55%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.55%) Zend
7 3 (1.16%) Apple
7 3 (1.16%) ATG
7 3 (1.16%) SAP
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe
8 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.78%) Citrix
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.78%) Saba
8 2 (0.78%) Teradata
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago