Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 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 332 285 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.70% 26.05% 24.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.07% 31.18% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 218 360
Cheshire median daily rate £439 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £291 £313 £313
90th Percentile £558 £525 £625
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £25.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +109.83% -
North West median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -6.47% +14.09% +0.68%

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 1,104 914 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.45% 83.55% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 637 1,108
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £239 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 44 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +66.67% -7.46%
10th Percentile £10.76 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £55.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.65% +18.33% +33.33%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +2 76 £475 +18.75% 14
Warrington +1 65 £500 +29.03% 24
Chester -2 52 £375 -15.49% 27
Knutsford -1 40 £365 -7.59% 13
Macclesfield +1 19 £475 -5.00% 5
Wilmslow +2 7 £350 +3.70% 6
Runcorn +2 5 £330 -12.00% 9
Alderley Edge -4 2 £475 +58.33% 2
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 -
Nantwich - 2 £350 - 4
Widnes -6 1 £450 +24.14% 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 104 (31.33%) Java
2 84 (25.30%) Scrum
3 81 (24.40%) .NET
4 76 (22.89%) Finance
5 74 (22.29%) SQL
6 69 (20.78%) Waterfall
7 66 (19.88%) JavaScript
8 56 (16.87%) C#
9 54 (16.27%) Web Services
9 54 (16.27%) Jenkins
10 53 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 52 (15.66%) Project Management
12 51 (15.36%) DevOps
13 49 (14.76%) SQL Server
14 47 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (13.25%) HTML
15 44 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
16 42 (12.65%) Test Automation
17 41 (12.35%) Node.js
17 41 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (11.75%) SDLC
19 37 (11.14%) Docker
19 37 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (11.14%) Python
20 36 (10.84%) ASP.NET
20 36 (10.84%) CSS
21 35 (10.54%) Linux
21 35 (10.54%) Git (software)
22 32 (9.64%) JIRA
23 30 (9.04%) Middleware

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 24 (7.23%) CMS
2 15 (4.52%) JBoss
3 14 (4.22%) Apache
4 12 (3.61%) Confluence
5 11 (3.31%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (2.11%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.81%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.20%) SAS
10 4 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.60%) Mongoose
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) HFM
2 3 (0.90%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.90%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.63%) PaaS
4 12 (3.61%) OpenShift
5 10 (3.01%) SaaS
6 9 (2.71%) IaaS
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.51%) GitHub
9 4 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Boomi
10 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.60%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.11%) Internet
1 7 (2.11%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.20%) HTTP
3 3 (0.90%) Intranet
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) FTP
4 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) AMQP
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.22%) DB2
5 14 (4.22%) Redis
6 11 (3.31%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.01%) Big Data
8 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.41%) MySQL
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.90%) HBase
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 54 (16.27%) Jenkins
2 35 (10.54%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.64%) JIRA
4 24 (7.23%) Visual Studio
5 17 (5.12%) JUnit
6 16 (4.82%) Maven
6 16 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (4.52%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.61%) Selenium
9 10 (3.01%) Subversion
10 9 (2.71%) Gradle
10 9 (2.71%) Mockito
11 8 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (2.11%) Mocha
12 7 (2.11%) Rational Rose
13 6 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.51%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.51%) GitLab
14 5 (1.51%) Hudson
14 5 (1.51%) SonarQube
General
1 76 (22.89%) Finance
2 30 (9.04%) Banking
3 8 (2.41%) Investment Banking
3 8 (2.41%) Law
3 8 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.20%) Retail
5 3 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.60%) Interactive Media
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Local Government
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 137 (41.27%) Developer
2 32 (9.64%) Architect
3 30 (9.04%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.83%) .NET Developer
5 24 (7.23%) Analyst
5 24 (7.23%) Lead Developer
6 22 (6.63%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.72%) Business Analyst
7 19 (5.72%) Node.js Developer
8 16 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (3.61%) Agile Developer
10 12 (3.61%) Consultant
10 12 (3.61%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Java Engineer
11 11 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.31%) WebOps Engineer
12 10 (3.01%) Agile Business Analyst
12 10 (3.01%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (24.40%) .NET
2 54 (16.27%) Web Services
3 44 (13.25%) HTML
4 41 (12.35%) Node.js
5 36 (10.84%) ASP.NET
5 36 (10.84%) CSS
6 30 (9.04%) AngularJS
6 30 (9.04%) Middleware
7 28 (8.43%) .NET Framework
7 28 (8.43%) Spring
8 25 (7.53%) JSON
9 24 (7.23%) jQuery
10 19 (5.72%) HTML5
11 17 (5.12%) CSS3
12 16 (4.82%) SOAP
12 16 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (4.22%) .NET Core
13 14 (4.22%) Ajax
13 14 (4.22%) Entity Framework
14 13 (3.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.52%) User Experience
4 11 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.71%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.41%) PMI
7 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.20%) W3C
7 4 (1.20%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.60%) Clustering
9 2 (0.60%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.54%) Linux
2 25 (7.53%) Windows
3 13 (3.92%) Unix
4 9 (2.71%) Android
5 8 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.30%) Scrum
2 69 (20.78%) Waterfall
3 52 (15.66%) Project Management
4 51 (15.36%) DevOps
5 47 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (12.65%) Test Automation
7 41 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (11.75%) SDLC
9 37 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (9.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 27 (8.13%) Kanban
12 25 (7.53%) TDD
13 23 (6.93%) Software Engineering
14 22 (6.63%) CRM
15 21 (6.33%) Content Management
16 20 (6.02%) Configuration Management
16 20 (6.02%) MVC
16 20 (6.02%) Risk Management
17 19 (5.72%) ERP
17 19 (5.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 104 (31.33%) Java
2 74 (22.29%) SQL
3 66 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 56 (16.87%) C#
5 37 (11.14%) Python
6 28 (8.43%) Ruby
7 27 (8.13%) Java 8
8 25 (7.53%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.82%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.92%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.41%) PHP
12 7 (2.11%) C
12 7 (2.11%) Go
12 7 (2.11%) Perl
13 6 (1.81%) VB
14 5 (1.51%) C++
14 5 (1.51%) Groovy
14 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.20%) Scala
15 4 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.31%) Degree
2 10 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.41%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.51%) CISSP
4 5 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.20%) CISM
6 3 (0.90%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.90%) ISEB
7 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.60%) GCED
7 2 (0.60%) GCFA
7 2 (0.60%) GCIA
7 2 (0.60%) GCIH
7 2 (0.60%) GIAC
7 2 (0.60%) GREM
7 2 (0.60%) GSEC
7 2 (0.60%) HND
7 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.71%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) PMO
3 2 (0.60%) CESG Infosec
3 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (11.14%) Docker
2 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.90%) QEMU
3 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (8.13%) Ansible
2 23 (6.93%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (6.33%) Puppet
4 18 (5.42%) Terraform
5 14 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.20%) Salt
8 3 (0.90%) logstash
9 2 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.30%) Grafana
10 1 (0.30%) Nessus
10 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.52%) Red Hat
3 14 (4.22%) Oracle
3 14 (4.22%) Teradata
4 9 (2.71%) Adobe
5 7 (2.11%) Casewise
6 5 (1.51%) VMware
7 4 (1.20%) Google
7 4 (1.20%) IBM
7 4 (1.20%) SAP
8 3 (0.90%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.90%) Dell
8 3 (0.90%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.90%) Splunk
8 3 (0.90%) Symantec
9 2 (0.60%) Lotus
9 2 (0.60%) McAfee
9 2 (0.60%) Perforce
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com