Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 319 272 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.26% 21.67% 30.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.03% 25.95% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 229 401
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £331 £312 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £650
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +41.03% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £55.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -24.42% +1.18% +6.25%

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 1,138 1,048 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.54% 83.51% 87.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 755 988
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -0.61% -0.61%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £573 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 46 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +34.38% -8.13%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.88 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -26.51%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 0 86 £450 -5.26% 8
Warrington 0 50 £450 -12.20% 26
Knutsford 0 46 £400 -5.88% 14
Chester -1 44 £375 -16.67% 34
Wilmslow +2 9 £375 +19.05% 7
Macclesfield -6 9 £630 +32.63% 7
Nantwich - 4 £350 - 3
Alderley Edge -1 2 £375 - 3
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 99 (31.03%) Scrum
2 90 (28.21%) Java
3 78 (24.45%) Finance
4 61 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 59 (18.50%) DevOps
6 58 (18.18%) SQL
7 54 (16.93%) C#
8 52 (16.30%) .NET
9 51 (15.99%) JavaScript
9 51 (15.99%) Project Management
10 49 (15.36%) Web Services
11 48 (15.05%) Node.js
12 45 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
13 43 (13.48%) Test Automation
13 43 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (12.54%) Waterfall
15 37 (11.60%) Git (software)
16 36 (11.29%) Spring
17 35 (10.97%) HTML
17 35 (10.97%) CSS
18 34 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (10.34%) Selenium
19 33 (10.34%) Docker
20 31 (9.72%) JIRA
20 31 (9.72%) SDLC
21 30 (9.40%) AngularJS
22 29 (9.09%) Jenkins
22 29 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
23 28 (8.78%) OO
24 25 (7.84%) Microsoft

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 22 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.02%) Confluence
3 6 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.88%) CMS
4 5 (1.57%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.94%) IIS
5 3 (0.94%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) Smallworld
Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.94%) InVision
5 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.63%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.94%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.45%) SaaS
4 9 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (2.51%) PaaS
6 6 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.57%) GitHub
7 5 (1.57%) IaaS
7 5 (1.57%) Trello
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.94%) Boomi
9 3 (0.94%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.63%) AtomSphere
10 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.63%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.25%) Internet
2 2 (0.63%) AMQP
2 2 (0.63%) ATM
2 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.31%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.45%) DB2
5 11 (3.45%) MySQL
5 11 (3.45%) Redis
6 7 (2.19%) Big Data
7 6 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.57%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.57%) HBase
8 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.94%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 37 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.34%) Selenium
3 31 (9.72%) JIRA
4 29 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 21 (6.58%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.58%) JMeter
6 17 (5.33%) JUnit
6 17 (5.33%) Visual Studio
7 16 (5.02%) Subversion
8 13 (4.08%) Maven
9 12 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (2.82%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.19%) Hudson
13 6 (1.88%) GitLab
13 6 (1.88%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.57%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.25%) Android Studio
General
1 78 (24.45%) Finance
2 11 (3.45%) Banking
3 9 (2.82%) Marketing
4 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.19%) Electronics
5 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.25%) Interactive Media
7 4 (1.25%) Law
7 4 (1.25%) Legal
7 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.94%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (38.87%) Developer
2 38 (11.91%) Analyst
3 29 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.46%) Architect
4 27 (8.46%) Business Analyst
5 25 (7.84%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.58%) Tester
7 17 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.70%) Lead Developer
10 14 (4.39%) Automation Tester
10 14 (4.39%) PHP Developer
11 13 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
13 11 (3.45%) C# Developer
13 11 (3.45%) Designer
13 11 (3.45%) Java Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) Scrum Master
15 9 (2.82%) Java Software Engineer
15 9 (2.82%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.30%) .NET
2 49 (15.36%) Web Services
3 48 (15.05%) Node.js
4 36 (11.29%) Spring
5 35 (10.97%) CSS
5 35 (10.97%) HTML
6 30 (9.40%) AngularJS
7 25 (7.84%) SOAP
8 20 (6.27%) JSON
8 20 (6.27%) RESTful
9 19 (5.96%) .NET Framework
9 19 (5.96%) React
10 18 (5.64%) ASP.NET
10 18 (5.64%) REST
10 18 (5.64%) XML
11 15 (4.70%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (4.08%) Spring Boot
13 12 (3.76%) .NET Core
13 12 (3.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.64%) User Experience
2 16 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.51%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.19%) PMI
7 4 (1.25%) Blog
7 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.94%) Clustering
8 3 (0.94%) Handset
8 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.94%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.94%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Fintech
9 2 (0.63%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.64%) Linux
1 18 (5.64%) Windows
2 13 (4.08%) Android
3 8 (2.51%) Unix
4 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (31.03%) Scrum
2 59 (18.50%) DevOps
3 51 (15.99%) Project Management
4 43 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (13.48%) Test Automation
5 40 (12.54%) Waterfall
6 34 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (9.72%) SDLC
8 29 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (8.78%) OO
10 24 (7.52%) TDD
11 23 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (6.90%) Software Engineering
13 21 (6.58%) MVC
13 21 (6.58%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 18 (5.64%) ITIL
14 18 (5.64%) Microservices
14 18 (5.64%) OOP
14 18 (5.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.21%) Java
2 58 (18.18%) SQL
3 54 (16.93%) C#
4 51 (15.99%) JavaScript
5 20 (6.27%) PHP
6 17 (5.33%) Java 8
6 17 (5.33%) Python
7 8 (2.51%) Ruby
8 7 (2.19%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.57%) C
9 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.25%) Kotlin
10 4 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.94%) Perl
11 3 (0.94%) VB
12 2 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) LotusScript
12 2 (0.63%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.08%) Degree
3 9 (2.82%) CISM
4 8 (2.51%) CISSP
4 8 (2.51%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.94%) ISEB
7 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CRISC
9 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.08%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) PMO
3 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 33 (10.34%) Docker
2 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.39%) Kubernetes
1 14 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.76%) Puppet
3 7 (2.19%) Ansible
3 7 (2.19%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (1.88%) Salt
5 5 (1.57%) Terraform
6 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 25 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.58%) Oracle
3 12 (3.76%) Google
3 12 (3.76%) SAP
4 11 (3.45%) Teradata
5 4 (1.25%) Adobe
5 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.25%) Pega
5 4 (1.25%) Zend
6 3 (0.94%) Blue Coat
6 3 (0.94%) Dell
6 3 (0.94%) SolarWinds
6 3 (0.94%) VMware
7 2 (0.63%) Casewise
7 2 (0.63%) Lotus
7 2 (0.63%) Twitter
8 1 (0.31%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.31%) HP
8 1 (0.31%) Sybase
8 1 (0.31%) Xamarin