Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Agile Software Development
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 310 405 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.33% 29.41% 24.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.83% 34.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 330 407
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% -10.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £325
90th Percentile £575 £600 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%

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 1114 1190 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.82% 86.42% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 857 1182
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.84 £20.14 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +13.35% -3.95%
10th Percentile £9.45 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.48 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.15
% change year-on-year +4.17% -20.40% +72.29%

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 13 December 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 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 13 December 2017. 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
Warrington 0 76 £525 +16.67% 17
Crewe +7 59 £500 +21.21% 5
Knutsford 0 52 £370 -8.07% 10
Chester -3 44 £375 -9.09% 16
Macclesfield -3 10 £306 -38.75% 11
Alderley Edge - 3 £425 - 4
Wilmslow -4 1 £315 -11.89% 3
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 91 (29.35%) Scrum
2 88 (28.39%) Finance
3 83 (26.77%) Java
4 73 (23.55%) Jenkins
5 62 (20.00%) Web Services
6 51 (16.45%) Project Management
6 51 (16.45%) Banking
7 50 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (14.84%) Test Automation
8 46 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (14.84%) DevOps
9 45 (14.52%) Git (software)
9 45 (14.52%) Waterfall
10 43 (13.87%) Linux
11 42 (13.55%) JavaScript
12 41 (13.23%) Spring
13 39 (12.58%) Python
14 37 (11.94%) Configuration Management
14 37 (11.94%) TDD
15 35 (11.29%) HTML
15 35 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 34 (10.97%) PowerShell
17 33 (10.65%) TeamCity
17 33 (10.65%) Puppet
18 32 (10.32%) SQL
18 32 (10.32%) Ansible
19 31 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
19 31 (10.00%) RESTful
19 31 (10.00%) Kanban
20 30 (9.68%) Ruby

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 16 (5.16%) CMS
2 13 (4.19%) Confluence
3 6 (1.94%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.61%) Apache
4 5 (1.61%) JBoss
4 5 (1.61%) nginx
4 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.97%) Drupal
6 3 (0.97%) WordPress
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.32%) PegaRULES
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Mingle
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.32%) HFM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.19%) PaaS
4 8 (2.58%) GitHub
5 7 (2.26%) IaaS
5 7 (2.26%) Office 365
6 6 (1.94%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.94%) Slack
7 4 (1.29%) SaaS
8 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.65%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) Datadog
10 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.55%) HTTP
2 6 (1.94%) Internet
3 5 (1.61%) Intranet
4 4 (1.29%) Firewall
5 3 (0.97%) FTP
5 3 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.65%) Skype
7 1 (0.32%) SMS
7 1 (0.32%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 17 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.19%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.58%) Big Data
5 8 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.94%) MySQL
8 5 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (23.55%) Jenkins
2 45 (14.52%) Git (software)
3 33 (10.65%) TeamCity
4 27 (8.71%) JIRA
5 22 (7.10%) Gradle
6 20 (6.45%) JUnit
7 18 (5.81%) Maven
8 14 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 13 (4.19%) SonarQube
10 11 (3.55%) Selenium
11 10 (3.23%) IntelliJ
11 10 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (2.90%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.90%) JProfiler
13 8 (2.58%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (1.61%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.61%) JMeter
15 5 (1.61%) WebDriver
16 4 (1.29%) Ant
General
1 88 (28.39%) Finance
2 51 (16.45%) Banking
3 8 (2.58%) Retail Banking
4 5 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.97%) Games
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Law
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (31.94%) Developer
2 50 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 40 (12.90%) Analyst
4 28 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (8.71%) Business Analyst
6 23 (7.42%) Project Manager
7 22 (7.10%) WebOps Engineer
8 20 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
9 16 (5.16%) Architect
10 13 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 13 (4.19%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 13 (4.19%) Azure DevOps
11 11 (3.55%) Agile Business Analyst
12 10 (3.23%) Consultant
12 10 (3.23%) Scrum Master
13 9 (2.90%) Agile Developer
14 8 (2.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
14 8 (2.58%) Node.js Developer
14 8 (2.58%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (20.00%) Web Services
2 41 (13.23%) Spring
3 35 (11.29%) HTML
4 31 (10.00%) RESTful
5 29 (9.35%) .NET
5 29 (9.35%) AngularJS
6 26 (8.39%) CSS
7 24 (7.74%) jQuery
7 24 (7.74%) JSON
8 22 (7.10%) SOAP
9 21 (6.77%) Hibernate
10 20 (6.45%) REST
11 18 (5.81%) Spring Boot
12 16 (5.16%) J2EE
12 16 (5.16%) JPA
12 16 (5.16%) Node.js
13 14 (4.52%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.87%) Ajax
14 12 (3.87%) CSS3
15 11 (3.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.55%) User Experience
4 8 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.61%) Clustering
6 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.29%) Social Media
6 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.29%) Web 2.0
7 3 (0.97%) CESG
7 3 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.97%) Robotics
7 3 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.65%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) RIA
8 2 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.87%) Linux
2 27 (8.71%) Windows
3 12 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.65%) Android
5 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.35%) Scrum
2 51 (16.45%) Project Management
3 50 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (14.84%) DevOps
4 46 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (14.84%) Test Automation
5 45 (14.52%) Waterfall
6 37 (11.94%) Configuration Management
6 37 (11.94%) TDD
7 31 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 31 (10.00%) Kanban
8 23 (7.42%) Web Operations
9 22 (7.10%) OO
9 22 (7.10%) PRINCE2
9 22 (7.10%) User Stories
10 21 (6.77%) Agile Project Management
10 21 (6.77%) SDLC
11 19 (6.13%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.81%) Business Analysis
12 18 (5.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (26.77%) Java
2 42 (13.55%) JavaScript
3 39 (12.58%) Python
4 34 (10.97%) PowerShell
5 32 (10.32%) SQL
6 30 (9.68%) Ruby
7 29 (9.35%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.13%) C#
9 8 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.29%) PHP
11 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.97%) C++
12 3 (0.97%) COBOL
12 3 (0.97%) Jython
12 3 (0.97%) Perl
13 2 (0.65%) Groovy
13 2 (0.65%) Scala
13 2 (0.65%) VB
14 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (3.87%) Degree
2 7 (2.26%) CISSP
3 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.29%) CISM
4 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.97%) CCDP
5 3 (0.97%) CCIE
5 3 (0.97%) CCNP
5 3 (0.97%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.97%) GCED
5 3 (0.97%) GCFA
5 3 (0.97%) GCIA
5 3 (0.97%) GCIH
5 3 (0.97%) GIAC
5 3 (0.97%) GREM
5 3 (0.97%) GSEC
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.23%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) PMO
3 3 (0.97%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (4.52%) Docker
2 5 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.61%) Xen
3 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.65%) XenApp
4 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (10.65%) Puppet
2 32 (10.32%) Ansible
3 24 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.55%) Terraform
5 8 (2.58%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.61%) Rancher
7 3 (0.97%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.97%) SCCM
8 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.32%) Nessus
8 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.42%) Oracle
3 14 (4.52%) Perforce
4 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.94%) Citrix
6 5 (1.61%) Adobe
6 5 (1.61%) VMware
7 4 (1.29%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.29%) IDERA
8 3 (0.97%) Apple
8 3 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.97%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.97%) Cisco
8 3 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (0.97%) SAP
9 2 (0.65%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.65%) AppSense
9 2 (0.65%) ATG
9 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.65%) Sitecore