Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 332 323 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.21% 26.32% 20.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.83% 31.12% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 268 328
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £591 £675
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +110.53% -32.14%
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +5.56%

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 1,113 1,038 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.51% 84.60% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 757 1,077
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £583
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +18.18% -21.02%
10th Percentile £10.79 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -15.74% -8.79% +48.19%

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 February 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 21 February 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 +3 89 £500 +25.00% 13
Warrington 0 80 £523 +16.11% 14
Knutsford +3 49 £366 +12.69% 16
Chester -2 37 £350 -15.66% 27
Macclesfield -2 13 £238 -52.50% 13
Runcorn +6 4 £330 -12.00% 4
Alderley Edge -4 3 £425 - 4
Wilmslow -2 1 £350 +29.63% 10
Widnes - 1 £450 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 97 (29.22%) Java
2 95 (28.61%) Scrum
3 74 (22.29%) Jenkins
4 67 (20.18%) Finance
5 62 (18.67%) Waterfall
6 55 (16.57%) Project Management
7 54 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (15.96%) JavaScript
9 52 (15.66%) HTML
9 52 (15.66%) DevOps
10 51 (15.36%) Web Services
11 50 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (14.16%) .NET
12 47 (14.16%) Test Automation
13 44 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 44 (13.25%) Python
14 42 (12.65%) Linux
15 41 (12.35%) Ansible
16 39 (11.75%) Ruby
17 38 (11.45%) PowerShell
17 38 (11.45%) Configuration Management
18 37 (11.14%) SQL
19 36 (10.84%) CSS
19 36 (10.84%) Git (software)
20 35 (10.54%) TeamCity
20 35 (10.54%) Puppet
20 35 (10.54%) Banking
21 34 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (9.94%) SQL Server
23 31 (9.34%) Bash Shell

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 27 (8.13%) CMS
2 15 (4.52%) Apache
2 15 (4.52%) JBoss
3 10 (3.01%) Umbraco
4 8 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.11%) Confluence
6 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.90%) Drupal
8 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.90%) WordPress
9 2 (0.60%) Mongoose
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.60%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) HFM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.63%) PaaS
4 11 (3.31%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.71%) IaaS
5 9 (2.71%) SaaS
6 7 (2.11%) GitHub
7 3 (0.90%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.60%) Office 365
8 2 (0.60%) Slack
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.30%) Boomi
9 1 (0.30%) Datadog
9 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.71%) HTTP
1 9 (2.71%) Internet
2 4 (1.20%) Firewall
2 4 (1.20%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.90%) FTP
3 3 (0.90%) Intranet
3 3 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.30%) Skype
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.01%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.71%) Big Data
5 8 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.81%) MySQL
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.30%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 74 (22.29%) Jenkins
2 36 (10.84%) Git (software)
3 35 (10.54%) TeamCity
4 24 (7.23%) JIRA
5 19 (5.72%) JUnit
5 19 (5.72%) Maven
6 17 (5.12%) Gradle
7 14 (4.22%) Selenium
8 12 (3.61%) Visual Studio
9 10 (3.01%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.81%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.81%) gulp
12 6 (1.81%) JProfiler
12 6 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.51%) Ant
13 5 (1.51%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.51%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.20%) Rational Rose
General
1 67 (20.18%) Finance
2 35 (10.54%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.81%) Law
5 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.90%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Legal
6 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 99 (29.82%) Developer
2 36 (10.84%) Analyst
3 33 (9.94%) Java Developer
4 30 (9.04%) Business Analyst
4 30 (9.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (7.53%) WebOps Engineer
6 24 (7.23%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.02%) Architect
8 17 (5.12%) Agile Developer
9 16 (4.82%) Delivery Manager
10 14 (4.22%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (4.22%) Azure DevOps
11 13 (3.92%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.92%) Node.js Developer
12 12 (3.61%) Scrum Master
12 12 (3.61%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.31%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 11 (3.31%) Lead Developer
14 10 (3.01%) Senior Manager
15 9 (2.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.66%) HTML
2 51 (15.36%) Web Services
3 47 (14.16%) .NET
4 36 (10.84%) CSS
5 27 (8.13%) Node.js
6 26 (7.83%) AngularJS
6 26 (7.83%) Middleware
7 24 (7.23%) jQuery
7 24 (7.23%) Spring
8 23 (6.93%) JSON
9 22 (6.63%) CSS3
10 20 (6.02%) HTML5
11 18 (5.42%) ASP.NET
11 18 (5.42%) RESTful
12 15 (4.52%) Ajax
13 14 (4.22%) Hibernate
14 12 (3.61%) React
14 12 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (3.31%) J2EE
15 11 (3.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.72%) User Experience
2 17 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.11%) Web 2.0
6 6 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.81%) W3C
7 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.90%) Animation
9 3 (0.90%) CESG
9 3 (0.90%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (0.90%) PMI
9 3 (0.90%) Robotics
10 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.60%) Fintech
10 2 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.65%) Linux
2 26 (7.83%) Windows
3 12 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.20%) Android
6 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (28.61%) Scrum
2 62 (18.67%) Waterfall
3 55 (16.57%) Project Management
4 54 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (15.66%) DevOps
6 50 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (14.16%) Test Automation
8 38 (11.45%) Configuration Management
9 31 (9.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (9.34%) Kanban
10 26 (7.83%) Web Operations
11 24 (7.23%) Business Analysis
11 24 (7.23%) Content Management
11 24 (7.23%) User Stories
12 23 (6.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 23 (6.93%) SDLC
12 23 (6.93%) TDD
13 22 (6.63%) Agile Project Management
13 22 (6.63%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 97 (29.22%) Java
2 53 (15.96%) JavaScript
3 44 (13.25%) Python
4 39 (11.75%) Ruby
5 38 (11.45%) PowerShell
6 37 (11.14%) SQL
7 31 (9.34%) Bash Shell
8 18 (5.42%) C#
9 8 (2.41%) Perl
10 7 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.51%) PHP
11 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.20%) Go
12 4 (1.20%) Jython
12 4 (1.20%) Scala
12 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.20%) VB
13 3 (0.90%) COBOL
14 1 (0.30%) C++
14 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (4.52%) Degree
2 6 (1.81%) CISSP
2 6 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.90%) CCDP
5 3 (0.90%) CCIE
5 3 (0.90%) CCNP
5 3 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.90%) CISM
5 3 (0.90%) GCED
5 3 (0.90%) GCFA
5 3 (0.90%) GCIA
5 3 (0.90%) GCIH
5 3 (0.90%) GIAC
5 3 (0.90%) GREM
5 3 (0.90%) GSEC
5 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.01%) QA
2 6 (1.81%) PMO
3 3 (0.90%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (6.02%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.60%) XenApp
2 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (12.35%) Ansible
2 35 (10.54%) Puppet
3 31 (9.34%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.52%) Terraform
5 9 (2.71%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (0.90%) logstash
6 3 (0.90%) SCCM
7 1 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.30%) Nessus
7 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Rancher
7 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (4.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.52%) Oracle
3 12 (3.61%) Red Hat
4 10 (3.01%) Adobe
5 6 (1.81%) Perforce
6 4 (1.20%) Casewise
6 4 (1.20%) IDERA
7 3 (0.90%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.90%) Blue Prism
7 3 (0.90%) Cisco
7 3 (0.90%) IBM
7 3 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.60%) Apple
8 2 (0.60%) Citrix
8 2 (0.60%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.60%) SAP
8 2 (0.60%) Twitter
9 1 (0.30%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.30%) Optimizely