Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 273 313 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.91% 23.43% 28.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.44% 27.72% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 270 308
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £333 £300 £300
90th Percentile £545 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -10.26% -
10th Percentile £21.40 £35.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £39.50
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% -3.41% +17.33%

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 1,073 1,129 1,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.12% 84.51% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 826 830
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -19.72% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.40 £36.75 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%

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 18 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 December 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 81 £450 -10.00% 10
Warrington -6 45 £418 -20.48% 25
Knutsford -3 38 £400 +8.11% 9
Chester +1 36 £375 - 20
Wilmslow +1 9 £375 +19.05% 8
Macclesfield -9 6 £394 +65.79% 4
Alderley Edge 0 3 £425 - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (35.53%) Scrum
2 79 (28.94%) Java
3 62 (22.71%) Finance
4 55 (20.15%) JavaScript
5 51 (18.68%) DevOps
6 48 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (15.75%) Test Automation
9 38 (13.92%) Web Services
10 37 (13.55%) Selenium
11 36 (13.19%) CSS
12 34 (12.45%) C#
12 34 (12.45%) HTML
12 34 (12.45%) Project Management
12 34 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (12.45%) Node.js
13 33 (12.09%) SQL
14 32 (11.72%) Git (software)
15 31 (11.36%) .NET
16 29 (10.62%) JIRA
17 28 (10.26%) Waterfall
18 26 (9.52%) Jenkins
19 25 (9.16%) JSON
19 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
19 25 (9.16%) OO
20 24 (8.79%) XML
20 24 (8.79%) SOAP
20 24 (8.79%) TDD
20 24 (8.79%) RESTful
20 24 (8.79%) Microservices

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 21 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.03%) Confluence
3 8 (2.93%) CMS
4 6 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.10%) IIS
6 3 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.73%) Apache
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.47%) InVision
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.73%) UXPin
5 1 (0.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.73%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.93%) SaaS
4 7 (2.56%) IaaS
5 5 (1.83%) Boomi
5 5 (1.83%) GitHub
5 5 (1.83%) PaaS
6 3 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.10%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.10%) Trello
6 3 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.73%) npm
7 2 (0.73%) Office 365
7 2 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.10%) Intranet
2 2 (0.73%) ATM
3 1 (0.37%) AMQP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
3 1 (0.37%) Network Security
3 1 (0.37%) Skype
3 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.49%) MySQL
3 7 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.83%) Big Data
5 5 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.73%) HBase
7 2 (0.73%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.73%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 37 (13.55%) Selenium
2 32 (11.72%) Git (software)
3 29 (10.62%) JIRA
4 26 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 21 (7.69%) JMeter
6 18 (6.59%) Cucumber
7 16 (5.86%) JUnit
8 14 (5.13%) WebDriver
9 13 (4.76%) Maven
10 12 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (4.03%) Subversion
12 6 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.20%) GitLab
12 6 (2.20%) gulp
12 6 (2.20%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.20%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.20%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.47%) Android Studio
13 4 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 62 (22.71%) Finance
2 12 (4.40%) Marketing
3 11 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.66%) Electronics
4 10 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.30%) Banking
6 5 (1.83%) Law
7 4 (1.47%) Legal
8 3 (1.10%) Billing
8 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Automotive
9 2 (0.73%) Back Office
9 2 (0.73%) Games
9 2 (0.73%) Local Government
9 2 (0.73%) Publishing
9 2 (0.73%) Retail
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (37.36%) Developer
2 41 (15.02%) Analyst
3 28 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 24 (8.79%) Tester
5 23 (8.42%) Java Developer
6 21 (7.69%) Architect
7 17 (6.23%) Automation Tester
8 16 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.13%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.13%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.76%) PHP Developer
11 11 (4.03%) Designer
12 10 (3.66%) Scrum Master
13 8 (2.93%) C# Developer
13 8 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
14 7 (2.56%) Agile Developer
14 7 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.56%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.56%) User Researcher
15 6 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.92%) Web Services
2 36 (13.19%) CSS
3 34 (12.45%) HTML
3 34 (12.45%) Node.js
4 31 (11.36%) .NET
5 25 (9.16%) JSON
6 24 (8.79%) RESTful
6 24 (8.79%) SOAP
6 24 (8.79%) XML
7 22 (8.06%) AngularJS
8 21 (7.69%) Spring
9 19 (6.96%) React
10 15 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (4.76%) REST
12 10 (3.66%) Ajax
12 10 (3.66%) HTML5
12 10 (3.66%) jQuery
12 10 (3.66%) Spring Boot
13 9 (3.30%) ASP.NET
13 9 (3.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.06%) User Experience
2 21 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.83%) Blog
5 5 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.47%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.10%) Clustering
7 3 (1.10%) Handset
7 3 (1.10%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.73%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.73%) PMI
8 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) Tandem
9 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.13%) Android
1 14 (5.13%) Windows
2 11 (4.03%) Linux
3 10 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.73%) Unix
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (35.53%) Scrum
2 51 (18.68%) DevOps
3 48 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (15.75%) Test Automation
5 34 (12.45%) Project Management
6 28 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 25 (9.16%) OO
8 24 (8.79%) Microservices
8 24 (8.79%) TDD
9 23 (8.42%) User Stories
10 21 (7.69%) MVC
10 21 (7.69%) SDLC
10 21 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.59%) BDD
12 18 (6.59%) Business Analysis
13 17 (6.23%) OOP
14 16 (5.86%) Integration Testing
14 16 (5.86%) ITIL
14 16 (5.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.94%) Java
2 55 (20.15%) JavaScript
3 34 (12.45%) C#
4 33 (12.09%) SQL
5 20 (7.33%) PHP
6 15 (5.49%) Python
7 13 (4.76%) Java 8
8 5 (1.83%) Kotlin
8 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.47%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.10%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.10%) Ruby
10 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.73%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (0.73%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.73%) Go
11 2 (0.73%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.73%) PHP 5
11 2 (0.73%) R
11 2 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (5.13%) Degree
2 12 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.47%) ISEB
3 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.10%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.10%) CISM
4 3 (1.10%) CISSP
4 3 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.13%) QA
2 8 (2.93%) SLA
3 3 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (6.23%) Docker
2 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.93%) Puppet
3 5 (1.83%) Ansible
4 4 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.47%) Terraform
5 3 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.10%) Salt
6 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.06%) Oracle
3 15 (5.49%) SAP
4 12 (4.40%) Google
5 11 (4.03%) Adobe
6 5 (1.83%) Dell
7 4 (1.47%) Pega
7 4 (1.47%) VMware
8 3 (1.10%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.10%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.10%) Tealium
8 3 (1.10%) Zend
9 2 (0.73%) Twitter
9 2 (0.73%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.37%) Casewise
10 1 (0.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 1 (0.37%) HP
10 1 (0.37%) Telerik