Period
to 18 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 231 341 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.40% 25.20% 25.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.10% 29.07% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 234 258
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% -3.13%
10th Percentile £338 £311 £313
90th Percentile £588 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £52.50
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% -6.02% +2.15%

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 822 1,173 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.28% 86.70% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 742 738
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 58 48
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.26% -41.67% +71.43%
10th Percentile £13.93 £11.06 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.38 £51.50
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £24.13 £36.74
% change year-on-year +5.02% -34.33% +34.82%

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 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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
Knutsford +3 61 £400 - 7
Warrington +1 42 £450 -10.00% 39
Crewe 0 37 £491 +9.17% 10
Chester -1 28 £475 +26.67% 35
Macclesfield -1 17 £461 -2.89% 2
Northwich - 3 £413 - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 47 (20.35%) TDD
2 45 (19.48%) BDD
3 43 (18.61%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (18.61%) Scrum
4 41 (17.75%) Finance
4 41 (17.75%) Git (software)
5 39 (16.88%) Test Automation
6 34 (14.72%) JavaScript
7 32 (13.85%) Python
7 32 (13.85%) Jenkins
8 31 (13.42%) AngularJS
9 29 (12.55%) Project Management
9 29 (12.55%) JIRA
10 27 (11.69%) DevOps
11 26 (11.26%) SQL
12 25 (10.82%) Java
12 25 (10.82%) CSS
12 25 (10.82%) Waterfall
12 25 (10.82%) Deployment Automation
13 24 (10.39%) Docker
13 24 (10.39%) Public Cloud
14 23 (9.96%) C#
15 22 (9.52%) .NET
15 22 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (9.09%) Web Services
16 21 (9.09%) Banking
16 21 (9.09%) React
16 21 (9.09%) REST
17 20 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (8.66%) Linux

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 11 (4.76%) JBoss
2 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.03%) Confluence
4 6 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.30%) IIS
7 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.73%) InVision
3 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.30%) Sketch
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.87%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.43%) HFM
3 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.60%) BrowserStack
4 6 (2.60%) npm
4 6 (2.60%) OpenShift
4 6 (2.60%) PaaS
4 6 (2.60%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (1.30%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (1.30%) GitHub
5 3 (1.30%) SaaS
5 3 (1.30%) Serverless
6 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.87%) IaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Office 365
6 2 (0.87%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) HTTP
1 6 (2.60%) SSL
2 2 (0.87%) SCCP
3 1 (0.43%) 802.15
3 1 (0.43%) DNS
3 1 (0.43%) IPv6
3 1 (0.43%) NAS
3 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.16%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.16%) MySQL
3 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.73%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.87%) DB2
5 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) DataStax
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) HBase
6 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (17.75%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 29 (12.55%) JIRA
4 14 (6.06%) Selenium
5 10 (4.33%) IntelliJ
6 6 (2.60%) Gatling
6 6 (2.60%) JMeter
6 6 (2.60%) Subversion
6 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.16%) Babel
7 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.16%) Maven
7 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (2.16%) webpack
8 4 (1.73%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.87%) git-flow
9 2 (0.87%) Gradle
9 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (17.75%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Banking
3 11 (4.76%) Legal
4 9 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.73%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.30%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (19.48%) Developer
2 37 (16.02%) Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Architect
4 20 (8.66%) Business Analyst
5 18 (7.79%) Designer
6 15 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (5.19%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.33%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.33%) Programme Manager
9 10 (4.33%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (3.90%) Content Designer
10 9 (3.90%) Digital Architect
11 8 (3.46%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.03%) Digital Designer
12 7 (3.03%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.42%) AngularJS
2 25 (10.82%) CSS
3 22 (9.52%) .NET
4 21 (9.09%) React
4 21 (9.09%) REST
4 21 (9.09%) Web Services
5 20 (8.66%) HTML
6 15 (6.49%) Vue.js
7 14 (6.06%) JSON
7 14 (6.06%) Node.js
8 13 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (4.76%) ASP.NET
9 11 (4.76%) Django
10 10 (4.33%) Gherkin
11 9 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (3.90%) SOAP
12 8 (3.46%) Entity Framework
12 8 (3.46%) RESTful
13 7 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (3.03%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.39%) Public Cloud
2 19 (8.23%) User Experience
3 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.46%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.60%) SCADA
7 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.16%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.30%) AS400
9 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.30%) PMI
10 2 (0.87%) Clustering
10 2 (0.87%) Handset
10 2 (0.87%) Pharmacovigilance
11 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.66%) Linux
2 12 (5.19%) Windows
3 4 (1.73%) Android
3 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.35%) TDD
2 45 (19.48%) BDD
3 43 (18.61%) Scrum
4 39 (16.88%) Test Automation
5 29 (12.55%) Project Management
6 27 (11.69%) DevOps
7 25 (10.82%) Deployment Automation
7 25 (10.82%) Waterfall
8 22 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.79%) User Stories
11 17 (7.36%) Analytics
11 17 (7.36%) Performance Testing
12 16 (6.93%) Agile Project Management
12 16 (6.93%) Service Design
13 15 (6.49%) Business Analysis
13 15 (6.49%) MVC
13 15 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 14 (6.06%) Workflow
15 13 (5.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.72%) JavaScript
2 32 (13.85%) Python
3 26 (11.26%) SQL
4 25 (10.82%) Java
5 23 (9.96%) C#
6 9 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.16%) ES6
8 3 (1.30%) PHP
8 3 (1.30%) Ruby
8 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.87%) R
10 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.43%) Java 8
10 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (3.46%) Degree
2 5 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.73%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.30%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.87%) CCSP
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.87%) CISM
5 2 (0.87%) CISSP
5 2 (0.87%) IIBA
5 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CEH
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.73%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) GxP
2 2 (0.87%) PMO
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) GMP
System Software
1 24 (10.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.93%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.46%) Terraform
4 7 (3.03%) Puppet
5 5 (2.16%) Ansible
5 5 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.87%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.87%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.87%) Grafana
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Packer
6 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (7.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.46%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) HP
4 4 (1.73%) Adobe
4 4 (1.73%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (1.30%) SAP
6 2 (0.87%) Blue Coat
6 2 (0.87%) CA
6 2 (0.87%) EMC
6 2 (0.87%) Hyland
6 2 (0.87%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.87%) IBM
6 2 (0.87%) MobileIron
6 2 (0.87%) OpenText
6 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.87%) Splunk
6 2 (0.87%) VMware
7 1 (0.43%) Google