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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 174 276 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.36% 30.00% 19.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.89% 35.66% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 221 132
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 774 855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.18% 84.13% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 562 514
Median daily rate £400 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 48 £450 +5.88% 19
Warrington 0 38 £425 -10.52% 7
Knutsford -1 26 £400 -5.88% 11
Macclesfield -2 11 £445 +2.29% 3
Alderley Edge -1 2 - -
Crewe - 2 £400 - 6
Wilmslow - 2 £338 - 7
Widnes - 1 £363 -
Daresbury - 1 £388 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 109 (35.62%) Java
2 103 (33.66%) Finance
3 72 (23.53%) Scrum
4 65 (21.24%) Banking
5 55 (17.97%) JavaScript
6 50 (16.34%) Spring
7 49 (16.01%) Web Services
8 47 (15.36%) SQL
9 46 (15.03%) TDD
10 45 (14.71%) RESTful
10 45 (14.71%) Waterfall
11 41 (13.40%) Git (software)
12 36 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (11.76%) Oracle
13 33 (10.78%) Spring Boot
14 32 (10.46%) OO
15 30 (9.80%) DevOps
16 29 (9.48%) C#
16 29 (9.48%) Test Automation
17 28 (9.15%) Kanban
17 28 (9.15%) jQuery
17 28 (9.15%) HTML
17 28 (9.15%) Linux
17 28 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (8.82%) MongoDB
19 26 (8.50%) AngularJS
19 26 (8.50%) JIRA
19 26 (8.50%) J2EE
20 24 (7.84%) Project Management
21 23 (7.52%) Jenkins

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 10 (3.27%) Confluence
2 6 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.63%) Apache
4 4 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.31%) nginx
4 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) JBoss
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.33%) SAS
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.98%) Mingle
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.31%) Magento
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.59%) PaaS
3 11 (3.59%) SaaS
4 9 (2.94%) GitHub
5 5 (1.63%) Trello
6 4 (1.31%) Office 365
6 4 (1.31%) Slack
7 3 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) AMQP
1 4 (1.31%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) Intranet
3 2 (0.65%) tcpdump
3 2 (0.65%) VPN
3 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.65%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) POP3
4 1 (0.33%) RS-232
4 1 (0.33%) SMTP
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 19 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 16 (5.23%) MySQL
5 15 (4.90%) Big Data
6 14 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.92%) SQL Server
8 11 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.94%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.98%) JasperReports
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (13.40%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.50%) JIRA
3 23 (7.52%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.25%) IntelliJ
5 12 (3.92%) Gradle
6 11 (3.59%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.59%) Selenium
7 8 (2.61%) JUnit
8 7 (2.29%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.96%) Subversion
10 5 (1.63%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.63%) Gatling
10 5 (1.63%) Mockito
11 4 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.31%) Hudson
11 4 (1.31%) MyEclipse
11 4 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (33.66%) Finance
2 65 (21.24%) Banking
3 13 (4.25%) Retail
4 8 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (2.61%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.96%) Back Office
6 5 (1.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.31%) Legal
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 122 (39.87%) Developer
2 79 (25.82%) Java Developer
3 43 (14.05%) Analyst
4 31 (10.13%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.84%) Architect
6 22 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.54%) Agile Developer
8 19 (6.21%) Agile Java Developer
9 13 (4.25%) Consultant
10 12 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.27%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.27%) Security Consultant
11 10 (3.27%) Senior Consultant
11 10 (3.27%) Senior Security Consultant
11 10 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.27%) Tester
12 9 (2.94%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.61%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (2.61%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.34%) Spring
2 49 (16.01%) Web Services
3 45 (14.71%) RESTful
4 33 (10.78%) Spring Boot
5 28 (9.15%) HTML
5 28 (9.15%) jQuery
6 26 (8.50%) AngularJS
6 26 (8.50%) J2EE
7 22 (7.19%) .NET
7 22 (7.19%) CSS
8 20 (6.54%) SOAP
9 18 (5.88%) Ajax
9 18 (5.88%) REST
10 17 (5.56%) JSON
11 16 (5.23%) EJB
12 14 (4.58%) XML
13 13 (4.25%) Hibernate
13 13 (4.25%) JSP
13 13 (4.25%) Node.js
13 13 (4.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.90%) Virtual Team
3 8 (2.61%) User Experience
4 7 (2.29%) Derivative
4 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
6 5 (1.63%) Clustering
6 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.63%) PMI
7 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.98%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.65%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) EPoS
9 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
9 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.15%) Linux
2 9 (2.94%) Unix
3 7 (2.29%) Windows
4 5 (1.63%) Android
5 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.53%) Scrum
2 46 (15.03%) TDD
3 45 (14.71%) Waterfall
4 36 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (10.46%) OO
6 30 (9.80%) DevOps
7 29 (9.48%) Test Automation
8 28 (9.15%) Kanban
8 28 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (7.84%) Project Management
10 23 (7.52%) User Stories
11 22 (7.19%) MVC
12 18 (5.88%) BDD
12 18 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 17 (5.56%) Information Security
13 17 (5.56%) Project Planning
13 17 (5.56%) Unit Testing
14 16 (5.23%) Data Protection
14 16 (5.23%) Microservices
15 15 (4.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 109 (35.62%) Java
2 55 (17.97%) JavaScript
3 47 (15.36%) SQL
4 29 (9.48%) C#
5 15 (4.90%) Python
6 9 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.61%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.96%) C++
8 6 (1.96%) PHP
8 6 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.33%) ABAP
12 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.33%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (4.58%) CISM
1 14 (4.58%) CISSP
2 6 (1.96%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.31%) Degree
3 4 (1.31%) ISEB
3 4 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.65%) PhD
5 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.19%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.98%) GDPR
4 2 (0.65%) GxP
4 2 (0.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.59%) Docker
2 4 (1.31%) Xen
3 2 (0.65%) HDFS
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.61%) Puppet
3 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.31%) Rancher
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 2 (0.65%) Control-M
5 2 (0.65%) Grafana
5 2 (0.65%) Graphite
6 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) yum
Vendors
1 36 (11.76%) Oracle
2 18 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.63%) Perforce
3 5 (1.63%) Workday
3 5 (1.63%) Zend
4 4 (1.31%) Google
4 4 (1.31%) IDERA
4 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.98%) Ab Initio
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe
5 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.98%) DevExpress
5 3 (0.98%) IBM
5 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.65%) Hyperion
6 2 (0.65%) Talend
6 2 (0.65%) Teradata
6 2 (0.65%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.33%) Kony
7 1 (0.33%) Splunk
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + None
Posted: 5 days ago