Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +15
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 282 486 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.01% 30.38% 23.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.45% 35.14% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 402 356
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.87% +14.72%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £313
90th Percentile £554 £650 £650
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.03% - -
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +20.30%

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 1066 1383 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.22% 86.44% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 985 1139
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £410 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.20% +10.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £285
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 61
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £16.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.38% -7.67% -34.60%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.13 £33.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £29.86
% change year-on-year +36.36% -26.31% +49.28%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 60 £525 +10.53% 6
Chester 0 59 £450 +9.09% 21
Knutsford 0 48 £425 - 6
Crewe +5 32 £475 +15.15% 5
Macclesfield -4 9 £460 +15.00% 4
Wilmslow -5 1 £315 -7.35% 4
Daresbury - 1 £388 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 3
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 97 (34.40%) Finance
2 73 (25.89%) Java
3 70 (24.82%) Scrum
4 66 (23.40%) Banking
5 47 (16.67%) Web Services
5 47 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 45 (15.96%) JavaScript
7 43 (15.25%) Project Management
8 40 (14.18%) Spring
9 38 (13.48%) TDD
10 37 (13.12%) Git (software)
11 36 (12.77%) RESTful
11 36 (12.77%) SQL
11 36 (12.77%) DevOps
12 35 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (11.70%) Test Automation
13 33 (11.70%) Jenkins
13 33 (11.70%) Linux
14 32 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (11.35%) Spring Boot
15 28 (9.93%) AngularJS
16 26 (9.22%) jQuery
17 25 (8.87%) .NET
17 25 (8.87%) HTML
17 25 (8.87%) Kanban
17 25 (8.87%) JIRA
18 24 (8.51%) REST
18 24 (8.51%) SOAP
18 24 (8.51%) CSS
19 23 (8.16%) C#

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 15 (5.32%) Confluence
2 9 (3.19%) CMS
3 8 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.84%) nginx
3 8 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.42%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.71%) Drupal
6 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) WordPress
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Mingle
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.35%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.55%) Office 365
4 8 (2.84%) Slack
5 5 (1.77%) PaaS
6 4 (1.42%) GitHub
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.06%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.55%) HTTP
2 5 (1.77%) Internet
3 4 (1.42%) Intranet
4 2 (0.71%) Skype
4 2 (0.71%) VPN
4 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.35%) POP3
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
5 1 (0.35%) SMTP
5 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.80%) MongoDB
2 15 (5.32%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.96%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.55%) MySQL
4 10 (3.55%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.19%) Big Data
6 8 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.42%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 37 (13.12%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.70%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.87%) JIRA
4 16 (5.67%) TeamCity
5 12 (4.26%) JUnit
6 11 (3.90%) Gradle
6 11 (3.90%) SonarQube
7 10 (3.55%) IntelliJ
8 7 (2.48%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.77%) Selenium
11 4 (1.42%) gulp
11 4 (1.42%) JProfiler
11 4 (1.42%) Maven
12 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.06%) GitLab
12 3 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 97 (34.40%) Finance
2 66 (23.40%) Banking
3 16 (5.67%) Retail
4 11 (3.90%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.06%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 103 (36.52%) Developer
2 59 (20.92%) Java Developer
3 40 (14.18%) Analyst
4 32 (11.35%) Business Analyst
5 26 (9.22%) Project Manager
6 21 (7.45%) Architect
7 19 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.03%) .NET Developer
8 17 (6.03%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (4.61%) Agile Developer
10 11 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
10 11 (3.90%) Consultant
10 11 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.55%) Agile Java Developer
12 9 (3.19%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (2.84%) Security Architect
13 8 (2.84%) Senior DevOps
13 8 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.48%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.67%) Web Services
2 40 (14.18%) Spring
3 36 (12.77%) RESTful
4 32 (11.35%) Spring Boot
5 28 (9.93%) AngularJS
6 26 (9.22%) jQuery
7 25 (8.87%) .NET
7 25 (8.87%) HTML
8 24 (8.51%) CSS
8 24 (8.51%) REST
8 24 (8.51%) SOAP
9 18 (6.38%) ASP.NET
10 17 (6.03%) JSON
11 15 (5.32%) Hibernate
12 14 (4.96%) Ajax
12 14 (4.96%) J2EE
13 12 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (4.26%) JPA
14 11 (3.90%) WCF
15 10 (3.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.61%) Virtual Team
3 8 (2.84%) Clustering
3 8 (2.84%) User Experience
4 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.42%) Social Media
5 4 (1.42%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.71%) PMI
7 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.71%) Replication
7 2 (0.71%) RIA
7 2 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.70%) Linux
2 17 (6.03%) Windows
3 10 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.35%) AIX
5 1 (0.35%) Android
5 1 (0.35%) Unix
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.82%) Scrum
2 47 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 43 (15.25%) Project Management
4 38 (13.48%) TDD
5 36 (12.77%) DevOps
6 35 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (11.70%) Test Automation
8 32 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (8.87%) Kanban
10 23 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 22 (7.80%) Configuration Management
12 21 (7.45%) Business Analysis
13 20 (7.09%) Software Engineering
13 20 (7.09%) User Stories
14 19 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (6.74%) Data Protection
14 19 (6.74%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.38%) ITIL
15 18 (6.38%) MVC
16 17 (6.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.89%) Java
2 45 (15.96%) JavaScript
3 36 (12.77%) SQL
4 23 (8.16%) C#
5 19 (6.74%) Python
6 16 (5.67%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.55%) Ruby
9 10 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.42%) PHP
11 3 (1.06%) C++
11 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.71%) Groovy
12 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.35%) C
13 1 (0.35%) VB
13 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (4.26%) CISM
1 12 (4.26%) CISSP
2 8 (2.84%) Degree
3 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) CCDP
4 2 (0.71%) CCIE
4 2 (0.71%) CCNP
4 2 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.35%) MCSA
5 1 (0.35%) MCSE
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PMO
3 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.61%) Docker
2 8 (2.84%) Xen
3 6 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (7.45%) Puppet
2 13 (4.61%) Ansible
3 10 (3.55%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.84%) Rancher
5 2 (0.71%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.35%) Grafana
6 1 (0.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 23 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.80%) Oracle
3 12 (4.26%) Perforce
4 7 (2.48%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.13%) VMware
6 5 (1.77%) Citrix
7 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.06%) Adobe
8 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.71%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.71%) ATG
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco
9 2 (0.71%) hybris
9 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.71%) SAP
9 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.35%) TSYS
10 1 (0.35%) Twitter