Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 20 October 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 46 59 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 21.80% 25.32% 35.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.27% 30.57% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 105
Chester median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £331 £286 £300
90th Percentile £461 £478 £485
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +41.03% -

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 182 193 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 86.26% 82.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 249
Chester median daily rate £386 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £259
90th Percentile £469 £484 £503
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 2
Chester median hourly rate £18.23 £13.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.23% -37.77% -5.05%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £20.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £20.98
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -8.57%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Chester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Chester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Chester over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Chester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Chester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 20 (43.48%) C#
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) Web Services
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
5 13 (28.26%) Entity Framework
5 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
6 12 (26.09%) Project Management
7 11 (23.91%) Java
7 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
8 10 (21.74%) Docker
8 10 (21.74%) .NET Core
8 10 (21.74%) NoSQL
9 9 (19.57%) Teradata
9 9 (19.57%) DB2
9 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
9 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (19.57%) Redis
9 9 (19.57%) Spring
10 8 (17.39%) RESTful
10 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.39%) MVC
11 7 (15.22%) SOAP
11 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (10.87%) Microservices
12 5 (10.87%) XML

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (21.74%) NoSQL
3 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 9 (19.57%) DB2
4 9 (19.57%) Redis
5 2 (4.35%) Big Data
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) Babel
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) Gradle
4 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) Mocha
4 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 2 (4.35%) Automotive
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) .NET Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Lead Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Lead .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) Web Services
3 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
4 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
4 13 (28.26%) Entity Framework
5 10 (21.74%) .NET Core
6 9 (19.57%) Spring
7 8 (17.39%) RESTful
8 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (15.22%) SOAP
9 5 (10.87%) JSON
9 5 (10.87%) XML
10 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.52%) HTML
11 2 (4.35%) CSS
11 2 (4.35%) React
11 2 (4.35%) REST
12 1 (2.17%) React Native
12 1 (2.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Project Management
2 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (17.39%) MVC
5 5 (10.87%) Microservices
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL
6 4 (8.70%) OO
6 4 (8.70%) Scrum
6 4 (8.70%) SDLC
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.52%) TDD
7 3 (6.52%) Web Development
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.35%) Front End Development
8 2 (4.35%) OOP
8 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) C#
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Teradata
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter