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 3 months to 23 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 43 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 36.75% 16.75% 24.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 43.88% 20.65% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 55
Median daily rate £438 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +1.81% +6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 98 155 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 83.76% 81.15% 87.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 120 148
Median daily rate £388 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £16.76 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 23 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 47 (70.15%) Java
2 25 (37.31%) OO
3 22 (32.84%) TDD
4 21 (31.34%) Web Services
5 17 (25.37%) Finance
6 16 (23.88%) SQL
6 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (22.39%) RESTful
7 15 (22.39%) Scrum
8 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.40%) J2EE
10 12 (17.91%) Spring
11 10 (14.93%) Python
11 10 (14.93%) NoSQL
11 10 (14.93%) Apache Camel
12 9 (13.43%) OOP
12 9 (13.43%) C#
12 9 (13.43%) Banking
13 8 (11.94%) Back Office
13 8 (11.94%) Derivative
13 8 (11.94%) XML
13 8 (11.94%) ETL
13 8 (11.94%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (11.94%) Unit Testing
13 8 (11.94%) Kanban
13 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
14 7 (10.45%) DevOps
14 7 (10.45%) Microservices
14 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis

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 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.99%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Big Data
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Selenium
2 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
2 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.97%) Gatling
4 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.49%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.49%) ProC
4 1 (1.49%) Protractor
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Toad
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 8 (11.94%) Back Office
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 22 (32.84%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Java Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Java Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Java Technical Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Leader
5 5 (7.46%) Lead Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Tableau Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Angular Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Middleware Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) Web Services
2 15 (22.39%) RESTful
3 13 (19.40%) J2EE
4 12 (17.91%) Spring
5 10 (14.93%) Apache Camel
6 8 (11.94%) XML
7 6 (8.96%) JSON
8 4 (5.97%) Node.js
8 4 (5.97%) Spring Boot
9 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.48%) SOAP
10 2 (2.99%) .NET
10 2 (2.99%) JSTL
10 2 (2.99%) Middleware
10 2 (2.99%) REST
10 2 (2.99%) Struts
11 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.49%) MvvmCross
11 1 (1.49%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Derivative
1 8 (11.94%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) OO
2 22 (32.84%) TDD
3 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (22.39%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) OOP
6 8 (11.94%) ETL
6 8 (11.94%) Kanban
6 8 (11.94%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.45%) DevOps
7 7 (10.45%) Microservices
7 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Analytics
9 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.46%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (7.46%) High Availability
9 5 (7.46%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (70.15%) Java
2 16 (23.88%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.93%) Python
5 9 (13.43%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) Groovy
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) R
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.49%) EMIR
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Tableau
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) hybris
3 2 (2.99%) IBM
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.99%) Workday
4 1 (1.49%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.49%) Cognos
4 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Talend
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago