Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 85 103 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 32.20% 27.32% 27.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 38.46% 33.99% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 95
Chester median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £288 £304 £305
90th Percentile £481 £488 £475
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Chester median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +90.91% - -

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 221 303 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 83.71% 80.37% 88.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 256 229
Chester median daily rate £399 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £295
90th Percentile £492 £489 £520
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 27
Chester median hourly rate £15.75 £20.89 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.61% -24.04% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.54 £14.60
90th Percentile £36.80 £35.75 £51.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +71.43% - -41.67%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 59 (69.41%) Java
2 28 (32.94%) RESTful
3 24 (28.24%) Spring Boot
4 21 (24.71%) Web Services
5 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
6 17 (20.00%) Spring
7 16 (18.82%) Finance
7 16 (18.82%) SQL
8 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (15.29%) TDD
9 12 (14.12%) Kanban
10 10 (11.76%) Banking
10 10 (11.76%) OO
11 9 (10.59%) Scrum
12 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
13 7 (8.24%) Apache Camel
13 7 (8.24%) Oracle
13 7 (8.24%) C#
13 7 (8.24%) QA
14 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
14 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
14 6 (7.06%) Exploratory Testing
15 5 (5.88%) Gatling
15 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
15 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
15 5 (5.88%) GitHub
15 5 (5.88%) Selenium
15 5 (5.88%) J2EE

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 2 (2.35%) CMS
1 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) GitHub
2 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
1 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.53%) Big Data
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.88%) Gatling
2 5 (5.88%) Selenium
3 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.53%) Toad
5 1 (1.18%) FxCop
5 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (1.18%) JMeter
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.18%) ProC
5 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (63.53%) Developer
2 42 (49.41%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Agile Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Agile Java Developer
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Java Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Java Technical Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.71%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Tester
8 3 (3.53%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database Developer
8 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (3.53%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) RESTful
2 24 (28.24%) Spring Boot
3 21 (24.71%) Web Services
4 17 (20.00%) Spring
5 7 (8.24%) Apache Camel
6 5 (5.88%) CSS
6 5 (5.88%) J2EE
7 4 (4.71%) .NET
7 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.71%) HTML
7 4 (4.71%) SOAP
8 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.53%) Laravel
8 3 (3.53%) React
8 3 (3.53%) WCF
8 3 (3.53%) XML
9 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.35%) JSON
9 2 (2.35%) REST
9 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) Derivative
1 3 (3.53%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Linux
2 2 (2.35%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (15.29%) TDD
2 12 (14.12%) Kanban
3 10 (11.76%) OO
4 9 (10.59%) Scrum
5 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
6 6 (7.06%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.88%) ETL
7 5 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.71%) Analytics
8 4 (4.71%) BDD
8 4 (4.71%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Manual Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Microservices
8 4 (4.71%) MVC
8 4 (4.71%) OOP
8 4 (4.71%) Project Management
8 4 (4.71%) SDLC
8 4 (4.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (69.41%) Java
2 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
3 16 (18.82%) SQL
4 7 (8.24%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) PHP
5 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.35%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) ISEB
2 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.18%) EMIR
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) Workday
3 2 (2.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.18%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.18%) Apple
4 1 (1.18%) Cognos
4 1 (1.18%) Tableau
4 1 (1.18%) TSYS