Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 30 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.65% 29.66% 20.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.90% 36.65% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 64 43
Chester median daily rate £350 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +0.61% +9.33%
10th Percentile £210 £300 £321
90th Percentile £525 £488 £501
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% +95.00% -39.85%

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 131 191 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 77.06% 80.93% 88.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 167 174
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £203 £234 £305
90th Percentile £478 £518 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 17
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% -17.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £34.00 £31.16 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
% change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 10 (33.33%) Finance
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Banking
4 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (23.33%) CSS3
5 6 (20.00%) jQuery
5 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) MVC
6 5 (16.67%) Umbraco
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (13.33%) HTML5
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) CMS
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 4 (13.33%) Java
7 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) Linux

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 5 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) PegaRULES
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Toad
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Grunt
2 2 (6.67%) gulp
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) FxCop
3 1 (3.33%) jMock
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Mockito
3 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) T4 Templates
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Junior
6 2 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.67%) React Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (23.33%) CSS3
5 6 (20.00%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (13.33%) HTML5
8 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
9 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.67%) J2EE
9 2 (6.67%) Node.js
9 2 (6.67%) React
9 2 (6.67%) RESTful
9 2 (6.67%) Sass
9 2 (6.67%) SOAP
9 2 (6.67%) Spring
10 1 (3.33%) PrimeFaces
10 1 (3.33%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) W3C
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Wallet
3 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) RIA
3 1 (3.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (16.67%) MVC
3 4 (13.33%) BDD
3 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) ETL
4 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.00%) Kanban
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) SDLC
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) System Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) CA
2 1 (3.33%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Perforce
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.33%) TSYS
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter