Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 1 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 42 67 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 20.19% 30.73% 15.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.86% 37.85% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 62 34
Chester median daily rate £375 £430 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £250 £326 £313
90th Percentile £525 £525 £505
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Chester median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.85% -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £25.02
% change year-on-year -26.32% +89.85% -33.28%

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 176 177 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 84.62% 81.19% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 154 194
Chester median daily rate £365 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.30% +1.61% -3.13%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £250
90th Percentile £523 £494 £513
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 22
Chester median hourly rate £32.50 £18.09 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.66% -27.64% -9.09%
10th Percentile £20.30 £13.66 £15.92
90th Percentile £46.00 £36.50 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% -2.38% +7.97%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 18 (42.86%) .NET
1 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) C#
4 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
4 11 (26.19%) Web Services
4 11 (26.19%) Waterfall
5 8 (19.05%) HTML
5 8 (19.05%) Java
5 8 (19.05%) MVC
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 7 (16.67%) Finance
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 7 (16.67%) CSS
6 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (16.67%) CSS3
7 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (14.29%) Umbraco
7 6 (14.29%) SOAP
7 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Teradata
8 5 (11.90%) CRM

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 6 (14.29%) Umbraco
2 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.90%) DB2
3 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.90%) Redis
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.52%) Big Data
4 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Toad
5 1 (2.38%) FxCop
5 1 (2.38%) Grunt
5 1 (2.38%) gulp
5 1 (2.38%) jMock
5 1 (2.38%) Mockito
5 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) T4 Templates
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Hadoop Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Integration Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Umbraco Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) .NET
1 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 11 (26.19%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) HTML
4 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (16.67%) CSS
4 7 (16.67%) CSS3
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (14.29%) SOAP
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Core
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
7 4 (9.52%) jQuery
8 3 (7.14%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.76%) REST
9 2 (4.76%) Spring
10 1 (2.38%) JSON
10 1 (2.38%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) W3C
2 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) DataPower
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Waterfall
2 8 (19.05%) MVC
2 8 (19.05%) Scrum
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.90%) CRM
5 5 (11.90%) Kanban
5 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.90%) SDLC
5 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Engineering
6 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 4 (9.52%) User Stories
7 3 (7.14%) BDD
7 3 (7.14%) Coaching
7 3 (7.14%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Teradata
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) CA
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com