Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 45 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 21.53% 35.29% 26.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.63% 42.25% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 79 56
Chester median daily rate £375 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% +0.63% +10.34%
10th Percentile £223 £300 £306
90th Percentile £506 £478 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £453 £403 £450
% change year-on-year +12.42% -10.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year -10.26% - -

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 169 213 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.86% 83.53% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 189 174
Chester median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +12.28%
10th Percentile £218 £235 £306
90th Percentile £505 £488 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 19
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -22.22% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.50 £12.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £17.50 £34.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.17 £20.14 £17.77
% change year-on-year -19.72% +13.35% -3.95%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 15 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 12 (26.67%) HTML
4 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) .NET
4 11 (24.44%) CSS
5 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (17.78%) Banking
6 8 (17.78%) RESTful
7 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
7 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.33%) CSS3
8 6 (13.33%) Spring Boot
8 6 (13.33%) SDLC
8 6 (13.33%) C#
8 6 (13.33%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) CMS
8 6 (13.33%) jQuery
9 5 (11.11%) Umbraco
9 5 (11.11%) Kanban
9 5 (11.11%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.11%) MVC
9 5 (11.11%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 5 (11.11%) SOA
9 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
9 5 (11.11%) Front End Development

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 (13.33%) CMS
2 5 (11.11%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) PegaRULES
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Toad
3 2 (4.44%) FxCop
3 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Grunt
3 2 (4.44%) gulp
3 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.44%) ReSharper
3 2 (4.44%) T4 Templates
3 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) jMock
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Mockito
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Developer
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.89%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (8.89%) HTML Developer
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Junior
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum Master
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 11 (24.44%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.78%) RESTful
5 7 (15.56%) AngularJS
6 6 (13.33%) CSS3
6 6 (13.33%) jQuery
6 6 (13.33%) Spring Boot
6 6 (13.33%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) React
7 4 (8.89%) SOAP
7 4 (8.89%) Spring
7 4 (8.89%) WCF
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.67%) HTML5
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.44%) Laravel
9 2 (4.44%) Node.js
9 2 (4.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) W3C
2 2 (4.44%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.44%) User Experience
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) DataPower
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) RIA
3 1 (2.22%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
2 6 (13.33%) SDLC
3 5 (11.11%) Front End Development
3 5 (11.11%) Kanban
3 5 (11.11%) MVC
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
3 5 (11.11%) Scrum
3 5 (11.11%) SOA
3 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.11%) TDD
4 4 (8.89%) BDD
4 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (6.67%) ETL
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.67%) Web Development
6 2 (4.44%) Demand Management
6 2 (4.44%) OOP
6 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.67%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Apple
3 1 (2.22%) CA
3 1 (2.22%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Perforce
3 1 (2.22%) TSYS
3 1 (2.22%) Twitter