Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 56 85 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 22.13% 32.95% 25.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.11% 38.46% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 78 81
Chester median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £268 £288 £300
90th Percentile £496 £481 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £425 £440
% change year-on-year -2.35% -3.41% +10.00%
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 £52.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +90.91% -

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 223 221 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 88.14% 85.66% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 191 251
Chester median daily rate £375 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -0.63% -
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £498 £488 £490
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 12
Chester median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -18.62% -24.04%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £15.54
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.60 £35.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 27 (48.21%) .NET
1 27 (48.21%) Web Services
2 25 (44.64%) C#
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET
4 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
4 19 (33.93%) .NET Framework
5 18 (32.14%) Entity Framework
6 16 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (28.57%) Java
7 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
7 15 (26.79%) NoSQL
7 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
7 15 (26.79%) Docker
7 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (25.00%) .NET Core
8 14 (25.00%) Redis
8 14 (25.00%) Project Management
8 14 (25.00%) Teradata
8 14 (25.00%) DB2
8 14 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (17.86%) SOAP
10 9 (16.07%) MVC
11 8 (14.29%) Scrum
12 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.50%) Spring
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 6 (10.71%) RESTful

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 (8.93%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) SAS
3 3 (5.36%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.79%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
1 1 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (26.79%) NoSQL
3 15 (26.79%) Relational Database
4 14 (25.00%) DB2
4 14 (25.00%) Redis
5 6 (10.71%) Big Data
6 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
5 1 (1.79%) Babel
5 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.79%) FxCop
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) Mocha
5 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.79%) NUnit
5 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.79%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
2 1 (1.79%) Automotive
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Local Government
2 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (69.64%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Lead Developer
3 13 (23.21%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Data Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Hadoop Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Integration Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Integration Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Umbraco Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Scrum Master
9 2 (3.57%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.57%) SAS Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
9 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) .NET
1 27 (48.21%) Web Services
2 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET
3 19 (33.93%) .NET Framework
4 18 (32.14%) Entity Framework
5 14 (25.00%) .NET Core
6 10 (17.86%) SOAP
7 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (12.50%) Spring
8 6 (10.71%) RESTful
9 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.36%) CSS
10 3 (5.36%) CSS3
10 3 (5.36%) HTML
10 3 (5.36%) REST
11 2 (3.57%) XML
12 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
12 1 (1.79%) JSON
12 1 (1.79%) WCF
12 1 (1.79%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) W3C
2 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) DataPower
3 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (25.00%) Project Management
3 9 (16.07%) MVC
4 8 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (8.93%) CRM
7 5 (8.93%) Data Engineering
7 5 (8.93%) SDLC
7 5 (8.93%) TDD
7 5 (8.93%) User Stories
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.36%) Coaching
10 2 (3.57%) Kanban
10 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.79%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) C#
2 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Teradata
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) CA
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter