Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 19 June 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 183 58 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.55% 10.74% 15.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.72% 12.21% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 41 113
Lancashire median daily rate £469 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £325
90th Percentile £588 £450 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +10.39% -2.18%
10th Percentile £34.44 £39.00 £34.30
90th Percentile £63.00 £57.50 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £39.75 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -4.22% +10.67% +0.67%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 527 475 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 87.98% 87.96% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 254 431
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +3.31%
10th Percentile £254 £300 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 85
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.13 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +13.33% +19.43%
10th Percentile £14.32 £19.65 £14.12
90th Percentile £66.21 £53.00 £52.30
North West median hourly rate £22.65 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.38% +4.62% +30.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Lancashire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool 0 117 £475 +18.75% 11
Preston +27 34 £406 +4.84% 12
Chorley -6 15 £488 +39.09% 11
Fleetwood +6 2 £350 -12.50%
Lytham St Annes -2 2 £450 -10.09% 1
Blackburn -2 1 £325 -13.33% 9
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 45 (24.59%) Scrum
2 41 (22.40%) SFIA
3 40 (21.86%) Java
3 40 (21.86%) ITIL
4 38 (20.77%) DevOps
5 33 (18.03%) User Experience
6 32 (17.49%) Project Management
6 32 (17.49%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
8 29 (15.85%) SC Cleared
9 28 (15.30%) Degree
9 28 (15.30%) JavaScript
10 27 (14.75%) Finance
11 26 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (14.21%) BDD
12 25 (13.66%) TDD
13 23 (12.57%) PRINCE2
14 22 (12.02%) Open Source
14 22 (12.02%) ServiceNow
15 21 (11.48%) Mentoring
15 21 (11.48%) HTML
16 20 (10.93%) CSS
16 20 (10.93%) Collaborative Working
16 20 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (10.38%) Test Automation
17 19 (10.38%) SQL
17 19 (10.38%) UX Design
18 18 (9.84%) Kanban
19 17 (9.29%) Linux

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (2.73%) Confluence
1 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.19%) IIS
3 3 (1.64%) Apache
3 3 (1.64%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.37%) PaaS
1 8 (4.37%) SaaS
2 6 (3.28%) IaaS
3 5 (2.73%) Slack
4 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.28%) SAN
3 5 (2.73%) DNS
4 4 (2.19%) Internet
4 4 (2.19%) Network Security
5 3 (1.64%) BGP
5 3 (1.64%) DHCP
5 3 (1.64%) Firewall
5 3 (1.64%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.64%) OSPF
5 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.64%) VPN
5 3 (1.64%) WAN
6 2 (1.09%) Skype
6 2 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.92%) MySQL
3 7 (3.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.09%) Big Data
7 2 (1.09%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.09%) Redis
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) JIRA
2 12 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.56%) JUnit
3 8 (4.37%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.73%) Jasmine
5 4 (2.19%) ClearCase
5 4 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.19%) Selenium
6 3 (1.64%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.64%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (1.09%) JMeter
7 2 (1.09%) Mocha
8 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.55%) MSI
8 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (2.73%) Legal
3 4 (2.19%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (18.58%) Developer
2 19 (10.38%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.84%) Analyst
4 17 (9.29%) Architect
5 15 (8.20%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.20%) Designer
6 10 (5.46%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.92%) Software Engineer
7 9 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Tester
9 7 (3.83%) Change Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.28%) Interaction Designer
10 6 (3.28%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.28%) Senior Designer
10 6 (3.28%) Senior Interaction Designer
10 6 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.48%) HTML
2 20 (10.93%) CSS
3 16 (8.74%) Node.js
4 9 (4.92%) AngularJS
4 9 (4.92%) Nunjucks
4 9 (4.92%) Spring Boot
5 8 (4.37%) Spring
6 7 (3.83%) jQuery
6 7 (3.83%) Web Services
7 6 (3.28%) React
7 6 (3.28%) REST
8 5 (2.73%) Express
8 5 (2.73%) Spring Security
8 5 (2.73%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 4 (2.19%) HTML5
10 3 (1.64%) Apache Camel
10 3 (1.64%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.64%) CSS3
10 3 (1.64%) Redux
11 2 (1.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.03%) User Experience
2 19 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.10%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.28%) Social Media
6 5 (2.73%) Clustering
6 5 (2.73%) PKI
7 3 (1.64%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.64%) Wiki
8 2 (1.09%) RIA
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) IVR
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.29%) Linux
2 9 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.19%) AIX
3 4 (2.19%) HPUX
3 4 (2.19%) Solaris
4 3 (1.64%) Windows
5 1 (0.55%) Unix
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) Scrum
2 41 (22.40%) SFIA
3 40 (21.86%) ITIL
4 38 (20.77%) DevOps
5 32 (17.49%) Project Management
5 32 (17.49%) Software Engineering
6 26 (14.21%) BDD
6 26 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (13.66%) TDD
8 23 (12.57%) PRINCE2
9 22 (12.02%) Open Source
10 21 (11.48%) Mentoring
11 20 (10.93%) Collaborative Working
11 20 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (10.38%) Test Automation
12 19 (10.38%) UX Design
13 18 (9.84%) Kanban
14 17 (9.29%) Service Design
15 16 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (8.74%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.86%) Java
2 28 (15.30%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.38%) SQL
4 12 (6.56%) Java 8
5 7 (3.83%) Scala
6 5 (2.73%) C#
6 5 (2.73%) Python
7 4 (2.19%) Ada
7 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.64%) VB
9 2 (1.09%) ES6
9 2 (1.09%) VBA
10 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.30%) Degree
4 10 (5.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.28%) CCDP
6 6 (3.28%) CCNP
6 6 (3.28%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.28%) CISM
6 6 (3.28%) CISSP
6 6 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.28%) MCSE
6 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.64%) CCIE
9 2 (1.09%) APMG
9 2 (1.09%) CIPD
9 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.65%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) MIL-STD-498
3 3 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) P3O
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.73%) VMware NSX
3 5 (2.73%) vSphere
4 2 (1.09%) Docker
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) SCCM
2 5 (2.73%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (2.73%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.64%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (12.02%) ServiceNow
2 12 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.92%) NetApp
3 9 (4.92%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.37%) EMC
5 7 (3.83%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) Cisco
6 6 (3.28%) SAP
7 5 (2.73%) BMC
7 5 (2.73%) Bomgar
7 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.73%) Snow
7 5 (2.73%) Veritas
8 4 (2.19%) Brocade
8 4 (2.19%) Oracle
8 4 (2.19%) Sun
9 3 (1.64%) Adobe
10 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.09%) Cadence
11 1 (0.55%) Symantec