Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 176 160 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.01% 30.53% 14.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.11% 34.26% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 143 68
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -26.32%
10th Percentile £327 £316 £300
90th Percentile £635 £638 £479
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -13.33% +18.42%
10th Percentile £36.95 £31.25 £39.00
90th Percentile £42.65 £63.00 £57.50
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £37.63 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.00% -11.47% +13.33%

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 674 467 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 88.10% 89.12% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 284 296
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £300 £257 £250
90th Percentile £675 £588 £540
North West median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 67
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.11 £36.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.38% -14.71% +7.26%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.11 £25.13
90th Percentile £44.05 £63.00 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +19.40% -38.57% -

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 21 April 2019.

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
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 21 April 2019. 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 71 £475 +4.97% 4
Preston +1 47 £375 +5.26% 7
Blackburn -8 10 £425 +30.77% 2
Lancaster - 3 £325 -
Fleetwood -1 1 £385 +10.00%
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 43 (24.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (21.59%) DevOps
3 36 (20.45%) Oracle
4 35 (19.89%) Git (software)
5 34 (19.32%) .NET
6 32 (18.18%) C#
6 32 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (17.61%) CRM
8 30 (17.05%) SQL
9 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
9 29 (16.48%) Windows
9 29 (16.48%) Linux
10 27 (15.34%) Scrum
10 27 (15.34%) TDD
11 25 (14.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (13.64%) Red Hat
13 22 (12.50%) Finance
13 22 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
15 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 20 (11.36%) Jenkins
16 19 (10.80%) SDLC
16 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering
17 18 (10.23%) Dynamics CRM
17 18 (10.23%) JIRA
17 18 (10.23%) Docker

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 13 (7.39%) Confluence
2 2 (1.14%) Apache
2 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.14%) CMS
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (10.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (9.66%) Serverless
5 12 (6.82%) OpenShift
6 10 (5.68%) Slack
7 3 (1.70%) Boomi
7 3 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.70%) iPaaS
7 3 (1.70%) PaaS
8 2 (1.14%) GitHub
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Firewall
1 1 (0.57%) IPsec
1 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Big Data
2 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.14%) PowerCenter
3 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) HBase
4 1 (0.57%) Impala
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (19.89%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 18 (10.23%) JIRA
4 16 (9.09%) Selenium
5 14 (7.95%) GitLab
5 14 (7.95%) LoadRunner
6 13 (7.39%) JMeter
7 12 (6.82%) HP UFT
8 10 (5.68%) Artifactory
8 10 (5.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (5.11%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.98%) Burp Suite
10 7 (3.98%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.84%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.70%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.70%) JUnit
13 2 (1.14%) ClearCase
13 2 (1.14%) Maven
13 2 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 22 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Back Office
3 4 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (0.57%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 52 (29.55%) Developer
2 28 (15.91%) Analyst
3 21 (11.93%) Business Analyst
4 18 (10.23%) Architect
5 17 (9.66%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) .NET Developer
7 13 (7.39%) CRM Analyst
7 13 (7.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Developer
8 11 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.68%) CRM Business Analyst
9 10 (5.68%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.11%) Tester
11 8 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.55%) CRM Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.41%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.32%) .NET
2 16 (9.09%) REST
3 15 (8.52%) XML
4 13 (7.39%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.25%) YAML
6 9 (5.11%) CSS
6 9 (5.11%) HTML
7 7 (3.98%) Spring
7 7 (3.98%) Web Services
8 6 (3.41%) Angular 2
8 6 (3.41%) SOAP
9 5 (2.84%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.27%) .NET Core
10 4 (2.27%) JSON
10 4 (2.27%) Vue.js
11 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.70%) Apache Camel
11 3 (1.70%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.70%) Middleware
11 3 (1.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.20%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (8.52%) User Experience
3 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.27%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Blog
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.48%) Linux
1 29 (16.48%) Windows
2 24 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.27%) Unix
4 2 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (0.57%) CentOS
5 1 (0.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (21.59%) DevOps
3 32 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (17.61%) CRM
5 27 (15.34%) Scrum
5 27 (15.34%) TDD
6 24 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (10.80%) SDLC
7 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.23%) Systems Engineering
9 17 (9.66%) Security Management
10 16 (9.09%) BPMN
10 16 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 15 (8.52%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (7.95%) Business Process Modelling
12 14 (7.95%) Microservices
13 13 (7.39%) BDD
13 13 (7.39%) Integration Testing
13 13 (7.39%) ITIL
14 12 (6.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.18%) C#
2 30 (17.05%) SQL
3 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.09%) Java
5 11 (6.25%) Ruby
6 10 (5.68%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.41%) Python
8 5 (2.84%) Java 8
8 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.14%) Ada
9 2 (1.14%) C
9 2 (1.14%) PHP
9 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) COBOL
10 1 (0.57%) Jython
10 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) AWS Certification
2 12 (6.82%) Degree
3 6 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.70%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.70%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.14%) CISMP
6 2 (1.14%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) QA
2 5 (2.84%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) MIL-STD-498
3 2 (1.14%) P3O
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (10.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.25%) Ansible
3 10 (5.68%) Puppet
4 7 (3.98%) Nessus
5 4 (2.27%) Terraform
6 2 (1.14%) SCCM
6 2 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.57%) Nagios
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (20.45%) Oracle
2 24 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.98%) Cloudera
5 4 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.27%) Hortonworks
5 4 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.70%) Apple
6 3 (1.70%) Dell
6 3 (1.70%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.14%) Curam
7 2 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) Informatica
8 1 (0.57%) Adobe
8 1 (0.57%) BMC
8 1 (0.57%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.57%) Nintex
8 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.57%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.57%) Zend