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 3 months to 29 March 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 33 59 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 16.42% 13.98% 13.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.41% 18.32% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 37
Median daily rate £375 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £336 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 £41.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.02% -6.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 170 322 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.58% 76.30% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 194 190
Median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 10 £375 -13.79% 1
Blackburn 0 7 £350 +3.70% 1
Preston -5 5 £388 -18.46% 6
Lancaster - 2 £405 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 2 £501 -
Fleetwood -3 1 £400 -6.70%
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 23 (27.71%) Open Source
2 20 (24.10%) SQL
3 18 (21.69%) PRINCE2
4 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.48%) C#
4 17 (20.48%) Data Management
5 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 16 (19.28%) UML
5 16 (19.28%) MVC
5 16 (19.28%) Finance
5 16 (19.28%) TDD
6 15 (18.07%) Windows
6 15 (18.07%) CSS
6 15 (18.07%) ITIL
7 14 (16.87%) HTML
7 14 (16.87%) Oracle
7 14 (16.87%) SaaS
7 14 (16.87%) PaaS
7 14 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (16.87%) IaaS
7 14 (16.87%) DevOps
8 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (15.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Problem Management
8 13 (15.66%) .NET
8 13 (15.66%) Linux
8 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
8 13 (15.66%) Change Management
9 12 (14.46%) OO
10 11 (13.25%) Web Services

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 11 (13.25%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle Application Server
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) MS Office
4 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) IaaS
1 14 (16.87%) PaaS
1 14 (16.87%) SaaS
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.61%) DB2
6 3 (3.61%) Firebird
6 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.41%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.41%) MySQL
7 2 (2.41%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.41%) Riak
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.20%) Big Data
8 1 (1.20%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.25%) JIRA
2 8 (9.64%) Selenium
3 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.02%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.61%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.41%) VectorCAST
9 1 (1.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.20%) gulp
9 1 (1.20%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.20%) Sahi
9 1 (1.20%) WATIR
9 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Retail
3 4 (4.82%) Avionics
4 3 (3.61%) Electronics
4 3 (3.61%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Developer
2 26 (31.33%) Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.23%) DBA
6 6 (7.23%) Operational Support Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Operations Support Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) CSS
2 14 (16.87%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) .NET
4 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
4 11 (13.25%) Web Services
5 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (10.84%) WinForms
6 9 (10.84%) XML
7 7 (8.43%) SOAP
8 5 (6.02%) Spring
9 4 (4.82%) Ajax
10 3 (3.61%) Apache Camel
10 3 (3.61%) J2EE
10 3 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (3.61%) REST
10 3 (3.61%) WCF
10 3 (3.61%) WSDL
11 2 (2.41%) DOM
11 2 (2.41%) SAX
11 2 (2.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Tandem
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Social Media
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Wiki
5 1 (1.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.20%) Fintech
5 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 10 (12.05%) AIX
3 10 (12.05%) Unix
4 9 (10.84%) Windows 2000
4 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Open Source
2 18 (21.69%) PRINCE2
3 17 (20.48%) Data Management
4 16 (19.28%) MVC
4 16 (19.28%) TDD
4 16 (19.28%) UML
5 15 (18.07%) ITIL
6 14 (16.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (16.87%) DevOps
7 13 (15.66%) Change Management
7 13 (15.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Problem Management
8 12 (14.46%) OO
9 10 (12.05%) BDD
9 10 (12.05%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.05%) Data Analysis
9 10 (12.05%) Scrum
9 10 (12.05%) Use Case
10 9 (10.84%) Project Management
10 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) C#
2 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.05%) Java
4 3 (3.61%) Ada
4 3 (3.61%) C
4 3 (3.61%) Python
4 3 (3.61%) Ruby
5 2 (2.41%) Groovy
5 2 (2.41%) Perl
5 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.41%) Scala
6 1 (1.20%) C++
6 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.43%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.82%) ISEB
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) CITP
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) IISP
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.20%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.20%) SDET
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Oracle
2 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) Perforce
4 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Cognos
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