Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 14 2
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 177 54 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 27.79% 9.36% 17.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.15% 10.95% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 47 121
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +15.76%
10th Percentile £343 £318 £325
90th Percentile £559 £645 £700
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.13 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -5.88% +5.68%
10th Percentile £14.14 £37.90 £38.75
90th Percentile £41.40 £42.80 £57.88
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.53% - +6.25%

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 534 493 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 83.83% 85.44% 78.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 286 367
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £306 £250
90th Percentile £572 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 61
Lancashire median hourly rate £33.16 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +1.25% +14.45%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.79 £12.17
90th Percentile £66.28 £47.38 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.34% +39.53% -27.63%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +2 102 £490 -8.41% 6
Preston +26 42 £475 +26.67% 15
Chorley - 14 £475 - 16
Blackburn +2 7 £506 +26.56% 2
Lancaster 0 3 £300 +20.00% 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £450 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 43 (24.29%) Java
2 34 (19.21%) Scrum
3 33 (18.64%) BDD
4 32 (18.08%) DevOps
5 28 (15.82%) Security Cleared
6 27 (15.25%) User Experience
7 26 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (14.12%) TDD
8 25 (14.12%) ITIL
8 25 (14.12%) SOA
8 25 (14.12%) Java 8
9 24 (13.56%) Spring Boot
9 24 (13.56%) SFIA
9 24 (13.56%) SC Cleared
10 23 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 23 (12.99%) Software Engineering
10 23 (12.99%) QA
11 21 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (11.86%) Spring
11 21 (11.86%) SQL
11 21 (11.86%) Project Management
12 20 (11.30%) HTML
12 20 (11.30%) Kanban
12 20 (11.30%) Git (software)
12 20 (11.30%) Mentoring
13 19 (10.73%) ServiceNow
13 19 (10.73%) Spring Security
13 19 (10.73%) JavaScript
13 19 (10.73%) CSS
14 17 (9.60%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (3.39%) Confluence
2 3 (1.69%) Apache
2 3 (1.69%) IIS
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.82%) Slack
3 4 (2.26%) PaaS
3 4 (2.26%) SaaS
4 3 (1.69%) Boomi
4 3 (1.69%) iPaaS
5 2 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.13%) GitHub
5 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) SAN
2 6 (3.39%) Firewall
3 5 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.69%) DNS
5 3 (1.69%) Internet
6 2 (1.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.56%) BGP
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.56%) OSPF
7 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.56%) VPN
7 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.95%) Big Data
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.13%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) HBase
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) Power BI
5 1 (0.56%) Redis
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.34%) Cucumber
2 13 (7.34%) JIRA
2 13 (7.34%) Selenium
3 12 (6.78%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.52%) JUnit
5 5 (2.82%) Gatling
5 5 (2.82%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.82%) SpecFlow
5 5 (2.82%) The Grinder
6 4 (2.26%) JMeter
7 3 (1.69%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.69%) GitLab
7 3 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.69%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.13%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (7.91%) Finance
2 3 (1.69%) Legal
3 2 (1.13%) Local Government
4 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Publishing
4 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (20.90%) Developer
2 30 (16.95%) Architect
3 22 (12.43%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.34%) Technical Architect
5 12 (6.78%) Designer
5 12 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.08%) UI Developer
7 8 (4.52%) Analyst
7 8 (4.52%) QA Engineer
7 8 (4.52%) Senior Developer
7 8 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (3.95%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (3.95%) HTML Developer
8 7 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) Senior Architect
9 6 (3.39%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.82%) Interaction Designer
10 5 (2.82%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.56%) Spring Boot
2 21 (11.86%) Spring
3 20 (11.30%) HTML
4 19 (10.73%) CSS
4 19 (10.73%) Spring Security
5 13 (7.34%) jQuery
5 13 (7.34%) Web Services
6 9 (5.08%) HTML5
7 6 (3.39%) Ajax
8 4 (2.26%) Middleware
8 4 (2.26%) Node.js
9 3 (1.69%) .NET
9 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.69%) Apache Camel
9 3 (1.69%) Apache CXF
9 3 (1.69%) REST
10 2 (1.13%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.13%) J2EE
10 2 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.25%) User Experience
2 16 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.08%) Social Media
4 9 (5.08%) Wiki
5 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.82%) Replication
6 4 (2.26%) Clustering
6 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.26%) PKI
7 3 (1.69%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.13%) LLPG
8 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.47%) Linux
2 5 (2.82%) AIX
3 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.26%) Solaris
4 3 (1.69%) HPUX
5 2 (1.13%) CentOS
5 2 (1.13%) Unix
5 2 (1.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.21%) Scrum
2 33 (18.64%) BDD
3 32 (18.08%) DevOps
4 25 (14.12%) ITIL
4 25 (14.12%) SOA
4 25 (14.12%) TDD
5 24 (13.56%) SFIA
6 23 (12.99%) Software Engineering
6 23 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 21 (11.86%) Project Management
7 21 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (11.30%) Kanban
8 20 (11.30%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (9.04%) TOGAF
11 15 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
11 15 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.47%) SDLC
12 13 (7.34%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (7.34%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.29%) Java
2 25 (14.12%) Java 8
3 21 (11.86%) SQL
4 19 (10.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.78%) C#
6 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.69%) Python
7 2 (1.13%) Ada
7 2 (1.13%) Groovy
7 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) Scala
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (7.34%) Degree
5 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.82%) MCSE
6 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.26%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
9 1 (0.56%) CCIE
9 1 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.56%) CIPD
9 1 (0.56%) CISM
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.99%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.13%) P3O
2 2 (1.13%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) MIL-STD-498
3 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.26%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.26%) VMware NSX
2 4 (2.26%) vSphere
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Ansible
2 6 (3.39%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.82%) Terraform
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.26%) Puppet
4 4 (2.26%) SCCM
4 4 (2.26%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.69%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.56%) Nessus
7 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (10.73%) ServiceNow
2 11 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.08%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.95%) EMC
4 7 (3.95%) NetApp
4 7 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.39%) BMC
5 6 (3.39%) SAP
5 6 (3.39%) Snow
6 5 (2.82%) VMware
7 4 (2.26%) Bomgar
7 4 (2.26%) Dell
7 4 (2.26%) Oracle
7 4 (2.26%) Veritas
8 3 (1.69%) Adobe
8 3 (1.69%) Brocade
8 3 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.69%) Sun
9 2 (1.13%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.13%) Black Duck