Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 69 118 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.16% 18.18% 17.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.45% 22.22% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 111 187
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +6.51%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £263
90th Percentile £645 £556 £879
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.75 £43.25 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% -0.41% +17.38%
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.83% +8.13% +17.65%

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 374 531 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.20% 81.82% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 352 515
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £384 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -14.72% +19.21%
10th Percentile £298 £213 £276
90th Percentile £607 £556 £646
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £16.74
90th Percentile £65.58 £63.77 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

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 23 November 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
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 23 November 2017. 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 +1 29 £530 +17.78% 4
Preston 0 20 £375 +0.67% 3
Blackburn -2 5 £350 - 5
Lancaster +4 2 £250 -16.67% 2
Carnforth 0 1 £350 -
Darwen - 1 £400 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 27 (39.13%) Scrum
2 23 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
4 19 (27.54%) Kanban
5 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 16 (23.19%) Java
6 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
6 16 (23.19%) TDD
7 15 (21.74%) Finance
7 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
7 15 (21.74%) Microservices
8 14 (20.29%) SFIA
9 13 (18.84%) Mentoring
9 13 (18.84%) Coaching
9 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
10 12 (17.39%) BDD
10 12 (17.39%) Node.js
11 11 (15.94%) MySQL
11 11 (15.94%) Linux
11 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
11 11 (15.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (15.94%) Jasmine
11 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (15.94%) Open Source
11 11 (15.94%) JIRA
12 10 (14.49%) REST
12 10 (14.49%) JUnit
12 10 (14.49%) SDLC
13 9 (13.04%) C#

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 8 (11.59%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.90%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Slack
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (15.94%) MongoDB
1 11 (15.94%) MySQL
2 9 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 9 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.80%) Big Data
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) DB2
8 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.84%) Jenkins
3 11 (15.94%) Jasmine
3 11 (15.94%) JIRA
4 10 (14.49%) JUnit
5 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.90%) Axure RP
8 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.90%) Hudson
8 2 (2.90%) Protractor
8 2 (2.90%) Rational Robot
8 2 (2.90%) Selenium
8 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Developer
2 9 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Java Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Data Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) Node.js
2 10 (14.49%) REST
3 8 (11.59%) XML
4 7 (10.14%) Web Services
5 6 (8.70%) .NET
6 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.80%) HTML
7 4 (5.80%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (4.35%) HTML5
8 3 (4.35%) React
8 3 (4.35%) RESTful
8 3 (4.35%) WinForms
8 3 (4.35%) XML Messaging
9 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.90%) JSON
9 2 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (2.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) User Experience
2 2 (2.90%) Clustering
2 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
1 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Scrum
2 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
3 19 (27.54%) Kanban
4 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 16 (23.19%) TDD
6 15 (21.74%) Microservices
7 14 (20.29%) SFIA
8 13 (18.84%) Coaching
8 13 (18.84%) Mentoring
9 12 (17.39%) BDD
10 11 (15.94%) Open Source
11 10 (14.49%) SDLC
12 9 (13.04%) User Stories
13 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (11.59%) DevOps
13 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
15 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (8.70%) ETL
15 6 (8.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (23.19%) Java
2 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.04%) C#
4 7 (10.14%) VB
5 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.80%) VBA
6 3 (4.35%) Scala
7 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.90%) Python
7 2 (2.90%) R
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) VB6
8 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.45%) APMG
4 1 (1.45%) ISEB
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) Docker
2 2 (2.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.90%) Puppet
1 2 (2.90%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.59%) Cognos
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 3 (4.35%) IFS
6 3 (4.35%) Symantec
6 3 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) webMethods
7 2 (2.90%) Adobe
7 2 (2.90%) Informatica
7 2 (2.90%) LabWare
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) hybris
8 1 (1.45%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter