Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 117 121 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.06% 20.90% 20.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.47% 24.25% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 113 182
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £375 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -15.87% +11.44%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £276
90th Percentile £633 £555 £935
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £39.75 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +18.42% +2.70%
10th Percentile £31.25 £42.50 £34.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £57.50 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.36% +18.67% +4.17%

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 397 499 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 88.42% 86.18% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 352 476
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £634
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 92
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +10.39% +18.46%
10th Percentile £15.28 £19.00 £21.95
90th Percentile £63.00 £53.00 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £24.78 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.89% -15.38% +64.77%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +1 71 £438 +2.94% 9
Preston +13 20 £338 +20.54% 15
Blackburn +1 4 £350 - 3
Fleetwood +8 3 £350 -22.22%
Chorley -3 1 £348 +17.40% 3
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 37 (31.62%) SFIA
2 34 (29.06%) Java
2 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
3 31 (26.50%) SQL
4 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 29 (24.79%) Scrum
6 28 (23.93%) TDD
6 28 (23.93%) Finance
7 21 (17.95%) Kanban
7 21 (17.95%) BDD
8 20 (17.09%) Test Automation
8 20 (17.09%) Degree
9 18 (15.38%) HTML
9 18 (15.38%) JIRA
9 18 (15.38%) Microservices
10 17 (14.53%) User Experience
10 17 (14.53%) ITIL
11 16 (13.68%) Node.js
11 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (13.68%) Collaborative Working
12 15 (12.82%) Open Source
12 15 (12.82%) CSS
13 14 (11.97%) JUnit
14 13 (11.11%) C#
14 13 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
14 13 (11.11%) Front End Development
14 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
15 12 (10.26%) AngularJS

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 10 (8.55%) Confluence
2 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Slack
2 6 (5.13%) IaaS
2 6 (5.13%) PaaS
2 6 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Skype
1 2 (1.71%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) MySQL
2 10 (8.55%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.42%) Big Data
4 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
6 1 (0.85%) QlikView
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (15.38%) JIRA
2 14 (11.97%) JUnit
3 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 12 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (8.55%) Jasmine
6 9 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.13%) Rational Team Concert
8 4 (3.42%) ClearQuest
8 4 (3.42%) TestDirector
9 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Retail
3 4 (3.42%) Legal
4 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Developer
2 19 (16.24%) Analyst
3 17 (14.53%) Business Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Java Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Architect
7 6 (5.13%) Designer
7 6 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 6 (5.13%) Tester
8 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Risk Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.27%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) HTML
2 16 (13.68%) Node.js
3 15 (12.82%) CSS
4 12 (10.26%) AngularJS
4 12 (10.26%) REST
5 9 (7.69%) Web Services
6 8 (6.84%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (6.84%) React
7 7 (5.98%) .NET
8 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (4.27%) SOAP
9 5 (4.27%) XML
10 4 (3.42%) HTML5
10 4 (3.42%) JDBC
10 4 (3.42%) jQuery
10 4 (3.42%) Nunjucks
10 4 (3.42%) Spring
10 4 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) User Experience
2 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.71%) Blog
6 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.71%) RIA
6 2 (1.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) IVR
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 9 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) SFIA
2 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
3 29 (24.79%) Scrum
4 28 (23.93%) TDD
5 21 (17.95%) BDD
5 21 (17.95%) Kanban
6 20 (17.09%) Test Automation
7 18 (15.38%) Microservices
8 17 (14.53%) ITIL
9 16 (13.68%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (13.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (12.82%) Open Source
11 13 (11.11%) Front End Development
11 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.26%) MVC
12 12 (10.26%) Service Management
13 11 (9.40%) Change Management
13 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
13 11 (9.40%) Quality Management
13 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) Java
2 31 (26.50%) SQL
3 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.11%) C#
5 7 (5.98%) Python
6 5 (4.27%) VB
7 4 (3.42%) Scala
7 4 (3.42%) VBA
8 3 (2.56%) Ada
8 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.71%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (17.09%) Degree
2 13 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) APMG
4 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CCDP
5 2 (1.71%) CCNP
5 2 (1.71%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CISM
5 2 (1.71%) CISSP
5 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.85%) APMP
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) CIPD
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) MIL-STD-498
3 2 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) P3O
4 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.98%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) Cisco
4 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.56%) IFS
5 3 (2.56%) Symantec
5 3 (2.56%) VMware
5 3 (2.56%) webMethods
6 2 (1.71%) Cadence
7 1 (0.85%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) Informatica