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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 23 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.91% 14.48% 18.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 19.69% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 49 60
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £349 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £669 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.16 £40.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.30% +29.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.43 £37.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £57.88 £42.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.23
% change year-on-year +2.36% +13.49%  

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 289 325 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.79% 73.53% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 201 207
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £57.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Preston -27 6 - - 1
Blackburn +2 5 £400 +33.33%
Blackpool -1 3 £450 -7.69% 2
Lancaster - 2 £250 - 2
Darwen - 1 £400 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 19 (33.33%) UML
2 14 (24.56%) Finance
3 12 (21.05%) OO
4 11 (19.30%) Java
4 11 (19.30%) JIRA
5 10 (17.54%) Use Case
5 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) Scrum
5 10 (17.54%) Retail
5 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
5 10 (17.54%) SQL
6 9 (15.79%) Oracle
6 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 9 (15.79%) TDD
6 9 (15.79%) SDLC
7 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (14.04%) Open Source
7 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
8 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) Web Services
8 7 (12.28%) XML
8 7 (12.28%) Service Design
9 6 (10.53%) Windows
9 6 (10.53%) CSS
9 6 (10.53%) JavaScript

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 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) SAS
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
4 1 (1.75%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.02%) DB2
4 3 (5.26%) Firebird
4 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.51%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.51%) Riak
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) JIRA
2 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.77%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (7.02%) ClearCase
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Axure RP
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.75%) gulp
7 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.75%) Rational Robot
7 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) webpack
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Electronics
3 3 (5.26%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Avionics
5 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Business Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Ada Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Ada Software Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Customer Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
1 7 (12.28%) XML
2 6 (10.53%) CSS
2 6 (10.53%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) Spring
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
4 4 (7.02%) J2EE
5 3 (5.26%) .NET
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Camel
5 3 (5.26%) CSS3
5 3 (5.26%) HTML5
5 3 (5.26%) REST
5 3 (5.26%) Servlets
5 3 (5.26%) WSDL
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) Apache Wicket
6 2 (3.51%) jQuery
6 2 (3.51%) Play Framework
6 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.51%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Social Media
2 2 (3.51%) Wiki
3 1 (1.75%) CESG
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Android
4 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) UML
2 12 (21.05%) OO
3 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
3 10 (17.54%) Scrum
3 10 (17.54%) Use Case
4 9 (15.79%) SDLC
4 9 (15.79%) TDD
5 8 (14.04%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (14.04%) Open Source
5 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.28%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) BDD
6 7 (12.28%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) Service Design
6 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.77%) MVC
8 4 (7.02%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
8 4 (7.02%) Microservices
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.77%) Ada
5 3 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) Groovy
6 2 (3.51%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) Scala
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) CITP
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) IISP
4 1 (1.75%) MBCS
4 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.75%) OCMJD
4 1 (1.75%) OCPJP
4 1 (1.75%) OCPJWCD
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
1 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) IBM
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Perforce
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) Capita
5 1 (1.75%) Sun
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