Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 220 86 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 31.25% 18.78% 19.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.61% 22.75% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 84 108
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £426 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +7.72% -15.33%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £620 £645 £556
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.13 £40.75 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.44% -12.83% +25.50%
10th Percentile £14.14 £31.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £42.75 £57.52
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% -3.41% +17.33%

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 601 378 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.37% 82.53% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 235 333
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £271 £272 £213
90th Percentile £661 £615 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 49
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +12.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £12.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £67.21
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 124 £481 +0.84% 9
Preston +7 41 £475 +35.71% 9
Blackburn -1 14 £475 +35.71% 8
Lancaster - 6 £313 - 1
Chorley - 3 £475 - 5
Fleetwood -1 1 £385 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £450 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 50 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
2 49 (22.27%) TDD
3 44 (20.00%) BDD
4 40 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 39 (17.73%) C#
6 38 (17.27%) Java
7 34 (15.45%) SQL
7 34 (15.45%) .NET
7 34 (15.45%) Scrum
7 34 (15.45%) Software Engineering
7 34 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
8 33 (15.00%) DevOps
8 33 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (15.00%) CRM
9 32 (14.55%) Linux
10 30 (13.64%) Oracle
10 30 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 30 (13.64%) JIRA
10 30 (13.64%) User Experience
11 28 (12.73%) SDLC
11 28 (12.73%) SQL Server
12 26 (11.82%) Dynamics CRM
13 25 (11.36%) Finance
13 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
14 24 (10.91%) Red Hat
14 24 (10.91%) Mentoring
14 24 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
14 24 (10.91%) Jenkins
15 23 (10.45%) Test Automation
15 23 (10.45%) SFIA

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 20 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.91%) Apache
3 2 (0.91%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (11.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.18%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (7.27%) Slack
4 14 (6.36%) Serverless
5 12 (5.45%) OpenShift
6 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.82%) GitHub
9 3 (1.36%) Boomi
9 3 (1.36%) iPaaS
9 3 (1.36%) PaaS
9 3 (1.36%) SaaS
10 2 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.91%) IaaS
11 1 (0.45%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) Firewall
2 5 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (2.27%) SAN
3 2 (0.91%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.00%) Big Data
4 4 (1.82%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.91%) HBase
6 2 (0.91%) MySQL
6 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.91%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.45%) Flink
7 1 (0.45%) Impala
7 1 (0.45%) Power BI
7 1 (0.45%) Redis
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.64%) JIRA
3 24 (10.91%) Jenkins
4 20 (9.09%) Selenium
5 16 (7.27%) HP UFT
6 15 (6.82%) JMeter
7 14 (6.36%) GitLab
8 13 (5.91%) Cucumber
8 13 (5.91%) LoadRunner
9 11 (5.00%) Artifactory
9 11 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (4.55%) Burp Suite
11 6 (2.73%) JUnit
11 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.27%) Gatling
12 5 (2.27%) The Grinder
13 4 (1.82%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
15 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (11.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.45%) Back Office
3 3 (1.36%) Legal
4 2 (0.91%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (31.82%) Developer
2 27 (12.27%) Architect
3 20 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.18%) Analyst
4 18 (8.18%) Microsoft Developer
5 13 (5.91%) Business Analyst
5 13 (5.91%) CRM Developer
6 12 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 11 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) HTML CSS Developer
8 9 (4.09%) HTML Developer
8 9 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (4.09%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.64%) Designer
9 8 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (3.64%) UI Developer
10 7 (3.18%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.45%) .NET
2 19 (8.64%) CSS
2 19 (8.64%) HTML
2 19 (8.64%) Spring
3 17 (7.73%) Spring Boot
4 15 (6.82%) REST
5 14 (6.36%) Spring Security
5 14 (6.36%) Web Services
6 13 (5.91%) XML
7 10 (4.55%) jQuery
7 10 (4.55%) YAML
8 9 (4.09%) HTML5
9 8 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.73%) Ajax
11 5 (2.27%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.27%) Entity Framework
12 4 (1.82%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.82%) Middleware
12 4 (1.82%) Vue.js
13 2 (0.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.64%) User Experience
2 23 (10.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.73%) Wiki
5 5 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.27%) Replication
6 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.36%) Social Media
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.91%) LLPG
8 1 (0.45%) Blog
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.55%) Linux
2 23 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (10.45%) Windows
3 5 (2.27%) Unix
4 4 (1.82%) CentOS
5 2 (0.91%) AIX
5 2 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
2 49 (22.27%) TDD
3 44 (20.00%) BDD
4 34 (15.45%) Scrum
4 34 (15.45%) Software Engineering
5 33 (15.00%) CRM
5 33 (15.00%) DevOps
5 33 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (12.73%) SDLC
7 24 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
7 24 (10.91%) Mentoring
8 23 (10.45%) SFIA
8 23 (10.45%) Test Automation
9 21 (9.55%) Kanban
9 21 (9.55%) SOA
10 20 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (7.27%) Coaching
11 16 (7.27%) UX Design
11 16 (7.27%) Waterfall
12 15 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.73%) C#
2 38 (17.27%) Java
3 34 (15.45%) SQL
4 25 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.18%) Java 8
6 10 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.09%) Ruby
8 7 (3.18%) Python
9 5 (2.27%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.36%) Ada
11 2 (0.91%) Groovy
11 2 (0.91%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) COBOL
12 1 (0.45%) PHP
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.82%) AWS Certification
2 14 (6.36%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (5.91%) Degree
4 11 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.91%) ISEB
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.09%) QA
2 9 (4.09%) WCAG
3 3 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.36%) P3O
4 2 (0.91%) MIL-STD-498
4 2 (0.91%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (5.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.45%) HDFS
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (9.09%) Ansible
2 15 (6.82%) Puppet
3 12 (5.45%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.55%) Nessus
5 6 (2.73%) Terraform
6 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.45%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 30 (13.64%) Oracle
2 24 (10.91%) Red Hat
3 8 (3.64%) ServiceNow
4 4 (1.82%) Apple
4 4 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 4 (1.82%) Dell
5 3 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.36%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.36%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.36%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.91%) Black Duck
6 2 (0.91%) BMC
6 2 (0.91%) Curam
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe
7 1 (0.45%) EMC
7 1 (0.45%) ESRI
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.45%) SAP