Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 July 2019 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 657 904 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.17% 28.12% 20.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.82% 32.67% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 629 367
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -5.49%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £279
90th Percentile £613 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 18
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -25.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28.50 £27.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £29.50 £51.75 £50.00
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% -6.02% +2.15%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,450 2,767 2,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.42% 86.07% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,613 1,799 1,399
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 91 64
Manchester median hourly rate £17.21 £23.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.55% +17.28% +22.73%
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £24.13 £36.74
% change year-on-year +5.02% -34.33% +34.82%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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
Salford -1 14 £475 +2.70% 21
Altrincham +1 10 £413 +5.77% 14
Bolton +1 10 £400 +16.79% 15
Stockport -5 4 £400 -9.86% 23
Wigan -4 3 £339 -9.67% 1
Heywood - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 156 (23.74%) Java
2 154 (23.44%) Scrum
3 153 (23.29%) DevOps
4 127 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
5 124 (18.87%) TDD
6 122 (18.57%) JavaScript
7 116 (17.66%) Test Automation
8 112 (17.05%) .NET
9 101 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 91 (13.85%) C#
11 85 (12.94%) Docker
11 85 (12.94%) Jenkins
12 79 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (11.87%) JIRA
14 76 (11.57%) BDD
15 75 (11.42%) AngularJS
16 73 (11.11%) Microservices
17 72 (10.96%) Kubernetes
18 71 (10.81%) Finance
19 65 (9.89%) User Experience
20 64 (9.74%) HTML
21 62 (9.44%) Linux
21 62 (9.44%) Python
22 61 (9.28%) CSS
23 60 (9.13%) SQL
23 60 (9.13%) Git (software)
24 58 (8.83%) Web Services
25 54 (8.22%) Kanban
26 53 (8.07%) React
26 53 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 34 (5.18%) Confluence
2 19 (2.89%) CMS
3 17 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.52%) Apache
4 10 (1.52%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.91%) Apache Pig
6 6 (0.91%) Drupal
7 5 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.76%) nginx
8 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.61%) Kentico
8 4 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.46%) WordPress
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.15%) Magnolia
Applications
1 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.37%) Sketch
4 6 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.76%) InVision
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.30%) Figma
7 2 (0.30%) UXPin
8 1 (0.15%) Blender
8 1 (0.15%) Maya
Business Applications
1 16 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.91%) Maximo
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 127 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.35%) Serverless
4 19 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (2.44%) GitHub
7 15 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.37%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.37%) IaaS
10 8 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.07%) npm
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.91%) PaaS
12 6 (0.91%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.76%) SaaS
13 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.61%) Office 365
14 4 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.11%) HTTP
2 11 (1.67%) DNS
2 11 (1.67%) Internet
3 9 (1.37%) Network Security
4 8 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.91%) SSL
6 4 (0.61%) DHCP
6 4 (0.61%) Firewall
7 3 (0.46%) FTP
7 3 (0.46%) Intranet
7 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.30%) IPsec
8 2 (0.30%) Skype
9 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.24%) MongoDB
3 36 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.74%) MySQL
5 17 (2.59%) Big Data
6 13 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.67%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.07%) HBase
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 85 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 78 (11.87%) JIRA
3 60 (9.13%) Git (software)
4 45 (6.85%) Selenium
5 32 (4.87%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.35%) WebDriver
7 20 (3.04%) Mockito
8 18 (2.74%) Subversion
9 17 (2.59%) Maven
10 16 (2.44%) Bitbucket
11 15 (2.28%) Artifactory
11 15 (2.28%) JMeter
12 14 (2.13%) Gradle
12 14 (2.13%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.52%) Ant
13 10 (1.52%) JUnit
14 9 (1.37%) gulp
14 9 (1.37%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (1.07%) Robot Framework
General
1 71 (10.81%) Finance
2 45 (6.85%) Banking
3 13 (1.98%) Law
4 12 (1.83%) Retail
5 10 (1.52%) Legal
6 8 (1.22%) Back Office
6 8 (1.22%) Marketing
7 7 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.91%) Games
9 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 240 (36.53%) Developer
2 79 (12.02%) Java Developer
3 68 (10.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (9.44%) Analyst
5 50 (7.61%) .NET Developer
6 40 (6.09%) Business Analyst
7 35 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 33 (5.02%) Full Stack Developer
9 30 (4.57%) Architect
10 29 (4.41%) Agile Developer
11 27 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (4.11%) Tester
12 26 (3.96%) Agile Java Developer
12 26 (3.96%) Project Manager
13 25 (3.81%) Senior Developer
14 24 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (3.65%) Designer
15 21 (3.20%) Consultant
16 19 (2.89%) Scrum Master
16 19 (2.89%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (17.05%) .NET
2 75 (11.42%) AngularJS
3 64 (9.74%) HTML
4 61 (9.28%) CSS
5 58 (8.83%) Web Services
6 53 (8.07%) React
7 38 (5.78%) Spring
8 33 (5.02%) Node.js
9 32 (4.87%) ASP.NET
10 26 (3.96%) jQuery
11 25 (3.81%) HTML5
11 25 (3.81%) RESTful
12 24 (3.65%) REST
12 24 (3.65%) Spring Boot
13 23 (3.50%) .NET Core
14 20 (3.04%) CSS3
15 19 (2.89%) JSON
16 17 (2.59%) WCF
16 17 (2.59%) XML
17 16 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.89%) User Experience
2 25 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.50%) Public Cloud
4 18 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.91%) Cloud Native
7 6 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.61%) Smart Energy
9 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.46%) EPoS
10 3 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.30%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (0.30%) Life Science
11 2 (0.30%) NHS
11 2 (0.30%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.44%) Linux
2 28 (4.26%) Unix
3 19 (2.89%) Windows
4 18 (2.74%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.22%) Android
6 8 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.22%) CentOS
7 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) MVS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (23.44%) Scrum
2 153 (23.29%) DevOps
3 124 (18.87%) TDD
4 116 (17.66%) Test Automation
5 79 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (11.57%) BDD
7 73 (11.11%) Microservices
8 54 (8.22%) Kanban
9 53 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 46 (7.00%) E-Commerce
10 46 (7.00%) MVC
10 46 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (6.09%) Software Engineering
13 35 (5.33%) Project Management
14 34 (5.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 32 (4.87%) Waterfall
16 31 (4.72%) Configuration Management
17 30 (4.57%) SDLC
18 29 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 156 (23.74%) Java
2 122 (18.57%) JavaScript
3 91 (13.85%) C#
4 62 (9.44%) Python
5 60 (9.13%) SQL
6 50 (7.61%) Java 8
7 25 (3.81%) Scala
8 16 (2.44%) Ruby
8 16 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.28%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.37%) Groovy
12 9 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.22%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.91%) C++
15 5 (0.76%) ES6
15 5 (0.76%) Go
15 5 (0.76%) Perl
15 5 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.20%) Degree
3 16 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.91%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.61%) ISEB
6 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.61%) PMP
7 3 (0.46%) CISSP
7 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.30%) APMP
8 2 (0.30%) CISM
8 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) CISA
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.11%) QA
2 6 (0.91%) GDPR
2 6 (0.91%) PMO
3 3 (0.46%) WCAG
4 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) PSD2
5 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 85 (12.94%) Docker
2 6 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.91%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.46%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 72 (10.96%) Kubernetes
2 45 (6.85%) Terraform
3 41 (6.24%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (5.94%) Puppet
5 33 (5.02%) Ansible
6 21 (3.20%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.98%) Salt
8 8 (1.22%) Nagios
9 7 (1.07%) Oozie
10 3 (0.46%) Kibana
11 2 (0.30%) Grafana
12 1 (0.15%) Consul
12 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.15%) Istio
12 1 (0.15%) logstash
12 1 (0.15%) Packer
12 1 (0.15%) Rancher
12 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (4.87%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.81%) Oracle
3 19 (2.89%) Google
4 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.37%) Tableau
6 8 (1.22%) SAP
7 6 (0.91%) hybris
8 5 (0.76%) IBM
8 5 (0.76%) PagerDuty
8 5 (0.76%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.61%) VMware
10 3 (0.46%) Informatica
10 3 (0.46%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.46%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.46%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.30%) Intapp
11 2 (0.30%) SnapLogic
11 2 (0.30%) Workday