Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 753 681 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 25.44% 24.11% 21.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.54% 28.71% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 472 460
Manchester median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £320 £310 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Manchester median hourly rate £32.50 £61.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% +58.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £31.25 £56.13 £28.78
90th Percentile £33.75 £67.38 £49.18
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% -16.85% +18.67%

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 2,466 2,372 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.31% 83.99% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,590 1,538 1,691
Manchester median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 94 46
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +4.40% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £41.48 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.33 £21.70 £21.05
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.11% -31.05%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 18 £450 - 16
Altrincham +1 11 £444 +39.22% 11
Stockport -1 10 £360 +2.86% 20
Bury - 6 £363 - 8
Bolton -8 5 £400 +23.08% 4
Sale - 3 £400 - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 188 (24.97%) .NET
2 176 (23.37%) Java
2 176 (23.37%) Scrum
3 143 (18.99%) TDD
4 139 (18.46%) C#
5 130 (17.26%) DevOps
6 118 (15.67%) JavaScript
7 110 (14.61%) SQL
8 105 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 104 (13.81%) JIRA
10 102 (13.55%) Test Automation
11 99 (13.15%) CSS
12 98 (13.01%) Web Services
12 98 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
13 95 (12.62%) HTML
14 94 (12.48%) E-Commerce
15 91 (12.08%) Jenkins
16 87 (11.55%) BDD
17 81 (10.76%) RESTful
17 81 (10.76%) Git (software)
18 75 (9.96%) Microsoft
18 75 (9.96%) Microservices
19 70 (9.30%) Spring
20 68 (9.03%) Java 8
21 64 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
22 62 (8.23%) Selenium
22 62 (8.23%) Software Engineering
23 61 (8.10%) React
24 60 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
25 59 (7.84%) SQL Server

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 31 (4.12%) Confluence
2 14 (1.86%) CMS
2 14 (1.86%) Drupal
2 14 (1.86%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.06%) Apache
5 6 (0.80%) JBoss
5 6 (0.80%) SAS
5 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 4 (0.53%) nginx
7 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.27%) CICS
8 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.27%) WordPress
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.33%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 98 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.19%) GitHub
4 10 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.20%) Office 365
5 9 (1.20%) SaaS
6 8 (1.06%) IaaS
7 7 (0.93%) Boomi
8 6 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.80%) PaaS
9 5 (0.66%) npm
10 4 (0.53%) Slack
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.40%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.73%) Internet
2 7 (0.93%) Firewall
3 6 (0.80%) Network Security
4 4 (0.53%) DNS
5 3 (0.40%) SSL
6 2 (0.27%) LAN
6 2 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) DHCP
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) HTTP
7 1 (0.13%) Intranet
7 1 (0.13%) IPsec
7 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
7 1 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.58%) MySQL
3 36 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.59%) RavenDB
9 11 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.20%) Big Data
11 7 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.93%) Pentaho
11 7 (0.93%) Power BI
12 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.53%) DB2
13 4 (0.53%) GIS
13 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 104 (13.81%) JIRA
2 91 (12.08%) Jenkins
3 81 (10.76%) Git (software)
4 62 (8.23%) Selenium
5 24 (3.19%) AccuRev
6 21 (2.79%) WebDriver
7 19 (2.52%) JMeter
8 18 (2.39%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.39%) JUnit
9 17 (2.26%) Visual Studio
10 15 (1.99%) IntelliJ
11 14 (1.86%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.73%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (1.59%) GitLab
13 12 (1.59%) Maven
13 12 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.59%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (1.33%) Gradle
General
1 56 (7.44%) Finance
2 53 (7.04%) Retail
3 28 (3.72%) Banking
4 18 (2.39%) Law
5 17 (2.26%) Games
6 14 (1.86%) Legal
7 13 (1.73%) Marketing
8 11 (1.46%) Back Office
9 7 (0.93%) Billing
10 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 333 (44.22%) Developer
2 85 (11.29%) Java Developer
3 80 (10.62%) Analyst
4 77 (10.23%) .NET Developer
5 59 (7.84%) Business Analyst
6 48 (6.37%) Project Manager
7 42 (5.58%) C# Developer
8 41 (5.44%) Agile Developer
9 33 (4.38%) Agile Java Developer
10 31 (4.12%) PHP Developer
11 30 (3.98%) Architect
11 30 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (3.85%) Consultant
13 28 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 28 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.72%) Software Developer
14 27 (3.59%) Tester
15 26 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (3.45%) React Developer
16 25 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (24.97%) .NET
2 99 (13.15%) CSS
3 98 (13.01%) Web Services
4 95 (12.62%) HTML
5 81 (10.76%) RESTful
6 70 (9.30%) Spring
7 61 (8.10%) React
8 58 (7.70%) Node.js
9 49 (6.51%) Spring Boot
10 46 (6.11%) AngularJS
11 41 (5.44%) HTML5
12 40 (5.31%) WinForms
13 39 (5.18%) ASP.NET
14 38 (5.05%) CSS3
15 34 (4.52%) WCF
16 33 (4.38%) JSON
17 31 (4.12%) jQuery
18 29 (3.85%) WPF
19 28 (3.72%) SOAP
20 27 (3.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.04%) User Experience
2 29 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 27 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.59%) Semantic Web
8 10 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.20%) Fintech
10 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.93%) NHS
10 7 (0.93%) RIA
11 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.53%) Online Gambling
12 4 (0.53%) Online Games
12 4 (0.53%) Wiki
13 3 (0.40%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.40%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.11%) Linux
2 21 (2.79%) Android
3 20 (2.66%) Windows
4 13 (1.73%) Unix
5 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.20%) CentOS
7 6 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (23.37%) Scrum
2 143 (18.99%) TDD
3 130 (17.26%) DevOps
4 102 (13.55%) Test Automation
5 94 (12.48%) E-Commerce
6 87 (11.55%) BDD
7 75 (9.96%) Microservices
8 64 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (8.23%) Software Engineering
10 60 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (7.70%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (7.17%) Kanban
13 48 (6.37%) MVC
14 46 (6.11%) Waterfall
15 44 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (5.84%) Front End Development
16 43 (5.71%) Project Management
17 42 (5.58%) User Stories
18 41 (5.44%) SDLC
19 40 (5.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 176 (23.37%) Java
2 139 (18.46%) C#
3 118 (15.67%) JavaScript
4 110 (14.61%) SQL
5 68 (9.03%) Java 8
6 55 (7.30%) PHP
7 47 (6.24%) Python
8 33 (4.38%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.86%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.46%) ES6
10 11 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.33%) C
12 9 (1.20%) C++
13 8 (1.06%) Ruby
13 8 (1.06%) Scala
14 6 (0.80%) Groovy
15 5 (0.66%) R
15 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.53%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 59 (7.84%) Degree
2 33 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.66%) ISEB
7 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.27%) PMP
8 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) CCIE
9 1 (0.13%) CCNA
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) GIAC
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.04%) QA
2 10 (1.33%) GDPR
3 9 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.80%) WAI
5 5 (0.66%) PMO
5 5 (0.66%) WCAG
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) PSD2
7 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (7.57%) Docker
2 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) vCloud
4 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.11%) Ansible
2 44 (5.84%) Terraform
3 42 (5.58%) Puppet
4 30 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.26%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.33%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.33%) Salt
7 3 (0.40%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.40%) Packer
8 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.27%) Kibana
8 2 (0.27%) logstash
8 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) Rancher
9 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.17%) Oracle
3 20 (2.66%) Google
4 14 (1.86%) Red Hat
5 12 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.33%) Black Duck
6 10 (1.33%) PagerDuty
7 9 (1.20%) hybris
7 9 (1.20%) Informatica
7 9 (1.20%) Zend
8 8 (1.06%) Dell
9 7 (0.93%) MuleSoft
9 7 (0.93%) SAP
10 5 (0.66%) Cisco
10 5 (0.66%) IBM
10 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.66%) VMware
11 4 (0.53%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.27%) Hyperion