Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 816 640 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 26.12% 21.65% 21.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.91% 26.35% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 428 552
Manchester median daily rate £425 £404 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £308
90th Percentile £570 £588 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27.50 £32.40 £29.14
90th Percentile £33.75 £60.50 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year -23.53% -1.73% +8.13%

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 2,557 2,429 3,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.85% 82.17% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,643 1,547 1,934
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 87 65
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58% -20.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Stockport +1 17 £425 - 23
Salford -9 14 £438 -2.78% 13
Altrincham +2 8 £400 +25.49% 18
Bolton -4 6 £400 +21.21% 8
Bury - 6 £363 - 7
Sale - 3 £400 -
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 235 (28.80%) Java
2 197 (24.14%) Scrum
3 190 (23.28%) .NET
4 184 (22.55%) TDD
5 153 (18.75%) C#
6 151 (18.50%) JavaScript
7 133 (16.30%) HTML
7 133 (16.30%) CSS
7 133 (16.30%) JIRA
8 132 (16.18%) DevOps
9 126 (15.44%) SQL
10 118 (14.46%) Spring
11 112 (13.73%) Git (software)
12 108 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 104 (12.75%) RESTful
14 101 (12.38%) BDD
15 100 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
16 99 (12.13%) Web Services
17 98 (12.01%) E-Commerce
18 97 (11.89%) Jenkins
19 90 (11.03%) Java 8
20 87 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 86 (10.54%) Microservices
22 84 (10.29%) SQL Server
23 83 (10.17%) Microsoft
24 75 (9.19%) Selenium
25 70 (8.58%) Python
26 69 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
26 69 (8.46%) Docker
26 69 (8.46%) Node.js

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 (4.17%) Confluence
2 22 (2.70%) CMS
3 15 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.59%) Drupal
5 9 (1.10%) Apache
6 8 (0.98%) SAS
7 7 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.86%) nginx
7 7 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.61%) JBoss
9 5 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.49%) IIS
11 3 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.37%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 18 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.35%) Magento
3 2 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 100 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.43%) GitHub
4 22 (2.70%) SaaS
5 12 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (1.35%) IaaS
7 10 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.23%) PaaS
8 8 (0.98%) npm
9 7 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.86%) Boomi
9 7 (0.86%) Office 365
10 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.49%) Serverless
12 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.37%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.37%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.10%) Firewall
2 7 (0.86%) Internet
3 4 (0.49%) DNS
4 3 (0.37%) Network Security
4 3 (0.37%) SMS
4 3 (0.37%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) HTTP
5 2 (0.25%) Intranet
5 2 (0.25%) LAN
5 2 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.12%) FTP
6 1 (0.12%) IPsec
6 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.12%) RTP
6 1 (0.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.12%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (4.90%) MySQL
4 34 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 31 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.68%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.96%) Big Data
8 16 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (1.59%) RavenDB
10 10 (1.23%) Power BI
11 9 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.86%) DB2
14 6 (0.74%) Pentaho
15 4 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.49%) GIS
15 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 133 (16.30%) JIRA
2 112 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 97 (11.89%) Jenkins
4 75 (9.19%) Selenium
5 25 (3.06%) AccuRev
5 25 (3.06%) IntelliJ
6 21 (2.57%) Maven
7 19 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (2.21%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.21%) JMeter
8 18 (2.21%) JUnit
8 18 (2.21%) Visual Studio
8 18 (2.21%) WebDriver
9 17 (2.08%) Bitbucket
9 17 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (1.96%) GitLab
11 12 (1.47%) Jasmine
11 12 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.35%) Gradle
12 11 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 61 (7.48%) Finance
2 47 (5.76%) Retail
3 29 (3.55%) Banking
4 19 (2.33%) Games
5 14 (1.72%) Marketing
6 12 (1.47%) Law
6 12 (1.47%) Legal
7 9 (1.10%) Back Office
8 6 (0.74%) Publishing
9 5 (0.61%) Automotive
10 4 (0.49%) Billing
10 4 (0.49%) Military
10 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 404 (49.51%) Developer
2 118 (14.46%) Java Developer
3 78 (9.56%) .NET Developer
4 71 (8.70%) Analyst
5 51 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 50 (6.13%) C# Developer
7 45 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 37 (4.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 36 (4.41%) Software Developer
10 33 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
11 32 (3.92%) Architect
12 31 (3.80%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.68%) Agile Developer
14 28 (3.43%) PHP Developer
14 28 (3.43%) Tester
15 27 (3.31%) Agile Java Developer
15 27 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
16 26 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
17 21 (2.57%) Agile Business Analyst
17 21 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (23.28%) .NET
2 133 (16.30%) CSS
2 133 (16.30%) HTML
3 118 (14.46%) Spring
4 104 (12.75%) RESTful
5 99 (12.13%) Web Services
6 69 (8.46%) Node.js
7 67 (8.21%) Spring Boot
8 63 (7.72%) AngularJS
8 63 (7.72%) HTML5
9 59 (7.23%) React
10 53 (6.50%) ASP.NET
11 50 (6.13%) jQuery
12 45 (5.51%) CSS3
13 43 (5.27%) Hibernate
14 41 (5.02%) JSON
14 41 (5.02%) XML
15 40 (4.90%) WinForms
16 37 (4.53%) SOAP
17 33 (4.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.25%) User Experience
2 42 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 34 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.47%) Semantic Web
10 9 (1.10%) iPad
11 7 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.86%) NHS
12 6 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (0.74%) Online Gambling
12 6 (0.74%) Online Games
13 5 (0.61%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.61%) Wiki
14 4 (0.49%) Fintech
14 4 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (5.76%) Linux
2 21 (2.57%) Unix
2 21 (2.57%) Windows
3 20 (2.45%) Android
4 10 (1.23%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.23%) CentOS
5 6 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Debian
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (24.14%) Scrum
2 184 (22.55%) TDD
3 132 (16.18%) DevOps
4 108 (13.24%) Test Automation
5 101 (12.38%) BDD
6 98 (12.01%) E-Commerce
7 86 (10.54%) Microservices
8 69 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (7.97%) MVC
10 63 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (7.60%) Software Engineering
12 58 (7.11%) OO
12 58 (7.11%) SOA
13 55 (6.74%) Kanban
14 54 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (6.37%) Front End Development
15 52 (6.37%) Project Management
15 52 (6.37%) Waterfall
16 47 (5.76%) SDLC
17 41 (5.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 235 (28.80%) Java
2 153 (18.75%) C#
3 151 (18.50%) JavaScript
4 126 (15.44%) SQL
5 90 (11.03%) Java 8
6 70 (8.58%) Python
7 47 (5.76%) PHP
8 35 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 19 (2.33%) Groovy
10 15 (1.84%) C++
11 14 (1.72%) Scala
12 12 (1.47%) C
12 12 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.47%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.23%) Ruby
14 9 (1.10%) ES6
15 7 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.74%) Erlang
17 5 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (7.72%) Degree
2 38 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.74%) ISEB
7 4 (0.49%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.37%) CCNP
8 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.25%) CCDP
9 2 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.25%) CISM
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) GIAC
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PMP
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.88%) QA
2 9 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (0.74%) WAI
4 5 (0.61%) WCAG
5 4 (0.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (8.46%) Docker
2 9 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) vCloud
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (6.13%) Ansible
2 42 (5.15%) Puppet
3 39 (4.78%) Terraform
4 28 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (3.19%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.49%) Kibana
6 4 (0.49%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.49%) Salt
7 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) logstash
7 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.12%) Nagios
8 1 (0.12%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.72%) Oracle
3 16 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 15 (1.84%) Google
5 12 (1.47%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.35%) Informatica
7 10 (1.23%) Black Duck
8 9 (1.10%) SAP
8 9 (1.10%) Zend
9 8 (0.98%) Dell
9 8 (0.98%) IBM
9 8 (0.98%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.86%) Cisco
10 7 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.74%) Adobe
11 6 (0.74%) Blue Prism
11 6 (0.74%) hybris
11 6 (0.74%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.74%) VMware
12 5 (0.61%) Cloudera