Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 510 761 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.45% 25.86% 24.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.95% 30.40% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 535 466
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £575 £607 £588
North West median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +2.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £20.20 £28.78 £26.50
90th Percentile £47.20 £33.33 £62.75
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £37.13 £39.00
% change year-on-year +36.03% -4.81% -12.36%

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 1,965 2,503 2,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.63% 85.05% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 1,635 1,497
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 94 89
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £13.69 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.00 £46.00
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £24.28
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.97% -6.16%

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 27 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 February 2020. 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
Altrincham +1 13 £450 +9.09% 14
Salford +10 12 £438 -12.50% 17
Bolton +9 6 £450 +33.33% 18
Stockport -3 5 £393 +9.03% 32
Oldham - 5 £450 - 3
Wigan -1 4 £220 -35.29% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 - -
Bury -1 1 £313 -13.79% 2
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 134 (26.27%) AWS
2 128 (25.10%) Azure
3 117 (22.94%) DevOps
4 106 (20.78%) Java
5 88 (17.25%) Scrum
6 72 (14.12%) Docker
7 71 (13.92%) Jenkins
8 69 (13.53%) .NET
9 68 (13.33%) TDD
9 68 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (12.94%) JavaScript
12 62 (12.16%) MySQL
13 59 (11.57%) Public Sector
14 58 (11.37%) JIRA
15 53 (10.39%) Finance
16 51 (10.00%) Waterfall
17 49 (9.61%) Microsoft
18 48 (9.41%) C#
18 48 (9.41%) Linux
19 47 (9.22%) Microservices
20 46 (9.02%) Kubernetes
20 46 (9.02%) Test Automation
21 45 (8.82%) SQL Server
22 44 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
22 44 (8.63%) Node.js
23 42 (8.24%) Git (software)
23 42 (8.24%) SQL
23 42 (8.24%) Terraform
24 41 (8.04%) Ansible

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 12 (2.35%) Confluence
2 7 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.18%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.78%) Apache
4 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.59%) Commerce Server
5 3 (0.59%) nginx
6 2 (0.39%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.39%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) Camunda
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Moodle
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) InVision
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.39%) Magento
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 134 (26.27%) AWS
2 128 (25.10%) Azure
3 30 (5.88%) Serverless
4 26 (5.10%) GCP
5 22 (4.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (4.31%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (3.33%) GitHub
8 12 (2.35%) PaaS
9 11 (2.16%) SaaS
10 10 (1.96%) Power Platform
11 8 (1.57%) IaaS
12 7 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.98%) Office 365
14 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.59%) BrowserStack
15 3 (0.59%) Datadog
15 3 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.55%) Firewall
2 8 (1.57%) DNS
3 7 (1.37%) VPN
4 6 (1.18%) DHCP
5 5 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.78%) BGP
6 4 (0.78%) HTTP
6 4 (0.78%) OSPF
6 4 (0.78%) SAN
6 4 (0.78%) WAN
7 2 (0.39%) MPLS
7 2 (0.39%) NAS
7 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.39%) RIP
7 2 (0.39%) Skype
8 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.20%) LAN
8 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.16%) MySQL
2 45 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.08%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.55%) Big Data
6 10 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.37%) Power BI
8 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.78%) DataStage
10 3 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.59%) Redis
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon QuickSight
11 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.39%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (13.92%) Jenkins
2 58 (11.37%) JIRA
3 42 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (4.90%) Selenium
6 22 (4.31%) GitLab
7 14 (2.75%) JMeter
8 10 (1.96%) Subversion
9 9 (1.76%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.76%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.37%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.37%) Travis CI
11 7 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.18%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.18%) JUnit
12 6 (1.18%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.78%) Zephyr
General
1 59 (11.57%) Public Sector
2 53 (10.39%) Finance
3 22 (4.31%) Banking
4 9 (1.76%) Legal
4 9 (1.76%) Retail
5 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.59%) Marketing
7 2 (0.39%) Advertising
7 2 (0.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.39%) Games
7 2 (0.39%) Social Science
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (29.22%) Developer
2 56 (10.98%) Analyst
3 48 (9.41%) Architect
4 36 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 33 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (5.69%) Java Developer
7 23 (4.51%) WebOps Engineer
8 22 (4.31%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.12%) .NET Developer
10 20 (3.92%) Consultant
10 20 (3.92%) Designer
10 20 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
11 18 (3.53%) Software Developer
12 17 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
13 16 (3.14%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (2.94%) PHP Developer
14 15 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.94%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.53%) .NET
2 44 (8.63%) Node.js
3 41 (8.04%) HTML
4 38 (7.45%) CSS
4 38 (7.45%) Web Services
5 28 (5.49%) RESTful
6 27 (5.29%) React
7 25 (4.90%) Spring
8 24 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.92%) HTML5
10 16 (3.14%) Spring Boot
11 15 (2.94%) SOAP
12 13 (2.55%) REST
13 12 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (2.35%) Laravel
14 11 (2.16%) JSON
15 10 (1.96%) CSS3
16 9 (1.76%) .NET Core
16 9 (1.76%) Gherkin
16 9 (1.76%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.65%) User Experience
3 30 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 25 (4.90%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.76%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.37%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.78%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.78%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.59%) New Media
12 3 (0.59%) NHS
13 2 (0.39%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.41%) Linux
2 41 (8.04%) Windows
3 29 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.14%) Android
6 15 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.16%) CentOS
7 11 (2.16%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.78%) Unix
9 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (22.94%) DevOps
2 88 (17.25%) Scrum
3 68 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 68 (13.33%) TDD
4 67 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 47 (9.22%) Microservices
7 46 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 44 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (7.84%) Software Engineering
10 39 (7.65%) Coaching
10 39 (7.65%) Configuration Management
10 39 (7.65%) Kanban
11 35 (6.86%) Project Management
12 34 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 34 (6.67%) Project Delivery
13 32 (6.27%) Infrastructure as Code
14 31 (6.08%) Mentoring
14 31 (6.08%) OO
15 29 (5.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.78%) Java
2 66 (12.94%) JavaScript
3 48 (9.41%) C#
4 42 (8.24%) SQL
5 35 (6.86%) Python
6 30 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 24 (4.71%) Ruby
8 18 (3.53%) ES6
9 17 (3.33%) PHP
10 12 (2.35%) C
10 12 (2.35%) Scala
11 11 (2.16%) Go
12 9 (1.76%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.57%) Java 8
13 8 (1.57%) Perl
13 8 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.37%) Groovy
15 6 (1.18%) ES7
16 5 (0.98%) ES8
Qualifications
1 25 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.55%) Degree
3 9 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.57%) ISEB
5 7 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CCIE
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.39%) IIBA
7 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CISM
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
8 1 (0.20%) CRISC
8 1 (0.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.20%) PgMP
8 1 (0.20%) PMP
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.53%) QA
2 9 (1.76%) ISO 20022
2 9 (1.76%) TARGET2
3 4 (0.78%) PMO
4 2 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.39%) P3O
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) EMIR
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) NCSC
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (14.12%) Docker
2 8 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (9.02%) Kubernetes
2 42 (8.24%) Terraform
3 41 (8.04%) Ansible
4 26 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (5.10%) Puppet
5 24 (4.71%) Rancher
6 16 (3.14%) Grafana
7 14 (2.75%) Nagios
7 14 (2.75%) Prometheus
8 9 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (1.37%) Salt
10 4 (0.78%) SCCM
11 3 (0.59%) Kibana
11 3 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.39%) SCOM
12 2 (0.39%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 49 (9.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.08%) Oracle
3 30 (5.88%) Pega
3 30 (5.88%) VMware
4 12 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.35%) SAP
5 8 (1.57%) Google
5 8 (1.57%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.37%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (0.98%) Informatica
7 5 (0.98%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.78%) AppDynamics
8 4 (0.78%) Cisco
8 4 (0.78%) Citrix
8 4 (0.78%) Coverity
8 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.78%) Splunk
9 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.59%) New Relic
9 3 (0.59%) Talend