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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
North West / Manchester
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 313 413 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.06% 23.27% 14.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.70% 27.76% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 282 156
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -1.77% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1488 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.01% 83.83% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 893 679
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford 0 29 £425 - 7
Stockport -2 14 £306 -27.94% 25
Bolton -2 11 £420 +48.01% 1
Altrincham -1 2 £375 +1.35% 10
Oldham +1 1 £400 +41.59% 3
Wigan 0 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £425 -
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
North West

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 219 (35.84%) Scrum
2 180 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 171 (27.99%) Java
4 142 (23.24%) TDD
5 132 (21.60%) HTML
6 116 (18.99%) BDD
7 113 (18.49%) .NET
8 112 (18.33%) SQL
9 101 (16.53%) C#
10 93 (15.22%) CSS
11 87 (14.24%) AngularJS
11 87 (14.24%) DevOps
12 86 (14.08%) Web Services
13 82 (13.42%) Linux
13 82 (13.42%) MVC
14 81 (13.26%) SQL Server
15 78 (12.77%) Finance
16 77 (12.60%) Git (software)
17 70 (11.46%) JIRA
18 67 (10.97%) Python
19 66 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
20 65 (10.64%) REST
20 65 (10.64%) ASP.NET
20 65 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
21 62 (10.15%) HTML5
22 60 (9.82%) Software Engineering
23 59 (9.66%) XML
24 58 (9.49%) SDLC
25 57 (9.33%) QA
26 56 (9.17%) Project Management

Agile Software Development
Top Related 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 38 (6.22%) CMS
2 23 (3.76%) Umbraco
3 16 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.45%) Confluence
4 15 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.64%) GeoServer
6 9 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.98%) nginx
10 5 (0.82%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.65%) Kentico
11 4 (0.65%) WordPress
12 3 (0.49%) Apache
12 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.49%) Drupal
12 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 16 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.15%) MS Project
3 7 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.49%) MS Office
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.33%) InVision
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 66 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.31%) GitHub
6 5 (0.82%) Heroku
6 5 (0.82%) Office 365
7 4 (0.65%) PaaS
7 4 (0.65%) Slack
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.49%) IaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.09%) HTTP
2 12 (1.96%) HTTPS
2 12 (1.96%) SSL
3 11 (1.80%) LDAP
3 11 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.15%) Internet
5 4 (0.65%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.33%) Network Security
6 2 (0.33%) NFC
6 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) Broadband
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) LAN
7 1 (0.16%) SSH
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.35%) NoSQL
3 23 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 19 (3.11%) MySQL
6 18 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (1.80%) Big Data
8 11 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.15%) GIS
11 7 (1.15%) Redis
12 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.82%) Spatial Data
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.65%) DB2
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 77 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 70 (11.46%) JIRA
3 54 (8.84%) Selenium
4 47 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 37 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 34 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (4.91%) JUnit
8 24 (3.93%) Maven
9 19 (3.11%) WebDriver
10 17 (2.78%) Subversion
11 16 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (2.29%) Gradle
13 12 (1.96%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.80%) JBehave
14 11 (1.80%) NUnit
15 10 (1.64%) GoCD
16 9 (1.47%) gulp
16 9 (1.47%) Vagrant
17 8 (1.31%) Mocha
17 8 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 78 (12.77%) Finance
2 32 (5.24%) Games
3 23 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.60%) Banking
4 22 (3.60%) Retail
5 15 (2.45%) Marketing
6 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.15%) Electronics
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
8 5 (0.82%) Automotive
9 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 290 (47.46%) Developer
2 59 (9.66%) Analyst
3 58 (9.49%) Java Developer
4 46 (7.53%) .NET Developer
5 40 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 36 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 34 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 33 (5.40%) Business Analyst
9 31 (5.07%) Agile Developer
10 30 (4.91%) Senior Developer
11 28 (4.58%) Tester
12 26 (4.26%) Architect
12 26 (4.26%) C# Developer
13 22 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.27%) Automation Tester
16 18 (2.95%) Scrum Master
17 17 (2.78%) Consultant
18 16 (2.62%) Agile Java Developer
19 14 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (21.60%) HTML
2 113 (18.49%) .NET
3 93 (15.22%) CSS
4 87 (14.24%) AngularJS
5 86 (14.08%) Web Services
6 65 (10.64%) ASP.NET
6 65 (10.64%) REST
7 62 (10.15%) HTML5
8 59 (9.66%) XML
9 49 (8.02%) jQuery
9 49 (8.02%) Node.js
10 43 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (6.87%) RESTful
12 35 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (5.07%) .NET Framework
14 29 (4.75%) Spring
15 27 (4.42%) JSON
15 27 (4.42%) React
16 25 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 23 (3.76%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.87%) User Experience
2 36 (5.89%) Mobile App
3 35 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.96%) Web 2.0
6 9 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.15%) iPad
8 7 (1.15%) Mobile Games
9 5 (0.82%) PMI
10 4 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (0.65%) Interactive TV
10 4 (0.65%) IPTV
10 4 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.65%) New Media
10 4 (0.65%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.49%) MHEG
12 2 (0.33%) Social Media
12 2 (0.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.42%) Linux
2 40 (6.55%) Android
3 31 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 26 (4.26%) Windows
5 24 (3.93%) Unix
6 21 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.13%) CentOS
8 9 (1.47%) Fedora
9 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (35.84%) Scrum
2 142 (23.24%) TDD
3 116 (18.99%) BDD
4 87 (14.24%) DevOps
5 82 (13.42%) MVC
6 65 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (9.82%) Software Engineering
8 58 (9.49%) SDLC
9 56 (9.17%) Project Management
10 50 (8.18%) E-Commerce
10 50 (8.18%) PRINCE2
11 49 (8.02%) ITIL
12 46 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (7.36%) OO
14 35 (5.73%) Kanban
14 35 (5.73%) User Stories
15 32 (5.24%) Web Development
16 31 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (5.07%) High Availability
16 31 (5.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 180 (29.46%) JavaScript
2 171 (27.99%) Java
3 112 (18.33%) SQL
4 101 (16.53%) C#
5 67 (10.97%) Python
6 43 (7.04%) Ruby
7 28 (4.58%) Scala
8 19 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.62%) PHP
9 16 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.80%) ES6
11 10 (1.64%) Groovy
12 9 (1.47%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.98%) Apple Swift
13 6 (0.98%) C++
13 6 (0.98%) Clojure
14 5 (0.82%) Go
14 5 (0.82%) Perl
15 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (6.38%) Degree
2 23 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.80%) ISEB
5 8 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.82%) PMP
7 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) MCITP
9 1 (0.16%) MCSA
9 1 (0.16%) PgMP
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.16%) SSCP
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.33%) QA
2 10 (1.64%) PMO
3 3 (0.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) SDET
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (5.89%) Docker
2 6 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (6.87%) Puppet
3 39 (6.38%) Ansible
4 11 (1.80%) Kibana
5 9 (1.47%) Graphite
5 9 (1.47%) Nagios
6 8 (1.31%) Ganglia
6 8 (1.31%) Riemann
7 6 (0.98%) Mesos
7 6 (0.98%) Terraform
8 4 (0.65%) Packer
9 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.33%) MOM
10 2 (0.33%) yum
11 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) logstash
11 1 (0.16%) Nmap
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 40 (6.55%) ServiceNow
2 30 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.75%) Oracle
4 21 (3.44%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.80%) ESRI
5 11 (1.80%) Snow
5 11 (1.80%) Twitter
6 10 (1.64%) VMware
7 9 (1.47%) SAP
8 8 (1.31%) Google
8 8 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.15%) Adobe
10 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.49%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.49%) Apple
11 3 (0.49%) IBM
11 3 (0.49%) OpenTV
11 3 (0.49%) Perforce
11 3 (0.49%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.49%) Tableau
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
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Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
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Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Manchester
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
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