Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 326 633 854
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 22.69% 23.50% 27.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.08% 27.10% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 446 598
Median daily rate £450 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £624 £614 £550
North West median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -3.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £20.60 £28.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £33.40 £29.50 £54.38
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £38.37 £39.75
% change year-on-year +14.68% -3.48% -6.47%

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 1,161 2,336 2,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 80.79% 86.71% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 1,526 1,745
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £222 £286 £263
90th Percentile £588 £606 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 59 101
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.21 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.15% -9.87% -9.10%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.02 £12.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.67 £23.20
% change year-on-year +36.35% +10.65% -35.75%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Manchester

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 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 7 £440 +6.67% 1
Stockport +1 5 £393 +9.03% 11
Salford 0 5 £444 -11.25% 3
Wigan +2 4 £220 -35.29%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 - -
Oldham - 3 £413 -
Dukinfield - 3 - - 1
Bolton +2 2 - - 10
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 93 (28.53%) Azure
1 93 (28.53%) AWS
2 77 (23.62%) DevOps
3 67 (20.55%) Java
4 65 (19.94%) Docker
5 64 (19.63%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (15.95%) Public Sector
7 50 (15.34%) Linux
8 49 (15.03%) Jenkins
9 48 (14.72%) Scrum
9 48 (14.72%) TDD
10 45 (13.80%) Windows
11 43 (13.19%) JavaScript
11 43 (13.19%) .NET
11 43 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (12.88%) SQL Server
13 38 (11.66%) Test Automation
14 37 (11.35%) MongoDB
14 37 (11.35%) MySQL
14 37 (11.35%) Kubernetes
15 36 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (10.74%) SQL
16 35 (10.74%) Finance
17 34 (10.43%) VMware
17 34 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (10.43%) Windows Server
18 32 (9.82%) Microservices
19 29 (8.90%) C#
19 29 (8.90%) Microsoft
20 28 (8.59%) Configuration Management

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 8 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.23%) Confluence
3 4 (1.23%) nginx
4 3 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.61%) Apache
5 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.31%) Camunda
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.31%) Moodle
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.23%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 93 (28.53%) AWS
1 93 (28.53%) Azure
2 15 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 13 (3.99%) Serverless
4 12 (3.68%) GCP
5 11 (3.37%) GitHub
6 9 (2.76%) PaaS
7 8 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.45%) Office 365
8 6 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.53%) SaaS
10 4 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.23%) Logic Apps
11 3 (0.92%) Amazon Cognito
12 2 (0.61%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.61%) IaaS
12 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.15%) DNS
2 6 (1.84%) HTTP
3 5 (1.53%) Skype
4 4 (1.23%) Firewall
5 3 (0.92%) BGP
5 3 (0.92%) DHCP
5 3 (0.92%) OSPF
5 3 (0.92%) SAN
6 2 (0.61%) MPLS
6 2 (0.61%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.61%) RIP
6 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.31%) FTP
7 1 (0.31%) NAS
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) VPN
7 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.35%) MongoDB
2 37 (11.35%) MySQL
3 11 (3.37%) Big Data
4 8 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (1.84%) DataStage
7 4 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.92%) Redis
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.61%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.61%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 49 (15.03%) Jenkins
2 27 (8.28%) JIRA
3 22 (6.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (6.13%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.52%) GitLab
6 16 (4.91%) Selenium
7 8 (2.45%) Mockito
8 7 (2.15%) CircleCI
8 7 (2.15%) JMeter
8 7 (2.15%) Travis CI
9 6 (1.84%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.53%) JUnit
11 4 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.23%) Hudson
11 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.23%) Subversion
11 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.92%) Katalon Studio
12 3 (0.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 52 (15.95%) Public Sector
2 35 (10.74%) Finance
3 12 (3.68%) Banking
4 10 (3.07%) Retail
5 6 (1.84%) Legal
6 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Law
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Marketing
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 84 (25.77%) Developer
2 36 (11.04%) Analyst
3 30 (9.20%) Architect
4 28 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (7.06%) WebOps Engineer
6 22 (6.75%) Business Analyst
6 22 (6.75%) Java Developer
7 16 (4.91%) Consultant
8 15 (4.60%) Web Engineer
9 14 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (3.68%) Platform Engineer
10 12 (3.68%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (3.37%) Pega Architect
11 11 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (3.07%) Senior DevOps
13 9 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.76%) Designer
14 8 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.19%) .NET
2 23 (7.06%) CSS
2 23 (7.06%) HTML
3 21 (6.44%) Node.js
4 14 (4.29%) React
5 13 (3.99%) HTML5
6 11 (3.37%) Spring
7 10 (3.07%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.07%) RESTful
7 10 (3.07%) SOAP
8 9 (2.76%) REST
9 8 (2.45%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (2.45%) CSS3
9 8 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (2.45%) JAX-RS
9 8 (2.45%) Web Services
10 7 (2.15%) JSON
10 7 (2.15%) Sass
11 6 (1.84%) .NET Core
11 6 (1.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.44%) User Experience
3 11 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.76%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.76%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.53%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.92%) TM Forum
7 2 (0.61%) Linked Data
7 2 (0.61%) Robotics
7 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.31%) CMDB
8 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.34%) Linux
2 45 (13.80%) Windows
3 34 (10.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.37%) Unix
5 9 (2.76%) Android
6 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.45%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.23%) CentOS
9 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.62%) DevOps
2 64 (19.63%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (14.72%) Scrum
3 48 (14.72%) TDD
4 43 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (11.66%) Test Automation
6 34 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (9.82%) Microservices
8 28 (8.59%) Configuration Management
9 26 (7.98%) Waterfall
10 24 (7.36%) High Availability
10 24 (7.36%) Web Operations
11 23 (7.06%) BDD
12 22 (6.75%) Infrastructure as Code
13 21 (6.44%) Pair Programming
13 21 (6.44%) Software Engineering
14 19 (5.83%) Project Management
15 18 (5.52%) Software Delivery
16 17 (5.21%) Kanban
16 17 (5.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.55%) Java
2 43 (13.19%) JavaScript
3 35 (10.74%) SQL
4 29 (8.90%) C#
5 25 (7.67%) Python
6 23 (7.06%) Ruby
7 22 (6.75%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.60%) Java 8
9 13 (3.99%) C
10 9 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.45%) Perl
11 8 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.45%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.15%) C++
12 7 (2.15%) ES6
13 5 (1.53%) Go
13 5 (1.53%) Groovy
13 5 (1.53%) Scala
14 2 (0.61%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.76%) Degree
4 4 (1.23%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.61%) ISEB
5 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.31%) CCIE
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) CRISC
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.31%) PgMP
6 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.37%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) GDPR
2 3 (0.92%) HIPAA
2 3 (0.92%) PMO
3 2 (0.61%) P3O
4 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.31%) EMIR
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) TARGET2
System Software
1 65 (19.94%) Docker
2 12 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.61%) Firmware
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (11.35%) Kubernetes
2 24 (7.36%) Ansible
2 24 (7.36%) Rancher
2 24 (7.36%) Terraform
3 21 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.13%) Puppet
5 9 (2.76%) SCOM
6 8 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (2.45%) Prometheus
7 7 (2.15%) Grafana
7 7 (2.15%) Salt
8 6 (1.84%) Nagios
9 3 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.61%) SCCM
10 2 (0.61%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 34 (10.43%) VMware
2 29 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.67%) Pega
4 21 (6.44%) Oracle
5 13 (3.99%) SAP
6 8 (2.45%) MuleSoft
6 8 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.15%) NetApp
8 6 (1.84%) EnterpriseDB
8 6 (1.84%) Google
8 6 (1.84%) Informatica
9 5 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.92%) Amdocs
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco
10 3 (0.92%) NetCracker
10 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.92%) Siebel
11 2 (0.61%) Brocade
11 2 (0.61%) Citrix
11 2 (0.61%) Hitachi