Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Agile Software Development
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 644 758 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.93% 21.24% 16.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.00% 25.34% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 544 406
Manchester median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £311 £310 £286
90th Percentile £588 £538 £556
North West median daily rate £425 £411 £425
% change year-on-year +3.34% -3.24% +13.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32.40 £29.14 £19.60
90th Percentile £60.50 £44.75 £42.63
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.83% +8.13% +17.65%

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 2385 2991 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.23% 83.80% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1902 1793
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 79
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.60 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -5 22 £450 +9.09% 3
Stockport -5 22 £425 +0.59% 11
Bolton -3 13 £330 +1.54% 4
Altrincham -2 10 £319 -13.85% 7
Wigan +2 3 £313 -37.50% 3
Cheadle +1 2 - -
Oldham -4 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 7
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 180 (27.95%) JavaScript
2 170 (26.40%) TDD
3 165 (25.62%) Scrum
4 151 (23.45%) Java
5 133 (20.65%) CSS
6 128 (19.88%) SQL
7 126 (19.57%) HTML
8 123 (19.10%) .NET
9 109 (16.93%) C#
10 97 (15.06%) Finance
11 90 (13.98%) JIRA
12 86 (13.35%) SQL Server
13 85 (13.20%) DevOps
14 82 (12.73%) MVC
15 79 (12.27%) Test Automation
16 78 (12.11%) BDD
16 78 (12.11%) Spring
17 73 (11.34%) Kanban
17 73 (11.34%) Git (software)
18 65 (10.09%) AngularJS
18 65 (10.09%) ASP.NET
19 64 (9.94%) Software Engineering
20 62 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
21 61 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
22 60 (9.32%) Web Services
22 60 (9.32%) Linux
23 58 (9.01%) HTML5
23 58 (9.01%) Node.js
24 55 (8.54%) Jenkins
24 55 (8.54%) Docker

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 27 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.88%) CMS
3 21 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.80%) Apache
5 16 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.33%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.33%) Confluence
7 10 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.55%) nginx
8 6 (0.93%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.78%) Drupal
9 5 (0.78%) JBoss
9 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.62%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.47%) WordPress
12 2 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.62%) InVision
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.47%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.86%) Magento
3 7 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (2.33%) GitHub
4 14 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.17%) SaaS
5 13 (2.02%) Amazon S3
5 13 (2.02%) npm
6 11 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.55%) Serverless
8 9 (1.40%) Office 365
9 8 (1.24%) PaaS
10 7 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.47%) IaaS
13 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.31%) Route 53
13 2 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.86%) SMS
2 11 (1.71%) Intranet
3 8 (1.24%) DNS
4 6 (0.93%) HTTP
4 6 (0.93%) SAN
5 4 (0.62%) Internet
6 3 (0.47%) DHCP
6 3 (0.47%) ISDN
6 3 (0.47%) LAN
6 3 (0.47%) VoIP
6 3 (0.47%) WAN
7 2 (0.31%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.16%) Broadband
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.16%) NFC
8 1 (0.16%) SSH
8 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 28 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.11%) Hadoop
5 20 (3.11%) MySQL
5 20 (3.11%) RDBMS
6 17 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.33%) Big Data
9 10 (1.55%) DB2
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.93%) Power BI
13 4 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (13.98%) JIRA
2 73 (11.34%) Git (software)
3 55 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 34 (5.28%) Maven
5 21 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.64%) Grunt
7 17 (2.64%) JUnit
8 16 (2.48%) gulp
9 15 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.86%) GitLab
11 10 (1.55%) AccuRev
12 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.40%) Gradle
13 8 (1.24%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.24%) Selenium
13 8 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.24%) Xcode
14 7 (1.09%) Hudson
General
1 97 (15.06%) Finance
2 40 (6.21%) Retail
3 26 (4.04%) Banking
4 20 (3.11%) Marketing
5 17 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.33%) Games
6 15 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.17%) Electronics
8 6 (0.93%) Law
8 6 (0.93%) Legal
9 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 318 (49.38%) Developer
2 94 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 79 (12.27%) Analyst
4 51 (7.92%) Architect
5 47 (7.30%) .NET Developer
6 39 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.90%) Business Analyst
8 37 (5.75%) JavaScript Developer
9 34 (5.28%) C# Developer
10 29 (4.50%) Software Engineer
11 28 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 26 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (4.04%) Software Developer
13 24 (3.73%) Agile Developer
13 24 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.57%) Scrum Master
15 22 (3.42%) Senior Developer
16 21 (3.26%) Digital Analyst
17 20 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 18 (2.80%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (20.65%) CSS
2 126 (19.57%) HTML
3 123 (19.10%) .NET
4 78 (12.11%) Spring
5 65 (10.09%) AngularJS
5 65 (10.09%) ASP.NET
6 60 (9.32%) Web Services
7 58 (9.01%) HTML5
7 58 (9.01%) Node.js
8 43 (6.68%) jQuery
9 42 (6.52%) CSS3
10 39 (6.06%) RESTful
11 37 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (5.59%) JSON
12 36 (5.59%) Spring Boot
13 33 (5.12%) Sass
14 32 (4.97%) .NET Framework
15 30 (4.66%) React
16 26 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 24 (3.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.28%) User Experience
3 29 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.71%) Taxonomies
8 10 (1.55%) Interactive TV
9 9 (1.40%) Video on Demand
10 8 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.09%) iPad
12 6 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.93%) Social Media
13 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.62%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.32%) Linux
2 35 (5.43%) Windows
3 19 (2.95%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.55%) Unix
5 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.24%) Android
6 8 (1.24%) CentOS
6 8 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (26.40%) TDD
2 165 (25.62%) Scrum
3 85 (13.20%) DevOps
4 82 (12.73%) MVC
5 79 (12.27%) Test Automation
6 78 (12.11%) BDD
7 73 (11.34%) Kanban
8 64 (9.94%) Software Engineering
9 62 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (7.92%) Project Management
11 47 (7.30%) E-Commerce
11 47 (7.30%) Waterfall
12 46 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (6.83%) Open Source
14 41 (6.37%) Unit Testing
15 40 (6.21%) Web Development
16 38 (5.90%) Front End Development
17 36 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (5.43%) User Stories
19 33 (5.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 180 (27.95%) JavaScript
2 151 (23.45%) Java
3 128 (19.88%) SQL
4 109 (16.93%) C#
5 41 (6.37%) Python
6 21 (3.26%) PHP
7 19 (2.95%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.33%) TypeScript
9 12 (1.86%) Apple Swift
10 11 (1.71%) C++
11 10 (1.55%) Clojure
11 10 (1.55%) Ruby
11 10 (1.55%) Scala
12 9 (1.40%) Go
12 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.78%) Groovy
15 4 (0.62%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (5.75%) Degree
2 21 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.02%) PMI Certification
4 13 (2.02%) PMP
5 9 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.93%) ISEB
7 6 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.62%) CISM
8 4 (0.62%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.47%) MCITP
9 3 (0.47%) MCSA
9 3 (0.47%) MCSE
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.73%) QA
2 11 (1.71%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.71%) GPG13
3 6 (0.93%) PMO
4 5 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.62%) SLA
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) GMP
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (8.54%) Docker
2 8 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (3.57%) Kibana
2 20 (3.11%) Puppet
3 19 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.33%) Ansible
5 10 (1.55%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.40%) Consul
6 9 (1.40%) Zipkin
7 7 (1.09%) logstash
7 7 (1.09%) Mesos
7 7 (1.09%) Terraform
8 6 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.78%) Nagios
10 4 (0.62%) Rancher
11 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.31%) Packer
12 1 (0.16%) Grafana
12 1 (0.16%) Graphite
12 1 (0.16%) Salt
12 1 (0.16%) SCCM
12 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (8.07%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.59%) Oracle
3 17 (2.64%) SAP
4 15 (2.33%) Apple
5 14 (2.17%) VMware
6 13 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.40%) Cognos
9 8 (1.24%) Tableau
10 7 (1.09%) Adobe
10 7 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.62%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.62%) Cisco
12 4 (0.62%) NetApp
12 4 (0.62%) Pega
12 4 (0.62%) Splunk
12 4 (0.62%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.47%) IBM