Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 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 843 626 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 26.37% 21.67% 20.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.72% 26.25% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 411 553
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27.50 £33.70 £26.37
90th Percentile £33.75 £51.00 £44.50
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.71% - +6.25%

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 2,658 2,385 3,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.14% 82.55% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,708 1,456 1,852
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 74 59
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -10.63%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.47 £10.90
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £41.95
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -25.23% +42.55% -29.19%

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 September 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 18 September 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
Salford -4 22 £425 - 8
Stockport -1 18 £450 +26.76% 17
Altrincham +3 10 £395 +17.04% 8
Wigan +4 8 £388 - 4
Bolton -5 6 £350 +4.48% 9
Bury - 6 £363 - 10
Sale - 2 £405 - 3
Rochdale -4 1 - - 3
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 244 (28.94%) Java
2 226 (26.81%) TDD
3 220 (26.10%) Scrum
4 203 (24.08%) JavaScript
5 187 (22.18%) .NET
6 180 (21.35%) CSS
7 171 (20.28%) HTML
8 158 (18.74%) C#
9 132 (15.66%) SQL
10 129 (15.30%) DevOps
11 128 (15.18%) JIRA
12 126 (14.95%) Spring
13 118 (14.00%) Web Services
14 108 (12.81%) BDD
15 104 (12.34%) Test Automation
16 103 (12.22%) Git (software)
16 103 (12.22%) SQL Server
17 101 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
18 97 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
19 95 (11.27%) AngularJS
20 94 (11.15%) Jenkins
20 94 (11.15%) RESTful
21 90 (10.68%) MVC
22 89 (10.56%) Python
22 89 (10.56%) E-Commerce
23 84 (9.96%) Microservices
23 84 (9.96%) Java 8
24 79 (9.37%) Microsoft
25 76 (9.02%) Selenium
26 75 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 32 (3.80%) Confluence
2 29 (3.44%) CMS
3 18 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.19%) Apache
7 10 (1.19%) Orchard CMS
8 8 (0.95%) Drupal
9 7 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.59%) Commerce Server
10 5 (0.59%) SAS
10 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.47%) nginx
11 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.47%) WildFly
12 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 19 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.19%) Magento
3 5 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 101 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.91%) SaaS
4 29 (3.44%) GitHub
5 13 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (1.30%) PaaS
7 10 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.19%) IaaS
8 9 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.07%) npm
9 8 (0.95%) Serverless
10 7 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.59%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.59%) Slack
12 4 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) Office 365
13 3 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.78%) SMS
2 9 (1.07%) Firewall
3 5 (0.59%) HTTP
3 5 (0.59%) Internet
4 3 (0.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.24%) Converged Networks
5 2 (0.24%) DNS
5 2 (0.24%) Intranet
5 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) DMARC
6 1 (0.12%) NAS
6 1 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.12%) RTP
6 1 (0.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
6 1 (0.12%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (5.93%) MySQL
4 38 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.78%) Big Data
8 14 (1.66%) DB2
9 13 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (1.54%) RavenDB
10 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.07%) Power BI
11 9 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.71%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.71%) Neo4j
14 6 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 128 (15.18%) JIRA
2 103 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 94 (11.15%) Jenkins
4 76 (9.02%) Selenium
5 26 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.61%) JMeter
7 21 (2.49%) Cucumber
7 21 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (2.37%) IntelliJ
8 20 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (2.25%) Maven
10 18 (2.14%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.14%) Jasmine
11 16 (1.90%) Axure RP
12 14 (1.66%) JUnit
13 13 (1.54%) AccuRev
13 13 (1.54%) WebDriver
14 12 (1.42%) Vagrant
15 11 (1.30%) Grunt
15 11 (1.30%) gulp
General
1 70 (8.30%) Finance
2 47 (5.58%) Retail
3 26 (3.08%) Banking
4 21 (2.49%) Games
5 12 (1.42%) Marketing
6 11 (1.30%) Publishing
7 10 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.07%) Legal
9 7 (0.83%) Back Office
9 7 (0.83%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Electronics
10 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 438 (51.96%) Developer
2 121 (14.35%) Java Developer
3 73 (8.66%) .NET Developer
4 70 (8.30%) Analyst
5 55 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 49 (5.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 39 (4.63%) C# Developer
7 39 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 39 (4.63%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (3.91%) Tester
11 31 (3.68%) Architect
11 31 (3.68%) React Developer
12 30 (3.56%) Python Developer
13 28 (3.32%) Agile Developer
13 28 (3.32%) Senior Developer
13 28 (3.32%) Software Developer
14 23 (2.73%) Angular Developer
15 22 (2.61%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (22.18%) .NET
2 180 (21.35%) CSS
3 171 (20.28%) HTML
4 126 (14.95%) Spring
5 118 (14.00%) Web Services
6 95 (11.27%) AngularJS
7 94 (11.15%) RESTful
8 73 (8.66%) React
9 71 (8.42%) Node.js
10 64 (7.59%) HTML5
11 61 (7.24%) ASP.NET
11 61 (7.24%) jQuery
12 59 (7.00%) Spring Boot
13 56 (6.64%) REST
14 53 (6.29%) CSS3
15 48 (5.69%) Hibernate
16 44 (5.22%) JSON
17 43 (5.10%) SOAP
18 40 (4.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 40 (4.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.24%) User Experience
2 45 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.78%) iPad
7 15 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.95%) Semantic Web
10 7 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.83%) Online Gambling
10 7 (0.83%) Online Games
11 6 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (0.71%) NHS
12 5 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.59%) Robotics
12 5 (0.59%) Social Media
13 4 (0.47%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 46 (5.46%) Linux
2 41 (4.86%) Android
3 35 (4.15%) Apple iOS
4 31 (3.68%) Windows
5 16 (1.90%) Unix
6 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.24%) CentOS
10 2 (0.24%) Debian
10 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (26.81%) TDD
2 220 (26.10%) Scrum
3 129 (15.30%) DevOps
4 108 (12.81%) BDD
5 104 (12.34%) Test Automation
6 97 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (10.68%) MVC
8 89 (10.56%) E-Commerce
9 84 (9.96%) Microservices
10 67 (7.95%) Software Engineering
11 65 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (7.35%) Front End Development
12 62 (7.35%) Kanban
13 58 (6.88%) SDLC
14 53 (6.29%) OO
15 52 (6.17%) SOA
16 47 (5.58%) Waterfall
17 44 (5.22%) Project Management
18 43 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
18 43 (5.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (28.94%) Java
2 203 (24.08%) JavaScript
3 158 (18.74%) C#
4 132 (15.66%) SQL
5 89 (10.56%) Python
6 84 (9.96%) Java 8
7 29 (3.44%) PHP
8 20 (2.37%) Groovy
8 20 (2.37%) VB.NET
9 17 (2.02%) Ruby
10 16 (1.90%) C++
11 15 (1.78%) Scala
12 12 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.42%) C
12 12 (1.42%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.07%) Erlang
14 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.59%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 55 (6.52%) Degree
2 22 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.71%) CCDP
6 6 (0.71%) CCNP
6 6 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.71%) CISM
6 6 (0.71%) CISSP
6 6 (0.71%) ISEB
7 5 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.24%) APMG
9 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CBAP
10 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.69%) QA
2 6 (0.71%) WCAG
3 5 (0.59%) GDPR
3 5 (0.59%) WAI
4 3 (0.36%) GCP
4 3 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (7.95%) Docker
2 12 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.19%) Varnish
4 5 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (4.15%) Puppet
2 28 (3.32%) Ansible
3 27 (3.20%) Terraform
4 23 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 22 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.78%) Kibana
7 4 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.36%) Nessus
8 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.24%) Salt
10 1 (0.12%) logstash
10 1 (0.12%) Nagios
10 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.12%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.12%) SCCM
10 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 79 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 71 (8.42%) Oracle
3 15 (1.78%) Atlassian
4 13 (1.54%) hybris
4 13 (1.54%) ServiceNow
5 12 (1.42%) Blue Prism
6 11 (1.30%) SAP
7 10 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.07%) IBM
8 9 (1.07%) Informatica
8 9 (1.07%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.95%) Cisco
10 7 (0.83%) Adobe
10 7 (0.83%) Google
10 7 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.83%) Zend
11 5 (0.59%) Capita
11 5 (0.59%) FatWire
11 5 (0.59%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.47%) Automation Anywhere