Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 678 675 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.18% 21.12% 18.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.34% 24.91% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 471 444
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.62% +15.00%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £277
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £404 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Manchester median hourly rate £61.25 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £56.13 £27.89 £27.50
90th Percentile £67.38 £42.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £43.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.20% +15.33% +8.70%

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 2,311 2,710 3,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.42% 84.79% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,713 1,831
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £234
90th Percentile £586 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 44 83
Manchester median hourly rate £18.04 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -17.11% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.24 £12.27
90th Percentile £41.65 £40.00 £41.80
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Stockport -2 19 £350 -11.11% 29
Bolton 0 17 £363 +3.57% 8
Salford -8 17 £463 +8.82% 13
Altrincham 0 8 £338 -8.78% 14
Wigan -1 3 £313 -1.96% 5
Cheadle -1 2 £423 -0.59% 6
Rochdale - 1 - - 6
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 191 (28.17%) JavaScript
2 187 (27.58%) Scrum
3 176 (25.96%) TDD
4 150 (22.12%) Java
5 141 (20.80%) .NET
5 141 (20.80%) CSS
6 131 (19.32%) C#
6 131 (19.32%) HTML
7 116 (17.11%) SQL
8 106 (15.63%) JIRA
9 97 (14.31%) Finance
10 96 (14.16%) SQL Server
11 93 (13.72%) DevOps
12 90 (13.27%) MVC
13 86 (12.68%) Kanban
13 86 (12.68%) Node.js
14 84 (12.39%) BDD
14 84 (12.39%) Git (software)
15 83 (12.24%) Test Automation
16 79 (11.65%) AngularJS
17 74 (10.91%) Spring
18 72 (10.62%) ASP.NET
19 70 (10.32%) Microsoft
20 69 (10.18%) E-Commerce
21 68 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
22 67 (9.88%) Docker
23 64 (9.44%) Web Services
24 63 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (8.70%) Jenkins
26 58 (8.55%) HTML5

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 29 (4.28%) CMS
2 23 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.95%) Confluence
4 19 (2.80%) Apache
5 18 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.36%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.03%) nginx
8 5 (0.74%) Drupal
8 5 (0.74%) JBoss
9 4 (0.59%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.29%) InVision
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (2.36%) Magento
2 13 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.65%) GitHub
4 17 (2.51%) SaaS
5 16 (2.36%) npm
6 14 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (2.06%) PaaS
7 12 (1.77%) Serverless
8 9 (1.33%) IaaS
9 8 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.18%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.03%) Office 365
11 5 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.44%) Slack
14 2 (0.29%) Boomi
14 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.36%) Intranet
2 13 (1.92%) SMS
3 9 (1.33%) HTTP
4 8 (1.18%) DNS
4 8 (1.18%) Firewall
4 8 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (0.88%) SAN
5 6 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.74%) FTP
6 5 (0.74%) Internet
7 3 (0.44%) DHCP
7 3 (0.44%) ISDN
7 3 (0.44%) LAN
7 3 (0.44%) SSL
7 3 (0.44%) VoIP
7 3 (0.44%) WAN
7 3 (0.44%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.15%) Skype
8 1 (0.15%) SSH
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.67%) NoSQL
3 33 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (3.98%) MySQL
6 22 (3.24%) RDBMS
7 19 (2.80%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.65%) Big Data
9 15 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (1.47%) DB2
11 10 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.44%) Power BI
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 106 (15.63%) JIRA
2 84 (12.39%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 35 (5.16%) Maven
5 23 (3.39%) Grunt
6 22 (3.24%) Visual Studio
7 17 (2.51%) Bitbucket
7 17 (2.51%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.51%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.21%) AccuRev
9 13 (1.92%) Selenium
10 12 (1.77%) gulp
11 11 (1.62%) JUnit
12 10 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.18%) Xcode
14 7 (1.03%) Gradle
14 7 (1.03%) JMeter
14 7 (1.03%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 97 (14.31%) Finance
2 44 (6.49%) Retail
3 24 (3.54%) Banking
3 24 (3.54%) Marketing
4 15 (2.21%) Games
4 15 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.06%) Electronics
5 14 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.33%) Legal
7 7 (1.03%) Law
8 6 (0.88%) Back Office
9 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 333 (49.12%) Developer
2 99 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 79 (11.65%) Analyst
4 59 (8.70%) Architect
5 49 (7.23%) .NET Developer
6 44 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 39 (5.75%) Business Analyst
8 37 (5.46%) C# Developer
9 35 (5.16%) Project Manager
10 33 (4.87%) Software Developer
11 31 (4.57%) Scrum Master
12 30 (4.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 26 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
14 25 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.54%) Agile Developer
16 23 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
16 23 (3.39%) Software Engineer
17 22 (3.24%) Digital Analyst
18 20 (2.95%) PHP Developer
18 20 (2.95%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (20.80%) .NET
1 141 (20.80%) CSS
2 131 (19.32%) HTML
3 86 (12.68%) Node.js
4 79 (11.65%) AngularJS
5 74 (10.91%) Spring
6 72 (10.62%) ASP.NET
7 64 (9.44%) Web Services
8 58 (8.55%) HTML5
9 43 (6.34%) React
10 42 (6.19%) CSS3
11 40 (5.90%) Spring Boot
12 39 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (5.60%) .NET Framework
14 37 (5.46%) Sass
15 36 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (5.31%) jQuery
15 36 (5.31%) RESTful
16 33 (4.87%) JSON
17 30 (4.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.01%) User Experience
4 27 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.62%) Taxonomies
7 10 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.33%) Social Media
9 7 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.03%) Interactive TV
10 6 (0.88%) CESG
10 6 (0.88%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.74%) iPad
12 4 (0.59%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.59%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.11%) Linux
2 36 (5.31%) Windows
3 18 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.03%) Unix
6 7 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.88%) CentOS
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.59%) Android
9 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (27.58%) Scrum
2 176 (25.96%) TDD
3 93 (13.72%) DevOps
4 90 (13.27%) MVC
5 86 (12.68%) Kanban
6 84 (12.39%) BDD
7 83 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 69 (10.18%) E-Commerce
9 63 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (8.55%) Software Engineering
11 55 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 55 (8.11%) Waterfall
12 51 (7.52%) Project Management
13 48 (7.08%) Front End Development
14 47 (6.93%) Open Source
15 45 (6.64%) User Stories
16 41 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (5.46%) Web Development
18 36 (5.31%) Microservices
19 32 (4.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 191 (28.17%) JavaScript
2 150 (22.12%) Java
3 131 (19.32%) C#
4 116 (17.11%) SQL
5 52 (7.67%) Python
6 29 (4.28%) PHP
7 17 (2.51%) Ruby
8 14 (2.06%) TypeScript
9 12 (1.77%) Scala
9 12 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.62%) Apple Swift
10 11 (1.62%) C++
10 11 (1.62%) Groovy
11 10 (1.47%) Go
12 8 (1.18%) Clojure
13 7 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.88%) COBOL
14 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (6.78%) Degree
2 16 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.21%) PMP
4 14 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.47%) CISSP
6 9 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.74%) GCED
8 5 (0.74%) GCFA
8 5 (0.74%) GCIA
8 5 (0.74%) GCIH
8 5 (0.74%) GIAC
8 5 (0.74%) GREM
8 5 (0.74%) GSEC
9 4 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.59%) CISM
9 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.28%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) GDPR
2 7 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.03%) PMO
3 6 (0.88%) CESG Infosec
3 6 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) GPG13
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 2 (0.29%) GCP
6 2 (0.29%) PSD2
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) GMP
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (9.88%) Docker
2 11 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.29%) XenApp
6 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (3.10%) Kibana
3 20 (2.95%) Puppet
4 16 (2.36%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.77%) Ansible
6 9 (1.33%) Consul
6 9 (1.33%) Terraform
6 9 (1.33%) Zipkin
7 8 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 6 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (0.74%) Nagios
10 4 (0.59%) logstash
10 4 (0.59%) Mesos
10 4 (0.59%) Rancher
11 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.29%) SCCM
12 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.15%) Salt
12 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.60%) Oracle
3 18 (2.65%) SAP
4 15 (2.21%) VMware
5 14 (2.06%) Atlassian
6 13 (1.92%) Apple
7 11 (1.62%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (1.62%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.33%) Cognos
10 8 (1.18%) Tableau
11 5 (0.74%) Adobe
11 5 (0.74%) Cisco
11 5 (0.74%) Google
11 5 (0.74%) IBM
12 4 (0.59%) Citrix
12 4 (0.59%) HP
12 4 (0.59%) Informatica
12 4 (0.59%) NetApp
12 4 (0.59%) Zend