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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 256 384 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.29% 21.60% 12.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.00% 26.14% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 269 122
Median daily rate £390 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +37.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £30.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.23
% change year-on-year +2.36% +13.49%  

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 1113 1469 1147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.50% 82.62% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 885 685
Median daily rate £400 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
Stockport -2 19 £353 +4.44% 19
Salford +1 8 £425 +9.67% 3
Bolton -2 4 £350 -17.64% 5
Altrincham - 3 £300 - 6
Cheadle - 2 - - 3
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 179 (31.85%) JavaScript
2 169 (30.07%) Scrum
3 146 (25.98%) Java
4 144 (25.62%) HTML
5 118 (21.00%) CSS
6 117 (20.82%) TDD
7 113 (20.11%) .NET
8 103 (18.33%) SQL
9 96 (17.08%) C#
10 90 (16.01%) HTML5
11 86 (15.30%) MVC
12 83 (14.77%) SQL Server
13 82 (14.59%) Test Automation
14 75 (13.35%) Finance
15 72 (12.81%) DevOps
16 71 (12.63%) AngularJS
17 67 (11.92%) jQuery
18 65 (11.57%) JIRA
19 64 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
19 64 (11.39%) Git (software)
20 63 (11.21%) ASP.NET
21 57 (10.14%) Web Services
22 53 (9.43%) Project Management
23 52 (9.25%) QA
23 52 (9.25%) BDD
24 50 (8.90%) Jenkins
25 47 (8.36%) Node.js
26 44 (7.83%) Linux
27 43 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
27 43 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC

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 30 (5.34%) CMS
2 15 (2.67%) Umbraco
3 9 (1.60%) Confluence
4 8 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.25%) Apache
5 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.25%) WordPress
6 5 (0.89%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.53%) Drupal
8 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.53%) JBoss
8 3 (0.53%) nginx
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 18 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (2.14%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.53%) InVision
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.36%) SPSS
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.14%) GitHub
4 7 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.25%) PaaS
5 6 (1.07%) SaaS
6 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.71%) Office 365
8 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.53%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.60%) Internet
1 9 (1.60%) SSL
2 8 (1.42%) HTTP
2 8 (1.42%) LDAP
3 7 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.07%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.71%) Firewall
6 3 (0.53%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.53%) Network Security
6 3 (0.53%) NFC
6 3 (0.53%) VPN
6 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.36%) DNS
7 2 (0.36%) SSH
8 1 (0.18%) DHCP
8 1 (0.18%) LAN
8 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.63%) NoSQL
3 20 (3.56%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.38%) MySQL
5 17 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.14%) Big Data
8 12 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.78%) Power BI
9 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.25%) Redis
12 6 (1.07%) DB2
12 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 65 (11.57%) JIRA
2 64 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.90%) Jenkins
4 32 (5.69%) Selenium
5 27 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.27%) gulp
7 22 (3.91%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.02%) Grunt
9 16 (2.85%) JUnit
10 14 (2.49%) Maven
10 14 (2.49%) Mocha
10 14 (2.49%) NUnit
10 14 (2.49%) Subversion
11 12 (2.14%) Jasmine
12 11 (1.96%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.60%) AccuRev
14 9 (1.60%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.60%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (13.35%) Finance
2 30 (5.34%) Banking
3 19 (3.38%) Retail
4 18 (3.20%) Games
5 13 (2.31%) Marketing
5 13 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.25%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Automotive
8 4 (0.71%) Electronics
9 3 (0.53%) Law
9 3 (0.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 262 (46.62%) Developer
2 75 (13.35%) Analyst
3 57 (10.14%) Java Developer
4 41 (7.30%) .NET Developer
5 38 (6.76%) Business Analyst
6 32 (5.69%) Project Manager
7 29 (5.16%) Architect
7 29 (5.16%) JavaScript Developer
8 27 (4.80%) Agile Developer
9 26 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.45%) C# Developer
10 25 (4.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 24 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 22 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.20%) Tester
14 17 (3.02%) HTML Developer
14 17 (3.02%) SQL Developer
15 16 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.85%) Scrum Master
15 16 (2.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (25.62%) HTML
2 118 (21.00%) CSS
3 113 (20.11%) .NET
4 90 (16.01%) HTML5
5 71 (12.63%) AngularJS
6 67 (11.92%) jQuery
7 63 (11.21%) ASP.NET
8 57 (10.14%) Web Services
9 47 (8.36%) Node.js
10 43 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 38 (6.76%) CSS3
12 36 (6.41%) XML
13 35 (6.23%) REST
14 34 (6.05%) Spring
15 31 (5.52%) Sass
16 30 (5.34%) .NET Framework
17 28 (4.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 23 (4.09%) RESTful
19 22 (3.91%) React
20 18 (3.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.65%) User Experience
2 37 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 33 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.25%) iPad
7 6 (1.07%) Interactive TV
7 6 (1.07%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.89%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.71%) CMDB
9 4 (0.71%) Linked Data
9 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.53%) Life Science
10 3 (0.53%) MHEG
10 3 (0.53%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.83%) Linux
2 23 (4.09%) Android
3 21 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.56%) Windows
5 12 (2.14%) Unix
6 11 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.07%) CentOS
8 4 (0.71%) Fedora
8 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.36%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (30.07%) Scrum
2 117 (20.82%) TDD
3 86 (15.30%) MVC
4 82 (14.59%) Test Automation
5 72 (12.81%) DevOps
6 64 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (9.43%) Project Management
8 52 (9.25%) BDD
9 41 (7.30%) E-Commerce
9 41 (7.30%) Kanban
9 41 (7.30%) OO
9 41 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (6.94%) SDLC
10 39 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 37 (6.58%) PRINCE2
11 37 (6.58%) Unit Testing
12 35 (6.23%) ITIL
13 33 (5.87%) Data Modelling
14 32 (5.69%) Front End Development
15 30 (5.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (31.85%) JavaScript
2 146 (25.98%) Java
3 103 (18.33%) SQL
4 96 (17.08%) C#
5 31 (5.52%) Python
6 14 (2.49%) Ruby
6 14 (2.49%) Scala
7 12 (2.14%) PHP
8 11 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.42%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.25%) Groovy
10 7 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.07%) C++
11 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.07%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.89%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.71%) ES6
14 3 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 32 (5.69%) Degree
2 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
2 9 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.42%) ISEB
3 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.53%) CISSP
5 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.36%) CISM
6 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.18%) APMG
7 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCITP
7 1 (0.18%) MCSA
7 1 (0.18%) PMP
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.18%) SANS
7 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.25%) QA
2 7 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.89%) PMO
5 4 (0.71%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (4.27%) Docker
2 6 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.36%) OpenSSH
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (4.80%) Puppet
2 24 (4.27%) Ansible
3 23 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.60%) Mesos
5 8 (1.42%) Kibana
6 7 (1.25%) Graphite
7 6 (1.07%) Nagios
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.71%) Ganglia
8 4 (0.71%) Riemann
9 3 (0.53%) MOM
9 3 (0.53%) Terraform
10 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.36%) logstash
10 2 (0.36%) Nmap
10 2 (0.36%) yum
11 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.18%) Grafana
11 1 (0.18%) Packer
11 1 (0.18%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 35 (6.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.87%) Oracle
3 22 (3.91%) ServiceNow
4 13 (2.31%) Adobe
5 11 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.78%) VMware
7 9 (1.60%) SAP
8 6 (1.07%) Pega
9 5 (0.89%) AppDynamics
9 5 (0.89%) Google
9 5 (0.89%) PayPal
9 5 (0.89%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.89%) Twitter
10 4 (0.71%) Apple
10 4 (0.71%) Splunk
10 4 (0.71%) Tableau
11 3 (0.53%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.53%) OpenTV
11 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.53%) Xamarin
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
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Greater Manchester
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Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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