Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 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 881 570 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 28.40% 21.17% 22.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.90% 25.91% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 369 577
Manchester median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £300
90th Percentile £538 £530 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 5
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26.25 £35.00 £30.45
90th Percentile £54.38 £50.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.26% -1.94%

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 2,678 2,200 2,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.33% 81.69% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,737 1,332 1,801
Manchester median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 55 49
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +11.43% +18.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.14
90th Percentile £40.80 £43.75 £42.20
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +7.69% +30.00%

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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 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 -2 34 £456 +7.35% 12
Stockport +1 28 £315 -10.00% 17
Wigan +3 10 £375 - 2
Altrincham 0 6 £390 +4.00% 19
Bolton -3 5 £350 -8.50% 11
Oldham +1 2 - - 3
Rochdale -4 2 £425 - 5
Cheadle -4 1 £423 - 4
Agile Software Development
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 240 (27.24%) JavaScript
2 229 (25.99%) Scrum
3 215 (24.40%) Java
4 209 (23.72%) TDD
5 203 (23.04%) CSS
6 187 (21.23%) HTML
7 152 (17.25%) .NET
8 149 (16.91%) C#
9 144 (16.35%) DevOps
10 135 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
11 124 (14.07%) AngularJS
12 120 (13.62%) JIRA
13 117 (13.28%) SQL
14 115 (13.05%) SQL Server
15 111 (12.60%) Web Services
16 103 (11.69%) Test Automation
17 96 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
18 93 (10.56%) E-Commerce
19 88 (9.99%) MVC
20 86 (9.76%) Python
20 86 (9.76%) BDD
21 85 (9.65%) Finance
21 85 (9.65%) Spring
22 84 (9.53%) Node.js
22 84 (9.53%) Jenkins
23 82 (9.31%) Git (software)
24 81 (9.19%) Microsoft
25 79 (8.97%) Microservices
26 77 (8.74%) Software Engineering
27 74 (8.40%) Stakeholder 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 34 (3.86%) Confluence
2 28 (3.18%) CMS
3 24 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.16%) Apache
5 15 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.14%) Orchard CMS
7 8 (0.91%) JBoss
8 6 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.57%) Commerce Server
9 5 (0.57%) SAS
9 5 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.57%) WildFly
10 4 (0.45%) Amazon Alexa
11 3 (0.34%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) InVision
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.57%) Magento
3 3 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 96 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.88%) GitHub
3 41 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (4.09%) SaaS
5 32 (3.63%) PaaS
6 14 (1.59%) Serverless
7 13 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.48%) IaaS
8 9 (1.02%) npm
9 8 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.68%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.68%) Slack
12 5 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.57%) BrowserStack
12 5 (0.57%) Office 365
13 4 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.38%) SMS
2 10 (1.14%) HTTP
3 9 (1.02%) Firewall
4 6 (0.68%) Internet
4 6 (0.68%) Network Security
4 6 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.45%) DNS
5 4 (0.45%) Intranet
6 3 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.23%) Converged Networks
7 2 (0.23%) FTP
7 2 (0.23%) SSL
7 2 (0.23%) VoIP
8 1 (0.11%) DHCP
8 1 (0.11%) NAS
8 1 (0.11%) Skype
8 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.11%) VPN
8 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.24%) MySQL
3 44 (4.99%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.36%) DB2
7 12 (1.36%) RavenDB
7 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (1.14%) Big Data
8 10 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.79%) CouchDB
9 7 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.79%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 120 (13.62%) JIRA
2 84 (9.53%) Jenkins
3 82 (9.31%) Git (software)
4 47 (5.33%) Selenium
5 32 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.72%) JMeter
7 20 (2.27%) Axure RP
8 19 (2.16%) Karma Test Runner
8 19 (2.16%) Subversion
9 17 (1.93%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.82%) AccuRev
10 16 (1.82%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.70%) Grunt
11 15 (1.70%) Maven
12 13 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.25%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.25%) Protractor
13 11 (1.25%) SonarQube
General
1 85 (9.65%) Finance
2 53 (6.02%) Retail
3 27 (3.06%) Games
4 24 (2.72%) Banking
5 17 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.48%) Legal
7 11 (1.25%) Marketing
8 9 (1.02%) Law
8 9 (1.02%) Publishing
9 6 (0.68%) Back Office
9 6 (0.68%) Electronics
9 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (43.02%) Developer
2 100 (11.35%) Java Developer
3 84 (9.53%) Analyst
4 63 (7.15%) Business Analyst
5 58 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 57 (6.47%) Architect
7 54 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 54 (6.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 45 (5.11%) .NET Developer
8 45 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 39 (4.43%) React Developer
10 33 (3.75%) C# Developer
11 31 (3.52%) Angular Developer
12 29 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (3.29%) Python Developer
13 27 (3.06%) Consultant
14 26 (2.95%) Tester
15 25 (2.84%) Scrum Master
16 24 (2.72%) AWS Engineer
17 22 (2.50%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (23.04%) CSS
2 187 (21.23%) HTML
3 152 (17.25%) .NET
4 124 (14.07%) AngularJS
5 111 (12.60%) Web Services
6 85 (9.65%) Spring
7 84 (9.53%) Node.js
8 74 (8.40%) React
9 71 (8.06%) HTML5
10 70 (7.95%) REST
11 69 (7.83%) RESTful
12 67 (7.60%) CSS3
13 61 (6.92%) jQuery
14 58 (6.58%) ASP.NET
15 51 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 47 (5.33%) JSON
17 44 (4.99%) J2EE
18 42 (4.77%) Hibernate
19 40 (4.54%) SOAP
20 36 (4.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.60%) User Experience
2 52 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 39 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.48%) Social Media
8 11 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.25%) iPad
8 11 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.91%) Semantic Web
10 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.68%) NHS
12 5 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (0.57%) Robotics
13 4 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.45%) Kindle
13 4 (0.45%) Taxonomies
13 4 (0.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.29%) Linux
2 54 (6.13%) Apple iOS
3 49 (5.56%) Android
4 43 (4.88%) Windows
5 29 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.25%) Unix
8 5 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.23%) CentOS
10 2 (0.23%) Debian
10 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (25.99%) Scrum
2 209 (23.72%) TDD
3 144 (16.35%) DevOps
4 135 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (11.69%) Test Automation
6 93 (10.56%) E-Commerce
7 88 (9.99%) MVC
8 86 (9.76%) BDD
9 79 (8.97%) Microservices
10 77 (8.74%) Software Engineering
11 74 (8.40%) Kanban
11 74 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 72 (8.17%) Front End Development
13 66 (7.49%) Project Management
14 59 (6.70%) Waterfall
15 55 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (4.99%) Open Source
17 43 (4.88%) OO
18 41 (4.65%) SFIA
19 40 (4.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 240 (27.24%) JavaScript
2 215 (24.40%) Java
3 149 (16.91%) C#
4 117 (13.28%) SQL
5 86 (9.76%) Python
6 55 (6.24%) Java 8
7 29 (3.29%) PHP
7 29 (3.29%) Ruby
8 17 (1.93%) C++
8 17 (1.93%) Go
8 17 (1.93%) Scala
9 16 (1.82%) Groovy
10 15 (1.70%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.48%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.02%) Erlang
13 9 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.91%) Perl
15 7 (0.79%) C
15 7 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (6.13%) Degree
2 31 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 16 (1.82%) CISSP
6 14 (1.59%) CCDP
6 14 (1.59%) CCNP
6 14 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
6 14 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.59%) CISM
7 10 (1.14%) PMP
7 10 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.79%) CCIE
10 6 (0.68%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.34%) ISEB
13 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.77%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) GDPR
3 6 (0.68%) GCP
4 5 (0.57%) PMO
4 5 (0.57%) WAI
5 4 (0.45%) WCAG
6 3 (0.34%) CESG Infosec
6 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (6.24%) Docker
2 15 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.14%) Varnish
4 7 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.79%) XenApp
5 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 38 (4.31%) Puppet
2 31 (3.52%) Terraform
3 29 (3.29%) Kubernetes
4 26 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.72%) Ansible
6 12 (1.36%) Kibana
7 5 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.45%) Nessus
9 3 (0.34%) FlexNet
9 3 (0.34%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.23%) Salt
11 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.70%) Oracle
3 27 (3.06%) Atlassian
4 19 (2.16%) SAP
5 18 (2.04%) Google
6 16 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.59%) Cisco
7 14 (1.59%) hybris
7 14 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.14%) Blue Prism
8 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.02%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.91%) Adobe
11 7 (0.79%) Citrix
11 7 (0.79%) Ivanti
12 6 (0.68%) Capita
12 6 (0.68%) IBM
13 5 (0.57%) FatWire
13 5 (0.57%) Informatica
13 5 (0.57%) VMware