The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Agile Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Project Management over the 3 months to 22 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 Project Management
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 124 142
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18  
Contract jobs citing Agile Project Management 9 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.96% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 4
Median daily rate £375 £500 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +90.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +9.89% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Agile Project Management 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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Agile Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Agile Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Project Management in the North West

Agile Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Project Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Project Management in the North West

Agile Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +12 5 £375 -41.17% 2
Merseyside -3 3 - -
Cheshire +23 1 - -
Agile Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Project Management 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Project Management.

1 19 (100.00%) Project Management
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) UML
3 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (36.84%) OO
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Use Case
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 7 (36.84%) Service Design
4 6 (31.58%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) MVC
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) CSS
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (21.05%) Sass
6 4 (21.05%) SMACSS
6 4 (21.05%) gulp
6 4 (21.05%) Refactoring
6 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) XML

Agile Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (15.79%) ColdFusion
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) gulp
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.26%) Gradle
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.26%) Service Improvement Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) jQuery
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Core
3 4 (21.05%) J2EE
3 4 (21.05%) Sass
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (5.26%) EJB
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) JMS
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) Servlets
5 1 (5.26%) Struts
5 1 (5.26%) WSDL
5 1 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) PlayStation
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) OO
2 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
2 7 (36.84%) Service Design
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) UML
2 7 (36.84%) Use Case
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Progressive Enhancement
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Refactoring
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) SMACSS
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Chordiant