Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 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 1,460 1,176 1,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.35% 20.42% 21.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.32% 24.83% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,039 855 1,115
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £563 £587 £550
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -1.73% +8.13%
10th Percentile £17.26 £31.10 £36.48
90th Percentile £46.95 £55.00 £54.73
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.45% +0.29% +7.50%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,979 4,737 5,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.05% 82.25% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,159 3,023 3,792
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 200 179
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
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 Software Development in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
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 Software Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
Manchester 0 824 £425 +6.25% 498
Cheshire 0 301 £425 -5.56% 126
Lancashire +8 203 £475 +11.76% 65
Merseyside -2 88 £450 +12.50% 60
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 406 (27.81%) Java
2 369 (25.27%) Scrum
3 285 (19.52%) TDD
4 283 (19.38%) .NET
5 275 (18.84%) JavaScript
6 252 (17.26%) C#
7 227 (15.55%) HTML
7 227 (15.55%) CSS
8 223 (15.27%) DevOps
9 219 (15.00%) SQL
10 209 (14.32%) Test Automation
11 198 (13.56%) Git (software)
12 196 (13.42%) JIRA
13 191 (13.08%) Spring
14 189 (12.95%) Web Services
14 189 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
14 189 (12.95%) BDD
15 173 (11.85%) Finance
16 163 (11.16%) Jenkins
17 160 (10.96%) Microsoft
18 157 (10.75%) Selenium
19 156 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 150 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
20 150 (10.27%) RESTful
21 138 (9.45%) Java 8
22 134 (9.18%) Node.js
23 132 (9.04%) Microservices
24 130 (8.90%) User Experience
25 123 (8.42%) SQL Server
26 122 (8.36%) Software Engineering

Agile Software Development
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 70 (4.79%) Confluence
2 45 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.88%) CMS
4 15 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.96%) Apache
6 13 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (0.89%) Drupal
6 13 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.55%) nginx
9 8 (0.55%) SAS
10 7 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.48%) IIS
10 7 (0.48%) JBoss
11 6 (0.41%) Mule
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.27%) InVision
8 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.21%) UXPin
10 1 (0.068%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 76 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.96%) Magento
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.068%) Epicor Tropos
6 1 (0.068%) Finacle
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.068%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.068%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.53%) GitHub
4 35 (2.40%) SaaS
5 32 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (1.37%) PaaS
6 20 (1.37%) Slack
7 18 (1.23%) IaaS
8 17 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
9 13 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.89%) Boomi
10 10 (0.68%) npm
11 9 (0.62%) Office 365
12 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.48%) Serverless
14 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.41%) Apigee
15 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.03%) Firewall
1 15 (1.03%) Internet
2 7 (0.48%) HTTP
2 7 (0.48%) SAN
3 6 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (0.27%) DNS
4 4 (0.27%) Network Security
5 3 (0.21%) SMS
5 3 (0.21%) SSL
5 3 (0.21%) VPN
6 2 (0.14%) AMQP
6 2 (0.14%) ATM
6 2 (0.14%) Intranet
6 2 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.068%) IPsec
7 1 (0.068%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.068%) RTP
7 1 (0.068%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.068%) WAN
7 1 (0.068%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (4.45%) MySQL
4 50 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 50 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 42 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.05%) Big Data
7 24 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (0.89%) DB2
10 13 (0.89%) Power BI
10 13 (0.89%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 198 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 196 (13.42%) JIRA
3 163 (11.16%) Jenkins
4 157 (10.75%) Selenium
5 65 (4.45%) JMeter
6 53 (3.63%) Cucumber
6 53 (3.63%) Visual Studio
7 45 (3.08%) JUnit
8 43 (2.95%) Maven
9 42 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (2.67%) WebDriver
11 31 (2.12%) Bitbucket
12 28 (1.92%) GitLab
12 28 (1.92%) IntelliJ
13 27 (1.85%) TeamCity
14 25 (1.71%) AccuRev
15 24 (1.64%) gulp
15 24 (1.64%) Subversion
16 22 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 173 (11.85%) Finance
2 68 (4.66%) Retail
3 49 (3.36%) Banking
4 25 (1.71%) Marketing
5 23 (1.58%) Back Office
5 23 (1.58%) Law
6 19 (1.30%) Games
6 19 (1.30%) Legal
7 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.82%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.68%) Electronics
9 9 (0.62%) Publishing
10 8 (0.55%) Automotive
11 7 (0.48%) Billing
12 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.27%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.27%) Military
14 3 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 636 (43.56%) Developer
2 185 (12.67%) Java Developer
3 141 (9.66%) Analyst
4 102 (6.99%) .NET Developer
5 96 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 94 (6.44%) Architect
7 73 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 66 (4.52%) Tester
9 61 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 60 (4.11%) C# Developer
11 55 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 46 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 45 (3.08%) Agile Developer
14 44 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
15 43 (2.95%) Designer
16 42 (2.88%) PHP Developer
16 42 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (2.81%) Software Developer
18 39 (2.67%) Automation Tester
18 39 (2.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (19.38%) .NET
2 227 (15.55%) CSS
2 227 (15.55%) HTML
3 191 (13.08%) Spring
4 189 (12.95%) Web Services
5 150 (10.27%) RESTful
6 134 (9.18%) Node.js
7 118 (8.08%) AngularJS
8 110 (7.53%) Spring Boot
9 91 (6.23%) HTML5
10 88 (6.03%) React
11 83 (5.68%) jQuery
12 78 (5.34%) SOAP
12 78 (5.34%) XML
13 71 (4.86%) JSON
14 65 (4.45%) REST
15 64 (4.38%) ASP.NET
15 64 (4.38%) CSS3
16 56 (3.84%) .NET Framework
16 56 (3.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.90%) User Experience
2 78 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.51%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.96%) Wiki
11 12 (0.82%) iPad
11 12 (0.82%) Semantic Web
11 12 (0.82%) Social Media
11 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.62%) Blog
12 9 (0.62%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.55%) PMI
14 7 (0.48%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.41%) Fintech
15 6 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (5.68%) Linux
2 45 (3.08%) Windows
3 35 (2.40%) Unix
4 33 (2.26%) Android
5 18 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.03%) CentOS
7 13 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.21%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Solaris
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.068%) Debian
13 1 (0.068%) HPUX
13 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (25.27%) Scrum
2 285 (19.52%) TDD
3 223 (15.27%) DevOps
4 209 (14.32%) Test Automation
5 189 (12.95%) BDD
5 189 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (9.04%) Microservices
7 122 (8.36%) Software Engineering
8 120 (8.22%) Project Management
9 119 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 116 (7.95%) E-Commerce
11 115 (7.88%) SDLC
12 114 (7.81%) Waterfall
13 103 (7.05%) Kanban
14 98 (6.71%) MVC
15 95 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
16 92 (6.30%) Front End Development
16 92 (6.30%) OO
16 92 (6.30%) SOA
17 87 (5.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 406 (27.81%) Java
2 275 (18.84%) JavaScript
3 252 (17.26%) C#
4 219 (15.00%) SQL
5 138 (9.45%) Java 8
6 96 (6.58%) Python
7 72 (4.93%) PHP
8 36 (2.47%) VB.NET
9 28 (1.92%) Scala
10 25 (1.71%) Groovy
11 21 (1.44%) Ruby
12 18 (1.23%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.10%) C++
14 15 (1.03%) C
14 15 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.68%) ES6
16 10 (0.68%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.62%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (6.71%) Degree
2 81 (5.55%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.75%) ISEB
5 11 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.68%) CISM
7 9 (0.62%) CISSP
7 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.27%) CCNP
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.27%) PMP
12 3 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.78%) QA
2 13 (0.89%) WCAG
3 11 (0.75%) PMO
4 9 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (0.62%) SLA
5 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.41%) WAI
6 5 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.34%) GDPR
7 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.21%) P3O
8 2 (0.14%) MIL-STD-498
9 1 (0.068%) COBIT
9 1 (0.068%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 97 (6.64%) Docker
2 10 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.068%) HDFS
5 1 (0.068%) vCloud
5 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.068%) vSphere
5 1 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (5.21%) Ansible
2 67 (4.59%) Puppet
3 55 (3.77%) Terraform
4 44 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.53%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.68%) Kibana
6 10 (0.68%) Nessus
7 8 (0.55%) logstash
8 7 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.48%) Salt
9 4 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.14%) SCCM
11 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.068%) IBM BigFix
12 1 (0.068%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 160 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 113 (7.74%) Oracle
3 33 (2.26%) Google
4 31 (2.12%) SAP
5 24 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 18 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.16%) Adobe
8 15 (1.03%) Dell
9 14 (0.96%) Black Duck
10 13 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.89%) Zend
11 12 (0.82%) Informatica
12 11 (0.75%) IBM
13 10 (0.68%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.68%) VMware
14 8 (0.55%) Blue Prism
14 8 (0.55%) Cisco
14 8 (0.55%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.48%) Pega
16 6 (0.41%) hybris