Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 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 1,424 1,167 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.68% 21.48% 20.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.98% 25.74% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 800 1,136
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +8.28%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £538 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 22
North West median hourly rate £37.63 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.47% +13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £27.50 £39.13 £21.55
90th Percentile £59.18 £54.50 £44.40
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +19.75%

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 4,914 4,534 6,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.16% 83.45% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,835 3,945
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 242
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.72
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 0 798 £413 +3.13% 428
Cheshire +2 346 £450 +5.88% 113
Lancashire +7 160 £425 +21.43% 36
Merseyside 0 78 £425 -3.41% 41
Cumbria 0 7 £463 +36.03% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 378 (26.54%) Scrum
2 372 (26.12%) Java
3 340 (23.88%) JavaScript
4 269 (18.89%) TDD
5 234 (16.43%) .NET
6 232 (16.29%) HTML
7 229 (16.08%) CSS
8 225 (15.80%) DevOps
9 219 (15.38%) SQL
10 212 (14.89%) Test Automation
11 209 (14.68%) C#
12 204 (14.33%) Finance
13 184 (12.92%) JIRA
14 183 (12.85%) Web Services
15 174 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (12.01%) Jenkins
17 168 (11.80%) SQL Server
18 163 (11.45%) Waterfall
19 153 (10.74%) Project Management
20 152 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
21 151 (10.60%) AngularJS
22 149 (10.46%) Node.js
23 147 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
24 139 (9.76%) BDD
25 137 (9.62%) MVC
26 136 (9.55%) Kanban
27 133 (9.34%) Python
28 131 (9.20%) Linux
29 127 (8.92%) Software Engineering
30 125 (8.78%) Git (software)

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 74 (5.20%) CMS
2 57 (4.00%) Confluence
3 44 (3.09%) Apache
4 40 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.11%) JBoss
6 20 (1.40%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.26%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.77%) Orchard CMS
11 9 (0.63%) SAS
12 8 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.49%) IIS
13 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.35%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.28%) Amazon Alexa
16 4 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.070%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 19 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.42%) Magento
5 4 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 4 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.21%) HFM
6 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.070%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 152 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (4.49%) PaaS
4 48 (3.37%) GitHub
5 44 (3.09%) SaaS
6 30 (2.11%) OpenShift
7 29 (2.04%) IaaS
8 25 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (1.62%) Serverless
10 18 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.19%) Slack
12 12 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.63%) npm
15 8 (0.56%) BrowserStack
16 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.49%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.42%) Office 365
18 5 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.62%) SMS
2 21 (1.47%) HTTP
3 18 (1.26%) Firewall
3 18 (1.26%) Internet
4 17 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.77%) Intranet
6 10 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (0.63%) DNS
7 9 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.56%) FTP
8 8 (0.56%) Network Security
9 6 (0.42%) VPN
10 4 (0.28%) BGP
10 4 (0.28%) DHCP
10 4 (0.28%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.28%) OSPF
10 4 (0.28%) SAN
10 4 (0.28%) SSL
10 4 (0.28%) WAN
11 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.27%) NoSQL
3 72 (5.06%) MySQL
4 54 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 43 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 43 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (1.90%) Big Data
6 27 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 16 (1.12%) DB2
10 14 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.98%) Redis
10 14 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.84%) RavenDB
12 11 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.56%) CouchDB
14 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 184 (12.92%) JIRA
2 171 (12.01%) Jenkins
3 125 (8.78%) Git (software)
4 60 (4.21%) Selenium
5 58 (4.07%) Visual Studio
6 50 (3.51%) JUnit
7 46 (3.23%) Maven
8 36 (2.53%) Bitbucket
9 31 (2.18%) JMeter
9 31 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 30 (2.11%) Gradle
10 30 (2.11%) TeamCity
11 29 (2.04%) SonarQube
12 28 (1.97%) Jasmine
13 22 (1.54%) Subversion
14 21 (1.47%) Mocha
15 19 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.33%) Axure RP
15 19 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 204 (14.33%) Finance
2 79 (5.55%) Banking
3 58 (4.07%) Retail
4 31 (2.18%) Games
5 25 (1.76%) Legal
6 22 (1.54%) Marketing
7 21 (1.47%) Law
8 17 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.70%) Publishing
11 9 (0.63%) Back Office
12 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.21%) Advertising
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.070%) Local Government
16 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 539 (37.85%) Developer
2 153 (10.74%) Java Developer
3 149 (10.46%) Analyst
4 113 (7.94%) Architect
5 106 (7.44%) Business Analyst
6 77 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 73 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 70 (4.92%) .NET Developer
9 61 (4.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 53 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 52 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 49 (3.44%) Tester
13 46 (3.23%) Agile Developer
14 42 (2.95%) Consultant
14 42 (2.95%) Software Engineer
15 41 (2.88%) C# Developer
15 41 (2.88%) Scrum Master
16 39 (2.74%) React Developer
17 35 (2.46%) Technical Architect
18 32 (2.25%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (16.43%) .NET
2 232 (16.29%) HTML
3 229 (16.08%) CSS
4 183 (12.85%) Web Services
5 151 (10.60%) AngularJS
6 149 (10.46%) Node.js
7 115 (8.08%) Spring
8 98 (6.88%) ASP.NET
9 96 (6.74%) REST
10 93 (6.53%) HTML5
11 92 (6.46%) jQuery
12 87 (6.11%) CSS3
13 80 (5.62%) JSON
13 80 (5.62%) React
14 72 (5.06%) RESTful
15 67 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 65 (4.56%) .NET Framework
17 61 (4.28%) SOAP
18 57 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 56 (3.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.30%) User Experience
2 102 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 14 (0.98%) Social Media
9 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 12 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.84%) Web 2.0
11 11 (0.77%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.77%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.63%) CESG
13 8 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.56%) Semantic Web
14 7 (0.49%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.20%) Linux
2 72 (5.06%) Windows
3 54 (3.79%) Apple iOS
4 51 (3.58%) Android
5 50 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.33%) Unix
8 8 (0.56%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Debian
12 2 (0.14%) HPUX
12 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (26.54%) Scrum
2 269 (18.89%) TDD
3 225 (15.80%) DevOps
4 212 (14.89%) Test Automation
5 174 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
6 163 (11.45%) Waterfall
7 153 (10.74%) Project Management
8 147 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 139 (9.76%) BDD
10 137 (9.62%) MVC
11 136 (9.55%) Kanban
12 127 (8.92%) Software Engineering
13 116 (8.15%) Microservices
14 103 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
15 98 (6.88%) SFIA
16 96 (6.74%) User Stories
17 91 (6.39%) ITIL
18 89 (6.25%) E-Commerce
18 89 (6.25%) SDLC
19 88 (6.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 372 (26.12%) Java
2 340 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 219 (15.38%) SQL
4 209 (14.68%) C#
5 133 (9.34%) Python
6 77 (5.41%) Java 8
7 72 (5.06%) Ruby
8 43 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 39 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 37 (2.60%) PHP
11 33 (2.32%) Scala
12 25 (1.76%) Go
13 24 (1.69%) Groovy
14 23 (1.62%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.40%) Perl
16 17 (1.19%) VB
17 15 (1.05%) C++
18 13 (0.91%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.84%) TypeScript
20 9 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 102 (7.16%) Degree
2 64 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.65%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.11%) CISSP
5 22 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (1.47%) CISM
6 21 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (1.40%) CCDP
7 20 (1.40%) CCNP
7 20 (1.40%) Chartered Engineer
7 20 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.98%) PMP
9 13 (0.91%) CCIE
10 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.56%) GCIA
11 8 (0.56%) GCIH
11 8 (0.56%) GIAC
11 8 (0.56%) GSEC
11 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.99%) QA
2 20 (1.40%) GDPR
3 11 (0.77%) PMO
4 9 (0.63%) CESG Infosec
4 9 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.35%) GCP
5 5 (0.35%) WAI
6 4 (0.28%) MIL-STD-498
6 4 (0.28%) WCAG
7 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) PSD2
9 1 (0.070%) IFRS
9 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.070%) P3O
System Software
1 78 (5.48%) Docker
2 15 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.77%) Varnish
6 9 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.63%) XenApp
7 8 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.35%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.35%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) QEMU
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 77 (5.41%) Puppet
2 72 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (4.56%) Ansible
4 43 (3.02%) Terraform
5 40 (2.81%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.98%) Kibana
7 12 (0.84%) IBM BigFix
8 9 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.56%) SCCM
10 5 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.35%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.28%) Nessus
12 3 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.21%) FlexNet
12 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.21%) logstash
12 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.21%) Salt
13 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 123 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.34%) Oracle
3 45 (3.16%) Red Hat
4 26 (1.83%) Atlassian
4 26 (1.83%) SAP
5 24 (1.69%) Adobe
5 24 (1.69%) Google
5 24 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 20 (1.40%) Cisco
7 17 (1.19%) VMware
8 14 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.77%) IBM
9 11 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.70%) Citrix
11 9 (0.63%) Capita
11 9 (0.63%) hybris
11 9 (0.63%) Ivanti
12 8 (0.56%) Blue Prism
12 8 (0.56%) Perforce
12 8 (0.56%) Xamarin