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 3 months to 29 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 584 880 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.89% 21.88% 13.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.49% 26.67% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 604 351
Median daily rate £405 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £380
% change year-on-year +2.40% +9.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +20.71%  

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 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 2291 3300 3087
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.94% 82.05% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 2042 1693
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 94 147
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 -1 288 £375 -6.25% 196
Cheshire -1 154 £425 -2.29% 57
Merseyside +9 89 £430 -4.44% 26
Lancashire -10 24 £400 -8.04% 10
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 356 (31.23%) Scrum
2 332 (29.12%) Java
3 279 (24.47%) JavaScript
4 234 (20.53%) HTML
5 230 (20.18%) TDD
6 201 (17.63%) Finance
7 190 (16.67%) SQL
8 180 (15.79%) CSS
9 178 (15.61%) .NET
10 162 (14.21%) DevOps
11 156 (13.68%) C#
12 154 (13.51%) Web Services
13 145 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
14 138 (12.11%) Linux
15 137 (12.02%) Git (software)
16 132 (11.58%) MVC
17 130 (11.40%) BDD
18 116 (10.18%) AngularJS
19 114 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
19 114 (10.00%) SQL Server
20 113 (9.91%) Jenkins
21 112 (9.82%) Oracle
22 109 (9.56%) JIRA
23 107 (9.39%) Spring
24 103 (9.04%) Project Management
25 100 (8.77%) OO
26 99 (8.68%) ASP.NET
26 99 (8.68%) HTML5
26 99 (8.68%) RESTful
27 97 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management

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 47 (4.12%) CMS
2 26 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.19%) Umbraco
4 24 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 23 (2.02%) Confluence
6 20 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.88%) Apache
10 9 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.70%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.53%) JBoss
12 6 (0.53%) WordPress
13 5 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.44%) Drupal
14 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.26%) Mingle
8 2 (0.18%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) SPSS
9 1 (0.088%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.53%) Magento
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 114 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.46%) PaaS
4 25 (2.19%) GitHub
5 24 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (2.02%) SaaS
7 20 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (1.58%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.14%) Office 365
10 11 (0.96%) IaaS
10 11 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.53%) Trello
13 5 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.44%) Heroku
14 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.37%) HTTP
2 14 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.14%) LDAP
3 13 (1.14%) SSL
4 12 (1.05%) Internet
5 11 (0.96%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.70%) Firewall
7 7 (0.61%) VPN
8 5 (0.44%) AMQP
9 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.26%) Network Security
10 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.18%) FTP
10 2 (0.18%) LAN
10 2 (0.18%) NFC
10 2 (0.18%) WAN
10 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.088%) Broadband
11 1 (0.088%) Intranet
11 1 (0.088%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 60 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 48 (4.21%) MySQL
5 40 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 38 (3.33%) Oracle Database
7 32 (2.81%) Big Data
8 28 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.96%) DB2
13 10 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.88%) Redis
14 8 (0.70%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 137 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 113 (9.91%) Jenkins
3 109 (9.56%) JIRA
4 79 (6.93%) Selenium
5 40 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 36 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (2.63%) JUnit
8 25 (2.19%) Subversion
9 24 (2.11%) gulp
10 22 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (1.93%) Maven
11 21 (1.84%) Eclipse
11 21 (1.84%) Gradle
11 21 (1.84%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.67%) Grunt
13 13 (1.14%) IntelliJ
13 13 (1.14%) Mocha
13 13 (1.14%) NUnit
14 10 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 201 (17.63%) Finance
2 77 (6.75%) Banking
3 48 (4.21%) Retail
4 33 (2.89%) Marketing
5 27 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.67%) Games
7 17 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.96%) Electronics
10 10 (0.88%) Back Office
11 9 (0.79%) Legal
12 8 (0.70%) Advertising
13 7 (0.61%) Automotive
14 4 (0.35%) Avionics
14 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.26%) Law
16 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 483 (42.37%) Developer
2 156 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 136 (11.93%) Analyst
4 90 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 86 (7.54%) Project Manager
6 65 (5.70%) .NET Developer
7 61 (5.35%) Architect
8 60 (5.26%) Agile Developer
9 53 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 48 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
11 46 (4.04%) Agile Java Developer
12 45 (3.95%) C# Developer
12 45 (3.95%) Tester
13 37 (3.25%) Consultant
13 37 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 36 (3.16%) Scrum Master
15 29 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 29 (2.54%) Software Developer
15 29 (2.54%) Software Engineer
16 26 (2.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (20.53%) HTML
2 180 (15.79%) CSS
3 178 (15.61%) .NET
4 154 (13.51%) Web Services
5 116 (10.18%) AngularJS
6 107 (9.39%) Spring
7 99 (8.68%) ASP.NET
7 99 (8.68%) HTML5
7 99 (8.68%) RESTful
8 91 (7.98%) XML
9 86 (7.54%) jQuery
10 71 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (5.96%) Node.js
11 68 (5.96%) REST
12 54 (4.74%) J2EE
13 49 (4.30%) .NET Framework
14 46 (4.04%) JSON
15 45 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (3.95%) CSS3
16 43 (3.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.61%) User Experience
3 60 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 30 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 10 (0.88%) iPad
8 10 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (0.88%) PMI
8 10 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 10 (0.88%) Web 2.0
9 9 (0.79%) Derivative
10 8 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
11 7 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.53%) Social Media
13 5 (0.44%) Tandem
13 5 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (12.11%) Linux
2 61 (5.35%) Windows
3 40 (3.51%) Unix
4 33 (2.89%) Android
5 31 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.32%) CentOS
8 9 (0.79%) AIX
8 9 (0.79%) Fedora
9 7 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.088%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (31.23%) Scrum
2 230 (20.18%) TDD
3 162 (14.21%) DevOps
4 145 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (11.58%) MVC
6 130 (11.40%) BDD
7 103 (9.04%) Project Management
8 100 (8.77%) OO
9 97 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (7.72%) PRINCE2
11 84 (7.37%) SDLC
12 82 (7.19%) Kanban
13 76 (6.67%) Waterfall
14 73 (6.40%) E-Commerce
14 73 (6.40%) Open Source
15 66 (5.79%) ITIL
16 63 (5.53%) Software Engineering
16 63 (5.53%) User Stories
17 60 (5.26%) Microservices
18 57 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 332 (29.12%) Java
2 279 (24.47%) JavaScript
3 190 (16.67%) SQL
4 156 (13.68%) C#
5 88 (7.72%) Python
6 44 (3.86%) Ruby
7 33 (2.89%) Scala
8 21 (1.84%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.84%) PHP
9 20 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.49%) Perl
11 14 (1.23%) Groovy
12 12 (1.05%) C++
12 12 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.70%) Objective-C
13 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.61%) Ada
14 7 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.30%) Degree
3 38 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.02%) ISEB
5 14 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.88%) CISSP
7 7 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.61%) CISM
7 7 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.53%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.53%) PMP
9 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.18%) APMP
12 2 (0.18%) PhD
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.63%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) PMO
3 6 (0.53%) GDPR
3 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.44%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.18%) GxP
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 1 (0.088%) COBIT
7 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.088%) EMIR
7 1 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 46 (4.04%) Docker
2 9 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.088%) Firmware
5 1 (0.088%) HDFS
5 1 (0.088%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 60 (5.26%) Puppet
2 54 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (4.04%) Ansible
4 11 (0.96%) Kibana
4 11 (0.96%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.96%) Nagios
5 10 (0.88%) Graphite
5 10 (0.88%) Terraform
6 8 (0.70%) Ganglia
6 8 (0.70%) Riemann
7 6 (0.53%) Mesos
8 5 (0.44%) Salt
9 4 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.26%) MOM
10 3 (0.26%) Packer
10 3 (0.26%) yum
11 2 (0.18%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.18%) Control-M
12 1 (0.088%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 112 (9.82%) Oracle
2 81 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.68%) ServiceNow
4 23 (2.02%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.49%) VMware
6 14 (1.23%) Google
7 13 (1.14%) SAP
8 12 (1.05%) Sitecore
9 11 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.96%) Twitter
10 10 (0.88%) Adobe
10 10 (0.88%) IBM
11 9 (0.79%) hybris
11 9 (0.79%) Perforce
11 9 (0.79%) Snow
11 9 (0.79%) Tableau
11 9 (0.79%) Talend
12 7 (0.61%) IDERA
12 7 (0.61%) Splunk
12 7 (0.61%) Xamarin
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £205 per day + Holidays pay/ Sick pay
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Send
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adteq
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago