Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1199 1408 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.15% 21.60% 18.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.93% 25.61% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 1040 1120
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £300
90th Percentile £598 £550 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 13
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31.25 £36.25 £21.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.73 £43.24
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.84 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.37% +5.78% +15.71%

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 4624 5497 6983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.57% 84.34% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 3565 4273
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 161 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -20.40% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.17 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.31% +11.07% +15.79%

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 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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 0 667 £400 - 220
Cheshire -1 310 £450 +12.15% 87
Merseyside +5 81 £400 - 20
Lancashire -4 80 £425 +6.92% 30
Cumbria -1 7 £500 +44.93%
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 341 (28.44%) Scrum
2 295 (24.60%) Java
3 290 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 276 (23.02%) TDD
5 218 (18.18%) Finance
6 209 (17.43%) SQL
7 199 (16.60%) .NET
8 194 (16.18%) HTML
9 190 (15.85%) CSS
10 185 (15.43%) Test Automation
11 181 (15.10%) C#
12 170 (14.18%) Git (software)
13 166 (13.84%) Jenkins
14 163 (13.59%) DevOps
15 160 (13.34%) JIRA
16 154 (12.84%) Kanban
17 147 (12.26%) Web Services
18 142 (11.84%) BDD
19 140 (11.68%) Spring
20 135 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
21 132 (11.01%) Linux
21 132 (11.01%) SQL Server
22 128 (10.68%) MVC
23 126 (10.51%) Waterfall
24 124 (10.34%) AngularJS
25 112 (9.34%) Software Engineering
26 111 (9.26%) Microsoft
27 110 (9.17%) Project Management
28 106 (8.84%) Node.js
29 103 (8.59%) Amazon AWS

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 (3.92%) CMS
2 46 (3.84%) Confluence
3 35 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 26 (2.17%) Apache
5 24 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 20 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.25%) nginx
10 12 (1.00%) JBoss
11 10 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.67%) Drupal
13 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.50%) WordPress
15 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.33%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.25%) InVision
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) UXPin
10 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.083%) Mingle
10 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.08%) Magento
3 8 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.083%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.083%) HFM
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.083%) Primavera
7 1 (0.083%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.083%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.083%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.083%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.59%) GitHub
4 27 (2.25%) PaaS
5 22 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (1.67%) SaaS
6 20 (1.67%) Serverless
7 19 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.42%) Office 365
9 15 (1.25%) Slack
10 14 (1.17%) IaaS
10 14 (1.17%) npm
10 14 (1.17%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.25%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.67%) HTTP
2 16 (1.33%) Intranet
3 14 (1.17%) SMS
4 13 (1.08%) Internet
5 9 (0.75%) DNS
6 6 (0.50%) SAN
7 5 (0.42%) Firewall
7 5 (0.42%) Skype
7 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.25%) DHCP
9 3 (0.25%) FTP
9 3 (0.25%) ISDN
9 3 (0.25%) LAN
9 3 (0.25%) VoIP
9 3 (0.25%) WAN
9 3 (0.25%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.17%) SSL
10 2 (0.17%) VPN
11 1 (0.083%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.84%) NoSQL
3 67 (5.59%) MongoDB
4 54 (4.50%) Relational Database
5 53 (4.42%) MySQL
6 40 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (3.09%) RDBMS
8 30 (2.50%) Big Data
9 27 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.08%) Redis
14 12 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.92%) DB2
15 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (0.67%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 170 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 166 (13.84%) Jenkins
3 160 (13.34%) JIRA
4 65 (5.42%) TeamCity
5 56 (4.67%) Maven
6 50 (4.17%) JUnit
7 45 (3.75%) Cucumber
7 45 (3.75%) Selenium
8 39 (3.25%) Visual Studio
9 33 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.67%) Gradle
11 27 (2.25%) gulp
12 26 (2.17%) Grunt
13 25 (2.09%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.75%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.75%) SonarQube
15 18 (1.50%) GitLab
15 18 (1.50%) Mocha
16 16 (1.33%) Eclipse
17 15 (1.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 218 (18.18%) Finance
2 87 (7.26%) Banking
3 51 (4.25%) Retail
4 25 (2.09%) Marketing
5 23 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.75%) Games
7 17 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.25%) Electronics
9 13 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.75%) Legal
12 8 (0.67%) Back Office
12 8 (0.67%) Law
13 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.17%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.17%) Publishing
17 1 (0.083%) French Language
Job Titles
1 516 (43.04%) Developer
2 176 (14.68%) Java Developer
3 150 (12.51%) Analyst
4 82 (6.84%) .NET Developer
5 81 (6.76%) Business Analyst
6 78 (6.51%) Architect
7 77 (6.42%) Project Manager
8 66 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
10 51 (4.25%) C# Developer
11 43 (3.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 42 (3.50%) Software Engineer
13 39 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (3.25%) Scrum Master
14 36 (3.00%) Agile Developer
14 36 (3.00%) Software Developer
15 33 (2.75%) Senior Developer
16 32 (2.67%) Test Analyst
17 28 (2.34%) Digital Analyst
18 27 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (16.60%) .NET
2 194 (16.18%) HTML
3 190 (15.85%) CSS
4 147 (12.26%) Web Services
5 140 (11.68%) Spring
6 124 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 106 (8.84%) Node.js
8 99 (8.26%) ASP.NET
9 91 (7.59%) RESTful
10 78 (6.51%) jQuery
11 77 (6.42%) JSON
12 76 (6.34%) HTML5
13 68 (5.67%) React
13 68 (5.67%) Spring Boot
14 63 (5.25%) REST
15 58 (4.84%) .NET Framework
16 57 (4.75%) CSS3
17 54 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 49 (4.09%) SOAP
18 49 (4.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.84%) User Experience
3 49 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
8 11 (0.92%) Taxonomies
9 10 (0.83%) Social Media
10 8 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.67%) Interactive TV
11 7 (0.58%) iPad
11 7 (0.58%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.50%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.50%) Robotics
13 5 (0.42%) Clustering
13 5 (0.42%) RIA
14 4 (0.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 132 (11.01%) Linux
2 86 (7.17%) Windows
3 29 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.25%) Unix
7 10 (0.83%) Android
8 9 (0.75%) CentOS
8 9 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.083%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.083%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (28.44%) Scrum
2 276 (23.02%) TDD
3 185 (15.43%) Test Automation
4 163 (13.59%) DevOps
5 154 (12.84%) Kanban
6 142 (11.84%) BDD
7 135 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
8 128 (10.68%) MVC
9 126 (10.51%) Waterfall
10 112 (9.34%) Software Engineering
11 110 (9.17%) Project Management
12 102 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (6.67%) User Stories
14 77 (6.42%) Microservices
15 75 (6.26%) Open Source
15 75 (6.26%) SDLC
16 74 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
17 71 (5.92%) E-Commerce
18 64 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
18 64 (5.34%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 295 (24.60%) Java
2 290 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 209 (17.43%) SQL
4 181 (15.10%) C#
5 100 (8.34%) Python
6 51 (4.25%) PowerShell
7 48 (4.00%) Ruby
8 42 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.42%) PHP
10 23 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.33%) VB
13 14 (1.17%) Apple Swift
13 14 (1.17%) Scala
13 14 (1.17%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.08%) C++
14 13 (1.08%) Groovy
15 12 (1.00%) ES6
16 10 (0.83%) Clojure
16 10 (0.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 57 (4.75%) Degree
2 43 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 15 (1.25%) PMP
5 11 (0.92%) CISSP
6 9 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.75%) ISEB
6 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (0.67%) CISM
8 7 (0.58%) CCDP
8 7 (0.58%) CCNP
8 7 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.42%) CCIE
9 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.59%) QA
2 14 (1.17%) PMO
3 11 (0.92%) GPG13
4 10 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) SLA
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) CESG Infosec
7 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.083%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) GMP
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.083%) P3O
9 1 (0.083%) PSD2
9 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (7.17%) Docker
2 16 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.42%) Xen
7 4 (0.33%) XenApp
7 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 63 (5.25%) Puppet
2 55 (4.59%) Ansible
3 54 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.00%) Kibana
4 24 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.58%) Terraform
6 9 (0.75%) Consul
6 9 (0.75%) Rancher
6 9 (0.75%) Zipkin
7 7 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (0.58%) logstash
8 5 (0.42%) Nagios
8 5 (0.42%) SCCM
9 4 (0.33%) Mesos
10 3 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
11 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.17%) Packer
11 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.083%) Nessus
Vendors
1 111 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.84%) Oracle
3 28 (2.34%) Red Hat
4 22 (1.83%) VMware
5 21 (1.75%) SAP
6 19 (1.58%) Perforce
7 18 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.50%) Cognos
8 17 (1.42%) Apple
9 14 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.08%) Adobe
10 13 (1.08%) Cisco
11 10 (0.83%) Citrix
11 10 (0.83%) Google
11 10 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (0.75%) Tableau
13 8 (0.67%) Blue Prism
14 7 (0.58%) IBM
14 7 (0.58%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.50%) hybris