Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,180 1,315 1,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.08% 21.65% 18.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.84% 25.63% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 943 1,130
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -6.90% +16.00%
10th Percentile £309 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £550 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 19
North West median hourly rate £37.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +17.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £31.25 £35.70 £26.00
90th Percentile £59.13 £56.30 £42.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +18.75%

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 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 668 £413 +3.13% 451
Cheshire 0 292 £475 +15.15% 157
Lancashire -2 92 £400 +6.67% 37
Merseyside +1 78 £400 -7.25% 46
Cumbria -4 2 £500 +47.06% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 327 (27.71%) Scrum
2 287 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 282 (23.90%) Java
4 260 (22.03%) TDD
5 209 (17.71%) .NET
6 207 (17.54%) HTML
7 201 (17.03%) CSS
8 188 (15.93%) SQL
9 187 (15.85%) Finance
10 185 (15.68%) C#
11 174 (14.75%) Test Automation
12 164 (13.90%) Jenkins
13 163 (13.81%) Git (software)
14 160 (13.56%) DevOps
15 153 (12.97%) JIRA
16 148 (12.54%) Kanban
17 145 (12.29%) SQL Server
18 144 (12.20%) Web Services
18 144 (12.20%) BDD
19 130 (11.02%) Waterfall
19 130 (11.02%) Node.js
20 128 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
21 127 (10.76%) MVC
22 126 (10.68%) Linux
23 117 (9.92%) AngularJS
24 115 (9.75%) Project Management
25 113 (9.58%) Microsoft
26 112 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
27 111 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
28 110 (9.32%) Spring

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 51 (4.32%) CMS
2 40 (3.39%) Confluence
3 29 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.12%) Apache
4 25 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.95%) Apache Spark
6 21 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.93%) JBoss
9 10 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.68%) Drupal
11 7 (0.59%) nginx
12 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.42%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.42%) NServiceBus
14 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.34%) Commerce Server
14 4 (0.34%) SAS
14 4 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.17%) InVision
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.085%) Mingle
7 1 (0.085%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 21 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.36%) Magento
3 8 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.085%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.085%) HFM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.085%) Primavera
7 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.085%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 111 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.88%) PaaS
4 31 (2.63%) GitHub
5 26 (2.20%) SaaS
6 25 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (1.95%) Serverless
8 21 (1.78%) IaaS
9 16 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.36%) npm
10 15 (1.27%) OpenShift
11 13 (1.10%) Slack
12 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.93%) Office 365
13 7 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.25%) Datadog
16 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.61%) Intranet
2 18 (1.53%) HTTP
3 13 (1.10%) Internet
3 13 (1.10%) SMS
4 12 (1.02%) Firewall
5 11 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (0.76%) DNS
7 8 (0.68%) FTP
8 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.51%) SAN
9 6 (0.51%) Skype
10 4 (0.34%) SSL
10 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.25%) DHCP
11 3 (0.25%) ISDN
11 3 (0.25%) LAN
11 3 (0.25%) VoIP
11 3 (0.25%) WAN
11 3 (0.25%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.12%) NoSQL
3 56 (4.75%) Relational Database
4 54 (4.58%) MySQL
5 49 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 42 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (2.88%) RDBMS
8 31 (2.63%) Big Data
8 31 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.27%) Redis
13 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (1.10%) DB2
15 11 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
17 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 6 (0.51%) Apache Hive
19 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 164 (13.90%) Jenkins
2 163 (13.81%) Git (software)
3 153 (12.97%) JIRA
4 61 (5.17%) TeamCity
5 54 (4.58%) Maven
5 54 (4.58%) Selenium
6 43 (3.64%) Cucumber
7 42 (3.56%) JUnit
8 40 (3.39%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.54%) Grunt
10 29 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (2.37%) Gradle
12 27 (2.29%) Bitbucket
13 22 (1.86%) gulp
14 21 (1.78%) Mocha
14 21 (1.78%) SonarQube
15 17 (1.44%) JMeter
16 16 (1.36%) AccuRev
17 15 (1.27%) Jasmine
18 14 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 187 (15.85%) Finance
2 67 (5.68%) Banking
3 58 (4.92%) Retail
4 28 (2.37%) Marketing
5 20 (1.69%) Games
6 19 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.27%) Legal
9 14 (1.19%) Electronics
10 10 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.76%) Back Office
11 9 (0.76%) Law
11 9 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.085%) Automotive
15 1 (0.085%) Front Office
15 1 (0.085%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 491 (41.61%) Developer
2 157 (13.31%) Java Developer
3 148 (12.54%) Analyst
4 92 (7.80%) Architect
5 81 (6.86%) Business Analyst
6 76 (6.44%) .NET Developer
7 65 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 60 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 56 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 48 (4.07%) C# Developer
10 48 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 42 (3.56%) Agile Developer
11 42 (3.56%) Scrum Master
12 35 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 35 (2.97%) Software Developer
12 35 (2.97%) Software Engineer
13 34 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 32 (2.71%) Delivery Manager
15 31 (2.63%) Senior Developer
16 28 (2.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (17.71%) .NET
2 207 (17.54%) HTML
3 201 (17.03%) CSS
4 144 (12.20%) Web Services
5 130 (11.02%) Node.js
6 117 (9.92%) AngularJS
7 110 (9.32%) Spring
8 96 (8.14%) ASP.NET
9 77 (6.53%) HTML5
10 73 (6.19%) JSON
11 68 (5.76%) jQuery
11 68 (5.76%) React
12 67 (5.68%) RESTful
13 66 (5.59%) REST
14 60 (5.08%) .NET Framework
15 57 (4.83%) Spring Boot
16 56 (4.75%) CSS3
17 52 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 49 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
19 47 (3.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.59%) User Experience
3 48 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.10%) Social Media
8 11 (0.93%) Taxonomies
9 10 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 10 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.76%) CESG
10 9 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.59%) Cyberattack
12 7 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.51%) Interactive TV
13 6 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 126 (10.68%) Linux
2 80 (6.78%) Windows
3 24 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (1.78%) Apple iOS
4 21 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.10%) Unix
6 10 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.59%) CentOS
10 6 (0.51%) Android
10 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.085%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (27.71%) Scrum
2 260 (22.03%) TDD
3 174 (14.75%) Test Automation
4 160 (13.56%) DevOps
5 148 (12.54%) Kanban
6 144 (12.20%) BDD
7 130 (11.02%) Waterfall
8 128 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
9 127 (10.76%) MVC
10 115 (9.75%) Project Management
11 112 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 105 (8.90%) Software Engineering
13 83 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 83 (7.03%) Open Source
14 78 (6.61%) User Stories
15 77 (6.53%) Front End Development
16 71 (6.02%) SDLC
17 70 (5.93%) Microservices
18 68 (5.76%) Continuous Delivery
19 66 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 287 (24.32%) JavaScript
2 282 (23.90%) Java
3 188 (15.93%) SQL
4 185 (15.68%) C#
5 107 (9.07%) Python
6 60 (5.08%) Ruby
7 54 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.71%) PHP
10 18 (1.53%) Scala
11 16 (1.36%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.36%) VB
12 15 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.10%) Apple Swift
13 13 (1.10%) ES6
13 13 (1.10%) Go
13 13 (1.10%) Groovy
13 13 (1.10%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.02%) C++
15 9 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 71 (6.02%) Degree
2 43 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.53%) CISSP
5 14 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.19%) PMP
6 12 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.76%) CCDP
8 9 (0.76%) CCNP
8 9 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
8 9 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.76%) CISM
8 9 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.68%) GCED
9 8 (0.68%) GCIA
9 8 (0.68%) GIAC
9 8 (0.68%) GREM
9 8 (0.68%) GSEC
9 8 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.64%) QA
2 12 (1.02%) PMO
3 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.76%) CESG Infosec
4 9 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (0.68%) GDPR
6 6 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.42%) SLA
8 4 (0.34%) GPG13
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.17%) GCP
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) PSD2
10 1 (0.085%) GMP
10 1 (0.085%) IFRS
10 1 (0.085%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.085%) P3O
10 1 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (6.78%) Docker
2 14 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.34%) XenApp
6 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.085%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.085%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (5.59%) Puppet
2 62 (5.25%) Ansible
3 53 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.95%) Terraform
5 21 (1.78%) Kibana
6 20 (1.69%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.76%) Consul
7 9 (0.76%) IBM BigFix
7 9 (0.76%) Zipkin
8 8 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.42%) Nagios
9 5 (0.42%) Rancher
9 5 (0.42%) SCCM
10 4 (0.34%) logstash
11 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.17%) Mesos
12 2 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 1 (0.085%) Salt
Vendors
1 113 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.93%) Oracle
3 28 (2.37%) Red Hat
4 23 (1.95%) SAP
5 20 (1.69%) VMware
6 16 (1.36%) Apple
6 16 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.10%) Adobe
8 13 (1.10%) Cisco
8 13 (1.10%) Cognos
9 12 (1.02%) Perforce
10 11 (0.93%) Google
11 10 (0.85%) IBM
12 9 (0.76%) Tableau
13 8 (0.68%) Blue Prism
13 8 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
14 7 (0.59%) Citrix
15 6 (0.51%) HP
16 5 (0.42%) Informatica