Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 413 993 1,424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 18.59% 18.68% 24.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.46% 22.13% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 662 1,041
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £322 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £597 £565
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year - +0.10% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 12
Median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +46.15% -16.67%
10th Percentile £27.56 £40.25 £17.26
90th Percentile £115.00 £55.00 £46.95
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +2.38% -1.18%

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 1,839 4,487 4,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.76% 84.41% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,125 2,893 3,092
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 201 282
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +7.95% -18.52%
10th Percentile £10.91 £11.25 £11.93
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +7.95% -4.79%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020. 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 0 217 £425 -5.56% 230
Cheshire +1 77 £425 -8.11% 61
Merseyside +3 36 £500 - 33
Lancashire -8 23 £400 -10.61% 32
Cumbria +17 14 £518 -5.48% 7
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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.

1 101 (24.46%) DevOps
2 91 (22.03%) Scrum
3 82 (19.85%) JavaScript
4 80 (19.37%) Java
5 73 (17.68%) AWS
6 64 (15.50%) Security Cleared
6 64 (15.50%) SQL
7 62 (15.01%) Azure
7 62 (15.01%) Jenkins
8 61 (14.77%) Public Sector
9 56 (13.56%) Finance
10 51 (12.35%) Git (software)
11 48 (11.62%) Test Automation
12 47 (11.38%) TDD
12 47 (11.38%) SQL Server
13 45 (10.90%) SC Cleared
14 44 (10.65%) User Experience
15 43 (10.41%) C#
16 42 (10.17%) Python
16 42 (10.17%) Docker
17 40 (9.69%) Kubernetes
18 39 (9.44%) Software Engineering
19 38 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (9.20%) BDD
20 37 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (8.72%) Node.js
21 36 (8.72%) .NET
22 35 (8.47%) CSS
23 34 (8.23%) Cucumber
23 34 (8.23%) JIRA

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 16 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.63%) Confluence
3 13 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.45%) Anypoint
5 4 (0.97%) Drupal
6 3 (0.73%) CMS
6 3 (0.73%) Mendix
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) DNN
8 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.24%) Mule
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) Sketch
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.24%) Figma
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.15%) Teamcenter
2 12 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.97%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.48%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.48%) SAP PP-PI
4 2 (0.48%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.24%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.68%) AWS
2 62 (15.01%) Azure
3 31 (7.51%) Power Platform
4 25 (6.05%) GitHub
5 18 (4.36%) Serverless
6 16 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.91%) BrowserStack
8 10 (2.42%) npm
8 10 (2.42%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.18%) GCP
10 8 (1.94%) AWS CodeBuild
10 8 (1.94%) AWS CodeCommit
10 8 (1.94%) Yarn
11 7 (1.69%) Office 365
11 7 (1.69%) Power Automate
12 6 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (1.21%) Apigee
13 5 (1.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.69%) HTTP
2 6 (1.45%) NAS
3 5 (1.21%) FTP
4 2 (0.48%) DHCP
4 2 (0.48%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) Internet
4 2 (0.48%) Skype
4 2 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) IPsec
5 1 (0.24%) Softphone
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.30%) Power BI
3 19 (4.60%) MySQL
4 16 (3.87%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.15%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.45%) Big Data
9 5 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.97%) ZAP BI
11 3 (0.73%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.48%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.48%) Redis
12 2 (0.48%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 62 (15.01%) Jenkins
2 51 (12.35%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.23%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.23%) JIRA
4 31 (7.51%) Selenium
5 25 (6.05%) JUnit
6 18 (4.36%) GitLab
6 18 (4.36%) JMeter
6 18 (4.36%) Maven
7 14 (3.39%) SonarQube
8 12 (2.91%) eggPlant
9 10 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.45%) Gradle
11 5 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.97%) Grunt
12 4 (0.97%) gulp
12 4 (0.97%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.97%) SOAtest
12 4 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 61 (14.77%) Public Sector
2 56 (13.56%) Finance
3 19 (4.60%) Banking
4 10 (2.42%) Retail
5 9 (2.18%) Legal
6 8 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.21%) Law
7 5 (1.21%) Local Government
7 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.97%) Electronics
8 4 (0.97%) Games
9 3 (0.73%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (32.45%) Developer
2 44 (10.65%) Analyst
3 32 (7.75%) Architect
4 27 (6.54%) Business Analyst
5 21 (5.08%) Designer
6 18 (4.36%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (4.36%) Java Developer
6 18 (4.36%) Software Engineer
7 14 (3.39%) Consultant
7 14 (3.39%) Tester
8 13 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (3.15%) Software Developer
9 12 (2.91%) .NET Developer
9 12 (2.91%) AWS Architect
9 12 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (2.66%) User Researcher
11 10 (2.42%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.42%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.72%) .NET
1 36 (8.72%) Node.js
2 35 (8.47%) CSS
3 33 (7.99%) HTML
4 32 (7.75%) React
5 31 (7.51%) Spring
6 30 (7.26%) REST
7 27 (6.54%) SOAP
8 24 (5.81%) Spring Boot
9 19 (4.60%) Gherkin
10 17 (4.12%) Web Services
11 15 (3.63%) RESTful
12 14 (3.39%) AngularJS
13 13 (3.15%) HTML5
14 12 (2.91%) SAML
15 10 (2.42%) YAML
16 9 (2.18%) JSON
17 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET
17 8 (1.94%) jQuery
18 7 (1.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.65%) User Experience
2 25 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.42%) NHS
5 10 (2.42%) Smartcard
6 8 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.45%) IVR
9 5 (1.21%) Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.48%) AS400
12 2 (0.48%) Blog
12 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.48%) Online Games
12 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.12%) Windows
2 16 (3.87%) Unix
3 12 (2.91%) Linux
4 11 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.18%) Android
6 4 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (24.46%) DevOps
2 91 (22.03%) Scrum
3 48 (11.62%) Test Automation
4 47 (11.38%) TDD
5 39 (9.44%) Software Engineering
6 38 (9.20%) BDD
6 38 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (7.99%) Microservices
9 30 (7.26%) Project Management
10 29 (7.02%) Waterfall
11 28 (6.78%) Front End Development
12 26 (6.30%) Kanban
12 26 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (5.81%) Coaching
14 23 (5.57%) Infrastructure as Code
14 23 (5.57%) Migration
14 23 (5.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 22 (5.33%) ITIL
15 22 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.85%) JavaScript
2 80 (19.37%) Java
3 64 (15.50%) SQL
4 43 (10.41%) C#
5 42 (10.17%) Python
6 17 (4.12%) Bash Shell
7 15 (3.63%) PHP
8 14 (3.39%) Go
9 9 (2.18%) R
10 8 (1.94%) Apple Swift
10 8 (1.94%) C
10 8 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.94%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.69%) Ruby
12 6 (1.45%) ES6
13 5 (1.21%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.97%) C++
14 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.12%) Degree
4 15 (3.63%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.15%) ISEB
6 8 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.73%) PMP
10 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CISM
11 1 (0.24%) CISSP
11 1 (0.24%) CSPO
11 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.78%) QA
2 10 (2.42%) SLA
3 7 (1.69%) GDPR
4 6 (1.45%) PMO
4 6 (1.45%) WCAG
5 5 (1.21%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) NCSC
7 1 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (10.17%) Docker
2 15 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.66%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) HDFS
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (9.69%) Kubernetes
2 28 (6.78%) Ansible
3 27 (6.54%) Terraform
4 11 (2.66%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.45%) Puppet
7 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 2 (0.48%) Nessus
8 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.24%) Grafana
9 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.24%) Istio
9 1 (0.24%) Kibana
9 1 (0.24%) Knative
9 1 (0.24%) logstash
9 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 32 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.12%) Oracle
3 16 (3.87%) SAP
4 8 (1.94%) MuleSoft
5 6 (1.45%) IBM
5 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.21%) Pega
6 5 (1.21%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.21%) Splunk
7 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco
8 3 (0.73%) Dell
8 3 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.48%) CA
9 2 (0.48%) Databricks
9 2 (0.48%) Informatica
9 2 (0.48%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.48%) Polycom
9 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.48%) Zend