Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,182 1,581 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.25% 25.78% 20.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.01% 30.07% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,101 814
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £332 £325 £300
90th Percentile £611 £556 £541
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 33
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £39.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.41% -6.02% +2.15%
10th Percentile £27.70 £27.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £52.43 £58.75 £54.30
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -

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 4,545 5,258 4,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.54% 85.73% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,974 3,307 2,882
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 258 218
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £24.13 £36.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.02% -34.33% +34.82%
10th Percentile £12.79 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.68 £52.65
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 0 657 £450 +5.88% 448
Cheshire +1 231 £425 +1.80% 126
Lancashire -2 107 £435 -8.42% 57
Merseyside 0 102 £490 +22.50% 44
Cumbria +7 10 £436 +9.06% 7
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 267 (22.59%) Scrum
2 243 (20.56%) Java
3 226 (19.12%) DevOps
4 216 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
5 204 (17.26%) TDD
6 197 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 193 (16.33%) Test Automation
8 184 (15.57%) .NET
9 167 (14.13%) C#
10 160 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
11 147 (12.44%) SQL
12 146 (12.35%) Jenkins
13 145 (12.27%) JIRA
14 141 (11.93%) BDD
15 131 (11.08%) Finance
16 127 (10.74%) Git (software)
17 124 (10.49%) Docker
17 124 (10.49%) Python
18 123 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
19 121 (10.24%) User Experience
19 121 (10.24%) AngularJS
20 117 (9.90%) Web Services
21 108 (9.14%) CSS
21 108 (9.14%) HTML
21 108 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
22 106 (8.97%) Microservices
23 104 (8.80%) Kubernetes
24 101 (8.54%) Linux
25 100 (8.46%) Project Management
26 86 (7.28%) Kanban

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 62 (5.25%) Confluence
2 28 (2.37%) Apache Spark
3 26 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.95%) CMS
5 19 (1.61%) Apache
6 13 (1.10%) JBoss
7 12 (1.02%) Umbraco
8 10 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.51%) Drupal
11 6 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.42%) IIS
12 5 (0.42%) nginx
12 5 (0.42%) SAS
12 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.10%) Sketch
4 12 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.76%) InVision
6 9 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Figma
7 2 (0.17%) UXPin
8 1 (0.085%) Blender
8 1 (0.085%) Marvel
8 1 (0.085%) Maya
Business Applications
1 44 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.51%) Maximo
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.25%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.25%) SAP IBP
5 2 (0.17%) HFM
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.17%) Primavera
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.085%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 216 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.71%) Serverless
4 31 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 27 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (2.03%) GitHub
9 23 (1.95%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.78%) Office 365
10 21 (1.78%) PaaS
11 19 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (1.10%) npm
13 13 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.93%) IaaS
14 11 (0.93%) SaaS
14 11 (0.93%) Slack
15 10 (0.85%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.96%) HTTP
2 16 (1.35%) DNS
3 13 (1.10%) SSL
4 11 (0.93%) Internet
5 10 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.76%) Network Security
7 8 (0.68%) Firewall
8 4 (0.34%) DHCP
8 4 (0.34%) FTP
9 3 (0.25%) Intranet
9 3 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.25%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.17%) IPsec
10 2 (0.17%) RIP
10 2 (0.17%) SCCP
10 2 (0.17%) Skype
11 1 (0.085%) 802.15
11 1 (0.085%) IPv6
11 1 (0.085%) NAS
11 1 (0.085%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.06%) MongoDB
3 47 (3.98%) NoSQL
4 30 (2.54%) Big Data
5 27 (2.28%) MySQL
6 25 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.18%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.93%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.85%) Power BI
16 9 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
16 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.68%) HBase
17 8 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 146 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 145 (12.27%) JIRA
3 127 (10.74%) Git (software)
4 80 (6.77%) Selenium
5 52 (4.40%) Cucumber
6 40 (3.38%) Visual Studio
7 32 (2.71%) WebDriver
8 30 (2.54%) Subversion
9 29 (2.45%) JMeter
9 29 (2.45%) Maven
10 22 (1.86%) Bitbucket
11 21 (1.78%) Mockito
12 19 (1.61%) JUnit
13 16 (1.35%) Gradle
14 15 (1.27%) Artifactory
15 13 (1.10%) IntelliJ
15 13 (1.10%) Jasmine
16 12 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.02%) Gatling
17 11 (0.93%) gulp
General
1 131 (11.08%) Finance
2 79 (6.68%) Banking
3 40 (3.38%) Retail
4 29 (2.45%) Legal
5 15 (1.27%) Marketing
6 14 (1.18%) Law
7 12 (1.02%) Back Office
7 12 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.51%) Games
11 3 (0.25%) Automotive
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.085%) Advertising
13 1 (0.085%) International Banking
13 1 (0.085%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 360 (30.46%) Developer
2 137 (11.59%) Analyst
3 106 (8.97%) Java Developer
4 89 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 78 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 76 (6.43%) .NET Developer
6 76 (6.43%) Architect
7 58 (4.91%) C# Developer
7 58 (4.91%) Project Manager
8 50 (4.23%) Designer
9 46 (3.89%) Tester
10 43 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
10 43 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 38 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 33 (2.79%) Agile Developer
13 33 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
13 33 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 33 (2.79%) Test Analyst
13 33 (2.79%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (15.57%) .NET
2 121 (10.24%) AngularJS
3 117 (9.90%) Web Services
4 108 (9.14%) CSS
4 108 (9.14%) HTML
5 75 (6.35%) React
6 62 (5.25%) REST
7 60 (5.08%) Spring
8 57 (4.82%) Node.js
9 51 (4.31%) ASP.NET
9 51 (4.31%) RESTful
10 43 (3.64%) Spring Boot
11 38 (3.21%) jQuery
12 37 (3.13%) JSON
13 35 (2.96%) .NET Framework
13 35 (2.96%) HTML5
14 33 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (2.71%) XML
16 30 (2.54%) Vue.js
17 29 (2.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.24%) User Experience
2 53 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 25 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (2.12%) Mobile App
4 21 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (0.76%) Cloud Native
8 7 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.51%) SCADA
10 5 (0.42%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.42%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.34%) PMI
11 4 (0.34%) Smart Energy
11 4 (0.34%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.25%) EPoS
12 3 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (8.54%) Linux
2 52 (4.40%) Windows
3 31 (2.62%) Unix
4 19 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 16 (1.35%) Android
7 13 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.68%) CentOS
9 7 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.25%) Fedora
13 1 (0.085%) MVS
13 1 (0.085%) Solaris
13 1 (0.085%) VME
13 1 (0.085%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.085%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (22.59%) Scrum
2 226 (19.12%) DevOps
3 204 (17.26%) TDD
4 193 (16.33%) Test Automation
5 141 (11.93%) BDD
6 123 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
7 108 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 106 (8.97%) Microservices
9 100 (8.46%) Project Management
10 86 (7.28%) Kanban
11 85 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
11 85 (7.19%) Waterfall
12 73 (6.18%) Software Engineering
13 70 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 69 (5.84%) MVC
15 66 (5.58%) E-Commerce
16 65 (5.50%) SDLC
17 62 (5.25%) User Stories
18 61 (5.16%) CRM
19 57 (4.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 243 (20.56%) Java
2 197 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 167 (14.13%) C#
4 147 (12.44%) SQL
5 124 (10.49%) Python
6 57 (4.82%) Java 8
7 36 (3.05%) Ruby
7 36 (3.05%) Scala
8 31 (2.62%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.93%) C++
13 11 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.85%) ES6
14 10 (0.85%) PHP
15 9 (0.76%) Groovy
16 6 (0.51%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (4.91%) Security Cleared
2 40 (3.38%) Degree
3 39 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (1.02%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.76%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.59%) ISEB
7 7 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.51%) CISM
8 6 (0.51%) PMP
9 5 (0.42%) CISSP
10 4 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.25%) CISA
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.25%) IIBA
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.23%) QA
2 14 (1.18%) PMO
3 10 (0.85%) GDPR
4 6 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) WCAG
7 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.17%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.17%) PSD2
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) GMP
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.085%) MIL-STD-498
8 1 (0.085%) P3O
System Software
1 124 (10.49%) Docker
2 13 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.25%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.25%) Squid
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.085%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.085%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 104 (8.80%) Kubernetes
2 66 (5.58%) Terraform
3 65 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (5.16%) Puppet
5 46 (3.89%) Ansible
6 25 (2.12%) Prometheus
7 17 (1.44%) Salt
8 13 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.68%) Nagios
10 7 (0.59%) Oozie
11 6 (0.51%) Packer
11 6 (0.51%) SCCM
12 5 (0.42%) Grafana
12 5 (0.42%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.25%) Kibana
13 3 (0.25%) Nessus
13 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
14 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.82%) Oracle
3 26 (2.20%) SAP
4 25 (2.12%) Google
5 15 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.18%) HP
6 14 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 11 (0.93%) IBM
8 11 (0.93%) Tableau
9 9 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 8 (0.68%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.59%) Databricks
11 7 (0.59%) Dell
11 7 (0.59%) Siebel
12 6 (0.51%) Adobe
12 6 (0.51%) hybris
12 6 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.51%) VMware