Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 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 1168 1668 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.60% 21.71% 14.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.18% 26.40% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 1197 776
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £543 £575 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 11
North West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.49% -2.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.26 £16.00
90th Percentile £54.50 £49.06 £43.43
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +18.06% -

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 4639 6317 6092
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.82% 82.23% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2849 3907 3445
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 206 274
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +6.36% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 575 £390 -4.59% 253
Cheshire -1 313 £425 -2.58% 89
Merseyside +8 163 £435 +2.35% 20
Lancashire -6 58 £405 -6.90% 17
Cumbria -4 5 £420 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 362 (30.99%) Java
2 349 (29.88%) Scrum
3 303 (25.94%) JavaScript
4 248 (21.23%) TDD
5 221 (18.92%) HTML
5 221 (18.92%) Finance
6 203 (17.38%) SQL
7 196 (16.78%) CSS
8 170 (14.55%) .NET
9 153 (13.10%) Test Automation
10 151 (12.93%) C#
11 143 (12.24%) Git (software)
12 138 (11.82%) JIRA
12 138 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
12 138 (11.82%) MVC
13 137 (11.73%) Web Services
14 132 (11.30%) DevOps
15 128 (10.96%) Spring
16 125 (10.70%) Oracle
17 117 (10.02%) SQL Server
17 117 (10.02%) Linux
17 117 (10.02%) Kanban
17 117 (10.02%) Jenkins
18 116 (9.93%) BDD
19 112 (9.59%) Waterfall
20 110 (9.42%) AngularJS
20 110 (9.42%) Project Management
21 109 (9.33%) jQuery
21 109 (9.33%) RESTful
22 108 (9.25%) Banking

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 34 (2.91%) CMS
2 32 (2.74%) Confluence
3 24 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.11%) nginx
4 13 (1.11%) Umbraco
4 13 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.03%) Apache
5 12 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.86%) WordPress
8 8 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.68%) JBoss
8 8 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.60%) Drupal
9 7 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.51%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 20 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 17 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.26%) Mingle
8 3 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.17%) InVision
9 2 (0.17%) UXPin
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.086%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.086%) InDesign
10 1 (0.086%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.43%) Magento
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.086%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.086%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.23%) GitHub
4 25 (2.14%) PaaS
5 23 (1.97%) SaaS
6 15 (1.28%) Office 365
7 13 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.60%) Slack
11 6 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.51%) Force.com
12 5 (0.43%) Trello
13 3 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.26%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.71%) HTTP
2 19 (1.63%) Internet
3 6 (0.51%) Intranet
3 6 (0.51%) SSL
3 6 (0.51%) VPN
4 5 (0.43%) Firewall
4 5 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.34%) Network Security
5 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.26%) LDAP
6 3 (0.26%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.17%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.17%) DNS
7 2 (0.17%) FTP
7 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.17%) LAN
7 2 (0.17%) SMS
7 2 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.53%) MongoDB
3 64 (5.48%) MySQL
4 61 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 53 (4.54%) Relational Database
6 52 (4.45%) Oracle Database
7 37 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.74%) Big Data
9 21 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.94%) DB2
15 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.77%) Power BI
17 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 143 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 138 (11.82%) JIRA
3 117 (10.02%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.62%) Selenium
5 42 (3.60%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.17%) gulp
7 35 (3.00%) JUnit
8 34 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (2.05%) Gradle
10 22 (1.88%) Mocha
11 20 (1.71%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.71%) Grunt
12 19 (1.63%) SonarQube
12 19 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 19 (1.63%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.54%) Jasmine
13 18 (1.54%) Maven
13 18 (1.54%) Subversion
14 17 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (1.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 221 (18.92%) Finance
2 108 (9.25%) Banking
3 55 (4.71%) Retail
4 31 (2.65%) Marketing
5 19 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 18 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.37%) Games
8 10 (0.86%) Legal
8 10 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.68%) Electronics
10 6 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.43%) Advertising
11 5 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.43%) Law
12 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Automotive
13 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 538 (46.06%) Developer
2 201 (17.21%) Java Developer
3 160 (13.70%) Analyst
4 96 (8.22%) Business Analyst
5 86 (7.36%) Project Manager
6 68 (5.82%) .NET Developer
7 63 (5.39%) Agile Developer
8 62 (5.31%) Architect
9 56 (4.79%) Senior Developer
10 49 (4.20%) Agile Java Developer
11 41 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 40 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 38 (3.25%) C# Developer
13 38 (3.25%) Consultant
14 36 (3.08%) Software Developer
15 35 (3.00%) Software Engineer
15 35 (3.00%) Test Analyst
16 34 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
17 32 (2.74%) Scrum Master
17 32 (2.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (18.92%) HTML
2 196 (16.78%) CSS
3 170 (14.55%) .NET
4 137 (11.73%) Web Services
5 128 (10.96%) Spring
6 110 (9.42%) AngularJS
7 109 (9.33%) jQuery
7 109 (9.33%) RESTful
8 104 (8.90%) HTML5
9 87 (7.45%) ASP.NET
10 78 (6.68%) XML
11 74 (6.34%) Node.js
12 69 (5.91%) Spring Boot
13 63 (5.39%) REST
14 61 (5.22%) React
15 60 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 57 (4.88%) J2EE
17 56 (4.79%) CSS3
18 52 (4.45%) JSON
19 50 (4.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.39%) User Experience
3 51 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 11 (0.94%) iPad
8 9 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.68%) Clustering
9 8 (0.68%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.60%) Interactive TV
10 7 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 7 (0.60%) Video on Demand
10 7 (0.60%) Web 2.0
11 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.43%) CMDB
12 5 (0.43%) FMCG
12 5 (0.43%) PMI
12 5 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (10.02%) Linux
2 45 (3.85%) Windows
3 30 (2.57%) Android
3 30 (2.57%) Unix
4 26 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.43%) CentOS
6 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.086%) AIX
9 1 (0.086%) Fedora
9 1 (0.086%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.086%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.086%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.086%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (29.88%) Scrum
2 248 (21.23%) TDD
3 153 (13.10%) Test Automation
4 138 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (11.82%) MVC
5 132 (11.30%) DevOps
6 117 (10.02%) Kanban
7 116 (9.93%) BDD
8 112 (9.59%) Waterfall
9 110 (9.42%) Project Management
10 83 (7.11%) Software Engineering
11 81 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (6.68%) OO
13 77 (6.59%) Microservices
14 70 (5.99%) Open Source
14 70 (5.99%) SDLC
15 67 (5.74%) Unit Testing
15 67 (5.74%) User Stories
16 63 (5.39%) E-Commerce
17 60 (5.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 362 (30.99%) Java
2 303 (25.94%) JavaScript
3 203 (17.38%) SQL
4 151 (12.93%) C#
5 64 (5.48%) Python
6 29 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.23%) PHP
8 18 (1.54%) C++
8 18 (1.54%) Scala
8 18 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.37%) Ruby
10 15 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.28%) TypeScript
11 10 (0.86%) Groovy
12 9 (0.77%) Apple Swift
12 9 (0.77%) ES6
12 9 (0.77%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.60%) Go
14 5 (0.43%) Ada
Qualifications
1 46 (3.94%) Degree
2 39 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.14%) CISSP
5 23 (1.97%) CISM
6 20 (1.71%) ISEB
7 11 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.60%) PMP
9 6 (0.51%) CLAS
9 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.43%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.85%) QA
2 15 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.20%) GDPR
4 12 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.94%) PMO
6 7 (0.60%) GPG13
6 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.26%) MIL-STD-498
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.17%) GxP
8 2 (0.17%) SLA
9 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.086%) EMIR
9 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (4.11%) Docker
2 9 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.60%) Xen
4 6 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.26%) HDFS
7 2 (0.17%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.086%) Firmware
8 1 (0.086%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (3.17%) Puppet
2 31 (2.65%) Ansible
2 31 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.86%) Mesos
5 8 (0.68%) Kibana
6 7 (0.60%) Rancher
7 6 (0.51%) Graphite
8 5 (0.43%) logstash
8 5 (0.43%) Terraform
9 4 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.26%) Grafana
10 3 (0.26%) MOM
10 3 (0.26%) Nagios
11 2 (0.17%) Nmap
11 2 (0.17%) Packer
11 2 (0.17%) yum
12 1 (0.086%) Control-M
12 1 (0.086%) Dollar Universe
12 1 (0.086%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 125 (10.70%) Oracle
2 81 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 20 (1.71%) Adobe
4 18 (1.54%) SAP
5 17 (1.46%) ServiceNow
6 16 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.11%) VMware
8 12 (1.03%) Perforce
8 12 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.94%) Atlassian
10 10 (0.86%) IBM
10 10 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.77%) Splunk
12 8 (0.68%) Cognos
13 6 (0.51%) Apple
13 6 (0.51%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.51%) Pega
14 5 (0.43%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.43%) PayPal
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