Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,344 1,202 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.74% 22.02% 21.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.38% 26.39% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 887 951
North West median daily rate £429 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +4.94% -7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £306
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £39.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.24% -9.83% +15.33%
10th Percentile £26.71 £31.25 £35.35
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.75 £56.73
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -0.58%

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 4,736 4,554 5,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.66% 83.44% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 2,953 3,403
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 208 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.18 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.80 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 754 £425 +3.03% 419
Cheshire 0 266 £425 -9.57% 115
Lancashire +3 187 £469 +17.19% 49
Merseyside 0 97 £450 +12.50% 48
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 327 (24.33%) Scrum
2 299 (22.25%) Java
3 291 (21.65%) .NET
4 239 (17.78%) C#
4 239 (17.78%) DevOps
5 228 (16.96%) TDD
6 211 (15.70%) JavaScript
7 208 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
8 206 (15.33%) Test Automation
9 200 (14.88%) SQL
10 192 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 184 (13.69%) Web Services
12 182 (13.54%) Microsoft
13 175 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
14 174 (12.95%) Git (software)
15 168 (12.50%) JIRA
16 166 (12.35%) CSS
17 162 (12.05%) Jenkins
18 161 (11.98%) Finance
19 158 (11.76%) HTML
20 156 (11.61%) BDD
21 142 (10.57%) Selenium
22 133 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
23 132 (9.82%) RESTful
24 128 (9.52%) Oracle
24 128 (9.52%) Microservices
25 122 (9.08%) SQL Server
26 113 (8.41%) User Experience
27 111 (8.26%) Spring
27 111 (8.26%) Software Engineering

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 66 (4.91%) Confluence
2 48 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.83%) CMS
4 16 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.04%) Drupal
6 13 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.89%) Apache
8 11 (0.82%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.60%) JBoss
12 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.52%) IIS
12 7 (0.52%) SAS
13 6 (0.45%) Mule
14 5 (0.37%) nginx
15 4 (0.30%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.52%) InVision
7 7 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.22%) UXPin
9 1 (0.074%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 84 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.82%) Magento
3 5 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.074%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.074%) Finacle
5 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 192 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 175 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
4 32 (2.38%) GitHub
5 31 (2.31%) Boomi
6 30 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.79%) Serverless
8 23 (1.71%) Slack
9 22 (1.64%) IaaS
9 22 (1.64%) SaaS
10 18 (1.34%) Office 365
11 17 (1.26%) PaaS
12 15 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (1.12%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.74%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
17 7 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.45%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.19%) Internet
2 14 (1.04%) Firewall
3 7 (0.52%) Intranet
4 6 (0.45%) HTTP
4 6 (0.45%) Network Security
4 6 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (0.45%) SAN
5 4 (0.30%) DNS
6 3 (0.22%) SSL
6 3 (0.22%) VPN
7 2 (0.15%) ATM
7 2 (0.15%) IPsec
7 2 (0.15%) LAN
8 1 (0.074%) DHCP
8 1 (0.074%) FTP
8 1 (0.074%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.074%) RIP
8 1 (0.074%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.074%) WAN
8 1 (0.074%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.36%) MySQL
3 56 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 43 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.46%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.86%) Big Data
8 19 (1.41%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.04%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.89%) RavenDB
13 11 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.67%) Power BI
14 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.52%) Pentaho
17 6 (0.45%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 174 (12.95%) Git (software)
2 168 (12.50%) JIRA
3 162 (12.05%) Jenkins
4 142 (10.57%) Selenium
5 64 (4.76%) JMeter
6 53 (3.94%) Visual Studio
7 45 (3.35%) JUnit
8 41 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 41 (3.05%) WebDriver
9 37 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (2.53%) Maven
11 33 (2.46%) GitLab
12 29 (2.16%) TeamCity
13 28 (2.08%) Bitbucket
14 27 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
15 26 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (1.86%) AccuRev
17 21 (1.56%) LoadRunner
18 20 (1.49%) Artifactory
18 20 (1.49%) HP UFT
General
1 161 (11.98%) Finance
2 72 (5.36%) Retail
3 48 (3.57%) Banking
4 29 (2.16%) Law
5 27 (2.01%) Marketing
6 24 (1.79%) Back Office
7 23 (1.71%) Legal
8 19 (1.41%) Games
9 17 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.97%) Electronics
12 10 (0.74%) Billing
13 8 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.37%) Automotive
15 5 (0.37%) Local Government
15 5 (0.37%) Publishing
16 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.30%) Military
17 3 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 539 (40.10%) Developer
2 150 (11.16%) Analyst
3 135 (10.04%) Java Developer
4 108 (8.04%) Business Analyst
5 103 (7.66%) .NET Developer
5 103 (7.66%) Architect
6 77 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 67 (4.99%) Tester
8 52 (3.87%) C# Developer
9 50 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (3.65%) Agile Developer
11 45 (3.35%) PHP Developer
12 41 (3.05%) Designer
13 40 (2.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 39 (2.90%) Senior Developer
15 38 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (2.68%) Automation Tester
17 35 (2.60%) Agile Java Developer
18 34 (2.53%) Software Developer
19 33 (2.46%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (21.65%) .NET
2 184 (13.69%) Web Services
3 166 (12.35%) CSS
4 158 (11.76%) HTML
5 132 (9.82%) RESTful
6 111 (8.26%) Spring
7 92 (6.85%) Node.js
8 87 (6.47%) AngularJS
9 75 (5.58%) XML
10 74 (5.51%) React
11 73 (5.43%) JSON
12 71 (5.28%) Spring Boot
13 66 (4.91%) SOAP
14 59 (4.39%) REST
15 55 (4.09%) ASP.NET
16 52 (3.87%) HTML5
17 50 (3.72%) .NET Framework
18 47 (3.50%) CSS3
19 41 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
19 41 (3.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.41%) User Experience
2 63 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.20%) Mobile App
4 42 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.89%) Semantic Web
11 10 (0.74%) Fintech
11 10 (0.74%) NHS
12 8 (0.60%) Blog
13 7 (0.52%) RIA
13 7 (0.52%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.37%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.37%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.37%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.37%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (6.92%) Linux
2 58 (4.32%) Windows
3 33 (2.46%) Android
4 31 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.56%) Unix
6 18 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.97%) CentOS
8 11 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.074%) AIX
12 1 (0.074%) VME
12 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (24.33%) Scrum
2 239 (17.78%) DevOps
3 228 (16.96%) TDD
4 208 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
5 206 (15.33%) Test Automation
6 156 (11.61%) BDD
7 133 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 128 (9.52%) Microservices
9 111 (8.26%) Software Engineering
10 110 (8.18%) E-Commerce
11 106 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 99 (7.37%) CRM
12 99 (7.37%) Project Management
13 96 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
14 94 (6.99%) SDLC
15 87 (6.47%) User Stories
16 84 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (6.18%) MVC
18 80 (5.95%) Kanban
19 74 (5.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 299 (22.25%) Java
2 239 (17.78%) C#
3 211 (15.70%) JavaScript
4 200 (14.88%) SQL
5 88 (6.55%) Java 8
6 81 (6.03%) Python
7 76 (5.65%) PHP
8 33 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 28 (2.08%) Ruby
10 21 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.34%) Scala
11 18 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.04%) C
13 14 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.82%) ES6
15 10 (0.74%) C++
16 8 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.52%) Groovy
17 7 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (6.99%) Degree
2 54 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.41%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.67%) ISEB
8 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.30%) PMP
11 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.074%) CCIE
13 1 (0.074%) CCNA
13 1 (0.074%) CCNP
13 1 (0.074%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.074%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.40%) QA
2 14 (1.04%) PMO
2 14 (1.04%) WCAG
3 10 (0.74%) GDPR
4 9 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (0.67%) SLA
5 6 (0.45%) WAI
6 5 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) P3O
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) MIL-STD-498
8 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.074%) PSD2
9 1 (0.074%) SEPA
System Software
1 83 (6.18%) Docker
2 6 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.074%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.074%) vCloud
6 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.074%) vSphere
6 1 (0.074%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (5.36%) Ansible
2 65 (4.84%) Puppet
3 49 (3.65%) Terraform
4 39 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (2.46%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.82%) Salt
7 10 (0.74%) Nessus
8 9 (0.67%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.60%) Kibana
9 8 (0.60%) logstash
10 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.22%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.22%) Packer
12 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.15%) Nagios
12 2 (0.15%) SCCM
12 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 182 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 128 (9.52%) Oracle
3 43 (3.20%) Red Hat
4 33 (2.46%) Dell
5 30 (2.23%) Google
6 26 (1.93%) SAP
7 18 (1.34%) Adobe
8 16 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.97%) Zend
10 12 (0.89%) Black Duck
10 12 (0.89%) Informatica
11 11 (0.82%) hybris
11 11 (0.82%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.74%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.67%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.67%) IBM
13 9 (0.67%) PagerDuty
13 9 (0.67%) VMware
14 7 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.37%) Apple