Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,581 1,166 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.78% 20.61% 21.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.43% 24.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,101 814 1,201
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +8.97%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £306
90th Percentile £556 £541 £575
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 20
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £41.50 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% +2.15% +1.56%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £23.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £54.30 £48.22
England median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +18.06%

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 5,196 4,665 6,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.72% 82.45% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,266 2,861 3,928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £254 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 218 212
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.74 £52.65 £48.68
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 0 904 £425 +9.68% 400
Cheshire 0 341 £418 -1.76% 129
Lancashire +10 205 £475 +18.01% 43
Merseyside 0 83 £400 -8.05% 39
Cumbria -1 6 £400 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 431 (27.26%) Java
2 399 (25.24%) Scrum
3 364 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 298 (18.85%) TDD
5 274 (17.33%) CSS
6 265 (16.76%) HTML
7 242 (15.31%) DevOps
8 237 (14.99%) SQL
9 235 (14.86%) .NET
10 226 (14.29%) C#
11 212 (13.41%) Finance
12 191 (12.08%) Spring
13 189 (11.95%) JIRA
14 186 (11.76%) Web Services
15 178 (11.26%) Test Automation
16 175 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
17 168 (10.63%) AngularJS
18 166 (10.50%) Project Management
19 158 (9.99%) SQL Server
20 155 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
21 151 (9.55%) Node.js
22 150 (9.49%) Git (software)
23 147 (9.30%) Jenkins
24 142 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
24 142 (8.98%) BDD
25 140 (8.86%) Waterfall
26 133 (8.41%) Python
27 131 (8.29%) Software Engineering
27 131 (8.29%) Java 8
28 130 (8.22%) User Experience

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 63 (3.98%) Confluence
2 50 (3.16%) CMS
3 39 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 33 (2.09%) Apache
5 20 (1.27%) JBoss
6 19 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 16 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.70%) Orchard CMS
11 10 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.57%) SAS
13 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.38%) IIS
14 6 (0.38%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.32%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.13%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.063%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 26 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.38%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.25%) Magento
5 4 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.13%) HFM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.063%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.063%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.063%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 155 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.61%) SaaS
4 50 (3.16%) GitHub
4 50 (3.16%) PaaS
5 21 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.27%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.01%) IaaS
8 15 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (0.95%) Serverless
9 14 (0.89%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.70%) Slack
11 9 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.51%) BrowserStack
12 8 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.51%) Office 365
13 7 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.77%) SMS
2 21 (1.33%) Internet
3 12 (0.76%) HTTP
3 12 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.70%) Network Security
5 9 (0.57%) DNS
5 9 (0.57%) Firewall
6 7 (0.44%) SAN
6 7 (0.44%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.38%) VPN
8 5 (0.32%) WAN
9 4 (0.25%) BGP
9 4 (0.25%) DHCP
9 4 (0.25%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.25%) OSPF
10 2 (0.13%) AMQP
10 2 (0.13%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.13%) Intranet
10 2 (0.13%) RTP
10 2 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (4.62%) MySQL
4 61 (3.86%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.85%) MongoDB
7 37 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.77%) DB2
9 27 (1.71%) Big Data
10 23 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.01%) Redis
12 15 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.82%) RavenDB
14 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.51%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 189 (11.95%) JIRA
2 150 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 147 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 88 (5.57%) Selenium
5 53 (3.35%) Visual Studio
6 39 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 39 (2.47%) Maven
7 35 (2.21%) JUnit
8 31 (1.96%) JMeter
9 28 (1.77%) Subversion
10 27 (1.71%) Axure RP
11 26 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (1.45%) Bitbucket
13 21 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (1.27%) Jasmine
15 19 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
16 17 (1.08%) Gatling
17 16 (1.01%) IntelliJ
17 16 (1.01%) SoapUI
18 14 (0.89%) Mockito
General
1 212 (13.41%) Finance
2 66 (4.17%) Retail
3 65 (4.11%) Banking
4 31 (1.96%) Games
5 21 (1.33%) Law
6 19 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.14%) Legal
8 16 (1.01%) Marketing
9 15 (0.95%) Publishing
10 10 (0.63%) Back Office
10 10 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.44%) Interactive Media
13 6 (0.38%) Electronics
13 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Advertising
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Local Government
16 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 642 (40.61%) Developer
2 185 (11.70%) Java Developer
3 147 (9.30%) Analyst
4 117 (7.40%) Architect
5 106 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 90 (5.69%) Project Manager
7 78 (4.93%) .NET Developer
8 76 (4.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 75 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 57 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 47 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
12 46 (2.91%) C# Developer
13 43 (2.72%) Software Engineer
14 42 (2.66%) Consultant
15 41 (2.59%) Senior Developer
15 41 (2.59%) Tester
16 40 (2.53%) Agile Developer
16 40 (2.53%) React Developer
17 39 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
18 38 (2.40%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (17.33%) CSS
2 265 (16.76%) HTML
3 235 (14.86%) .NET
4 191 (12.08%) Spring
5 186 (11.76%) Web Services
6 168 (10.63%) AngularJS
7 151 (9.55%) Node.js
8 105 (6.64%) HTML5
8 105 (6.64%) jQuery
9 99 (6.26%) React
10 98 (6.20%) ASP.NET
11 91 (5.76%) RESTful
12 88 (5.57%) CSS3
12 88 (5.57%) REST
13 79 (5.00%) Spring Boot
14 71 (4.49%) SOAP
15 70 (4.43%) JSON
16 66 (4.17%) Hibernate
17 63 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 59 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.22%) User Experience
2 93 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.20%) Social Media
9 17 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.95%) iPad
11 13 (0.82%) Algorithms
11 13 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.63%) Wiki
14 9 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
14 9 (0.57%) PMI
14 9 (0.57%) Web 2.0
15 8 (0.51%) Clustering
15 8 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.91%) Linux
2 66 (4.17%) Android
2 66 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 66 (4.17%) Windows
3 40 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (2.02%) Unix
5 16 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.38%) AIX
7 5 (0.32%) CentOS
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.32%) Solaris
8 4 (0.25%) HPUX
8 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.19%) Debian
9 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (25.24%) Scrum
2 298 (18.85%) TDD
3 242 (15.31%) DevOps
4 178 (11.26%) Test Automation
5 175 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
6 166 (10.50%) Project Management
7 142 (8.98%) BDD
7 142 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 140 (8.86%) Waterfall
9 131 (8.29%) Software Engineering
10 126 (7.97%) Microservices
11 119 (7.53%) MVC
12 117 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
13 116 (7.34%) Kanban
14 103 (6.51%) SDLC
15 96 (6.07%) E-Commerce
16 92 (5.82%) ITIL
17 91 (5.76%) Front End Development
18 83 (5.25%) Mentoring
19 73 (4.62%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 431 (27.26%) Java
2 364 (23.02%) JavaScript
3 237 (14.99%) SQL
4 226 (14.29%) C#
5 133 (8.41%) Python
6 131 (8.29%) Java 8
7 45 (2.85%) Ruby
8 36 (2.28%) PHP
9 35 (2.21%) Scala
10 33 (2.09%) Groovy
11 25 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.39%) C++
13 19 (1.20%) Go
13 19 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.14%) C
14 18 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 15 (0.95%) Perl
15 15 (0.95%) VB
16 14 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 99 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 84 (5.31%) Degree
3 62 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.77%) CISM
5 27 (1.71%) CISSP
6 25 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (1.14%) CCDP
9 18 (1.14%) CCNP
9 18 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
9 18 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.70%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.63%) CCIE
14 9 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.51%) ISEB
16 7 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.19%) QA
2 17 (1.08%) GDPR
3 9 (0.57%) PMO
4 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.32%) GCP
4 5 (0.32%) WAI
4 5 (0.32%) WCAG
5 4 (0.25%) MIL-STD-498
6 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.063%) COBIT
7 1 (0.063%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.063%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.063%) P3O
System Software
1 108 (6.83%) Docker
2 21 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.70%) Varnish
6 8 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.44%) XenApp
8 5 (0.32%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.32%) vSphere
8 5 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.19%) QEMU
10 2 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 71 (4.49%) Puppet
2 64 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (3.86%) Ansible
4 56 (3.54%) Kubernetes
5 50 (3.16%) Terraform
6 15 (0.95%) Kibana
7 8 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.44%) Salt
8 7 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.38%) SCCM
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
11 4 (0.25%) Nessus
12 3 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.19%) FlexNet
12 3 (0.19%) logstash
13 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 126 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 92 (5.82%) Oracle
3 41 (2.59%) ServiceNow
4 40 (2.53%) SAP
5 37 (2.34%) Red Hat
6 29 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 29 (1.83%) Google
7 19 (1.20%) Adobe
8 18 (1.14%) Cisco
9 17 (1.08%) VMware
10 15 (0.95%) Teradata
11 14 (0.89%) hybris
11 14 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 13 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.76%) Blue Prism
14 11 (0.70%) IBM
15 10 (0.63%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.57%) EMC
16 9 (0.57%) NetApp
17 8 (0.51%) Citrix