Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 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
11 Nov 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 1,020 1,423 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.01% 24.37% 20.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.38% 29.16% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 1,010 850
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £337 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £563 £586
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 15
North West median hourly rate £46.50 £32.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.08% -23.53% -1.73%
10th Percentile £32.98 £17.26 £31.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.95 £55.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% -

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 4,557 4,880 4,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.94% 83.59% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,981 3,091 3,011
North West median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 285 198
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £21.76 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% -19.41% +22.73%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.33 £11.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.56 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £23.32
% change year-on-year +11.63% -7.80% +3.64%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 11 November 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 0 558 £450 +5.88% 434
Cheshire 0 204 £475 +11.76% 100
Merseyside +1 92 £500 +11.11% 35
Lancashire -1 92 £450 -5.26% 51
Cumbria - 19 £448 - 4
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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.

1 282 (27.65%) Scrum
2 235 (23.04%) Java
3 227 (22.25%) DevOps
4 214 (20.98%) Azure
5 200 (19.61%) AWS
6 192 (18.82%) JavaScript
7 161 (15.78%) .NET
8 156 (15.29%) TDD
9 143 (14.02%) C#
10 124 (12.16%) Public Sector
11 123 (12.06%) Microsoft
12 119 (11.67%) Project Management
13 113 (11.08%) JIRA
14 111 (10.88%) Finance
14 111 (10.88%) Kanban
15 103 (10.10%) Microservices
16 102 (10.00%) User Experience
17 100 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 98 (9.61%) HTML
19 97 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
20 92 (9.02%) Git (software)
20 92 (9.02%) Test Automation
21 91 (8.92%) Docker
21 91 (8.92%) Jenkins
22 90 (8.82%) CSS
23 86 (8.43%) Waterfall
24 84 (8.24%) SQL
25 79 (7.75%) BDD
26 78 (7.65%) Security Cleared
26 78 (7.65%) Workflow

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 53 (5.20%) Confluence
2 29 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.76%) Apache
4 12 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.08%) CMS
6 9 (0.88%) JBoss
6 9 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.78%) Anypoint
7 8 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.59%) IIS
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.59%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.49%) Camunda
10 5 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.49%) Mule
10 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.78%) InVision
5 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.78%) Sketch
6 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.29%) UXPin
8 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.098%) Marvel
9 1 (0.098%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 46 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.39%) SAP IBP
2 4 (0.39%) SAP MII
2 4 (0.39%) SAP PP
2 4 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.29%) Magento
3 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.20%) Primavera
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.098%) Maximo
5 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.098%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 214 (20.98%) Azure
2 200 (19.61%) AWS
3 74 (7.25%) Serverless
4 53 (5.20%) Power Platform
5 49 (4.80%) Dynamics 365
6 38 (3.73%) Azure Functions
7 37 (3.63%) GCP
8 36 (3.53%) GitHub
9 32 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (1.96%) PaaS
13 17 (1.67%) Office 365
14 16 (1.57%) SaaS
15 15 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 11 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (0.98%) IaaS
18 9 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 7 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.67%) Firewall
2 16 (1.57%) HTTP
3 11 (1.08%) DNS
4 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.78%) Internet
5 8 (0.78%) VPN
6 5 (0.49%) DHCP
7 4 (0.39%) SAN
7 4 (0.39%) SSL
8 3 (0.29%) BGP
8 3 (0.29%) Intranet
8 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.29%) OSPF
8 3 (0.29%) RIP
8 3 (0.29%) Skype
8 3 (0.29%) WAN
9 2 (0.20%) MPLS
9 2 (0.20%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.80%) Power BI
3 43 (4.22%) MySQL
4 40 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.96%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.76%) Big Data
11 13 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.88%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.59%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
17 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 113 (11.08%) JIRA
2 92 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 91 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 44 (4.31%) Selenium
5 31 (3.04%) Maven
6 29 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 27 (2.65%) Subversion
8 21 (2.06%) JUnit
9 20 (1.96%) Artifactory
10 19 (1.86%) Visual Studio
11 18 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (1.67%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.67%) JMeter
13 13 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.18%) Ant
14 12 (1.18%) GitLab
14 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (1.18%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.08%) SonarQube
15 11 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 124 (12.16%) Public Sector
2 111 (10.88%) Finance
3 55 (5.39%) Banking
4 41 (4.02%) Retail
5 24 (2.35%) Legal
6 18 (1.76%) Marketing
7 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.78%) Back Office
9 8 (0.78%) Electronics
10 6 (0.59%) Games
11 5 (0.49%) Automotive
11 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.49%) Law
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Avionics
15 1 (0.098%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 331 (32.45%) Developer
2 88 (8.63%) Java Developer
3 86 (8.43%) Architect
4 85 (8.33%) Analyst
5 75 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 67 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 60 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 46 (4.51%) .NET Developer
8 46 (4.51%) Designer
9 40 (3.92%) Senior Developer
10 36 (3.53%) Consultant
11 30 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 30 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (2.84%) Scrum Master
13 28 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.65%) User Researcher
15 26 (2.55%) C# Developer
16 25 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
17 22 (2.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (15.78%) .NET
2 98 (9.61%) HTML
3 90 (8.82%) CSS
4 69 (6.76%) AngularJS
5 67 (6.57%) Web Services
6 66 (6.47%) ASP.NET
6 66 (6.47%) Node.js
7 64 (6.27%) Spring
8 61 (5.98%) RESTful
9 51 (5.00%) Spring Boot
10 47 (4.61%) React
11 46 (4.51%) HTML5
12 32 (3.14%) CSS3
13 31 (3.04%) REST
14 27 (2.65%) jQuery
15 23 (2.25%) .NET Framework
15 23 (2.25%) XML
16 22 (2.16%) .NET Core
16 22 (2.16%) SOAP
17 19 (1.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.00%) User Experience
2 58 (5.69%) Public Cloud
3 47 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 38 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.59%) EPoS
11 6 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.49%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.39%) CMDB
13 4 (0.39%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.39%) Handset
13 4 (0.39%) NHS
14 3 (0.29%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 61 (5.98%) Linux
2 40 (3.92%) Windows
3 28 (2.75%) Android
3 28 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 19 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.76%) Unix
6 17 (1.67%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.47%) CentOS
8 9 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.098%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.098%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.098%) Solaris
12 1 (0.098%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (27.65%) Scrum
2 227 (22.25%) DevOps
3 156 (15.29%) TDD
4 119 (11.67%) Project Management
5 111 (10.88%) Kanban
6 103 (10.10%) Microservices
7 100 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 97 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (9.02%) Test Automation
10 86 (8.43%) Waterfall
11 79 (7.75%) BDD
12 78 (7.65%) Workflow
13 72 (7.06%) Project Delivery
14 68 (6.67%) MVC
15 67 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (6.47%) Software Engineering
17 64 (6.27%) Analytics
18 62 (6.08%) E-Commerce
19 60 (5.88%) User Stories
20 58 (5.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 235 (23.04%) Java
2 192 (18.82%) JavaScript
3 143 (14.02%) C#
4 84 (8.24%) SQL
5 74 (7.25%) Python
6 46 (4.51%) Java 8
7 28 (2.75%) Ruby
8 27 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.55%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.45%) PHP
11 23 (2.25%) Scala
12 17 (1.67%) ES6
13 14 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.18%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.08%) C
15 11 (1.08%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.98%) C++
16 10 (0.98%) Go
17 8 (0.78%) Perl
17 8 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 78 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 47 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.43%) Degree
4 33 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 12 (1.18%) ISEB
7 10 (0.98%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.69%) PMP
10 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) CISA
11 3 (0.29%) CISM
11 3 (0.29%) IIBA
11 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.20%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 1 (0.098%) CISSP
13 1 (0.098%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.41%) QA
2 19 (1.86%) NCSC
3 14 (1.37%) PMO
4 9 (0.88%) GDPR
5 7 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.39%) GxP
8 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.20%) NIST
9 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.20%) PSD2
9 2 (0.20%) TARGET2
9 2 (0.20%) WCAG
10 1 (0.098%) P3O
10 1 (0.098%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (8.92%) Docker
2 15 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.098%) HDFS
7 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 73 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 54 (5.29%) Terraform
3 42 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (3.82%) Ansible
5 23 (2.25%) Puppet
6 22 (2.16%) Prometheus
7 18 (1.76%) Grafana
8 17 (1.67%) Nagios
9 9 (0.88%) SCCM
10 6 (0.59%) Kibana
11 5 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.49%) Salt
12 4 (0.39%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.29%) Packer
13 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.20%) logstash
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 123 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 47 (4.61%) Oracle
3 36 (3.53%) SAP
4 25 (2.45%) Google
5 19 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (1.67%) Pega
7 16 (1.57%) VMware
8 13 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.08%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.98%) IBM
11 7 (0.69%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.69%) Databricks
12 6 (0.59%) AppDynamics
12 6 (0.59%) Informatica
12 6 (0.59%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.59%) Talend
13 5 (0.49%) Ariba
13 5 (0.49%) HP
13 5 (0.49%) MicroStrategy