Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 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 1,422 1,197 1,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.86% 20.52% 22.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.56% 24.99% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 845 1,178
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £301
90th Percentile £556 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 13
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.00 £28.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £53.74
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £42.84
% change year-on-year -1.71% +2.12% +9.82%

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 4,979 4,789 6,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,137 2,948 3,882
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £551 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 197 187
North West median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.34% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.70 £52.70 £51.95
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 815 £425 +6.25% 407
Cheshire 0 308 £410 -8.89% 122
Lancashire +13 177 £475 +5.56% 43
Merseyside -2 81 £413 -2.94% 37
Cumbria -10 2 £375 -10.71% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 391 (27.50%) Java
2 389 (27.36%) Scrum
3 280 (19.69%) TDD
4 275 (19.34%) JavaScript
5 258 (18.14%) .NET
6 237 (16.67%) C#
7 232 (16.32%) CSS
8 229 (16.10%) DevOps
9 225 (15.82%) HTML
9 225 (15.82%) SQL
10 194 (13.64%) Spring
11 192 (13.50%) Web Services
12 183 (12.87%) JIRA
13 181 (12.73%) Test Automation
14 173 (12.17%) Finance
15 167 (11.74%) Git (software)
16 166 (11.67%) BDD
17 160 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
18 149 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
19 141 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 138 (9.70%) AngularJS
20 138 (9.70%) Jenkins
21 137 (9.63%) Selenium
22 133 (9.35%) SQL Server
23 132 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
24 130 (9.14%) Java 8
25 129 (9.07%) Project Management
26 128 (9.00%) Microsoft
27 118 (8.30%) Node.js
28 117 (8.23%) Microservices

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 (3.73%) Confluence
2 46 (3.23%) CMS
3 40 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.05%) Apache
7 11 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.77%) Orchard CMS
8 10 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 9 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.56%) Drupal
11 7 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.49%) IIS
12 5 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.35%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.35%) Commerce Server
12 5 (0.35%) JBoss
12 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.28%) InVision
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.21%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 42 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.91%) Magento
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.14%) HFM
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.070%) Finacle
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.070%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 149 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.02%) SaaS
4 39 (2.74%) GitHub
5 22 (1.55%) PaaS
6 19 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (0.84%) IaaS
10 10 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.70%) npm
10 10 (0.70%) Slack
11 8 (0.56%) Serverless
11 8 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.42%) Boomi
13 6 (0.42%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.13%) Internet
2 15 (1.05%) SMS
3 13 (0.91%) Firewall
4 11 (0.77%) SAN
5 7 (0.49%) HTTP
6 6 (0.42%) Network Security
6 6 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.35%) DNS
8 4 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.28%) VPN
9 2 (0.14%) AMQP
9 2 (0.14%) ATM
9 2 (0.14%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) WAN
10 1 (0.070%) DHCP
10 1 (0.070%) DMARC
10 1 (0.070%) SSL
10 1 (0.070%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (4.78%) MySQL
4 51 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 50 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 50 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.11%) Big Data
6 30 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.83%) DB2
8 23 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.05%) Redis
10 13 (0.91%) RavenDB
11 12 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.77%) Power BI
12 11 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 183 (12.87%) JIRA
2 167 (11.74%) Git (software)
3 138 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 137 (9.63%) Selenium
5 54 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 50 (3.52%) Visual Studio
7 47 (3.31%) JMeter
8 39 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 37 (2.60%) JUnit
10 36 (2.53%) Maven
11 25 (1.76%) Bitbucket
11 25 (1.76%) IntelliJ
12 24 (1.69%) WebDriver
13 21 (1.48%) Axure RP
13 21 (1.48%) gulp
13 21 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (1.41%) SoapUI
14 20 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 19 (1.34%) SpecFlow
15 19 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 173 (12.17%) Finance
2 64 (4.50%) Retail
3 40 (2.81%) Banking
4 20 (1.41%) Marketing
5 17 (1.20%) Games
6 16 (1.13%) Legal
7 15 (1.05%) Law
8 14 (0.98%) Publishing
9 13 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.63%) Back Office
10 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.49%) Electronics
11 7 (0.49%) Interactive Media
12 6 (0.42%) Automotive
12 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Local Government
13 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 634 (44.59%) Developer
2 182 (12.80%) Java Developer
3 124 (8.72%) Analyst
4 100 (7.03%) Architect
5 95 (6.68%) .NET Developer
6 83 (5.84%) Business Analyst
7 70 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 59 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 58 (4.08%) Tester
10 56 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 50 (3.52%) C# Developer
13 40 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (2.74%) Designer
14 39 (2.74%) Full Stack Developer
14 39 (2.74%) Senior Developer
15 38 (2.67%) Agile Developer
16 34 (2.39%) Python Developer
16 34 (2.39%) Software Developer
17 33 (2.32%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (18.14%) .NET
2 232 (16.32%) CSS
3 225 (15.82%) HTML
4 194 (13.64%) Spring
5 192 (13.50%) Web Services
6 138 (9.70%) AngularJS
7 118 (8.30%) Node.js
8 116 (8.16%) RESTful
9 103 (7.24%) Spring Boot
10 94 (6.61%) React
11 92 (6.47%) jQuery
12 88 (6.19%) HTML5
13 81 (5.70%) ASP.NET
14 76 (5.34%) SOAP
15 73 (5.13%) REST
16 68 (4.78%) CSS3
17 63 (4.43%) JSON
18 58 (4.08%) XML
19 54 (3.80%) Hibernate
20 50 (3.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.09%) User Experience
2 66 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 42 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.13%) iPad
11 14 (0.98%) Social Media
12 12 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.84%) Wiki
13 10 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.70%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.63%) Clustering
15 8 (0.56%) Semantic Web
16 7 (0.49%) Blog
16 7 (0.49%) Online Games
16 7 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 83 (5.84%) Linux
2 51 (3.59%) Windows
3 46 (3.23%) Android
4 35 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.97%) Unix
6 13 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.35%) AIX
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.28%) CentOS
10 4 (0.28%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) HPUX
12 2 (0.14%) Debian
12 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (27.36%) Scrum
2 280 (19.69%) TDD
3 229 (16.10%) DevOps
4 181 (12.73%) Test Automation
5 166 (11.67%) BDD
6 160 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 129 (9.07%) Project Management
9 117 (8.23%) Microservices
10 115 (8.09%) SDLC
11 112 (7.88%) Kanban
12 111 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 106 (7.45%) MVC
14 101 (7.10%) E-Commerce
14 101 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
14 101 (7.10%) Waterfall
15 83 (5.84%) OO
16 80 (5.63%) Front End Development
17 77 (5.41%) SOA
18 68 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 391 (27.50%) Java
2 275 (19.34%) JavaScript
3 237 (16.67%) C#
4 225 (15.82%) SQL
5 130 (9.14%) Java 8
6 115 (8.09%) Python
7 54 (3.80%) PHP
8 27 (1.90%) Groovy
9 23 (1.62%) Ruby
9 23 (1.62%) VB.NET
10 21 (1.48%) Scala
11 19 (1.34%) C
12 18 (1.27%) C++
13 17 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 15 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.77%) VB
18 9 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (6.05%) Degree
2 78 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 44 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.05%) CISM
7 14 (0.98%) CISSP
8 12 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.70%) ISEB
11 9 (0.63%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.35%) CCDP
14 5 (0.35%) CCNP
14 5 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.47%) QA
2 8 (0.56%) PMO
3 7 (0.49%) GDPR
3 7 (0.49%) WCAG
4 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
5 5 (0.35%) WAI
6 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.21%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) P3O
8 1 (0.070%) COBIT
8 1 (0.070%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.070%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.070%) MIL-STD-498
8 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (7.81%) Docker
2 12 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.77%) Varnish
4 8 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.28%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.28%) vSphere
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (3.59%) Puppet
2 48 (3.38%) Ansible
3 41 (2.88%) Kubernetes
3 41 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.74%) Terraform
5 18 (1.27%) Kibana
6 8 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.56%) Salt
7 7 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.35%) SCCM
10 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.28%) Nessus
10 4 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
11 3 (0.21%) logstash
12 2 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.070%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 128 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.31%) Oracle
3 34 (2.39%) SAP
4 31 (2.18%) ServiceNow
5 25 (1.76%) Google
6 20 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.05%) Teradata
9 13 (0.91%) Adobe
9 13 (0.91%) IBM
9 13 (0.91%) Zend
10 12 (0.84%) Blue Prism
10 12 (0.84%) hybris
10 12 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.84%) VMware
11 9 (0.63%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.63%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.56%) Informatica
13 7 (0.49%) Cisco
13 7 (0.49%) NetApp