Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 20 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,281 940 1,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 36.63% 32.51% 32.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.28% 37.23% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 732 925
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £420
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £47.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.47% +55.74% -82.57%
10th Percentile £17.65 £39.25 £13.05
90th Percentile £29.80 £53.75 £31.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +40.16% -70.53%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,103 2,525 3,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.73% 87.34% 88.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,128 1,722 2,364
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £282
90th Percentile £550 £545 £545
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 61 50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +7.17% -2.54%
10th Percentile £11.09 £8.42 £10.19
90th Percentile £30.80 £27.50 £21.08
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +22.61% -2.07% +4.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in West Yorkshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Leeds 0 1,003 £425 +2.72% 192
Bradford 0 105 £413 -2.94% 35
Halifax +3 39 £403 -5.57% 5
Wakefield +8 13 £438 +11.11% 13
Huddersfield -6 10 £350 +7.69% 8
Pudsey +5 2 £525 +22.81%
Bingley -2 1 £450 - 3
Ossett - 1 - -
Pontefract - 1 - - 3
Castleford - 1 £415 -
Agile Software Development
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 349 (27.24%) Java
2 307 (23.97%) Scrum
3 297 (23.19%) TDD
4 288 (22.48%) JavaScript
5 209 (16.32%) C#
6 207 (16.16%) Microservices
7 195 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 186 (14.52%) SQL
9 180 (14.05%) .NET
10 171 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
11 158 (12.33%) Finance
12 155 (12.10%) Git (software)
13 151 (11.79%) HTML
14 150 (11.71%) CSS
15 148 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 137 (10.69%) DevOps
17 135 (10.54%) E-Commerce
18 133 (10.38%) Docker
19 126 (9.84%) AngularJS
20 124 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
21 123 (9.60%) BDD
21 123 (9.60%) Software Engineering
22 119 (9.29%) React
23 118 (9.21%) JIRA
24 112 (8.74%) Spring
25 111 (8.67%) SQL Server
25 111 (8.67%) Jenkins
26 102 (7.96%) Python
27 99 (7.73%) OO
27 99 (7.73%) MVC

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 54 (4.22%) Confluence
2 37 (2.89%) Apache
3 28 (2.19%) CMS
4 27 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.95%) nginx
6 23 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.78%) Anypoint
13 8 (0.62%) IIS
13 8 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.62%) WordPress
14 7 (0.55%) Jetty
14 7 (0.55%) Mongrel
15 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.31%) Jadu
17 3 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.078%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.078%) Capstone
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.72%) GitHub
5 20 (1.56%) Trello
6 17 (1.33%) SaaS
6 17 (1.33%) Slack
7 15 (1.17%) npm
8 13 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (1.01%) Serverless
9 11 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (0.86%) PaaS
10 10 (0.78%) Boomi
11 9 (0.70%) IaaS
12 8 (0.62%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.62%) Google App Engine
13 7 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.56%) HTTP
2 18 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.17%) SSL
4 12 (0.94%) DNS
4 12 (0.94%) Internet
4 12 (0.94%) SMS
5 11 (0.86%) Firewall
6 8 (0.62%) DHCP
6 8 (0.62%) FTP
6 8 (0.62%) IPsec
7 4 (0.31%) SSH
8 3 (0.23%) DLNA
8 3 (0.23%) UPnP
8 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) Network Security
9 2 (0.16%) WebEx
10 1 (0.078%) DSL
10 1 (0.078%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.078%) NAS
10 1 (0.078%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.64%) NoSQL
3 63 (4.92%) MySQL
4 50 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 44 (3.43%) Big Data
6 34 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (1.64%) Riak
12 15 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (1.17%) CouchDB
13 14 (1.09%) Redis
14 13 (1.01%) Apache Hive
15 12 (0.94%) MS Access
15 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.78%) GIS
16 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 155 (12.10%) Git (software)
2 118 (9.21%) JIRA
3 111 (8.67%) Jenkins
4 92 (7.18%) Selenium
5 59 (4.61%) Cucumber
6 50 (3.90%) Maven
7 36 (2.81%) WebDriver
8 34 (2.65%) Subversion
9 33 (2.58%) Mercurial
10 31 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (2.03%) webpack
12 23 (1.80%) JUnit
13 21 (1.64%) JMeter
14 19 (1.48%) SoapUI
14 19 (1.48%) SpecFlow
15 18 (1.41%) PHPUnit
16 17 (1.33%) Jasmine
16 17 (1.33%) Visual Studio
17 16 (1.25%) Gatling
General
1 158 (12.33%) Finance
2 82 (6.40%) Retail
3 36 (2.81%) Banking
4 25 (1.95%) Marketing
5 18 (1.41%) Legal
6 16 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.78%) Games
8 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.47%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.39%) Publishing
10 4 (0.31%) Electronics
10 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.23%) Automotive
11 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.16%) Advertising
12 2 (0.16%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.16%) Hindi Language
12 2 (0.16%) Indonesian Language
12 2 (0.16%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Malayalam Language
Job Titles
1 544 (42.47%) Developer
2 194 (15.14%) Analyst
3 174 (13.58%) Java Developer
4 127 (9.91%) Business Analyst
5 105 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 84 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 65 (5.07%) C# Developer
8 64 (5.00%) Tester
9 60 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 58 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 52 (4.06%) Agile Business Analyst
11 52 (4.06%) React Developer
12 47 (3.67%) Angular Developer
13 46 (3.59%) Software Engineer
13 46 (3.59%) Test Analyst
14 45 (3.51%) Automation Tester
15 43 (3.36%) Python Developer
16 42 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
17 39 (3.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 38 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (14.05%) .NET
2 151 (11.79%) HTML
3 150 (11.71%) CSS
4 126 (9.84%) AngularJS
5 119 (9.29%) React
6 112 (8.74%) Spring
7 97 (7.57%) ASP.NET
8 94 (7.34%) Node.js
9 92 (7.18%) Spring Boot
10 85 (6.64%) RESTful
11 84 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 74 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 70 (5.46%) jQuery
14 66 (5.15%) Web Services
15 65 (5.07%) REST
16 58 (4.53%) Hibernate
17 54 (4.22%) Vue.js
18 47 (3.67%) HTML5
18 47 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
19 46 (3.59%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.10%) User Experience
2 70 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (2.73%) NHS
4 28 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 12 (0.94%) Virtual Team
8 6 (0.47%) Blog
8 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.39%) PKI
9 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.39%) Social Media
10 4 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.23%) MPEG
11 3 (0.23%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 94 (7.34%) Linux
2 34 (2.65%) Windows
3 24 (1.87%) Unix
4 20 (1.56%) Android
5 16 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.86%) VMS
8 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.31%) AIX
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
11 3 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Solaris
12 2 (0.16%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (23.97%) Scrum
2 297 (23.19%) TDD
3 207 (16.16%) Microservices
4 195 (15.22%) Test Automation
5 171 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 137 (10.69%) DevOps
8 135 (10.54%) E-Commerce
9 123 (9.60%) BDD
9 123 (9.60%) Software Engineering
10 99 (7.73%) MVC
10 99 (7.73%) OO
11 96 (7.49%) Project Management
12 94 (7.34%) SDLC
13 93 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (6.79%) Waterfall
15 82 (6.40%) Open Source
16 73 (5.70%) Mentoring
17 72 (5.62%) User Stories
18 71 (5.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 349 (27.24%) Java
2 288 (22.48%) JavaScript
3 209 (16.32%) C#
4 186 (14.52%) SQL
5 102 (7.96%) Python
6 89 (6.95%) Java 8
7 55 (4.29%) PHP
7 55 (4.29%) Scala
8 50 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.58%) PowerShell
10 30 (2.34%) Groovy
11 15 (1.17%) PHP 7
11 15 (1.17%) Ruby
12 14 (1.09%) C++
12 14 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.01%) Clojure
14 12 (0.94%) C
14 12 (0.94%) ES6
15 10 (0.78%) Perl
16 8 (0.62%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 56 (4.37%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.14%) Degree
3 34 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (1.01%) ISEB
7 12 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.70%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.47%) CISSP
9 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.39%) CRISC
10 5 (0.39%) IIBA
10 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.31%) CISM
11 4 (0.31%) CISMP
11 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.31%) SANS
12 3 (0.23%) PhD
13 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.83%) QA
2 26 (2.03%) PMO
3 9 (0.70%) GDPR
4 8 (0.62%) GxP
5 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.23%) WAI
7 3 (0.23%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 133 (10.38%) Docker
2 18 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.55%) Xen
5 3 (0.23%) HDFS
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Varnish
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.078%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.078%) Firmware
7 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.078%) KVM
7 1 (0.078%) QEMU
7 1 (0.078%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (3.98%) Puppet
2 38 (2.97%) Terraform
3 27 (2.11%) Ansible
3 27 (2.11%) Grafana
4 20 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.78%) ZABBIX
7 9 (0.70%) Kibana
8 8 (0.62%) Graylog
9 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.16%) Consul
10 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.16%) Graphite
10 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.16%) Oozie
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.16%) Packer
10 2 (0.16%) Rancher
10 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 82 (6.40%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.67%) Oracle
3 28 (2.19%) Adobe
4 27 (2.11%) Google
5 20 (1.56%) Capita
5 20 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 17 (1.33%) Zend
7 16 (1.25%) MuleSoft
7 16 (1.25%) VMware
8 15 (1.17%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.17%) Splunk
9 13 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.94%) IBM
11 11 (0.86%) Apigee
11 11 (0.86%) Informatica
12 10 (0.78%) Dell
12 10 (0.78%) Software AG
12 10 (0.78%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.62%) Coverity