The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 4 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 106 113 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.68% 17.28% 6.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.35% 22.83% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 65 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £261 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.20
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.88%
Agile Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
521 495 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.16% 75.69% 69.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 313 81
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North East region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North East region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +3 97 £400 +53.84% 41
Durham - 2 - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
Teesside - - - -
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 68 (30.22%) Java
2 57 (25.33%) User Experience
3 46 (20.44%) HTML
4 45 (20.00%) Scrum
5 43 (19.11%) CSS
6 33 (14.67%) Open Source
7 32 (14.22%) Linux
8 31 (13.78%) Project Management
9 30 (13.33%) Finance
10 29 (12.89%) Degree
10 29 (12.89%) Mentoring
11 28 (12.44%) Scala
11 28 (12.44%) JavaScript
12 25 (11.11%) .NET
13 24 (10.67%) C#
14 23 (10.22%) J2EE
14 23 (10.22%) SQL
14 23 (10.22%) Microsoft
15 22 (9.78%) Customer Insight
16 21 (9.33%) Relational Database
16 21 (9.33%) Ruby
17 20 (8.89%) TDD
17 20 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (8.44%) Agile Project Management
18 19 (8.44%) Configuration Management
18 19 (8.44%) HTTP
18 19 (8.44%) Web Development
18 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (8.00%) Web Services
19 18 (8.00%) Python

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.44%) JBoss
1 10 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.56%) Node.js
3 7 (3.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.67%) IIS
4 6 (2.67%) Jetty
4 6 (2.67%) nginx
4 6 (2.67%) Apache
5 5 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.78%) Confluence
6 4 (1.78%) CMS
7 3 (1.33%) Lync
8 2 (0.89%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.44%) WordPress
9 1 (0.44%) Drupal
9 1 (0.44%) Documentum
9 1 (0.44%) CICS
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.67%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (2.67%) Google App Engine
1 6 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.44%) HTTP
2 7 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.11%) SSL
3 6 (2.67%) IPsec
3 6 (2.67%) DNS
3 6 (2.67%) DHCP
3 6 (2.67%) FTP
4 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.11%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.89%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.78%) Subversion
3 10 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.11%) Selenium
5 7 (3.11%) JIRA
6 6 (2.67%) Axure RP
7 5 (2.22%) JUnit
8 2 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.89%) WATIR
8 2 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.89%) Sahi
9 1 (0.44%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.44%) Maven
9 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (13.33%) Finance
2 12 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.00%) Marketing
4 5 (2.22%) Electronics
4 5 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.78%) Legal
5 4 (1.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (25.78%) Developer
2 34 (15.11%) Designer
3 28 (12.44%) UX Designer
4 26 (11.56%) Analyst
5 23 (10.22%) Java Developer
6 20 (8.89%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.44%) ScrumMaster
8 15 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 14 (6.22%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.44%) Product Manager
11 8 (3.56%) Architect
11 8 (3.56%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (3.56%) Scala Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (3.11%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.67%) User Experience Researcher
14 5 (2.22%) Agile Project Manager
15 4 (1.78%) C# .NET Developer
15 4 (1.78%) Agile Business Analyst
15 4 (1.78%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.44%) HTML
2 43 (19.11%) CSS
3 25 (11.11%) .NET
4 23 (10.22%) J2EE
5 18 (8.00%) Web Services
6 12 (5.33%) Django
7 11 (4.89%) Spring
8 10 (4.44%) RESTful
9 9 (4.00%) JPA
9 9 (4.00%) JSON
9 9 (4.00%) XML
9 9 (4.00%) Play Framework
10 8 (3.56%) Ajax
10 8 (3.56%) SOAP
10 8 (3.56%) jQuery
10 8 (3.56%) HTML5
11 7 (3.11%) ASP.NET
11 7 (3.11%) CSS3
12 6 (2.67%) Mustache
12 6 (2.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (25.33%) User Experience
2 33 (14.67%) Open Source
3 20 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.56%) Mobile App
5 14 (6.22%) Psychology
5 14 (6.22%) Human Factors
6 7 (3.11%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.67%) Graphic Design
8 5 (2.22%) DTV
8 5 (2.22%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.33%) SCADA
11 2 (0.89%) Economics
11 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.44%) NHS
12 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.22%) Linux
2 16 (7.11%) UNIX
3 11 (4.89%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) VME
6 1 (0.44%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) AIX
6 1 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.00%) Scrum
2 31 (13.78%) Project Management
3 29 (12.89%) Mentoring
4 22 (9.78%) Customer Insight
5 20 (8.89%) TDD
6 19 (8.44%) Configuration Management
6 19 (8.44%) Web Development
6 19 (8.44%) Agile Project Management
6 19 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (8.00%) User Stories
8 17 (7.56%) Usability Testing
8 17 (7.56%) MVC
9 16 (7.11%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.11%) Rapid Prototyping
9 16 (7.11%) DevOps
10 15 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 14 (6.22%) Market Research
11 14 (6.22%) Web Design
12 12 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.22%) Java
2 28 (12.44%) JavaScript
2 28 (12.44%) Scala
3 24 (10.67%) C#
4 23 (10.22%) SQL
5 21 (9.33%) Ruby
6 18 (8.00%) Python
7 4 (1.78%) COBOL
8 3 (1.33%) C
8 3 (1.33%) C++
8 3 (1.33%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.44%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) VBA
10 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.44%) JCL
10 1 (0.44%) Perl
10 1 (0.44%) Groovy
10 1 (0.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 29 (12.89%) Degree
2 16 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) OCAJ
5 3 (1.33%) OCP
5 3 (1.33%) OCA
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.67%) Xen
1 6 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.00%) Puppet
2 8 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.67%) Oracle
3 9 (4.00%) Google
4 6 (2.67%) VMware
4 6 (2.67%) Adobe
5 5 (2.22%) SAP
6 4 (1.78%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.78%) Mercator
7 2 (0.89%) HP
7 2 (0.89%) IBM
7 2 (0.89%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (0.44%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.44%) Nuxeo
8 1 (0.44%) Axway
8 1 (0.44%) EMC
8 1 (0.44%) Informatica
8 1 (0.44%) OpenText
8 1 (0.44%) Siebel
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