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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 322 289 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.49% 29.79% 20.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.49% 37.00% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 207 131
Median daily rate £400 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £652 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.15 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +21.52%
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
1056 781 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.61% 80.52% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 497 455
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -24.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 292 £400 -3.61% 30
Durham -7 8 £400 +6.31% 7
Northumberland - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 173 (30.57%) Scrum
2 152 (26.86%) Java
3 133 (23.50%) TDD
4 120 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (20.85%) CSS
6 111 (19.61%) DevOps
7 106 (18.73%) Linux
8 101 (17.84%) JavaScript
9 97 (17.14%) Open Source
10 95 (16.78%) ITIL
11 90 (15.90%) HTML
12 88 (15.55%) BDD
13 84 (14.84%) Git (software)
14 82 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (14.49%) C#
15 75 (13.25%) User Stories
16 74 (13.07%) AngularJS
16 74 (13.07%) Test Scripting
17 72 (12.72%) Data Management
17 72 (12.72%) PRINCE2
17 72 (12.72%) Jenkins
18 69 (12.19%) .NET
19 68 (12.01%) Node.js
20 66 (11.66%) Software Engineering
21 65 (11.48%) QA
22 64 (11.31%) Unix
23 63 (11.13%) OO
23 63 (11.13%) Microsoft
23 63 (11.13%) Finance
23 63 (11.13%) Security Cleared

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 35 (6.18%) WebSphere
2 32 (5.65%) Confluence
3 29 (5.12%) JBoss
4 25 (4.42%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (2.83%) SAS
7 15 (2.65%) CMS
8 14 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.77%) nginx
10 9 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (1.59%) Tuxedo
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (1.24%) FileNet
12 7 (1.24%) IIS
13 6 (1.06%) PowerExchange
14 5 (0.88%) Drupal
14 5 (0.88%) OpenROAD
14 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.35%) InDesign
4 2 (0.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (3.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.19%) SaaS
2 45 (7.95%) IaaS
2 45 (7.95%) PaaS
3 10 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) GitHub
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.88%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.53%) Force.com
6 3 (0.53%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.35%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.35%) Linode
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.89%) Internet
2 13 (2.30%) SSL
3 12 (2.12%) LDAP
4 7 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (1.24%) Network Security
4 7 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.06%) HTTP
6 4 (0.71%) DHCP
6 4 (0.71%) DNS
7 3 (0.53%) SNMP
8 2 (0.35%) Intranet
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.18%) IPsec
9 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.00%) MySQL
5 17 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (1.24%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.06%) PowerCenter
12 5 (0.88%) Big Data
12 5 (0.88%) DB2
13 4 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 84 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 72 (12.72%) Jenkins
3 55 (9.72%) Selenium
4 49 (8.66%) JIRA
5 43 (7.60%) Cucumber
6 40 (7.07%) Protractor
7 33 (5.83%) GitLab
7 33 (5.83%) WebDriver
8 32 (5.65%) webpack
9 27 (4.77%) Subversion
10 25 (4.42%) JUnit
11 20 (3.53%) RSpec
12 12 (2.12%) Eclipse
13 11 (1.94%) Maven
14 10 (1.77%) NetBeans
15 9 (1.59%) GCC
15 9 (1.59%) GDB
15 9 (1.59%) IntelliJ
15 9 (1.59%) Jasmine
16 8 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 63 (11.13%) Finance
2 18 (3.18%) Games
3 17 (3.00%) Retail
4 16 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.24%) Legal
5 7 (1.24%) Marketing
6 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.71%) Electronics
8 3 (0.53%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 188 (33.22%) Developer
2 67 (11.84%) Analyst
3 56 (9.89%) Architect
4 40 (7.07%) Business Analyst
5 38 (6.71%) Java Developer
6 31 (5.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 30 (5.30%) .NET Developer
8 29 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 28 (4.95%) Sitecore Developer
10 24 (4.24%) Test Engineer
11 23 (4.06%) Tester
12 22 (3.89%) Digital Architect
12 22 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.71%) Scala Developer
14 20 (3.53%) QA Engineer
14 20 (3.53%) QA Test Engineer
14 20 (3.53%) Scrum Master
15 19 (3.36%) Agile Business Analyst
16 18 (3.18%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (20.85%) CSS
2 90 (15.90%) HTML
3 74 (13.07%) AngularJS
4 69 (12.19%) .NET
5 68 (12.01%) Node.js
6 54 (9.54%) JSON
7 48 (8.48%) Web Services
8 45 (7.95%) XML
9 35 (6.18%) RESTful
10 34 (6.01%) Express
11 33 (5.83%) EJS
12 32 (5.65%) ASP.NET
12 32 (5.65%) HTML5
13 30 (5.30%) CSS3
14 29 (5.12%) jQuery
14 29 (5.12%) REST
15 22 (3.89%) Software Packaging
16 20 (3.53%) Spring
17 18 (3.18%) Middleware
17 18 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 120 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.66%) User Experience
3 20 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.30%) NHS
6 11 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.94%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.94%) Psychology
7 9 (1.59%) CMDB
8 7 (1.24%) DataPower
8 7 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.24%) Tandem
9 5 (0.88%) Social Media
10 3 (0.53%) Clustering
10 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.53%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.53%) PKI
10 3 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 106 (18.73%) Linux
2 64 (11.31%) Unix
3 57 (10.07%) AIX
4 56 (9.89%) Windows
5 35 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.89%) Solaris
7 18 (3.18%) HPUX
7 18 (3.18%) Windows XP
8 16 (2.83%) Windows 2000
9 9 (1.59%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.41%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.06%) MVS
12 5 (0.88%) zOS
13 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.53%) CentOS
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.35%) Android
15 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.57%) Scrum
2 133 (23.50%) TDD
3 111 (19.61%) DevOps
4 97 (17.14%) Open Source
5 95 (16.78%) ITIL
6 88 (15.55%) BDD
7 82 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (13.25%) User Stories
9 74 (13.07%) Test Scripting
10 72 (12.72%) Data Management
10 72 (12.72%) PRINCE2
11 66 (11.66%) Software Engineering
12 63 (11.13%) OO
13 58 (10.25%) MVC
13 58 (10.25%) Waterfall
14 57 (10.07%) Change Management
15 50 (8.83%) Microservices
15 50 (8.83%) Problem Management
16 49 (8.66%) Configuration Management
17 45 (7.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 152 (26.86%) Java
2 101 (17.84%) JavaScript
3 82 (14.49%) C#
4 58 (10.25%) SQL
5 57 (10.07%) Scala
6 30 (5.30%) Ruby
7 27 (4.77%) C++
8 24 (4.24%) C
8 24 (4.24%) Python
9 21 (3.71%) Perl
10 15 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.12%) Groovy
11 12 (2.12%) VB
12 8 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.24%) VB6
14 6 (1.06%) PHP
15 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.53%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.53%) Jython
16 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 27 (4.77%) Degree
5 12 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.59%) ISEB
6 9 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.71%) CISSP
9 3 (0.53%) CLAS
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.53%) MCSA
9 3 (0.53%) MCSE
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.53%) PMP
9 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (11.48%) QA
2 28 (4.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (3.89%) WCAG
4 16 (2.83%) SLA
5 5 (0.88%) WAI
6 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.41%) Docker
2 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.06%) KVM
4 3 (0.53%) LXC
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.53%) vSphere
4 3 (0.53%) Xen
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (7.77%) Puppet
2 40 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.94%) Ansible
4 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.71%) Zenoss
6 3 (0.53%) Nagios
6 3 (0.53%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.35%) Kibana
7 2 (0.35%) logstash
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.35%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.36%) Oracle
3 34 (6.01%) HP
3 34 (6.01%) Red Hat
4 32 (5.65%) Sitecore
5 29 (5.12%) IBM
5 29 (5.12%) Informatica
6 19 (3.36%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.36%) Siebel
7 18 (3.18%) Axway
8 12 (2.12%) Sun
9 10 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.77%) VMware
10 9 (1.59%) Remedy
11 8 (1.41%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.24%) Google
13 6 (1.06%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.88%) CA
14 5 (0.88%) Perforce
14 5 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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