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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 83 74 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.12% 14.89% 7.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.34% 19.84% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £197 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +3.60%
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
389 373 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 66.16% 75.05% 65.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 229 83
Average daily rate £375 £282 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.14% -13.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +6 72 £400 +56.86% 37
Durham -3 5 £388 +10.71% 3
Northumberland - - - - 1
Teesside - - - - 1
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 94 (33.69%) Java
2 93 (33.33%) HTML
3 75 (26.88%) CSS
4 70 (25.09%) User Experience
5 62 (22.22%) Scala
6 56 (20.07%) Ruby
7 54 (19.35%) Scrum
8 53 (19.00%) Linux
9 52 (18.64%) Python
10 50 (17.92%) Mentoring
11 47 (16.85%) JavaScript
11 47 (16.85%) C#
12 44 (15.77%) Relational Database
13 43 (15.41%) Open Source
14 38 (13.62%) RESTful
14 38 (13.62%) Usability Testing
14 38 (13.62%) Web Development
14 38 (13.62%) Degree
14 38 (13.62%) JSON
15 37 (13.26%) HTML5
16 32 (11.47%) UNIX
17 31 (11.11%) Web Design
18 30 (10.75%) Git (software)
18 30 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (10.39%) Subversion
20 28 (10.04%) Security Cleared
20 28 (10.04%) Configuration Management
20 28 (10.04%) HTTP
21 27 (9.68%) SQL
22 26 (9.32%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (6.09%) Confluence
2 10 (3.58%) JBoss
3 8 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.51%) Node.js
5 4 (1.43%) CMS
6 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.08%) Lync
7 2 (0.72%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.36%) Drupal
8 1 (0.36%) Documentum
8 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.04%) HTTP
2 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.08%) SSL
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.77%) Relational Database
2 20 (7.17%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 17 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.87%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.43%) MySQL
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.39%) Subversion
3 20 (7.17%) JIRA
3 20 (7.17%) Selenium
4 16 (5.73%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.58%) Axure RP
6 8 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.15%) JUnit
8 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.72%) Sahi
9 2 (0.72%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.72%) WATIR
10 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.36%) Maven
General
1 19 (6.81%) Finance
2 8 (2.87%) Legal
2 8 (2.87%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.51%) Marketing
4 6 (2.15%) Publishing
5 4 (1.43%) Advertising
6 2 (0.72%) Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Electronics
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 91 (32.62%) Developer
2 38 (13.62%) Designer
3 31 (11.11%) UX Designer
4 24 (8.60%) Analyst
5 22 (7.89%) Architect
6 21 (7.53%) Java Developer
7 20 (7.17%) Senior Developer
8 19 (6.81%) ScrumMaster
9 18 (6.45%) .NET Developer
10 16 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (5.02%) Business Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.94%) Digital Architect
14 10 (3.58%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.58%) Lead Architect
14 10 (3.58%) Front-End Developer
15 8 (2.87%) Product Manager
15 8 (2.87%) Scala Developer
15 8 (2.87%) Digital Solutions Architect
16 7 (2.51%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (33.33%) HTML
2 75 (26.88%) CSS
3 38 (13.62%) JSON
3 38 (13.62%) RESTful
4 37 (13.26%) HTML5
5 26 (9.32%) .NET
6 25 (8.96%) Django
7 24 (8.60%) Spring
8 23 (8.24%) Ajax
8 23 (8.24%) REST
8 23 (8.24%) CSS3
9 17 (6.09%) Web Services
9 17 (6.09%) J2EE
10 12 (4.30%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.94%) SOAP
11 11 (3.94%) XML
12 9 (3.23%) jQuery
12 9 (3.23%) JPA
13 7 (2.51%) Play Framework
14 6 (2.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.09%) User Experience
2 43 (15.41%) Open Source
3 30 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (8.96%) Psychology
4 25 (8.96%) Human Factors
5 17 (6.09%) Visualisation
6 16 (5.73%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.23%) Graphic Design
8 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.43%) Social Media
10 3 (1.08%) SCADA
10 3 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.72%) Economics
11 2 (0.72%) DTV
11 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.36%) NHS
12 1 (0.36%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.00%) Linux
2 32 (11.47%) UNIX
3 25 (8.96%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.08%) VME
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.35%) Scrum
2 50 (17.92%) Mentoring
3 38 (13.62%) Web Development
3 38 (13.62%) Usability Testing
4 31 (11.11%) Web Design
5 28 (10.04%) Configuration Management
6 26 (9.32%) Market Research
6 26 (9.32%) Customer Insight
7 25 (8.96%) Project Management
8 24 (8.60%) Rapid Prototyping
9 23 (8.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (7.53%) User Stories
10 21 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.81%) Automated Testing
12 18 (6.45%) Service Delivery
12 18 (6.45%) MVC
13 17 (6.09%) TDD
13 17 (6.09%) Agile Project Management
14 15 (5.38%) DevOps
15 13 (4.66%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (33.69%) Java
2 62 (22.22%) Scala
3 56 (20.07%) Ruby
4 52 (18.64%) Python
5 47 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 47 (16.85%) C#
6 27 (9.68%) SQL
7 7 (2.51%) PHP
8 5 (1.79%) COBOL
9 4 (1.43%) C++
10 2 (0.72%) C
10 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.72%) PHP5
11 1 (0.36%) Perl
11 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.36%) JCL
11 1 (0.36%) VB
11 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (13.62%) Degree
2 28 (10.04%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.08%) ISEB
5 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.72%) OCP
6 2 (0.72%) OCA
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.72%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (6.09%) Puppet
2 16 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.66%) Oracle
3 9 (3.23%) Adobe
4 5 (1.79%) Mercator
5 3 (1.08%) Google
5 3 (1.08%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Open Text
7 1 (0.36%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) EMC
7 1 (0.36%) Lotus
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
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