The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 20 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 48 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.34% 6.27% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.88% 8.92% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 12
Average daily rate £345 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £266 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
486 213 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.31% 70.30% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 81 141
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.11 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 46 £345 +25.45% 6
Durham - - - - 3
Agile Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (32.31%) Java
2 19 (29.23%) JUnit
3 16 (24.62%) Project Management
4 15 (23.08%) Scrum
5 13 (20.00%) XML
5 13 (20.00%) Selenium
6 11 (16.92%) Agile Project Management
6 11 (16.92%) Linux
6 11 (16.92%) C++
7 10 (15.38%) Finance
7 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 10 (15.38%) SOA
7 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 9 (13.85%) Web Testing
8 9 (13.85%) RSpec
8 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
8 9 (13.85%) UNIX
9 8 (12.31%) JSON
9 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
10 7 (10.77%) QA
10 7 (10.77%) TDD
10 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
10 7 (10.77%) C
10 7 (10.77%) MS Office
10 7 (10.77%) User Stories
11 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
11 6 (9.23%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
1 7 (10.77%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
1 2 (3.08%) OLAP
1 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) JUnit
2 13 (20.00%) Selenium
3 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.85%) RSpec
4 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.54%) JIRA
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Product Manager
5 6 (9.23%) Tester
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Designer
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Java Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Test Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) J2EE Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Junior Tester
8 3 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) XML
2 8 (12.31%) JSON
3 6 (9.23%) CSS
3 6 (9.23%) HTML
3 6 (9.23%) .NET
4 4 (6.15%) jQuery
4 4 (6.15%) CSS3
4 4 (6.15%) HTML5
4 4 (6.15%) J2EE
4 4 (6.15%) Ajax
5 3 (4.62%) Spring
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 3 (4.62%) Web Services
6 2 (3.08%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.08%) Play Framework
6 2 (3.08%) Flash
6 2 (3.08%) MFC
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Open Source
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.08%) DTV
3 2 (3.08%) Firmware
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) UNIX
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Project Management
2 15 (23.08%) Scrum
3 11 (16.92%) Agile Project Management
4 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 10 (15.38%) SOA
4 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 9 (13.85%) Web Testing
5 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.77%) TDD
7 7 (10.77%) User Stories
8 5 (7.69%) MVC
8 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
9 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.15%) RDF
9 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.15%) Change Management
9 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) Java
2 11 (16.92%) C++
3 7 (10.77%) C
4 6 (9.23%) Ruby
5 4 (6.15%) SQL
5 4 (6.15%) C#
6 3 (4.62%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) VC++
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) PMP
3 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Apple
4 2 (3.08%) VMware