The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 258 268 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 48.68% 41.17% 17.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 53.42% 46.61% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 190 46
Median daily rate £390 £428 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £531 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 483 575 302
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 91.13% 88.33% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 399 181
Median daily rate £390 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.18% +56.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Newcastle upon Tyne

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Newcastle upon Tyne

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Newcastle upon Tyne

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 173 (32.46%) Scrum
2 136 (25.52%) Java
3 135 (25.33%) Open Source
4 133 (24.95%) DevOps
5 130 (24.39%) Linux
6 124 (23.26%) Scala
7 123 (23.08%) TDD
8 120 (22.51%) HTML
9 114 (21.39%) CSS
10 111 (20.83%) Automated Testing
11 105 (19.70%) Jenkins
12 96 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
13 90 (16.89%) User Stories
13 90 (16.89%) C#
14 86 (16.14%) Unix
15 85 (15.95%) User Experience
16 81 (15.20%) Selenium
17 80 (15.01%) Git (software)
17 80 (15.01%) Windows
18 75 (14.07%) JSON
19 74 (13.88%) Ruby
20 72 (13.51%) .NET
20 72 (13.51%) Confluence
21 71 (13.32%) JIRA
22 66 (12.38%) PRINCE2
23 65 (12.20%) Microsoft
23 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
24 64 (12.01%) RESTful
24 64 (12.01%) ITIL
25 63 (11.82%) Oracle

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 72 (13.51%) Confluence
2 40 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 25 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.00%) JBoss
5 13 (2.44%) CMS
6 10 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.31%) Tuxedo
8 6 (1.13%) Apache
8 6 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.13%) PowerExchange
9 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.75%) SAS
9 4 (0.75%) WildFly
10 3 (0.56%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.38%) Drupal
11 2 (0.38%) FileNet
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.19%) SaaS
2 46 (8.63%) IaaS
2 46 (8.63%) PaaS
3 26 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.00%) Trello
6 11 (2.06%) GitHub
7 5 (0.94%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.63%) HTTP
2 19 (3.56%) LDAP
3 7 (1.31%) SSL
4 5 (0.94%) Internet
5 3 (0.56%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
6 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 29 (5.44%) BusinessObjects
3 27 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.75%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.00%) DB2
6 16 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 16 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.63%) MySQL
8 8 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.13%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.94%) Ingres
12 3 (0.56%) GIS
12 3 (0.56%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 105 (19.70%) Jenkins
2 81 (15.20%) Selenium
3 80 (15.01%) Git (software)
4 71 (13.32%) JIRA
5 59 (11.07%) Cucumber
5 59 (11.07%) JUnit
6 46 (8.63%) WebDriver
7 34 (6.38%) RSpec
8 26 (4.88%) Subversion
9 23 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (3.38%) SoapUI
11 16 (3.00%) GitLab
12 6 (1.13%) HP UFT
12 6 (1.13%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.75%) CA Gen
14 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.56%) Log4j
15 2 (0.38%) IntelliJ
15 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (7.69%) Finance
2 23 (4.32%) Legal
3 20 (3.75%) Games
4 13 (2.44%) Publishing
5 3 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.38%) Banking
6 2 (0.38%) Marketing
6 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.19%) Electronics
7 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Retail
7 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (30.39%) Developer
2 49 (9.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 46 (8.63%) Designer
4 45 (8.44%) Tester
5 39 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 38 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (6.94%) Automation Tester
8 34 (6.38%) Analyst
8 34 (6.38%) Sitecore Developer
9 33 (6.19%) Architect
10 32 (6.00%) Scala Developer
11 30 (5.63%) Scrum Master
12 28 (5.25%) .NET Developer
12 28 (5.25%) UX Designer
13 25 (4.69%) Operations Engineer
14 23 (4.32%) HTML Developer
14 23 (4.32%) Product Manager
14 23 (4.32%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 23 (4.32%) Selenium Tester
14 23 (4.32%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (22.51%) HTML
2 114 (21.39%) CSS
3 75 (14.07%) JSON
4 72 (13.51%) .NET
5 64 (12.01%) RESTful
6 52 (9.76%) ASP.NET
7 51 (9.57%) REST
8 49 (9.19%) HTML5
8 49 (9.19%) Play Framework
9 47 (8.82%) Spring
10 46 (8.63%) CSS3
11 45 (8.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 42 (7.88%) Gherkin
13 37 (6.94%) Ajax
14 36 (6.75%) Software Packaging
15 35 (6.57%) Django
16 30 (5.63%) Spring MVC
17 27 (5.07%) Web Services
18 20 (3.75%) Guice
19 19 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 96 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (15.95%) User Experience
3 26 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.94%) Smartphone
5 14 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.88%) NHS
7 9 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.69%) Social Media
8 7 (1.31%) Tandem
9 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.38%) DataPower
11 1 (0.19%) CESG
11 1 (0.19%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.19%) CMDB
11 1 (0.19%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.19%) EFT
11 1 (0.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 130 (24.39%) Linux
2 86 (16.14%) Unix
3 80 (15.01%) Windows
4 50 (9.38%) AIX
5 44 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.81%) Windows 2000
7 15 (2.81%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.88%) MVS
9 7 (1.31%) HPUX
10 6 (1.13%) zOS
11 5 (0.94%) Solaris
11 5 (0.94%) VME
11 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.38%) Android
13 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.46%) Scrum
2 135 (25.33%) Open Source
3 133 (24.95%) DevOps
4 123 (23.08%) TDD
5 111 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 90 (16.89%) User Stories
7 66 (12.38%) PRINCE2
8 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 64 (12.01%) ITIL
10 63 (11.82%) MVC
11 62 (11.63%) BDD
12 60 (11.26%) Configuration Management
13 58 (10.88%) Project Management
14 56 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (10.32%) Change Management
15 55 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (10.13%) Automation Testing
17 53 (9.94%) Problem Management
18 51 (9.57%) Kanban
19 49 (9.19%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 136 (25.52%) Java
2 124 (23.26%) Scala
3 90 (16.89%) C#
4 74 (13.88%) Ruby
5 62 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 49 (9.19%) Python
7 35 (6.57%) PowerShell
8 30 (5.63%) SQL
9 26 (4.88%) Groovy
10 14 (2.63%) Perl
11 4 (0.75%) C
12 3 (0.56%) COBOL
12 3 (0.56%) PHP
12 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.19%) C++
14 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (4.32%) Degree
5 8 (1.50%) ISEB
6 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) CLAS
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.32%) QA
2 19 (3.56%) WCAG
3 18 (3.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (2.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.25%) Docker
3 6 (1.13%) KVM
4 4 (0.75%) LXC
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 36 (6.75%) Puppet
2 32 (6.00%) Ansible
3 25 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (3.94%) Dollar Universe
5 10 (1.88%) Terraform
6 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.38%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 63 (11.82%) Oracle
3 46 (8.63%) Red Hat
4 43 (8.07%) Atlassian
5 39 (7.32%) Sitecore
6 29 (5.44%) HP
7 26 (4.88%) TIBCO
8 20 (3.75%) Google
8 20 (3.75%) Informatica
9 18 (3.38%) IBM
10 13 (2.44%) Siebel
11 10 (1.88%) Axway
12 7 (1.31%) CA
12 7 (1.31%) Sun
13 3 (0.56%) Cisco
13 3 (0.56%) Genesys
13 3 (0.56%) Nortel
13 3 (0.56%) Verint
14 2 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.38%) webMethods
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