The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 25 June 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 15 1
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 88 197 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.16% 14.00% 23.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.51% 15.95% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 152 104
Median daily rate £380 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 332 1235 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.37% 87.78% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 830 325
Median daily rate £380 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 67 34
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +81.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Tyne and Wear

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Tyne and Wear

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Tyne and Wear

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 82 £375 -6.25% 28
Sunderland +4 4 - - 1
Gateshead -1 1 £450 +38.46% 1
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 127 (35.28%) Scrum
2 120 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 115 (31.94%) Java
4 108 (30.00%) Scala
5 102 (28.33%) TDD
6 93 (25.83%) HTML
7 92 (25.56%) Jenkins
8 84 (23.33%) CSS
9 77 (21.39%) Open Source
10 74 (20.56%) Selenium
11 73 (20.28%) C#
12 72 (20.00%) JIRA
13 69 (19.17%) Confluence
14 68 (18.89%) Linux
15 66 (18.33%) Ruby
15 66 (18.33%) User Stories
16 65 (18.06%) Git (software)
16 65 (18.06%) User Experience
17 61 (16.94%) JSON
17 61 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (16.39%) RESTful
19 58 (16.11%) .NET
20 55 (15.28%) JUnit
21 52 (14.44%) DevOps
22 51 (14.17%) HTML5
22 51 (14.17%) Kanban
22 51 (14.17%) Spring
23 50 (13.89%) BDD
24 48 (13.33%) Cucumber
24 48 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 69 (19.17%) Confluence
2 29 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.94%) Apache
3 7 (1.94%) JBoss
4 6 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.83%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.56%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) InVision
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.72%) Trello
4 11 (3.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.50%) HTTP
2 3 (0.83%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.94%) MongoDB
1 25 (6.94%) Relational Database
2 23 (6.39%) BusinessObjects
3 22 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.33%) MySQL
6 11 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (3.06%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.83%) GIS
8 3 (0.83%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.56%) Big Data
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 92 (25.56%) Jenkins
2 74 (20.56%) Selenium
3 72 (20.00%) JIRA
4 65 (18.06%) Git (software)
5 55 (15.28%) JUnit
6 48 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 40 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 30 (8.33%) RSpec
9 24 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 23 (6.39%) Subversion
11 20 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 17 (4.72%) GitLab
13 6 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.11%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.83%) IntelliJ
16 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
16 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
16 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
16 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
17 1 (0.28%) Mocha
General
1 28 (7.78%) Finance
2 20 (5.56%) Legal
3 19 (5.28%) Games
4 11 (3.06%) Publishing
5 5 (1.39%) Marketing
6 3 (0.83%) Advertising
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.56%) Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (32.22%) Developer
2 45 (12.50%) Tester
3 40 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 37 (10.28%) Java Developer
5 36 (10.00%) Designer
6 33 (9.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 26 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 25 (6.94%) Selenium Tester
9 23 (6.39%) Scala Developer
10 21 (5.83%) User Researcher
10 21 (5.83%) UX Designer
11 20 (5.56%) Scrum Master
12 19 (5.28%) Analyst
12 19 (5.28%) HTML Developer
13 17 (4.72%) .NET Developer
13 17 (4.72%) Architect
13 17 (4.72%) Sitecore Developer
14 16 (4.44%) Agile Developer
15 15 (4.17%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (25.83%) HTML
2 84 (23.33%) CSS
3 61 (16.94%) JSON
4 59 (16.39%) RESTful
5 58 (16.11%) .NET
6 51 (14.17%) HTML5
6 51 (14.17%) Spring
7 47 (13.06%) REST
8 43 (11.94%) Play Framework
9 42 (11.67%) CSS3
10 40 (11.11%) Gherkin
11 39 (10.83%) Ajax
11 39 (10.83%) Ruby on Rails
12 34 (9.44%) ASP.NET
13 31 (8.61%) Django
14 28 (7.78%) Spring MVC
15 27 (7.50%) Web Services
16 26 (7.22%) Software Packaging
17 21 (5.83%) Guice
18 18 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.06%) User Experience
2 48 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.72%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.67%) Social Media
7 4 (1.11%) Blog
8 3 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 68 (18.89%) Linux
2 37 (10.28%) Unix
3 31 (8.61%) Windows
4 27 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.39%) AIX
7 3 (0.83%) Android
7 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.56%) Debian
8 2 (0.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (35.28%) Scrum
2 120 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 102 (28.33%) TDD
4 77 (21.39%) Open Source
5 66 (18.33%) User Stories
6 61 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (14.44%) DevOps
8 51 (14.17%) Kanban
9 50 (13.89%) BDD
10 48 (13.33%) Web Design
11 47 (13.06%) MVC
12 46 (12.78%) Configuration Management
13 42 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (10.83%) Software Engineering
15 38 (10.56%) Prototyping
15 38 (10.56%) Usability Testing
16 37 (10.28%) Project Management
17 34 (9.44%) Mentoring
17 34 (9.44%) Test Scripting
17 34 (9.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (31.94%) Java
2 108 (30.00%) Scala
3 73 (20.28%) C#
4 66 (18.33%) Ruby
5 42 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 42 (11.67%) Python
6 28 (7.78%) PowerShell
7 26 (7.22%) Groovy
8 13 (3.61%) SQL
9 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.83%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.56%) COBOL
11 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Jython
12 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.00%) Degree
4 17 (4.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (12.78%) QA
2 18 (5.00%) WCAG
3 7 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) Docker
3 4 (1.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 33 (9.17%) Ansible
2 22 (6.11%) Dollar Universe
2 22 (6.11%) Puppet
3 10 (2.78%) Terraform
4 6 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (11.39%) Oracle
2 40 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 27 (7.50%) Sitecore
4 26 (7.22%) Red Hat
5 22 (6.11%) TIBCO
6 21 (5.83%) Google
7 17 (4.72%) Microsoft
8 15 (4.17%) HP
9 5 (1.39%) Informatica
9 5 (1.39%) Siebel
10 3 (0.83%) Cisco
10 3 (0.83%) Genesys
10 3 (0.83%) Nortel
10 3 (0.83%) SAP
10 3 (0.83%) Verint
10 3 (0.83%) webMethods
11 2 (0.56%) Adobe
11 2 (0.56%) Apigee
11 2 (0.56%) Axway
11 2 (0.56%) IBM
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