Period
to 22 April 2019

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 6 months to 22 April 2019 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
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 399 367 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 38.55% 36.48% 38.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 45.19% 41.01% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 346 385
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £295 £302
90th Percentile £575 £613 £533
North East median daily rate £450 £433 £394
% change year-on-year +4.05% +9.91% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £59.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.71% - -
North East median hourly rate £59.75 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +54.19% - -

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 883 895 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.31% 88.97% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 651 838
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £289 £255 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £536
North East median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 48
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £17.10 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -37.25% +39.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £12.76
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £26.58
% change year-on-year -5.13% -26.62% +36.28%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 361 £450 - 31
Gateshead +1 25 £450 +24.14% 1
Hebburn - 5 £400 - 2
South Tyneside - 5 £400 -
Sunderland - 3 £335 -
Tyneside - 1 £575 - 1
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 93 (23.31%) Scrum
2 82 (20.55%) Java
3 79 (19.80%) JIRA
4 71 (17.79%) DevOps
4 71 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (17.29%) SQL
6 68 (17.04%) Test Automation
7 59 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
8 58 (14.54%) Git (software)
8 58 (14.54%) Web Services
9 56 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
10 55 (13.78%) JavaScript
11 54 (13.53%) Kanban
12 50 (12.53%) TDD
13 48 (12.03%) Jenkins
13 48 (12.03%) User Experience
14 47 (11.78%) Microservices
14 47 (11.78%) Confluence
14 47 (11.78%) Selenium
15 45 (11.28%) Cucumber
16 44 (11.03%) QA
16 44 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (11.03%) HTML
17 42 (10.53%) Oracle
18 41 (10.28%) User Stories
19 40 (10.03%) Continuous Improvement
20 38 (9.52%) BDD
21 36 (9.02%) CSS
22 35 (8.77%) Scala
22 35 (8.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)

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 47 (11.78%) Confluence
2 10 (2.51%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.75%) IIS
5 6 (1.50%) Documentum
6 5 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.25%) SAS
6 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.00%) CMS
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
9 2 (0.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.51%) SaaS
6 8 (2.01%) iPaaS
7 7 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.75%) GitHub
7 7 (1.75%) IaaS
8 5 (1.25%) Force.com
8 5 (1.25%) Heroku
8 5 (1.25%) PaaS
9 4 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.00%) Boomi
10 3 (0.75%) Office 365
10 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.50%) Slack
11 2 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.01%) Firewall
2 9 (2.26%) Network Security
3 6 (1.50%) FTP
3 6 (1.50%) Internet
4 4 (1.00%) VLAN
5 3 (0.75%) Skype
5 3 (0.75%) SSL
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.50%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) DSL
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
7 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.76%) NoSQL
2 15 (3.76%) Big Data
2 15 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 13 (3.26%) Sqoop
4 10 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.51%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.50%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.00%) HBase
8 4 (1.00%) Power BI
8 4 (1.00%) Spark SQL
9 3 (0.75%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (19.80%) JIRA
2 58 (14.54%) Git (software)
3 48 (12.03%) Jenkins
4 47 (11.78%) Selenium
5 45 (11.28%) Cucumber
6 22 (5.51%) Maven
7 18 (4.51%) GitLab
8 15 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (3.01%) Gatling
10 12 (3.01%) ProC
10 12 (3.01%) SoapUI
11 11 (2.76%) JMeter
12 9 (2.26%) Subversion
12 9 (2.26%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.01%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.25%) JUnit
15 5 (1.25%) LoadRunner
16 4 (1.00%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (3.76%) Publishing
2 12 (3.01%) Finance
3 10 (2.51%) Banking
3 10 (2.51%) Legal
3 10 (2.51%) Marketing
4 2 (0.50%) Back Office
4 2 (0.50%) Electronics
4 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.50%) Retail
4 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (24.31%) Developer
2 56 (14.04%) Analyst
3 40 (10.03%) Designer
4 30 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.52%) Java Developer
5 29 (7.27%) Architect
6 27 (6.77%) User Researcher
7 23 (5.76%) Content Designer
8 21 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 15 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
11 14 (3.51%) Tester
12 13 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.26%) Scala Developer
13 11 (2.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.76%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.54%) Web Services
2 44 (11.03%) HTML
3 36 (9.02%) CSS
4 33 (8.27%) REST
5 26 (6.52%) XML
6 23 (5.76%) .NET
6 23 (5.76%) Spring
7 21 (5.26%) HTML5
8 20 (5.01%) RESTful
9 19 (4.76%) JSON
9 19 (4.76%) SOAP
10 16 (4.01%) Node.js
11 15 (3.76%) Gherkin
12 14 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 14 (3.51%) Play Framework
13 12 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (2.76%) jQuery
15 9 (2.26%) YAML
16 8 (2.01%) CSS3
16 8 (2.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (12.03%) User Experience
3 19 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.76%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.26%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.50%) NHS
9 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.25%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.00%) CMDB
10 4 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.50%) Social Media
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.52%) Unix
2 22 (5.51%) Linux
3 19 (4.76%) Windows
4 11 (2.76%) Solaris
5 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.25%) Android
6 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.31%) Scrum
2 71 (17.79%) DevOps
2 71 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (17.04%) Test Automation
4 54 (13.53%) Kanban
5 50 (12.53%) TDD
6 47 (11.78%) Microservices
7 44 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (10.28%) User Stories
9 40 (10.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 38 (9.52%) BDD
11 35 (8.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 31 (7.77%) ITIL
12 31 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 31 (7.77%) Test Scripting
13 30 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.02%) Analytics
14 28 (7.02%) Change Management
15 26 (6.52%) Decision-Making
16 25 (6.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.55%) Java
2 69 (17.29%) SQL
3 55 (13.78%) JavaScript
4 35 (8.77%) Scala
5 34 (8.52%) Python
6 29 (7.27%) Perl
7 28 (7.02%) C#
8 21 (5.26%) Ruby
9 13 (3.26%) C
9 13 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.01%) Groovy
10 12 (3.01%) Korn
11 9 (2.26%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.75%) Java 8
13 6 (1.50%) C++
14 5 (1.25%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.25%) SOQL
14 5 (1.25%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.01%) ISEB
2 20 (5.01%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 18 (4.51%) Degree
5 14 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (3.01%) DBS Check
8 7 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.50%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.75%) CISMP
10 3 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.50%) CISSP
11 2 (0.50%) MAPM
11 2 (0.50%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.25%) GIAC
12 1 (0.25%) GSEC
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.03%) QA
2 5 (1.25%) PMO
3 4 (1.00%) SLA
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) WCAG
6 1 (0.25%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 29 (7.27%) Docker
2 13 (3.26%) Apache Flume
2 13 (3.26%) HDFS
3 4 (1.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.50%) Gluster
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (8.02%) Ansible
2 31 (7.77%) Puppet
3 19 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 19 (4.76%) Terraform
4 10 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (2.26%) Nagios
5 9 (2.26%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.75%) Kibana
8 2 (0.50%) CloudForms
8 2 (0.50%) Grafana
8 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.50%) Nessus
9 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (10.53%) Oracle
2 30 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.01%) Pega
4 9 (2.26%) Riverbed
5 8 (2.01%) Cloudera
5 8 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.50%) Adobe
8 5 (1.25%) SAP
8 5 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.00%) Dell
9 4 (1.00%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.75%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.75%) EMC
10 3 (0.75%) Google
11 2 (0.50%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (0.50%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.50%) NetScout
11 2 (0.50%) webMethods
12 1 (0.25%) VMware