Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 263 503 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 28.71% 20.62% 31.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.25% 24.14% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 382 422
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +10.43%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £581 £540 £662
North East median daily rate £415 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +0.61% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.15

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 791 2084 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.35% 85.44% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 1510 850
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -14.11% +8.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £258
90th Percentile £554 £520 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 82 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +60.00% -5.48%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -10.71% +76.54% -16.08%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +5 255 £425 +1.19% 27
Sunderland +2 7 £338 +3.85%
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 89 (33.84%) Scrum
2 79 (30.04%) Java
3 70 (26.62%) HTML
4 67 (25.48%) Open Source
5 66 (25.10%) CSS
6 62 (23.57%) User Experience
7 59 (22.43%) DevOps
8 54 (20.53%) TDD
9 50 (19.01%) Scala
10 49 (18.63%) Prototyping
11 48 (18.25%) Linux
12 45 (17.11%) Service Design
13 44 (16.73%) User Stories
14 42 (15.97%) Jenkins
15 41 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
16 39 (14.83%) Degree
17 38 (14.45%) Test Automation
17 38 (14.45%) BDD
18 37 (14.07%) Selenium
19 35 (13.31%) Puppet
19 35 (13.31%) Project Management
20 34 (12.93%) Finance
21 33 (12.55%) Web Design
21 33 (12.55%) JIRA
22 32 (12.17%) Oracle
22 32 (12.17%) Kanban
23 31 (11.79%) Web Services
24 30 (11.41%) JavaScript
25 29 (11.03%) JSON
25 29 (11.03%) WebDriver

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 22 (8.37%) Confluence
2 21 (7.98%) JBoss
3 19 (7.22%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.94%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.28%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.52%) FileNet
7 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.76%) CMS
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Documentum
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.38%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.38%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (4.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.90%) Heroku
2 5 (1.90%) SaaS
2 5 (1.90%) Slack
3 4 (1.52%) Office 365
3 4 (1.52%) PaaS
4 3 (1.14%) IaaS
4 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.76%) Boomi
5 2 (0.76%) npm
5 2 (0.76%) Serverless
6 1 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.38%) Linode
6 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.56%) SSL
2 10 (3.80%) HTTP
3 8 (3.04%) X.21
4 7 (2.66%) LDAP
4 7 (2.66%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.90%) Network Security
5 5 (1.90%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.52%) DNS
6 4 (1.52%) Firewall
6 4 (1.52%) PBX
6 4 (1.52%) PSTN
6 4 (1.52%) Skype
7 3 (1.14%) SMS
8 2 (0.76%) DHCP
8 2 (0.76%) Internet
8 2 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.76%) SSH
8 2 (0.76%) VPN
9 1 (0.38%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (5.32%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.56%) MySQL
4 10 (3.80%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (3.04%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.66%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.28%) Big Data
8 5 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.76%) DB2
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) DataStage
10 1 (0.38%) GIS
10 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 37 (14.07%) Selenium
3 33 (12.55%) JIRA
4 29 (11.03%) WebDriver
5 28 (10.65%) Git (software)
6 21 (7.98%) JUnit
7 20 (7.60%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.18%) RSpec
9 9 (3.42%) Subversion
10 7 (2.66%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.90%) JIRA Agile
13 4 (1.52%) Burp Suite
13 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.52%) Firebug
13 4 (1.52%) Gradle
13 4 (1.52%) Hamcrest
13 4 (1.52%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.52%) JMeter
13 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (12.93%) Finance
2 13 (4.94%) Games
3 6 (2.28%) Publishing
4 3 (1.14%) Legal
5 2 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) German Language
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (18.25%) Designer
2 42 (15.97%) Developer
3 38 (14.45%) Analyst
4 26 (9.89%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.13%) Business Analyst
6 23 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (7.60%) Architect
7 20 (7.60%) Project Manager
7 20 (7.60%) UX Designer
8 17 (6.46%) Interaction Designer
9 15 (5.70%) User Researcher
10 12 (4.56%) Senior Designer
10 12 (4.56%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.80%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (3.80%) Digital Architect
11 10 (3.80%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.42%) Digital Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Digital Business Analyst
12 9 (3.42%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (26.62%) HTML
2 66 (25.10%) CSS
3 31 (11.79%) Web Services
4 29 (11.03%) JSON
5 24 (9.13%) Spring
6 23 (8.75%) HTML5
7 21 (7.98%) RESTful
8 20 (7.60%) REST
8 20 (7.60%) SOAP
9 19 (7.22%) XML
10 17 (6.46%) Software Packaging
11 13 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.94%) CSS3
11 13 (4.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (4.18%) .NET
12 11 (4.18%) Ajax
13 10 (3.80%) Node.js
13 10 (3.80%) Play Framework
14 9 (3.42%) Django
15 8 (3.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.57%) User Experience
2 41 (15.59%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.27%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.32%) Smartphone
5 11 (4.18%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.04%) Blog
7 7 (2.66%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.90%) DataPower
9 5 (1.90%) NHS
10 4 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.25%) Linux
2 24 (9.13%) Unix
3 23 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.84%) AIX
5 9 (3.42%) Windows
6 6 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.76%) Android
7 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) VME
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.84%) Scrum
2 67 (25.48%) Open Source
3 59 (22.43%) DevOps
4 54 (20.53%) TDD
5 49 (18.63%) Prototyping
6 45 (17.11%) Service Design
7 44 (16.73%) User Stories
8 38 (14.45%) BDD
8 38 (14.45%) Test Automation
9 35 (13.31%) Project Management
10 33 (12.55%) Web Design
11 32 (12.17%) Kanban
12 29 (11.03%) Front End Development
13 27 (10.27%) Rapid Prototyping
14 26 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (9.89%) Mentoring
14 26 (9.89%) Waterfall
15 25 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (9.51%) Usability Testing
16 24 (9.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 79 (30.04%) Java
2 50 (19.01%) Scala
3 30 (11.41%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.75%) SQL
5 22 (8.37%) Ruby
6 17 (6.46%) C#
6 17 (6.46%) Python
7 11 (4.18%) Groovy
8 7 (2.66%) Perl
9 5 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.76%) C++
11 2 (0.76%) Korn
11 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.76%) XPath
11 2 (0.76%) XQuery
12 1 (0.38%) Jython
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (14.83%) Degree
2 19 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.90%) ISEB
7 4 (1.52%) MCSE
7 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.14%) PMP
9 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.76%) CAPM
9 2 (0.76%) CCDP
9 2 (0.76%) CCIE
9 2 (0.76%) CCNP
9 2 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.76%) CISM
9 2 (0.76%) CISSP
9 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.46%) QA
1 17 (6.46%) WCAG
2 5 (1.90%) PMO
3 4 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.76%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (4.18%) Docker
2 6 (2.28%) LXC
3 4 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.76%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (13.31%) Puppet
2 27 (10.27%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.04%) Ansible
4 5 (1.90%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (1.52%) Nessus
6 2 (0.76%) Dollar Universe
6 2 (0.76%) Terraform
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (12.17%) Oracle
2 23 (8.75%) Red Hat
3 22 (8.37%) HP
4 19 (7.22%) IBM
5 18 (6.84%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.94%) Axway
6 13 (4.94%) Informatica
6 13 (4.94%) Siebel
7 5 (1.90%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.90%) Sun
8 4 (1.52%) Google
8 4 (1.52%) Polycom
9 3 (1.14%) OpenText
9 3 (1.14%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.14%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.76%) Apigee
10 2 (0.76%) Cisco
10 2 (0.76%) Dell
10 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.76%) ThinPrint