Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 303 600 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 31.93% 29.78% 37.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.00% 33.99% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 457 477
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £328 £300 £300
90th Percentile £595 £541 £666
North East median daily rate £438 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.50
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.00

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 819 1,765 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.30% 87.59% 86.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 1,281 856
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £258 £264 £263
90th Percentile £588 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.80 £27.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.27% +41.03% -7.25%
10th Percentile £9.50 £12.19 £12.07
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.89% +55.88% -22.05%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 0 298 £450 +12.50% 66
Sunderland +3 3 £338 +3.85% 1
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 (30.69%) Scrum
2 78 (25.74%) HTML
3 76 (25.08%) User Experience
4 73 (24.09%) DevOps
5 69 (22.77%) Open Source
6 67 (22.11%) Java
7 65 (21.45%) CSS
8 55 (18.15%) Jenkins
9 51 (16.83%) Service Design
10 49 (16.17%) Degree
11 47 (15.51%) TDD
12 46 (15.18%) JIRA
12 46 (15.18%) BDD
13 44 (14.52%) Prototyping
13 44 (14.52%) Mentoring
14 43 (14.19%) Waterfall
14 43 (14.19%) Git (software)
15 42 (13.86%) Project Management
16 41 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (13.20%) Scala
18 39 (12.87%) Kanban
18 39 (12.87%) Linux
19 37 (12.21%) Collaborative Working
20 36 (11.88%) SFIA
20 36 (11.88%) JavaScript
20 36 (11.88%) Finance
21 35 (11.55%) Web Services
22 34 (11.22%) User Stories
23 33 (10.89%) Confluence
23 33 (10.89%) Test Automation

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 33 (10.89%) Confluence
2 6 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.98%) JBoss
2 6 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.65%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Documentum
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) FileNet
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.33%) InVision
5 1 (0.33%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.33%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.29%) Slack
3 7 (2.31%) SaaS
4 5 (1.65%) Heroku
4 5 (1.65%) Office 365
5 4 (1.32%) PaaS
6 3 (0.99%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.66%) Boomi
7 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.66%) npm
7 2 (0.66%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.30%) HTTP
2 8 (2.64%) SSL
2 8 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.65%) Firewall
3 5 (1.65%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.32%) DNS
4 4 (1.32%) PBX
4 4 (1.32%) PSTN
4 4 (1.32%) Skype
4 4 (1.32%) SMS
5 3 (0.99%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) DHCP
6 2 (0.66%) Network Security
6 2 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.66%) SSH
6 2 (0.66%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) DSL
7 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (4.62%) NoSQL
2 14 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.63%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.30%) MySQL
4 10 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.64%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.31%) Big Data
7 5 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.99%) OLAP
9 3 (0.99%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.66%) DB2
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 55 (18.15%) Jenkins
2 46 (15.18%) JIRA
3 43 (14.19%) Git (software)
4 29 (9.57%) Selenium
5 21 (6.93%) WebDriver
6 17 (5.61%) JUnit
7 16 (5.28%) Cucumber
8 15 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (3.96%) JMeter
9 12 (3.96%) Subversion
10 10 (3.30%) Burp Suite
10 10 (3.30%) HP UFT
10 10 (3.30%) LoadRunner
11 7 (2.31%) RSpec
11 7 (2.31%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.98%) Firebug
12 6 (1.98%) Gradle
12 6 (1.98%) Hamcrest
13 5 (1.65%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (1.65%) Maven
General
1 36 (11.88%) Finance
2 7 (2.31%) Games
3 5 (1.65%) Legal
3 5 (1.65%) Publishing
4 2 (0.66%) Marketing
4 2 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (17.49%) Designer
2 50 (16.50%) Analyst
3 44 (14.52%) Developer
4 37 (12.21%) Business Analyst
5 26 (8.58%) User Researcher
6 23 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 22 (7.26%) Architect
7 22 (7.26%) Interaction Designer
8 20 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) UX Designer
9 17 (5.61%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) Senior Designer
11 13 (4.29%) Digital Analyst
11 13 (4.29%) Digital Business Analyst
12 11 (3.63%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (3.63%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.30%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.97%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (25.74%) HTML
2 65 (21.45%) CSS
3 35 (11.55%) Web Services
4 23 (7.59%) JSON
4 23 (7.59%) REST
5 19 (6.27%) Spring
6 17 (5.61%) HTML5
6 17 (5.61%) XML
7 16 (5.28%) SOAP
8 15 (4.95%) RESTful
9 13 (4.29%) jQuery
10 11 (3.63%) CSS3
11 10 (3.30%) .NET
11 10 (3.30%) Node.js
11 10 (3.30%) Software Packaging
11 10 (3.30%) XSD
12 9 (2.97%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.97%) Play Framework
13 8 (2.64%) JSP
13 8 (2.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (25.08%) User Experience
2 28 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.26%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.29%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.65%) Blog
6 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.32%) NHS
7 4 (1.32%) Social Media
7 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.33%) CESG
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) DataPower
9 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.33%) Replication
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.87%) Linux
2 16 (5.28%) Windows
3 10 (3.30%) Unix
4 9 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) VME
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.69%) Scrum
2 73 (24.09%) DevOps
3 69 (22.77%) Open Source
4 51 (16.83%) Service Design
5 47 (15.51%) TDD
6 46 (15.18%) BDD
7 44 (14.52%) Mentoring
7 44 (14.52%) Prototyping
8 43 (14.19%) Waterfall
9 42 (13.86%) Project Management
10 41 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (12.87%) Kanban
12 37 (12.21%) Collaborative Working
13 36 (11.88%) SFIA
14 34 (11.22%) User Stories
15 33 (10.89%) Test Automation
16 32 (10.56%) Front End Development
17 31 (10.23%) ITIL
17 31 (10.23%) Usability Testing
18 30 (9.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.11%) Java
2 40 (13.20%) Scala
3 36 (11.88%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.24%) SQL
5 16 (5.28%) Python
6 15 (4.95%) Ruby
7 12 (3.96%) C#
8 10 (3.30%) Groovy
9 7 (2.31%) Perl
10 6 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.66%) Korn
13 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.66%) XPath
13 2 (0.66%) XQuery
14 1 (0.33%) C
14 1 (0.33%) C++
14 1 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 49 (16.17%) Degree
2 14 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.98%) ISEB
5 4 (1.32%) MCSE
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.99%) CISSP
6 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.99%) PMP
6 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CAPM
7 2 (0.66%) CCDP
7 2 (0.66%) CCIE
7 2 (0.66%) CCNP
7 2 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CISM
7 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.59%) QA
2 17 (5.61%) WCAG
3 6 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.65%) PMO
5 2 (0.66%) SLA
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (3.63%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.32%) LXC
3 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.66%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (10.23%) Puppet
2 15 (4.95%) Ansible
3 11 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.30%) Nessus
5 9 (2.97%) Terraform
6 5 (1.65%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.99%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.33%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.33%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (8.91%) Microsoft
1 27 (8.91%) Oracle
2 11 (3.63%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.64%) Cloudera
3 8 (2.64%) Hortonworks
4 6 (1.98%) HP
5 5 (1.65%) IBM
6 4 (1.32%) Google
6 4 (1.32%) Polycom
7 3 (0.99%) Cisco
7 3 (0.99%) Informatica
7 3 (0.99%) OpenText
7 3 (0.99%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.99%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.99%) SAP
7 3 (0.99%) Tableau
8 2 (0.66%) Dell
8 2 (0.66%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.66%) ThinPrint
8 2 (0.66%) VMware