Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 396 323 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.46% 33.89% 19.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 43.18% 38.22% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 222 324
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £613 £525 £533
North East median daily rate £420 £385 £420
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 917 845 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.75% 88.67% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 577 1,330
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £381 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +16.15% -12.16%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £221
90th Percentile £578 £539 £500
North East median daily rate £380 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 97
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.67% +7.14% +115.38%
10th Percentile £8.69 £10.13 £14.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% -10.71% +107.41%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 0 381 £425 +8.97% 61
Sunderland +6 7 £407 -
Gateshead 0 7 £363 -9.38% 5
South Tyneside - 1 £375 -
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 106 (26.77%) DevOps
2 99 (25.00%) Java
3 95 (23.99%) Linux
4 94 (23.74%) Scrum
5 88 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (20.96%) BDD
7 76 (19.19%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (17.68%) TDD
9 68 (17.17%) Degree
10 63 (15.91%) SQL
11 61 (15.40%) Open Source
12 60 (15.15%) User Experience
13 57 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
14 53 (13.38%) Jenkins
15 52 (13.13%) HTML
16 50 (12.63%) Puppet
17 49 (12.37%) JavaScript
17 49 (12.37%) .NET
18 48 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
18 48 (12.12%) Git (software)
19 47 (11.87%) Test Automation
19 47 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (11.87%) CSS
20 46 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (11.11%) Windows
22 43 (10.86%) C#
22 43 (10.86%) Ansible
23 42 (10.61%) Microservices
23 42 (10.61%) Security Cleared
24 41 (10.35%) Configuration Management

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 23 (5.81%) Confluence
2 18 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.54%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (2.53%) JBoss
6 9 (2.27%) CMS
6 9 (2.27%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.77%) FileNet
7 7 (1.77%) Jetty
7 7 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.26%) Apache
10 4 (1.01%) CICS
10 4 (1.01%) nginx
10 4 (1.01%) WildFly
11 3 (0.76%) IIS
11 3 (0.76%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (11.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.55%) Datadog
4 12 (3.03%) PaaS
5 11 (2.78%) SaaS
6 9 (2.27%) Slack
7 8 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.52%) GitHub
9 5 (1.26%) BrowserStack
9 5 (1.26%) IaaS
10 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.76%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.51%) Serverless
12 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.25%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) Network Security
2 9 (2.27%) SSL
3 8 (2.02%) DHCP
3 8 (2.02%) DNS
3 8 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.77%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.52%) WAN
6 5 (1.26%) BGP
6 5 (1.26%) Firewall
6 5 (1.26%) IP Telephony
6 5 (1.26%) OSPF
6 5 (1.26%) VPN
7 4 (1.01%) HTTP
7 4 (1.01%) Internet
8 3 (0.76%) FTP
8 3 (0.76%) IPsec
8 3 (0.76%) SMS
9 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.04%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.53%) MySQL
8 8 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.52%) Big Data
9 6 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.51%) DB2
12 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 53 (13.38%) Jenkins
2 48 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 35 (8.84%) JIRA
4 24 (6.06%) Selenium
5 16 (4.04%) SpecFlow
5 16 (4.04%) TeamCity
6 13 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (2.53%) JUnit
9 9 (2.27%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.77%) GitLab
10 7 (1.77%) Maven
11 6 (1.52%) Burp Suite
11 6 (1.52%) HP UFT
11 6 (1.52%) JMeter
11 6 (1.52%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.52%) Subversion
12 5 (1.26%) FindBugs
12 5 (1.26%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (9.85%) Finance
2 17 (4.29%) Banking
2 17 (4.29%) Legal
3 15 (3.79%) Marketing
4 14 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.53%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.27%) Publishing
8 8 (2.02%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 104 (26.26%) Developer
2 47 (11.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (9.85%) User Researcher
4 32 (8.08%) Analyst
5 31 (7.83%) Java Developer
6 29 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 28 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 28 (7.07%) Designer
8 26 (6.57%) Architect
9 16 (4.04%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.28%) Technical Architect
10 13 (3.28%) UX Designer
11 12 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.78%) Content Designer
12 11 (2.78%) Product Owner
13 10 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
14 9 (2.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.13%) HTML
2 49 (12.37%) .NET
3 47 (11.87%) CSS
4 34 (8.59%) ASP.NET
5 32 (8.08%) RESTful
6 30 (7.58%) Web Services
7 23 (5.81%) AngularJS
7 23 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
8 21 (5.30%) J2EE
8 21 (5.30%) REST
9 20 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (4.55%) Node.js
11 16 (4.04%) Spring
12 15 (3.79%) Software Packaging
13 14 (3.54%) JSON
13 14 (3.54%) XML
14 12 (3.03%) jQuery
15 10 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (2.27%) Spring Boot
17 8 (2.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 88 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (15.15%) User Experience
3 26 (6.57%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.03%) Blog
6 12 (3.03%) Social Media
7 11 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.53%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.52%) DataPower
11 4 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (23.99%) Linux
2 44 (11.11%) Windows
3 26 (6.57%) Unix
4 21 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.03%) AIX
6 6 (1.52%) CentOS
7 4 (1.01%) Android
7 4 (1.01%) Debian
7 4 (1.01%) VMS
8 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.77%) DevOps
2 94 (23.74%) Scrum
3 83 (20.96%) BDD
4 76 (19.19%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (17.68%) TDD
6 61 (15.40%) Open Source
7 48 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (11.87%) Test Automation
9 46 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (10.61%) Microservices
11 41 (10.35%) Configuration Management
11 41 (10.35%) Project Management
12 40 (10.10%) Mentoring
13 39 (9.85%) MVC
14 37 (9.34%) SFIA
15 36 (9.09%) Usability Testing
16 35 (8.84%) Kanban
16 35 (8.84%) Waterfall
17 30 (7.58%) Coaching
17 30 (7.58%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (25.00%) Java
2 63 (15.91%) SQL
3 49 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 43 (10.86%) C#
5 31 (7.83%) Python
6 28 (7.07%) Ruby
7 27 (6.82%) Perl
8 23 (5.81%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 21 (5.30%) C
11 20 (5.05%) Bash Shell
11 20 (5.05%) C++
12 15 (3.79%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) Java 8
14 3 (0.76%) Scala
15 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.51%) Groovy
15 2 (0.51%) R
15 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 68 (17.17%) Degree
2 42 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.03%) ISEB
5 11 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.77%) CISM
6 7 (1.77%) CISSP
7 6 (1.52%) CCDP
7 6 (1.52%) CCIE
7 6 (1.52%) CCNP
7 6 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.01%) CISMP
9 4 (1.01%) CRISC
9 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.01%) SANS
10 3 (0.76%) OCP
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.80%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) WCAG
3 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (5.56%) Docker
2 9 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.01%) Xen
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (12.63%) Puppet
2 43 (10.86%) Ansible
3 31 (7.83%) Terraform
4 22 (5.56%) Nagios
5 19 (4.80%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.04%) Packer
7 6 (1.52%) Forum Sentry
7 6 (1.52%) Nessus
8 4 (1.01%) Matomo
9 3 (0.76%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Consul
10 2 (0.51%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (0.51%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.25%) Grafana
11 1 (0.25%) Kibana
11 1 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 39 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.08%) Oracle
3 21 (5.30%) Red Hat
4 20 (5.05%) New Relic
4 20 (5.05%) Splunk
5 16 (4.04%) Capita
6 15 (3.79%) IBM
7 14 (3.54%) SAP
8 12 (3.03%) Informatica
9 11 (2.78%) HP
10 10 (2.53%) Axway
10 10 (2.53%) Siebel
11 9 (2.27%) VMware
12 6 (1.52%) Cisco
12 6 (1.52%) Sun
13 5 (1.26%) Google
13 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.76%) Black Duck
14 3 (0.76%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.76%) Dynatrace