Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 367 519 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 36.48% 38.16% 35.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.61% 42.51% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 389 431
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £295 £304 £303
90th Percentile £613 £536 £656
North East median daily rate £433 £400 £446
% change year-on-year +8.13% -10.36% +10.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 - £10.50
North East median hourly rate £38.75 - £15.25

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 882 1,221 1,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.67% 89.78% 88.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 847 915
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -0.68%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £250
90th Percentile £588 £536 £545
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 42
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.30 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.79% +43.59% +60.13%
10th Percentile £10.06 £12.51 £12.21
90th Percentile £47.13 £43.00 £28.68
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £27.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.76% +39.74% +44.44%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 0 364 £450 +12.50% 55
Gateshead +3 2 £363 -9.38% 2
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 99 (26.98%) Scrum
2 94 (25.61%) DevOps
3 87 (23.71%) Degree
4 74 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (18.80%) User Experience
7 65 (17.71%) BDD
8 64 (17.44%) Linux
9 62 (16.89%) Mentoring
10 60 (16.35%) Project Management
11 57 (15.53%) Jenkins
12 56 (15.26%) TDD
13 55 (14.99%) Java
14 54 (14.71%) HTML
14 54 (14.71%) Waterfall
14 54 (14.71%) Open Source
15 51 (13.90%) SFIA
16 50 (13.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 49 (13.35%) Finance
17 49 (13.35%) JIRA
18 47 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (12.81%) SQL
19 46 (12.53%) Usability Testing
19 46 (12.53%) Git (software)
20 43 (11.72%) Microsoft
21 42 (11.44%) Puppet
21 42 (11.44%) Coaching
22 41 (11.17%) Confluence
22 41 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
23 40 (10.90%) 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 41 (11.17%) Confluence
2 11 (3.00%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.72%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.18%) CMS
5 7 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.63%) JBoss
7 5 (1.36%) FileNet
7 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.09%) Apache
8 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.09%) IIS
8 4 (1.09%) nginx
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.82%) Jetty
9 3 (0.82%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.82%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.90%) Slack
4 12 (3.27%) SaaS
5 9 (2.45%) Datadog
5 9 (2.45%) PaaS
6 4 (1.09%) IaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.82%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.82%) Office 365
8 2 (0.54%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.54%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) Boomi
9 1 (0.27%) Heroku
9 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.45%) DHCP
1 9 (2.45%) DNS
1 9 (2.45%) Network Security
2 8 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.91%) Firewall
3 7 (1.91%) SSL
4 6 (1.63%) SMS
4 6 (1.63%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.63%) VPN
5 5 (1.36%) HTTP
5 5 (1.36%) Internet
6 4 (1.09%) BGP
6 4 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.09%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.09%) OSPF
6 4 (1.09%) WAN
7 3 (0.82%) FTP
7 3 (0.82%) IPsec
8 2 (0.54%) PBX
8 2 (0.54%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.09%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.91%) MySQL
7 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.63%) Big Data
9 4 (1.09%) OLAP
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (15.53%) Jenkins
2 49 (13.35%) JIRA
3 46 (12.53%) Git (software)
4 23 (6.27%) Selenium
5 17 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (3.81%) Cucumber
6 14 (3.81%) JMeter
7 13 (3.54%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.27%) Burp Suite
8 12 (3.27%) HP UFT
8 12 (3.27%) LoadRunner
9 10 (2.72%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.91%) JUnit
10 7 (1.91%) Subversion
10 7 (1.91%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.36%) Gradle
12 5 (1.36%) Maven
13 4 (1.09%) Hamcrest
13 4 (1.09%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (13.35%) Finance
2 15 (4.09%) Banking
3 13 (3.54%) Legal
4 9 (2.45%) Marketing
4 9 (2.45%) Publishing
4 9 (2.45%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.82%) Electronics
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (15.53%) Developer
2 52 (14.17%) User Researcher
3 50 (13.62%) Analyst
4 41 (11.17%) Business Analyst
5 38 (10.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (9.26%) Designer
7 21 (5.72%) C# Developer
8 17 (4.63%) Architect
9 14 (3.81%) Lead DevOps
10 13 (3.54%) Digital Analyst
10 13 (3.54%) Digital Business Analyst
10 13 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) Test Engineer
11 12 (3.27%) Consultant
11 12 (3.27%) Content Designer
11 12 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
11 12 (3.27%) UX Designer
12 10 (2.72%) Interaction Designer
12 10 (2.72%) Java Developer
12 10 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (14.71%) HTML
2 40 (10.90%) CSS
3 38 (10.35%) .NET
4 27 (7.36%) Web Services
5 24 (6.54%) ASP.NET
6 23 (6.27%) REST
7 19 (5.18%) Software Packaging
8 16 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (3.81%) jQuery
10 13 (3.54%) RESTful
11 11 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (3.00%) Spring
12 9 (2.45%) JSON
13 8 (2.18%) XML
14 7 (1.91%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.91%) Ajax
14 7 (1.91%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.91%) HTML5
14 7 (1.91%) Node.js
15 6 (1.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.16%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (18.80%) User Experience
3 24 (6.54%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.09%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.81%) Blog
5 14 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.72%) Social Media
8 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.09%) DataPower
9 4 (1.09%) NHS
9 4 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.27%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.44%) Linux
2 38 (10.35%) Windows
3 15 (4.09%) Unix
4 14 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.63%) AIX
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.09%) Debian
7 4 (1.09%) VMS
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (26.98%) Scrum
2 94 (25.61%) DevOps
3 71 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (17.71%) BDD
5 62 (16.89%) Mentoring
6 60 (16.35%) Project Management
7 56 (15.26%) TDD
8 54 (14.71%) Open Source
8 54 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 51 (13.90%) SFIA
10 50 (13.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (12.53%) Usability Testing
13 42 (11.44%) Coaching
14 40 (10.90%) Configuration Management
14 40 (10.90%) Market Research
15 38 (10.35%) Psychology
16 37 (10.08%) ITIL
17 34 (9.26%) Kanban
17 34 (9.26%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.99%) Java
2 47 (12.81%) SQL
3 35 (9.54%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.45%) C#
5 22 (5.99%) Python
6 20 (5.45%) Ruby
7 18 (4.90%) Perl
8 16 (4.36%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.09%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.27%) C
11 10 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.72%) C++
11 10 (2.72%) Scala
12 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.27%) Go
14 1 (0.27%) Groovy
14 1 (0.27%) R
14 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (23.71%) Degree
2 33 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.54%) ISEB
5 9 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.91%) CISSP
7 6 (1.63%) CCDP
7 6 (1.63%) CCIE
7 6 (1.63%) CCNP
7 6 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.63%) CISM
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.54%) APMP
9 2 (0.54%) CIPD
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) MCSE
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.81%) QA
2 13 (3.54%) WCAG
3 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (3.54%) Docker
2 6 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.82%) Xen
5 2 (0.54%) Firmware
5 2 (0.54%) LXC
6 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (11.44%) Puppet
2 31 (8.45%) Ansible
3 23 (6.27%) Terraform
4 13 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.27%) Nagios
5 12 (3.27%) Nessus
6 8 (2.18%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.91%) Packer
8 4 (1.09%) Forum Sentry
8 4 (1.09%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.54%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (0.27%) Grafana
11 1 (0.27%) Graylog
11 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.27%) Kibana
11 1 (0.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 43 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.45%) Oracle
3 16 (4.36%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.54%) Capita
5 10 (2.72%) Informatica
5 10 (2.72%) New Relic
5 10 (2.72%) Splunk
6 9 (2.45%) Cloudera
6 9 (2.45%) Hortonworks
7 8 (2.18%) HP
8 7 (1.91%) Cisco
9 6 (1.63%) Axway
9 6 (1.63%) IBM
9 6 (1.63%) SAP
9 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.63%) Siebel
10 5 (1.36%) Google
11 4 (1.09%) Sun
11 4 (1.09%) Tableau
11 4 (1.09%) VMware