Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 386 292 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 39.83% 31.64% 24.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 44.37% 36.14% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 243 411
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £306
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £41.25 - -
North East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -

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 870 808 1,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.78% 87.54% 88.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 582 1,390
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.35% -13.52%
10th Percentile £282 £244 £240
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 79
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.60 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year -30.86% -23.58% +55.88%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 361 £450 +5.88% 86
Gateshead - 18 £450 - 13
Sunderland +4 5 £360 +6.67% 4
South Shields - 2 £420 -
Agile Software Development
North East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 88 (22.80%) DevOps
2 84 (21.76%) Scrum
3 74 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (18.13%) Java
5 66 (17.10%) Linux
5 66 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (17.10%) Jenkins
6 62 (16.06%) SQL
7 61 (15.80%) Git (software)
8 58 (15.03%) JIRA
8 58 (15.03%) Microservices
9 55 (14.25%) BDD
9 55 (14.25%) TDD
10 53 (13.73%) JavaScript
10 53 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
11 52 (13.47%) User Experience
12 51 (13.21%) Docker
13 49 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
13 49 (12.69%) Ansible
13 49 (12.69%) Test Automation
13 49 (12.69%) Puppet
14 46 (11.92%) Python
14 46 (11.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (10.88%) HTML
17 40 (10.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (10.36%) Kanban
18 38 (9.84%) Open Source
18 38 (9.84%) CSS
18 38 (9.84%) Mentoring

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 37 (9.59%) Confluence
2 19 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.55%) CMS
5 5 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.04%) Apache
6 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.04%) JBoss
6 4 (1.04%) nginx
6 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.78%) SAS
7 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) Documentum
9 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.26%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.59%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.59%) SaaS
5 8 (2.07%) GitHub
6 7 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.81%) IaaS
7 6 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.30%) Heroku
8 5 (1.30%) Office 365
8 5 (1.30%) PaaS
9 4 (1.04%) Boomi
9 4 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.78%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.78%) Slack
11 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.59%) Firewall
2 8 (2.07%) Internet
3 7 (1.81%) VLAN
4 6 (1.55%) Network Security
5 5 (1.30%) SSL
5 5 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.04%) HTTP
7 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.52%) WAN
8 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.26%) BGP
9 1 (0.26%) DHCP
9 1 (0.26%) DNS
9 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.26%) LAN
9 1 (0.26%) OSPF
9 1 (0.26%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.22%) NoSQL
2 22 (5.70%) MongoDB
3 18 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.15%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.59%) Big Data
6 10 (2.59%) MySQL
6 10 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.81%) Sqoop
9 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.30%) Power BI
10 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.04%) HBase
10 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.04%) Spark SQL
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (17.10%) Jenkins
2 61 (15.80%) Git (software)
3 58 (15.03%) JIRA
4 33 (8.55%) Maven
4 33 (8.55%) Selenium
5 32 (8.29%) GitLab
6 29 (7.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (6.48%) Cucumber
7 25 (6.48%) JUnit
8 19 (4.92%) JMeter
9 9 (2.33%) gulp
9 9 (2.33%) Subversion
10 8 (2.07%) Gatling
11 6 (1.55%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.55%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.55%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.55%) SoapUI
11 6 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.55%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 34 (8.81%) Finance
2 17 (4.40%) Publishing
3 14 (3.63%) Legal
3 14 (3.63%) Marketing
4 9 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.07%) Electronics
5 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.30%) Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (20.73%) Developer
2 46 (11.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (11.14%) Analyst
3 43 (11.14%) Designer
4 33 (8.55%) User Researcher
5 30 (7.77%) Content Designer
6 27 (6.99%) Business Analyst
6 27 (6.99%) Java Developer
7 23 (5.96%) Architect
8 16 (4.15%) Digital Designer
9 15 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
10 13 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
10 13 (3.37%) Digital Content Designer
11 11 (2.85%) Digital Transformation
11 11 (2.85%) Senior Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.85%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (2.59%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.88%) HTML
2 38 (9.84%) CSS
3 37 (9.59%) Web Services
4 28 (7.25%) Node.js
5 26 (6.74%) REST
6 23 (5.96%) XML
7 21 (5.44%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.92%) Spring
9 18 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (4.15%) .NET
10 16 (4.15%) JSON
10 16 (4.15%) RESTful
11 14 (3.63%) J2EE
11 14 (3.63%) SOAP
12 13 (3.37%) jQuery
12 13 (3.37%) Spring Boot
13 11 (2.85%) HTML5
13 11 (2.85%) Play Framework
14 10 (2.59%) YAML
15 9 (2.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.47%) User Experience
2 49 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.33%) Blog
7 7 (1.81%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.30%) Social Media
9 4 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.04%) NHS
10 3 (0.78%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.78%) CMDB
10 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.52%) PMI
12 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.10%) Linux
2 24 (6.22%) Windows
3 22 (5.70%) Unix
4 18 (4.66%) CentOS
5 13 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.52%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.52%) Mesosphere
7 2 (0.52%) VMS
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.26%) VME
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.80%) DevOps
2 84 (21.76%) Scrum
3 74 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (17.10%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (15.03%) Microservices
6 55 (14.25%) BDD
6 55 (14.25%) TDD
7 49 (12.69%) Test Automation
8 46 (11.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 40 (10.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (10.36%) Kanban
10 38 (9.84%) Mentoring
10 38 (9.84%) Open Source
11 35 (9.07%) Waterfall
12 34 (8.81%) Analytics
12 34 (8.81%) Configuration Management
13 33 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (8.03%) Software Engineering
15 29 (7.51%) Coaching
15 29 (7.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.13%) Java
2 62 (16.06%) SQL
3 53 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 46 (11.92%) Python
5 23 (5.96%) Ruby
6 22 (5.70%) C#
7 20 (5.18%) Scala
8 17 (4.40%) Perl
9 11 (2.85%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.59%) C++
11 8 (2.07%) Java 8
12 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.04%) Groovy
13 4 (1.04%) Haskell
14 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.52%) PHP
15 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.52%) XPath
16 1 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 35 (9.07%) Degree
2 22 (5.70%) DBS Check
3 20 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.85%) ISEB
5 10 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.81%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.52%) CISM
11 2 (0.52%) CISSP
11 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.26%) OCP
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.33%) QA
2 9 (2.33%) PMO
3 3 (0.78%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (13.21%) Docker
2 7 (1.81%) Apache Flume
2 7 (1.81%) HDFS
3 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (12.69%) Ansible
1 49 (12.69%) Puppet
2 31 (8.03%) Terraform
3 19 (4.92%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
5 12 (3.11%) Nagios
6 11 (2.85%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.55%) Consul
9 4 (1.04%) Grafana
9 4 (1.04%) Kibana
9 4 (1.04%) Matomo
10 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.52%) Nessus
12 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Packer
12 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (6.48%) Oracle
2 21 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.89%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.11%) SAP
5 10 (2.59%) Black Duck
5 10 (2.59%) Google
5 10 (2.59%) Riverbed
6 8 (2.07%) Adobe
6 8 (2.07%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.81%) Dynatrace
8 4 (1.04%) Dell
8 4 (1.04%) Pega
8 4 (1.04%) VMware
8 4 (1.04%) webMethods
9 3 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.78%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.52%) EMC
10 2 (0.52%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix