The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 41 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.14% 1.88% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 2.55% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 3
Average daily rate
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£453 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £255 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £460 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
Scrum
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
587 274 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.46% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 129 120
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the North East region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +3 38 £458 +14.37% 11
Durham - - - - 2
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 71 (94.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (57.33%) Java
3 38 (50.67%) Python
3 38 (50.67%) Ruby
4 34 (45.33%) Scala
5 32 (42.67%) Mentoring
6 29 (38.67%) JSON
7 28 (37.33%) HTML
8 23 (30.67%) C#
8 23 (30.67%) HTML5
9 22 (29.33%) REST
10 21 (28.00%) RESTful
10 21 (28.00%) Open Source
11 19 (25.33%) Git (software)
11 19 (25.33%) CSS
11 19 (25.33%) Linux
11 19 (25.33%) Subversion
12 18 (24.00%) Django
12 18 (24.00%) Relational Database
13 17 (22.67%) Web Development
13 17 (22.67%) Spring
13 17 (22.67%) HTTP
13 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
14 16 (21.33%) UNIX
14 16 (21.33%) Ajax
14 16 (21.33%) CSS3
14 16 (21.33%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (20.00%) Selenium
15 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
16 12 (16.00%) Web Design

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.33%) Node.js
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Git (software)
1 19 (25.33%) Subversion
2 15 (20.00%) Selenium
3 12 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (14.67%) JIRA
5 8 (10.67%) JUnit
6 6 (8.00%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.67%) RSpec
7 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (2.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) ScrumMaster
3 11 (14.67%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Product Manager
5 7 (9.33%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Digital Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Test Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Test Automation Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) JSON
2 28 (37.33%) HTML
3 23 (30.67%) HTML5
4 22 (29.33%) REST
5 21 (28.00%) RESTful
6 19 (25.33%) CSS
7 18 (24.00%) Django
8 17 (22.67%) Spring
9 16 (21.33%) Ajax
9 16 (21.33%) CSS3
10 8 (10.67%) jQuery
11 7 (9.33%) SOAP
11 7 (9.33%) Web Services
12 6 (8.00%) YAML
12 6 (8.00%) MooTools
12 6 (8.00%) Symfony
12 6 (8.00%) XML
13 4 (5.33%) J2EE
14 3 (4.00%) Play Framework
14 3 (4.00%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.00%) Open Source
2 8 (10.67%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Linux
2 16 (21.33%) UNIX
3 10 (13.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (94.67%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) Mentoring
3 17 (22.67%) Web Development
4 16 (21.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (16.00%) Web Design
6 12 (16.00%) Line Management
7 11 (14.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (14.67%) TDD
8 10 (13.33%) BDD
8 10 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.33%) DevOps
9 7 (9.33%) Project Management
9 7 (9.33%) MVC
10 6 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (8.00%) User Stories
10 6 (8.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.00%) OOP
10 6 (8.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 43 (57.33%) Java
2 38 (50.67%) Python
2 38 (50.67%) Ruby
3 34 (45.33%) Scala
4 23 (30.67%) C#
5 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.67%) SQL
7 6 (8.00%) PHP5
7 6 (8.00%) PHP
7 6 (8.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Puppet
1 7 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.00%) Google
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft