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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 47 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 2.94% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.90% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
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£388 £296 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.80% -34.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +17.44%
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
533 487 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.52% 75.39% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 313 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +2 16 £401 +35.44% 14
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 44 (93.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 12 (25.53%) Scala
4 11 (23.40%) Open Source
4 11 (23.40%) DevOps
4 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
5 10 (21.28%) Ruby
6 9 (19.15%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) Python
6 9 (19.15%) Django
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
8 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
8 7 (14.89%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (14.89%) User Stories
9 6 (12.77%) User Experience
10 5 (10.64%) Coaching
10 5 (10.64%) Kanban
10 5 (10.64%) MVC
11 4 (8.51%) BDD
12 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (6.38%) QA
12 3 (6.38%) Finance
12 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.38%) HTML
12 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
12 3 (6.38%) C#
12 3 (6.38%) J2EE
12 3 (6.38%) JUnit
13 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.13%) CICS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SAN
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JUnit
2 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.13%) JBehave
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) ScrumMaster
2 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Product Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.13%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Django
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) Ajax
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) CSS3
3 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) SignalR
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Open Source
2 6 (12.77%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (93.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) DevOps
2 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
3 9 (19.15%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) User Stories
6 5 (10.64%) Coaching
6 5 (10.64%) Kanban
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
7 4 (8.51%) BDD
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.26%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Web Development
9 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) Scala
3 10 (21.28%) Ruby
4 9 (19.15%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Clojure
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) JCL
6 1 (2.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Salt
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
2 1 (2.13%) Google
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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