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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 23 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Scrum 61 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.65% 2.68% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.38% 3.69% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +19.84%
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
728 379 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.39% 72.47% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 235 131
Average daily rate £403 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +16 53 £445 -11.00% 7
Durham -5 6 £325 +30.00% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 74 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) TDD
3 26 (32.10%) Java
3 26 (32.10%) User Experience
4 23 (28.40%) Kanban
5 21 (25.93%) HTML
6 20 (24.69%) JSON
7 19 (23.46%) RESTful
8 17 (20.99%) Scala
8 17 (20.99%) Open Source
8 17 (20.99%) Selenium
9 16 (19.75%) Ruby
10 15 (18.52%) C#
10 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
11 14 (17.28%) HTML5
11 14 (17.28%) Confluence
11 14 (17.28%) Python
11 14 (17.28%) JIRA
12 13 (16.05%) NoSQL
13 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (13.58%) Coaching
13 11 (13.58%) Puppet
13 11 (13.58%) MongoDB
13 11 (13.58%) Django
13 11 (13.58%) Spring
13 11 (13.58%) Linux
13 11 (13.58%) .NET
13 11 (13.58%) CSS
14 10 (12.35%) Project Management
14 10 (12.35%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (17.28%) Confluence
2 2 (2.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.58%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.23%) Redis
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.99%) Selenium
2 15 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 14 (17.28%) JIRA
4 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.17%) RSpec
5 5 (6.17%) JUnit
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.23%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.23%) JBehave
6 1 (1.23%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Games
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Architect
2 15 (18.52%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) ScrumMaster
3 14 (17.28%) Technical Architect
4 13 (16.05%) Digital Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Digital Technical Architect
6 7 (8.64%) Programme Manager
6 7 (8.64%) Senior Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Senior Technical Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.17%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Digital Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) HTML
2 20 (24.69%) JSON
3 19 (23.46%) RESTful
4 14 (17.28%) HTML5
5 11 (13.58%) Django
5 11 (13.58%) Spring
5 11 (13.58%) .NET
5 11 (13.58%) CSS
6 10 (12.35%) jQuery
7 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.41%) Entity Framework
8 6 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (7.41%) LESS
8 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.17%) Backbone.js
10 4 (4.94%) REST
11 3 (3.70%) XSLT
11 3 (3.70%) XML
12 2 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) User Experience
2 7 (8.64%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) HPUX
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.74%) TDD
3 23 (28.40%) Kanban
4 17 (20.99%) Open Source
5 11 (13.58%) Coaching
6 10 (12.35%) User Stories
6 10 (12.35%) Project Management
7 9 (11.11%) MVC
7 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.64%) Web Development
8 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.41%) MVVM
9 6 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (6.17%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Web Testing
10 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) Java
2 17 (20.99%) Scala
3 16 (19.75%) Ruby
4 15 (18.52%) C#
5 14 (17.28%) Python
6 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) SQL
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) MCP
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Puppet
1 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.23%) Adobe
2 1 (1.23%) HP
2 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.23%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle
2 1 (1.23%) IBM
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