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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 36 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 83 76 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.07% 6.92% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 8.29% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 26
Median daily rate £390 £428 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £311 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £41.44 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -6.87%
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
1148 917 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.92% 83.44% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 604 366
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 37
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.20 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.22% -34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 78 £388 -13.88% 15
Durham +1 3 £400 +30.61%
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 133 (99.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.30%) Java
3 44 (32.84%) TDD
4 36 (26.87%) Jenkins
5 31 (23.13%) BDD
6 29 (21.64%) Selenium
7 26 (19.40%) Cucumber
7 26 (19.40%) C#
8 25 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (17.91%) Kanban
9 24 (17.91%) User Stories
10 23 (17.16%) Git (software)
11 22 (16.42%) HTML
12 20 (14.93%) Scala
12 20 (14.93%) RESTful
13 19 (14.18%) JSON
13 19 (14.18%) CSS
13 19 (14.18%) Web Services
13 19 (14.18%) Linux
14 18 (13.43%) CSS3
15 17 (12.69%) XML
15 17 (12.69%) HTML5
16 16 (11.94%) WebDriver
16 16 (11.94%) .NET
16 16 (11.94%) Python
17 15 (11.19%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
17 15 (11.19%) Open Source
17 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
17 15 (11.19%) QA

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (5.97%) Confluence
2 3 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.24%) SAS
3 2 (1.49%) Drupal
3 2 (1.49%) IIS
3 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.49%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.49%) InDesign
1 2 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) GitHub
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) Internet
1 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.49%) HTTP
2 2 (1.49%) Network Security
3 1 (0.75%) PBX
3 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.75%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) MongoDB
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.22%) MySQL
3 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.49%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 36 (26.87%) Jenkins
2 29 (21.64%) Selenium
3 26 (19.40%) Cucumber
4 23 (17.16%) Git (software)
5 16 (11.94%) WebDriver
6 11 (8.21%) JIRA
7 9 (6.72%) Subversion
8 6 (4.48%) Burp Suite
8 6 (4.48%) JMeter
8 6 (4.48%) Travis CI
9 5 (3.73%) GCC
9 5 (3.73%) GDB
10 4 (2.99%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.99%) Protractor
10 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.24%) Hudson
11 3 (2.24%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.24%) JUnit
11 3 (2.24%) Maven
11 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (9.70%) Finance
1 13 (9.70%) Retail
2 11 (8.21%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.73%) Law
4 2 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (35.07%) Developer
2 21 (15.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (12.69%) Tester
4 16 (11.94%) Java Scala Developer
4 16 (11.94%) Scala Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Agile Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Scrum Master
6 12 (8.96%) Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.21%) Automation Tester
8 10 (7.46%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) Lead Developer
10 8 (5.97%) Architect
10 8 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.97%) Senior Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Agile .NET Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Agile C# Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) HTML
2 20 (14.93%) RESTful
3 19 (14.18%) CSS
3 19 (14.18%) JSON
3 19 (14.18%) Web Services
4 18 (13.43%) CSS3
5 17 (12.69%) HTML5
5 17 (12.69%) XML
6 16 (11.94%) .NET
7 14 (10.45%) Spring
8 10 (7.46%) REST
9 9 (6.72%) Django
9 9 (6.72%) Gherkin
9 9 (6.72%) Play Framework
10 8 (5.97%) Ajax
10 8 (5.97%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.97%) SOAP
11 7 (5.22%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET
13 5 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.22%) User Experience
3 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 2 (1.49%) CESG
5 2 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.49%) iPad
5 2 (1.49%) iPhone
5 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.18%) Linux
2 5 (3.73%) Solaris
3 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.49%) Windows
3 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (99.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.84%) TDD
3 31 (23.13%) BDD
4 25 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (17.91%) Kanban
5 24 (17.91%) User Stories
6 15 (11.19%) Open Source
7 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
8 11 (8.21%) Front End Development
8 11 (8.21%) Test Scripting
9 10 (7.46%) Automation Testing
9 10 (7.46%) DevOps
9 10 (7.46%) OWASP
9 10 (7.46%) Performance Testing
9 10 (7.46%) Prototyping
9 10 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.46%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.97%) Automated Testing
10 8 (5.97%) Coaching
11 7 (5.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.30%) Java
2 26 (19.40%) C#
3 20 (14.93%) Scala
4 16 (11.94%) Python
5 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.19%) Ruby
6 12 (8.96%) C++
6 12 (8.96%) SQL
7 8 (5.97%) C
8 7 (5.22%) Groovy
9 6 (4.48%) Perl
9 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.99%) Clojure
12 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.99%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) CISSP
5 2 (1.49%) CLAS
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.75%) MCAD
6 1 (0.75%) MCSD
6 1 (0.75%) MCTS
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.48%) WCAG
3 5 (3.73%) WAI
4 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.24%) Docker
3 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.49%) LXC
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.72%) Puppet
2 6 (4.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.22%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) SaltStack
3 5 (3.73%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.49%) Adobe
4 2 (1.49%) Google
4 2 (1.49%) HP
4 2 (1.49%) Informatica
4 2 (1.49%) Rally
4 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.49%) VMware
4 2 (1.49%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.75%) IBM
5 1 (0.75%) Siebel
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
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