The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 37 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.68% 1.72% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 2.42% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£375 £369 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £393 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.68% +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
370 248 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.75% 71.06% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 128 181
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Scrum
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -13 7 £500 +100.00% 17
Durham -3 3 £250 -32.20% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Selenium
3 16 (41.03%) Java
4 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 13 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (33.33%) JUnit
5 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
6 12 (30.77%) RSpec
7 11 (28.21%) Service Delivery
7 11 (28.21%) Project Management
8 10 (25.64%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (23.08%) REST
9 9 (23.08%) TDD
10 8 (20.51%) Ruby
10 8 (20.51%) Python
11 7 (17.95%) MySQL
11 7 (17.95%) JSON
11 7 (17.95%) User Stories
12 6 (15.38%) BDD
12 6 (15.38%) Open Source
12 6 (15.38%) Finance
12 6 (15.38%) SQL
13 5 (12.82%) C++
13 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
13 5 (12.82%) PHP

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 13 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 13 (33.33%) JUnit
4 12 (30.77%) RSpec
5 5 (12.82%) Subversion
5 5 (12.82%) PHPUnit
5 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Test Automation Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Test Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Product Manager
5 4 (10.26%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (10.26%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) JSON
3 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 5 (12.82%) XML
3 5 (12.82%) YAML
3 5 (12.82%) Spring
3 5 (12.82%) MooTools
3 5 (12.82%) Symfony
3 5 (12.82%) jQuery
4 2 (5.13%) CSS3
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) Ajax
4 2 (5.13%) CSS
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) Velocity
5 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Service Delivery
4 11 (28.21%) Project Management
5 10 (25.64%) Agile Project Management
6 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 7 (17.95%) User Stories
8 6 (15.38%) BDD
9 5 (12.82%) OOP
9 5 (12.82%) OO
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (5.13%) Kanban
11 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) Ruby
3 8 (20.51%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) C++
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 5 (12.82%) PHP5
6 3 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ISEB
1 1 (2.56%) PMP
1 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.56%) APMP
1 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) SAP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle