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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 36 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 34 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.89% 1.42% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 2.10% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 1
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
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
534 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.83% 67.42% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 124 137
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.13 £30.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 -9 26 £375 +50.00% 24
Durham +1 6 £250 -33.33%
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) Java
3 26 (40.00%) C#
4 25 (38.46%) Python
4 25 (38.46%) Ruby
4 25 (38.46%) REST
5 23 (35.38%) JSON
6 22 (33.85%) Selenium
7 21 (32.31%) Automated Testing
8 18 (27.69%) Subversion
8 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
8 18 (27.69%) UNIX
8 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
9 16 (24.62%) Scala
9 16 (24.62%) CSS
9 16 (24.62%) HTTP
9 16 (24.62%) HTML
10 15 (23.08%) TDD
10 15 (23.08%) Service Delivery
11 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
12 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 13 (20.00%) JUnit
12 13 (20.00%) CSS3
12 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (20.00%) HTML5
12 13 (20.00%) Ajax
13 12 (18.46%) Web Testing
13 12 (18.46%) Cucumber
13 12 (18.46%) BDD
13 12 (18.46%) WebDriver

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) MySQL
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Selenium
2 18 (27.69%) Subversion
2 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
4 13 (20.00%) JUnit
5 12 (18.46%) Cucumber
5 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
6 11 (16.92%) RSpec
7 10 (15.38%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.54%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Marketing
2 3 (4.62%) Games
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Product Manager
3 10 (15.38%) Consultant
4 9 (13.85%) Test Consultant
4 9 (13.85%) PHP Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Test Automation Consultant
5 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.15%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Digital Project Manager
9 1 (1.54%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) REST
2 23 (35.38%) JSON
3 16 (24.62%) CSS
3 16 (24.62%) HTML
4 13 (20.00%) CSS3
4 13 (20.00%) HTML5
4 13 (20.00%) Ajax
5 12 (18.46%) RESTful
6 11 (16.92%) SOAP
6 11 (16.92%) Web Services
6 11 (16.92%) Spring
7 10 (15.38%) Symfony
7 10 (15.38%) jQuery
7 10 (15.38%) MooTools
7 10 (15.38%) YAML
7 10 (15.38%) XML
8 1 (1.54%) Velocity
8 1 (1.54%) WPF
8 1 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
2 6 (9.23%) Open Source
3 2 (3.08%) DTV
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) UNIX
2 8 (12.31%) Mac OS X
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (98.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Automated Testing
3 15 (23.08%) TDD
3 15 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (18.46%) Web Testing
5 12 (18.46%) BDD
5 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.92%) Line Management
6 11 (16.92%) Automation Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 10 (15.38%) OOP
7 10 (15.38%) OO
7 10 (15.38%) Project Management
8 9 (13.85%) Web Design
8 9 (13.85%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (12.31%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (12.31%) Web Development
9 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) Java
2 26 (40.00%) C#
3 25 (38.46%) Python
3 25 (38.46%) Ruby
4 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (24.62%) Scala
6 12 (18.46%) SQL
7 10 (15.38%) PHP5
7 10 (15.38%) PHP
7 10 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (1.54%) APMP
1 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (1.54%) ISEB
1 1 (1.54%) PMP
1 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Puppet
1 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) SAP
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