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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 28 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 49 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.82% 4.74% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 6.52% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 6 2
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£398 £313 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £363 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.25%
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
659 368 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 78.27% 72.73% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 230 109
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 14 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 +1 40 £400 +28.00% 21
Durham -12 5 £325 +30.00% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 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 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) TDD
3 21 (33.87%) User Experience
4 20 (32.26%) HTML
5 17 (27.42%) Java
6 14 (22.58%) JSON
6 14 (22.58%) Selenium
6 14 (22.58%) Scala
7 13 (20.97%) RESTful
7 13 (20.97%) Open Source
7 13 (20.97%) HTML5
7 13 (20.97%) NoSQL
7 13 (20.97%) Kanban
7 13 (20.97%) Ruby
8 12 (19.35%) JIRA
8 12 (19.35%) Confluence
8 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
9 11 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (17.74%) Puppet
9 11 (17.74%) MongoDB
9 11 (17.74%) Django
9 11 (17.74%) Spring
9 11 (17.74%) C#
9 11 (17.74%) Linux
9 11 (17.74%) Python
10 10 (16.13%) CSS
10 10 (16.13%) .NET
11 9 (14.52%) Project Management
11 9 (14.52%) jQuery
11 9 (14.52%) Mentoring

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 12 (19.35%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) JBoss
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) NoSQL
2 11 (17.74%) MongoDB
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
6 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.61%) Redis
6 1 (1.61%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) JIRA
2 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.23%) RSpec
4 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.61%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.61%) JBehave
5 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Architect
2 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 12 (19.35%) Technical Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Digital Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Digital Technical Architect
5 7 (11.29%) Programme Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Technical Architect
6 6 (9.68%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Digital Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Product Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 1 (1.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) JSON
3 13 (20.97%) HTML5
3 13 (20.97%) RESTful
4 11 (17.74%) Django
4 11 (17.74%) Spring
5 10 (16.13%) .NET
5 10 (16.13%) CSS
6 9 (14.52%) jQuery
7 8 (12.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
9 5 (8.06%) Backbone.js
9 5 (8.06%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (8.06%) LESS
9 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.84%) XSLT
10 3 (4.84%) XML
11 2 (3.23%) Middleware
11 2 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) HPUX
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) TDD
3 13 (20.97%) Kanban
3 13 (20.97%) Open Source
4 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.52%) Project Management
5 8 (12.90%) MVC
5 8 (12.90%) Web Development
6 7 (11.29%) Coaching
6 7 (11.29%) User Stories
7 6 (9.68%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (8.06%) MVVM
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.84%) BDD
10 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.23%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) Scala
3 13 (20.97%) Ruby
4 11 (17.74%) C#
4 11 (17.74%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) SQL
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) Groovy
7 1 (1.61%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) MCP
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Puppet
1 11 (17.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe
2 1 (1.61%) HP
2 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.61%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle
2 1 (1.61%) IBM
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