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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 48 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 51 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.40% 2.52% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.14% 3.35% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 4
Average daily rate £385 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £548 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +8.97%
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
993 568 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.68% 75.33% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 338 326
Average daily rate £325 £368 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 45 £378 -5.91% 13
Durham - 1 - -
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 119 (98.35%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.93%) Java
3 24 (19.83%) TDD
3 24 (19.83%) Project Management
4 22 (18.18%) HTML
4 22 (18.18%) Kanban
4 22 (18.18%) User Stories
5 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
5 21 (17.36%) C#
6 19 (15.70%) Selenium
6 19 (15.70%) Mentoring
7 18 (14.88%) Open Source
7 18 (14.88%) Cucumber
8 17 (14.05%) User Experience
9 16 (13.22%) Relational Database
9 16 (13.22%) .NET
9 16 (13.22%) CSS
10 15 (12.40%) CRM
10 15 (12.40%) Spring
10 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
10 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
11 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
11 14 (11.57%) BDD
12 13 (10.74%) Scala
12 13 (10.74%) Coaching
12 13 (10.74%) Dynamics CRM
13 12 (9.92%) Web Services
14 11 (9.09%) Python
14 11 (9.09%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (4.96%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) Network Security
1 1 (0.83%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) Relational Database
2 11 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.31%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.65%) MySQL
7 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Selenium
2 18 (14.88%) Cucumber
3 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.44%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.79%) JIRA
5 7 (5.79%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.13%) JUnit
7 4 (3.31%) eggPlant
7 4 (3.31%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.31%) RSpec
8 2 (1.65%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.65%) Xcode
9 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.83%) JMeter
9 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.83%) Subversion
9 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Games
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Billing
4 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Developer
2 27 (22.31%) Scrum Master
3 13 (10.74%) Agile Developer
3 13 (10.74%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
4 11 (9.09%) User Researcher
5 8 (6.61%) CRM Developer
6 7 (5.79%) Analyst
6 7 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Agile Scrum Master
8 5 (4.13%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Designer
8 5 (4.13%) Interaction Designer
8 5 (4.13%) Scala Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Agile Coach
9 4 (3.31%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.18%) HTML
2 16 (13.22%) .NET
2 16 (13.22%) CSS
3 15 (12.40%) Spring
4 12 (9.92%) Web Services
5 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET
5 10 (8.26%) RESTful
6 9 (7.44%) HTML5
6 9 (7.44%) JSON
6 9 (7.44%) XML
7 8 (6.61%) ADO.NET
7 8 (6.61%) REST
8 7 (5.79%) Play Framework
9 6 (4.96%) CSS3
9 6 (4.96%) Django
10 5 (4.13%) Ajax
11 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.48%) J2EE
12 3 (2.48%) jQuery
12 3 (2.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) User Experience
2 8 (6.61%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.48%) Social Media
5 2 (1.65%) iPad
5 2 (1.65%) iPhone
5 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Linux
2 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.65%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (98.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.83%) Project Management
2 24 (19.83%) TDD
3 22 (18.18%) Kanban
3 22 (18.18%) User Stories
4 19 (15.70%) Mentoring
5 18 (14.88%) Open Source
6 15 (12.40%) CRM
6 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
7 14 (11.57%) BDD
7 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.74%) Coaching
9 10 (8.26%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.26%) Service Design
9 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.44%) Web Development
11 8 (6.61%) Automation Testing
11 8 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.61%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) Java
2 21 (17.36%) C#
2 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.74%) Scala
4 11 (9.09%) Python
4 11 (9.09%) Ruby
5 7 (5.79%) COBOL
6 4 (3.31%) C
6 4 (3.31%) C++
6 4 (3.31%) PL/1
6 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.83%) Clojure
8 1 (0.83%) Groovy
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) SQL
8 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.13%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) WCAG
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
1 1 (0.83%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) HP
3 3 (2.48%) Micro Focus
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle
4 2 (1.65%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.65%) IBM
4 2 (1.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) Google
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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