The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 33 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 27 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.46% 4.38% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 5.61% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
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£424 £313 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.60% -30.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.11
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +8.00%
Scrum
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 410 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.21% 78.10% 67.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 286 47
Average daily rate £370 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 1 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Tyne and Wear region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 24 £445 +45.90% 15
Tyneside - 1 £495 -
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 49 (96.08%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Java
3 18 (35.29%) Scala
4 17 (33.33%) Open Source
4 17 (33.33%) Ruby
5 16 (31.37%) Python
5 16 (31.37%) Django
6 15 (29.41%) TDD
6 15 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 13 (25.49%) Kanban
8 12 (23.53%) User Experience
9 11 (21.57%) HTML5
9 11 (21.57%) DevOps
9 11 (21.57%) HTML
10 10 (19.61%) JSON
11 9 (17.65%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (17.65%) Puppet
11 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
11 9 (17.65%) NoSQL
11 9 (17.65%) Selenium
12 8 (15.69%) Web Development
12 8 (15.69%) RESTful
12 8 (15.69%) Confluence
12 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
12 8 (15.69%) JIRA
12 8 (15.69%) Spring
13 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
13 6 (11.76%) Project Management
13 6 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (15.69%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.96%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) MongoDB
1 9 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) JIRA
2 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.96%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.96%) JBehave
3 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) ScrumMaster
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Product Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Digital Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Digital Technical Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Technical Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Digital Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Polyglot Developer
7 1 (1.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Java Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) Django
2 11 (21.57%) HTML
2 11 (21.57%) HTML5
3 10 (19.61%) JSON
4 8 (15.69%) RESTful
4 8 (15.69%) Spring
5 4 (7.84%) .NET
6 3 (5.88%) CSS
6 3 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.92%) WPF
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.92%) WebSockets
7 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.92%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.96%) SignalR
8 1 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Open Source
2 12 (23.53%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) HPUX
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (96.08%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) TDD
2 15 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 13 (25.49%) Kanban
4 11 (21.57%) DevOps
5 8 (15.69%) Web Development
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.80%) User Stories
7 5 (9.80%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) Coaching
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.92%) MVC
10 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.92%) OOP
10 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) Scala
3 17 (33.33%) Ruby
4 16 (31.37%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) COBOL
6 1 (1.96%) JCL
6 1 (1.96%) Groovy
6 1 (1.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
1 9 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe
2 1 (1.96%) HP
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.96%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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