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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 33 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 39 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.18% 0.54% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.50% 0.71% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 0 1
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£400 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.76%
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
520 140 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.41% 75.68% 64.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 70 100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 13
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.12 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.37% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.09 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 39 £400 - 15
Sunderland - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - - 1
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Java
3 25 (51.02%) HTML
3 25 (51.02%) Scala
4 24 (48.98%) Python
4 24 (48.98%) Ruby
5 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
6 21 (42.86%) HTML5
6 21 (42.86%) JSON
7 20 (40.82%) RESTful
8 18 (36.73%) Linux
9 17 (34.69%) CSS
9 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
9 17 (34.69%) Relational Database
10 16 (32.65%) Web Development
11 15 (30.61%) REST
11 15 (30.61%) C#
12 14 (28.57%) Ajax
12 14 (28.57%) CSS3
12 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
12 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (24.49%) Line Management
13 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
13 12 (24.49%) Open Source
13 12 (24.49%) Selenium
13 12 (24.49%) Subversion
14 11 (22.45%) Web Design
15 10 (20.41%) JIRA
15 10 (20.41%) Spring
15 10 (20.41%) UNIX

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 9 (18.37%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) Subversion
3 10 (20.41%) JIRA
4 8 (16.33%) JUnit
5 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.16%) RSpec
7 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Product Manager
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (8.16%) Lead Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Digital Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Digital Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (51.02%) HTML
2 21 (42.86%) HTML5
2 21 (42.86%) JSON
3 20 (40.82%) RESTful
4 17 (34.69%) CSS
5 15 (30.61%) REST
6 14 (28.57%) Ajax
6 14 (28.57%) CSS3
7 10 (20.41%) Spring
8 9 (18.37%) Django
9 2 (4.08%) Play Framework
9 2 (4.08%) Guice
9 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (2.04%) SOAP
10 1 (2.04%) Web Services
10 1 (2.04%) J2EE
10 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.04%) JAX-RS
10 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Open Source
2 8 (16.33%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Online Gambling
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) UNIX
2 10 (20.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) Mentoring
3 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
4 16 (32.65%) Web Development
5 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (24.49%) Line Management
7 11 (22.45%) Web Design
8 10 (20.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
9 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
10 7 (14.29%) Project Management
11 6 (12.24%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) User Stories
12 5 (10.20%) Web Testing
12 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
13 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
13 4 (8.16%) TDD
14 3 (6.12%) MVC
14 3 (6.12%) Coaching
15 2 (4.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) Scala
3 24 (48.98%) Python
3 24 (48.98%) Ruby
4 15 (30.61%) C#
5 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB
1 1 (2.04%) PMP
1 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.04%) APMP
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Google
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle
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