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 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 26 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 40 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.33% 4.74% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.21% 6.45% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 1
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£400 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +25.00%
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
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
487 279 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.06% 73.42% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 196 65
Average daily rate £388 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £460 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.26% +76.31%
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 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 3 July 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 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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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 36 £405 +32.78% 19
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) TDD
3 19 (35.85%) User Experience
4 17 (32.08%) Java
5 15 (28.30%) HTML
6 14 (26.42%) JSON
6 14 (26.42%) Selenium
6 14 (26.42%) Scala
7 13 (24.53%) Open Source
7 13 (24.53%) HTML5
7 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
7 13 (24.53%) Kanban
7 13 (24.53%) Ruby
8 12 (22.64%) JIRA
8 12 (22.64%) Confluence
8 12 (22.64%) RESTful
8 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
9 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (20.75%) Puppet
9 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
9 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 11 (20.75%) Python
9 11 (20.75%) Django
9 11 (20.75%) Spring
10 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.09%) Web Development
11 8 (15.09%) Project Management
12 7 (13.21%) Coaching
12 7 (13.21%) User Stories
13 6 (11.32%) Agile Project Management

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (22.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Node.js
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
2 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
3 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.66%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) Redis
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Selenium
2 12 (22.64%) JIRA
2 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) RSpec
4 2 (3.77%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.89%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.89%) JBehave
5 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Advertising
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Architect
2 12 (22.64%) Technical Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Digital Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Digital Technical Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Programme Manager
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Technical Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.43%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Digital Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Product Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) HTML
2 14 (26.42%) JSON
3 13 (24.53%) HTML5
4 12 (22.64%) RESTful
5 11 (20.75%) Django
5 11 (20.75%) Spring
6 5 (9.43%) .NET
6 5 (9.43%) CSS
7 4 (7.55%) jQuery
8 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.77%) Ajax
9 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.77%) WebSockets
9 2 (3.77%) XSLT
9 2 (3.77%) XML
9 2 (3.77%) Middleware
9 2 (3.77%) REST
9 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) HPUX
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (96.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) TDD
3 13 (24.53%) Kanban
3 13 (24.53%) Open Source
4 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 8 (15.09%) Web Development
5 8 (15.09%) Project Management
6 7 (13.21%) Coaching
6 7 (13.21%) User Stories
7 6 (11.32%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) MVC
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.66%) BDD
11 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
11 2 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) Scala
3 13 (24.53%) Ruby
4 11 (20.75%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) C#
6 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) SQL
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) XPath
7 1 (1.89%) Groovy
7 1 (1.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) MCP
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Puppet
1 11 (20.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Adobe
2 1 (1.89%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.89%) SaltStack
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) IBM
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