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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 34 24 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 31 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.48% 1.22% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.84% 1.65% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 2
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£375 - £308
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 - £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +53.84%
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
453 121 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.04% 73.78% 64.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 62 108
Average daily rate £368 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 12
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 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 2 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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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 -9 31 £375 - 20
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 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 24 (48.98%) Java
3 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 21 (42.86%) Scala
4 20 (40.82%) Ruby
4 20 (40.82%) Python
5 19 (38.78%) HTML
6 17 (34.69%) RESTful
6 17 (34.69%) Jenkins
7 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
7 16 (32.65%) HTML5
7 16 (32.65%) JSON
8 15 (30.61%) C#
8 15 (30.61%) CSS
8 15 (30.61%) Selenium
9 14 (28.57%) REST
9 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (26.53%) Linux
11 12 (24.49%) Ajax
11 12 (24.49%) JUnit
11 12 (24.49%) CSS3
11 12 (24.49%) Line Management
11 12 (24.49%) Web Development
12 11 (22.45%) Web Testing
12 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
12 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
12 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
12 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
12 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
13 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (8.16%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Jenkins
2 15 (30.61%) Selenium
3 12 (24.49%) JUnit
4 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.45%) WebDriver
5 10 (20.41%) RSpec
6 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
6 9 (18.37%) Subversion
7 5 (10.20%) JIRA
8 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.04%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (6.12%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Product Manager
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Consultant
4 8 (16.33%) Test Consultant
4 8 (16.33%) Test Automation Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Digital Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Agile Coach
8 1 (2.04%) Designer
8 1 (2.04%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) HTML
2 17 (34.69%) RESTful
3 16 (32.65%) HTML5
3 16 (32.65%) JSON
4 15 (30.61%) CSS
5 14 (28.57%) REST
6 12 (24.49%) Ajax
6 12 (24.49%) CSS3
7 5 (10.20%) Spring
8 4 (8.16%) Django
9 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.04%) J2EE
9 1 (2.04%) SOAP
9 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Visualisation
1 8 (16.33%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 9 (18.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
4 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (24.49%) Line Management
5 12 (24.49%) Web Development
6 11 (22.45%) Web Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
7 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.33%) Web Design
10 7 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (12.24%) Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) TDD
13 4 (8.16%) User Stories
14 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
15 2 (4.08%) MVC
15 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) Scala
3 20 (40.82%) Ruby
3 20 (40.82%) Python
4 15 (30.61%) C#
5 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) APMP
1 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB
1 1 (2.04%) PMP
1 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Puppet
1 6 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
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