The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.34% 1.49% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 2.04% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£305 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% -13.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 147 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 71.87% 73.13% 74.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 69 134
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Scrum
North East

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
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 22 July 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 -4 12 £305 +22.00% 14
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
3 13 (44.83%) WebDriver
3 13 (44.83%) Cucumber
3 13 (44.83%) Selenium
3 13 (44.83%) Web Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
3 13 (44.83%) JUnit
4 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) RSpec
4 12 (41.38%) Automation Testing
5 11 (37.93%) Project Management
5 11 (37.93%) Service Delivery
6 10 (34.48%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (27.59%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) User Stories
9 6 (20.69%) Open Source
10 4 (13.79%) REST
11 3 (10.34%) Scala
11 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.34%) Ruby
11 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 3 (10.34%) Finance
11 3 (10.34%) Games
11 3 (10.34%) C#
11 3 (10.34%) Python
12 2 (6.90%) HTML
12 2 (6.90%) MySQL
12 2 (6.90%) CSS
12 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
2 13 (44.83%) WebDriver
2 13 (44.83%) Cucumber
2 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) JUnit
3 12 (41.38%) RSpec
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Test Automation Consultant
1 9 (31.03%) Consultant
1 9 (31.03%) Test Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Product Manager
3 3 (10.34%) ScrumMaster
3 3 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Coach
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) Ajax
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) CSS3
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Web Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 12 (41.38%) Automation Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Project Management
4 11 (37.93%) Service Delivery
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (24.14%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 2 (6.90%) Web Design
8 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) Product Management
9 1 (3.45%) Kanban
9 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) Scala
2 3 (10.34%) Ruby
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) APMP
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) PMP
1 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef