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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 31 23 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Scrum 18 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.25% 1.46% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 2.07% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
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£375 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
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
329 145 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.59% 70.39% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 72 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 18 £375 +50.00% 12
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Service Delivery
3 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
4 13 (30.23%) JUnit
4 13 (30.23%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) Selenium
4 13 (30.23%) Web Testing
4 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
4 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
5 12 (27.91%) RSpec
5 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 12 (27.91%) Automation Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Project Management
7 10 (23.26%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (16.28%) Scala
8 7 (16.28%) Open Source
8 7 (16.28%) Ruby
8 7 (16.28%) C#
8 7 (16.28%) Python
8 7 (16.28%) User Stories
8 7 (16.28%) REST
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.95%) HTML
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
10 5 (11.63%) HTML5
10 5 (11.63%) Ajax
10 5 (11.63%) JSON
10 5 (11.63%) CSS3
11 4 (9.30%) RESTful

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
2 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
2 13 (30.23%) JUnit
2 13 (30.23%) Selenium
3 12 (27.91%) RSpec
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Product Manager
2 9 (20.93%) Test Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Test Automation Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Coach
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) REST
2 6 (13.95%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) CSS
3 5 (11.63%) Ajax
3 5 (11.63%) JSON
3 5 (11.63%) CSS3
3 5 (11.63%) HTML5
4 4 (9.30%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) PMI
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Service Delivery
3 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Web Testing
5 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 12 (27.91%) Automation Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Project Management
7 10 (23.26%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (16.28%) User Stories
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.30%) TDD
11 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.98%) Web Design
12 2 (4.65%) Kanban
12 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
12 2 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
12 2 (4.65%) Product Management
12 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
13 1 (2.33%) Rapid Prototyping
13 1 (2.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) Python
2 7 (16.28%) Ruby
2 7 (16.28%) Scala
2 7 (16.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) PMP
1 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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