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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 31 47 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Contract jobs citing Scrum 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.76% 1.33% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 1.71% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
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£433 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
279 293 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 70.10% 77.93% 64.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 193 45
Average daily rate £375 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +32.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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 +13 7 £365 -18.88% 21
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 50 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) Scala
3 29 (54.72%) Mentoring
3 29 (54.72%) Java
4 28 (52.83%) Python
4 28 (52.83%) Ruby
5 24 (45.28%) HTML
6 20 (37.74%) JSON
6 20 (37.74%) HTML5
7 19 (35.85%) Open Source
7 19 (35.85%) RESTful
7 19 (35.85%) Linux
8 18 (33.96%) Django
8 18 (33.96%) Relational Database
9 17 (32.08%) Web Development
10 15 (28.30%) CSS
11 13 (24.53%) Ajax
11 13 (24.53%) Subversion
11 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
11 13 (24.53%) REST
11 13 (24.53%) CSS3
12 12 (22.64%) C#
13 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
13 11 (20.75%) HTTP
13 11 (20.75%) Spring
13 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
13 11 (20.75%) Web Design
13 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (20.75%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (18.87%) Jenkins

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 10 (18.87%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Node.js
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.89%) CICS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) Relational Database
2 9 (16.98%) MongoDB
3 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Subversion
1 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.87%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.87%) JIRA
3 7 (13.21%) Selenium
4 4 (7.55%) JUnit
General
1 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) ScrumMaster
2 16 (30.19%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Senior Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.43%) Product Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Digital Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Architect
10 1 (1.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 1 (1.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Product Owner
10 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (45.28%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) JSON
2 20 (37.74%) HTML5
3 19 (35.85%) RESTful
4 18 (33.96%) Django
5 15 (28.30%) CSS
6 13 (24.53%) Ajax
6 13 (24.53%) REST
6 13 (24.53%) CSS3
7 11 (20.75%) Spring
8 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.66%) Guice
8 3 (5.66%) Play Framework
8 3 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.77%) J2EE
9 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
9 2 (3.77%) jQuery
10 1 (1.89%) WCF
10 1 (1.89%) LINQ
10 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Open Source
2 8 (15.09%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.89%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) UNIX
2 10 (18.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (94.34%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (54.72%) Mentoring
3 17 (32.08%) Web Development
4 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
4 11 (20.75%) Web Design
4 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (20.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (18.87%) DevOps
5 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
6 9 (16.98%) Line Management
7 8 (15.09%) Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (13.21%) User Stories
9 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.55%) MVC
10 4 (7.55%) Coaching
11 3 (5.66%) OWASP
11 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.66%) Kanban
12 2 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) Scala
2 29 (54.72%) Java
3 28 (52.83%) Python
3 28 (52.83%) Ruby
4 12 (22.64%) C#
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
6 1 (1.89%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Google
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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