Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scrum
England > North East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 -28
Contract jobs citing Scrum 133 106 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.04% 8.66% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.70% 10.23% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 100
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £352 £334 £300
90th Percentile £581 £551 £519
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

Scrum is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,047 1,036 2,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.89% 84.64% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 678 1,731
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 121
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +83.61%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.10 £11.05
90th Percentile £27.85 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the North East

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in the North East

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the North East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in the North East

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 101 £431 +7.81% 35
Durham -2 28 £369 +2.43% 8
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 104 (78.20%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) TDD
3 46 (34.59%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (29.32%) BDD
5 34 (25.56%) DevOps
6 33 (24.81%) CSS
7 32 (24.06%) Kanban
8 31 (23.31%) Git (software)
9 30 (22.56%) Microservices
10 29 (21.80%) Test Automation
10 29 (21.80%) Java
11 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
11 27 (20.30%) HTML
12 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
13 25 (18.80%) SQL
14 24 (18.05%) XML
14 24 (18.05%) JIRA
15 23 (17.29%) .NET
16 22 (16.54%) JUnit
16 22 (16.54%) Linux
16 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (15.79%) C#
18 20 (15.04%) Web Services
18 20 (15.04%) HTML5
18 20 (15.04%) Docker
19 19 (14.29%) User Experience
19 19 (14.29%) SDLC
19 19 (14.29%) Selenium
20 18 (13.53%) TypeScript
20 18 (13.53%) AngularJS

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.77%) Confluence
2 9 (6.77%) NServiceBus
3 8 (6.02%) nginx
4 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.50%) Apache
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.75%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.76%) BrowserStack
4 4 (3.01%) iPaaS
5 3 (2.26%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.26%) Serverless
6 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) GitHub
7 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.75%) Office 365
7 1 (0.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (5.26%) Internet
3 3 (2.26%) Firewall
3 3 (2.26%) VLAN
4 1 (0.75%) Skype
4 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.51%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.26%) MySQL
9 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.50%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.75%) KDB
Development Applications
1 31 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
3 24 (18.05%) JIRA
4 22 (16.54%) JUnit
5 19 (14.29%) Selenium
6 17 (12.78%) Jasmine
7 15 (11.28%) Cucumber
7 15 (11.28%) Maven
8 12 (9.02%) JMeter
9 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (5.26%) GitLab
11 6 (4.51%) SonarQube
12 5 (3.76%) Gradle
12 5 (3.76%) gulp
13 4 (3.01%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (3.01%) MSTest
13 4 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.01%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Marketing
3 3 (2.26%) Electronics
3 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (41.35%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Analyst
2 15 (11.28%) Java Developer
3 13 (9.77%) C# Developer
4 11 (8.27%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.27%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (7.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 10 (7.52%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Release Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (6.02%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Azure Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Tester
9 5 (3.76%) Agile Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.81%) CSS
2 27 (20.30%) HTML
3 24 (18.05%) XML
4 23 (17.29%) .NET
5 20 (15.04%) HTML5
5 20 (15.04%) Web Services
6 18 (13.53%) AngularJS
7 17 (12.78%) CSS3
8 16 (12.03%) .NET Framework
9 14 (10.53%) JSON
10 12 (9.02%) Node.js
11 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET
12 9 (6.77%) Angular 2
12 9 (6.77%) Spring
13 8 (6.02%) CreateJS
13 8 (6.02%) lodash
13 8 (6.02%) REST
14 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Core
14 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) User Experience
2 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.51%) RIA
5 4 (3.01%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.50%) Wiki
8 1 (0.75%) Blog
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) PMI
8 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Linux
2 13 (9.77%) Windows
3 2 (1.50%) DC/OS
3 2 (1.50%) Mesosphere
3 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.50%) VMS
4 1 (0.75%) CentOS
4 1 (0.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (78.20%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) TDD
3 46 (34.59%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (29.32%) BDD
5 34 (25.56%) DevOps
6 32 (24.06%) Kanban
7 30 (22.56%) Microservices
8 29 (21.80%) Test Automation
9 19 (14.29%) SDLC
10 17 (12.78%) Project Management
11 15 (11.28%) OOD
12 14 (10.53%) User Stories
13 13 (9.77%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (8.27%) MVC
16 10 (7.52%) Integration Testing
16 10 (7.52%) OOP
16 10 (7.52%) Service Delivery
17 9 (6.77%) API Development
17 9 (6.77%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.80%) Java
2 27 (20.30%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.80%) SQL
4 21 (15.79%) C#
5 18 (13.53%) TypeScript
6 14 (10.53%) Python
7 11 (8.27%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.02%) ActionScript
9 8 (6.02%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (3.76%) Ruby
11 4 (3.01%) Java 8
12 3 (2.26%) Perl
12 3 (2.26%) Scala
13 1 (0.75%) COBOL
13 1 (0.75%) ES6
13 1 (0.75%) Korn
13 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) APMG
4 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PMP
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (15.04%) Docker
2 8 (6.02%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) HAProxy
2 6 (4.51%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (3.76%) Puppet
3 5 (3.76%) Terraform
4 4 (3.01%) Ansible
4 4 (3.01%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.01%) Matomo
5 3 (2.26%) Nagios
5 3 (2.26%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.75%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.03%) Oracle
2 13 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.01%) SAP
4 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.26%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.75%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.75%) Google
6 1 (0.75%) HP
6 1 (0.75%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.75%) Pega
6 1 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.75%) Solace
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase