Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 15 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 105 150 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.48% 10.62% 8.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.00% 12.21% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 110 101
North East median daily rate £443 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £359 £305 £338
90th Percentile £530 £556 £588
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -29.29% +4.21% +11.76%

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 875 1,228 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.33% 86.97% 86.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 851 750
North East median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £293 £257
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 35
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% -20.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.31 £9.40
90th Percentile £46.50 £45.78 £44.80
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% -1.04% -4.00%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +5 91 £450 - 23
Durham -7 8 £425 +4.62% 5
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 (99.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Test Automation
3 35 (33.33%) Kanban
4 32 (30.48%) Microservices
5 30 (28.57%) Linux
6 29 (27.62%) DevOps
7 27 (25.71%) Docker
7 27 (25.71%) Coaching
7 27 (25.71%) Build Automation
7 27 (25.71%) Java
8 26 (24.76%) Kubernetes
8 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
9 25 (23.81%) AWS
9 25 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (23.81%) Shell Script
9 25 (23.81%) TDD
9 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
10 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
11 21 (20.00%) Python
11 21 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 21 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (18.10%) Service Design
13 18 (17.14%) Maven
13 18 (17.14%) Serverless
14 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
14 17 (16.19%) User Experience
15 15 (14.29%) C#
15 15 (14.29%) Architectural Design
16 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (13.33%) User Stories

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 11 (10.48%) Confluence
2 6 (5.71%) nginx
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.90%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.90%) JBoss
4 2 (1.90%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) AWS
2 18 (17.14%) Serverless
3 12 (11.43%) Azure
3 12 (11.43%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.86%) GCP
4 3 (2.86%) Office 365
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.90%) Slack
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) VPN
2 2 (1.90%) DHCP
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
2 2 (1.90%) Skype
2 2 (1.90%) SSL
2 2 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.90%) GIS
3 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 18 (17.14%) Maven
4 11 (10.48%) JIRA
5 8 (7.62%) Selenium
6 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.86%) Gatling
7 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.90%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.90%) JMeter
8 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.95%) Postman
9 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (0.95%) Automotive
3 1 (0.95%) Electronics
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) Scrum Master
3 13 (12.38%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.48%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Agile Scrum Master
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Agile Coach
7 8 (7.62%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Python Developer
7 8 (7.62%) User Researcher
8 6 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Designer
9 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Tester
11 3 (2.86%) Agile Business Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Database Designer
11 3 (2.86%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Lead Software Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) REST
2 13 (12.38%) Web Services
3 12 (11.43%) .NET
4 10 (9.52%) SOAP
4 10 (9.52%) Spring
5 9 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 9 (8.57%) React
6 8 (7.62%) .NET Core
6 8 (7.62%) Spring Boot
6 8 (7.62%) Spring Cloud
7 7 (6.67%) CSS
7 7 (6.67%) HTML
7 7 (6.67%) jQuery
7 7 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.81%) Ajax
8 4 (3.81%) CSS3
8 4 (3.81%) HTML5
8 4 (3.81%) JSON
8 4 (3.81%) RESTful
9 3 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (16.19%) User Experience
3 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.81%) NHS
5 2 (1.90%) Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (3.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon Linux
3 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (99.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) Test Automation
3 35 (33.33%) Kanban
4 32 (30.48%) Microservices
5 29 (27.62%) DevOps
6 27 (25.71%) Build Automation
6 27 (25.71%) Coaching
7 25 (23.81%) TDD
8 23 (21.90%) Software Engineering
9 21 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (18.10%) Service Design
11 15 (14.29%) Architectural Design
12 14 (13.33%) User Stories
13 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (7.62%) Prototyping
15 8 (7.62%) Quantitative Research
15 8 (7.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 21 (20.00%) Python
4 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.29%) C#
6 10 (9.52%) TypeScript
7 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 8 (7.62%) Scala
8 8 (7.62%) SQL
9 6 (5.71%) Java 8
10 4 (3.81%) C
11 3 (2.86%) C++
11 3 (2.86%) Go
12 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.95%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.95%) Perl
13 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (5.71%) DBS Check
2 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) WCAG
3 1 (0.95%) NCSC
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Docker
2 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (24.76%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.62%) Ansible
2 8 (7.62%) Puppet
3 7 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.71%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.86%) SCCM
6 2 (1.90%) Nessus
7 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.86%) Google
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.95%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Infor
4 1 (0.95%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com