Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 +12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 113 171 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.22% 6.31% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 7.48% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 116 98
North East median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £310
90th Percentile £563 £536 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +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 1031 2285 1695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.09% 84.38% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1583 1080
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +24 98 £419 +1.52% 24
Durham +16 15 £360 -10.00% 4
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 105 (92.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Open Source
3 43 (38.05%) Java
4 37 (32.74%) TDD
4 37 (32.74%) User Stories
5 34 (30.09%) Scala
6 32 (28.32%) Kanban
7 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
8 27 (23.89%) User Experience
8 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
8 27 (23.89%) HTML
9 25 (22.12%) Selenium
10 24 (21.24%) Software Engineering
10 24 (21.24%) JIRA
10 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
10 24 (21.24%) Web Services
11 23 (20.35%) CSS
12 21 (18.58%) Project Management
12 21 (18.58%) JSON
12 21 (18.58%) BDD
13 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (16.81%) WebDriver
14 19 (16.81%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (15.04%) DevOps
15 17 (15.04%) Linux
15 17 (15.04%) Confluence
15 17 (15.04%) HTML5
15 17 (15.04%) Puppet
15 17 (15.04%) RESTful
16 16 (14.16%) Git (software)

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 17 (15.04%) Confluence
2 5 (4.42%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.65%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) JBoss
4 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Drupal
5 1 (0.88%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.42%) Heroku
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) IaaS
3 3 (2.65%) PaaS
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.77%) Serverless
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) DHCP
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) MongoDB
1 13 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.85%) MySQL
3 9 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.31%) Big Data
5 6 (5.31%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
2 25 (22.12%) Selenium
3 24 (21.24%) JIRA
4 19 (16.81%) WebDriver
5 16 (14.16%) Git (software)
6 13 (11.50%) JUnit
7 12 (10.62%) Cucumber
8 8 (7.08%) Subversion
9 7 (6.19%) RSpec
9 7 (6.19%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.54%) Firebug
10 4 (3.54%) Gradle
10 4 (3.54%) Hamcrest
11 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.77%) Hudson
12 2 (1.77%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.77%) Maven
12 2 (1.77%) Protractor
12 2 (1.77%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Games
3 3 (2.65%) Publishing
4 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Developer
3 16 (14.16%) Architect
4 15 (13.27%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Digital Architect
6 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Software Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.31%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Digital Project Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Product Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) HTML
2 24 (21.24%) Web Services
3 23 (20.35%) CSS
4 21 (18.58%) JSON
5 17 (15.04%) HTML5
5 17 (15.04%) RESTful
6 15 (13.27%) Spring
7 13 (11.50%) SOAP
8 12 (10.62%) Node.js
8 12 (10.62%) XML
9 11 (9.73%) Ajax
10 10 (8.85%) CSS3
10 10 (8.85%) REST
11 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
11 9 (7.96%) Django
11 9 (7.96%) jQuery
12 8 (7.08%) Play Framework
13 6 (5.31%) Spring MVC
13 6 (5.31%) XSD
14 5 (4.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.89%) User Experience
2 14 (12.39%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 16 (14.16%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) Debian
3 1 (0.88%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.88%) VMS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (92.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Open Source
3 37 (32.74%) TDD
3 37 (32.74%) User Stories
4 32 (28.32%) Kanban
5 27 (23.89%) Test Automation
6 24 (21.24%) Software Engineering
7 21 (18.58%) BDD
7 21 (18.58%) Project Management
8 20 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (16.81%) Acceptance Criteria
10 17 (15.04%) DevOps
11 16 (14.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (14.16%) Microservices
12 14 (12.39%) Test Scripting
13 13 (11.50%) Configuration Management
13 13 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (11.50%) SOA
14 12 (10.62%) Line Management
14 12 (10.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.05%) Java
2 34 (30.09%) Scala
3 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 16 (14.16%) Ruby
5 14 (12.39%) Python
6 13 (11.50%) C#
7 11 (9.73%) SQL
8 10 (8.85%) Groovy
9 8 (7.08%) C++
10 5 (4.42%) C
11 1 (0.88%) Pascal
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.77%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
1 7 (6.19%) WCAG
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Docker
2 6 (5.31%) LXC
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) Puppet
2 8 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.19%) Ansible
4 2 (1.77%) Terraform
5 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Oracle
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.65%) Google
5 2 (1.77%) OpenText
5 2 (1.77%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau
6 1 (0.88%) ThinPrint