Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 126 112 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.47% 9.26% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.78% 10.79% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 103 136
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £328 £345 £300
90th Percentile £571 £588 £536
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% -1.71%

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 1,169 1,038 2,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.83% 85.86% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 700 1,444
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £289 £250 £263
90th Percentile £568 £575 £532
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 73
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.77% +13.21% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.70 £11.01
90th Percentile £45.25 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -6 93 £464 +3.03% 40
Durham +3 29 £363 +0.69% 6
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 109 (86.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
3 41 (32.54%) DevOps
4 36 (28.57%) Kanban
5 33 (26.19%) JIRA
6 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
6 32 (25.40%) TDD
7 31 (24.60%) Jenkins
8 30 (23.81%) CSS
9 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
9 29 (23.02%) Microservices
10 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (21.43%) Confluence
11 26 (20.63%) Maven
11 26 (20.63%) Java
12 25 (19.84%) .NET
12 25 (19.84%) BDD
12 25 (19.84%) User Experience
13 24 (19.05%) HTML
14 23 (18.25%) C#
15 22 (17.46%) Selenium
16 21 (16.67%) Docker
17 20 (15.87%) Cucumber
17 20 (15.87%) SDLC
17 20 (15.87%) .NET Framework
17 20 (15.87%) HTML5
17 20 (15.87%) SQL
18 19 (15.08%) Windows
18 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (21.43%) Confluence
2 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.56%) NServiceBus
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.76%) CMS
5 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.59%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.59%) Documentum
6 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.56%) IaaS
5 6 (4.76%) PaaS
6 4 (3.17%) iPaaS
7 3 (2.38%) Azure Functions
7 3 (2.38%) BrowserStack
7 3 (2.38%) Serverless
8 2 (1.59%) Office 365
9 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.79%) SaaS
9 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) Firewall
1 7 (5.56%) VLAN
2 2 (1.59%) Skype
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.76%) Redis
4 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.38%) MySQL
7 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.38%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.79%) KDB
8 1 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (26.19%) JIRA
2 32 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 31 (24.60%) Jenkins
4 26 (20.63%) Maven
5 22 (17.46%) Selenium
6 20 (15.87%) Cucumber
7 17 (13.49%) JUnit
8 15 (11.90%) JMeter
9 14 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (7.14%) GitLab
11 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 7 (5.56%) WebDriver
13 6 (4.76%) Bower
13 6 (4.76%) Grunt
13 6 (4.76%) Jasmine
14 4 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (3.17%) NUnit
14 4 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (3.17%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (10.32%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Electronics
2 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.38%) Marketing
2 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Publishing
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Developer
2 19 (15.08%) Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (7.94%) Designer
5 10 (7.94%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Tester
8 7 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.76%) Azure Developer
9 6 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) CSS
2 25 (19.84%) .NET
3 24 (19.05%) HTML
4 20 (15.87%) .NET Framework
4 20 (15.87%) HTML5
5 15 (11.90%) CSS3
5 15 (11.90%) jQuery
5 15 (11.90%) XML
6 14 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 14 (11.11%) Node.js
6 14 (11.11%) Web Services
7 13 (10.32%) ASP.NET
7 13 (10.32%) ASP.NET Core
7 13 (10.32%) OAuth
8 12 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (9.52%) YAML
9 11 (8.73%) RESTful
10 9 (7.14%) OAuth2
11 8 (6.35%) REST
12 7 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) User Experience
2 12 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.17%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Windows
2 18 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) DC/OS
3 2 (1.59%) Mesosphere
3 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.59%) VMS
4 1 (0.79%) CentOS
4 1 (0.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (86.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (32.54%) DevOps
3 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
4 36 (28.57%) Kanban
5 32 (25.40%) TDD
6 29 (23.02%) Microservices
7 25 (19.84%) BDD
8 20 (15.87%) SDLC
9 19 (15.08%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (14.29%) Coaching
11 16 (12.70%) Deployment Automation
12 15 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (11.11%) User Stories
14 13 (10.32%) Configuration Management
14 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
15 12 (9.52%) Change Management
15 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
15 12 (9.52%) Project Management
15 12 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
2 26 (20.63%) Java
3 23 (18.25%) C#
4 20 (15.87%) SQL
5 16 (12.70%) Python
6 13 (10.32%) Ruby
7 12 (9.52%) Perl
8 8 (6.35%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.17%) Scala
11 2 (1.59%) Java 8
11 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) C++
12 1 (0.79%) COBOL
12 1 (0.79%) ES6
12 1 (0.79%) Korn
12 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (8.73%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) APMG
5 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) QA
2 6 (4.76%) WCAG
3 3 (2.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (11.11%) Puppet
3 13 (10.32%) Ansible
4 12 (9.52%) Nagios
4 12 (9.52%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.17%) Terraform
6 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Oracle
2 12 (9.52%) Riverbed
3 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) Pega
5 3 (2.38%) Micro Focus
5 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.38%) SAP
6 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.79%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.79%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.79%) Solace
7 1 (0.79%) Sybase