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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
England / North East
Rank 8 26 43
Rank change year-on-year +18 +17  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 106 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.42% 5.98% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.46% 7.01% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 26 10
Median daily rate £390 £432 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.61% -4.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £345 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +1.07% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 742 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.39% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 506 263
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +23 98 £400 -5.32% 14
Durham +1 7 £325 -53.57% 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 199 (98.03%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.51%) User Stories
3 64 (31.53%) TDD
4 61 (30.05%) Java
5 56 (27.59%) Scala
6 54 (26.60%) Kanban
6 54 (26.60%) C#
7 52 (25.62%) RESTful
8 50 (24.63%) BDD
8 50 (24.63%) HTML
9 48 (23.65%) .NET
10 46 (22.66%) JIRA
11 45 (22.17%) Confluence
12 43 (21.18%) CSS
13 42 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (19.70%) Open Source
14 40 (19.70%) MVC
15 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
15 36 (17.73%) REST
15 36 (17.73%) Selenium
15 36 (17.73%) JSON
16 35 (17.24%) Jenkins
16 35 (17.24%) Project Management
17 34 (16.75%) ASP.NET
17 34 (16.75%) Software Engineering
18 32 (15.76%) Automated Testing
19 31 (15.27%) Sitecore
19 31 (15.27%) Mentoring
20 30 (14.78%) Coaching
20 30 (14.78%) CSS3

Scrum
Top Related 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 45 (22.17%) Confluence
2 4 (1.97%) CMS
2 4 (1.97%) Drupal
2 4 (1.97%) GeoServer
3 3 (1.48%) SAS
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.99%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) JBoss
5 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.91%) GitHub
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Force.com
4 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.39%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.78%) MongoDB
2 27 (13.30%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (9.36%) NoSQL
4 17 (8.37%) Relational Database
5 16 (7.88%) MySQL
6 15 (7.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (6.40%) SQL Server
8 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.96%) GIS
10 3 (1.48%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.49%) NonStop SQL
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (22.66%) JIRA
2 36 (17.73%) Selenium
3 35 (17.24%) Jenkins
4 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 19 (9.36%) SoapUI
6 14 (6.90%) Subversion
7 13 (6.40%) JUnit
8 12 (5.91%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.91%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.99%) RSpec
10 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.49%) Ant
11 1 (0.49%) JBehave
11 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.49%) Maven
11 1 (0.49%) MSI
11 1 (0.49%) NMock
11 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.49%) WiX
General
1 30 (14.78%) Finance
2 5 (2.46%) Legal
3 4 (1.97%) Advertising
3 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.97%) Retail
4 3 (1.48%) Electronics
4 3 (1.48%) Marketing
4 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (42.86%) Developer
2 35 (17.24%) Scrum Master
3 31 (15.27%) Sitecore Developer
4 27 (13.30%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.81%) Tester
6 22 (10.84%) Automation Tester
7 20 (9.85%) Architect
8 18 (8.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 15 (7.39%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.91%) Analyst
10 12 (5.91%) Digital Architect
10 12 (5.91%) Technical Architect
11 11 (5.42%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.42%) Java Automation Tester
12 10 (4.93%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.93%) Digital Technical Architect
13 9 (4.43%) Agile Scrum Master
13 9 (4.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 9 (4.43%) Selenium Tester
13 9 (4.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (25.62%) RESTful
2 50 (24.63%) HTML
3 48 (23.65%) .NET
4 43 (21.18%) CSS
5 36 (17.73%) JSON
5 36 (17.73%) REST
6 34 (16.75%) ASP.NET
7 30 (14.78%) CSS3
7 30 (14.78%) HTML5
8 28 (13.79%) Gherkin
8 28 (13.79%) Web Services
9 27 (13.30%) Django
10 23 (11.33%) Play Framework
11 21 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 20 (9.85%) Ajax
13 16 (7.88%) Spring
14 14 (6.90%) AngularJS
15 13 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (5.42%) Guice
16 11 (5.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.33%) User Experience
2 7 (3.45%) Smartphone
3 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) CESG
6 1 (0.49%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.33%) Linux
2 6 (2.96%) Windows
3 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.48%) Unix
4 2 (0.99%) Android
4 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (98.03%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.51%) User Stories
3 64 (31.53%) TDD
4 54 (26.60%) Kanban
5 50 (24.63%) BDD
6 42 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 40 (19.70%) MVC
7 40 (19.70%) Open Source
8 35 (17.24%) Project Management
9 34 (16.75%) Software Engineering
10 32 (15.76%) Automated Testing
11 31 (15.27%) Mentoring
12 30 (14.78%) Coaching
13 29 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 27 (13.30%) Agile Project Management
14 27 (13.30%) API Testing
14 27 (13.30%) Service Delivery
15 25 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (11.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.05%) Java
2 56 (27.59%) Scala
3 54 (26.60%) C#
4 29 (14.29%) Ruby
5 27 (13.30%) Groovy
6 23 (11.33%) JavaScript
7 18 (8.87%) Python
8 14 (6.90%) SQL
9 6 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
11 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) CISSP
5 1 (0.49%) CLAS
5 1 (0.49%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) WCAG
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.96%) Docker
2 5 (2.46%) LXC
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) Puppet
2 11 (5.42%) Terraform
3 8 (3.94%) Ansible
4 6 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.27%) Sitecore
3 19 (9.36%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.42%) Google
5 9 (4.43%) Oracle
6 3 (1.48%) SAP
7 2 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.49%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.49%) HP
8 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.49%) VMware
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