Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +47
Contract jobs citing Scrum 151 137 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 13.54% 10.62% 11.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.91% 12.26% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 103 88
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +9.90% -3.44%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £307
90th Percentile £624 £600 £536
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +1.18%

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 949 1,117 1,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.11% 86.59% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 753 747
North East median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £577 £579 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 30 40
North East median hourly rate £16.24 £15.18 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -41.62% -5.45%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.65 £43.75 £42.10
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +12 109 £425 -5.56% 8
Durham 0 40 £425 +17.24%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 124 (82.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (36.42%) Kanban
3 52 (34.44%) DevOps
4 50 (33.11%) Test Automation
5 35 (23.18%) TDD
5 35 (23.18%) JIRA
5 35 (23.18%) Selenium
6 33 (21.85%) Java
7 31 (20.53%) QA
8 30 (19.87%) Cucumber
9 29 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (18.54%) C#
11 27 (17.88%) Git (software)
12 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (17.22%) .NET
13 25 (16.56%) JavaScript
13 25 (16.56%) Software Engineering
13 25 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (15.23%) SQL
14 23 (15.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (13.91%) Microservices
16 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (13.25%) User Stories
16 20 (13.25%) BDD
16 20 (13.25%) Confluence
16 20 (13.25%) Web Services
17 19 (12.58%) Perl
17 19 (12.58%) RESTful
18 18 (11.92%) Defect Management

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 20 (13.25%) Confluence
2 10 (6.62%) CMS
3 5 (3.31%) Documentum
4 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) nginx
5 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.96%) IaaS
2 9 (5.96%) PaaS
3 7 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.64%) GitHub
4 3 (1.99%) Slack
5 1 (0.66%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) HTTP
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.62%) NoSQL
2 10 (6.62%) Redis
3 9 (5.96%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.30%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.65%) MySQL
5 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 35 (23.18%) JIRA
1 35 (23.18%) Selenium
2 30 (19.87%) Cucumber
3 27 (17.88%) Git (software)
4 17 (11.26%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.95%) ProC
6 11 (7.28%) Maven
7 10 (6.62%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.62%) Visual Studio
8 9 (5.96%) Bower
8 9 (5.96%) Grunt
8 9 (5.96%) SonarQube
8 9 (5.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (5.30%) JMeter
9 8 (5.30%) JUnit
9 8 (5.30%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.64%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.31%) Jasmine
11 5 (3.31%) TestNG
12 3 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (5.96%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Games
4 3 (1.99%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (26.49%) Developer
2 18 (11.92%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) Release Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) Release Train Engineer
4 11 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (7.28%) Java Developer
4 11 (7.28%) Test Analyst
5 10 (6.62%) Architect
5 10 (6.62%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.30%) Scrum Master
7 8 (5.30%) Tester
8 7 (4.64%) QA Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Designer
9 6 (3.97%) DevOps Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.31%) Pega Architect
10 5 (3.31%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.22%) .NET
2 20 (13.25%) Web Services
3 19 (12.58%) RESTful
4 15 (9.93%) .NET Core
4 15 (9.93%) .NET Framework
4 15 (9.93%) Gherkin
4 15 (9.93%) HTML
4 15 (9.93%) Node.js
5 13 (8.61%) HTML5
6 12 (7.95%) CSS
7 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.28%) CSS3
7 11 (7.28%) jQuery
8 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET Core
8 10 (6.62%) Razor View Engine
8 10 (6.62%) Sass
9 9 (5.96%) AngularJS
9 9 (5.96%) OAuth
9 9 (5.96%) OAuth2
9 9 (5.96%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.95%) User Experience
3 5 (3.31%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.31%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.31%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) RIA
5 2 (1.32%) Wiki
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.95%) Unix
2 11 (7.28%) Solaris
3 9 (5.96%) Linux
4 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Windows
6 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (82.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (36.42%) Kanban
3 52 (34.44%) DevOps
4 50 (33.11%) Test Automation
5 35 (23.18%) TDD
6 29 (19.21%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (16.56%) Software Engineering
8 23 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (15.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (13.91%) Microservices
10 20 (13.25%) BDD
10 20 (13.25%) User Stories
11 18 (11.92%) Defect Management
12 17 (11.26%) Coaching
13 15 (9.93%) Performance Testing
13 15 (9.93%) Release Train
14 14 (9.27%) Test Scripting
15 13 (8.61%) API Testing
16 12 (7.95%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.85%) Java
2 28 (18.54%) C#
3 25 (16.56%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.23%) SQL
5 19 (12.58%) Perl
6 17 (11.26%) Scala
7 12 (7.95%) C
7 12 (7.95%) Korn
7 12 (7.95%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.96%) Groovy
8 9 (5.96%) Python
9 8 (5.30%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.97%) Ruby
11 5 (3.31%) PHP
11 5 (3.31%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.66%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.95%) Degree
2 8 (5.30%) ISEB
2 8 (5.30%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.99%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.53%) QA
2 9 (5.96%) WCAG
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Puppet
2 3 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.66%) Kibana
4 1 (0.66%) Nagios
4 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
4 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (10.60%) Pega
2 14 (9.27%) Oracle
3 9 (5.96%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.31%) Micro Focus
5 4 (2.65%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.66%) Adobe
8 1 (0.66%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow