The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 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.

Scrum
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 26 37
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 99 46 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 16.98% 6.57% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.15% 7.44% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 10
Median daily rate £400 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% -0.54%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 517 618 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.68% 88.29% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 434 210
Median daily rate £393 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.88 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +35.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Tyne and Wear

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 95 £395 -5.95% 11
Gateshead - 4 £388 - 1
Tyneside - 2 £508 -
Scrum
North East

Scrum
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 181 (97.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.51%) User Stories
3 57 (30.81%) Java
4 55 (29.73%) TDD
4 55 (29.73%) Scala
5 52 (28.11%) Kanban
6 51 (27.57%) RESTful
7 48 (25.95%) C#
8 47 (25.41%) HTML
8 47 (25.41%) BDD
9 43 (23.24%) Confluence
9 43 (23.24%) JIRA
10 41 (22.16%) .NET
10 41 (22.16%) CSS
11 40 (21.62%) MVC
11 40 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (21.08%) Open Source
13 36 (19.46%) JSON
14 35 (18.92%) Selenium
15 34 (18.38%) REST
16 33 (17.84%) Project Management
16 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
17 32 (17.30%) ASP.NET
17 32 (17.30%) Jenkins
18 31 (16.76%) Automated Testing
18 31 (16.76%) Mentoring
19 30 (16.22%) Coaching
19 30 (16.22%) Software Engineering
19 30 (16.22%) CSS3
19 30 (16.22%) HTML5

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 43 (23.24%) Confluence
2 4 (2.16%) CMS
3 3 (1.62%) GeoServer
3 3 (1.62%) SAS
3 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) Drupal
4 2 (1.08%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.49%) GitHub
2 3 (1.62%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.11%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.68%) MongoDB
2 26 (14.05%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (9.73%) NoSQL
4 17 (9.19%) Relational Database
5 15 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (8.11%) MySQL
6 11 (5.95%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.62%) GIS
8 3 (1.62%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.54%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (23.24%) JIRA
2 35 (18.92%) Selenium
3 32 (17.30%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.27%) Git (software)
5 18 (9.73%) SoapUI
6 13 (7.03%) JUnit
6 13 (7.03%) Subversion
7 11 (5.95%) WebDriver
8 10 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.08%) RSpec
10 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.54%) Ant
11 1 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.54%) Mocha
11 1 (0.54%) MSI
11 1 (0.54%) NMock
11 1 (0.54%) Sinon.JS
11 1 (0.54%) WiX
General
1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 5 (2.70%) Legal
3 3 (1.62%) Advertising
3 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Electronics
4 2 (1.08%) Games
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (42.16%) Developer
2 32 (17.30%) Scrum Master
3 27 (14.59%) Sitecore Developer
4 24 (12.97%) Tester
5 23 (12.43%) .NET Developer
6 21 (11.35%) Automation Tester
7 20 (10.81%) Architect
8 17 (9.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 14 (7.57%) Java Developer
10 12 (6.49%) Digital Architect
10 12 (6.49%) Technical Architect
11 11 (5.95%) Analyst
11 11 (5.95%) Java Automation Tester
12 10 (5.41%) Business Analyst
12 10 (5.41%) Digital Technical Architect
13 9 (4.86%) Agile Scrum Master
13 9 (4.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 9 (4.86%) Selenium Tester
14 8 (4.32%) Agile Business Analyst
14 8 (4.32%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (27.57%) RESTful
2 47 (25.41%) HTML
3 41 (22.16%) .NET
3 41 (22.16%) CSS
4 36 (19.46%) JSON
5 34 (18.38%) REST
6 32 (17.30%) ASP.NET
7 30 (16.22%) CSS3
7 30 (16.22%) HTML5
8 27 (14.59%) Django
8 27 (14.59%) Gherkin
9 26 (14.05%) Web Services
10 23 (12.43%) Play Framework
11 21 (11.35%) Ruby on Rails
12 20 (10.81%) Ajax
13 16 (8.65%) Spring
14 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
15 12 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (5.95%) Guice
16 11 (5.95%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.43%) User Experience
2 7 (3.78%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.54%) CESG
4 1 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.89%) Linux
2 5 (2.70%) Windows
3 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) Android
4 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (97.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.51%) User Stories
3 55 (29.73%) TDD
4 52 (28.11%) Kanban
5 47 (25.41%) BDD
6 40 (21.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (21.62%) MVC
7 39 (21.08%) Open Source
8 33 (17.84%) Project Management
9 31 (16.76%) Automated Testing
9 31 (16.76%) Mentoring
10 30 (16.22%) Coaching
10 30 (16.22%) Software Engineering
11 28 (15.14%) Test Automation
12 27 (14.59%) Agile Project Management
13 26 (14.05%) API Testing
13 26 (14.05%) Service Delivery
14 23 (12.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (12.43%) DevOps
15 20 (10.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.81%) Java
2 55 (29.73%) Scala
3 48 (25.95%) C#
4 27 (14.59%) Ruby
5 26 (14.05%) Groovy
6 18 (9.73%) JavaScript
7 17 (9.19%) Python
8 9 (4.86%) SQL
9 5 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) BPSS Clearance
1 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) CISSP
4 1 (0.54%) CLAS
4 1 (0.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.14%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.08%) WCAG
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.70%) Docker
1 5 (2.70%) LXC
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.65%) Puppet
2 10 (5.41%) Terraform
3 8 (4.32%) Ansible
4 5 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.59%) Sitecore
3 18 (9.73%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.95%) Google
5 10 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.54%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
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