Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 12 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 99 105 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.31% 11.41% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.48% 13.03% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 86 110
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% -3.20%
10th Percentile £353 £343 £300
90th Percentile £572 £563 £536
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 862 806 1,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.79% 87.61% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 580 1,397
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +11.27% -13.99%
10th Percentile £281 £244 £240
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £408 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +8.67% +4.14% -12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 79
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.60 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year -30.86% -23.58% +55.88%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 91 £425 - 27
Gateshead - 7 - - 3
Sunderland - 1 £450 -
Scrum
North East

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 88 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) DevOps
3 34 (34.34%) Kanban
4 31 (31.31%) Jenkins
5 30 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (29.29%) BDD
7 27 (27.27%) JIRA
8 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
8 26 (26.26%) Test Automation
8 26 (26.26%) Java
9 23 (23.23%) Maven
10 21 (21.21%) JUnit
10 21 (21.21%) Linux
11 20 (20.20%) TDD
11 20 (20.20%) Confluence
12 19 (19.19%) CSS
12 19 (19.19%) SQL
12 19 (19.19%) Docker
12 19 (19.19%) User Experience
13 18 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (17.17%) Selenium
15 16 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (15.15%) Cucumber
16 15 (15.15%) Microservices
17 14 (14.14%) Python
17 14 (14.14%) JMeter
18 13 (13.13%) User Stories
18 13 (13.13%) SDLC
18 13 (13.13%) Deployment Automation
18 13 (13.13%) Docker Swarm

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 20 (20.20%) Confluence
2 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.01%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.03%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.01%) IaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Office 365
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) Firewall
1 7 (7.07%) VLAN
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) Skype
2 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.03%) MySQL
5 3 (3.03%) ZAP BI
6 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.01%) KDB
7 1 (1.01%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (31.31%) Jenkins
2 27 (27.27%) JIRA
3 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
4 23 (23.23%) Maven
5 21 (21.21%) JUnit
6 17 (17.17%) Selenium
7 15 (15.15%) Cucumber
8 14 (14.14%) JMeter
9 11 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (8.08%) GitLab
11 6 (6.06%) Jasmine
12 5 (5.05%) gulp
12 5 (5.05%) SonarQube
13 4 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (4.04%) Subversion
13 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (4.04%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.03%) Bitbucket
14 3 (3.03%) Gradle
14 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Marketing
3 4 (4.04%) Electronics
3 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Developer
2 15 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (14.14%) Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 10 (10.10%) Agile Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Release Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Release Train Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Tester
7 6 (6.06%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Developer
8 5 (5.05%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Designer
9 4 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.04%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.04%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.03%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.19%) CSS
2 12 (12.12%) HTML
3 11 (11.11%) Node.js
3 11 (11.11%) Web Services
4 10 (10.10%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (10.10%) YAML
5 9 (9.09%) .NET
6 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.07%) Spring
7 7 (7.07%) XML
8 6 (6.06%) REST
8 6 (6.06%) RESTful
9 5 (5.05%) Gherkin
9 5 (5.05%) HTML5
9 5 (5.05%) JSON
9 5 (5.05%) LESS
9 5 (5.05%) SOAP
10 4 (4.04%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.04%) jQuery
10 4 (4.04%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) User Experience
2 10 (10.10%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) Blog
4 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Linux
2 11 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.02%) DC/OS
3 2 (2.02%) Mesosphere
3 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.02%) VMS
4 1 (1.01%) CentOS
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) DevOps
3 34 (34.34%) Kanban
4 30 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (29.29%) BDD
6 26 (26.26%) Test Automation
7 20 (20.20%) TDD
8 18 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (15.15%) Microservices
10 13 (13.13%) Deployment Automation
10 13 (13.13%) SDLC
10 13 (13.13%) User Stories
11 12 (12.12%) Integration Testing
12 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.10%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 10 (10.10%) Change Management
13 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Management
13 10 (10.10%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (10.10%) Release Automation
13 10 (10.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) Java
2 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 14 (14.14%) Python
4 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.11%) Ruby
6 10 (10.10%) Perl
7 6 (6.06%) C#
8 4 (4.04%) Scala
8 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.02%) Java 8
9 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) COBOL
10 1 (1.01%) ES6
10 1 (1.01%) Korn
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) DBS Check
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) APMG
4 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) COBIT
2 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (12.12%) Puppet
3 11 (11.11%) Ansible
4 10 (10.10%) Nagios
4 10 (10.10%) ZABBIX
5 4 (4.04%) Matomo
5 4 (4.04%) Terraform
6 3 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Oracle
2 10 (10.10%) Riverbed
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.04%) SAP
5 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.01%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.01%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.01%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.01%) Pega
6 1 (1.01%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.01%) Solace
6 1 (1.01%) Sybase
6 1 (1.01%) VMware