Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 9 63
Rank change year-on-year -9 +54 -29
Contract jobs citing Scrum 108 131 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.10% 13.51% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.70% 15.13% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 73 61
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -8.24%
10th Percentile £280 £312 £275
90th Percentile £600 £536 £488
North East median daily rate £425 £386 £400
% change year-on-year +9.90% -3.44% -0.93%
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 923 866 1,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.34% 89.28% 88.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 589 1,272
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +15.38% -9.01%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
North East median daily rate £388 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +3.33% +13.64% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 77
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +14.29% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.51 £10.13 £14.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.25 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -48.18% -1.79% +104.23%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -12 101 £450 +12.50% 11
Gateshead 0 6 £325 -16.13% 2
South Tyneside - 1 £375 -
Scrum
North East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 94 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.81%) TDD
3 37 (34.26%) BDD
4 30 (27.78%) DevOps
5 29 (26.85%) Kanban
6 28 (25.93%) C#
6 28 (25.93%) SQL
6 28 (25.93%) .NET
7 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
8 24 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 23 (21.30%) JIRA
10 22 (20.37%) Java
10 22 (20.37%) Linux
10 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
10 22 (20.37%) MVC
11 21 (19.44%) Degree
11 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
11 21 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (18.52%) T-SQL
13 19 (17.59%) Coaching
14 18 (16.67%) Confluence
14 18 (16.67%) Windows
14 18 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (15.74%) Finance
15 17 (15.74%) Selenium
15 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (15.74%) Mentoring
16 16 (14.81%) SpecFlow

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 18 (16.67%) Confluence
2 11 (10.19%) OpenStack
3 6 (5.56%) CMS
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) SMS
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.93%) Big Data
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (21.30%) JIRA
2 17 (15.74%) Selenium
3 16 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 12 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.63%) FindBugs
7 5 (4.63%) JUnit
7 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.70%) Gradle
9 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.85%) DbUnit
9 2 (1.85%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.85%) Hamcrest
9 2 (1.85%) jMock
9 2 (1.85%) Liquibase
9 2 (1.85%) Maven
9 2 (1.85%) Mockito
9 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Marketing
3 5 (4.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (35.19%) Developer
2 25 (23.15%) C# Developer
3 11 (10.19%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
7 6 (5.56%) Project Leader
7 6 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Environment And Release Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Operations Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Product Owner
8 5 (4.63%) Release Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Release Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) .NET
2 24 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (11.11%) Web Services
5 9 (8.33%) Spring
6 8 (7.41%) CSS
6 8 (7.41%) HTML
7 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
7 7 (6.48%) REST
8 6 (5.56%) JSON
8 6 (5.56%) RESTful
9 5 (4.63%) jQuery
9 5 (4.63%) XML
10 4 (3.70%) Apache Camel
10 4 (3.70%) JSP
10 4 (3.70%) Node.js
11 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.78%) Kafka
12 2 (1.85%) PowerMock
12 2 (1.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
1 14 (12.96%) User Experience
2 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.93%) Blog
4 1 (0.93%) CESG
4 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.93%) Social Media
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.37%) Linux
2 18 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (3.70%) Debian
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (87.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.81%) TDD
3 37 (34.26%) BDD
4 30 (27.78%) DevOps
5 29 (26.85%) Kanban
6 22 (20.37%) MVC
7 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 19 (17.59%) Coaching
9 17 (15.74%) Mentoring
10 15 (13.89%) Performance Management
10 15 (13.89%) User Stories
11 13 (12.04%) Microservices
11 13 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (11.11%) Project Management
12 12 (11.11%) SFIA
13 11 (10.19%) Line Management
13 11 (10.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.93%) C#
1 28 (25.93%) SQL
2 22 (20.37%) Java
3 20 (18.52%) T-SQL
4 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Ruby
6 4 (3.70%) Java 8
7 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) Degree
2 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) APMG
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.93%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) CITP
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) IISP
4 1 (0.93%) MBCS
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.85%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (1.85%) Terraform
2 1 (0.93%) Grafana
2 1 (0.93%) Graylog
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.85%) HP
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle
2 2 (1.85%) VMware
3 1 (0.93%) Capita
3 1 (0.93%) Polycom
3 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.93%) SAP
3 1 (0.93%) Sitecore