Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 39 26
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing Scrum 98 151 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.71% 6.30% 6.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.41% 7.38% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 109 74
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £406 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% -3.53% -3.41%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £313
90th Percentile £563 £536 £523
North East median daily rate £400 £410 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
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 790 2046 1281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.34% 85.32% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 1481 854
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £258
90th Percentile £554 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 82 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +60.00% -5.48%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -10.71% +76.54% -16.08%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +26 98 £406 -0.91% 12
Scrum
North East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 89 (90.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) Java
3 42 (42.86%) Open Source
4 34 (34.69%) Scala
4 34 (34.69%) User Stories
5 30 (30.61%) Jenkins
5 30 (30.61%) Kanban
6 28 (28.57%) TDD
7 27 (27.55%) User Experience
8 25 (25.51%) Selenium
9 24 (24.49%) HTML
10 23 (23.47%) Web Services
10 23 (23.47%) JIRA
11 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
12 21 (21.43%) JSON
12 21 (21.43%) BDD
13 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
13 20 (20.41%) CSS
14 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
14 19 (19.39%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (17.35%) RESTful
16 16 (16.33%) Puppet
16 16 (16.33%) Confluence
16 16 (16.33%) DevOps
16 16 (16.33%) Linux
16 16 (16.33%) Ruby
16 16 (16.33%) Microservices
17 15 (15.31%) Spring
17 15 (15.31%) HTML5
17 15 (15.31%) Git (software)

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 16 (16.33%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.04%) CMS
3 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.02%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Heroku
2 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) IaaS
3 3 (3.06%) PaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) Serverless
5 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) DHCP
2 1 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) SMS
2 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) MongoDB
1 13 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (10.20%) MySQL
3 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.10%) Big Data
5 5 (5.10%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (30.61%) Jenkins
2 25 (25.51%) Selenium
3 23 (23.47%) JIRA
4 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
5 15 (15.31%) Git (software)
6 13 (13.27%) JUnit
7 12 (12.24%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.14%) RSpec
8 7 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.14%) Subversion
9 4 (4.08%) Firebug
9 4 (4.08%) Gradle
9 4 (4.08%) Hamcrest
10 2 (2.04%) Hudson
10 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.04%) Protractor
10 2 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
11 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Games
3 3 (3.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Analyst
2 16 (16.33%) Architect
3 15 (15.31%) Business Analyst
3 15 (15.31%) Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Digital Architect
5 8 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.12%) Product Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.12%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.12%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Agile Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.49%) HTML
2 23 (23.47%) Web Services
3 21 (21.43%) JSON
4 20 (20.41%) CSS
5 17 (17.35%) RESTful
6 15 (15.31%) HTML5
6 15 (15.31%) Spring
7 13 (13.27%) SOAP
8 12 (12.24%) XML
9 11 (11.22%) Ajax
10 10 (10.20%) CSS3
10 10 (10.20%) Node.js
10 10 (10.20%) REST
11 9 (9.18%) Django
12 8 (8.16%) Play Framework
13 7 (7.14%) jQuery
14 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
14 6 (6.12%) Spring MVC
14 6 (6.12%) XSD
15 5 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) User Experience
2 14 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Debian
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (90.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Open Source
3 34 (34.69%) User Stories
4 30 (30.61%) Kanban
5 28 (28.57%) TDD
6 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
7 21 (21.43%) BDD
8 19 (19.39%) Acceptance Criteria
9 16 (16.33%) DevOps
9 16 (16.33%) Microservices
10 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
11 14 (14.29%) Project Management
11 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 13 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (12.24%) Configuration Management
13 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (12.24%) Line Management
13 12 (12.24%) Service Delivery
13 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (11.22%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) Java
2 34 (34.69%) Scala
3 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.33%) Ruby
5 13 (13.27%) Python
6 11 (11.22%) C#
7 10 (10.20%) Groovy
8 9 (9.18%) SQL
9 2 (2.04%) C++
10 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.04%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
1 7 (7.14%) WCAG
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Docker
2 6 (6.12%) LXC
3 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) Puppet
2 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.14%) Ansible
4 2 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.06%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) OpenText
5 2 (2.04%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.02%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.02%) ThinPrint