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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 82 22
Rank change year-on-year +68 -60  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 33 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.68% 2.97% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.94% 3.39% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 34
Median daily rate £385 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% +22.85%  

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 332 1238 489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.37% 87.62% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 833 314
Median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 66 34
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +81.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +69 31 £385 +2.66% 9
Gateshead - 2 £388 - 1
Scrum
North East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 127 (96.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.69%) Java
2 52 (39.69%) Test Automation
3 50 (38.17%) Kanban
4 49 (37.40%) Scala
5 46 (35.11%) User Stories
6 45 (34.35%) RESTful
6 45 (34.35%) JIRA
7 43 (32.82%) Confluence
8 38 (29.01%) HTML
9 36 (27.48%) Software Engineering
10 35 (26.72%) TDD
10 35 (26.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (25.95%) C#
12 33 (25.19%) CSS
12 33 (25.19%) Selenium
13 32 (24.43%) BDD
14 30 (22.90%) REST
15 29 (22.14%) Open Source
16 28 (21.37%) Jenkins
17 27 (20.61%) Gherkin
17 27 (20.61%) JSON
17 27 (20.61%) QA
17 27 (20.61%) .NET
18 26 (19.85%) Groovy
18 26 (19.85%) API Testing
19 25 (19.08%) Continuous Delivery
19 25 (19.08%) CSS3
19 25 (19.08%) HTML5
19 25 (19.08%) Web Services

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 (32.82%) Confluence
2 3 (2.29%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.53%) CMS
3 2 (1.53%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.40%) GitHub
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) MongoDB
1 22 (16.79%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (12.21%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.16%) MySQL
4 11 (8.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (8.40%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.87%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.29%) GIS
7 3 (2.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 45 (34.35%) JIRA
2 33 (25.19%) Selenium
3 28 (21.37%) Jenkins
4 20 (15.27%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.40%) Subversion
6 10 (7.63%) JUnit
7 7 (5.34%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.34%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.76%) Mocha
8 1 (0.76%) RSpec
8 1 (0.76%) Sahi
8 1 (0.76%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Marketing
3 2 (1.53%) Electronics
3 2 (1.53%) Legal
3 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Automotive
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (41.98%) Developer
2 26 (19.85%) Tester
3 23 (17.56%) Automation Tester
4 21 (16.03%) Scrum Master
5 15 (11.45%) .NET Developer
5 15 (11.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (11.45%) Sitecore Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Architect
7 11 (8.40%) Java Automation Tester
7 11 (8.40%) Java Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Agile Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 9 (6.87%) Selenium Tester
10 8 (6.11%) Agile .NET Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Digital Architect
10 8 (6.11%) Technical Architect
11 7 (5.34%) Analyst
11 7 (5.34%) Digital Developer
11 7 (5.34%) QA Tester
12 6 (4.58%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (34.35%) RESTful
2 38 (29.01%) HTML
3 33 (25.19%) CSS
4 30 (22.90%) REST
5 27 (20.61%) .NET
5 27 (20.61%) Gherkin
5 27 (20.61%) JSON
6 25 (19.08%) CSS3
6 25 (19.08%) HTML5
6 25 (19.08%) Web Services
7 22 (16.79%) Django
8 20 (15.27%) Ajax
8 20 (15.27%) Play Framework
9 18 (13.74%) Ruby on Rails
10 17 (12.98%) Spring
11 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET
12 12 (9.16%) Guice
12 12 (9.16%) Spring MVC
13 9 (6.87%) AngularJS
14 7 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) User Experience
2 6 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.05%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.50%) Linux
2 3 (2.29%) Mac OS X
2 3 (2.29%) Unix
2 3 (2.29%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (96.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.69%) Test Automation
3 50 (38.17%) Kanban
4 46 (35.11%) User Stories
5 36 (27.48%) Software Engineering
6 35 (26.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (26.72%) TDD
7 32 (24.43%) BDD
8 29 (22.14%) Open Source
9 26 (19.85%) API Testing
10 25 (19.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (17.56%) MVC
12 22 (16.79%) Unit Testing
13 21 (16.03%) Configuration Management
13 21 (16.03%) Mentoring
14 20 (15.27%) Defect Management
14 20 (15.27%) Exploratory Testing
14 20 (15.27%) Performance Testing
14 20 (15.27%) Project Management
14 20 (15.27%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.69%) Java
2 49 (37.40%) Scala
3 34 (25.95%) C#
4 26 (19.85%) Groovy
5 23 (17.56%) Ruby
6 16 (12.21%) Python
7 12 (9.16%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.58%) SQL
9 2 (1.53%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Degree
3 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.61%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Docker
1 4 (3.05%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) Puppet
2 10 (7.63%) Terraform
3 8 (6.11%) Ansible
4 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Atlassian
2 16 (12.21%) Sitecore
3 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.16%) Google
5 10 (7.63%) Oracle
6 2 (1.53%) SAP
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