The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 9 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 17.65% 38.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.69% 45.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
29 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 85.29% 84.62% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 0
Average daily rate £325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the Bolton region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) LINQ
3 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Ajax
3 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (75.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) Spring.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
1 1 (12.50%) MSTest
1 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) LINQ
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (75.00%) Ajax
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (12.50%) Ninject
4 1 (12.50%) Spring.NET
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Social Network
2 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (12.50%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter