The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 22 30 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +22
Contract jobs citing Scrum 40 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.07% 3.73% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 4.66% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 7
Median daily rate £411 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £290 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +14.37%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
554 794 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.07% 80.12% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 560 308
Median daily rate £415 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 39
Median hourly rate £19.64 £17.77 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +14 13 £413 -2.94% 5
Macclesfield +5 6 £525 +138.63% 4
Knutsford +7 2 £380 -15.55% 1
Warrington -5 2 £300 -51.02% 4
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 79 (97.53%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) Kanban
3 30 (37.04%) Java
4 27 (33.33%) Finance
5 25 (30.86%) TDD
5 25 (30.86%) E-Commerce
6 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (24.69%) JavaScript
7 20 (24.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (23.46%) Spring
8 19 (23.46%) HTML
8 19 (23.46%) JSON
9 17 (20.99%) Web Development
10 16 (19.75%) jQuery
10 16 (19.75%) AngularJS
10 16 (19.75%) CSS
11 15 (18.52%) RESTful
11 15 (18.52%) SDLC
12 14 (17.28%) User Stories
12 14 (17.28%) HTML5
12 14 (17.28%) Cucumber
12 14 (17.28%) Content Management
12 14 (17.28%) CMS
13 13 (16.05%) Configuration Management
13 13 (16.05%) ETL
13 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
13 13 (16.05%) hybris
13 13 (16.05%) Dependency Injection
13 13 (16.05%) CSS3
13 13 (16.05%) Selenium

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 14 (17.28%) CMS
2 3 (3.70%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) JBoss
2 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Amazon Redshift
1 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.11%) Data Mart
2 9 (11.11%) Essbase
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (11.11%) Star Schema
3 8 (9.88%) OLAP
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle OLAP
4 6 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (6.17%) Big Data
6 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Cucumber
2 13 (16.05%) Selenium
3 11 (13.58%) ERwin
4 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.17%) JIRA
7 4 (4.94%) JUnit
8 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.70%) Maven
9 2 (2.47%) Ant
9 2 (2.47%) Gradle
9 2 (2.47%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.47%) Xcode
10 1 (1.23%) CruiseControl
10 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.23%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.23%) JBehave
10 1 (1.23%) Subversion
10 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.70%) Publishing
4 2 (2.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Analyst
3 17 (20.99%) Java Developer
4 16 (19.75%) Business Analyst
5 13 (16.05%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Scrum Master
7 7 (8.64%) OBIEE Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Agile Scrum Master
8 6 (7.41%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Hyperion Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) HTML
1 19 (23.46%) JSON
1 19 (23.46%) Spring
2 16 (19.75%) AngularJS
2 16 (19.75%) CSS
2 16 (19.75%) jQuery
3 15 (18.52%) RESTful
4 14 (17.28%) HTML5
5 13 (16.05%) CSS3
6 11 (13.58%) Dropwizard
7 9 (11.11%) MDX
8 7 (8.64%) Web Services
9 5 (6.17%) J2EE
9 5 (6.17%) REST
9 5 (6.17%) SOAP
9 5 (6.17%) XML
10 3 (3.70%) .NET
10 3 (3.70%) Hibernate
10 3 (3.70%) Java EE
10 3 (3.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) User Experience
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.70%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Psychology
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (97.53%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) Kanban
3 25 (30.86%) E-Commerce
3 25 (30.86%) TDD
4 21 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (24.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (20.99%) Web Development
7 15 (18.52%) SDLC
8 14 (17.28%) Content Management
8 14 (17.28%) User Stories
9 13 (16.05%) Configuration Management
9 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
9 13 (16.05%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (16.05%) ETL
9 13 (16.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (16.05%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (16.05%) Time Management
10 12 (14.81%) Analytics
10 12 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) Java
2 20 (24.69%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (4.94%) C#
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
5 3 (3.70%) PHP
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.47%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Go
7 1 (1.23%) Groovy
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) hybris
2 11 (13.58%) ATG
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 9 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 9 (11.11%) Talend
4 8 (9.88%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.94%) Tableau
6 2 (2.47%) IDERA
6 2 (2.47%) Perforce
7 1 (1.23%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
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