The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 63 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Scrum 4 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 2.14% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 2.82% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
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
585 709 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.05% 75.91% 65.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 339 337
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 26
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 1 - - 3
Warrington -15 1 £220 -32.30% 5
Wilmslow - 1 £375 - 4
Alderley Edge - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 2
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
3 10 (40.00%) MVC
4 9 (36.00%) C#
4 9 (36.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (36.00%) CSS
4 9 (36.00%) User Stories
5 8 (32.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (28.00%) CSS3
7 6 (24.00%) Pair Programming
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
8 5 (20.00%) Web Development
8 5 (20.00%) Refactoring
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) HTML5
9 4 (16.00%) JSON
9 4 (16.00%) LINQ
9 4 (16.00%) Ajax
9 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (16.00%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (16.00%) MS Project
9 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Project
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (16.00%) Advertising
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Programme Manager
7 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
2 9 (36.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) CSS3
4 5 (20.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 4 (16.00%) Ajax
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (16.00%) LINQ
6 3 (12.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 2 (8.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) Spring
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.00%) WCF
7 2 (8.00%) RESTful
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PMI
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Tandem
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) MVC
3 9 (36.00%) User Stories
4 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.00%) Web Development
6 5 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) ETL
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.00%) People Management
9 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
9 2 (8.00%) Kanban
9 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Informatica
2 1 (4.00%) Netezza
2 1 (4.00%) IBM